Lolita Lempicka. The sweetness of gourmand tamed by ivy and anise, less stifling, unusual yet captivating and not a clone of Angel by any means. The elegant and soft intriguing smell of this lovely fragrance has certainly caught the discriminating noses of gourmand-loving perfumistas. There’s no hint of cloying sweetness or the jolting smell of patchouli. None of those notes which turns people off at first instant. It’s just violet, ivy and anise blanketed by soft caramel glaze.
Licorice forms the base of this perfume. Green ivy, anise seed and violet add a distinct freshness to the fragrance. In the dry down, you’ll pick up woody iris, vanilla, heliotrope and Tonka. Lolita Lempicka is warm and creamy in a strange kind of way. It’s more like earthy and damp like the wetlands and winter months when the aromatic notes of woods are in its strongest.
Here are some reviews from ardent Lolita Lempicka wearers:
“I definitely do not get the “sickly sweet” scent from this; or even the overpowering of anise – for me it is a bit “in your face” initially with the licorice but it mellows into a delicate, soft scent with enough uniqueness from the anise to keep it actually interesting.”
“Well, this was rather unexpected. I received my mini in the mail, opened, and immediately fell out of obsession with the lime and lavendar box (what a wonderful box!) I couldn’t get the scent off, no matter how many times I washed my wrist. Then, literally overnight, the olfactory-fairy sprinkled her dust of inexplicable enchantment, and I woke up craving the perfume. This just doesn’t happen. I like anise as a flavor– it’s great in cookies and other sweets (though I abhor licorice), but on me? Needless to say, something about the scent was addictive, and after a week, I’m already half-way through my mini…”
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