All I seem to recall is the smell of perfume

I had a comment asking what the Naughty Alice perfume was like on one of my older posts, so I thought I would do some perfume reviews on what I've been using lately. Up until this year I've been a strictly one-perfume girl, but I've branched out and decided to use a few at once, for a change. 

Lolita Lempicka
What they say: "Some of the most beautiful of nature’s elements are found in this scent, including the rarely used nectar of liquorice flower, anise seeds, violets, iris roots, tonka bean and hints of vanilla. Poetic, passionate and a true masterpiece."
This scent is light and floral, but has a bit more lasting power than other floral scents I've tried before. Like its namesake, it's quite light and pretty but very alluring. When you first smell it, it's kind of sweet and almost spicy? It fades to a really nice vanilla smell, though - any scent with vanilla is an automatic favourite for me! It makes me think of wearing a white, cotton dress with socks and Mary Janes (though that's probably the Lolita reference more than anything). This is my favourite to wear, in fact I'm almost out of it so I'm rationing it out! I can't seem to find another bottle anywhere though, if you see it please let me know!

Naughty Alice by Vivienne Westwood
What they say: "Sexy and musky, Naughty Alice enlivens the senses and leaves you with a naughty twinkle in your eye. At the heart of Naughty Alice is black rose, ylang ylang, and violet."
This is quite a bit heavier than any perfume I've tried before. It's more in the "floriental" perfume family, I believe.  It's pretty much what you'd expect from a Vivienne Westwood perfume - something that's really powerful when it first hits you, but then you notice all the complexities and softer details. While the musk is definitely one of the dominant notes, the violet is what I smell first of all. To be honest, I'm not sure how "black rose" differs from any other kind of rose smell, but thankfully it's not too overpowering, like it is in Lovely.

Lovely by Sarah Jessica Parker
What they say: "A flirty top note of apple martini opens this dynamic fragrance, to remind us of those sassy, cocktail-drinking ladies of the big apple. It’s followed up by an eclectic mix of radiant rosewood, lush lavender and creamy orchid and rounded off with sexy musk. It’s cheeky and little bit fun, while still managing to be ladylike."
This was actually the first perfume I ever bought, back in high school for my school ball, and to be honest I mostly bought them for the Sarah Jessica Parker connection (and the ad campaign was pretty gorgeous too, from memory!). It's a little bit more mature than the other two scents, probably because of the combination of the lavender and rosewood. The rose is definitely the most powerful note It also makes me really nostalgic - damn those olfactory sense being linked to memory!

{All "What they say" reviews from the Perfume Connection site}



  1. I have been wondering about the Vivienne Westwood perfume, thanks for the review :)
    xx S
    PS I like your blog header- dunno if it has changed lately but I just noticed it's really cute!!

  2. Lolita Lempicka is my favorite scent! I like that here, its pretty easy to find but not that popular. I'm about to get my second bottle. You can find it at

  3. Thanks for the review on Naughty Alice!

    I'm in love with Flowerbomb at the moment. I have 3 or 4 others but they're getting a little neglected since Flowerbomb came on the scene...

  4. Hi I love lolita lempicka scent its devine. I buy mine from its a australian site based out of St Kilda, their prices are the best.

    Love your blog!

    Xxx Em

  5. I have about 6 perfumes that get rotated- usually I stick with a scent for a few wees and then go for a different one. I've never been a faithful girl to my perfumes. I like the idea of a signature scent but can't do it! Now you've even made me want to add more to my already full tray.

    There is a chemist near where I
    live that does perfume cheaply and I think you can buy online too. It's called Bisaro's.


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