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Lolita Lempicka is a French fashion designer.
Lolita Lempicka has released dozens of fragrances, many of them in very similar bottles to this one. www.fragrantica.com helped me count up a ridiculous 19 different fragrances that have been released in bottles designed similarly to this one.
~ WHAT IS THE FRAGRANCE CALLED? ~
There is no wonder that there is some confusion over the name of this fragrance.
The box says, 'Eau de Minuit - Midnight Fragrance', but I have a box for another Lolita Lempicka fragrance, which is different, with exactly the same wording on the front.
On the back of the box for this fragrance, it says, " "Midnight Illusions" Limited Edition An encounter with the magic of midnight, Midnight Fragrance is a voluptuous essence, a more sensual interpretation of Liquorice Flower, enriched with precious notes. For this special edition, the night is suffused with colour. The apple bottle is swathed in mystery: an intense desire-stirring purplish blue adorned with black ivy leaves set off with touches of gold."
So it's called Midnight Illusions, right? Well, I can't be sure because www.fragrantica.com (who know their stuff about perfumes) call this fragrance Illusions Noires and www.cheapsmells.com, where I purchased this fragrance from called it Eau de Minuit!
~ THE BOTTLE ~
The fragrance is only available in a 100ml bottle (I got mine from www.cheapsmells.com for £33.78 RRP £65.00).
The bottle is shaped like an apple and is almost black in colour. It is only when it is held up to the light that you can see through the deep blue/purple glass. There are ivy leaves imprinted onto the bottle and gold lines help to show the detail. 'Lolita Lempicka' is written in gold curly joined up lettering on the front of the bottle.
On the top of the bottle is a black coloured wood textured cylinder shape with a heart shape with an arrow through it imprinted on it, as if it has been carved in the wood.
Then on top of that sits the apple's stalk. This is made from frosted deep blue/purple coloured plastic and when the stalk is pushed downwards into the bottle the perfume is sprayed. The spray comes from a tiny hole, which is also in the stalk. The spray appears clear, when sprayed onto my wrists.
~ THE SCENT ~
I love the scent of this. It has that distinctive scent to it that is present in all of Lolita Lempicka's fragrances, which I think is liquorice flower.
The fragrance contains notes of myrrh, sambac jasmine, iris, liquorice flower, vanilla and benzoin.
The scent is sweet and creamy with a light floral element to it. It isn't too sickly sweet.
There is a slight sharpness in the base, but it is inoffensive and not too harsh.
It is described as 'a dark, deep and intense oriental - gourmand composition', which I would have to agree with.
I tend to dislike dark scents as they're usually spicy and harsh, but this fragrance isn't at all. The sweet floral notes dominate this fragrance. It is an uplifting scent. It dries down to become quite powdery.
The box tells me this is a 'Natural Spray', but does not tell me anywhere what concentration this is. It lasts on my skin for about 8 hours, which I am happy with.
I would recommend this fragrance. It is reasonably priced, smells great, it is long lasting and comes in a lovely bottle.