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L de Lolita Lempicka Lolita Lempicka for women
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L de Lolita Lempicka by Lolita Lempicka is a Oriental Vanilla fragrance for women. L de Lolita Lempicka was launched in 2006. The nose behind this fragrance is Maurice Roucel. Top notes are bitter orange and bergamot; middle notes are immortelle, cinnamon and musk; base notes are tonka bean, vanilla and sandalwood.

Perfume Pyramid

Top Notes
Bitter Orange Bergamot

Middle Notes
Immortelle Cinnamon Musk

Base Notes
Tonka Bean Vanilla Sandalwood

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This perfume reminds me of  
Miel & Vanille (Honey  & Vanilla)
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Miel & Citron (Honey & Lemon)
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Tendre Madeleine
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Lira
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Amorito
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L de Lolita Lempicka Fragrance Reviews

Bublegum
Bublegum

This is definitely vanilla cookies to me. Not even cinamon. I can detect the cinamon but it is not as intense as in Kenzo Tiger for instance. It is just a little. The main thing is spicy vanilla and a little orange in the beginning. If you want to feel like a cookie, then go for it. Moderate sillage and longevity. Unfortunately, it seems that some people don't get cookies smell, wondering if they smelled something totally different. I hadn't even read the description and when I smelled it I was like: oh vanilla cookies. For me it is a cold weather perfume for day!

Nov
17
2014
advabart
advabart

DragonflySparro, it seems like you got a wrong sample. Your description might match the first perfume by Lolita Lempicka (the apple shaped bottle), rather than "L".

Nov
15
2014
DragonflySparrow
DragonflySparrow

Recently got a small vial of this from eBay to try out. I was hoping to really like this one! But alas, it wasn't meant to be. :( To me (and on me) it smells like black licorice. I am not someone who generally likes black licorice so that was a big down-side for me. It's also a very heavy, cold fragrance. I'm not sure where others are getting the warmth, but it's totally not happening with my chemistry, unfortunately! I feel like I smell like an old lady when I wear "L"... which may be why it was discontinued, but I digress. I'm most decidedly a "skin scent" perfume lover. I love powder, green and soap frags, and I also LOVE food-y gourmand scents, the latter of which was what I was hoping this would be!!! Sadly, I don't get *any* cinnamon, spice, or cake at all, as others were describing. :( It's all "old-lady-cold-licorice" on my skin, and nothing spicy or warm about it... Definitely not a gourmand fragrance on me (unless we're talking "licorice" LOL), but it's not your typical sweet floral, cloying fragrance either. If you love to smell like sweet licorice root, and really like "mature" fragrances, than this one's for you.

Nov
14
2014
Miyuki
Miyuki

I found a miniature of this and after using it a few times I fell in love with the orange and cinnamon..... But is it discontinued? I can't find it in the shops.

I love the warming orange and cinnamon notes. It makes me think of Christmas a little bit. A really nice scent for this time of year.

At first I thought it wasn't long lasting, but that's because the orange and cinnamon notes dissapear in an hour, which is too bad. Then there's a nice soft vanilla scent left (longlasting). But I would have wanted for the orange and cinnamon notes to stay with me a little longer...

Nov
13
2014
belle.le.disko
belle.le.disko

On my skin, this perfume smells like cinnamon water with a little skim milk added to the mixture. The scent is pathetic and bare and quite depressing.
It lasts about 1 hour on my skin and about 4 hours in my hair.

Nov
06
2014
calyx93
calyx93

any discoloration seen in these bottles is simply due to the vanillin and ethyl vanillin darkening over time - it just happens and doesn't affect the scent whatsoever :)

Oct
31
2014
po
po

Second review on L.

After finishing a small bottle which was manufactured in 2012 I received a new one, this time from 2006. It was sealed but no longer blue and the brownish liquid looks a bit disturbing against the turquoise glass.

Nevertheless it smells good to me - dare I say better - despite the differences.

First of all I don't detect any fruity top notes. Not even a trace and miraculously I don't miss them. The cinnamon is very intense and steals the show from the vanilla. Smells almost like caramelized gingerbread and it's still warm and sweet, seems to be more mellow and better blended than my first bottle. The drydown is a comforting woody vanilla with musk.

I'm a happy camper.

Oct
30
2014
BlueBerrycherry
BlueBerrycherry

I think I bought a stale one, because it stank. The liquid was gold and not blue like the picture. Only one worse than this was Samsara (urine smell).

Oct
30
2014
patricia.favron
patricia.favron

I love this so much, it is my signature (even though discontinued 2 years ago maybe? bah it's my signature until my back-ups run out) I own 200 ml of this precious beauy and after that who knows... I'll try to find something else that makes me smell like a delicious cinnamon-spice cake with whipped vanilla frosting! I spray in the morning and 10 hours later, if my skin warms, the scent wafts off me like new.

Oct
12
2014
Chicago Tony T
Chicago Tony T

The notes looked so intriguing that I had to sniff it. To my surprise it's Meharees Eau Fraiche or Meharees Lite. A great spicy/warm scent that can be worn by both genders comfortably. If you have ever smelled Meharees then you know where I am coming from. The longevity of the Lolita is great but the silage is a bit light. Meharees is bold and in your face, the way I prefer them. Too bad this is discontinued but still can be had at an affordable price. A perfect scent for the cooler temps and Holidays!

Oct
11
2014
bahartu
bahartu

this is my first love! it's sweet, warm and spicy.the difference from others there's my favorite smell in it.immortelleeee....

Oct
04
2014
energia
energia

I came to apologize for my previous comment, This perfume is really good, unusual in a good way, but it requires low temperatures to really glow. Today is a very cold day in my country, I applied only 3 spritzes, it is really good, cozy scent. Does not smell that simple like when I first tried it, it has some personality. I think that it is necessary to try every perfume in every season in order to know whether it is good or not. That's why I like blind buys- so you can get to know your fragrance :D

Sep
24
2014
Stacierew
Stacierew

For fans of this scent, I recently stumbled across L'Ambre des Marveilles Hermes (a flanker I had never tried before). The initial spray was remarkably similar to "L"! There is vanilla, orange, and a woodsy base. In L'ambre- the cinnamon has been replaced by amber. THe result is a sweet, slightly resinous, and rich cousin to L. And, it is still available in stores. Would love to hear if others agree with the similarity!

Sep
17
2014
Acesm
Acesm

I barely smell any of the scents. I spray it on my arm and cannot smell anything at all. So disappointed! There are many reviews for this and cannot read them all, so I will ask. Is there a reason that some of the "L" perfumes are a dark amber color. I'm sure that has nothing to do with the lack of fragrance for me, I'm just curious.

Sep
17
2014
green_green_eyes
green_green_eyes

To be honest I've never really cared about Lolita Lempicka scents. However, I fell in love in L'Occitanes Honey & Lemon and when it was discontinued I was desperate to find a replacement. They are very similar indeed (both share middle notes, I believe) with added spices in Lolita.

Top notes may be overpowering: cinnamon, bergamot and once again cinnamon with delicious oriental vibe. That spiciness slowly fades away to be replaced by soft scent of honey, caramelised lemon peel and crème brulee.

In my opinion it DOESN'T make you smell like a mad cupcake lady, baking all day, sickening vanilla scent lingering in her hair... Lolita is more refined, classy and it's a real pleasure to smell it throughout a day.

Sep
03
2014
smalltownbeatnik
smalltownbeatnik

WARNING: This perfume is dangerous. I'm truly afraid I'm going to end up eating my own arm. THIS IS SUCH A DELICIOUS SCENT OMG

Sep
03
2014
lcommisso
lcommisso

Why didn't I purchase this earlier!?!? This is like Prada Candy mixed with Guerlain Elixir Gourmand and then add an extra shake of cinnamon. Tasty! The bottle is beautiful as well, although a little different in how to operate it.

The only sad part is that it doesn't last long.

Aug
30
2014
energia
energia

This perfume is quite unusual but the notes are quite simple.
Opening is very strong, I can really smell cinnamon. Dry down is plain vanilla, and not the sensual one, like in JPG Classique, but more cupcake or bakery vanilla, which I don't really like. I don't want comments like: who's been cooking, when I enter the room. Still, I'm glad I have it, because the bottle is one of the prettiest I own.

Aug
19
2014
diamondkite
diamondkite

Dry, spicy and warm. Not overly sweet - I dislike sweet gourmands but love this. This is the smell in your kitchen when baking gingerbread. Somehow this perfume reminds me of kindness and generosity - you smell it, and smile.

Aug
19
2014
Marli1973
Marli1973

It was a blind buy (I know I should not, but...) I don't want to be disappointed with this one (so many good reviews) but unfortunately I am indeed.
It is a new bottle without the mesh so I am not sure if it has been reformulated.
For me is just a skin scent which is not bad but not very comfortable.
Start off with Sweet citrus and settle down to a warm sweet ish vanilla with other spices mixed to it.
I know is early days and I am not in love, I will update if changes, sometimes you just need to try it on different occasions or weather.

(smell like a weaker version of Meharees for me hense the connection with Musc Ravageur)

Aug
13
2014
alchimia72
alchimia72

Finally I bought it, taking advantage of a great sale on a italian site, I have now a 30 ml bottle. Amazing bottle if I can say, as all Lolita Lempicka bottles. L is a wonderful fragrance, yummy, sweet, foody, remembering a cinnabar honey cake, edible and sugared. Cinnabar, vanilla and orange notes are sooo perfectly blended and I must confess that after having amelled it the first time, I began to looking for a fragrance where orange, vanilla and cinnabar are mixed together so well. But I failed to find it, there is only L LL that brings me the same warm and sweet sensation. It's the signature of a friend of mine, and so I'm a bit embarassed to use it freely, because it reminds me my friend. But now I am scared it's discontinued, because there are rumors in that sense, so I didn't lose the chance to add a bottle to my collection, as a vanilla lover.

Aug
05
2014
szilvihorv
szilvihorv

I have always wanted a spicy scent, something with an oriental vibe but not too overwhelming, nothing overpowering. I've been testing orientals but I usually like gentle scents, dark gourmands at most, so it practically seemed mission impossible to find something I could wear regularly. But L de LL is perfectly balanced. It has the cinnamon, alright, and it stands out quite much on my skin, but vanilla and musk tame it fine even while tonka bean and sandalwood compliment it. The citrus notes in the opening give it a lovely twist, turn it into something I can't wait to wear during the preparations for Christmas.

The bottle on its own deserves a few words. It is absolutely stunning! Like the jewelry of a mermaid floating in the perfect azure ocean. On one hand the fragrance doesn't seem to fit the summery light bottle, but on the other hand... they both give off the same magical vibe... The signature scent of a mermaid, maybe.

Longevity is satisfactory and it stays close to the skin. I don't mind the latter because if it were any louder I wouldn't be able to wear it comfortably.

Aug
02
2014
blue_belle
blue_belle

I blind-bought this one and couldn't be happier. It starts out with an almost-bitter citrus note and quickly morphs into pure gingerbread. I smell like Christmas! The sillage is gentle, which I feel is perfect for a sweet scent like this. I don't want to take over a whole room when I smell like cake, although I do get subtle whiffs of it from time to time as I move around and it's very nice.

I would call this one spicy instead of sweet, although the vanilla definitely holds its own against the cinnamon. The base is deep and more mature than the sum of the scent's parts sounds--I think an older woman could easily wear this, as LL makes scents wearable by those of any age. I'm extremely happy with this and think I will be wearing it a lot as the weather turns cooler! I think it'll be wonderful for getting in a festive mood around the holidays.

Aug
01
2014
jenvi
jenvi

This is such a gorgeous fragrance! I used to wear it alot when I was younger (14-15) but back then I didn't really appreciate a good perfume and I definitely weren't able to sort out and detect many notes. So I ended up using it for a while, liking it but still being a little infidderent to it. Then I gave it away or threw it out, can't really remember.

Now, I have repurchased it (I'm 21) because I came across this fragrance again here on fragrantica and read a couple of great reviews and were able to actually see the amazing notes listed.

I am not dissapointed. It's so warm and sweet without being cloying or too much. It's perfect for fall/winter or cold, rainy days like today. I feel very comforted by this fragrance. I can also understand why many of the reviewers think of christmas when wearing this becasue it really does smell like fresh baked out-of-the-oven vanilla cookies with a sprinkle of cinnamon.

It opens up fresh citrusy but still sweet with orange and cinnamon but after 10 minutes this has setteled into a beautiful warm vanilla cinnamon. After a little while the musk shyly steps forward whitout shadowing the other two. The orange politely steps back to let the others shine. I will definitely have to sock up on this and so should you! I can't believe I didn't realize what a gem this is until now!

No need to mention the beautiful bottle but I'm gonna do it anyway.. It really is stunning, but don't be fooled. It may look like a summery fragrance but I don't think it is (although I will wear it any season if the temperature is low enough). I think maybe this was the point - made to make you think "mermaids" - because mermaids in many legends are known for tricking humans by their beauty (the bottle) and mesmerizing them with their singing voice (the fragrance) Just a wild guess, but either way it's both stunning and captivating and you will not regret it!

Jul
19
2014
ebru.s
ebru.s

This one was my first blind buy and now it is absolutely my favourite scent. I can't even wear it everyday because I'm afraid that my nose will get used to the scent. I love the magical feeling when I first smell it after a while... I can't call a scent perfect yet. But it's really magically close to PERFECT!

Neutral Review: It is a very warm scent with spicy notes especially cinnamon.

Jul
19
2014
Buriramtourakom
Buriramtourakom

Well thank goodness! I ordered this as a blind buy based on the rave reviews, and was a bit scared I'd love it given that it's discontinued. While it is perfectly pleasant, on me it is a not-very-interesting, sweet, and VERY light scent. It fades too quickly for my liking, and doesn't give me any bang for my buck. The bottle is cute though. :)

Jul
14
2014
drugstore classics
drugstore classics

What a surprise!

In several ways.....


1 This scent smells nothing like it's bottle - happily not an aquatic.

2 668 reviews?! Wow.

3 Intoxicating ~ Arid ~ Unforgettable ~ Vanilla ~ Powder ~ Luxury.


Uniquely wonderful :)

Jul
10
2014
faeriegiirl
faeriegiirl

A lovely spicy gourmand with a pretty bottle. What's not to love? Spicy fragrances can be daunting for people new to the perfume world, so I think this would be a great "starter" perfume into the world of spice. Sillage is moderate to good, but it does not last very long on my skin. But to be fair my skin eats perfume like it's dying of thirst. I'm not sure I would consider this a blind buy, not as risky as other spicy fragrances such as obsession but still polarizing enough to sample first. If you want it you better grab it, the liner a perfume is discontinued the more the price goes up.

Jul
03
2014
AmandaGuerra
AmandaGuerra

Such a shame it is discontinued .. I absolutely love this fragrance, reminds me of Christmas somehow.... the botle look like a treasure amazing amazing amazing. Get complements whenever wearing it, lasting power is so strong like whole day.... it involves you and is like your shadow wherever you go, such unique fragrance.

Jun
27
2014
chanel4747
chanel4747

I wish this perfume doesn't develop. I adore the fresh opening of sandalwood and cedar but the dry down is so boring with oriental vanilla. no longevity at all, and its sillage is weak.

Jun
24
2014
kitsunemagic
kitsunemagic

Why Lolita Lempicka!? Why would you discontinue this!? It's such a shame I can see why this is popular and well loved...might as well enjoy it while it lasts :( this is definitely a perfect cold season scent! It reminds me of Christmas, it's got a festive kinda vibe to it

At first spray I can imagine wondering by the beach on a cold day as I'm enjoying the salty breeze I'm greeted with a lovely aroma coming from somewhere....spicy,.. zesty oranges with a touch of vanilla, a cinnamon orange cookie? Or maybe orange spiced cake? Either way it's pleasant, inviting and comforting, maybe I was near a warm cozy cabin while fresh baked orange spiced treats were baking in the oven

Overall this scent is festive, sweet, spicy, and inviting, the kin of scent that would make your day after hugging someone on a cold dreary day

Jun
23
2014
alicepolice
alicepolice

I must admit I am very fascinated by the house of LL. They clearly have an own thing going on with most of their fragrances, and L is no different. It's a scent not too difficult to understand, but it is most certainly a scent that has a unique personality and is not trying to be 'everything', like so many crowd-pleasers out there.

The first thing that rushes to my mind as I inhale this scent, are beautiful, vibrantly color-stained ocean rifts. Aquatic would be a misleading word, as this is however a warm and spicy scent. The mermaid smiling subtly at you is actually rather disinterested with you. She's got plenty of fun in her ocean palace. A salty breeze lingers as her tiny figure disappears beneath the rippled surface.

Jun
21
2014
Blue wolf
Blue wolf

I was lucky enough to buy a bottle that was purchased in France, and it's my favorite of the LL line. I get so much at first, its almost as if the all of notes spread themselves out when sprayed. As I rotate my arm I get sandalwood and vanilla, then immortelle and tonka, with very little bite of the orange or bergamot. The cinnamon is very faint, which surprises me as so many others get it first. I find it delectable: that's why it's one of my favorites. When I'm indecisive as to what to select from my somewhat meagre wardrobe, I'm always happy after I spritz on L de LL no matter what mood I was in before. Surely a shame if this fragrance is fouled up with reformulation, it's lovely as is.

Jun
03
2014
javaholic
javaholic

Another lovely Lolita scent. L De Lolita is sweet at first, licorce candy almost. However shortly after a smokey powdery musk developes, then sandlewood. It's balanced well and settles nicely. Great perfume and bottle.

Jun
02
2014
mumsy20
mumsy20

Yummiest perfume I have ever encountered! This scent not only lingers it gives me warm cuddles all throughout the day. The first time I bought a gourmand scent and it did not disappoint me. Could possibly be my signature scent for autumn/ winter. I ♡ L de Lolita Lempicka :)

May
21
2014
Filiccia
Filiccia

So sad it's been discontinued.Turned out to be my fav winter perfume...:(

May
12
2014
Cochlea
Cochlea

Why does this keep happening to me?? I love Musc Ravageur but it is completely out of my budget right now. By chance I won a giveaway and was gifted a sample of L de Lolita Lempicka. It seems like this fragrance has been reformulated or discontinued. Why??? I do not mean to say that L and Musc Ravageur is the same scent(both were created by the same nose), MR is a completely different animal. And I do mean Animal! If you remove the cloves, cedar, lavender, amber from Musc Ravengeur, you have L de Lolita Lempicka. L is delightful! It is a truly unique scent - a gourmandesque vanilla with cinnamon, musk and a little orange. It lasts for hours on my skin, I do not sense much projection, but it lingers with a powdery sandalwood scent.

May
11
2014
foxy_princess
foxy_princess

@kismetdaisy please let us know when you do! I started a thread on it being discontinued and all I got was hate from other girls on the forum accusing me of making stuff up when it's actually gone! It's been replaced with Elle L'aime which smells absolutely horrid like cheap coconut toilet spray. Even when you scroll on the Lolita Lempicka website it's no longer there, it's not considered part of their collection anymore. But why didn't they discontinue Si Lolita instead? Why did they choose to discontinue their 2nd best selling fragrance? That is what confuses me.

May
08
2014
kismetdaisy
kismetdaisy

Reformulated AND discontinued? Welp, I think it's time to find a replacement for L. It's been too much of a pain having to hunt down the old juice...
I am stocked up for awhile though. If anyone is interested in an getting an original formulation bottle, message me and I'll tell you where to buy/how to tell if it's an old bottle via certain details on the bottle. Some of the new bottles still have the gold netting-so just msg if you're interested;) if you like the reformulation, awesome. But if you want to smell the original gorgeous-ness, I'm here! I don't know if it's discontinued, but if several ppl say it is, I'm gonna take their word for it. Same as the reformulation. Too many ppl have commented on these things for it to be false. I was at work today and a lady said "mmmm, you smell like the most amazing vanilla!!" ;) the reformulated scent would not receive such a compliment.

May
08
2014
jessica.arndt
jessica.arndt

Im very sad Lolita Lempicka discontinued this fragrance. It was on my top 3 favorite perfumes. Just bought now 5 bottles of this... I cant live without you, L! :'(

May
05
2014
foxy_princess
foxy_princess

finalllyyyy got my hands on it! delicious vanilla with a hint of cinnamon infused tobacco, salty bitter orange and oooo it smells so gorgeous! won a 80ml for £40 on ebay, to my surprise my bottle had the coral decor!!! :D

May
03
2014
icecube
icecube

Strangely enough one of the most dominante notes I get is smoke. Mixed with spices and vanilla - but very distinct. It reminds me of La Fumee of Miller Harris that is a mens perfume more suitable for women in my opinion.
But back to L - it is a bit mysteriouse and sophisticated.
I like it a loot - and hearing it might be discontinued does not surprise me at all - all good perfumes does.
So if you find one buy it - might be the last !

May
01
2014
juanma
juanma

Hoy leí en la cuenta oficial de facebook de Lolita Lempicka que esta fragancia esta discontinuada y que todavia se pueden comprar en linea en la pagina de Lolita Lempicka. Los que gustan de este perfume les recomiendo que se apresuren a comprar. Una lástima.

Apr
28
2014
foxy_princess
foxy_princess

Spoke to the staff of allbeauty.com and sadly they have told me they believe this fragrance is about to be or already is discontinued. they also mentioned they they haven't had any stock come in for a while and dont have any more coming in future.
So ladies, grab a bottle wherever you can!

Apr
28
2014
TakaBeata
TakaBeata

This is sunny days vanilla, really ! <3

Apr
27
2014
cake n' cuddles
cake n' cuddles

I love this lolita, although it took a little while for it to grow on me. The smell of L always takes my mind away to a sunday brunch. Cinnamon buns are on the menu, not big decadent ones like cinnabons but dainty crusty cinnamon buns with subtle frosting, sprinkled with orange zest. The immortal note took some getting used to, they are very powdery, pollen-y flowers. There is something oddly a touch buttery about them in here.
Warm, cuddly, like pulling my sleeves past my palms with a mug of chai tea. A gourmand somewhere in the middle of literal food and discrete sweets. I have a mini but one day I'd like a full bottle.

Apr
22
2014
Liquefaction
Liquefaction

I've been wearing this since Christmas, and I don't love it any less than I did back then. I don't love it any more either though. To my nose it's a pretty straight forward scent. Vanilla Lemon cake with a touch of spice. It doesn't change throughout the day for me, and I find it a bit on weak side. But overall, I enjoy it thoroughly.

Apr
21
2014
ameliunim
ameliunim

It smells awesome at the beginning. But.. after a while I can feel something like rice! I don't know what it is, but it dominates all the sweet and wonderful notes. It's like salty-cinammon rice but with iodised salt. Thought I would buy it, but now.. not really.

Apr
17
2014
dreadpiraterachel
dreadpiraterachel

I have to hold my breath to survive the blast of citrus when I first spray it, but fortunately it calms down in a few minutes. It turns into a warm, creamy, spicy, delicious fragrance that makes me think of cinnamon rolls and cuddling by the fire during a winter getaway. Even though it's spring now, I still wear it sometimes when I want to feel comforted and happy.

It lasts all day on me. I didn't think it projected very far, but one day during a work meeting a colleague entered the conference room and exclaimed, "It smells like gingerbread in here! What is that?" So apparently it projects enough to fill a small conference room. Oops.

L de Lolita Lempicka is one of my top 5 favorite fragrances. It really is wonderful--just like a warm, comforting hug on a cold, depressing day. And it smells like gingerbread, apparently.

Apr
08
2014
dioradddict
dioradddict

I fell in love w it by the first time I smelled most because it remembered me of shalimar eau de cologne which I have a strong emotional attachment...plus the wonderful development and drydown. when I saw it became harder to find in the stores and ever expensive, I stocked up a big bottle and now I´m glad I did it, reading the reviews here that it was discontinued or reformulated... It is really a pitty

Apr
08
2014
Stacierew
Stacierew

I am an avid gourmand lover, though have been trying to move away from my usual scents. Decided to finally give L a try. This scent is interesting, and quite a chameleon. On first spray, I was surprised to find a hint of shalimar, minus the talc/old smell that it brings out on my skin. I think it must be the citrus/vanilla combo that brought that to mind. The orange is bitter, almost like orange peel, certainly not bright and juicy. Moments later the musk arrived, and I wasn't sure that I was going to enjoy the scent, as it seemed a very linear vanilla musk. But then it shifted yet again and I was left with the cinnamon buns sweetness many have described. I found the sweetness to be mellow. I believe it is the influence of the tonka bean...it creates more of a marshmallow type sweetness than a cotton candy sweetness. Several hours later it had settled into a sweet and warm vanilla sandalwood. Very yummy and embracing. My only complaint is that the projection seems to be lacking. I love the scent, but I am not sure it will win me any compliments, as it sits quite close to the skin on me. It has a beautiful base, one that I would love to share with others.

Mar
30
2014
rosembloom
rosembloom

Wearing this on a sunny early Spring day is like floating in a bubble of sunshine and yumminess. I prefer it to Tendre Madeleine and others because it truly smells like freshly battered cinamon buns sprinkled with ginger and pink vanilla icing sugar. It puts me in a joyful and loving mood as it always does but a plus is that my sweetie adores it. So far, it is the only perfume he recognises on me and that he asks me to wear. It makes me feel feminine and scrumptious, putting a spring in my step and a radiant smile on my face. The vanilla-orange spice combo always delights me and this GORGEOUS vanilla laced perfume is so beautifully packaged. Love! Happy Spring all ! xxx :)
ps: kismetdaisy.. loving ur reviews!

Mar
24
2014
JenAtticus
JenAtticus

I got this and coral flower as blind buys and I love this one. It's my new favorite. First spray is a burst of licorice/cinnamon sweet spice and after about five minutes I smell cinnamon and orange, but it's sweet and so yummy. I have a cinnamon and orange candle I burn at Christmas and it reminds me of that, love it. That only lasts a few minutes though which makes me sad because I love that smell, then it goes into a sweet and spicy vanilla powder for the rest of it's life, which isn't long. Only like 4 hours on me. But since I really only bought these for the bottles I'm glad I like both the perfumes. It reminds me of Dior Hypnotic Poison but way less intense. I am wearing this now in the spring since I just got it but I feel like it would be so great at Christmas, it's almost like Christmas in a bottle. But also, a mermaid in a bottle. So hard to explain but yes I do think this is what a mermaid would smell like. Or maybe mermaids would just smell like fish... who knows.

Mar
21
2014
armacoonsum
armacoonsum

If Vera Wang Princess is a modern-day Disney fairytale movie, L is a nicely patina-ed page from an old book of Grimm fairytales. There is the usual safe vanilla, but that is just the paper for the story to sit upon. This opens as a slightly grubbied-up version of Shalimar on me... how respectable! I always loveld the warm-citrus aspect of the opening of Shalimar and Emeraude, and I get that in L, too... must be the orange blossom. The cinnamon is there too, but not so much as to throw this into the wintry, Christmasy category. In fact, I think that the cinnamon, with the salty immortelle, warm the fragrance up in a way that makes it almost beachy. Yes it is warm, and sweet, and rich... but I get the mermaid inspiration, and do find it light enough to wear in summer (in Alabama!). I do love this one, and don't think I want to be without it, ever... but it snuggles right up to my skin and doesn't move... good news for the staying power; bad news for the (almost absent) sillage. I forgive L, for everything, forever.

Mar
19
2014
jessica.arndt
jessica.arndt

At the first time I tried it I completely hated... Couldn't understand how people wear this. But after I tried it twice I fell in love! :) So different, warm and citrusy in the same time... I feel like a mermaid when i wear it. ahaha Just amazing!!!!

Mar
18
2014
chrissyc15
chrissyc15

This scent is ok. It's not something I would wear every day, but it could be very nice n extremely cold weather. The cinnamon and vanilla mixed with orange makes almost smell like black licorice on me. NOT my favorite scent! I was actually very surprised to see licorice was not a note.

Mar
02
2014
kismetdaisy
kismetdaisy

Reformulated. For sure

Feb
25
2014
l3arl3ie
l3arl3ie

I seen this perfume a lot in magazines when I was younger. I recently seen this perfume on Sephora's website and it made me think of how much I loved the bottle as a kid. I decided to go in store and try it. The website said it smelled mainly of chocolate and orange, but on my skin it smelled like black liquorice, yuck! It's pretty disappointing because the bottle reminds me of an ocean... When I look at the bottle I imagine it would smell like sea water, and salty caramel. Something that is more suitable for the beautiful bottle... Sigh.. I hope that Lolita's Coral Flower is more pleasant!

Feb
24
2014
Hellita
Hellita

I've circled around at the perfume shop a whole lot lately, smelling almost every scent they offer, hence the people who work there must think I'm a psycho already. But to the point: L just looks gorgeous and I finally had a clean wrist (without any other perfume on it) and I sprayed this on. Warm vanilla. Nice, but too sweet for my taste. I really want to like heavy, vanillary scents, but I just can't. At least not for now.

Feb
21
2014
spiderleenie
spiderleenie

I have to agree with most of the reviews here: Despite the beachy appearance of the bottle, this is definitely NOT a Summer fragrance. It's best suited for the Fall, Winter, and early Spring. It's too heavy and warm of a scent to pull off in the warmer months, in my opinion. If you're going to wear this in the Summer, I only recommend this as a nighttime fragrance.

On my skin, the star notes are the cinnamon, the vanilla, and the musk. The cinnamon makes this scent spicy, the vanilla gives it a little kick of sweetness, and the musk gives this an almost powdery scent as it softens the spice and the sugar from the cinnamon and vanilla. I can detect the sandalwood and tonka bean as well, as these notes tend to make the perfume "smoother" and "wearable" rather than smelling too heavy. My nose has to try really hard to pick up on the citrus notes, but they're faintly there.

Some might not agree with me on this, but because this scent has such a nice and spicy quality to it, but I totally think men can pull this fragrance off. I don't find this to be an overly feminine perfume, to be honest. If you're into unisex fragrances, then might I suggest giving L de Lolita Lempicka a chance?

Overall, I really like this one. It's a vanilla-based perfume that's actually quite unique. If you're the type that shys away from vanilla-based scents because they're too sugary sweet, then I would recommend this.

Feb
18
2014
victoria.mei1992
victoria.mei1992

These one of my favourites. I think it's great for early spring, when it's not that hot. These perfumes just warms you up. Gorgeous, warm and very sweet.

Feb
16
2014
zzMaja
zzMaja

I save this one for very special occassions. It is absolutely wonderful. Stays with you for hours and seems to get more pleasant as the day goes on. Beautiful bottle. Appeals to all ages.

Feb
14
2014
marcnatandcat
marcnatandcat

Don’t be fooled by the bottle. This smells nothing like the ocean at all. It has this deep ginger, orange, amber scent. This perfume stays like nothing else. More than two sprays and you’ll smell like a Yankee candle store. If I were to ever pick a signature scent, this would be it. I almost never wear this during the summer or spring.

Feb
12
2014
mihaela_i
mihaela_i

Gorgeous, airy and creamy vanilla. I had a bottle in 2008 and it smelled exactly as the one I recently bought, so I don't think it's been reformulated. It's impressive how refined it smells considering the price. It can be layered beautifully with Serge Lutens' Un Bois Vanille which adds a little depth to it, but if I had to choose between the two I'd definitely go with L de Lolita.

Feb
09
2014
jedrzejowskia
jedrzejowskia

I am very confused about those reformulation posts, surely not for fragrance review section? IMO they should be deleted and/or moved to the Club.
Anyway, on to the fragrance itself.

I have btw, the no netting-"reformulation" bottle whatever. The bottle itself looks like a precious glass ornament, like a very expensive, feminine paperweight, LOVE it!
The opening notes are prominent and feature orange zest and I get a tiny tang of clove and candied liquorice. When it settles slightly the cinnamon on me is very prominent, I also get a somewhat doughy scentsation! To me this is some sort of musky cinnamon bun. Exceptionally tasty and ultra gourmand, a must in the collection of every gourmand lover.

This stuff is awesome layered with Al-Rehab choco musk, the two perfumes make me smell positively eatable, I get compliments left, right and centre, and the combo is very long lasting.

Longevity 3/5:
Sillage 4/5
Projection 4/5 especially the first few hours, then more of a skin scent.

Feb
08
2014
STARISH
STARISH

This fragance is my current favourite. It smells wonderful since I love the note of cinnamon of it. Its sweetness is perfect and matches my personal taste. Just love it!

Feb
05
2014
lirael00
lirael00

It does remind me a little bit of Lolita Lempicka's Coral flower, which by the way I totally adore. It opens up really spicy but after a few minutes it settles into a delicious musky vanilla-cinammon yummines. I do agree with some of reviews saying that it smells like cookies. It does. It gives me the feeling that I've just walked into a pastry shop at Christmas time. It's a really nice, dreamy, domestic fragrance that embraces your body with powerful warmt that I just can't get enough.

Feb
05
2014
Luthien999
Luthien999

Oh Gosh, I had a sample and I was truly amazed. =) Cinnamon cake with some orange and vanilla. Smells delicious and it seems that the scent works well on me, because its longness was surprisingly awesome! I had only a sample and it last about 6 hours on me and then started to fade away. I am gonna purchase a bottle of this fragrance soon!

Update: I have purchased it already and it reminds me of Christmas time.

Feb
05
2014
carriewible
carriewible

I smell like a man when I first put this on. Like a middle aged man/teenage girl...hmmm, maybe that's why it's called Lolita? I'm envious of all you cookie smellers out there, because right now I smell like my grandpa...I do know later I will smell sweet but it takes a long time to get there. It does last a while, though, and other people can smell it just fine on me.

Feb
04
2014
KisaSlater
KisaSlater

Just got this and i can see why people would say that it smells like cookies. Though to me being an avid tea drinker what i'm smelling most in this is Star Anise.
If anyone might be familiar with this, it's a very spicy, cinnamon and liquorice smelling spice. Still, smells very very nice and the bottle is beautiful

Jan
29
2014
hellokoi
hellokoi

L de Lolita Lempicka is amazing and a must try if you like gourmand fragrances. It's like the perfume equivalent of baking snickerdoodle cookies and zesting oranges, but somehow it makes those things smell insanely sexy instead of twee.

For a perfume that's primarily a creamy vanilla and cinnamon sugar with a hint of orange, this manages to smell amazing on me and totally avoids smelling like a candle or cheap perfume oil. Cinnamon almost always gives me a headache, but I love it in this blend. Lolita Lempicka really went with great ingredients for this perfume, in my opinion.

I get so many compliments when I wear this, from both women and men, and it's a scent that just makes me feel so happy and sexy. It's sweet, creamy, warm, and softly spicy vanilla.

I own a limited edition pure parfum version of this, where perfumers added patchouli into the original mix, and it smells great with the extra earthiness. The regular, original perfume spray is still my favorite, though.

Next to Atelier Cologne's Vanille Insensee, this is my favorite vanilla fragrance, and I own a lot of vanillas :)

Jan
22
2014
RedFloyd
RedFloyd

L de Lolita has a monstrous longevity on me, with very distinct and long phases. All of them intertwined with cinnamon, orange and vanilla. It starts of with very sweet orange and cinnamon cookies, the best in the world! And then, on its second phase, it becomes a delicious vanilla cake, with orange frosting drizzled with cinnamon! And finally, on its third phase (my favorite), with the orange almost out of the picture, it becomes a creamy white chocolate mix with cinnamon! This is gourmand heaven!

Jan
20
2014
ohrite
ohrite

the opening has some weird note to it that I can't describe......at all. it reminds me of something but can't put my finger on what. however, it only lasts a couple of minutes then it evolves into this amazing cookie smell that I just LOVE. it lasts long as well.

Jan
14
2014
rhaineclayton
rhaineclayton

Did not like the initial dab of this but yummo! once it's settled. I often find Lolita Lempicka fragrances challenging, which sucks because the bottles are always amazing! To me, fragrance-wise this would be the best of the LL's I've tried. I have to add I had this on order for a while, my first shipment got lost so I have been waiting nearly three months for this 15ml bottle of juice. So worth the wait, the packaging alone is an experience - the hard flip top box with watercolour flowers and hearts design inside, the gorgeous heart(ish) shaped bottle in that amazing blue colour, the gold netting, diamond-like star and "L" charm. Such a shame I keep reading that he colour of the fragrance turns quickly because otherwise I'd consider buying one of these to stash away for my daughter for when she's older (try 12 years older than she is now!) - it would be perfect becuase her name starts with "L" and she's a Pisces, the ultimate mermaid girl!

Jan
06
2014
SweetChouli
SweetChouli

Everyone who says this is like orange spice cake or glazed orange cinnamon rolls is exactly right! L is a gourmand lovers dream, if you also enjoy a little citrus. I am all for having some orange swirled into my cinnamon bun, so this gets a tick in the love section from me. L is pretty straight forward, but also unique. I've never smelled another quite like it, although based on the above "this reminds me of" rectangle I'm guessing it's not alone. Regardless of what it may resemble, this here is not your usual sweet mainstream vanilla fragrance. The ingredients are blended perfectly and unlike original Lolita, the sweetness doesn't overtake the entire composition. Theres enough dryness from the cinnamon and tartness from the orange to keep things centered. Nothing turns sour on me and it basically stays the same all the way through. I am so happy to finally have this adorable bottle.

Warning: May cause increase of appetite, cravings for sweet things, esp. pastries dusted with cinnamon or glazed with frosting, the sudden urge to bake a cake, relaxed mood or drowsiness, inability to stop smelling yourself, more cravings for sweet things and addiction to L De Lolita Lempicka. Use to smell delicious as recommended.

Jan
05
2014
kirtylou
kirtylou

Mmmmmm so amazing. The reviewers who said this smells like an orange spice cake were right on. It smells like a delicious, cinnamon-y, orang-y, vanilla-y, sweet and buttery spice cake. Totally unexpected, seeing as how the bottle looks like it would be some aquatic-type frag. Total cold-weather scent, loving it. Could quickly become a favorite.

*Edit - This is definitely one of my most-worn fragrances I own right now. Very warm and delicious, but not too heavy so I wear it a lot during the day, even when it's warm.

Jan
04
2014
carieadean
carieadean

The first few times I used this it was bad, almost like the juice had separated in the little tube over time. The first sprays I got all florals and musk and the next few I got extreme spice. Once I got past those sprays, it was amazing. It now smells just as others have described it. It is amazingly complex. I love it and am glad I kept spraying! I only wish it would last longer on me!

Jan
03
2014
meghan.kinnarny
meghan.kinnarny

Smells like candied cinnamon with a warm, orange smell. Strong when you first spray it, but it settles down very nicely and it is quite soft I find. It's warm and comforting despite the bottle being an aquatic blue with ocean-inspired trinkets on it!

Dec
30
2014
Speirune
Speirune

I have just received a bottle of this and I would like to tell you: this smells exactly like orange-cinnamon granny cake, but in a good way somehow. I thought it would be more like vanilla, but nope. It is as if I have attached a whole cake to my arm (it's where I sprayed it to test); still, it is not "that" bad. I used to wear sweet perfumes (escada like) when I was younger and now I'm more like a floral scents woman and I'm mostly bothered by intense sweet perfumes but this one did not bother me. I will definitely wear this a lot in the winter. But beware: this scent is huge, it will not be your little secret, everyone will know and ask where you are hiding the cake and whether you have already eaten all of it.

P.S. There is a point where you definitely may have sprayed it once too much (it almost occurs at the second spray). 1 more spray and it turns into a nauseating, ticking bomb on you. So wear it with caution, the extra spray that slipped really made me hate this fragrance.

Dec
28
2013
advabart
advabart

Hi everyone,
As I assumed before, all the speculations about a possible reformulation of the bottle without the gold netting, have turned out to be just a storm in a perfum bottle.
I was lucky to find a store in my place which still has few older bottles. After spraying it liberally all over my arm, I can guarantee that an untrained nose as mine CANNOT tell them apart.
End of story.

Dec
25
2013
Majja67
Majja67

Newbaked cinnamonbuns with a coup of orange-tea on a sunny nice autumn afternoon, this is my inner picture of L, mmm i love it!!!Im so happy that i purchased a large backup bottle almost instantly after i got my first, now since ive read al this about the reformulation! Shame on you LL!!

Dec
23
2013
Erin perfume addict
Erin perfume addict

I REALLY wanted to love this one, so I bought it even though I was unsure. Part of the reason I bought it was because I had loved my first LL so much, and I loved the bottle.
I enjoyed the top notes but found that as is settled it had a unpleasant and salty smell. It's just not wearable for me.

Dec
23
2013
ForrealMe2
ForrealMe2

Update since after owning it:the new one without the net barely lasts an hour..an hour..? i tested this and tested this and no one could smell it after an hour..this is truly upsetting being L could totally be a signature fragrance easily because it has everything i love..citrus and vanilla and spice like a cake...but i'll say it again.. i am so tired of these 5 minute perfume orgasm experiences after the first spray with these watered down reformulations i just can't justify keeping the bottle..its such a waste of money for something that wont last an hour..which classifies it as like a body splash..so i returned it and i don't know if i will ever get an original L that is fresh and the color isn't stale so for right now its not worth the ebay hassle of returning it if they give you old batches like i hear many going through on here sadly..what are they doing to these fragrances? A person knows there fragrances..these reformulations are devistating and an insult because they lack performance and depth..sorry for the rant but i'm tired of cheapened perfumes all the while those who love them are out of luck to suffer the reformulation..its almost better to get vintage from now on or deep orientals or extreme gourmands..those are the only ones that lasts as of lately and even then we gotta buy pure parfums too in order to get the type of projection/performance the EDPs really should have to begin with...ok rant done... LoL

Recent update: i thought to myself maybe i got alittle too rash up there but i did have a bad day with a few fragrances i bought that were expensive with bad lasting power like my hypnotic poison..but i have decided to try to give them a chance..the HP did last alittle bit longer but still not as long as i hoped for but i bought a bottle again of L and tested it and it does last awhile...like 5-6 at least.. towards the base all you get is the left over cinnamon spice and masculine side of the fragrance but its still enjoyable..it out lived my beloved HP...L was going to be one of my tops but i have fou.d i really love Betty Johnson because its the same type of family of notes just different citruses and spices otherwise its that good i love added spice like L has and the orange notes makes it so good...

Dec
23
2013
Shimacrema
Shimacrema

I absolutely love this. I wish I could spray it all over myself instead of dabbing it on my wrists

Dec
21
2013
YogaRose
YogaRose

This is *perfect* in every aspect.
At first I didn't quite understand the sea inspired bottle with an almost vanilla/cinnamon fragrance, but the scent and bottle are both very beautiful. Maybe this perfume tells a very unique love story; like the little mermaid's story taking place in a Russian Christmas with a handsome Russian prince. That is my only explanation to this whimsical L by LL.

Dec
21
2013
Arlene-Beatrix
Arlene-Beatrix

Sadly I need to say that I do not have skin for this Lolita Lempicka scent either. As always, I love these bottles, but fragrances seem to be incompatible with my skin chemistry. On me this scent is sultry and sickly sweet, yes, sweet, even if no ingredients listed above, would justify this sweetness.
I could only repeat my begging to Lolita Lempicka managers to start testing fragrances on more people. Whatever is added in these scents, it doesn't work with my skin!

Update: I got miniature 5 ml of it as Christmas gift. So I have this little bottle! Great!

Dec
17
2013
Rielle
Rielle

Just got my netted L de Lolita in the mail today and I have to tell you that kismetdaisy and everybody who says it is different from the non netted newer version is RIGHT. I ordered mine on ebay because of her review about the possible reformulation and and I'm thankful I did. It is stronger sweeter has more powdery vanilla to it. I loved L de Lolita before but now I really adore it. So, thanks kismetdaisy!

Dec
13
2013
luz
luz

I was not aware of the te formulation when I repurchased this. But I felt it was less sweet and lost the cinnamon accords and was not so long lasting as the bottles I had years ago. I think the previous one is a lot nicer. But I still like the new one and would recommend it anyway if you can't find the former version. The fact it is not so sweet may be good even for those who didn't like the fragrance in the past. I know we all hate reformultau ones, but give this one a try.

Dec
13
2013
ForrealMe2
ForrealMe2

i never had the previous version although my box is the old box yet it didnt come witb the netting i got it from tj maxx so i snagged it cause i always wanted it. This is what i wanted Liberte from Cacherel to smell like but that smelled too liquorice.This has an amazing orange note mixed with cinnamon and then you can smell vanilla mixed in it..it has a very slight masculine tone but it is done right in this fragrance and adds to it instead of turning it completely masculine its well balanced..its really yummy and reminds me of Christmas...i really like this alot..i am happy to have it either way

Dec
12
2013
christianne1
christianne1

I hate to chime in on a discussion in the review section instead of using the message system but since so much has been written about the new packaging and possible reformulation, I wanted to give a bit of info that I have.

I just purchased a new 1.7 bottle without netting, in cellophane and it has gold writing on the bottom. I purchased a 2.7 bottle in new box without netting and it has white writing on the bottom. Both boxes have floral all over the inside but you have to remove the white insert to see it. The floral interior is partially hidden by the white cardboard insert. But if you remove it, the floral interior on all sides is there. The box with the white writing is clearly more cheaply made. So much so that without seeing a box like this in a retail store, I would suspect it might be counterfeit. It has been popular enough to have counterfeits for certain. My box with white writing came from FragranceNet also.

But....both new bottles smell exactly the same (gold writing and white writing). They do smell a bit more citrusy than the older bottle I have but I believe it could be because they are fresher. L is notorious for aging quickly and turning brown (even when never removed from the box and exposed to light) so the scent probably starts changing fairly quickly. A slight change in color could make the bottle appear less blue also. I have seen some older bottles look bright green after the liquid turns dark brown. We never know how long perfume has been sitting on a shelf before they send it to us so that could account for some slight scent variations.

I have no idea if there has been a reformulation or not but my older bottle does smell slightly different, less citrus and a little muskier but I think it could just be a little age on it (it is looking less bright blue and more sea blue at this point). But the difference is by no means enough for it to smell extremely different or horrible (to me at least). They all smell very good to me. And the dry down is hard to tell apart on all of them, at least to my aging, tired and overused nose.

Dec
10
2013
advabart
advabart

@kismetdaisy,
My mini box matches your description of the old packaging, while the 100 ml box comes with white print at the bottom, but I can assure you that the smell is IDENTICAL IN BOTH.

Dec
08
2013
Liebchenn
Liebchenn

L is such a delicious mouth watering bakery cinna-vanilla dream.

On initial whiff this is a vanilla cookie out of the oven which stays strong for a good couple of hours, until it dries down to a spicy orange with cinnamon and vanilla. It's one of the longest lasting perfumes I've used in my life. One spray on the wrists/neck will easily do you an entire day and whatever you are wearing as well.

The bottle is also very eye catching with the little mermaid net, the perfume coloring, and the beading.

I think just about any vanilla/gourmand fragrance lover would adore this as it's a vanilla that's warm, inviting, and done very classy.

My only complaint with this exquisite juice is that it DEFINITELY goes bad after 2-3 years, so use it up as quickly as you can during the fall/winter months (as I think this is too strong to be worn during the summer/spring) because this stuff does go bad. I had to chuck my bottle last month after noticing the perfume went from clear to dark. I tried re-spraying it again to see if it was still okay to wear and it had turned piercingly strong with an alcohol scent that gave me a throbbing headache for a good few hours, even after scrubbing it off.

Dec
08
2013
advabart
advabart

Aside from the missing netting, is there any difference in packaging/box?
Can you tell it's the newer bottle inside, without opening the box?

Dec
08
2013
christianne1
christianne1

I passed this up for years because of the bottle. Just not a look that I care for and it just "looked" like it would smell like some generic mixed floral so I just dismissed it.

Oh, was I mistaken.

This could not possibly be any more different than I expected. It reminds me of a more subtle and feminized version of the mid-point of Musc Ravageur without the lavender and animalic notes. I have previously read countless comparisons to MR and I just assumed people were way off base (Lolita Lempicka? Really?) but the comparisons are clearly understandable. It is obviously different from MR, by no means a dupe...but Maurice Roucel definitely created at least "3rd cousins" here. There used to be a lot of "reminds me of MR" votes on here but they all disappeared. Why, I have no idea. I guess some people think "reminds me of" means "exactly the same" or something. L and MR are by no means the same but I don't know how anyone could miss the similarities.

There is something about L de Lempicka that is highly addictive....I crave it and find myself reaching for it OVER Musc Ravageur lately. Maybe because it is cheaper and I can spray with abandon, I am not sure. But this little gem is now among my favorites and my only regret is that I did not allow myself to discover it sooner.

Dec
08
2013
auroramaria
auroramaria

Someone mentioned L body lotion and seeing that L has been reformulated, getting the lotion could be a good alternative.
It comes in a clear bottle, the lotion itself is the same light blue colour of L bottle, so it looks super beautiful and it smells just amazing, same goodness as pre-reformulated L, lasts many hours and will make you feel so cosy and gorgeous.
Not so easy to get though

Dec
06
2013
advabart
advabart

@kismetdaisy,
I hope this is rather a storm in a teacup (or in a perfume bottle, for that matter).
I have a mini bottle with the gold netting from 2009 (I checked the batch code), as well as a full size bottle from 2010 without it. They smell exactly the same. Both are identically gorgeous, and match other reviewers' descriptions pretty well. Yes, I've been deeply disappointed with the new look, but I believe this is the only difference between the two versions (At that time I posted a review here, describing all the trouble I had gone through with the confusing packaging).
Anyway, I'm still unclear about how you've come to that conclusion of reformulation. Browsing through your previous reviews of L - it seems you were raving about it. Did your first bottle come with the netting or not?

Dec
06
2013
Edee
Edee

The one that I received did not have gold netting either. I was informed that this perfume does not come with gold netting now. I thought that Frangrantica had gotten the images for the perfume L De lolita mixed up with Lolita Coral Flower. I got my perfume from Frangrancenet and it smell exactly like the reviewers here stated. Sweet and cinnamony with a touch of vanilla. Smells great. Reminds of fresh bake cookies. The longevity is not great. That is why I am trying to hunt down the body lotion.

Dec
05
2013
Daniel.Friedrich42
Daniel.Friedrich42

This was an experiment for me. I'm a man, my mum has this in her collection and reading about it i found a lot of notes that i liked. So i figured it wouldn't hurt to try it out when i came to her place the next time.

I'm glad i did. I get a rather standard citrusy opening but it's all uphill from there. After about half an hour it really started to kick in with the Cinnamon, Vanilla, Sandalwood and musk.The citrus opening turned darker and left me with bitter orange like you use for bakery. Maybe a tiny hint of dryed flower from the immortelle but nothing very feminine, at leat not on my skin.

The Combination of Cinnamon, Vanilla and Orange is what dominates the fragrance throughout its whole lifetime with the musk in there keeping it from growing too sweet or girly.

Projection and staying-power are great on me. I basicly smell like i've been making orange-flavored christmas cookies while wearing this.

Not a very versetaille scent for a man but it can be a solid fragrance for all the parties and occasions around christmas time.

I really like it

Dec
05
2013
Elmyra
Elmyra

Recently got this. At first spray it is extreme - and i mean seriously suffocating, and i have a heavy hand, but after a few hours it settles into a creamier note.
At first its very citrusy and spicy, the cinnamon is strong, however base notes are rather nice, and i enjoy this after it has settled, after a few hours. Then it develops into a sweet, soft, almost chololatey sensual scent.
Not my fave from Lolita, but i collect Lolitas and just have to have it. :)

Dec
02
2013
sunshine1616
sunshine1616

i have a bottle of this, smells absolutely gross on me, its looking for a new home along with its shelf sister florabotanica.

Dec
01
2013
kay0981
kay0981

L de Lolita is my favourite sweet scent of all time, and one of my top picks for colder days. It has all the qualities of a perfect winter fragrance – it's warm, comforting, and really delicious; but not sweet enough to give you a toothache. I agree with other reviewers that it does smell a little like cinnamon buns... It is very gourmand, but doesn't smell processed and plasticky, and does have that 'freshly baked' feel.

The composition opens with a blast of bitter oranges, followed by cinnamon, cinnamon, and then more cinnamon.... Then, the sweet-spicy base reveals notes of vanilla and tonka bean, which nicely balances out the sweet side of this composition. Vanilla is soft and inviting, like it's ready to give you a big warm hug... Personally, I'm not picking up on any salty trails, sandalwood or musk notes. It's all about the sweet goodness for me; very uncomplicated, but its beauty lies in its simplicity. It's like a warm vanilla-cinnamon cloud, so cuddly and sweet, and at the same time, gentle and soft, and easy to wear.

L de Lolita is very addictive – I wore this for days when I first purchased it, which is unusual for me, as I usually try and keep my perfumes in a moderate rotation. The longevity is great – on my skin, it lasts for more than twenty four hours. Projection is fantastic throughout. And did I mention that I'm totally in love with this gorgeous bottle? Looks like a little sparkling gem hidden at the bottom of an ocean.... Perfect choice if you're already enjoying sweet perfumes, or just starting your journey with gourmand scents and are looking for something safe and wearable.
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Dec
01
2013
ZoeGirl
ZoeGirl

I like this fragrance. It is sweet but not overbearing. It is a warm, comforting,scent and I especially like wearing it for fall or winter. It very much reminds me of a moist lemon pound cake that would be in a bakery. I like to layer it with vanilla lotion although it has great holding power on its own.

Nov
23
2013
zucchera
zucchera

I remember the fist time I smelled this perfume, it was at Harrods in London. I got blown away of the wonderful oriental, spicy and powdery smell. I remember getting a rather big sample and I couldent wait to buy the perfume.

The first weeks of wearing it I did really enjoy it, for me it smelled vanilla, cinnamon and carrot cake as someone else wrote, the perfume was spot on. It was heavy but not breathtaking heavy and the longevity and sillage was wonderful. As the time went by I didnt enjoy it as much as I did in the begining. I started to get a headache wearing it, I tought it didnt smell so powdery and spicy as in the begining.

I decied to let it be and stop wearing it for a while, a few months later when I feelt ready to give it a try again something had happened with it. The perfume hade went dark and didnt smell anything as in the begining.

The bottle is an art piece but the perfume has sadly been ruined for me due the transformation of the perfume.

Nov
09
2013
annisa.a
annisa.a

So... on me, L smells like a sweet, warm, cinnamon, with a dash of vanilla. I don't really like the opening (bitter orange?), but it's worth the wait. After a while, I can feel the warm-rich scents of the cinnamon and vanilla. Personally, it isn't really my favorite perfume, but it's indeed unique. So I definitely would love to get this one again as a gift.

Oh, in my opinion, it's better for you to try L on yourself before you buy.

Nov
09
2013
pretty mini collector
pretty mini collector

I got this last night. Hated the way it smells in the bottle. But, crazy me, I tried it this morning right away. Hated the first minute or two. Absolutely loved everything after that. I feel that this perfume relies heavily on skin chemistry and therefore will smell unique (good or bad) on everyone. The notes that I smell when I wear it are the tonka bean, vanilla and sandalwood. Some of the other notes float in and out, but those three definitely take the stage. Could be my new favorite.

Nov
07
2013
VJ2
VJ2

Got this as anniversary gift from my husband. I was not sure about this frag at first spray but I took the advice of others to wear it a few times. This perfume is unique and probably the most "gourmand" scent in my collection. I read that others think La vie est belle is super sweet but I think this has it beat. (in a good way) The immortelle makes it interesting and cuts in on the sweet. Mostly vanilla on me at the dry down but not a kiddy vanilla. Mature scent and perfect for fall on the east coast!

*EDIT- I wore this to a ballet on a cold winter's eve and it wafted around me in a glorious cloud of salty, spicy vanilla! Beautiful the night through into the following morning. Just lovely. I can't wear it more than a few days in a row but when I do.....LOVE this frag.

Nov
04
2013
deeanna
deeanna

Everything I like in it. It's just heavenly delicious. Starts with lemon, and then a cloud of vanilla, nuts, delicate tonka...

Oct
31
2013
littlepepperz
littlepepperz

For this autumn/winter I was looking for a scent of warm spice and vanilla. For a scent that is out of my comfort zone (I am into clean and green) that would be totally apropriate to wear during these upcoming cold months.

I was craving something like Eau Duelle or Calamity J- but L turned out to be exactly what I was looking for.
Warm, not too sweet, spicy, comforting. It does have that salty aspect, to me shared with Hermes eau Marveilles (not similat to it though in any other way).
I should NOT be wearing it with a blue cotton shirt, it clahses so much! But I don't care. I'm ready for winter, bring it on!

Oct
24
2013
meiko
meiko

Kind of dreamy, warm soft perfume ... fairytale like. definitely different from other perfumes out there... My initial impression of the scent was warm spicy/sweet. It goes soft on my skin like some kind of warm gentle saten and it makes me more peaceful and relaxed.

Oct
22
2013
lauren.gonzalez.963
lauren.gonzalez.963

Sooooo Yummy!
I've somehow always disliked the smell of cinnamon, but this is awesome with the bitter orange thrown in there. I keep thinking about baked goods like ginger bread and carrot cake, but something about this perfume also strangely has a bubble gum quality to me. Today was the first day I actually wore it, and it was the only thing to brighten up my crappy day at work, that made me feel warm and snuggly.

longevity is pretty great, I can still smell it on my clothes 11 hours later, but sillage calmed down about 6 hours in so Im most likely the only one who can smell it now.

Ill be wearing this ALOT!

Oct
08
2013
kellymi
kellymi

After reading reviews, I was extremely excited to try this, so I ordered a 3ml sample. I so wanted a spicy fall scent, and the combination in this one sounded perfect. Unfortunately, it smells of urine on me. I can smell a bit or the spicy orange lurking underneath, but this top note is bringing me down :) I will come back after class with an update to how the dry down goes, if I can take it that long.

I'm back--Well, that 'off' smell ends of dissipating and a vanilla smell comes through, but it took every bit of a half hour for it to go away. Much too long to wait to smell good. My chemistry says "No way".

Oct
03
2013
trenchlove1
trenchlove1

This perfume is extremely beautiful smelling,I've never had a perfume grab my liking so much so quickly.
It starts off very sharp citrusy and spicy
After about 20 minutes it turns into this wonderful orange cinnimon vanilla cookie. you can literally feel and smell the warmth
later it dies down to this soft powdery vanilla flower
I love the bottle also <3
10/10!

Oct
01
2013
No True Scotsman
No True Scotsman

The first two or three times I used this after blind-buying, it was harshly bitter and not all that pleasant to my nose. Now, a few weeks on, it's totally yummy! I wonder if it's the same way for those who smell it *on* me, though, that it's quite ugly the first few times? That would be a bit disturbing...

Anyway, yes. It's all been said: orange and vanilla, warm, spicy, comforting. All very true. Perfect for autumn and winter, certainly.
The initial opening remains really rather bitter, but it quickly warms up to an inviting, cozy scent.
Sillage is moderate, longevity excellent. I applied two sprays to my neck twelve hours ago and I can still smell it, it's lovely! It's sweet but not enamel-shatteringly so, and it's pretty timeless and ageless. It's approachable, welcoming even, but not a push-over; it definitely has character.

I know quite a few of us buy this one without being able to test it first. If (like me) at first spray you don't love it like you'd hoped, don't despair! Give it at least three more wears, preferably on cool days/nights.

Also, there is a lot of talk of brown juice. This does *not* necessarily mean it has turned! Vanilla tends to turn dark/brownish quickly, this does not affect the scent. If you spray your bottle and it does smell a bit funky, give it a few sprays to clear out the tube (after all there's no lid), then try again: you will probably find it's absolutely fine.

Sep
25
2013
meugie
meugie

That’s a delightful scent. That's the word, since it is very gourmand.
Enough has been said about this perfume and I have little to add.
When top notes start their job, the bitter orange is well pronounced and gives a feeling of very tasty effervescence. Also cinnamon is present. Very, very good.
So, it turns into the creamy combination of vanilla and tonka bean, that embraces you along the day. Perfect to fall.
Good longevity and sillage in the right measure.
Cute packaging. As people told in comments, they “transport to a fairytale world’.
Maybe it's worth mentioning that the perfumes I own of the brand follow more or less the same line; it doesn’t mean they are equal.
Love.

Sep
23
2013
advabart
advabart

@valenceis, you said you have the pure perfume. Is it avilable in shops anywhere, or on line, for reasonable price?
I also wonder how the pure perfume is different from the regular eau de perfume concentration. Have you had a chance to make a one-on-one comparison?

Sep
23
2013
blueshifted
blueshifted

this is my favorite lolita lempicka - a very wearable gourmand with lovely vanilla, tonka bean and cinnamon, plus bitterness from the orange and maple-syrup-esque immortelle to keep things interesting! the woody drydown is soft and very pleasant. unfortunately the longevity leaves something to be desired on my scent-eating skin, but a little body cream before applying the fragrance helps extend its life quite a bit. :)

Sep
21
2013
valenceis
valenceis

I have the pure parfum and I hate to say one of the first things I did when I got this fragrance is get rid of that dangling "L". It just seemed so unnecessary. Now I feel better.

I like this! It's a fun little gourmand. Reminds me a little bit of A*MEN initially. Nearly sickly sweet but wearable, especially in colder months and great when you are in a gourmand mood but want something with a little more cojones than, I don't know, Pink Sugar.

Sep
20
2013
EwieBro
EwieBro

Very warm fall fragrance for all ages. I think i is growing on me. It is not sugery sweet but very warm, spicy and a bit sweet. The drydown is pure vanilla which i love. It is the perfect season for it, right now! Try it!

Sep
17
2013
sweefa
sweefa

@Born for shalimar
Brown liquid means it's an old bottle that went off. People say that this fragrance is likely to go bad soon, like after just a year. Though I have mine for about 3 years now, kept it in the wardrobe, and it's still blue and good.

Sep
11
2013
born for shalimar
born for shalimar

Can someone shed some light on what the dark version of this perfume is.is it a different year .is it a different fragrance or has it changed colour over time.I see it being sold as the dark version it dosent appear in the list .only the turquoise one.

Sep
10
2013
clare_alana
clare_alana

How can you not like this perfume!? It's so gorgeous xo One of my favorites. I wish it lasted a little longer on the skin though

Sep
07
2013
Museumgal
Museumgal

This is slightly sweet vanilla spice orange cake. It's not overly sweet, not cloying, but warm and delicate, like a cake just out of the oven. Delicious without being too much, cozy, but you could still wear it to work without worrying about choking people with the sweetness. Beautiful and not overwhelming, blended just right.

Sep
06
2013
kismetdaisy
kismetdaisy

Just wanted to give a tip to ppl going to try this or ppl that didnt like it.

I hated this when I first got it. It smelled like spicy masculine smokey pipe tobacco.. In a bad way! I was being choked by an overwhelming burning smoke smell. Even after letting it settle for hours, it still smelled so strong and ash tray like lol BUT I continued to keep spraying it for a few days, shook the bottle around, etc.. And eventually the scent completely transformed! Miraculous, really. It took a good 2 weeks.. I was hating it for about 10 days until I wore it to the store one day and there it was! it started to smell beautifully of spicy cinnamon and the most alluring dry vanilla.. Still with a slight smoky edge to it, but it smelled amazing!! Now, its a dry, spiced vanilla/cinnamon.. with either orange or smoky accord, cant put my finger on it, but theres something extra that makes it sooo warm and inviting. it's very nice and you really cant go wrong if you like cinnamon/vanilla w/ a mature twist(not old lady "mature") it just isn't your typical teenaged sweet foody vanilla/cinnamon. Those who are thinking this will be gourmand..I guess it could be considered gourmand, but to me, it's more of an oriental vanilla-but don't let that throw you off, cuz I don't stray far from gourmand and I still love this stuff! It's one of my most beloved, and I hate to see ppl give up on it;) I didn't really start loving it until I started wearing it out, so I recommend trying to wear it just for simple errands at first. Things never smell as good as when you're dressed up for going out. What's the harm in trying?

It became my signature --so basically, keep trying with this one. The scent honestly changes the more you wear it and that nasty smoke smell dissipates all together. Weird, I know-but true! Give it a try ;)
Sweet, yummy, spicy!!!

Also.. About the color changes-blue to brownish--I've had both, and I have to say, it smells even better when it's brown and aged! The vanilla and cinnamon really stand out the older it gets..

Sep
04
2013
Noelle <3
Noelle <3

MM!! Love it!!!! Smells SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO GOOD!!!!!

Aug
30
2013
clare_alana
clare_alana

This perfume is truly everything it says on here !!! I get the citrus followed by a lovely mellow, warm spiced scent which I think may be the vanilla coming through. Insanely lovely and such a great blind buy ! Not to mention the bottle is utterly charming !!!

Aug
30
2013
Herestoshuttingup
Herestoshuttingup

This is a milky, sweet cinnamon concoction with a bit of vanilla. In my opinion this is one of the more unique gourmand smells, the citrus gives it a bright characteristic that sets it apart from similar scents. It might be the bottle creating some confirmation bias but this has a slight beachy feel to me, it's something I'd wear on a cool spring or fall day on the coast. My one complaint is that this can get cloying really quickly if used to heavily, it was my signature for a long time until I overdid it one day and now I struggle to wear it without getting a headache.

Aug
27
2013
kayley123
kayley123

To me, this seems related to all of these:
Givenchy Organza Indecence
M. Micallef Note Vanille
L'artisan Safran Troublant
L de Lolita
Frederic Malle Musc Ravageur
Hermes Ambre Narguile

Comparatively, it's Sweet with some smoky wood/powder--not as sweet as Hermes Ambre Narguile, more powdery, sweeter than Givenchy Organza Indecence but has the same smoky wood. Also has a top opening of citrus that most of the others don't have except Note Vanille.

Aug
24
2013
Me.maxwell11
Me.maxwell11

I had this a few years ago. I really liked it. A sweet vanilla type scent, how could you go wrong? Well, my then boyfriend had a huge reaction to this. And not a good one either. I mean he freaked and said I stunk and said something about old man and cigars or something? I still think it smells nice and light and sweet. But I've been traumatized too much to wear it myself.

Aug
17
2013
perfumeaddiction
perfumeaddiction

Bummer I so much wanted to write a good review for this. I have Lolita and am in love with it. I saw this as a blind purchase grabbed it and was so disappointed. It reminds me in a way of Angel - that extremely heaviness and strength that is just not my style. It's got a mature scent and I am a mature woman but do not care for it at all. This is one of those, hey people I am here notice me kind of scents. I am not like that in real life and the perfume is not a good fit for my personality - Be sure you are ok with heavier scents. If you enjoy Angel then I think you might enjoy this one. I feel they are in the same family of scents.

Update: I decided to force myself to spray it on again and see if a love affair would ignite - but unfortunately I pinpointed why I dislike so much - this turns totally masculine and when I washed it off I could get a strong smell still leaching through my skin and it smelled just like my husbands cologne.

Aug
16
2013
MonaThorbourne
MonaThorbourne

I received this in a swap, and so far I am liking it. I get all citrus. No vanilla, no warm spicy, nor any cinnamon... I'm hoping it will change ... with the change of seasons (maybe be different in cooler temperature).

Aug
13
2013
scentsforme
scentsforme

I just bought this tonight at the store…OMGG it smell amazing…
I will give update later….

Aug
09
2013
MarillaV
MarillaV

I love how Lolita Lempicka perfumes transport you to another world. The original takes you to an enchanted forest filled with delightful pixie dust. L is a wild coastal shore where you might catch a glimpse of a mermaid. There is a fire on this beach and people are toasting marshmallows. It is amazing how each Lolita perfume is restrained from turning too sweet. In the original, the green ivy note is the restraint. Here in L, the immortale with its salty twist, keeps it from veering too vanilla and cinnamon. A gorgeous composition that keeps the soul of LL while providing something new.

Aug
09
2013
SorceressOfTheDark
SorceressOfTheDark

This is a delightful Lolita. Classified as an oriental vanilla fragrance, it's more complex than the eight notes it contains. They wax and wane so well to a drydown that manages to mystify a lot of followers.
Within minutes, I was transformed to a burning campfire in the deep, dark woods, surrounded by tall, dark evergreens. I was sitting on a tree stump, smelling the wood and twigs I had collected to burn and watch dance in the fire's embers. There was moss underfoot and it is my own Midsummer Night's Dream.
I could smell marshmallows and little night flowers. This is not a sweet scent to me, but a warm scent that brings to mind not food, but memories and places and dreams. It evokes thoughts of areas I've been to, of trips I've been on.
Perfumes give you sensory and olfactory experiences. L Lolita immediately put me into another time and place. I've had gourmand perfumes remind me of food, yes, but never had this type of experience happen so quickly. How interestingly and quickly it mixed with my chemistry. Its drydown stayed similar to its initial notes, just richer but softer.
Bergamot, immortelle, tonka bean and vanilla were the highlight notes for me. The scent lasted for at least 6 hours, well worth it.

Aug
08
2013
Rebecca123
Rebecca123

L de Lolita Lempicka leaves a sweet and vanilla smell on me. It's very warm and pleasant. The first notes are a little sweet for me, but it soon passes into delicious second notes. This scent is not strong and will not overwhelm the people around you.

For people who are allergic, this scent could get you into trouble - so be careful. Ironically it could be the nature of the bottle I have as the fluid has turned the amber color of baking vanilla so it might not be the newest bottle under the sun.

Aug
04
2013
NicoleO
NicoleO

I've been pleasantly surprised by this. At first spray I thought it was too strongly vanilla, but once it dries down there's a lovely warmth and spiciness that I've really enjoyed. It smells of biscuits baking in the oven. The cinnamon is very prominent and I keep getting lovely whiffs of it throughout the day. On me it has had moderate sillage, and is still going strong 7 hours after spraying.

Jul
20
2013
Kai19
Kai19

Considering how 'heavy' some of the notes in this fragrance are, it sits really lightly. It manages to blend elements of warmth with a really refreshing light; that must be the citrus. I was intrigued after spotting an ad in a magazine, fell in love with the bottle alone. Then I read the perfume contained cinnamon and it was a done deal. I visited this perfume in House of Fraser - the longevity of this scent was another significant pull. But its the blend that makes this a standout for me...I feel like a mermaid just washed up on the shore each time I wear it. It smells intangible, sweet with a lot of staying power. Love it!!

Jul
16
2013
arrode
arrode

Wow, this is absolutely lovely! I think this is the best of the Lolita Lempicka line. This smells exactly like a lovely fresh-baked autumn pie mixed with the zest of an orange. Don't let the aquatic bottle deceive you; it's definitely a fall scent. The projection is pretty great on me and it lasted a good 4-5 hours. This will be perfect for the fall.

Jul
14
2013
dorristheloris
dorristheloris

When I first put this on, it reminded me of Aramis - men's aftershave! (Interestingly I looked it up and it shares quite a few of the fragrance notes, so maybe that's not a surprise).

It took a good couple of hours for the initial scent to change and then I was left with a gorgeous cinnamon sugar cookie smell.

I normally wear Shalimar in winter but find it too intense for summer - I think this is a really good summer alternative as it still has that intensity, but the cinnamon-orange combination gives it a lighter feel that's easier to wear in daytime/warm weather.

Jul
12
2013
Ceylane
Ceylane

Well, this was one of my favorite scents for a while.
Initially, I did not like him, because I was in a phase of super-sweet scent and could not feel her sweetness!
Until one day it happened! The note of bitter orange was not so dominant and I met her vanilla enchanted me, as a lover of sweetness that I was at the time.
Whenever I wore this perfume received compliments and people asked me if I had eaten a cookie or chocolate!
For me, the smell is a bit more complex and profound than a plain vanilla generic, and is very comfortable, especially in a colder climate.
However, as what is good does not last, I had the misfortune to use it on a day I drank vodka beyond measure, and how I never went back to take vodka, never went back to using L Lolita!
Unlike Lolita Lempicka EDP, which does not last long on my skin, L lasts forever, and can be felt by everyone around me.
Today not much appreciate the sweet smells, but I plan to try again, because L is a smell that is worth in its softness, depth and comfort.

Jul
09
2013
rthgdess
rthgdess

I adore this one. I also wear the Lolita namesake fragrance, but this is totally different. At first spray I was taken aback by the almost-masculinity of the scent. It's spicy and strong at first from the cinnamon and citrus, but it settles into something warm, sweet, and yummy. Not bakery gourmand, more like a warm spicy drink. I don't necessarily associate this fragrance with cold weather though. I wear it in the summer, it feels very exotic, like the way people in India drink chai tea in hot weather. Very unique juxtaposition of cool aquatic bottle and warm spicy scent.

Jul
09
2013
fragrancegirlie
fragrancegirlie

Lolita Lempicka has a talent for creating original fragrances that each have a mystical and almost fantasy-like quality to them. L is no exception. On me this one gives off a licorice scent but it's in the background behind the notes listed above. It lasts on me and the bottle is lovely. It's very feminine, warm and sweet.

Jun
29
2013
Jitterbug Perfume Lover
Jitterbug Perfume Lover

When I think of the House of Lempicka, I can't help but compare it to Fellini films. They are all "otherworldly" and for me, and each has a distinct character with a unique mystery and fantasy.

In my review of Lempicka's Coral Flower, I matched it to Gelsomina in Fellini's La Strada: innocence, beauty, sweetness, like saltwater taffy at a carnival.

This one would be Claudia in 8 1/2; Fellini's "ideal woman" played by Claudia Cardinale the sexy brunette because this perfume is sexy, but also warm and cozy, like a "girl next door" kind of sexiness.

The last time I wore it, my boyfriend, who is extremely picky about the perfume I wear, and won't comment if he doesn't like it, said that I smelled absolutely delicious and that it gave him the urge to have a chocolate ice cream sundae. I do get a chocolate note from it, even though it's not on the list, but it might just be the perfect blend of vanilla/caramel/cinnamon. Whatever it is, it's magical and otherworldly and utterly gorgeous, just like Fellini's Sylvia! I love it!

Jun
28
2013
moni4u
moni4u

Beautiful bottle, awful scent on my skin. I like vanilla and cinammon but I can't detect it on my skin, it smells so masculine and also like a smoker. I couldn't even let it settle for a few hours because I couldn't tolerate it.

Jun
26
2013
milenamp
milenamp

@"pattyk",sorry for late answer; I already gave it someone as a present :/ thank you for being interested :)

Jun
21
2013
hedward
hedward

Dashing through hot sand and smelling the breeze of the sea on a beach while someone is baking cinnamon-orange cookies in a very old wooden house nearby.

This isn't even a fragrance... More like the smell of comforting feelings.

It's weird. I don't understand this nor know how I even should wear this. I'll propably use this to scent my pillows so I can dream of paradise.

Great sillage and lasting power!! __UNISEX_ !! Such a majestic smell like this could never have a gender.

Smell 10/10 x 2
Longevity / Potency 9/10
Versatility 4/10
Complexity 7/10
x2

Overall score 80/100

Jun
15
2013
pattyk
pattyk

@"MILENAMP", so you want to sell your bottle? Send me a note and we might be able to work something out. I really like this scent, wasn't sure at first but grew to love it.

Jun
10
2013
HopeAyanami
HopeAyanami

I have a love-hate relationship with this perfume. Some days I love this scent, other days I loathe it and scrub at my skin to remove it. I bought it blind as the reviews i'd read described everything I wanted in a perfume. Sadly, I don't think this will be my signature scent, so I'm back to searching!

Jun
07
2013
milenamp
milenamp

I have it but i don't like it - that was a blind buy. I thought that these sweet things mixed with some fresh orange will be bingo, but no. On me, this is lemon detergent plus to much burnt vanila with pepper. I will give it to someone, I just can't stand that smell on me :(

But the bottle is adorable :)

May
24
2013
petranfx
petranfx

i want to buy a perfume for my sister what you prefer this orthe original lolita lempicka

May
22
2013
Javi0005
Javi0005

Oh that bottle! Why don't they make such cute bottles for men fragrances?! Not fair!

May
16
2013
petranfx
petranfx

summer presentation for a winter fragrance i dont know what to though.

May
15
2013
Raggagirl1
Raggagirl1

Its not bad its just not great nice though . I don't think it has a deep scent it is pretty basic to me.

May
15
2013
mihaela01
mihaela01

A little citrus at the begining and then it is all about vanilla on me.Really like it and long lasting.

May
11
2013
TakaBeata
TakaBeata

I love this oriental vanilla. This scent is elegant, pleasant, non-typical. Is not strong ,is not painful is although sweet. I fell in love with him for 4 years back in Croatia , in summer. Now also we will go to Croatia ,I already bought bottle of this splendid scent. Unites to me with exotic plants and warmed stones with sun.
I very like this nose MR :)

May
08
2013
StellaXYH
StellaXYH

L opens with a strong cinnamon. The orange adds some tartness and balances, makes the cinnamon so yummy. The drydown is mainly vanilla, but the cinnamon is slightly detectable and spices it up, to remind you this is not a whatever vanilla drydown but L by Lolita. I don't think it's a very complexe fragrance. But it's a wonderful mood lifter. It's so cheerful that it will light up a grey autumn or winter morning. And like some previous reviewers it reminds me so much of Christmas. As the longevity, it's 8h+ on me and the sillage can be huge for the opening, so beware.

May
04
2013
mihaelasusan
mihaelasusan

L BY LOLITA FOR ME IS ALL THE BEST LOLITA PERFUME.
SWEET BUT NOT OVERSWEET,WARM ,SPICY WITH VANILLA BASE AND I SMELL INCENCE?
VERY ELEGANT AND CALM FRAGRANCE ,GOOD IN WINTER AND SUMMER TOO, BECAUSE IT IS FRESH ORIENTAL!

May
01
2013
chchristyen
chchristyen

I bought the 5ml mini of this thinking that I would love it, because it sounded perfect. I wanted to smell like a warm just-out-of-the-oven baked snickerdoodle cookie. However, on my skin this was not the type of cinnamon I was looking for - it was too spicy; not my type of cookie, and not the type of cinnamon found in apple pie either, which I would have liked as well. Altogether this smelled like a plain unsweetened vanilla cookie that accidentally got dropped in a large bowl of cinnamon powder that had no sugar mixed into it. I tried to like it- it was pleasant at first, but the strange cinnamon scent simply became too disturbing for me to regularly wear this perfume.

However, this is a very warm and cozy fragrance, and will be good for someone who loves gourmands and wants a cookie smell with a sophisticated grown-up twist.

Apr
26
2013
Pari88
Pari88

A very dry sweet cinnamon fragrance. Spicy and sweet with an underlying bitter/salty note. There are many similar fragrances out there, but as I said, the underlying note, (maybe a flower) is what gives it it's true character. Works perfectly on my dry skin and does not sit heavily atop it. It gets better and better as it continues to dry down. Highly recommend it for any season as it is not heavy as you might think by the notes. Would be a great beach fragrance or a winter fragrance as it has that suntan lotion and cinnamon latte vibe. It has a very heavysillage and long kasting power, 6+ (full on) so spraywith a light hand, 1 or 2 spritz will do.

Apr
26
2013
flowerlvr711
flowerlvr711

I love, love, love this perfume, I was lucky to fid it at T Jmaxx, for only 15 dollars, I just wish i could find the lotion to go with it.. It reminds me of being in a tropical paradise with a waterfall flowing behind me.. love it <3

Apr
26
2013
kismetdaisy
kismetdaisy

Ok. I cannot stop wearing this stuff! I never wear the same perfume everyday, until now with "L." It is sooo beautiful and spicy and warm. I love vanilla and cinnamon so much-but not when it's overly sweet and foody. This is so nicely balanced with the immortelle and the spicy mix. It has a incense, tobacco type hint to it. And salty as well. But not too salty. And I think the saltiness is what keeps the sweetness at bay. It is so warm, such a comfort scent for me. I've never loved a frag this much..and I never thought i'd switch my old signature frag. This is def my new sig. and I will continue to buy loads of it! This is a gourmand lover's dream. Even if you're not big into gourmand, you still may like this-the composition is perfect and truly unique. And I don't know anyone else that wears this. It seems that it is popular, but I never see it around. No one ever knows what I am wearing. It's a warm, spicy paradise!

Apr
25
2013
yuugainotenshi
yuugainotenshi

I don't know what more I can add to the many reviews about this fragrance, other than I really love it! I love wearing this in the the fall and winter, but its also lovely during the spring. Its great when you crave something a warm and a little spicy! L de Lolita Lempicka is a lovely blend of cinnamon, vanilla, imortelle, and musk. I do not really get any citrus in this and also it not really sweet even though vanilla is one of the main notes, it helps calm down the cinnamon. It is extremely long lasting and overall a lovely composition. <3

Apr
25
2013
phyrexianc
phyrexianc

I love the opening, I was so happy to find a pretty Lolita bottle without the licorice note. However, the cinnamon seems to be somewhat in the same range, so unfortunately this is not for me either.

Apr
25
2013
regnflickan
regnflickan

Such a pretty bottle and such a nice warm scent. First I think of caramel and after a while when the orange notes dryes down I think of cookies. On me it´s a sweet smell but not to sweet. I really don´t get the ocean in the comersial, to me this scent makes me think of a warm kitchen whith rainy weather outside.

Apr
22
2013
nazza28
nazza28

I love the fact that this has such an unusual and delicious dry down. I always receive compliments when I wear this! It has a juicy almost salty-sweetness that I think is perfect for warm summer/spring days. In Australia you really have to pick your perfumes well during the warmer months as the mixed smell of sunscreen (which is a priority at my work) and sweat tends to ruin a lot of great perfumes. Quite honestly, at the end of the day this still smells great, whereas many others just smell rank! I have yet to try it during the cooler months which we are just coming into now so perhaps I shall add another review once I've given it a good work out on a cold winters day :) I have found the majority of Lolita perfumes really work with my chemistry although for some reason I cannot stand Coral flower :-/

Apr
20
2013
bookerc1
bookerc1

I just received my first bottle of this, and have to confess it is my first blind buy. I've read so many reviews, and suspected from the descriptions that I would love it. I was cautious, however, as my skin chemistry does not agree with many perfumes, especially those with musk and patchouli. I wasn't sure how the musk in this scent would develop on me.

My fears seem to have been entirely unfounded. On first spray, the bitter orange was the scent that stood out, but as it dried down, the warmth of the cinnamon, vanilla, and sandalwood began to shine. This is a very warm, spicy, comforting fragrance, reminiscent of baking without being too sickly sweet. It was everything I had hoped Prada Candy would be. While Candy fell into overwhelming cloying sweetness, this one is spicy and warm without overdoing it.

I've been searching for a signature scent for the past year, and have tried dozens of perfumes. I think I may have just found my new favorite. While it doesn't come across as particularly sexy, it is very attractive and warm and appealing. It is more like the woman you want to marry and spend your life with, than the hot girl you want to pick up in a bar, if that makes sense. I look forward to spending a lot more time with this lovely scent in the weeks to come!

Apr
20
2013
marissa.nowell
marissa.nowell

This is pretty unique in my opinion. It's very sweet, warm but seductive. The cinnamon really makes this scent its own, and while I normally gag at the smell of cinnamon, it smells fantastic in this perfume.

Apr
15
2013
MissElizabeth
MissElizabeth

GREAT GREAT perfume. Makes you happy. Very warm and feminine

Apr
10
2013
Coconutmusk
Coconutmusk

I recently got a few samples that included this and I absolutely love it! I find it very romantic and to me it smells like the spray from a fresh orange when you first peel it open and chocolate. When I smell it I actually get a mental image of those chocolate oranges in the foil but this is far more elegant than that. I do get a bit of saltiness and I can see where the mermaid comes into play. I'll agree that this is a good winter scent but I also like it for summer. It's sweet and when I first got it I liked it so much I over did it because I just wanted to keep smelling it. Then I went to the gym. Don't do that! It gets much sweeter the sweatier you get. This will be one I make sure I don't run out of.

Apr
08
2013
loonad
loonad

my husband took me to the shopping mall with the intention of buying a perfume for me.he told me to browse around the shop and choose any perfume that i wanted.i've always loved Lolita Lempicka's perfumes and so started looking at her perfumes.i was immediately attracted to this perfume and its bottle mainly.i grabbed a 80ml bottle of this beauty as it was priced at 300ZAR which is roughly 34USD and so it is quite a steal.back in the car i opened it and my husband and i were both very amazed by the beauty of the bottle and the sensuality of the perfume.this is quite gorgeous on me.the orange note in the beginning lends a freshness to this which makes you want to smell it closely.i love the sensuality of the cinnamon note.this is not a strong cinnamon just a nicely blended one.on me the dry down is just so vanilla-y,which is my fave note.i just love this smell.i feel i have found my new signature scent.
the bottle is to die for.my husband commented on this saying this is the most beautiful bottle in my collection.i love the L on the bottle as my name starts with an L.this bottle is just gorgeous and reminds me of a mermaid who loves vanilla.i'm waiting to use coral flower by lolita lempicka whose bottle is gorgeous too.

Mar
31
2013
ladywildswan
ladywildswan

Wow... I really like this one! I put it on last night and again this morning. Delightful! More as we get to know each other better.

Mar
29
2013
Chio268
Chio268

Lolita Lempicka L smells like unsweetened cinnamon cookies and vanilla, if that makes sense! It is an unusual but gorgeous smell, perfect for those that like gourmand scents.

However, alhtough I like sweet, gourmand fragrances I'm a bit hesitant about wearing this one-as I've said, the smell is very pretty but somehow I don't really want to smell like a cinnamon cookie, lol. If that is your thing though, you might love this one!

Mar
25
2013
justbeQ
justbeQ

Welcome to my Xanadu. It is rich and decadent, smooth and well-blended, warm and comforting,totally yummy and creamy in a non-edible kind of way and it stays interesting. And something about it makes it feel balmy to me. Maybe it’s because my imagination really wants to smell this on an evening breeze. Just drifting about in the air, sigh.

The opening of bitter orange and bergamot seem to get swallowed quickly with a sweet but not sugary vanilla and just the right amount of cinnamon giving L the perfect amount of warmth. The citrus notes do not go away, but blend into the vanilla and cinnamon so effortlessly. Then the immortelle and tonka bean really kick in giving it a honeyed, caramelized, sweet tobacco kind of vibe. It adds so much richness to this mildly spicy vanilla. Then I catch an occasional faint smokiness here and there. The sandalwood aides to the overall creaminess of this fragrance, I think.

Sometimes this will last all day on me. Other times it quickly becomes a skin scent. I always make sure to give one good spray to my clothing if I’m in the mood to have it stick around, which is always these days.

The weird thing is, being such a warm fragrance perfectly suited for winter, the bottle always threw me off. Yes, it is quiet lovely, just like the rest of the LL line. I just assumed that it would be a watery, ozonic, clean, typical soapy smell. So for the longest time I just dismissed it, never thinking twice about it. Well, that was a huge mistake of an assumption. This is like perfume crack to me, I can’t seem to get enough.

Mar
23
2013
daisygirl
daisygirl

Easily the best lolita lempicka perfume ever! This is gorgeous, sweet and smoky. It smells like nagchampa incense. I just love it.

Mar
20
2013
advabart
advabart

freddinos, I've read the other review of L by you. I wonder where you get the licorice note from. I can't detect any hint of it, and I know L very well. It's true that the original Lolita is a licorice/anise bomb, as well as many of its successors. But L is so much different! to me it's orange-y cinnamon-vanilla all over.

Mar
20
2013
foxy_princess
foxy_princess

Has anyone tried the pure parfum concentration? If so how long does it last and what silage does it have?!

Mar
20
2013
Kyi
Kyi

I bought a sample of this after hearing all the rave reviews. Well, it's not quite what I expected. It does not smell like a snickerdoodle cookie to me. I don't get any bakery/cookie smell. My initial impressions is that it smells like a sweet candied orange peel with a light sprinkle of cinnamon and perhaps clove? There's a smooth, warm vanilla undertone to it all, but the spicy citrus smell is prominent. It's nice... but I am glad I bought a sample of this. It seems a bit heavy and more mature than I had expected. It's feisty and cozy and somewhat grown up, but yea... does not resemble a cookie or snickerdoodle in any way to my nose.

Mar
17
2013
worknplay
worknplay

According to several popular fragrance blogs, this fragrance closely resembles Frederic Malle's Musk Ravageur. I love MR and I thought this perfume definately had similarities! (it was created by the same person) I bought L De Lolita on a blind buy because of how I read these two are so similar, and I am so glad I did! I love it! Everytime I wear it out - whether to the grocery store or just running errands, I get compliments from both men and women. My husband really really loves this scent on me too! Unfortunately, he isnt into perfumes at all, so when he "notices" a scent on me and comments on it, its a big deal lol.

Mar
14
2013
DaisyLolita
DaisyLolita

This is an very interesting perfume and I like it very much. A lot of people have give positive comments to me.

Mar
14
2013
SCJS
SCJS

I've been wearing this bold and happy fragrance for almost two years now, and suddenly it (or my nose) changed! The drydown is still the same, but I get way more orange after application and it makes L as a whole much more complex and interesting. I will use this for some days now and try to get the salty note that some of you have referred to as well.

I really like L de Lolita Lempicka. It's optimistic and playful, safe for work but still interesting. To me it feels very modern. The cinnamon, orange and vanilla notes makes it suitable for christmas, but it is wonderful during summertime too because of its refreshing bergamot and orange notes. After eight hours I get a wonderful white chocolate note.

Unfortunately, sillage is not very good on me. After the first hour, it stays close to my skin. This seems to be a perfume that comes out very differently depending on your body chemistry, so be sure to try it on a few times before you buy it.

Mar
07
2013
freddinos
freddinos

From the notes and the reviews here I was ready to blind buy a full bottle, despite the fact that I am not a fan of any Lolita Lempicka perfume ( actually I dislike their unique 'character', I'm not saying they are badly made, just not for me!). Thankfully I ordered only a sample. I am sad to say that this is not what I was expecting. It reminded me very much of the original LL, the liquorice was just beyond words! I couldn't detect any cinnamon, just a sweet, heavy liquorice-vanilla-tonka mix! Towards the dry down it indeed has a salty gourmand quality I can start enjoying, until the sweet liquorice hits me again. My search for the perfect cinavanilla scent continues...

Edit: I have to come back and say I bought a full bottle after using up my sample. It is addictive and warm, I would have prefered it without the licorice and with more cinnamon but I think it has won me! A LL convert!

Mar
06
2013
kismetdaisy
kismetdaisy

So, I am back to say that L de lolita Lempicka is now My Favorite perfume ever, AND my new signature fragrance! Which is CRAZY because my signature fragrance for the past 10 years has been Anna Sui Dreams, also was my favorite-and I never thought anything would compare to that blue gem! But here, another blue beauty. i went from hating it at first spray to absolutely loviNg it! It is soooo beautiful. Everyone who encounters it on me asks what I am wearing, women for themselves, men for their wives, or men just telling me how delicious I smell, it drives them crazy!! I can't get enough of this. The cinnamon and vanilla is very prominent to me, with bold smokiness in it. Like a vanilla incense almost. I'm not very good at describing scents, but I don't have to really--It speaks for itself! Do try it! It's AMAZING!!!

Mar
03
2013
denncita
denncita

This was a blind buy for me. I absolutely love wearing this perfume during the colder days when you're just lounging around the house with your soul mate... maybe watching a movie on a rainy night... yes that's what it smells like to me, a warm embrace under the sheets, smells so creamy to me like the filling of those oreo cookies, something like thick n rich pumpkin pie... there's just no way to describe this scent, it's so unique.

Mar
01
2013
perilandia
perilandia

I love it and I buy it yesterday
On my skin this one has a great similarity with Hermes Ambre Narguille, But for my joy this one not have the strong note insienso that is has the Hermes.one
Sweet and spicy is not exclusively female I think a man can also use it.


Me encanta y me lo pude comprar recien ayer
En mi piel este perfume tiene una gran similitud con Hermes Ambre Nargulle , Pero para mi alegria este no tiene la fuerte nota a insienso que tiene el de Hermes que lo hace unisex.
Es dulce y especiado no exclusivamente femenino yo creo que un hombre puede usarlo tranquilamente.

Mar
01
2013
po
po

For me L de Lolita Lempicka is pure warm hug in a bottle. Cozy and comforting.

During Christmas holidays I spent some days with my family and brought decants to use up but none of these soapy chypres made me happy. It was time for perfume shopping!

I had tried L de Lolita Lempicka a few months ago when the weather was warmer and found the immortelle to stand out too much - though I smelled like orange - vanilla scented potpourri. But I know that the LL perfumes deserve a second chance (the original turned from hate to love for me) and bought it without thinking too much.

And it's my second LL love now! The original is still my favorite but I have to wait two hours for the best part and I don't always have the patience for that.

It's not a complicated perfume, starts with a blast of orange and cinnamon (which is one of my favorite combinations in perfumery) and stays that way for awhile. Then you gradually get in increasing vanilla waft mixing with the cinnamon. Vanilla can smell plastic-y but not in L.
Also it's the immortelle that gives an unexpected salty twist and makes the composition non edible and more interesting. I was suspicious at first but now I'm glad Maurice Roucel added this note, I like vanilla but if it's too linear I get bored quickly.

This uncomplicated goodness is a compliment getter too - if that matters. More complex perfumes are hard to understand but cinnamon/orange/vanilla with an unexpected twist? It's bound to be complimented! The only way to dislike it is loathing sweet scents in general.

Of course the bottle is beautiful and the quality very satisfying: a few spritzes and you get good silage and you'll be able to enjoy it for many hours.
If you like vanilla with some spice L is a must try.

Feb
28
2013
Bigsly
Bigsly

I obtained an old spray bottle and couldn't believe how awful it smelled. However, I read that others experienced this and blew on the area sprayed to get it to dry down more quickly. That worked well but I found it to be rather uneventful for a while. Then I noticed an incense type of thing starting to happen and looked at the notes listed for this scent. It must be the sandalwood note that is largely responsible, and it's very nicely done, being gentle yet rich. This may be too subtle for the sanalwood oreintal aficionado, but it's quite pleasant. I consider the drydown to be unisex.

Feb
19
2013
KittyCute
KittyCute

Pleasant spicy smell lured me into a grove of vanilla woods. Moving closer, I found that there is growing not only charming vanilla. Nearby also grows other exotic trees. The branches of which are hidden exotic fruits with captivating & spicy cinnamon and orange notes. Morning dew is still sitting quietly on the leaves. The immortal flowers are bloom at the foot of the trees. Suddenly a light wind blew from somewhere. And I was wrapped like in veil with the unforgettable aromas of musk and tonka beans. Pleasant breeze kissed my face. Am I dreaming?... I don't want to leave this wonderful place! I think I'll go and sprinkle over some more of this gourmand elixir.

Feb
16
2013
anna.glowacka
anna.glowacka

This is really lovely and beautiful smell. Like sparkling cinnamom and vanilla with bubbles. For me definitely one of the best cinnamon scents. Usually they gets placticky or watery but this one not. Love it! Warm and rich floating around me like a satellite.
I can't belive that long time ago i thought that L and Coral flower are the same scent - bottle was so misleading. Shame on me. They are so different. Love both.

Feb
16
2013
b@by
b@by

I'm really not fond of the bitter orange and immortelle combo at the beginning. It's harsh and garish. However, the vanilla and cinnamon dry down is lovely.

EDIT: The more I try using this, the longer I can smell the orange. Isn't it funny what scents different people's noses pick up? The orange gets overwhelming/annoying on me, but one up side is if I'm having a super busy day where I have to stay alert, this is perfect. The orange is somehow very energising.

Feb
12
2013
anna.glowacka
anna.glowacka

advabart, mine is also missing that decoration but for the rest it's totally ok.

Feb
06
2013
advabart
advabart

I got so disappointed with this perfume! Not with the smell, actually - it is still gorgeous - but with the bottle.
I fIrst bought it two months ago, but unfortunately the juice was dark brown. So I had to return it, and get my money back.
Then I bought a new one, just to find the sprayer was broken.
Returned this, and got another one - sparkling blue all right - but alas! Why should the pretty golden net be missing???
:-((

Feb
06
2013
MaddieClfd
MaddieClfd

It's a nice perfume but I got a bit tired of it. It used to smell like slightly salted cookies to me, sweet but with a twist.
Now - it's mostly vanilla and cinnamon, which gives the sweetness a bit of a harsh feeling. My bottle is pretty much empty and I will not buy another - for now. I will leave it for a bit, Untill I miss it and want it back in my collection.
L de LL gives the similar feel (does not smell like!) to Flowerbomb, so I just use that instead.

Feb
06
2013
kerini
kerini

Simple, pretty, cozy, not too sweet. A big thumbs up.

This one is all about cinnamon and vanilla.
At first I get a lot of cinnamon mixed with some bitter orange and vanilla. As it dries down the focus slowly switches over to vanilla with sandalwood, tonka, immortelle and musk hiding shyly in the background.
It lasts at least 12-13 hours on me.

I'm glad I finally got over myself and gave Lolita Lempicka a chance. I just couldn't reconcile the cristmassy notes with the marketing. But for some reason it works! So calm and warm with the dryness of cinnamon and sandalwood representing the sandy beach while the vanilla is the sea, the waves gently wafting around me...

I wonder if it might be a bit boresome in the long run... only time will tell.

Feb
05
2013
Kimmy89
Kimmy89

kismetdaisy
I am also keen on getting this one, as the cinnamon and vanilla are the things that draw me to it.
I remember you wanting to replace your Sui Dreams and people comparing it to this. But I also love Sui Dreams, but even without trying L, i know it would be very different with the cinnamon and immotelle which I think would give it a tobacco like background. This also doesn't have any peach or nectarine which I think are dominant notes in Sui Dreams. This perfume is a lot more spicy, which is what I imagine, and is very weak on the sweet citrus. Sui dreams has hardly any spices at all, just sweetness and muskyness. I love gourmand but also love strong unique like smells.

Maybe try this; when I spray Sui dreams sometimes I only get the fruits. But when I give the bottle a shake and spray again I sense the vanilla again. Weird but oddly seems to work. Maybe give that a try with L de Lolitta?
I think maybe the bottle you have was sat on the shelf for a long time or like you said just a bad one. Try giving it a shake.
This definitely makes me more keen to try this!

Feb
05
2013
advabart
advabart

Does anybody know if the pure perfum version comes only in that fancy, overpriced bottle?
I'm curious about the smell, but can't afford to pay so much for crystal bottles or gem stones, no matter how beautiful they are...:-(

Feb
05
2013
calyx93
calyx93

Just a note about the color changing comments. The darkening of this blue liquid, like Mugler's Angel series of blue fragrances, is a result of vanillin darkening with exposure to light.

This phenomenon is seen in other scents too - amber and brown colored ones don't seem as noticeable, although Rochas' Tocade can darken appreciably too. The blue colored scents just seem to exaggerate it much more drastically.

Shouldn't be much change in the scent, though.

Feb
04
2013
Evam28
Evam28

This is my favourite perfume and i get compliments when i wear it all the time!!! I LOVE it!!

Feb
01
2013
HeidiLynn
HeidiLynn

Comment on color changes: I bought a mini about 8 months ago. The liquid was bright blue when I got it, but over time it is certainly fading to a coppery-greenish-blue color. I imagine it will continue to change. It is kept in my room, on my dresser (dim and cool, but not free of all light). I have not noticed that this changes the scent, it's just not as pretty :(

Jan
30
2013
advabart
advabart

kismetdaisy: I also had trouble telling the difference between the brownish and the blue/green.
Right now I own both (an original blue-green mini, and a 80 ml brown flacon). I find them identical, even though the brown one is probably older. BUT, I've come across a green-brown tester which has gone bad and smelled terrible. My advice: take care, and make sure you can return your buy, just in case...

Jan
30
2013
guest_
guest_

I have a sample of L de Lolita Lempicka and dismissed it at first because it is similiar to Coral Flower which I don't care for too much. The pronounced spicyness and not enough warmth in CF make it unwearable for me on hot and humid summer days (of which there are a lot where I live), and to me it is a summer fragrance. Back to L. Having it worn now a few times and giving it more time to develop I must say that I like it. It is warm (always a plus in my book) and the spice doesn't linger for too long at the fore front and settles nicely enough to become unobtrusive. Even though L has an oriental feel to it, the salty, ocean, beach impression that I get, make it definetely a summer fragrance for me that sets itself apart from the usual fruity/flowery or aquatic notes for summer time. Anybody who looks for a light oriental with a distinct summer feel should give L a try. As I go about my day while wearing L I also get this faint, faint echo of La Mome. They don't share similar notes, but there it is (and I am delighted). L has medium sillage and good longevity and is overall a nice, comfy, warm fragrance for everyday wear.

Jan
29
2013
melange
melange

I'm so happy I didn't buy it blind, as I first intended! Amber I love so much in Jil Sander's 'Sun' is strong to the point of dryness in 'L', so much that it becomes choking; vanilla and cinnamon add to this impression, All in all, this perfume feels like baking Christmas cookies - all scent and no taste, or rather: so spicy they're actually bitter - with an itchy throat.

Do test it before buying - it's a love-it-or-leave-it fragrance. Made me understand how some people can hate gourmand scents:( (this coming from a person whose two favourites are oriental-vanilla and oriental-floral...)

Jan
27
2013
genny17
genny17

That scent just doesn't work for me, the opening smells a bit off, a bit artificial and almost salty, like foody, and not in a good way. I dont think the cinammon works great mixed in with the vanilla. Then it gets a bit nicer, , but overall this is one I will leave alone ,furthermore it can be found real cheap, I am not surprised.

Jan
22
2013
Deevee
Deevee

Well, tried this for the first time today. On my skin wet, it smelled like.... the licorice factory is on fire? Burnt plastic and demon possessed candy? Awful! But after about 15 minutes, it calmed down into a very nice spicy, sweet scent. Comfortable yet interesting enough to not be boring. I like it, if I can make it past that awful start out of the bottle.

Jan
18
2013
bluepistachio
bluepistachio

Lolita Lempicka scents in general are cozy, this is not an exception. It's a casual sweet gourmand scent. Though it's not strong like "Lolita Lempicka," it's more like "Si Lolita" when it comes to that shyness.

I think it's the closest I smelled to a gourmet cookie. It smells delicious. It's nothing out of this world. Though it is unique. Because of the hype I thought it would more sophisticated but this is an approachable scent. I still enjoy it a lot. This one has a decent price, comes in pretty bottle, and doesn't give me a headache. It's a safe for gourmand lovers IMO!

Jan
16
2013
advabart
advabart

ajhwilliams: Funny. I've recently bought a 80 ml flacon after trying a mini. The first 5 ml was blue, and the 80 ml is brown, but to me they smell exactly the same...

Jan
15
2013
ajhwilliams
ajhwilliams

bought this after buying a mini which was brown and didn't like the clear as much, fortunately located a bottle of the brown and i would just about roll in the stuff.

Jan
13
2013
dazydeadpetals
dazydeadpetals

I LOVE this fragrance and have worn it more than any other since I have gotten it. It's bold and forward.

It starts with noticeable cinnamon and orange (blended in an intriguing and lovely way) and subtly dries down into a spicy vanilla, tonka bean gourmand (although not overly sweet EDIT: I don't know if I would use "sweet" to describe this fragrance, but yummy? Absolutely.) while still keeping hints of the cinnamon and orange.

I don't pick up any bergamot, musk or sandalwood on my skin, although I experience the vanilla note as having a sandalwood feel...if that makes sense (this may actually be the tonka bean I'm experiencing).

Jan
10
2013
onebadbaby
onebadbaby

This fragrance is sooo delicious, but not in a sickly sweet fruity way, it's more a salted caramel of a fragrance. It starts off with an unusual mix of citrus and vanilla and slight florals. It does put one in mind of exotic destinations with a mixture of sweet vanilla and sea breezes. I can see how some say this is a winter scent, but I prefer to ear it on hot summer evenings on holiday. It is exotic.
The eau de parfum is quiye potent and it lasts forever on the skin, you will still smell of this in the morning.

Jan
08
2013
Kimmy89
Kimmy89

Where can I buy this perfume in the UK? Have tried most retailers.

Jan
07
2013
hadew1
hadew1

Starts off warmly citrus-vanilla, replaced by a heady wash of immortelle and spices before drying down to a pungent spicy vanilla. The immortelle was stronger than I expected, and fortunately short-lived. The spices are extremely assertive (I was hoping vanilla would be the most dominant note in drydown), which probably has more to do with my chemistry than the perfume itself. The musk is behaving itself nicely--not veering towards cheap or sour, which is how musk usually behaves on my skin. Really enjoying the subtle vanilla note, which is neither sugary nor cloying. Very nice. Will give final impressions after a few more hours.


Edit: scent is completely gone a few hours after spraying. Poor longevity, but remained pleasant while it lasted.

Jan
01
2013
joliecat
joliecat

L Lolita is very bergamot-citrus and a bit salty for the first hour. Makes me think of eating smooth slippery oysters at the beach, with plenty of lemon and salt. Then the gentle vanilla and soft light touches of cinnamon arrive. The citrus is still there through the drydown, but much softer. The immortelle flower blooms, with bitter orange, musk, and ever-present salt preventing all from being too sweet.
L Lolita is as unique and whimsical as its cast-net decorated, sea-glass bottle. AHOY, Mate !

Dec
27
2012
Lushylori
Lushylori

Perfect Perfume to wear for Christmas :)
Merry Christmas to all you perfume lovers out there :)

Dec
24
2012
Snowfairy
Snowfairy

SeXY with lots of tonka bean and vanilla but not a sickly vanilla. Sensual

Dec
24
2012
arabbel
arabbel

I got this as a Christmas gift today. It is cozy, warm, and sweet. The sweetness isn't sickly or cloying. There is a soft, warm vanillic base, with a soft cinnamon mixed over top, and some nice spices added in there. On my skin, there is barely any citrus to be found, but possibly the shadow of lemon sort of shimmering in the background. It is really pleasant, and I love it.
It is a gourmand, but not the "I smell like a cookie" type. It has some food ingredients, but isn't a food itself.
To me, it smells a lot like L'occitane's Miel e Vanille, only a little lighter, less honeyed and boozey, and with some more present spiciness.

Dec
24
2012
Rose_Noire
Rose_Noire

This is the gourmand lover's touchstone! I've been considering getting this as a blind buy, mostly because I'm so attracted to its ocean theme and bottle- but luckily I resisted and bought a mini.

Let me just say that I think it's very unique and nicely blended even if I didn't like it.
But for someone who loves sweet fragrances, I can't imagine anything better.

For one thing it doesn't have that baked goods sweetness and it's not synthetic or cloying in any way.
It has depth and character.
It reminds me of lemon cake with tons of cinnamon & vanilla. That citrus note prevents it from being nauseating.

And as some reviewers mentioned there's a salty quality in the dry down which makes it very interesting.

Dec
22
2012
Pearlll
Pearlll

this was a blind buy... and i love it! opens up sweet-citrusy/orangey, eventually settling as a dry-ish, vanilla/cinnamon scent on me... i can imagine it smells like cookies to some, but i don't think it's that gourmand-ish. it's more like vanilla-cinnamon-salt and dry orange flakes all mixed in a glass bottle. yet luckily, not nauseatingly sweet! (only the longevity could've been better though, at the end of the day it's nearly gone)

Dec
18
2012
meduza
meduza

This one smells bitter.
Really nasty....I didn't get any of this notes.
This one is always discounted now I see why....

Dec
18
2012
RGR
RGR

This is some vanilla perfume!
I can smell vanilla cream pudding that has been cooked with some grated lemon/orange rind. Just when I am about to name Lolita Lempicka a thief I sense there is something mysterious in this story.... I don't understand. I sense some salt in this story Im being told. Maybe some salt from the sea? The spices growing stronger and stronger. Then I smell smoke. Incense ! Oh how I love this part. I don't care if its not in the notes list. I smell and love this musky incense.

I absolutely went crazy in love for this dry down. Its as if you are hearing a familiar fairy tale and all of a sudden the ending takes you somewhere else and makes you think of different things! This was a bedtime story that turned into some exotic adventure.
Over all, I think this perfume is very much over-looked. But I am happy I found it.
It may seem quite simple but the journey here surprised me. I love this kind of surprise and I love the dry down. Men love this and women will ask you what you're wearing. In fact, 5 women in my family bought this because they smelled it on me and wanted it.

Dec
15
2012
Kel Bel
Kel Bel

I got hooked on it once I smelt it at Zara back summer 2010
I loved it! And bought it right away. I became a mermaid.

Dec
11
2012
terrarone
terrarone

There are two sides to this perfume, at least on me. I don't care for the top notes, cinnamon and orange aren't a good combination in my opinion.. When I first spray it on my skin I rather dislike it. But after those notes fade and the scent is beginning to fade on my skin it turns into something that's pure bliss. I would never wear this out because by that point I can only smell it if I put my wrist right up to my nose, but I love to put it on when I'm winding down for bed. I sleep with my arms close to my face so I get to enjoy the tonka bean and vanilla and musk as I fall asleep.

Dec
09
2012
Vampiris
Vampiris

Lovely perfume, but the chemistry doesn't work between us, mainly because besides the sweet notes, I also smell something smoky/bitter in it which bothers me..

Dec
08
2012
kawaii sweety
kawaii sweety

Ahhhh, reminds me of that summer in Algeria in 2011... I miss my family there... This perfume smells just gorgeous and sweeeeet!

Dec
07
2012
pattyk
pattyk

I bought this blindly on EBAY. The first spray, not knowing what to expect, was a woodsy-vanilla-light spicy smell. After about 5 minutes it became a powdery-vanilla-warm and delicious smell. I wear it alone or use it for laying because I can't get enough of this smell. I spray it on my night wear every night before I go to bed. I used to wear Givenchy's Indecence and since I can't afford it anymore because of it being discontinued, I find this fragrance a nice addition to my collections of trying to find a new signature perfume. If you like vanilla and powery-woodsy smell, you will like this one. Very soft scented, not over bearing.

Dec
01
2012
mandaburrh
mandaburrh

This is a really interesting perfume....
I purchased on a whim from Shopper's Drug Mart discounted perfumes... 19 dollars for a large bottle. When I opened and tried it I was surprised. Was not sure if I liked it... I thought... wow this is really sweet. I did some research on line and found that this scent had many admirers.

I was surprised as with many sweet fragrances people often HATE them (Angel, for one, my all time fave).

I certainly can smell the bitter orange and cinnamon. Vanilla kind of overpowers the scent. When I spray it on myself I feel like a cinnamon bun... literally in that I feel sugary and warm (like warm on my skin. Maybe an allergic reaction ;)... maybe the cinnamon, maybe psychological).
It is growing on me. Definitely not for warmer weather. Something I would spray on my pillow rather than on myself, though.

Nov
27
2012
perfumemad62
perfumemad62

This perfume has made me speechless but in a good way! It smells of a cinnamon, vanilla and orange cake but with something mysterious and mystical. I know this sounds a bit weird but I can imagine it was baked by magical fairies! It is so different to what I've ever smelt before. It is a very heavy perfume, perfect for winter. The drydown is so yummy and sweet.

Overall, if you're looking for a generic gourmand this is not for you but if you want a fragrance that is mysterious, delicious and intriguing, this is perfect!

Nov
23
2012
Sunshine99
Sunshine99

I've got mixed feeling about this one.
I've found they're on sale on the internet and blind bought it because the bottle is SOOO pretty :D remind me of The Little Mermaid.
I like the sweet vanilla smell when I first applied it! but after it dried down ,it smell really like cinnamon-lemon tea for me.
It's a good casual smell but I prefer something more feminine and special.

It's my first day with it though, may be my opinion might change after sometime :)

Nov
21
2012
perfumebox
perfumebox

@advabart: Sounds like the greenish one you found has already gone off! If you think it smells weird, doesn't matter what anyone says; just leave it! ;-)

@luvbugz: Thought I was the only one that noticed it! Not sure if you experienced it but some of my older scents get more concentrated and lovely after they've aged a little. (That's if they haven't gone bad, of course...)

Nov
19
2012
Luvbugz
Luvbugz

I actually have both colors. The the true blue bottle to me doesn't last as long and isn't as strong, I like the browish green looking one better love this scent it's extremely intoxicating and I can't get enough of it. At first spritz its very strong but the dry down is scrumptious I also have The Fleur de Corail its totally different and it's good too!

Nov
18
2012
milkyway
milkyway

Looking at the bottle I could not imagine a smell like this- more like a marine and usual sweet LL fume. It smells like smoky demerara sugar on me. Really intense and lasts forever. I bet there are some serious lovers of this very potent stuff out there but I am not one of them. I'd love to have a glass of Rum this aromatic though;)

Nov
18
2012
advabart
advabart

perfumebox - you might be right. It could be that the green bottle is just an older, once-blue, perfume. But unlike yours, the green tester I've tried had an unpleasant smell. That's why I'm so confused...

Nov
18
2012
perfumebox
perfumebox

@advabart: You're probably seeing the difference between a "fresh" bottle and an old one. Many perfumes have a tendency to go yellow/orange with age, and it seems to happen to most perfumes where the juice started out tinted blue or violet. (Angel, Chopard Wish,Byzance, etc.)
I have a couple of bottles of this, one aged to a deep amber color which makes the turquoise bottle look greener, and one that's fresh, so the overall appearance of the bottle and juice are both still turquoise.
They smell exactly the same but I'd say go for the bluer one when you buy, because it's probably fresher.

The only other "version" of this is Fleur de Corail, which comes in a matte aqua blue. You probably wouldn't mistake that for this.

Nov
17
2012
advabart
advabart

Could anybody please tell me what exactly is the colour of the bottle? Is it transparent blue, or jade-green/brown? I've seen testers in both colours, and they smell quite different. They both come in the same orange packaging. The official site is of no use.
Are there two versions of that fragrance?

Nov
15
2012
Jama4
Jama4

I initialy loved this perfume. The most prominent notes are vanilla, musk, and inscence. As the Summer got warmer the smokey vanilla component begun to annoy me (it was to sickeningly sweet). Be forewarned apply it lightly as it is strong.

My skin type: Oily / Youthful
Office safe: no too strong
Potency; HEAVY ( 1 or 2 sprays)
Projection: fills a room
Longetivity: 8 hrs +
Packaging: 10/10; unique bottle shape defines the Lolita Lempica brand

Will I Repurchase: NO

Disclaimer: my experience may be different from your experience based on my skin type, my chemistry, the season, and my personal tastes

Nov
11
2012
madabrata
madabrata

it smells like starbucks warm cinnamon roll.

Nov
09
2012
OTA Mom
OTA Mom

A whole lot less citrus than I was led to believe by the above info and reviews. A long lasting vanilla note, immediately after the top wears off in a few minutes to hours later. Great lasting power, too bad I cannot like this one more than I do. Pleasant and mild, a bit too banal for me. Somewhere in the middle it was reminiscent of a pastry shop.

Nov
08
2012
nimiel22
nimiel22

When I first tried this I was immediately repulsed. It was sharp, smoky, spicy, and for a lack of a better word, horrible. I tried to give it away, but no one could get past the initial spray. So it sat in my cabinet, until I gave it another chance. Yes, it is all those things I described...at first, but as it develops, this ugly duckling starts to look like a swan...almost. It smells like a snickerdoodle cookie, and the bitterness of the citrus is tempered by the vanilla-cinnamon sugar. Good, but not quite delectable.

Nov
08
2012
Mooncatt
Mooncatt

Oh, I am so loving this! It smelled nice enough from the bottle, of orange, cinnamon and vanilla. Once it was on my skin and warmed up, though, it is making the most wonderful incense smell! Sillage is excellent, we'll see about longevity. 5*s so far, though. It must be a little old, because the juice is brown. I can't complain about the fragrance, though.

Nov
05
2012
Sangers
Sangers

I don't find it as sweet as other reviewers do. Actually, I pretty much smell the bitter orange, softened a bit by the vanilla and cinnamon. Sweet, but not sugary sweet; I can see this working even on summer days. I think I'll be getting this very soon :) Also, the bottle is really cute!

Edit: I have found that this doesn't work on me :( It smells sharp and unpleasant a couple of minutes after spraying, and it also makes my skin red and itchy. I still love it... just not on me.

Nov
03
2012
gooberskitty21
gooberskitty21

Too much like pumpkin pie , I love pumpkin pie but I can't wear it. its the cinnamon . just not for me.

Oct
29
2012
Ceylane
Ceylane

When tested for the first time, I did not like. Sometime later fell in love and bought a big bottle. It's sweet, gourmand and esoteric. Soon I got tired of that and I could not smell it anymore. The bottle is beautiful and the staying power is very good. The silage is great.

Oct
29
2012
jadejoann4
jadejoann4

Lolita's coral flower older darker sister. Its good but not light like coral flower. The cinnamon really makes it more formal and mature. Good for evenings near the sea.

Oct
26
2012
patriciar22
patriciar22

It's an amazing fragrance, beautifully vanillic, with a delicious smell of beach and summer! For me, the best perfume ever! Love it! ;)

Oct
19
2012
hegvie
hegvie

I want to begin by saying that I'm a huge vanilla lover. I would probably put vanilla frosting behind my ears if I could get away with it...That said, I've found L to be quite a unique and interesting vanilla. It's not a typical cupcake or frosting scent. The bitter orange and cinnamon give this fragrance a great deal of depth and allure. It keeps me interested throughout the day as it changes moving from spice and citrus to soft, warm vanilla. I don't generally like fragrances to change too much through the day because I either don't like the beginning or the end of it, but with L, I love all stages that this scent travels through!

PS. Be prepared to hear, "It smells like vanilla in here," whenever you wear it! I take it as a compliment...

Oct
18
2012
dioradddict
dioradddict

ann.sundwall - yes, might be it, but I don´t remember the liquid being blue, I have the little impression it was originally amber... but i might be mistaken... if anyone has noticed some differences in the bottle, let me know it...tks :-)

Oct
17
2012
ann.sundwall
ann.sundwall

@dioraddict: Certain pigments used to colour scents, especially the pink and blue ones, oxidise over time and turn brown/amber. By itself, this usually doesn't affect the smell of the perfume. If there is a difference, it would be because age and air exposure have changed the scent molecules as well as oxidising the pigments.

Oct
16
2012
dioradddict
dioradddict

could anyone tell me if there was a reformulation on this one? what colour is the liquid inside the bottle please? my old bottle (medium size, 50mls, purchased in 2010) has a sort of amber coloured liquid inside, and in the new one (big bottle 80 mls) the liquid is blue!! and there isn´t that gold ringed mail in the new one too but I saw it wasn´t there in the official site either h t t p:/ /w w w.parfumslolitalempicka. com/fr-FR/l-de-lolita-lempicka/eau-de-parfum#flacon. the parfum remains the same on my skin, but i´ve just opened my new bottle and found these differences, i´m kind annoyed... I´m sure it´s original tough.

Oct
16
2012
Turtledove
Turtledove

L de Lolita is gorgeous, but MAN is it temperamental. One day it's a rampaging perfumey-maple-syrup disaster, the next it's the most enchanting licorice-spice buttered cookie you've ever smelled in your life and it demands that you go out and buy a bottle RIGHT NOW.

And when it's good, holy WOW is it good. I get licorice more than anything else, with bakery spices and a good amount of buttery vanilla, especially as it dries down. The salty-buttery note is just scrumptious, it gives it a cookie dough quality that is craveable. Literally craveable - I must have gotten my sample a year ago and I just pulled it out last week on a whim once the weather got cold, remembering that licorice-cookie smell. It's very distinctive, it has a safe, cozy autumnal feeling, like thanksgiving.

When it isn't well-behaved though, that buttery/salty note is the one that teams up with vanilla to punch you in the sinuses and slowly drown you in vanilla syrup with some cologne dumped in for good measure. In anything remotely resembling heat this stuff gets CLOYING. I've had days where this one actually made me nauseous, that's what made me put it away so long in the first place.

Somehow though, even after all that, I don't just kinda like it, I really love it. Definitely a keeper!

Oct
13
2012
Alyluz222
Alyluz222

What's wrong with me? I swore I didn't like this scent and I can't get it out of my head. My good friend wore it daily a while back. I tried it once and I could not stand it, it wasn't a stench or anything like that. It was simply too hot. I swear, my skin was actually hot where I sprayed. I just bought this at TJ Max because it was 20 bucks and I felt like experimenting. Since the time I first wore it and now my friend has moved to another state. Maybe I'm just missing her? I don't know, but today this is smelling like a sweet buttered cinnamon bagel on my skin. I'm liking it for the most part, something about it still feels strange on my skin or to MY nose. My boyfriend liked it. I will probably end up loving this because I always end up loving the ones that weren't love at first sniff. Yeah, the ones that take time for the love to develope are the ones I love forever.

Oct
10
2012
dioradddict
dioradddict

i love the top notes, and i don´t care for the vanilla drydown, it´s ok, so common... but the weird top notes ... i really love them... salty, powdery, old scent style to my nose... my must have...

Oct
09
2012
thais.magrinha
thais.magrinha

This is a master piece when we talk about sweet perfumes.
It isn't girly or sickening, it's the perfect point between sexy and naughty. I describe it as a factory of christimas cakes with sexy rabbits baking them! I received all types of compliaments while wearing it. A total stranger even wanted to bite me. All sweet perfumes should kneel to this one.

Oct
07
2012
Juliana6
Juliana6

I ordered it in summer ( looking on the bottle) and was quite upset when I first sniffed this fragrance. I realized it was strong and delicious with a hint of some mystery in it but for me it wasn't really for hot, sunny summer. Too heavy for those days. And I think the bottle is a bit liar, I don't associate the fragrance with the blue color. But the scent itself corrects this later-it becomes brown. So I put it off telling me to wait for colder days.

It's autumn now and L develops like a beautiful flower from that button I smelled in the summer. Now it surrounds me, keeps me warm and gives me the most delicious notes - orange, spices, cinnamon, a bit woodsy notes, candies. Makes me feel protected in some way. One of those perfumes you can't forget, I haven't smelled anything like this. Love it!

Sep
29
2012
blueberrymuncher
blueberrymuncher

I have one of those body chemistries that makes it hard for me to find a perfume; everything smells harsh on me. I've only found about 5 perfumes that favor me--Wood Hue by Fabrege, Zany by Avon, Ciara by Revlon, Toujours Moi by Dana, and plain vanilla body spray--the underlying theme being musky vanilla. I tried this perfume (0.17 bottle) only because I was ordering something online and lacked a few dollars for free shipping.

When I opened the mini, orange was my first scent, then it shifted to a light cinnamon, and finally vanilla. I was very intrigued. I put it on and was in heaven! On me, after about 20 minutes, it settles into a rich vanilla scent that lays close to the skin. Sadly, on me it is very short lasting, fading away completely in less than 4 hours.

Overall, I'm very happy with the scent, I just wish it lasted longer.

Sep
27
2012
suesue
suesue

This is sooo yummy! Very interesting vanilla-cinnamon-scent. Makes me wanna eat my own arm! I love it!

Sep
26
2012
Migalex
Migalex

I totally fail at grasping the slightest charm of this scent. I do not have the slightest clue of what this scent is about, in any way. Smells a bit gourmand to me, but even of that I am not sure. The type of glamorous expensive designer scents, and there are plenty like that, which, by comparison, make to me the cheapest washing up liquid for the floor smell divine.

Sep
21
2012
G00D_Girl
G00D_Girl

I find this really way to sweet and one dimensional.

This might be crazy, however I paired this with SJP's Lovely today... we will see how it turns out...

Wow, I really like them together... if you try it please let me know what you think :)

seriously thinking I might fill up a travalo half & half...

Sep
20
2012
Zslnk
Zslnk

i like sweet fragrance actually. But its just too much and nothing special. i dont wanna wander as a cookie, and be perceived as a 7/24 open bakery.

Sep
20
2012
madam_dallas_multipass
madam_dallas_multipass

It really smells with cinnamon, but it's too sweet for me...

Sep
15
2012
vanillafreak
vanillafreak

I will come back with a proper review, but for now i swear this smells other-worldy...if that would be a word. Never smelt something quite like this. Immortelle oh my it makes it smell bake-ey toastish and the cinnamon is just perfect with that sweet but not fake type of vanilla (the natural, bakery kind).

Sep
14
2012
bcoops
bcoops

o boy...what can I say I'm a guy & I am wearing this today for the first time...right of the bat it reminded me of that Cartier Orange frag...gives u that orange creamsicle vibe then cinnamon starts joining in then it reminds me of spicebomb!!!! in the dry down its just a cinnamon vanilla beauty

I love it and it seems unisex to me....

Sep
12
2012
perfumebox
perfumebox

Re-posting now that I've tried both the EDP and the pur parfum versions.

The parfum version contains patchouli, and I find it cuts straight to that woody-sweet drydown without a lot of spice or citrus. It is softer, less sweet, lasts longer, and holds closer to the skin than the EDP, making it better for day, office, or romantic wear. The dry-down is not going to be so much of a vanilla-bomb.

If you like the strength and uniqueness of the top and heart notes (immortelle, bitter orange, cinnamon) and/or a more intense vanilla in the drydown, stick with the EDP. Besides being cheaper, it also projects better than the parfum so you'll be walking in a cloud of spicy sweetness on your night out.

P.S. It's a myth that parfums smell stronger than EDP/EDT; the scent molecules actually don't diffuse that quickly, which means they hold closer to the skin and are more "intimate".

Sep
06
2012
amywamywoo
amywamywoo

This perfume is super popular for a reason. Firstly it's easy to find, reasonably priced, and more importantly smells lush.
This is Christmas in a bottle, it's a spicy one. Super feminine too.

The bottle is quite unusual and quirky, I really enjoy wearing this.

Sep
06
2012
ginepro
ginepro

At first you smell bergamott and bitter orange, not that sweet juicy kind you eat at Christmas time. A bitterness. But still lovely. Then after a while, it turns into warm comfy vanilla, cinnamon and sandalwood. And i think it stays just like that for some hours, slowly fading away.

To me, this perfume reminds me of something sexy (maybe sex), cozyness and maybe the feeling of your naked skin against soft, golden beige sand on a hot summer day at the beach. It reminds me of kind of hot spring/summer evenings when the sun is going down and you are in a place you really want to be, maybe in a exiting big city for the first time, and warm hugs, cuddle and adventure awaits.

Sep
04
2012
june_shmily
june_shmily

too strong for me and i dont like it...:(

Aug
30
2012
perfumebox
perfumebox

L opens with a complex gust of spicy musk and citrus-splashed sweetness which reminds me of Malle's Musc Ravageur and Chanel's Coromandel. Then as the fragrance reaches its heart notes, you get the gentle, enveloping scent of expensive orange buttercream, as Tonka and Immortelle make their opulent entrance. The scent switches from musky oriental to true-gourmand at this point.

The genius of L is that even as different notes take turns at stage-center, the others don't fade completely but stay throughout, gently shifting and combining into different scents. Sometimes you get a roasted coffee note from the vanilla and musk, sometimes you get a praline from the immortelle and woods, sometimes you get caramel popcorn as the imortelle sings alone. Unlike some gourmands, L keeps shifting even as it warms up and settles into its darker vanillic-musk base.

One minus? I think the bottle is a little gimicky, but I can always decant it into something else. Great value for such a quality scent, and I already ordered the pure parfum version!

Aug
29
2012
Louise Graves
Louise Graves

I bought this blind, only going by the reviews. I wasn't sure what to make od it when I first sprayed it on. At first I got a burst of citrus and cinnamon. Very strong. It then settled down to vanilla and cinnamon. Very different from my other perfumes. It's now been some hours and I smell sandalwood, vanilla and musk. I absolutely love it. It's warm and inviting and very long lasting. It's definitely going to be one of my favourites.

Aug
27
2012
AMDs44
AMDs44

@PurpleSneakers Blue colored perfumes change color faster than other colors, Angel by Thierry Mugler is also known for its color change.

Aug
27
2012
PurpleSneakers16
PurpleSneakers16

why does some bottle have brown liquid and some have blue liquid?

Aug
27
2012
bookishbeauty
bookishbeauty

Amazingly enough, I don't really smell vanilla in this perfume! Cinnamon, orange, and musk, and just a beautiful beachy vibe. I smell driftwood (sandalwood), salt water, and a breeze through flowers. There is a sweetness under it all which must be the vanilla, but it all blends together so well. I have never smelled another perfume like this one. Wonderful.

Edit: I had to add that the first time I wore this, I sprayed it on at about 9pm. I could still smell it from a foot away on my wrist the next morning! Impressive lasting power.

Aug
23
2012
Dittnergirl
Dittnergirl

I wanted so badly to love this perfume based on the main accords and all the reviews! Got a sample, tried it, hated it, end of story? "How could I not like this?!" Tried it again. Oh my. Hot sugared almonds, pralines, tiramisu, a dust of cinnamon and orange zest. Not spicy (see Opium, Samsara, Cinnabar)...not plain vanilla...a warm, dark maple syrup confection with staying power. "Dear? Can I buy just ONE more perfume??"

Aug
14
2012
neptune1121
neptune1121

I was soo curious with this fragrance, especially with those reviews saying this is a delicious gourmand fragrance. So, bought a mini. Suprisingly, on my manly skin, it just smell strong orange, with a touch of spices, no gourmand (pies, cookies, candies, etc) at all! In this case, I think this is a unisex fragrance.

Aug
14
2012
foxy_princess
foxy_princess

OH MY GOSH I BLOODY LOVE THIS PERFUME! SMELLS LIKE A HOT SLICE OF TOAST SPRINKLED WITH CINNAMON AND VANILLA!! One of my ABSOLUTE FAVES!

Aug
12
2012
HeidiLynn
HeidiLynn

I found reviews and images for this perfume here on Fragrantica, and after a post/discussion, decided to purchase the tiny bottle. It has some notes that work on me (spice, vanilla) and I absolutely LOVE the bottle--that shade of blue is my favorite, and I loved the decorative filagree on top. I loved the images of mermaids that seemed linked to this fragrance. All in all, I simply couldn't resist. When I got my bottle in the mail, I was a little disapointed as the gold filagree is plastic in this version. I also spent a ridiculous amount of time figuring out how to open it! (It's a tiny top that looks like it could screw off, but actually you have to pull it up with a fair bit of force). Today, I finally put some on after my shower and have been sniffing my wrist all day. It's very vanilla on me, with some spice; I don't catch any powdery scents, nor do I smell citrus (not even a little in the beginning). It's been sniff (vanilla); sniff (vanilla); sniff (spice) all afternoon. It's not a bad fragrance at all, but I expected a little more dimension. The vanilla is rich and smooth, like a good quality Mexican vanilla. It does smell like I've been baking; in fact, I was thinking it should have been packaged in a bottle that hinted at cinnamon rolls and coffee cake :) But that's probably just my chemistry. Also of note, I'm in Texas, it's August and it's like 106 F outside! So, that is probably influencing the fragrance. Sillage is very close to the skin (I can't smell myself unless my nose is on my wrist); it's lasted about 4 hours so far, which is good. I do have dry skin, which may also be influencing things. I will try it again in a different season (that is, in our "fall-winter" when the temps settle into the 50's!) and see how that changes the fragrance. And in the meantime, I'll enjoy immensely the pretty little bottle sitting on my dresser.

Aug
11
2012
catsngunsnyarn
catsngunsnyarn

I got a sample of L de Lolita Lempicka and - WOW! I fell in love. Powdery, citrusy, just a hint of spice, and a sexy salty warm beachy afternote. I wish it wouldn't fade so fast on me, though. 2 sprays in the morning before work, but by noon I can't smell it anymore. That's not to say others can't smell it on me, though. The bottle is gorgeous - the juicy light turquoise, gold netting, star, pearl, and sparkly "L".

Aug
10
2012
hicktowngal
hicktowngal

I really like this fragrance and I have been out of having a go-to fragrance for quite a while! This may be it. Not too sweet or spicey for non-winter seasons, the citrus seems to lighten that up.

Aug
09
2012
Juliana6
Juliana6

It's a fancy dress ball.:)

First comes the orange holding the cinnamon's hand. They create warm, cozy and delicious scent dancing together.

Then I "see" the cinnamon singing together with the vanilla lady, which makes L sound sweet, feminine and "adult".

And a bit later the dancers are on the dance floor, I feel them all + the new participants- some salt and musk.
I like this perfume very much, it will be my signature in winter for sure! Like warm hands holding me, making me feel cozy, secure and calm.

About the bottle- I thought this frag will be refreshing ( blue, sea elements etc.), but it's not. It's rather warming, like a cashmere blanket around me.

Aug
02
2012
purpleladyfa
purpleladyfa

I looovvveee everything about this fragrance!!

when i first saw it a few months ago, it was like "MY GOSH, THIS L IS SOOO ME!!"

look at its color, it's turquoise, it's beautiful, & it's my FAV color.. and the bottle is too cute to ignore.. <3

then I read the notes.. hmm.. vanilla, cinnamon, tonka bean, bitter orange, musk... WAIT, VANILLA!! I LOVE VANILLA!! So I promised myself to buy this fragrance.

it's a lil bit hard to find it here, but FINALLY I found it a week ago, & without a doubt I bought it online.

I received it a few days ago, and when I opened the box, I was sooo excited!!

Yes, the bottle is cute..
Yes, the color is beautiful..
And yes, it smells wonderful!!!

vanilla+cinnamon.. yummy.. sweet but not overly sweet..
It's not that "fantasy - britney spears" kind of sweet..
It's different, more mature, and sexy.. :D

Longevity is good..
Sillage is also good.. Good enough to make others notice the scent & compliment me..

LOVE!!!

Aug
02
2012
Winterlily
Winterlily

I just received my L de Lolita. I must say that I think I'm in love! So sweet and spicy. Thanks to all the lovely reviewers who recommended this scent. For me this was a blind buy, so I'm very happy it lives up to it's praise. And to those reviewers who were interested, I bought mine(a 80ml/2.7 oz. bottle) from a website called fragrance X. They stock only authentic products and are very reasonable in price, for both their items and shipping. I had no choice but to buy it this way, as I live in Australia, and the only LL perfume available to me in stores was the original LL but only in a 30 ml bottle :( Anyway, thanks again to the reviewers. If not for them I would not be in the oranged spiced heaven in which I now reside! :P

Jul
15
2012
kxnaiades
kxnaiades

This is yummy. It's uncomplicated and deliciously happy. Cinnamon plus vanilla, it's like being in a old fashioned bakery during winter, where it's warm and cosy and full of life giving smells from the furnace oven lit by a real wood fire. It's strong without being overpowering but I can see that some people may be uncomfortable with it at work although not me. Even though I describe it as sweet its not cloying and definitely not a little girl's scent. But it's not complex so if you are looking for the great romance of your life, it wouldn't be with this one in my opinion anyway. But i like it enough to have a full bottle, bought on a blind buy, thanks to the great reviews on this site. Worth a try at least. Go for it!

Jul
13
2012
Aspendina
Aspendina

Oh my I just tried it and thought I loved it but once I got a good whiff I realized it smelt like cigars, it also smells like someone rubbed an ash tray on me. I had to change to new pj's so I didn't stink up my bed. This is so not me.

Jul
12
2012
emfelicio
emfelicio

Hi Rayhanah. I've never bought perfumes online. May we trust them? I don't know which one to choose. Could you please indicate me a reliable one? Thanks

Jul
12
2012
RAYHANAH
RAYHANAH

@ emfelicio,they maybe right but i got a 80ml of ebay the other day, and ive seen them online on these perfume websites

Jul
10
2012
emfelicio
emfelicio

This weekend I went to several perfume stores to buy L de Lolita Lempicka and to my surprise they all told me that nowadays they only sell the 30ml bottle ... the other sizes no longer exist!!! Is this true?

Jul
10
2012
RAYHANAH
RAYHANAH

When I wear this perfume I think of sitting on my front porch swing wearing my oversized mohair cardigan surrounded by fallen red and orange fall leaves whilst eating warm fresh baked pumpkin pie. Its a yummy scent that can easy take you down memory lane.

Jul
09
2012
guest_
guest_

I too recieved this perfume today from a blind buy, i must admit its a lovely scent but comes out soooooooo strong. I only need two sprays and thats enough and it lasts such along time too. A lot of reviews say they pick up the vanilla, but i dont get the vanilla untill quite near the end when its wearing off.I dont think this is a summer scent, i feel this scent is more for winter/fall due to the smell of the cinnamon and all spice which reminds me off fresh baked warm pumkin pie. yep...... this is liquid pumpkin pie in a bottle.

Jul
09
2012
Merlinrumpel
Merlinrumpel

This was a blind buy for me. A very different fragance, it´s starts smelling like vanilla & sandalwood. but then gets woody and dry. It's overpowering for me, and it´s not my favorite at all. The lasting power of this fragrance is outstanding!!! & the bottle it´s beautiful, i recomend you to try it on your skin before you buy it.

Jul
08
2012
LadyRogue
LadyRogue

A soft wonderful powder-ish vanilla cinnamon slightly gourmand with a sea-air salty cloud. Baby powder for a mermaid baby. Tender and a bit fragile. I love the notes but just like Coral Flower it's too fleeting on me.

Summer and daywear only for me. Light re-touches are needed throughout the day. A cuddle scent in a gorgeous bottle. If only the juice lasted longer on me this could be a favourite. Alas. For all of you who don't have this problem. Enjoy! : )

Silage: "sea cloud with a touch of fresh vanilla cookies" -- Longevity: on me 3+ hours (if I apply on skin & clothes) at first a pleasant & noticeable cloud that turns on me quickly into a very very close to the skin scent. Test on skin before purchase.
It's always yummy for home/evening and bed-wear since this one is totally inoffensive.

Jul
02
2012
Lushylori
Lushylori

This is a very nice smelling Vanilla/Cinnamon Oriental Perfume.
I mostly smell the Cinnamon & vanilla and a slight hint of Musk.
Its a nice warm scent that would be great for winter IMO
I think that this scent could easily be worn at night but its not as strong as some night time scents..Other than that I think it would go well on a cold winter day.
I love the bottle and the cute topper :) I have a dab on version and I'm not sure if this comes in a spray or not but I rather like the dab on with this one better.I normally like the spray perfumes better.
The scent kind of reminds me of a Vanilla Christmas Candle that my Mother bought from one of my elementary school sales.It was also a vanilla/cinnamon oriental scent.
I remember sneaking off to the dining room just so I could sit there and smell it hahaha
Brings backs great memories :)

Jun
29
2012
Abby1970
Abby1970

I really like this perfume. I can definitely smell the cinnamon but I’m getting a dark chocolate base. I know chocolate is not in the list of notes but that’s what I get from it. There is also definitely the salt smell mentioned. All in all it’s a gorgeous comforting cold weather perfume. It’s warm and delicious. Also perfect for a dark rainy day in the middle of summer.

Longevity - About 10 hours
Silage - HUMANA HUMANA HUMANA!!! - for about 2 hours
Then about 2 feet for an aditional 3 hours and then about about 12 inches for a couple of hours and then close to the skin for the remainder of the scent.

Jun
28
2012
xocoatl
xocoatl

This one is just Mmmmm... So far I've only tried in shop, but it's very high up on my must-buy list.

Vanilla is always difficult on me (often too cloying and makes me a bit sick of the scent), but I think this one balances it perfectly.

The beginning is hard to describe I think, but I think is a bit sunny/salty/sea/beach (or is it the bottle that makes me think so?).

THEN, it becomes this lovely warm sweet scent with just a little bit of spice in it. Makes me think of newly baked chewy sweet cookies, with just a liittle bit of salt and cinnamon in them. Delicious.

Jun
25
2012
Juliana6
Juliana6

Bought it blind, basing on the reviews.
This scent is delicious, reminds me the days off near the sea, in the sand, touching the hot rocks, feeding the seagulls with cookies and watching them fly around me. The wind from the sea brings some salt and freshness. It's strong ( like all LL fragrances). The base notes convince me- I like this perfume (when I sprayed the first drops, I wasn't sure).
The bottle comes from Ariel's underwater cave. I suppose that the bottle has belonged to a very sophisticated woman who appreciates expensive things and wears them with pride. The bottle keeps her fingerprints and memories...
After the ship crush, Ariel found it, took it to her cave and there the bottle got all those charms and the golden net.
Just one minus- the liquid changes the color. I got it already used, and it is not blue. It's brown with some amber shades. But the fragrance is the same. It's not gone bad.

Jun
19
2012
EMonika
EMonika

Age: 25 EAP!
Skin: normal-oily. Medium brown.
Preferences: Fruity, vanilla, watery, sweet, citrus (Will update)
Perfume nose: amateur
Current season here: winter

best season Autumn beginning of winter
day/night- Day
the age of the woman who wears it- 16-35
the persona of the woman who wears it sentimental, friendly, magnetic.

I get a huge initial blast of the bitter orange and its not a bad thing! I really really get a huge gourmand impression from this scent, because to me i smell like a freshly baked batch of dutch cookies, the kind only nanna can make. I am sitting on the fence with this one, while i do like the smell i'm not too sure if i would buy it as i get no vanilla.. well maybe somewhere. it has a nice warm inviting drydown but on my skin from the middle note, thats pretty much it from there.. and theres nothing wrong with that. Its not too sweet not too spicy it is actually a great version of the saying "sugar and spice and all things nice" It is the type of scent that you can trust to NOT be cloying or overpowering a "BFF" scent.

To me this makes me think of what a nanna would make for her grandchild if ever she was to be remembered, to encompass the best memories of her childhood like when nanna use to make her (original recipe) cookies and she could smell them from outside. This is for the woman when you say "hey she looks nice and approachable" hence the words friendly AND magnetic. Her happiness revisits her through memories one of those women you see just lie back and smile and go into abit of a daydream and you think to yourself "i wonder what she is thinking about"

very nice to wear with casual warm and cool tones, pastels, patterns. colours of autumn like russet etc, quite versatile

Jun
15
2012
rubianeko
rubianeko

I was in Nice, southern France, for vacation and I wanted a "sea perfume" - but since my skin doesn't like fresh citrusy clean scents, I thought it wasn't going to happen.

Then I found L de Lolita Lempicka. Mermaids inspired beautiful bottle and perfume? I couldn't resist.

Like many other people here, I didn't like it at first. Too cinnamon ginger cookie-esque, too sweet. Yet after few minutes it all melted into salty and spicy vanilla. Beautiful. So it does smell salty! and also masculine. i eventually learned to enjoy the top notes too :)

What a strange mix: warm vanilla, bitter orange, cinnamon (and other spices perhaps), sea salt, masculine notes, musc. not too warm for summer, yet I believe I could wear it during winter time too.

I just love it.

I've always loved the sea, yet I grew up and still live in a cold, northern country covered of snow 8months/year. L has a nostalgic feeling for some reason (maybe the cinnamon?), and it also reminds me of the turquoise sea far, far away from home.

The only element I dislike: not long lasting.

Jun
14
2012
supermightygal
supermightygal

I LOVE this scent, wear it almost everyday, and everytime, literally. I wear it to my office, while going out, or even when i go to bed. It's very warm and cozy, the kind of scent that you'd love to snuggle up into. Perfect blend of cinnamon and vanilla.

Jun
07
2012
lucifera
lucifera

i tried it, i agree that this is a lovely scent but also on me, this doesn't last at all! :-S such a pity

Jun
07
2012
matchboxchik
matchboxchik

Along with Hypnotic Poison, this is one of those very complex, unique scents. It smells a bit salty and beachy at first, then settles into a calm sweet vanilla. I can't say I love it, but I know I'm happy to have it. It's perfect for those days where typical fruit and floral perfumes just don't cut it. I have a LOT of perfumes, and this one has by far the cutest bottle. It doesn't last very long. 3 or 4 hours maybe.

Jun
03
2012
LisaLovesPerfume
LisaLovesPerfume

My absolute favorite fall/winter scent. The cinnamon is divine; one of my favorite comfort fragrances and one of my favorites from Lolita Lempicka. I think one of the aspects of this perfume that I like is that it smells so very different from many of the other Lolita Lempicka line. Please don't get me wrong, I own most of them and love them, but it is nice to have something very different from such a reputable and quality perfume house.

Jun
01
2012
sarah.therriotaylor
sarah.therriotaylor

This is one of my favorites. It's warm and comforting and I feel like a mermaid when I wear it. ;) This has brought in many compliments (two of my friends have now purchased this fragrance for themselves). I've been told that I smell like a tobacco shop (unsmoked cigars/tobacco...in a good way...i think mosty due to the vanilla)when wearing more than once. It often reminds me of incense...kind of like nag champa incense mixed with vanilla (though Coral Flower smells much more like Nag Champa to my nose). Spicy, warm and sweet. For me it's a go to scent for those late winter/early spring days near the ocean, chilly windy days where the sky is bright blue and filled with fluffy white cumulus clouds...

May
28
2012
anromath
anromath

When I tried this fragrance in the store, it was nice. After a while, the vanilla overtook everything else and became completely obnoxious. Normally, I look for fragrances with long staying power, but this one lingered too strongly for way too long. I kept it around because the bottle was so pretty, but I only ever wore it twice.

May
19
2012
iatrogenius
iatrogenius

i dunno why but i get a Anise-hibiscus-less L'instant De Guerlain Pour Homme. If you are on a budget and you want a cross between musc ravageur and l'instant ...you found your hybrid in L de Lolita.

Awesome scent. I don't get the cinnamon at all in this, but i do get a nice salty vanilla laden citrus. Very nice, very refined, and sweet, butrefreshing. The Everlasting Flower note in this really does a good job.

A man can DEFINITELY wear this. A unisex scent for sure. But can definitely be TOO sweet for some.

Try it out.

May
17
2012
Lucialuz
Lucialuz

It smells like chocolate powder, chocolate cookies, something that has chocolate and also salt in it. It has some vanilla, and the cinnamon makes L smells like incense. Very good and chocolatey perfum!

May
16
2012
zakalkwe
zakalkwe

After reading your reviews I decided to blind buy this perfume... and I love it! The cinnamon note is very pleasant and the vanilla note is sweet but not too much... Perfect for me, thank you!

May
16
2012
LisaLovesPerfume
LisaLovesPerfume

If someone wants a fragrance with a lot of cinnamon, this is it. It is sweet and cinnamon and scrumptious. This is a beautiful fragrance, especially for the colder months. The price is great for such a high quality product.

May
15
2012
marcello19
marcello19

It was a blindbuy for me, because I was curious about this fragrance, and I got it in a really cheap price. The bottle is cute, and the fragrance is really sweet with a touch of salt, which makes it interesting. I bought this one in January this year, and used it on my exams few days later, it worked, it gave me confidence, and I got good results. Maybe this fragrance is a winter-time one, but can be suitable in springtime. The longevity could be better, but at least I can smell all the notes one by one.
Overall: 7.5/10

May
05
2012
elifcandan
elifcandan

L. Actually my first vanilla perfume :) It was SO GOOD so my favourite smell is vanilla now. It is balanced blend of cinnamon and vanilla. Their amounts equal eachother. It was very stable in my skin. I can use it again after :)

Apr
27
2012
carii
carii

I WISH I could like this fragrance. It has the most beautiful vanilla undertones! But the spicy, cinnamon, licorice smell sends my sinuses into an absolute panic! I put this on and within five minutes I have to keep reminding myself I'm NOT battling a head cold!

I find that Chanel Coromandel smells very similar, without scaring my sinuses, but unfortunately I'm scarred from it--warm, spicy, cinnamony fragrances are going to remind me of sinus infections for a long time. :(

Apr
20
2012
Dollycat
Dollycat

My number 1! A true masterpiece for the sweet lovers. I can´t stop sniffing myself and feel very happy wearing it. It brings a smile to my face with it´s warm, sweet and burned caramel smell. LOVE IT!

Apr
20
2012
melitalee
melitalee

To answer the question of the person below me. I detect salt at times which makes it blend with my skin. I love L de Lolita Lempicka!!

Apr
18
2012
tomatome
tomatome

Wow, looking at the bottle and the advertisement, you'd never think this would be such a warm scent. I like it, but they just pulled back on the sweetness, then it would be perfect for this type of scent.

Apr
17
2012
xabaras
xabaras

Very nice opening with cinnamon and orange, it makes you want to smell a little more of it. A few minutes on it smells like a lovely spicy cake. The cinnamon is still there, still fresh and attractive but it's now mixed with vanilla, which makes it warmer, rounder. I really like it. 5 hours after putting it on my wrists it still smells nice and vanilla like. It is very enjoyable and despite the fact that it is a sweet fragrance it is not so sweet as to be too much. I would not wear it in hot weather though. I only wear it when I want that extra "je ne sais quoi". And the bottle looks absolutely gorgeous!

Apr
13
2012
metis
metis

What a beautiful scent dancing around in a gorgeous bottle. This is a gourmand with edge.
On my skin, L becomes burning orange incense + warm, freshly baked snicker doodles + creamy vanilla talc powder.
Sweet, but just the right amount. I love it.
It's sexy and grown-up while retaining a girlish touch, so perfect for any age.
Not to mention, the sillage and longevity are outstanding. Highly recommend!

Apr
09
2012
melbritt24
melbritt24

The immortal flower did me in and it mixed with the cinnamon which created a smell reminiscent of a cat litter box on my skin! Unfortunate, because this is a gorgeous bottle!

Pacifica Tibetan Mountain Temple and warm vanilla is what I thought this scent should smell like, but sadly it doesn't to me.

Apr
07
2012
queen_jeeves
queen_jeeves

The more I wear this, the more I ADORE it!! It gets me so many compliments (my favourite: 'You smell like HEAVEN!!! If I was dead, I would smell this!! Amazing!!') it's spicy and nostalgic, even though I have no idea what it reminds me of.
I would definitely try to have 100mls of this in my cabinet at ALL TIMES. AMAZING. I often don't want to leave the house without a small vial of this in my purse.

Apr
06
2012
seashellbikini
seashellbikini

Another blind buy because I was able to get it pretty inexpensively. I'm not really much of a gourmand kind of girl. In fact, I'm pretty much gourmand phobic. Even Prada Candy, which was probably the most appealing to me before I tried L, is too sticky for me. But I was looking for something that I can wear during the hot summer when I'm around my mom, who gets terrible headaches from the white florals and incense I so adore. L de Lolita fits the bill perfectly.

The orange and cinnamon are delightful and give me the little bit of smolder I love, and the immortelle combined with the vanilla give it a slight air of salted caramel. If I'm going to smell like candy, I'll take salted caramel! The musk keeps it from ever being too "foody" for me. If you are a gourmand-phobe looking to ease your way into the group, I think you could do worse than to start with L de Lolita.

Apr
05
2012
takeitupthenose
takeitupthenose

So I purchased because of a favorable review on the facebook threads. It was relatively cheap and I would say my greatest steal to date! Very nice, not as sweet as others are saying (Tobacco Vanille and Chergui are much sweeter even New Haarlem may be sweeter), maybe more in the vein of Musc Ravageur's sweetness, but I will say definitely unisex (I would be considered a very masculine guy)after the initial spray but even if not who cares right? Overall if you can get this for less than $40 you are doing good, less than $30 you've got a steal!!!!!

Apr
05
2012
mermaid87
mermaid87

For me, this fragrance starts off beautifully, but dries down to an unpleasant afternote.
I smell sweet, spicy raisin-gingerbread in this perfume. And it envelopes me in a pleasant
warmth that evokes wintertime and sitting by the fire. The spices are much like mulling spices
used to scent your home on a cold day.

Unfortunately, within a few hours, the fragrance turns into something reminiscent of the
chemical Band-Aid smell of a First Aid Kit on ME. UGH. I really liked this perfume, but
I cannot wear it often because the bandaid smell is a real turn off for me. I hope others do
not detect it when I wear this.

Apr
03
2012
MarkStar
MarkStar

Were it not for the undeniably girly bottle, this could easily pass for a unisex scent. The immortelle balances out the vanilla, making what could otherwise be way too sweet into an almost "rough" feeling and frankly, to my nose, fairly masculine scent.

But what do I know? I wear Jicky and Shalimar and even Insense... Oh, wait, Insense is actually made for men...

Guys, I am just saying, "Try it. You might like it. Don't be scared of the bottle."

Apr
01
2012
one_girl_rev
one_girl_rev

I think this perfume is trying to be rich and sweet but ultimately, it still feels somewhat light. Maintaining its gourmand notes, it's certainly delicious but not fully edible. As much as I love Lolita, this scent doesn't have much to it.

Spicy and sweet, how often does that happen? I don't detect the Angel or Pink Sugar notes when I smell this. Yes, the gourmand, of course but not those two.

Mar
30
2012
vmzaneti
vmzaneti

This one could be generic because of the "simplistic" structure of notes. I mean... basically vanilla, cinnamon, and musk. But actually this is distinctive. The opening is just like it's represented up here in this page: bitter orange and cinnamon, with vanilla already very noticeable. The note of vanilla is so natural and realistic that it's just not a problem that it plays the main role here from the top to bottom. After a while, the bitter orange notes dissappear and the vanilla blends with a strange note that resembles marine breeze, it doesn't has as "smell", but it gives us a sensation of breathing the beach air. It's kind of a saline feeling (this could be the imortelle flower, maybe?), cinnamon is still there, but is more tamed now. Musk then appears and enriches the fragrance making it sensual and sexy.
This is possibly the most edible fragrance that I know, and is the perfect scent of a lolita. It's damn good, natural, and sexy in a girly, almost innocent way. And exactly because of that, this gem has the power to evoke strong sexual feelings and thoughts in many men. I personally could "eat" a girl wearing this in many ways. Lol.

Anyway, this is for all lolitas who despite being girly, secretly knows pretty much how to deal with a man.

Mar
29
2012
sweetiepea161616
sweetiepea161616

This perfume is so yummy! At first it smells strongly of cinnamon and clove (yet the vanilla is still there right from the beginning) but when it dries down, it develops into a very warm, gourmand, spicy comforter of a scent. It reminds me of a mix between French vanilla ice cream and potpourri with orange peels in it, but not in a gross way. It's got all the spices in there. It smells just like Christmas morning with spicy candles, cinnamon cake in the oven, and vanilla eggnog with orange zest while sitting in front of the fireplace. I would ONLY wear this in the winter, and even then probably only at night, but it is nice if you are looking for a sweet and spicy gourmand.

By the way... This is VERY girly!!!

Mar
28
2012
10jflow
10jflow

This style of heavy hitting gourmand vanilla isn't really my thing; that said, this is of good quality and well executed. The citrus is a welcome change of pace from the berries, lychee and red currant that populate this genre.

I suppose if I were a teenager and in the market for a big, food-y cotton candy scent in the contemporary fashion I would choose this because it's less common that Flowerbomb, more complex and refined than Aquolina Pink Sugar, less nuclear strength "radiant" than Dior Hypnotic Poison and free of the bitter patchouli of Angel, Euphoria, Jimmy Choo, etc.

Mar
26
2012
rosembloom
rosembloom

YUUUM. acquatic, savory, gourmand fragrance spun in silver cloud linings, pink setting suns, blonde beaches and brigh sunligh. It reminds me of all I love: the warmth of cinamon that spice up a vanilla cake topped with orange frosting. the Immortelle stands out darkly among the cheerier notes yet gives it this white floral uniqueness. Of course the bottle is a beautiful addition to me evergrowing collection : it is cool as the scent is warm, deep down in the sea where the scent is earthy... It leaves a lovely trail and lasts a good 5 hours on me which is outstanding . As i write, gourmand whiffs of this magical potion surround me in spiced orange chai !
I tried it again today (the morrow) and it smells ever so different! I first get this intoxicating whiff of licorish... ya!!!
now marshmellows??? I swear, this divine potion is a true wonder. It morphs constantly into something else and the caramel oozing throught the drydown mellows with the vanilla. I find it lingers but in a 'Burberry ' sort of way.. on me it becomes a skin perfume with little sillage and longevity. I am lucky enough to own two lovely bottles of this sumptuous fragrance and thus shall try the other bottle... (sometimes, the concentation does vary from one bottle to another - even newly bought.... good day!

Mar
11
2012
queen_jeeves
queen_jeeves

I smell like a mermaid :D this is exactly how a mermaid would smell. not like the ocean. it's a little salty, a little spicy and a lot sweet <3 fresh and cute, pretty, not offensive at all, like a mermaid. I also get a chai spice vibe, like one of those pretty pastel haired girls (mermaids!) chilling at a cafe drinking a latte.

EDIT: I have had this for a few days now, only used it when I first got it but it lingers on my sheets and dressing gown (and cat...??) and it is so comforting and sweet. It is beautiful.

Mar
08
2012
nicenspice
nicenspice

Some might say this is an Angel-Alike.Not so.
Although caramel themed,L is much more (burnt)toffee caramel as opposed to Angel's cream-butter caramel,and much smoother without the patchouli accompaniment.
A very interesting and likeable perfume for any foody fragrance fan.
I don't smell any cinnamon and the orange is barely detectable to me.I suppose is it a little woody and musky at drydown but mainly I get burnt toffee.
I like it a lot but sillage/longevity are poor.

Mar
05
2012
sugarplummy
sugarplummy

i bought this as a blind buy bc it was clearanced at tjmaxx. much to my disappointment it did not go with my chemistry. was like a migraine in a really pretty bottle. i think it had a licorice smell. better luck for others.

Mar
02
2012
lukkyme
lukkyme

smells like a week water down version off a celebrity fragane . . . . if any of them realeased this type they would be CRUXIFIED and was by MANY of you who payed 2times as much money samething with the bottle LOL if they'' would have done this it would be the running joke for months on this site . . . . . this perfume is just O.K in my opinion but 2 each his own! ithink its smells of a few things that dont quite mesh well in a fragrance & thats my opinon reguardless of lolita or beyonce or j-LO ---putting there name on this & picking out the bottle

Feb
29
2012
Alyluz222
Alyluz222

Really similar experience to haniata: I really wanted to love this fragrance but I just couldn't. It left me breathless in a bad way, I was suffocating. I felt heavy and lethargic. I had to scrub it off and gave it to a friend, who wears it beautifully. I love smelling it on her, it is warm, spicy and cookie like on the right skin.

Feb
29
2012
haniata
haniata

I wanted to love it, how could I not love smelling like cookies?! Sadly it doesn't work with my chemistry, it gave me a headache. I ended up giving it away to my friend, suits her so much better.

Feb
27
2012
bobbyferrant
bobbyferrant

slightly salty & buttery orange spice cookies served with a vanilla bean chai latte. delicious.

Feb
26
2012
missmonday
missmonday

I have to admit this wasn't love at first sight, oh far from it, more like hate at first smell. But then just like a guy you despise at first end up being your boyfriend (or even your husband!), you have to open your eyes (and your nose) to realize its true beauty because unlike every new floral-fruity perfume nowadays where the efforts is on the headnote and the rest just goes downhill, L reveals itself only once you realized that beauty is within and true love take time.

Feb
26
2012
Andorra
Andorra

As a big vanilla fan, I really like L, but I must admit that it's not a sophisticated or classical fragrance. It is, however, the kind of scent I like wearing for my own enjoyment and pleasure during those cozy moments at home, especially during the winter. It's just yummy and fun. Not sexy, not the kind of thing you wear when you dress to impress, but plain and simple deliciousness that you can't get enough of. I don't quite understand the aquatic and beachy design of the bottle. To me it's more of a rich, warm scent miles away from the beach, but I guess certain scents can remind any given person of almost anywhere. Although I'm a grown woman, I think this fragrance would make a nice gift for a girl, because it's pure carefree and magical fun.

Feb
26
2012
LillyBunnyBoo
LillyBunnyBoo

Got this as a sample today. I wanted to love it; I really, really did. First sniff - nice. Second, third, and fourth sniff? Holy ***t. Smells like bug spray on me. MIND, it's probably my skin. Something in this does NOT agree with my chemistry - it morphs into something nasty. However, after I washed it off, what lingered was a subtle, feminine scent.

If anyone knows more about this than I - on the other end of the spectrum - the original (and now defunct, sadly) Herve Leger by Herve Leger smells like a little bit of heaven on me. I've had total strangers follow me to ask me what I was wearing when I don Herve Leger. :) Perfume is all individual chemistry, but that's what makes it wonderful! :)

Feb
23
2012
Mooniq
Mooniq

A wonderful rich vanilla scent with a light air of cinnamon - lovely. Basenote gives a great vanilla/cinnamon/woodsy and musky- notes. Just a little bit too sweet that I can stand. A very nice fragrance but not a favourite. No heavy or edgy notes when I spray on my skin.

En Underbart härligt Vanilla inspirerad doft med en lätt fläkt av kanel. Suverän. Basnoten ger vanilj/kanel/trätoner och muskiga toner. Aningens för söt doft för att jag ska falla helt för den. Härlig doft men inte en favorit. Inga tunga eller skarpa doftnoter.

Feb
21
2012
kasslee
kasslee

To my nose, L smells exactly like Byron Bay (a place in Australia) The whole place smells like this! I think it is a mixture of the incense, candles and food. Somehow this fragrance has that same smell to me.

This is so unusual and nice, I love the warm/sweet cinnamon and vanilla that just surround you and warm you up.

Almost like cinnamon/orange cookies baking. An amazing scent for cold winters.

The bottle is beautiful too.

Feb
21
2012
Pace,MioDolceCuore
Pace,MioDolceCuore

I'm trying to find out if I hate this with a passion, or if I just didn't know that my mind is wiiiiiiiide open.

The first day I wanted to gag over the cinnamon. The second time I tried the cinnamon flew away and revealed quite the movie theatre in my head. I think someone else wrote earlier about being transported back in time with this one- I get that too, Tom Ford's Black Orchid (not comparing the scents- just what they 'do') also makes me want to wear cream colored Art Deco dresses with a cigarette etui that has a flower carved on it.

L de Lolita makes me want to make sure my hair is red and wavy, to wear with the brightest coral colored lipstick available. It makes me think pin-up girl.

Either that, or sitting by a roaring fireplace with a cup of roasted chestnut flavored coffee.

Edit: That immortelle is REALLY settling in now and now I do see marble statues again on a rainy day full of grief.

This one evokes stuff and the girl in my avatar- that is what I'd imagine her to smell like.

Feb
19
2012
suesue
suesue

It took a few sniffs ;) but now i really love L. With L i smell like a cookie - but in a good way. I get very much cinnamon and vanilla... But i heard from my friends that it will turn very quickly, so i just bought a little bottle. Unfortunately the little bottles don't have the pretty golden fishnet :( and i kept the bill - for the case it will turn too quickly.

Feb
17
2012
Eneli
Eneli

This perfume reminds me Flowerbomb by Viktor&Rolf a lot. Both have this heavy annoying note, anyone know what it is? I really wanted to like this perfume but in the end I had to give it away, I just couldn´t stand it.

Feb
14
2012
acv43
acv43

The opening note of this is pure essence of fruity pebbles( I'm quite familiar with that scent because that's what i had for breakfast)
Sweet, fruity, candy toned, but with a bit of a mysterious undertone. When i first smelled the opening i thought oh no what did i get myself into! because i am very sensitive to sweet scents- they often result in a horrible headache.
However as the scent develops it acquires a more mature spiciness- the unique notes lurking behind the fruity pebbles comes forth.
The slight bitterness of the orange comes forward to add an interesting contrast to the super sweet vanilla, the cinnamon more fully develops and adds a unique warm quality.
My favorite part has to be the dry down- the woody notes and cinnamon have finally tamed that wildly flirty vanilla, leaving a warm sensuous vanilla/woody,very lovely!
This is my first perfume with cinnamon, and it adds a very spicy and interesting quality - this should be in more perfumes!

and the bottle is so pretty, it looks like a precious jewel with a distinctively marine vibe( although for some reason mine doesn't have the gold mesh?)
I love the bottle too, it's like a sneaky trick! to look at it you would this it contained an aquatic scent when in reality 'L' is the exact opposite- spicy and warm- you sly dogs you!
lolita lempicka's bottles are always as much of a work of art as the scent itself-- other designers should take really take the same approach

Feb
13
2012
TaniaClamp
TaniaClamp

This is a warm and sweet scent. I like this fragrance because it makes me feel calm. The bottle is also just so cute! Just after spraying it ... I smell bitter orange and great juicy licorice mixed with black cherry and cinnamon. At first it's overpowering but without beeing unpleasant .... after a while it gets magic on my skin!! It starts smelling like caramelised sugar and warm spicy vanilla, and then some more vanilla ...!! Yummy, yummy and delicious. I can also detect a lot of white musk here. Although I love it, I gave it to my mom .... it's the perfect scent for her and she just love, love, love it!!

Detta är en varm och söt doft. Jag gillar doften eftersom den gör mig lugn. Flaskan är ju bara såååå söt! Strax efter jag har sprayat den, upptäcker jag noter av apelsinskal och söt lakrits blandat med körsbär och kanel. Doften är överväldigande till en början, utan att det blir obehagligt .... Efter ett tag uppstår magi på min hud!! Det börjar lukta som en karamelliserad sockerbomb med varma inslag av kryddig vanilj och sen ytterligare lite mer vanilj ...!! Yummy, yummy och läckert. Jag känner även en hel del vit mysk. Fastän jag älskar den så gav jag den till min mamma .... den är perfekt för henne och hon ääääääääälskar den!!!!

Feb
13
2012
lilypad
lilypad

I have to give this perfume props because even though for me it's a little too rich/heavy for everyday wear, it's totally unique. There is no other perfume that I have tried that smells like this and the way they've brought off this distinctive combination of orange and cinnamon is pretty impressive. I agree with other reviewers who said this is a Christmas-ey scent. But the bottle is pretty to look at all year long :)

Feb
12
2012
Nanc
Nanc

Sauteed oranges in a cinnamon vanilla brulee creating a spicy creamy indulgent scent, simply yummy!

Feb
10
2012
theoffbeatkid
theoffbeatkid

I adore this perfume. I have the smaller bottle, which is fine, I seem to only wear this perfume on special occasions, Christmas time comes to mind. I think of cool winter nights. L de Lolita-Lempicka begins with a sharp citrus, with swirls of cream and cinnamon. Throughout the day it becomes creamier and a bit more musky and the spiciness settles down. It reminds me of a naughty 50/50 ice cream bar. Definitely a bold perfume yet cozy. Lasts for 5 or more hours on my skin and has a strong scent throw. The bottle is definitely deceiving there is nothing aquatic about this perfume.

Feb
08
2012
G00D_Girl
G00D_Girl

This is reminiscent of Brittany Spears Hidden Fantasy...

They both have orange, vanilla, spice and woods... (supposedly there is spice in HF)

However this is much MUCH better.

L opens with bitter orange playing off the sweet vanilla with some spicy cinnamon to add some heat, and a hint of salt. The orange and the cinnamon drift to the back round, and along comes what I think is the immortal slightly medical, herbal and fresh. The cinnamon and orange are still there, but it is almost as if they have been steeped in boiling water. Creating a tea like effect.

Even though this is an oriental fragrance, I think the bright orange and the fresh immortal would really work in the summer.

Feb
08
2012
greek_goddes
greek_goddes

I like it on my friend but it doesn't match me...
Although at first it is too sweet as a caramela ( I really like this part) , it becomes bitter on my skin after a while :(
I think it is the cinnamon that doesn't agree with my skin chemistry...
It is quite longlasting and beautiful on her though! It reminds of her!
So try before buy!

Feb
07
2012
yunvme
yunvme

I LOVE this. LOVE IT. I am so surprised. My husband always picks this one out when I wear it and compliments me on how I smell...I guess it works with my chemistry.

Feb
04
2012
Jellybean
Jellybean

smells like a Christmas in a bottle>> warm cinnamon apple cider vanilla added. I can't say I find that appealing in a perfume, but rather as an air freshener for fall/winter Holidays.

Feb
03
2012
perfumaholic22
perfumaholic22

I was so excited to try this perfume! It sounded like something I would like, so when I found a great deal on it, I snatched it up.

Unfortunately, after the first initial spray, which is a nice vanilla and cinnamon mix, these oranges come in and add this horrible cat urine smell (on MY skin). I was so sad. I really wanted to love this fragrance, but my skin's chemistry ruins a lot of perfumes for me.

L De Lolita smells amazing in the bottle. Be sure to test this on your skin first, because this is one of those fragrances that doesn't work for everyone.

I must say, however...the bottle is adorable!
(If you're interested in swapping, PM me! Would really love Euphoria)

Feb
01
2012
CoriH
CoriH

L de Lolita Lempika oh how I love thee. Let me count the ways. The beginning smells like caramelized oranges, if there is such a smell. Refreshing but sweet the cinnamon adds a lovely spiciness that makes me think of baked goods and on me the scent of the caramelized oranges and cinnamon remains in the background until it fades away blending oh so nicely with the vanilla to create a creamy frothy and somewhat salty dream that calls to mind baked goods as so many others have said. The wonderful thing about it is that even though it has this level of cuteness and sweetness it is still somehow a mysterious fragrance. Musky and sensual yet frothy and playful. It displays incredible balance in all facets.

Composition 10/10
Wearability 10/10
Longevity 8/10
Siliage 7/10

Overall 8/10

Jan
30
2012
sofababe
sofababe

Sorry Perfumery123, no similarities whatsoever between L de Lolita and Karma. Karma is patchouli all the way, while L is all about the vanilla and cinnamon. They don't have a single note in common.

Jan
29
2012
Gabriela
Gabriela

''L'' is a fluffy blend of fresh pound cake delicately flavored with oranges and covered in luscious buttercream and brown sugar frosting...

This is big time true to life orange pound cake, with a drizzle of cinnamon... I want to huff myself and take a bite...

On me it opens with bitter oranges and vanilla, then it mellows and the most delectable brown-burnt sugar accord appears, immediately followed by a spicy cinnamon kick that never overwhelms the nose. I also detect something honeyed and buttery salty...I have this in miniature and have to get a full bottle ASAP, hope it’s not true it is discontinued.

Superb sillage and longevity...I must have this one!

Jan
27
2012
Miss Mego
Miss Mego

Received this in the mail today. It was a blind buy based on the reviews. I'm new to the fragrance world and have only worn Hypnotic Poison for years and wanted to venture out and found this site. I'm so glad I bought this little bottle of L. The first spray was very bitter orange and I wasn't sure if I was going to like this. After 20 mins. or so the most wonderful musky vanilla came through. I could not stop smelling my wrist and still can't, this has lasted all day. I've already ordered another bottle for when I run out. Thanks Fragrantica reviewers for steering me in the right direction. :)

Jan
27
2012
eilismaireg
eilismaireg

This stuff is absolutely lovely,it's a modern scent but smells classy enough to almost be mistaken for L'Heure Bleue in the drydown, though it lacks the power of the latter. I'm truly delighted by this easy on the pocket beauty which radiates spicy warmth along with a white floral heart note and interesting 'saltiness'. I will need another bottle shortly, I think!!

Jan
27
2012
mil1991
mil1991

got sampled of L today..when i first spray it DEFINETLY i get a burst of cinnamon and bitter orange..the cinnamon is too strong until it reach the heart of the fragrance..but after it settle down like 20minutes it becoming heavenly vanilla cream with citrusy base on it(because of the bitter orange)..if you spice kind of scent this would probably suit for you

Jan
27
2012
miriel
miriel

This is waaaay too sweet for me. I don't smell any cinnamon, just intense vanilla. Too intense even for me with Hypnotic Poison as my signature...

Jan
25
2012
misskaylapaige
misskaylapaige

The 1st 20 minutes of this scent is out of control for me.

Sharp bitter orange overtakes it, and since I am not a big citrus fan, at first spray I do not like it.

After 20 minutes though, the bitter orange calms down and I'm left with warm cinnamon vanilla. It's a pleasant scent that is worth suffering through the 1st 20 minutes of

Jan
25
2012
LNSklnjr
LNSklnjr

This scent must be very unique bc I have seen a multitude of different comparisons and notes depending on the reviewer. As a lover of gourmand vanillas and a major fan of the original Lolita Lempicka, I was excited to try...but this did not work for me. Perhaps its the citrus/orange aspect that went sour (my chemistry tends to do that to fruity fragrances). This was not the rich scent I expected at all, and while I did get compliments from it upon drydown, I could not get past the wierd introductory "baby wipe" smell in order to make it worth keeping.

Jan
23
2012
LisaLovesPerfume
LisaLovesPerfume

When I purchased L de Lolita, I was expecting something very similar to the original Lolita. I was very happily surprised at the difference. The spice is wonderful. The cinnamon is obvious, but not overbearing. It a warm fragrance that is great to wear anytime. I like it so much that I had to get another bottle as a back up. Although admittedly, I have at least on back up of every perfume I own, especially the Lolita Lempickas. All of their fragrances are heaven in a bottle. If you like cinnamon, I have a feeling L de Lolita is right up your alley.

Jan
21
2012
vicka16
vicka16

Very different from what I'm used to wear, but I like it. On me it is very musky and powdery, but in a good way.
It was a blind buy, and I'm glad I bought this perfume. Will definitely wear it this winter.

update: The staying power is amazing! After 7 hours I can still smell the L EDP on my wrist!

Jan
21
2012
Breath fashion
Breath fashion

On my skin i smell no vanilla just cinnamon n sour oranges...it also smells like a lighter version of tom ford black orchid

Jan
20
2012
geckolost
geckolost

I remember when first spraying this I smelled something tar like. Maybe it was the immortelle? I really liked that with the other sweet notes. I don't smell it anymore however. Maybe I just got used to it. And if I smell the immoretelle now it's more toned down, and it's earthy and haylike. Someone said it smells like cake :) It does! Like a lemon cupcake. But then it goes deeper than that with the immortelle and musk. I love it! It's a fun comforting perfume to wear anytime and the bottle is beautiful!

Jan
20
2012
jennibean
jennibean

This one smells like burnt marshmellows sprinkled with cinnammon. And also a bit like a buddist temple...

Jan
17
2012
nikki1234
nikki1234

L is a very unique fragrance, i havent smelled anything like it before. My friend gave me a mini sample size and i instantly fell in love with it and bought the full size. the bottle is so pretty and the scent is heavenly. on me it smells like creamy vanilla with a hint of cinnamon and oranges. Somehow it reminds me of when i was young (about 5/6 years old) I dont know why though. Everytime i spray this it makes me feel safe and protected for some reason. LOVE IT!!

Jan
15
2012
marydoan90
marydoan90

All I got was pure spicy cinnamon with dark, bitter orange that was nothing but headache-inducing.
It wasn't until an hour later when the vanilla started to come out and made the perfume likeable.
I smelled like a walking bakery.
As other reviewers mentioned, wait a while after initial spray to get the best of L de Lolita. I hate the beginning, but the yummy drydown is what kept this perfume from being a dislike for me.
The scent is very warm and sugary sweet. Perfect for gourmand lovers.

Jan
15
2012
HilaryAppleFace
HilaryAppleFace

L de Lolita Lempicka is a wonderful fragrance. If you only look at the bottle, you would assume it to be an aquatic fragrace. It is far from aquatic. It starts out with a dry, cinnimon sprinkled orange that is slightly salty, making it smell luxurious and intimate on the skin. Then it fades into a soft vanilla. It's by no means cupcake-y, but in my opinion, it smells like an interesting and captivating dessert from eastern Asia.

Jan
14
2012
sofababe
sofababe

The very first spray of this is salted caramel, but by the time it hits my skin its a spicy orange concoction, and very nice it is too. Once the vanilla kicks in its absolutely divine. Some kind of caramel orange candy, but the salty note stops it being sickly sugar sweet. If you can buy a sweet that tastes as good as L de Lolita smells I want a ton of it right now.

Jan
12
2012
atv315
atv315

This is definitely a sweet fragrance and remains sweet the entire time but I find myself smelling it over and over and liking it more and more. The opening notes are definitely not a good indicator of how the next few hours are going to be. I would not leave the house or meet with anyone before waiting half an hour after putting this one :) Not terribly complex. I didn't think that I would like cinnamon in a perfume and it could otherwise have been overpowering but I think that they balanced it out pretty well here. Although I might have put a touch less, it gives it a bit of uniqueness without drawing a lot of attention or smelling like a pumpkin pie. Good longevity and decent sillage on me.

Jan
11
2012
kimee
kimee

Such a unique perfume for me! I love the original LL so I hunted around for this. I originally bought the mini and fell in love! The opening for me is a blast of strong bitter orange and cinnamon. Reminds me of orange sherbet. (my least favourite part but luckily it doesn't last long). The strong orange then recedes and mingles nicely with the cinnamon and becomes well balanced and fresh. The yummy vanilla then creeps in to create the most deliciously spicy scent! Not too sweet, just perfect. This part of the scent actually reminds me of gingerbread biscuits baking in the oven! It's so delightful and I'm elated to have this!

The bottle is stunning, even though the liquid has turned brown. (oh well). Still beautiful anyway. This also never gives me a headache, no matter how many times I inhale this gloriously addictive scent!

Jan
08
2012
kris919
kris919

I saw this today without shrinkwrap at Marshalls, and I got curious. Turns out, I find this to smell amazing and I bought it immediately. Only thing is, I dont smell vanilla, or cinnamon, or cookies...or anything I've read in the reviews below. This is what my crazy skin gets: At first, an anise type of note..licorice-y. along with heavy thick nag champa. Then the anise goes away immediately and it's just nag champa for hours. very linear. no vanilla, no cinnamon. strong awesome tibetan nag champa from beginning to end. And I love it. I wonder if there's anyone else who gets this note from this perfume?

Jan
04
2012
jena.peterson
jena.peterson

I bought some of this because I generally like gourmands, and this one sounded amazing from all the descriptions. I also loved the bottle-sooo pretty! So I was really surprised and disappointed to find that on me, this perfume doesn't even smell like perfume. All it does on me is turn to watered down lemon windex. Bleh.

Out of curiosity, I let my daughter try it. On her, it's incredibly complex-she gets the vanilla and spice, and some gorgeous deep lemon notes too-she smells like a bakery full of madeleines when she wears it. It must just be m body chemistry. I can't wear the original Lolita Lempicka either. Not the fault of the perfume apparently-it's just me.

Dec
31
2011
Lumiere
Lumiere

Striped navy Tshirt, tanned body, sailboats and the sea...Drops of salty water drying on the body and prickly sand stuck to skin...Even if you are not on holiday or near the sea, L can transport you there in an instant.
Its only later that you can settle with the voluptuous vanilla and cuddles of cinnamon. Enjoy.

edit> I must say I have real affair with this perfume. It is some libido-raising potion. Unbelievable.

Dec
29
2011
QueeneeCoreenee
QueeneeCoreenee

I bought the 2.7 fl oz. bottle on a whim without being able to smell it just because of my love for Lolita Lempicka's eau de parfum. When I got in the car, teared open the package and took my first smell of what I hoped would be the perfect scent.... I was sadly disappointed. It is nothing like my little purple and gold apple of Lolita Lempicka. Just now, 9 months later I think I'm in like with this fragrance. The cinnamon is ok but my favorite part is that bitter orange. The scent as a whole reminds me of my first taste of a chocolate orange. Not that chocolate is even a minor note, just that the experience is strange and wonderful. This is NOT a scent that a casual perfume wearer will like. It's far too heavy and unorthodox. If I was to wear this anywhere, it would be to an outdoor event like a family outing to a pumpkin patch, apple picking or a hayride. This, to me, is a fall scent.... maybe winter.

Dec
29
2011
dalmajen
dalmajen

I just got my first bottle of this today, and am thrilled I chose this perfume! I bought it on the recommendations received here on the forum, as I was looking for a nice vanilla scent. Some said it was really sweet, but I don't find that. It does open with the orange and cinnamon, but then the vanilla emerges like a leading lady in a great film. I don't detect the salt, as some people have mentioned, but it isn't sickly sweet, or cloying either. It makes me feel quite cozy while wearing it, and will purchase a bigger bottle next time, as only got the 1. oz perfume to try it. I tried a sample of the other Lempicka, and didn't like the fizzy sweet opening notes, but this is truly different! It doesn't last a long time on me, but we all have different body chemistry. I think this fragrance is probably better suited to autumn and winter, but will also try it in the spring. Not really for really hot days. I also purchased Shalimar, because I wanted a good vanilla, but please read my review about that perfume.

Dec
29
2011
roseau
roseau

Definitely, L de Lempicka fragrance is a double edged frag. The first facet is marine, languid, silent as a siren. Am I the only one who clearly perceive a salty note in its lithesome sillage? After about fifteen minutes, the fragrance warms up and becomes animated. The pungent aroma of immortal mixture enhances the festive frosting with cinnamon and citrus. It makes vanilla -often dramatically heavy and nauseating sweet in modern perfumery- almost exhilarating. Great for every season.

Dec
26
2011
pablOSO
pablOSO

Here in mexico we have a traditional candy called CALABAZA EN TACHA ( which is pumkin with cinammon and spices in heavy syrup ) this one smells exactly like that.

luv it!

drydown remind me of other perfume i have.. AMBER by Gap

altough the gap one is woodier...


lovely scent.

Dec
23
2011
alchimia72
alchimia72

I like this fragrance but in Italy you can find it. I don't think it's discontinued. Only it's difficult to find it anywhere. The Occitane fragrances that are similar to L are all discontinued. I like orange and cinnamon mixed in this fragrance!

Dec
23
2011
wickedlovely
wickedlovely

It's rare for me to come across a scent that's not afraid to be unique and edgy...and that's exactly what this fragrance is.
From the moment I sprayed it, I could smell the warm spicy and woodsy scents...and fell in love with it straight away. Not for the faint-hearted, this scent is quite strong so you can get away with wearing it day AND night, and the dry-down is delicious. It lasts a while too compared to other fragrances.
It's a shame it's discontinued though, as I haven't been able to find anything that's close to this scent (and i've smelt ALOT of fragrances).
I hope there will be a celebrity or designer out there who won't be afraid to venture outside the typical floral/sweet scents and create a fragrance as original as this.

Dec
23
2011
xsnookix
xsnookix

what a heaven! fresh cinnimon buns at firt spray then you get a warm spicy vanilla scent to die for the after math ofcourse is nothing less than fruity x

Dec
19
2011
Lee79
Lee79

12/11/2011- I just bought this today because of all the rave reviews I've read here and being a gourmand lover I thought I would like this. At 1st spray I was thinking...hmmm...not to sure I'm gonna like this? As I'm smelling this right now on my wrist it smells spicy and woodsy. Haven't gotten a sweet note yet. Kinda disappointed about that cause I really thought this would be sweeter. I do get some cinnamon too. I guess it smells alright. It def doesn't smell like any perfume I have so at least its different. We'll see in a little while how it changes on me.


Edit: So I wore this all day today. I actually did enjoy it. Smells better as it develops...def a winter scent though.

Edit: 12/20/2013: Its true what they say, tastes are always changing. Absolutely in love. Cinnamon, vanilla, delicious spiciness. Can't get enough. Looking for a new bottle as mine is almost finished.

Dec
17
2011
Vamy69
Vamy69

This is so delicious! It smells like those yummy orange cinnamon buns you bake or like orange spice cake. If you are not a fan of sweet gourmands you most likely will not like this sweet perfume. But if you are like me an are a gourmand lover this is a MUST have!!!!! YUM YUM and more YUM!!!! Fabulous!

Dec
15
2011
aromajunkie
aromajunkie

I do get the note (supposedly the imortelle flower) that many are calling play-doh-ish. And I get the play-doh association. I like the smell of play-doh, but I don't know if I'd want to wear it. The first time I wore this, I was at a second hand book store and I just LOOOOVE the smell of old books (not the dirty smell you are probably imagining, but its more like old paper and leather, dry and quiet.....of course, this is coming from someone who kinda likes the smell of dust!), and thats what I think of when I get to the imortelle flower part of this scent. The orange and cinnamon are AMAZING! Makes me think of Christmas, of drinking a spiced cider drink called Wassel (not sure of the spelling), and of just general merriment. The old books/play-doh/imortelle note notwithstanding, its got a bit of a "juicy" flavor, like the first taste of an orange right after you pull the peeling off. It has some serious strength as I could smell it after a shower.

Dec
15
2011
evy.gc
evy.gc

Very pleasant and friendly scent. This is in the family of the extremely sweet perfumes, but with a little difference: IT SMELLS VERY EXPENSIVE AND CLASSY! And also the sweetness is kind of natural, not synthetic or plastic. Not to mention that the bottle is a peace of art, just like jewelry. At the beginning I catch some cinnamon and orange, then some cotton candy sweetness (vanilla) and finally fresh sweet flowers with a touch of vanilla and the cinnamon reduced but still there. Very complex yet wearable for work or daytime. GREAT JOB LOLITA! WONDERFUL!

Dec
15
2011
Soutty123
Soutty123

3rd Update - the husband also loves this despite usually despising vanilla scents. He has been following me around like a randy puppy!

Dec
14
2011
Annelien1987
Annelien1987

I bought this one at a sale in july... not a good idea. It was a 50ml for the same price as today's 30ml.

I hated it, soooo much. It was so cloying and heavy. Too sweet, too much cinnamon. I didn't like it what so ever. But it was SUMMER. Summer isn't great in Belgium (not hot, not much sun) but still, it wasn't the right time to wear it, so I gave it away...

A couple of weaks ago, it caught my attention again. I bought it today, for a higher price... It's really the right time now, very cold here, very wintery. Mmm, smells great. Warms me up. Very delicious.

Dec
12
2011
sommerregen
sommerregen

I bought this just because I loved the bottle but the perfume is too sweet for me.I recommend it to everyone who loves vanilla scents though.

Dec
11
2011
HoneyAmber
HoneyAmber

I love this perfume. It is very cosy, comfortably relaxing, warm scent.
It opens with burnt orange and cinnamon. The orange note does not smell like fresh orange or orange juice, it is not an energetic citrusy orange, it is a very deep rich burnt orange skin. My mum used to dry orange peeled skin in a half open oven to make very aromatic tea out of it then. During this process our house was filled up with this rich orangy burnt abcolutely comforting and cosy aroma. That is what L Lolita Lempicka orange note smells like. Dry orange peel smells exactly like this. Instead of picture of fresh oranges above should be a picture of burnt orange peel cos fresh oranges do not describe the note in this perfume at all.
Then we have a cinnamon note. It is usually warm and relaxing in a cosy way of a good book-chimney-wooly blanket-white winter behind the window cinnamon.
The burnt orange and cinnamon are pronounced really well in this fragrance and very well balanced by vanilla.
It seems like L Lolita Lempicka is the best to wear during cold winter days, but I tried to wear it during very hot and humid sunny summer day and warm rainy summer day and it is just gorgeous! It was not heavy at all neither was suffocating. It stayed the same warm but became more refined delicate and like... got moisturised if you can say that. Normally it is warm and dry but in humid or wet days it is juicy rich.
This perfume smells very unique and original. (and I am not considering copycat followers like Avon etc. )

Dec
11
2011
vsmini
vsmini

My other perfumes are going to be on the back burner for awhile now that I've found this lovely gem. Sorry Fancy, my apologies Wonderstruck, get movin' Britney Spears and Katy Perry. Lolita is running this show....well at least until hot summer days come and then she has to run and hide.

I'll start off by saying that I absolutely love it but I can see how a lot of people could find it vile. It is an odd mix and it feels like a bold statement perfume to me. I don't find it soft at all. It has the nose punch power of Angel. It is distinct and it makes itself known to you and others. So go lightly on the spritz because you don't need that much.

I smell spiced orange on the first spray and it slowly mellows out to a nicely blended tune of vanilla, orange and cinnamon. The cinnamon and orange are fighting with each other to be more distinct than the other while vanilla stands by and watches. The cinnamon and orange are perfectly balanced and I can't tell you what stands out more. It's a perfect trio.

I'm a gourmand girl and this suits me just fine. It's in the same family of sweet gourmands - think Pink Sugar's big sister (the sister that went off to a good college and is now engaged to an investment banker).

Enjoy this perfume ladies (and perhaps gents too). From my understanding it's been discontinue which breaks my heart. As a side note I suggest keeping this out of the sun or just in its box - i have heard that this perfume liquid has a habit of turning dark brown after some time.

Dec
09
2011
Loabud
Loabud

It opens with orange, but do not feel bitter, I feel a strong orange and sweet, very sweet. After 10 minutes the orange is weaker and gives way to delicious cinnamon scent, which lasts for about 2 to 3 hours, and thereafter became a smell of cookies, along with the vanilla. It is not a vanilla type "vanilla lace" Victoria's Secret, it's like a smell of vanilla cookies coming out from the oven.
In my skin, felt no note of immortal, as some people feel.
This perfume was totally different than I thought, reading the comments. For a blind buy, was a great surprise.

=)

Dec
07
2011
anna.023
anna.023

I expected a warm, spicy, creamy cinnamon and milk scent. Just what I´v been looking for, so I had so many expectations when I sprayed it. Wow, this was not at all what I expected and wanted it to be. I dont get any cinnamon at all, not even a little bit. Thats a shame since it was that I was looking for. It starts pretty smooth, with a fluffy and cosy vanilla smell. Its not very sharp or deep, actually its very ligtht and "fluffy". During the day I was desperatley searching for the spicy cinnamon note, but I just couldnt find it:( Here is no spices at all to be found! This is just a plain, cosy cupcace smell. Its not bad, its just very very sweet, thats all. I thought that this would be my parfect cinnamon scent that I´v been looking for so long. Many people suggest this when you are serching for e cinnamon scent, I would not suggest this. To me its very avrige and smelles like a whole bunch of other perfumes. But if you want an other creamy vanilla, buy it! Lasting power was OK, sillage not so good. Stayed very close to the skin. I love a bold scent, shy scents are not for me. I might still want it, but not as much as before.

Dec
06
2011
doodoowap
doodoowap

I really wanted to love his perfume as other Lolita Lempicka's creations but I found it simple vanilla and it lasts nothing on me :( The bottle is hands down a jewel in your perfume wardrobe.

Dec
05
2011
geekgoddess
geekgoddess

How come there isn't a chocolate note listed? This reminds me of brownie mix.

Dec
05
2011
zoe.305
zoe.305

I bought this perfume for myself a number of years ago but unfortunately the first day I wore it I found myself feeling sick and I could not quite put my finger on why, until I realised it was the orange smell in this perfume which sent me back to being exposed to orange power carpet cleaner in a confined space a number of years before! I loved this perfume so much but it just made me feel queasy thanks to that memory so I had to pass it on to a friend who absolutely adored it and wore it as I couldn't :( I give this perfume a 9 out of 10 (its not the perfume's fault I have trouble with the orange notes!) :)

Dec
02
2011
Soutty123
Soutty123

Updating my review because this has just arrived and I smell gorgeous! I realise that most of what I was smelling was wafting from my other wrist which was Flowerbomb. Musky and mysterious and lovely.

Dec
01
2011
nina13
nina13

It just came in my mail today. I was soooo excited to try this one! When I opened the box, I got much more excited than before, it's very pretty, and so is the bottle! I really really love the twist of vanilla and cinnamon in this one. This is so a winter scent. And it's full of festivities too. I think it's the cinnamon. I don't really think it smells like cookie, it is gourmand, but not really cookie to my nose. I just love it. This is my first successful blind buy! Thanks to the reviews here :D

Nov
29
2011
Soutty123
Soutty123

I tried this out yesterday and I think it's very pleasant. The overwhelming smell that I get is of oranges, so if you don't like oranges you will not like this.

Ideal perfume for December as it does smell festive. Not sure I would wear it much at other times of the year though.

I had already ordered this blind on the basis of reviews here - tbh I'm glad I only ordered a small bottle as I can't imagine myself wearing this all that often. This is subject to my husband's reaction to it - I might wear it more often if it has the effect that many on here describe!

Nov
29
2011
candymarie
candymarie

This will be one of my little guilty pleasures, as it is SO much more gourmande than anything else I wear, and before I expanded my fragrance horizons beyond green florals (namely, Chanel 19) I would never, ever in a million years have enjoyed something as sugary as this. But I think if you're going for sugary gourmande, this is the way to go. The phrase "elegant bubblegum" popped into my head when I first sprayed it on. And I will wear it with glee!

Nov
28
2011
duskangel101
duskangel101

The opening is quite bitter, due to the bitter orange. After the bitter orange subsides, it becomes a sweet vanilla scent that resembles pink sugar, which I hate. I think the bitter and sweet do balance each other out, but overall it's a bit too cloying. It is a nice scent though, I would recommend spraying it on clothes.
update: I tried this on a few more times, using only 1-2 sprays. The results turned out better than expected. The bitter orange gave the scent a spark and separated it from other generic sweet scents. As it fades, it becomes a more common but comfortably sweet smell. For its low cost, well done.

Nov
27
2011
beckyboo
beckyboo

This is a very deep,spicy vanilla perfume. It smells of cinnamon, nutmeg,vanilla and creme brulee all wrapped up in a pretty package. It could be a kin to making gingerbread cookies while sipping on brandy.

Nov
26
2011
jennibean
jennibean

This bottle is soooo gorgeous but it really throws me off. It makes me expect a cool aquatic smell but it's quite the opposite. It's a warm and spicy winter scent.

Nov
26
2011
Thandar
Thandar

I love this perfume so much.This smells yummy,cookies and sweet for me.Although i don't like woodsy scent,this is the best mixture of vanilla and woody notes.I love the Lolita brand cause its perfumes have unforgettable scents and long lasting unlike the other brands.I have the original Lolita and I also love that perfume.

Nov
23
2011
Takhaet
Takhaet

This is one of my favourites. i have loved this since the first time I smelled it. It smells lovely on my skin in autumn and winter. It is very deep sweet cinnamon and orange fragrance. I feel very happy wearing it for work during a day . It makes me feel younger and happier :) even though I am only 28 ;)

"L" will stay with me forever <3

Nov
22
2011
Hayven
Hayven

I'm having a hard time smelling any sweet or vanilla in this. To me, this perfume smells of a "holiday spice", like of cinnamon, nutmeg, and anise. If I find a vanilla perfume to layer it with, I think I might like it better.

edit: I just smelled the sleeve I sprayed the perfume on a few hours ago, and I can sniff a faint bit of vanilla.

Nov
19
2011
SweetP
SweetP

I have always loved Old Spice, and finally I found a version for women! 'L' leaves on me a warm, spicy and cosy mist...

Nov
16
2011
CHOCAHOLIC
CHOCAHOLIC

Delicious vanilla in an adorable bottle. Sugary,creamy, sweet and absolutely distinctive. In love with this one, even though I haven't got only positive comments. It reminds me of all seasons and it is like a fairy-tale. A real masterpiece !

Nov
15
2011
gomt
gomt

To me, it smells like... vanilla cookies. Sweet, mild and delicious. I think it's great for winter days.

Nov
08
2011
nilizio
nilizio

L is for the way you look at me.....
Bottle of this perfume is a work of art: a bit kitsch but cute and pleasant to hold in the hand.
The scent of perfume simply superb: vanilla creates a warm and sensual feeling .. I feel sexy and desirable ... On days when I squirt this special perfume - I'm getting a million compliments, both men and women ..
Because I love this perfume - I acquired a supply of two bottles ..
What's interesting - I do not like any other perfume of Lolita ..
L is for the way you look at me.....

Nov
05
2011
ffiuqs
ffiuqs

Just got it today as I wanted something to replace my Theorema which has been discontinued. Starts off strong and then quickly loses some of the initial scents and then I can smell a very similar "salted" note that is like Theorema. It does lack the warm cinamon which is what I wanted. It has a much sweeter, sugary smell but an hour in it is quite lovely. Perhaps sweeter than what i was after but still warm and mellow.

Nov
01
2011
Doc Elly
Doc Elly

Sweet and gourmand-oriental, with lots of vanilla-tonka and citrus that to me smells more like lemon than orange. Then the musks appear in all their glory, really rounding out the scent and dominating. It reminds me a little of Musc Ravageur, also created by Maurice Roucel. Maybe they use a similar musk base.

I’m not sure what the sea-glass and fishing net bottle is about, since there’s nothing aquatic or ocean-like about the scent. It also looks like it would be awkward to hold, spray, and store, so I’m glad I have my little sample vial instead. In fact, that design would probably prevent me from ever buying a full bottle even if I wanted to.

L produces just the right amount of sillage, strong but not overpowering, and it lasts and lasts, at least 12 hours on skin, finally drying down to a skunky musk. I know that sounds bad, but it isn’t. It’s actually lovely. If you like oriental musky fragrances, L is definitely worth a try.

Oct
28
2011
dame piglet
dame piglet

I can't stop wearing this!! It's addictive and I AM HOOKED! Don't be intimidated by the bottle shape; my bottle is quite short & squat; it fits in my had very well.
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The first time I wore this, the Play-doh type scent didn't come through at all. Actually, it smelled very warm and hay-like (like a roll in very clean, dry hay with a cup of cinnamon tea with honey nearby as a refreshment ;) ) But the second time, it did have a scent that does remind me a little of play-doh; however, the play-doh like scent is subdued.
The fragrance reminds me of Autumn, as it does have a sweet (but not cloying) cinnamon - type scent, but not like a cinnamon bun or pie, because the wood and immortal flower change it from being oh so vanilla gourmand. It's quite wearable, not edible.
It lasts quite awhile.
I think this one is appropriate for ages 13 and up.

Office appropriate: (used in moderation) 8.8 - 10
Headache factor: 4.9 - 10 (could be for those who find sweet scents headache inducing)

Oct
21
2011
chowchow41
chowchow41

Another great perfume of Lolita Lempicka. Its a great winter scent and very well blended. I love the cinnamon, vanille and woods, its really comforting.
I honestly don't know what immortel smells like but i get no salty note on my skin. Its a longlasting perfum that keeps you company all day and when you have showered it still noticable on your skin. When i wear it it reminds me off Christian Dior's Dolce Vita wich i also adore. But Lolita has more vanilla, try it youll like it.

Oct
21
2011
pbandabby@gmail.com
pbandabby@gmail.com

kind of magical
dont ge much orange but the cinnamon is soft and warm and doesnt take it self to seriously. it is simple and sweet but expensive feeling. has a bit of mens cologne here and there but it is nice. i wish i felt more orange tho. maybe i will layer it with a fruity lotion or something. i cant stop smelling me, mmmmm!

Oct
16
2011
xstitchalanna
xstitchalanna

I LOVE this perfume! Today is my first time wearing it. It is such a unique perfume opening up with a blast of cinnamon and vanilla. The cinnamon fades quickly allowing whisps of immortal flower to come through. This is the part you are either going to love or hate, because it is rather unusual. I happen to LOVE it! Yay! Nearer the end of the fragrance I notice a bit of musk and woods, but the woods are really light. I only put 2 sprays on and it has lasted over 9 hours on me now! You don't need a lot of this little beauty! Now for the bottle! Normally to me a bottle is a bottle, but not THIS bottle! It is a little work of art. It reminds me of mermaids and the ocean and beaches! Oh it is just so cute! I will be getting this one again when I run out. It is now a favorite! It is best for fall and winter due to the cinnamon in it, but because of the immortal you could wear it easily in the spring and summer if applied lightly.

Oct
14
2011
nofixedstars
nofixedstars

"L" from Lolita Lempicka is a pleasant thing. I have to over-apply massively to get any real sense of it, almost as if I need to saturate the skin with it to some critical amount. Once I do, I enjoy this scent. The best part for me is the immortelle note---that odd, indefinable, herbal-floral with undertones of fenugreek seeds. I can smell the bitter orange but it doesn't dominate, and the cinnamon is similarly discreet. The vanilla is there throughout, most noticeable in the latter part of the dry-down, and the musk is very subtle. Woods are listed in the notes, but I find them very minimal. There is a definite sweetness to it, but I almost think it's coming as much from the immortelle as from any other components. Until a bottle of Goutal's "Sables" turns up on the bargain table (fat chance), I'll have to get my immortelle fix from "L"...
Sillage is discreet, even heavily applied, and it doesn't last as long as some of the other Lempicka scents. Thumbs-up, overall.

Oct
14
2011
anniebanannie
anniebanannie

Hmmm! It is a spiced cupcake with vanilla frosting and orange marmalade. Yummy. To smell. My brain kept thinking, "I'm hungry!". And when I first smelled this fragrance, so I was. This intensified it. I love the smell, but just to smell it. Not to wear it. I got a small bottle of this from a friend as a gift and found it charming. I wore it once, to get rid of my prejudice against gourmands. Hah ha, not happening anytime soon. I don't like smelling like I just came out of a bakery. Granted, thanks to this fragrance, I did discovered that if you pass in front of a man that is in line at a restaurant in the middle of the afternoon, or lunch time, you will look 10X more appealing. I tested my theory by wearing this a couple of times in different hours, and that was my result. Nowadays guys are used to the sweet stuff I've noted, so it's not like 10 years ago when my eldest cousin was graduating high school and the guys thought she smelled unique. Anyway, I guess during those hours the fragrance intensifies. Overall, like I've said already, I like the juice, just don't like wearing it. And the bottle is just as charming.

Oct
12
2011
Seraphic
Seraphic

This is my absolute favorite fragrance ever! I've never smelt something so unique, it's sweet and warm but has a musky and slightly salty twist to it that reminds me of the ocean. The original bottle was absolutely stunning, but I have noticed that lately there have been some bottles without the gold netting (I work in a store that sells this) which saddens me because it looks so whimsical with it. It lasts a LONG time as I spray it on in the morning and my boyfriend always compliments me on how I smell when we snuggle up to sleep. I also get plenty of compliments on the street!

Oct
10
2011
hollyinmn
hollyinmn

Completely not what I expected, but I do like it, oddly. Very cinnamon-y to me, and I sadly dont get the whole orange- waffle-cone deliciousness I was hoping for, but I really like it after it's
been on my skin for awhile. Plus, my 7 year old son said immediately upon my picking him up from school "Mommy, you smell soooo good", so it's a keeper. I found mine at Marshalls- 17 bucks for 1oz, and I would not have paid full price and been thrilled, but I'd def buy it again if I got a bargain. Dont think I'll run out anytime soon, as it's quite strong, but who knows, I find myself reaching for it more than I thought I would. I agree that it is somehow comforting, and it reminds me of something from my youth... Minnesota winters are long and cold and this is a perfect scent for those months, in my opinion.

Oct
10
2011
nikitajade
nikitajade

I ADORE this perfume. I can smell the cinnamon, and also a hint of something caramel, but all in this intriguing musky scent. Amazing, I can't stop smelling myself.

Oct
09
2011
Raquel73
Raquel73

A mi me encanta este perfume, al principio puede ser algo fuerte,la primera hora es fuerte la canela y la vainilla en mi, pasadas 3 horas el olor es canela y naranja, pero nada pesado, muy muy suave,ya no puedo detectar la vanilla , en mi piel ha desaparecido,solo canela y naranja sutil durante muchas horas.Lo adoro!!!.Huele a invierno reconfortante, alegria de vivir entre el fuego de la chimenea y envuelto en una mullida manta :-))

Oct
09
2011
vanillabean23
vanillabean23

Bitter oranges, vanilla and musk - magnificent! This is a new favourite of mine. It is sweet, but in a very adult way. It is strong and has tremendous resonance. Absolutely divine!!! It has depth, it is sensual and so very unusual!

Oct
04
2011
Terese2
Terese2

I love this scent. Yes, it has a pervasive smell of Play-Doh and no, it doesn't last very long. So what! I adore orientals - give me a spice found in pumpkin pie with whipped cream and the hook goes in. This is an uber-girly, sweet, and fun fragrance. It will not make you feel sophisticated or avant garde. Mata Hari would not have worn it. Yet for my private enjoyment, I find it sexy in a "I believe in True Love" kind of way. It is as guilty a pleasure as any chick flick where the plain girl gets the guy. Ah, how great to be female!

Oct
02
2011
twinklestar.pa
twinklestar.pa

This is a great scent. It seems like caramel to me, but not a noxious caramel. Just interesting. Seems pretty linear. I always want to have some on hand for cool weather. Lasts all day.

I'm a little afraid of its silage for work, but if I squirt some on my finger and dab my neck, it's OK for work.

The bottle is a work of art, absolutely the most beautiful bottle that I own.

If you enjoy gourmonds, this could be for you.

Oct
01
2011
Unikko
Unikko

My favourite gourmand! Mouth-watering cinnamon and vanilla blend with an interesting salty note on the top. Not very complex but perfect when I'm something sweet and comforting. I've almost finished my small bottle, which is really rare to me, and I'm planning to buy the biggest bottle next.

Oct
01
2011
MissMordecai87
MissMordecai87

Another one I was hoping to like, after reading the notes && reviews, it sounded like it would have been perfect....
Unfortunately, I just didn't like it. The orange screamed "Pledge" to me (like, the wood cleaner?), and I just couldn't get past it.
If it would have been a little more vanilla to cut some of the orange and cinnamon, I'd have probably loved it.
I'm a gourmand type girl, tho, so I like things warm and sweet. I don't mind spice, it just has to be warm, not sharp. I feel like the orange was just too sharp that it kinda killed the other notes.
The bottle, though, is perfection. All of the Lolita bottles are adorable. ;)

Sep
28
2011
Raina
Raina

I wish I could love this the way it should be loved, but I cannot bring myself to. It has a lot of promise at first spray, bringing to mind the scents of a a Swiss or German bakery. All those yummy warm baking spices, gingersnaps, with a citrus that keeps it from being truly gourmand.

Unfortunately after it begins to set in a scent like burning rubber or black liquorice (something very identifiable with the Lolita Lempicka line) takes over and renders the baked goods useless. And that scent lasts and lasts, which really infuriates me because if they took out that burnt rubber smell this would become a holy grail status fragrance for me. At this point I would be scrubbing it off my skin if it were not for that amazing drydown. Its a wonderful warm vanilla that's so delicious it makes me want to lick at my wrist.

The bottle design here, as with all of Lolita Lempicka bottles, is such a whimsical work of art. That and the drydown are almost enough to tempt me to want to own this. Sadly, that middle note of black liquorice is a deal breaker for me.

EDIT: Alright, I gave in and swapped for a bottle. I just love this so much! I'm willing to put up with that annoying licorice note as long as the rest of this delivers on the goods. And boy does it. :)

Sep
27
2011
Purrrsephone
Purrrsephone

I absolutely love this fragrance!

As previous commenters have said, this scent is a nice, warm blanket of rich vanilla with bright notes that pop up with every delightful little sniff, whether you get a hint of the spicy-hot cinnamon or the sharp citrus. Easily translatable for day (really not a very strong fragrance; very subtle for the office or for dabbing on to do some running around) or for night (rich and seductive, this is an incredibly good first date fragrance!).

My boyfriend, on one of our first dates, smelled this on me for the first time, and commented on it, saying, "You smell the way a woman is supposed to; when I smell this on you, it's like you're begging me to touch you."

That in itself (and two happy years later) should speak volumes for this exquisite perfume!

Sep
19
2011
icekat
icekat

I always crave this scent when the fall season begins. It is so comforting, soothing and deliciously smelling. It is like having a hot cup of coffee with cinnamon drizzled on top in a quaint small café on a chilly autumn morning and watching the colorful leaves quietly falling on the ground. I find this scent so peaceful and happy but there is also sensual and alluring side to this fragrance that is quite attractive.

The composition perhaps is not ground breaking as we have tons of vanilla inspired scents on the market. However, this one is done especially well. The orange in the opening is lovely and slightly bitter like fresh rind peeled from a real orange. The cinnamon scent comes in hot waves and engulfs the orange rind in a warm and cozy wrap. The scent settles into cinnamon vanilla heart notes with the distinctive touch of immortal flower. It smells delicious but I cannot say that it is a sugar bomb. Some say that the immortal smells a bit like maple syrup and I do agree with this analogy. This lovely, comforting composition lasts for hours and finally transforms into a base of musky vanilla notes.

My overall score is 8.5/10. This is a must for chilly weather for me and one of my favorites from Lolita Lempicka’s line. It lasts long (8 plus hours) and the sillage is just perfect. Another great creation by Maurice Roucel!

Sep
16
2011
SheShe
SheShe

Uh, I got rid of it. So salty, I couldn't stand it. And it's a scent of a heavy-weight siren ;) I mean, it wasn't delicate when I was wearing it, but somehow it seemed the ingredients weren't of an excellent quality. Not my cup of tea and when I sniffed this on another girl in a shop, I got an unpleasant feeling of a salty sweetness. I guess too much salt in the perfume makes me hate the scent. But the bottle is sweet - close to kitch but still looks nice.

Sep
15
2011
mizzjnice
mizzjnice

All I can say is "WOW!!!!" I read the reviews for L here on Fragrantica and decided to try it. It was a chilly day but the spice and vanilla warmed me right up. Then, the strong cinnamon faded into a soft, heated blend of vanilla, bitter orange, hint of cinnamon, musk, and woods that just made me feel happy. The cinnamon and bitter orange make the vanilla sexy, sensuous, and sophisticated instead of "little girl in a candy store"- no nauseatingly, cloyingly sweet gourmand here. My boyfriend, who ABHORRS perfume (except Angel, which I hate) took one whiff of me and went nuts! He said "This kicks Angel's ass!" He could not stop sniffing me; he was all over me, his face practically glued to my neck and nuzzling me every 5 seconds, saying that "this is what every woman should smell like!" and I practically got mauled. Wow. Suffice to say, we had a great night last night. I will definitely be wearing this all the time now. Great scent for Fall/Winter.

Sep
12
2011
MaiCecile
MaiCecile

This perfume is like a fairytale, and unlike any I have ever smelled. It shares some characteristics with the other Lolita Lempicka fragrances, but this is much softer, more wearable, and prettier than the others.

It opens with yummy, juicy orange, which fades and mixes with vanilla-y flowers. The cinnamon then starts to warm up on the skin as the perfume smells sweeter and spicier. After a few hours it smells like delicious vanilla and soft, warm blooms in a woody base. The end may be my favourite. It makes me feel dreamy.

For some reason, despite the winter/fall warmth of this fragrance, it still reminds me of a mermaid. I don't think I would wear it in summer though- the sun and heat would make this cloying and sickly sweet. But right now fall is in the air and I am sniffing the crook of my elbow in awe. This is definitely at the top of my wishlist. It may even take its place with Vera Wang Princess and Burberry Classic as one of my all time favourites.

Let the fairytale live on.

Sep
09
2011
karisma2011
karisma2011

not impressed with it at all, sorry! i adore vanilla but this does nothing for me! bought it online without trying and had to get rid of it on ebay:(

on a positive note, the bottle is absolutely superb though!

Sep
07
2011
napiergirl
napiergirl

Started off sooooo goood there is vanilla and orange and i feel great that i beat the negatives reviews and love this , then there is a hint of cinnamon this is looking better and better ....BUT THEN THE IMMORTAL KICKS IN ....and it reminds me of some fragrance i made a mental note to NEVER WEAR EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sep
06
2011
ANGELICA07
ANGELICA07

Immortal flower kills this beautiful yummy cinnamon-vanilla treasure .... :( :-/
It ruins it all ....

I am really craving for its cinammon-vanilla yumminess but it is impossible to get over the (unfortunately) overwhelming immortal note.
If that note wasn't present, this fragrance would be one of my treasures !!!

So, if someone knows a perfume being "L"'s cinnammon-vanilla yumminess minus that damned immortal note
:-D, I would be pleased to hear from her/him !!! ;o)

Sep
02
2011
Christy2198
Christy2198

THe most beautiful vanilla sent ever produced. This fragrance reminds me that mixing ingrediants into a perfume is truly art. Thank you for such an amazing fragrance

Aug
26
2011
orchid_84
orchid_84

I'm absolutely in love with this fragrance - without a doubt it will be one of my signatures for a long time. The warm vanilla is present from the beginning and is without question the central note in L. On first spray, sweet bergamot and a dash of bitter orange make an appearance. The citrus adds a bit of zest, but mellows quickly and blends very smoothly with the other notes. There is just enough cinnamon to add an amazing spicy warmth to the vanilla. There's also a hint of smokiness.

I get a hint of the salty immortelle in the drydown of L, and there is also a really nice "airy" note that reminds me very much of the ocean. It's hard to describe, but I think it comes from the combination of the immortelle flower and the dry wood notes. The result is reminiscent of sun-warmed driftwood and light ocean breezes. L is heavenly - it's warm, exotic, and inviting, but also a bit mysterious and strange.

L is somewhat sweet, but definitely not sugary or candy-like. The dryness of the woody notes makes the vanilla come across as more warm and round than sweet. I find it unique, sensual and sophisticated. It does seem to vary depending on skin chemistry, so not everyone will love this fragrance. The sillage and lasting power are better than average on my dry skin. Definitely my favourite fragrance from this brand.

Aug
19
2011
The Swedish girl
The Swedish girl

Oranges, oranges and some more oranges. I hate oranges. It smells like MANLY oranges even, haha.
No vanilla here unfortunately.

Aug
18
2011
ecerusen
ecerusen

when i first sprayed it on me(in spring), i didnt give a meaning why they say this is salty and mermaidlike. but after the weather getting hotter, i understand it. this perfume is for summer and all of the characteristics of this perfume shows themselves in summer.
young,attractive perfume
smells like sunbathing after swimming.

Aug
16
2011
kikiki
kikiki

L is a little flirty.
Like a sensuous teenager, blooming into a lady.
I like cinnamon, and this is just sweet cinnamon.
A little childish for everyday wear.

Aug
16
2011
Aquatic Amethyst
Aquatic Amethyst

I found a little bitty mini of this (had to use wire cutters, the closest thing I have to pliers, to pry the little bitty cap off). Disappointing on me--does not live up to the hype in some of the more gushing reviews.

Mermaid? Beachy? Salty? Nope--just orange confectioner's sugar with a slight cookie dough drydown. Lasting power mediocre. As powerful as weak tea, even though I gave myself two, uh, dunks on my arm from the non-spray bottle. Not as warm, strong, sticky, or spicy as Mediterranean.

Aug
13
2011
Marimer
Marimer

On me this is warm sweet vanilla and lots, lots of cinammon ( someone told me I smelled like cinammon chewing gum haha). But nevermind, it´s a very nice spicy vanilla, not on the gourmand side for me, and as I have perfume eater skin, this only lasts about 2 hours with almost no sillage, but on most people it really stands out.

Aug
09
2011
nicki317
nicki317

I bought this unsniffed and I decided it's not for me. I think it's an interesting scent, and I could see how others could like it. But I'm not sure exactly what it is, maybe the cinnamon, or something else that sort of makes me nauseous. I suppose I could say that it interests me at first, but then it becomes overwhelming and I begin to dislike it. I like the way it smells in the box, but not on me. Luckily I found a good home for it. :)

Aug
06
2011
sweefa
sweefa

I'm in two minds about this scent. The start is loud and kind of strange like medicine and not really wearable for my liking. But then it calmes down to an delicious orange-vanilla cookie dough with some unexpected smoky note that gives an interesting twist. I like that skin-near scent a lot. But so far I wear it usually at home because I'm afraid you need some time to understand that fragrance and I don't want to smell like medicine to other people. Still i'm glad to have it.
Sillage is low, longevity is good.

Aug
02
2011
boruvka44
boruvka44

I liked L. Didn`t detect any cinnamon (thank god). For me it was identical smell of incense in etno shops - wood, sandal wood, leather pouches etc... Until (what a mistake) I have read one L review that said something about "disinfection toilette blocks they used at train stations". From then, I always found the stench in it, before it dries down to my beloved incense in etno shop. I can`t get over the yucky opening anymore.
Nice ad, skip the aquatic beaty, wait when the liquid inside turns brown (and it will) and you will get the right impression.

Jul
30
2011
isi
isi

Dulce e intensa vainilla, con canela, naranja y un toque marino ¿?. Hay que ir con cuidado y no aplicar mucho porque es un poco fuerte, no de los que marean pero dicha fuerza impide apreciar mejor sus notas olfativas. Me ha hecho recordar levemente a Obssession de Calvin C, quizás el toque de vainilla. De los perfume de Lolita este, está en el segundo lugar de mis preferencias.


Sweet and intense vanilla, cinnamon, orange and a touch sea??. You have to be careful not to apply much because it is a bit strong, not dizzy but that obscures the force better olfactory notes. Has reminded me slightly Obssession Calvin C, perhaps a touch of vanilla. Of the perfume Lolita this is the second in my preferences.

Jul
28
2011
stereomari
stereomari

At first spray I get a strong cinnamon scent with oranges. When it settles down the vanilla starts to appear, but I get something similar to tobacco on my skin. Maybe this immortal note, that i don't know what is?? - But I like it. After a while, the similar-to-tobacco smell disappears and I get vanilla with cinnamon and a very soft musk at the drydown. I'm falling in love with this one. I found it weird when first tested it, but now I'm getting used to it, and it makes me feel very comfortable. I think it fits daytime only if you live in a place with really cold weather. Otherwise, I'd use it at night. - Since I live in a place with tropical weather, I'll use it at night (in a place with air conditioner).=) This tobacco-immortal (?) note makes it a bit too strong for sunny days - even if the weather is a little cold. IMHO.
The sillage is amazing and longevity is great also. My boyfriend made me a lot of compliments when I wore that one.

Jul
26
2011
Whit
Whit

At first I was a little put off by the citrus opening, but man oh man, the dry down is simply heavenly; warm vanilla and cinnamon. I love it! One of my fave fall/winter scents! It's really different from other frags in that the opening and the dry down are so opposite of each other. Very nicely done scent and if you try it, please wait for the dry down. Oh, did I mention the lasting power is great too? As is always with Lolita's frags! :)

Jul
19
2011
skki
skki

It is very sweet fragrance I love it so much!!! I has a natural sweetness i think it the reason for the is the combination of spices such as cinnamon and vanilla . I don't understand why the hell people say that every sweet fragrance smells like cotton candy GOD NO !!! stop it this is not helpful !!! THIS HAS NO COTTON CANDY .

Jul
19
2011
Bab
Bab

Just a quick hint for those trying perfumes at the counter. Never spray the first spray on yourself. Always spray away first as you don't know how long the bottle has been sitting there without the cap and the older residue sitting at the tip will not reflect the perfume inside.

Jul
16
2011
Bab
Bab

Update. Still really Beautiful. Similar to Fleur de Corail but this is gourmand. Not sickening or cloying - The opposite. Lovely blend of something summery which I can't put my finger on, vanilla, bitter orange and cinnamon. It's like wandering through the tall dry grass fields when I was a kid with the scents of cinnamon and vanilla and maybe caramels wafting through the air. A perfect scent and not as overbearing as the signature scent or Forbidden Flowers. This and the Fleur de Corail are quite airy compared. The perfect scent for Summer or Fall.

Jul
16
2011
curiousheart
curiousheart

Intrigued by Lolita Lempicka's lovely design of bottles, I decided to try out one of their perfumes and went for "L de Lolita Lempicka".
The scent smelled nice when I held the bottle to my nose, however after the first spritz on my skin it developed into the nastiest bathroom cleaner ever. I couldn't make out any sweet notes here, only a sharp, cold and synthetic smell, which really surprised me, because the notes looked really nice to me.
The only compliment this perfume deserves is for it's longevity- it unfortunately lasted more than 24 hours on me.

Jul
13
2011
CottonSpore80
CottonSpore80

I adore the bottle. It is reminiscent of the ocean waves, a delicate shell on the beach, or perhaps a sunken treasure? A jewel on the sand? Golden lichen or perhaps a frayed patch of fishnet? Who knows. The fragrance inside, however, does not remind me of such elements. It is very warm and sweet, with a slightly masculine feel to it when I spray it. There is a lot of cinnamon, orange and musk. Those are the notes that I feel remain prominent throughout the entire lifespan of the perfume on my skin.

When L is first applied, I am overwhelmed. But this quickly turns to awe as my nose is met with such a unique assortment of fragrances that I can't help but love it. It smells more mature than the original Lolita Lempicka perfume and even though it is sweet, it is much less sweeter than the original. At least to me.

Jul
12
2011
DocTales
DocTales

I first loved it 'cause it reminded me of roasted almonds sold on a x-mas market, so I bought it. Now I can't stand it anymore: It's just too much cinnamon! Gives me a headache.

Jul
10
2011
sweetmagnolia
sweetmagnolia

While the bottle is absolutely breath taking to look at, it does lead one to believe that the juice inside might be a light, beachy, summer scent, when infact, it is very much the opposite. I mean this in the best way. This is categorized as an oriental vanilla, but in my opinion, is about as gourmand as you can get. Delicious,warm,spicy, orange and vanilla. Like some beautiful decadent dessert. I am usually not crazy about such foodlike fragrances, but this one is quite the exception!

Jul
09
2011
TigerEyes
TigerEyes

I agree with Sheridan...thanks for the champa ID...I couldn't place it! Champa with a note of sweet licorice. Yum. Clever little bottle, too.

Jul
09
2011
Tonya
Tonya

Yummy... I especially love the salt smell I detect occasionally.

Jul
04
2011
Cmanier
Cmanier

This my favorite winter fragrance. It smells like chocolate powder mixed with coconut and sugar and a hint of woodsy patchouli. I get so many compliments!! I love this stuff!!!!! I wish I could wear it all year long...it may not smell like this on everyone but lolitas fragrances work well with my body chemistry!

Jul
02
2011
Galya
Galya

I fell a Lot of ginger in this and big assomiliance with caron reglisse ,so sweet-fresh !

Jun
30
2011
mirandaslaysdragons
mirandaslaysdragons

I don't think this is a typical vanilla scent. It is dark, spicy & salty. I think it is a bit cloying.. and I definitely can't wear it every day, but I like it.

Jun
29
2011
thepicketywitch
thepicketywitch

It’s hard to write an objective review on perfumes, mainly because our sense of smell is so deeply attached to our emotions. It was very hard for me to separate myself from this perfume, and I still feel that emotion can only heighten one’s appreciation for scent, but in the pursuit of objectivity, I will try to keep the poetic tangents to a minimum.

This scent is classified as an oriental vanilla, and there is a salty, beachy twist to it that reminds one of mermaids; NOT the Disney version of mermaids, but rather, what mermaids would exude if they were real. The moment you spritz L on, you immediately smell the top notes of bitter orange and bergamot. It’s fresh, sweet,sugary, playful and intoxicating. Heart notes of immortelle flower and cinnamon bleed through the citrus sweetness, and as the progression of the scent goes, slowly overpower and give it spice and attitude. In the grand finale of the dry down, notes of musk, tonka bean, sandalwood, and vanilla create a warm, rich creaminess that is almost blatantly sexual. When the sandalwood and vanilla mix, I can smell sweet driftwood growing warm in the sun. And yet, as you smell it, all the way down to the base, there is a saltiness that doesn’t seem to go away. It lingers, and you feel like you’re wearing a hidden part of a beautiful, undiscovered lagoon.

Everything about this perfume charms me, from the colorful box right down to the bottle and its contents. The bottle is really ingeniously designed-a clear glass in the vague shape of a heart, shiny and small, like the heart of the sea, displaying its aqua blue liquid contents. The top is covered with delicate gold netting, and small gems-a sparkling golden L, an opalescent teardrop stone, and a clear glass starfish-are attached to the neck with golden wire . The overall effect is very aquatic and jewel-like; a scent for a mermaid princess.

Overall, this perfume is youth; it is contradiction, and beauty, wildness and assertive femininity. It’s a siren-worthy scent, something the sailors would leap into the waters for.

Jun
26
2011
DelShep
DelShep

It's patchouli and vanilla... lots of vanilla in the drydown. You smell like a strong brand of baby powder and everybody will notice. I liked it but it is not for summer, at all. It is a winter perfume. I finally gave it to my mother and smells diff on her and became her signature fragrance. I sometimes detect incense on her skin when she wears it. It reminds me of summer..but it's for winter. In hot weather this perfume is so heavy.... you will get intoxicated. Lempicka is not for everybody. It's quite unique.

Very girlie/feminine bottle: 10/10
Lasting power: 10/10
Scent: quite intoxicating

Jun
24
2011
rickyfreaky13
rickyfreaky13

Use this for very first time to a wedding party, n i got 5 compliments, woooow.... this is really lovely :)

Jun
24
2011
an.jorePipip
an.jorePipip

Like this perfume, sweet spicy of the cinnamon is quite dominant in my opinion. Somehow I like this fragrance better than the original Lolita Lempicka :)

Jun
22
2011
mystica
mystica

Very woodsy, that in contradiction to such a delicate and feminine bottle it's almost masculine, and in a way, harsh. Patchouli note is quite detectable.

Jun
22
2011
StarMagix
StarMagix

One of my very favorite scents. I love it! I try not to wear this one as often as I would love to just so my nose does not become immune to the fragrance. There is nothing about this scent that disappoints me. It is very long lasting and it smells great from start to I wash it off. Worthy of a backup!

Jun
22
2011
lieya von jay
lieya von jay

i really3 like this scent ! like i want to wear it every given time ! upon 1st spray i detected bitter orange then it melt down to a very creamy yummy smell! it especially lasting at night & cold weather like a rainy day i think .. LOVE this one... but not suitable during a hot & sunny day! it disappear once u sweat ! thats too bad... as i m living in a place where it is hot all the time :(

Jun
20
2011
ChelseaMorgan
ChelseaMorgan

I'm in love! Just picked this up the other day & I'm obessed with this fragrance. It's intoxicating (in a good way), warm, sweet & sexy! I really like that the vanilla is present but not too overpowering and the bottle is so pretty!

Jun
17
2011
mariaravig
mariaravig

I´ve just bought it.. and i love it!!! I guess it´s my favourite between lolita´s fragances, and i must admit i´s sort of a fan of them. It´s sweet and warm, long lasting and it´s noy similar to any other. Even though i´m quite young, i´m looking for those perfums that don´t smell similar to others. I don´t like smeling like everybody.
L from Lolita makes me feel special. I think they would fit women from all ages.
CINNAMON IS JUST PERFECT!!

Jun
17
2011
white queen
white queen

Beatiful smell.PERFECT Romantic,wonderful.I love it.I fell in love with it on the sea holiday.Siutable for any occasionsand age.ADORABLE.It always remembers me Black Sea.The only reason i didnt bye more than one bottle is short lasting.The magic finishes after 2-3 hours wearing.WHY?

Jun
15
2011
Pierina
Pierina

Just arrived today.
what can I say... I think this was a bad purchase, the bitter orange is a little too bitter and its all a little sour on my skin. I am wearing Black cashmere today so maybe they are crossing notes and killing me softly within pong.. I just dont know..
I will give this an honest go but at present I suggest this is a frag not suited to all chemistry and to try before you buy!

EDIT
I took a shower and tried this on clean skin... Its a lot nicer without the Black Cashmere..
Despite the cinnamon/vanilla/orange combo this is not a sweet/dessert fragrance the spices are clean and pure, just like you would imagine the genuine article. The bitter orange is bitter. I dont love this frag but I do like it and have worn it for the last 36 hours..
re longevity, I can smell it 6 hours after spray. I wore it last night and this morning I could still smell the cinnamon and sandalwood, it was subtle and warm and lovely..
A nice scent for Autumn/winter.

Jun
10
2011
boardbat
boardbat

i love this scent, a warm cozy vanilla that will make you feel so feminine. theres a pinch of cinnamon and a string of licorice that makes it even better. my favorite so far from the LL line. the bottles are gorgeous too.

Jun
08
2011
Redlipstick
Redlipstick

If you love vanilla, this is a warm, creamy vanilla with a small amount of spicy cinnamon and musky woods - yet it's not at all too cloying, even in summer heat. There's tiny hint of something lovely, perhaps the immortal note?

The sillage isn't overpowering if you use a light hand.

Those of you that have read my other reviews know I'm not a vanilla fan, but I'm loving this one. This is not a cloying, sugary sweet vanilla.

ETA: Decants lose the citrusy top note, but when sprayed from the bottle there's a bit of citrus in there. Lovely either way.

Jun
08
2011
Radchick
Radchick

Sweet and creamy, with tons of vanilla. Very gourmand, like the aroma of home baking.

Jun
06
2011
MsRachael
MsRachael

So warm and spicy. Don't normally like woodsy smells, but this one won my heart immediately. When I saw the cinnamon/bitter orange combination, I thought there was a risk this might smell like Christmas juice, but the vanilla offsets it nicely. Sophisticated and distinct.

Jun
05
2011
Bab
Bab

Another beautiful scent from the LL House. Not as tenacious as the original Lolita or Flowers. This one hangs close to the skin. Mildly spicy, mild Vanilla and again for LL, the woody notes are the perfect ending to a warm, sensual fragrance.

Jun
01
2011
mlxo7
mlxo7

So I bought a mini size of this perfume just to try it out for a while to see if I liked it enough to get a full size. I was expecting a more conventional sweet vanilla perfume, but was surprised on first use that this is actually very unusual.
Starts off with a sweetly spicy hint (cinnamon?), and a kind of sour-citrus (must be the bitter orange) and a touch of saltiness. Then gradually begins to morph into a lovely warm blend of vanilla, spice and a slight hint of floral and a touch of smokey richness. Beautiful and unique. Try this if you're looking for sweet scent with a twist & the bottle is absolutely gorgeous!

May
26
2011
suzielawrence
suzielawrence

Two words: Nag Champa. Fortunately, I happen to love the smell of Nag Champa, so I enjoy Lolita L, but I'm not sure I would buy this perfume when I can just burn some incense. Maybe I'll give it another test just to see if I can ignore the incense and pick anything else up.

May
26
2011
marrojas
marrojas

It drives me crazy...definitely my new favorite. It really remains me of the very first Dior Addict, of course, the tonka bean is missing. But it's totally gorgeous, elegant, with the exact notes it was meant to have...I know it might be too much for some girls, but for me it's simply delicious!

May
22
2011
Habanita
Habanita

The orange start off is still ok, but then this gets an extreme and sharply sweet drydown which I find very hard to bear.

May
22
2011
Raphy_2260
Raphy_2260

OMG!!! Where had I've been???!!! I bought L two days ago unsniffed just by following your reviews... wore it last night for the very first time and OHHHH-LA-LA... it was instant love!!! I can already tell this is going to become one of my favorites!!!!

May
20
2011
stacyrenee
stacyrenee

The first time I tried this there was this note that funked things up and all I could smell was like a baby poo and toasted marshmallows. It was incredibly nasty. But my chemistry has changed and I thought I would try it again. So glad I did! It now is a sweet vanilla spice on my skin. Nice!

May
14
2011
amber832
amber832

I love the original Lolita Lempicka perfume but this one not so much! It has this tobacco- ish smell to it! But on the other hand it IS sweet as well...so a sweet scent mixed with tobacco is how I would describe it! Never would I buy another bottle! And if you are considering it I definitely recommend you test it on your skin first or you too might be disappointed!

May
14
2011
li_portugal
li_portugal

I use L for 2 years..absolutely divine..love the cinnamon and vanilla scent...just my favourite perfume ever !!!!And the bottle is a peace of art..absolutely beautiful.

May
14
2011
LLL3
LLL3

This is divinely delicious and mysterious. The bitter orange is extremely rich and almost smoky. The vanilla and musk mingle together in a gourmand and comforting ending. This is the only scent where I can actually smell every note and follow the melody of the scent. One of my absolute new favorites.

May
09
2011
RavenDarkholme
RavenDarkholme

Smelled it on my sister the other day and its a very nice vanilla fragrance, sweet but complex if you compare to other vanillas but I prefer the original Lolita Lempicka, richer in tones.

May
03
2011
pmcclure
pmcclure

I love Obsession; it smells fabulous on me on a summer day, out and about. But it's not what you would call cubicle friendly -- just too smelly.

So, I fell in love with this Lolita. It's like a nicer, gentler version of Obsession. It's still romantic and sexy, but not strong - you have to lean in a bit to smell it.

Another great point was none of the very sensitive folks in my office are allergic to it (hey, I'm in San Francisco, and that stuff is important).

Apr
30
2011
Gigifst
Gigifst

Just Love it, one of my favourite scents.
But i only recomend this one to ppl that usualy like sweet and unusual scents...

So sexy and powerful

Try it 1st.

Apr
28
2011
Ecmaddox
Ecmaddox

I got this from tj maxx for 16.99 because of the great reviews and the beautiful bottle.. But.. I had to return it the next day because after trying it out and wearing it for a few hours, it just made me want to throw up.. I really didn't like it at all. I love the bottle though hehe

Apr
18
2011
Cocacolapeachgirl
Cocacolapeachgirl

I cannot believe the incredible deal I got on this one, I went to marshall's and it was 16.99. I love the fragrance. It lasted all day and it smelled great on me. I became a fan the first time I smelled it at H-mart. It smells sexy. Yes, you can smell the orange very strong at first, but then it mellows into a vanilla musk scent. Extremely sexy scent. Love it.

And by the way, I am 34, this scent is a perfect match for my body's chemistry, and no I do not smell like a cinnamon bun.

Apr
16
2011
HeavenlyScent
HeavenlyScent

Curiosity. Whenever I wear this everyone is curious about what I'm wearing - in a good way of course. This is my night time perfume. Perfect and complex and wonderful.

Apr
07
2011
aelias
aelias

This is a really underrated fragrance. For the price, you can't beat the deep smoky/gourmand mix...a must have for vanilla lovers who want a little variety.

Apr
05
2011
crystalmonsters
crystalmonsters

I am in LOVE with this fragrance! I decided to ask for it for my birthday after reading reviews and I do not regret it at all!
The vanilla really comes out on my skin and I think the spicy smells just makes it complete heaven! Not too sweet or too bitter :)
I think it smells a little bit like some Lush products too which I adore. :)

Apr
05
2011
LIN
LIN

I don't like it & i can't understand how anyone can!
it's just too bitter, too sharp, too sweet, too spicy, too much vanila and so on and so on...it's overpowering everything it meets on it's way.
Sadly, i just can't understand this composition...

Apr
02
2011
blueberry
blueberry

This is a feminine counterpart of Givenchy Pi and both are lovely on me, although L is slightly sweeter than Pi. I really love all the notes so perfectly blended together, at first I get a slight citrus aroma thanks to the bitter orange note and then just a lovely, creamy and enveloping vanilla, cinnamon and musk. It is even ambery to me in a way and I thik I get a tinge of sweet and delicious liquorice as well.
Ideal colder weather (not only autumn/winter) fragrance and it lasts on me and my clothes!
So comforting... I love it!
UPDATE: Despite the scent's gereneral sweetness, there is a slightly salty trail, probably thanks to the immortelle flower. Fantastic!

Mar
29
2011
simonebel
simonebel

I love it!!! This one starts citrusy with the bitter orange. But, after a few minutes, i can smell the vanilla and the orange mixed. It becomes like an soft, sweet and creamy orange yogurth.

Mar
28
2011
Adorabella
Adorabella

Holy strong perfume! I bought it blindly because I loved the original Lolita but it was so strong on the first spray that I couldn't stand it. I tried to wash it off but it was tenacious. After taking a shower it was still present, but actually smelled good afterward. If I were to use it I would put it on pre-shower and wash most of it off. I would never wear it during the day. It's one of those perfumes that lingers everywhere you go. I'm sure my office mates would not appreciate it.

Mar
27
2011
Norgirl
Norgirl

This beautiful bottle is so cute. even more the the pictures showe..
The smell is very comforting. starts of citrusy and fresh . very nice. but it only last for lets say .10 minuts . then the cinnamon kick in and warms it up .
and it is endead a masculin feel to it for a wild befor it settels to a more feminin Vanilla, i suppose it is the tonka i mistake for vanilla . It is a very good and exiting fragrance if you ask me . not like anything else i have tryed before . so exited about the changes in the fragrance as it dewellops one the skin.. i love it

Mar
24
2011
Inspire0111
Inspire0111

This is like lemon cake to me. Starts out VERY citrusy and it dries down to something that smells like lemon-vanilla cheese cake on me. It is not bad in the dry down, actually it smells quite yummy. The beginning is probably a bit too citrusy but it quickly turns into a sweet, dessert-type of scent. Very playful.

This perfume reminds of Pink Sugar - they are very similar in that both have a citrus-vanilla combination. I personally find L de Lolita Lempicka more polished, more tastefully done, not as sickening sweet.

Update: after another test I do get that it's actually bitter orange rather than lemon that gives the citrusy feel.

Mar
10
2011
FluffyInDrag
FluffyInDrag

One of my favorites. It turns to salt with hints of orange, cinnamon, and anise on my skin and there's something absolutely gorgeous about it. It reminds me somewhat of the scent of sunburned skin (without the burn and itch, of course). Not too sweet or overpowering but has AMAZING lasting power on clothing, in particular. I spray a bit on my chest and the scent lingers beautifully on my shirts and jackets for days.
I happen to be a singer so the whole headache deal is huge for me since, let's face it, I breathe a lot more than most people do. Even if I spray this on the same day as a rehearsal (which I would normally never do) it stays close to my skin and doesn't make me, or anyone else, nauseous like most perfumes will. Can't believe nobody seems to know about this!

Mar
10
2011
jaa456
jaa456

What can I say about 'L' that hasn't been said already. But I will try. The cinnamon and bitter orange combination is a little masculine as no floral is present. Aw heck, it's plenty masculine and I wouldn't mind a man smelling all spicy and salty.

I think what is special about 'L' is the salty vanilla drydown. It's different way for a woman to wear vanilla and it last forever. It's like visiting a New England beach after the prime season and letting the scent of the beach cling to you.

Who is 'L'? She's a siren coming out of the water after all the tourists have gone home and she's brought orange glazed cinnamon scones with her.

Bonus, the bottle is beautiful and looks great on the vanity.

Mar
08
2011
Sparks
Sparks

I have been avoiding this stuff (all LL scents really) like the plague since it came out. Why? Errrr, because I was dumb? I try to stay away from new stuff that goes instantly trendy for one, I'd heard they were all very sweet for another and I'm not fond of terribly sweet. I was on Vanilla overload for a while (too many women bathing in anything vanilla) and I really thought it was aimed at the very young market. Having finally stumbled onto perfume blogs and reviews, I found that most if not all of those fears were unfounded. Having found wonderful online sources for samples of quality scents, it was certainly worth a tryout. After two days of wear I can definitively say I love it. It's not too sweet, it's not too girly/young, the vanilla when combined with the bitter orange and spice does not smell like cake or candy...at least not on me. My husband loves it, but most of all, it just makes me happy. I think I'll be on a sample binge for a long, long while, but I will be picking up a bottle of this in the near future.

Mar
01
2011
Sheridan
Sheridan

I'm not (usually) a big fan of vanillas, nor am I (usually) much of a fan at all of most sweet perfumes, but I am a fan of L de Lolita Lempicka. Oh, most assuredly, I am.

It's not the sweetness nor the spiciness that I like so very much in this one, it is the wonderful dry-down that is redolent of Nag Champa! Did I say it is wonderful? Well, it IS.

I would never have been interested in trying this one just based on the notes and reviews, because for me, smelling like a pastry is just not my style. But I happened across an orphaned (no box) bottle at TJMaxx that was sitting on the discounted shelf and since it had obviously already been sampled, I tested it. To my delight, the sweet top notes did not last long on me, but later on, the dry-down grabbed my attention, big time, and held it. What IS that crazy, wonderful, familiar smell? It was the Nag, and I had to have it.

This EDP does not take long to get to dry-down on me, and I'm happy that it lasts a good 6 hours for me.

Feb
22
2011
Merri
Merri

I LOVE this! It started off very powdery; luckily I love powdery scents because for some reason if there is a hint of powder anywhere in a perfume it will be the dominant note on me. I never really smelled orange but I do get lovely, creamy, cinnamon dusted vanilla. Not crazy sweet, it's actually gentle and comforting like a fluffy cashmere blanket. I don't know if it sexy exactly but it is delicious, and pretty and all around perfect to me. On a wierd note, I keep smelling my wrist (because it is one of those scents) and it keeps changing from that powdery feeling to an almost pudding like spiced vanilla then back again. Either way it's fine with me.

Feb
18
2011
soulflwr
soulflwr

I think my nose may not like orangey notes, because at first all I smelled was orange dishwashing liquid! But since I didn't have anything to wipe it off with, I left it on my hand, and I'm glad I did because once this perfume has a chance to settle and get to it's base it smell a LOT like Kenzo Jungle Le Tigre. A softer version without the cloves, but pretty dern close! So long story short, I'm picking up a bottle today. :)

Feb
14
2011
libelula4954
libelula4954

I generally dislike sweet perfumes, but I like most of Lolita Lempicka's fragrances, and most of them are sweet if not very sweet. This has a strong vanilla scent, but that works for me as I really love vanilla. Hhowever this is not a common vanilla perfume, it has something to it that makes it oriuginal and unforgettable.

Feb
13
2011
kristina_vili
kristina_vili

Very unusual parfume in good way :)I like it.It`s very very sweet.I can say even too sweet,like pure vanilla with little cinnamon there.And btw I smell only these 2 notes in `L`.When I first test it on my skin,I imagine that this scent is made especially for `lolita` kind of girls :)I mean I think that `L` will perfectly match on young women and girls.I can`t imagine `L` on women over 30.And I think that scent has to be in gourmand cattegory for sure-it smells just like vanilla cake))))))

Feb
12
2011
SenecaWhite
SenecaWhite

I adore this fragrance! So very sensual and deep with the vanilla dominating followed by the cinnamon and musk. The drydown is so delicious. Very sexy perfume. I can't see myself wearing this during the day because it smells a bit too sexy but I can totally see myself wearing it out at night. Love it! :)

Feb
08
2011
Tigerlillian
Tigerlillian

This whimsical, oceanic ampoule is full of contrasts that aren't what you expect judging by its apperance.

The opening reminds me so much of Ursula, the voluptuous villian of an octopussian sea witch from the Disney movie, The Little Mermaid. Salty and dirty and ashy and spicy, and ever so not-very-nicey. Bitter orange and aromatic cinnamon give her that dark, intriguing edge, so befitting of her gourmandy presence.

Immortelle (a papery, everlasting flower that grows in dry scrub), I think is Ursula's first musty note I detect. It's also described as a straw flower, curry plant, tobacco like, dusty and bitter, which is exactly how it initially approached my nose.

Immortelle is also described as smelling like maple syrup, red fruit, and caramel which is what came with the with the tidal wave of sugar encrusted sea nymphs in the second phase!

What a paradox this little flower is.

Ursula finally retreated to her sea cave but still peered out from beyond the dark. The sweet, musky, burnt orange-cinnamon-toffee drydown was to die for and made me feel like I gained a couple of pounds.

In conclusion, I think my chemistry (or perhaps it's just my nose) doesn't agree with immortelle or its combination with musk which makes the opening almost animalic, and most likely I will avoid wearing fragrances with this combination of notes.

However, this is a masterfully blended fragrance, full of intrigue and drama, that changes with tidal proportions. I have much respect for it.

Thank you darkbeauty for my sample of L, and my first encounter with Lolita Lempicka.

Feb
07
2011
fuchsiarose
fuchsiarose

This fragrance by Lolita Lempicka has a warm cozy feel. In the beginning I smell great amounts of the vanilla with a hint of the burnt orange. It then quickly changes to a spice cinnamon with the vanilla still lingering. I love this perfume because vanilla is one of my favorite scents. It reminds me of spiced vanilla shortbread cookies, with a friendly warm hug. I give this fragrance a 9/10.

Feb
07
2011
nayapi22
nayapi22

Compre esta fragancia con las mas altas expectativas por las opiniones de la mayoria aqui. Amo los perfumes dulces gourmand y cuando lei que olia a galletita, me volvi loca y lo compre sin probarlo.. UFFFF que horror, un total erros cometi. No me gusta nada, no va con mi piel. Seguro sera por la quimica de mi piel :(

Feb
03
2011
TanjaS
TanjaS

Now this is a serious gourmand fragrance! I never detect the bitter orange note, it escapes my nose each time I try L, unless the bitter orange note is the alcoholic smell I get right after I apply L... To me this fragrance is a creamy blend of cinnamon, vanilla and tonka bean. Those notes combined results in a quite heavy cookie/cake/caramel scent. It's not synthetic to my nose, but it's too much for me. I'm not comfortable smelling like a cinnamon bun. I do like it when it settles (it gives me Cantate by Yves Rocher vibes), very cozy, but I don't know if 2-3 hours of smelling like a bakery is worth it. The lasting power is really great, lasts at least 8 hours on my skin.

Feb
03
2011
maelleinrome
maelleinrome

A big disappointment :( I thought I would find a sweet smell of biscuits...I can only smell a ton of cinnamon and a very sinthetic and generic sweet note... not my idea of a good, natural gourmand scent.

Jan
31
2011
emi
emi

All I can smell is the sea of vanilla, cinnamon and a hint of(supposed to be bitter)orange at the beginning. I can't detect any salt as some people do. Very nice, pretty scent but also very simple. I still can't decide if I dare to wear it or not. The vanilla in this scent is so obviously eatable. Do I want to smell like cinnamon cookie? The silage and the longevity are very impressive. The bottle is lovely ofcourse but in the same time very misleading. I would expect something fresh and aquatic by just looking at it.

Jan
24
2011
jessc45
jessc45

This is highly overrated. This smells generic and synthetic. Not real vanilla at all!
Jessica Simpson fancy would be better!

Jan
23
2011
dovey
dovey

I just tried it in a make up store.......it is not like any perfume I have ever tested before
it's not sugary not vanilla either
it's more like a synthetic ozone .....this might sound funny but it gave me the feeling like I'm in outter space lol :)))

Jan
21
2011
rickyfreaky13
rickyfreaky13

Smell it at perfume shop, n it's not something i exepected. It's not vanilla at all, why it must categorized as oriental vanilla? Not bad, but i want purchase for this one.

Jan
17
2011
melia
melia

I have a love-like-don't like relationship with this one! It seems I have that with a lot oriental-vanilla's, they seem to bore me very quickly. This one does too, but when I think back at the time I was crazy over it, I can't imagine it boring me! Sometimes it appeals very masculine on me though; at such times the salty sea note, bitter lemon and the musk cooperate and nock all the femininine notes down. That's when I really do NOT like it. Strange thing is, when I only owned a miniature, the liquid was brown. Now I have a full size (80 ml!) bottle and the liquid is just transparant... Maybe the liquid getting older is just a good thing for this one? Like with wine..? Oh well, seems like I'm keeping this fella just a little bit longer.

Jan
14
2011
justpeachy
justpeachy

Sweet, sticky sticky cinnamon, and hints of vanilla, orange, and anise. I love, love, love the bottle, but I this one isn't for me. It's delicious, but I would rather eat it! :)

Jan
14
2011
sherapop
sherapop

Is it just my imagination (runnin' away with me...) or do all Lolita Lempicka perfumes contain licorice root extract? I swear that I smell licorice in L, though it is not listed in the notes, and I felt the same way about FLEUR DEFENDUE, the cherry perfume.

In any case, I like L, whether it contains licorice or not. This fragrance conveys the Lolita Lempicka aesthetic of fairly linear oriental vanilla perfumes with a twist here and there but all of which appear to be singing at more or less the same frequency and are much closer to one another than any of them is to any perfume from any other house. No, L is nothing like anything made by Chanel or classic Guerlain or Hermes or any other house, but it has its own eccentric appeal nonetheless, offering up an odd assortment of notes including orange, cinnamon, vanilla and, I'd say, sea salt and licorice root!

Another aspect of this house I like is its spirit of fantasy. The bottles convey this facet extremely well, but I think that the perfumes do too. They are simple yet fairytale like, literally the stuff of dreams, and to wear them is to travel back in time to childhood. I could not wear the creations of this house every day, or even most days, but now and then they are nice for a change.

Jan
10
2011
toothfairy
toothfairy

For those who adore sweet fragrances this perfume is really a gem.It leaves a delicious sweet aroma on the skin ,sweet fragrance of vanilla mixed with orange. Delicious, but after two weeks I got bored and couldn't stand this deep sweet smell.
Another nice fragrance, nothing special. Nothing fresh.

Jan
02
2010
movs
movs

This perfume was a blind buy. I bought it exclusively because of the adorable fairy tale bottle and fortunately I really liked what I got.

The mermaid advertising might lead you to expect that this is an aquatic scent - well, it's not. There's nothing fresh or watery about this fragrance.
What connects this scent with the mermaid commercial is the salty note, the calming vanilla end the exotic orange which makes me think of a warm sandy beach on a lazy summer day.

The perfume opens with bitter orange, vanilla and the salty note (not mentioned in the Fragrance Notes here but on the Lolita Lempicka website).
The dry down is all about vanilla. Not the sugar sweet pie-like vanilla but a more powdery and warm note.
The longevity is rather good.

IMO this perfume is more sensual than sexy. It invites you to come closer without being "intrusive".
A very feminine and delicate scent in a fairy tale bottle.

In 3 words: ALLURING - COMFY - VANILLA

Dec
31
2010
JazzBirdSinger
JazzBirdSinger

super sugar sweet vanilla with candied orange and cinnamon. lolita you are the answer to my sugar tooth prayers without the calories! lol this juice lasts too! wow, i smell this on my sweaters days later. totally an awesome thing.

Dec
24
2010
romrom
romrom

vanilla lace by VS, thats what I get when I smell this, the sea desing bottle made me think that it's more of a fresh scent but all I got was vanilla and more vanilla,it's a little too sweet for me

Dec
23
2010
guest_forest5
guest_forest5

I have tried this several times with the hope I was wrong, mistaken, perhaps my nose took the day off, whatever.... BUT each time it was the same result: a dirty diaper full of pee. I am a mother and I know that smell. I have changed a multitude of diapers in my time. I'm not sure what combo of notes is making that distict smell, maybe the orange and cinnamon musk mix, but for me it's there and LOUD! I'm sure there is at least one mother out there who has tried this scent and would agree.

Dec
21
2010
sweetnspicey
sweetnspicey

When I wear this perfume around men, it's like sharks in a blood bath! I've had 5 men who were all total strangers stand around me and drool over my perfume. My boyfriend loved this on me, and I had already been wearing it for a few hours. Every time I walk past a group of men, they stop me to ask what I'm wearing. When I say, "Lolita Lempicka," they always look confused, but it adds to the mystery, which we all know men love.

This concoction is strong, lasting all day and into the evening. When I spray it on, I try to literally only get a drop out and spread it around.

I would describe this scent as bitter orange, vanilla, and musk. Strangely, this fragrance reminds me very much of some kind of incense. Very alluring!

Nov
27
2010
agent_k
agent_k

I briefly tested this, my first impression is a kind of powdery (baby powder) fragrance with notes that remind me of Lush's Karma fragrance, perhaps because of the bitter orange.

Nov
23
2010
coffeebabe
coffeebabe

L de Lolita Lempicka has become my comfortable, go-to fragrance when I don't know what I am in the mood to wear. It is like the comfortable outfit that you can wear and feel appropriate and confident for the uncertainties of the day. The sugar-cookie smell has an approachable feel. For me it is not a dress-up, glamorous, sexy, or power fragrance. Just pleasant and comfortable. ...

Nov
21
2010
mochaspice
mochaspice

I think that this fragrance suits SOME people. Although I do like it in the bottle, I would not wear this outside my house in public. The strong cinnamon really can get annoying after a while. But for my mom, it smells amazing on her. It suits her personality.
I also really like the bottle. I think its very elegant but hip at the same time.

Nov
21
2010
rainydays
rainydays

I don't understand why Lolita Lempicka frags just don't agree with me! I thought I would love this one. I LOVE notes of bitter orange, cinnamon, and vanilla, so what's not to like? When I sprayed it on it was overwhelmingly sweet... I waited for it to become more subtle as it lingered, but it never did. The thick, heavy sweetness just made me feel ill. It does have excellent staying power and sillage, but was far too cloying for me.

Nov
20
2010
TankGirl
TankGirl

Although my dear awesomeness did a negative review on this perfume, today I went to Fenwick and I tryed it. You know what? I love it so much that its going to be my next purchase.
Like awsomeness said, its not really unique and spectacular, but I believe is one of the most sweet, girly scents that I've ever smelled.
When I sparyed it on my skin, in the second the perfume was still in the air I thought "WOW this is what I was looking for", then, after 15 seconds on my skin, that orgasmic scent disapereed and what I get its a lovelyjovely orange, vanilla and cinnamom cake smell that lingers on my skin so delicatly and beautifull. I fell in love. After a while the wind shaked my hair and I smelled that "WOW" smell again, so I guess thats how peple smell this perfume on me.
I dont think that on my skin its really gourmand, the cake vibe disappers and what I have is a powdery vanilla spicy tone, with a gracefull veil of cinnamom. A scent perfect for winter in front of a fire, in the arms of your men. Really romantic, happy, young. As a gourmand/vanilla/Cinnamom scent I think its a 8.5/10 Really really good quality!

Nov
09
2010
StephD
StephD

Very sweet and long lasting- i put a spray on my wrist from the drugstore, before going to work, and all day my coworker said i smelled like cookies! :S i'm not sure if that's what i'm aiming for. Will re-test.

Nov
08
2010
nichick390
nichick390

I love this way better than coral flower! The first time I smelled it I sprayed it in my face but it smelled good at least. I can defiantly pick up the bitter orange and cinnamon notes, the bottle is really appelaing to me too like something out of the little mermaid lol

Nov
05
2010
Chele05
Chele05

The dry down of this perfume is gorgeous. Deliciously sweet, but with tiniest hint of spice. Warm and cozy, yet still sophisticated.

The reason this is not a part of my collection is because it sits very harshly on my skin before getting to the dry down. Now that I am familiar with the notes, I realize it must be the bitter orange and cinnamon that create that harsh scent. Such a shame, because I love the dry down, but I'm not sure it is worth purchasing just for that.

Oct
20
2010
diamond9
diamond9

It felt like I walked into a French patisserie, so tasty, so spicy, like a fresh baked vanilla cinnamon cookie...
My husband thought that I baked some cakes, although I didn't have time for that ( it was much quicker to buy Lolita...:), I have fulfilled my family's desire for cookies, or at least for the smell of it... :)
It feels so romantic, so
Christmas-ish... Although I know that this expression doesn't exist, it perfectly describes this lovely perfume...

Oct
16
2010
guest_debob
guest_debob

The vanilla rules in this concoction.
Very spicy with sugared cinnamon and a vague nutty aroma. The scent lasts for hours and always draws great comments from others. Mine has unfortunately turned a darker color than it originally was. I don't think the scent has changed at all though.

Oct
13
2010
Natalie467
Natalie467

L is a warm & comforting spicy sweet vanilla scent. Almost tooth-achingly sweet, although not as sweet as Pink Sugar, I think the spicy and orange notes break up the sweet element. Good choice for a younger woman and/or for winter wear.

I just got a bottle yesterday (finally found a it on sale at TJ Max!) and wore it today. I do love, love, love the scent, but the sillage and lasting power is poor. After a couple of hours (or less even) I couldn't smell it on my wrists at all. It didn't help matters that the woman I worked with today was dripping with patchouli :0 I forgive her, she's my BFF.

The bottle design is absolutely adorable-be careful with the cap! I've seen a few bottles with the caps that had came off for sale, the caps were rolling around in the boxes. Yeah, you can easily put the cap back on, it just seems very fragile, easily broken.

Oct
08
2010
Ofeliarage
Ofeliarage

Got to say i was a bit taken back at the first spray cz of the bitter orange, which smelt burnt with the strong cinnamon.
Then gradually during the day it changed subtley on my skin, becoming more rich,warm & sweet. This was due to vanilla infusing with the other ingredients...hhmmm
The drydown is the best part for me cz its predominately warm/lush vanilla.
This is definately a Oriental Vanilla, & which is my fav fragrance group.
Also the bottle gorgeous.

Sep
26
2010
guest_liss
guest_liss

Oh, I like this one. Something of a Sweet-fresh scent, very homogenous and lovely. It is a perfume for sunny-but-windy summerdays at the shore of a lake (not the sea).Very sexy !
Just love it...

Sep
17
2010
sunshineandroses
sunshineandroses

I found a bottle of this at TJMax and since it was a discounted price , I went ahead and bought it. It has lots of cinnamon, lots. Then it's vanilla and Oriental spice and warm because of the cinnamon. Most of Lolita Lempicka is different from your average perfume. One smells like licorice, one is tons of cherries. If you want a different scent then go for it. Also the little bottles are sooo cute !

Sep
11
2010
soupygirl3
soupygirl3

First a blast of alcohol. Then some intense vanilla with some citrus tones. I had my daughter smell my wrist and said "ewww I smell rubber like from the auto supply store". I couldn't smell that on my wrist. Then she sprayed some on her wrist and a minute or two later I took a sniff and was smacked with a rubber floor mat! Now it smells like sweat on a very cold day on top of vanilla. So I guess it really does not smell that appealing on me.

Update: Two hours later the drydown is soft and gentle, like warmed Play-Doh. Perfect for a pre-school teacher.

Sep
11
2010
Mochahantas
Mochahantas

I consider myself a gourmand know-it-all. Everything I love and adore lies within a gourmand fragrance. What's not to love about smelling delectably yummy :)

But this, L de Lolita was so not for me. What I got from this was cinnamon and vanilla. Oh, how I didn't realize how I abhor cinnamon in large quantities in fragrances until I got this. This was one of the first fragrances that made my mouth water in queasiness. I was so disappointed because everyone, I mean EVERYone mentions this 'fume when speaking about vanilla gourmands.

I know not everything is for everyone, but geesh I wanted to like this. Of course, my uncle (an ultimate man), absolutely loved it! Good knews is this fragrance is often found at TJM and Marshalls for under 18 bucks. However, I would def. not buy this unsniffed if you're not a cinnamon lover.

Sillage was normal, nothing to write Fragrantica about and lasting power was a measly 3-5 hours.

Aug
30
2010
guest_debob
guest_debob

This perfume is a heady dose of vanilla and cinnamon and ohh so sweet.
However, in the last year it has changed color in the bottle. I keep it in a cabinet away from light and heat.
But now it looks like a weak version of coca cola. What's up with that?

Aug
27
2010
adele l
adele l

You'll have to love vanilla to enjoy L- and also immortelle which is not listed in the notes. Immortelle has an orange/caramel scent as a note which is quite unique. L makes a wonderful day fragrance- not too overbearing and not common at all. Has a slightly tropical feel and the bottle is so beautiful!

Aug
27
2010
pinar
pinar

I got my L de Lolita Lempicka today and all I can say is that it's sweet, clean and very vanilla.

But don't smell sexy , it's more cotton candy.

Aug
27
2010
Koby
Koby

This literaly smells like christmas in a bottle on me. First I get cinnamon, the drydown is a lovely vanilla. Staying power is great. It's a good scent for winter.

Aug
25
2010
dial800whocares
dial800whocares

I bought this today for a total steal at Tjmaxx. All I can say is YUM! This smells just like a gingerbread cookie to me. or some kinda cinnamon vanilla type cookie scent. It also has somewhat of a salty vibe to it. So In some strange way it also reminds me of a chocolate covered pretzel but does not smell like chocolate if that makes sense.

Im really digging this fragrance. I think its going to be the perfect scent for fall. :)

Aug
23
2010
guest_debob
guest_debob

Wow, this is killer sweet. Lot's of toasty vanilla and cinnamon. It's sultry and seductive. The bottle is drop dead goreous I can't imagine why the review below said it was masculine. Perhaps they are reviewing Coral Flower, the bottles look similar.

Aug
13
2010
autumn89
autumn89

VERY masculine. So much so that im surprised it is even marketed to women.

My friend wears it and it really suits her, but it really does smell like a typical masculine gourmand.

If it wasn't for the tacky bottle i could imagine guys buying this.

Aug
13
2010
sky76sky
sky76sky

Brown sugar & bitter orange baby! Deep, strong, modern & delicious. If you enjoy immortal flower, dive right in.

L certainly has its own character - a bold & cheeky scent, proud to sing out loud & strong.

At first I was pleasantly assaulted by a rich, bitter-orange & burnt sugar punch that fair took my breath away. I love deep, caramel-sweet scents with a salty twist & L has this in bucket loads. Hot salty butter, the bitter, fragrant, oily zest of a ripe orange, a stick of cinnamon & warm, brown muscovado sugar melting on the stove to make a rich sauce straight from heaven. Pour it on me!

I like dark gourmands but this beauty is unusual & takes it to a whole new level - almost uncomfortably so, like an addict I am taking secret sniffs, eyes sideways, & "ahhhing" inside.

After a while the whole scent softens & settles into something more comfy, yet equally delicious...& it lasts & lasts ending like a fine powdery amber.

I am left wanting more - I only had one spritz & you need little more to enjoy this scent for a day. The sillage is good (I shared my dessert-house delight with others who deemed it to be a divine vanilla) & I am in love with the bitter twist & salty edge that stops it from becoming too sickly.

An absolute must-try for gourmand vanilla-lovers. On my want list.

*edit* I now own this beautiful juice thanks to lovely Aysu...& I will certainly repurchase after I have drained the last drop. It isn't fancy, it isn't cutting edge, it isn't daring or sexy...but it is tremendous fun to wear, lasts well & makes its cheeky presence known. Since I have come to know this frag more intimately now, I can compare the orange-peel note to the one found in Hermes Eau de Merv - but where EdM is given a fresh & bitter setting, L lies resplendent in her warm, sweet & plump burnt sugar bedding. Both are delightful fragrances to own & wear. If you want to understand the playful nature of L you can find a scent-similarity in Blue Sugar (without the rum-&-anise). Cheeky & fun, but very well done. Bravo!

Aug
13
2010
Catbiscuit
Catbiscuit

There was much excitement at the mailbox yesterday when my KM Loukhoum & L de Lolita samples FINALLY showed up.

Settling in for a couple of days of gourmand goodness I merrily applied my L de Lolita this morning , only to be unexpectedly greeted by one of my perfume nightmares: CITRUS!

I am becoming increasingly intolerant of citrus insinuating itself into everything wholesome & good, but here it is forgiven because it begins a process that can only be described as vanilla rhapsody!

Once the bitter orange retracts its talons, the most amazing vanilla compilation emerges. It is sweet, full, dreamy and smooth, like bathing in vanilla milk. And yet it is an adult vanilla without any of the booziness which unbalances me in Hypnotic Poison. This is *the* most perfect complex vanilla perfume I have ever smelt.

PS - My personal prejudice against citrus notwithstanding, the bitter orange in L is quite masterfully flavoursome, unique and constrained under Mr Roucel's genius hands. Like dried bitter orange peel.

Aug
13
2010
fitgirl
fitgirl

Based on all the reviews I have read here I went out last week and bought a bottle, all I can say is that I'm so in love with this frangrace, it's so yummy, it's unlike anything I've ever smelled before, at first the perfume didn't last on me which was disappointing but what I did was I applied moisturizer prior to putting on the perfume and that did the trick, I have naturally dry skin and I guess that had something to do with it. I highly recommend this to anyone who loves vanilla.

Caution: highly addictive

Aug
03
2010
coffeebabe
coffeebabe

I was at a Marshall's/TJMaxx and saw L de Lolita Lempicka for a great low price. I never tried it before. I was a little prejudiced of the very ornate bottle. But it was love at first whiff. Yummy, pleasantly sweet. And for the less than $20 price for eau de parfum. ... a nice deal.

Aug
02
2010
Cereza
Cereza

Well. I find this extremely lovely. At first it opens sweet, but no too sweet, because of the bitter orange that makes such a wonderful spicy scent, after that the cinnamon hits in and yet another spicy note that makes vanilla more lovelier. I'm not so fund of extremely sweet scents, but these two notes I mentioned before make L de Lolita Lempicka such a lovely experience for me. I would definitely like to have a bottle of this one.

Jul
21
2010
ronnieroo88
ronnieroo88

I bought this blindly a few months ago persuaded by the good reveiws and the beautiful bottle.
To me it smells like walking into a south-west Asian goods store,filled with wood carvings, baskets, spices and incense (without the smoke) while eating a vanilla icecream cone in the summertime.

It's warm and spicy-sweet but somehow still stays summery enough so the scent is not tied to the fall/winter season.

The spices in L remind me a bit of a super diluted, much younger YSL Opium.

On my skin it was too sweet and reminded me too much of all the Asian goods shops that i've visited so I gave it to my friend. I guess spicy gourmand doesn't like me :(

Jul
20
2010
Anorton1965
Anorton1965

This is one of my favorite scents. I bought it blind online, simply because I loved the bottle. LOL. It's a good fall/winter smell because it has some substance to it. Smells cozy and inviting. I use it sparingly as a co-worker has sensitivity issues to vanilla. It lasts most of the day on my skin. I read one of the reviews that stated it was good for younger women, I'm in my 40's, and I think it's perfect for any age.

Makes me think of snuggling with my hubby in front of a fire.

Definitely invokes warm cozy feelings.

Jul
13
2010
arb368
arb368

Spiced orange gumdrop. It’s one of my favorite candies, so my description of L de Lolita Lempicka is not meant to be derogatory. I smell a lightly spiced, sweet, orange-vanilla on my skin that I can’t stop sniffing. I find this to be a playful scent, perfect to wear during the day or a casual evening out. I don’t think I would select this for a formal, black-tie event, but since those type of evenings are rare for me, I will have plenty of opportunities to wear this delightful scent.

Jul
12
2010
libelula4954
libelula4954

I generally hate sweet, oriental scents, but Lolita Lempicka gets it right every time. I first had Lolita, and love it (although, strange enough, when I first smelled it I hated it- but I had a sample and it just grew on me, so I got a full size). I now got L de Lolita Lempicka, and I love this too, it also holds very well (I can smell it on after ~12 hrs), and last but not least the bottle is a piece of art too. Fab!

Jul
12
2010
uninco
uninco

Very sweet, cosy vanilla. I would eat my self, wearing it. It lasts long enough and make me feel good. I like to smell like candy-doll.

Jul
11
2010
danimcneil
danimcneil

OH! I finally got my bottle today at TJ Maxx for $16.99..awesome price. But I wouldve paid full price if I had to. This has been my dream perfume for quite some time. Even though it is summer, I am still on love with L de lolita. It is much more of a fall/winter/"perfect christmas" scent, but I can wear in year round. I just got to work, and have already had 4 compliments on it. As I had describes before, this smells like cinnamon/sugar roasted nuts during the holidays...yummy!

Jul
10
2010
Aysu
Aysu

Very good composition and every note here makes an appearance but there is nothing excessive...
Of course it is a sweet scent with vanilla base but not overwhelming, it is sweet, comforting, creamy vanilla, especially after the bitter orange note fades away

It is spicy-sweet but not so spicy like Magical Moon of Hanae Mori,

It has cinnamon, but not strong as Organza Indecense

It is sweet but sweetness is not so obvious like Flowerbomb, more balanced...

lovers of vanilla based perfumes should add this to their collections..

Jun
29
2010
stacy_dim
stacy_dim

Such a beautiful perfume...sweet cloud of vanilla and cinnamon, mixed with slight saltiness.It captured me from the first time i sprayed on me.Must note that i buy blind almost all my perfumes and im incredibly happy to own this one.
Its sweet and warm,creamy scent with a spicy edge to it,very yummy and i must say i dont find it childish-it can be worn from women of all age.
Long lasting frag and a truly enjoyable experience.
Captivating bottle that takes you to another fairytale world..LL are perfumes for people with imagination who never stop dreaming.Im one of them-thumbs up!

Jun
28
2010
orangepoppy
orangepoppy

DELEATED IN PROTEST
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Jun
26
2010
YEONheeYaaXX
YEONheeYaaXX

My very first perfume. Very warm, classy, delicious, and if it had a personality, it reminds me of something kind but strong.

Jun
13
2010
greenfaerie38
greenfaerie38

I was really excited about this perfume because cinnamon, vanilla, and orange are some of my favourite notes, and I thought the combination would be amazing. However, instead of smelling warm and soft as I expected, this scent smelled like a muggy candy swamp on me. And it hugged my skin so closely, it seemed I could smell exactly where the perfume was on my skin (enough to draw a perfect outline around it), so I guess it wouldn't have done me much good anyways. It's a real shame, especially with such a lovely bottle.

Jun
11
2010
APassionateJourney
APassionateJourney

To SusieqRJ, the juice inside is actually Blue. Blue is the easiest color to turn in a fragrance. If you bought it and it is already blue you might have an older bottle. The bottle has to be stored in a cool place for it not to turn so quickly. Hope this helps

Now, onto the fragrance :)

It's like Cinnamon and Vanilla and something else that makes it sweet, but not cloying and soo good. I love this fragrance. I sprayed it on me once and ordered it right after! I can't wait to REALLY test it :)

Jun
09
2010
susieqrj
susieqrj

I was really wanting L so I bought one for me. First of all, the liquid inside is not clear as shown on photos: it is almost brown.
The smell is very similar to L'Occitane Miel & Citron (I have two versions, the original and shimering pallete).
But I like it anyway.
It´s not sickly sweet and as the hours go by it becames more well behaved. Very yummi.

Jun
09
2010
chrisstinna_b
chrisstinna_b

Too bad for that cute bottle... what's inside disappoints me a lot! I really expected me to like it, and when I first tried it I made the mistake of spraying it on my wrist. It smelled like burnt sugar, combined with some unidentified spices. Could it be the cinnamon? I usually like cinnamon, but maybe not in perfumes. My nose found it very repulsive and I wanted to get rid of that scent quickly. To me, it was nothing that could be called "perfume". I liked the bottle though...

Jun
09
2010
nattonline
nattonline

At the first sniff, it was like a smell of toasted vanilla flavored marshmallow. It was sweet and delicious. Like a s'more but without chocolate and stickiness. Make me wanna spray it in my mouth instead... And the bottle is so collectible!

Jun
03
2010
jcxt
jcxt

This is one of the other perfumes that i was dying to get after reading all the positive reviews here. And after a long time, i managed to get it.

When it spritz, i get sweetness, not cloying but pleasant... Then slowly, there's the musk settles in and mingles with the rest of the notes. But it doesn't stay long (which is most fortunate for me cos' i'm not that fond of musk) and I absolutely love the drydown of L. All the notes mingle nicely and it becomes delicious in a gourmand but non-fruity way. I only wish it stayed longer on my skin...

It's my comfort scent now and whenever i get the urge to buy a new perfume, I just think of this and all my urges are suppressed by L. Two thumbs up!

May
31
2010
jazz444
jazz444

Read Bamboowu's review a little further down--it's a perfect review of "L."

It's a classic Roucel in-your-face scent: lots of orange and cinnamon anchored by a rich, slighlty salty and burnt vanilla. The "salt and burn" comes from immortelle, and while it's slightly disconcerting at first, it adds depth to "L" as the pyramid progresses.

Has excellent staying power (10+ hours on me) and stays close to my skin, though it shouts out a "hello" to others intermittently.

A really nice and fun gourmand from an excellent house.

(Aside: I'm glad to see that another guy wears it--jasonx, see his review(s) below, too--because it's definitely got unisex potential.)

Apr
18
2010
soniamcalear
soniamcalear

I smell lots of vanilla and soft sweet things added to it. I just fell in love with the scent!

Apr
17
2010
ojosverdes
ojosverdes

I sampled this one and it smells exactly like Kimora Lee Simmon's seductive Goddess and in the drydown it's very similar to MV2 by Mac. L has a great staying power. This two fragrances have a masculine smell to them. L smells like burned vanilla in the dry down. These fragrances share a strong similarity to Angel Man by Thierry Mugler but not as strong.

Apr
14
2010
Lady Love
Lady Love

L is as sweet,dark and powerful as Gaultier2, but this perfume is not all about vanilla and musk, L has a strong presence of bitter orange combined with cinnamon, that bring more complexity to the scent ,making it more warm and rich.

(besides vanilla notes) L has only one strong similarity with Lolita Lempicka (edp) and I think that is the Tonka Bean part, which provides that kind of sweet liqueur touch in L.

I really like L because is a beautiful fragrance for oriental scent Lovers!

Apr
13
2010
bamboowu
bamboowu

I fell in love with this fragrance instantly, at the first sniff. It is one of my new favorites.

L de Lolita is wonderful...for some reason, it reminds me of Casmir by Chopard, and Body Shop perfume oil called Cosy Cashmere....both which I am crazy about. It is a wonderful oriental vanilla, with lots of depth.

The notes I can most detect in my initial spray are the orange, a beautiful rich vanilla, spicy cinnamon, and musk. I can also detect the sweetness of the immortal flower, a beautiful fragrance in itself. The blend of it all is almost like a caramalized sugar dessert to me. In the initial spray, there is also this salty note which I really enjoy. It is a wonderful blending of exotic and spicy....a very sexy fragrance to me.

If you enjoy oriental vanilla type fragrances, this one is just beautiful. I think it is suitable for any age group and any event. On me the sillage is great, and it is very long lasting.

Warm and inviting, and the bottle design is exquisite, classy and unique. A super fragrance in my opinion. Thank you Lolita for this beauty!

Apr
13
2010
tigerlily0686
tigerlily0686

I love this fragrance! its quite possibly my favorite scent of all. I feel like a sexy mermaid when I wear it and I get tons of compliments especially from men ;)

Apr
11
2010
selinum28
selinum28

A perfect perfume for a playful young girl who goes to the beach and is disposed to laugh at everything..., feeling herself eternally beautiful and happy.
I consider L a wink given at youngest public. It lasts a lot and, during most of the time, it smells heavyly of vanilla, but it is not boring because of the deeper spicy notes. The perfume remains this excellent for hours; however, it finally decays and smells exactly as tons of Maria cookies; then is the time of having a shower and fall asleep, waiting for a new wonderful day to come...

Apr
03
2010
PacoGirl
PacoGirl

Too much vanilla... Too much smoke...
Overpowering. I can't tell that I don't like it. I really do. But this smell for me associates with captain's lounge in merchant ship (not cruise one)decorated with wood and smoke from captains pipe filled with very good precious tabacco.
This scent is more musculine for me and less femmenine.
Bottle is gorgeous though.

Mar
26
2010
tessture
tessture

Smoky vanilla with orange, faint woods and creamy skin musk. Very nice and I love the smoky vanilla very much. Fades down to only vanilla, but it's easy to wear and what I would call a comfort scent.

Mar
26
2010
simo
simo

It´s simple...I´m deeply in love with this fragrance, which is weird, because a few months ago, I didn´t like oriental vanillas at all.
L and Casmir changed my mind completely and now I´m thinking about purchasing Joop! Le Bain - can anybody compare this to "L", please?

Mar
15
2010
ajbww
ajbww

i love this perfume i wore this on my wedding day, but only after 6 months it went off the perfume went a urine colour and didnt smell all that good although it kinda was the same just the coulour of it was yuck and i brought it at a well known chemist not online or anything has this ever happend to anyone else??

Mar
12
2010
missk
missk

Lolita Lempicka; the house of exquisite bottles and sweet, unique scents, that unfortunately don't mesh well with my chemistry, however smell amazing on others.

Lolita Lempicka fragrances are fit for the woodland fairy Princess; sugary, girlish and charming.

L is primarily vanilla with salty and citrusy undertones. I knew even before checking the notes that the citrus was that of the bitter orange.

To me, L is very much a beachy-type scent, easily worn all year round. It's comforting and casual, however it won't suit everyone. I'd say that it is very much geared towards vanilla lovers wishing to indulge themselves further.

Although a vanilla lover myself, I find L a little too sweet even though the spicy cinnamon balances out that sugary sweetness nicely. I find some similarities to Dior Addict, Hypnotic Poison, Hypnose and Pink Sugar here, which are favourites of mine on others, yet far too sugary for my tastes.

I'd say that L is pretty long-lasting, however the fragrance itself isn't all that strong yet the sillage is certainly not weak. The bottle will surely capture you if the scent does not.

Mar
12
2010
chelle2513
chelle2513

I love this scent, it is so sweet and yummy, but I don't think it smells too sweet, like some of the body sprays out there. I think this one is just right. It is the perfect scent if you want someone who gets close to you to say "mmmmmm you smell good" that is one of my favorite compliments, I love when the "mmmmm" comes first, and I know I'll get that when I wear this! Thanks so much for the sample malegria!!!

Mar
10
2010
ilikethequiet
ilikethequiet

I really love L de Lolita Lempicka. To my nose, there is a similarity between this perfume and my other favorite Oriental Vanilla perfume, Dior Addict. Therefore, for me, every note in this perfume is heavenly. It's both comfort scent as well as a sexy fragrance- it's an all-in-one package for me.

Orange, vanilla and cinnamon blend into an aroma like a sweet treat from a bakery- but with a tang. There is a medicinal quality to the vanilla, a depth and warmth that adds layers and sensuality to the dry down. I find the combination of sweet, spicy and bitter notes completely intoxicating.

By the time this dries down completely, the vanilla is sweet, light, with a hint of spice, a trace of immortal flower, and light solar notes that do indeed remind one a bit of being by the seaside. The longer this perfume wears, the better it gets!

L de Lolita Lempicka belongs on the list of perfumes I love; It's really gorgeous. So is the bottle, actually- the little jewel-like, heart-shaped blue gem that sits solidly in the palm, with it's gold filigree scroll work around the spray top, adorned by that stylized, bejeweled L, a crystal water droplet, and a little glass starfish, trapped in a coil of the net. Very pretty.

Mar
03
2010
ananda
ananda

If it weren't for the reviews I had read before, I wouldn't believe what I was smelling when I first sniffed L: NAG CHAMPA! Wonderful!... A marine fruit that grows underwater and explodes with a crazy incense fragrance.

This is a really round scent, no pointy edges or excesses, just a big warm comforting spicy vanilla cloud. Even the initial blast of bitter orange is more of a sweet citrus than a tart one. Funny that frangipanni is not mentioned in the notes, since it's mentioned in "L Fleur de Corail" and it is actually one of the most important ingredients in Nag Champa. In addition to that, does anyone get a lot of clove? I get a strong, beautiful clove note mingled with the cinnamon. So I guess that's the second missing note.

During the last hours, L becomes a bit powdery, due to the tonka. Besides that, the fragrance is so well-blended and cohesive that it barely changes throughout its beautiful exhalation period. Which, by the way, is pretty longlasting.

More than 12 hours on me - perfect staying power. Perfect sillage too. The bottle is just amazingly beautiful, a whimsical gem sculped from a fantasy scenery. There's no doubt this is a must-have for me!

Mar
01
2010
arianperfume
arianperfume

This L has an amazing sillage, I can smell it on myself and around me all day long, warm, comfy, intoxicating creamy luscious vanilla, first half an hour smelss like a lemon cake but soon after starts to smell really really nice. I love this!!!

Feb
25
2010
deeper_shallow
deeper_shallow

After the first fresh blast of sweet citrus, it turned into something that I can only describe as green patchouli! Maybe it's my odd body chemistry at work again, but I don't get any cinnamon at all, and very little vanilla - more of a cold, woodsy patchouli mix, with a little vanilla on top.
And then it got even weirder: I knew I had smelled this before, but couldn't quite place it.
After an hour of wrist-sniffing and going through scent memories, it hit me. I once had a knock-off bottle of Shalimar, which smelled exactly like this! Of course I thought my nose had gone completely crazy, but looking through the reviews I was somewhat relieved to see that there were others who had made this connection.
I can't really decide whether I like this one or not! I want to like it; it's a very interesting green-spicy-patchouli-vanilla scent, but I can't get the fake Shalimar out of my head.

Feb
21
2010
twinklestar.pa
twinklestar.pa

There is a note in the dry-down which reminds me a lot of Dior's Dune. "L's" is gentler than Dune's note, but is a dominant melancholy note.

I'll keep working with it. I like the head and heart notes.

Feb
17
2010
mwater1
mwater1

Yum, yum, yum. Smells like Cinnamon buns! Not just the ones you get in the store, the gourmet kind you can find in a local mall. Opens with a slightly citrus note. It's subtle and not in your face. You are immediately met with the vanilla and cinnamon notes, slightly sweet and nutty. I think that there has to be a little amber and apple blossom in this fragrance as well. As the fragrance wears there is a hint of musk. I really like this fragrance, but I wish I had bought the larger bottle. I really think this is the perfect scent for those days leading up to Thanksgiving and Christmas. You know, when you're feeling a little humbug about the whole holiday madness, spray on a little of this and I guarantee you will be in the holiday spirit. I rate it 8 out of 10.

Feb
17
2010
Flowercat
Flowercat

Stumbled on this little gem at TJ Maxx today...picked it up cheap after spritzing and being charmed by its surprising sweet/spicy mix. It developed into an even more pleasing fragrance with time. The vanilla and cinnamony blend have a spirited attitude, yet they're pretty too. Really enjoyable! Can't wait to see if this scent brings compliments or not..will update :-)

Feb
09
2010
tsth
tsth

My go to comfort scent...makes me happy every time. And I love the sweet/salty thing going on. This is one you can just bite into, very rich gourmand!

Feb
09
2010
Mad-Lainey
Mad-Lainey

I could never understand how would anyone create a perfume with sweet-salty notes???
Once I sprayed my wrist I smelled sweetness...20 minutes later, I was actually gobsmacked as for the first time in my life, the perfume actually made my mouth water! It was the salty note coming out, but it was delicious expereince!
I closed my eyes and saw myself on the tropical island...hot sand, seaweaves...smell of salty seawater...
Gosh! It felt unreal, I never thought that that perfume could wake my senses up in so many ways!
A bit of sweetness, vanilla and a pinch of sea salt...
The work of a genius!
One of my favourites!

Feb
05
2010
ChemistRhi
ChemistRhi

I got a sample of this last October, thinking I'd like it, and was really, really disgusted when I sprayed it on my skin, as it was SO sweet and just reminded me of a cinnamon-cookie overload, it was the only perfume that ever made me feel sick.

But!

When it came to November, I suddenly started thinking that I'd smell it again, as it was very very unique, and I love unique smells. I tried it again, and fell in love!! Completely in love with it. It went amazingly well with the cold wintery nights, and I first wore it to Bonfire night.

It's just pure cinnamon,orangey, vanilla. . . very sweet, but a dark kind of sweet. Smells a bit like a hippy shop to me, but in the best possible way. I love it! Think it's best suited to evening wear, in the more cold weather.


I don't smell the salty note, but it's probably the note that gives it that unusual twist. yummy.

Feb
01
2010
Adriana_87
Adriana_87

This is a fantastic winterscent,sweet and warm..i miss it,i wish i still had a bottle of it

Jan
27
2010
bloodflower
bloodflower

i tried L today and oh what a surprise! i loved lolita lempicka's lolita lempicka but this one i adored, at first sniff i got a lovely sweetness like cinnamon & orange. then it settled down to something more vanilla like. it is so sweet and cozy, it reminds me of a greek christmas dessert we have here:).

Jan
27
2010
cherebitte
cherebitte

I came across this perfume firstly on the net after seeing many recommendations of "L" as a gorgeous vanilla- googled a stockist, House of Fraser and by sheer luck bought a 15ml EDP that was on sale. It's funny because the tester in the shop bore little resemblance to the new perfume- the tester wasn't terrible- it reminded me very much of dark Thorntons chocolates- but I do think it was a bit off. So it's one I'll be keeping an eye on in terms of lifespan.

Anyway, the smell itself- to my nose this is actually not a sweet scent at all, it really is fascinating how people interpret things differently. The opener is a strong orange and vaguely spicey notes, followed by what I can only describe as salty sand. I definitely get the cinnamon too. Drydown is a warm and roasty toasty vanilla. Lasting power is fantastic on me and spans a good 24 hours.

Bottle-wise- I love the gold lattice net effect over the top. Very cute.

The only catch that stops me outright loving this perfume is that for some reason it catches in my throat a little for as long as I wear it. But that's me being weird and sensitive- not the perfume.

In Three words: Beach, Vanilla, Dreamy.

Jan
04
2010
guest_SexySeductive
guest_SexySeductive

I bought this fragrance set because I saw it on the internet and the bottle was absolutely gorgeous. As soon as I opened the box, though, I was extremely disappointed and thought about giving it to someone else. I know I haven't opened the bottle yet, but the smell was way too strong, and I didn't bother spraying the actual product on my skin.

Still, I was in love with the bottle. I decided to give it a second chance and finally sprayed it on my wrist, hoping for some disaster to hit me.

But as soon as I sprayed it on, I instantly fell in love with the scent. I am on my late teen, and this was something that I could definitely tolerate.

What's really amazing about this fragrance is that it's got this luring power to it, almost magical and enchanting and overly seductive.

First, it opens up with a burst of delicious orage and cream, and it reminded me of those Creamsicles. I'm not a foody scent type of person, but this is just irresistible.

Next, there's this spark of cinnamon that suddenly kicks in, adding a spicy background to the fragrance.

Last, you are left with a hint of vanilla, mixed with warm musky scent. PERFECT FOR THE HOLIDAY!

A must have for winter. You have to give it a try!!

Dec
29
2009
LenaBel
LenaBel

ahh, this one is going to my wishlist - I really want to smell like this in autumn/winter!
I love this unusual combination of vanilla and bitter orange along with the cinamon! It also has this really unique touch to it - can it be the salt you are talking about? anyway, I think this one is a gem for a vanilla lover.
It lasts well too! Bottle is a bit confusing, as you can accidentaly spray it to the opposite side, as it is hard to see the hole on its cap haha

Personally I find the ad a bit misleading - the smell itself does not evoke any summer-ocean-mermaid associations in me. And it is not a summery fragrance in my opinion. It is warming, creamy, delicious; not aquatic, summery and light as it looks to me in the ad.

Update: I have had it for about a month now and I LOVE IT! Ive been reaching for it almost everyday. L is one of a kind. It is comforting, cozy and flirty (no, it is not sexy but I dont want to scream 'sexy' everyday). I enjoy it every time I apply it, I just cant get enough of it. It is just perfect for winter. As I have said, no mermaid associations for me but it makes me think of christmas!

Dec
27
2009
guest_Monna
guest_Monna

I didnt want to like this. I sniffed the original Lolita Lempicka as well as Fleur de Corail and I wasnt too impressed by either of those, so I was a little weary of this house. Plus I'm a typical fruity floral kind of girl and when I read that this was an oriental vanilla, I cringed and went the other way as fast as I can since I cant stand anything strong or oriental in scent.

A few days ago I received a sample in the mail and tossed it on my desk. But I have to admit, it was pretty and I kept peaking and sniffing at the sample vial. And I kept coming back over and over again, trying to figure out just what it was that kept bringing me back. Its one of those smells that stick out in your mind and you find yourself wanting to smell it again... and again, just to figure out why it keeps drawing you in. Finally, after realizing how pathetic I was being I sprayed some onto my wrist, dabbed gently on the other, and waited to hate it.

When I finally lifted my wrist to my nose a mouthwatering concoction of vanilla and other warm things smoothed over my sense like a warm winter balm. Over the course of the day I sniffed rather compulsively at my wrist, trying to pin down just what was so alluring about this. It puts me in the mind of what you'd imagine a German bakery would smell like. But though this is classified as an oriental it doesnt come off spicy at all. I get a slight whiff of some incense but it is completely drowned out by the warmth of the vanilla and musk that its completely not prominent at all. Kind of like a cake that has spices in it, but you cant really tell above the sweetness.

Definitely a must for the winter, and its something that even an oriental/spicy fragrance weary person will love.

Dec
16
2009
krishka
krishka

At first i didn't like this perfume at all...was all to sweet and heavy , just too gourmand, and never got around to try it on me untill recently!
Really like it now, it is soft and interesting!Long lasting and good for the winter season!

Dec
06
2009
mymlan
mymlan

This is a dark orange chocolate with just a pinch of salt and an aftertaste of thick, sweet, creamy vanilla. Still, it is not heavy or dark in it´s character. It is very beautiful. I never thought that I would fall for a gourmand like this, but I did. This is something so different to what I usually wear, and I´m so happy I gave it a try.

Edit: In my opinion the beautiful bottle is perfect for this fragrance, because allthough it seems to be a heavy gourmand, it is not. In fact - it has definitely water qualities: I can see myself swimming around in the Indian Ocean while I'm wearing it. It´s not a cool or watery scent, but the warmth and the mild saltiness reminds me of beachlife.

Dec
02
2009
mochashel96@gmail
mochashel96@gmail

It smells too much like food to me,too much vanilla and tonka bean. i hated it gave it to my cousin since she liked the smell of it. loved the bottle though.

Dec
02
2009
jasonx
jasonx

I cannot stress enough how I'm in love with this scent right now. It's just so unique and so good. The star in this one, I think, is the immortal flower dipped in vanilla and salt. I have smelled real immortal flower and I have to say that note is the one that makes this scent so unique. For those who find the saltiness is too much then please give it a few more wears. I myself did get the saltiness and even fishy smell from a first couples of time wearing it. However, after about 5 times wearing it, I can finally enjoy the wonder of immortal flower, vanilla, bitter orange, cinnamon and sometimes a little bit of chocolate. I guess this one needs time to bloom on your skin.

Nov
26
2009
crystal lady
crystal lady

I adore this scent. Have been wearing it since it came out 3 years ago. Discovered L Lempika in Paris years ago and have become a real fan. Her scents are devine, never overpowering always memorable and very sensual in a gentle and subtle way.
The scent is as most can see see and smell, is very gentle tones of vanilla, the orange is v gentle hardly notice it, the rest of ingredients cinnamon tonka beans and of course musk are very well mixed and measured to give an aroma so gentle but memorable that you could wear it every day and night. It has the gentle and sensual touch of Angel but less obvious( mind you I do love Angel) and still very deff a signature scent for me. This is more original and every time I wear it both men and woman will ask me what Im wearing. My Husband loves it on me and I love it myself, it is a signature scent for me and feels like me. Which is a lovely feeling to have from a scent. Buy it and see, you wont be dissappointed. Its not a young girls scent though, I feel its a sophisticated womens scent, someone who knows who they are and is happy in their own skin.

Nov
26
2009
Perfumedsecrets
Perfumedsecrets

I've loved this fragrance since it's debut. Although the bottle doesn't exactly match the perfume, they are both beautiful. The notes are a composition that is sweet, warm, and inviting. It never becomes cloying, and this is great for dates or wanting someone to come closer to you. I like this much more than her first perfume, which turns too powdery on me. A perfume similar to this would be CSP Vanille Cannelle. Update: I've heard this is now discontinued, but I've seen it for $15 to $20 in discount stores like TJ Maxx. I still have my bottle and love it. This is like a pleasure for the senses, total aromatherapy and appealing.

Nov
16
2009
c3c
c3c

This is a perfect blend of orange and vanilla without smelling like sherbet. Bright, sweet and cheery, it makes you feel better just putting it on. Although for me there is almost too much of a bitter orange edge it still works and I'm happy I picked it up. A perfect spring/summer day or night perfume, it makes me feel like I should be standing in the hot sun in a light flowing sun dress.
The packaging is adorable as well. Like something from your childhood, a small piece of art designed to house a mermaid.

Nov
14
2009
janerry_corpuz
janerry_corpuz

Oh my L de Lolita Lempicka!
after months of searching for this perfume, I almost give up and pre-order it at ebay. A few weeks after my pre-order, I didn't expect that there's still 1 remaining L de Lolita at the unknown fragrance shop.

I was so excited when I opened the box. The bottle is a disappointment. I expected a blue bottle as seen in the pictures, but mine is not really blue and color of the perfume is a little bit dark.

The bitter orange came in first. after a while the Vanilla and Cinammon becomes dominant. It smells like "Nana's Cookies" (you know the crushed cookies?)Its a warm scent, smells like beach. I can easily imagine a blonde mermaid with a gold tail and a sun-kissed skin sitting on the rock.
Quite mythical and unique but sometimes I have an impression that it smells old. Good thing the bitter orange balances the composition to make it smell young and sunny.
L is long lasting too! I sprayed it in the afternoon and i can still smell it until 10pm.
thumbs up Lolita Lempicka! Great perfume, great marketing strategy!

Nov
03
2009
Venusian
Venusian

I got this a sample twice. The first sample smelled like cat pee mixed with vanilla. The second sample which I have now 2 years later. I smell the bitter orange and to me it does not blend with the mid and base. Very strange. I am glad I gave it another try but it must be some odd combo my nose doesn't like.

Nov
02
2009
jasonx
jasonx

This one is amazing, a must have for gourmand lovers and I think a guy can totally pull this off too. In fact, I'm a guy who like gourmand scents and this is my latest crush. It's just amazing from start to finish. Begin with a bust of something similar to the smell of star anise, I guess it's the cinnamon. A little bit salty to go with the ocean theme. I usually cannot stand salty effect in fragrances but the sweetness in this one just balance the saltiness out then create a really wonderful and yummy smell. It then dries down to a vanilla base which last ridiculously long. In fact, I sprayed this one on my wrist last Friday and I still smell it on me (today is Thursday). I cannot believe it. It's a total winner for me!

Oct
29
2009
x.Emiiie
x.Emiiie

Frankly, I'm not a huge fan of LL but I guess this one was alright. A little too floral in my opinion and boy it's really strong!

Oct
26
2009
LittleLulu248
LittleLulu248

This is a marvelous fragrance!! I must admit I am a general fan of Lolita Lempicka. Yesterday I purchased L, and fell completely in love with it!! It's a very warm and spicy scent. You can smell the vanilla and cinammon right of the bat, and the bitter orange makes it a perfect blend between sweet and spicy.
I stand by L! Recommended =)!!

Oct
23
2009
carol.octa
carol.octa

L is a delicious fragrance!!! The notes of bitter orange, cinnamon and vanilla make this an unique, creamy and salty scent, really well balanced with the sweetness. Good for winter or nights out. When I use it, I can see the image of a mermaid and it makes me think of beaches in the hot summer.It´s incrediable, but makes me desire the summer to come. Such a confortable fragrance and I really enjoy this.

Oct
09
2009
ignis
ignis

I couldn't agree more with KasiaS - she totally nailed it.

Normally i'm not a big fan of ultra sweet fragrances but this one is definitely a big exception. Interestingly enough, even though it's really sweet, it's not overpowering, and doesn't cause a headache. As a matter of fact, i feel really sweet while wearing this [pun intended]. It sort of makes me feel like a little child again, wonderfully curious.

I also love the bottle and the fact that it doesn't have a cap like most other fragrances do. It's really cute, like a little jewel.

**EDIT: after trying it over the course of a few weeks, i came to a conclusion that i quite love how it unfolds on my skin. With that being said, the conclusion of this frag, makes me feel like some sort of a chocolate/vanilla cookie/candy... maybe Twix chocolate bars...

With all of that in mind, i fiercely started craving chocolate candies!

Actually i did end up succumbing to my cravings of sweets in the last few times that i tried this frag... so i'm a little hesitant of buying it, from an obvious fear of a SAVAGE-CHOCOLATE-CONSUMPTION!**

Oct
06
2009
guest_A. Rose
guest_A. Rose

Salty, creamy-sweet...saltwater taffy! But..."elegant" saltwater taffy?! It opens on a burst of cinnamon-nectary orange oil and brisk, melon and anise-dipped aquatics--a sunny sweetness that disguises its later depth. It then warms into something velvety rich, tangy and slightly dry, with the sugared-butter-creaminess of immortelle flower taking center stage. It finally dries-down into something sandy, yet suntan-oil sweet, over something that evokes driftwood and sterilized seaweed---like some freeze-dried oakmoss or vetiver has been added to the blend. It's enchanting; whipped-cream rich, yet fresh and watery...the perfect blend of salty, creamy and sweet, evoking fairy-tale mermaids riding on seashell chariots, draped in aqua-toned gowns and orange flowers. Another magical world by LL.

Sep
25
2009
KasiaS
KasiaS

I guess "L" will no more leave me alone :)) Wearing it for some time this week I felt I needed to revisit my review, this time in a spirit of contrition, as I discovered some new aspects of it I dindn't expect. The most important is the surprising similarity with Shalimar. I knew this 'citrus+powdery vanilla' smell was somehow familiar to me, but would never think of associating it with Guerlain's classic, as the steretype in my head was very strong: Sh. was the serious and feminine one and "L" was fun and joke and fairy tale. And now it occurs to me they are almost the same!(ok, they are not, but still have much in common ;) ) The imprintment is an incredible thing. Lots of apologies, mr. Roucel! :)
Of course, the ingredients and the base are different, Shalimar is more complex, more stuffy, less "crazy" and fizzy, and less caramelized, I would say, while L is lighter and sweeter, but they create a very similar feeling and have similar accents.
So I guess it's time to repent - no more talking about girly fragrance for fairy tale personages, this is a fully feminine and sexy stuff! I guess I needed to overcome the citrus bias I had and the fairy tale aspect of the bottle imprinted in my mind first.

Sep
20
2009
Fey
Fey

I love L de Lolita Lempicka.

She's certainly a passionate free soul... and a bit hard to warm up to at first. The bitter orange and cinnamon combined create a surprisingly spicy aroma. It is a strong scent that would displease a few at the first spray, especially to those who had presumptions of her nature. Contrary to the delicate image of the bottle, L is confident and does not hold any of her traits back. L sings each pair of notes like a melody, and all become apparent in due time. The top notes of bitter orange and cinnamon soon fade and L has marked me with a scent that resembles the coarseness of sand, warmth of the sun and the saltiness of the sea. And if you can forgive her harsh top notes, she teases your senses and lures you back in with a warm air of delicious vanilla. What a coy mermaid. And when you've basked in her comfortable and sweet air, she slowly disappears... leaving you captivated and wondering if you've even seen her.

Sep
12
2009
mandashell
mandashell

This is a vanilla lovers dream! And I LOVE it. It wasn't love at first sniff but the scent became even better as it settled and then it hit me. The drydown is very yummy. It smells like a cake of some sort. Not really smelling the bitter orange...but I do smell the vanilla and the spices. Purchased this one solely based on reviews and I am very pleased!! ;') The lasting power of this fragrance is outstanding!!! ;'D

Sep
05
2009
Amythyst
Amythyst

I bought a bottle of this at the beginning of summer, and am still going back and forth on this one. I absolutely adore the bottle, love it sitting there with the rest of my collection. It is sweet, certainly, but seems somewhat linear on my skin. I had such high hopes for this one! :( I might be interested in a trade, despite loving the look of the bottle.

It is getting colder where I live, and it is much nicer. I am beginning to love this more. :)

Sep
04
2009
angels
angels

Smells amazing, like vanilla and orange peels jam. Absolutely adore it, from the first way i smell it. This is my signature scent, i love it!
p.s: very long-lasting power

Aug
23
2009
CurlyWurly
CurlyWurly

A wonderful warm and spicy scent. Extraordinary perfume, extraordinary bottle - it´s perfect!

Aug
22
2009
mmizy
mmizy

I do not like this fragrance nor any other one like it. How many fragrances do we have to have that smell like the inside of tub of vanilla ice cream. I liked the note of the lemon and the cinnamon in the beginning it was different and gave a sense of salty as other reviewers have mentioned. But the very elements that make the fragrance notable fade in the first twenty minutes and you are left with this suffocating cloud of vanilla fluff that you cant get away from. The bottle is lovely and a keeper but you have to be aware where the sprayer is faced because you can get it in the eyes.

Jul
04
2009
candystripergrrl
candystripergrrl

I purchased this yesterday. It's now my signature scent. I can't stop sniffing my wrist. My boyfriend can't stop sniffing me. WOW! I love it.

Jul
03
2009
ktv0926
ktv0926

I liked the opening notes a lot - they were so exciting, zesty orange scent, a bit spicy, but fresh and sweet...all at the same time. Little by little everything goes away except for the spices and I'm not a big fan of cinnamon by itself. Finally it settles down to a nice vanilla scent, still spiced though.

I still prefer original Lolita, but wouldn't mind having this fragrance either, I could enjoy it occasionally.

Jul
02
2009
La Belle Dame Sans Merci
La Belle Dame Sans Merci

Ultra-long staying power (despite the fact that I have v. dry skin and many perfumes don't stay long on me)and it smells just like vanilla candles :)

Jul
01
2009
mahanta
mahanta

It is so sweet that every time I wear it I remember that I haven't seen my dentist for a long time ... (LOL) Nevertheless I love to wear it, but not too often - probably once a month. And the staying power is indeed incredible - for me about 18 hours!!! The bottle is really a masterpiece - gorgeous.

Jun
17
2009
Chatnoir
Chatnoir

This is what I was looking for in the original Lolita Lempica! It is unique- a gourmand with a lot of vanilla, to be sure, but its something more than that. It starts off with a spicy note- I detect a bit of the anise signature of the original, but it is tempered with a bit of citrusy freshness. Then the vanilla comes through, and it is a warm, rich vanilla that is absolutely delicious. But the real surprise of this perfume is the very sophisticated woody base that reminds me a lot of Gres' "Cabaret", only sweeter and more approachable. "L" is a divine scent- complex, sophisticated, sexy and fun, and in a fairytale bottle!

Jun
16
2009
HelloLovely27
HelloLovely27

i go back and forth on this perfume,
i love it so much but at the same time i find the dry down on my skin is very very vanilla sugar sweet and very warm. Which i love but can sometimes smell very old. The bottle is gorgeous and i love how different this perfume and how much it changes through out wearing it! So i think i will be buying it as soon as i get the chance! x

Jun
12
2009
Wristsniffer
Wristsniffer

This perfume is something that belongs sitting atop Marie Antoinette's vanity. It's luxurious and decadent; complex enough to be a Guerlain, and it's not something I'd have ever expected to come out of a blue, aquatic-themed bottle.

The bottle itself is everything I could ever want in a perfume bottle - it references the sea and the mermaid myth, two of my favorite things, and it's heart-shape fits perfectly in the palm of my hand. My only complaints about the bottle are that it sometimes leaks near the nozzle and it's hard to transport.

The scent inside this beautiful bottle is breathtaking! It's as warm and sweet as Angel, with a bit more freshness up top. At first, it's cinnamon and dry oranges and vanilla and sandalwood. After awhile, the immortelle flower begins to bloom and it ties everything together quite nicely, and this is when things get a bit salty. If you've ever lived, or spent a lot of time near the ocean, you'll appreciate how much this perfume really smells of the sea. Not the fishy-algae smell of the beach on a bad day, but the smell that the saltwater leaves on your skin once it evaporates, after a dip in the ocean on a warm, beautiful day. Once you know that smell, you will recognize it in the coastal fog, in the breezes that form over the ocean and move inland.

Overall, this is an excellently-done gourmand, which brings to mind orange coffee-cake and vanilla tea. I'd recommend it, whole-heartedly, to anyone who is looking for a sweet and spicy, yet light scent that's the product of a lot of creativity.

Jun
12
2009
elvive
elvive

I love this one, somehow the first thought when i smelled L was-it smells like blood...(I know, that's weird :)). it must be some kinda "salty" note, that i feel and it really gives me this impression.
the drydown is a little bit spicy and the lasting power on me is good.
hope you understand what i wanted to say-english isn't my mother tongue :)

Jun
08
2009
kay_li13
kay_li13

i will also say that the drydown is muuuch better, except it takes too long to dry down!at the end i finally get the pleasant vanilla cookie smell i was waiting for.

Jun
03
2009
kay_li13
kay_li13

i got the smokelike smell too! like cigarettes and baby diapers! ugh! i really want to love this scent, seeing as this bottle is so absolutely beautiful, but i just can't because it smells horrible. like a cheap version of thierry mugler's eau de star, which i love! :/ i wanted it to smell like animal crackers or something sweet, not irritate my throat everytime i sniff because of the spicy/smokey.

Jun
03
2009
Mim
Mim

This one is my favorite!
I love it so much and it makes me so happy!
Someone said it's 4 "all the Peter Pans wearing skirts" and that's really who I am, a Peter Pan wearing skirt :). There's no better perfume for me. It's cute, sweet and salty, mostly lovely but also weird and unique. Just when You think You know it- it changes to something else... Great!

May
28
2009
EternalSunshine7
EternalSunshine7

This is a very unusual fragrance. Is it weird that I kind of like it? I mean, it's not something I would wear everyday. I would have to be in the exact mood for this (which would probaby be very rare. I smell orange and cinnamon right off the bat. Those two linger for quite a long time on me actually. It's kind of creamy and reminds me of an orange-infused cinnamon cake. The vanilla is there in the background somewhere...but all I get is a cinnamon-orange snack....which is good if you're into that kind of thing...but I don't think this scent would be good for me. Too bad, because it's so unique and I love unique.

May
18
2009
fire2heart
fire2heart

This is exactly what I was looking for! I love it! A feminine, spicy scent that both my boyfriend and myself enjoy. Cinnamon and vanilla with a hit of orange, almost like a snicker doodle cookie, only it's grown up and sophisticated... warm, lush and light. On me, it melts on my skin giving me a earthy spiciness and is not overpowering.
It did not trigger my boyfriend allergies at all and is the first perfume he went out of his way to tell me he likes:)
The bottle is adorable, yet misleading, it is not a tropical smell at all but cute on a dresser or in a bathroom with a nautical theme.

May
14
2009
lynnroo
lynnroo

I like sweet scents which are not sickening. For example I really love Lolita Lempicka's first perfume. But this one? You kiddin me? It smells exactly like orange cookies and not in a good way. I think this perfume is for no one. I really don't get anyone who would like to wear this one. Even if you like sweet scents, this one is just too much. Not because of its sweetness but it's just not good. Even Angel is better than this which I don't like either.

May
11
2009
Kitty Meow
Kitty Meow

A friend gave me a bag of samples and L de Lolita lempicka was just one in the bunch. That soon changed as each morning I tested them one by one, that is until I sprayed "L" & was hooked.

At first I didn't like it. I was sure it was going to be over-powering burnt sugar. It soon changed to a lovely vanilla scent. I couldn't get enough of it. I too kept smelling my wrists thru out the day.

Wearing it to bed feeling cozy & warm I drift right off into sleep... Then dose up on it on again the next morning, noon & night.

May
08
2009
exciter76
exciter76

I bought this "scent unsniffed" at Marshall's since it was so inexpensive and it was Lolita Lempicka. It was love at first sight when I pulled the bottle from its box. I could not say the same about the scent...at first.

At first spray I was reminded of Animal Cracker Cookies with a side of cinnamon and sugar. I was a bit put off by this. Having read previous reviews I decided not to be so hasty to wash it off and give it a chance to dry down. I am so glad I did!

It was worth enduring a half hour of over-the-top Animal Crackers to get to the warmth of cinnamon-vanilla flavored musk. I was compulsively sniffing my wrists the entire night, as I had put it on in the afternoon.

The next day I decided to give it another try but this time pairing it with Victoria's Secret's Vanilla Lace shower gel and lotion. The scent was even more inviting. The vanilla musk in Vanilla Lace intertwined pleasantly with the vanilla musk in L by LL. Once again I was enjoying my eau de parfum well into the evening.

I don't know if I'd wear this to work for it is very sweet and if not used with a light hand, it is very strong. Also, the bottle is very misleading. The bottle conveys a summery quality but I'd never use this in the summer. It's too warm, lush, and thick, like a cashmere sweater. I would use it to prepare for a date or a night in with my paramour. It was made for cozying up! Sometimes it's nice to be someone's little cookie! ;)

May
04
2009
KasiaS
KasiaS

Once couldn't resist to buy it and now I sincerely think it's because all the Lolitas are like a little girl's dream - the bottles are like jewels stolen from your mum's wardrobe, that you can play with. The juices are lovely, but also a bit assexual, I think. Especially the classic LL - an old-fashioned baby doll could smell like this.
L, too, is this type of a fantasy smell that hasn't got much to do with proper feminity. Still, the opening is simply nice, like an orange-vanilla cookie (even the hint of salt fits perfectly in: don't you use it to make a cake?), but then the note of immortal flower appears and gives me a sad, cementary feeling (a bit like Angel does) I also detect something like the self-tan lotion smell. Probably won't decide if I like it or not until I smell it on someone else. By now, I think Lolitas are made for all the Peter Pans wearing skirts. This one could also be perfect for Pippi Langstrump while making pan-cakes, I guess, especially if you added more sour lemon to it :)
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Well, some time have passed, I've finally smelled it on my friend and it was absolutely gorgeous! Now I can definitely say I adore this one!
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Some more time has passed :) I went out wearing L and on my way back home I saw that a guy on the street was chasing me for some time. He eventually came to me and asked me "The perfume you are wearing is incredibly beautiful! What is it?". And is wasn't the only compliment I got on this one.

May
01
2009
falovalo
falovalo

I wish it stayed like a lemon cupcake, that's what it smells like at first. Then I get a scent of cigar smoke, which I guess is supposed to be the vanilla. Not bad at all, just not what I expected.

Apr
17
2009
Mals86
Mals86

I didn't think this one would suit me, but after I received a free sample, I decided to try it.

I was right, it doesn't suit me. Now, I love me some citrus/vanilla oriental - I own the lovely but discontinued Shalimar Light, Organza Indecence, and Emeraude - but on me this is just wrong. Like Organza Indecence, it's orange, spice, vanilla, and a deep base. Here the depth is provided by a salty musk, while in OI, it's a clean patchouli. However, while OI is friendly, rich, and warm, L is overly rich and heavy - as if OI had swallowed a 20-lb bowling ball and couldn't drag itself off the couch to say hello. I'll stick to my other citrus vanilla fragrances; this one's Just Not For Me.

The bottle is absolutely adorable.

Apr
17
2009
Mysticalili
Mysticalili

it´s better than the original LL.The cinnamon scent on this perfume is adorable!

Apr
12
2009
tsofa
tsofa

The first Lolita Lempicka's perfume I ever owned.

The first impression I had while wearing it? A strong smell of cinnamon, way to spicy for me, and, further, a vanilla scent, with a little bitter orange smell added, but very slightly.

Lolita Lempicka... A bitter sweet fragrance which, somehow, confuses me, as I don't know if I have to just simply love it or hate it!

Supposing, it's a summer fragrance, at least its good looking bottle shows it, but I guess it’s the cinnamon that finally bothers me a lot.

Bottom line? I prefer this spice (cinnamon) in my food rather than in my perfume wardrobe. I am not impressed about it, but don’t mind smelling it on other people.

Based on its advertisement, but after wearing it, it finally doesn’t give me the envy at all to dive into the sea…

Apr
11
2009
asilverfire614
asilverfire614

I adore the original LL, but this one I just cannot wear. On me, within ten minutes I smell like a huge over-sized lemon-vanilla cupcake frosted with cinnamon!

Extremely sweet while being slightly salty...it does not smell like perfume to me. I don't dislike the smell, I just don't want to smell like that! For those that do - it has fantastic staying power, just like the original! :)

Apr
09
2009
Zaleska
Zaleska

Strange and delicious. For me, different from MandyCat, it's "Vanilla-citrus-and-a-little-salty!" :)
I feel confident wearing it. Lolita Lempicka rules!

Apr
09
2009
sharyssa
sharyssa

My boyfriend bought me this for my birthday today and it smells so good! It smells like Fancy by Jessica Simpson to me but better and it has lasting power which is a good thing! Very attractive bottle I like all of the little charms on top of it I am going to save this after it is empty to set as a decoration it's so pretty!

Mar
29
2009
Elumina
Elumina

L de Lolita Lempicka was my 'surprising one' today, but in a very good way.
My first thought was "This smells exactly like my Macadamia Vanilla body lotion" and i always wanted a perfume with this smell, now i found it yeeeh ^^
After some minutes i also smell a light cinnamon note, its so nice and for me absolutely not to sweet.
I was never into Lolita Lempicka fragrances, because the most have this anise note, but this is an exception, the only one i can stand and its just lovely. I think it fits for day and also for night wear. The bottle looks really pretty, could be a good decoration for a bathroom and the scent lasts very long too. Two thumbs up for this one.

Mar
28
2009
Annie_D
Annie_D

I want a Lolita bottle so bad, I sprayed this on the tester strip and at first I detected vanilla with a touch of cinnamon, after a while it became VERY vanilla-ish. It smelled like sweet vanilla cookies my grandmother made. I love it and I will update my comment after I actually spray it on my skin and see how it develops! This may be the Lolita I buy!! :)

Mar
23
2009
ramiske
ramiske

I accidently sprayed this all over my hands in a perfume store, and wow! It is memorable and has incredible staying power! I have all the LL scents, and this one is probably the most different than the others. So warm and inviting, and the gourmand notes really take over. It is just delicious!

And of course, the packaging, bottle and marketing campaign are just gorgeous. If you want to see some truly gorgeous photography, go to the LL website!

Mar
18
2009
Loveluxxx
Loveluxxx

Like a polished pebble on the salty beach, sparkling in the sun, emanating the sweet, comforting scent of vanilla, cinnamon & musk, you make me feel contented and happy...

Mar
14
2009
Makk
Makk

It's like afternoon on Hawaiian beach. I walking on the seashore, warm water brushing my foot. I smell in the air salt from oceans which mix with my lemon ice-creams. Sun is shining, I hear roar of the waves and -what's a little strange- vanilla breeze caress my skin. So calming, so pleasant...

Oh, I must open my eyes.. but it was great! Persistence is very good, I smell vanilla to the evening.
Bottle is like oceans's treasure.

Mar
13
2009
mellybee
mellybee

I'm not a person, who collects fragrances just because they've got a lovely bottle, but I've always wanted to own a Lolita Lempicka glass. As I'm not in a friendly relationship with the liquorice - I hate it to be correct - I gave a try to this one. The opening is very strong, the scent of raw cookie dough. I can smell the flour, the vanilla sugar and a little lemon peel in it. Luckily it fades quickly into a lovely wearable scent, which could be a good choice even for those who - just like me - don't want to be foody-smelling.

Mar
06
2009
snobuni77
snobuni77

This is my first review on this but I will be reviewing this again once I know it a little better ;)

What I can tell you now is that I find this to be even yummier then the original Lolita perfume =)

It is still just as vanilla as the original
but
this opens with a burst of fresh lemon & as the lemon seeps into your skin the cinnamon starts to float lovingly around you.It is a very sweet very gourmand scent & I love it!

Mar
03
2009
Lady Macbeth
Lady Macbeth

Just got it, it is like a cinnamon-muffin in a bottle! I have an urge to eat my one wrists because I've sprayed it on them :D
Really cute and ''eatable'' and the bottle is pure perfection!

Feb
11
2009
rebella
rebella

This is so much more than sweet, nice and cute. This is nothing less than a nude cookie. A very sexy nude cookie according to my husband. I have no idea what a nude cookie is, but it sure smells good. I dared to buy this one unsniffed cause of the notes, the good reviews and the fact it is created by Maurice Roucel, I wont regret it.

You know when making buns, cookies or fudge just the tiniest amount of salt in the dough make a lot of difference. Maurice knows all about that obviously. This is sweet, cookielike vanilla, cinnamon heavenly jummy and a slightest hint of salty, almost sweaty smell. Make it so sexy, different, not at all so girly one can imagine by the first look and the cute little bottle.

I love detecting little Maurice-signatures in his work, and L de Lolita do have some resemblance to the much classier Dans Tes Bras in Frederic Malle´s line of perfume. L de Lolita is Dans Tes Bras little more vulgar, common, übersexy and still very kindhearted and cookiebaking cousin. If L de Lolita is nude cookie, Dans Tes Bras is more of a nude mushroom...? :)

Feb
09
2009
Emeraude
Emeraude

me gusta esta fragancia..es diferente,tiene algo magico,me recuerda un poco a los buenos sahumerios de la India,a alguien le pasa lo mismo? creo que por ser tan dulce es mejor usarla en dias frios...

Jan
28
2009
blbogoni
blbogoni

It's a very simple fragrance: Vanilla and sandalwood... but is so warm and confortable, just wonderful!

It lasts more than 8 hours!!

I've just got this perfume and I'm in love!

Jan
28
2009
Malibu
Malibu

I used to love L, but now when I come across it my stomach turns. I don’t know what’s changed - maybe my taste is starting to mature.

I love the top notes; the fragrance applies sharp & slightly sour on me. I love the contrast between this & the sweet remainder of the fragrance.
It goes downhill from the top notes. I light sweet fragrances, but this is just reminds me of biscuits.

L doesn’t give me a headache & it isn’t overly sweet, but it just doesn’t appeal to me any more.

Jan
27
2009
Cherub573
Cherub573

This smelled like cinnamon, vanilla, and orange on me when I first sprayed it on. Pretty and sweet... but the drydown smelled exactly like Gaultier Femme. Not bad, but not original.

Jan
25
2009
DeLizious
DeLizious

I love this one for summer! It smells like the ocean with vanilla to me. I just smell a little bit of the ocean when I spray it on, that's why I only like it in summer. But ofcourse, everyone has a different nose cuz I someone told me I smelled like coffee... fine by me though!

Jan
21
2009
emma_d
emma_d

At first I bought Lolita Lempicka, the original, without smelling it first, and it was the worst fragrance ever. It literally made me vomit. But L de Lolita is realllllyyyyyy different from the original. It`s warm and delicious and it makes me think of cookies. if u like oriental vanillas and gourmand scents, this could be an option for you.

Jan
14
2009
leonora84
leonora84

Hm. I bought a bottle, a little 1 oz one because it is so popular everywhere, and I would get the "Lolita L feeling"...It is a cozy, orangey-vanillic almost classical scent on my skin, for an hour. And then, my skin drinks it up. It dries out to be my own lightly sweet candy like olive-pale oily skin scent. I try to wear it later in hotter weather, maybe summer is the time for L.
Edit: Now, in the summer it smells more intense.
Many of the reviewers compared L to Chocolovers. I would say, L is a swiss praline kind of chocolate, noble, with a pinch of salt, sweet, and filled with the most fragrant, flowery-buttery, really noctalgic filling, which is unhealthy to eat, but cozy and comfortable to taste and to look at, and to sniff at. Chocolovers is rather the milka kind of chocolate, with noisette cream filling or with little hazelnut pieces, or, better, the praline named ferrero rocher minus alcoholy taste. L is expensive and vintage smelling. I tought, that Crazylibellule and The Poppies makes such scents, but those sticks smell more "modern", and L /Lolita Lermpicka Lolita smell "vintage/belle epoque/jugendstil":):) For me, this is a big plus. I think, that scents should have this ability to bring us back in time, to give us dreams of beige/creme rose coloured robes and gloves, of big romantic hairdos, of music of Eric Satie/Chopin/Debussy, of sexy heroes like the phantom of the opera:)...and so on...:)I am not a friend of sad music from that time, but I am now in the mood for Satie, as I am sniffing L on my arms.

Jan
10
2009
alicektn
alicektn

What a precious bottle!I'd really like to buy that, just for the bottle...I'm glad the scent is beautiful too.

It starts with a caramellized burst of orange, but the sensation is quite short. The character of the perfume is Cinnamon...Wonderful, sexy cinnamon, blended with delicious vanilla and other, more subtle spices.After several hours, a salty note appears among the spice. Unusual and sultry.

I picture a white piece of wood that has been brought on shore. The abusing of the sea has left its' traces,and now that the sun took hold, the salt is mixed with the deep smell of wood, enchanced by the spicy smell caused from the sun's caress. It burns my nostrils in the most seductive way..

Just unbelievable fragrance.After 24 hours I can still smell its' last breaths on my skin!

Dec
30
2009
pimentosugars
pimentosugars

I'm a bit confused by the photo; I have found L in department stores, but in London while the bottle is the same and the box is the same, the perfume is lemon coloured - not quite as pretty, and it certainly doesn't make me think of the Little Mermaid or sea breezes.

The bottle is still very cute though, and the top notes are quirky and whimsical, sweet but not too sugary. The scent settles to a soft cookie meets baking dough feeling and has seriously impressive hold, on me easily lasting 5/6 hours.

My thoughts? It's awfully like Angel at base, more gentle, not sophisticated. The top notes are different, but they don't last that long. It's less shouty, more comfortable, more candy bar. This doesn't seduce, it's a fun scent, but there would be no point in having L and Angel in the same perfume wardrobe. A yummy little gourmand for the young and young at heart!

Dec
24
2008
Trvevil
Trvevil

This sure is fantastic. Opens up with bitter citruses, then turns really 'salty' and sweet. The ad matches fragrance perfectly.
It is so good that actually I would like to have it as pure perfume, luckily I saw it in this concentration.

Dec
13
2008
essija
essija

I have my bottle now and I am in Heaven. I must say I don't care if everyone is wearing this or not, this is absolutely delicious. I smell like baked goods and I wish everyone could smell me right now... yum yum yum....

Dec
08
2008
PR
PR

Changed my mind about it. I thought it would be my next purchase, but trying for a month now, something changed. Each time I try it I feel sick, the scent smells nauseous to me, slightly too sweet, 3 months ago everything was fine

Nov
24
2008
essija
essija

Wow, I LOVE this but now I'm scared b/c I see there are several reviews so this must be in everyones wardrobe. I don't know why but this reminds me of the smell of a baby's head a fake doll that is. Yumm Yumm Orangy Vanilla Cereal Puffs. Too bad everyone else has this but I'm thinking I need a bottle of this real bad especially for this Holiday Season...Update: I wore this to work last night and the minute I stepped in the room a co-worker said Wow you smell good!!! Oh how I must get a full sized bottle now..

Nov
22
2008
LadyJedi
LadyJedi

Sweet and bewitching! Best to wear in cool weather. Velvety and delicious (but not overwhelming) vanilla in a gem of a bottle.

Nov
13
2008
isalim
isalim

well it certainly is a little on the sweet side, but the bitter orange in the opening does well to balance the blast of vanilla and cinnamon. In fact, I wish the orange was more prominent in the development of the perfume, but it disappears soon after the first 15-20 minutes, and the subsequent dry down is vanilla, tempered by something more nutty, and a heavy dusting of cinnamon. In fact, I was wearing it the other day and when I walked into to the room, someone said rather excitedly "I smell cake!" : )

Nov
13
2008
Jeanette
Jeanette

I like the Lolita-perfumes, and that suprises me - i normaly preffer oriental, fruity and floral perfumes!
Reminds me a bit of "Obsession" or the old classic Venezia" from Yves Rocher but in a much lighter version with a touch of vanilla.
In general i don't like vanilla if it stands out to much, i find them impersonal. This perfume is the only one i've liked that has vanilla in all notes. The perfume is warm and sexy. Not so sweet as vanilla scents can be. Maybe because the oriental notes takes just enough space to balance the vanilla.
The bottle i beatyful!

Nov
12
2008
deli_s
deli_s

On my skin it's is very dense and long lasting, scent with sexy train. I think that it is not for daytime, bit for romantic evenings... And the bottle is so nice... Super!

Nov
04
2008
d dolce vitta
d dolce vitta

The parfum design its not like the others, in simply words this parfum its not like others, it have the seal of lolita Lempika, smells like a nirvana, it makes you feel like a siren, so cute, a little sweeth, very oriental scence, definetivily long lasting, so sexy. Very you!

Nov
01
2008
LiLascents
LiLascents

At first I loved this fragrance and got me a bottle, sprayed on my sheets for I thought it would make me feel even more comfortable in my bed at freezing nights. Unfortunatly, I had to get out of my bed, go to my freezing kitchen to HAVE SOME CHOCOLAT. And not just once either... so for me, no L. Maybe I will give it another try on my skin....standing next to the sink in case of chocolat emergency to scrub it. :)

Oct
24
2008
woogyjones50
woogyjones50

Not too much to add here because everyone has descibed it so well. But I LOVE this perfume. Totally full-bottle worthy. Sweet, interesting, not overdone or cloying. Also, not a flat fragrance that has nothing to offer besides smelling like something you would feel guilty about eating. This actually has some substance to it. I would highly suggest trying this one.

Oct
24
2008
Mitsouko
Mitsouko

Ha! La donna e mobile ! - L de Lolita, which recently for me was as boring sweet cake , begin me please, so very, that I still test it in perfumery and I think if buy it. So, I have felt in it intriguing note salty ambergris.

Oct
21
2008
Malegria
Malegria

This one is so special among my new discoveries.It smells exactly like a subtropical garden with a great big southern magnolia tree with lemony-scented flowers in the middle and the warm fresh breeze from the seaside! May be it is not a masterpiece, but almost like an time machine in a bottle for me, brings me right back in my happy days under magnolias...
I tried many perfumes that claim to have magnolia in them, and neither of them had such a real, aromatheraupetic magnolia scent. I finally found it in L.

Oct
17
2008
SandraS
SandraS

One of my favourits. Always get nice comments when wearing it, but I wear it just for myself.

On my skin it turns into orange mellowed down by the cinnamom and vanilla. nham nham! The staying power is great and the sillage is perfect. Not to discreet but not offensive either. It embraces you and evrubody around and does not impose itself.

Oct
16
2008
loretta
loretta

cinnamon, cinnamon , cinnamon... it smells like a pie... sometimes it makes me remember thierry mugler A men, it must be because the tonka bean I think.
I don´t know if i like it, but it is certainly special

Oct
01
2008
Bahia
Bahia

For me this parfume is almost fantastic.The parfume is smelling nice,but he is too sweet.The story,the bottle everything is very good and very beautifful.For me this parfume is not for summer,that's impossible but he is for winter and cold days!

Sep
27
2008
Chaosnmotion
Chaosnmotion

At first spray upon my skin it smells like scorched sugar... but then it mellows into a slightly sweet, vanilla tinted envelope that lays lightly upon my skin. Not one of my fave's but ok for occasional wear during the fall or winter.

Sep
24
2008
PR
PR

I agree it is definitely not pies and cookies.We with the husband were just spellboud when tried it for the first time. I smell something oriental, spices and sea. This combination drives me crazy. But I agree with Leukothea it is not very lasting, the only solution is to reapply it after couple of hours and so on.

Sep
22
2008
elve
elve

Many people call 'L' a cookie - but it's not! It's very sweet, but dry, vanillic but piquant. A Monster, yes, Roucel is known of creating monsters - but what a beauty! Totally optimistic, one of my autumn/winter favs.

Sep
20
2008
sweetcarousel
sweetcarousel

I usually love sweet perfumes and after all these comments I went to check it out. I sprayed it on my arm and the smell was brutal! I could not stand it. It's overpowering and nauseating to me.

Sep
15
2008
F_A
F_A

For me it smells like freshly baked apple pie with cinnamon, but after a while a smell of sea salt reaches my nose - very strange but nice smell indeed, the smell of salt. It's one of the most interesting fragrances i've ever smelled:) And the bottle, it is absolutely fabulous!

Update! Just found out that this fragrance has a sister - L'Erbolario's Meharees. They are very similar.

Sep
10
2008
amanda
amanda

i think its too sweet but not the way pink sugar is, its a bit more refined than pink sugar, its similar to l'occitane miel and citron. I dont really like this one but either hate it, i mean i would be able to wear this but not everytime, and i wouldnt pay for this. Actually since sometime i have a dislike to lolitas fragrances, i dont know why because before i just loved their perfumes

Aug
15
2008
baiba_pukite
baiba_pukite

I had a sample and fell in love... Bought a bottle and HATE it... The fragrance in sample is obviously much better than in bottle. That's a shame because I really loved the sample, but all I got is constant headache every time I try to wear this one :(

Aug
15
2008
Mitsouko
Mitsouko

Boredom, boredom, sweet vanilla boredom. I do not want to smell as boring cake with boring vanilla cream.

Aug
15
2008
wildflower
wildflower

Very interesting and unusual perfume!
At first it was orangy and like caramelised vanilla, then after 15 min. I could immidiately detech cinnamon.
It became very gourmand and sweet on my skin.
The dry down was, like lillybee said: "something like the aroma in waffleshop" + cinnamon and spices. Very sweet, just how I like it.
The bottle is one of the gorgeused I've ever seen.

I didn't notice anything stinky or nauseating.

Aug
14
2008
Nuppu
Nuppu

Nice start with citrus and vanilla, after that sweet and sugary. I like it, but my husband find this sadly nauseating.

Jul
14
2008
Aiona
Aiona

The bottle is really weird. It took me a little while to figure out where the spray comes out. The clear top does not come off! That *IS* the spray head.

May
02
2008
Aiona
Aiona

This is such an interesting perfume! I tried it on my skin today, and at first spray, it smells all cotton candy and a touch of licorice! I liked it, except I already have a cotton candy perfume -- Pink Sugar.

Then, I went to work, and while I was at work, I kept smelling "Obsession for Men." I was wondering who it was who was wearing it. Then I smelled my arm, and realized it was myself!

So, this perfume completely changed on me, within about 2 hours. I could SWEAR I was wearing Obsession for Men! Spicy, licorice-y, and slightly stinky!

Very interesting! And totally NOT like Pink Sugar at all, after two hours.

On a paper card, it still smells like cotton candy, 5 hours later, though.

May
02
2008
lillybee
lillybee

Just after a few seconds of spraying I was greeted with the smell of a deep, juicy scent that reminded me of black cherry - tart, spicy, infused with cinnamon. The fragrance is overpowering at first but not in an unpleasant way - more like tasting a fruity liqueur.

The magic on my skin happened about half an hour later. It suddenly settled and sort of became part of my skin, a warming, delicious blend in a way a perfumed body lotion would as the skin absorbes it.
It smelled like caramelised sugar and warm vanilla, something like the aroma in a waffle shop.

As I child I remember collecting strawflowers in the wild and our summer house almost always had a bunch of these dried flowers hanging off the verandah window. Strawflowers belongs to the same family as everlasting but do not smell really flowery.

They dry easily and after they dried they have a straw hat-like, dry and woody odour. This is what I smelled on L de Lolita together with its vanilla note as a backdrop to the dry floral, spicy and slightly salty immortal flower (also known as everlasting, immortelle or curry plant)

The dry down goes spicy-powdery like compact powder, slightly woody and I smell a lot of white musk too. This drydown smells very similar to Hypnose from Lancome but luckily the still lingering traces of spice and cinnamon make it slightly different.

It is a perfume to love or hate. I find the top and middle notes intriguing, new and unusual. Wearing it in winter is a delight, as it acts as a warm, velvety layer to your skin in the cold.

To make it long-lasting you do not need to spray more than once on each arm and it will stay with you for the whole day. You can combine it with using the perfumed shower gel and body lotion to make it even more long-lasting.

I love wearing it daytime and going out with it alike. It's great when I get a waft of the spicy vanilla undertone mixed with the fluffy, wooly jumper I'm wearing on top of it. I recommend this scent to everyone who likes gourmand type of scents with an adequate dose of exotic flavours.

I would have thought that this fragrance will be a favourite by many Anna Sui or Hypnose fans but since its 2006 launch it doesn't seem to have caused as much a stir than the aforementined two. Another good point that you'll unlikely be smelling it on anyone else than you!

To sum up, a big thumbs up for the design of the bottle and the fragrance composition and a small thumbs-down for the originality of the base scent (see my comments on Hypnose de Lancome)

Jan
29
2008
Urban Skies
Urban Skies

Smells like cotton candy! The perfume is as fun and whimsical as the bottle. Better for younger women.

Oct
05
2007
noor_jehan
noor_jehan

i like this fragrance. it is so sweet, sugary, and warm. i feel very optimistic wearing it. and the bottle is so cute, real adornment. besides, the little mermaid was my favorite story. :) i think i'll get it for me asap.

Aug
31
2007

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