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Ladyboy solid perfume by Lush
Lush Ladyboy Solid Eau de Parfum
Author Name: daisylee3
Lush Ladyboy Solid Eau de Parfum
Date: 30/03/12, updated on 30/03/12 (83 review reads)
Advantages: Unisex, smells nice
Lush are an amazing company that sell handmade bath and shower products as well as various other bits and bobs. All of their products are made from natural ingredients and are vegan friendly. Their products are also not tested on animals and instead they use human volunteers to try their products before launching them. Their range of perfume, known as gorilla perumes was launched back in 2010 and I remember everyone going insane - at the time Lush was still a relatively new, novelty kind of thing amongst my group of friends and everyone rushed out to try the new range. Lush have a range of different perfumes including miniature sets, sample sized bottles, large bottles and solid perfumes available either in tin form or 'stick' form. I have three bottled Lush perfumes which I love and two of the solid perfumes, and my boyfriend got me another one - the Ladyboy solid perfume for Christmas last year as a little stocking filler type of present.
This perfume retails at £7 for the solid version which I have and there is also a sample size available for £3, a spritzer for £14 and an atomise for £30, so this is by no means a cheap perfume, but it is affordable when bought in the smaller sizes and I like that there's a sample available because if you're uncertian whether you want to buy a large bottle you can buy the sample first and make sure before splashing out £30. The packaging for the perfume is unusual and very kind of 'sleek'. It comes in a medium sized rectangular tube which reminds me a little of an oversized tube of lip balm. It also works like a lip balm; you screw the bit at the bottom to expose the solid perfume as you would with a lip balm. The lid just lifts off and on and is simple to use. The packaging is unisex and very basic. It's black with white font on the front which simply has the product name written on the front in usual scribbly kind of Lush font.
The packaging is a bit silly in my opinion because it makes it hard to distinguish which perfume is which - I have three of these and they all look the same and I can only tell the difference by lifting the lids off or by reading the font on the front which isn't always practical as I store them in a makeup bag. This isn't a massive issue though. To use the perfume you simply take the lid off and rub the tip of the perfume, which is flat and made of a waxy type of feel to it, onto your skin. You then need to rub it in and it's just like a very thin and lightweight body butter type of feel. I use it on my wrists and neck. It's green in colour and I was concerned it would leave shiny green marks on my skin but I assure you it doesn't - it leaves no trace of green at all. It also doesn't irritate my skin.
Ladyboy isn't a scent i'd of chosen myself (it was a gift) as it is marketed as unsex. I personally like very sweet, girly, feminine & floral scents but nevertheless I was happy to try it and I actually love it! The perfume is for those who are truly daring, according to Lush, due to the quirky and sexy amber scent. The ingredients are banana, seaweed, violet, chamomile, labdanum, oakmoss, which all are pretty bizzare, but it does, suprisingly work. I was a bit worried it might smell a bit too foody and strong due to the banana but it has a rich, sensual smell which is unique and it makes me feel quite comforted and warm inside. It's a fresh scent while not making me feel refreshed if that makes sense? It's really nice and I can see why Lush describe it as smelling like a surreal beach party! The smell does take a while to get used to but I adore it, it's more for casual wear (eg house parties, day to day, casual meal out) rather than for special occasions (eg weddings, family meals) and so on, it's a young, fresh and vibrant scent with a bit of a funky, unusual edge to it, and I really would reccomend it. It's also long lasting and lingers on my skin for a while. It's quite strong at first but the smell dies down after an hour or so while still being noticeable.
I just asked my boyfriend Marc if he likes the scent on me so that I could include a males opinion of it in my review (as it's a unisex perfume) and he'd completely forgotten he'd bought it for me and looked at me like i'd gone insane when I asked him if he liked ladyboy perfume, so I dug it out and gave it to him to sniff. He said it smelt really nice and proceeded to put some on his neck, so it's obviously a hit!
Summary: I really like it