Product Type: Lush fragrances
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I'm lusting after this fragrance
Lush Lust Eau de Parfum
Member Name: AbsintheFairy
Lush Lust Eau de Parfum
Advantages: Delicious jasmine scent, reasonably priced
Disadvantages: None for me
Lush have recently introduced a new range of perfumes, Gorilla Perfumes, which even have their own website. The range includes the longstanding Lush perfumes Karma and Vanillary, a couple of perfumes which were originally part of the Retro range, reincarnations of perfumes from B Never Too Busy to be Beautiful (Lush's now-defunct sister cosmetics company) and some brand new scents, of which Lust is one.
I received Lust in the form of a sample, when I ordered the special promotional set of 7 sample perfumes for £7 from the Lush site. Sadly prices have now increased. Like the other perfumes in the range, Lust comes in four forms:
Atomiser: 27g of perfume in a black atomiser bottle, for £20.00
Spritzer: 9g of perfume in a long thin spritzer bottle, for £9.00
Solid: 12g of product in a black solid perfume container, for £4.50
Sample: small 2g vial for £2.00
As far as I can work out, the perfume is available on both the Lush website and the new Gorilla Perfume website, but the sample size only seems to be available on the Gorilla Perfume site.
This is what Lush say about the fragrance:
"Unashamedly carnal jasmine. Wear it if you want to get lucky. Mark is particularly fond of working with jasmine absolute and he's gone all the way. The indolic character of the white flower is in full bloom, accented by rich florals and a soft, woody base"
Lust is basically a jasmine fragrance, although it has been tempered with ylang ylang, rose, vanilla and sandalwood. Basically it smells just like Flying Fox shower gel and the Godiva shampoo bar. There's nothing particularly subtle or multi-layered about this scent - it's basically just a strong jasmine fragrance!
The smell of jasmine was never a particular favourite of mine, until I tried the Flying Fox temple balm, which is supposed to be good at improving the mood. I do suffer from mood swings especially at the time of my period and I found this temple balm to be absolutely fantastic at calming me down and helping me feel better. Once I realised this I started to like the scent for its own sake. It's a very heady, deep and sensual fragrance which I really enjoy wearing and I feel more attractive when I have it on, which is an odd feeling to get from a perfume I suppose! I must say that I haven't tested its supposed powers of attraction yet though!
This perfume is very reasonably priced compared to others like it and I can definitely see myself buying a spritzer or even an atomiser for those PMS days!
Lush have this to say about the concentration of their perfume:
"Our Gorilla Perfumes are made from some of the finest perfumery materials in the world and we don't use any unnecessary packaging. The concentrations of our different perfumes are excellent value:
Solid perfume sticks are 10% perfume in our low-odour Ultrabalm base.
Spritzers are 15% perfume in alcohol.
Atomisers are 20% perfume in alcohol.
When you compare those with the usual concentrations out there:
Colognes are usually 4% perfume in ethanol.
Eau de toilette, usually 10-12%. Eau de parfum, usually 12-20%.
Pure perfume, usually 20-40%"
Summary: Powerful jasmine perfume from Lush
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