Marc Jacobs Oh, Lola! EDP Review- Observations From an Olfactory Simpleton

Saturday, November 19, 2011
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Since I'm entirely new to judging perfumes, I'm only allowing myself to review scents that are easier to find, more commercially available. I'm hoping that these perfumes will have less exotic notes, ones that I can easily understand as I start to train my nose to pick scents apart!

Today, I want to talk about Marc Jacobs Oh, Lola!, the younger sister to Lola EDP, that I've been testing out for the last week or so.
It opens up very fruity, and very bright. Later on, the floral component of peony makes the debut, intermingled with strong vanilla.  If Oh, Lola! was a young woman, she'd be charming, energetic and quite well rounded. Sweet, but not falsely so.
I've had several people sniff me wearing this perfume and they all agree it is a 'young' scent. I'm not saying it's only for those young in age (I'm a firm believer that every individual is as young as they choose to be, at heart) but that say, if you had to buy a perfume for a niece, granddaughter, cousin, etc in the 16-24ish range, they would probably find Oh, Lola! quite pleasing. It's not as sexy or complex as other scents out there, but it is unoffensive to most and generally pleasant.

Here's the break down, as from
Topnotes - Pear, Effervescent Raspberry.
Midnotes - Peony, Magnolia, Cyclamen.
Basenotes - Sandalwood, Tonka Bean, Vanilla.
There's some controversy over Dakota Fanning in the ad campaign for Oh, Lola! I don't want to put it on my blog, it kinda creeps me out.  I think Dakota's large, child-like eyes, the position of the bottle (between her legs) is a bit... uncomfortable. You can Google it to see what I mean.

Have you tried Oh, Lola! or the original Lola perfumes?

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