I received a bunch of cologne samples from Fragrancenet.com yesterday and as such there should be a flood of new fragrance reviews on this site. The first one I’m going to serve up is Lolita Lempicka Au Masculin. Lolita Lempicka is an extremely popular perfume for women and this is the men’s take on it. So, without further introductory statements let’s just right into it here.
Notes include: Citrus, Aromatic, Woody, And White Floral. Licorice and vanilla.
Current 1.7 oz price: $21.77 (Mini size available)
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First off, let me state that I don’t really want this review to seem likes it’s too negative. Personally, this fragrance doesn’t do all that much for me personally, but it isn’t a bad scent so to speak. The opening note is almost wholly dominated by the licorice note and if that’s not your thing then you may not like it. Usually, I’m indifferent towards the smell of licorice but it kind of became to much for me with Lolita Lempicka.
After about ten minutes or so the licorice gets muted a bit and the scent adds a layer of sweetness to it with the vanilla and makes the scent a whole lot more palatable. At this point the cologne is light, fresh, and warm plus utterly sweet. That might be my issue with this fragrance, it is too sweet for my tastes. Like, there doesn’t seem to be another note that comes in and balances the aroma out towards the more masculine end of the spectrum.
I don’t hate this fragrance, though, I don’t particularly like it very much either. It’s just perhaps a bit too girly or sweet to make it something that I would wear all the time or on a semi-regular basis. It has a candy-like profile but doesn’t have the same effect as a cologne of similar make up, such as Kouros Body.
On the plus side, it’s inexpensive, light, and is definitely a fragrance that is attractive to a lot of people. I am just not blown away by it and wasn’t feeling it in terms of my style. Wasn’t the worst sample size I got with this round, but it wasn’t the best either.