Lolita Lempicka

When it comes to perfumes, one of my favourite perfume brand is Lolita Lempicka. I love the original Lolita Lempicka which was created by Annick Menardo in 1997, but sadly it has been discontinued in 2010 and later re-released as Lolita Lempicka Le Premier Parfum. 

In hopes of getting the original version of Lolita Lempicka, I've been diligently searching for a bottle of the older formulation, but Lolita Lempicka has indeed become quite rare and I haven't been able to get my hands on the original version. I ended up purchasing a bottle of Lolita Lempicka Le Premier Parfum from a friendly Carousell seller, who's selling off some of her older perfume collection. I decided to snag it, just to get a whiff of the newer version, and of course to complete my Lolita Lempicka collection.


Top Notes 
Ivy leaf, Pineapple, Lemon, Rosewood, Sour Cherry, Anise

Middle Notes 
Lily of the valley, Rose, Jasmine, Iris, Violet, Licorice

Base Notes 
Sweet Almond, Heliotrope, Vetiver, Musk, Tonka Bean, Vanilla, Praline


At first whiff, it's sweet and herbacious, with a hint of dusty note. On my skin, violets, cherry and ivy seem to dominate the whole scent. It conjures images of wood nymphs frolicking in a deep, dark forest, eating cherries and picking violets along the way, while the scent of earthy moss lingers in the air after the rain.

It's a unique scent that depends a lot on skin chemistry, which is why I would never recommend blind buying this without testing them out first. Others have mention on how it smell harsh and medicinal. Luckily, it's compatible with my skin chemisty and all I get is a lovely cloud of comforting scent.

I get a delicious whiff of creamy vanilla and sugared almonds as it dries down. It stays close to the skin, but still managed to garner a few compliments along the way.  


The main reason I'm in love with this scent is the fact that the drydown doesn't smell perfumy at all. It's soft, powdery and smell almost like a skin scent. It melts with your skin, leaving behind a veil of soft, cozy scent that's sweet and comforting.


The bottle has the same design as the original, with gold ivy leaves adorning the bottle. The stem uniquely works as the perfume stopper.


In my opinion, Lolita Lempicka Le Premier Parfum seems to have been reformulated to be a milder version of the original Lolita Lempicka. The original is a little  more darker and mysterious. The difference is quite subtle though and I do love both versions, however I much prefer the original as it has better lasting power.


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  1. This is just amazing. Thanks for sharing lovely post.!!

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  2. I have been searching thr old version as well but didnt have any luck. The price has gone up to the roof. Wish they could bring the old.
    one back.

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    1. Me too, the older version is much more magical. I'll probably check out the other flankers as well if I'm lucky enough to find one that has an affordable price 😊

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