“ Brand: Lush / Spray / Type: Body Spray / Suitable for: Body „
About a year ago, Lush introduced a new range into their stores: the Dirty range. Most of their ranges are unisex, a few are quite girly, but this was designed as more of a masculine range.
The philosophy behind the range was the idea that spearmint is an aphrodisiac, and it has been used in the range along with other fresh herbal notes. Different aspects of the scent come out in different products, and you can use one or all of them to layer the scent. The Body Spray in particular was designed for those in a hurry, for days when you haven't time to get a shower but still want to survive the day feeling fresh. Though the range was designed for men, I loved the smell and wanted to try the products so bought them anyway!
The Body Spray comes in a black bottle with a spray nozzle. The bottle isn't the most attractive in the world: it's rather chunky and plain, but it's sturdy and it does the job. The spray nozzle is powerful and hasn't broken, while a clever red attachment lets you 'lock' the nozzle in place to avoid spillage between uses. The spray is suitable for vegans and as well as perfume (presumably the secret Dirty perfume recipe) contains tarragon, sandalwood, lavender, neroli and thyme absolutes to add more complex herbal notes.
I go to the gym regularly, usually straight after work on weekdays, so thought this body spray would be ideal to keep me smelling fresh. I've kept it in my gym bag, so it's been bashed around a bit, but hasn't suffered from this rough treatment. Though I don't use the spray very often - only when I'm at the gym - it seems to be lasting for ages.
So what does it smell like? Well, it is very fresh and minty, a seemingly simple yet addictive scent. The overwhelming impression is of spearmint but there are also more complex herbal notes to be found. The smell is very strong and I find I can smell it all the way through my workout.
In fact, it is so strong that if I put my gym clothes in the washing bag, and take them out a few days later in order to wash them, I can still smell the body spray on them. My iPod Shuffle, which I take to the gym, still smells of spearmint every time I take it out of the box I keep it in. The smell gets into my hair and doesn't go away until I wash it the next morning. It's a fantastically powerful and long-lasting scent.
The 180g spray costs £12.50, which is overwhelmingly expensive for a body spray, but this product more accurately resembles an eau de toilette spray in its complexity, strength and longevity. No Impulse spray would last this long. When you put it like that, the product is actually pretty cheap.
I probably wouldn't buy this again, simply because I don't really need a strong fragrance like this at the gym, well as it performs. However, I would certainly recommend it for anyone who would intend to use it on a daily basis, as smells lovely, is high quality and works out far cheaper to use as a perfume.