Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Marc Jacobs Oh, Lola!




I tend to have a 'one in, one out' policy in operation when it comes to buying a new scent. My beloved Jimmy Choo perfume recently bit the dust and I saw this as the perfect opportunity to splurge on a new fragrance. The only perfume I've ever repurchased is the Chlo√© EDP and since I still have a bit of this left in the bottle I decided to try something completely new. I've always liked Marc Jacobs perfumes and I previously had a 100ml bottle of Lola. At first I loved this scent but towards the end I felt it was a bit too strong and powerful compared to the sweeter scents that I normally go for. The perfect solution to this was released in the form of Oh, Lola! I've wanted to buy this particular perfume since it came out last year but for some reason I have this aversion to shelling out loads of money on new perfumes. Maybe because they're essentially fragranced water? Anyways I noticed that the 50ml bottle was reduced to £40 in the Feel Unique sale so I went for it. How good was that sale by the way? I was so tempted to buy a ton of stuff including that Emma Hardie cleansing balm but I was fairly restrained for once and the only other thing I ordered was a new tube of my much loved K√©rastase Ciment Thermique.

Oh! Lola is such a wonderful sweet scent. Its just so fresh and light, making it the perfect Summer perfume in my opinion. It has topnotes of pear & raspberry, midnotes of peony, magnolia & cyclamen and basenotes of sandalwood, tonka bean & vanilla. The thing I notice the most is the raspberry scent. Its very sweet yet refreshing at the same time. If you like really girly scents then this is a great one to try. The bottle is absolutely beautiful and makes a fab addition to any dressing table. The only complaint I have with this compared to the other Marc Jacobs perfumes is how long it lasts. If you're planning on buying this you either need to keep the bottle in your handbag or invest in a Travalo because all trace of it fades within an hour. Its such a shame! I remember Lola lasted for hours on me but Oh, Lola! just doesn't have any staying power. I absolutely love the smell of this perfume, I just wish it lasted a little bit longer considering the designer price tag.

8 comments:

  1. This is such a lovely perfume, that sucks so much about the staying power considering how expensive it is! x

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  2. I love Marc Jacobs! Just a shame the perfume is so expensive! Really want to try Dot :) xo

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  3. I bought Dot yesterday, 100ml and got £5 boots points and 250 points with a voucher. Rather pricey but nice, wish it was stronger though. I hate all the Marc Jacobs bottles but love the scents, wish they came in pretty glass bottles!

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  4. I have the original Oh Lola perfume but this one is much more gorgeous <3
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  5. I own this, and have just finished it. Its such a lovely scent! x

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  6. I've had this perfume since it came out last year and I still love it. Don't think I'll use another one anytime soon. It's so lovely! I think it represents my personality quite well :)

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    Sabrina
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  7. your blog is lovely, I love marc jacobs too =)
    I'll be happy if you check out my blog too=)

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  8. I'm so disappointed to hear about its staying power, I was planning on investing in a new perfume since becoming a mama and this one was top of my list. I've been wearing Lancome Hypnose for years but I reckon it's time for a change! I'll just have to keep up my search it seems

    xo

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