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Lolita Lempicka fragrance is based on licorice. Beautiful anise note is a perfect match to licorice and violet. The intensive green ivy note is fresh and optimistic. The almond is in harmony with woodsy iris and sweet vanilla, united with heliotrope and Tonka. It was created in 1997.

The nose behind this fragrance is Annick Menardo.

Perfume rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 6390 votes.

Perfume Pyramid

Top Notes
Violet Ivy Star Anise

Middle Notes
iris Amaryllis Licorice Orris Root Cherry

Base Notes
Tonka Bean Vanilla Vetiver White Musk Praline

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This perfume reminds me of  
Lolita Lempicka Le Premier Parfum
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Minuit Sonne
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Lolita Lempicka Fragrance Reviews

corkscrewcurly
corkscrewcurly

Lolita Lempicka is my signature fragrance. I have worn it regularly for over 10 years and it is the only fragrance which consistently garners compliments from both men and women. I consider myself blessed that - on me - this is a gorgeous long-lasting, warm, deep fragrance which leaves a delicious trail behind me. I am not going to try and analyse the notes; other reviewers have already done so far better than I can.

Those who charge it with being "mainstream" or "not unique" should remember that it was introduced nearly 20 years ago and WAS unique at the time and should not be judged on the current plethora of vaguely similar perfumes (including the almost infinite number of flankers it has spawned). The fact that it is no longer unique stands as testament to its impact on the fragrance industry and consumer tastes. There are any number of gourmand fragrances which have been launched since 1997, which owe their existence to the success of LL and Angel (another of my true loves).

Annick Menardo and Thierry Wasser who worked on other fragrances that I love, too - Diesel Fuel for Life, for example - are geniuses.

Aug
27
2016
suduch
suduch

My absolute favorite perfume right now. I especially like it in winter but it is light enough to wear year round and does not disturb my relatives who have allergies. Pleasant scent that only becomes more so as the day wears on.

Aug
27
2016
GenevieveN
GenevieveN

I could only imagine how wonderful this scent would be to others. For me it smells of maple syrup and old cherries. This is after the dry down. After 25 minutes I had to rush to the bathroom and scrub off what was left on my arm.

Aug
26
2016
westernlady
westernlady

I adore this fragrance. Lolita Lempicka is a sweet, rounded licorice-vanilla concoction that has a touch of powder. There is some spice with the star anise that just adds to the licorice without becoming overwhelming. The florals and wood notes are supporting players, letting the vanilla and licorice star.

Lolita Lempicka is definitely a gourmand and a crowd-pleaser. It smells elegant, pretty, and cozy at the same time. It gets constant rotation in my perfume wardrobe, and everyone I know who has had this one reminisces over it. It has great lasting power as well.

Aug
21
2016
ILGIN
ILGIN

Lolita Lempicka is a nice gourmand. Sweet fruits, spices, florals... Almond and vanilla... Very mainstream. The notes in the composition are very loveable for most women and due to this fact it is still a top-selling fragrance. It is not a unique composition, work of art or a mind-blowing experience in any way but sweet and memorable still ... I must admit that I feel the urge to buy a full bottle nowadays.

Aug
20
2016
sandrichmilinovich
sandrichmilinovich

Lolita light of my life, fire of my lions, my sin, my soul- Nabokov.
It's little girl's perfume, for someone who is very sweet and charming, I used to wore this perfume in high school and I got all boys hearts broken, because this perfume sells image of pure girl (I am not saying that I am not one :p ).
I really enjoyed this perfume, as possible I could, and after end this was nice period with beautiful smell, smell of Lolita.

Aug
10
2016
Soofiya
Soofiya

I am a powdery scents lover but Lolita lempicka is not my typical powdery fragrance,not even a typical gourmand,it's unique and I will always love it for it's originality,though I may not use it often and Repurchase it(I prefer trying it's flankers and add other apples to my collection)
I don't find lolita that sweet,it's bitter-sweet on me and I can detect lots of powdery violets,licorice,star anise,cherry,Tonka bean and something like dark cacao..in dry down the cherryish vibe fades and you are left with a slightly spiced violet,Tonka combo,soft and cozy
First time I tried lolita,it reminded me a child of guerlain insolence and guerlain La petit robe noir edp's marriage...I can see why some people may hate it,violet, cherry,licorice combo is not a safe blend and can cause love or hate situation and this kind of perfumes are more interesting IMO
Longevity and sillage are good and I prefer it in cold weather, though, I don't find it cloying even in summer nights

Aug
01
2016
lemonzest
lemonzest

Potent and bittersweet. Smells like you were wearing Guerlain's Insolence and splashed yourself with Pernod and creme de cacao. Boozy, weird, wonderful, almost gross but not quite. So unusual it's distracting; not for work. Fortunately, the bazillion LL flankers out there capture the whimsy with less gothic intensity.

Just as violet as possible.

Jul
27
2016
yinie
yinie

This is what I've noticed from wearing this scent for over 10 years - the Eau de Toilette version smells sickly to me and rank. Strangely the Eau de Parfum, smells amazing on me. I am not sure if it's my body chemistory, the formulation/concentration/purity or what, but looking over at the polar opposite range of reviews for this, I suspect this might be part of the equation.

For those who've tried the Eau de Toilette version and hated it, I highly recommend you try the Eau de Parfum version. I felt entirely different about the two versions. Love the Eau de Parfum to DEATH! but I absolutely cannot stand the Eau de Toilette bottles.

Jul
13
2016
Longhair
Longhair

Too medicinal meh it gives me headache! I don't like this at all. I'm glad that I did not buy the full bottle.

Jul
12
2016
mellymuffins
mellymuffins

Probably one of the only fragrances that makes me feel like I want to throw up, and I'm very open minded about perfumes. That licorice note is sickening. There's just something about it that absolutely does not agree with me, or my boyfriend. We spray it once just to give it another chance and instantly have to go outside or cover it up with febreeze. Just awful. Even thinking about it now is giving me a tummy ache. So weird how sensitive our noses are to different things, considering how popular this perfume is! If you love the smell of cloying black licorice, go for it.

Jul
09
2016
ayh210
ayh210

This fragrance starts off gourmandy on my skin -- like a sugary sweet almondine cookie and becomes a beautiful duet with sweet cherries. A hint of powder lingers and dries down to smell like a freshly laundered baby.

Jul
08
2016
deviation
deviation

I bought this perfume because the creator of this perfume is also the creator of Dior hypnotic poison. And poison being my all time favourite for its seductive notes, I decided to blind buy this with the same idea in mind, but the notes here are more flirtier and fun than seduction! In fact, This is the presequel to the ultimate seduction hypnotic poison.

for the first few minutes, I detect violets and licorice so much so that it smells like jelly beans. When it dries down, the obvious violets and licorice notes blends in with vetiver and light tint of musk. Overall bringing out slight bitterness, creamy powdery quality with a hint of sweetness to every whiff transporting you back to 80's and 90's.

Sweet flirty young woman comes to mind and I think I'm liking this scent!

Edit: So this evening before I left, I sprayed this perfume. The notes came to life Once I stepped out of the house to a breezy air. How mystical is that? The fun-flirty took a backseat and let the seductress out of the bag who has this mischievous smile with sweet-sinistrous intentions trying to captivate the target and slowly make them fall right into the web without any warning. I can detect the same notes that I've mentioned previously but now they seem more evolved, warm and complex. My new favourite already!

Sorry guys for multiple post. Moderator please delete my previous review (right below this) on this same perfume. I'm not sure why it got posted as guest.

Jul
06
2016
guest_
guest_

I bought this perfume because the creator of this perfume is also the creator of Dior hypnotic poison. And poison being my all time favourite for its seductive notes, I decided to blind buy this with the same idea in mind, but the notes here are more flirtier and fun than seduction! In fact, This is the presequel to the ultimate seduction hypnotic poison.

for the first few minutes, I detect violets and licorice so much so that it smells like jelly beans. When it dries down, the obvious violets and licorice notes blends in with vetiver and light tint of musk. Overall bringing out slight bitterness, creamy powdery quality with a hint of sweetness to every whiff transporting you back to 80's and 90's.

Sweet flirty young woman comes to mind and I think I'm liking this scent!

Jul
06
2016
Summer.ladon.smith
Summer.ladon.smith

I adore this smell, & the bottle it comes in even more. It's deep and darkly sweet with a feminine spice. It brings to mined, gothic styled fairytales. However be warned this is a very strong fragrance and might offend others easily. The licorice is very strong, personally I would prefer it to be more of an background sent & let the violet & vanilla donamate. Also for anyone who dislikes vetiver, there is some in here but it will not be present in the first hour of application.

Jul
01
2016
Lecitin
Lecitin

LL makes me feel like I am a woman with a tattoo of a moving green vine on her skin and living in a house deep in a lush forest, with a white unicorn in the back garden and talking flowers in the front garden, and yes, the house is made of licorice and sweets.
I had LL on my wrists when I went to the beach today. After good half and hour in the water I was still able to smell it on me. I am happy. It's a rare thing a beautiful perfume to be able to tell you a story, to take you to some other place or to fine tune your emotions. Let it.

Jul
01
2016
Nat001
Nat001

Love love love this all the way! This definitively got me into blind buying perfumes and now it's a problem lol! Enough has been said about this beauty. This smells very unique and well blended. I have nothing close to it. It melts on my skin like it's part of me.

Jun
29
2016
Lyoness
Lyoness

I'm so surprised I haven't already written a review for this, because it is such a unique, deep and romantic scent. A friend of mine gave me a bottle, and it is such a creamy, powdery perfume. Whimsical is the right word for this, with an understated sexiness, as though I'm running around in an enchanted forest. I am not a huge fan of licorice but this perfume has such a lovely version of licorice and anise, with the subtle hint of vanilla making the smell incredibly edible! The name is lovely, and also the title of my favourite book, so it has a special meaning there, plus the bottle is absolutely irresistible. Both sillage and longevity are probably the best out of all the perfumes I own- I can smell it on me all day. It might take some people a while to warm up to it, but I find it to be a really lush, beautiful perfume.

Jun
28
2016
igalmusic
igalmusic

Amazing,magical scent! Advert for this perfume its spot on! Its like walking into the woods at night... Its a sweet ,oriental and green perfume ,very very unique :) Bottle its just beautiful!

Jun
24
2016
olga_adriana
olga_adriana

A member's topic about this one recently made me revisit my feelings towards this one. I first read about it here, and I was intrigued by all the reviews saying that it was somewhat goth/ethereal/whimsical/fairytale, so I thought it would be a great addition to my collection!! I do not have anything like this. It is a unique scent, for sure, and it's drawn some male compliments for me, so I do think other people find it pleasing.

For me though, there is something I really don't like about it and I was finally able to figure out what it was. There's some kind of dark, sinister feeling that I get from Lolita Lempicka. This could be out of a fairytale, but it's something a duplicitous sweet and charming on the outside but evil on the inside female villain would wear!

LL is cold to me. It may be ethereal, but its not a warm or inviting fragrance to my nose. It's like it creates a cloud of invisible ice crystals around you. It kind of does frighten me a little bit. All this time I've been trying to figure out what it is that I find so off putting about this one, and this is it. It could be the licorice or the anise that makes me feel that way, but I don't find that to be the case with other fragrances that feature licorice.

I can see why some people love this, and I don't dislike it. It's very well done, high quality. The lasting power and sillage are just right. It just doesn't suit me because of the way it makes me feel....kind of lonely.

Jun
22
2016
socorrosouza
socorrosouza

On me LL is an elegant violet with licorice,star anise giving a spicy quality, a vanilla/praline/fava combo generating a sweetness that is not overstated and gentle oakmoss generating that "forest" feeling. Delightful, soapy, with a 10 hour longevity but without heavy sillage, a sophisticated gem.

Jun
21
2016
lisa.vokorina
lisa.vokorina

Don't know what has happened to me, or to my LL for that matter. I officially hated it since I blind-bought it in 2011. Tried to wear it a hundred times and never could get past the garbage heap (I found cigarette butts, dog, unwashed hair, stale old hag lipstick, yesterday's BO, and most importantly, rotten food).
What IS going on these days? Have I raised beyond the heaps of trash to find beautifully indolic and sour flowers (love that), cherry-vanilla pipe tobacco, loads of dirty-ish musk (who can resist?) and killer powder (unapologetic, vintage)? These things are not explicitly present in the pyramid above, I wonder whether I've guessed any.
I'm happy to smell a completely new frag in my Lo, like I neved did! And why on Earth did I smell all that nasty stuff in LL when it has beautiful notes and is loved by so many people?
My bottle is half-full!

Jun
21
2016
Unqsgrtuku
Unqsgrtuku

Mysterious floral. Bought the miniature. I liked the scent but probably wouldn't purchase bigger bottle.

Jun
14
2016
artisy
artisy

My nose doesn't single out the exact notes, but it is plush and powdery with enchanting floral and licorice notes - keeping a youthful innocence from the sweetness of the vanilla and hint of fruit. The woodiness keeps it from being too flighty and really grounds it and makes it wearable.

I conjure up an image of a refined lady in a long gown cozied up with a shawl walking the length of her garden barefoot at daybreak, the dew and earth being slightly damp under leaves and ivy paths. There's still a chill in the air as the sun makes it way up above the clouds but the glow of light reaching her flowers and trees makes the experience magical.

Jun
09
2016
j'adoremissdior
j'adoremissdior

Lolita Lempicka really does capture that whimsical fairytale vibe. The beautiful bottle perfectly matches the scent, and I adore them both :)
I was new to violet scents when I first sniffed this, and I initially was bummed that it wasn't as sweet as I had hoped. But very soon after the first spritz I was hooked. This stuff is like magic. Powdery, sweet, sensual....it has it all.
It smells young, but not in a gimmicky way. It's young but curious and unusual. It's very unique: a very soft, powdery candied violet is made mischievous by a slight pinch of the darker and spicier licorice/anise.
It almost tells a tale. A fairy princess lost in a dark wood. It's whimsy in a bottle.

***
sillage: moderate
longevity: long lasting

May
23
2016
sweetandnatural
sweetandnatural

If only all my perfumes were as beautiful and absolutely dreamy as this one! It is complex. And there is a feminine fruitiness that reminds me of being forever young. The bottle is so fun and pretty. I save this one for special occasions and it has a way of really picking up my mood. If you ever see it, grab it and you will always have a unique, beautiful scent to run to which is not too sweet, not too floral but just right.

May
22
2016
Cerise Noire
Cerise Noire

This smells like what (the band) The Birthday Massacre sounds like. Is this weird to think? My mind refuses to get rid of the association though.

May
09
2016
budgie95
budgie95

Adding something to my review: this smells great at room temp or lower, but any higher and it smells like jelly beans that have been sitting in someone's trunk for 3 days in the summer.

May
03
2016
budgie95
budgie95

Smells like a bag of violet, licorice, and cherry jelly beans. It's very whimsical. I absolutely adore it.

Apr
21
2016
relativelystoic
relativelystoic

I am drawn and so in love with the bottle. And I am itching to buy it even if I have not tested it. Oh my golly gosh gosh!!! I am glad I followed my instinct and tried it out first. I literally choked after smelling it from my hand. I can't describe how disappointed I was because I really want to love this. It smells like a very strong fresh leaf sap with pinch of sweetness. It was not a nice experience at all.

Apr
21
2016
Dcarlo
Dcarlo

One of my dearest friends has it and it is simply wonderful on her.
The combination of licorice, violets (specially violets), vanilla and sweet but not cloying gourmand notes, make it a perfect fragrance.
It is modern but the heavenly violets give it a classic and classy aura that is just impossible not to love it.
Annick Menardo is a real master!

Apr
09
2016
jessrogue
jessrogue

I don't know why I was turned off to this frag when I first got a sample of it. It must have been a flanker or a bad batch because that old sample smells NOTHING like the amazing deluxe size sample I have now.

The first one I got several years ago smelled like one of those kiddy-preteen perfume body sprays you get from Target that smells like jelly beans or cotton candy. Just cutesy kiddy "candy" with no depth or layers.

I decided on a whim during my biweekly perusing through the myperfumesample website to buy a spray sample of it. Wow.. the impish sweetness is there , but surrounded by interesting notes of musk and spice. I'm glad I reexamined this one.

Apr
09
2016
Pvdhooft
Pvdhooft

Didn't like it at first (blind buy). However, it had to grow on me. The second day I liked it and from that day onwards, I'm completely in love with this perfume.. I've got quite the collection, but this one is definitely in my top 5. I love to wear it and still constantly sniffing at my wrist. Everything about it is lovely! My other favorites are Chanel Coco Mademoisselle, YSL's Black Opium, Viva La Juicy and Black Crystal by Versace. This one will always be in my collection. It's longwearing also, but I still re-apply at work after lunchtime, just to be able to really smell it myself. Definitely recommend!! For any age; just wear whatever scent you love.

Apr
08
2016
Cauda Pavonis
Cauda Pavonis

A quick review but the other day, when choosing a perfume to wear out with friends on the town, I kept coming back to Lolita Lempicka. I wanted something young and fun to go with my Mod Cloth outfit and this suited my playful and somewhat wacky outfit without being childish. Most of my fragrances are either really old school (70's and 80's) or artsy niche, but LL seems perfect for an everyday scent but one that's still a little quirky and unique. This is the one perfume that I want to own even though I don't *love* it because it's so expressive of a certain idiosyncratic amiability; I'm definitely going to buy a bottle when my mini runs out.

Apr
05
2016
Kai'elle
Kai'elle

Lovely violet and star anise opening with a smooth transition to iris and liquorice mid notes.

I get absolutely no cherry (gratefully)

Dry-down is a very long lasting tonka/vanilla with a hint of spicy powder.

Winter comforter :)

L: High
S: Moderate

Apr
02
2016
jenny_sokols
jenny_sokols

I like it a lot, it is such an interesting smell. So mysterious and magical like a fairy tale. Great price!
the bottle is beautiful.
Perfect wintertime scent.

Mar
28
2016
africanabrit
africanabrit

After reading that this perfume contained liquorice as a note, I really wanted to try it. The bottle is beautiful and intriguing. On first spray I could only smell baby powder and black currant throat sweets and was not very happy, but decided to give this a chance and sprayed it before bed. I could still smell it in the morning and the initial harshness had gone. I then fell in love with the left drydown scent.

I did something others consider sacrilege the other day when wearing this perfume..... I sprayed ISO e super on also and the result was lovely!!!!

Mar
27
2016
tiamaria
tiamaria

Kuidas ma ka ei pinguta, ei saa meist paari! Olen aastate jooksul püüdnud seda lõhna endaga sobitada, aga tulemuseks on alati iiveldus, peavalu ja vastikusetunne!
See lõhn on üle võlli magus: tähtaniis lagritsa, shokolaadikommmide ja vanilliga. Mitte midagi, mis seda kõike tasakaalustaks. Ei ole meeldivalt magus või soe lõhn, on lihtsalt öääääkkk!!! Surm magusa üledoosist!
Kui ikkagi väga meeldib, siis vähemasti halasta teistele ja ära kanna seda avalikus kohas, sest meetri raadiuses kärbub kõik elav sekunditega.

Mar
27
2016
angiec777
angiec777

Fun to wear while drinking ansinthe. The violet in it is strong and lovely. Longevity is great and sillage is at that nice middle ground between undetectable and overwhelming. I tried a sample and now I think I will spring for a full sized bottle.

Mar
26
2016
taylorcake1
taylorcake1

This baby was a blind buy from Nordstroms rack. Sweet, soft spicy, powdery is the perfect description. I like how it looks in my purse and I feel like a fairy as I spritz it on. Lolita Lempicka smells like a safe crowd pleaser on my skin. Like the good girl next door that everyone adores. I get compliments when I wear it but I don't feel like it captures my vibe as well as other perfumes I own.
Siliage and longevity are great. This little mama is a safe buy in my opinion. It's just not my go-to <3

Mar
24
2016
mariamarouli91
mariamarouli91

What i really smell and feel on my skin is cherries(like a liquer),violets and iris-musk. A perfume suitable for young girls, innocent,light(if you are not overspraying), clean and musky. That's not very gourmandish or very sweet.At the beginning,i find it a little bitter. A friend told me that it smells like a medicine :D I cannot detect vanilla and praline at all. I think it's a scent for all year round both daytime and nightime.

Mar
21
2016
123velvetrose
123velvetrose

When I wear this is feel like I'm living in a big powdery purple cloud of liquorice and violet. It's one of them perfumes that leave a lovely trail behind you as you walk. It's sweet but not too sweet. It's a whimsical perfume for a whimsical mood.

Mar
19
2016
lizakaya
lizakaya

Sugared Violets with almond and anise. I didn't get sticky licorice thankfully. Reminds me a bit of LPRN but with Violets instead of cherries in the opener, and on my skin this is a warm musk in the dry down.

Mar
19
2016
persa
persa

all i smell fresh bedding...but bottle is amazing.

Mar
18
2016
karen.fiallos
karen.fiallos

I don't now I don't know... it's kinda sticky sweet, different... star anise and cherry are very present, if a fairy would exist this is what she would wear! It's just not my kind of perfume but I was looking for an affordable fragance so I got it on a blind buy for a very comfortable price. In the end it grew on me and I started to like it even more... don't think I will purchase it again though.

Mar
16
2016
Martinello
Martinello

As I said in a previous post I bought it for my girlfriend.
It's very good and now her colleague asked her which perfume it is and if my girlfriend minds if she buys it too.

Mar
16
2016
Serinde
Serinde

I wear this everyday. It was the second perfume I bought (after Chopard's Casmir), blindly too, because of the reviews here - so thank you for bringing us together. I don't really get the licorice - some days I do, but mostly for me it's all about the violets. My cousins hugged me and said I smelled like Jelly Beans - and I think that's a pretty good description - especially with the licorice sniff (if only they made jelly beans in violet!). I wear this all day, everyday - I just moved my head and sniffed it again after 12 hours. For me it doesn't feel grown up at all (I'm Australian and a lot of the 'grandma violet' hang-ups don't seem to have reached us) it feels like ageless youth, hard and sparkly, sweet... Peter Pan-esque? Yes, just like the last line "thus it will go on, so long as children are gay and innocent and heartless". I agree with the reviewer below: I hope they never stop making this in my lifetime as my heart grows cold at just the thought.

Mar
15
2016
Linh96
Linh96

I don't like this scent much, feeling it's rather (cool ) fresh and not for winter. Sometimes it turns too sour, too smokey on me. But the bottle is super cute that i bought a 30ml for my collection (>3<')

Mar
13
2016
chicagodoll92
chicagodoll92

I've smelled Lolita on many people, many times before without realizing it was this fragrance. I'm a 90's baby and this fragrance reminds me of just that - the 90's. It's unique, almost fairy-like, almost minty. I think it's best suited for a mature woman. Even though I know age could not matter less when it comes to perfumes, I associate this fragrance with a middle aged, glamorous woman with long red nails and an impeccable hairdo.

Mar
13
2016
Mikeinmich
Mikeinmich

I smelled this a couple months ago, on a friend - my new favorite perfume for a woman!

Mar
12
2016
ThisIsOurBlanket
ThisIsOurBlanket

Received a little 0.17 ounce bottle that I ordered on e-Bay to try out and I LOVE IT! It reminds me of something from my childhood, but not sure what. Maybe it's this perfume, since it came out in 1997 and I was very young then. Could be. Scent's a magical thing. When I have the money, run out of my nib, and I find a good deal, I'll have to buy a full bottle of this. The 0.17 ounce bottle is the cutest thing, by the way. Would make a cute decoration after use (and during). :)

Mar
11
2016
n87
n87

Normally i can't stand licorice, but it blends in really well with all the other notes. It's a very creamy licorice/aniseed with violets and cherries, nice if you want something different.

Mar
08
2016
witchbaby777
witchbaby777

This has been my signature fragrance for over ten years and I hope I never have to change it. Pure magic in the most wonderful bottle.

Mar
06
2016
Inky Le Guin
Inky Le Guin

Unique in a very good way! Pure perfection. It is so beautiful and sexy. It is touching on gourmand but it's not quite good enough to eat, it's so much more sophisticated. I love this so much, I highly recommend but also hope you don't wear it because I want to be the only one who wears this.

Mar
01
2016
Sailor Pluto
Sailor Pluto

oh! I forgot to mention that this perfume has notes of fresh tobacco, which I really like :)

Feb
27
2016
Martinello
Martinello

Bought it for my girlfriends' birthday and I like it a lot, and she likes it. First day at work her colleague came in and said what smells so good in here. So other people like it too.

Fantastic

Feb
26
2016
Sailor Pluto
Sailor Pluto

Absolutely unique fragrance! Refreshing with notes of wood and licorice. It is a must try just for the experience!

Feb
26
2016
Madrona
Madrona

Well now, this is absolutely delectable, yet I would not call it gourmand on my skin... I find it semi-sweet. Liquorice and anise dominate, violet, cherry and vanilla emerge from under the liquorice eventually. This is not a sharp scent at all, it is quite rounded and pleasant. Probably better for colder weather.

Feb
23
2016
Nikinoo
Nikinoo

First things first, the bottle is absolutely adorable I read another reviewer say it reminded them of Alice in Wonderland that is a perfect way to describe it. On to the scent, to me this is what a fairy forest would smell like. At first blast its very green and I get the cherry licorice but oh when this one dries down it turns to a powdery and very earthy scent I smell freshly turned over potting soil and I love it. I blind bought this one based on reviews here and the bottle is just so darn cute and boy am I glad I did. Thank goodness I have Fragrantica to check with on all my perfume purchases. I have blind bought many many perfumes just based on you fellow scent junkies reviews and I really have never been disappointed

Feb
23
2016
Gigi The Fashionista
Gigi The Fashionista

This is the most delicious grown up gourmand scent ever. It has the best of both worlds in fragrances: floral, fruity and even musk. It's the vetiver and musk at the very last stage of the performance that makes this a winner and my kind of fragrance. It starts off with some weird medicinal quality but I think what I'm actually smelling is the licorice which can be used for medicine especially the root of licorice. In that way it resembles Guerlain's Samsara which has licorice (unlisted) and has iris and violet, as well as vanilla. The vanilla here is quite obvious and it's made into a gourmand scent with the praline note. But the floral note of violet and iris make it elegant, grown up, sophisticated and womanly. It's a day time scent but flexible enough to be worn at night too. Love the vetiver and musk in this fragrance and its well balanced with a lot of vanilla. A fragrance that has stood the test of time and remains popular as one of the early gourmand classics. Every time I smell it on myself I want to take a bite out of my wrist.

Feb
22
2016
sonjbean
sonjbean

The aniseed is what makes this scent unique. First spray is quite overpowering but once it warms up it's delicious and you smell all the flowers too.

Feb
21
2016
Southern Blonde
Southern Blonde

For the longest time I avoided this perfume like the plague. An apple shaped bottle? Oh it probably smells like your typical fruity floral or candied floral right? Wrong. The iris in this fragrance (and iris root)and the amaryllis give it enough flower power to make it more of a floral scent that also just happens to be coated in vanilla, licorice and praline. For whatever reason, this does not turn super gourmand. It has a delicate and sweet disposition like Snow White - never mind the apple bottle and the connection I made with Snow White who famously eats an apple. This is a princess perfume but this princess likes to perform in front of an audience and she is seducing everyone with her scent. The violet flower is what most stands out to me. I can detect each of the listed notes but some really do play bigger parts than others: licorice, vanilla, iris, violet, cherry and praline. There is also an unlisted but very heavy dose of heliotrope flower power. This fragrance smells of the color purple or violet and that's where I'm getting the "royal purple" "royal princess" vibe. This is a sweet scent of flowers and scents that would have otherwise smelled like candy but it never gets too sugary. It's elegant, and sophisticated. It's a fragrance I put into my Princess Wardrobe category. I portray Disney Princess characters like Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty Princess Aurora and Elsa from Frozen on Disney Cruises and this is one of those perfumes that totally match the costumes I wear. With this one I definitely get a Snow White vibe but I'm also getting a Sleeping Beauty vibe. It's floral, powdery, vanilla and feminine to the bone. Outside a performance, I'd wear this just to hang out with my girl friends. I'm so glad I bought this blindly. I love it so much. I'm going to miss it when it's gone. But then I can order a new one.

Feb
17
2016
zyby
zyby

A few years ago, I was in conversation with someone at a party and I liked her fragrance so much I had to ask what she was wearing. At my next opportunity, I purchased it for myself!

For me, Lolita Lempicka is a special occasion fragrance, as it just feels dressy. It goes very well with silk, velvet and jewelry.

I prefer this in cool or cold weather and find that I don't wear it during the summer. It is sweet, but not in a food-like way and it doesn't smell at all like licorice candy. It's just pretty.

Although I usually don't comment about the bottles, I have to say this one is a keepsake in itself.

Feb
16
2016
lindley
lindley

I bought this on my first holiday with a former love long ago, so it has taken me a long time to return to this without painful memories. My little boy picked out the pretty bottle from the shelf for me today though...

Strong, intense, with the almost magical effect of liquorice providing an almost dark luminosity--why isn't this note used more? My immediate impression is of Darrell Lea Liquorice, which I actually find one of the most luscious scents i the world. Wonderful heliotrope and violet and smooth creamy tonka bean winding around it and giving it texture and "perfumeyness".

This is much sweeter and more gourmand than I usually wear, and will never be an everyday scent for me, but right now it feels deliciously indulgent and heady Sheer pleasure.

Feb
14
2016
IgnitingFlares
IgnitingFlares

After millions of raving reviews and many a topic of people recommending this perfume to people with similar perfume tastes like mine I decided to give this a go.
The first couple of minutes are overpowering cloying apple(which isn't even in it, so I really don't understand) and licorice.
The other scents come in the drydown but it stays the oddest of smells on my skin. Perhaps it just doesn't work with my skintype or the idea I'd formed about it in my head didn't match the reality, no clue.
Sadly disappointed with this one.

Feb
14
2016
krissykatpawz81
krissykatpawz81

I love this juice, like i said before this is like Cinderella lost her glass apple bottle is a beauty, this smells like flower stems, vanilla, licorice, smells different but very very good&long lasting, perfect!

Feb
05
2016
AlfiePumpkin
AlfiePumpkin

I just received my first bottle of this, it was a blind buy mainly because I love gourmand scents and this one is recommended everywhere as a great example of gourmand fragrance. I rarely find a fragrance that I truly love 100% so I wasn't expecting to love this one either. Man, I was wrong! This was love at first sniff, I cant stop sniffing my wrist! For my nose this is the perfect balance of sweet, but not too sweet, fruity but not too fruity, warm but fresh and most important it is powdery, which I love. Definitely my best blind buy so far! Now I'm tempted to try the flankers as well. It really has the potential to become my signature scent, cant wait to see the longevity of this one.

Feb
05
2016
gugute
gugute

First time I bought this, I was a teenager. Or rather, I had it bought for me. I was over the moon. I thought it smelt like gummy bears and joy. I have repurchased this perfume since, and although I feel like maybe I've outgrown it a bit, it's still a wonderful happy smell for spring or summer that smells like a joyful sunny day.

Feb
04
2016
krissydoves7
krissydoves7

Lolita lempicka edp ♡ I bought a vial of this perfume by mail,upon first 2 sprays I let it dry....honestly I was like this is a good strange,it's different,second day spray ask my hubby he was like it's different I kinda like it,by 3rd day I loved it!I was looking for something unique different ,so I finally bought a 100 ml &this is a beautiful bottle,just like Cinderella lost her glass apple, instead of her glass slipper,
I thought I wouldn't like it because it mentioned in the note it had licorice, but boy I was wrong,so wrong,I knew I might like cause I love vanilla,but the licorice note mixed with other notes is perfect&a touch of fresh green flower stems,it's perfect,I use as a casual scent,it's unique, I get so many compliments, ?'s&love seeing the look on a woman's face when I tell her the name,they ask what is that you are wearing? I reply lolita lempicka by lolita lempicka edp ♡ I say it fast lol hahaha anyway I do love it,it's one of the many in my sweet collection thats,not too sweet,or to floral,perfect light yet long lasting, great power,becareful when applying, use a light hand,pretty for sure.

Jan
31
2016
GourmandGirl
GourmandGirl

Upon first spray, this was very green on me... all ivy and a kinda 'wet grass' smell... and that was all i could smell till around 30 minutes in.

It then began to change into the most gorgeous powdery vanilla/licorice scent, which was my favourite part. Only problem is, that smell didn't last long...

Sadly, after an hour all i'm left with is a very earthy, barely there scent... i had to check that i'd definitely bought the edp and not edt by mistake, as it just didn't seem to last on my skin.

And where's the cherries...? I was so looking forward to smelling them- my favourite note in this perfume- but i get none at all, which is such a shame!! On me, the most dominant note is definitely the ivy, which isn't awful, i still like it, it's just not what i was expecting at all, and the longevity is very poor.

I know this is one that can change, and every use can give you something different, so i'm not giving up on it just yet, i'm determined to smell those cherries!!

Jan
28
2016
Crystals On My Converse
Crystals On My Converse

I recently just acquired this into my *rather ridiculous* collection of perfume. First off the bottle - how adorable?! Like a pale blue apple with gold leaves and vines! Gorgeous!
Now for the juice....On my skin this is cherry, vanilla, baby powder then liquorice/aniseed. Very unusual and not like anything I have ever smelled before. I like how this warms up with my skin on a cold Scottish morning like today, although I would wear this anytime! :)
Lasts around 4 hours on my skin but longer on clothes!

Jan
21
2016
Chelsea1605
Chelsea1605

I get liquorice, baby powder, cherry and vanilla from this. It's nice but there's something i cant quite put my finger on that i dont like in this. A shame it doesn't live up to all the reviews for me

Jan
13
2016
morningviewangel99
morningviewangel99

I like it a lot! Not in love, but it's intriguing and different than most of what I have. To me it starts of powdery and then quickly goes sweet and tart. If I had to describe notes I think I'd say powdery pink sugar, licorice, and lime. Very unusual but in a good way. It only lasted a little over an hour on me though.

Jan
11
2016
Azeitona
Azeitona

I decided to try it after seeing the beautifull packaging. I must say the first notes smelled like tobbaco on my skin - awfull tobbaco. After an hour or so, the fragrance turned into a nice sweet yummy gourmand. I would not purchase it though, as I have no desire to leave the house smelling like a heavy smoker.

Jan
06
2016
Jmalone84
Jmalone84

Delicious. Can't get enough of the initial 30 mins. Licorice+vanilla+tonka+cherry etc... initially went off it because I tried the Diesel Loverdose & literally overdosed on licorice, and Alien. But since my recovery I spray this in the hollow of my throat just to enjoy it like a sweet treat. Beautiful bottle, unique, scrummy scent, warm, inviting and cosy with a whimsical twist; never overpowering though. Exquisite bottle. About the only gourmand I can tolerate. So flirty & unique. Such a classic. Makes me think of the 90s. So many things going on with this one- just love it. Probably have written like 10 reviews on this one. How many perfumes do you know with ivy in them? Fantastic. This is a winter fragrance, would say it is more for evenings, but I wear it any time I crave it. This is the stuff for a real solid signature fragrance. The perfect gourmand IMO now, even though I initially didn't like it as I thought of almonds & glacé cherries when I first tried it. But now I can find no fault. LOVE. And always will.

Jan
06
2016
olga_adriana
olga_adriana

Been wearing this for the last couple days. Here are my initial impressions:
I get a strong licorice note in the beginning, which on me, fades away pretty quickly. I'm OK with that, because licorice in one of my other perfumes is very overwhelming and it's a dominating note. In this perfume, it's not aggressive. As the licorice fades, it's replaced by a nice, light, sweet cherry, which doesn't smell synthetic or cheap, and i really love cherry in perfumes when it's done well.

With about 5 or 6 sprays, I can smell it on myself for a couple of hours, and after that i need to put my wrist to my nose to smell it. I find the dry down a little generic and faint. a shadow of how the scent is for the first hour or two.

the village doesn't seem to be enormous. i'd say this sticks pretty close to the skin. that's ok for me, i kind of prefer that these days.

it's a nice perfume. the bottle is cute and the weird apple stem sprayer isn't nearly as fragile as I thought it would be.

5/10

Jan
02
2015
Parfumdame
Parfumdame

So I got this perfume for Christmas and I always loved how it smelled.. I've been trying it this whole week on my own skin and I'm still not sure what I should think.. Since yesterday I don't like the drydown anymore.. it smells earthy on me :(. I hope that it has something to do with having a cold.. because I really love it and it would be a shame if I don't like it on my own skin :( ..

Dec
31
2015
steffie_s
steffie_s

I have tried this fragrance a few times and can't bring myself to like it at all. It is so wrong for my skin. Love the bottle, it is beautiful, but this fragrance is definitely not for me.

Dec
30
2015
giokaal
giokaal

I appreciate most of lolita lempicka's fragrances
!!!!!!! I think this one is the biggest hit!!!!!
It has always been my sister's
Signature and I was in love with its warmth and sweetness since I was very young!!!!!
This one IMO can be widely used by both men and women!!!! The floral sweeter notes can shine and bloom in a lady's skin but the darker core the warm musk and the candy freshness of liquorice can explode worn by a masculine guy!!!!!
The bottle is pure art!
The price is also heavenly!!! So I think everyone that wants a unique not so worn out fragrance should own at least a bottle!!!!
French class!!!! Sophisticated sweetness!!!!!a good one for signature as I imagine it will always be available,it is not that old to be re-formulated and it's cheap(an excellent value for money) the midnight version is even better(tested it a couple of times at the perfume shop) but I ll write a review only when I get it!

Thanks

G.

P.s. I hate to read that this is an "angel" copy it has nothing to do with angel!!!!!!

Dec
26
2015
kvan
kvan

I like very few 'modern' perfumes. Even though this launched in the late nineties, it certainly has nothing traditional or mass-market about it. I always appreciate it's creativity. Sometimes I enjoy it's berry-skin tannins, sweet violet powder and fresh wet earth. Other times it smells like nothing but artificial grape candy and cooked spinach. Shape shifter.

Dec
21
2015
chanelnumerocinq
chanelnumerocinq

This was a blind buy for me and I think LL is an example of what a modern feminine gourmand should be. Lolita Lempicka smells primarily of licorice and anise, sweetened with fruity and gourmand notes, and contains a prominent violet note. There are several licorice themed gourmand perfumes on the market but I like how smooth and creamy, non sharp LL is. It’s also not too “sticky” cloying feeling despite having fantastic sillage. Soft spice and a slightly powdery quality elevates the fragrance to a definitively womanly perfume. All these factors set Lolita Lempicka EDP apart to me.

I think works for all seasons, but is more of a night time scent than a casual daytime one. I can’t tell if the lasting power is short or I get olfactory fatigue but I stop noticing it unless I put nose to skin at about 3-4 hours and it’s a bit dried down/faded.

Dec
19
2015
xri_ni
xri_ni

It's only me who thinks that it smells a little like blv bulgary?

Dec
17
2015
Charliexxx
Charliexxx

This one is strange.. First i smell the anise and licorise which i don't like. But then after 30 minutes or something it becomes so warm, spicy, fresh and a little sweet. This is beautiful and delicate fragrance. Based on the bottle i expected a sweet girly-girl scent, but that is so not true! IMO this is not a girly perfume at all!

OMG i loveee it! The fresh, warm, spicy sweet combo is so nice!!This is definetely going to be one of my favorites!

Dec
04
2015
rararamadanti
rararamadanti

I agree with other reviewer that LL is smell different. It's sweet, spicy, medicinal, somewhat smells like a garden after the rain (maybe it's from the green ivy), and different. It reminds me of a young mysterious girl that love adventure.

I love the first spray, i can smell the violet, anise and licorice blends together, sweet and warm. But after few hours it turns out very green and powdery on my skin. I can't smell the sweetness anymore, my best part is gone.

And the dry down is powdery, which is quiet nice, BUT it doesn't last long on my skin. It just disappear, not even a trail. I have to put it twice a day t have it last whole day, sad :(.

great scent 8/10
poor longevity and sillage 7/10 (on me)

Dec
03
2015
Tracyarts
Tracyarts

To me, this one is all sugar and violets. Ever had a tin of violet pastilles? That's what Lolita Lempicka is to me. It smells the way violet candy tastes. And that's not a bad thing, I actually like it a lot. But only in cool weather, and only when applied with a light hand. It's a whimsical kind of fairy-tale fragrance to me. I especially like it during the holidays, I smell it and think "sugarplums" for some reason.

Nov
29
2015
Vanillacarmelcoffee
Vanillacarmelcoffee

Smells like ethereal rain made of juice.

Nov
28
2015
Renata tang
Renata tang

I think she is Angel's baby, it smells nothing like angel, but it reminds me of Angel. Perfect for snow days.

Nov
23
2015
Vivacious
Vivacious

Blind bought a full bottle based on its favorable reviews and affordable price but there is something in the scent that puts me off. I am not good at particular notes so it is hard for me to describe it. The drydown is okay so I will keep it. Also I like the bottle, I think it is beautiful and will look nice on my dresser.

Nov
16
2015
khixitin
khixitin

This really a tricky perfume, may be good for some specific women. I have a love-hate relationship with this one. Admit that this scent somehow unique at least for me, but it's too heavy, I know it's more like night scent. They use some heavy spices in this perfume plus some sweet like vanilla, those made me headache.
The bottle is goth gorgeous, I can imagine a goth/ fairy girls have this on her vanity.
But it's kinda strange that guys like it....

Nov
14
2015
redcapricorn
redcapricorn

ETA: Six months later, and I'm back to amend my original review. I left my sample of Lolita Lempicka alone in my dresser drawer for a long time; and when I came back to it, it hit me in a completely new way. Now, I'm slowly falling in love with it. I enjoy wearing it to bed because it now strikes me with a romantic, dreamy quality. It's something you would wear around someone who makes your heart flip. I would never wear this to work because I think it's too heavy and could become cloying or offensive to coworkers; but for a romantic evening, it's a winner. I never thought I'd feel this way when I first tried it, and I don't know what changed, but I might buy a bottle of this.

ORIGINAL: I ordered a sample of this, thinking I would like it based on the reviews. I'm glad I didn't spend money on a real bottle because this scent is unbearable to me. It vaguely reminds me of Yves Rocher's Rose Ispahan, except that I actually liked Rose Ispahan back in the '90s. Maybe it's just a bad fit for me, but I could never stand to smell this scent all day. It's a headache in a bottle.

Nov
13
2015
mittensablaze
mittensablaze

On me it smells like cherries, violets, and licorice. This was a blind buy and I absolutely hated it when I first sprayed it on paper. I thought it smelled like an old lady.

I don't know what happened but I love this now. It's sweet, medicinal, and comforting but still womanly and very unique. I couldn't confuse it with any other scent. It's tied with Hypnotic Poison as my favorite cold weather perfume.

Oddly enough, women don't comment on this one, but out of all of my perfumes, this is the one men compliment the most.

Nov
07
2015
Everline
Everline

Loooooovvveeee tis scent..
I never smell any other house dats close to tis ..
It s a scent dat I feel happy, comforting, relaxing ..
Simply genius
(Already stocking up a few bottles)

Nov
03
2015
louisevonteese
louisevonteese

After reading the reviews and saying to myself: 'Mmmm, that sounds lovely' and smelling this on ladies that come and buy incense from my mother's shop - the creative, zany and worldly kind - I blind bought this for a bargain price.

The bottle is stunning and reminds me of Alice in Wonderland, Tim Burton- ish design but less dark.

I adore star anise and licoire which made me go: 'Mmmm.'

However, when I sprayed myself, it was more like 'Hmmm' than 'Mmmm'.

As I am dedicated women, I have tried this perfume every day for a week to try and love it, as I should and as many people do. But, it is with a heavy heart, that I state that I dislike this perfume on myself; I blame my skin - it is just too powdery.

It reminds me of Angel but lighter. I am a Thierry Mugler fan but Angel does not work on my skin neither!

Jmalone84 states that they had ' a rocky relationship at first' with this perfume and I know that relationships can take a long time to develop but I am afraid, that this will not develop into a love story between myself and this perfume.

As vaniljapulla wrote 'Have you ever tried licorice tea?' Yes, I have and I did not like it.

Instead, I will adore this perfume from afar on the wild, incense buying women and admire the bottle while reading Alice in Wonderland.

Lastly, if you are in the UK, I have a 80ml bottle, with 50-60ml left, I am happy to swap.

Kindest Regards,

Oct
29
2015
alias miss ferkit
alias miss ferkit

@odie - I hear your distress! While it's possible that you got an 'off' bottle...could be the humidity, or skin chemistry ... I'm sensing that this one's a relationship that can start off a little rough. I had an initial recoil reaction, too...and found I needed a few trials to develop that warm, lively, friendly feeling I get from this fragrance.

Oct
28
2015
Jmalone84
Jmalone84

Just the right kind of gourmand for me. I love it. No cloying sweetness or syrupy notes. The right balance of gourmand, spice and florals. Delicious.

Oct
28
2015
asha.hab
asha.hab

One of a kind. Sweet with a twist. Very nice fragrance but unfortunately not for me.

Oct
28
2015
smoothshoperator
smoothshoperator

I love this one. I just got my sample from Ebay. It is sweet and fresh. The notes are very unusual, and I was sure if I would like it, but I really do. I think it would be especilaly nice for this winter. The sweetness of it is nice too, because I normally don't like very sweet perfumes, but this is not a cloying sweetness. It's like a fresh sweetness with a hint of licorice. It's very girly, which I love. I had to make sure I put this review under the right one, but I do have the parfum.

Oct
27
2015
LuScentinTenebris
LuScentinTenebris

Not sure if my bottle is reformulated, as the packaging remains the same...

Sweet, overall, but a fresh, earthy, cool sweetness.
Fresh, sweet anise and licorice, cool, green ivy and vetiver, a touch of powdery violet, and a tiny hint of candy cherry. The overall effect is a bit herbal, a bit nutty, and a bit chocolate-y. Fresh enough for warm weather and like a tea party in a shady forest in cool. I find it a bit sharp in deeply cold weather. At first I feared it might be too youthful, too glitteringly girly for my taste, but the herbal tinge keeps it grounded, airy but not empty-headed.

Oct
22
2015
Nikkafragrance
Nikkafragrance

Second review - As I promised to myself, I tested it today. It's very cold outside and a coworker of mine wears it in her purse and she offered me a spritz. From the moment i smelled it on my skin, I immediately liked it. My previous experience with Lolita was suffocating, but now it's a sweet cherry temptation on my skin. I'm gonna get a mini if this and continue with further examination.

Oct
22
2015
applestrudle
applestrudle

This is halloween in a bottle.

Oct
18
2015
odie
odie

I watched other Fragrantica users notes before starting here - so I write with trepidation due to the lovely comments I see. I must say I find this perfume smells totally bizarre on my skin. Thank God for the tester because I won't ever buy LLLL.

A spritz of oily alcoholic chocolate gone bad? I don't know. All I do know is this much touted fragrance is not for my skin!!!!None of the notes stood out. Did I get a bad one? or does this fragrance not suit hot climates? This could be the issue. Hats off to other Fragrantica users who actually picked up the notes in this fragrance because on me it smells faintly of diesel.

Oct
14
2015
neovisual
neovisual

I might just have fallen in love. For a long time I've been curious abut this fragrance - all the positive reviews and rave about its uniqueness caught my attention, but I never got around to try it until today I saw it at a perfume stand and applied a spritz on the sleeve of my hoodie (so I don't even know what it smells like on my skin) without thinking much, as I was trying out a lot of different perfumes. Then, as we walked away, I realized the beautiful, warm, a little bit spicy and intriguing smell that came from my sleeve. I couldn't stop smelling my hoodie for the whole evening! This scent is so beautiful, but it is so hard to describe. There is something very unique and mysterious about, but it's also so cozy and reminds me of winter nights in a wooden cottage with the fire in the fire place giving its warmth as you sit in front of it in a cozy armchair with a cup of a hot beverage. It's such a perfect scent for this time of the year! (October) It gives you this cozy, warm feeling but with a hint of otherworldliness, something reminiscent of a childhood fantasy. It really is an intriguing scent and I fell in love with it so bad that I had to go and order a 100ml bottle right away... I just really hope that it will work well with my skin.

I could very well see this becoming my signature scent, there is something so very "me" about this fragrance. It is so homely, so cozy and nice but not boring at all, it's mysterious and complex, simply amazing.

Oct
13
2015
Rose Arella Back
Rose Arella Back

Sweet & different. It's cheerful. Something special.

Oct
12
2015
tatushechka
tatushechka

I wanted to love it, I really tryed, but I can't stand this sweetness, this sticky thick layer of sweetness on my skin, no, sorry!
I thought if Annick Menardo made this, it could be eye opening for me, but no. Davidoff Night Dive is as long as I can go outside white flowers/citrus safety.

Want to add, that I gave the bottle away to my aunt in Russia, and she fell in love with it directly! She not only got a lot of compliments from her friends and colleagues, but even totally unknown people on the street and in the stores! ;0))) It smells very nice on her ideed, so I just don't get it!

Oct
06
2015
SeafoamMermaid
SeafoamMermaid

A perfume to wear in your own secret garden!

Eccentric and poignant! A definite classic that is unforgettable.

Oct
03
2015
lesgalaxies
lesgalaxies

Finally have our first Autumn day here, and decided to go with lovely Lolita this morning.. I'm just falling in love all over again.

Mildly sweet, and mostly earthy on my skin - she's my winter forest nymph! I try to wear Lolita in warmer months but rarely revisit, just feels like something is missing.

It's only in the cool, crisp that air she comes alive. Imagining berry twig crowns with ivy ringlets and snow dusted forest floors~

This is becoming such a nostalgic scent, reminding me of past winters I've worn LL. I wish there were more fragrances like this out there! I can't seem to get enough of this strange potion.

Oct
01
2015
maureneka
maureneka

I have used many different perfumes... but it is only just a few that stand out in my mind....that I would buy again and again.....like Donna Korans Black Cashmere..... Yves Rocher Ispahan....and Lolita Lempicka is definitely gonna be one of these.....if its perfume that I will wear in bed..then its got something special about it...and I would this gorgeous scent...

Sep
27
2015
DollyDread
DollyDread

I blind bought this. I'm so glad I did. Gothic, sweet and smoky. Perfect.

Sep
25
2015
Cynicalwish
Cynicalwish

I was expecting to smell something weird and polarizing, but either my nose or my skin are playing tricks on me: after an initial (and shortlived) blast of licorice and powder, this beauty calms down to a sweet, cozy, candied violet.
Oh, how I like it!
If anybody wants to get rid of it in the UK, it would be happy to swap!

Sep
18
2015
alias miss ferkit
alias miss ferkit

I'm finding that my first reaction to a scent never tells me what the relationship will be like. First, there's a wary coffee-date where I think the thing comes on too strong for me, then there's a stressful but fortifying lunch date where *I'm* trying too hard ... and it's the dinner date that settles us into mutual appreciation (and, invariably, apologies from me!). Initially, I was frustrated with this one - with the fragrance, and with myself: "Oh, if only. If only I could smell the notes I long to smell here ... " @Michelina's comment below was helpful to me (ie: this one may require a bit of patience). @collectyourdead's comment struck a note of dread...I was afraid I might end up agreeing with her (that this was a 'singular, synthetic, overly sweet perfumery disaster')

The initial blast caused me to pull away: it felt synthetic, a little harsh ... Like a sweet, arty antibacterial handsoap that resolves into baby powder. Then, hints of violets and candy - the kind you're not supposed to accept from strangers. Still felt 'raspy' - powdery, but not in a good way. I found Katie Puckrik's take helpful ... it explained some of the weirdness ("it's got a chalky, almost dusty quality...").

I felt more hopeful once the vanilla and tonka bean rose to greet me, and it began to feel like home - this was after around 90 minutes in hot, humid weather. Did did *love* the drydown - clean, sweet, and musky.

So It took a few days to befriend this fragrance; *now* I feel its immense charm - and am coming to rely on its interplay of anise / licorice and violet to get me through the day. My nose no longer remembers what I found harsh, for this is now a lively friend. And the drydown is exquisite.

Sep
16
2015
mschnabel666
mschnabel666

OMG!! After about 4-5 hours of wearing La Petite Robe Noir, and it winding down, I put on 2 squirts of LL.... HEAVEN!

(L de Lolita is also delicious mixed with Hidden Fantasy. It gives HF a more gourmand edge, because the cloves in HF are too spicy for me)

Sep
16
2015
Papavero0
Papavero0

Sadly, not for me. Swap anyone? 50 ml bottle.

Sep
14
2015
weasley
weasley

☘ Mysterious, delicious, unique, intriguing, strange. ☘

I can only wear this in autumn. It kind of is autumn, captured in a beautiful bottle. Rainy days, dark nights, fallen leaves, air that is cold and crisp, full moon through the trees, earthy fragrances in the air. My favorite, magical season.

I smell tobacco mixed with a tender sweetness in the opening. It is very smokey at first, almost too much. Then as it dries down it gets sweeter, and more of a chocolaty-vibe. And all the while there is an underlying scent of wood and dirt that reminds me of a forest, and gives it a wonderful depth.

I love everything about this, but I wouldn't feel confident recommending it to a friend,as it is very different.

Sep
14
2015
Sierrasaurusrex
Sierrasaurusrex

I got this today at ULTA on clearance. I can't stop spraying it, it's so good! It's good from beginning to end, nothing weird at first, ( -.- Guerlain) and it doesn't fall apart on the dry down. I must love violets because they are in alot of my favorite fragrances. I smell a warm woodsy note, which is probably the licorice. I was thinking the licorice would be super recognizable, I can tell it's there but I don't feel like it's a bag of candy. I get little cherry and vanilla but that licorice really shines in a beautiful way. This is perfect for fall, it might even be good year round.

Sep
13
2015
Bee-young-ka
Bee-young-ka

On paper I smell a very fresh aniseed and Liquorice but on my skin it's Ivy Ivy Ivy. Like I slid down the drain pipe of an ivy covered wall.
I really like it, so different from any of my other perfumes.
I don't understand why people say this is a winter scent?




Scent 8/10
Bottle 10/10

Almost broke it trying to get the lid off but it gets full marks for being fairy tale gorgeous, dream fruit from magic land.
Just don't try to rip the top off like I did, the stem is push down to spay.

Sep
11
2015
charloppe
charloppe

I expected to love this because of the anis and licorice....but cherry, cherry, cherry and then a little licorice...oh dear, it´s the smell of my mothers beloved cherry liqueur mixed with red wine...which I never drink by the way :(

Sep
09
2015
collectyourdead
collectyourdead

I cannot understand the hype with Lempicka.
There is no complexity or appeal; this is a singular, synthetic, overly sweet perfumery disaster.
I let it sit for at least 5 hours, and I was dying to scrub it off my hand the entire time, from the instant I sprayed it I regretted it.
It literally smells like a chemical factory.

I tried, I did. . . but it's bad from the bottle, on paper, and on skin. This is nightmare, and it's honestly one of the most offensive things I've ever smelled in my life. Worst. perfume. ever.

Longevity: 9/10
Sillage: 8/10

Sep
04
2015
lastcenturymodern
lastcenturymodern

If one tries this expecting a toothachingly sweet straightforward gourmand, the intense green ivy note might come as a bit of a surprise. Having recently revisited this after years of wearing Au Masculin, I think it's a wonderful and charming scent, even better than its masculine counterpart thanks to the fresh green notes being more pronounced, toning down the gourmandish sweetness with their crisp, cool quality.
The packaging and advertising imagery certainly convey this scent well; Lolita Lempicka brings to mind a dewy winter forest of fairy tales and dreams. But what really draws me to it is how despite its cuteness, LL never feels childish or bratty the way say, LPRN sometimes can. The older I become the more I appreciate this scent which suggests perhaps that this is actually a perfume best suited to grown women (and men) who are young at heart.

Sep
04
2015
Angelica 000
Angelica 000

I really like this. I don't find it as sweet as some of you do, I get smoky Violets & an extra spicy oomph...Anise? Licorice? Maybe both, maybe something else. Either way I find it well rounded & quite surprising complex as it unfolds.

Aug
28
2015
fawnydawny
fawnydawny

i really wanted to like this but on my skin the licorice was overwhelming and not in a good way. i LOVE l de lolita though so i'll just stick with that :)

Aug
24
2015
hails_blogger
hails_blogger

I tried to love this fragrance...I gave it time to develop but on my skin it smells like Smokey sweet incense. Cute bottle though.

Aug
21
2015
Addict2Perfume
Addict2Perfume

Lolita Lempicka opens as licorice and sweet spicy star anise. The ivy has a lush crisp green scent that lingers throughout the life of the fragrance and I think it’s the note I love most. The dry down smells of powdered violets and cherries with the star anise still going strong. I got this in a swap from a fellow fragrantica member and I really like this because it’s very unique. It’s not what I was expecting, but I was pleasantly surprised!

Aug
21
2015
Kentington
Kentington

One of my favorite aspects of this scent is a slightly salty feel. Combined with the herbal/gourmand aspect, I get brief hints of play-doh - a weird note in a fragrance, to be sure! Like the rubber accord in Bvlgari Black, a little weirdness can make an already sensational fragrance utterly memorable. Guys, don't be afraid to wear this one - especially if you're drawn to scents like A*Men, the masculine LL, or Le Male.

Aug
21
2015
briannajane
briannajane

Sometimes I love it, sometimes I can't stand it. It is the licorice and star anise. Sometimes I find them intriguing and mysterious, at other times they are unappealing.

Aug
18
2015
Nikkafragrance
Nikkafragrance

After testing this, I discovered that I hate licorice. Since I am discovering the beauty of sweet scents, I expected something like LVEB or Tresor La Nuit, but this too much for me. Maybe I will try it again in winter.

Aug
16
2015
lilymorena
lilymorena

Oh wow and they say it is a girl fragance, maybe a gothic girl :). For a minute I smelled Ma petite robe noir eau fraiche but it quickly changed to something else. The spices came through and it went from sweet floral to oriental wood. I could smell cinammon, tobacco, soil, smoke. The notes are soft and this scent is definitely a fall scent. Cold, a walk in the forest, falling leaves, brown, yellow, red dark green. On my skin it is a sweet Tobacco perfume.

Let's see it again in a few months... :)

Aug
13
2015
Ttj
Ttj

Lolita Lempicka has been in my perfume collection for over 15 years. Beautiful perfume that last all day. Powdery and sweet. Perfect for fall. I always get compliments when I wear this perfume.

Aug
12
2015
Jmalone84
Jmalone84

I love this perfume, (after a rocky relationship at first). But I am struggling against making it my signature. a) because I haven't explored enough fragrances yet b) because there is a woodsy/nutty component that I still recoil from slightly.

The only real problem I have is the sillage. The longevity is okay..., I can still smell it in the evening, but only softly, it no longer projects after about 2 hours. Because I love it so much and want it to project, after a week I have seriously depleted my 50mL bottle because I must confess I have bathed in it a little =/

Delicious, keen to try the vast array of flankers.

Aug
07
2015
vaniljapulla
vaniljapulla

Have you ever tried licorice tea? The infusion that tastes like nothing, smells like nothing, but has that fleeting moment of an overbearing "WOW!" sweetness a second after taking a sip?
That's Lolita Lempicka EDP for you.

Aug
03
2015
Pepperflower
Pepperflower

Lolita Lempicka is what I envision Alice in Wonderland would smell like. The whimsical and cute bottle design along with the photos from the ad campaign all tie together nicely.

Candied cherries, powdery violets, earthy iris, tonka, licorice, anise, a dash of green ivy. Wandering into enchanted woods and fallen into the rabbit hole; Youthful, naive, inexperienced, and yet, curious....Delighted from seeing fairies, rooms up side down, small things enormous, a green mist shrouding about, fickle looking desserts on silver platters...everything is magical.

I love Lolita Lempicka, it's a spicy, dry, sweet, and complex gourmand that's quite light on my skin. I like to wear this anytime.

Lolita Lemkpicka reminds me of two other fragrances: Guerlain's Le Petite Robe Noire, and Dior's Hypnotic Poison(edp). They all have this mystery note of spicy licorice, mixed with nutty tonka, vanilla, and added sweetner. With Le Petite Robe Noire, you decide to leave the rabbit hole and come out a socialite with boozed up cherry adorned with roses. With Hypnotic Poison, you stay in Wonderland and turn wicked. Hypnotic Poison drops the sweet innocent cherry and goes further into darkness with even more licorice and a dose of jasmine.

Jul
25
2015
J'aimeParfum
J'aimeParfum

i never regret my blindbuy,i got this for 11$ for 30ml,and it smells amazing,i cant believe there is someone dislike this perfume down there below,maybe she/he got an old bottle?or fake? its impossible to dislike this perfume,its not stink its not an offensive smell,this perfume is the kind of perfume that will never offence someone.

Jul
19
2015
deb.martinez
deb.martinez

Beautiful and well said Yohji!!!
Must add,,fall/winter scent! Learned this the hard way...:)

Jul
18
2015
Planet_X
Planet_X

To me Lolita smells special, because its smells..psychological. It sort of wanting to tell you a secret, which is not a secret really – women don't age. Their body might, but in their mind they always remain school-girls with sometimes shy, sometimes whimsical attitude, their dreams do not age either. They dream when they go to sleep, when they go to work, when they are cooking and feeling sorry for themselves. So here Lolita goes, - with its medicinal cherry from the Never-growing-old-land – eat me and remember who you are, - it says. You are not old, you are beautiful and you smell wonderful. Lolita has great lasting power, she doesn't let you to forget her presence and roll to self-pity again.
A winner for me, exactly from the impression it gives.

Jul
18
2015
Angela Agiannidou
Angela Agiannidou

That was ordered by mistake (I wasn't drunk, honestly...), but what a mistake! Exquisite! The violet comes first to greet you and then the perfume develops into a spicy, resinous wonder. The star anise works so well with the liquorice and pralina, the cherry is not very present to my delight, oh, boy, this is pure sex and allure. This is not a gourmand concoction, but a well blended and balanced grown up fume. The spices lend a rather mentholic quality to the entire blend, deep and at times almost herbal. I got a new love so unexpectedly and certainly the Lempicka range is so worth exploring!

Jul
15
2015
Jmalone84
Jmalone84

I have had to revise my opinion since purchasing this one. While overall I enjoy it, there are aspects of it which I don't enjoy. I suspect it might be either the Tonka bean or the woods in it which don't agree with me. I don't like eating star anise, but in a perfume I think I do like it. I think the violet actually does agree with me, I at first had difficult picking apart the licorice, it turned out that the licorice sits very sweetly right at the top and it takes a while to really appreciate all the notes.

I really like the overall aura the fragrance gives me and the whiffs of the top notes I keep getting. It is only on closer examination that I find it slightly sickly. Fragrances are exceedingly confusing for me because sometimes I definitely hate something, sometimes it's meh, and then sometimes, as with this one I go around in circles. But my adoration has won, and I am keeping this one. Plus I love the whole aesthetic and theme of the bottle and the brand and I am getting such yummy licorice praline whiffs. This is one of the few gourmands that I like, another one being Valentina by Valentino. I would describe this fragrance as heavenly and very whimsical.

Further update: I LOVE THIS FRAGRANCE. Going on my favourites list. The only thing preventing me from declaring undying love is the almond/tonka/woods? Not sure which component is bothering me slightly, but the overall loveliness of Lolita Lempicka has stolen my heart.

Jul
12
2015
mildspicej17u55l
mildspicej17u55l

Lolita lempicka is like a dream in a bottle. Deep, sultry and seductive, it really was ahead of its time and I'm glad it's still going strong. It teases you with its slight cherry sweetness then it reigns you in with smokey licorice. Amazing. Wish more people wore this.

Jul
12
2015
deb.martinez
deb.martinez

It came in the mail today!!!! I was expecting and anise bomb..but nope!Just faintly,and the reviewer below me described it acurately,smokey,soft,powdery,comforting,spice. Im looking fwd to adding this to my perfume "closet" :)

Jul
10
2015
Dort0625
Dort0625

Well, I hope I don't offend anyone by saying this...but this "perfume" is undeniably the absolute worst smelling fragrance I have ever smelled. I would wear a stinky men's cologne from the 80s before I EVER wore this! I try to always give any fragrance a fair chance. this was a blind buy for me, it was a gift set of the 50ml bottle with matching shower gel and body lotion for 17.99. I guess looking back now the insanely low price should have been a red flag! So I spray it for the first time and I think wow this is unique, but not unique in a good way. The longer I wore it the more I hated it. I had to actually have a shower an hour after spraying just to scrub it off my skin! It is beyond strong, and lasts super long, which I guess for those who like it, that's a good thing! See, I'm the type of perfume addict that HAS to ALWAYS be wearing a perfume, I put it on when I first wake up, after my showers or baths, before I leave the house-regardless of where I am going, I dislike this one so much that if this was the only fragrance on earth, you still couldn't pay me to wear it! I hate to be this negative about a perfume, but I just can't even find one good thing to say about this-well other than the cute bottle!

Jul
05
2015
x_perfumecrazy_x
x_perfumecrazy_x

Veryy intoxicating. Gorgeous and very unique

Jul
04
2015
anna-maria.karlsson
anna-maria.karlsson

Only one Word. LOVE!

Jun
15
2015
candyfluff7
candyfluff7

Parma Violets, a smidge of baby powder and the faintest hint of smoke. I smell this on my skin and am reminded of secondhand hippy bookstores in the Spring.
I like this perfume quite a bit, I just wish there was a hint of sugar or tea in it to make it a bit happier and less sleepy smelling, if that makes any sense.

Jun
06
2015
GlitterEverything
GlitterEverything

Opening notes are sweet. I don't typically care for Anise but this is very light so far and I smell far more Cherry and a hint of green which makes this very nice. I have been putting off trying this for ages because of the Anise but now I'm just feeling silly about it because it isn't bad at all.

On dry down (on me) LL is sweetness. I get nothing green or woodsy or spicy. What I do get is the sweetest cherries you can imagine drizzled with warm vanilla syrup and just the teeniest tiniest dash of powder to pull it all together and add another layer of sweetness to the whole thing. (It's also funny to me that I normally can't wear and don't care for powdery scents but in this it really works for me).

Honestly, I bought this for the adorable bottle but now I feel like I got a bonus! I really like it and silage is not too huge on me. Longevity is a good 6 hours. I think this will be wonderful in winter.

May
31
2015
BeautyNotes
BeautyNotes

Lolita turned out to be less than my ideal. It's not sitting on me perfectly like some of my favourites, so now she is looking for a new home. I'm open for a swap, it's 3/4 full still (I gave it a good try). Msg me if interested!

May
23
2015
Divaholic7344
Divaholic7344

I love this perfume I feel sexy and mysterious this is very unique. This is perfect for the colder weather.

May
21
2015
explicitreviews
explicitreviews

My teenage perfume.
Lightly floral, powdery musk and notes of vanilla at the base. It is a good day time perfume which is not intimidating. Good for young ladies and also any lady who is very genteel and non-threatening. Slightly playful but mild mannered.

May
17
2015
theodora stanescu
theodora stanescu

I received this as a gift before even smelling it. It was wonderful, feminine, playful, strong enough and original. Nobody knew however which perfume I was wearing, something that you never get with lady million or euphoria by CK.

May
13
2015
hyperfluff
hyperfluff

Smells like its composed of fairy dust, herbal candy, vanilla powder and woods. Dry down is the most gorgeous, gentle woodsy-powdery vanilla I've ever encountered, like a calming spell. This fragrance shines in the right temperature...for me, anywhere between 15-23 degrees celsius and it's magical perfection. Warmer than that it's cloying and headache inducing, colder than that and it feels thin and bitter, like cough syrup (to my nose atleast). For that reason I like it in spring and fall best, but also summer nights (or summer days indoors), and early in winter before it starts to get cold. It was my signature a few years back, and is versatile enough to be taken from day to night. Unique and whimsical, great for all ages. Moderate longevity and projection.

May
12
2015
Blåsten
Blåsten

This is a beautiful fragrance. i smell berry and liquorice, for a long time when i wear this. it perfectly fits the poisoned apple form, that the bottle have. it has very good lasting power, and i am very impressed with the fact, that it is a 90' fragrance. it smells so modern. i think this is a classic, and that it is not to "warm" to only be worn in winter. i gets lots of compliments in the summer, when i wear this.

May
10
2015
mschnabel666
mschnabel666

I first bought a Lolita Lempicka miniature when I got into gourmands 3 years back. I hated it. I despise licorice and patchouli, but I've found that patchouli done right can be amazing (Jimmy Choo for example, or La Vie Est Belle).
LL was very potent and so much licorice. I put the cute lil apple (0.17 oz) back in the yellow box and shelf-ed it.
Something called to me the other day, and I dug it out and tried it. It is now extremely weak (could be the "splash" bottle, I am used to sprays) but I don't get any licorice besides a delicate spice. This is like sweet candy violets, spicy and powdery, and I'm obsessed with LL now. I have no clue what changed... the juice in storage? (I had it boxed in a dark room, never exposed to heat) Or my chemistry? Anyways, thankfully now, 3 years later, LL can be found cheaper on ebay. I can't wait for my 3.3 oz to come in the mail! Bought for $28!
I also can't wait to see the big bottle in person!

May
08
2015
loonad
loonad

this is my 2nd time purchasing this scent which i find magical. previously i had a 30ml which i went through too fast. this time i bought a 100ml and i plan on enjoying it fully. this is a very sexy scent which pleases my husband.this is a bonus for me.

May
05
2015
Iamagirl
Iamagirl

Such a beautiful scent. It smells like lingering cigar smoke, leather bound books and my grandgrandmother's shawl. It is oh so warm and comforting. Something I frequently wear to bed as I find that it helps me sleep.

The staying power is not so great on dry skin. It lasts much longer on warm, freshly showered and moisturised skin.

Perfect in an office environment as it is polite scent. Sexy enough for a date, perfect sillage that is not overpowering.

I adore and highly recommend Lolita Lempicka.

May
02
2015
swoopingbuzzards
swoopingbuzzards

I have just discovered this perfume and I love it. It smells like old books and tobacco/smoke (in a very nice way!) sweetened with vanilla and liquorice. Its sweet but not totally sickening and its just so WARM and comfortable. but not boring either!

when I wear it I imagine I'm sitting in front of the fire on a leather chair, reading an old book, drinking mulled wine. I would like to wear it all the time and I will definitely be getting a lot of wear in autumn/winter but unfortunately I can't see this working in Australian hot summers!

lasts amazingly well on me. I just use one spray on my wrists and gently dab them together.

Apr
29
2015
kyl77
kyl77

I think I have the original formula. It came in the mostly solid yellow box? All these reformulations/re-issues really confuse me. Anyways, whatever I have it smells terrific. I get sugary violets and licorice with something herbal and a bit medicinal in the background. It smells like a magical cough medicine you actually want to drink. The bottle is beyond gorgeous.

Apr
24
2015
margarita.angelova
margarita.angelova

Hm, I bought this having tried and worn only the Lolita Lempicka Le Premier Parfum. I thought that if there would be any difference it wouldn't be too obvious but I was wrong.

On my skin the original version is mostly about an intense smoky smell and the sweetness of licorice and cherries. The smokiness lies close to the skin so it's not too noticeable in the projection. It is a hugely curious and complex perfume that will add a magical aura to your personality every time you wear it. The more I try it, the more I begin to understand the sadness that it's now discontinued.

I will wear it although I feel a bit disappointed because I got something way too sharper and spicier from what I was aiming for. I have a few minis of the newer version and will be purchasing a full bottle of it soon. They are two different perfumes for me anyway and I still like the reformulation a little bit better - it's fresher and easier to pull off as a daytime fragrance.

Apr
24
2015
Kbt71
Kbt71

For me the fruit I feel is cherries swathed in anaise and liquorice as it mellows on your skin. There is a delicate play of flowers too

The initial blast at first spray is quite strong, you question "Oh my gosh have I sprayed too much?" But it soon envelopes you in a gorgeous unique not over sweet scent that I really like.

I agree its a warm scent and could see this as an Autumn/Winter fragrance for myself or a snuggly night in - however fragrance should represent how you feel and if the moment takes you.... Spray!

Sillage is good. longevity lasted over 6 hrs for myself

BTW.. The bottle is beautiful and the stem is the sprayer.. With the most tiny holes! Beware! Lol

Apr
20
2015
Angeldaisy
Angeldaisy

gosh..blind bought this as i enjoy the Si Lolitas...and now i can smell where they came from...
it is indeed a divine and IMO very unusual fragrance. it doesn't smell like robe noire...Lolita is more sophisticated, interesting and much less obvious. Robe noire leaves me a bit cold to be honest, nice as it is.
on my skin this is bitter sweet...bitter and sweet.
yes liquorice, which i was in fact a bit worried about, but it's nice and drops away to reveal a lovely bitter backdrop to the iris, which slowly revels itself to me along with the underlying sweet notes combined (not sickly or cloying an any way).
i personally wouldn't describe this as a floral fruity gourmand...but i don't actually know how to provide an alternative description or catagory!
it is woodsy and green on me, with a hint of vanilla. i can smell the tonka too, which normally my nose misses. oh my, it truly is a very clever fragrance and i can see why it is loved by so many.
a complex set of notes that work perfectly in harmony together and can be picked out (my nose cant often do this - it gets overwhelmed!) as the fume develops into a lush and rare thing.
i get sharpies in there too! i don't get cherry, i get fresh bakewell tart.
it's as if the pixies have decided to leave a Bakewell on a bed of blue flowers with red leaves, in the middle of a dark green forest to trick people. serious, tempting, and bit naughty. glad i have a bottle.

Apr
11
2015
Bloomingdaisy
Bloomingdaisy

The sweet and warm scent, lovely!
I smell a sweet licorice an some floral scents with musky dry down. love it!!
I wear it at night or when cloudy or rainy weather, it's like warm me up..
lovely sweet scent :)

Apr
09
2015
arenee92
arenee92

How quickly I fell in love with this. My mom wore this many years ago, I remember smelling the sweet licorice scent! Somehow I became intriqued in smelling this again, and set out to find it. I found it at my local Burlington, and am so excited to add it to my collection.

Such a sweet, soft fragrance. Licorice, anise, vanilla, praline, and sweet cherry is what I get. I definitely get the Dr. Pepper references! Reminds me a lot of La Petit Robe Noire. Just a beautiful, lovely smell; not cloying, or too musky. Feminine, sophisticated, but fun and flirty! I'm loving this!

Apr
08
2015
moreorlessa
moreorlessa

Nice. Smells exactly like Insolence and La Petite Robe Noire had a baby. I get mostly licorish and violets.

Apr
03
2015
miss nomi
miss nomi

It's pretty obvious that Lolita Lempicka L.L. is a popular fragrance based on all of the flankers currently available. And as typical, if it is popular with many people, it doesn't smell too fabulous on me. The mixture of licorice, almond, anise comes out very powdery on me and for my chemistry powdery = old lady. There is something in the dry down that I love because it is so spicy but the powdery notes overtake the spice. It is also a bit too sweet for my taste as well.

Apr
01
2015
Cosmopolitan
Cosmopolitan

나보다 남이 뿌렸을때 맡는 향이 좋음.
가끔 독한것 뿌리고 싶을때 좋음.
잔향의 프랄린이 오래남아 달콤함. 밤에 뿌려도 아침에 잔향이 남아있다.

Mar
30
2015
marenanne6
marenanne6

Very interesting. I did get a lot of licorice but I also got a smell like cherry-filled chocolates. It stays rather spicy on my skin throughout the day and it lasts for a long time.
The bottle was a little confusing at first, I thought the top surrounding the stem was supposed to come off! Good thing I saw the hole for the spray before I broke it. I almost love spraying it more than smelling it, just because it comes out of the stem. :)
Beautiful perfume, and so unique, definitely a keeper.

Mar
28
2015
ptilda
ptilda

This is the one of my Lolitas that confuses me. The others are full bodied and lovely (though I haven't spent as much time with them as I need to). This one in the dry down gives me rubber beach ball smell. It's the cherries with the woods(?) that blends into this rubber smell.

I've tested it several times on my arms and back of my hands and it always seems to give off this vibe. But somehow I like it. I don't think I like the cherries (other scents with cherries infuriate me), but there's something about the warmth that is soothing and lovely.

After several minutes to an hour, it starts to sweeten, and by that, I mean it becomes organic (i.e. not rubber) and I can get the depth of the scent. Time for a proper testing over a period of several days.

Mar
24
2015
FloralMoonlight
FloralMoonlight

Well, this is definitely a unique fragrance. It seems to smell different depending on where I spray it. On my skin there's way too much licorice and anise and it's very intense. On clothes it goes more powdery and musky, which I also don't like. But in my hair I get more of the other notes. I still definitely smell the licorice and anise, but I'm getting something else as well. Perhaps the ivy? I wish the notes were more balanced. I like spraying it in my hair before bed, but I don't think I would wear this out anywhere. I thought about selling or swapping it, but I only spent $20 at TJMaxx for a 1.7oz bottle, and the bottle is beautiful. I think I'll keep it for the bottle, but I would not repurchase. This seems to be a love or hate fragrance. Definitely not for me.

Mar
21
2015
cassandra5322
cassandra5322

It's spicy and sweet and warm! When I first sniffed it I was surprised because I didn't smell the overwhelming scent of licorice that this perfume is famous for. It was sort of like, licorice, but without any of the bitter notes, supported with star anise, but very blended sot hat the two are indistinguishable. Vanilla envelops the top two notes to soften it up so that it isn't cloying, and praline gives it a slight loli touch. It's a sweet and girly scent, so personally it would seem out of place on a woman with a powersuit, but it's great as a girl next door scent.

Mar
13
2015
AgentMakeup007
AgentMakeup007

It smells so mysterious and sweet at the same time. It has been very hard for me to find the right words to describe this fragrance . Like, it has citrus in it, but not too much. It also has a green flowery aspect too it, but its not too much either. It is just a unique balance that make you recognize the scent right away. Bohemian youth but with a serious mindset is what I feel with this. It was love at first sniff for me!

Mar
12
2015
Hipchick40
Hipchick40

Again, I am so new to actually describing the scents I love so I am not great at it, though I know what I love! This was something I had wanted to try for a long time but wound up purchasing it blind for a great deal at Marshall's! I went there specifically to check out their fragrances and left with this, Ellen Tracy Exotic Bronze and Lanvin Me.
Anyway, back to LL LL. I adore it! I have been so desperate to find my new signature fragrance since my previous L'Occitane scents have been discontinued (why do they do that???). This just might be it. The almond, licorice, cherry, violet and star anise come together so perfectly in this unusual blend. The top notes do have the anise but it doesn't seem all that unique at first spray. But in 15 minutes, the true licorice root kicks in and that, to me, is what puts this scent into the amazing category. It lasts over 10 hours on me but doesn't project so much that I feel like a cloud is hanging over me. It mixes so well with my skin and just exudes happiness and comfort. So many say its a cold weather fragrance but on me, it seems so mild and pleasant that I could wear it year round. That to me is a holy grail signature scent requirement. I will never ever be caught without this treasure.

Mar
10
2015
lovealwaysalisa
lovealwaysalisa

I really LOVE this fragrance! It has been on my 'to try' list for awhile now. Found it at TJMaxx last week for a great price and have been wearing it everyday since and I am loving it. It is a very UNIQUE smell...sweetly spicy (licorice), flirty, and smooth and rich (deep). Projection is good and longevity on me is about 5 hours (to where others can smell me) and up to 8 (where it is still detectable on the skin). The bottle is also GORGEOUS. It makes me think of s mystical treasure. The bottle and scent go perfectly. A MYSTICAL, MAGICAL, FLIRTY, MYSTERIOUS perfume. It almost has a GOTHIC vibe. Reminds me of black jelly beans. This kind of smells the way black jelly beans taste if that makes sense. I LOVE black jelly beans btw...lol. October especially and throughout the fall is when I would reach for this most. This would make a great perfume to wear for the winter holidays IMO and Halloween..lol.. This will always be in my fragrance collection from now on! A treasure! :)

EDIT: Has this been discontinued and re-launched as the La Premiere version? I have read that this was discontinued in 2010 in favor of a fragrance without the star anise. Now I'm confused as to which one I have. (green box)

Mar
05
2015
KRollison
KRollison

Beautiful licorice and floral sweetness; so unique; perfect for a special young woman; I have 2 half full medium sized bottles and one small mini bottle bottle approximately 80 percent full if someone would like to swap for LancomeTresor (any version) or JPG Classique edt; these suit my older self better and hubby loves. just pm me. thanks! :-))

Mar
02
2015
Helenalena
Helenalena

Lolita is one of my favorite perfumes for years (I like to change often, but Lolita stays..) Who likes flowers and long lasting perfumes, this one definitely worth it. But be careful with quantity! Just a little amount on neck is enough :)

Feb
27
2015
hbomb9410
hbomb9410

I would enjoy this much more without the cherries. On me, they are particularly pungent up front, and mixed with the anise and licorice it smells like Robitussin for about 30 minutes. Eventually the cherries fade and this becomes a sweet, pleasant fragrance, but it's too young for me.

Feb
25
2015
Circuit FAiry
Circuit FAiry

I sampled LL when Sephora was still carrying it. I know I liked this scent then, but I purchased something else that day. Fast forward to now and I decided to give it another try.

I bought a little tiny set; LL proved to be an interesting composition that changes into something very sweet, dare I say, delicious licorice driven scent. It lasted all day, from 7:00 am to now midnight and still going strong. The next time I will try to layer LL with TM Grey Vetiver as I think it would make a fine combo.

Bottom line, this is very unique, I can't say that I have smelled anything similar. Sillage is fab and longevity is superb. I am looking forward to adding a full size bottle to my collection.

Feb
18
2015
Beffie1963
Beffie1963

Superb. Classic Lolita Lempicka, always gorgeous and a little odd. Simply love.

Feb
18
2015
modernfumie
modernfumie

Sweet, powdery, and musky with an anise base. I wondered if I was anosmic to it at first. I had to apply quite a bit before I got anything but soft musk and powder! I wouldn't buy a bottle, but I'm enjoying my $5 mini. I'm having trouble understanding what made this perfume so ground breaking when it was released.

Feb
17
2015
maxi___213
maxi___213

My most recent buy. Holding the bottle instantly makes me feel like a magical girl. The scent is lovely and unique. I was about to buy Vince camuto but once I smelled this one, Vince was meh and just whatevs. The only problem with LL is it doesn't last. I spritz generously and the scent is gone within an hour.

Feb
16
2015
Sniezel
Sniezel

Damn. This just might be my new signature, this perfume is simply amazing. I bought this one blind after months of consideration after reading all these positive reviews.. Best blind purchase ever! It's perfectly sweet and creamy.

Feb
12
2015
oktober
oktober

LOTR :)

I'm going on an adventureeeee.

Couple this perfume with OPI Here today Aragon tomorrow.
And... with Lady Galadriel ring. Elven brooch. Arwen medalion or earrings. So cool.

Look, I had an obsession about this perfume in the past, mostly because of the commercial image. I bought almost all the limited editions. This original one is still the best because of one thing, I now notice- the violet+star anise combo. It's what does the "magic".

Feb
04
2015
prettyb85
prettyb85

I tried, but this one was a no go. The only reason I continued to wear it is because I'd paid for it. It reminded me of holding spray.

Feb
04
2015
risarii
risarii

This is what I imagine the beautiful half-elven Arwen from Lord of the Rings would wear. When I first smelled this, she was the first thing to pop into my mind. It's sweet and magical but has a darker undertone to it. It's one of a kind and--in my opinion--a masterpiece. The bottle itself is a work of art and perfectly matches the potion inside.

Feb
03
2015
sleppery
sleppery

I really want to like this one but even after it mellowed out I still couldn't get rid of the gas smell. It smells very edible and sweet but then ends on a gas note. Like the kind that your stove uses. I keep getting whiffs of it and feeling anxiety like I left the oven or a burner on. Dislike.

Jan
26
2015
enigmaticessence
enigmaticessence

The notes are somewhat deceiving. I can smell them, yet these are often the kind I avoid.

First, it is not as sweet as I expected. From the beginning the praline comes off as caramel, blended with fresh, floral notes.

And second, my skin usually struggles with fresh iris and violet, but this I can wear!

Lasts well, low projection.

Give it a try!

Jan
20
2015
cherubkiss
cherubkiss

This perfume is just so beautiful. I love the anise, the violets, cherries and smooth vanilla. I find it a very comforting perfume. I do not think it is too sweet. I just find it so cosy and comforting, especially in winter months. A perfume that will draw compliments. Love it.

Jan
18
2015
nieninque
nieninque

This was a blind buy in the 30 ml for me and from the first sniff, all I could smell was powder, followed by powdery soap, followed by powdery detergent, and, oh, have I mentioned powder? It is a pleasant enough scent to wear, I guess, it is not offensive or particularly distracting, but I didn't enjoy smelling like the shower all day long. I like perfume that smell like perfume. I did enjoy the shape of the small bottle I had and it was great for traveling. The scent also turned into something else entirely after a few days on clothes. Delicious and creamy, without a hint of the dreaded powder. I considered using it exclusively on my wardrobe but then I decided to give it away to someone who would appreciate it more than I did. All in all, I was more than underwhelmed by this.

Jan
18
2015
guest_
guest_

The gift set for this was on reduced sale at shoppers drug mart after Xmas! I always thought the bottle was really funky! So for $19.99 for the perfume and lotion I thought this would be one hell of a deal!!! Well, dear GAWD I would take $19.99 FROM someone to wear this. It smells TERRIBLE! I has to be one of the worst smells I have smelled in a long time! I wanted to love it, I'm really disappointed I didn't like it!

Jan
16
2015
scarlett.angel
scarlett.angel

LL was a blind buy a few years ago. I fell in love with the bottle, loving everything to do with Fairytales! I love everything about this except the Licorice note which I just can't get past :( Unfortunately it is the top note in this, and makes it soooo sickly sweet on me. Have tried on and off for years to like this, but that Licorice, which I can't stand in real life either, I just can't get past. Will have to look into some of the other flankers. I can't say I hate this. It's more that it seems to hate me.

Jan
07
2015
frittsjones
frittsjones

My daughter wears this. She smells like a candy or caramel apple every time she wears it.

Jan
06
2015
selinacat
selinacat

I've had this perfume for a few years now, and I've had a lot of fun with it. Today, for the first time, I smelt the chocolate of the praline left over from the dry down. So, that should tell you what kind of an oddball scent this is.

The scent itself is demur but quirky. I think the bottle is because its got a "Lolita apple" thing going on. Like, if a powdery lacy Lolita girl was smooshed with an apple, this would be the scent. And its got an "Alice in Wonderland" vibe about it.

Usually in my reviews I comment on the notes, but I'm not a big anise or licorice person, and I can't really smell them in this. In this occasion, I truly feel the notes have little to say about what this perfume will smell like on YOU.

Some pros, its non-headache inducing. I'm a massive perfume lover with 50+ bottles; everything from Chanel to Katy Perry, and even I can say that there are days when your head is like, "no thank you." This is like ginger ale. Even if you aren't in the mood, you can still wear this.

Its affordable. I got a bit honkin' 100mL for some ridiculous price, and I'm pretty sure it wasn't some one off thing.

This may be a pro or a con, but its NOT a one spritzer. One spritz will make it smell like air freshener or body spray. You need like 3-4 sprays to get the full effect. Just don't do it inside of a car. haha!

Cons: it can be kinda forgettable. But, that may be a good thing if you're someone who doesn't want to shout, "I'M WEARING PERFUME!"

The "apple" stem you press to spritz is sturdy but awkward to spray. You have to be sure you're pressing it right otherwise it won't go. Its not a major thing but worth mentioning. The bottle is sturdy though stem included with a great painted design. Its well crafted, just a slightly awkward design.

Another con, despite its great price tag and unoffensive silage, its NOT for blind buy. It is kinda a weird scent, and your skin composition could easily tip it one way or the other. I totally understand why people call this a "love it or hate it" scent. Its got that Alien (the perfume) type way about it, odd things thrown together in an odd way. Its just a lot less dramatic than Alien.

Pros and Cons aside, I like it. Its sweet and gentle but totally removed from the celebriscents. Plus, check out that bottlelove!!!

Jan
06
2015
Sleek Geek Chic
Sleek Geek Chic

To me, this is more deserving of the name "Hypnotic Poison" than the actual Dior. Dior plays it safe with a very sweet root beer essence while Lolita is like spiked root beer! Dark, boozey, incense yet somehow super smooth. It's what I would think Mortisha Addams or Maleficent would wear. When I get a whiff, I think of black magic dust or purple smoke. I don't know what the original smells like, but I still get an old school 80s feel for the fragrance. It's got that sharp note that makes it more than just another modern syrupy perfume.

This was a blind buy and I'm pleased. The bottle is spunky and if you're not careful with the stem, you'll spray your face instead of your arm lol. What a beautiful scent. I can't stop smelling my arm!

Jan
05
2015
adriana.rizzati
adriana.rizzati

As already said by many reviewers, Lolita Lempicka evokes fairytale memories, witches and fantastic feelings.
I love it because it also reminds to me the fragrance that I smelt when I was a child, and my mother used to take me with her to the herbalist's shop in my home town, during the Christmas period.
On the cash desk there was a cherry wood jar with many wooden sticks of liquorice: their aroma spread throughout the store and mixed with many perfumes, the bitter of the pot herbs, the spicy scent of incense sticks and the sweetness of the beeswax candles and of the alpine honey... Lolita Lempicka brings back memories of that amazing mix of scents, and the feeling of joy and mystery that I felt in wintertime.
It's a gorgeous, evocative perfume that makes me joyful, that penetrates my soul...
Good for all ages. More than a perfume is a state of mind, an enchanted door leading to the realms of the spirit.

Jan
03
2015
PerfumeAddict999
PerfumeAddict999

Lolita Lempicka...Lolita Lempicka..
My signature scent. The love of my life, Lolita. This scent is exactly as promoted, as some sort of mystical scent for an elven queen in Lord of the Rings. She is mysterious, its also hard to pinpoint what the magical potion is comprised of. She's sexy, playful, spiritual, mystical, sweet, and woodsy. The sillage on this creature is slightly subtle but enough to luer them in, to quench their nostrils thirst.
It was much to my dismay, that I found out that in 2010 they changed the formula (thanks to fragrantica letting me know in 2014) I have always kept a single backup bottle, but after finding out that the love of my life had been tampered with, sent me on a downward spiral of finding and buying as many bottles of the original as possible.How could they do this to me!? The one scent that I always come home to, the one scent that I could call my own..Its a cruel world. Thanks to Fragrantica again, I am also on a mission to find my new signature scent, because sadly eventually I won't be able to get the original at the discount places in the distant future, and I will need something that I can rely on. Until then, I am set for the next few years with my backup supply of Lolita Lempicka. Long live LL <3

Dec
28
2014
skarlett.p
skarlett.p

this is my first :) i was around 16-17. for now, it's too sweet to me.

Dec
19
2014
Chanelette
Chanelette

To me Lolita smells like a Christmas walk. I took these as a little girl with my parents on the Christmas Day after lunch. The air was filled with the smell of freshly fallen snow, Christmas sweets, that my mother put into my pocket, and magic. It smells best about 2 hours after application. It's very soft and powdery on my skin, vanilla, violet and pralines being the most prominent notes. Lovely and dark, dreamy and grown up at the same time. Magic.

Dec
17
2014
sharl
sharl

Decided to give this a try as some people mentioned that it's similar to La Petite Robe Noire and I love that perfume. Just got this yesterday, and tested it this morning... sprayed it 3hr ago and it's almost gone now.

The smell is less 'spicy' than LPRN - not sure how to explain it. Compared to LPRN this one is milder, calmer and softer, but the drydown is similar.

Dec
09
2014
GeorgiaMoxie
GeorgiaMoxie

I actually haven't tried the new perfume formula, I have the original and love it. It's so unique, mysterious and soft. If magical was a smell this is what it would smell like! I never smell like anyone else around me. What's weird is that I pretty much hate every other perfume I've tried that is heavy on the violet so I never imagined that a fragrance that is so violet strong would ever be one of my favorite perfumes.

I'm afraid to try the new version because I would be so disappointed if I didn't like it.The notes are similar but not the same- I got a new formulation of the body lotion and didn't like the smell when I first put it on and thought about throwing it away until the dry down which settled into the Lolita that I love. I blamed it on a possibly tainted lotion and ignorance is bliss- if the new perfume smells like that at first then I don't want to know

ETA: There is no soapiness in LL at all, I pretty much hate anything that smells like soap. If it's a body wash that smells like it then I wouldn't mind finding out what it is :)

Dec
09
2014
danak
danak

Intoxicating. In a good and bad way as well, depends whether you are into this kind of sugary-fruity sticky scents.

Dec
01
2014
becuille
becuille

I'm afraid I don't like this one at all. To me, it started out as an insipid take on Angel and ended as a cacophony of synthetic fruits.

I'd have loved for the anise to linger longer, but I really only got it on the opening. When the green of the ivy kicked in, it felt... squidgy. Like damp leaves lying in mud. It was a very odd smell to my nose.

After around an hour, I found the anise and ivy gone completely and replaced by extremely sickly fruits. I couldn't even pick out any specific one, it just seemed like a synthetic approximation of "fruity" as a general concept.

There was a constant underlying whiff of air freshener throughout.

A swing and a miss.

Dec
01
2014
lesgalaxies
lesgalaxies

Finally just re-ordered this after pining away for over a year. My previous review described a baaaad first encounter with this misunderstood beauty. After purchasing flankers and retesting the original, it's now the only thing I feel is missing from my current wardrobe! Sweet, spicy, earthy, and unlike any other fragrance I've come across so far..

Mmmmmm ivy, green and spicy licorice potion~ cannot wait to have you back in my arms <3333

Nov
25
2014
icysdn
icysdn

nope..nope..nope!I blind bought it deceived by the bottle, but i smelled something sour and rotten in it and that destroyed all the sweetness. I quickly gave it away.. definitely not for me.

Nov
20
2014
Stampinator
Stampinator

I find this fragrence to smell metallic synthetic and the sugary sweetness doesn't help it along. Very 90s. It has an CK Eternity twang to it.... Love LL's asthetic but this one leaves me cold. I prefer LL si, LL Jolie & LL L'aime.

Nov
17
2014
fighter
fighter

Interesting fall fragrance. Ideal for festivities I would say.

Licorice & star anise are definitely the protagonists here. This scent has also a very powdery feel making it kind of mysterious...

For some reasons it reminds me of Halloween, cold, dark, humid autumn evenings...enchanted woods, witches...and the precious bottle design does help this fantasy a lot :)

I like it but I DO NOT love it. :-P

Nov
17
2014
Michylaka
Michylaka

I was given this back in 2004 for Christmas and wore it for a time. It is nice. It is a more delicate sweet scent but I lost interest since I reach for Dior's Addict(2002)which is also sweet/spicy but has more substance to me. So it sat on my vanity until 2007 when a friend saw it and was gushing over it. I gave it to her one night since she was the only one that used it. I do this from time to time. I only have so much room on the vanity. I am not saying I don't like it. It just wasn't for me. Try it! It may be for you!
9/10

Nov
15
2014
mysteriousmargaret
mysteriousmargaret

The first fragrance I fall in love with in my twenties was Lolita Lempicka perfume, it smells so good, and I got so many compliments. I am in my thirties and I would continue using it. It is an explosion of anise, vanilla and chocolate. Good thing the smell seems to be floating in the air while you walk it does not only stay on your skin. It lasts, you can apply by the morning go to work all day and get back home, still with a little smell. For nights it is a very good option as it is mysterious. Lolita Lempicka is perfect for winter, never summer, because it is powerful, in warm days you need something lighter.

Nov
15
2014
Averycarr
Averycarr

I will never be without this perfume. Even if I'm not wearing it I need to have a bottle around. This is my favorite for warm nights out. It's warm, a little sensual, very sweet (but not in a way I find obnoxious) and playful. The smell is very sentimental for me. It takes me back to my days as a dancer/showgirl, young, a *little* drunk on absinthe, wearing frilly lingerie and laughing loudly.

Nov
13
2014
IndigoEye
IndigoEye

I remember when this came out, half of France smelt like Lolita Lempicka, and I was tempted then, but I had a bottle of something else, and I was a one bottle person back then! I'd forgotten about it, or dismissed it as being too gourmand and girly, but on my exploration of violet, iris and woods, I have come back to this and I love it!

I adore the freshness of the anis, ivy and vetiver, which stop the fragrance from becoming too sweet. Actually by today's standards, I wouldn't even classify it as gourmand. The licorice adds interest and cuts through the powdery notes, and the florals and woods form a successful tried and tested heart.

It is not easy to get a violet to seem luminous or transparent, but this manages it, thanks to the greener notes, and this luminosity is nicely counterbalanced by the sweetness and woods, which add depth and edge. A superbly well constructed perfume, with real complexity. (And better than many niches I have tried.) It has moved straight to the top of my want list.

Oct
23
2014
Ilprofumo
Ilprofumo

My my, this is a very popular perfume judging from the # of comments here. Where have I been? I tried it for the first time today (Oct 2014) while seeking something unique. I sprayed a bit on my wrist. The first layer to the scent was sharp and berry like. Not sure if I liked it. I walked away and smelled it again 30 minutes later and...vavavoom! It left me speechless from its transformation into intrigue and distinct elegance. It's strength is in the same calibre as "Poison" by C. Dior and its softness is in the same caliber as "By" by Dolce Gabbana (which also contained Anice) but is no longer available. Lolita makes me feel very European and distinguished. Anice can go sharp or sweet and in this perfume in combination with cherries and musc is a fantastic contrast to its sweet ingredients. Very long lasting. A sure purchase.

Oct
18
2014
Chrysal_Marie
Chrysal_Marie

Anise + Licorice + Praline + Violets = Heady pesticidal-sweet spicy dark scent.

Oct
18
2014
swampgirlie
swampgirlie

Absolutely scrumptious. Exotic and erotic. I would classify this one under "special occasion". Whimsical and daring. Feminine yet strong. A combination of anise and greens swirled with spicy sweetness. My first lolita lempicka experience has been quite captivating. I'm very much looking forward to discovering "sweet". My lolita lempicka romance has only just begun.
#ismellcaptivating

Oct
14
2014
selegs
selegs

I was afraid to try this scent due it contains "anise" but it actually works with my body chemistry. I get anise, licorice, violet, caramel -praline and lil bit of cherry. Ideal for warm-cold nights. I live in a humid-tropical weather country and the smell lasts for 2-3 hours. The scent is strong during half of hour (I'm really carefull to spray it on my wrist (sparkle on neck) and once on my clothes, that's it! I like that people enjoy how I smell when they hug me ... not when they are 5-10 meters away from me because everyone has different perceptions/tastes etc and it isn't fair to "force someone to smell your scent all night or all the time you are around them" .
The smell is pleasant and makes me feel like I'm unique!

Oct
09
2014
Alayna1011
Alayna1011

Absolutely beautiful and enchanting. It's very, very sweet, but not in a heavy, cloying or synethic way-- more in a refreshing, clean and pure way. Reminds me of a spring rain and definitely gives off the 'fairy tale' vibe the company was aiming for.

I was initially hesitant to purchase this because I HATE licorice (especially black licorice). However, I don't detect in this the kind of smell I associate with Twizzlers. I've never tried old fashioned licorice, but it's possible that LL smells more like that. Reminds me of pure, white powdered sugar as well (NOT cotton candy). While this is a gourmand perfume, and does "remind" me of certain sugary sweet foods, it doesn't smell like something I would want to eat. To me this is a good thing because I hate smelling like I've just been baking.. I want to wear real perfume, not food. And LL is a real perfume.

I love everything about it-- the incredible smell, the gorgeous packaging, the name, and especially the price tag.

I can't recommend this one highly enough if you like sweet fragrances.

Oct
07
2014
marilyn_acosta
marilyn_acosta

Lolita Lempicka is, like its name, precocious and ultrafeminine. It was one of my first perfumes, and the first thing that struck me was the gorgeous fairy-tale apple bottle. Should have a childproof cap on it, since it would always be the most noticeable thing in Mama's room. The top note is a bright little candy shop licorice, but the herbal notes present themselves in turn a bit later. All that action is accompanied by a few drops of lemon juice and a perpetually sweet, powdery base. Complex and intelligent, but impudent. This is a fanciful perfume for those who don't want to grow up.

Oct
06
2014
boheme_maras
boheme_maras

I just receive it and i like it. On my skin cherries are loud that makes it super fruity .. I can imagine a mixture of Angel and Hypnotic Poison. EDP has great lasting. And look at this bottle its everything.
The dry down is fresh spicy realness ! Like it.

Oct
01
2014
smalltownbeatnik
smalltownbeatnik

Absolutely magical. It's sweet yet spicy. Gourmand yet woodsy. I hesitated for the longest time to try this perfume because I was worried about the licorice, but I realize now how spicy & skin-like anise becomes once applied. Lolita Lempicka is creamy and warm, reminiscent of a dense, dark forest at twilight. The drydown offered a delightful, slightly masculine surprise with its vanilla, vetiver, and chocolate accords. This perfume makes me think of fairies, but not Walt Disney's Tinkerbell. These fairies have more of a sinister edge.

Sep
30
2014
dianacreole
dianacreole

I don't wear this often but love having this magical little concoction in my collection. To me, this is what Malificent and other Evil Queens smell like. Red berries, sweet, magical and cold. I love it. Women seem to like this one, as in they compliment me more than men when I wear it, perhaps because there's a little evil queen in all of us ;)

Sep
19
2014
xellast
xellast

After smelling a few perfumes with similar notes, I always come back to Lolita Lempicka. The licorice and anise combination make it unique. It's very strong and I wear it out occassionally. My favorite thing to do is spray it on my pillow and fall asleep to the scent.

Sep
15
2014
OfTheNight
OfTheNight

Lolita Lempicka- part fairy, part dominatrix, part innocent, part evil. It's one of my favorite fragrances and as a guy I feel totally comfortable wearing this- it's perfection in a very cute and unique looking bottle.

On my skin the Ivy note is incredibly heavy, the licorice, star anise and vanilla all lay amongst the ivy leaves and they work together but no one steps on another toes- it's a dance that has been choreographed by the ivy note and I love it because when I've smelt this on other people it's always been super sweet- almost like candy that has been left outside on a hot summers day. The sticky-sweetness appears on my skin for the first few minutes but it simmers down and becomes very dirty- almost green in a sense thanks to the ivy. The Vanilla is very creamy and sexy and the slightest hint of cherry reminds me of milkshakes or bubblegum- there is a youthfulness to Lolita Lempicka but then that "dominatrix" element comes out and sort of kicks the innocence to the side and it brings in a level of darkness and suggestiveness. The drydown is quite masculine on my skin as well which is nice because it's different to what I've smelt on other people who wear this.

Overall I love Lolita Lempicka, I remember loving this on a friend in high school and I'm very glad to own a bottle now for myself. I always wear this when I happen to be wearing a leather jacket, it's the perfect kind of contrast- Tough Leather and a sweet but sinister fragrance.

Sep
12
2014
tanzp
tanzp

wow just got this today , i used to a hp fan but its not as strong as it used to be , this is way better love it can't stop sniffing my wrist lol

Sep
12
2014
SCBohemian
SCBohemian

Initially, I was attracted to Lolita Lempicka by the enchanting bottle, but was disappointed by the elixir within. The opening notes are rich, sorghum syrup followed by Licorice All-Sorts candy. The dry down is a very synthetic, powdery vanilla. Overall, a tremendous disappointment.

Sep
08
2014
arrode
arrode

Lovely, magical, and something a little different. It's definitely a semi-sweet, powdery, "fairy tale" fragrance as depicted by the magical apple bottle. Sillage is moderate, but the perfume dries down quickly to a skin scent on me. 4 hours or so is all I get from the EDP, but it's a nice, nice 4 hours. Definite love.

Sep
08
2014
pineapple_express
pineapple_express

This may be a waste of review, but would someone please tell me if there is really a difference between this and the Le Premier Parfum?? I purchased LL after asking someone what she was wearing bc I was infatuated with the scent, and while I love my bottle, I think the other one is the one I want! It was juicier from what I remember. This isn't so fruity/juicy.

Also how can I know the difference if I order it online? Fragrancenet.com has it listed as an EDT (with the big letters on the bottle)
Please help! :)

Sep
06
2014
ninananna
ninananna

"When I smelt it I said lullaby, and my beau said fairytale! <3
Lovely scent, absolutely magical" - my review, sorry I was not logged in!

Also I thought to add: it's definitely a nighttime fragrance for me...gorgeous!

Sep
02
2014
guest_
guest_

When I smelt it I said lullaby, and my beau said fairytale! <3
Lovely scent, absolutely magical

Sep
02
2014
PLUMPIE
PLUMPIE

I get talcum powder and licorice and some green earthy notes like wet moss in a damp forest. Not horrendous but not me. I only bought this at the time for the bottle which is gorgeous.

Aug
24
2014
aztzura
aztzura

I ignored this fragrance for years. I assumed it was strong and heavy. I finally sampled the fragrance and I absolutely love it. It's not what I expected. It's soft, powdery, and
spicy with a touch of cocoa.

Aug
22
2014
llburris
llburris

I am so glad I bought this fragrance. I bought a tester vial and didn't like it at all. Kept shaking my head wondering how all these great comments could be so wrong. So I took a leap. What a scrumptious scent. The longevity is pretty good for me as well. My skin doesn't like to hold onto perfume for very long, but seems to like this to stick around. Here's to taking chances!! Thanks for the great reviews :o)

Aug
16
2014
bonnie52
bonnie52

I was nervous as a cat waiting for this in the mail as it was a totally blind buy. I am so happy I took a chance! It is truly magical; unlike anything I've ever smelled before! I get NO licorice, anise or vanilla. What I DO get is cherry, ivy, iris, and violet. It's magic in a beautiful bottle! I don't find it as overwhelmingly strong as stated in other reviews. I think it's just right and my husband loves it too which is a big plus ; )

Aug
04
2014
jamaral
jamaral

Para mim este é o cheiro da amizade. É o perfume da minha melhor amiga e ele já o usa à anos! Gosto muito de o sentir na pele dela. Já comprei um frasco de 30 ml mas quando o usava não me sentia confortável. Tem uma ótima fixação mas não faz o meu género.

Jul
31
2014
lau_ib
lau_ib

when i wear this my father think Im smoking.. i never smoke.. so i dont a really fan of this..

Jul
31
2014
auroramaria
auroramaria

One of my all time favourites! I wear Lolita mostly in cool weather but I'm tempted to use it even now in the summer cause it's so nice and snuggly,
It has a good dose of licorice and star anise so if you don't like those notes Lolita is not for you, however it dries down quite sweet and smooth with plenty of vanilla and tonka so the licorice is a bit tamed then.
I'm not a big fan of all the Lolita flankers as they all end up smelling alike but this one has become a classic

Jul
30
2014
reirenshin
reirenshin

Really nice bottle but abit heavy in my taste.
At first quite floral then a blend of spice with a touch of green (maybe ivy leaves but I really feel jasmin greentea for some reasons)
Havent used it at all reacently.

Jul
26
2014
bjlkt2
bjlkt2

Hmm...the powder sticks out too much for the first half hour to hour, then fades and you're left with a complex sweet and wood scent. I can't stand the first hour of it then (hate the strong powder scent) but after that it's nice. But *just* nice...not amazing. I'm undecided on this in the end...the sort of scent I'll finish the sample for, and if it grows on me might get a small decant, but won't buy a full bottle. I don't love it enough to choose it to wear.

Jul
23
2014
Miriana93
Miriana93

I'm not really sure about this perfume. I smelt it whilst I was passing by and it did not blow me away. I don't hate it but I don't love it. I'm not sure I would like the smell on me though. It is too sickly sweet.

Jul
20
2014
keydday
keydday

This was a blind buy based on reviews and I must say...I've never smelled anything like this in my life!This is a masterpiece. I can't decipher the notes because they mesh together so well. I can't even positively say if it's sweet or not. Mysterious is the perfect description.

Jul
19
2014
wistfulmaiden
wistfulmaiden

I have been wearing this for a few months now. I immediately loved it but I have a hard time describing the notes...there is an anise-like scent but Id rather call it hebal...it doesn't smell like strong licorice or anisette. Definitely fruity, but hard to say what fruit. This reminds me of black and white gummi peachy penguin candy...sounds like it would be cloying but I really enjoy . There is also in this I love it. Parma violet, I don't like straight violet but again in this I love it.
The sillage is tricky, at first you think this is very light and you wonder if people can smell it but after a few minutes you realize it delicately radiates without screaming like some other scents.
One of my favorite scents.

Jul
19
2014
june7rose
june7rose

My mother's signature scent for years, so I couldn't wear it even if I wanted to, that would feel weird. But I like more vanilla anyway. Liqorice lovers should give this a try, it's very subtly sweet, and the violet and green ivy notes keep it from ever venturing into candy store territory. It flirts with gourmand but never completely gets there. Very unique mass market.

Jul
04
2014
eezepeeze
eezepeeze

I want to like this. I love anise and licorice. The bottle is beautiful. It's unique. However, on me, this smells like a car air freshener or like the inside of a car parts store. It's intense on me and not feminine at all. Maybe it's the vetiver. It's a disappointment for me and instantly gives me a headache. I can see why others might like it but it just doesn't sit well on me.

Jul
04
2014
tessgreenham
tessgreenham

I've had this perfume for a while, my mom got it somehow and doesn't really wear much perfume so she gave it to me along with one other and honestly I was not a fan at all. Then I joined fragrantica and as I was looking at the reviews I noticed so many people loved it, and even my best friend loved it, but it just never really caught on to me, but then again I had never really worn it I had just sprayed it. One day I wasn't in the mood for any of my usual perfumes and put on this one, and by the end of the day I was smitten, I usually don't like too much vanilla in my perfumes but this one has some really pretty vanilla base notes along with almost an aquatic smell, really lovely. Still not one of my faves but definitely not on my dislike list.

Jun
30
2014
gabi
gabi

Has anyone else used it during summer? I don t know why I find it to be so weak. Maybe it has something to do with my chemistry, maybe it is the season. I am so dissapointed. :(

Jun
29
2014
fiouu
fiouu

Longevity is Good. Sillage is amazing. Overall review of the scent : TOO MUCH ANISE! Way overpowering other notes and accords. I used to get this one confused a lot with La Petite Robe Noire, to the point of even yelling WHO'S WEARING GUERLAIN? Yet LPRN has patchouli and is focused around the cherries. On MY skin Lolita is a miss. Don't get me wrong, this is a very well done frag, though I'm more inclined towards the reformulation anyways it does not agree with my chemistry, a full blown mess. I guess I'll stick to smelling it on my friends while I deal with LPRN as my "easier to my nose and everyone around me" version of LL
ETA: I despise Violets also. No Wonder why this is an instant repellent on me.

Jun
25
2014
CopperBlue
CopperBlue

To me this is a warm, sweet candy-ish Samsara. It blends a lot of flowery notes into a powdery, vanilla, licorice concoction that is a delight to experience. I only wish it lasted longer - I have to reapply it every 3 hours or so to continue to smell it. I think I'm going to love it even more come the fall/winter.

Jun
24
2014
dnamy
dnamy

this was a blind buy for me, i was afraid i wouldn't like it, so i only bought a 5ml. now i'm going to have to buy a full bottle! this smells soooo nice, i really love it.

Jun
23
2014
Beccaru
Beccaru

Delightfully gothic! Dark berries and creamy licorice is the image LL stirs up in my head. I don't find this cloying like some have said but then again I'm not someone who is afraid to wear a heavy scent, I actually find this lovely when sprayed lightly in the summer and of course it's something that wraps you up in the colder months.
The bottles are a work of art and remind me of the Nina Ricci bottles in the 90s that had me mesmerised as a child. I couldn't be without this one.

Jun
19
2014
Sweet Sea Pea
Sweet Sea Pea

I've been meaning to try this for some time, so I finally purchased a mini EDP. The tiny bottle is so detailed and gorgeous! Initially I did not care for it, and it reminded me so much of something very familiar but I couln't figure it out. The opening for me is a sharp and pungent licorice supported by anise. I can smell the other notes, particilarly a powdery violet, but the licorice is so prominant. I don't like licorice at all, and so this opening was unpleasant for me. I've kept sniffing it to figure out what it reminds me of...I finally got it! Here in the United States our schools often have boxes of scented felt tip markers, and the black one is licorice scented. It reminds me so much of those black markers. I hated the smell and they would dry out quickly, leaving a streaky purple smear when you wanted a deep black. I did find that it is very well blended with some lovely notes and good longevity. You just have to love licorice. I'll be gifting it to a friend.

Jun
19
2014
serenitylola
serenitylola

I used to hate this perfume because it was so strong when you first spray. I gave another shot and I LOVE it! LL is one of the most unique scents I own. Sweet, sexy and spicy with a beautiful powdery dry down. Smells like licorice, cherry and vanilla and a fragrance that lasts is always a bonus right?

Jun
12
2014
javaholic
javaholic

Feminine sweet scent, blended very well. Delicious anise (licorice) vanilla, chocolate and soft powder. The violet and cherry are present but subtle. Lovely fragrance and beautiful bottle, definately worth a try.

Jun
09
2014
allisino
allisino

I completely agree with caitlynsgarden. All I get are powder and slightly musky vanilla. No yummy licorice, ivy, violet, anything cold or spicy :( It's nice enough, but not what I sought at all. I got the tiny 5ml bottle which is just adorable, though!

Jun
09
2014
joe70062
joe70062

Lovely. The licorice is wonderful. Very clean and inviting scent to wear. It has some sweetness to it, but nothing sicky sweet. I receive compliments and inquiries as to what perfume I'm wearing with this. It dries down to a softer end, but never truly varies from what you get at the start, licorice and anise. It's simple and easy to wear. Great for all year (contrary to some reviews), and as an every day. Perfect!

Jun
03
2014
szilvihorv
szilvihorv

Clean chocolate. Sounds crazy and it is, indeed. A little bit spicy and powdery, but the base on my skin seems to be the clean chocolate duo from first spray through the dry down until it eventually fades. This scent is way out of my comfort zone but somehow it convinced me that I want a bottle. I'm not sure I'm going to wear it often, but I can see myself reaching for it whenever I'm in the mood for something extraordinary, different. Deserves all the attention and praising it gets as an outstanding and original creation.

May
29
2014
umme.aisha.2k11
umme.aisha.2k11

This was on my want list because of the rave reviews it got. So I'm in the mall yesterday and this gift set at lolita lempicka counter caught my eye. Has the most beautiful purple box with whimsical designs on it and the price tag was half the usual. I asked the sales girl why it was cheaper and she told me that this was a Christmas set on clearance. I didn't think twice, got it straightaway.

I put this on this afternoon before going to pick up my daughter from school. On our walk back, I had the most interesting experience with LL. It was really windy, and a gush of wind sent this waft of scent up my nose that was so much like Chanel no5 eau premiere. I turned around to see if there was anyone else there but there wasn't. So yes, I think I'll be the only one making the comparison here but it was so so so similar.

Lovely scent overall. Not a signature scent though. And I don't see anything in common between angel and LL.

May
29
2014
Sylvie-Aus
Sylvie-Aus

It is a mystery how I could love this fragrance. Sweet, spicy, powdery, not what I would ever go for, this said, I can't get enough of it . The sweetest smells fresh , spice smells flowery and powdery does not smells like a geriatric scent. Gourmand and yummy, absolutely ! So warm, I like to wear it to bed in winter.

May
26
2014
ismellsogood
ismellsogood

expensive blind buy, expensive mistake.. Some love it on me but I don't I really do not like liquorice.. I don't admire the bottle -shape yes, the flaky gold , no.. I wish I loved this.. I see other versions though?? perhaps they will be complex but more enjoyable?

What went wrong? Such a shame, chemistry plays an important part with these luxuries

May
26
2014
Kristina25
Kristina25

My mother bought this at an airport in Spain a few years ago. It's the complete opposite of what I would wear, but oh my God this smells absolutely beautiful! This is going to sound so corny, but...Lolita Lempicka smells like magic. It doesn't like a perfume, it smells like a potion. It's straight out of Sleeping Beauty.

It's warm, delicately spicy and invites you to come closer to take in the scent of the wearer. Sweet, warm Tonka bean quite a "cold" violet are the main notes I smell. I hate violet with a passion so why do I like this? I have no idea but I do. I suppose it goes to show that with the right blend, even notes you hate can be transformed into a perfume you love. I wouldn't call it gourmand in a "foody sense", rather in a "drinky sense"...if that makes "any sense!"

My advice is to not judge it by reading about it. Sniff for yourself! It really is like something I've never smelled before. And though, personally I wouldn't wear it out as it doesn't reflect my personality, I will definitely buy a bottle for my dressing table for when I want that smell to take me to a fantasy land of enchanted forests. And of course, because everyone should own a Lolita - her bottles have got to be the most beautiful in all of perfume creation.

May
20
2014
Briarthorn
Briarthorn

It opens with green violet and green ivy. It's not a powdery violet. The anise and licorice are strongly in the background offering a fun bite and keeping the violets from becoming candied.

The heart gets creamy with vanilla and Tonka bean. The Ivy is still very green keeping everything from getting too sweet (vanilla) or too biting (anise and licorice). The Violet isn't as strong but is still there when you look for it.

The drydown looses the greenness and bite. It instead becomes a very gourmand chocolate, vanilla, and Tonka Bean. There is still a hint of the Licorice and a bit of an almost musty violet, I'm guessing that's the Orris root.

I Adore the uniqueness of the opening and the heart. The drydown gets a bit too sweet for me and I want more Violet in it. Overall, it's a good buy. It's an interesting violet to have in your rotation. The projection is personal but not a skin scent. The longevity is about 6 hours.

May
20
2014
Kimmy89
Kimmy89

I recently got this as a b'day gift, and I have to say that at first I was not so keen, but the later on in the day (say about 2 hours later) it really had settled to a lovely vanillary scent.
Now after a day or two, I love it after a just a few minutes of settling. I distinctively smell Cherry with licorice, vanilla and praline. Really quite gorgeous!!!
I'm not so keen on the first spray. My nose doesn't agree on the freshness, but I'm past that.
Like a previous post, it does remind me of Fairies in Midsomer nights dream or something. So very very me!!!!
Really nice!!
Smells a bit like a candy shop too.

May
15
2014
RheaNeilLogan
RheaNeilLogan

I am a big fan of violets so this is a great scent for me. I do not smell any licorice. Its more fruity than the perfumes I usually wear. Very long lasting, I smell it on my clothes after they have been in the hamper for a while. One of my new favorites.

May
10
2014
Lybarra118
Lybarra118

I'm in love with the adorable bottle. I bought this on a whim after reading numerous reviews because Groupon had it for a steal. I had never smelled it before. I was very nervous about the baby powder some reviewers mentioned, but I took a chance anyway.

I enjoy a creamy/smooth/powdery scent, but not baby powder.
Admittedly, the baby powder smell was strong here, and almost overpowering at first spray. But there was something darker lingering behind the powder that told me to hold off a few minutes before judging.

I soon found out that it was the licorice pricking my nose. I DESPISE black licorice as a flavor. HOWEVER, having the scent mixed with the powder, the final smell worked for me...but only enough that I didn't feel the desire to scrub it off.

It's sweet, but not like candy, vanilla or caramel. It's more like a powdered Dr. Pepper...or a licorice-flavored jelly bean doused with powdered sugar.

One spray on one wrist, dabbed on the other, and that was about all I could take.

It's a winter wear for sure. I'd be smogged out of my own skin if I wore this in warm weather.

I can see why people hate it, just as much as I can see why people love it. It's really a "to each her own" kind of perfume.

I'm still undecided on this one and I'm not sure I'll ever *be* decided. If you hate it, it's still a super cute bottle for a vanity or perfume tray.

May
07
2014
gabriel.villa
gabriel.villa

Lolita Lempicka, the magical french elixir... oh, it's so good! It is, indeed, a potion in a bottle. It's a spell you cast on people, and it enchants... Lolita Lempicka is a charm you put on your skin...

The fragrance was released in 1997, not so many years after Thierry Mugler's Angel, which was a boom in the perfumery, a success. So Lolita Lempicka came up her first fragrance, a truly genious aroma composed by Anick Menardo, who also created Dior's Hypnotic Poison in 1998, another one I love. Lolita Lempicka brings to us the theme of the fairies, the enchanted forests at night, the sweet and comforting smell of a magic drink.

When I spray Lolita Lempicka on my skin I first smell the violet. A sweet, fresh violet, natural and beautiful, side by side with the ivy leaves, which makes the whole composition even more fresh, and I also smell one of the main characters of the fragrance: the anise. Well, what would remind us of fairies, magic potions and enchanted forests better than the anise? It's so sweet, and also fresh, and also herbal... bittersweet and magical! Together with the anise I detect the licorice, also sweet and root like. The fragrance plays with the anise and the licorice almost all the time... it's really magical! But it's difficult not to detect the vanilla, which is proeminent in the fragrance... the vetiver, that also brings the thing of the root to the composition and dries it beautifully... the cherry, again sweet and fresh... iris, pure woody like iris... oris root, giving a make-up tone together with the violet... musk, soft and powdery musk... and praline, almondy and warm.

Lolita Lempicka on my skin lasts fairly good. It feels soft, but it stays there the whole day, the whole night. I was glad enough to notice those sweet earthy notes remain on me for a very long time. As for projection, I would say it doesn't go that far, because I'm talking about a delicated romantic fragrance, that creates a beautiful aura around you but it doesn't knock anyone down; instead, it invites people to go mad with that fantastic scent. And believe me when I say it, Lolita Lempicka captivates with its innocence, but its also gets you with its exotic sensuality.

Get into this magic forest with those tricky little fairies and pixies preparing their teas in great leaves, flying in the dark night sky with shiny blue colors... you will discover their secret... and you will be amazed by it!

May
06
2014
magnolia_xx
magnolia_xx

I simply adore the way this fragrance combines green ivy notes with sweet, candy-like licorice, vanilla and anise, violet and chocolate. It is very sweet but not cloying or boring at all; it smells almost edible, which is probably why guys seem to love it so much!
I used to wear it very much when I was younger, I always got many compliments about it, but I would not use it anymore now, as I feel it suits girls under 25 more than grown-up women.

Apr
21
2014
marwa.qoura
marwa.qoura

I had had a bottle when it first came out in 1997 , I was so excited to try it as it was a gift from a very dear friend to the family ...Then I was shocked with licorice smell (the cheap sticky one you usually had in primary school ) with a plasticy smell like "Pampers " !! ..
No , thank you this is not for me ..Very suspicious and not "innocent " sweet....

Apr
19
2014
ellina1984
ellina1984

This, for me, is gorgeous. The opening is flowery, but in a dark, sensual way. I 'd say it borders on the masculine side of feminine.

The heart, on my skin, is mainly cherries - dark, boozy cherries, like they have been left to steep in a really strong alcoholic concoction. I get spice of some kind, but not licorice or anise. There is also some kind of almondy note, reminiscent of hypnotic poison.

The drydown is vanilla and soap, quite clean after all the darkness at the top and heart. This is a gourmand, but not a playful, cotton candy one - it is boozier, like a dessert meant for adults only.

EDIT: In the heart, I also get a blast of purple berries, although berries are not listed s a note. In the drydown I now also smell white musk. When all else has disappeared, i.e. about eight hours after spraying just once, I smell the faintest, most feather-like vanilla.

EDIT, again, after a year and a half of original review: I tried it again, and now it just seems too licoricey for me. I can't wear this any more, unfortunately, although I still see its disturbing beauty.

Apr
18
2014
misscherie07
misscherie07

i love this one for fall and winter. It's sweet but no overpowering I smell violets and sweetness I like fresh sents but this one is great.

Apr
16
2014
ScarlettX
ScarlettX

Very lovely sweet scent. Edible.
I like the licorice, anise and vanilla in it. I can also sense some cherries.
It smells comforting and enjoyable.
Also, it seems to have a good quality, longevity and sillage.
The only problem is that, after trying all of those sweet fragrances I don't see it as the most original one in the market. But that's all right, the scent is good anyway.

Apr
16
2014
cibelli_moon
cibelli_moon

When I felt Lolita was transported to a mystical world with various fairies, elves and nymphs, inhabitants of a magical forest.
Sprayed with him in the arm, I was able to go from Middle Earth to ancient Greece.
I felt very anise and licorice with an earthy background of oris root and musk, so being gentle, delicate, fine and mysterious.
There is a strong perfume, thought smooth, fixed 7 hours and exhaled enough, is not sweet, I believe that this perfume was made for all the mysterious women, it has an aroma "new age", I think he could be sharable use, it is not sweet.
Similar flavors: Mystery & Excellence - Linn Young (very similar);
Sexy Mini - EDV (similar but more sugar).

Apr
15
2014
Martaynd
Martaynd

Too much licorice. No thanks.

Apr
14
2014
Cochlea
Cochlea

EW so AWFUL! I always wanted to have Lolita Lempicka perfumes in my collection, I have always loved the apple shaped bottles. I absolutely love the imagery for ads; the photography approach is so ethereal, and romantic. However it does not translate into how I feel when I smell this perfume. As soon as I sprayed it on my wrist, I washed it off!
Edit:
I am in love with this! It is so girly and gothic. Does it make sense? It is bubbly and dark at the same time.
At first the licorice note turned me off, it smelled like bug spray and it was torture for me to wait for the drydown. I like this and am looking for wormwood/licorice/artmesia in perfumes because of Lolita Lempicka.

Apr
12
2014
dlci
dlci

Love it! I agree with previous reviews that this puts into mind fairies in an enchanted forest. Not Tinkerbell but the ones like Titania from Shakespeare's Midsummer-Night's Dream, this is exactly what I imagine she'd smell like.

This is not candy, vanilla, or fruity smelling. Top notes are a bit strong, sort of green, spicy and herbal smelling but wait oh wait, after an hour morphs into this dreamy, wonderful scent. The drydown is sweet and powdery but not old lady, quite comforting really. I cannot stop sniffing myself when i have this on. The lasting power is also great, lasts a whole day on me.

This is a lovely, beautiful, unique scent that really evolves, a masterpiece in my book.

Apr
12
2014
Stacierew
Stacierew

Sweet, dreamy, powdery scent. I cant detect anything in this that would be considered controversial. The first blast is sweet and softly violet floral. I detect a very faint spiciness, and it is delicious. The licorice saves this perfume from being a boring baby powder like smell, and gives it a complexity that makes it wearable and interesting. The mid-notes are all powder and licorice. Overall, a warm soft non-sugary gourmand. Someone should make a violet and anise macaroon, and it would be a swoon worthy pairing. The tonka bean and heliotrop were a perfect choice for dry down in this scent, though I find myself wishing it were a bit more grounded, and had more projection. I do crave this scent, and find it beautiful on an early spring day, when there is a slight breeze and tentative sunshine. I think it is a perfect day/office scent for those seeking something a bit unique and outside of the predictable white florals one often smells in the office. The bottle is beautiufl, and I will probably be wearing this frequently during warm weather.

Sidenote: It is also marvelous layered with Elizabeth and James Black, as that perfume is a simple violet, vanilla, sandalwood. It deepens LL, amplifies the anise, and makes this more intriguing for evening.

Apr
10
2014
NowGet2WorkBitch
NowGet2WorkBitch

Lovely! Smells of sweets and is just gorgeous really it smells like parma violet sweets or something you'll get a lot of compliments if u wear this

Apr
06
2014
boutonstendres
boutonstendres

I probably wouldn't purchase LL though it is interesting. LL doesn't fit into any perfume box. It's not exactly sweet or gourmand. LL is a sweet-AND-sour liquorice scent with a major dosage of anise and violet. A stand-out in an odd or curious way and yet equally reliant on violet to pull it through with familiar/likable bias. The olfactory equivalent of sour keys.

The closer it gets to dry-down, the more of a conventional floral it becomes. Although it's subjective, the violet smells a bit matronly to me.

LL has good sillage and great longevity.

Apr
04
2014
DarlingOne
DarlingOne

So many of the new coming perfumes have such a dull, generic smell. Nice, but boring. It is very difficult for me to find a scent I really like in the sense that it's unique and captivating. It was actually my mother who introduced me to Lolita. It smells beautiful on her and when she puts it on it seems like she's walking in a cloud of this wonderful scent, oozing sweetness everywhere she goes. Smell IS overpowering, but in a good way. This is one of those perfumes that I really enjoy smelling on myself and I like it so much that I really don't care what others may think. But, if I have it on, almost every time someone would ask: What is that beautiful smell? Oh, it's just me! If Lolita was a girl, it would be a cheeky little rascal, so cute and charming, playful and pretending not to notice all the attention she's getting. It is her persona that is so mesmerizing and captivating that you can not not like her, you want to look at her, smell her, be in her presence. It is not my signature scent, but it's the type of perfume I will always repurchase. Oh, and the bottle is so cute and original! In the era of safe-playing the scent card, I'm glad this gem was put together, giving us hope that not all is lost. This is not a serious scent but it's not naive as well. Regardless of whether you're a teenager, a woman in her 70s or anywhere in between, if you have that Lolita quality in you and feel young at heart - then this is for you. If not, try it out anyway, just to get a taste of her naughtiness.

Mar
28
2014
happycapybara
happycapybara

Oh Lolita Lempicka, you are magic in a bottle! Such a unique scent. The licorice the sweet violet… I feel like I am in a fairytale cloud when I wear this. I did wear this on my honeymoon in Venice and I will always associate it with that magical place. The bottle is a work of art, a little treasure.

Mar
23
2014
jlfears
jlfears

Don't wear this to work, or anywhere closed off. It can be suffocating.

It's almost, to me, equal parts Ivy (smells a little dirty/dusty), Black Licorice, and Violet with some Vanilla in the base... *if* you can smell it over the Ivy dust.

This is an unusual scent, or was when it came out, and is a love it or hate it perfume.

Try on your skin first.

Mar
20
2014
foxy_princess
foxy_princess

Probably the only liquorice scent I will enjoy because the liquorice is so well done in this I tried Loverdose and legged it home to scrub the smell off, it was dreadful. I love this composition of violet, vanilla, cherry, vetiver, and the anise and liquorice. The vanilla, cherry and liquorice would be sickly boozy sweet without the dry vetiver and powdery violet there so 'soak up the sickly sweet booze' as I like to call it. The vetiver dries up the icky sweetness and gives it a bitter edge and the violet completes the fragrance by softening it all up. My mum LOVES this stuff on me. I came home wearing this once and she wouldn't let go of me! So yes, it's definitely on my to-buy list!

Mar
19
2014
alexandra.m
alexandra.m

As much as I hate the taste of liquorice... I love the notes in Lolita Lempika. One of the best fragrances of the last years, in my opinion, and one of the best 'sweet' perfumes ever. Beautifully built up - the different notes come together into a very unique fragrance which can become a "note" in itself. It is sweet, but not sugary; spicy, but not heavy. I love wearing it in winter and in spring, it seems to work better in cold days and in the evening - it is quite strong. One thing I noticed, it doesn't react much to skin type; even if it changes a little (as all perfumes on my skin it warms up a bit), it doesn't change too much.
Overall, I love it. However, I can why some people might not - it is different and somehow wierd at first.

Mar
15
2014
Jada86
Jada86

I loved it so much... I honestly can't remember exactly HOW it does smell, I only remember the licorice... If I smelled it now, would I like it still? Not sure, but I think I would.

Not that it would be reason enough to buy a fragrance, but the bottle is the most beautiful thing ever! The only ones fancier than the Lolita Lempicka's ones are the House of Sillage's (you can't beat sparkly cupcakes-like bottle. No, really, you can't.)

Mar
12
2014
caitlinsgarden
caitlinsgarden

I am new to perfumes, so it is a little hard to sort out what it is I can smell. I love licorice, but alas, I can't smell licorice or anise at all in this. What I get is a sweet, powdery, vanilla ordinary nondescript type of smell. But I will try it again...

Mar
03
2014
HB-C
HB-C

I got a small bottle of this as a blind buy, but for me it was a complete disaster. The opening is sharp, then it turns into super sweet parma violets and then, thankfully, it disappears after about 20 minutes. I did wonder if I had just stopped noticing it, but my husband couldn't smell it either and I had applied it quite generously.

Sure this is lovely on other, but unfortunately it just doesn't work for me.

Mar
01
2014
Penelope17
Penelope17

One spray of this perfume is probably enough to last the day. Its a little too strong for me. Hopefully I will have the same situation happen as another user who also shelved this perfume until coming back and started to like it. With that being said, it is very different from the pink Lolita that screams Jasmine and other floral notes.

Feb
28
2014
jht4060
jht4060

I am a manly man and I love this stuff (I am a very manly man! Really!!). The Garden of Eden but with fairies and clothes and sparkly things. It starts with the fantasy-garden bottle with the sprayer built into the stem of the apple. By my usual grouchy standards this should be tacky, but I love it. Then the scent - a lovely warm sweet star anise refreshed by some violet leaf early on and with blond woody notes in the base. Well blended and distinctive, and if you like anise (or licorice) it will charm you. I suppose it is somewhat feminine (whatever that means), but not as much as you might think, and it layers wonderfully with the men's version of the same scent (which alone seems a bit dull compared to this one). And you can pick your blend for the day. Feeling whimsical - go with more femme. Feeling darkly charming - go with more homme.

Guys - tune up your Lolita Lempicka Au Masculin with a bit of the forbidden apple!

Feb
27
2014
GalInGlasses
GalInGlasses

I first tried this fragrance when I was in high school because I randomly came across a little bottle. It was adorable, so I figured, why not? At first, I didn't like it at all, and I thought it smelled like an old lady. I decided that powdery scents were horrible and old-smelling. The little bottle got shelved. Then, I came across it again several years later, and this time, I had a very different reaction. I LOVED it. I definitely get a strong licorice smell, especially on first application, but the sweeter vanilla notes make it smell more like a sophisticated candy than like a Twizzler. The nutty notes also add a warm, food-y kind of deliciousness. Now, the powdery notes make me think more of clothes fresh out of the dryer than of old ladies. I find myself picking this fragrance on days or nights when I feel particularly classy, or when I am going somewhere special. Seductive and addictive.

Feb
25
2014
Hellita
Hellita

Dear "guest_" below. Thank you for this wonderful review of LL. It is so well said and I couldn't agree more. I tried to review LL but I found it hard to describe. You just did a so much better job. Well done! :)

Feb
21
2014
guest_
guest_

This was not a blind buy for me. After reading all the fab reviews here, I went to the shop and tested it on my wrist, waited for 3 hours. The initial notes were spicy with a very predominant anise. Now, I am from the Orient, India and I know that many of my western counterparts here love spicy scents. But for me, it reminded me of a weekend lunch I would prepare, after which my apron and even hair would smell of anise, cinnamon and cloves! Who wants to smell like that?But within half an hour it turned soft woody and then vanilla. I did not get licorice at all. The final result was so dreamy that I bought it and came home. The next day I tried it and it was LICORICE and ONLY LICORICE all the way. The other notes were there, the floral, vanilla and woody, but they were in licorice's clutches .It lasted for more than 12 hours. Then I realized I had tested this in an airconditioned mall and at home it was much warmer. I think the warmth brings out the licorice. I am still testing it, and I apply it in my air conditioned bedroom and wait for 20 minutes, I find that I am able to rein in the licorice. Sounds funny, but true. Without the predominant licorice it is an amazing fragrance, it has a mind of its own. Each day it gives me different results, even depending on my moods. I would think it is gone, then out of the blue I get something out of this world. No scent has ever smelled like this. Like someone said here, this is a fairytale fragrance. If you had not tried gourmand fragrances before, this may take some time to get used to. Another thing I noticed is, my response to this also changes depending on my cycle, some days I just cant bear it. I have this response to gourmands and florals but can take woody& citrus any time. So if anyone here is not liking it and feels nauseous, please try it at another time of the month. This is a well constructed, complex perfume and every woman at least ought to try it.

Feb
20
2014
energia
energia

I am still testing this perfume, I got a 5 ml bottle. I didn't like it at first, it was too strange for me. But then, I noticed people compliment it constantly and it is changing on the skin all the time. I mean, all the time it is something different, depending on the temperature and even my mood. There was one time that my knees started to tremble because it smelled so good! Now I'm convinced it is a great perfume, very carefully made.

It is definitely perfume with personality, even if you don't like it at first, try it few times, maybe you will like it after you get to know it.

Feb
18
2014
spiderleenie
spiderleenie

I'll be honest: When I first gave Lolita Lempicka a try a few years ago, I didn't like it at all! I felt that it smelled too medicinal/cough syrupy on my skin. After giving it another chance, though, I do find myself liking it now. It's not one of my favorites, and I definitely prefer L de Lolita Lempicka over this one, but I don't think it's so bad now!

When I first put this on, I definitely get more of the "medicinal" scent of this perfume, which I assume is the cherry note taking center stage with the licorice. I have to wait several minutes before the drydown becomes less severe. Once it's dried down on my skin, more of the vanilla and the star anise come out, which is what saves this perfume for me. There are other spicy notes that blend with the florals in this, like the vevetier and the orris root that I can pick up on as well. The musk note gives the perfume a slight powdery quality to it, which actually gives this fragrance a true "perfume-y" quality to it.

I wouldn't go near this perfume during the Spring and Summer, as it's just too heavy to pull off. This is a pure Fall and Winter scent for me.

Overall, Lolita Lempicka is definitely a perfume that stands out; when I smell someone wearing it, I know exactly what they're wearing (which is why it's probably a favorite for a lot of people). Personally, I think it's a bit overrated, but I don't think it's a bad fragrance. I wouldn't wear this often either, as I think I would grow tired of wearing it, so it's not an everyday scent for me.

Feb
18
2014
DianaBochkarov
DianaBochkarov

I am IN LOVE with this perfume.
the bottle is beautiful and the scent is perfect.
it was a love from the first sniff,
my favorite perfume - tottaly addicted to it.

Feb
15
2014
HanamiTsukimi
HanamiTsukimi

A really dreamy, playful fragrance. This is what you wear on days when you need to believe in fairytales.

I gravitate toward fragrances that fall under the category of "Sugar, Spice & Everything Nice." Lolita Lempicka fits my bill.

Sugar: Vanilla, Praline, Tonka Bean, Cherry
Spice: Anise, Licorice
Everything Nice: Violet, Iris, Musk

One sniff and I feel like I'm in A Midsummer Night's Dream. The evocative ads for this fragrance are spot on. This must be the scent of pixie dust. A modern classic.

Feb
12
2014
Hellita
Hellita

I love Lolita Lempicka EDP, but it seems that the love's not mutual. I guess I just don't have the right chemistry for it, as all I get from it is licorice and (this might sound weird) but also something that smells like dried paintbrushes with water paint on it (you know, like from the paintbrushes in Kindergarten). Maybe it's the violet? The warmth and vanilla won't really come out on my skin and I'm so sad! I bought this about two weeks ago and I couldn't wait to wear it. I have smelt it on several others and it's delicious, but on me it's not the same. I'll try it again a few times, but if this continues I might consider a swap. Send me a PM if interested.

EDIT: I had LL on yesterday before going to bed and my boyfrend said it smelt nice. Maybe it's just my imagination that it doesn't smell good on me? Or maybe others don't pick up the dirty/muddy note I talked about before. Maybe it's just the violet confusing me? I don't know, but the fact that my boyfriend complimented me when wearing LL I think I'll have to give it another chance.

Feb
11
2014
Eirlys
Eirlys

Firstly, I seriously cannot get over how cute the bottle is. Although it's a bit hard to spray because the stem is so small, the bottle makes up for it.

Secondly, now I finally understand why many people are crazy about this perfume. I blind-bought this after reading so many positive reviews and was not disappointed. It definitely has a distinct scent that is unlike anything out there (at least to me.) It's very sweet and warm, kinda reminds me of Viva La Juicy just a little bit if I just smell the stem, however when I spray it on it's different. The warmness makes it very suitable for autumn/winter time, and night time as well. It's really layered, after a while it develops to something more complex than when I first sprayed it on. A very sophisticated perfume.

Jan
28
2014
KisaSlater
KisaSlater

Just bought this online and i'm so looking forward to getting this in the mail.
First off, i was very surprised when i found out that the actual spray was the stem. I wasn't expecting that, and it just adds to my excitement of recieving this item. Once i have it and smell it i'll leave a more detailed evaluation of it.

Jan
28
2014
leighhannah
leighhannah

What a well-balanced, unique and enjoyable perfume. I agree with the comments that it isn't exactly a gourmand. It starts off with a delicious herbal forest and smoke smell with a little bit of the praline, but no licorice. It is sort of masculine in the beginning. I was sad because I couldn't smell any cherry, but now after 6 hours, I'm getting the cherry vanilla. This was a blind buy that I got mainly for the bottle and because it was discounted, and it worked out great. I used just 2 sprays and it's perfectly subtle. Tomorrow I'm going to go crazy with 4 and see if I can smell more of the elements ;) This perfume is a dance!

Jan
23
2014
carriewible
carriewible

I bought a sample of this and at first try, it didn't do much for me. I set it aside and tried it again this morning. I am not a fan of licorice or anise, and I don't smell it at all in this fragrance. I am wondering if my "Lolita Lempicka by Lolita Lempicka for Women" is what I have. What I DO have is a sweet, powdery scent. It first smells masculine on me, then after a few minutes I can definitely smell a cherry and vanilla scent, but nothing at all like "Cherry Vanilla." I like it, but I don't know why :)

Jan
22
2014
ecerusen
ecerusen

it is strange why i didnt submit any review for years about this perfume.
3-4 years ago it was my fav fragrance just because it was perfectly fit on me. it was 30 ml bottle.
but last year, 100 ml edp was given to me as a gift, and i'm shocked. because it smell more sharp, more irritating than my beloved one.

my beloved one has fruity and spicy accords. it last 2 days on my pillow and it smell heavenly.

but the last one is headache triggering and irritating sharpness. during a day, it stand still but i dont want to because in car etc it becomes like a hell for me.

maybe my skin chemistry has changed, maybe my nose has changed i dont know but i wish i could reach my old LL :(

Jan
14
2014
Mellyhelly
Mellyhelly

Now... I love this perfume! My previous review was kind of forecast!
I got a lovely heart-shaped tin box with a mini + bathgel +lotion for a good price. i usually dab from the mini and it is just how I remember it for years ago, only now I love it!
I'm not a fan of overly sweet gourmand and not a fan of Guerlain La petite robe noire in any of its incarnations and endless flankers. This should be quite similar, still...
My doubt now is that I got a previous version of original Lolita and it smells so good. The reformulated version of original has no good fame here. I should look for a tester of the new version and compare.

Jan
11
2014
Mochagirl
Mochagirl

Tanyaoxo, you could smell smoke in it, because it contains a tobacco flower note, which is not listed here among the ingredients. Just as almond and heliotrope are not listed either, though they are definitely prevalent in this perfume. According to some sources, there is pineapple among the top notes as well... Edee, I loved your review, every word of it. It is not a sterile scent - as I often say and already wrote here, it's a bit "decadent", dark, gothic, brave, a but drug-like, mossy and green, as well as being sweet. Thus, it might hurt the senses of some people, but it doesn't evoke the smell of sweat, urine and other secreta that e.g. Angel does, IMO.

Jan
11
2014
Zarii
Zarii

After ten years, I still love this perfume. I know it's because of the aniseed and licorice! LL is spicy and sweet, comforting and sultry and really just a lovely scent. I recommend this to anyone who is looking for a gourmand frag that isn't geared toward the teen market (i.e. confectionary sugar, toothache/headache inducing). LL is a polished and very suitable for winter/cooler months though I prefer one small spray even in the heat of August (the sultry comes out then especially!).

Jan
06
2014
allegro_barbaro
allegro_barbaro

I can't really make up my mind about this one. Sometimes I find it overbearing and suffocating but other times it is warm and comforting. This is probably dependant on the weather with the cooler months more suitable for it's gourmandy goodness. I can detect a powdery iris coupled with a hint of liquorice. I'm not a big liquorice fan but it is not overbearing at all and pairs very well with the ivy all resting on a bed of gentle vanilla.

This is a very unusual perfume and is not so popular these days so is well worth trying out as a potential signature scent.

Jan
02
2014
Edee
Edee

Lolita Lempica original is one of my top three fragrances that I regularly rotate. . Some find it's aroma unpleasant. It is the person who recognizes that great perfumes do not always follow mainstream modes of what is pleasant and what is not that will fully appreciate LL . For instance, musk was something that perfumers ran away from not that long ago. After all musk was associated with sweating and body odor. Polite society would not admit that the aroma of a woman or man whose light body sweat was mixed with the aroma of the perfume or cologne that they wore could be intoxicating. That is what Lolita Lempicka does. It has stepped out of the box of conventional fragrances. It's use of licorice, anise and other ingredients does not follow the trend of society. It redefines it. It may frighten some, even confuse others, but one thing it will never do is bore you. For those of us who have embraced her, I say to you, "Welcome to the new world."

Dec
31
2014
polkadot27
polkadot27

Im really not sure about this one, it smells nice when sprayed into the air but on skin and clothes, i cant help but think it smells a little like sick... It is a sweet, groumand balmy fragrance in my opinion. Not sure if i like it, its too sharp and sweet. It is definitely a unique scent though and a beautiful bottle, looks great on my dressing table.

Dec
26
2013
Tanyaoxo
Tanyaoxo

This literally turned to smoke on my skin. Like it smelt like I had rubbed tobacco all over my wrist. I am actually a smoker and let my friends sniff my wrist, they said are you sure it's not just you smelling of smoke? It most definitely wasn't! I don't understand what note it is in this perfume that did it but it was a smokey licorice disaster on me :(. Shame, because I wanted to like it so much!

Dec
24
2013
KateAnette
KateAnette

This is a perfume I've been wearing on and off for years. My bottle is years old and still half full, because you only need a spritz or 2 and it lasts all day. The perfume is strong, I guess that's why I don't wear it frequently. I usually prefer subtler scents for every day wear. Still, every time I go back to this I'm like wow, why on earth don't I wear it more often ?? After all these years and perfumes, I still think this is one of the most original and beautiful perfumes I've ever had.

Dec
23
2013
Erin perfume addict
Erin perfume addict

Although I've grown tired of LL over the years, it does smell sweet and lovely.

Dec
23
2013
Shivana
Shivana

Strong violet scent for me.. that was almost plastic smelling, however within 15 minutes has faded considerably.

The scent then is softened to a powdery cherry and vanilla. There is a peppery element which I think is from the Star Anise. I think this harmonises quite well with the sweetness of the fragrance.

Overall a pleasant scent. Perhaps not something I would love, but certainly one I could like.

It drys down (after an hour) to sweet yet peppery cherries with a hint of musk. To my nose, not at all offensive.

Dec
20
2013
lettyb76
lettyb76

Does anyone else smell catnip? I sprayed it at home and an hour or two later I smelled catnip. I thought it was the ghost of my late cat visiting me.

Dec
14
2013
chrissyc15
chrissyc15

All I can say is WOW WOW WOW!!!! I went to Ultra the other night and spritzed about 4 different perfumes on both my arms at different spots. I kept going back and smelling this one and going... "That smells amazing!" Silly me had forgotten what scent it was and had to back track! But I FOUND THIS AMAZING TREASURE!!!! I usually DO NOT LIKE LICORICE.... BUT... this is so soft and sweet that it is AMAZING!!!!!

It begins with a FRESH BURST of cherry, vanilla, and licorice.... As it warms it settles into licorice, musk, vanilla, and florals.... That seriously reminds me of a candy store in the middle of the woods. ITS AMAZING!!! One person said it made them feel like a little forest fairy. I don't know about that, but it does give you a carefree feeling. It just makes you feel, happy, sexy, and ALIVE! Also, I LITTLE DAP WILL DO YOU with this perfume! I usually do a spritz on my wrist and then a mist on my hair, neck, and clothing (3-4 spritz).... Literally all you need is ONE of this. It's sillage is wonderful!

The bottle itself is an ABSOLUTE GEM! It looks like something straight out of the fairy tales or maybe even Once Upon A Time!

Dec
12
2013
poetolatry
poetolatry

This fragrance makes me feel like a forest fairy! It's so magical, sweet and enveloping. It's a scent like no other. At first I get a lot of violet, like sugared violet used in confectionery. After that first blast I get vanilla and faint licorice.

This is very gourmand, but I would say the florals and ivy keep it from becoming sickeningly sweet. The pralines are present, but I have to wait for that note to emerge.

It's definitely not for anyone, but if you like sweet, slightly spicy scents, you might like this one!

I would only recommend this to fall/winter season, it's way too heavy and sweet for summertime.

Dec
03
2013
pinkandsatany
pinkandsatany

A delicious, almost-gourmand licorice scent, sugary but not too sweet, and quite sultry. perfect for winter.

Dec
02
2013
Bluemarinejosephine
Bluemarinejosephine

Oh my, how I love you my sugarliscious Lolita Lempicka! This is cotton candy in a bottle. I discovered this fragrance when it was first released and I never forgot its signature scent. It is, firstly and mainly, sweet but, it is not sweet in a tacky way; rather it feels like pleasant childhood.

It starts off as a somewhat heavy scent (but do not let that disappoint you) as it gradually develops to a pleasant sugary smell like cotton candy or burnt sugar with a powdery twist of iris, white musk and (if you smell really well) a bit of praline.

Yet, it does not feel like a gourmand frangrance and I would not classify it as such so, do not be put off, you will not smell like a fresh pastry straight from the oven.

I wouldn’t classify it as a fresh, clean, crisp fragrance so, if this is what you are looking for then this fragrance is not suitable for what you want. It is quite the opposite; it is a warm, sweet, powdery, distinctive fragrance suitable for daytime and nighttime.

I recommend this for all ages, as it can feel carefree and innocent to younger girls or rich and sexy to... less younger girls :)

The bottle is wonderful too, a little jewel on your vanity desk. I would suggest that "Candy" by Prada is a lighter version of this fragrance; it is exceptionally identical.

To me, Lolita Lempicka feels a lot like a signature scent and others will definitely ask you "what perfume are you wearing”. Please, do not betray our secret…

Enjoy the perfume quest!

Nov
25
2013
Gosha
Gosha

Yes, I think that the "magic forest" reference in the previous review is somehow very fitting. :-) Interesting. (And every time I wear this, I seem to have a picture of Black Forest gateau of all things, briefly flashing across my mind...):-D
The fragrance is sweetly spicy and the sweetness is somehow mellow and the spicy-ness is somehow fragile.
The story with the "cherry note" evolves a bit differently on me though - there are cherries, definitely, sweet and sour, black, jammy, sticky, overripe, fragrant, syrupy cherries, but they burst into life at the very beginning and soon give way to floral/balmy/rooty/earthy, delicate sweetness of some other components. It is lovely. I hate licorice in every form and so I attempted trying this fragrance with a great caution, but there is no "typical licorice" in there for me (luckily), it really is more of a hint of delicate anise-y, aromatic accord. Quite different, very feminine and very, very pretty.

Nov
22
2013
robinhood752
robinhood752

The author wanted the feel of magic forest and they certainly did it. They created a very unique scent, and this is really important to me. Very sweet with incredible sillage at the beginning, it dries down for several hours, the cherry note slowly takes over, until I can think of nothing but cherry. In this state it can last forever.

Nov
22
2013
poutpout
poutpout

Unique
Sexy
Rich
Dark

Nov
22
2013
Eos
Eos

I owned and finished a bottle of this about 10 years ago and recently picked up a mini while on a business trip so I could give it a proper review and enjoy it once more.

On my skin this has never been a licorice fragrance. On me, this is primarily a very sweet powdery violet and iris with hints of star anise, vanilla and musk. It is so well blended that it is hard to pick notes out of the fluffy, sweet-powder scent. For me it is not gourmand as sometimes it gets a slightly soapy.

Longevity is about 5 hours, but sillage is impressive. Very nice and comfortable to wear. I will happy finish my mini, but I don't NEED a full bottle again.

Nov
17
2013
Clyn11
Clyn11

The licorice and star anise note is very nicely done on this one...just enough to make it soft spicy cozy :)

Nov
16
2013
Ditta70
Ditta70

Oh my darling Lolita, how on earth could I have lived without you in the past 9 years??? Welcome back to my life!
I bought my fisrt bottle shortly after it came out and I thought it was one of the most distinctive fragrances I have ever come across. Fast forward to today, and after years and years of absence I still feel the same. This frag is such a faithful little companion, I can actually smell it all the time when I am wearing it. With many perfumes I have the problem that after 10 minutes I don't smell a thing, although other people say I smell nice. Lolita is one of the few fragrances that I wear for myself, rather than for others, as I can enjoy it for hours and hours around me. I love everything about it, the sweetness, the herbaceous edge of it, the candied violet, and lo and behold...something I never realised 9 years ago...the praline!!! A truly wonderful perfume, and I promise, I will never leave you ever again, Lolita!

EDIT: I did. A few months later swapped away. How fickle we are!

Nov
13
2013
VJ2
VJ2

I am a late comer to the Lolita Lempicka perfume line. I made the mistake of trying this perfume during the summer; July in DC. Not a good idea. However, I could not get the scent out of my head and tried it again in the fall and oh man, glorious. Licorice is not a favorite note of mine but it works beautifully in the original. This frag evokes a mystical vibe. I now own L de L and Si Lolita...I love the line. Really want to get my hands on Illusions midnight version 2012.

love it!

Nov
08
2013
ellaquintero
ellaquintero

It's not a bad fragrance. Actually I believe it's a master piece, but I HATE Anise :( and on me there's nothing more than that. Too bad, I really wanted to like this.
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I shall eat my words for this is one of the bests fragrances I've ever smelled. The anise is indeed intense, but it's nice in its own way. The ivy, violets and vanilla make a very delicious different scent. It's so unique, so beautiful for autumn and winter. It takes more than a sniff to like it and delight yourself with its magic, but I believe I will be using this for a long time.

Nov
07
2013
Dufteren
Dufteren

Oh my little Lolita, how I have faithfully loved you these past 14 years. Bought you on my honeymoon trip to Paris 14 years ago,it was love at first sniff, though I have had affairs With other perfumes, i will never leave you for another. You are my signature scent.

Nov
05
2013
raw umber
raw umber

Bright licorice notes hover on the back of a great grey moth. Once the licorice disappears, only the moth remains.

The sweetish dusty musky powdery dry down of this fragrance after the brilliant anise opening, reminds me of the powder on a forest moth's wings. If you look at the powder up close, you can see that it's actually made up of very small scales. Pretty magical indeed, just like Lolita. I only wish it kept up its opening, but all in all, I think it's definitely worth the 30 bucks for the small bottle. I don't know if this is the end-all licorice perfume for me, but I certainly find myself in the mood for it fairly often. Hopefully some day I'll have this pretty nocturnal creature for myself. ....Bwahahaha!

Nov
01
2013
ranchorita
ranchorita

Lolita opens with strong accords of anise and licorice, but they quickly settle and the iris and violet push to the fore. Within an hour, the dominant notes seemed to be a musk-infused orris root which at moments calls to mind the orris root of Ombre Rose, but in a much subtler and prettier medley. Still, I don't get the woody tones mentioned.

Longevity is good and sillage is modest, pretty close to the skin.

Oct
30
2013
Aromatea
Aromatea

I agree, it's a very unique scent, for those who are unsure, I definitely recommend to test it out first before buying. I definitely pick up the licorice and anise, some warn musky vanilla among others, it is not aggressive, but at the same time unique enough to call for attention. I would consider this an any season fragrance.

Oct
28
2013
Millifiori615
Millifiori615

A very unique, warm, sweet scent perfect for fall and winter months. Starts off with sweet, powdery licorice and warm, musky floral vanilla on dry-down.

Not over-powering, sweet but elegant. I love the bottle too.

Oct
25
2013
Rielle
Rielle

Got mine from amazon a couple of days ago, and loving it, but how do you know which one is the original/first fragrance/ or the re-branded le premier EDP if they look the same?

Oct
25
2013
Dawndelights
Dawndelights

Only now noticed but it smells more Liquorice in summer and more powdery violet in colder weather.

Oct
21
2013
aliora
aliora

I'm absolutely enamored with the bottle, especially in the 1oz size since the apple fits perfectly in my hand!

Onto the juice...

Lolita Lempicka opens with licorice, but not to fear, this isn't that black marker smell of those scented markers from the good ole days of childhood. It's more reminiscent of good & plenties, but simultaneously, it's not particularly candied. This is anise, after all, and it's been really well balanced with the ivy. As the scent unfolds, I get this smokiness that reminds me a bit of Bvlgari Black; it's gets a bit leathery and becomes more masculine. It ends with vanilla and spice on me. I had some reservations about this due to the ivy (I'm not the biggest fan of ivy) and reviews that had talked about it as though it were a powerhouse licorice bomb. This isn't cloying in the least; it's not overly sweet and I dare to say that it can be worn by a man (Maybe Puck from Midsummer Night's Dream? ;p). Lovely for fall, it's different from a number of the fragrances out these days (except I guess Diesel's Loverdose took a page from this one). Even though it's been around for some time, I don't ever recall smelling this on anyone, and I quite like it. While it has a strong presence initially, this is never sharp and wears closely to the body. It fades on me after 4-5 hrs though.

Oct
20
2013
katushka37
katushka37

Warm, sweet scent with a touch of spices. It makes me think of a fairytale... perhaps a small hut in the middle of the woods with...and smells like freshly baked tart.
I only have a mini version and probably won't get a full size as it is too sweet for my body chemistry and hot climate I currently live in.

Oct
19
2013
zaynaz
zaynaz

I loved the bottle this comes in so much as a child, back in the late 90s. I remember finally trying it (as a kid) in a department store and being heartbroken that it was such an 'ugly' perfume. It didn't at all fit into my child's idea that perfumes smell of roses and watery florals.

Finally I found it for sale and decided to buy it, because I love the bottle that much. And it has grown on me, though, like Si Lolita the opening isn't the usual 'fresh' smell of perfumes these days. This opens like liquorice. If you've ever tried those rock hard (and repellant) bits of 'inch liquorice' it smells just like those taste. Then it shape-shifts into what I can only describe as a freshly cut parsley smell (like Si Lolita's chai it was a really immediate 'wow that's parsley' moment), I assume it's the ivy. That duels with the liquorice to produce something sweetly tarry, like coal tar soap. Finally the really typical sweet notes come into play you get the sweet chocolate note and the vanilla. At this point it reminds me of a very toned down 'Angel' by Thierry Mugler- lots of sweet, decadent things mixed together into something quite potent. The herbal parsley note resurfaces for a while and then you get the faintest hint of violet and then it dries down to something with vanilla, powder and something faintly floral.

It wears long, but it doesn't have a tonne of sillage. You'll catch a whiff of it throughout its wear but it won't be nausea inducing or heavy, despite all its sweetness. I don't love this as much as Si Lolita, but it is a beautiful, unusual fragrance.

I guess what I like about it is how unconventional it is at the start. The opening of this demands that you like it on its own terms because that liquorice and tarry element hangs around, and its not something a lot of department store perfumes would include. For the confident woman.

Oct
19
2013
Thatkid
Thatkid

I adore this fragrance, however it's very heavy and saturated so I only wear it when it's cold outside. I have to hide it when my oldest sister comes to visit because she helps herself to anything she deems rightly belongs to her, whether it does or not!!! Anyway, great fragrance, but on the expensive side.

Wednesday October 16th, 2013

Oct
16
2013
Orsyna
Orsyna

Első próba nem tudom semmihez sem hasonlítani.fűszeres púderes édeskés illat van benne valami különleges metolos cukorka?:D
Kicsit férfiasnak tűnt az elején.Még hagyom hadd bontakozzon ki.Most pedig kellemes öblítő illatot érzek.:) nem hittem volna hogy ennyire púdereske és tömény virágos illat.talán ibolya amit érzek.
Inkább 35 felett tudnám elképzelni unisex illatként.Alkalmi viseletre.
I have a sample I think it's special powdery spicy flower fragrance.On me I felt first like unisex masculin smell.menthol candy maybe.After some minutes it like a clothes rinsing.Intensive Fresh violet maybe.Too powdery for me.It should wear above 30 year or more.If you like fruity sweet fragrances it's not your taste.

Oct
16
2013
Heather q
Heather q

I was working behind a counter and a customer walked in with the most amazing smell, I asked her to write the name of her perfume down for me and it was this one. I bought it as soon as I could and have used it for special occasions ever since. The most unique perfume I've discovered so far. I hate licorice but I love this perfume.

Oct
14
2013
Hiramcito
Hiramcito

Does it work Lolita Lempicka in men? it dries down good? or is quite femenine?

Oct
13
2013
Mochagirl
Mochagirl

Unbelievable! I've just bought it for the third time. First I used up a small bottle, then I bought a larger one, but grew tired of it and gave it away. And now, just as the cooler autumn months came, I longed for it more and more. NOT for everyday use, though. I bought the eau de parfum, and a small bottle, so one or two spritzes last all day, and I won't be fed up with the scent half way just like I did when I had a large bottle. Right now I'm loving every note of it, but it's a tricky one, always shows a different face, one note is alway more prominent than the others. I like to call Lolita Lempicka fragrances "decadent", because they are not for everyone and just for special moods or occasions. Sometimes I do feel like a decadent fairy in a modern world.
BUT WHY DIDN'T THEY LIST THE ALMOND AND HELIOTROPE NOTES IN THE SMALL PICTURES HERE? They are so basic in this fragrance.

Oct
13
2013
SweetChouli
SweetChouli

I totally agree with Nil3 here. LL is a delicious scent and quite mesmerizing even. I spray Lolita and immediately feel a sense of mystery and intrigue. It keeps me wanting to come back for more, yet the more I get to know the scent, the less I actually want to be surrounded by it. Lolita Lempicka is like afriend of a friend who II find interesting, but don't have enough in common with to pursue a personal relationship. I appreciate Lolitas whimsical beauty, but I've come to the conclusion that this little beauty doesn't quite suit my personality. It is well crafted however and I can easily see why so many are in love with this fragrance. And the bottle is adorable!

Oct
13
2013
nikkisq
nikkisq

Love, love, LOVE!
This perfume is perfect if you want something feminine, but not over the top sweet. It's so mysterious and sexy! I get so many compliments when wearing this. It's recognizable and the longevity...swoooon
Another fragrance my boyfriend enjoys, I caught him sniffing the bottle yesterday hahaha

Oct
10
2013
Nil3
Nil3

That’s the reason why I love the world of perfumes SO incredibly much. I had this and didn’t even use it as it broke. A whole new bottle. But as I was smelling my closet,where it broke in, and taking a bit of the oily perfume that was lacking all over….I realized I’m glad it broke. It’s ABSOLUTELY gorgeous, mesmerizing, magical. The thing is….it’s not me. Now,how is that possible???? That’s the reason I love perfume. It’s like a dress. Gorgeous! I would tell my friend. I personally wouldn’t wear it. But it’s an absolutely stunning dress. That’s how I feel about Lolita :)

Oct
10
2013
LaniInFall
LaniInFall

If you are interested in this you really just have to try it on your skin and reviews wont help that much. On some people It is ENCHANTING. I get compliments all the time when I have this on. On my skin it opens with a mellow purple and ivy scent and a touch of licorice to add a mysterious spice.. but not very noticeable unless you look for it.
I do have one WARNIG. If you rub this one (if you spray it on a wrist then rub them together) The scent really changes! On me at least it become quite terrible. Some strange celery-licorice mess that is disgusting. So if you have "tested" this one before and you rubbed it than it is possible you may still like it if you gave it another shot without rubbing!
This is a "clean" mysterious scent. Many of the mysterious scents tend to be dirty so this is one for you girls who cant stand things with any animal fur vibes but still want something a little darker-spicy.

Oct
07
2013
VanilllaPrincess
VanilllaPrincess

This is such a special fragrance. Very enchanting and feminine. I first came across this 10 years ago and have only just purchased a bottle. I can't wait until it arrives in the mail! Such a beautiful bottle too.

Oct
06
2013
kismetdaisy
kismetdaisy

I've been wanting to try diesel loverdose(even though I really dislike licorice in frags,) but I see here that it's reminiscent to Lolita lempicka. If that's true, then I'm bummed out ;( I love "L," but the original Lolita is pretty terrible on me. It's listed as a floral fruity gourmand, which I don't understand as it definitely doesn't smell gourmand to my nose. It's all relative though, I guess. I've reviewed here before, but since then, I've really come to dislike Lolita. It's a cool, soft spicy licorice bomb. I don't get any vanilla, tonka, or any sweetness or warmth, except for a slight woody undertone. All I smell is licorice and cloying anise. This composition stays the same--lacking complexity, the smell doesn't go through any note changes or smell any different in the drydown, just turns a little powdery. Even if there were no licorice, i think i'd still be bored with this frag. i had my sample of this during the winter months, which was really bad as Lolita is such a cool, chilling frag imo. i think it would be nicer in the spring. Perhaps I can see why people like this, but I can't get past the overwhelming licorice. Not a very good blend. I think it was kind of dumb on my part to blind buy this, thinking i might like it considering the perfume is based on licorice lol. but that was when i was still a newbie, unfamiliar with licorice in a frag. I love the bottle though.

Oct
06
2013
BreakAllTheChains
BreakAllTheChains

It's.. alright, I suppose. The drydown is spicy-sweet, but the opening was straight licorice on me, and it stayed that way for awhile. I had Hypnotic Poison on my other wrist, which stayed consistently delicious on me, while this one... I don't know. I guess it just doesn't work so well with my preferences. I do want to try L, though.

Oct
05
2013
sofiebgoode
sofiebgoode

One of my favourite fragrances for fall (the others being Ormonde Woman and Cabaret de Grès). Lolita Lempicka smells like delicious (though somehow abstract) cookies, like the comfy-cuddly return home, with candles and tea, after a walk in the cold, and, in its freshest moments, like Lush's snowcake soap. Pure joy.

Oct
02
2013
vanillary29
vanillary29

After being mesmerized by all the licorice in Loverdose by Diesel, I decided to try this beauty. Lets just say that I did myself a favour! Lolita Lempicka, simply put, is heaven! Its warm, fuzzy, spicy, smokey, sweet and just plain delightful! The licorice, star anise and vanilla are most prominent on my skin and they conjure the feeling of a delicious, creamy dessert. I also get a lot of coffee and tobacco which might be the tonka bean, and that just makes it better. All in all, possibly the best gourmand I've ever tried and definitely a favourite!

Sep
29
2013
septembrist
septembrist

This is really a beautiful scent. What I appreciate most is that it doesn't necessarily smell like its separate notes (to me), but something that transcends them -- a new scent rises from the combination that isn't really definable. There's a sultry, dangerous quality to the initial spray that I find intriguing. It feels light enough to wear throughout the year, in casual situations, but not so light that it is unnoticeable. It drys down to the most delicious, sweet-but-not-cloying, warm scent... truly gorgeous and multidimensional.

Sep
23
2013
teresathebarista
teresathebarista

Lost me at the licorice.

Sep
21
2013
Oahsa
Oahsa

Although it has a bit of a "rotten" scent, but it is unique and beautiful on its own way.

Sep
19
2013
nellychick31
nellychick31

Lolita Lempicka was a bit too spicy and woodsy for my liking. I'm a floral, fruity perfume lover but was trying something new for the fall/winter season. Perhaps it was the licorice? I certainly will not say this is a bad fragrance, just not for me.

Sep
12
2013
KIARA85
KIARA85

I love my ll! I have a strange relationship with it,I wear it not a on daily basis but I adore it!

Sep
08
2013
stormyla
stormyla

This smells like a child's make believe scent that comes inside of one of those play makeup kits. I gave it three hours and finally had to scrub it off. It smelled like the rotting fermented fruit drop under my cherry tree. Thank heavens I stayed indoors away from the bees!

Sep
06
2013
happygeisha
happygeisha

bought this back in 1997 and it still smells amazing. this morning my baby dog luna (my rescue pit bull from our local shelter) decided she wanted to give me kisses right at the exact moment i was spritzing myself and is now shambling around the house reeking of lempicka's cloying cloud of licorice, star anise and vanilla bean. hahahaaa! poor thing does smell lovely though!

Sep
05
2013
Tramontane
Tramontane

I bought this perfume without testing as I had read such great reviews. I do this quite a lot and get some interesting results. Sometimes I just go for samples but for this I went for a 100ml bottle, as after reading the notes I thought; what's not to like?

I was not disappointed, to me it is like being back in the sweetshop on a Saturday morning, with all the tall glass jars arrayed in front of me full of delicious delicacies, and with a sixpence burning a hole in my pocket.

Which to choose? I don't know why it takes me so long as I invariably select the same items, but to me it is a ceremony, almost a ritual, and can't be hurried. But then Dad has paid for the papers and is patiently waiting for my all important decision. I point at a few jars and they are placed on the counter in front of me, and then the lids are gently removed to let the luscious sweet smells escape briefly, like a genie from a bottle; licorice, violet and vanilla, all mingling together, turning the air sweet and edible.

So into the white paper bag go some sticks of licorice, some parma violets and a litter of white chocolate mice. And here they are all again, reunited in this perfume which makes it, for me, a wonderfully evocative and comforting scent. I don't want to rush out to buy and eat those sweets again, but this perfume reminds me of a time when I did, and that makes me happy. Surely this has to be a good thing; a perfume that transports you back in time and makes you smile?

Sep
03
2013
Nefelisparkles
Nefelisparkles

My absolute favourite rainy day perfume! The ivy goes so well with the sweetness! It's just adorable!

Sep
03
2013
NasserDream
NasserDream

I like this perfume < Has a nice pretty smell with good price

Sep
03
2013
Kimreu
Kimreu

ooo this is really pretty!! This, to me, smells like spicy 'good and plenty' candy, rose and a dash of honey...I get a woody note too. (please excuse my 'simple' nose) it's light and fun...I can see a young bride wearing this. My husband is very picky with which perfumes of mine he likes, well...he REALLY liked this, couldn't keep his hands off me! **blush** I should've bought a bigger bottle!!

Aug
30
2013
marily
marily

Love the bottle and the scent too!!!!! Sweet, spicy and woody,I sniff a lot of cheeries and blackcurrants in it.....When it dries out the scent becomes more masculine due to spicy notes,it reminds me a little bit of the lolita lempicka cologne for men....it's a very unique and its sillage is great and the longevity is very good. So special and unique scent,wearing it you feel confident and attractive......highly recommended!!!

Aug
24
2013
bluebellinthewoods
bluebellinthewoods

Yummy blackcurrant, herby big frilly knickers of a scent.

Aug
23
2013
lisarad
lisarad

At first I wasnt sure about this fragrance. I purchased it on a blind buying spree...and this turned into a YEAH ME! story. It opens with that lovely dry licorice tempered with deep orris root. I caught a touch of violet and the tonka bean, just a mere hint...just enough to make the earthiness of the orris, licorice and anise acceptable. I find this to smell somewhat "dry". It is a lovely scent. Rich, complex and smooth. It lasts for at least four hours on my uber dry, perfume eating skin, which is nice for me. I saw where others got some ivy scent...I do catch a earthy note, almost soil scent, which I put to the orris root. I do like how the it is all married and mingled so well. Every note complements and in well integrated with the others. I love this perfume, lovely and unique.

Aug
22
2013
pamela091083
pamela091083

I love this scent because it´s very powdery, sweetty and long time in my skin, it´s perfect for the night, I LOVE IT.

Aug
19
2013
Youssef_Maggi
Youssef_Maggi

too much angel-like for me. but i agree with the majority of the commenters, bottle is beautiful!

Aug
19
2013
perfumeaddiction
perfumeaddiction

Here is my review on Lolita. I simply LOVE it! When I got my bottle today I chuckled as like a dummy I tried to remove the cap which is not removable. You actually push down on the apple stem to spray it. It's adorable!!! After I moronically got past that and learned to spray the juice I fell in love. I can't quite explain Lolita other then it's a very unique scent with a hint of smokiness to it. I guess I pick up a booziness to it and cant stop smelling myself. I absolutely adore the scent in every way. What I enjoy is the uniqueness of it. It's not like the everyday scent you pick up on women when you are out shopping. This is a fragrance that says hey I am unique one of a kind and I stand out because of it. Lolita is not particularly floral on me - I just detect a delicious smoky pleasant aroma that my skin just drinks up and my body chemistry adores!

Aug
17
2013
mschnabel666
mschnabel666

I am a HUGE fan of sweet sweet gourmands, but this did not work. Too musky and too much licorice. Uck. I did try it in the summer, so I may revisit in the winter. Michigan gets very very cold, so maybe it will be different? I also hated the original Angel for smelling like musky old ladies and patchouli. I'll try Angel again in the winter too.

Aug
16
2013
rschmidt65
rschmidt65

This is great juice! Licorice is definitely the main note but it's married with vanilla, iris and a lot of fresh green (the ivy) that keeps it from being too foody. Its lovely and powdery, lasts forever, has great sillage and is probably the most versatile perfume I own. It works in all settings and all weathers. Love it!

Aug
07
2013
xjulietdx
xjulietdx

I am clearly nog a fan of star anise and licorice so I thought this wasn't for me. When I saw it for sale I couldn't control myself and decide to give it just a chance. I sprayed a bit on my arm (expecting the worst..) But it's actually pretty nice. My first impression was that it isn't as strong as you would expect. It's a sweet, soft smell with only a hint of star anise. To me the vanilla and praline are prominant.In the dry down it becomes more musky. I'm glad I give Lolita a change, she's great! The bottle is so pretty and I already received a few compliments!

Aug
07
2013
Michelina
Michelina

This quirky kid requires patience. Freshly sprayed, it smells like nothing but amped-up baby powder on me. 20 minutes or so later and the initial abrasiveness has mellowed into a softer, spicy-sweet powder with just a hint of vanilla. I don’t normally go for powdery scents yet can’t help but find this to be interesting and a bit offbeat. Nice for an evening out doing something nutty.

Good projection, it’s just a shame I can’t get more than a few mirthful hours out of it.

Aug
01
2013
NicoleO
NicoleO

I dismissed this perfume way too quickly. I bought a sample to give it another go and am very glad I did. I initially could only smell the licorice, and while I love eating it, I didn't necessarily want to smell like it. But after giving this another go I've realized it is not just licorice - I can smell violets, cherries and vanilla, a hint of musk and praline. I'll admit I'm not too keen on the top notes, but half hour later I was thoroughly enjoying it. It is a gourmand scent, but not in a sweet cupcake kind of way. I feel it suits any age, for a woman who still knows how to have fun. Wearing this makes me feel good, and I feel that I smell good too.

Jul
26
2013
camarillo
camarillo

I already try it. this is very unique scent... sweet, fresh. the scent like a fairy tale. I can't stop to smelling this perfume :) addicted perfume

Jul
25
2013
pearlsnow
pearlsnow

Can someone tell me where to get this perfume. I would really like to try it on, it seems very good and sweet. :)

Jul
24
2013
lauren.gonzalez.963
lauren.gonzalez.963

SO SPECIAL! This reminds me of the way my aunt used to smell when I was a child. And since she and I are both painters, I feel like this embodies the way a creative woman should smell.

NOT for the faint of heart. Very wintery, dark and sexy with a dash of sweetness that says I AM HERE, without screaming it. This is a scent one would wear to an exhibition dressed to the nines in all black, smoking a black licorice flavored cigaret.

Jul
24
2013
camarillo
camarillo

I am so curious with this one. I will try, wish I can like it this perfume like every people when wear this perfume :)

Jul
23
2013
Pink_Ruffles
Pink_Ruffles

Lolita Lempicka is a fantasy fairytale in a bottle. And like all good stories, this masterpiece of a fragrance is best enjoyed by letting go and losing oneself within its many hidden realms.

Jul
22
2013
tigsi
tigsi

The dry-down on me smells exactly like chocolate, musk and something masculine in a sexy way! DO-SUPER-WANT!!!
But... when I first put it on it has that synthetic nail-polish remover-y type smell!
I still like it, I still want it, and if I have to choose between 'la petite robe noire' and LL, I'd go for sexy chocolate, musk cherry over cherry hard candy any day! (I just hate the opening, just as much as I hate LPRN's opening)

Jul
19
2013
Jitterbug Perfume Lover
Jitterbug Perfume Lover

Continuing my review of the House of Lempicka...

Coral Flower is Gelsomina from La Strada; sweet, innocent, beautiful and fragile.

L is Claudia from 8 1/2; girl next door sexy warm brunette

Lolita Lempicka is Sylvia from La Dolce Vita; the beautiful bombshell in the Fontana de Trevi. This is the woman that the main character Marcello chases after, but she is just too busy having fun and being beautiful. This fragrance is equal parts BOMBSHELL and BEAUTIFUL and OTHERWORLDLY in one bottle. It's a dream sequence in a Fellini film; something you don't quite understand, but don't really care to pick it apart. It's beautiful and it doesn't really matter why or how, you just enjoy La Vida Dolce!

I never in my wildest dreams thought that I could like any fragrance with a licorice note, much less a licorice combined with anise, yet, I find it completely alluring and gorgeous. This is a fragrance I wear when I want to be beautiful/fun/spontaneous/get noticed/laugh/love/live to the fullest. This is the fragrance to wear when you find yourself in a red convertible with a gorgeous man with the whole evening ahead of you - eating, drinking, laughing, flirting, dancing; especially because it's the best night of your life and it all happened spontaneously! This is the fragrance to wear when you find yourself in a fountain at midnight! I love it!

Jun
28
2013
Bella81
Bella81

I fell in love at first smell! This perfume is unique and sensual. As the top notes I smell the licorice and stare anise when it dries down you get a soft vanilla musk. I receive compliments all the time! The EDP and EDT smell a little different but I love them both!

Jun
23
2013
gracenote-floralspice
gracenote-floralspice

This is not what I would usually buy. I was afraid of the gourmand notes. Though once the initial sweetness settles there is this wonderful powdery softness, think it is the Vanilla, Tonka Bean and Musk. These are all things I like in a fragrance. The Liquorice is not as pronounced as in "With Love" by Hilary Duff" I am pleased about that. I am using the miniature of this. Glad I tried this first. A wonderfully different fragrance.
Certainly apt for an evening out. I shall enjoy wearing it.

Jun
13
2013
ChypreAnn
ChypreAnn

Just to riff off what others are saying about its fairy tale qualities, I would add that Lolita Lempicka would be a great fragrance to wear for an evening out to see The Nutcracker. Smelling that; hearing the music; and seeing the beautiful dancing, costumes, and stage design would be a wonderful sensory experience.

Jun
07
2013
ameals12345
ameals12345

I am forcing myself to love it...love shouldn't be this hard lol just a like for me.

Jun
03
2013
Ashes19
Ashes19

I was apprehensive about trying this one, because I hate overly musky scents and I'm not a big licorice fan. I'm happy to report that it was love at first sniff! Lolita Lempicka is a magical, sweet, powdery scent at first;To me, it completely lives up to the whimsy of that gorgeous bottle. It smells like baby powder and delicious, delicious candy (yet it's not juvenile in the least; quite the contrary, it somehow manages to exude sophistication.) The licorice is noticeably there, but it's not obnoxious at all. I agree with MsGoody2shoe, in that the vanilla is probably responsible for balancing everything out. The musk becomes more noticeable on the dry down, but it's mixed in with the powdery notes well enough that it doesn't interfere with what I love about this fragrance. Everything together forms a scent that is actually quite feminine and heavenly! I tried this on before my shower and now I keep finding things to do around the house to procrastinate, just so I can smell it longer without wasting another spritz from my tester bottle!

That said: my fiance detests it. He says that it smells exclusively like baby powder and that "it's not attractive at all." Color me crushed. This is definitely a different scent (one of the many things I love about it), so I understand that it's not everyone. I could even see with the musk how some may find it a bit matronly. I keep getting whiffs of it as I type, though, and it's so lovely. I think I may have to buy a bottle anyway. I'll just wear it on nights out with the girls.

May
31
2013
Lazaro
Lazaro

What a Amazing explosion of delicious ingredients...My father wear this fragrance many years ago and i practically renewal that moments whit this coctel...Anis hummm vanilla....sensual and licore OMGGGGG....this essence makes me feel spontaneous,comfortable,sexy and happy...the bottle a piece of art and design....

May
30
2013
MsGoody2Shoes
MsGoody2Shoes

This perfume is very unusal!

I have been reading reviews for it lately, and then saw it at the drug store for a decent deal (30 ml for $20!)so I bought it and I am not dissapointed, although it is maybe not one I would have picked out had it not been on sale.

The licorice is very obvious, and not nearly as offensive as I was afraid it would be, after reading about how prominent that note is.

I am quite sure that it is the vanilla which evens out the licorice and makes it sweet and interesting, rather than sharp and pungent.

I am not a big fan of heavy musk notes, which this perfume has, but it is just light enough to hide behind the vanilla and licorice in a complimentary way.

Once the top notes begin to fade, the perfume changes into a scent I much prefer, which is a lot more mature and powdery.

I am glad I only got the 30 ml since this will be a once-in-a-while perfume, mostly because it is not like my typical perfume choices which are not as musky, which sort of works to it's advantage, because it functions nice as an olfactory palet cleanser in a way.

This is definetly a night time perfume and would be inappropriate for a summer afternoon- I think it's too serious for day wear.

The bottle is one of my all time favourites, though it seems a little young hearted, I find this perfume is for women 20+

May
30
2013
EmilyTheStrange
EmilyTheStrange

One of the most complex, but brilliant perfumes I've ever owned. It is such a warm, inviting, sweet and sensual fragrance...however it's not the kind of perfume you just spritz on and then "go" because of how sweet it is at first. Once it starts to dry down and settles, that's when the "magic happens" - and that magic lasts for hours and hours. The bottle is perfectly designed, almost "potion" like. Very beautiful perfume however at 30 years old, I'd say I've only got a couple of years left when it comes to this one as it's rather 'young'. Love it.

May
27
2013
lila1990
lila1990

This was a little too sweet for me, but I got so many compliments when I used to have this. To me the licorice smell is pretty gentle and smells more like a spicy vanilla. I actually didn't know licorice was in here until I saw the notes later.

May
27
2013
susie2013
susie2013

oooh lolita. its so deeply dark , and sensuual. i love wearing this ' it always gets so many compliments. its an evening fragrance, a date fragrance. but probably not a first date. men will be drawn to you like crazy when weaing lolita. its intensly sweet, but a sweetness that is enveloped in an inky darkness. it has a dewiness to it also, as if fresh rain is falling down on you, not cold winter rain, but warm summer rain, with the threat and tension of a thunder storm in the air.
i love the fact that i don't know anyone else who wears this scent.
the bottle itself is a work of art and a pleasure to own.

May
27
2013
Raggagirl1
Raggagirl1

This was a different buy for me, I blind brought it because of the reviews and also because it has a lot of notes that I like but this is something different I really wasent expecting what I got at all. It is a pleasant smell not overriding at all I found it very soft and quite unique!! The star anise shines on me with the perfect balance between the woodsy scent warm vanilla and yummy liquorice. It also has a pop of freashness wich I enjoy it is a pretty perfume I think.

May
24
2013
samanta.machado
samanta.machado

When i first tried, i didn't like very much.But now, is one of my favorites. It is good for cloudy and cold days.

May
23
2013
jessieo
jessieo

Not so much a review - This has been my signature scent for the past 8 years, and all I can say is that for me, Lolita is a man magnet. Not joking! I could tell you many stories.
If Lolita works well with your skin chemistry, it's such a joy to wear, lovely on Autumn nights or for romantic encounters :)

May
22
2013
Sarahlulu
Sarahlulu

This is an exotic and distinct scent, unlike anything else I have.

Quite a deliberate step in a different direction with such a strong licorice element, I can also identify the ivy and the violet very easily... it dries down bringing to the licorice a musky vanilla cloud.

So perfect for an evening out especially on a cooler night.

I'm very happy to include this in my tiny fragrance wardrobe.

And later on .... I have to say I love it so much I bought as big a bottle as I could find!

May
21
2013
quackadoodle
quackadoodle

This fragrance is strange. In a good way.
Generally, I do not like sweet scents. Or vanilla scents. I find them too young for me, often cheap (darn berries!). This one isn't excessively sweet.
This is something that both younger ladies and mature ladies, and everything in between, can pull off nicely. On me, the sillage is... not strong at all. One needs to be close to me to smell it. This is nothing new for me, though. Even with the rumoured sillage monster, Chanel No5, you'd have to rub your nose against my skin to smell it (this one does a bit better than that). It is intimate. It is sexy, but not TOO sexy. I got a mini of it, and at this rate, it will be gone in no time. I may have to get a full bottle of this.
Speaking of the bottle... it is gorgeous, even as a mini.
Back to the scent... vanilla dominates, but it is blended beautifully with licorice (the root, not the candy), and star anise. I smell all the other notes, but they are lingering gently in the background.
Longevity is great, too. Eventually, it will fade, but it has lasted about 12 hours (applied after a shower, removed next shower).

Maybe I just like this because it is different from all the currently trendy berries and sugary scents. It is unique. But I think I mostly like it because it is very pretty and doesn't turn into something nasty on my skin, which doesn't accept many scents.

Like it or not, it is worth a try. Even if just for fun.
Makes me want to try other Lolita Lempicka fragrances.


ETA: It is a hot day today... humid, too. NOW this baby is projecting! And surprisingly, it isn't overbearing and it hasn't gone musty/sweaty. Maybe a bit warm for a day like this, but it isn't gross. Not sure if others appreciate it, but I am enjoying smelling myself without putting my arm to my nose :)

May
18
2013
Limpylou
Limpylou

The bottle seduced me when this first came out... But the heavy licorice... not so much. It never wore well with my body chemistry... Yet I can't part with the bottle and have it on display with some Waterford crystal! The bottle catches the light famously!

May
17
2013
Renata tang
Renata tang

I used to hate spicy and musk. But I like this and start to like mature perfume over fruity and flora. Maybe because I already grow up.

May
17
2013
IlluminatedRain
IlluminatedRain

This was kind of a disaster on me. It smells like balmy citrus with a hint of anis, not a single drop of vanilla or licorice.

May
14
2013
colleencc
colleencc

Had it several years ago - LOVED it at first smell and for the whole first bottle; even bought a second one (which is rare for me). Then all of a sudden I couldn't stand it. I see it again from time to time and still can't stand it. Weird how a fragrance can be like that.

May
10
2013
mihaela01
mihaela01

Love at first smell,I bought this 3 times so far,most of the compliments were on this beauty,it is the best from Lolita,I hope it never goes away like my other big love D&G red cap.

May
10
2013
mrjohn12
mrjohn12

I am head-over-heels IN LOVE with this perfume. I smell it and it's like I've just gotten out of an expensive spa treatment, my whole body melts. I do wear it as a perfume, but I mainly wear it for my own happiness. One spray of this and my stress diminishes to nothing.
As a perfume, it's so unique. I feel like nobody around me will be wearing it and nobody can pin-point what it is. I've decided to lie and tell people it's Guerlain Le Petite Robe Noir so that it doesn't become the next Thierry Muegler Angel. You know, unique, but now everyone and their sister is wearing it...
Considering getting the male version for my boyfriend so I can smell it all the time!

EDIT: A snobby and judgmental sales associate told me Lolita Lempicka for Men is no longer sold in the U.S. She didn't have to be so rude about it, just because I wear yoga pants doesn't mean I have a cheap nose.

May
01
2013
bbwfan1234
bbwfan1234

This is one of the only scents with vanilla that I have ever liked. Perfect balance of sweet and spicy.

May
01
2013
Renata tang
Renata tang

I don't like this, the bottle cute though, luckly i only got 30ml

May
01
2013
SMIG25perfumes
SMIG25perfumes

best for winter, very sexy, very sensual and tasty, it has something uplifting, i dunno what that could be...

Apr
29
2013
flowerlvr711
flowerlvr711

The bottle is far more pretty, than whats in it, i have it and i only used it a few times, I dont care fr it at all.. tooooo sweet and smells only like licorice . I wish i saved the receipt :(

Apr
26
2013
Chocobaby
Chocobaby

This is my first LL fragrance. I've seen the bottle so many times but was never inclined to try it. I recently got a good deal so bought it blind (at least the bottle is pretty if it doesn't work out ). I'm not a fan of licorice candy, but in a fragrance, it is very sweet and pretty. I do not get the anise note, but the vanilla comes out loud and clear. This reminds me of Lollia Wish but LL is brighter with the greens . A picture of Snow White in a little cabin in the forest with ivy growing all over it comes to mind. This fragrance has a fairy tale quality to it, very fitting with the bottle shape and imagery. This may be the start of my journey of LL fragrances.

Apr
21
2013
Donna Rosa
Donna Rosa

Hello my friends!
First of all, I'd like to thank you for your posts, because they are really helpful. Today I bought Lolita Lempica blindly, only relying on the comments posted here.
I was looking for something sexy, alluring and a little sharp. One of the best samples from such category for me is the "Red Door" by Elizabeth Arden. I would buy it if it wasn't strongly associated in my memory with one amazing woman who I admire. So, I wanted to stay myself and to find the fragrance that is not connected with any previous experiences. I red reviews of many products here and picked Lolita Lempica because it was mentioned here a few times as a sexy one.
Of course, "Red Door" doesn't have anything common with the "Lolita Lempica" neither in notes, nor in mood.But I won't compare them anymore.
So, in the shop their didn't have tester, only packed product. I had to buy it without trying on my wrist. Immediately after I got it, I unpacked it and sprayed onto my neck :-). The first thought was "huh, it's not something like Red Door at all. And it's not so provocative...". But very soon I started to get used to my new friend and it showed me it's wonderful qualities: noble, complex and well balanced at the same time, cute and at the same time powerful. It creates a very pleasant and comfortable aura around me and there's nothing what irritates me. I definitely like it and maybe will fall in love soon ))). Yeees, it's very feminine, exciting, powdery with a hidden hint of spice inside. It caresses me. Well, for me, it's sexy. We'll see how men will react on it :-P

Apr
20
2013
Coconutmusk
Coconutmusk

After receiving my mini a few months ago I KNEW I had to own this, and this morning my bottle arrived (along with LL Au Masculin I blind bought for my husband)! Oh why oh why did I hate this when I was younger?! I'd pass by this gorgeous bottle every so often and was so very attracted to the bottle but when I'd spray it I thought it smelled like kerosene. But times change and so do our tastes and WOW do I adore this now!
It's been said 100 times before, yes this is a licorice bomb but I happen to adore licorice so to me that's great! It goes a bit green after a few minutes, the kind of green that reminds you of those ivy leaves draped all over the bottle; like a fairy tale cottage wrapped in ivy and lush greenery in the morning dew-and of course the licorice is still there! There's a bit of powder and softness to this which makes all theses seemingly sharp, angry notes seem delicate as dragonfly wings. This perfume truly matches the way it's advertised, whimsical and mysterious and just so damn fun!

Apr
18
2013
Kiera79
Kiera79

This is ok, but a little too sweet for me. I do like the vanilla and the spice from the star anise, however it faded really quickly :(

Apr
16
2013
carissaaurora
carissaaurora

this smells great, and has really good longevity. would be curious to try the other products in the line. something is just a little bit too heavy in this one, maybe the ivy. i love the iris and sweet vanilla and almond on top of the tonka.

Apr
14
2013
AngelaAngela
AngelaAngela

This is a wonderful sultry sexy perfume. Great for dry fall days, as it seems to warm me up. The amaryllis notes are very prevlant on my skin. My body heat increases the Tonka Bean & hints of chocolate. Overall a lovely and distinct smell.

Apr
13
2013
LauriD
LauriD

When I owned this, I loved it.
Unusual, warm, sexy, spicy, interesting, memorable.
Then it vanished and over the years I had slowly forgotten about my love for Lolita.
Yesterday I practically attacked a woman who passed me in the street wearing this. I was hit with a rush or pleasure and memories. I needed to know if I could really smell my long lost 'lolly' or maybe a dupe. Unfortunately, i hadnt noticed that the lady was wearing headphones.. Which is where the 'attack' comes in haha.
Anyway despite almost suffering a heart attack, she confirmed it was Lolita Lempicka & after a little blushing, she continued on her way, happy in the knowledge that she smelt absolutely gorgeous.

Apr
13
2013
yettb
yettb

Tantalizing and unusual- only other Lolita fragrances come close to this fragrance to me. It lasts a long time and I like the anise/licorice at the begining love how this changes on me it smells like chocolate chip cookies (really good homemade warm ones with lots of vanilla,real butter, brown sugar and nuts in them) after a couple of hours. The bottle of course is what made me try it and at first I thought it was too much and then I tried it on my skin - love it!

Apr
11
2013
Lali123
Lali123

The first time I bought it was a long ago, and then I bought it again and again and again. I LOVE IT. Is my signature perfume. Sweet, Oriental, but in an original way. Not to talk about the packaging, an apple came from fairy tale. I think is good all year long.
Good sillage and longevity.

Apr
05
2013
Monica lee
Monica lee

Este aroma es perfecto único y sexy!!, aparte dura y dura por mucho tiempo, dejas una estela al caminar tan angelical... muchos me preguntan el nombre de mi perfume cuando lo uso, yo lo describo entre delicado especiado y sexy, aparte la botella es muy linda

Apr
02
2013
ladywildswan
ladywildswan

Not my favorite... there is something that hits me in the first few seconds that I find harsh and offensive. There original blast that I find unattractive goes away and what is left on my skin is nice, soft and pleasant but does not last.

Mar
29
2013
kismetdaisy
kismetdaisy

Well, let me say my sig. Scent is "L" .. So I thought I should try this, the original. It smells different on me, totally different from everyone else. It smells good, but I def. don't get the "wow" effect from it. I do smell licorice a lot, in really not a licorice fan... But it's not bad. It is a very unique scent, not your everyday perfume you smell in the mall or when a girl walks by.. You will be noticed. Ultimately, it was nice to try but I won't be buying a bottle. I'm content with "L," which is the holy grail of perfumes to me. Also, the spillage and staying power is rather weak compared to other lolita lempicka scents. I think a lot of people would appreciate this one, though. Just not me.. It's too light.. I like dark and spicy.

Mar
24
2013
lettyb76
lettyb76

This used to have tobacco and lemon as notes. It also didn't have amaryllis listed. Who changed the list and why?

Mar
23
2013
Chio268
Chio268

This is one of the most unique and lovely perfumes I have. It's sweet but not overpowering, spicy but not what I'd call 'manly' and just super addicting. It's a pity that it doesn't last long-about 3 to maximum 4 hours on my skin.

Mar
21
2013
MissEmm13
MissEmm13

It seems like this is one of those love or hate fragrances. For me, it is love! I have heard so many interesting opinions on this one that I had to order a sample. I honestly did not think I would like this one when I saw liquorice listed as the main note but oh my, it is beautiful! It smells more like a vanilla floral on me. It's a very enchanting smell. I now have a 3.4 oz bottle; it was just that good!

Mar
20
2013
sussex2
sussex2

Being a newcomer to the world of fragrances I am in the initial stages of sampling as many scents as possible in the shortest time - maybe 30 in a few months. Lolita Lempicka is easily the most beautiful of all that I have tried.

I enjoyed Black Orchid for its gourmande qualities but it seems like a blotchy mess compared to the more subtle, refined qualities of Lolita.

The initial stages are very bright glace cherry and anise with liquorice but tempered from over sweetness by a distinct ivy note.

As the drydown takes place the fragrance becomes slightly powdery, a hint of violet. The liquorice, cherry and anise blend seamlessly. The ivy note falls away, no longer necessary like the stabilisers on a childs bicycle who has now learnt to ride. What remains, at least to my nose, is a fully formed, perfect scent.

As a gentleman in his early 40s the associations implicit in the title of this fragrance are not lost on me. This sweet, tantalising, Nabokovian creation is certainly not meant for a brut such as I. In the world of fragrances, and most certainly in no other case, this is a taboo I am willing to break.

Mar
19
2013
demonicpretty
demonicpretty

I wore this scent often as a teenager, and it was my first "real" perfume. It is rather nostalgic for me now, but I am not in love with the scent as I once was. It is very sweet and violet at first, and the licorice and anise comes out very heavily on my skin. The tonka/vanilla drydown with the hint of violet is the best part of this fragrance. It is very strong, and very long-lasting. Lately, I feel that this scent is too cloying for me to wear. I usually opt for the "L`eau d`Minuit" version from 2007 instead (which smells more like incense and violet), and still only occasionally. I'm just not much of a licorice/anise person, and there's a LOT of it in this fragrance. If that is your thing, then go for it!

Mar
19
2013
Bandit
Bandit

I have a friend who morphs this disgusting scent into the most beautiful spicy vanilla. On her it reminds me of YSL Cinemá, but even better. SOOOO beautiful. I couldn't believe her telling me, that what she wears so gracefully filling every room with happiness is my behated enemy Lolita Lempicka!

On me it is cloying, cold, distant, immature and overly sweet.

Try before you buy. Look what your body chemistry makes of it. I cross fingers for you.

Mar
18
2013
Beth1218
Beth1218

This is high on my gourmand want list along with La Vie Est Belle.

Mar
15
2013
kirtylou
kirtylou

I've been dying to try this one, so I bought a slightly used bottle off ebay for cheap. It's only the first day so I MAY change my mind, but I loooooove it. It reminds me a little bit of Angel, only lighter and without the chocolate and heavy patchouli. It also has the slightly... skin-so-soft scent that I actually find a little bit pleasant in small doses. Very sweet and feminine, I will be wearing this one often.

Mar
13
2013
missdietcoke1
missdietcoke1

I remember I have picked it up in Sephora because of the attractive bottle, soooo pretty! First sniff and I fell in love. Deep and sensual, very unique, almost amusing...
And then it happened, after using it for a few months suddenly it felt too much, too sweet, too everything. Headache after a few hours. Gave it to my mom, so I still have access to it whenever I feel like it!:)
Stillage and longetivity is excellent! Not a huge fan anymore but I catch myself keep going back to it for more...

Mar
04
2013
Nefelisparkles
Nefelisparkles

I had a sample of it long way back. I had quite enjoyed it then and had used my sample up.
I was 18-19 years old and it suited me at the time.
Now i have a bottle, from a swap. It is a good swap because although I think it's quite the girly, sweet smelling perfume, it also has a lot of depth and uniqueness.. I see it from a different angle and I can say it's bewitching enough for me to wear!
Now on to the actual scent. I didn't remember it well and because I don't get along with licorice these days, i was afraid that it might turn medicinal. Well, it didn't. The licorise isn't that prominent but the vanilla, violet and praline are.
I also get a boozy feeling and I think it is the tonka bean. I think so because I get the same feeling from Hypnotic poison.
It is quite heavy but it's wearable and once it dries down it feels sophisticated.
It's more of a cold weather fragrance, in heat it may be unbearable...
I say give it a try if you like hypnotic poison kind of perfumes.. it belongs in the same category, it's only a little bit more youthful!
Enjoy!
P.s. It definitely has a herbal background in the dry down along with the praline.
Edit: omg, soo in love with it!! It's a bit like Angel, strange since patchouli isn't listed! Looooovely!

Mar
04
2013
beperfume
beperfume

Oh my goodness, I'm in love with this perfume! It's so unusual...sweetness tempered with warm spice and soft powder. So pretty and light, not overpowering. Exotic. I'm sensitive to perfumes, but I can wear this one effortlessly. Can't stop sniffing my wrists! :) The first spray is a bit strong, but it quiets down quickly to a smooth yummy yet sophisticated licorice sweetness. Can licorice be sophisticated? Well, this one is! The dry down is amazing...very very beautiful! My favourite scent right now!

Feb
27
2013
stephanie.hamrick
stephanie.hamrick

I like this a lot better than the Premier Parfum re-release. Much softer, less obnoxious opening, and the tobacco note isn't something I noticed in the other. Since someone whose opinion counts hated Le Premier Parfum on me, I had assumed this one, as an earlier formulation of what's supposedly the same fragrance, would be as bad. But it's a lot gentler.

Feb
24
2013
n.hidayah
n.hidayah

On me it is like a softer version of angel tm.

Feb
23
2013
Dara813
Dara813

When I first heard that this was a liquorice based perfume, I did not think I would like it. However I had heard about how amazing it is from many women. I could never find it in a store to do a test, but then I finally came across it and sprayed a little on my arm. I fell in love immediately. I can't get enough of it! It is like a fantasy; super-feminine, enchanting, mysterious, and I get compliments from everyone when I wear it. If you have never smelled this lovely, unique fragrance, I highly recommend trying it out. Don't let the liquorice intimidate you; it's super gorgeous.

Feb
23
2013
loonad
loonad

this is pure aphrodisiac in a whimsical bottle.my husband really loves this one.he finds it sweet as well as sexy.i find it to be very longlasting and has quite a good sillage.

Feb
23
2013
rthgdess
rthgdess

This one is very unique and special. It definitely opens with a burst of licorice, so you'd better like licorice (which I do). It then unfolds over time..it has a powdery phase, anise mixed with iris and a bit of tobacco, which is not at all unpleasant, and then it gets sweeter, as the violet, vanilla and praline sneak in, again more licorice (it never really leaves), finally settling in to something that for me resembles lemon tea. I can't stop sniffing my wrist after the drydown. I love this, but I live for gourmands. Some may find this too sweet and powdery for their liking.

Feb
18
2013
Vyx
Vyx

Still searching for my signature scent..I have this particular product on it's way. I bought it off the fly with a little research and had to give it a go. I had a quick sample of it while I was out today and found it very unique and was please that I don't regret the purchase. I sprayed on just a bit and I couldn't smell it within an hour. However I did already have previous scent on but had to check it out quick as I passed the perfume department. I can't wait to receive it next week being I enjoy scent's that are different and will have to write a small review once it gets here.
In regards to a couple post's I seen that state it smell's and or resembles Angel..if it's Thierry Mugler's Angel your all referring to, I have that and LL smell's nothing like it..no comparison what so ever. Angel is an incredible scent sharp yet sweet,if you love patchouli you'd love Angel it's one of a kind and it's a scent you either love or hate. From the quick sniff of LL I had today it was by far a unique scent unto itself and much softer overall in comparison to Angel.

Feb
15
2013
ajkeelty
ajkeelty

Love Love Love Love Love this perfume. It's such a beautiful gourmand. This perfume is for a lady not a teen. It's sweet, but not too sweet it is well balanced with warmth. And I swear I smell something new and interesting everytime I wear it.

Feb
15
2013
velvetulipe
velvetulipe

A very pretty perfume... but so sweet... it smells like candy. I really don't like it at all... but a friend of mine loves it and it smells pretty good on her.

Feb
11
2013
vzant
vzant

It's is a good perfume...different and you can recognise it if you smell it.
i've gotten a little bit comfused thogh, because sometimes i smell in it smoke or cigar...don't know.

Feb
11
2013
Mom2Dano
Mom2Dano

This is a wonderful perfume. I get complimented every time I wear it. It's sweet and warm. It has an all around great scent! I haven't met a woman or man that didn't love this smell.

Feb
08
2013
aveilhe
aveilhe

Lolita Lempicka is a fascinating fragrance. I'm not sure yet that it suits me, but it certainly fulfills my desire for intriguing scent experiences. I recall smelling this in the bottle when it was introduced in the late 90s. It smelled like watery, limpid violets to me, and I was not at all interested (this was back when I wore heavy, punch-you-in-the-face scents). I never thought to test it on my skin...

Now that I have had a chance to wear it a few times and test it properly (many years later), I can understand why LL has a remained a favorite since its release. The combination of notes is utterly unique (if not a bit strange) -- green notes mingle with sweet gourmand notes, powdery notes intertwine themselves with soft, garden florals. The overall effect is difficult to describe, and it seems to defy all fragrance categories.

The top notes are still my least favorite aspect of the composition: to my nose, the violets and ivy are far more apparent than the licorice note (odd since this is supposed to be an ode to licorice). Immediately, I also pick up on the Tonka, which, along with an almond note, remains strong and pervasive throughout the drydown. Somehow, despite the heavy presence of these sugar-sweet notes, LL never becomes saccharine or sickly. The softness of the violets and iris, along with a hint of powdery orris and the clean-smelling notes of ivy and lily-of-the-valley balance the sweetness and lend a richly-layered aspect to the scent. The final hours of the drydown are quite lovely -- lingering Tonka mingles with soft, smoky tobacco -- I think this might be my favorite part of the progression.

LL is typically lumped into the gourmand category with scents like Angel (they are extremely different IMO). If we are sticking to this categorization, I would call LL a clean, light, floral gourmand. I envision this perfume being as lovely on a young girl as on a mature woman. It also seems seasonless -- bold enough for colder months, yet still light enough when the weather gets hot. Despite its odd notes, it is quite versatile and likeable. I think this is a must-try for all perfumistas!

P.S. If you are looking for a truly licorice-heavy perfume, I recommend Reglisse Noir by 1000 Flowers. On the other hand, if you like violets and Tonka, I recommend Lolita Lempicka ;)

Feb
05
2013
autumn.nguyen.1991
autumn.nguyen.1991

This is the most comfortable fragance i have ever worn. Lolita simply is me. :D

Feb
04
2013
[email protected]
chrismriley@hotmail.com

A warm, beautiful licorice fragrance which gets a little powdery in the end..

I applied 6 heavy sprays

0 - 1.25 hours. Initially floods the room, then 1.25 foot projection. This is special; it is uncompromising in how genuine and wonderful a fragrance it is. It is hard to not like this little beauty- Snow White surely adorned this. Strong and clear licorice and so finely done; warm and honest. True and fair.

1.25 hours - 5 hours - 6 inch projection. I feel priveleged to wear this, mostly linear. Licorice all day long, but a very mild take on it

5 hours - 9 hours - 2 inch projection. Becomes similar to powdery

9 hours - 11 hours. Close to skin

I bought this for my wife and sister. Every time my wife wears it is like it just gets better and better and more interesting, so smooth...what a wonderful experience, one of the best

Such a safe bet

Masterpiece

Feb
03
2013
julieanneh
julieanneh

I have a used twice bottle that I'm happy to swap. I don't like the tobacco smell. Its seems to last a long time on me.

Feb
01
2013
lieya von jay
lieya von jay

i had used this one for quite a year. yes i like it very much but didnt got a chance to review it anyway :)
on my skin , first spray i smell of tobacco. my momma used to hate it so much since she doesnt like the smell of tobacco.. when it dry down at the end of the day i smell myself like a buttery vanila cookies which i like so much.. but still my momma said i smell like tobacco even after 8 hours. yes the smell last that long . and i really like this one because of its uniqueness. i will continue purchasing my second lolita lempicka . It actually last a year a bottle for me , even tho i always wear it:)

Jan
30
2013
Jama4
Jama4

I think that this smells similar to Viktor&Rolf Flower bomb and Angel but is not as heavy on the patchouli. It is sweet (vanilla), spicy (star anaise), and has character (musk).

My skin type: Oily / Youthful
Office safe: if applied lightly
Potency: Medium (2-5 sprays)
Projection: fills a room
Longetivity: 8hrs +
Timing: can be worn all year long / day time
Packaging: 10/10; beautiful apples are unquie to the Lolita Lempika brand
Cost : $49 - $30 for 100 ml / 3.38 oz at Winners/ TJ Maxx

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

Jan
28
2013
MaddieClfd
MaddieClfd

@corcor - it smell nothing like Angel.

It's gorgeous. Long lasting, powerful. Don't buy it without testing though.

Jan
28
2013
CORCOR
CORCOR

I really want this fragrance it sounds lovely - obviously need to smell it - does anyone know if it smells like Angel? because some reviews sound a little how I would describe Angel and I cant stand that perfume? let me know girlies?

Jan
28
2013
Whit
Whit

I had this at one time, used it up and now I'm revisiting it. For some reason, I've never written a review on it though, so here it goes.

First off, this is a sweet scent and it's heavy on the licorice, so if neither of those are your thing, this perfume isn't for you. The opening is licorice, licorice and more licorice, followed by the star anise. I get more vanilla as it's drying but the licorice is still pretty strong on my skin. This is not a summer frag by any means; it's much too heavy for warm temps. With that being said, it's a very beautiful and whimsical frag that will make you feel like you're in a fairy tale. It lifts my mood on cold winter days and makes me feel like a princess in an enchanted forest when I wear it. Calming, positive, cozy, and opulent are the words I would use to describe this unique gem.

Jan
28
2013
xabaras
xabaras

The first thing that hit me after putting it on is a whiff of sharp liquorice which screamed into my brain for about 5 minutes. Then it calmed down and became an interesting mix of rose and liquorice which brought back to my mind those rose and violet tiny mints, mixed with liquorice, which were supposed to make the breath pleasant in the Eighties. After an hour it changed again and the violet/rose note faded, to leave me with a mellower liquorice note mixed with vanilla. A sweet fragrance but not that sweet, as it is counterbalanced by that sharp liquorice note. Pleasant, and quite original as well: it's the first time I come across such a powerful liquorice note. But helas, not for my skin.

Jan
27
2013
gmstrack
gmstrack

Recently, I acquired an adorable Lolita Lempicka mini. Having read many fantastic reviews, I was looking forward to the fragrance. It turns out that LL is quite enjoyable; however, I must admit I’d rather wear Angel. In fact, I’d rather wear several other girly foody fragrances, for example, L by Lolita Lempicka. In this case, it is best to overlook one’s personal taste and judge the fragrance objectively. Basically, it’s a delicious, spicy dessert, and after 16 years, LL still holds its own against all of the “very berry cupcake” designer fragrances.

4/5

Jan
26
2013
Zephyrae13
Zephyrae13

this is my ex girlfriends signature perfume, and I'm very tempted to get a sample just so I can sniff it from time to time. She pulled it off gorgeously, and it smelled like candied violets on her. funny, because before I met her, I hated the stuff! but on the right person, it really can and does make all the difference in the world.

Jan
22
2013
Lovelolitalempicka
Lovelolitalempicka

Juliana6 I couldn't agree more. This is my signature scent too, the only one I buy again as soon as I run out, sometimes even before :-) I love Gucci Rush and Angel too and après l'ondée and Mitsouko are both amazing and more interesting - but Lolita Lempicka just makes me happy every time I put it on. Happy and a little hungry :-) it must be all the licorice and vanilla food smells that combine to make this delicious concoction.

Jan
20
2013
Juliana6
Juliana6

Just sharing my experience...
I love this perfume, it's my signature.
Today I admired how gorgeously it plays with the cold outside. I had a spray on the fur collar of my coat and went out- as usually. And there it was- a magical, seductive, sweet+ spicy scent.
It becomes less sweet in cold, a bit more darker and deeper, so sensual. While driving to work, I had some very hot thoughts about a romantic night... A subconscious dream for me.

Jan
18
2013
KittyCute
KittyCute

No doubt it's her best e.d.p composition! Highly recommended for all gourmand perfumes lover's. Unique from the start until the end :)

Jan
17
2013
regaliz
regaliz

I had it as a chritsmas present few years ago, and simply loathed it. So sweet, cheap and sticky that made me feel sick.
Last week I found it in my wardrobe, and decided to give it a second chance.
Has my full body chemistry and taste changed that much over the years? Or maybe LLLL has aged like a good wine? I'm wearing it for a week and I love it.
Thought it's still a very sweet fragrance, it's delicate and full of nuances. It's powdery and on me has a bitter sharpness that balances the sweet sweet base. Love the violet and the licorice.
A keeper for the coldest months.

Jan
16
2013
schil
schil

What can i say after all these comments?
I find it an super clever smel:various and not boring.

Jan
15
2013
ajhwilliams
ajhwilliams

this is a wonderful, very wearable fragrance, esp for people like me that don't do to well with florals.

Jan
13
2013
nush imogen
nush imogen

I like pretty much everything from LL, this one is very clean, perhaps almost too soapy, but nice. It's versatile, great for both day and night, all throughout the year. My very favorite would be L de Lolita Lempicka (it's fuller and more interesting) but this one is a close second :)

Jan
08
2013
ruth53
ruth53

At first I didn;t think I liked this one but the longer I had it on the better I liked it. I am not a fan of Vetvir but there is just something about the combination
that makes it work.

Jan
07
2013
Miss Alaska
Miss Alaska

It starts out with licorice, develops into Licorice, and the finale is LICORICE! Rivals Angel in sillage. I wish I liked licorice more, I would definitely wear it!
Has an oddly hissy hairspray feel to it. Actually appreciate it on others.

Jan
04
2013
perfumequeen2
perfumequeen2

love this perfume just bought it, to me it smells similar to angel at first spritz but then the scent changes into a clean,sweet, soft scent. like clean laundry but in good way. luv it, good blind buy.

Jan
04
2013
Thatkid
Thatkid

This is probably the heaviest perfume that I own, and it is very heavy. I can only wear it when it's cold outside, and if it is hot and I feel like wearing it. I have to spray or dab only a tiny bit or I'll end up with a migrain or giving someone else one.

Jan
02
2013
willbear
willbear

my best friend wears this its spiced and sweet (in a nice way)

Jan
01
2013
hadew1
hadew1

Starts off with a burst of red cherry (which I'm presuming is actually the pineapple interacting strangely with my skin) and is quickly joined by star anise and a hint of heliotrope. Not catching anything else (yet), but I'm sure the licorice and other notes will make an appearance sooner or later. Very strong sillage, but I'm really enjoying the unexpected cherry in this--it freshens up what might otherwise be a heavy, syrupy, spicy concoction. Will update after it's been on my skin a few hours.

Edit: the scent just got stronger and spicier as time went on. Never did notice any floral (besides the heliotrope), spices and licorice/anise just kept warming up. This is a very warm scent, would be awful in summertime. Nice for a winter's day, though--if you can stand the sweet spice!

I daubed instead of sprayed, which might have something to do with how intense and warm it was on my skin. May try spraying next time to see if it mellows when more evenly dispersed.

Jan
01
2013
icingsugar
icingsugar

My friend bought me this for Christmas. I first tried this in Sephora in Paris whilst listening to Regina Spektor's "Don't leave me" so this scent brings back that happy memory haha.
It is a heavy candy/liquorice scent which radiates quite far but on my skin (which admitedly never holds scent too well) doesn't last any longer than 3 hours. I usually spray onto my hairbrush and brush into my hair to make it last longer. The bottle however is gorgeous! One of my favourites and I own over 60 perfumes. The print ad is beautiful too, like a fairytale kingdom.
This Christmas I also got La Petit Robe Noire which has its similarities but that one is a little heavier and more sophisticated, more suited to nightime/going out. This one is ideal for the day.

Jan
01
2013
Car0line
Car0line

I found my scent! Its perfect. This perfume is like the older, more beautiful, sexy, sophisticated sister of mary kate and ashleys "One" spray that i used to wear religiously back in high school.

Dec
19
2012
RGR
RGR

Im not going to talk about how the notes of this perfume develop or what Lolita Lempicka was thinking when she made this. I can only say there is no perfume in the world that makes me feel as nice as this one.

I cant go wrong with this. This is like a fairy tale. It is feminine, sweet, spicy, flowery, powdery and just absolutely magical. The violet is so well done and so is the licorice note. I cant find any flaws in this except that it is worn and loved by so many girls. I wish I could wear this, keep it all to myself and never reveal to the world this is my secret weapon to face anything. This perfume is a man magnet, it gets compliments and it makes you feel as if you are about to be prancing around in a fantasy. It is such a dream and a joy to wear. I love it!

Dec
17
2012
Giselle Viz
Giselle Viz

YES!! I GOT IT!!
I was at a nail salon sittng next to a lady who had been in a car accident earlier that day. She had a black eye,a broken acrylic nail and a sprained ankle. I felt terrible for her situation. She sat down next to me. Suddenly, I took deep breath and smelled her wonderful perfume! I could not dismiss the beautiful scent of her amazing perfume lingering as people walked around. I had to find out what perfume it was before either of us left the salon. So, as she was about to leave, I opened the door for her because she was using crutches and took this oppertunity to ask her. She said, "It's Lolita Lempicka in the green box." I went to the mall the next day and bought a big bottle of this magnificent liquid. I know I have found a perfume that I will always have in my collection and on my body.

Dec
17
2012
tabithacate
tabithacate

I ordered this for my best friend's Christmas present. She is an Alien lover and doesn't use any other scents, she is not a floral girl she likes more perfumes that smell a bit different to your average sweet perfume.
I of course had to smell this before I wrapped this! I hope she doesn't mind.
First spritz fairly strong I smelt liquorice like Sambucca, not quite sure if it was my sort of perfume. Then I let it settle in a little bit and I smelt vanilla and chocolate, this really reminded me of Angel and the way the scent progresses. But this is more wearable than Angel.
I now want this for myself! Also what a beautiful bottle.

Dec
17
2012
CozyCat
CozyCat

Not your everyday vacuous, soulless gourmand (Not dissing, as I enjoy anything yummy smelling :p this one just deserves more appreciation)...this one is like a thousand year old fairy princess, forever young, cheeky and sparkling but with a thousand tales to tell. Iris gives it a soulful depth, the violets and vetiver a mystical aura, ivy and lily of the valley adds freshness, licorice and vanilla makes it deliciously candy, and anise makes it vibrant and playful. It's beautiful, feminine, and it has character. My favorite gourmand thus far. It smells like a fairy-tale, absolutely enchanting. And wearable all seasons, this is quite a fresh gourmand, not too dense or warm when compared to Angel or any of those patchouli/amber based sweeties. I myself prefer LL more in spring and summer, the notes comes out fantastically. I only wish it lasts longer, it stays pretty close to the skin after 2-3 hours, so you need to spray it on your clothes to have the scent stay with you all day.

Update 14 Dec 2013 (exactly a year since I wrote this review lol): I don't really like this now. The licorice...ugh! I think I've outgrown it.

Dec
14
2012
zima.ahmad
zima.ahmad

This is one of my favorite perfume ever.
1st time used it on year 2000. Love at 1st sight.
I love the licorice, sweet smell... it's not too much
and yet not too little... don't smell powdery to me...

Lolita : Sensual, seductive and mysterious smell...

When Lolita discontinued selling in Malaysia, i've been searching high & low thru perfume online seller...and YAY, i've found one reliable website and still continuing buying from them...Hope this remarkable perfume won't stop reproduce....

Definitely high recommended. Even I've recommended this
lovely perfume to all my friends.... *thumbs up*

Dec
12
2012
Ninkin
Ninkin

One of the best in the post-"Angel" crowd. Heavily influenced by the infamous Thierry Mugler creation, it manages to capture the idea of it and take it to a totally different direction, rather than just to mimic it. Great job.

Dec
12
2012
rfh
rfh

For best results wear in winter so that you could enjoy the sweetness and spices together..one of the best perfumes ever.

Dec
12
2012
vood-oohlala
vood-oohlala

Having a sugar-dusted licorice overdose while sitting on a cold concrete bench in a loamy grove of trees. A very sweet (though not sticky/syrupy) yet somehow cooling scent. Lush earthy greens play very well with sophisticated sugars here. I'm not a fan of "green" scents, but the sweets and anise make this one work for me. Lolita Lempicka makes me want to put on a frilly dress and sip absinthe in an old cemetery in springtime. Love this girl.

Dec
10
2012
Giselle Viz
Giselle Viz

IT'S A KEEPER!
This is a beautiful fragrance and I am loving every single drop of this juice! I have to agree with most of the reviews that it doesn't last too long. But, while its there, it amazing!

Dec
10
2012
zarah
zarah

im using it,it last long on my skin people around ask for the name of my perfume.spray and wait.the result is wonderful.

Dec
08
2012
zarah
zarah

im using it,it last long on my skin people around ask for the name of my perfume.spray and wait.the result is wonderful.

Dec
08
2012
Perfumedsecrets
Perfumedsecrets

This was one of the first perfumes I thought was interesting and unique, not typical for the 90's at all. It's a soft floral, powdery, and woodsy. Warm, comforting, and whimsical. I loved it as a teenager and I still do.

Dec
07
2012
BeckySue22
BeckySue22

This is the only perfume that ever made me nauseous. I pretty much love every scent that is sweet and flowery but this one... Help. I had the EDP and I must say it is very long lasting and really strong (which is great if you love it) but I just smelled an overdose of sweetness, vanilla and a couple of other smells that just clashed if you ask me. Nope, def not for me.

Dec
07
2012
mimikins24
mimikins24

I have just tried my sample of this fragrance. As a lover of gourmand scents, I was very excited to try this one out, but alas, it is not to be.

I find this incredibly sweet, to the point that I find it hard to detect the actual notes of the slightly burnt sugar scent, which I attribute to the praline. It is so cloying to me that it actually makes the back of my throat clog up unpleasantly. I keep having to clear my throat all morning.

I can get some white floral, but again it is sweet floral, I imagine the jasmine is the culprit.

Overall, I find this fragrance incredibly synthetic smelling and cloyingly sweet. At the same time, I can see that perhaps on someone else this might be a rich and comforting scent. I still think it would be best as a cold weather scent.

Good sillage and longevity, but I will definitely not even use my sample again.

Dec
06
2012
akihikostm
akihikostm

Amazing!

Dec
04
2012
moonwalker
moonwalker

I cannot really pick any notes in this fragrance.. It is very complex and also very weird. I can see how a "nose" who made this fragrance few years later made Hypnotic Poison.

It has very strong opening which I assume must be licorice and i believe also almonds. It is very sweet fragrance but not in a vanilla way. For me, it is sometimes almost cloying but it never really trespass the border in the cloying territory.

I can smell it only maybe two hours and then I think that it is all gone but sometimes when I make a quick move I can still catch traces of this fragrance. I have also receive several compliments on it so it seems that other can still smell it despite me thinking it is gone.

Also, if you had tried it once and didn't like it... maybe wait a few months and give it another go... you may change your opinion like I did.

Dec
04
2012
pattyk
pattyk

If you like licorice then you'll love this one! It's almost tooooo licorice for me. After about a half hour the licorice smell settles down and it becomes a nice soft fragrance. It is also very floral smelling. One spray should do you. I will certainly use this perfume sparinly.

Dec
01
2012
purfecteaz
purfecteaz

I wanted to love this perfume, I really did. But I just never could stand the smell after the dry down. I bought a bottle just a few weeks ago after I read nothing but good reviews. I tested a little squirt on my neck , yes, it smelled very unique but heavenly. After few hours later I kept smell this cheap laundry soap not knowing where it came from. The next day after a shower and I still can smell it. Then I realize it was the perfume on me. It did prove the strong staying power for sure. But no thanks , the cheap dryer sheet scent lingered for days .. It did make me noxious . It must be the violet, it was not pleasant! I have a full bottle a few weeks old. If any one would like to trade, send me a message.

Nov
29
2012
heather.h.weber
heather.h.weber

One of my favorite fragrances for winter. Beautiful vanilla and licorice, it is a very spicy, sweet, and gourmand fragrance, but it doesn't hit you in the face, and the dry down is the best part it softens and smells so beautiful on the skin. If you love vanilla and licorice this fragrance is a must for you!!

Nov
27
2012
somethingbrighter
somethingbrighter

I find this nothing like Angel, despite the comparisons. On paper I should like Angel, but there's something about it which gives me a headache and which just doesn't "sit" right. This on the other hand, I thought I wouldn't like (I hate the flavour of licorice), but in fact I really enjoy! Somehow quite fresh and clean smelling, despite the heavy oriental notes.

Nov
23
2012
perfumemad62
perfumemad62

Lolita is a beautiful,romantic, mysterious and unique fragrance. It is definitely not a sugary sweet generic perfume. This is what it reminds me of:


She is the Princess of the Dark Forest. She is mature for her age, she is feared by the forest creatures yet has an innocent mind and kind heart. Every night she sits and waits at the Forbidden Cherry tree for her true love to appear but he never does.....


Lolita is a very feminine fragrance, it smells like licorice, cherry syrup, wood, vanilla and dark chocolate. The ultimate gourmand! I love it :)

Nov
23
2012
ingalee
ingalee

hmmm, I do not know what I think about this perfume, the first spatter on the body very much licorice, almost headache scent .... but after a while toned it away and got a pleasant smell,,, so I'm pretty splitter in terms if I should buy it or not.must take me some time to think on this, really want to like it, it's a stylish bottle too, and everyone else thinks it smells so good ...

I have to wait for this or grow in it!

Nov
18
2012
40plus&fab
40plus&fab

OMG!!! I've absolutely LOVED this fragrance since it launched . . . on everybody else!!! I envy those who wear this well b/c its exactly the type of gourmand that I want to smell like.

I tried soooo bad for this to work on me but after the deliciously sexy notes die off (and they do rather quickly) I'm left with a damp soil, rooty, mulchy mess. Not sure if it's the vetiver or licorice/anise or all the above but whatever it is . . . . NOT YUMMY . . . NOT CUTE . . . NOT SEXY!!! :-(

Nov
14
2012
hannaheart
hannaheart

I remember wanting this for the longest time when I was about twelve years old because of the pretty bottle. When my mom finally got it for me though I was really disappointed with the smell. I hated it!

Surprisingly though, after the longest time, I tried smelling it again and I love it! (I'm 24 now) Does time affect the perfume's smell? I have no idea but now it just smells so good to me. :D I'm half way done with my bottle (the very same bottle my mom got for me). It lasts long on my skin (about 5-6 hours), which is great!

Nov
08
2012
fire2heart
fire2heart

Bought this today and I'm not sure yet. It smells familiar, yet I can't place from where or what...

One tiny spray on the wrist is lasting me about 4 hours with several hand washings.

I'm going to give this another day and I might end up taking it back. I'll update this either way. I really want to like it because I love "L de"

UPDATE:
I decided to do a full spray on myself and wrists. Now I know what this reminds me of... Angel by Thierry Mugler! I loved Angel, but not this.

It's heady and powdery at the same time on me. Top notes are great with a red berry and violets, middle notes are what remind me of Angel with a funky musty smell and the bottom notes are more tonka bean, but no vanilla like "L de". I'm going to take this back.

Oct
25
2012
Mariamaija Amélie
Mariamaija Amélie

Guess the cold weather here in Copenhagen just really brings out the best in this perfume. The perfume fades down to a delicious, soft caramel-vanilla scent on my skin. Not sickening sweet at all, just gently lingering very close to the skin. One spray has been enough. It has lasted for 10 hours now. A winthers perfume in my opinion. I actually thought I would end up giving this one away, but no way! It's like a warm blanket on a cold, rainy and windy evening. Wonderful warm scent!

Oct
25
2012
vld
vld

This is a total love for me. The licorice lasts and lasts which I adore. It has a freshness to it that makes me feel lively when I get tired plus it is sweet with the Lovely Violets that I love.I have gotten many compliments on it especially from guys. My Signature Fragrance for 10 years.

Oct
25
2012
elenabambi94
elenabambi94

I LOVE THIS! I can understand how this maybe could be a bit of an "iffy" perfume for some, but as long as you don't apply too much at once, it is absolutely delicious. I do find it kind of hard to describe though...

It's sweet and sexy in a way that isn't overbearing or too musky, though it does obviously have a little bit of musk. It's a sweet-vanilla-liquorice-violet, just yummy yummy yummy! Also I just want to say PLEASE DON'T BE AFRAID OF THIS IF YOU DON'T LIKE LIQUORICE! I personally HATE liquorice (the food), but the liquorice in this perfume is done in such a magical way that it adds a little unusual spicy sweetness that fits with the other notes perfectly, and it isn't too strong at all! I think this perfume also just really agrees with my individual skin.

The only thing I would warn anyone about is not to wear this in very hot/humid weather, as I think the spicyness would turn a bit strange mixed with sweat :/

Oct
17
2012
alicepolice
alicepolice

I am so surprised to see the comparison to Loverdose!! Loverdose is very, very sweet and vanillic, Lolita Lempicka is lightyears away from that.

LL is a truly spicy, rather edgy scent. Exotic and dry. I mainly get the star anise and tobacco, with a hint of pralines.

It's my first spicy scent, and I like it! It has the potential of turning into something I love, but for someone used to sweet scents it takes time figure LL out.

Oct
16
2012
Neptun
Neptun

For me a parfume must be sensible and characteristic and this one is not. i would never buy it and if someone gives me as gift, i would probably use it when i feel casual and dont want to waste my other parfums

Oct
15
2012
smellarama
smellarama

I love it! What can I say? It has that not-spicy-but-deliciousness about it... it's the star anise and licorice notes that make it.

Oct
15
2012
StellaKapranos
StellaKapranos

A wonderful smell!I fell in love with it immediately.So unusual.Very strong and long-lasting.I love spicey notes and vanilla in it.In my opinion,not to be worn in summer,because it`s too `heavy` for warm days.

Oct
05
2012
Osrockoo
Osrockoo

I find it stupid when a reviewer says "my husband dont like it", who bloody cares what your husband thinks, its not like your trying to seduce the guy all over again,hasnt the battle been won, and if the guy is into macho green grass scents he obviously aint gonna like a delicate powdery one, and if you dont like a perfume for some reason keep in mind it could have been skunked by heat light or crappy vibes and turned to vinegar, so before your criticize a frag keep these things in mind ppl thank you

Oct
03
2012
omingoming
omingoming

This is the best fragrance I ever had. Long lasting, unique smell. Awesome! :)

Sep
30
2012
opallara
opallara

Absolutely beautiful. Woodsy, powdery and sweet all at the same time. It really is unlike any other fragrance. It is worth getting, trust me.

Sep
28
2012
scissorshand_j
scissorshand_j

It is very popular in Europe. I can find the smell almost everywhere there. But for my nose, it is way too sweet and creamy. I dont like the star anise and licorise. so obviousely,i should hate this fragrance.

Sep
22
2012
Migalex
Migalex

This scent smells to me very masculine. I wonder why the need to create a male version. The EDT smells to me very aromatic and dry. It seems that the dominant note is in fact licorice. It is not unpleasant. As time goes by, it gets a bit sweeter, softer, sort of rounder, and to me more pleasant, less masculin and aromatic. It does actually get to be to me a relatively nice scent with some complexity, but not much. I can sense two parts, one dry and sort of aromatic, and another sweet one, a bit gourmand, and do notice them almost at the same time. In the EDP the sweet part seems to me dominant, and the scent overall seems to me to have more of a sweet gorumand character, in which that double character I notice in the EDT is much lessened. It ends up being quite sweet and to me a bit cloying, too simple and almost monolythic. But even the level of complexity of the EDT, quite simple really, you cannot compare, even from far away, to many other scents. The EDP feels denser, but does not have much density really, and in any concentration silage is virtually non-existent: that is soap to me, not perfume. Personally, it is not a scent I am fond of. I frankly do not grasp the appeal of any Lolita Lempicka scent I know, apart from L'eau en Blanc. I know that some renowned and influential experts do praise this scent though.

Sep
20
2012
psychodrama
psychodrama

I'm so confused. This is the most adored perfume out there, from what I've seen. People have said it smells like a gourmand, sweet and spicy. On me, it just smells like laundry. Someone else on here said it smells like dryer sheets sometimes; for me, that's all the time. I did get complimented on the scent by a man, so I guess it doesn't smell like laundry to others when I'm wearing it...but I'm so disappointed in it. It's nothing like what others said it would be. Guess I have freaky-weird chemistry because I'm the odd one out.

Sep
18
2012
diaspro42
diaspro42

It was an unexpected gift and I was attracted by the packaging that is very special but ... the smell I did not like at all, I thought it was almost sickening. My co-worker asked me one day not to wear it anymore because it made her a headache ... and so I did not and I used it more.

Sep
18
2012
Alfimaus
Alfimaus

It's such a beautiful uncommon smell. Something that you will allways remember. However, there is something in it, that doesn't go well with my body chemistry. It's propably the licorice.
The whole fragrance doesn't stay long on my skin. It's really a shame because i want to wear and love this scent.
Well, i guess it's not for me...

If you're interested in swapping, contact me

Sep
18
2012
lbean
lbean

I'm not one of those people who can somewhat figure a scent out just by reading its notes. So I could only imagine what Lolita Lempicka would smell like based on people's opinions and reviews. And even though it always sounded like something I wouldn't normally go for, I decided that I had to smell it myself to make sure.

I finally found it at a perfume boutique yesterday and got to try it on my skin. And well, first thing I noticed is that it is rather a common scent. I'm sure I've smelt it many times before without knowing what it was. But more importantly, I found it a nice and pleasant oriental fragrance, that is very well balanced - not too strong or too sweet. It does remind me of Thierry Mugler's Angel, but in a much much more toned down, less sweet way. If you like Angel but find that it can be too much sometimes, you'll probably like Lolita better.

It is too powdery, musky and warm for my liking though and I wouldn't have much use for it.

But I definitely recommend this scent for people who enjoy warm orientals! It's a great scent to warm up those cold winter nights and I think it suits both younger and more mature women perfectly.

Just not my cup of tea.

Sep
13
2012
barbiot35
barbiot35

Not for lolitas!!!Yes, has a sweet aroma but not candy-like, it whispers warmness of a mature woman I think...

Sep
12
2012
loopylu1986
loopylu1986

I brought this because i loved the sound of the notes, when first spraying it,it smells lovely and sweet but not too over the top which happened to be my fave part.
It then dies down into a more musky scent.
I really liked this perfume however it doesnt last very long atall its a shame really as i liked it alot.

Sep
12
2012
cazbell0
cazbell0

i bought this after smelling it on someone, i loved the bottle, loved the perfume however got bored of it half way through and havent been tempted to buy again.
Its nice and sweet but doesnt seem to last long

Sep
12
2012
Jackson Spines
Jackson Spines

The first time I ever smelled this perfume I was in a car with friends of mine. I remember sitting there and being overwhelmed by this beautiful, deep fragrance but I didn't know what it was. I asked if someone had just put on perfume and sure enough one of them said they had. I asked her what it was and she told me it was Lolita Lempicka. I had never smelled a perfume quite like that before. It smelled very rich and sweet to me. Very alluring and exotic. I loved it! It's a very special perfume that smells just aggressive enough to be unisex.

Sep
04
2012
anomie et ivoire
anomie et ivoire

Not really comparable to Angel. Angel is truly magnificently disgusting and gorgeous at the same time; it's also equal parts aggressively feminine and masculine. Lolita Lempicka goes for contradiction but isn't in your face, certainly much more wearable than Angel.

If you love the smell of licorice or star anise, this could be the gourmand for you. Those notes ruin many perfumes for me (even those that apparently do not contain them) including Yohji Homme, Hypnotic Poison, Jesus del Pozo In Black, Mandragore, and Aimez Moi. Licorice is a very dominant note naturally, and how front and center it is blended for novelty's sake here in Lolita Lempicka only gives me a burnt rubber tire stench, and not in the charming way that Bvlgari Black (also by the same nose--Menardo) pulls that off with contrast and clear intent. Weirdly, something in Lolita Lempicka smells of a car mirror air freshener from the 90s, but that's actually a very interesting accord, leave it to Menardo to weave all of these car and candy references into a classic perfume.

The bottle is cute. This is a very well-blended and high quality perfume for the price and is gratifyingly at odds with the frou frou presentation though plenty sweet. The opening has a glittering smell like a slightly gothic fairy dust. A very subtle tobacco sublimated beneath dominant vanilla drydown marks this as a masterwork.

Still, I never feel like wearing Lolita Lempicka. Everything I've tried from this brand is just too foody and, though fully formed perfumes all, too naive to be enjoyable. They remind me of Mandy Moore when she did that covers album to show she wasn't just bubblegum, but she still sang like a breathy choir girl. If you're bubblegum, do pop proud!

Objectively: absolutely the whole Lempicka line is miles ahead of other department store teen girl offerings, and these scents are actually suitable for all ages too, so I still appreciate that Lo is out there despite not falling for her charms.

Sep
04
2012
mystica
mystica

I had Lolita Lempicka when I was 18 (a few years after its launch). I was somehow struck by its beauty and the bottle of course. It was getting me huge compliments. I used to like it on myself as well. However, after I had used up 1/3 of the bottle it started to feel incredibly heavy for me. I couldn't wear it for years, and finally dumped the bottle. Back then I was not interested in keeping the perfume bottles. My mind setting rather was: Use it and when it's not good for you dump it. I now sigh because of this...
They say since then Lolita Lempicka is reformulated, so it may not smell the same as it did in those days. I haven't retried it really. But I do want to have it again.

Edit: I've tried Lolita Lempicka again! It's the same .. This time it felt less heavier to me though, with decreased longevity. It could be that my nose now is more mature and my skin soaks up the orientals; or the reformulation. Doesn't matter indeed. It's still delicious. Just too much of an emotionally loaded perfume for me. I'm not sure if I can handle it nowadays.

Sep
01
2012
ginepro
ginepro

To me, this is the kind of perfume you wear while watching the full moon on a lukewarm latesummer night. A bit dreamy, sensual, flirty scent.

Sep
01
2012
Jellybean
Jellybean

Smokey sweet cherry meets powder...in a nutshell.
Gorgeous scent! Sweet, fruity, powdery = yummmz:)
Anise-licorice-cherry-heliotrope-soft musk, more stuff in it as listed, but mainly these ones mentioned stand out. If you like powder, sugar and flowers, check it out.

Aug
27
2012
perfumebox
perfumebox

I'm a huge Annick Menardo fan because of her continuous ability to come up with inventive re-interpretations of vanillic orientals.

Lolita Lempicka (original pre-2010 juice) is probably one of the fragrances I have the most conflicted feelings about. It's completely original, and that dark, silken smokiness is a thumb in the face of the forgettable celebrity-inspired sweet scents that have invaded the 2000s. At the same time, the syrupy-sweet amarena cherry mixed with heavy violets turns me off. (I happen to have a personal fear of cooked and preserved fruits due to a rather childish phobia that they're in the process of decomposition. But that's just me.)

The fact that I felt the need to own a 3.4 oz bottle despite this is testament to how divine the rest of it smells, as well as its value as a modern olfactory masterpiece. Sillage is moderate and lasting power is fantastic but beware of wearing this in hot weather. This sweet-looking femme fatale can grab you by the throat with her poison-laced velvet gloves and refuse to let go.

And no, it was not the kitschy fairy-apple bottle that drew me in. (In fact I'm probably one of the few people that finds it a bit too immature for the sophisticated juice inside.)

Note on reformulation: I haven't tried the latest versions, so I can't do a comparison. I have not read about any changes as far as ingredients go so I presume they are quite similar.

Aug
23
2012
shiverwithantici
shiverwithantici

I have given Lolita Lempicka so many tries over several years, and I think the time has finally come for us to shake hands and agree to disagree. I get very little of the sweetness others are describing. I have suspected that I'm smelling a different fragrance because this just smells weird and not in a good way. I get powdery, fermented anise, wet decaying leaves, and vanillic undertones. It softens and sweetens as it dries down, but its near cult status is bewildering to me. I considered the possibility that licorice/fennel/anise fragrances just don't work for me, but I enjoy those notes in other fragrances. It's THIS fragrance that doesn't work for me.

Aug
23
2012
colorblindlove
colorblindlove

Bleh!! Not a fan of this at all...way too powdery and strong smelling for me :(

Aug
21
2012
frohfroh
frohfroh

This smells exactly like a freshly opened bandaid. This needs to be reformulated to take the synthetic smell out of it. YUCK!

Aug
20
2012
bebecaclaudio
bebecaclaudio

eu quero muito este perfume, eu desejo muito ter este perfume, preciso dele como um peixe precisa de água!!!

Aug
20
2012
justbeQ
justbeQ

A nice gourmand. Surprised I like it because of the licorice and violet, but I do! Anise, vanilla, almond, tonka, praline, tobacco, vetiver, white musk; all wrapped up in a beautiful bottle. I gave it a try and its the apple of my eye.

Aug
18
2012
Burgundy21
Burgundy21

Both my mom and sister loves this perfume! 

Aug
16
2012
ViciousDelicious
ViciousDelicious

Extremely sweet. This was given to me as a present and prsonally, I didnt like it. I felt I smelled like someone had dropped liquid licorice and marshmallows over me. It is a beautiful fragance, but its just not for me.

Aug
14
2012
Filomena
Filomena

A good patisserie scent. I smell violets, red berries and anice. For the sweet tooth.
Lovely bottle...
I have the EDP.

Aug
14
2012
dawnzartandlife
dawnzartandlife

Love Lolita Lempicka, I have a couple of the frags in the line, and I adore the bottle. I wear this and the yummy manly muskier version of Au Masculin. They are similiar with the licorice yet sweet and warm. One of my faves in my rotation.

Aug
11
2012
relle
relle

A haunting, mysterious scent, which from the reviews is very changable, dependent upon your body chemistry. On me, not so much licorice, (darn) or sugar. I get the oriental flair, the iris, a hint of praline and sandalwood/musk drydown. But truthfully this one isn't getting much playing time from me. If anyone would like to swap, please pm me. I have a 3.4oz edp bottle, full but for one tablespooon. I'd love to send it to a home where it will get a little more love. (US please)

Aug
10
2012
magdalena.k
magdalena.k

a beautiful gourmand that lasts very long (on a paper tester). it did last long on me as well but unfortunately wasn't as beautiful. nor did it seem to develop much, it was licorice/anise from the start (only on my hair) until i washed it off. gave my skin and clothes a smell of licorice haribo wheels mixed with a scent of a really dusty attic.
on the plus side, it was one of very few perfumes i could smell on me all day long and throughout all the time i was using it, not only for the first month or so.
as some other scents i still like it very much but on other women and not on me.
i was quite relieved when my half empty bottle fell and cracked the golden apple tail so i had to chuck it out.

Aug
10
2012
samloves
samloves

Read so many good reviews on this perfume I was tempted to blind buy put was put off by the licorice comments. So you can imagine my delight when I finally found it in John Lewis. The first wiff was raspberry to my nose, couldn't really get any licorice in it, the final dry down was like ASDA baby powder which I use to kill the ants in the summer! Not the nice J&J baby powder which is warm and comforting. Thank God I didn't blind buy it.

Aug
05
2012
sheridanellis
sheridanellis

A beautiful scent that I can't wear. :(
The star anise just takes over the entire fragrance on my skin and it is one of my least favorite perfume notes. This is beautiful on others and smells mesmerizing.

Jul
30
2012
christinskatt
christinskatt

This is such a special scent, reminds me a bit of Thierry Mugler's Angel, Diesel's Loverdose or Fantasy by Britney Spears... They are all quite similar fragrances but Lolita Lempicka is the only one of those that works for me. It's warm, mysterious and spicy without getting too heavy. I definitely smell some licorice, vanilla and cherry but not too sweet. When smelling the shirts I wore when wearing this fragrance, I think I sense a bit of musk in there too. It's a lovely scent!

Jul
24
2012
amigdala
amigdala

Gorgeous,gorgeous...it smells like a beautiful day...amarena,licorice,almond,with a green hint of violet,vetiver.Perfect,my new signature.Bottle is very beautiful!!

Jul
20
2012
shinelle_b
shinelle_b

Beautiful, creamy, mossy and spicy all at the same time. Everytime I caught a whiff of this while I was wearing it I felt like I was in the middle of an enchanted forest. Delicate and strong, simply lovely.

Jul
19
2012
aditika
aditika

Imagine yourself in a beautiful princess attire, wandering in a jungle, and you are surrounded with beautiful, rare, never seen before flowers. This is how you feel when you wear this fragrance

Spicy, warm, intense, and comforting, these are the words what come to my mind when I think of Lolita. Lolita is a sweet but non-sugary sweet, spicy but not overly spicy, floral scent, with a beautiful balance of all fragrance groups. It smells so exotic and the advertising completely justifies the juice. It certainly reminds me of enchanted forest, seen/read in fairy tales.

Lolita would be loved by those who like mature sweet scents. Will suit all the age groups and despite of being a strong scent it is very in-offensive. I have been using it for a while and haven’t gotten bored of it. Lolita stays whole day on clothes/skin. Wish they would market it in other countries too for everyone to be able to buy it.

Lolita to me comes in the same genre as TM- Angel or TF- Black Orchid.

Recommended for one who want a sweet smelling scent which doesn’t smell sugary/candy. Great price and the fragrance is going to stay with you for quite a while, since the lasting power is great.

I own it in 100ml.

P.S. I have a normal-dry skin

Jul
15
2012
darlingdraven
darlingdraven

This seemed like a risky one to try and when I did I thought "All those other perfumes... you're the one". There are several that I wanted that smelled similar but this is gold. I don't like licorice but this is so good and I could have sworn I smelled cherry. It is clean and a different scent from the rest.

Jul
15
2012
kxnaiades
kxnaiades

Ok I gave in to this scent after avoiding it studiously for so long, having a freakish attitude about not using mainstream scents. But it was worth the full bottle I got, being not astronomically expensive. It's sweet and strong like a comforting mug of tea with sugar and some vanilla cookies and pralines to go with it. It's edible, at least it smells appetizing. Not Barbie kind of sweet thankfully, it can be worn by ladies over 25 easily without people thinking you a a mutton dressed as a lamb. As a blind buy, I would recommend it.

Jul
13
2012
PLUMPIE
PLUMPIE

Ughhh I love licorice but hate to smell of it. This was like Vicks formula 44 cough syrup on my skin with touches of moss and some absinthe. Not for me

Jul
12
2012
Sabrina_A
Sabrina_A

Licorice , licorice and even more licorice . I actually never liked to eat licorice but I love to wear it !

This perfume smells sooooo goooood . The lasting-power is aswome as well .

Jul
09
2012
noninoni
noninoni

I wanted to like this but couldn't. Smells like cigarette ashes on me

Jul
08
2012
Kyi
Kyi

This was a blind buy and not at all what I expected. I expected something spicy, with a lot of obvious licorice and spices, but upon first spray, I get a slightly sweet, sophisticated vanilla with a lot of depth and charm with some underling floral notes (beginner nose). I have to say I'm quite glad, because I'm not a fan of licorice. While it has a delectable creamy note, it does not seem gourmand to me. It feels alluring and warm, with a little spice, I really like it! I had high expectations before trying it out and it is better than I expected! The dry down is divine! Smoky, almonds, absolutely dreamy! LOVE the bottle too, its very cute! Feels like a fairy goddess personally crafted this magical potion and now I have it on my dresser!

Jul
05
2012
fath1ma
fath1ma

Here is my new love lovely LL. Lolita Lempicka can combine a sweet fragrance, in a sweet + cute bottle! Everone fell in live with it, without seeing how the bottle looks like! All people around me compliment :) I guess LL can wear in every season. Now I understand why LL is number one in France..
This is like a dream scent... like a fairy tale scent. Princess, nymph, peri would pick it out for themselves. Ok I choose to be the peri with pinions and wear LL to go shopping to another country to find out some perfumes unavailable in my place..lol. But nothings wrong with dreams, right ? :D

Jul
04
2012
snowbunny007
snowbunny007

I love this fragrance. I wanted to say that immediately, before delving into full review mode. This is a mysterious and mature floriental that is not boring or linear in any way.

I see several reviews on here in which this fragrance is described as "dessert in a bottle", and "sweet like candy". But, I beg to differ. This is not a gourmand fragrance. It's too oriental and sensual for that. There are no cupcakes, burnt sugar pralines, cookies, root beer barrel candies or fruited bonbons. Although there are some folks who will try till the cows come home to force a gourmand out of anything that doesn't smell like laundry detergent or battery acid. It's a sign of the times, I suppose.

What Lolita is....is a come of age "Lolita" awaiting inside her apple-shaped genie bottle, to be unleashed by you. There are deep-forest notes of Ivy, a little magic "medicine bottle" of star anise, combined with a soft and spicy "cloak of elvenkind" that wraps you in a deep haze of a woodland at midnight. I promise, this is not because of birthday cake. Like I just said, this is grownup fare- spicy, powdery and seductive...but, with a cool,velvet glove instead of a burnt sugar, branding iron.

If you wear gourmands and want to make a small step toward full-blown orientals, or if you typically wear light fruity scents or abstracts and need a change...try this. It's different, lovely, mysterious and unique.

Jul
02
2012
Abby1970
Abby1970

This scent was a surprise. I was expecting something very spicy, very warm and very cinnamony. What I got was something sweet, floral, green, mysterious and with a hint of spice. If L Lolita was made for a cold autumn day then this perfume is the lighter version perfect for an English summer. Maybe not a tropical hot weather scent but definitely an English spring/summer sent. This scent was made for England. A very green, very old, very mysterious, English ivy covered forest in the middle of June, misty from rain. If there was such a thing as a fairy, this is what they would smell like.

Jun
28
2012
yvonnerodenhiser
yvonnerodenhiser

I have been hesitant to write a review on this fragrance and have been reading all of your wonderful feedback and trying to find the right words to say to do this fragrance masterpiece justice.

So I will keep it simple...BLISS!

The first blast is very sugary sweet with a lovely green note of ivy. The anise and liquorice blend so perfectly and it makes me want to take a nibble of whatever I have sprayed it on. I use this every night before bed since it is summer and I could not wear this to my office job in 95 degree weather :( I spray my pillows and myself recklessly since I cannot get enough of this scent.

Don't be afraid of smelling like a box of good n plenty candy, there is nothing to compare this to. It smells very high end, not a dime a dozen fruity sweet scent. There is depth and character here and each note brings out something magical in the others.

If vampires had a queen, no, a Goddess, this is what she would smell like. I don't mean blood and corpses, I mean dark mystical power that likes to play at night. A sophisticated sexy female who is wise beyond her years and captivates all those who catch a glimpse of her.

This perfume makes me feel sexy and MAGICAL! The fact that my husband likes it doesn't hurt either ;) He haTes perfumes but he is always looking for ways to snuggle with me when I wear this! He says I smell "sweet". Keep in mind that his usual comment to any perfume is "wash that off" lol!

I LOVE LOLITA LEMPICKA!

Jun
24
2012
IKZ
IKZ

lovely bottle! i was thinking a hot chocolate milk on 10 minutes after spray and more like mint balm on the first spray.. delicious on winter or fall but not on summer,according to my experience... i've tried it under the sun wearing and then it turns to nothing but headache. long lasting is 8.5/10...

Jun
23
2012
Bettany87
Bettany87

It amazes me how the same fragrance reacts differently to every person's skin (body chemistry). Each fragrance tells a unique story.

I purchased this expecting a lot of sweetness based on what I've read. My experience with LOLITA LEMPICKA is surprisingly different ... the initial spray was ever slightly sweet and floral with a background of woody notes. It dried down to pure wood on my skin with a hint of soft musk, which is still pleasant since I like woodsy fragrances like Obsession Night.

I like it -- I think it's a very individual and distinctive scent and it seems to work on different levels for everyone.

Jun
20
2012
magiccclaw
magiccclaw

It's such a unique perfume. You can immediately distinguish a Lolita Lempicka.

Jun
20
2012
kitsunemagic
kitsunemagic

beautiful bottle, earthy and sweet scent! Im glad I got this blind buy!!! this scent is amazing! its a little warm(but light) so I think this would be better for autumn, nighttime and winter, It would smell rather weird during hot seasons

awright since I have had this lovely juice on for about an hour or so, I find this scent to be very comforting, I was sniffing this while trying to take a nap, like the commercial this scent screams fantasy(which is appealing to me), I can visualize a dark fairytale forest, I might as well wear this before going to sleep so I can dream about the fantasy world XD I wish I was a perfume lover along time ago, this would of been my dream scent!

so many words to describe this fragrance and my love for it, what im really getting here is entering the fantasy land, seeing the elves, fairies, and knomes gather around a tiny fire or maybe the king of the fay is possibly smoking a pipe because of the noticeable tobacco note adding smokiness to this fragrance?..


despite how its targeted to younger women,I say this can be wearable for any age! even if your past 30, wear this anyway

the lasting power is decent

Jun
11
2012
Sweetnsexy
Sweetnsexy

Thank you to melbritt24 for this perfume! It's a sweet scent with a sexy side to it!

Jun
11
2012
MaryG
MaryG

@ PricklyAndHot: Lolita Lempicka The First Fragrance is not the same as the original - it is a relaunched, rebranded and reformulated product. You will find it here on Fragrantica under "Lolita Lempicka Le Premier", and this new version does have the added cherry note.

Jun
10
2012
irin_ka
irin_ka

You don't get cherry smell from the original one because there was no cherry in it. I think lots of people get confused now - new Premier Perfume looks exactly like the 1998 version.

Jun
07
2012
Miss Mego
Miss Mego

Lolita Lempicka is hard for me to define. It's dark and intoxicating and also light and sweet. The licorice notes are the most prominent to my nose although they move to the background during the drydown when the powdery violet notes and vanilla take over, the musk keeps this scent sexy and romantic and my boyfriend loves it on me. I've been enjoying this scent on cool spring days and the longevity is excellent, it lasts all day. You really don't need to overspray this one 2-3 sprays will do. The whimsical bottle is a beautiful work of art. Well done, I can see why so many people rave about this one.

Jun
05
2012
mahadewi
mahadewi

I like Lolita Lempicka, but it's a bit too girly and cute for me to wear on a daily basis. I personally don't find it a sexy, or a grown-up womanly perfume but it is very cute. I like spraying it on before sleeping or when I am sitting quietly and can sniff my wrist and daydream. I don't find it particuarly strong or long-lasting on my skin, but it is still special in it's own way. I think it could be worn in any season but I prefer it in spring or autumn :)

Jun
04
2012
leda.el k
leda.el k

I love, love, love this perfume!!! It's so special and warm and lasts long. I can't help but think that that's how Wonderland would smell!!! <3

Jun
03
2012
KateAnette
KateAnette

Very fresh opening, and keeps getting deeper and sultrier the longer you wear it. One of my favourites, but strictly for winter. In warmer weather it becomes quite overwhelming and nauseating, and nothing fresh about it then. Very powerful and strong, don't overspray. Perfect for the colder months.

Jun
03
2012
amigdala
amigdala

Great,great and lovely scent!!Evergreen and perfect for winter,thanks to the woodsy notes and the licorice accord!

May
29
2012
Emmy-Isla
Emmy-Isla

I absolutely adore the Lolita Lempicka perfumes and I have to say that this is my favourite. Light, sweet and powdery. Very strong and feminine without being over powering, it's absolutely dazzling and I have had literally hundreds of compliments about it in the few short months I have owned it. The bottle is just as beautiful as the contents and I truly believe that this perfume is great for all seasons, having the embodiment of each through its different notes. If the EDP is too strong for you, I suggest going for the recently released EDT and if you're looking for that extra special touch I recommend the limited edition shimmering powder perfume. If like me you live in the UK and have found the Lolita Lempicka perfumes hard to get hold of here are a few places. Cheapsmells, Frarancedirect, The Fragrance Shop and Wilkinsons. The last two are useful for those who like to try before they buy :)

May
28
2012
sarah.therriotaylor
sarah.therriotaylor

If I were forced to pick a favorite scent, it would be this. I sincerely love this fragrance. It has been my favorite for the last four years. It is very seductive, sexy, flirty and irresistable. Men always find it very alluring. On my skin the standout notes are licorice, ivy, violet and anise.
I actually find this to be a nice daytime/weekend scent for me..and I like it most on warm days...which leads me to believe that it develops differently on my skin than it does on other people. It works really well with my chemistry, and it reminds me of a magical, lush, enchanted garden overgrown with ivy (probably influenced by the marketing/advertisiments). Sunny, green and purple.
Unfortunately, this was knocked onto the ground the the top of the sprayer was broken off. Applying the scent is a bit of a challenge now. I tried to open the bottle to pour some into a diffuser, but was unsuccessful.

May
28
2012
Scarlette
Scarlette

Strange story with this one.....loved it at first... sprayed it on myself at the shop and had to buy it within 16 hours. Wore it nonstop for 3 months, then got sick of it overnight. Now dislike ALL licorice heavy scents...I call it a "Fragrantic Reaction." But I cannot place it under dislikes, as when I loved something that much, I cannot ever let it go to a dislike...I obviously just developed an aversion to this 5* masterpiece....to those who love it, I GET IT COMPLETELY!

Update: Am liking the smell of this one again in moderation....

May
27
2012
dreamfleet
dreamfleet

At first I didn't really like this perfume on me. Lolita Lempicka was reviewed to me as something for "smart, snappy girls in glasses" and I am not one of those, though I certainly agree with the assessment! It smelled to me at first to be a "hipster girl" perfume which is smart and different and utterly unique.

However, the more I put on from my little sample bottle, the more I loved it. It starts out with a lovely green-licorice-sweet note and dries down into the powdery, long-lasting sweetness that Lolita Lempicka is known for. I just bought the biggest bottle I could because I know this is a perfume that I will be able to wear anytime. It's feminine and charming and quirkily different, and my mother who HATES perfume said she loved it. This is a perfume, not a scent, not a spray, and it shows in every single note.

May
22
2012
kkw80
kkw80

I agree with a previous reviewer about it being synthetic smelling. I wanted to love this, because I like liquorice and unique fragrances, but I don't. Smells almost like petroleum or something similar (I think this might be a blackcurranty/fruity note gone wrong). For me this is very strong and headache inducing.

I will try this again in the summer, but doubt I'll like it even then. I'm quite disappointed since I thought it would be great. Luca Turin gave it 5 stars - maybe it's a body chemistry issue?

May
13
2012
velvetnightmares
velvetnightmares

I read so many lovely reviews on this perfume, so I decided to order it online. It has everything I like according to the reviews and the notes to be found in it. I received the package today, and I have been waiting impatiently for weeks. I was just dying to try this perfume. it truly had me curious. The bottle looks so pretty and mysterious. I sprayed the perfume on, and I must say, I am truly disappointed. This perfume smells so synthetic on me, almost like those candy/fruity flavoured vitamins you give to children. I am really disappointed, I don't think I have ever been this excited to try on a perfume before. :(

May
10
2012
c0uture
c0uture

I ordered this perfume before even sampling it (not smart but I couldn't help myself). I heard and read so many rave reviews that I just went ahead & ordered it. It smells AMAZING! The scent is very unique and puts me in a good mood. Great for any age group! This perfume belongs in every woman's fragrance collection!

May
06
2012
Brenwen
Brenwen

I bought this fragrance unsniffed, based on hype and good reviews. Usually, this works out fine for me. This time however, when I first smelled it, I absolutely hated it. I tried it a few more times over the next week, and hated it every time. So, I put it away and tried to forget about my spending disaster. Then, weeks and weeks later, I thought I'd give it another chance. This time, it wasn't so bad. So, I kept trying it, eventually coming to love it. Despite my unusually terrible first experiences with this edp, it has grown into a love affair with a scent that transports me into a wonderful dreamland with every breath.

May
05
2012
arvinfo
arvinfo

Got it for my girl friend it simply dosent hold at all ,
she was putting on kenzo amour and i was hardly able to smell this juice on her

May
04
2012
damewolf13
damewolf13

Mmmmmm....delightfully different! This perfume opens with tasty licorice almond topnotes, and then mellows into a delectible woody vanilla pipe tobacco blend. These are the notes that are most prevelant on my skin, and it is sometimes a very welcome break from the fruity/floral blends that we all have so many of.
The sillage lays close to the skin, and longevity is 3 to 4 hours.

May
04
2012
Juliana6
Juliana6

This is my signature scent, and I think it deserves to be taken seriously. It's recognizable, sweet in a good way.
There is a bakery in my hometown, and when I return to visit my parents, I walk down the street near this bakery and the scent coming from there makes me smile- almonds, sweet, warm aroma of something delicious melting in the mouth.
It's just the same thing about "Lolita". It makes me feel good, makes me smile and inhale my scent over and over again.
Wonderful!

The only thing I hate about it, is the way it comes out of this gorgeous bottle. The stem is very fragile, so I can't carry it with me in my bag (there are a lot of things in my bag, that can be dangerous to the bottle) and I must be very careful when I take the bottle. It fell once and the stem got broken. Now it's not easy to spray.

May
01
2012
Sweet_Violet
Sweet_Violet

I've been after it ever since it appeared in the perfume world, and finally I got it this year! Love the bottle on its own. The most subtle way of displaying licorice and almond above all in a rich spicy vanilla fresh air. Love the scent that's left behind, and it's so easy to get compliments when you go out with Lolita... :D Girly and womanly sexy at the same time.

Apr
30
2012
Loabud
Loabud

It opens with a very green note which I can't identify (assume it's the ivy leaf) this note lasts long on my skin. Then it changes to a sweet and powdery at the same time, the note of licorice is emerging amid the green leaves of ivy, I can smell a bit of star anise and vanilla (which my skin is not very pronounced). I cannot identify the development of other notes, the development stops here and this smell sweet / powdery lasts until disappear completely. Finally, don't think it's sweet as a BS Fantasy or L by Lolita as other people tend to compare, on my skin is not unbearably sweet and not cloying, it's a sweet contained and balanced.
The staying power is around 7 or 8 hours, which is very good. I get many compliments when I use it. I think it is very good at lower temperatures, but can also be used in the spring without many problems. It just gets a little heavy if used in the summer, I mean above 28 ° C.

Apr
30
2012
rstaben2913
rstaben2913

I read that this is one of Oprah's favorite perfumes. It's okay for me. It has a strong licorice smell. when it dries it has a light licorice smell.

Apr
27
2012
kuanyin4
kuanyin4

I'm not overly gourmand, I prefer woody scents to say, birthday cake or cookie frags. I had not been familiar with Lolita Lempicka at all, but it kept popping up on the you'll like lists. Stupid name, keeps making me think of Clem Kadiddlehopper and that does not make this more appealing to me. Initially, I read licorice and thought "no thanks"! But it kept popping up on those lists. I read the reviews and decided to buy it, as I do most of my scents, untried. I love reviews. I love this scent! Love, love, love it. It is sweet, but not teeth jarringly so. I do not single out licorice, that's a good thing. It is such a lovely blend of marvelous scentiforous qualities. I got creme brulee, which I adore, but it is backed up by so much more, which is makes it quite interesting. It is an intelligent sweet scent, as contradictory as that sounds to me. Also, the bottle is stunning, although I agree that spraying it is not so fine.

Apr
25
2012
klmckendry
klmckendry

With all these rave reviews I expected something awesome. Usually this would be enough for me to do a blind buy of a decent sized bottle, but I went for my first 5ml. And so glad I did.

To me it smells kind of stale and old, like what I expect my kitchen cupboard would start to smell like if I left the lids off my oils and herbs. Weirdest description I've given a perfume and the first I've really disliked. Sorry to all the lovers of it =(

Apr
22
2012
nathynuts081
nathynuts081

i feel beautiful wearing this perfume :) i would love to buy the full bottle :)

Apr
21
2012
starlight47
starlight47

I love, love, love this fragrance!!!!!

Apr
19
2012
iokasti
iokasti

I had this perfume.sweet and great staying power

Apr
15
2012
PerfumeEmporium
PerfumeEmporium

I can always tell when someone is wearing Lolita Lempicka. I used to wear this fragrance years ago and the scent brings back memories. It's warm, sweet, spicy, and alluring. I find that it has the tendency to be a little overpowering on some people though...so I think a little goes a long way with this fragrance.

Apr
14
2012
LadyRogue
LadyRogue

After blindly purchasing "Fleur de Corail" & "Fleur Defendue" and regretfully having to acknowledge that Fleur de Corail is too soft and than gone in a hurry on my skin. And Fleur Defendue is gorgeous but also takes a premature leave off my skin. I sampled Si Lolita but although pepper doesn't bother me, something in that mix was too peppery for comfort to me. So, today I dreaded to put this one on but I had to know if Lolita & I could find common ground. After all, what I smelled from Defendue was heavenly and too unusual not to be able to enjoy.

::Review of Lolita Lempicka EdP for women, in (gorgeous) purple glass bottle::

The first spray is a bit harsh, almost chemical, but quickly I can detect licorice and anise! Hmmm I smell something green, an area of the forest where there is more shade than sun just after a rain storm (Ivy?). Hmm Very unusual, almost otherworldly! It's been now over six hours! Unlike Defendue this one stays! OMG! It likes me! *swoons* Finally I have a Lolita that plays nice with my chemistry.

I love the licorice- anise mix. It's not too much it's just right. (I guess that is the problem I had with Defendue, too light or not enough of the right stuff?.)
And the softness in the dry down is addictive. I keep smelling my wrists and enjoy my own amazement at how much I like this unusual trouble maker in its fairytale bottle! Tomorrow I am buying this, because Lolita & I have some catching up to do!

Apr
13
2012
queen_jeeves
queen_jeeves

There is one word which I would use to describe this scent- Ladylike. As a word, it conjures up images of elegance, femininity, refinement, and a hint of opulence or decadence.
To me, this scent encompasses all that, without being in your face. Rather, it beckons your attention, without shouting for it. I would recommend it for the ladies out there, not the girls.

Apr
13
2012
vbui
vbui

I had been in love with this perfume since middle school and finally got it my first year in college. Definitely an autumn/winter scent due to the heavy woody, spicy notes. This perfume would have very divided reviews because it's very picky on the wearer. It has the strong and "mature" scent that makes it selective in body chemistry. I still wear it from time to time although my boyfriend is not a big fan of it. He told me the scent smells like old ladies to him. I recommend getting a small vial to try it out first. Lolita Lempicka will always be close to my heart because it is my first perfume crush :)

Apr
12
2012
Devrinna
Devrinna

I wear this perfume since I was 18 and now I'm 31...I love her as much as the first day, this is true love!
Autumn in a bottle, and autumn is my favourite season :)

Apr
10
2012
nopasho
nopasho

An exceptional fragrance. Simple as that. An Original Classic (AOC! Appellation d’Origine Controlée, the quality label for the finest French wines, totally appropriate here!). The first and still the best of the whole Lolita Lempicka-fragrances range. Of course this is not sugared water. It is not a flower shop fragrance. Nor an orchard frag. It is not a safe generic run of the mill fruit juice fragrance. I'm talking about the original, vintage EDP here. If there are reformulations, please share your experiences. But this is ‘da heavy shit’ alright. Dense, radiates a strong aura around you, probably banned in ‘perfume sensitive area’s in the USA’. The stuff your grandma likes. And me, in his 30’s. And you, if you like the intricate classics. A totally old lady frag, unashamedly so and I like it! Not for ‘Water’ , ‘Eau’ or ‘Aqua’ fans: take notice. This is not geared at your market segment. And this grannie could give all the watered down 'body mists', 'sheer This' and 'Light That' plus celeb frags a serious run for their cheap money. And that on a rollator, girlies!

Seriously, people who appreciate original creative intricate 'old school' fragrances like Chanel 5, Opium, Organza, Dune, Le Baiser du Dragon, Hypnotic Poison... and there is no age label attachted to this. Women from 18 till 98 can wear this like a princess ans smell like a queen. Thse women from 18 to 98 will lap this one up. You get something creative, of high quality and not interchangeable. If you want smell like every Fantasy-Muffy in your dorm or in your class, simply don't buy this. It is too 'perfum-y' and too 'old lady' and 'too granny' and too 'high quality'. It is no cheap drugstore nor celeb scent. There are litle flowers in it, even lesser fruit. No kiwi, no syrupy sweet 'white chocolate', passionfrui', no guava, no mango, no unsmellable gimmicks like 'bamboo' or the pink colored 'pitahaya', no rasperbries, no peaches and no strawberies. And no cotton candy. So litte fruit a and the unsweetend version of vanilla in it. So no vanilla syrup that you pour over your ice cream in the Dairy Qyeen.

Lolita Lempicka, the first fragrance, is definitely in the same class as 'Opium', ''Baiser', 'Dune', 'Coco'... and thus a must try for people who like a dense, intricate, complex but gorgeous and opulent 'perfume-y' perfume. The only reason why this fragrance is less known than its more reputed sisters and has not the iconic status to these others is that the Lempicka house has not as much money to spend on ads, clips and other money eating frillies where you, the customer ultimately, pay for in the shop like the big houses of Chanel, Dior, YSL... And let's not talk about Coty, the biggest producer of celeb scents who churns them out like hell and where the ad budget for every celeb scent is gigantic compared to the budget for the nose to create a good, original fragrance.

Lolita Lempicka is the pseudonym of Josiane Maryse Pividal (born Bordeaux, 1954), a French fashion designer. The pseudonym is meant to be an homage to the novelist Vladimir Nabokov and the Art Deco painter Tamara de Lempicka, combining the nickname of the title character of the former's Lolita with the surname of the latter.. The House of Lempicka has always stayed independent, works eco-friendly and the key words of the house that also makes fashionis ‘chic and bohemian, joyful and evanescent young woman’. The Lempicka perfume brand always puts the emphasis on the fragrance. No Nicole Kidman, Juliette Binoche or other high paid actresses or supermodels to push the Lempicka's. The Lolita-house has a strict code that it is the fragrance that counts. And it prefers to spend its money on paying for things that matter. Like the nose who makes a fragrance.

You know who made this gem? It shouldn't come as a surprise: the best female nose post Sophia Grojsman: the formidable Annick Menardo! Who has a track record that starts to exceed that of the legendary Grojsman. Menardo made: Bulgari's Black, Dior's Hypnotic Poison, Boucheron’s great Jaipur for men, Guerlain’s great but too expensive Bois d 'Armenie, the very underrated YSL 'Body Kouros, better than the original Kouros and that is saying something... I mean Menardo means fragrance business in the sense of marrying creativity with wearability. Like she fused 'burnt rubber' with vanilla in Bulgari’s Black, almonds with coconut plum and allspice for Hypnotic Poison and cinnamon with lemon and lime in Jaïpur Homme, here she builds an extraordinary and genius fragrance around the fickle an unforgiving-if-you-get-it-wrong fragrance notes 'anise' and ‘licorice’. So NO vanilla, NO sugar, NO fruit, NO flowerbomb-orgasm.
Let’s take a closer look at the -I must admit- highly original fragrance pyramid that clearly let you see that this is the 'mother' of the most popular fragrance in 2011 in a close tie with Chanel nr 5, ‘Hypnotic Poison’.

Top: Violet, pineapple (!) mahogany (!!), ivy (!), star anise (!!!!), lemon,
Middle: Iris, jasmine, lily-of-the-valley, amaryllis (!), licorice(!!)
Base: Tonka bean, almond, vanilla, vetiver, heliotrope, musk, tobacco (!), praline (!!)

Nose Annick Menardo who invented the high quality blockbuster' Hypnotic Poison' in 1998, first made this that was launched in 1997 and is still going strong, but not as strong as HP, although this is a more intricate version of Dior’s Hypnotic Poison, IMHO.. Later she streamlined it to the blockbuster ‘Hypnotic Poison’. You could say that HP is a more safe, more simple version of the first Lolita Lempicka. And even more than HP, we have here a great, original, creative collection of outstanding but little used fragrance notes: deep woody mahogany, sparkly fresh pineapple, ivy, star anise, amaryllis, licorice, praline. As you can see on this extraordinary collection or original fragnrace notes, Lolita Lempicka is much much more than that ‘frag with anise’.

First some short info about the original, very little used fragrance notes. You’ll never find these in a celeb scent and a cheap fruity floral. And so for me While Chanel 5 remains untouchable in heaven, Opium and Coco and Le Baiser du Dragon and also Lolita Lempicka are just a story below. Not in the presence of God, but in the presence of his son, Jesus Christ. Which is not so bad. I make the analogy, if I may as a man, with French lingerie. Chanel 5 is a genuine balconette bra. Opium is a push up bra, le Baiser du Dragon is a strapless bra and Lolita Lempicka is a triangle bra. Do you catch my drift?

Mahogany is a tropical hardwood. The fragrance is very recognizable. A deep, rich, creamy, opulent, dark-chocolaty, velvety wood fragrance. Together with cedar IMHO the most rich and aromatic and deeply satisfying 'wood' note. Those who have mahogany furniture in the house, know what I mean. This is a killer woody note. The King of Woody notes. Then: ivy! Powerful green, peppery, spicy, more sharp than labdanum but less sharp than bergamot-lemon. Then the two 'signature fragrance notes' of Lolita Lempicka: star anise and licorice. They are Siamese Twins. Only licorice is a bit more heavy. Star anise is the taste of the national aperitif in France. And is used in Chinese cuisine and a part of the famous 'five spices mix. Together with cinnamon, Szechuan pepper, cloves and ground fennel seeds. It is an instant recognizable and quite dominant smell. Sweet, soft spicy, candy-ish, a tad bitter-ish... In herbal medicine star anise has been used for ages against sleeplessness, digestion problems... It was given to mothers who just gave birth and nursed breast fed their baby to soothe the infant and let it sleep peacefully because of the effects of the anise in breast milk. And to strengthen the mother. Anise ins known to 'build up' the quality of the blood and purify it from impurities. Then licorice. More heavy and less sweet than anise. More smoky, resinous, 'dark' (literally and figuratively'. Totally one of its kind. Together with its Siamese sister anise, licorice forms one powerful axis of fragrance power. Not the 'Axis of Evil' but the 'First Axis of Fragrance Bliss': woody, smoky, resinous. Of course anise-licorice, that killer of a fragrance duo, must used in the right dose: sparingly.

Then: the little known flower amaryllis, also known as as 'The Naked Lady' among amateur botanists. ‘The Naked Lady’ has a very sweet and at the same time 'green', 'fatty-grassy-earthy' smell. Very strong, slightly animalistic, indolic, intoxicating. Amaryllis is of the same botanical family as the famed narcotic and poisonous ‘Belladonna’, also known as 'deadly nightshade' that contains alkaloids, the base of heroin and codeine and also the toxins include scopolamine and hyoscyamine which cause a bizarre delirium and hallucinations. But it is not found in amaryllis, nor in Lolita. But when you smell Lolita L. on a beautiful, sexy and elegant woman, as a man you will no doubt start to hallucinate blissfully!

Anyway, the amaryllis together with the jasmine, the lily of the valley and the iris, it forms a 'Second Axis of Fragrance Bliss': flowery-indolic. And then nose Menardo serves us praline which is a mix of caramel ('burnt sugar') and roasted hazelnuts. So: sweet, smoky and nutty. Of course that goes heavenly together with the trademark Menardo note 'almond' and the tonka bean. Together they form the 'Third Axis of Fragrance Bliss': nutty-sweet. But Menardo is not done. She goes on full speed ahead. With the pineapple and lemon in the top we get a totally opposite 'Fourth Axis of Fragrance Bliss': fresh-fruity. Further and deeper we go with the mahogany in the top and tobacco in the base which are born for each other and form the fragrantic and aromatic 'Fifth Axis of Fragrance Bliss': smoky-woody. And the final ‘Sixth Axis of Fragrance Bliss’ which is formed by the vetiver in the base and vetiver in the middle, double dose of vibrant vetiver: fresh-effervescent. That Sixth axis holds 'fat' crreamy' dominant notes like star anise, locrice, mahogany, amaryllis, praline, tonka bean, almond... in check and lifts their potentially too heavy 'load' up. Vetiver lightens potntially too heavy mixes of dense notes up to just the right rays of magical fragrance sunshine. So ‘Lolita Lempicka’ for me is the fragrance of the ‘Six Axes of Fragrance Bliss’. ‘The Six’ as in ‘The Five’, Chanle nr 5 which is of the same original and high quality.

Look at that base: totally nuts! Almonds, praline (hazelnuts) and tonka bean. The 'Third Axis of Fragrance Bliss' rules! Stroke of original fragrance genius. Nuts, nuts, nuts in the base. That deeply nutty base is naturally fortified by the vanilla and the musk. The rich heliotrope that smells according to most like a vanilla-flower-cherry-baby powder and yes, almonds, gives another boost to the nuttiness. Only the vetiver tones the nuts down.And the tobacco sides with the mahonay in the top to give a woody-smky touch. But the base is almost totally nuts. So the middle and top will have to give some much needed balance here!

The middle alone gives already a very strong counterbalance with the indolic-flowery 'Second Axis' and the formidable star anise-licorice 'First Axis'. These two give the strong nutty base a run for their money and make a great pairing on their own. But there is more, much more. There comes another blow to the threatening ‘too nutty’ dominance and yet another move towards blissful balance with the ‘Sixth Axis’: the fresh-effervescent vetiver axis which breaksthe till now too heavy atmosphere and composition a tad down. And then we have the top. Watch out, here comes the cavalry of the flowery-fresh ‘Fourth Axis’! Pineapple and lemon. And further green power chips away at the nutty foundations with the sharp green note of ivy. At this stage the power of the fragrance-balance goes without hesitation from nutty to 'fatty green'. But there comes the 'Fifth Axis' to the rescue: mahogany and his good pal in the base, tobacco. The smoky-woody dual force taht glues everything together. Those two restore the balance between nutty and green-woody-floral-anise-fresh-smoky. The pieces of this intricate fragrance puzzle by the intervention of the mahogany and tobacco fall totally in place and bring everything together in this exceptionally smooth, rounded, original and wearable fragrance. A more complex and intricate 'Hypnotic Poison'. More difficult to pull off than the uncomplicated crowd pleaser and blockbuster 'Hypnotic Poison', but a maginifcent scent that the House of Lempicka used to churn out endless variations like 'Fleur Defendu' and their ilk. Bad flankers, if you ask me. But the first Lolita Lempicka is still the best, still in production an still going strong. It is a timeless masterpiece. Nothing beats the original, except maybe in Dior's 'Hypnotic Poison' and 'Poison'. But that's another story.

So all these six axes grind into and against each other tho help create a true fragrance masterpiece. No sharp contrasting friction between these six 'Axes of Fragrance Bliss' and their respective notes. The separate notes ouside the six 'Axes' work as oil to make this top notch fragranace machine work like a charm and hum away blissfully: violet, ivy, vanilla, heliotrope, musk. The sillage of this first Lolita Lempicka is fabulous, the longevity very strong, the potentionally fickle fragrance balanced to stable perfection which is a necessity here and and this colorfol fragrance note collection is mixed without any glitch. So: Fragrance Bliss and Nose Happiness! Yay!

‘Lolita Lempicka’ is everything you heard about it. And more. It is a more intricate version of ‘Hypnotic Poison’. Less nutty, more anise-like and with a stronger green and floral and indolic/animalistic aspect than HP. So those who find Hypnotic Poison too sweet and too cloying, can try ‘Lolita Lempicka’, the first fragrance. It is guaranteed: when you smell this lesser known fragrance than Dior’s HP, you’ll go totally nuts! Couldn’t resist this lame joke. But remember: this fragrance is 'A True Classic'. And totally deservedly too! Try it and then you’ll buy it. Another notch in Annick Menardo’s impressive belt! Test it. Maybe a new fragrance ‘coup de foudre’, ‘a fragrance love affair’ is around the corner. She, who doesn’t try, stays a virgin forever.

Apr
05
2012
misskaylapaige
misskaylapaige

I tried the midnight couture version before trying this one. I do like both

I expected it to be way more gourmand, but after using the midnight couture version which is strong in powderiness and spice (I get no vanilla from midnight), the powderiness in original Lolita came through a lot stronger for me than the vanilla notes that I desired

Over time my nose started reading the vanilla notes more, it became softer than it had when I first tried it out. Because of the vanilla notes I like it just a tad more than the midnight couture version, which sadly never gets used now that I like original Lolita better.

It's a fun fragrance and I adore the bottle.

Mar
30
2012
one_girl_rev
one_girl_rev

This perfume is a dream come true. It is excellent for colder weather, so beautifully cozy and loving that you never want it to go away. I absolutely, positively adore this perfume. The initial mist is strong with anise and rosewood but the dry down is so heavenly that I eagerly anticipate it's arrival. This fragrance is enchanting. I love to wear this scent on cold, rainy days because it's comforting and lovely. The lasting power stays all day and night. It also lasts on clothes forever - I love putting on a jacket and smelling this from a couple days ago. The almond, vanilla, tonka bean, and cherries (in a non-Jergens way) are the most noticeable in the gorgeous dry down. Definitely recommended.

The dry down is absolutely the best part. You have to wait it out but once you get here, it's heaven. Men love this perfume but they never know why. It is bewitching.

Spray it a little while before you go out, let it simmer... and watch what happens.

Mar
30
2012
LillyBunnyBoo
LillyBunnyBoo

Had this three years ago - now I'm buying it again after getting a sample. LOVE it. Creamy, yummy, and sweet...but not TOO sweet. Will be a great spring scent. :)

Mar
26
2012
Sassy1
Sassy1

I think I've hit the wall. Or maybe I'm just disheartened.

The last batch of perfumes I've sampled all smell like somthing else and not a single one excites me.

I expected LL to be a bold blaring gourmand that announces your presence from 3 blocks away and smells of black licorice. (It's not one of my favorite notes but I was looking for something different.)

Instead, it smells just like Chopard Wish to me. (strong heliotrope in both may be the reason). I can pick up a very very slight anise seed scent in LL (instead of Wish's cherry) but it's not enough to thrill me. And, there's no sillage...

I keep expecting true love and the big bang...all I get is a tiny fizzle and a one night stand.

Mar
19
2012
Di_berry
Di_berry

Ok! I admit it, another blind buy because of you, fragrantica rewiers, and the big bottle (100ml) You were right!! Amazing perfume, magical... I don´t know where to start, I dislike licorice, but here this smell is an addiction, lovely indeed. I get a green note, a refreshing one, maybe vetiver. I love the violet smell. The problem is that in not long lasting on my skin, but... I reapply it, and problem solved! Nothing more to add, it´s all very well told here about this magic fume, try it!!!

Mar
18
2012
Cams
Cams

This is one of those amazing fragrances that will stand the test of time. The bodacious green ivy and the seductive almond, iris and of course vanilla create one of the most optimistic and just darn gorgeous fragrances. I simply adore wearing this and compliments are guaranteed.

Does anyone get Caron's "Aimez-Moi"?

Mar
02
2012
ashyashy
ashyashy

Everybody loves my smell when i go out at night with it. It stays long and sexy. a must item for nite out

Feb
28
2012
chix
chix

To me this scent is Autumn encapsulated. The bottle & scent both seen to capture all the whimsy & wonderment of the season. I can smell the crisp Autumn air, the earthy dry leaves, mulled cider, & licorice candies. Thanks to Mariella for sharing this gem with me!!! I will savor this on days when I want to be transported to the carnivals, hayrides, & trick or treating of carefree days. 8 ) Lasts all day.

Feb
27
2012
Gabriela
Gabriela

Oh, Lolita!

You are a fluffy marshmallow anise dream with a heart of licorice enchanted with rich vanilla and creamy almond…

You sparkle and shimmer with white musk, violet, and tonka bean…

You are sweet and innocent and yet have a dark and lusty side…

This amazing gourmand perfume will make you feel like an ethereal nymph and like a dark gothic fairy from one moment to the next…

I know there is no marshmallow note in Lolita Lempicka but it feels very fluffy from the start, and all the other ingredients dance in the background while the marshmallow and creamy vanilla are front and center. The lusty violet and the dark licorice only add to the fluffiness, and further enhance Lolita’s sensual dark side…

The dry down is very musky and sweet, the vanilla becomes more opaque less creamy, and in this final stage it reminds me so much of Carolina Herrera’s 212 Sexy.

Sillage and projection are wonderful, longevity not so good. This perfume is hauntingly beautiful and very well blended, a must have for any proud gourmand lover out there…

NOTE: Previous review is mine, but when I clicked enter, it saved it that way as if I were a guest and later asked my password again, so I guess I logged out accidentally...I can't delete it, duh!

Feb
22
2012
guest_
guest_

Oh, Lolita!

You are a fluffy marshmallow anise dream with a heart of licorice enchanted with rich vanilla and creamy almond… You sparkle and shimmer with white musk, violet, and tonka bean…

You are sweet and innocent and yet have a dark and lusty side…

This amazing gourmand perfume will make you feel like an ethereal nymph and like a dark gothic fairy from one moment to the next…

I know there is no marshmallow note in Lolita Lempicka but it feels very fluffy from the start, and all the other ingredients dance in the background while the marshmallow and creamy vanilla are front and center. The lusty violet and the dark licorice only add to the fluffiness, and further enhance Lolita’s sensual dark side…

The dry down is very musky and sweet, the vanilla becomes more opaque less creamy, and in this final stage it reminds me so much of Carolina Herrera’s 212 Sexy.

Sillage and projection are wonderful, longevity not so good. This perfume is hauntingly beautiful and very well blended, a must have for any proud gourmand lover out there…

Feb
22
2012
perfumeholic88
perfumeholic88

I have 100ml of it. It´s really nice and unique. Sweet but not too much. I smel liqorice and anise so much. Good scent for cold days. Long lasting. Beautiful bottle. Unfotunetly is so popular fragrance!

Feb
22
2012
G00D_Girl
G00D_Girl

I would defiantly say there is patchouli in this, combined really well with black licorice/anise. Vanilla and tonka bean sweeten the spicy patchouli and anise. There is a hint of floras floating in the background. I love the smokiness that lingers from the tobacco.

IMO this smells a lot like Eau de Star by Thierry Mugler... however I much prefer this sent... I find EDS way to strong for my liking...

Feb
21
2012
DriHonne
DriHonne

Bought a 5 ml sample of this fragrance to try it. Very disappointing. Could smell the spicy and, if I may say so, some smokiness. Did not work in my skin at all. I tried in summer time. It might work in colder weather but I am not willing to give Lolita Lempicka another chance.

Feb
21
2012
frusia
frusia

Lovely. They have very accurate commercial for this fragrance. It smells of forest flowers and fruit, it smells of late summer and sensuality, and it is extremely feminine. It's more beautiful and interesting on the skin than on a piece of paper

Feb
18
2012
phuonglnh
phuonglnh

really sweet on the paper but woody and spicy on my skin. The scent of tobacco is a bit too strong for me but overall I like it.

Feb
16
2012
acv43
acv43

As with "L" it is the initial opening that i find the most unpleasant, but also as with "L" it is the dry down which makes this a nice fragrance.
During the opening i get some very sharp scents, to me it is a bit caustic - I can't tell exactly which note is responsible for this- but it is quite strong, if i breath it in too deeply i will end up tasting it for awhile.
for me the dry down is where the magic happens- sweet candied violets, spicy anise and licorice, the nutty pralines and almonds, crisp and slightly bitter ivy and finally the soft bed of white musk on which the other notes float tranquilly.
it is definitely a unique smell- I haven't smelled anything like it except perhaps some of the other lolita's- although it does remind me of these violet flavored breath mints i used to eat- powdery, violet, a bit abrasive at times.
I don't think i can add anything that hasn't already been said about it's gorgeous bottle- just beautiful <3

Feb
15
2012
Lynn-zg
Lynn-zg

Tobacco inside bothers me. I can smell it, and I don't like that smell of tobacco. Otherwise, it is a well blended scent. I guess all the people who smoke like this perfume to bits. It is nothing similar to Fleur defendue, definitely.

Feb
10
2012
diana_94
diana_94

This was a blind buy so I was pleasantly suprised by how much I loved it. I bought it out of curiosity and because of the darling bottle. At first I was put off by the strong blast of licorice and smokey smell that I got. However, it had a beautiful drydown. It has vanilla, some floral, and a touch of spice in the drydown for me. It is definitely unique and smells so heavenly.

Feb
09
2012
Matt Oldham
Matt Oldham

I can't make out any of the elements on this: it just smells like Lolita Lempicka. The only way to describe it is an entire episode of HR Pufn'stuf. It's incredible how the packaging and scent are as one. It's a blast. Not that much like Angel except in covering a lot of territory. It's really great. I bought blind on a whim and I'm really glad I did.

Feb
09
2012
spectra2012
spectra2012

This perfume is extra ordinary...At first, I'm not sure about this coz it reminds me of something in the past...something old but very very beautiful. When I sprayed this on me, I felt like I was captured...it took me somewhere...in a place where I want to stay forever...

Feb
07
2012
Margreet
Margreet

It's not like i can use it every day but there's something really special about this scent. Love it and love to smell it on me. Takes me to the magical world..

Feb
07
2012
tangerine-tane
tangerine-tane

Lolita Lempicka is a beautiful fragrance, soft, sweet and fresh smelling. :) ♥

Feb
07
2012
hegvie
hegvie

I've been searching for "my" perfume for a while now, and picked up the Lolita Lempicka tester on a whim. I'm so glad I did! This scent is sweet in a very different way than the celebrity fruity florals that are so ubiquitous. I don't know if I've ever smelled anything so complex and interesting! Sweet, yet woodsy. Sexy, yet whimsical. Youthful, yet sophisticated. This is not a scent for young girls. This is a scent for grown women who still remember pretending to be a fairy princess falling in love with a handsome prince.

Feb
06
2012
Shandon1971
Shandon1971

I have just acquired a bottle of Lolita Lempicka perfume. Vintage i believe? I have not tried it personally but the scent from the bottle is wonderful. The bottle alone is delightful & the 1 I have sits in a 12in high guilded cage with the heart & arrow at the top. It is so pretty it inspired me to start collecting vintage perfume bottles but I doubt I will find anything that is as delightful as my Lolita Lempicka.

Feb
04
2012
inkywinky
inkywinky

I ABSOLUTELY LOVEEEE THIS. I think this perfume is wonderful and beautiful. At first i have to say i was abit doubtful about it after reading the reviews.So i had to test it out. The beginning is very vanilla-ish. Not a bad vanilla ..its a very yummy vanilla. And i have to say i never liked any vanilla perfume.After half hour or so, the floral comes in and you get this beautiful dry down . Very soft and calming and i do not agree with some who says this perfume is suited for the colder weather. I live in a tropical country and i this this perfume is gorgeous. You have to test this perfume out before buying. Skin chemistry does matter. But i can say this is going to be on of my regular perfume from now on. Simply Beautiful.

Jan
31
2012
mamasgotguns
mamasgotguns

I LOVE this fragrance. It is sweet, floral and unique thanks to the licorice which I adore!

The very sad news is I've tried is on 4 occasions and it has no staying power. Boo hoo. I am actually going to try a knock off designer oil sold by a local store, hoping to get the same happiness for more than 2 hours. It is strange on me, it completely fades than resurfaces. Maybe I'm not used to a light scent? I am wearing EdP.

I've tried layering with lotion to help staying power. Sigh.

Jan
25
2012
polinkasuperova
polinkasuperova

i wore this frag for years and i love it, man used to stop me and ask me what iam wearing honestly..... as it settles its not as sweet it becames more powdery and very femminene but for now iam taking a break from it, but remember we are all diff go smell it first before you buy anything on line and waste your cash..

Jan
18
2012
jennibean
jennibean

I see that lots of people rave about this scent and it must be beautiful on them... but on me, it is the most cloying, stufffy, stale candy left in the back of the pantry smell. I really would like to smell it on other people so that I can understand its beauty too!!

Jan
17
2012
ray_archangel
ray_archangel

I wanted to try this perfume for a while, because of all the glowing reviews and because it seemed to be very special judging from the notes. The beautiful bottle was another reason :)
I was even considering buying it online without trying. I am SO glad I didn't... I tried it in a store a week ago, and it smelled like Play-Doh on me. I am not even kidding.

Jan
17
2012
nikki1234
nikki1234

I really wanted to like this as i LOVE 'L' but i find it annoying and hard to like, and i usually like licorice notes but this is a 'soury' licorice. in my opinion, its very strong, it gives me a really bad headache. maybe its my skin chemistry but this smelled revolting on me.
My advice would be to try before you buy, i think it could one of those scents you either love or hate (in my case hate).

I will stick to the love of my life diesel loverdose, the licorice is much nicer in that.

Jan
17
2012
Athens
Athens

I was gifted this perfume last year and the first impressions were that it's very sweet,warm and so ideal for winter.Though, I wouldn't buy it myself beacause it is a little too sweet for me. On my skin I sense mostly the licorice,vanilla,pralina notes and a little of violet notes. All things considered, it's a special perfume and I still wear it and get compliments for it.

Jan
15
2012
HilaryAppleFace
HilaryAppleFace

This has been my signature scent for quite some time now, so I will try not to sound biased. It starts out with an almost medicinal licorice and violet, then it transforms into a magical anise and vanilla. On the skin, you can still slightly smell the medicinal licorice. I, for one, love the medicinal smell. It's unique, quirky, and sexy. When wearing this, I feel like a goddess of sexiness... and purple apples. I always get compliments on this fragrance. When you get compliments galore on a fragrance, you can tell it's your signature.

Jan
14
2012
mizlover1
mizlover1

this is my all time go to fave perfume. everyone that knows me knows that i adore lolita lempicka...as soon as i run low i freak out for another bottle.. on me..it smells soft,feminine,sexy with some sort of CREAMY licorice,vanillary musk type of scent. i love it..it oddly has a slight tinge of rubber but in a good way...sorta like a toasted marshamellow. its ULTRA feminine and sexy however a man can pull it off for sure!

Jan
13
2012
endora
endora

I don't know why I am wearing this or keep buying this, it is so unbearable so spicy with too much sugar, but I think it makes some kind of an addiction on the user. I wish I'd never gotten it in the first place, now I have to use it until the bottle ends. I hope I can manage to quit this addiction of LL.

Jan
13
2012
kris919
kris919

I hate this. I thought I'd like it based on the fact I love Jo malone's vanilla & anise. I figured LL with the same notes plus others would be great and last way longer than the JM. Well, the licorice note kills this for me. NOt only is it too sweet ( maybe from the pralines), but it smells so odd due to the licorice...child-like, rubbery, sugary and heavy. Just so gross, I have to return it.

Jan
12
2012
sofababe
sofababe

Not as sweet on my skin as many reviewers have found. Strong licorice and tobacco are the main notes, the praline sweetens it just right. The bottle and advertising are like something out of a fairytale and so is the scent. I imagine the house in the forest that Hansel & Gretel showed up at smelled like Lolita Lempicka EDP.
I wear it in colder weather, I suspect it may be a bit heavy for summer heat but we'll see in a few months time.
I'd be interested to smell this on a man, I bet it works well with male skin.

Jan
08
2012
mil1991
mil1991

i bought this blindly cause i like the bottle,the scent was okay for me..its not so sweet like other gourmand scent , its more to mature scent i think..but its tender and empower fragrance to me..if u really like licorice then this one you should get.

Jan
08
2012
mil1991
mil1991

i bought this blindly cause i like the bottle,the scent was okay for me..its not so sweet like other gourmand scent , its more to mature scent i think..but its tender and empower fragrance to me..if u really like licorice then this one you should get.

Jan
08
2012
smvs2010
smvs2010

Sweet, strong, warm and different. I like this one.

Jan
06
2012
SensualistGeek
SensualistGeek

Gourmands are often tricky on me - so, I was wary of Lolita Lempicka for a long time (especially the licorice note... I just didn't know what to expect.)

Well, it is love. A radiant, moody concoction. So beautiful from beginning to end - I actually crave it when I'm not wearing it. And not too sweet at all.

To quote Luca Turin (in the Guide's review of Dior Hypnotic Poison):
"And lo! It was done by Annick Menardo, which explains everything."

Enough said.

Jan
04
2012
over_caffeine
over_caffeine

One of my favorite fragrances, Lolita Lempicka smells of licorice candy, with a little nutty quality. Magical, and the apple bottle completes the fantasy element of this fragrance. Fresh and woodsy as well, so you could really picture yourself lost in some adventure.

Lolita Lempicka is gourmand since it is slightly sweet, and amazingly, even the edt has excellent sillage and longevity.

Jan
02
2012
Raina
Raina

This stuff is just ghastly! I do not understand the rave reviews. I've been trying and trying to like it, but I just cannot.

At first spray it's lovely; something fruity and praline sweet with a backdrop of soft floral and a potential for an edge of candy spice. Then it settles and something horrific happens both on paper and on my skin. It turns into separate distinct notes of licorice and baby powder, dry patchouli, and Robitussin cough syrup medicine. The dry down stays pretty much the same. So sad.

But I will say that after five hours the remaining drydown is bewitchingly lovely. If only this smelled that way most of the way through it would become an automatic purchase and re-purchase. Unfortunately it's not worth it for me to have to go through five hours of disgust to get to the gold.

Jan
02
2012
QueeneeCoreenee
QueeneeCoreenee

This perfume is magical. Whenever I want to feel like a sparkling debutante, I spray a good pump of this on my wrist and maybe again on my neck if I'm really trying to force others to discover Lolita Lempicka. I smelled this in Vogue when I was in middle school alongside a picture of a pale nude sprawled over a glittering forest floor. It took me almost 8 years later to be able to spend that large of a chunk of money on something other than bills and food and other necessities. It was pricey but I don't regret the purchase. I think my favorite aspect of the scent is that woodsy iris. Or the ivy. There is something shockingly fresh about such a sweet and soft perfume. I can see this being the perfect scent for an older teen or young woman. A more sophisticated alternative to the candy sprays being peddled by pop stars.

Dec
29
2011
maruge62
maruge62

I love this perfume, it's sexy, classy, sophisticated, especial,extremely long lasting, at least, the EDP. I suggest that you buy the EDP if you want it to last for hours on end. Great for colder weather, though I sometimes dear to wear it during summer!! It's my favourite fragance!

Dec
26
2011
Canelita
Canelita

This is the kind of perfume you love at the first and you buy it. it has a great lovely bottle you will love to have one. in my case, this perfume didn't work on me. I can say this perfume can be perfect on a girl with the sweet fruity tastes, maybe happiness is defined by its sweetness. Unfortunately it is too sweet for me and i can't wear it.

Dec
26
2011
flashingwhitelights
flashingwhitelights

This perfume is waaaaayyyy too sweet. The only good thing about the perfume is the bottle, which is quite unique as bottles go. This is definetely not sophisticated or classy. I expect teeny-bopper 15 year olds to wear this.

Dec
26
2011
orchid_84
orchid_84

On the opening, this is very candy-like, fruity and sweet. The praline and licorice scents are strong, mixed in with a juicy fruitiness from the amarena cherry (listed as a note on the LL fragrance site). The scent stays quite sweet on my skin - so sweet that I find it a little much. The licorice isn’t really a rich scent. There is a thinned-out quality to the sweetness that gives it a hint of “artificial sweetener.” Almost like that aftertaste you get with aspartame. A few hours into the scent, the licorice all but fades away, and I am left with a base of creamy powder from the almonds, vanilla and heliotrope. This stage is quite cozy.

Surprisingly, I don’t get any green or earthy notes in this. I do not smell anything in the way of mahogany, vetiver, tobacco, or ivy leaves. I wish I did. I get a hint of the violet and iris mixed in with the vanilla in the base notes, but that’s it. I think if the woodsy and spicy notes listed were present and balanced with the sweet notes, this fragrance would be more appealing to me. The floral notes are pretty minimal in this as well.

Overall, Lolita Lempicka is very sweet, playful and girly. The fairy tale-esque ads and bottle totally suit the scent. I definitely don’t think it is sexy, earthy or mysterious though. I don’t think that’s a bad thing, as it’s not the feel this scent is meant to exude. Instead, LL is all about girlish charm.

This is a lovely and delicate fragrance - I like it. However, it’s not one that’s made for me as I just find it too saccharine and too light on my skin.

Dec
22
2011
lyrical
lyrical

A cloud of heavenly delight! My signature scent for years now. Men follow, women ask about it. My son says I smell like sweedish fish (the candy)and you know what ? I do! And it's a good thing. A grown up gourmand scent. Sweet lucious a hint of peppery goodness I never get tired of it and it's silliage is excellent. Sexy sweet and decedant!

Dec
22
2011
Dinkum
Dinkum

Update: Hrm, my husband really liked it. So I gave it another try.

I still don´t care for the sweet opening. But after an hour of so, it´s settled into a soft woodsy violet. I eventually got a bottle on Tradera (Swedish E-bay). Don´t know if I´m going to renew it, though.

Dec
22
2011
jesseg
jesseg

I don't know why but I always related LL to Angel TM and god was I wrong….and this kept me away from sniffing that perfume all this time. Remember the kitten liquorice in the orange bag? This is exactly how it smells. It’s a sweet perfume but not syrupy and it's so fresh dry and powdery. Beautiful perfume and suitable for winter nights

Dec
22
2011
DarkClarissa
DarkClarissa

So Lolita Lempicka, what do I make of it? So far it's been inoffensive. But nothing exciting. I love the peppery note which I think must be the anise. At least this savoury/spicy smell prevents it from becoming too sickly sweet. I am getting a violet smell, like those violet sweets you used to be able to get. It's not too strong and it's quite powdery, so its almost like a gauze of fragrance following one around. I really want to love this, but there is nothing substantial enough for me to grasp, it's too ethereal on my skin for me to get excited about. I don't dislike it either which means it is a 'meh' scent, which really isn't good.

Dec
21
2011
xsnookix
xsnookix

lovely warm spicy fragrance but if your going out you may want to take the bottle with you for an extra spritz as it only lasts an hour or two

Dec
19
2011
Maeva
Maeva

This perfume reminds me of teenage love, of things forbidden but extremely new and beautiful. I think this scent is as full of contradictions as adolescence itself can be: it may be perceived as edgy but also as airy and ethereal, almost otherworldly; it may be romantic but also deeply earthy. One could even say the bottle should have roots, not only a stem (by the way, I get nervous when I apply this perfume, how breakable it looks)! It is also as dark as it is luminous, and fascinatingly decadent but wonderfully lively, being cold and warm at the same time. It’s also womanly and complex but somewhat girly too. I'm sorry, I guess this review doesn’t help a lot if you don’t know how LL smells :)

The beautiful bottle couldn’t fit the fragrance more. It is reminiscent of ripe fruit, maybe a cherry or an apple, with all its connotations of forbidden sensuality. I think the concept development and marketing of this creation is just spotless. This concept plays with the idea of innocence and the awakening to sensuality, like Anaïs Anaïs did back in its time or Nina would do later, but this creation invites us to see our adolescence from a distance, from our maturity (when we can identify myths and fantasies we didn't regard as such back then), not as those other two creations, apparently more focused on young women as target users. The carved heart makes me smile because it reminds me of my teenage loves, the secrecy of our first dates, but also the strong need to tell the world “I’m in love, I’m feeling something new and I’m more alive than ever!” Yes, more contradictions; no wonder the brand is specialized in the Lolitas of all times. The licorice and praline are olfactory references to childhood, the Amarena cherries (not listed here I’m afraid, but listed on the LL site) to sensuality, the violet scent (and color) to decay, and the ivy to the process of growing up.

Lolita Lempicka is powdery, sweet, sensual, dreamy and magical. I feel passionately alive when I wear it. As delicate and powerful as the most prized memories of our first loves, of our first plunge into conscious sensuality.

Dec
16
2011
Katieg
Katieg

I found the eau de toilette was just not strong enough for me. This is possibly because I am an older lady and my sense of smell has lost it's acuity. The EDP is lovely and the strongest note of all for me is the ivy. It's a lovely scent and reminds me of the old Market near Christmas with all the smells of greenery sweets and fruit with a little smoke. So evocative.

Dec
11
2011
edpjunkie
edpjunkie

I wore this for several years and to date, this is the fragrance that I received the most compliments on.Maybe once I've exhausted my search for the HG of perfume, I'll revisit this gem.However, I do miss that gorgeous bottle!

Dec
09
2011
kimee
kimee

Why has it taken me so long to discover this?! What an amazing scent! I received compliments on this the first time I wore it. A lady said I smelled so fresh then later asked me what perfume I was wearing! I was originally wary as I'm not a big fan of Angel, which this has been compared to. Fortunately it smells nothing like Angel on me. I get fresh green notes to start with that give it a fizziness and zing. The licorice notes give it a kick to create something very unique and alluring. It's a delightful smell with a bit of naughtiness thrown in. This is an addictive fragrance that I will be wearing a lot of! Love it.

Dec
08
2011
leaduta
leaduta

After 14 years..it still the best..

Dec
08
2011
evy.gc
evy.gc

WONDERFUL FRAGRANCE. IM ADICTED TO IT .
AT THE BEGINNING ITS SWEET EXTRAVAGANCE AND THEN THE DRY DOWN ITS CHOCOLATY-LIQUORISH-BITTERSWEET. VERY COMPLICATED SCENT, BUT UNDENIABLY ¡¡AMAZING!!

Dec
07
2011
doodoowap
doodoowap

One of my favs, the perfect mixture of licorice, praline and flowers makes a superb scent. This perfume is always with me.

Dec
05
2011
Juliana6
Juliana6

Well, this is something! I think there are 2 types of reaction- you like it very much or you hate it. I love it!
It's warm, sweet (but not to make you feel sick) and remarkable wherever I wear it. It can never be confound with something else. I hate anise and licorice as food but here- it's precious, it's spicy but still very feminine and unique.

Certainly, I would recommend to try it before purchasing in order not to feel disappointed. I went several times to shop just to smell it, then I tried it on my skin and.. I fell in love. I bought it and since then I use this for special occasions. It's long lasting and strong- so don't use a lot of it. Long lasting ( at least on my skin and clothes).
I wear this when I want to be unique because it can't be confound. A real signature scent.

And the bottle- a miracle, just a warning- you must be careful because the steam is easy to break, fragile. My bottle fell once and I had to save the perfume by using the superglue...

Dec
02
2011
aromajunkie
aromajunkie

I read the notes on this one before I was even thinking about buying it. It was an interesting (and very long) list. I was intrigued, but the ivy and pineapple notes put me off. Some time after that, I found a cheap bottle of it and decided I'd try it just for the unique/quirk factor. I get a slightly dusty (which, to me, is a POSITIVE thing), violetty, ANISE/LICORICE sweet floral. None of the tobacco I was hoping for, but thankfully none of the dreaded pineapple and ivy notes either. It is a little strong, and for that reason I did not reach for this one very often, but after trying it out again the other day, I'm reminded of its bewitching yumminess. I will definitely give this one a little more wear than I have been. A unique scent, and one that I'm glad I gave a chance.

Dec
01
2011
Soutty123
Soutty123

I was too quick to dismiss this. Now that I've been wearing it for several hours it has developed into something quite intriguing. I get earthy damp violets, I get a soft powdery sweetness - I'm reminded of L'heure Bleu and L'Apres L'ondee. I don't get the comparisons with Angel.

Dec
01
2011
rosembloom
rosembloom

I used to own this delectable , gourmand fragrance and had made it my signature perfume . Friends and family abounded in compliments! It suited my chemistry way more than Angel which turned musty and dry as it approached the drydown. This one is pure enchanted yumminess in a soft lavender flacon reminiscent of the forbiden fruit. It is concentrated so i just have to put a spritz. I chose this for my xmas frag finally since i had purchased it for the same festive occasion 3 years ago: so tonight, I am going shopping!!!! I absolutely adore licorice and the violet is candied to me . I faintly detect the suave almond note which with the tonka bean and warm vanilla harmonizes wonderfully with the woodsy iris and sweet tobaco (very faint to give it a vintage edge) The pralines are yummy during drydown and the cherished scent of star anise stays throughout the composition. Scent of mysetery and festivity, here i come! Balloons for those who love this fragrance please!!!! wonderful xmas time sweet fragranticans!

Dec
01
2011
Erika Cserepes
Erika Cserepes

It is such a nice smell and warn. I will wear it in winter, the vanilla sillage is great. I love it.

Nov
29
2011
AmirahTierra
AmirahTierra

I was really excited to try this scent after reading the reviews and looking at the accords and notes. At first the perfume is very pretty a little strong but still mysterious. Unfortunately the die down is "Angel" all over again. I put Lolita on one arm and Angel on the other, waited a few hours and they smelled practically the same. I am not a BIG Angel fan so this one was not a winner for me. If you do like Angel I am pretty sure you will like this also.

Nov
28
2011
virga
virga

I am very ambivalent about Lolita Lempicka EDP. The initial notes – mix of dusty violet, star anise, iris and ivy, are so beautiful and unique. It’s like walking through a dark forest, full of wicked fairies and other mysterious creatures. You are scared and exited at the same time and can’t wait to see what happens next. But then comes the drydown, dominated by sweet and oh so boring licorice and praline, and instead of wicked fairies playing freely in a magical forest you get an ordinary housewife baking cookies in a stuffed kitchen decorated by smiley elfs. Yes, it’s still pretty, but all the wickedness and mystery are gone.

Nov
27
2011
Dinkum
Dinkum

Tried it today at the sales counter. Actually, it was a disappointment. After reading about the notes, I rather expected it to resemble Caron Aimez-Moi (which I love).

But Lolita was way too sweet and cloying for my taste. Didn´t get much violet either, just lots of sweet powdery sugar.

Nov
24
2011
humanreplica
humanreplica

LOVE IT! I was a little apprehensive, which I am with any perfume with floral notes. My body chemistry reacts weirdly to floral and it will ALWAYS turn to baby powder. I generally stick to the sweet and spicy/musk scents.

I tried this one because I found it in the store and liked the bottle. I read the reviews and was immediately turned off by the "licorice" scent it supposedly carries. I'm one of those people who hates the smell of black licorice. I decided to give it a shot anyway because I figured that maybe the greeny notes would outweigh the licorice notes.

I was surprised. I love this scent! Its more of an absinthe licorice scent which is ok (not my favorite) but its ok. However, that was just the top note. When it dried down OMG, It smells so sweet and clean and just lovely. It has a little spice to it which is also a huge plus. I think its a little more of a daytime scent, but regardless its wonderful and the small hints of vanilla is nice too. I really enjoy it.

Nov
18
2011
po
po

Me and Lolita share a story that begins a long long time ago, practically in 1997 when it was launched and until recently I never thought I would love it.

Well, I was only nine years old then, at the kitchen of the house I lived with my family, drawing the pages of one of my mother's magazines. I still remember the moment I saw the advertisement, it was one of the most charming things ever, a beautiful dryad lying in the dark, enchanting wood... And I smelled the paper strip. I wasn't impressed-I was just a kid after all- but since it's a very memorable scent this very moment is engraved in my memory. The beauty, my mother's magazine, our old kitchen, my family's love somehow were connected with this scent in a magical way... Till this day I feel like having a guardian angel by my side while wearing Lolita...

Since then years came by and every now and then I came across the wonderful picture, always felt a bit emotional and considered the bottle a true piece of art but I never tested the fragrance itself. I don't know why, I might didn't want to connect the smell with my present and break the bound between the scent and my precious childhood memories.

Two years ago a mini of it was offered with a magazine and I couldn't help but purchasing it since I collect perfume miniatures. I remember being anxious while applying a drop on my wrist. I was SO disappointed I couldn't believe it! It was so strong... and green... and potent! Really sad I washed it off and never touched the tiny beauty again.

But another day, a few months later I walked in the mall and passed by the most beautiful bottle I've ever seen, tested on a paper strip and nope, same negative reaction. I was so pissed! How could it happen? Where was the soft, comforting scent I always had on my mind? I gave it a last chance anyway, sprayed lightly in the air, walked through the mist and continued my shopping. As the time came by I noticed an increasingly delightful aura all over me. The longer it stayed the better it smelled and lasted ALL day- I didn't even want to take a shower (well I did at last!)

After all I bought a small bottle to see what happens. It's been almost two years since then and I have to admit I was scared of the initial spray. It's a really really potent combination of anise, ivy and licorice and that's the challenging part. I honestly have to wait two hours for the best part to begin but the drydown... OH LORD, SUCH A DELIGHT! The licorice, the musk, the almond, the vanilla, the praline...! It sounds like a candy shop, but it doesn't smell like that for sure! The particular combination of notes creates such a rich, earthy, not foody-sweet but rather woody-sweet scent I can't get enough of! And it lasts... and lasts... and lasts, exceptional quality perfume!

For me it's a strictly winter scent since it warms me up. You have to appreciate deep, complex scents in order to like this one, I don't think it's meant to be worn by teenagers. And it's unique- I've never smelled something similar. It took a long time to realize it's a masterpiece and extra-precious to me due to the memories. Somehow we're meant to go through rough times and live happily ever after just like in every proper fairytale.. Wearing this magical scent feels like resting on the most comfortable couch you can imagine of, in front of the fireplace with the snow falling outside, before a good sleep full of dreams with fairies and enchanted forests...


''I drew on my distant memories to recreate this intense moment when a girl is waiting to become a woman." Lolita Lempicka.

Charming...

Nov
14
2011
CHOCAHOLIC
CHOCAHOLIC

All time favourite. Sweet, dreamy and magical. For those romantic souls that try to escape from reality.Overall, an unforgettable scent that you will not easily change for another.

Nov
14
2011
Thandar
Thandar

This is one of my favorite perfumes.At first in the bottle,it smells really sharp,strong fruity scent.But the dry down is amazing;powdery,sweet,light,fresh,floral and soft.I can't stop smelling my wrist when I am wearing this scent.

Nov
14
2011
krmarich
krmarich

Oh, how I wanted to say no to this beauty when it debuted. Was it Angel revisted? Not at all. Its a complex floral gourmand classic. The spices say oriental, yet it keeps changing every few minutes or so. This defies the oriental.

Its a soft violet charmer that is sweet but not too forward. The balance is right on all levels. Include the gender level. Men can feel confident wearing it in a casual environment.

This pushed the envelope and suceeded. It is still popular and unchanged after the great "change" of 2000. Bravo. I will be getting a bottle soon!

Nov
13
2011
birdofparadise
birdofparadise

Oh My Goodness! What a delicious fragrance. I love licorice and blended with other favourite notes this is magic. Just the smallest spritz keeps me tossing my head and waving my arms - my walk has become a sensual dance. The staying power is incredible and it just keeps on revealing more of itself. Each phase is special and evocative - innocence and wantonness. I am officially edible in this. Decadent and Divine.

Nov
12
2011
Giannahazagunaka Buddhizt
Giannahazagunaka Buddhizt

Just bought my second bottle, and I'm in love! I bought this for the first time, years ago when it first came out and hated it never wore it, gave it away to a friend. I don't know what in the hell I was thinking! This is so gorgeous, so well done, the almond really does balance out every everything nicely , instead of this simply being a cloying scent like angel...it's classy yet yummy, very gourmand at the same time. Not an easy task to pull off. And the bottle, what csn I say that hasn't been said a million times, it's stunning! Gorgeious! Enchanting! lovely!

And this might sound strange but to me it smells in between Angel and Keiko Mecheri's 'Loukoum Poudre'

Nov
07
2011
AveParfum
AveParfum

The first time I smelled this, I thought it was a copycat of Angel, riding the coat tails of Angels' huge success that started a new genre called "gourmands." But I think Angel smells much richer and generally more agreeable. There are a couple of notes in here that, at certain times, make me extremely nauseous, but at other times don't bother me at all. I tend not to like perfumes with praline in them, so that could be the problem. I also smell cherry, a note I usually don't like either. The drydown is much better for me than the first 2 hours of wear. Licorice is very strong too. While I really want to like this perfume (I like gourmands), there is an overall bitterness in it that just doesn't work for me.

Nov
06
2011
babypoison
babypoison

sugary yet not overwhelming, personally dont like it but my boyfriend likes this on me ..said its sweet..

Nov
03
2011
jade11
jade11

smells like wish to me, a little more sugary or fruity.
recommended for a sweet girl, who doesn't like audacious sensual fragrances.

Nov
01
2011
chowchow41
chowchow41

This was my first of Lolita Lempicka. I have the edt but my sample was an edp. Its an easy to wear scent. You can wear it to work and even in warm weather its not overly sweet ore cloying but nice comfertable. I get a cherry note on my skin but i see that it is not listed. Maybe it is the pineaplle/anise with liquerice that gives that effect. Its longlasting and a good sillage.
I get lots of compliments from wearing this one. A winner.

Oct
25
2011
missymary
missymary

I love and adore Lolita Lempicka, quite insanely.

It's an ethereally beautiful and sweetly scented perfume. It simply has no equal. Lolita Lempicka has hit upon an absolutely dazzling blend of unusual notes, praline, almonds and anise, together with iris and violets. The notes come together perfectly into a wistful, romantic, otherworldly scent. It's got the sheer genius of Guerlain at its best,it's a sucessor of L'heure bleue and improves on it.

I am truly amazed that they are mad enough to sell it so cheap, but, long may it continue!

Oct
24
2011
lizainterpres
lizainterpres

This is a lovely frag, not offencive at all. It is light, translucent and shiny but also velvety and earthy. Somebody wrote about overripe apples, and I agree.This is a very natural fragrance, I mean it does not smell like somthing artificial or sanitized, you get dirt, and leaves and roots with Lolita!

The bottle matches the scent perfectly: Lolita Lempicka is unique and alluring. I would almost certainly have pinned it as violet-coloured scent even if I had'n seen the bottle.

Oct
24
2011
fjama
fjama

This is the most peculiar yet delightful fragrance I've ever come across. Granted, I am new to the world of perfumery, but this is so captivating. It has the ability to transform everything from cold & bitter to invitingly warm. I live in a large metropolis where people are distant and unfriendly, but equipped with this scent, I seem to experience the better side of humanity. I wasn't aware of it at first, but slowly, I began to notice the spell-like bind that Lolita Lempicka has on innocent passersby, if only for a moment. Some like it, others don't, but most who catch a whiff of this magic are caught trying to figure out what hit them.

The magic, for me, lies in the liquorice note, and what it does to the vanilla. It has a "naughty" essence that tickles my inner bad girl. But LL is also very sweet, which is complimented by it's spiciness. Together, it creates something so sensual...I can hardly describe with words. At the end of the day, I'm left with a smokey vanilla wrapped in violet, and although it is close to the skin, it evokes a cold evening in a cafe drinking my favourite latte. Simply put, it is " Autumn in a bottle".

I was concerned with the lasting power when I first purchased it, but it is a small compromise for such a beautiful fragrance. I will definitely purchase another bottle.

Oct
24
2011
mylancome
mylancome

Although it's an Autumn & Winter fragrance, but good for hot weather too in Malaysia where we are summer hot all year round. It's a friendly spicy cool licorice vanilla perfume.

Oct
24
2011
Annica
Annica

Tested this again because I wanted to give it a second chance. Dabbed a little behind the ears before I left home in the morning. When I left from work later the same day, I suddenly felt a wonderful scent from my scarf that I could not place but then I remembered that I had put on Lempicka in the morning. This scent is AMAZING on fabric, much better than on my skin.

Oct
23
2011
tklicavoli
tklicavoli

Absolutely ENCHANTING from start to finish.

Lolita Lempicka is a true fairy tale fragrance. It smells like the garden of a sultry witch or like stolen kisses from a forbidden love deep in an enchanted wood. I hear wolves howling, leaves crunching, and the whisper of a fog rolling in. It's soft and sweet, yet bold and dangerous like Snow White holding a dagger at her side.

The star anise and licorice are the elements that give this perfume it's magical quality. They are sickly sweet and poisonous in a good way! Green ivy leaves offer a nice bitter contrast to the gummy notes. What I love most is all is the violet scents. Fresh dark purple violets, violet leaves, honey dipped violets, and violet stems. LL drys down to nice subtle vanilla and amber.

I prefer to wear this scent starting in late fall (it's my Halloween scent) through the frozen depth of winter. I love when an icey wind forces me to catch a whiff of this off a scarf or sweater.

Lolita Lempicka is more of a fantasy than anything Britney Spears could ever dream of.

Oct
22
2011
rainbowbrite106
rainbowbrite106

I got this one because I found it thrown on a road...maybe someone hate it and threw it away..anyways I dont know what was the excitement about this perfume, I remember when It came out, all the woman where I worked wanted it, a competition of who got it first...it doesn't smell so wonderful, I dont use it for special ocassions.

Oct
14
2011
kaitiebell
kaitiebell

I didn't get a chance to smell this before I bought it, basically I was just praying that I liked it enough that I wouldn't have to return it. It was a tough search because I live in a small town but finally it appeared at Wal Mart of all places. I tried it right away, and at first I cringed a little because it smelled pretty strongly of these licorice gummies that are shaped like cats that my mum used to buy from a Dutch market where we used to live. I gave it more of a chance because in my panic to smell it I had sprayed it on at a pretty close range. I am so glad I did! The smell dried down to this amazing faint licorice smell on me, and opened into a warm woodsy scent. For whatever reason it reminds me of going on walks in the fall with my cousins or through the bush at my grandma and grandpas to the cabin he built. It's really lovely :)

Oct
13
2011
SheShe
SheShe

This apple looks pretty but it's poisonous.

I don't like the fragrance. I can't help it: I see Zola's Nana when I sniff it. This is Nana, shameless courtesan, who finished bad - remember how she died? It's a smell of Nana and her sad end, sad but she was worth even more suffering :(

The scent is impressive really, but has something decadent, dangerous in itself so I can't wear it comfortably. Sweet, rich, poisonous. Not my cup of tea.

I don't like it almost as much as I hate Angel. They have something in common.

Oct
13
2011
beatrix75
beatrix75

10/10 great nice sweet soft spicy(anis)confortable fume i love so much one of my absolutly favourites!!! on my skin its more anis vanilj violet smell gooodddd!!!!

Oct
13
2011
Mochagirl
Mochagirl

I am rarely in the licorice and star anise mood, so I use this one quite rarely. A few years ago LL Fleur Defendue was my favourite fragrance, what's more, my wedding scent. Then something happened, and I fell out with it. It started to remind me of a glue stick. Later, while I was expecting my daughter, this original LL was one of the few scents I could endure. I haven't used it often since then. Nevertheless, I prefer this to Fleur Defendue, L or Coral Flower. Sometimes I can smell the licorice most of all, sometimes the violet, sometimes the vanilla, sometimes the herbs... It's versatile and many-faced.

Oct
12
2011
petravesna
petravesna

It reminds me of Angel as its lighter, softer and herbal version of it. Whereas Angel creates very strong reaction, Lolita Lempicka's quite earthy tones of dry herbs, thyme, liquorice, warmth, smoke all mingled up to create a relaxing yet intriquing smell. I love it to take it in the autumn and when falling asleep. The bottle is a lovely fairy tale item. The fragrance longevity is very disappointing though.

Oct
11
2011
primadonna35
primadonna35

beauty in a bottle,but the worst thing about it is it's very common,every girl wears it,but it's really very good for winter.

Oct
11
2011
beatrix75
beatrix75

i love my litle lolita becouse its so sweet gourmand licorice and staranis OMG its haven so beuthiful!!!!perfect for cold weather!!!shi varms upp your boddy!

Oct
11
2011
guest_
guest_

A cool, surgary vapor, like fog rolling through an enchanted forest at midnight. But this is a pleasant encounter, crunching through ivy leaves to meet your love; licorice sticks steeping in absinthe and chartreuse, irises and violets sprinkled in moondust. All grounded by a hazy, brown sugar and vanillic base, which must be LL's benzoin and tonka bean combo.

"Lolita Lempicka" is dreamy, intoxicating, magical -- the smell of pixies and unicorns. But like original fairy tales, it's not all sweetness and innocence; plus, it has the late 90's, modern aesthetic: "Lolita Lempicka" is "Twelve Dancing Princesses"...at a rave.

Pure magic and totally original = "Lolita Lempicka".

Oct
03
2011
mizzjnice
mizzjnice

I love L de Lolita Lempicka but I don't like this one at all. I don't know how it can be categorized as "Floral Fruity Gourmand" because all I smell is florals and just a hint of licorice and star anise but the flowers are overpowering and give me a headache. When I hear "gourmand" I think "edible" but this does not smell edible at all- unless you eat flowers. I had to wash it off 10 minutes after spraying it on my wrists. If you're looking for something sweet and foody, this is not it. If you're looking for a warm, powdery floral, this may be for you.

Oct
03
2011
jtd
jtd

Lolita Lempicka is often identified as one of the post–Angel issue. The first of Angel’s progeny, many of which would follow. Most of those would be defined as cotton candy + something loud, the loud usually being a harsh floral note or an enormous but simple fruity note. While this group of followers can be considered imitators, they mostly don’t fall into the same (sub?)genre as Angel, one I call unresolved gourmands, or fragrances with a food element combined with something that makes them appear simultaneously edible and poison. A great trick, and one that Angel pulls off exquisitely, but one that most of the followers miss by being strictly gourmand, and purely dessert at that.

I understand the line from Angel to LL, and it has to do with corresponding philosophies of construction, but the wonder of LL is that it gives you something qualitatively distinct from Angel. Despite a similar combination of florals with patchouli and other fruit and woody elements, to my nose LL is not gourmand. It is a sweet, woody perfume, like a viscous play on the sweet, sheer wood of Chanel’s Egoiste. While Angel’s first and virtually only state is dissonance, LL puts dissimilar elements together toward one rich accord. The floral notes, particularly iris and violet, bring together the other ingredients in an interesting fashion. The cool iris ties to the licorice, and the violet ties to a somewhat herbal green feel that connects it by extension to a fruity sweetness. Despite licorice and a fruit note, though, LL doesn’t seem come off something to eat. What I’ve seen identified as an ivy note combines cool and green, falling in line with both the iris and violet notes. Two points on similarity of construction yet difference in tone: 1) in LL, patchouli gives a gummy sweetness, but not Angel’s mothball/poison blast, 2) although sweet from a number of angles (licorice, musk, fruit), there’s no cotton-candy in LL. LL winds up cool and comfortable as opposed to the shrieking avenging Angel.

(Angel is so bombastic that I find it easy simply to characterize it. On the record, I both admire and enjoy Angel.)

LL hints at its gourmand-era origins but doesn’t land in cohort-lockstep with the post-Angels. If I haven’t really made the point, LL is a gorgeous and utterly charming fragrance. Also, my friend Aleli wears it and she’s wonderful.

Sep
28
2011
bloomia
bloomia

so I just got this today because it got so many great reviews. Preferring non-sweet perfumes, I'd thought I'd still give this a try, since the notes are very interesting. The licorice really appeals to me, since it also happens to be my favorite candy... The mahogany, vetiver and tobacco keep this scent from sliding down the gourmand-river. At first, it is sort of overwhelming and even reminded me of Angel (which I don't like at all)- for people with a sensitive nose, spray only a small amount on your wrist and give it some time to develope, you will be surprised how beautifully the fragrance evolves. All in all, I'm happy with my purchase and can't wait to put it on in winter. A piece of advice: Wearing this scent with leather (e.g. a jacket or pants, even a tote) is super, super sexy and gives this fragrance, or shall I say YOU, and edgy, naughty touch.

Sep
28
2011
tenderhearted
tenderhearted

**I do not own the real scent of Lolita,mine is an imitation vegan (non animal musk) roll-on oil. But I did smell this wonder in a shop once (as well as smelling it on ladies and gents I have known),and my imitation bottle smells just the same as the memory I know of Lolita.

I feel this scent is quite special,and it is actually hard for me to find the perfect words to express my feelings for it. For me,it is almost like anything I could say would not quite be enough...

But I will try....this is just so beautiful to me.I take perfume very personally,especially the ones I get weak in the knees when I breathe in their tender scent. This is just so creamy,and sweet vanilla violet powder,soft fires,bright fruits,gorgeous woods,and smells like it would taste amazing. I am very deeply in love with this perfume and I want to take a bath in it.

I am feeling in my life,I am very drawn to vanilla blended with vetiver and woods.This scent, it brings me a wonderful blend of very sweet,with deep woods and earth,this Lolita tempting treat. I love to think about this one,and how Lolita would probably appeal to gourmand lovers,as well as woodsy and earth lovers.

There is a familiar feel here I love so much,but still this is very unique,and eccentric too! I do get sweet black licorice too,how very precious!

Sep
27
2011
peggymeg88
peggymeg88

Im new on here, I couldn't wait to read reviews of my favourite perfume. I have loved this since I was 14 when I bought a bottle when on holiday in the south of France. When I spray it I am taken back to that time which is lovely. But I have grown up with this perfume and it still (in my opinion) suits me now I am in my 20's. I don't know a lot about perfume in terms of when the different scents can be detected, however for me this starts off with a sweet liquorice fragrance, subduing to a sharper spicy scent and finally a musky almost woody after smell. Lovely!!

Sep
21
2011
vanillabean23
vanillabean23

Bloody gorgeous!! I'm a sucker for the FFG's!! Licorice and praline are the predominant scents here!! Sooooooo delicious! The longevity is fantastic. This fragrance is going to be a permanent feature in my collection from now on!!

I'm so in love with LL! It's so hypnotic and sensual. I can't rave about it enough!!

Sep
14
2011
nofixedstars
nofixedstars

Lolita Lempicka was a frivolous "why not?" purchase for me...I found it at the local discount shop at a really good price and threw it into my basket simply because I'd wanted to smell it on me for a while, though it was never high enough on my list of perfumes to try that I'd order a sample of it. But several people whose perfume savvy I trust indicated that it really was a decent scent, so I was curious.

It's not at all my usual type of thing; I don't generally do gourmands and markedly sweet perfumes are not at all my cup of tea. Even if I did fancy them, I'd have to watch it because they turn even sweeter on me---nausea or headache-inducing sticky-sweet. So I half expected that I'd be swapping this one with another perfume nut after I sampled it. Now I'm not certain...

The opening is a bit, well, much. But it's brief. Then it's all violets, ivy leaf, and anise, which I really rather like. I catch some vetiver, a whisper of fruit/citrus, another tenuous floral wisp---heliotrope?---iris, definitely vanilla and tonka. Maybe some musk. And yes, a hearty helping of sugar, but a burnt sugar rather than candy-floss sugar. It's sweet but not sticky or sickly seeming. Interesting... a mix of green notes and creamy notes; sugar and spice. Er, I like this stuff, inconceivable as it seems. It would probably be even better if the sweet factor wasn't being bumped up by my chemistry, or if they dialed up the ivy leaf a bit for me. Oh, and yes, the bottle is a mirror of the scent it contains: on, but not quite over, the edge of being precious. It's actually genuinely pretty yet not "princessy".

Sweet, but not vapid, and quite cohesive. Next stop, "L" by Lolita Lempicka...Because if this, which I anticipated being an abomination, can turn out so clever, then what shall "L", the notes of which I prefer in theory, turn out to be?

Sep
13
2011
butterflyinthesky76
butterflyinthesky76

This is my all time Fav! I love the sweet sultry scent and have worn it for years, the only thing I have found that even slightly compares to my love for this is Viktor Rolf Flower bomb; still lolita is my true love.

The bottle is beautiful, reminds me of Perrie Jouet with the gold filiagree another fav of mine, Champagne!!

Sep
09
2011
lisliasm
lisliasm

My first reaction to the two Lolita Lempicka fragrances I have tried has been immediate disgust.

L de Lolita Lempicka I sprayed on my wrist while I was a bit intoxicated. I was totally overwhelmed and nauseated by the vanilla. Later, however, I couldn't get the scent off my mind, and I started spraying it on myself over and over again. Now, I love L, and I can't stop wearing it!

Lolita Lempicka I tried today for the first time, totally sober, and I was totally repulsed, above and beyond how I felt with L de Lolita Lempicka. It smelled foul-- harsh, grating, synthetic, and not at all like I expected. I sniffed my wrist repeatedly to see if the scent would develop, but for me it didn't.

Maybe, perhaps, I'll try it again and like it, but I think for some reason L works with my chemistry and Lolita Lempicka does not. Super disappointing. I wonder how it is possible for two scents from the same house to have such different reactions to my skin!

Sep
08
2011
miriel
miriel

Lovely sweet, gourmand perfume. I love the fruity notes. Very easy to wear although I think more suitable for young women.
I didn't expect anything less from Annick Menardo!

Sep
06
2011
k.koala
k.koala

I am so glad I stumbled across this perfume! One of my all time favourites.

Forget about the bottle being beautiful, it's the liquid inside that's the real charmer. It's very bold and sickly sweet, which is a combination I look for in a good perfume.

At first it can be very overpowering, with a strong current of vanilla, praline and musk. And although I can't exactly smell pineapple or lemon, there's a sense of citrus that tickles my sense of smell.

The dry down isn't as rich or overpowering, but the beautiful scent lingers on, revealing a strong liquorice note with a hint of tonka beans and almonds. I can even faintly smell the scent of a very rich and enticing tobacco that resurfaces every now and then. I blame that element for my obsession of this perfume.

This is the type of perfume that you spray and wish it were solidified into some kind of lolly so you could eat it. Delightfully delicious and feminine with that kick of living on the edge!

Highly recommended.

Sep
05
2011
baboukis
baboukis

really sweet ,sweet and sweet licorice/violet combo.

Sep
05
2011
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similar with ;
1. guess marciano women (light)
2. guess seductive women (light)
3. 212 Vip Women (light)
4. CH Carolina Herrera (strong)
5. 212 Sexy Women

Sep
04
2011
Wega
Wega

I wish I was olfactorily experienced enough to know what it is that I'm smelling!
Instead of particular notes, this is what Lolita Lempicka offers me: sweet but not gourmand, very dusty/powdery, sharp and bright which feels like a licorice/violet combo. It kind of sticks in my throat, but kind of makes me swoon (in a good way).
My little dog loves it, but my big dog objects (he prefers 24 Faubourg and certain other chypres).
So sad, though. Just now I drank a large glass of wine and clumsily knocked my (full) LL bottle on the floor. The delicate fruit stem (which is also the sprayer) broke off. I may have to decant into some other vessel, which won't be nearly so visually appealing.
This is one of my top scents, although on very rare occasion, it smells too laundry-fresh, like being gobsmacked by a box of dryer sheets.

Aug
31
2011
cheeks
cheeks

I'm wearing this right now. A reviewer mentioned that it smells like old-fashioned cough syrup. I wouldn't say it smells exactly like that, but it does make me think of old fashioned cough syrup with its dark and herbaceous bitter-sweetness. Over the course of an hour, it begins transitioning into a softly spiced, vanilla talcum powder on a woodsy/smoky background. The dry-down is quite nice, sweeter than the opening, but disappointingly quite faint. The lasting power is average (3-4 hours) when layered over the body lotion, and poor sprayed on its own (2 hours max). I don't love this scent, don't particularly like it as I rarely reach for it, but its good for when I want to feel sexy and provocative yet innocent and sweet at the same time, that's the mood I get with this scent...I must admit that on some days I get so nauseated by the weird and strong opening and find myself getting a headache. Needless to say, I will either use up my small bottle and matching lotion or give away to mom. I only bought the set because it was 50% off, so no big loss. I do think that 'L' is the better Lempicka fragrance, and had it been 50% off as well, I'd have purchased that instead. I guess I'm just not a licorice fan.

Aug
28
2011
Pari88
Pari88

You can not deny it...this is THE most unique fragrance ever created, the bottle, the design, the creation itself. This is the Garden of Eden, this is what Shakespeare's a Mid Summers Night Dream backdrop would be, this is for Faeries, Angels and Pari's everywhere :-). Heavenly! Out of this world in the best possible way. One of my favorites. Its like being in a really good dream, you know, the ones where you fly. That's what this perfume does to me, it excites me, makes me feel like a floating creature in the midst of this concrete jungle I live in. This is not a "sexy" boudoir type of fragrance, but it excites ones senses and thus ones mind and emotions. It inspires and promotes happy feelings. It allows both men and women who smell it properly to enter a fantasy world where absolutely anything good and great is possible. This is no child's fragrance, this is no "Lolita" this is an untouchable mysterious and beautiful creature that every one wants to possess.

Sweet, gourmand, fruity, flowery, powdery, bitter, fresh, oriental, CHYPRE. It is mixed so lovely. It works perfectly on my skin. It is so unique and on the right person, will smell down right Out of This World. Licorice, Violet, Vanilla, Ivy, Green, Musk, Cherries, and I am sure there are some more goodies in there. The first of its kind and the last of a dying breed. Despite its popularity I have never smelled it on anyone, friends or passerby's. I always get compliments, glances, advances and catch people sniffing the air around me in awe when I wear this beauty :-) A fragrance for dreamers and artists and those with an unstoppable imagination :-)
Floral Fruity Green Oriental Spicy Gourmand
10/10

Aug
27
2011
fai.k
fai.k

I wear this both day and night. thanks to this i know i really really love licorice and vanilla.... i can't tell how much i love this one :x :x :x

Aug
22
2011
OneScent
OneScent

I love the first spritz of this stuff: licorice and vanilla, mmmmm. I really like the drydown too it's earthy, powdery, and sweet. Great perfume.

Aug
21
2011
Marimer
Marimer

On my skin LL edp is a green/earth gourmand, an initial blast of powdery smoky violet and licorice yumm, and then a green, earthy dirty woody and sweet drydown, with violets all the way and a hint of vanilla. Very soft and comforting scent ,on me lasts about 3 hours with sillage very close to skin.

Aug
18
2011
barron_esse
barron_esse

LL is a very sweet parfum,but not overwhelming.Is very well balanced.Can be worn in the summer and spring.If you like sweet parfums,is the best option 4 summer.

Aug
17
2011
jenka135
jenka135

One of my favorites. Bought it many years ago when I worked part-time in a perfume shop. It's rare to find one this sweet that isn't headache-inducing, for me.

Aug
16
2011
perfumeholic88
perfumeholic88

Lolita is a sweet fragrance so not everyone will like it. I have 100ml. The bottle is nice and the fragrance last long. Worth of buying for women which like sweet perfumes.

Aug
15
2011
browneyes55
browneyes55

I got a tester to try out in this 100 degree heat. to me its moist/slightly green/sweet/soft/brightly spicy. Indulgent with tolerable gourmand-ness for this weather. My friend told me it smelled soft and powdery. Her and i both love patchouli and ambery, warm, warm scents. This may sound crazy to some, cause it is pretty heavy but i think this would be awesome for me for summer. Most summer scents are just a "like" but this would be a "LoVe"

4weeks later... i accidentally sprayed this on my face instead of my neck at the department store. But i never got a headache, and i already had 2 other scents, one on each wrist to sample. I wonder how many brain cells i killed today... maybe i'm getting seriously addicted to inhaling/smelling perfume.

Aug
08
2011
SexySpice
SexySpice

Getting this thing to spray for the first time was a friken challenge, lemme tell ya, but the juice is totally worth it. OOOOoooooooh yeah, the juice is TOTALLY worth it.

Aug
06
2011
flowerbombhannah
flowerbombhannah

Heavenly gourmand! (I never get tired of them!) Smells carefully made. The fairies mixed just the perfect amount of fruit and flowers together.

Aug
03
2011
20thcenturyrelic
20thcenturyrelic

I live in Texas, and I like to wear this in the winter only. It is a strong scent that lasts all day on my very dry skin. I would say it's not for teenagers or early 20s unless they are mature for their age. Also, be careful not to overdo this one. One spray may be enough for those not burdened with dry skin!

I'm not capable of analyzing notes like so many of the other reviewers, but I definitely smell the anise, violet, vanilla, and something green. Nice, but not overly sweet, floral, or musky. OK for daytime, but again, be careful with application.

Aug
01
2011
haniata
haniata

I hate licorice, I hate star anise, every time I've tried this perfume on I felt like I was suffocating.
Why am I still trying to like it?
It smells absolutely heavenly on others. Sadly it just won't work with me.

Jul
29
2011
trinluvsun
trinluvsun

Lolita Lempicka, in my opinion is one of the most BEAUTIFUL fragrances i have smelled ever! I got a sample when i was about 14 and hated it at first, but then it transformed into a dreamlike spicy vanilla scent that cant really be described in words. all the guys love it. Its definitely worth a try.

Jul
23
2011
DresdenDoll
DresdenDoll

I do get an opening blast of anise which I like, but this is sweet! It's not like a toothache though, it's sweet in a restrained way, reigned in by the ivy note. It melts into a very pretty middle stage of candied violets and then becomes the lightly sweet powdery heliotrope. Though I actually don't find this that gourmand. This is totally different and doesn't smell like anything else.

Jul
22
2011
pauluch3
pauluch3

Since I love licorice and star anise in perfume this was an instant love affair with Lolita. Divine bottle and liquid to match. I used to wear it for a couple of winter seasons some time ago, before it became the hip fragrance and everybody smelled of LL. This is a masterpiece, but unfortunately too popular. Regardless, I'm thinking of buying a bottle of the original version, and the new reformulated one as well, just to have this gem in my collection again.
*****

Jul
17
2011
aray
aray

I've actually managed to get a small bottle of the original and I have to say, compared to the revamped version.. I'm liking the new one better. Why? Because they got rid of the tobacco and OMG am I glad they did.

The tobacco was the one little thing that has disturbed me about this scent, and I find it much easier on the nose and much more wearable without.

Jul
15
2011
skki
skki

I can notice if someone is wearing this perfume from miles away and it makes me want to run as fast as I can !!! I hate it, this is the worst perfume ever,smells like licorice,whisky,pepper and man's cologne all mixed up, it makes me feel sick =S my stomach aches and the bottle is so damn tacky . This was a gift from my father I didn't want to disappoint him so I kept it for some time and then I gave it away I am sorry for the girl who I gave it to , but I do love and recomend L by lolita lempicka wich is one of my faves

Jul
13
2011
Raphy_2260
Raphy_2260

Blind buy, based on reviews.... ABSOLUTELY NO REGRETS!!!

You guys are awesome with your reviews!!

The lingering of this fragrance it's gorgeous and adorable. I love it!!!

Jul
12
2011
isabella211
isabella211

just watch the youtube video on the upper right, and that pretty much sums up this fragrance. magical. beautiful. wondrous. it's all of these things with a high end linger of sophistication. a sophisticated, designer wood nymph. dark and desirable, yet illuminated by sweet and light fairy dust.

Jul
09
2011
Hyponse
Hyponse

This scent starts off very strong and intense. You can not use much of this in once, because it`s intense. But for a night out in town, it will get you attention :-).

Jul
05
2011
mariana
mariana

Lolita is such a beauty, so pleasant and enchanting and unique! I like it since longtime! Love the drydown. Licorice at its best. It's even more delicious in winter. One of my fave gourmands of all time

Jul
02
2011
mirandaslaysdragons
mirandaslaysdragons

After reading so many amazing reviews, it seemed like the perfect scent for me. I marched into Nordstrom to try it on/get a sample... and found myself horrified. I did not get any sweet vanilla scent out of it. It made my bag wreak of.. old chemicals. Definitely disappointed.

Jun
29
2011
sjd610
sjd610

I wouldn't recommend this to people who easily get headaches, it's very intense. For me I spray it and wipe it immediately with a tissue, otherwise its too strong. I can see myself wearing it every day throughout the cooler months. Its a very nice, warm, complex scent.

Jun
28
2011
riotgrrl
riotgrrl

Lolita was my first "grown up" perfume. It was a blind buy from the internet, and I was a little worried, as some reviewers said there was a burnt rubber note hidden in there that bothered them, which I'm guessing was the jasmine (I have the same problem with other jasmine-based scents). That worry turned out to be completely unfounded, though.

Words cannot describe how much I love this perfume. Maybe it's just the sappy sentimental part of me that romanticizes being a teenage girl, but this perfume really is incredible.

For starts, it doesn't have that icky alcoholic note that most perfumes have. I have a rather sensitive nose, so alcohol in perfumes REALLY bothers me. From the very start, Lolita is lovely.

After a few minutes when Lolita has dried down, it reveals herself to be much like Nabokov's character -- sweet, clever, warm and mysterious. It is, in my opinion, the perfect gourmand for all ages -- delicious without being cloying; mature enough to know better but not jaded enough to stop. The notes that really stand out on me are the star anise, praline and vanilla. The star anise adds something completely unlike any other perfume for teenage girls, and I think that's what makes Lolita really special.

Lolita just barely hovers above the skin, but when you walk past someone, you know they can smell it. I use one spray on my wrists, rub my wrists on my neck, and add another spritz on my shirt if I really want to smell it. It usually lasted all day, or at least around 6 hours.

In short, this is the only perfume that I've owned so far, mostly because I think it set such a high bar that no other perfume seems to compare! My original bottle is already used up, and I'm absolutely itching to find another. I think everyone, especially people who enjoy gourmands/orientals should certainly give Lolita a try.

Jun
27
2011
Raphy_2260
Raphy_2260

OMG!!!.... Got another one by Lempicka... ABSOLUTELY NO REGRETS!... I love the licorice-vanilla scent! My husband wanted to eat me alive when I wore it!!!

Found a 1 oz at Burlington Coat... Will definately order the full size bottle!!!

Jun
25
2011
ticalica
ticalica

The strong presence of licorice make this perfume have a "body odor" quality that kept me away.
I bought it as a gift for a friend and she did not seem too pleased, she didn't show me though :p

Jun
24
2011
Fizzy
Fizzy

Such a beautiful bottle and name, it´s a dream! But the scent is really boring, I can smell only sweetness of licorice and vanilla. Yummy and nothing unique. Sorry for all you lovers of it, big dissapointment!

Jun
21
2011
willowtreesimplicity
willowtreesimplicity

I am so glad I have this one another chance. I loved it when I tested it, but after I purchased a bottle during the colder months, the first couple wearings were horrible. Maybe I had some sort of sensitivity. It smelled overpoweringly masculine. Now, a few months later I decided to give it one last try before I put it up for swaps. I am so glad I did because I fell in love with it all over again! It is a beautifully soft and full bodied sensual fragrance. I can see where some may be sensitive to the licorice or heliotrope as I am guessing I was too. But I would recommend just giving it another try in warmer weather.

Jun
20
2011
an.jorePipip
an.jorePipip

I tried this perfume on paper, it smells good a bit gourmand to my opinion. I think it is more for young women but grown-up female could also wear it as well. As for the bottle, gorgeous!

Jun
19
2011
Redlipstick
Redlipstick

Holy crap the opening is disgusting! It's all iris and heliotrope and licorice - three notes I despise.

Then something magical happens - the middle softens to some nice tonka, vetiver and a tiny bit of musky violet. The drydown is GORGEOUS - beautifully soft vanilla, tonka, musk and a little almond.

The opening goes away fast enough that I like it. The middle and drydown are what a gourmand should be, namely soft, creamy, yummy without any sickly sweetness. The Lempicka line seems to do this beautifully.

Note that the softening toward the middle also means a softening of staying power and intensity. This is basically a skin scent on me.

I MUCH prefer L de Lolita - a truly beautiful vanilla, unmatched.

Jun
14
2011
sweet_joy
sweet_joy

For me LL (EDP) isn't a "easy" perfume. I like and dislike at same time. Some days, I feel so good wearing it, and then the next day it's so horrible. I think the anise and violet notes are too strong but I like the licorice note and the woodsy drydown.
It's perfect for fall/winter, not too sweet and long lasting. I always get compliments when I'm wearing it. I don't wear it too much but I can't give it away.

Jun
13
2011
velvet67
velvet67

This perfume is a knockout.Notes of licorice caramel and violets.The perfume is not sickly sweet like some other gourmand perfumes..It has great staying power.A very sexy and grown up scent towear in autumn and winter.Reminds me of drinking a beautifull full bodied red wine in a challet on a snowy mountain.Gorgeous artistic bottle.

Jun
12
2011
misslovely
misslovely

Not only the bottle is a masterpiece but the perfume itself is as well. When you first spray it, is quite strong. But wait, the dry down is amazing. If you like a smoky vanilla scent and woody notes, you should give this perfume a try.

Jun
11
2011
beauty_girl
beauty_girl

I have tested this on earlier and the first time i sprayed it on, it smelled a bit like Forbidden Flower, but not so sweet, now when i have it on, it smells exactly like salt licourise, cool in one way, but at the same time not a perfume i want to wear because of how it smells on me, but im glad that i finnaly detected how the compsition is created, since a fragrance smells different on different ppl.

And im not a fan of licourise!

Jun
11
2011
fazli ikram
fazli ikram

Simply the best perfume ever to me out of all the collection i had. Luck i stock piled some of it...

Jun
07
2011
greydove
greydove

This is a perfume that will always remind me of my first year of law school. Something about the ad with a lilac colored apple and the enchanted forest was irresistable. It brought me back into wearing perfume when I had been scentless for most of college. When I learned that it contained licorice it was a done deal. I wore this a lot back then, but tired of it after about a year- I probably over used it. Then it became too popular and I didn't want to smell like everyone else. Still, I think its one of the best. Incidentally, when I first started wearing this perfume it coincided with my discovery of Jeff Buckley and the song Lilac Wine. Now I can't hear that song without thinking of this fragrance and vice versa :)

Jun
06
2011
Inspire0111
Inspire0111

VEEEERRRY gourmand!!! Smells like bakery on the card :-) It's horrible on my skin.

Jun
05
2011
MsRachael
MsRachael

Lovely bottle, and a favorite of all the men in my life. Sweetly complex without being complicated or muddy. I smell the ivy and violets, with only the slightest traces of the anise. Very feminine, never cheap or gaudy. Distinctive and sexy.

Jun
05
2011
Louw
Louw

I want to like it, mainly because it has the most beautiful bottle ever! I keep trying it, but I just keep on finding that it's too heavy and sweet for me and it makes me feel a little headachy and nauseous. :(

Jun
01
2011
lulwa87
lulwa87

love love love the smell of this one! However, Im not a fan of the bottle. Although it's very pretty and adds glamour to my dressing table, its not practical at all! I broke the tip off and couldn't spray it after consuming only 30% of the bottle :((

PS Im extremely gentle and careful when using my perfumes.

May
30
2011
bubblem3
bubblem3

Hola hispano parlantes y americanos bilingues :)
Jajajajajaja! De solo acordarme del terror que tenia de probar este perfume me da mucha risa! Esque habia leido muchas reseñas aqui en fragantica y otros sitios de lo fuerte que era el licor y de solo imaginarme de lo que podria pasar me dio unas nauseas! De solo pensar que seria la misma historia que el amor amor de cacharel (que por cierto me da varios dolores estomacales y migraña) nonono! Y ahi me ven en la tienda mirandolo fijamente, pensando si es solo una locura mia ponermelo en la muñeca, observandolo como loquita... y por fin me olvide de todo y me puse un spray que por cierto no me gusto mucho el atomizador porque es un poco dificil de hechartelo :S En fin, mi primera impresion fue licor y anais, olia fuerte como me lo esperaba de hecho olia un poco raro, pero valla mi sorpresa que a la mitad del perfume se convirtio en un olor dulcesito delicioso! =O PERO QUE ES ESTA POCION MAGICA TAN LINDA?! Para nada de licor, en mi huele a galletitas de vainilla con un ligero toque floral nada empalagoso, como me gusta! ;D Iba acompañada de unos amigos y me elogiaron mucho el perfume!! definitivamente un olor inolvidable y por si fuera poco la botella es preciosisisima y hace 5 horas que me lo puse y sigue oliendo igual, muy buena fijacion! Estoy segura que es mi olor favorito gourmand :) Lo voy a comprar no me importa el precio, vendere mis organos si es necesario ok no ¬¬ Un beso gourmand lovers ;)

Resumen: Huele feo pero a los 30 minutos del spray seduciaras a todos los hombres *-*

May
29
2011
alfarom
alfarom

A great fragrance! I think about Lolita Lempicka For Women as a sort of finished version of Au Masculin. I know it was originally released before the msculine version but it smells exactly like if Au Masculin is the crude/rough prototype and this one the finished, refined, sparkling and ready to wear version. A superb and perfectly balanced composition for women and a great alternative for those men who can't stand Au Masculin's cloying power. Highly recommended.

Licorice and Anise on a transparent spicy/woody base. Simply one of the best in its genre.

Rating: 8.5/10

May
20
2011
GreyMan
GreyMan

It's been said that you have to love liquorice to enjoy this perfume. I can't stand the stuff, but I've rarely fallen for a perfume like this.

I had to try it several times before falling in love. But that's been the case with most LL perfumes. Apparently it takes a while to appreciate their complexity. It helps that you don't smell them on every other person, even though they're quite popular.

Initially I find the liquorice quite prominent. But it's clearly translated skilfully into a scent, not the plain edible stuff. Even those who don't eat liquorice might enjoy it as fragrance note.
Later it develops a balanced bitter earthy note which I love. The later stage probably depends on the skin type though.

May
19
2011
Habanita
Habanita

I had it when it was the only scent of the house and I was a bit younger :) Then I liked it and it fitted well. Today I'm not into it anymore and would also say: licorice :)

May
17
2011
Woodfaery
Woodfaery

I really wanted to like this after reading all the great reviews. I am so glad I got a sample first. So sorry but all I get is licorice, licorice, licorice. I never liked licorice, even as a small child so why would I want to smell like that? Next!

May
17
2011
bb3706
bb3706

Don't know how to describe it but i love it. The dry down is sensational and i just want to sniff myself constantly. Lasts all day too.

May
17
2011
boardbat
boardbat

i just bought this recently as well as coral flower and i have to say, i'm loving most all of L.L.'s line of perfumes. i can't seem to get enough. they are so warm and inviting. i've been getting many compliments on them also. the sweet fruits mixed with almond and floral is just gorgeous. for me it lasts around 2-3 hours. my next purchase is going to be SI lolita. a totally different fragrance, but so spicey and warm.
i also love the feminine bottles.

May
15
2011
galina27
galina27

Comforting and yummy. My little son said I smelled like coconut :)

May
15
2011
amber832
amber832

I have been using it on and off again ever since it came out in 1997. I received so many compliments and all my friends would go and buy it after asking what it was! However nowadays its just a too common perfume, everyone wears it, it kind of lost its mystery for me! Regardless though I will always love it and probably keep purchasing it since I have used it for so long...It is a very sweet & sugary scent, perfect for winter, too powerful for summer!

May
14
2011
One
One

One of my top 3. Very feminine. I find it very extreme but well balanced at the same time. It is therefore best revealed in mid-seasons -lacks a little depth in the winer and is quite heavy in the summer.- I find it changes a little from one time to the next on me, certain facets are more predominant depending on the soap used, etc. On the fresh side it almost smells like Twizzlers, is a bit fruity... On the heavy side it reminds me of a licorice cigar. But it always smells great. Fascinating, multifaceted well-rounded perfume. Génial.

May
10
2011
filleaplumes
filleaplumes

On a budget I purchased Lolita Lempicka for my mother as a substitute for Flowerbomb but despite smelling similar as fruity musky florals and as much as I wanted to like it I just can't handle the licorice and tobacco notes! They both make my head spin! Thankfully my mother liked it and mentioned that her husband loves licorice so I'm glad it worked for her although she still went and bought herself the $29 purse size Flowerbomb! This fragrance very boudoir with its smoky, syrupy, mystique and the bottle is gorgeous... just know the gold stem is part of the atomizer! I had to stop my mom before she went and ripped it off!

May
09
2011
chloeee
chloeee

I think LL is one of the most mysterious fragrances.
It smells like sweet tobacco(not nauseating).
Intoxicating!

May
09
2011
perlaj
perlaj

Warm, intoxicating, delicious as a sweet liqueur

May
05
2011
pmcclure
pmcclure

Not my usual exotic oriental, but I fell hard for the licorice. This is the scent a warm, outgoing woman would wear. It's enticing, friendly, and womanly, but not stinky or overpowering.

It plays nice at work and is at home in air conditioning. I never wore it in the summer as it doesn't smell like it would do well in heat.

It kills me to throw out the bottles when it's gone, but what do I do with them? I wish they could have been refilled.

Apr
30
2011
Angelfreak4
Angelfreak4

This fragrance reminds me so much of Thierry Mugler's Angel, but it is alittle sweeter, and does not have the sexy mellowness of Angel. I really wanted to love this, but it disappears on my skin in a couple of hours. Not my favorite, as I need to enjoy something on me alittle longer!

Apr
30
2011
lilipop
lilipop

I smelled this in the store and loved the blend of licorice and violets, so I bought it. An hour later I was horrified to find I smelled like the shoes of an old lady who powders her feet, and more feet than powder. 2 days later and i can still smell it. Maybe it's the tobacco leaf but it sure doesn't work for me

Apr
23
2011
Convict13
Convict13

The lady I sit next too are work wears this from time to time and it is just so beautiful, on my "wish" list.

Apr
21
2011
karmas
karmas

I like the fragrance itself, but I dont like the way it seems to wear the woman instead of a woman wearing IT. It definitely stands out in a crowd too, i can spot that smell a mile away!

Apr
18
2011
FunnyValentine
FunnyValentine

this is sooooooooooooooooo.....oooo yummy OMG! love it, but it's not like me at all.

Apr
16
2011
chrisstinna_b
chrisstinna_b

I never thought I would like any of Lolita Lempicka's perfumes, but when I tried this one, I was really surprised to find a non-repulsive scent, a yummy one actually. I could feel something resembling with coconut, but I see there's no coconut in it.

Apr
15
2011
Ettex
Ettex

I got my lolita lempicka in the mail and tried it out today. Wow, I love the playfulness of the fragrance. The sweet anise and violet is quite apparent, as is the clever, arch smokey dry-down from the tobacco leaf. It has the potential to give me a headache, but is also beautiful.

Apr
13
2011
duskangel101
duskangel101

I have a problem with the bottle design. I've been wanting to try this for some time now, but every time i see this at a store, somebody have already gotten there before me and tore off the top part, making it unable to be sprayed! It needs to be made more clear that this perfume HAS NO CAP.

Apr
10
2011
fanhermes
fanhermes

Hy guys, I decided to give it a try, although I have Angel and I'm not quite a big fan, and I must say that I love this!! It is sweet, but the sweetness is mellowed down by the iris note and by the ivy note. So interesting! If I were to compare it with something, I would think of Ricci, from Nina Ricci, although that has a strange harsh note of fruit.
But this one is a keeper. I've just bought it and although it's spring, I intend to wear it since I just love the way it smells after 2 hours of wearing it: precious, alluring, sexy. It is not too heavy and is slightly fruity and vanilla-y. Probably one of the best sweet perfumes out there! Do try it!

Apr
10
2011
arimegahot
arimegahot

Definitivamente ODIO este perfume, lo compre por que vi que muchois miembros de fragantica lo tenian y pensé que sería placentera, pero todo lo contrario!! huele a puro licor, es como se te hubieras tirado una copa de ron encima, es muy fuerte de plano no la recomiendo para nada hay mejores perfumes, este ni lo puedo usar es horrible!!

Apr
09
2011
RavenDarkholme
RavenDarkholme

Too much licuorice at the first spray, it's a fragrance you have to wear all day before you buy it. In my case after I while I loved the way it stayed on my skin and it keeps smelling warm and sweet but not heavy at all. It's special.

Apr
06
2011
srimati
srimati

I was excited to sample this one but when I got right down to it I chose Le braiser Du Dragon instead. Both are unique but I can see why some reviews compare it to Angel, it's sweet with anise or licorice. I'm not so partial to Angel. I'll probably have to get another try at some point but for now it doesn't make it into my repertoire. Great looking bottle though!

Apr
05
2011
Detroitcolognereview
Detroitcolognereview

I smelled this one for the heck of it. Actually I smelled it with my face turned up because I hated the mens version so I figured that the womens must be just as tormented of a scent. WRONG. This is really nice for women. I like it. I knew that I had smelled it on women before when I smelled it at the mall just never asked ( nothing androgenous/unisex about it) and I liked what I smelled. I give it a go for women.

Apr
01
2011
ogofragrant
ogofragrant

I adored the bottle! And the feminine sweetness was nice, but just too heavy & overwhelming for my taste. Ultimately I gave it away. The bottle is adorable, I wish it were refillable so I could re-use it for something I liked better. That's a shame.

Apr
01
2011
mirna86
mirna86

I think this perfume is overwhelming, it's like a fight of 20 different notes! becomes a confusion, do not distinguish any particular note, is extremely sweet, is like a sugar bomb that gives me a headache, it is totally disgusting to me! Hate it! not recommend it to anyone, even people who like super sweet perfumes. 2/10

Mar
31
2011
Morrigan
Morrigan

There are sooooo many notes in this one, I could barely ever decide whether I liked it enough or not to re-purchase.. I never did, but didn't regret buying it in the first place either. See? Too many notes = too indecisive! lol I would like to try the other versions though.. someday..

Mar
29
2011
Vamy69
Vamy69

Love at first sniff. Sweet, warm, spicy, cozy and delicious. Not for the faint of heart or for warm weather months. If you are a true gourmand lover then this is a must have for you. I will be buying a bottle of this sometime really soon!

Mar
28
2011
buttonsandbows
buttonsandbows

As a mature lady I can say that in all my days this is the best and most distinctive perfume that I have ever come across. It is absolutely stunning! Among the white flowers it has a mildly aniseed note to it, and also a hint of Parma violets. When it settles those notes are still there, but also a light spicy lavender and almond. Amazing that these combinations work, but they do.

The bottle sprays from a little gold stem, which adds just the right aura of slightly exotic daintiness.

Sadly the EDP fades rapidly and leaves only a lovely ghost of the scent. If only there was an intense or elixir version, sigh!

Mar
26
2011
Adorabella
Adorabella

This is my all-time favorite scent. I have this and many of its incarnations. It's a sexy fragrance and I get tons of compliments from men but I'm married so the man that really counts is my husband and he loves it! I don't wear it during the day because I think it's too strong for office wear and those with sensitivities might not appreciate it. I save it for evenings or weekends.

Mar
26
2011
LaPetite
LaPetite

One more scent that "everyone loves except me" , i hate anise and licorice in my food and in my scents . When there is some , i can't smell anything but this. Thus , this one is on my dislike shelf :-( Sorry !

Mar
26
2011
isi
isi

Es una fragancia única… el amor envasado en una llamativa botella. Dulce, sexy, original. Tiene una gran personalidad y es muy sensual. Es de las fragancias que se convierten en muy personales, uno de estos aromas que cambia tanto en cada piel que o te enamora o lo odias. Y para mí fue Amor a primera vista y olfato. Que puedo decir … me encanta !!!

It is a unique fragrance ... love packed in a striking bottle. Sweet, sexy, original. It has a great personality and is very sensual. It scents that become very personal, one of these flavors that change both within skin or do you love or hate. And for me it was love at first sight and smell. I can say ... I love it!

Mar
20
2011
KasiaS
KasiaS

My first perfume love - ten or more years ago it used to be my signature scent, but now it leaves me cold and thinking "I grew up".
OK, I know it's a crap review. I just needed to tribute my first perfume choice and the only signature I ever managed to have :)
And just to meet the reviewer's duties: it's extremely sweet, but not at all vanilla-creamy, rather smoky, or even cigarette'y, probably due to tobacco and licorice combination. Good staying power and projection, interesting combination, but out of licorice scents I now prefer Jasmin Noir - LL is way to sweet for me.
End of the crap review. :)

Mar
11
2011
Inspire0111
Inspire0111

This is really bad on me. The opening is bad, then it goes through a vaguely ok stage and then it gets real bad again. Some interesting notes but in combinaiton they clash and make for a stinky scent in my opinion. I am surprised to see so many good reviews but then again - there is alwasy the issue with the influence of the individual body chemistry. I also appreciate that different people have different tastes so I guess in this case my one differs from the general opinion.

Mar
11
2011
Scentaholic
Scentaholic

Sweet, spicy, woody, powdery, Lovely!!! It's actually quite mysterious on me! I love the licorice in this one, it's not overbearing. I can't wait to try the other Lempicka fragrances :)

Mar
09
2011
Norgirl
Norgirl

Im in Love :) i tryed this as i steped in to a perfume shop to day. I love it . Why havent i bought this earlyer:) this is so georges . wanted to smell my wrist the whole way home . absoluttly iresistable. love the sweet liqurice start who dryes in to a beautifull feminin powdery smell of incens and spice.the vannila and tonka been as well . this i just have to order .
at first it smell alot like Pink Sugar in the sweetnes .( I love that one to)but then it shanges in to somthing out of this world . Made me feal strong and feminin.
Its bean a long time sins a have had this experiance whit a fragrance . just love . Whats a little bit funny about it is that i have smelld the bottles so many times at the airport and thought that this is not the perfume for me. but oboy was i wrong:)

Mar
07
2011
Rouu
Rouu

as a gourmand fan i had ready YES for this fragrance before i taste it !

i got it last week as a gift , and i was surprised.. unexpected scent .. been waiting for a hint of sweetness , sugary and vanilla however i got a very delicate, warm ,pearly and cheering up fragrance
a perfect balance between sweetness and spices ..! not a typical gourmand fragrance at all ,
i cant find any matching between it and TM ANGEL !!!!! they are way different to my nose. angel is way more opulent, free spirited and mature , while Lolita Lempicka is a tongue in cheek girly scent !!

the bottle itself is simply PRETTY !

8/10

Mar
05
2011
krissycat
krissycat

This is the only Lolita Lempicka that I like. I found L very gourmand but way too sweet, and Coral gave me a headache. But Lolita Lempicka smells incredible to me. From the moment I first spray this perfume until it fades, the scent is amazing. I personally think this is the best of them all. I highly recommend this one.

Feb
27
2011
Angel10
Angel10

Lolita is the only gourmand in my collection (update: I have since added Black Raspberry Vanilla by BBW, but it is strictly a home scent).

LL is complicated & interesting enough to be worn by a more mature sophisticate with a huge fun side. I sprayed this on in the drugstore, and promptly went back to by it the next day. LL really surprised me...I didn't expect much, and thought it would be too young & girlie....it is very well done.

The elegant & intelligent woman's fruity gourmand. Not like all the dumbed-down sweet smells out there. Fantastic.

Update: Although I still appreciate this masterpiece, the licorice is getting to me...it has become a little off-putting.

Feb
26
2011
Rya301
Rya301

Bought this for my lil sis and i felt like not giving this perfume to her cuz the smell is so nice! Haha now whenever i see my sister i will ask her to spray some on me. Hehe. Definitely will get this for myself soon!

Feb
25
2011
mjb28
mjb28

In my nose, this is really a lovely gourmand! it's too sweet upon the first spray, juicy caramel candies!!! Hmmnnn really yummy. Nicely blend composition. Deliciously done and it gives you a comforting feeling in the end. The drydown is sweet, youthful, clean, romantic and elegant. From all the perfumes of Lolita Lempicka, this is most outstanding.

Feb
24
2011
jolla
jolla

i didn't love this perfume at first i just thought it had a very very special smell but i did like it... after using this perfume some times now i looove it, it's so special and unique. I live in Sweden and this perfume is perfekt for this climate and thus perfume is also great because it stays with me the whole day

two tumbs up for this fragrance :)

Feb
20
2011
flowermom
flowermom

when i first purchased this i absolutely loved it, rich, warm, smelling, almost unique, loved the bottle, loved the smell, but for some unknown reason i just "went off it" couldnt tell you why, maybe because its very rich, i get alot of migraines & this isnt a perfume that sits well with a headache!! & altho id never buy it again, i still see its appeal, i can certainly understand the fondness some hold for it!

Feb
18
2011
ilikethequiet
ilikethequiet

Lolita Lempicka is an absolutely gorgeous creation. The first thirty minutes of wearing this perfume is, quite simply, stunning- the perfect balance of licorice and violet, of mystery, depth and elegant feminine beauty. I find myself perpetually sniffing my wrist as the top notes warm on my skin.

On the way to the dry down, the orris and vetiver bloom, soft, earthy and powdery under the delicious gourmand elements, and they round out the middle notes beautifully.

The dry down is warm with a woody feel to it from the vetiver, which I find comforting, calming.

Lolita Lempicka is indeed a fairytale creation. It is unique and, in the chill of winter, it brings the comfort of licorice, vanilla, and the distant memory of summer evenings in a wood.

My one and only complaint is that the dry down fades into my skin after the first hour. Still that makes one want to nuzzle in closer...

I've seen a 1.7 oz bottle of the EdP for $20 at several department stores; as soon as my sample is gone, this enchanting perfume in its beautiful purple apple flacon will come home with me.

Feb
15
2011
Merri
Merri

Mmmmm...that could seriously be my whole review, just mmmmm :) It is not yummy gourmand on me at all, and that could just be my chemistry. It is a little fruity, a little sweet, a bit of licorice peeking out from a comfy blanket of powder. I guess I should add that I like powdery, it is a good thing, it is soft and feminine. There is something else here too, it reminds me of another scent but I can't place which one it is. I stayed away from this for a long time because from reviews I was expecting alot of licorice like in HP or Hypnose, they are nice but too much licorice for me. After testing this today, 5 hours later it is lingering still on my arm :,) now I am going to change my want list...this and her L in the pretty blue sea-like bottle are going to the top of my list! Beautiful perfumes!

Feb
14
2011
libelula4954
libelula4954

my all time favourite... although the first time I smelled it I didn't like it at all, I thought it smelled like a little girl's perfume, very sweet and candy like. Then I found the sample and when I tried it on again I realized how lovely this is, and became my favourite. It also seems to me now that it is not so sweet as I first thought...lovely

Feb
13
2011
Tigerlillian
Tigerlillian

I didn't like this at first because I got such a perplexingly sharp, almost alcoholic vapor bomb when I opened my sample.

Then I got my head around it.

It smells exactly like a combination of Disaronno and Galliano with a pineapple wedge thrown in. Just like a couple of wickedly naughty teenaged girls getting into the parents' liquor cabinet and making a cocktail out of whatever they could find.

Anise biscotti and one of daddy's fat cigars to finish.

Delicious mischief. It all makes perfect sense.

Feb
11
2011
jolielady
jolielady

Reading reviews here, I am so unsure about whether to chance a blind purchase of this perfume on-line.My local Boots and Perfume Shop don't stock it. (Why, I ask???) The packaging is so eyecatching and suggests a wonderfully mysterious enchanting fragrance. But the descriptions here are difficult to pin down to anything.

I've been told that if I like Angel and Chopard Wish, I will like Lolita Lempicka, and I adore Angel.

Can anyone enlighten me?

Feb
11
2011
jolla
jolla

i just got this perfume today and i don't really know what to say i actually like the smell but it's so strange... i don't think this perfume is sweet but it's very spicy and warm at the same time, it's a very special perfume and i hope that i will like it even more when i start to use it!

Feb
11
2011
possumke
possumke

I had this about 13 years ago when it first came out....It was a purchase on a whim, and I wasn't even sure if I liked it or not, it was so unique and strange back then, but I grew to like it... I even finished the whole bottle! (not a regular occurrence with me)
I would not repurchase this one, ONLY because it reminds me of a relationship I was in at the time that went sour... not the perfume's fault! It's just amazing how a perfume can tug so hard at your heart strings and memories, just like a songs do...
I love the unique bottle and wish I kept it!

Feb
10
2011
carolcabbagerose
carolcabbagerose

This is a first purchase from CheapSmells=brilliant.
I bought this purely on the reviews.....first spray and sniff....emm not too sure as I could only smell tobacco and wood but then it dries down to the sweetness of Vioet and Licorice. This for me is Vintage dresses and high heels. Pretty, girlie probably anytime but not for hot days!
It is a lovely scent, I will update on this later today........
I can smell little wafts of citrus comming through now which is heavenly...clean but still the softness is the strongest part. I have to say that I am loving this more as it wears......

Feb
09
2011
melimelo87
melimelo87

Packaging is amazing those details on the bottle are just gorgeous!!!
Its an amazing scent the smell stays on for hours , its sweet but not too sweet( not overpowering)and it just makes you feel sexy and different.
IT WAS LOVE AT FIRST SNIFF!!!

Feb
08
2011
Tenuba
Tenuba

At first the fragrance was really wild with vanilla and licorice but then it turned into a very soft sweet smell. It is definetely not for hot weather but it is a brilliant choice for cold weather. I cannot stop smelling my wrist :) It is a long-lasting frangrance too.

Feb
08
2011
laura.poison
laura.poison

Sweet but in a powdery-musk way... Feminine and a bit childish, with all the vanilla, you might feel like a little cookie, a very yummy one!
I love it and keep it for special occasions. It makes me happy!

Feb
08
2011
DarkViolet
DarkViolet

In my opinion,this is one of the best gourmand scents ever...I just love the sweet licorice and violet notes,so sensual,mysterious and innocent at the same time.I'd say that it's wonderful to wear for a night date or just in romantic moments.
Unfortunately I've never had this fragrance but maybe one day I will buy it,when my Hypnotic Poison bottle will be finished :)

Jan
30
2011
Covergirl84
Covergirl84

This fragrance is a robust mixture of sugary confection, definitly an after 5 fragrance. There is a hint of sharp musk, not over done though. This fragrance is intresting because it evolves...starts fruity, goes sweets, then lands powdery and slightly sharp..It is clearly not a spray and go fragrance. IMO, this fragrance would compliment someone with a youthful or sweet demenor. I like its unique complexity.

Jan
29
2011
pupici
pupici

On first spray, all I can smell is fruit... quite literally, I smell like a basket of fruit. While some may like smelling this way, I personally find it a bit sickening and overly sugary-sweet, even for casual day wear. After letting it settle for several minutes, the overbearing sugary scent has worn off, revealing more of a floral side, again much too sweet for my liking. It might just be the way it has combined with my skin, but to me Lolita Lempicka just makes me feel like I have just eaten a bucketful of candy - and NOT in a good way!

EDIT TO ADD:
Ok. I have no idea what happened but for some reason this perfume completely grew on me. I have in fact purchased a bottle! I can't explain it... talk about a complete 180. Something about it kept me wanting more, the smell lingering on my clothes is just gorgeous! Ugh. I have oficially fallen for Lolita Lempicka.

Jan
26
2011
shazella
shazella

highly recommend for floral fruity lover..scent stay lasting 7-8 hour...unique scent and suitable to wear when outing with girlfriends..absolutely for night at the club!...Got to try babe...

Jan
25
2011
mford89
mford89

If a unicorn had a smell, it would be Lolita Lempicka. This is a magical, calm, and enchanting scent. There is no noise that follows this scent, only silent harmoney.

Jan
21
2011
ahmed ehab
ahmed ehab

this fragrance is simply stunning ! i love it in every possible way .

its very smoky , intense , magical , sweet and euphoric.
the dry down after one hour is simply to die for.
it lasts for ages and is best suited at night in the winter when everything is calm and you just stand out like a shooting star !

AMAZING *****

10/10 MASTER PEICE !

Jan
21
2011
purrz11
purrz11

It's definitely unique. I love the licorice! It's a bit too heavy for me though. It's just not "the one" for me.

Jan
20
2011
perfume_junkie
perfume_junkie

There are not enough words to describe this masterpiece...I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!! It's simply unique, I haven't found another out there to beat this one! It is extremely well blended and on me, it doesn't change from the begining till the end, and lasts forever too...what more can one ask for? Thank you Lolita Lempicka for this gem!

Jan
18
2011
movs
movs

The beautiful bottle matches the fragrance so perfectly. Already from the lilac color of the liquid you can tell that this is not a fresh and natural apple scent. This is an enchanted apple that makes the wearer of the fragrance highly addicted.

The scent opens in a rather loud way with citrus, violet and licorice/anis but is soon transformed into something more ”calm”, deep and sensual. The citrus fades away after the opening and gives way to a blend of warm notes like toffee, vanilla and sweet pipe tobacco. The violet and licorice remains till the end.
This fragrance has a very good longevity and the most stunning sillage.

The warm spicy notes mixed with the bright violet makes this a mysterious scent that definitely has sexual undertones.

In 3 words: ALLURING - SEXY - MYSTERIOUS

Jan
18
2011
Aredore
Aredore

Lolita Lempicka is one of the few post-Angel fragrances that does not simply smell like a reinterpretation of Angel. Angels' base is dark and dirty, but almost edible. It juxtaposes candyfloss and Carmel/chocolate with loud florals and dirty, dirty patchouli. It's big, bold and strangely, once the paradox is accepted, not difficult to understand.

Lolita Lempicka is equally complex, but resists easy classification. It's not strictly a gourmand as it smells almost poisonous. On paper, the fragrance opens with an extremely fresh herbal-floral lemon, unusually bright and radiant. On my skin, the lemon quickly fades into stemmy vine-ripened grapes and licorice root. The almond praline base is sweet, but tempered by heavy doses of vetiver and the herbal nosegay/licorice accord continues though the drydown. Finally, the entire fragrance is wrapped twice in massive doses of powdery heliotrope, lending the fragrance almost cloud-like indistinctness. In my opinion, it is this "indistinctness" that imbues Lempicka with its gothic charm.

Like Angel, it smells almost edible. Unlike Angel, just a taste will probably kill you.

Lolita is haunting. The PR department got it right; It's a Tim Burton interpretation of "Snow White" where the "poisoned apple" is exchanged for an infinitely more dangerous fairy fruit.

Want a bite?

Jan
16
2011
darkbeauty
darkbeauty

ADORE THIS!

I really do need a full bottle of this STAT! I only have a mini... which I don't spoil myself too often with by wearing it. It's mostly when I just want to visit and say "Hi" to each fume in my wardrobe by sniffing.

This smells like purple should smell... does that make sense? So comforting but always with a crisp edge! It's unique from all the other vanillas I have in that sense. I love the almond and all the purple flowers listed. Lolita smells like purple flowers potted in almond shells & vanilla pods for soil... It's a delicate gourmand that never overwhelms, just keeps circling you.

Imagine walking through an ice covered layer of snow, the crispy crunch of it beneath your feet. Every exhale billows white in front of you. Yet you are warm inside & out because you're wrapped in the coziest of wool.

The beauty of this bottle's design reminds me of fruit frozen in winter snow!


Update:

I have a full bottle now. YAY me! And I'm officially obsessed because I don't want to stop wearing it.

Jan
13
2011
SarahNichole
SarahNichole

I like this scent a lot, but it's very sweet, and very strong. One spray will last a good 10+ hours on me, and my skin tends to eat perfume fairly quickly. That's a good thing, but it's also way too easy to go overboard. I like that it's powdery, and I like that it's feminine and pretty, but it's so sweet that I could never wear it every day.

Jan
12
2011
KateZeGreat
KateZeGreat

I have a love/hate relationship with this perfume...yet I've gone through three bottles. The top notes are piercingly cloying: tooth-piercingly sweet, almost nauseating - but fade after a minute or two. The middle notes and dry down are what makes me swoon: ambery, musky, dry, with a woodsy, deep-green hook that lasts and lasts. Mmmmmm!

Jan
11
2011
annietran
annietran

I've got this bottle since I was 15yo. A friend of mine brought it from Europe. You of my fav favourite!
NEVER CAN GO WRONG with it!

Jan
10
2011
lilou
lilou

I love this perfume : one of my favorite ones ! One of the best creations from Lolita Lempicka perfumes house. And definitely a classical one among all perfumes.
I was 19 when I get it for the first time (the 1st version, eponymous name). If I had known at this time that this edition would have been discontinued, I would have kept the botte !
Now I've got the Lolita Lempicka - Le 1er Parfum.
Gourmand, sweet, mysterious...the bottle is wonderful...perfect !

Jan
09
2011
SenecaWhite
SenecaWhite

Mmm, what a delicious fragrance! From first spritz to the drydown, stays yummy the whole way. Love it! :)

Jan
06
2011
kimberly
kimberly

It's the strangest thing. I have had this bottle a number of years, and wondered what all the fuss was about. I didn't like it at first. I just liked the bottle. But as my nose has expanded over the years, no longer being locked into certain smells...I have become to really like, almost love this unique scent. It does have an Angel edge to it. It is unique and a bit powdery on me, almost a little sweaty (weird) like Angel. But it has become