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Lolita Lempicka au Masculin EDT

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I'd been looking, off-and-on, for a cologne/EDT to match or complement my Salter's Almond shaving cream, but met with no success. Then, as luck would have it, I did a keyword-search on B&B for "almond" and found one member who recommended Lolita Lempicka au Masculin as a good complement to C&E's Almond shaving cream, as well as a couple more who agreed with him. OK, so I ordered a 5ml sample-sized bottle from a store on eBay, and it arrived yesterday.

Top Notes: Green Ivy, Aniseed, Absinthe, Rum
Middle Notes: Aniseed, Praline, Violet
Base Notes: Cedarwood, Vanilla, Rock Rose, Barley Water

I expected much more from this product. I never sensed, much less smelled, the Top and Middle Notes -- conspicuously absent was the much-anticipated licorice of the Aniseed. Instead, it seemed to move immediately to the Base Notes, where everything else (with the possible exception of Praline) was overpowered by the Vanilla.

My "9" for Price is based on eBay stores -- I neither visit malls, nor shop in department stores; rather, it's via the Internet or not at all. So, an average cost of $33 for 3.4oz (admittedly, almost $10 for S/H is outrageous) is good, considering the prices in brick-and-mortar stores.

I got the "Notes" information from Basenotes, and I believe them. Perhaps it's my body chemistry, but for me, Lolita Lempicka au Masculin is a particularly "forgettable" EDT. The only "plus" in this story is that I spent all of $10.24 on the 5ml sample-sized bottle, rather than three times as much on a full-sized bottle, whose contents I would never have used a second time.

YMMV; I certainly hope that it does... but do try it out first with a department-store tester, or a minimal decant.

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Pros: Draws tons of compliments from females
Cons: longevity of the newer version subpar
Females love this scent. It is like a mysterious jagermeister brewed deep in the forest with witches and elves. I typically run Paco Rabanne but will always keep this in the den. I would say a better winter scent. Very Tim Burton and one of the most complex scents i have ever smelled
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