Okay, I get it now.
You’ve won me over Lelo, yet again.
I’m now a Lily 2 fan.
Well, technically I’ve always been a Lily 2 fan in part, but my original Lily 2 was a light lavender colouration which, naturally means it was lavender and manuka honey scent and I hate lavender.
Thankfully I was willing to forgive the Lily 2, due to the lightness of its aroma and the effectiveness of its vibrations, but I was still aware of the fact that I was fundamentally missing out with my experience of the Lelo Lily 2.
But no more.
The Lelo Lily 2
As soon as I freed the lid of the Lelo Lily 2’s sleek black packaging (perfect for long term storage and gift-giving) I found myself greeted with rich floral scents and a decadently bitter chocolate undertone. It wasn’t that sweet, sickly artificial scent that faux-chocolate items are too often unfortunately afforded; instead it was rich and refined and perfectly in keeping with the predominant aroma of fruity wine.
For a moment I found my mind conjuring a bacchanal, in which I was elegantly strewn across a chaise lounge being fanned by fellow party-goers as someone explored the surface of my breast lightly with the Lily 2. The smell of wine rich in the air, this fantasy was wholly manifested from the initial aroma that the Lily 2 gifted me with and I immediately realized the benefit of the scented vibrator before me.
‘Wait,’ you might be saying, ‘Scented? As in a vibrator that smells?’ to which I simple respond ‘Yes’.
This is a novel idea but not uncharacteristic of Lelo’s recent business decisions.
Lelo has gained somewhat of a reputation for quirky features in their recent products—from the music-activated vibrator to the cock clothing. These items will lead some people to scratch their heads in confusion (fair reaction), or perhaps even consider Lelo with an unfavourable tint (also fair) but, in this instance, I’m a fan.
We are, by nature, creatures of sense. Not the ‘common,’ ‘I shouldn’t have done that’ kind of sense (I’m a prime example of how that one is luck of the draw) but rather touch, sight, sound, and smell. Our dietary choices can be naturally affected by the way that we see and smell food whereas scientists have recently discovered that our sense of smell is not as bad as was previously estimated, so it makes sense that scent can be a crucial aspect of our sexual activities too.
And having now harmonized my Lily 2 with my personal preferences I can assuredly say that I appreciate its luxurious scent—which fades to a very slight whiff, like a whisper of potential arousal before the main event.
The idea of a scented vibrator can cause some distress, though, especially if you have sensitive skin, to which I’d like to assure you that you have nothing to worry about. The aroma of the Lelo Lily 2 is carefully infused in the material of the toy in a manner that allows it to release its fragrance without also spewing any other undesirable chemicals or burn-inducing compounds.
The Lelo Lily 2 is made from an ABS plastic which is very firm but also sheer and wonderfully matte. Like stroking the surface of a silken dress, the Lelo Lily 2 gifts you with a wonderful sensation in more ways than scent.
This is probably the biggest edge that the Lelo Lily 2 has over the Lelo Nea 2, which is practically identical to the Lily 2 save for its lack of scent, addition of gorgeous art work, and surface.
Y’see the surface of the Lelo Nea 2 is made from a glossy plastic, which, although still non-porous, phthalate-free, and completely body-safe, has a glossy surface which has less drag, feels generally firmer, and thus loses brownie points from me.
It may be pricier but the matte surface of the Lily 2 gives it the perfect grip needed for both easy handling (even when your hands are slathered in lube) and to give the vulva and clitoris just a slightly more engaging experience.
Put simply the Nea 2’s vibrations wow me, but the Lily 2’s scent and sensations grip me.
As for the vibrations for this toy? Yes please. Powerful for its pebble-like size, smooth to the point of indulgent, and deeply quivering, the Lelo Lily 2 penetrates the surface of my vulva and leaves me more than gratified with the strength and shudder that it delivers.
What’s even better about the Lily 2 is that its controls are precise (simply 2 buttons), intuitive to press during use, and not so flimsy that they’ll accidentally turn on or change with a fleeting touch.
The Lelo Lily 2 is also waterproof and completely rechargeable, with a 2-hour charge giving you up to 4 hours play (very impressive, even nowadays). Its size and shape is great for use with the vulva, even for delicate hands, and its vibrations range from a very gentle rumble (visible to the naked eye) to a more rapid and slightly audible whirr of strength. It’s never so loud that you couldn’t use it discreetly (under the covers or behind closed doors)
The arching pebble-like form and gently tapered tip of the Lelo Lily 2 also makes it great for general exploration. This is a toy that can be run across the torso, stroked over the nipples, or placed persistently on the perineum (externally, of course). Its main use is for the vulva but I’ve never felt restricted by the Lelo Lily 2 and its scented surface even lends itself to blindfolded bodily exploration, taking sensation play to new places.
I have had many strong, gasping, satisfied orgasms with the Lelo Lily 2 and consider it to be one of those iconic clitoral vibrators that packs the punch needed to actually earn the description ‘small but mighty’.
Downsides? Well there’s a pretty obvious one: If you dislike scented toys but still want to enjoy the surface benefits of the Lily 2 then you’re pretty much out of time. Even if you do like the aroma of your toy, you may still find it distracting or undesirable at times. I like my scented vibrator but I don’t always want to use a scented vibrator, and the Lily 2 is in a precarious situation because of this.
While nicely rumbly, the Lily 2 also gains that sleek rapidity that is so common among smaller Lelo toys, and which won’t be appreciated by everyone. If you like your rumble to be juddery, thumping, and almost deliberately shaky then the Lily 2 may be too refined for you. This isn’t necessarily a fault with the toy but is a preference worth observing nonetheless.
As for other downsides? Well I suppose the controls make it a bit more irksome to get to the vibrator’s 8 different patterns to manifest, but I’ve never been a pattern fan anyway and have found that practice makes this more manageable anyway.
Oh, and you also get a storage bag and a warranty with this vibrator, because for £115 I’d expect no less.
Yes, you read correctly—£115—and whether this vibrator is worth it or not is completely up to you.
If you like the idea of an aromatic sex toy experience and crave a smaller vibrator with a surprising amount of oomph then the Lelo Lily 2 will meet your needs, but it is something that might require saving for, or that you only purchase if its price tag sounds reasonable to you.
If, on the other hand, you want the strength of this vibrator and don’t mind whether or not you have its scent and/or surface then the Nea 2 is a wiser investment.
But, in both instances, I do believe that the Lelo Lily 2 is a strong, effective, and interesting addition to the sex toy market and it’s been lovely to revisit it with a new scent.
People who like scented toys (pick wisely).
People who like strong, small toys.
People who like diverse designs.
Do Not Recommend to:
People who dislike fragrances.
People who prefer growly rumbles (the official term, of course).
People who think its price is not representative of its performance.
The Lelo Lily 2 was provided to me on request by Lelo, mainly because I have always regretted not getting the full experience with my first review of this product. If you like my site and want to support me then please do make your purchases using the affiliate links included.