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July 26 2014

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So Parisian, So Lolita

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Since its debut in 1984, Lolita Lempicka’s fashion DNA has been synonymous with flirty, fun, and the occasional infusion of polka dots. When the designer launched her first eponymous fragrance, 13 years later, it was much of the same. “We thought, how can we fit that into one perfume,” Lempicka’s eldest daughter, Elisa, explained of the creative process behind the family-run company’s first foray into beauty. The result, of course, was the enchanted, apple-shaped glass flacon that brings to mind a world of fairies and fantasy—and adorns many a fragrance collector’s shelf. Much of the same whimsy has gone into the creation of the brand’s fifth olfactory release, which just hit shelves. Si Lolita eau de toilette, a follow-up to last year’s eau de parfum of the same name, features a frosted glass, four-leaf clover design that resembles a cluster of hearts upon further inspection. “It’s eight hands,” Elisa elaborates. “Me, my mother, and my two sisters.” The four women have become something of a team, working on this lemon leaf, pink peppercorn, sweet pea, magnolia, iris, and amber eau together as well as a number of other projects that are currently in the works. In addition to the private collection Elisa’s mother still designs for clients like Vanessa Paradis, the Lempicka clan plans to follow its “Bio, Bon et Beau” (natural, beautiful, and tasteful) mantra into an all-organic capsule collection for women and babies due out in Paris next year. “It’s the next chapter,” Elisa says.

Photo: Courtesy of Lolita Lempicka

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