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A fragrance I really like is Lola by Marc Jacobs Lola so when my mum brought me an Oh Lola gift set for Christmas, I was really happy. The thing that first attracted me to the range was the design of the bottle; slim-line in shape (although the bottles get fatter as the volume of fragrance increases) and a nice pale lilac colour, topped with a lid which has a pretty silver stem which then develops into a beautiful pink flower.
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, this is one of the fragrance I have noticed does sell out quite fast when it has been reduced. 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, there are also body creams, body lotions and shower gels which I would recommend trying, they are excellent quality and I find that applying the fragrance on top of these helps give it that little bit more depth and longevity.
According to basenotes.com, the fragrance is as follows:
Top Notes - Pear, Effervescent Raspberry.
Middle Notes - Peony, Magnolia, Cyclamen.
Base Notes - Sandalwood, Tonka Bean, Vanilla.
For once, I actually know what most of these notes are and can pick them out, normally I have no idea what they are nor can I detect them individually!
Yet again, from looking at the design of the bottle, I would expect the fragrance to be quite floral however this isn't (which I was really glad about!). Upon first spray, the fruitiness is quite dominant; this soon subsides into a nice subtle mixture of summer berries, mixed with fresh cut flowers on a nice base of vanilla. There is quite a lot going on yet they all mix together to give an amazing summer fragrance.
Oh Lola has excellent staying power; I don't need to spray much for it to last all day however I do find it is quite light so if I want it to have a little more kick (for special occasions etc) I apply on the top of the body lotion from the same range.
For me, I would say this is definitely a summer fragrance as I find it quite light and refreshing (I just wish the sun would come out so I can wear it!!)
Overall, although I don't tend to like floral noted fragrances, I would recommend this fragrance but because it isn't as strong as I would normally like, I would only give it 4 out of 5 stars.
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This perfume has been at the top of my list for ages and I was so excited to buy it for just £50.40 for 100ml (RRP £63.00) in duty free in the airport last week!
It had been a while since I last sniffed it and I was a bit worried that I'd built it up in my head as being nicer than it actually was, but I was not disappointed when I tried the tester again.
~ Bottle ~
I love the bottle! I think it's beautiful and I prefer it to the original Lola bottle, which is purple.
The bottle for Oh, Lola! is different depending on which size you buy. The 30ml and 50ml bottles are taller and thinner with large floral lids. The 50ml bottle is the one Dooyoo have pictured.
The 100ml bottle, which I have, is really wide and almost oval shaped.
The bottle is a light pink colour and has 'Oh, Lola! Marc Jacobs' in black lettering across the front.
The lid has a matte silver plastic cylinder shape with a rope like pattern on as if there is string tying the bottom of the bouquet together.
The huge flower sits on top of this. The flower is made from a flexible rubbery material so the flower is not rigid. It is made up of three layers, each in a different shade of pink and there is a cute green leaf peeking out from underneath.
I love Marc Jacobs bottles. I know some people have written reviews saying they find them tacky, but I think they're really exciting and fun! I think this one is my favourite Marc Jacobs bottle, but I really like Dot too and I really can't wait to try the new Marc Jacobs fragrance, Honey, which is coming out in the summer. The bottle is the same as that of Dot only with white dots and yellow and black striped butteflies to represent bees.
~ Price and availability ~
Oh, Lola! comes as an eau de parfum.
The 30ml bottle is £37.00 in Boots.
The 50ml bottle is £47.00 in Boots.
The 100ml bottle is £63.00 in Boots.
You can also get the perfume at The Perfume Shop, Selfridges, House of Fraser, John Lewis, Debenhams and most other department stores.
~ Scent ~
This perfume is juicy, fruity, sweet and uplifting. I absolutely love it.
The top notes are wild strawberry, raspberry and pear.
The heart notes are peony, magnolia and cyclamen.
The base notes are sandalwood and vanilla.
The fresh fruity berry notes dominate, setting the scene of a lovely summer day. I can also detect the peony, which is delicate and uplifting and the vanilla note is also evident.
This perfume is very sweet. A lot of people associate sweet perfumes with younger girls and I do think this would appeal to younger girls and teenagers, but I don't feel that it's your typical sweet teenage perfume as they can often smell quite cheap, whereas I think this one has a bit more depth. I wouldn't say that this perfume smells particularly expensive, but I don't think it's your typical sweet fragrance.
It is definitely a spring/ summer fragrance, reminding me of sunshine. I'd say it is definitely a day time scent, rather than one for nights out or special occasions.
To me, this fragrance is very different from the original, Lola and I much prefer this one.
I am in my mid-twenties and I love this perfume, but I think it would appeal to more mature women as well as younger girls and teenagers. There are no sharp or harsh notes in this fragrance at all so I don't think anyone would find it offensive, although those who dislike sweet perfumes may not find that this suits their tastes.
This perfume lasts on my skin for around 8 hours and even longer on clothing.
~ Conclusion ~
I love this perfume. It is one of my favourites. Everything about it is uplifting; the bottle is gorgeous, the scent is summery and beautiful.
I have found that it is long lasting on my skin. It isn't the cheapest of perfumes, but it isn't the priciest out there either.
I would definitely buy this again if my bottle even started to run out. It is now an essential part of my perfume collection. I love it!
Marc Jacobs Oh Lola! EDP is said to be a lighter version of its sister fragrance Lola and is described as being a 'fruity floral fragrance with a youthful charm.'
*Top notes (the initial scent) - strawberry and pear
*Heart notes (the heart of the scent) - rose and peony
*Base notes (the finishing scent) - vanilla and soft wood
There is a matching body lotion and shower gel available to compliment and layer the perfume. A Summery version known as 'Sunsheer' is also available.
The Marc Jacobs range of perfume bottles do not fall into the plain and simple category in terms of design. The Oh Lola! bottle is very feminine in appearance. The glass is tinted pink and beautifully curvy. A large, plastic flower arrangement as a lid finishes the look. It is either one you will like or dislike. I find it to be quite pretty but not a bottle that would be practical to carry around in my handbag.
~Price and Availability~
Oh Lola! EDP is widely available in three sizes - 30ml, 50ml and 100ml. Current prices are as follows :
*www.escentual.com : £31.45 - £53.55
*Boots and House of Fraser : £37.00 - £63.00
I am a fan of the Marc Jacobs range of perfumes so was pleased to be able to try Oh Lola! I like the original Lola perfume but find that Oh Lola! is quite a bit different as it doesn't have the spicy element of the original. This is a good thing though as it makes it more appealing to a wider selection of ladies in my opinion.
Oh Lola! is pleasant from the moment that I apply it. It is a simple, everyday scent which has a light feel making it ideal for warmer days where a heavier scent may be a little overpowering. The initial spray offered a refreshing and airy aroma which sat beautifully on my skin. The fruity top notes emerge through and smell absolutely gorgeous. It is a bright, sparkling scent and both the pear and strawberry notes are evident. This combination is perfectly sweet and natural smelling. There is a little sharpness present and I find the opening of Oh Lola! to be really nice.
The freshness of Oh Lola! starts to disappear quite quickly. The bright fruity notes change to reveal a warm, close to the skin sweetness which is lovely to experience. The floral notes of peony and rose become evident through the sweetness and are quite light on my skin. I like the way the scent flows. I'm not crazy for strong floral scents but the heart of Oh Lola! is well balanced with delicate floral notes and a warm sweetness of the top notes. It is a feminine combination and beautifully simple.
After a few hours, the scent changes again and the floral sweetness disappears. It is replaced with a different type of sweetness which is immediately evident as being vanilla. I love the smell of vanilla but it is difficult to pull off without being sickly or unnatural smelling. Oh Lola! offers a mild, powdery vanilla scent which is complimented by a comforting woody undertone. It is a pleasant blend of notes but not outstanding or very strong on my skin. I can only detect Oh Lola! on my skin for around 5hours maximum.
This is a light scent which isn't complex in the slightest. It is an everyday sort of perfume which is perfect for wearing as a light fragrance during the Spring and Summer months. It is likely to appeal to woman of any age providing that they do not expect too much from it. I find it pleasant to wear but wouldn't wear it for special occasions as it doesn't have the right impact on me for special wear.
I do love the different notes that make up this scent. I would say that given the fancy bottle design, I would have expected a fragrance with a bit more character and depth. I have been disappointed by the longevity of this EDP. I wouldn't have minded so much if it had been an eau de toilette but this should really last longer. It is expensive as well. If you do fancy trying this, I would recommend buying as part of a gift set if possible as I feel the scent would be much stronger and longer lasting if layered with the shower gel and body lotion.
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As a very early mothers day gift my lovely other half decided to come home with this Marc Jacobs Oh Lola Eau De Parfum earlier this week. I know he saw some kind of offer in The Perfume Shop or something but nevertheless it's the thought that counts and I really appreciate it!
The bottle is very elegant as it comes pink transparent glass bottle and the lid is a gorgeous pink and red plastic flower. It is slightly less extravagant than the Dot by Marc Jacobs bottle which I also own, but I think this is good as I really don't need two space consuming perfume bottles on my dresser!
The scent of the Oh Lola perfume is quite nice and very fruity and reminds me of summer. The top notes of the fragrance are a fusion of pear and strawberry. This is very sweet, and reminds me of a perfume I would most likely wear as a teen but its very attractive and light so easy to wear no matter what mood I am in. The middle notes consists of peony, magnolia and rose which are more floral but to be honest I always find that wearing this perfume I skip this base and never really notice it, jumping straight to the more long lasting wear of the base notes. These are vanilla, tonka bean and soft wood. As always the vanilla is much more prevalent (to my nose anyway!) but I really like Vanilla and the strawberry always remains noticeable so I appreciate the smell.
I really like this perfume but is definitely a more summer - light fragrance I would wear. It's not a very bold, strong scent that will make people sit up and take notice, but more a subtle gentle perfume that I think would suit the younger female. After a few hours or so, I do find it wears off to a mild vanilla-musk scent with a hint of strawberry but I quite like this so for me I can't rate it down for this.
Overall, I really like this scent, but it is not something I would run out and buy myself. It reminds me too much of a youthful smell to suit me who is trying to be a lot more mature (I know I'm 24 but I often get mistaken for 18!). This doesn't come in the lower scale of the price spectrum and roughly costs about £45-£60 for a 50ml bottle so this is definitely more for loyal Marc Jacobs perfume fans with some extra cash to splash!
This perfume comes in a very girly looking pink glass bottle which has an almost elliptical shape to it and a flat base to stand on. Around the lid there is a silver metals wrapping that is almost made to look like string wrapped around it. Above this is the real attraction, a pink and red plastic flower rose complete with green leaf. I have to say this bottle is not my style at all. When it comes to perfume I like something clean, elegant and expensive looking and this is none of those things. In fact I would say it is rather cheap looking. This is definitely my least favourite looking bottle out of all of the ones from the Marc Jacobs collection.
The perfume itself lives up to the bottle design as far as I'm concerned and smells not only cheap but a little tacky which is shocking considering how much these retail for. The top notes are pear and strawberry. This is a common theme with Marc Jacob scents, which often have a top layer of fruity notes. This combination though is very sweet, almost insipid and a little overbearing for my personal tastes.
The middle notes, as you would expect, are more of a floral arrangement than the fruity top notes. This layer consists of peony, rose and magnolia. This facet of the scent is much nicer as it has that very timeless floral smell that I personally like in a perfume, but coming after the sweet fruity layer it still has a very sweet edge to it which I associate with younger perfumes.
The final layer of base notes is vanilla, tonka bean and soft wood. I do love this combination of sweet vanilla and more earthy flavours which is so common in perfumes. This does mellow the perfume and give it a more sophisticated edge but by this point I'm just so put off by the packaging and initial smell it is kind of hard to notice this.
The overall scent is very vibrant, though is has very fresh flavours it doesn't really have a fresh smell to it and I find it a little cloying. If you are young and love having fun and experimenting with fragrances then this is probably a good scent for you. I would say it would mostly appeal to the teen market which seems like a huge mistake given the price of this one.
This perfume retails at around £50 for a 50ml bottle. I think a lot of what you pay for with this is the showy bottle because the scent seems overworked and ill thought out. The perfume has a decent longevity, between 3-4 hours but frankly I wouldn't want to smell like this for that long.
Overall, massively disappointing.
~~~ OH, LOLA! by Marc Jacobs ~~~
Having owned and delighted in many of the fragrances from the fashion designer Marc Jacobs over the years, when I originally saw 'Oh, Lola!' hit the shelves, I knew there and then that I wanted to own it. Having not even sniffed the perfume I imagined it to be feminine, floral and fruity, as it's a lighter version of the classic 'Lola' that we all know and love.
I have many favourite perfumes where I can ring the changes and wear lighter versions of the original scent; the latest purchase was Pivoine Delicate from L'occitane, rather than the full on scent of Pivoine Flora. I like this as it makes the fragrance more versatile somehow. The lighter scent would be for daytime use, or specifically summer time, when a lighter more fresh scent would suit; then a quick spritz over with the original scent would take it into evening.
~~~ Bottle Design ~~~
The first thing that appeals to me, is the bottle of a fragrance; It shouldn't do I know, as it's rather like judging a book by its cover. This has the same look as the original perfume, but rather than a dark, rich purple bottle, this is a pretty, translucent mid-tone pink. It's rather like an upturned tear drop, with a flat base upon which to stand. The OH, LOLA! Marc Jacob's branding is clearly defined at the front of the bottle. A silver twisted rope seems to entwine itself around the lid of the bottle, producing an almost basket like effect; from which explodes the most voluminous (plastic) rose in varying shades of pink. This is unmistakable girly and feminine, and simply appeals to me because of how pretty it is.
~~~ Initial Scent ~~~
Oh, Lola! Is described as being 'an emerging style icon with a natural charm and a sparkling personality. Her fragrance is just as carefree as she is, a fruity-floral blend that scintillates the senses' on the Escentual.com website, and I whole hearted agree with this. It's a rather fruity number with beautiful top notes of pear and strawberries. It's really rather refreshing as it isn't floral from start. It's light and fruity and really quite joyful. Just a sniff of this seems to uplift you and makes you happy, maybe the reason for this is because I tend to wear this on sunny days so it's inevitable; who knows?
~~~ Mid Notes ~~~
After being warmed on the skin for a few minutes, the fruitiness starts to evolve into the floral that I was expecting it to be initially. The florals being peony and rose. Lots of summery fragrances have these middle notes as they tend to give a fragrance structure and depth. I do like both of these scents when mixed with other fragrances, but I find them too heavy when used on their own. The scent remains rather light and refreshing throughout the transition, and doesn't lose focus of its main objective of being a more subtle version of its counterpart.
~~~Final Flourish ~~~
The base notes are warming vanilla a soft woods. Vanilla could be heady too, but the soft woods compliment it and brings the fragrance down to earth a touch. It mellows it out and gives it a soft powdery edge. I love fragrances with that powderiness (sp) to them, I really do find them rather comforting and calming, rather like having talcum powder applied after a warm bath, and then being wrapped in a huge fluffy towel.
~~~ Longevity ~~~
Now to longevity - this is my only bugbear with this fragrance, it isn't long enough. In my opinion in making this scent as cheerful and bright as he could, and he really does that well, he also has removed some of the depth and strength of character of the scent, and it just doesn't last. Within an hour of spraying the fragrance upon my skin, it starts to fade away, and definitely within two hours it's barely noticeable at all; it's almost like I wasn't wearing it in the first place.
~~~ Price and Availabilty ~~~
I own a 50ml Eau de Parfum bottle, which came in a set, along with body lotion and shower gel; I was lucky enough that my daughter bought it in the January sale and gave it me for Mother's Day in March. This set is on sale at £47 on the Boots.com website today (Oct 2012) and the 50ml EDP on its own it available for the same price. Larger and smaller bottles are also available if you should decide to choose to purchase those instead. It is available from most retailers that sell perfume, Boots and Debenhams etc, on the high street. I would always shop around though, and this includes online at such sites as fragrancesdirect.co.uk and where I found the best deal on the gift set today, www.escentual.com at £42.50.
~~~ My Recommendation ~~~
In my opinion and considering that this is a more expensive Eau de Parfum and not a weaker Eau de Toilette, I'm really disappointed with its staying power. This is such a lovely happy, cheerful fragrance, but sadly for me, it's really was full of promises that it can't deliver. My recommendation would be if you really did like this perfume, and it's a beautiful perfume don't get me wrong, I would purchase the gift set. That way you would have a shower gel and body lotion, and it would enable you (as I do usually), to layer the fragrance to obtain a longer lasting scent, not much longer, but longer all the same; and with a bigger sized bottle you'd have plenty to re-spray frequently through the day. Just make sure you leave the lid at home, because it is rather bulky.
This is a beautiful scent and I love it and recommend it for that alone, along with the design of the bottle, let's don't forget that - but the fact that this has to be re-applied every couple of hours is a big negative in its favour for me and the reason why I can only award this perfume three stars.
I've always been a fan of experimenting with fragrances - I often wonder into different shops just to smell the newly launched fragrances, however there aren't that many that make me really want to make the splurge and buy them because lets face it, perfume isn't the cheapest thing. Of course there are perfumes that are retailed at a reasonable price, but with a designer label comes a hefty price tag. Just like Daisy, Oh, Lola! is one of them fragrances! I was lucky enough to receive the perfume as a Christmas present.
So once again, Marc Jacobs gets 5 gold stars for the packaging. The glass bottle is a beautiful shade of pink and has a sleek rounded edge bottle, dependant on the size you choose, completed with a silver textured lid finished of with one large flexible-plastic pink petalled rose like flower. The bottle is beautiful and really looks nice when displayed on your dressing table or where you keep your fragrances.
The fragrance is described as light hearted and charming, suiting a coy and clever with a wink kind of girl, with her smile, her youthful spirit. The top notes of the the fragrance are pear and effervescent raspberry. The heart notes are peony, magnolia and cyclamen and the base notes are sandalwood, tonka bean and vanilla. . It's a truly beautiful scent that can be worn by anyone of any age.
I'd definitely recommend you check this out next time you're in a shop selling it. I appreciate scents settle on each individuals skin differently and it may not be to everybody's taste. I would always suggest before purchasing any fragrance for the first time, you do go in store and smell it before purchasing because it may be different to what you expect. Therefore, I wouldn't recommend online shopping without going in store before hand.
I have the 50 ml bottle of Marc Jacobs Oh, Lola! eau de parfum as well as the body lotion and shower gel.
I am a bit of a perfume addict and like to wear lots of different scents, but occasionally I come across a perfume where I could see myself using it as a signature scent and wearing it every day. This was one of those! It smells very clean, fresh and girly. I find it quite addictive.
The top notes of the perfume are pear and effervescent raspberry, so when you first spray you get a burst of fruit. Because of the pear this is very fresh rather than too sweet and overbearing. The middle notes are floral: peony, magnolia and cyclamen and the base notes are sandal wood, tonka bean and vanilla. The vanilla comes through quite strongly for me. The floral scent develops more slowly on my skin but appears after an hour or so. I think Oh, Lola! is distinctive and quite individual as I don't know any other scent which smells very similar to this.
Although it is light, it has good sillage and lasting power. I like to spray it on my neck, each wrist and a little bit in my hair. When I spray it in my hair I can catch a hint of the scent throughout the day when I turn my head and I really love this. Sometimes I have layered the eau de parfum with the body lotion and shower gel (which do smell very true to the scent) and this helps it last even longer.
Oh, Lola! is Marc Jacobs newer version of the original Lola scent and has been marketed as a younger version. I think this is accurate for me, as I am in my 20s and much prefer Lola as it is lighter. The packaging is very similar, with Oh, Lola! being in a pale pink bottle tear drop shaped bottle with a flower on the top and the original Lola in a darker purple bottle with a flower. The bottle design is quite flamboyant, making it stand out in the shops and on your dressing table. The flower on the bottle top is actually made from a thick, bendable plastic so there is no risk of breaking it. Personally I really like the design but the only negative is that the bottle top makes it very bulky and an awkward shape if you want to travel with it.
The price is similar to other popular designer perfumes, as to be expected. As Oh, Lola! is quite popular it is stocked in quite a lot of shops so it is often possible to find it reduced. I bought the 50 ml half price in a Debenhams sale.
When Marc Jacobs released 'Lola' it was an instant hit, i absoloutely loved the smell and it was my favourite perfume. So when he released 'Oh Lola', i had to buy it. The perfume is backed by celebrity Dakota Fanning who is the face so I thought if they have a celebrity be the face it must be good. 'Oh Lola' was created as a supposed younger sister version to the previous 'Lola' perfume fronted by Karlie Kloss. At around 40 to 50 to 60 pounds depending on what shop you go to it's a typical price for a hig end perfume.
Like all Marc Jacobs perfume bottle's this one really stood out. Similar to the lola bottle the 'Oh Lola' bottle is taller more of an upside down pink pear shape with a beautiful array of flowers for the lid. The bottle looks gorgeous displayed and is something you really can be proud of when glancing at your shelves. However i must say that i preferred the 'Lola' packaging to the 'Oh Lola' packaging.
The perfume itself when first sprayed is a burst of fruity floral's like strawberry which is the main smell. This I did not like the smell was far too overpowering and i literally had to step back and just let my nose recover from the attack of the perfume. It was too much fruit in one for my opinion. After a couple of minutes the perfume setteled into a less in your face scent however it still wasn't that appealing.
Overal I am very dissapointed in this perfume. I expected better from Marc Jacobs. I do not reccomend this unless you are able to handle the in your face fruity scents.
A sparkling, fruity floral scent, Oh, Lola! captures the flirtatious essence of easy charm and youthful spirit. Vibrant and playful with an irresistible sophistication, Oh, Lola is a flirty facet of the original Lola fragrance. Oh, Lola! opens with a refreshing top note of effervescent raspberry, whilst her pink femininity is reflected in the beautiful peony heart. A sensual elegance with addictive vanilla in the dry down leaves an unforgettable flirtatious touch. Sparkling top notes of effervescent raspberry, pear flow into feminine pink heart notes of peony, magnolia and cyclamen. Sensual flirty base notes with vanilla, sandalwood, tonka bean. With the same signature floral-top bottle design as the Lola fragrance, Oh, Lola! features a refreshing pink colour palette.