Oh, it's always so hard to write about certain scents. Either because you can't describe a fragrance olfactorically as you would like it to be or because you can't think of anything more to say or tell about it.
This is made more difficult by the fact that certain fragrances are even older and are perhaps regarded as classics by some, since they were quite famous and popular for their time, and if you have not experienced these times yourself (I was just 5 years old when the fragrance appeared here!), then you also have no memories or experiences with it.
But Loulou is still being sold today, even though his formula has probably changed a lot to this day. Can the fragrance compete with other fragrances of today? Well, you'll see...
Wow, that's probably a lot of scents flashing up here right now. First of all one can say that the fragrance is very sweet and also powdery. A bit more detailed I would say: you can smell jasmine, cinnamon, violet and powdery iris. In addition, there are fruity notes of plum, airy light smoked frankincense, vanilla and a light almond- or marzipan-like scent.
The heliotrope listed in the heart note is probably responsible for the sweet almond or marzipan scent. One has the feeling that the fragrance becomes sweeter and sweeter without appearing synthetic. In the background there are more light, flowery notes, but they are hardly distinguishable from each other (at least I can't really tell them apart) and they don't seem stuffy either.
Also in the base the fragrance is mainly sweet, flowery you smell a little less now, but there is still the light, almond marzipan note to smell. Frankincense is also present and musk is added to all the sugary sweetness, giving the fragrance another sweetish note, but somehow "dark-sweet", smelling, even a little seductive. In general, musk and vanilla become the stronger notes of the base towards the end. And in the background of all these notes one smells soft sandalwood.
The Sillage and the shelf life:
The scent comes in, you could say that much. He is really very strong, radiates quite intensely and is sure to smell one for some time. It also fills the room and of course leaves a large fragrance cloud behind.
The shelf life is therefore also quite long and, depending on the dosage, can be easily perceived the next morning.
As usual, over the years there have been a few flacons. The current one no longer looks like the smaller bottle with the red pointed "hat", but still has some similarities. There's the turquoise blue color. At the neck the bottle has a red stripe, which replaces the "hat" and whereupon the likewise blue lid attaches. Then there's the form. Although the bottle now looks more like an obelisk, it still has six surfaces like the original, but these are no longer even surfaces. The whole thing isn't very spectacular, because the old bottle looked much better, but it's still okay.
Loulou has become a nice fragrance in itself, although the ratings here can be irritating, as it is less good with its average 6.8 points. Of course, the fragrance could be overwhelming, because at the beginning it emits a whole load of sweet notes, ... but you don't have to wear it in the office or anything. Unless you can't stand your colleagues :D
It's an excellent place to go out, because it's got what it takes to attract attention (hmm... maybe I should try the scent, maybe I'll be there for a change and enjoy the bite! ... near, probably not *sigh*)...
If you want to use it outside, I recommend autumn and winter. Because the sillage is really high and in combination with such sugary notes it could be very exhausting and oppressive on warm days.
Apart from that Loulou is not as bad as it might seem and could be tested. In my opinion, the fragrance can still keep up with today's fragrances if you stand on this sweet scent. But it doesn't offer anything new or extraordinary (more), because there are enough similar fragrances on the market