Lolita Lempicka has launched Lolita Lempicka Fleur Défendue / Forbidden Flower, a new floral fragrance developed by perfumer Annick Menardo:
Forbidden Flower Eau de Parfum includes an Absinthe Flower fragrance, which is natural and voluptuous, innocent and stunning, yet emits the occasional crisp while often sensual floral notes.
The Absinthe Floral bouquet unveils a cascade of green, bracing and acidic notes from its Strawberry Leaf and Mimosa Stem scents.
Not as innocent as it seems…the peony is a radiant, full flower with disturbing sensuality that mixes beautifully with the powdery round character of Violet. Aniseed Flower blends subtly with this mixture of petals, releasing its absinthe aroma that boost our desire for carnal delights.
As the blossom then develops into a fruit, its bottom notes unveil a luscious warmth with a fruity sweetness, and a musky scent that is enveloped in a hint of almond and sour cherry with berry accents.
Lolita Lempicka Fleur Défendue / Forbidden Flower is available now in France, in 30 and 50 ml Eau de Parfum, and is expected to go into wider distribution next month. Update: see a review of Forbidden Flower.
And coming in July from Lolita Lempicka, Coral Flower, an oriental floral "sister scent" to 2006's L de Lolita Lempicka, developed by perfumer Maurice Roucel. It will also be available in 30 and 50 ml Eau de Parfum, and I'll post more details when I can find them. (quote via tfwa, additional information via cosmeticnews) Update: see more details about Coral Flower.
Can't wait to try this. Should be interesting. Someone should have a company where you can “rent” fragrances for a month or so, until you get tired of them, then you send it back, they weigh it to see how much you have used, then charge you. Then you don't have to buy a whole bottle of a fragrance that after a few wearings you might not like.
LOL at the rental idea, don't we wish!! For now, decants will have to suffice
What a great idea, lol! I know that rental designer handbags are available, and in Japan one can rent a dog by the day (or so I've heard); maybe perfume rentals are the way of the future? Probably doubtful, as most of us would just make decants, anyway.
Aha! I have always thought that the Lolita Lempicka apple bottle was inspired by the bottle for Paul Poiret's Le FRUIT Defendu fragrance (1914-ish). The plot thickens.
Aha — you may be right!
Beautiful photograph, nice and classic composition.
Absinth is a liquor here in Prague in green or red or yellow; and absinth is being sold in every tiny store and superstore and in between.
Maybe therefore I cannot place 'Absinthe flower'… like I would not be able to place 'Wodka flower'..
Poor doggies… what a life they must lead. Perfumes on tap is what I envision, personally.
I wish they would have designed a distinct bottle for this. If it's not a variation of LL but a new frag why not a whole new look to go along with it? I adore L and wear that on casual days in the winter. I'll be interested in Coral Flower and what notes that one has.
The fragrance sounds interesting, especially the intriguing absinthe note. I love the bottle's color and design.
Probably the same licorice note they use in Lolita Lempicka (original).
I think it probably is a variation on LL, although they're saying it “isn't a flanker”.
The colors in that ad are lovely
The Spritz Shoppe…2 EdP spritzes for 1 Euro or 4 EdT spritzes for 1 Euro…
Those one-day-doggies must be suffering from severe abandonement-angst/anxiety… Cannot recal the proper English word for it..
I think the distinction needs to be made that Coral Flower is a flanker to L de Lolita Lempicka, not Lolita Lempicka. While I love and wear the original, I really don't like L at all. The bottle is beyond fabulous though! It would be nice to have a new bottle for Fleur Defendue but the cost of developing a new one must be prohibitive. Can't wait to try both of the new fragrances. I very seldom buy a fragrance but I always get my Lolita Lempicka. I even like the men's and all the bottles are worth collecting.
Thank you Existentialist.
In my language it is “verlatingsangst”.
I have never been in Japan, but this use/abuse of dogs is so appalling.. Their society would be named “wegwerpmaatschappij” in my language. Pfff. don't know the proper English word for that either. Throw away society??
By the name “Fleur Defendue” is so old fashioned, “Taboo Flower” sounds more like it in these modern times.
I've always been curious about the original (the licorice scares me, and draws me in at the same time!), but never see it out anywhere to try.
This one sounds nice and green, and who can resist the “disturbing sensuality” of peonies?!
I would like to frame that ad though, very nice!
L didn't work for me either.
I like LL (original), but then I like licorice.
I am really looking forward to trying these scents!!! Both the signature scent and L really work for me. And I do love drinking absinthe!
Isn't is nice, though, that the frags are being offered in 30 ml options? Plus, I do like that LL isn't flooding the market with frags. The names of these frags are pretty too, which is good when people ask, 'what are you wearing?'
I love 30 ml bottles, although nobody ever seems to stock them but Sephora. LL actually does an amazing number of collector bottles for their original scent — although we don't see all of them in the US.
I'm really intrigued by this one, since I love Peonies. Although I'm not a licorice fan, I actually don't mind the original Lolita Lempicka. Love the bottle for “L” but can't wear it as its waaay too much vanilla. They sure do a fantastic job with their packaging and ads don't they?
I am so excited about this, as I love the L, and I signed up at the website because it is so lovely, and I get the emails from time to time…looking forward to it. Even if all the notes are not my favorites, she has interesting things. ANd I adore her artwork, so ethereal or whimsical.
Robin, this is my favorite size in bottles, too, I really feel like I am wasting money unless it is something I know I will use. And once you get to a point where you have 30 or 50 or a 100 bottles, over 30 ml is a waste unless you are sharing it with friends or something.
They do do a lovely job, & also w/ all the collector bottles.
Both sould be interesting.
I like the first 2 scents, but can't wear them
I need to sit down & compare the notes to Fleur Defendue & the original, they sound very similar — but agree, the artwork is perfect.
Then we'll have to hope these are really different!
I am so excited to try these new Lolita fragrances. I love both the original and the L and her bottles and packaging are amazing! I have the Mother's day Limited Set in the original scent with the 3 little Whims, the box is so pretty I had to keep them in it for display!
That was such a pretty set
Hmm, I have a real soft spot for Lolita Lempicka scents. LL is a little sweet for me (tho sometimes I am in the mood for it) and I think L is a lovely vanilla and a really well-composed fragrance which smells great on me from first to last, and evolves on my skin in a really pleasing way. I'm interested to see the Coral Flower is another Maurice Roucel creation and am really looking forward to trying it. The bottles are kitschy-pretty, although the bottle for L was misleading, I thought – there was nothing aquatic about it (thankfully). I also like how Lolita Lempicka is fairly restrained about her rate of release. I hope this doesn't signal a change of approach in that regard – hope they don't start flooding the market with depressing flankers.
LL does an amazing number of LE collector bottles, but you're right, not proper flankers — and I hope they'll stick to that approach too.
Looking forward to trying both Forbidden and Coral Flower. As much as I love the original LL bottle, I too hope that years down the road we don't see half a dozen of them in different colors a la Poison.
Yes, agree we don't need 5 colored apples, LOL! Hope these will be nice.