Last week I was standing in front of the Sephora shelves looking for a feminine fragrance (to be tested by my wife and analyzed by me!), when my eyes lingered on the section with Marc Jacobs fragrances. And given that Oh, Lola! happened to be among the ones still left to be sampled I decided to give it a try.
Introduced in July 2011 as a flanker to 2009’s Lola, this new fragrance is described in the official website as “flirtatious and charming, with a sparkling personality”. Oh, Lola! belongs to the floral fruity olfactory group,was developed by perfumers Calice Becker and Yann Vasnier and from what I perceived in the first minutes it is sweeter version of its predecessor.
If the original Lola was presented as 2007’s Daisy’s older sister, this perfume is decreasing the age group, an aspect showcases right from the official description, which speaks about a scent that “leaves you feeling light-hearted and playful”. Moreover, the face chosen to front the fragrance is the American actress Dakota Fanning, who was 17 at the time the shooting was made, placing a lot of controversy on the resulting video advertisement (which eventually became banned!).
From the olfactory point of view, Oh, Lola! is softer and more refreshing compared to the original, having a pleasant fruity opening , followed by a matching floral heart and a woody-musky base. The listed top notes include pear and effervescent raspberry and I must tell you that at least the second accord was very perceivable from the outset. Then, after the initial notes subside, the floral facet was unveiled, this time coming courtesy of a blend that included notes of peony, cyclamen and magnolia. The final accord fights here for supremacy and when the dry down took place, a sweet accord of vanilla, juxtaposed to Tonka bean and sandalwood left a pleasant trail on my wife’s skin.
The flacon that holds Oh, Lola! is as flamboyant as the original one, this time the color scheme revolving around different shades of pink and purple, with the cap exhibiting the same flowery shape. Overall, Oh, Lola! is the perfect choice for a torrid weather, due to its light and fresh character.
Marc Jacobs Oh, Lola! Perfume Details
- Oh, Lola! by Marc Jacobs is available in 30, 50 and 100 ml Eau de Parfum Spray and complementary products in the range, such as: 150 ml Shower Gel and 150 ml Body Lotion; the lasting power is average (6 to 10 hours) and the sillage is good.
- Olfactory Group: Floral Fruity
- For: Women
- Year Introduced: 2011
- Perfumers: Calice Becker and Yann Vasnier
- Recommended Wear: Day
- Dress Code: Casual