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The smell of a fire tree
Lush Smell of Freedom Fire Tree
Member Name: AbsintheFairy
Lush Smell of Freedom Fire Tree
Advantages: Unique, long-lasting scent
Disadvantages: A little pricey
My favourite store, Lush, makes a number of perfumes under the Gorilla Perfume name. Most of these are scents which come in black bottles with spray nozzles, but there are also a few perfume oils among the range.
One of the Gorilla perfumes is called The Smell of Freedom, an unusual scent inspired by figures from around the world. Three individuals in particular inspired the perfume, and each of these inspired a different aspect of the scent.
These aspects are each available to buy as a perfume oil. They are named Old Delhi Station, Fire Tree and Oudh Heart. This review will discuss the Fire Tree fragrance.
As a perfume oil, this fragrance comes in a small dark glass bottle with a screw top. To use it, you simply tip the bottle up and dab some onto your skin. The bottle is very secure and the oil doesn't leak, which is a good thing. It's also small and compact, ideal for carrying around.
Fire Tree was inspired by an Aboriginal artist in Australia, who Simon Constantine visited. The perfume comprises several ingredients sourced from Australia, including fire tree oil and lemon myrtle. It also contains uplifting bergamot and cheery orange flower. It is designed to evoke the Australian landscape. Lush describe the scent as "invigorating, herbal and woody".
I was drawn to Fire Tree as soon as I smelled it. It was lighter than I expected, and sweeter; I could detect the bergamot and orange. I hadn't encountered fire tree oil before, but it added a richer aspect to the scent, a more exotic one. I really liked wearing this perfume, which was uplifting and cheering.
The fragrance lasts three to four hours on the skin, which I felt was reasonable.
Another use for the perfume oil could be as a household scent, in an oil burner perhaps, or a scented bath. You could add a few drops to your radiator, and the warmed scent could spread around the room. Alternatively, add a drop or two to a tealight.
***Price and Availability***
Fire Tree costs £20 for 15ml, which is rather pricey. However, being an oil, the scent is more concentrated and it is made with real essential oils, which are pricey. The scent is long-lasting.
I think Fire Tree is my favourite of the three scents that make up The Smell of Freedom. It is refreshing and light, but unique and fairly long-lasting. I'd consider buying it again, and would wear it on the skin as well as using it as a household scent.
Summary: Part II of the Smell of Freedom scent from Lush
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