Her name was Lola. She was a Show Girl.
I am not a fan of Marc Jacobs fragrances. I do own his first scent offering but have passed on Blush or Daisy. So it is odd that I held high hopes for Lola. I think I wanted it to be full bottle worthy because the name and bottle are so damn adorable.
The bottle did not disappoint. The topper is a high density rubber in deep gorgeous colors. This might read cheap but it was surprisingly rich looking. The rubber petals were smooth, soft and floppy. Like rabbit ears. It is whimsical in every sense of the word. The design is very user friendly and fun. It begs to be picked up and sampled.
The glass bottle is a plummy amethyst shade with gold roping. It was weighty but not imposing. I really think this will take any packaging awards at the Fifi awards next year.
The juice is a mix of roses and fruit. The fruits are not jammy or sweet. This is a crisp fall pear and a sour grapefruit. The flowers are rose, peony(strong), geranium(strong) with a creamy yet weak vanilla/tonka ending. I swear that I detect a freesia note in this scent cocktail. The whole combination is slightly off. This was destined to be the older, vampy sister to Daisy. But the fruit takes it from Lolita to Miley Cyrus. It is not a bit naughty or deliciously skank. Lola does not flirt with any kind of wild side and is safe by most Disney standards. It is trying so hard to be bad but there is no wickedness or spunk.
You can currently smell this fragrance at Bloomingdales and Nordstorm.
Check out more pictures of the bottles on Vanity Fair's website: