You've probably seen ads for Lolita Lempicka Eau de Parfum Spray ($80) in major glossies like Vogue, where a mermaid passionately grips a bottle of the purple perfume. Fitting, since this sensual, floral French fragrance is meant make you feel subliminally sexy in a fantasy kind of way — hence the mermaid.
Lolita Lempicka is intended for the dainty, delicate romantic woman who loves lace and champagne and dreams of long Sunday strolls in lush gardens. But I love the fantastical deep-violet bottle, which is shaped like an apple with a gold neck made to look like a stem. It is embellished with gold lame flecks and has an engraved gold heart with an arrow running through it at the base of the stem.
The fragrance consists of ivy leaves, aniseed, amarena heart, violets, iris roots, vetiver, tonka bean, vanilla, and musk. It is available in a 3.3-ounce bottle for $80, a 1.7-ounce bottle for $60, and a 1-ounce bottle for $40.