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…
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – A tweeny fruity floral. I’m too much woman for this fragrance.
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