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I received a bottle of Marc Jacob's Lola Eau de Parfum from my boyfriend for valentines day. Although I already have my signature scent (I've been wearing Lancome's Miracle for over 12 years now), I'm always on the look out for different fragrances that might suit me. The perfume bottle itself is very pretty and quite versatile, as the large rubber flower attached to the lid can of course be removed from the bottle. The flower is very pretty and makes this a great perfume to be kept on display on a bedside table, but practically speaking it is quite heavy and I found that it somewhat overbalanced my bottle, which I keep in a drawer with my other perfumes. I own the 50ml version which comes in a thin bottle compared to the the 100ml which is significantly wider, and which I don't believe would be overbalanced by the lid. Having used Lola for a few months now, I find that it is a fragrance which doesn't develop overly much on my skin. This is nothing bad, because the initial scent is very nice and, for me at least, is one which I don't have to wait a few hours in order to like. First and foremost it is a floral perfume, though it's grounding of vanilla and musk keep it from smelling sickly or overly green. Rather than a breezy floral, Lola is quite heady and, because of this, doesn't require many spritzes to make itself known! It is a classically feminine fragrance that I think a lot of people would find appealing, with a heart including rose and peony. In terms of longevity, Lola lasts a very long time on both my skin and clothes. Because the notes of this perfume work together so harmoniously, the fragrance, as I mentioned above, doesn't change or develop very much as the day progresses, which means that the beautiful bouquet of flowers I smelt when I sprayed it in the morning will stay with me all day. The one thing stopping me from giving Lola a rating of five hearts is the fact that, despite how well it executes the sultry floral fragrance, it lacks that certain je ne sais quoi which would have made it feel a bit less of a commercial scent. Despite its excellent quality, when I wear Lola I can't help but feel that I smell similar to a lot of other women, where I prefer to be more unique and to ultimately use a perfume which reacts in a special way when sprayed onto my skin.
As mentioned in my other reviews, I love an interesting perfume bottle, and Marc Jacobs Lola is no exception. The bottle is a deep purple colour, with a lovely rose shaped flower lid on top in pink, red and purple, and a leaf poking out of the bottom.
This perfume comes in three sizes similar to alot of perfumes, 30ml, 50ml and 100ml. It is the 100ml size that I am reviewing, the bottle for this size is wider than the other two, due to it needing to hold more.
The presentation of this perfume is gorgeous, Lola is one of the more expensive perfumes on the market and this reflects it well. However, the scent is just not for me. I personally like sweet and fruity perfumes and I find this too strong and heavy. The Boots website describes this fragrance as having 'fruity topnotes of delectable bright pink peppercorn, seductive pear d'anjou and succulent ruby red grapefruit. The ultra-feminine heart is highlighted by the lavish fuschia peony with soft touches of rose and geranium, while the base lingers on the skin, exuding a warm and seductive aura with enveloping notes of smooth vanilla, tonka bean and creamy musk'. (www.boots.co.uk)
In my opinion, the fruity elements of this perfume only come through very slightly, and they are overpowered by the musky elements which to me just makes the whole thing far too much. I will add that you only need to spray a small amount of this, this is plenty to get the result you want. The staying power of this perfume is much better than other Marc Jacobs perfumes I have had, this will last all day, which in my opinion is due to the musky element which holds better to your skin. I've not needed to reapply this, though it wouldn't be suitable to carry around in my handbag anyway due to it's size.
I definitely think this is a night time fragrance. Though it is not my cup of tea usually, I do tend to use it for special occasions and evenings out as I feel the fragrance is more suited to this than general day time wear.
You can buy this fragrance with prices ranging from £36 for the 30ml, £46 for the 50ml and £62 for the 100ml.
Overall I give this fragrance four stars, though the scent is not to my personal preference, it would make a lovely gift for someone, looks luxurious and is very well suited to someone who likes musky perfumes with a definite vanilla smell.
One of by favourite ranges of fragrance is by Marc Jacobs, I was first intrigued by the fragrance due to the shape and design of the bottle; the lids to the whole range are normally that of flowers and Lola is no different. The bottle is a nice deep purple colour, the lid is has a gold stem which then develops into a beautiful multi-coloured rose.
The fragrance is widely available both online and in shops, I would recommend to shop around and prices do vary quite a but and also, the gift sets do get a reduced quite a bit in the sales. The fragrance comes in three different sizes, 30ml which retails around £35, 50ml which retails for around £47 and 100ml which retails for around £63, as the size gets bigger, the bottle adopts a more 'fatter look' however it is still easily recognisable as Lola. In the same range, there is also body creams, body lotions and shower gels which I would recommend trying, they are excellent quality but also help make your fragrance last and also give it that bit more depth.
According to basenotes.com
Top Notes - Pink Peppercorn, Pear d'anjou, Ruby red grapefruit
Middle Notes - Fuchsia peony, Rose, Geranium
Base Notes - Vanilla, Tonka bean, Creamy musk
I was surprised I liked this fragrance, from the design of the bottle, I assumed it would be quite a floral fragrance which I don't like however floral notes mainly form the base of the fragrance and they aren't too overpowering or 'old fashioned' smelling as the elements of fuchsia and peony seems to 'freshen' the fragrance up. Upon first spray, the fragrance does have quite a sweet element but this does quickly disappear to the give way to the floral notes. After about 30 minutes the warm vanilla tones start to come through. Lola has excellent staying power; I don't need to spray much for it to last all day, I always try to apply on the top of the body lotion from the same range as it really gives the fragrance that layered effect.
Overall, although I don't tend to like floral noted fragrances, I would recommend this fragrance and give it 5 out of 5 stars.
Thanks for reading.
I got my bottle of Marc Jacobs Lola perfume for Christmas last year alongside the matching body lotion and shower gel, both of which I have already reviewed. I wear this regularly although I'm still only halfway through my bottle as I have a fair few perfumes so it takes me a while to finish one!
Lola comes in a purple glass bottle, but chances are you will notice the lid before you notice the bottle. This is because Lola is topped with a ridiculously large multi-coloured flower, which always reminds me of one of the 'look at me' hats you see on ladies day at the races. I do think the lid is very over the top and I have to confess to not quite 'getting' the design. The 30ml and 50ml sizes come in a tall narrow bottle, whereas the larger 100ml size is shorter and wider, presumably because if they made a bottle that size tall and narrow it would fall over once the ostentatious hat/lid was placed onto it.
As the flower shaped lid would suggest, Lola is a floral fragrance. Generally speaking I'm not a huge fan of floral scents, but I have been surprised as to how much I like this one.
The top notes of Lola (taken from the perfume shop website) are pink peppercorn, pear and ruby red grapefruit. I don't usually think of this fragrance as being fruity, but having just sprayed it I can definitely pick out pear. The tones of the pink peppercorn are the most obvious and they give the scent a warming feel.
As the scent settles the heart notes of rose, fuchsia, peony and geranium reveal themselves. As you can imagine this is a very floral combination, but I think the choice of scents work well together. I find the scent to be very sweet and slightly powdery. Usually I think of powdery floral scents as being old fashioned but I think it works quite well here.
I wasn't surprised to learn that one of the base notes in this perfume is vanilla. The scent has a creamy tone to it and is also very sweet at the same time and the vanilla really comes through quite strongly to me.
I was surprised that the perfume shop website refers to this as being a sexy fragrance as I personally don't think of it like that. It's certainly a very feminine and girly scent and I think of it as being something more suitable for daytime wear. I would never choose this for a night out or special occasion as I simply don't feel it is a 'special' scent. I feel it's suitable for wearing all year round - and indeed I have done - although given that it's quite light I think spring and summer would be the main time I'd wear it.
I think the age range for this scent is quite difficult to judge and the more I think about it, the more I think it has elements that would appeal to all ages.
I've found the staying power of the scent to be OK but not great. I do have to top up throughout the day as I'd say I get around four hours wear before the scent seems to completely fade.
As with all perfumes, the price will vary depending on where you shop. These prices are taken from theperfumeshop.com. I actually thought that the prices seemed quite high but having done a quick comparison these prices are quite similar to those in Boots.
30ml - £36.50
50ml - £46.50
100ml - £62.50
Overall I really like the Lola scent and it's definitely one of the better floral perfumes out there in my opinion. The problem with Lola for me is that I don't think there is anything to make it stand out against other floral or sweet fragrances on the market. If I was given it again as a gift I would happily wear it and I would recommend it to anyone wanting a sweet and creamy floral perfume, but I don't think I'd purchase it again for myself.
This is my favourite perfume of all time- it smells amazing and looks so pretty sitting on my dressing table. I got it as a christmas gift and I really was delighted. I have just finished the bottle and despite it being quite expensive, I really want to buy more of it because it was lovely.
It is a floral, rose smell that isn't too heavy and I would say is suitable for both day and night. It lasts all day and is quite strong but in a nice way. I have been complimented quite a lot by people who smell this perfume and they have asked me what it is.
The bottle really is lovely. The lid is in the shape of a rose in red, pink, purple and green colours. It looks like a stylish decoration sitting on my dressing table rather than a bottle of perfume. The bottle is a lovely pink colour with gold writing that is simple and elegant looking. It looks really expensive and luxurious. It is available in a variety of sizes for those who can't quit afford the large bottle.
I really can't think of any disadvantages other than if the smell isn't to your taste, it is quite strong. That's really down to personal opinion and I would recommend everyone should smell this perfume.
When i first smelt this while browsing through the isles of boots it was love at first smell. I bought it then and there. The first thing that hit me were the fruity floral notes (particularly grapefruit) which i love as it's give the perfume and really youthful refreshing girly smell/feel. When first applied the perfume was rather bold but in a good way but then it settled into a more vanillary tone. The smell lasted all day which is great and my friends noticed it and said it kind of became my signature smell which i was really happy about.
The bottle has to be one of my favorite parts. It's so uniquely designed it really stands out on shop shelves. The liquid comes in a quite large oddly but chic shaped bottle with a beautiful over sized rose which stood out on my shelf and looked really girly yet sophisticated. The price of the bottle is rather cheap for the quality and amount of perfume which is always a good thing. Overall i loved this perfume and will definitely be buying again. I recommend it to everyone.
This perfume is my absolute favourite! Girly, gorgeous and smells devine!
I use this perfume on a day-to-day basis, alongside the Lola body cream. I also have a little mini Lola bottle (which I got in a gift-set) which I top up with Lola from the big bottle to carry in my handbag.
This is a quick low-down as to why this perfume is such a favourite of mine:
This is probably one of the best parts of the perfume. It comes in a purple bottle with a big oversized rose on top. It looks amazing on my dressing table and really adds to its girly charm.
You can really smell the roses in this perfume. Its quite strong but not too overpowering, like some sweet scents are. I often get headaches with sweet perfumes; but this one has just the right amount of rose and does not give me a headache at all.
I'm not a lover of perfumes or their prices but when I smelt this perfume on a friend I was hooked. I finally bought Lola in a giftset that was reduced in the Boots Christmas sale, so I got a wonderful bargain.
The fragrance is a wonderful floral and fruity smell that is grown up and womenly. Now I'm not one who is great at identifying each indivdual aroma so I have had to get a little bit of help from the Marc Jacobs website for this part. The website describes it as "A warm floral bouquet with a signature note of luscious fuchsia peony." and states that the different notes of the fragrance are -
Top notes: pink peppercorn, pear, ruby red grapefruit
Mid notes: peony, rose, geranium
Base notes: vanilla, tonka bean, musk
Personally if it smells like tonka bean I don't know as I've never heard of it!
I find that this is one of those fragrances where a little goes a long way. It's a strong fragrance but not overpowering and hours after spraying on it on myself it can still be smelt. I also find that whenever I wear it everyone asks me what it is, tells me how amazing it is, and a few cheeky beggers ask if they can have it. It really is a crowd stopping fragrance and therefore I think is one for the more out going type of person who likes to be noticed. Personally I think it's a great perfume for summer as it's a real mood lifter and seems to reflect the sunshine that we are all enjoying right now.
A quick check on the internet for current prices show that at Boots a 50ml bottle is £47 and a 100ml bottle is £63. Whilst at Fragrance Direct 50ml is £39.99 and 100ml is £52.99. So it really does pay to shop around for this perfume. As well as the perfume you can also buy body lotion, body cream and shower gel to help layer up the scent.
Well when mentioning this perfume I have to mention the bottle. Although the actual glass bottle itself is quite average looking but in a lovely purple colour, the lid is a work of art. The lid is a flower blooming up out of the bottle in layers of red, purple and blue and it looks great out on display.
If you want a grown up, summer fragrance then this is the one for you.
Having previously seen it advertised on TV and been cheekily nipping in to boots to have a spritz of the tester, I knew exactly what I wanted for my birthday last year and thank fully my mother in law was kind enough to buy it for me.
Lola by Marc Jacobs is a perfume that knows how to make an impression. The bottle alone screams girly glamour with its upside down tear drop shaped bottle (30ml bottle) made of thick, aubergine purple glass simple gold print stating the name of the perfume and designer in writing that is subtle yet still seems to make a statement. The lid is equally as impressive, if not more so with its gold, rope like band that leads up to a large elegant red flower. (The description above is of the 30ml bottle that I have, the bottle shape and colouring of the flower on top vary depending on the size of bottle).
If you're not already bowled over by the glamorous bottle, the scent is certain to leave a lasting impression. After doing some slight research I discovered that Lola includes top notes of pink peppercorn, pear and ruby red grapefruit with fuchsia peony, rose, and geranium as heart notes and base notes of vanilla, creamy musk and Tonka bean. One light spritz of the perfume opens your senses to the beautiful fragrance, within which the floral tones are the most obvious although once the perfume has settled a very subtle tone of vanilla and even more subtle tone of musk emerges and together creates an aroma that makes me think of glamorous women on par with the Upper East Side beauties from Gossip Girl or the legendary ladies of Manhattan from Sex and The City.
This perfume is so glam that it is accompanied by its own interactive website that portrays Lola as being a stylish, chic yet sexy young woman who is the epitome of style. You get the opportunity to peek into her apartment and have a nosy around her bedroom, living room and even her vanity room - you can't get much more glamorous than having your own vanity room now can you.
Personally I love this perfume and when I wear it, it makes me feel as confident and glamorous as Carrie Bradshaw (Sex and The City) or Serena Van Der Woodsen (Gossip Girl). A small spritz of the perfume is strong enough that people comment and give compliments on the fragrance that you are wearing but at the same time it is not overpowering. It also lasts really well on your skin so there is no need to frequently re-apply (a good job really as it's quite pricey). I think this perfume is perfect for almost any time of day or night but especially great those occasions where you can get really glammed up.
As I have already briefly mentioned, this perfume isn't of the cheap and cheerful variety. Boots are currently selling it at £37.00 for a 30ml bottle, £47.00 for a 50ml bottle and £63 for a 100ml bottle. But it is definitely worth the price for such a gorgeous scent and should be on every woman's wish list.
Marc Jacobs Lola is one of my favourite summer scents, so as the weather warms up I thought I should do a review of it!
This is a perfume with a very interactive story behind it. Accompanying the perfume is a website dedicated to 'Lola', which allows you to explore her apartment in New York. It portrays 'Lola' as a sophisticated, fun loving person whose presence is both alluring and chic. Subsequently the perfume itself aims to make the wearer feel the same.
The perfume comes in a purple glass bottle, which is shaped almost like a heart, with a very indulgent top which looks like a flower. The bottle I have is 100ml, however the smaller sizes come in a slightly different shaped bottle which is shaped as a more traditional upright bottle which is tall but thinner in width.
The website describes the scent as having three different notes, a base note of vanilla, warm tonka bean and creamy musk, heart notes of rose, fushia geranium and peony and top notes of pink peppercorn, pear and rub red grapefruit. I have to say the most prominent scents I notice are the florals of rose and geranium as well as the pear and grapefruit. I find it odd that it contains creamy musk as I would never have described this scent as musky. It is a very light fragrance which holds very well on the skin, it smells summery and overtly floral and I find this a very easy going, versatile fragrance to wear.
This is a perfume I have received numerous compliments about whilst wearing it and I find it is a scent that the majority of people seem to like as many people have asked what it is! This is also a very recognisable scent as once you know it you can generally tell when someone else is wearing it!
This is an expesive perfume unfortunately and at £45 for a 50ml bottle I wouldn't consider it that affordable, you are definitely paying for the brand name and the luxury of it, however I think the one upside is that the long lasting scent means the perfume lasts longer due to not needing to frequently reapply it.
Overall I love this scent, it is perfect for everyday summer wear and it has great longevity. It isn't too overpowering yet it still makes a statement. This is definitely my favourite Marc Jacobs perfume and I would throroughly recommend it.
I received this fragrance as a gift for Christmas from my boyfriend, and immediately fell in love with the gorgeous bottle and it's floral top. The scent is just as perfect, it lasts all day, and personally I think it smells better after you have been wearing it for a few hours. The fragrance is quite a sugary, sweet smell. The only issue I have had with the fragrance, that I have not had with many other fragrances is that if I spray it on the front of my neck, I find that it becomes really itchy and sore (from scratching) however if I spray it on the side of my neck, the back of my neck, and my wrists it does not cause the same problem. This may highlight an issue with spraying it on sensitive areas of skin. Despite that it is a really beautiful perfume that I would highly recommend. It is definitely a perfect gift for a birthday, christmas present or other special occasion.
I received Lola by Marc Jacobs earlier this year as a gift from a friend, as was so excited to get it as I'd been eyeing up the bottle for ages! There is no doubt that the bottle is absolutely gorgeous, and it looks great sat on my shelf. I think it was the funky, flamboyant design that attracted my friend to it - purple is my favourite colour so it was a guaranteed win! I love Marc Jacobs perfume so was really excited to have this one to add to my collection, but for me personally, the perfume itself wasn't quite up to scratch.
I found it to be way too flowery for my liking, and it isn't a very powerful or sexy perfume. It is very feminine and quite understated though, which is nice I suppose, but not really my cup of tea. It's such a shame because the bottle is so beautiful! This is only my personal preference though, so if you like floral, feminine perfumes it's probably perfect for you, I'm just not that keen on it!
Lola is a fragrance that was created by Marc Jacobs for us lovely ladies in 2009. It has been designed for the modern day woman who wants to embrace her free spirit with a positive attitude and who has a zest for life. It promises to coat you with a cloud of confidence that will draw others towards you. The fragrance is sexy and flirty but in a sophisticated and relaxed way.
Packaging and Price
The bottle is extremely eye catching, especially if you purchase the larger bottle and it can take up a lot of room on your bathroom shelf. The body of the bottle is a striking purple curved glass and the neck looks like a golden thread has been wrapped around it tightly but it's actually just a solid piece of ridged plastic. The top of the bottle has been designed to look like a flower and it is made out of a soft and foamy fabric. It has a green leaf and the flower is created out of a red, blue and purple twisted layers.
The product can be bought in quantities of 30ml, 50ml and 100ml bottles. I have the 100ml bottle and with the flower on top, it really does like massive. The 100ml bottle cost me around £50 and the smaller bottles obviously cost less. It can be bought from large department stores, perfume shops and also from many online websites. The price varies a lot so it's worth shopping around to ensure that you get a good deal.
The fragrance starts with spicy Pink Peppercorn that gives the perfume an immediate warm and a bitter aroma is provided by Ruby Red Grapefruit. Mixed in with the spice is the fresh aroma of Pear.
At the heart of the fragrance is a floral mixture that gives this fragrance a feminine delicacy. The bunch of flowers composes of Rose, Fuchsia, Geranium and Peony.
The bottom notes create the long lasting fragrance for this perfume. A delicious sweetness is created by Vanilla and a depth is formed by the creamy Musk. The Tonka Bean brings warmth and has an aroma that smells like cinnamon mixed with vanilla.
When I initially sprayed on this fragrance I didn't actually like it. I used a tester on my wrist because the bottle was so striking and I immediately regretted it. The Pink Peppercorn is extremely evident at first. It is the over riding aroma, and it's a spicy and heavy one.
As I left the perfume store and continued my shopping trip, I kept getting a lovely whiff of a fragrance that was nice and it took a while before I realised it was coming from me. After a few minutes, the spiciness had completely gone away and had left behind a delicious sweetness that I loved.
The fragrance has a warmth that is gentle and although there isn't Coconut in the fragrance, it most certainly smells like there is. The vanilla is also obvious and the musk is subtle but evident. I can't personally detect any of the fruit and the floral aroma is there, but very barely.
The fragrance is strong enough in order for you to be reminded of its presence each time that you move but it never in a sickly way. It seems to find the perfect balance between presence and being powerful. Quite a lot of the fragrance comes out with one squirt and you won't need to use much which makes this fragrance last a long time.
The only disappointment I've had with this fragrance is with its staying power. It is always evident until you have a shower but it does get more and more faint as the hours go on. It could be worn as a day time fragrance but I choose to wear it for evenings out and when its time to go home, it's barely there anymore. And this is not the sort of bottle that will fit into your handbag!
All in all, this is a delicious fragrance once the spice subsides. To me, it is a mixture of coconut, vanilla and a gentle musk. The bottle is beautiful, if not entirely practical and I think that as this fragrance is generally inoffensive, it would appeal to most people.
Ok - I will own up now, and say that the only perfume I have every bought for myself is Ronan Keating's - Hope (which was for the Marie Keating Foundation). The reason I never buy perfume is because every year my brothers buy me fancy perfumes for my birthday and Christmas, so I never run out and so never have to buy new.
I got given Marc Jacobs' Lola for Christmas this year by my younger brother, and I have to say the box it came in and the bottle itself was very impressive! The bottle is a very pretty, dark purple with a large colourful, blue, red and purple flower on the lid - it does look great sat on my bedroom dresser!
The perfume has quite a floral scent, which would normally put me off - as when someone says it smells floral I automatically think of the perfume my Grandma wore. HOWEVER... I am very glad to be wrong, this floral scent is refreshing and unique - a very pleasant scent. I can clearly smell the rose with soft touches of peony and geranium, as well as vanilla and musk.
The perfume costs around £35 for the 30ml bottle but from looking around the prices do vary from store to store.
When I wear this I can smell it for around 6 - 7 hours, and can smell if on my jacket, scarf, etc for days afterwards.
I received this eau de parfum in a beautiful box set at Christmas (spoilt rotten!) and in it has a 50ml bottle, a 4ml mini version (perfect for the hand bag) and a 150ml of 'sensual body lotion.' This perfume caught my eye as soon as it came out mainly due - and yes it is shallow - to the absolutely gorgeous bottle. The purple bottle with its large colourful flower as a lid is just so pretty that I had to have it! The box set is now my second bottle of the perfume and I have to say it's one that you definitely want to have out on display. However, as beautiful as the bottle is, the lid is a little impractical if you need to take the perfume away as it's not exactly easy to pack or carry in your handbag... so this little mini version I've received at the same time really solves that problem... and it still has the lovely flower lid (albeit in one colour rather than 4 you get in the regular sized bottle). The scent is a really nice light floral one but with a nice warm spicey base - it's really easy to wear and one that I'm happy to wear at any time of the day. Overall, a lovely perfume and such a nice present to receive, I'm sure most women would be thrilled to get it... even if only for how lovely it looks!!!
This Marc Jacobs Lola Eau De Parfum; fragrance is sexy with a fun, flirtatious wink / Coquettish and a bit provocative / Relaxed, cool and confident / A warm floral bouquet / playfully alluring, irresistibly tempting / The captivating heart blooms with luscious fuschia peony.