This version of Lola started as a prototype. We eventually decided to go a slightly different direction with the blend but couldn't shake our fondness for this one. I like to think of this as Lola in a different dress--and why shouldn't she have more than one, after all?
Vanilla sunk in a hot mess of spices.
Posted by Emily Rose on 9th Aug 2016
I bought Lola's New Dress because my long distance boyfriend said he loved the smell of cinnamon, and I wanted to smell like something he couldn't keep his hands off of. When I recieved it in the mail, I was nervous. Excited? The plane was taking off in a week and there was no time to reorder. It was now or never. It was this perfume, or my usual, Sweet Dessert Rose, and while SDR is lovely, it isn't what I was looking for.
So I dabbed on this smell and was surprised at the strength of the spices. It was warm, heated, I could feel it on my skin. But it was sweet, too - almost syrupy. And I was so, so pleased, by the absolute volume of the cinnamon tones. After a while the vanilla shows itself and it sits there, happy and warmed by the rest of the spices, and eventually the whole slew of smells mellows out into this warm, fireside glow.
You know I think it's special when you kiss someone for the first time, and you know that you just smell irresistable to them. Thank you, ZOMG Smells.
Posted by Lilbunnygirl on 3rd Feb 2015
I really think this name should be changed because to me it smells like Lola married Doc Holliday and had a delicious spicy baby. Oh my gosh, this smell is just mindblowingly good. Very little vanilla and a whole lotta hot stuff. Love it.
Posted by Sarah F-R on 31st Jan 2015
I can't smell any vanilla on my skin when I try this, but, boy, do I smell of cinnamon marzipan! I sort of like the smell, but only in small doses - I used to use a Lush bubblebath bar that smelled of this (Marzibain). Unfortunately it lasts for ever and ever on me, and smells really strong. My ex used to adore the smell of the Lush bubblebath on me, but hey, he's my ex!
Posted by WhiteWitch on 27th Dec 2014
Came as a freebie squee in my order and was actually one of the scents i've been wanting to try! And boy does it smell good :)
In bottle: Spicey chai tea with notes of chocolate
On skin: On wet, I get a wonderful chai/horchata mix.. as it starts to dry, the vanilla peeks out of the chai and reveals the most wonderful cinnamon!! Awesome hot cinnamon on the dry down, combined and complimented perfectly by the chai and subtle vanilla, creating a sexy, spicy scent. Definitely a keeper ;)
Posted by Paula on 26th Aug 2013
Holy wow! This is such a great scent! All these great spices and this lovely sweetness over top and just a hint of chocolate and some soft vanilla and it smells almost like christmas baking! I'm freaking out over how good this smells. Both in the bottle and on my skin.
Posted by Safyr Drathmir on 22nd Sep 2012
Because I had a moment of Derp and forgot to put Heian-kyo on my squee list, they gave me this. While similar in concept to Lola, this time in the bottle it smelled like Chai tea and Frankincense and a hint of something...I got Chocolate added to the mix. That gorgeous scent drenched in divine chocolate! As it dried, I got Chai spice tea, with a square of lovely chocolate. It made me brew a nice strong cup of tea with Cardamom, Ginger, Cinnamon, and Vanilla, then stirred some heavy cream in. While I was sipping, I got a square of Twilight Dream Dark Chocolate, and hid from my wee one(I have a rule of no sweets before lunch--I'm so bad!), and savoured it. I put on Josh Groban's Awake(because his baritone is about the only thing sexier than this scent), and just took a tiny break from it all. When I wore Lola, I had to go out and run errands while my son was at school, and random guys just popped up everywhere flirting. I have a feeling that may happen again should I leave the house today. The combinations that never work for me just all coalesced into this incredible scent. I am sooooo getting a full bottle!
Get a lovely mad science outfit and invent something...sparky.
Posted by RevvyIllustrations on 15th Aug 2012
I love love LOVE this scent. It reminds me most of my favorite brand of Chai, with a little hint of vanilla to it.
Just ordered myself a full bottle, it's so good, and I love smelling like tea all the time, being a huge tea drinker myself. The only sad thing is that it does fade rather quickly unless you use a LOT - my poor little vial was empty quite fast
Posted by Unknown on 2nd Aug 2012
The only reason that this scent got four instead of five stars is that (like all good vanilla scents) it faded all to quickly. But it was marvelous while it lasted, cinnamonnie and rich, like snickerdoodle. Or those little cinnamon crust twists your grandma made out of leftover pie crust dough. Luscious.
Posted by Lilith on 24th Jun 2012
Okay, so I've tried a lot of different perfumes, from this site and other places. But this is by far the best scent I've had, absolutely going to get a big bottle.