Two words- "intensely intoxicating", is how a stranger described this scent, with his wife chiming in, "It's okay, he's not wrong, it is." I rarely fail to have someone comment on this fragrance when I wear it and up until this, I never thought strangers routinely commented on someone's fragrance, despite stories to the contrary.
This is my signature fragrance, I absolutely love it. I was a fan of Lolita Lempicka's namesake fragrance but this, this beats that out by far. I first fell in love with the original version of this fragrance, Si Lolita, but it doesn't hold a candle to this version.
Si Lolita Eau de Minuit contains my favorite fragrance notes, all perfectly combined. Sweet pea, pink pepper, elemi, patchouli (light), with a touch of vanilla that is just barely there.
What I would describe as a wonderful, just can't get enough, animalic scent.
Does fragrance get any better than pepper, elemi and vanilla?
I think not, save for perhaps one with a great note of vetiver.
Si Lolita is probably the embodiment of the Midnight Illusions flanker line. I say this because, though Si Lolita is the least like others in the Lempicka lineup, this new incarnation is a trickster and makes one think they perceive notes that in all likelihood aren't there; it is deceptively simple. Sweat pea is still the star of the show, but the ambery fuzz is stronger and sweeter here. There is an accord that is -almost- cinnamon (if you read reviews for the original there was some back and forth on that). For the first ten or fifteen minutes I'll even catch a whiff of grape or saffron, and I can imagine such a scent coming off a hot garden soaked in cola, but this is just a circumstantial interplay between the ingredients and my skin. All in all I still prefer the first Si Lolita but this one really impresses me because it is THE simplest I have smelled in the whole Lempicka lineup and at once the most tenuous and chameleon. If the drydown wasn't just sweet, powdery wood I might call it genius. And who wouldn't want a bottle that looks like a clover carved from amethyst?