Just in time for Valetine’s Day, Sweet Anthem is launching two new limited edition perfumes, Lolita and Poppy. These are in the Valentine for Vendetta Anthology, the house’s Spring Collection.
Lolita has notes of black currant, cherry blossom, rosewood, tonka bean and sea salt.
Lolita opens as a delicate, powdery cherry blossom. Lolita has a clean, warm quality that reminds me of sun-dried linens. It’s sheer, warm and laundered. It’s one of those delicate, musky florals.
*Technically* I shouldn’t really like a clean and fresh fragrance like Lolita but I do. This is why we don’t fragrance profile ourselves! I think much of why I enjoy Lolita is that it reminds me of a friend. And since she is totally rad, I love Lolita.
One to try if you like perfumes like Philosophy Amazing Grace, L’Occitane Cherry Blossom, Apothia IF and/or J. Lo Glow. This is a good one for “day” wear year-round.
I find projection to be above average and longevity average.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – Sweet floral and clean laundry. Just like Philosophy Amazing Grace, I shouldn’t technically like this but I do. And I’m not complaining.
Poppy has notes of cocoa, clove, red flowers, opium and Turkish musk.
Poppy opens as a rich, leathery cocoa. And then it becomes this dark, smoky musk. To my surprise and after about an hour of wear, Poppy becomes a mix or a dry rose and clove-like carnation. There’s now a spicy floral over that dark, smoky musk.
David actually complimented my fragrance while wearing this one. He tends to like the “dark” stuff.
Projection and longevity are above average.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – Mexican hot chocolate, carnations and sultry musk. This is a really nifty take on chocolate perfumes.
Each of these are available as an EDP ($18), perfume oil ($32) and solid perfume ($12) at Sweet Anthem.
Also, Sweet Anthem is offering a new seasonal subscription program, The SA List. This program is worth checking out if you’re into indie perfumes. From what I understand, if you sign up by April 1st, you’ll receive the two that I reviewed.