Elle L’aime by Lolita Lempicka 2013

Woo Hoo! Heya Fragrant Family,

You know that frag you buy a decant of? You know you’ll never need a full bottle but you might like to gran and spritz every so often? Well, I wrote about today’s offering in 2014 because I’d run across it in the mall and loved the bottle, which is why I’d bought my first decant. Having run through two 5ml My Perfume Samples decants and well into my third I thought perhaps it was time to bite the bullet and go FB.

Elle L’aime by Lolita Lempicka 2013

Elle L’aime by Christine Nagel + Serge Majoullier

Elle L'aime Lolita Lempicka FragranticaPhoto Stolen Fragrantica

Fragrantica gives these featured accords:
Top: Bergamot, neroli, lime
Heart: Coconut, jasmine, ylang-ylang
Base: Sandalwood, vanilla, myrrh

So it arrived a couple of days ago while Scott was over and we sniffed it on him. We both went CRAZY because it’s super yummy and was really masculine on him. Quite a different scent life compared to the ride that I get.

I know, there are probably a bunch of you that are rolling their eyes or have even not clicked on the post because Lolita Lempicka is a bit too mainstream and uncool but I’d like you to remember how groundbreaking her licorice & violet Lolita Lempicka was in the Disney-ised poison apple, how outrageous to do a hyper gourmand mens like Au Masculin and how much fun and whimsy her whole range contains.

Elle L'aime Lolita Lempicka Brent Schlenker FlickrPhoto Stolen Flickr

What do I smell? It’s the perfect summer scent, a cool tropical creamsicle over a lovely warm base that will have you smiling along and enjoying the ride. Even here in the depths of our Sydney winter I am instantly transported to glorious tropical evenings and those crazy drinks by the pool. Elle L’aime is sunshine in a glass and I bet you’ll find it hard to scowl while bathing in its enveloping radiance.

Sadly Elle L’aime seems to have been a flop, I can’t see it in the department stores any more. The upside is that you can currently get it for nearly FREE at the discounters! As it was released and dumped so quickly I don’t imagine it will last there for very long though. If Bronze Goddess or Aqua Allegoria Lys Soleia are fragrances you like then I reckon Elle L’aime will ring the same bells.

Elle L'aime Lolita Lempicka maldives FonthipWard PixabayPhoto Stolen Pixabay

Further reading: Now Smell This and Australian Perfume Junkies
FragranceShop has $26/40ml
My Perfume Samples has $2/ml

Last time I wrote, I think Elle L’aime will be a perfect first grown up fragrance or a lovely addition to your easy wear, spritz and forget wardrobe. In fact, though they don’t smell much the same I am reminded of Annich Goutal’s Songes, a sugared version made in the 21st century perhaps. I think it still captures the sense and feeling of Elle L’aime perfectly.

What is your mainstream spritz & go?
Portia xx

 

19 comments on “Elle L’aime by Lolita Lempicka 2013

  1. Jackie b says:

    This is a coincidence…the other day I was following my niece around sniffing her delicious sillage, insisting she tell me what she was wearing. Reluctantly she told me it was Lolita Lempicka in the purple apple, so I promptly went and bought 30 mls. Bargain! And the drydown is so lovely when the liquorice has died down, I get musky candied flowers, mmmm.

    • australianperfumejunkies says:

      That original Lolita Lempicka is a dream. Violet and Licorice with a musk candy dry down. SO freaking yummy. I often gift that apple bottle to friends.
      Portia xx

  2. tammy says:

    Anyone who would skip one of your reviews out of such snobbery is an idjit. I only hesitate reading your reviews because I know you’re probably going to talk me into something I know I won’t like!

    This house generally doesn’t work for me; they smell very harsh to me for some reason. I get harsh and warm. Clearly my nose is missing a lot. I have several, though, because the bottles are so adorable.

    Her website is magical and I wish she sold more of her entire line here in the States.

    • australianperfumejunkies says:

      Hey Tammy,
      What a bummer about the Lolita Lempicka line. I bet they smell uber synthetic and harsh on some people. You can’t make fragrance at this point with very many natural ingredients.
      Portia xx

  3. DarkRose says:

    Hi Portia! 🙂

    My mainstream passe-partout for summer would surely by a cheapest one: Yves Rocher Monoi Eau de Vahinés. It’s said to be the poor man version of Terracotta (which I’ve never tried), as for me I find it absolutely great for the price and one I can definitely wear on hot, sticky days as the tiare + coconut accord is quite intense – even artificial at times – but very skin-like in feel (almost like wearing the eponime Monoi oil from the same brand, only more buttery and creamy than oily).
    Elle L’Aime is one I’ve always thought to blind buy one day, I usually love – or at least like – everything coming from LL and your description makes me even more convinced I should give it a try (yes, definitely hard to find in stores for a test).
    It’s funny you say it’s in the same vein of another exotic staple – Lys Soleia – which I’ve just bought also thanks to your review, but now I kind of want both 😀
    (P.S. I am certainly not cool myself, but I find LL brand very cool and I agree about the fact their fragrances are funny and relaxed).

    Have a nice day!
    DarkRose

    • australianperfumejunkies says:

      Hi there DarkRose,
      If you have Lys Soleia then I think Elle L’aime will be superfluous. They are not the same but having one is probably going to be enough.
      Then again, I have both…….
      Portia xx

  4. Azar says:

    I love creamsicles, Portia! Off to the discounters I go.
    Azar xx

    • australianperfumejunkies says:

      Hey there Azar!
      I’ve been alternating the Elle L’aime with Courtesan. I don’t know why but they have both captured my attention at the moment.
      Good luck at the discounters.
      Portia xx

  5. tomate farcie says:

    I agree with DarkRose about Monoi de Vahinés. If you’re in France in the summer it swirls all around you! I was just saying yesterday I think Elle L’Aime is really underrated! My favorite is Smell Bent’s St Tropez Disprnser, a day after the beach!

    • australianperfumejunkies says:

      I have St Tropez Dispenser too. What a fun frag and so affordable tomato farcie.
      Great to see you, everything good?
      Portia xx

  6. Sun Mi says:

    Oh this sounds lovely! I love me some creamsicle, and am a bronze goddess fan. This is cheap enough that it might be worth the blind buy! As for my mainstream spritz n go – I am surprised at how much I like Burberry Body Intense! I swapped for it randomly, and I find it’s such a pretty, easy to wear fragrance! Gotta love creamy florals!

  7. HI Portia. Yes love the Elle L’Aime – I think it’s really well done. Also agree on the Yves Rocher above. I’ve been having the odd spray of Fleur de Figuiers from Roger & Gallet at the moment. x x
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    • australianperfumejunkies says:

      Hey there meganinstmaxime!
      I love it when you drop by. How’s your blog life going?
      I’ve only tried Fluer de Figuers in the oil but I like it a LOT!
      Portia xx

  8. Laurels says:

    I’m going to have to retrieve this sample from my mother and re-try it. I love that bottle, too.

    • australianperfumejunkies says:

      He He he! Mum’s are notorious frag thieves.
      Yes, the bottle is excellent. I also like that the writing adds grip.
      Portia x

  9. Tiffanie says:

    Most definitely agree, Elle l’Aime is great and could be sister to Songes. Elle has great legs, she is a bit more earthbound, while Songes has wings to soar in paradise. My favorite spritz these days is Orange Sanguine, a wonderful boost on warm days.

    • australianperfumejunkies says:

      Heya Tiffanie,
      What an excellent description of both these beauties.
      Orange sanguine has been extremely popular for the Atelier Cologne crew. It often makes best of lists. YUM
      Portia xx

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