Updated: Oct 9
Feel the fire where she walks Lola Montez, so beautiful Shady and a tempered dame Blinding your eyes with her spider dance
Her performance utterly Erotic subversive to all ideas And for public morality And cool as she was, she didn't care
Danish Band Volbeat's lyrics to their song "Lola Montez" captures this gold rush icon precisely.
Lola was a fragrance that had a name before the actual fragrance. While making my list of Gold Rush inspired names Lola needed a feminine and sophisticated fragrance. Luxurious and mysterious. When the blend was completed, I knew like the namesake our Lola was a star.
The real Lola Montez has such a unique history
Eliza Rosanna Gilbert, Countess of Landsfeld, . (17 February 1821 – 17 January 1861), better known by the stage name Lola Montez , was an Irish dancer and actress who became famous as a Spanish dancer.
From 1851 to 1853, Lola performed as a dancer and actress in the United States, one of her offerings being a play called Lola Montez in Bavaria.
In May 1853, she arrived on the west coast in San Francisco where her performances created a sensation, but soon inspired a popular satire, Who's Got the Countess?
The first woman photographed smoking was Lola Montez
Danish metal band Volbeat included a song on their album (2013) Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies about Montez. Entitled "Lola Montez", the lyrics reference Montez's spider dance and the incident with Henry Seekamp.(In 1856 Seekamp wrote a scathing review in the Ballarat Times of visiting actress Lola Montez and her erotic Spider Dance, criticizing her for immorality. After taunting him onstage, Montez accosted him while he was drinking at a local hotel, chasing and beating him with her riding whip; Seekamp responded in kind, and the pair had to be separated by onlookers. Montez sued him for slander, and he sued her for assault)
Lola Montez has two lakes (an upper and lower) named after her in the Tahoe National Forest in Nevada County, California.
There is a mountain named in her honor, Mount Lola. At 9,148 feet, it is the highest point in Nevada County, California.
A nightclub in Sligo, Ireland bears her name.
The only home she owned in Grass Valley, California is designated California Historical Landmark no. 292
Some have said the use of the term "Femme Fatal" was coined in reference to Lola Montez
Lola is available in 10 oz coconut soy candles, 3 oz coconut soy candles and soy wax melts: https://www.goldrushwax.com/product-page/lola-coconut-butter-jasmine-cedar
Lola is a best seller among the locals of the Mother Lode and across the country.