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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Lolita Lempicka Eau de Toilette

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I seem to be all about impulsive fragrance buys lately. Every time I pop into Shoppers to pick up a parcel I end up with another perfume. Of course, it might be because I purposely go the long way around- which might happen to go through cosmetics.... Maybe? On one of my most recent trips I spotted a few bottles of Lolita Lempicka Eau de Toilette just waiting to be given a loving home. As a fan of L de Lolita Lempicka it only made sense to try this one too. Was I right? Read on for my verdict!

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'Less innocent than the Eau de Parfum, but just as romantic, the Eau de Toilette echoes a more emancipated femininity. The myth of the fruit of temptation lives on and this story of desire continues… but a satisfied desire. Finally, indulgence is something we never grow out of !'  - Lolita Lempicka

Before we get into the actual scent, can we just take a moment an appreciate the bottle? Lempicka bottles will always win with me as they've always got a cute yet not too cutesy design and look so interesting on a vanity or shelf. The Lolita Lempicka bottle is that of a small lavender apple with a heart shaped bite out of the side. The name is written on across the remainder in whimsical gold script. The cap is none other than the stem of the apple- complete with a heart and arrow etching. The stem is pressed to release the fragrance. A cute touch, but it leaves me feeling like I have to be quite delicate with it as it seems like if it should break you'll be left with a useless bottle of perfume. That said it does feel sturdy enough, it just looks delicate.

The scent... Like L de Lolita Lempicka this scent has a unique scent and a fair bit going on. With top notes of violet, ivy and star anise, middle notes of iris, amaryllis,  liquorice, orris root, and cherry and base notes of tonka bean, vanilla, vetiver, white musk and praline make for a sweet and spicy scent. On first spritz the liquorice is the dominant scent but it gives way quickly to the spice notes of star anise and warm vanilla. As the scent develops the floral notes come through with violet being the most pronounced. The violets meld with the sweet notes and give the scent an effervescent candy like sweetness but a sweetness that remains grounded and never reaches a cloying, too sweet level.

Overall, I am a complete fan of this scent! It's unlike any other scent I've come across and wears really well. The scent wears perfectly as it's not so close to the skin that it's undetectable, but itsn't overtly apparent either. This is perfect scent for violet fans and those who like a little sweetness. Tried it? Thoughts?