Written by Michelle Buček
We all know Daisy by Marc Jacobs. But have you met her sister Lola? No? My friend Michelle got a chance to play with Lola and tells you a little bit about her in this review.
As a young woman full of zest, constantly on the go in the big city, I expect my fragrance to travel with me — on the subway, to the office, out on dinner dates, and even to an extensive cardio session at the gym. Behold Lola by Marc Jacobs Velvet Edition ($79* for 50ml) — a fragrance with as many layers as tasks I have to complete in a day.
I was a big fan of Daisy by Marc Jacobs when it first came out for its long-lasting, sweet notes and because of this, I put all my trust in Marc Jacobs’ follow-up scent Lola. Am I really so wrong for doing this? It’s Marc Jacobs — I rarely ever am completely opposed to anything he releases.
So I put the scent to the test. First, I always feel that the longevity of the scent is the most important component when buying a new fragrance. I applied it to my pulse points before heading off for my long day. Later that evening, I met a friend for an art gallery outing and received a compliment on “the lovely scent of my perfume.” Fantastic! I am sold.
Lola can easily be described as a beautiful bouquet of flowers, with the fuchsia peony being the dominant flower surrounded by soft touches of rose and geranium. The fragrance’s top notes are pink peppercorn, pear d’anjou, and red grapefruit. Early into the evening, this fragrance gives off a warm aura of vanilla, tonka bean, and creamy musk. The complexity of the fragrance is important for me because I am a big lotion fiend — I need a perfume that will co-inside with my large collection and constant need for variety, pending on my moods. This also makes Lola an irresistibly alluring perfume that transitions easily from day to night.
The limited edition design for Lola has a soft, velvety touch and is beautifully coloured making it a great addition to my perfume collection from an aesthetics standpoint. However, I find stashing this perfume in my purse for a quick refresher to be quite difficult. Thank goodness Lola also comes in an eau de parfum rollerball, which is perfect for my purse and reasonably priced.
Lola Marc Jacobs Velvet Edition is available in Canada for a limited time at Holt Renfrew, The Bay, Sears, Sephora, Murale, London Drugs, Shoppers Drug Mart, and Jean Coutu.
Written by Michelle Buček
Michelle is a bath and body product junkie, who has admitted to having a shrine full of The Body Shop and Lush goodies in her bathroom. She is also an avid runner and has killer legs to show for it. (No, I’m not jealous! Okay, maybe a little.)
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