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Friday, December 6, 2013

Lou Lou by Cacharel c1987

LouLou was launched by Cacharel in 1987. It was created by perfumer Jean Guichard of Givaudan-Roure.

"Unlock the mystery of seduction..."

The perfume's name is derived from the seductive, provocative, flirtatious, yet innocent heroine, LuLu played by beloved jazz age film star Louise Brooks in G.W. Pabst's 1928 silent film classic, Pandora's Box. With her bobbed haircut and bewitching ways, she became "the modern myth of eternal seduction - a sensual innocent - a romantic rebel - a seductive trap" so said Jean Cacharel. The perfume is not exactly named after her, if you note the spelling, but it is meant to invoke her femme fatale image.

For it's Australian launch at the Sydney State Theatre, the 300 guests were showered with fake snowflakes impregnated with the fragrance.

Fragrance Composition:

So what does it smell like? It  is classified as a soft floral oriental fragrance for women. It begins with a fruity green top, followed by an exotic floral heart, resting on a sweet, powdery base.
  • Top notes: orange, bergamot, violet, plum, mace, tagetes, anise, mimosa, cassia
  • Middle notes: orange blossom, lily of the valley, jasmine, tuberose, lily, orris, ylang ylang, coriander, rose
  • Base notes: heliotrope, benzoin, cedar, vetiver, tonka bean, incense, balsam, musk, vanilla, frankincense, sandalwood


LouLou is housed inside a blue opaline glass flacon with a beveled finish and topped with a red cap, designed by Annegret Beier and inspired by the Art Deco designs of the 1920s and 1930s. I believe it was directly inspired by the flacons used in Richard Hudnut's Le Debut perfume line.

The colors of the flacon were inspired by a Matisse painting of a reclining, semi nude odalisque whose red pants contrast with the blue background of a decorated wall. The painting known as Odalisque in Red Culottes, was painted in 1921. Matisse went through a period where he painted images of exotic odalisques, during a wave of Orientalism that swept through the 1920s.

Click HERE to find Lou Lou by Cacharel

LouLou was available in the following products:
  • 0.5 oz Parfum
  • Voile de Parfum 
  • 3.4 oz Eau de Parfum Spray
  • 1.7 oz Eau de Parfum Spray
  • 1.0 oz Eau de Parfum Spray
  • 3.4 oz Eau de Parfum Splash
  • 1.7 oz Eau de Parfum Splash
  • 6.7 oz Perfumed Body Lotion
  • 6.7 oz Perfumed Body Shampoo
  • 5.25 oz Perfumed Body Cream
  • 3.5 oz Perfumed Dusting Powder
  • 3.5 oz Perfumed Bath Soap

The success of LouLou brought forth a flanker, LouLou Blue, a fragrance aimed at the younger female crowd.

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