Product Type: Lush fragrances
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The fragrance of summer - Lush Orange Blossom Solid Perfume
Lush Orange Blossom Eau de Parfum
Member Name: InchyInchy
Lush Orange Blossom Eau de Parfum
Advantages: Smells nice
Disadvantages: I don't really care for the solid perfume style
Lush Orange Blossom Perfume
I would be surprised if anyone hadn't heard of 'Lush', especially on this site where so many people love and review their products on a regular basis. Lush are a chain of stores that offer skincare and body care products that incorporate a lot of natural and healthy ingredients. To date, I haven't tried too many of their products, but I have started to try more and more of their items and so far with a couple of exceptions I have found them to be of a fantastic quality, even if they can be a tad pricey.
After discovering that they also did a range of fragrances I was eager to try them out. I ended up after a recent shopping trip treating myself to a couple of bath bars and bombs along with this lush orange blossom solid perfume.
This is easy to apply, I just rub a bit on each of my wrists in turn. I prefer to not use that much as the smell will develop when it is heated by your skin. When I was in the shop the salesperson did suggest that you should rub this on your pressure points to put you in a summery mood. I have quite sensitive skin and I have never noticed any negative reaction to this perfume, also as long as you don't apply it too thickly it shouldn't rub off too much on your clothes.
Personally, I rather like the scent, but in my opinion it isn't that grown up. I think it will be nice to wear on a summer's day, or even in mid winter to remind you of those summer days. I wouldn't wear this on a night out or for evening wear. It's quite an uncomplicated fragrance that is probably best described as being just - nice.
Lush suggest that this is a fragrance the will suit both men and women, however, personally I think it is a bit sweet smelling to suit men, or at least I don't think it would suit my husband or brother, the only men I have ever bought fragrances for.
The notes of this perfume according to Lush include, orange blossom, neroli, rosewood, ylang ylang, sandalwood and beeswax.
I own the solid perfume which cost £5.50 for a 12 gram tube. The orange blossom perfume is also available to buy in sample sizes or spray bottles. For the price the smell is really nice but it just doesn't compete with any of my fragrance favourites. The packing is simple and very in keeping with the lush ranges.
Personally, I have and will continue to try some of the other lush fragrances as I like the natural and refreshing smells, but I doubt I will invest in any more solid perfume sticks. I also think that this smell is perhaps a bit childish. I am not sure if it is just the fact that the hard perfumes like this remind me of some I used to have as a girl growing up. I didn't get the chance to smell the more conventional spray perfume to compare the fragrances but I assume that since they are from the same range that they would be similar in smell.
I couldn't decide between giving this orange blossom solid perfume a three or four stars out of five, but for simplicity I will give this three out of five stars. I don't think I would necessarily recommend this perfume to people, it is absolutely one that you should smell and wear for a short period before you buy. It is definitely a light, refreshing perfume that does very well at smelling like summer.
Summary: Three out of five stars - Average, but nice