Saturday, November 7, 2009

Lola. by orange

Her name was Lola, she was a showgirl

With yellow feathers in her hair and a dress cut down to there
She would merengue and do the cha-cha
And while she tried to be a star, Tony always tended bar
Across a crowded floor, they worked from 8 till 4
They were young and they had each other
Who could ask for more?

At the Copa (CO!), Copacabana (Copacabana)
The hottest spot north of Havana (here)
At the Copa (CO!), Copacabana
Music and passion were always the fashion
At the Copa....they fell in love

Do I have the song stuck in your head yet?

For the past six months or so I've been on a hunt for the right perfume.  In the past I've used Clinique "Happy", Juicy Couture and Tiffany's "Pure Tiffany."  I always find it a bit challenging to look for perfume as it's kind of a drawn out process.  Go to the store, try it on, wait the day to see how it adapts to your skin, how long it lasts, etc then repeat until you find the right one.  Well ladies and gents...and I now own "Lola" by Marc Jacobs. 

Lola is being touted as Daisy’s “confident and slightly vampy older sister."  To me, I think she just has a bit more sass, which I love.  The bottle, as you can see below, is very pretty and I definitely enjoy getting to look her every morning as I start my day. 

Now with Marc Jacobs being the uber fashionista that he is, it is no suprise that in addition to the beautiful bottles, there is a limited edition ring with solid perfume in it. 

When I was at Sephora checking out the varieties of Lola, one of the ladies there said that having the combo of the spray and solid was the way to go.  I thought "well of course you do, as then I would purchase both."  She followed that up by saying, you should re-apply purfume everytime you re-apply your lipstick.  So spritz the purfume in the morning on the pulse points, and then follow up with dabs of the solid throughout the day.  I thought "holy perfume, my cube-mates would kill me with all this scent going on." 

Needless to say, I now own the perfume, lotion and ring.  Yes kids, I did go a bit overboard.  However, I will share with you my reasoning:

At Sephora they are selling a 1.7oz. bottle for $65.  At Macy's they are selling the combo of 1.7oz. bottle plus the lotion for $75.  What's a smart girl to do?  Umm, buy the combo deal at Macy's.  Sorry Sephora. Now the ring, well, that was just an indulgent splurge to my love of all things Marc Jacobs

***Update: has the same gift set as Macy's.  And...even better...if you buy the larger Lola (3.4oz.) online and enter LOLA at checkout receive a free Lola Fashion Cosmetic Case with mini Lola rollerball and lotion.  Wowza!!


  1. Love it! And not just because I have a found place in my heart for all things named Lola, though that's part of it. :) Seriously I smelled this at Nordstrom a couple of weeks ago and thought it was lovely.

    Ring is super cute too--good splurge.

  2. I've been looking for a new scent too! Clinique discontinued mine. It can be a rough process to find a new one. I'm still in the discovery phase.