Mainstream Monday – Sniffing a Popular Perfume
Cupcake lip gloss, pop stars with learner’s permits, neon denim, and text message speak. Yes, I’m too old for this.
At first spray I get a fruity shampoo. And then Marc Jacobs Oh, Lola gets that strawberry carmelized popcorn that is in Dior Miss Dior Cherie. This scent is sweet and fruity, slightly carmelized but with fresh generic petals. The scent is a light, fresh fruity-floral and I think the nicest word to sum it up with is “youthful.” Oh, screw that. I’m going to say “girly”. With wear, the scent gets more raspberry and petals. The dry-down is a soft, inoffensive fruity-floral. The overall feel of the fragrance is sheer.
The bottom line is that this fragrance isn’t for me because the demographic is the junior high crowd. This doesn’t mean that somebody older than that can’t like this. They can…and I’m sure that they do. But, the truth is that very young is the target audience for this fragrance. If you do want a sheer fruity-floral then you may as well get one with some talent backing it up. And you know how the limited edition Escadas are “young” fruity-florals? Something about those Escadas are trying very hard to seem sexually attractive and to get laid. Oh, Lola! seems more like an innocent fruity-floral that probably hasn’t ever kissed a boy. I get zero sexiness in this fragrance.
Notes listed include wild strawberry, raspberry, pear, peony, sandalwood and vanilla. PERFUMERS– Ann Gottlieb, Calice Becker, and Yann Vasnier.
Give Oh, Lola! a try if you found the original Lola too heavy. Or if you like fruity-florals like Dior Miss Dior Chèrie l’Eau, Marc Jacobs Daisy, Taylor Swift Wonderstruck, “original” Paris Hilton, and/or Estee Lauder Pure White Linen. I think Oh, Lola is a nice fragrance for close spaces like class or work. It’s good for “day wear”. It’s also a good choice for warmer weather. Try it if you found the original, Marc Jacobs Lola, too heavy.
The scent has average projection and below average longevity on my skin.
Perhaps you remember this fragrance because the Dakota Fanning ads were banned. I’m saving that for another day…
Marc Jacobs Oh, Lola! comes in a few sizes with prices ranging from $48-$88 at Sephora and Nordstrom. You can also find it at discounters like Lily Direct and Fragrancenet.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – A tweeny fruity floral. I’m too much woman for this fragrance.
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7 thoughts on “Marc Jacobs Oh, Lola! EDP Perfume Review”
My 18yo isn’t all that interested in my perfume hobby; he complains that most things smell “like potpourri.” About a year ago he said, “Mom, why can’t you wear something that smells like strawberries?” My response to that: “Because I’m not 16 years old?”
Haha, exactly! I haven’t been in the strawberry demographic for many, many years.
Speaking of fragrance hobbies…my husband is like your son. Everything smells like potpourri or better yet…cheap. Everything smells cheap to him expect for cheap stuff!
I’m a good 40 years past the strawberry demographic and was never a part of it, even then. I recieved Oh, Lola pre-release to try as a member of a consumer panel. Of course I was disappointed. This was for an over-40 demographic and I couldn’t help wondering “Why this fragrance?”
I find it odd that big houses invest so much (in packaging and marketing) on a “strawberry demographic” that will outgrow this stuff in 5 years. It seems that most people wouldn’t repurchase. Doesn’t that seem like a waste? I would think that they would try to target a larger age group like 25-50, this would ensure more bottle repurchases, one would think.
As far as this being a fragrance for an over-40 demographic, maybe. But, it’s sure difficult to believe when you smell it! And the model they used was 17. How would a 40+ year old woman relate to a 17 year old?
I like Miss Dior cherie, even though New Jersey by United Scents of America is a better caramelized popcorn fragrance.
Will have to try this one, thanks!
Miss Dior Cherie had some haters, but I enjoyed it. Will look for New Jersey 🙂
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