LouLou honest review

LouLou is one of those perfumes that is larger than life. If I had to describe it in three words, they would be: extravagant, delicious, and sexy. Even a little rude, but that’s what I like about him the most. A true representative of the eighties perfume, and a time when the only mantra was: Go big or go home.


When you first spray LouLou, you get the impression that you sprayed the perfect milky, creamy whipped cream from the bottle directly into your mouth. You know it’s bad for you, and you’ll be sick in a few hours if you don’t stop, but you can’t. It’s that good!

What makes LouLou so special?

To prevent the whole experience from becoming nauseatingly sweet, like all those performances of Tomorrow from the cult movie Annie on the X-Factor, perfume creator Jean Guichard, creator of perfume legends like Eden, Calvin Klein Obsession, and Trussardi Donna, used a peculiar fragrant anise note. The brilliance of this move is reflected not only in the contrast of thick and sweet notes of white flowers and vanilla but also in a perfume’s spicy depth and magnetism that attracts you to nail your nose to the blotter or neck of the person wearing LouLou.

LouLou’s enchantment, like that of all genuinely good and quality perfumes, develops over time. It gradually evolves into one of the best floral oriental perfumes, the so-called florientals, with dominant notes of animalic jasmine, rich amber, sensual vanilla, and sparkling aldehydes. At the same time, sophisticated and luxurious, but also sensual and mysterious. Perfume made for the femme fatale.

loulouThe inspiration for LouLou

Louise Lulu Brooks, a famous actress, and dancer who rose to fame in the 1920s and 1930s was the inspiration for LouLou. Her striking black hair, bob hairstyle, dark, gothic makeup, complete freedom of behavior, and liberal views have made her an object of affection and longing for many. She was unafraid of her body and posed naked at a time when such behavior was unthinkable for a respectable woman. She defied stereotypes and walked fearlessly through life. This is exactly what Cacharel had in mind when they launched a perfume inspired by Louise Lulu, the icon of women’s liberation, two years after her death. LouLou is not asking for a woman of those qualities, it’s demanding it.

Namely, the slogan of the perfume itself says the same thing: C’est Moi – That’s me. No shame, no hesitation, no pretense. I don’t care if you love me, it’s me. But ladies, don’t be reluctant; if you choose LouLou, you can rest assured that you will not only become loved but adored.

[Fragrance notes] top notes: bergamot, orange, plum, black currant, anise, calendula, jasmine, mimosa, violet, cinnamon, lily; middle notes: tuberose, iris, orange blossom, lily of the valley, rose, ylang-ylang; base notes: sandalwood, cedar, vanilla, vetiver, tonka, heliotrope, benzoin, musk, incense.

[Fragrance group] oriental floral.

The creator of the perfume is Jean Guichard.