“ Brand: Lush / Texture: Cream / Type: Shower Gel / Suitable for: Body „
Tramp shower gel is a one of a kind product from the cosmetic store Lush. The shower gel is the only item available with the Tramp scent, which I feel is a shame as it has such a unique and magical smell! However it can be used as a shampoo also, so all is not lost! It is suitable for both vegetarians and vegans and like all Lush products, has not been tested on animals. The product was previously available in Lush stores on the high street but now it has been made into a Retro item, which means it's only available online! It comes in two sizes, 100g and 500g. The contents of tramp are a dark bottle green colour gel which has a quite a solid consistency. A little goes a long way and you can create a great foamy lather with the smallest pea sized amount, very economical! It is one of my favourite items, it has such a deep, earthy, sensual scent. One of the ingredients is that of patchouli, which is a smell I just love, it has a woody, dark aroma, which is very calming and relaxing. The scent soaks into my skin and stays with me for a long time, at the same time leaving my bathroom smelling great!
I first tried this at a friends house and loved it so much that I bought a bottle of my own. The shower gel is a very reasonable price and lasts for ages so is great value. A 100 gram bottle costs £3.85 and a 500 gram bottle is £12.25 which I personally don't think is bad at all. I get the 500 gram bottle as I think it's much better value. The tramp shower gel comes in a sturdy plastic bottle which is very similar to any other shower gel bottle really. This particular shower gel is a retro Lush product so it has a white label wrapped around the bottle rather than the usual black one. On the label it has the product name, the Lush retro logo and a brief product description. To get the gel out of the bottle I simply pull the lid up which is quick and easy. The gel isn't actually very gel like in consistency and although it is thick it is also quite runny. It is deep green in colour (almost black) which is really unusual but pretty and it reflects the 'earthy' smell. This shower gel smells amazing, it It is a very natural smelling gel and not very perfumed although despite this it smells so relaxing, the smell's gorgeous and it is great for anyone who wants something that smells nice and fresh but is subtle. It does not have the usual Lush 'candy sweet' type smell. This is definetly a unisex product and I am considering getting my boyfriend a bottle of it for christmas (not that he smells!) Using this product is easy and I simply squeeze a blob into my hand and massage it onto my body, it lathers fairly well and rinses off with no problem - it is not a sticky or greasy shower gel and it leaves my skin feeling refreshed and clean once it is rinsed off. The shower gel can also be used as a scalp massaging oil but I haven't tried this and don't think I will as my hair is quite temperemental. Although the gel isn't very moisturizing it is still 100% worth the price just for the smell! Tramp contains 'Melissa officinalis' which apparently has calming properties. This is more than likely why I feel so relaxed and soothed after using this, and I love using it in the shower before bed as I find it makes me feel much more relaxed and I nod off easier. Even though the smell does linger for a couple of hours it is not the sort of smell that is very noticeable and it is really relaxing - it smells just like the sort of smells you would experience if walking through damp woods - a very deep mossy fragrance. Overall I would reccomend this shower gel. It can only be bought online via the Lush website as it is now in the Retro range and I will definetly be buying another bottle when my current bottle runs out - I love it!
In my bid to try every Lush product available, I ran out and bought a 100g bottle of Tramp shower gel last year when I heard it was being discontinued. As luck would have it, it has now gone into Retro (i.e. only available online and via mail order), but anyway, I've recently started using this shower gel. Tramp is designed to evoke the atmosphere of a forest. It contains white horehound herb (hence the 'Tramp' name!), balm infusion and plaintain vinegar gel, as well as oakmoss and patchouli. It is suitable for vegans. Inside the bottle, Tramp is very dark green, almost black, like a dark forest. It smells earthy and there is a definite whiff of distinctive patchouli. It reminds me a little of Lush's Karma scent, but with a more earthy aspect. I use a little of the shower gel on a shower puff and it lathers up really easily so will last ages. The water seems to bring out the scent and it's a lovely, relaxing, refreshing smell. The shower gel doesn't irritate or dry out my skin, though it doesn't actively moisturise it. I use moisturiser every day though, so this isn't a problem. The scent doesn't last either, but again, I use moisturiser which is scented so this doesn't matter. The scent and look of this product suggest that it could be used by both men and women. The outcry over the discontinuation of Tramp from stores and the speed at which it went Retro suggest that it was pretty popular! Tramp used to cost £3.50 for 100g and £11.10 for the largest size but I suspect it might have gone up in price since it went Retro. I do recommend it if you think you might like the scent - I do tend to prefer sweeter scents but this is a really nice product.
You haven't heard of Lush? I cannot imagine that anyone reading this has not heard of the lovely cosmetic/toiletry company called 'Lush' that started way back in the 80s as 'Cosmetics to go'. They make the most wonderful smelling and exciting things for pampering and they are very keen to support Fair Trade and eco ingredients. All their products are free from nasty additives and not tested on animals. Lush state : "We believe in making effective products out of fresh fruit and vegetables, the finest essential oils and safe synthetics, without animal ingredients, and in writing the quantitative ingredient list on the outside. We also believe in buying only from companies that test for safety without the involvement of animals and in testing our products on humans" We are lucky enough to have a lovely Lush shop in the new Westfield centre in Derby and I get pulled in by the tempting smell every time I walk past. Just after Christmas and New Year they has big sale and every time you spent £20 you got to pick a bag of goodies to take away free. I've never been one to walk away from a bargain I spent my £20 and then picked up a specially exciting looking brown bag as my freebie. In my bag was a bottle of Tramp bath gel and several bath bombs and bubble bars so I was quite delighted. The bottle of Tramp sat on the side of the bath as I had a few of the other things to use first and then we were away for some time so it wasn't until a week or so ago that I finally tried this little bottle of gel. Tramp, that is a strange name for a shower gel. Tramp shower gel is the only product from Lush with the Tramp fragrance. It is an odd name for a shower gel and according to the website and Lush Times, Tramp got its name from its main ingredient; White Horehound infusion. They were going to call it" whore'' but that would have been a bit crude so they called it Tramp instead because as Lush says ''some tramps can be whores!'' Not sure that I can really see the train of thought behind this but that is the story. Tramp Shower Gel comes in three sizes with prices of 100ml = £3.38, 250ml = £6.80, 500ml = £10.72. Not a cheap gel but you really do only need a tiny amount to get a good lather. It has the usual 'packed by' sticker on it and a use by date but I don't get too worried by these days as I am not eating it after all. It comes in the standard Lush bottle with a flip top lid - at present these are not recyclable through Lush which their tubs are but hopefully they will do this in future. Okay enough of the story behind what is it like? The gel is a wonderful dark, dark green colour and mine is quite thick. I find it a little too thick as I have to squeeze the bottle with two hands to get a little out to use. You really need only the smallest amount to get a really good smooth lather, I found that a squeeze about the size about an inch long worm gave me enough to do one half of my upper torso and then I squeezed again to do the other side. I like to let it soak in for a while before rinsing so that I can enjoy the lovely earthy patchouli smell. What do they put in the dark green gel? Ingredients: (taken from the bottle) White Horehound Infusion (Marrublum vulgare), Balm Infusion (Melissa officinalis), Water (Aqua), Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Sodium Cocoamphoacetate, Lauryl Betaine, Propylene Glycol, Sea Salt (Sodium Chloride), Patchouli Oil (Pogostemon cablin), Oakmoss Absolute (Evernia prunastri) Plantain Vinegar Gel, Eugenol, Perfume, CI 57810, Methylparaben. The main ingredients providing the special properties in this gorgeous green goo are: Patchouli oil - good for cell rejuvenation. This gives the gel that wonderful deep musky, earthy smell it also has antiviral and relaxing qualities making it good for skin and noses. White Horehound - often called the archangel herb makes hair shine and skin soft and it is mind calming, spirit lifting herb. Melissa officinalis - or lemon balm gives a lighter fresh lemony note to the gel and this has calming properties. Oakmoss Absolute - adds to the patchouli to make that rich, woody, mossy base note. Does it feel good and work well? I am not one for showers as I love to lie and linger in a warm bath so I use this in my bath. I love the smell I lie and close my eyes and I can imagine I'm in a warm damp wood. The smell is deep and earthy but the lighter notes of the lemon balm do filter through to lift the scent. I love anything with patchouli in it, a sign of my misspent young in the Biba shops with patchouli oil and joss sticks! I use only a small amount and lather myself then leave it to sink in so that I get the full benefit from all the properties and aromas in the gel. This means that my skin does retain the hint of all those lovely oils and herbs for some time especially if I use it in my bath before going to bed. The Melissa helps to calm me and help me go to sleep and I can smell a pleasant whiff of patchouli as I nod off. The other thing I like about Lush products is that when you use them in your bath or shower then the whole bathroom and our adjoining bedroom gets an air freshen as well. My husband often walks upstairs after I have had my bath and sniffs before asking what the smell is tonight. I like this so much I often just open the lid to have a quick smell when I go in the bathroom to do other things ( like clean the bath/toilet etc). It just smells so different, a bit like a mossy wood just after it has rained, a deep strong earthy smell- just lovely and so natural. Who is this product for? As Lush products are not full of unpleasant chemicals it should be okay for sensitive skin but it is always advisable to check if something you are going to use contains anything that you are allergic to. This is a Lush unisex product meaning it is suitable for males and females and I would agree that it doesn't have a flowery feminine scent and I can't imagine a man being embarrassed to smell of this but I really like it too .It probably wouldn't be the one I would choose to give as a it to a very girly girl though. Is it just a shower gel then? Lush shower gels can all be used as bath gels and shampoos as well. I tend not to use them as shampoos as I always have shampoo for dry hair and like my conditioner to match. I tend to use the Lush bar shampoos when travelling to save weight and spillage accidents. I do also use the solid conditioner for travelling for the same reason. However if you were going on short holiday you could take this small bottle ( 100ml is allowed in hand baggage) and it would serve as a shower gel and shampoo and that way you need not take lots of bottles and can still travel light with only carryon luggage. I have also heard of other people washing their clothes with this but it is an expensive option for this purpose in my view. Summary I love this wonderfully different bath and shower gel. It is so soothing and gentle on my skin which is quite sensitive and sometimes reacts badly to shower gels. It smells so fresh and strong and at the same time is calming and leaves my skin soft and fragranced for the rest of the day or night. It is rather expensive but as you only need a small amount it does last quite a long time so probably works out as economical as some others in the long term. Thank you for reading and hope I have tempted one or two of you to try. This review may be posted on other sites under my same user name. © Catsholiday
First of all to clarify, as people seem pretty confused about the name - I'm pretty sure I've read the name Tramp is meant to refer to a tramp through the woods - hence the dark green colour and strangely mossy, woody, 'outside after it's been raining' smell. Nothing whatsoever to do with smelly vagabonds or loose women - though the bottle does get a few interesting reactions! As a shower gel it works great, and a little goes a long way so it lasts ages - especially if you get the better-value bigger bottle - but the real thing with Lush products is the smell, so that's what I'm trying to describe ... The scent is another of those 'love it or hate it' ones Lush do so well - I've already referred to the mossy, woody smell, but the main fragrance used is patchouli which whisks me straight back down Memory Lane to my youth as a rocker when patchouli was the coolest smell on earth! (So maybe a good choice for teenagers?) These days I prefer the scent to be a little less overwhelming (!) and Tramp pitches the level just right for me. It's distinctively patchouli, but there's more to it. Although this is definitely one of the Lush products most suited to men, I would definitely not say it's exclusively a masculine scent - more fresh and outdoorsy. I suspect it wouldn't appeal to those who generally go for girly florals though. Best to go and smell it in the shop before you buy if at all possible.
On tidying up recently my other half came across this 'Tramp' Shower Gel from Lush in the back of one of his cupboards and so I just had to try it. A 100g bottle is currently available from the Lush website or from a Lush store for £3.50 which is on the more reasonable price end of some of the Lush shower gels. This shower gel, like most Lush ones I have used, come provided in a clear plastic bottle with a black flip top lid. The packaging is fairly simple but that's one of the things that is still easily distinguishable as being from Lush. There is a little sticker on the bottle saying when this product was made, by who and when it is best used before. I must admit that I have had products where I have exceeded the use by date and I have never suffered any adverse affects or any problems so I guess this is just a guide based on the fresh products. This shower gel is one that I would say is predominantly aimed at men as it has quite a masculine smell and it contains patchouli gel which I do think has quite a masculine scent to it. The first scent that I initially think of is the outdoors and particularly a forest but it's a nice, heady scent that just makes me warm inside and out. The shower gel is a lovely green colour and just a few drops on a shower puff is enough to produce lots of lovely thick scented lather. The lather goes a long way and takes just a few seconds to leave me feeling like I have been scrubbed clean. The smell was lovely and lasted in my shower for ages after it had been washed away. I felt like I was lovely and clean and my skin had a glorious soft, moisturised feel to it for many hours afterwards. I felt like I had been scrubbed clean as this is the ideal shower gel for use after a long day at work or after a hard work out at the gym as it really revitalises you and makes you feel like you are getting your edge back. I would not recommend this for use just before bed as it really did make me feel quite awake and alert so this is firmly one of the shower gels that should be used in the mornings and for pick me up showers! I am sure that I would pinch a little bit of this again in the future but my other half is a fan of this shower gel (although that didn't stop him losing it as I kindly reminded him!) but I am sure that this is going firmly back in his wash bag particularly for those days when he needs a pick me up after work. I was very pleased with the quality of this shower gel and like most Lush shower gels it needs just a few drops to create lots of glorious lather which is deliciously scented. There is just something revitalising and uplifting about a nice Lush shower and I am sure it is something that I am never going to tire of.
You will never experience anything like the smell of Tramp, it is so unique. A real love it or hate it thing. Lush is beauty with a major conscience with the finest ingredients and minimum synthetics. My first experience of Tramp, I thought it smelled offensive and sour. After the first use though I was in love, it will make you feel like you are in a beautiful natural pool in the height of summer, shaded by dozens of mossy trees. Think it's the patchouli that does it. It took me a bit of getting used to from my initial use as it really is like nothing seen before, completely unique. I do not think it is hippyish particularly. Colour= The most beautiful emerald green you've ever seen. Uses= Men and women alike will like the earthy natural smells, hair and body, especially hair, leaves it really fragrant. Can use on both due to lack of un needed chemicals. Fragrance= Like I said before imagine enchanted forests, earthy and woody. Very very classy smell, which lasts and lingers, trust me you will use again and again, possibly in the same shower!! Consistency= Just right, not runny but not gelee like somewhere in between. Cleaning properties= Fresh feeling after use, fine for my sensitive skin, leaves hair exceptionally clean you will feel very clean after using but not dried out like cheap gels can feel like. Ingredients= Sodium Laureth Sulfate, White Horehound Infusion (Marrubium vulgare), Balm Infusion (Melissa officinalis), Sodium Cocoamphoacetate, Lauryl Betaine, Patchouli Oil (Pogostemon cablin), Oakmoss Absolute (Evernia prunastri), Plantain Vinegar Gel, Eugenol, Perfume, Chlorophyll, Methylparaben, Propylparaben. Summary= Entrancing and ethereal....
Tramp shower gel is (unfortunatly) the only product from Lush with the Tramp fragrance. It smells like that smell when its been raining in the woods; woody, damp and earthy, and in a nice way. Other ''natural'' smelling products don't match this one by far, this actually smells <i>natural</i> . Tramp got its name from its main ingredient; White Horehound infusion, but because the name sounds more like ''whore'' they called it Tramp instead (cause as Lush says ''some tramps can be whores!'') ..not because it smells anything like tramps.. So whats in it.. The main ingredient is White Horehound Infusion which is a mind calming, spirit lifting herb, next in line is Balm Infusion which makes Tramp suitable (and great!) for washing not only your body with but also your hair as it brings out colour and gives condition to hair, the balm infusion and oakmoss also keeps skin healthy and nice. The smell is thanks to matured patchouli oil which is known by aromatherapists for its distinctive aroma, antiviral properties and relaxing qualities making it good for skin and noses. The shower gel is an unusual dark green colour (which I think compliments and suits the smell nicely) its best used with a shower puff cause even the tiniest drop foams up tons meaning it lasts ages, it is suitable for washing skin, faces and hair. Tramp is available in 3 sizes: 100ml = £3.38 250ml = £6.80 500ml = £10.72 I personally bought the 250ml bottle and I've used about 1/5 of the bottle in 3 months so it lasts a long time! Tramp is 100% suitable for both vegetarians and vegans.
I'd never seen a shower gel this colour before - it's dark, dark, green, almost black, which seems to match its mysterious scent. It smells of woods, damp, dark, leafy and just irresistable. Compared to some of the 'natural' green plant-extracty things you can buy in Boots etc. this packs an unbelievable punch. It smells like being outside when it's just rained...mmmm... The effect it has on my skin is amazing too - it's so soothing and gentle. My skin is quite senstive and reacts badly to lots of shower gels, even the 'natural' and 'gentle' ones. However for something that smells so fresh and strong, it is so calming and leaves my skin soft and fragranced for the rest of the day. I never get spots or dry skin on my back anymore, something I used to suffer from quite a lot. I've also used it to wash my hair but although I like having the smell swishing around my face all day, I'm not convinced it's moisturising enough and I had to use conditioner too. It's not too girly so my boyfriend can use it too! This is my favourite Lush product ever. Getting up for work at 6.15am is made that little bit more bearable knowing I've got this gorgeous stuff awaiting me in the shower! [Edit 15/2/09] Ingredients: White Horehound Infusion (Marrubium vulgare), Balm Infusion (Melissa officinalis), Water (Aqua), Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Sodium Cocoamphoacetate, Lauryl Betaine, Propylene Glycol, Fine Sea Salt, Patchouli Oil (Pogostemon cablin), Oakmoss Absolute (Evernia prunastri), Plantain Vinegar Gel, *Eugenol, Perfume, Chlorophyllin (CI 75810), Methylparaben
A smell to die for! But you wouldn't expect that with a name like Tramp, would you? Really it is beautiful though, scented with Oakmoss, Patchouli and White Horehound. Creating an amazing woody scent. What an amazing colour, Tramp is. A deep, dark emerald green. Really it is a beautiful product. I find that this shower gel is very thin but it lasts for ages. For example I got a small sample of this from my local Lush store in one of the little clear pots. I have used it to wash with in the shower about 4 times and there is still some left! So abottle of Tramp is a great investment. I really enjoy washing my hair with Tramp. It makes my thick mane soft and smooth and shiny. It really is a multi-purpose shower gel. When using a shower gel like Tramp washing is really a pleasure!
I am always on the look-out for natural bath and body products which smell interesting and aren't your bog standard fragrance of lavendar, vanilla, rose etc... I also like to make sure that when looking for something new to buy that it can be used in multiple ways, such as a shampoo and body wash, so if I don't like how it works one way, I can use it for something else. Lush, the natural bath and cosmetics company was the first place I headed to on one of my many visits. For those who are not familiar with the Lush company, they pride themselves on creating interesting and innovative products made all from natural ingredients such as butters, oils, plant extract and fruit! Their products range from face masks to shower gels, shampoo bars to shaving creams, soaps to moisturisers... I think you get the idea! The great thing about Lush is that non of their products are animal tested and many of their little wonders are vegan! So after having a good browse through the shop, I stumbled across a shelf full of green bottles, varying in size and looking quite mysterious. The dark green gel inside looked too good to resist and seconds later I was at the till buying a bottle. I must admit I didn't really have any clue what I was buying apart from the fact that it was a shower gel. Upon arriving back at my home, I was intrigued to see what this bottle was all about. Tramp comes in 3 different sizes - 100g for £2.95, 250g for £5.95 and 500g for £9.50 and they are presented in clear shower gel bottles with a black flip top lid. On the front of the bottle is a black sticker with the Lush logo, the name 'TRAMP' is splashed across the front and the list of ingredients as well as an additional yellow sticker telling you when your bottle was made, its best before date and a picture of the person who made it! Very personal touch! The dark green gel can clearly be seen also. Ingredients: (taken from the bottle itself) White Horehound Infusion (Marrublum vulgare), Balm Infusion (Melissa officinalis), Water (Aqua), Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Sodium Cocoamphoacetate, Lauryl Betaine, Propylene Glycol, Sea Salt (Sodium Chloride), Patchouli Oil (Pogostemon cablin), Oakmoss Absolute (Evernia prunastri) Plantain Vinegar Gel, Eugenol, Perfume, CI 57810, Methylparaben. So off I hop into the shower eager to try this dark green concoction. As soon as I opened the bottle, a lovely smell of patchouli instantly hits me and I feel like Ive just been transported into a rainforest! This is the kind of scent that would be great for men especially, but women also! After squeezing a blob of Tramp into the palm of my hand, its quite a thick gel and such a deep dark green, so green its kind of strange at first! Getting a lather with Tramp is no problem at all and because its so thick you dont need much! (However, since my first bottle I have found that the degree of thickness differs from bottle to bottle, but this doesnt change the lather!) The gel cleans exceptionally well and with having such sensitive and dry skin, I found it very gentle and soothing. Since using it as a showel gel, Ive also found it is fantastic as a shampoo (in my experience it keeps dandruff at bay), shaving soap and is great for washing clothes! So to find something that is multi-purpose is fantastic! I now use Tramp for all of the above which means less bottles and tubes sitting around the bathroom! I recommend this to anyone as its an all round quality product and its definitely value for money! It lasts absolutely ages (The small 100g bottle lasts me around 2 months) and has many uses which I find a real plus! Tramp can be bought online from Lush.co.uk, any of their shops situated around the UK and also internationally.
Firstly a little note : My review includes references to other Lush products. Even if you are unfamiliar with Lush, they are easily identified as, being a name, they are (hopefully) typed gramatically correct with a capital letter. Everyone knows, or has heard, the name Lush unless you've been living in the dark ages so I'm not going to give you a lengthy explanation on the Company. Needless to say that since the business started out 1995 has gone from strength to strength. We all know that us Lush addicts can spend hours deciding whether, for one evening, we want to be a Marshmallow, a Rockstar or even a Sex Bomb. Whilst there is a huge array of products mainly aimed at us girlies, the teenage son in this house will quite happily use the soaps, shampoos etc but when it comes to shower/bath products he draws the line at smelling like a Two Timing Tart and being a Softy!! On my last visit to Lush and with this in mind, I bypassed being a Honeybee, stopped dreaming of French Kisses (sigh) and headed for the unisex products, specifically looking for a shower gel/body wash that had a more masculine smell. After a whiff of a Happy Hippy (no, he didn't complain!) and finding the Chocolate Orange rather sweet and sickly (I did SMELL it and not eat it) I found a TRAMP! After a quick whiff of this one, in the basket it went! So .. As with all Lush bottles, this Tramp Shower Gel comes in 100g, 250g and 500g sizes, prices of £2.95, £5.95 and £9.25 respectively. It has the standard 'packed by' sticker on it and our 100g should be used by March 07. Having bought ours April 06 it will certainly be used by then so no wastage is foreseen. This shower gel states " Intensely soothing melissa and patchouli gel for your body and scalp. Don't forget to wash behind your ears!" Before any of you start getting excited NO, there is not a girl called Melissa that comes with this gel no matter how intensely soothing she may or may not be! Lush state that they use as many natural ingredients as possible. I shall not state all of them but outline the 4 main ingredients - Patchouli oil - known for its cell rejuvenation properties it is also an aphrodisiac. Most people will recognise that deeply musky smell that is patchouli. White Horehound - also known as the archangel herb which sounds nicer! This apparently makes your hair shine and your skin soft. Melissa officinalis - sometimes given the name lemon balm (though not strictly a pure lemony smell) as its a light fragrance which has calming properties. Oakmoss Absolute - a rich, woody, mossy base note. Even though this was bought for my son, The Blonde in me says its my duty to test it out to be able to give you my opinion (that's what I told him anyway!) So , being unable to wait any longer, I strip off and, In The Nude, under the hot water I go! Flipping the lid and squeezing out a 5p size blob the first thing that struck me was the colour. It really is a intense deep, dark forest green. Almost a night nurse sort of green but deeper! Its consistency is quite runny so try not to tip your hand otherwise it will run off. I found the lid easy to flip, as I can hold the bottle in one hand and flip the lid open with my thumbnail. For my son however, not having any nails, he needs to use both hands. Providing you have a ledge to place the bottle on its fine, but bear in mind this comes with no hook. It lathers fairly well just by rubbing your hands together and if you use a shower mitt you'll get more lather and probably more coverage for that 5p blob. I always think that shower gels never quite lather as much as body washes/soaps for some reason. Maybe its just me! As the bottle stated this can be used to wash your hair as well though I did not do this. From using the gel on my body, using it on my hair would be no different especially as it rinses off well, leaving no oily residue. So, giving Buffy the Backside Slayer and the Rockstar the night off, I continued to be A Little Monkey and massaged this lather all over my body .Ooh la la!! Afterwards, I felt uplifted, refreshed and very, very clean. It was soothing at the time though I wouldn't use the word 'intensely'. The calming properties of the melissa certainly seemed to do their job. The aroma lingered on my skin for a few hours afterwards but you would have to be really close to someone before they noticed. This is ideal as many men wear aftershaves/body sprays and the smell of this gel would not overpower any other you may use. Yes, I hear you cry but what does it smell like? The smell of this is absolutely gorgeous, The musky patchouli aroma is deep but underlying, the melissa lifts it and gives it a pine/cedar smell and combined with the earthy, mossy fragrance of the Oakmoss, you can really imagine walking through a forest after its rained when you get the deep musky woody smells made lighter by the fresh aroma of the pines from the trees. Despite patchouli being 'heavy' the overall smell of this is so refreshing, clean and uplifting. Its also very subtle which surprised me as Lush tends to fill the whole house and everyone knows exactly what it was you used! This is so light and delicate that it makes you breathe deeper to continue to get a passing whiff of it. I feel that I made the right choice in buying this as it the most masculine of the choice I had. My son has used this several times now and loves it and I received Big Hugs for my purchase. He can use a body spray afterwards without the shower gel fragrance getting in the way. It doesn't claim to moisturise the skin but by the same token it doesn't seem to dry it out either. He does not use a moisturiser at all and I've not noticed any difference in the condition of his skin. He has also used it to wash his hair though he is not keen on this. He has quite a dry scalp and whilst this doesn't irritate it at all, he prefers to use a 'proper' shampoo. It doesn't state that this gel is specifically designed for sensitive skin, though with it being quite light, I would imagine it would be. Obviously if you know you have a particular allergy then please read the full list of ingredients on the bottle. As with all Lush products - Do not drink and if you get this accidentally in your eyes then rinse immediately. Lush state : "We believe in making effective products out of fresh fruit and vegetables, the finest essential oils and safe synthetics, without animal ingredients, and in writing the quantitative ingredient list on the outside. We also believe in buying only from companies that test for safety without the involvement of animals and in testing our products on humans" The above statement is certainly true. The Against Animal Testing that Lush have is one that many should follow. However, I do have one gripe with Lush and that's is that they do not have a recycling scheme for their empty bottles. Having spoken to a very nice Lush employee she tells me that they would like to offer the service and are currently looking into it. Lets hope its available soon. Overall, this is a good shower gel. Lush state that its a unisex one though, in my opinion, its definitely more of a manly fragrance. Moreso than the others in the unisex range. A lot depends on the individual tastes of a person but you can't go wrong with this one, even if its bought as a 'little extra' for a birthday gift. It gets 4/5 stars from me. One lost as we cannot (yet) recycle the bottle. So ladies, next time you spend your fellas money and he Snaps the Whip and gives you that Hard look, smile at him nicely with that Baby Face and offer him his very own Tramp. If he's lucky he might get some Helping Hands as well! As for me will I stay a Tramp? I Should CoCo..I'm a Two Timing Tart!! As always, many thanks for reading. x x © HotBabes 2006