Lolita Lempicka Si Lolita EDP Perfume Review

Lolita Lempicka

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.

Joan Crawford

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.

Si Lolita comes in a few sizes with prices ranging from $50 to $90. This perfume is available at Sephora and Nordstrom.

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11 thoughts on “Lolita Lempicka Si Lolita EDP Perfume Review

  1. Wallflower?? It’s not the craziest thing I’ve heard from an official notes list, but it makes no sense to my brain, nonetheless.

    I like the idea of “Mainstream Monday”. I’m trying to compile a good list of mainstream fragrances I want to try, and I’m just going to hit the department stores and Sephora with some blotters and see what I can sniff. I want to spend some time at Estee Lauder, especially.

    One thing I’m definitely NOT ready for is another fragrance with pink pepper. I am thoroughly burnt out on it.
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    1. The “wallflower” note made me laugh. But, maybe it is a real flower, what would I know?

      I try to do the Mainstream Monday thing at least twice a month. But, I’ve had a few “themes” this month and this didn’t fit. I do believe that we have to keep in touch with the popular/mainstream stuff. These are like my standing in grocery line catching up with OK! magazines. I don’t get 90% of it but I feel like I need to know what’s going on.

      I thought I was burnt out on pink pepper. I was burnt out years ago. But, I’m ready again, like I’m ready for mini backpacks to be back in style. Did I just say that? 😉 What I like about Si Lolita is that it is so PINK PEPPER that it isn’t subtle/verging on masculine and that seems different than all the other pink pepper fruity-florals or juices that were “pink” in the past. Despite the pretty bottle and silly notes listed, Si Lolita isn’t the run of the mill
      “pink juice”.

    2. Why not wallflower??

      It’s an unremarkable flower with a lovely scent.

      And ‘Si Lolita’ is lovely too.

      1. In the U.S. we aren’t familiar with the flower. A “wallflower” is an unpopular, shy person 🙂 I hope when day I can smell the flower!

  2. I bought this at Marshall’s, never smelled it before but the price was really good. I’m happy that I bought it. I love it! Great review!

  3. Lolita Lempicka often takes creative liscense with their note list. I remeber reading the notes on L by Lolita Lempicka, and Solar Essence was one. I mean I “get it” sun=warm scent…but it’s kinda funny. Thierry Mugler has done that too, I think it was with the Alien LE summer scents…some sort of helio(not heliotrope) soliel, sun reference. In the end I do love L by Lolita, it has a great salty beach, campfire note…totally unisex frag imo. Never got to sample Si yet though.

    1. They sure do! And Mugler. And check out some of the new Estee Lauder launches, they make me giggle – like “melted woods”.

      I see L as unisex too. Si is one to try if you like spicy pink pepper or heliotrope. I didn’t think I loved pink pepper until I tried it.

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