Thursday, June 22, 2017

Lolita Lempicka

I first came upon a Lolita Lempicka ad during the late 90s, when I was flipping through a magazine. The fairy-tale like, apple shaped bottle really pique my interest and I always wonder if the scent is as beautiful as it's bottle?

Some people love to have their own signature scent, that includes me. I rarely stray from my usual choice of perfume. But I find my current Fancy Love perfume to be lacking in strength and doesn't last long on my skin, either my body chemistry no longer suits it or it's somehow reformulated to be milder.

One day, while cleaning out all my old stuffs from my room, I found a pretty birthday card from an old friend, it's a handmade collage card that has all these cutesy designs that's supposed to depict me, and one of them is a picture of Lolita Lempicka perfume, because apparently it sounds a lot like my name. Hmmm, perhaps I should try it? lol.  

Lolita Lempicka is not a perfume that I would easily come across in beauty counters and shopping malls here. The fact that it was first released in 1997 makes it even harder to look for. There's actually a new version of Lolita Lempicka named Lolita Lempicka Le Premier Parfum, but first I wanted to try out this EDT version. 

Thanks to all the latest online shopping websites, I was able to browse through various choices of Lolita Lempicka perfumes, I finally decided to try on the mini 5ml bottle, which has the exact same bottle design as the regular bottle, it's cute and eye catching. I thought if the scent really doesn't suits me, at least it'll still look pretty on my vanity table.

Lolita Lempicka Eau de Toilette 5ml

Top Notes : Apricot, Cherry, Lemon
Middle Notes : Iris, Jasmine Sambac
Base Notes : Musk, Incense, Violet



At first whiff, it reminds me of the air after a stormy rain, a damp earthy scent that reminds me of the woods near my home. The scent is unusual and something that I have never smelt before. It's citrusy, woody and clean at the same time. The perfume ad for Lolita Lempicka is spot on, as it does have a fairy-tale like scent to it. The fruity notes in this perfume are not quite noticeable on my skin, though I did get a hint of apricot at first spray, the most dominant notes on me are the floral notes, Violet and Iris. There's a faint musky, powdery hint towards the drydown, which I really love. It's a scent that I would associate with someone who loves nature and spends her free time frolicking in the forest. 



This is a scent that stays close to the skin,  it has a mild sillage, it's only noticeable if someone is standing close to you so it doesn't smell cloying at all. The only downside is it doesn't stay too long on my skin. It's a light scent and I need to re-apply it as the scent disappear after a few hours on me. 


Overall, it's perfect for those who prefer a unique clean, woody scent that's light, sweet and powdery at the same time. Since this is an unusual scent that may be a hit or miss for some, do get the tester or sample vials before committing to a whole big bottle, as everyone has different body chemistry that may react differently to each perfume. 

As for me, I'll try the EDP version once this ran out as this feels a little too light on me. Nevertheless I do find it to be a beautiful, light and fleeting scent.