Marc Jacobs Lola ~ new perfume

Marc Jacobs Lola fragrance

Marc Jacobs will follow the very successful Daisy fragrance with the "more sensual" Lola, Daisy's "confident and slightly vampy older sister". Lola will launch in August.

Lola was developed by perfumer Calice Becker, and the notes feature pink peppercorn, pear d’anjou, ruby red grapefruit, fuchsia peony, rose, geranium, vanilla, tonka bean and creamy musk.

Marc Jacobs Lola will be available in 30, 50 and 100 ml Eau de Parfum, in a limited edition solid perfume ring, and in matching body products. It will be exclusive to Bloomingdales for 1 month before going into wider distribution. (via wwd)

Update: Perfumer Yann Vasnier worked with Calice Becker on Marc Jacobs Lola, which is a "warm floral bouquet". The 50 ml Eau de Parfum will be $65. (via cosmeticworld)

Another update: see a review of Marc Jacobs Lola.

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  1. Daisy says:

    Daisy’s OLDER sister? And yet the model appears to be about 14 !!

    I have never even sniffed Daisy…strange since my name here is Daisy (no affiliation!) and now there’s Lola —stranger yet since when I go nuts spending my hubby begins calling me ” Lola ” .
    Maybe I should sniff these……or change my name….

    • mals86 says:

      Definitely change your name, Lola of the unbridled credit card! :)

      And then remind your husband perfume is cheaper than sportscars.

      • Daisy says:

        Yeah! so true!
        I like that ” Lola of the unbridled credit card” the phrase around here is “what Lola wants, Lola gets” :-)

        • Daisy says:

          and Lola got 10 yards of mulch delivered yesterday afternoon so Lola has to go start carting it to the back yard….see you all later!

    • Robin says:

      Oh, can’t believe you didn’t buy a bottle of Daisy! It’s no huge deal but it’s pleasant enough, and the bottle is fab & it has your name on it :-)

      • Daisy says:

        I am beginning to feel morally obligated to get at least a small bottle. It is, after all , clearly labeled for me.

        • Katich says:

          It’s such a sweet, nice, universally loved scent. I steal a few spritzes from my sister whenever I go home. And the bottle is so fun! Do it Daisy, do it!

          • Daisy says:

            ackkk! I did it!
            Hey, maybe wearing Daisy will shave a good ten years off my age?

        • boojum says:

          Get the new one with the stickers. :D

          • Daisy says:

            yeah, good thing you guys aren’t ENABLERS or anything….

    • Suzanne941 says:

      She doesn’t even look old enough to drink in most states so my first thought was “Lo…Lola…Lolita.” Must have been the “slightly vampy” comment.

      • Katich says:

        What about the Kinks…”Lah-lah-lah-Looola!” Very different connotation there though ha…

      • boojum says:

        Yep, I was thinking Lolita too.

      • thenoseknows says:

        She ISN’T! she’s 16 going on 17 (Von Trapp’s Anyone?!?!?!) Her name is Karlie Kloss. and she is like one of the most famous models currently. can’t throw a stone without her being around something in fashion, she’s certainly not one of my faves! But the girl can strut the catwalk, but she looks too Siamese Cat in the face for my liking!

    • ggperfume says:

      Daisy’s older sister. . . so Daisy must be ten.

  2. lovethescents says:

    Yes, that model looks so young! The bottle is incredible different and looks like it would need to lie on its side (like the CdG2) or need something to help keep it propped up.

    I like the notes, though….

    • Robin says:

      And there are apparently different bottle shapes for the 50 & 100 ml…although the cap is the same for both.

      • mals86 says:

        The cap – ewwwww! As we say in the South, Tacky.

        • Daisy says:

          Tacky doesn’t quite cover the enormity of it….. It reminds me of a brownies project gone horribly wrong……maybe a little more hot glue and then some glitter……you know the ones.

          • Daisy says:

            Okay, I’m just being mean….it’s not that bad. But it does look very “young”

          • mals86 says:

            What IS that flower made of, fruit roll-ups?

      • Karin says:

        I love the bottle! What fun!

        • Robin says:

          Glad someone is sticking up for it! I think it’s going to be a love it or hate it.

          • Joe says:

            Hm, yeah, a pop-artish plastic white daisy is one thing… this scrunched-up vinyl rose thingie… quite another. Who knows…

  3. happilykim says:

    Hmm, nice notes. I am not a big Daisy fan, but this one sounds promising. I like grapefruit and pink pepper (yes, I will admit this here!), pear sounds nice, too and I like vanilla and musk. This one sounds like a good one. Hope it lives up to my expectations.

    The bottle is a bit…weird.

    • Robin says:

      I like grapefruit & pink pepper too — no shame there!

      I adored the Daisy bottle, but I detest this one. Oh well.

      • Karin says:

        Hey, ya know, it might look better in person…?

        • Robin says:

          You never know! Although usually, my experience is the opposite: most things look better in pictures.

  4. Dagmar says:

    Never tried Daisy, either, but the bottle is adorable, I’ll admit. This one looks a little… top-heavy?

    • Robin says:

      I thought Daisy was adorable too. This one, no, not for me.

  5. mals86 says:

    Okay, as a Daisy-wearer I must chime in. I have a mini, which is just the CUTEST THING. (squee!) I like Daisy, it’s perfectly nice and understated and wallpaperish and feminine. I don’t find it to be particularly young-smelling. When I wear it, I don’t smell any of the infamous strawberry top note; it’s a tiny hit of grapefruit and green, and then very blended florals and some woodsy musk on me. For some totally bizarre reason, it makes my husband amorous… I don’t know why.

    I generally like big ditzy peony florals, but this one looks a little… scary. I’ll probably sniff it, though.

    • Daisy says:

      confessions of a perfume addict…….

      • alotofscents says:

        Daisy get ye to the back yard, you procrastinator you. Oh well, at least that bottle is worth procrastinating over. I can’t take my eyes off of it. It’s, it’s scary. and what is so sensual about it? The geranium? Does red peony smell different than regular peony? That’s Madison Avenue for you.
        You’ll like Daisy, it’s pleasant and happy.

        • Daisy says:

          Loto, don’t I get to take breaks??? blog-breaks lol

          I hurt my back almost 2 weeks ago and it’s still pretty sore, so the CEO is doing all the shovelling and wheelbarrow pushing…I point and then rake. (the easy part) . Even so, he’s gotten all 10cubic yards off the driveway…and I’ve got almost all of it raked out. I might even try to rake for another 15 mins. or so after I fix dinner. The goal being a trip to the local nursery tomorrow …but only if the mulch is done. The bad news: the back yard isn’t done and we’ve only started on the front! I’ve got to get another 10 yards of mulch for next weekend too! ack!

    • flittersniffer says:

      I have a Daisy mini too and agree about its being adorable. So much so that I couldn’t bear to give it away to a seven year old I was visiting, who would have loved it, I am sure.

  6. RusticDove says:

    The bottle is definitely over the top – but I think it’s kinda cool. [Tacky is in the eye of the beholder haha] I will surely give this a sniff. This will be a MUST try for my daughter, MJ fanatic extreme.

    • Robin says:

      Entirely true…I love a good tacky bottle. I thought Daisy was tacky in an absolutely perfect way. This one just isn’t getting me at all, don’t know why.

      • mals86 says:

        Daisy was cute-tacky. This bottle is “I made this at summer camp” tacky.

        • krokodilgena says:

          I’ll stop spamming this post after this comment, I promise!!!!!!
          The bottle reminds me of something…. a beet or a turnip?
          I swear it looks like some kind of vegetable!!
          a radish?

  7. Nina says:

    (Very small voice)…I LOVE the mad bottle.

    Loved the Daisy bottle too, and thought the advertising really fitted the perfume. Just didn’t like the juice.

    • Robin says:

      I’ll bet many people will. I can’t say what it is about it I don’t like. I really liked the Daisy bottle, and I don’t think this one is any more or less tacky…

      • boojum says:

        It’s just more…gaudy. And some people can totally pull off gaudy. Being a very small, quiet, pale sort of person, I’m not one of them. :)

    • Katich says:

      Don’t worry Nina, I love it too. I think it would look great on my dresser, and there’s just something so unabashedly over the top about it that really appeals to me. (Marc Jacob’s fashions do a good job of reining that in but staying interesting, in my opinion.) The notes sound promising, but the dreaded peony is there…maybe the grapefruit will be dominant? We’ll see.

      No shame in liking the bottle dear.

  8. Bine says:

    I’m about to buy a bottle of Daisy since I sniffed it on paper (unfourtunatly not on my skin yet). I liked it very much and love the bottle. I’m not in the target group, because I’m in my midthirties but who will judge me for that. Both the name and the bottle of lola leave me cold but the notes sound good.

    • Robin says:

      No one here will judge you, that’s for sure!

    • mals86 says:

      Hi, Bine! Welcome to Perfume Addicts Anony — oops, I mean Now Smell This. I’m Carol, I’m 41, and I own a mini bottle of Daisy.

      • Bine says:

        The next time I’m at a duty free a bottle of daisy will be mine! I could order it online, but i like the store-feeling. I think I will buy three little bottles for my summer perfume-wardrobe: Daisy, Eau des Merveilles and Omnia green jade. Hopefully this will last till next fall and then we’ll see.

  9. I really liked Daisy, and if it wasn’t for my resolution to wait until I drain the sample to buy FB, I would already have a bottle!

    • Robin says:

      Get that sample drained then, LOL…

  10. Fuddy Duddy 101 says:

    Mals, You made my day – today – ROFL here at “Hello, my name is and I own a mini bottle of Daisy”.

    So may I ask an obvious question here, please? Has anyone in perfume marketing figured out yet that most 14 year olds not own credit cards as opposed to their 41 year old mothers that do ? ;)

    • Daisy says:

      Oh, I second AND third that most whole-heartedly!!!!

    • mals86 says:

      MY nearly-14-year-old (ack, less than a month! she’s growing up!) thought Daisy was too mature for her. Her words, by the way. Of course, she probably smelled it on me and that influenced her thinking. And no, for heavens’ sake, she doesn’t have a credit card! or a cell phone! or her own laptop! She has an iPod, but only because she won it in a drawing at a Women in Computing enrichment program at the local university. (You couldn’t have dragged teenage ME to that class, but she wanted to go…)

      I’m wondering if all these young teenagers ask for Daisy/Escada/ Lolita/ whatever’s new, or save up for their perfume, or someone older decides, “I need a present for Emma, it’s her 15th birthday, and she could use some perfume… what’s pretty, but innocuous? Ah, yes, Daisy. Just the ticket.” I never bought my own perfume until I was 18…

      • boojum says:

        Ditto for my just turned 13 yo…except her iPod was part birthday gift, part saved up allowance money. I would *like* for her to have a cell phone for *my* convenience (“hi, I’m outside the library with your sick little sister in the van, please come out so I don’t have to drag her in there to find you!”)….but she’d just lose it. I did buy my own perfume, such as it was, with allowance money in my teens. It was all drugstore variety though, and I didn’t know any different. My dad hates any kind of smell, so mom quit wearing even scented lotions. Kids generally are more spoiled now, though…just glad to know I’m not the only old-school parent left!

    • Robin says:

      But in the end, on average, young people buy more perfume, sad but true.

      • alotofscents says:

        My experience with teenagers is they get it by whining unceasingly. Until your to exhausted to resist. Bad parent. Bad!

      • Daisy says:

        Really? I wonder what percentage of the overall perfume industry dollars are being spent by , say, the 14 to 20 crowd, 20 to 30 or 30 and over…..It seems like us over 40 gals would have more dollars to spend….of course we also have boring stuff to spend on like mortgages, food, gas, electric etc…..

  11. SmokeyToes says:

    I don’t know about the juice, but I certainly love the cute bottle.

    • Robin says:

      Then keep your fingers crossed!

      • alotofscents says:

        I think I could hide that in a silk flower arrangement.

  12. Wingfield says:

    Sounds promising, though if we will ever actually get it over my side of the pond is a completely different kettle of fish altogether.

    • Robin says:

      Can you not get Daisy?

      • Wingfield says:

        Oh yes we can, not a huge fan of it though, it’s a bit wishy washy for my tastes. Could be waiting a while for Lola though.

  13. violetnoir says:

    Are you kidding me? This one has “best seller” written all over it. I love the tacky bottle, although I would like to see what it looks like in person. The notes sound promising, at least for the younger set like my 19 year old.

    Happy Mother’s Day!

    Hugs!

    • Robin says:

      Hey, happy Mother’s Day & many hugs to you too :-)

  14. krokodilgena says:

    I think she about my age and the age of my classmates….

    I don’t want to try anything with Marc Jacobs’ name attached to it until he gets over whatever ~*phase*~ he’s going through ; ___ ;

    • Daisy says:

      new gravatar????

      • krokodilgena says:

        yes, it’s Bill for H&M because his band designed a shirt for their Fashion Against AIDS thing and I am making my sister drive me an hour to the nearest H&M so I can buy it
        and I’m also in love with his crazy cyberpunk Cleopatra look (most fans hate it though)

        • Daisy says:

          I’d like to know how he’s going to un-do that hair-do….but it is strangely interesting looking. So, can you not order the shirt online? But then, I guess, that would lack the fun of the road trip and browsing the rest of the collection, yes?

          • krokodilgena says:

            He either has synthetic dreads braided in, or a normal weave only with dreads.
            Fans are complaining that it looks like a mop and is making his head square but Iiiii think it makes him look like a pretty Egyptian princess and I hope he adds beads and glitter
            http://img.enter4u.eu/?id=hmb18bs5.png

            I’ve already left several off topic comments relating to ~*~*Bill*~*~ this week… because I’m really excited about the new single and album!! (which has no release date but I’m still excited)
            I’ll stop now, I promise!!

          • Daisy says:

            I agree, I think it makes him look like an exotic egyptian princess too. I don’t understand why fans of someone who is clearly interested in experimenting with style would complain about him experimenting with style!! If he never did anything unusual the fans would be bored in no time…..gotta enjoy the changes as they happen, ya know?

  15. Jill says:

    The bottle is certainly fun, but I don’t love it for some reason. Not too excited about this … I do own a Daisy mini and it’s enjoyable, but I find I don’t wear it very often. Also, in this case, I think Daisy smelled better on paper than on my skin.

    • Robin says:

      Most new things smell better on paper, I find.

  16. My two cents: Lola, Lolita!
    ->bottle: Lolita Lempicka with a Phillipe Tracey hat on;
    ->girl: Lolita. ->Target group: Crazy, depraved, (too) young PR agency girls.
    -> notes: Gucci 2 in a softer version.
    I liked Daisy, it smelled how you expect it from the name. But that’s all I remmember. And there is too much Marc Jacobs around, he jumped on every bandwaggon to print money.

    • Robin says:

      Is there too much MJ around? As usual, I’m not paying attention.

      • He has two lines, Marc from MJ and MJ (the more expensive) itself. He makes everything, bags, dresses, he is everywhere, every store, every magazine. He prints money with his name ;-)…

  17. krokodilgena says:

    Even though I don’t like Marc Jacobs anymore and the thought of his tattoos make me cry, this really goes along with the aesthetic he’s had from the beginning.

    Daisy was supposed to be for the younger ~*free spirit*~ type girl, as the ads suggest, this is for the older sister who cares about makeup and boys.
    And the model looks like she could go to school with me… college aged.

  18. krokodilgena says:

    Daisy was Cindy and Lola is Marcia
    Marc Jacobs will release Jan soon

    • Daisy says:

      Great analogy…..then he can work on scents for the boys….and then for Alice (roast beef and furniture polish accord)

    • alltheprettythings says:

      “Marcia Marcia Marcia!” <— Jane’s legendary cry.

      I like the tacky bottle … reminds me of glass blown flower arrangements fomr the 60’s-70’s.

      • alltheprettythings says:

        Ooop… meant JAN of course. ;)

  19. alotofscents says:

    Oh dear, I just ordered a sample of Blush and two splashes, Gardenia and Rain. Am I being a sucker? They sound interesting.

    • Daisy says:

      If they sounded interesting then it was the right thing to do! Who knows, they might be ‘just right’….that’s the cool thing about perfume.

    • Robin says:

      Why would that make you a sucker?

      • alotofscents says:

        Because of the above comment that there is too much Marc Jacob around and he just wants to print money, like his scents aren’t very good.

        • Hang on – I did not say anything about the scents. He is clever, as long as he is on the top of the designers he has to use his name. You do not know how long it is going to last until you are replaced.
          I am just fed up – he started with good design and then went to mass market. Okay, I can afford Marc by Marc Jacobs, so that’s cool, but the stuff is only worth the label name.

          I still think you should wear his scents if you like them! I like his huge bottles e.g….

          • krokodilgena says:

            It’s not like that is different from Dolce & Gabbana/D&G, or even Karl Lagerfeld

          • thenoseknows says:

            Whatever Happened to Marc Jacobs Blush? I thought that was an EXCELLENTLY Done Fragrance! His Eponymous Fragrance for women is DYNAMITE as well, Just so DEWY! Daisy, Eh…. Innocuous enough and nothing to write a Epic Poem About, but a good fragrance nonetheless, this Lola sounds quite nice though, However that Bottle HAS TO DIE! OH BABY JESUS LORD! could that thing be anymore Tcotchke Hideous? EGADS! I don’t care if that stuff smelled like Chanel No.5, Jardins De Bagatelle and Joy all wrapped in one… I could not justify buying that ATROCIOUS Bottle for anyone! YIKES AND GADZOOKS! and how often do you really get to say Yikes and Gadzooks in everday conversation!?!?! LOL! :-D I am tiring of Marc Jacobs anyway… he seems to be this Fashion DARLING for what? his clothes are Inventive and intersting, sure, but oft times veer on the absolutely loony side of eccentric. I Just don’t get it!

        • Robin says:

          Gosh…the scents rarely have that much to do with the designer. A very bad designer can make a very good scent, and vice versa. I don’t see what difference it makes.

          • thenoseknows says:

            was just commenting on the above remark about Mr. Jacobs Fashions! Personally i couldn’t agree more with you… I would never wear anything Thierry Mugler, But LOVE LOVE LOVE his fragrances with an Unholy Passion! As i did say, Marc Jacobs and Blush are VERY VERY well done, The Eponymous Fragrance Verges on Genius (although he aped The idea TOTALLY from Michael Kors whoms Eponymous Fragrance came out the year before his!) so no matter what dreck he produces clothes wise… if the fragrance rocks, I love it. Just that Lola Bottle is Obscenely UGLY! that i stick to!

          • Robin says:

            Gotcha.

      • alotofscents says:

        You know what would be a fun blog? One that explores people’s opinions on strangest, prettiest, stateliest, ugly…etc, bottles.
        And also one on-What is the strangest, out-of character,….perfume you own?

  20. thesleepingsea says:

    Oh no, I’m freakishly excited. I adore scents with peony in them, as well as all of the creamy/sweet notes that are promised.

    • Robin says:

      Hope it will live up to your expectations :-)

  21. monstabunny says:

    Blech, sounds like fruit swamp.

    • Robin says:

      Yeah? It doesn’t sound all that fruity to me — pear is usually pretty light.

  22. APassionateJourney says:

    Looks like this is also exclusive at Bloomingdales. It is now on their website

    • Robin says:

      Yes, as it says above they have an exclusive for the 1st month.

  23. APassionateJourney says:

    Uh-oh! Must’ve skipped that part! I can’t wait to smell it!

  24. wendy05 says:

    hi all. Just a quick comment on the bottle: i was just browsing the bay, and came across several editions of Nina Ricci’s Capricci. Lo and behold: one of them is remarkably similar to Lola’s bottle! only less, eh, gaudy perhaps. (google images also provides examples)

    • Robin says:

      Will take a peek, thanks!

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