Lolita Lempicka Eau de Toilette

Lolita Lempicka, is everything okay at home?

The Lolita Lempicka brand has always struck me as both girlish and grownup, its scents sweet but never insipid. Lolita Lempicka appears to be going in a rather different direction these days, and I can’t say that I like it. First, they pulled the wonderful L de Lolita Lempicka from American stores, but continue to sell its significantly less interesting flanker. Thankfully, L is still available on the cracked-out Lolita Lempicka website. Next, they introduced Si Lolita Lempicka. I am allergic to peppercorns, so perhaps I am not the best person to write a fair review of this devilishly peppery scent. However, I think that we can all agree that this overtly masculine scent signals a departure from the brand’s earlier style.

Finally, we have the new Lolita Lempicka Eau de Toilette. The formula for this fragrance appears to have been one part original Lolita Lempicka, ten parts water. This eau de toilette formulation has diluted Lolita Lempicka past the point of recognition. It has none of the sparkle or charm of its predecessor. No doubt Lolita Lempicka is attempting to cater to the current trend for lighter fragrances, but in doing so they are losing the distinctive character of their perfumes. I can’t imagine who would choose this pointless, tepid flanker over the fabulous original.

5 thoughts on “Lolita Lempicka Eau de Toilette

  1. (Nice to see reviews from you again!)

    I think we may have some differences of opinion on some of the LLs. I first encountered the original during my trip to Rome, and I liked it very much although I’m not sure how often I’d wear it. L de LL I absolutely hated; it was… heavy. Like Organza Indecence swallowed a bowling ball. Haven’t smelled the Fleur de Corail or any other flanker. But I liked Si Lolita pretty well; half my 5ml mini is gone. But then, I do really enjoy pepper! I probably won’t replace it, because it only lasts about 2 1/2 hours on me.

    1. Thank you, Mals! I’m glad that someone out there is enjoying Si Lolita. You get to have the adorable bottle! They liked it over at Perfume Posse too, if I recall. It’s hard to overcome my prejudices against pepper. I can’t smell it without instinctively fearing the impending Hives of Doom.

  2. Ah, see now, I thought that the original was just a little too much, but the masculin? Perfect! Just the right balance of sweet. I am bummed to hear that the original has been diluted past recognizability; even if it was too sweet for me, at least it was beautiful!

  3. Hi, I have listed my Lolita Lempicka solid perfume on eBay. It is a complete set – the rare gold apple with green frog and a refill, all in a box, in case any of your readers are interested. I have Estee Lauder Youth Dew and have never used the LL, which is in excellent condition. The Auction ends soon, though – on 10 June 2012.

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