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Lolita Lempicka Sweet ~ fragrance review

Lolita Lempicka Sweet banner with chocolate covered cherry

Based on the name, the description, and the video with perfumer Anne Flipo, I imagined Lolita Lempicka’s Sweet would be a candy-bomb, something along the lines of Viktor & Rolf Bonbon, or Prada Candy, or even the original Lolita Lempicka fragrance. I was only partly right. Sweet, the brand’s new perfume for women “who live life deliciously” is candied, but it’s also sheer, especially once the top notes calm. If you think of it as Infusion de Sweet, you’ll be closer to the mark.

Wisely, the description references a cherry-cocoa lipgloss accord as opposed to actual cherries and cocoa…

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Jimmy Choo Man ~ fragrance review

Jimmy Choo Man

Jimmy Choo has launched its first fragrance for men: Jimmy Choo Man.1 Here are some choice tidbits from the PR campaign: “This is a fragrance for the man who goes out with the Jimmy Choo woman” (sort of limits your customer base, no?) and “He is confident, sensual, he is tough and still romantic, and he is the counterpart to the Jimmy Choo woman, who is sexy and powerful. He’s a cosmopolitan Mayfair playboy.”2 I’m visualizing a douchebag…as written up by a computer program.

Currently, it seems ALL male and female perfume inspirations are, above all else, POWERFUL. Power trumps ease, contentment, happiness…

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