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I bought Lolita Lempicka's Eau de Desir last year.
Lolita Lempicka is a French fashion designer who has released dozens of fragrances.
~ Price and availability ~
This fragrance comes as a 100ml eau de toilette.
You can currently buy this online at Amazon.co.uk (direct from Amazon) for £28.50.
It is also available from fragrancedirect.com for £28.50.
The recommended retail price is £50.00.
~ Bottle ~
Eau du Desir comes in a large cylindrical bottle, which tapers a bit towards the bottom.
It is made from clear glass and it has floral and ivy designs imprinted onto the bottle and they are outlined in gold.
There is gold lettering across the front of the bottle, 'Lolita Lempicka Eau du Desir' and then on top of the bottle is a gold 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 a little purple stalk. This is made from frosted purple coloured plastic and when the stalk is pushed downwards into the bottle the perfume is sprayed. The spray comes from a tiny hole in the front of the stalk. The stalk is also on the apple shaped bottles, where it makes a bit more sense, but I don't think this bottle is shaped like any particular fruit!
The fragrance itself has a purple tinge to it.
It is quite a busy bottle and it is quite a nice design, but it does appear a little bit bulky.
~ Scent ~
The scent is very pleasant.
The top notes offer pure aromas of citruses and lemon verbena.
The heart notes are velvety violet accords and Sambac jasmine flowers.
The base note is opulent, sensual musk.
The fragrance is definitely reminiscent of other Lolita Lempicka fragrances, which come in the apple shaped bottle. I think this is down to the violet notes.
I can definitely detect something a bit more citrusy and clean when the fragrance is first sprayed, but then the violet becomes evident very quickly.
The violet works surprisingly well with the lemon, but as the citrusy notes die down, but they don't totally disappear, there is a lovely, soft violet scent, which I can't get enough of.
The violet is quite sweet, but more of a creamy sweetness and not a cheap sweetness at all.
This is a lovely fragrance. It is quite subtle on my skin and I would prefer it to be stronger.
I am more impressed with Lolita Lempicka's midnight fragrances, which seem to be stronger versions of this with the lovely violet scent, which dominates this.
This fragrance is still good, although it is only available as an eau de toilette.
I do notice it on myself when I am wearing it and it lasts on my skin for about 5 hours before wearing away.
I think it is definitely a day time scent rather than one for night time wear and it is very light and soft.
It is perfect for warm, sunny days.
I don't think anyone would find this scent offensive. There are no sharp notes in it. I think it would suit women of all ages. It doesn't strike me as being particularly young or old, just very light and fresh.
I would recommend Lolita Lempicka's Midnight Fragrances over this one as they are much stronger and smell very similar, but they are quite difficult to get hold of so if you can't find them or you'd prefer something a bit lighter then this isn't a bad choice either.
Lolita Lempicka Eau Du Desir, Eau De Parfum, the new limited edition to satisfy women's craving for an Eau with sensual freshness / The wish to capture the fragrance of desire has given rise to a new ode to nature, conceived like a thrilling caress on the skin / Alluring and sensual Eau du Desir arouses emotion and create a whisper of desire, awakening each woman to her own femininity and the thrill of passion / Top notes: Citron verbena / Heart notes: Violet and jasmine sambac / Base notes: Musk /