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Lolita Lempicka Au Masculin – Perfectly unisex - February 11, 2013 New Fragrance Listing


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“I know what perfume you’re wearing” she said. “Lolita Lempicka Au Masculin”.

“Hey, good guess” I said.

“Oh, that wasn’t a guess. I’d know that fragrance anywhere. I love it. In fact, I have a bottle of it”.

“You do? Funny, I don’t think I’ve ever smelled it on you.”

“That’s because I only sniff the bottle”.

“What? If you love it, why don’t you wear it?”

“Promise you won’t laugh if I tell you?”

“I promise”

“I don’t wear it cause it’s for men”,

I burst out laughing.

“You promised you wouldn’t laugh!”

“Well, that’s cause I thought you had a real reason for not wearing one of your favourite frags, like you were wearing it on the day your budgie died and wearing it now just brings back sad memories, but not wearing a great frag cause it’s labeled ‘Au Masculin’ when it clearly smells good to you and on you is just, well, laughable. Besides, Lolita Lempicka Au Masculin is so easily unisex, you should be enjoying it.”

“I read your blog and I know that you wear fragrances that smell good regardless of their gender designation, but I think you’re just a little, well, you know….”

“Say it. Just look me in the eye and say it”.


“I can’t argue with that, but when it comes to women wearing Lolita Lempicka Au Masculin I’m not alone” I said, taking out my iPAD. “Look what Gaia says on her blog, The Non-Blonde: Lolita Lempicka Au Masculin provides the eleventy seventh proof that perfume has no gender. Well, perhaps the eleventy sixth, because since it came out in 2000 there have been more scents of this nature, but still. You can't peek under a perfume's tail to determine its sex and labels don't mean much (as is sometimes the case with kittens, as shown by my cat Peter, whom we adopted as a female).

“She makes a good point…”

“She sure does. Besides, look what you are missing out on. That brisk, cool opening of ivy, aniseed and absinthe, smelling all green, herbal and licorice-y is such a head-turner.”

“It sure is. That’s what got my attention the first time I smelled it.”

“I like how as it moves towards the heart a tender note of violet adds a sweet floral note.”

“And there’s a hint of rum there….”

“Yeah, just enough to give it dimension, but not enough to make it boozy.”

“I smell a note of almond here too – just another facet of sweetness”

“I love how it blooms so that vanilla, rich, dark and sweet, starts to rise off my skin.”

I love how the vanilla is highlighted by tonka bean and how it all sits on a resinous woody base.”

“The drydown is my favorite part. Perfumer Annick Menardo…”

“Oh, I like her perfumes. She was the nose for Bulgari Black wasn’t she?”

“Yep. And Hypnotic Poison, Miss Me, Monoï, Eau des Vahinés and Lolita Lempicka. She’s a real talent. And with Lolita Lempicka Au Masculin she blends the notes with such a deft hand that the gourmand aspects of the vanilla never dominate. And while the woodiness is definitely manly, this masculine isn’t tough.”

“I’d say it’s got character but it’s more romantic and poetic than it is he-man and savage.”

“Which makes it perfectly unisex.”


“So, when are you going to start wearing it?”

“As soon as you pass me the bottle”

Today, we’re adding Lolita Lempicka Au Masculin to our decant offering. Decants are $5.00.