The Mainstream Monday : Sniffing a Popular Perfume
Lolita Lempicka Si Lolita has been around for a few years but recently it has hit the American market hard. I think in time for Mother’s Day. I’ve seen it in many stores and catalogs. The SA was giving me a hard sell, telling me that the four-leaf clover shaped bottle represents Lolita Lempicka and her 3 daughters. Um, OK, I like symbolism but this was useless information for me. However, I think the bottle is absolutely beautiful in person. I don’t say that everyday! This picture does it no justice.
Si Lolita says “yes” to pink peppercorn. The opening is a blast of pink peppercorn. It’s fiery! In my opinion, this is a good quality pink peppercorn that reminds me of grinding the real deal. Si Lolita opens up as sweet and fiery, feisty really, with a wee bit of woodiness reminding me of a peppercorn. There’s dazzling bergamot. This really makes Si Lolita kick. This opening is very energetic. Si Lolita keeps the pepper and mixes it with delicate sweet pea. I miss this smell. Sweet Pea is difficult for me to describe. It’s like a violet-rose and lily of the valley but with sweetness. This floral note isn’t so prominent or maybe it is but it fades very quickly. It seems to be blanketed in gingerbread. Well, not actual gingerbread, no breadiness to this, but candied orange peel and gingerbread spices. The dry-down is an awesome blend of vanilla-floral heliotrope and honeyed almond milk in chamomile tea. The dry-down still manages to keep some of that pink peppercorn and ginger spice, making this scent creamy and spicy. It smells yummy but not neccessarily edible. It smells comforting but not like “comfort food”.
And Si Lolita has lasting power and maybe some sillage. I’ve only been using one spritz. This is a big deal for over-sprayers like myself.
I will say “si” to Si Lolita. I want a bottle badly but I’m going to wait until fall. It’s a fragrance to warm me up in cooler weather when it is still sunny. I won’t get much use out of in the summer (this doens’t mean it can’t be worn in the summer). The sweet pea and heliotrope heart did motivate me to go out and purchase these two flowers for my garden…
Oh, and I think Si Lolita makes an amazing and unexpected masculine. The zesty pepper and the vanilla-honeyed floral tea. However, I can’t talk my husband into trying it. He read the name 🙁 I’m dying to know what this smells like on a man! I imagine it being a wee bit like Marc Jacobs Bang.
Notes listed include pink peppercorn, bergamot, mandarin orange, wallflower (uhhh), sweet pea, heliotrope, elemi gum, patchouli, tonka bean, and amber.
Give Si Lolita a try if you like pink peppercorn or fragrances like Marc Jacobs Bang, Penhaligon’s Night Scented Stock, L’Artisan Parfumeur Piment Brulant, Bois 1920 Sushi Imperiale, and/or Annick Goutal Sables. I can’t think of anything just like Si Lolita, these are also spicy but not the same. This is a good sign in a fragrance.
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