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      15.06.2012 11:17
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      One of my favourite Lush scents

      I had a 2ml sample bottle of this that lasted me for a week or so.

      I still have the odd sniff of this when I visit Lush stores.

      The perfume is a "Marmite" scent. You will either LOVE it or HATE it. This is because the perfume is so unique. I have never smelt anything quite like this before. I suppose in a way that's a good thing. The perfume reminds me of those Parma Violet sweets that I used to buy when I was younger. It does contain notes of violet and these violet notes are quite strong. These violet notes give the scent a warming floral feel. I would recommend this perfume to everyone as I love it. However it does smell quite retro so my best guess is that it would appeal more to the older woman. It's not what I would class as a youthful scent.

      Tuca Tuca has great staying power. It smells quite strong to begin with and as soon as you spray it you can detect the stronger floral notes. I can also detect the ylang ylang in the perfume and the ylang ylang gives the scent a sensual edge. The sensual aspect of the perfume makes me feel quite sexy and feminine when I wear it. The perfume settles really well. Once it has settled it becomes more of a baby powder smell but I love this about the perfume. Overall it is a gorgeous scent and it's one that I will always thank Lush for!

      When I get paid I will buy a bigger bottle of this. Currently the larger 30ml bottle from Lush is on sale for £23.00. A bargain in my opinion.

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      22.07.2011 16:31
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      Perhaps Tuca Tuca is the closest of their perfumes to that typical, disctinctive LUSH smell.

      Like many people, I have been a LUSH fan for a long time. The shop just smells so good. A friend of mine worked at LUSH and the smell permeated all of her clothes. I always wanted a seat next to her. I'm not entirely sure what notes the LUSH shop smell would have if you bottled it. Maybe it isn't possible to do so, after all, I'm sure if it WAS possible they would have bottled it, labelled it 'The LUSH shop' and sold it to every single customer that walked through the door.

      Perhaps Tuca Tuca is the closest of their perfumes to that typical, disctinctive LUSH smell. It has floral notes of Violet with that cinamon-y/ cocoa butter-y smell hiding slightly beneath, and a creamy muskiness hitting the deep notes. Like a lot of the LUSH perfumes, the overriding note on first spray is alcohol. I'm sorry, LUSH, it's true. For a shop so famous for your natural oils, your perfumes love their alcohol top notes. This note is closely followed by screaming violet. On first whiff it really isn't oh so pleasant.

      BUT WAIT...

      I have a five minute rule when buying perfume. Oh yes. Never spray and run. Very soon the delights of the Tuca Tuca smell become apparant, and my skin seems to love them. The violet softens into a parma violet sweetness, the muskiness appears, and the whole effect is dreamy and intoxicting. It's grown up, it's distinctive, and the guys in my office seem to sit a little bit closer on my Tuca Tuca wearing days. (to be fair, this isn't a selling point... but it's unusual to find a perfume that pleases both the wearer and those around them, especially where men are concerned!)

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      17.04.2011 09:35
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      Another Solid Perfume that I have used from Lush. A lot of the Solid ones are still available as a liquid Perfume, but the prices are a lot dearer for liquid, and although I would probably say I prefer a liquid one, there is benefits to the Solid ones as well.

      This comes in a 10g tin and cost me £4.95 when I last bought it. I'm not sure if you still get this scent in Lush, as I know some of their products were getting discontinued, and I haven't bought this in a while. I know you could get it on ebay as well at a good price.

      The tin for this is alright. A small round silver tin which you just pull the lid off to get to the Waxy Perfume. Although the wax is hard, when you dig your finger in then the wax melts a little and you can apply this easily enough to where you want to put this. Due to the size of this tin it is easy enough to pop this in your pocket and carry around.

      So how does this smell? The notes in here are Vanilla, Sandalwood, Violet Leaf, Cassie, Vativert and Ylang Ylang. So lots of heavier scents in here and you can still smell the lighter and sweeter scent of the Vanilla. I applied a good enough slick of this and the Wax seemed to soak into my skin no problem. I always wonder with Solid Perfumes if the Wax will just sit on my skin and stay all sticky, but they aren't all that bad.

      I could still smell this scent for a good while after putting it on so it's seems to last a good lenght of time.

      I still have a little bit of this Perfume in the tin and i've had it for some time. To be honest it isn't exactly the scent for me. I don't mind heavier scents, but I just don't like all the heavy scents in this one, and also after a while I think the Vanilla is a sticky sweet scent.

      I recommend a lot of Lush products, but I won't be buying this one again, and I wouldn't say to try it either to be honest.

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        05.01.2011 18:22
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        Surprisingly nice scent from Lush

        Carrying on with my reviews of the Lush perfume samples I bought last summer, I'll now review Tuca Tuca. I first heard of this scent when Lush released a Tuca Tuca massage bar, which they seemed to hype up a lot, so I had high hopes for the perfume.

        The perfume contains notes of cassie, vanilla, sandalwood, vetivert, violet leaf and ylang ylang, and individually these are all scents that I like, so on paper this is a scent that sounded appealing to me.

        The Lush perfumes are all packaged in very similar bottles so I feel like I'm repeating myself a bit here, but in short, I do not like the bottle one little bit! Plain black with white writing in the same style as the Lush lotions and potions are packaged, I find the bottle boring and the shape very unattractive. As I keep saying, I really feel that Lush should consider going back to the plain glass bottles. I cannot imagine any girl wanting to display one of these black bottles on a dressing table, and I wouldn't ever buy this for a gift (unless the recipient specifically asked for it), because I think it's not particularly presentable.

        Anyway, enough ranting about the bottle and on to the fragrance inside! When first applied, the scent wasn't really what I was expecting at all, given the list of ingredients. I think I had imagined a much softer fragrance, but I found Tuca Tuca to be quite strong and I'd even say sharp. To me the violet leaf and the Cassie (which, from what I can find smells like mimosa) are the dominant scents, but there is a bit of a zing to the scent (goodness knows where that comes from, I'd have to hazard a guess at the vetivert) and I can smell the vanilla in it too. It's a little heady for my liking and not really to my tastes. Thankfully once it's been on the skin a while, the fragrance seems to improve...

        When the scent settles on the skin, I think the ylang ylang scent comes out more along with a slightly sweet undertone which might be the vanilla. I wasn't sure if I liked it at first, but I must say it's a scent that has grown on me. I'm pretty sure this has the same (or at least very similar) scent to a Lush bath product I've used in the past, although I'm racking my brains and I can't for the life of me think what it was.

        After some time on the skin, the sandalwood smell seems to emerge. I love the scent of sandalwood, but coupled with the sweetness that remains from the vanilla, I think it smells particularly nice.

        As I have a small vial of this perfume, I only applied a couple of drops to the inside of my wrist, and yet I found the smell really intense, so this is yet another Lush perfume that is not for the faint hearted.

        The scent is not only strong but also long lasting. On the occasions I have worn this, I have not felt the need to top it up. It's difficult to judge whether this is more a daytime or an evening scent. I do think it's suitable for both, although my personal preference would be to wear something a little lighter during the day. I think the name 'Tuca Tuca' sounds very masculine, but on the whole this is a surprisingly feminine fragrance, and is floral yet woody which sounds strange to me, but works well.

        Tuca Tuca is available in the following sizes:
        27g bottle - £23
        9g atomiser - £11
        12g solid perfume stick - £5.50
        2g sample vial - £2.55

        I personally don't think these prices are too bad, considering that there are others in the range costing nearly twice that price. Buy from Lush or www.gorillaperfumes.com. As mentioned at the start of this review a massage bar is also available in this scent, costing £5.25

        Overall I would have to say this is one of the nicer Lush fragrances in my opinion. The main downside for me, is that when it's first applied it's too strong and not particularly nice. Once it's had a few minutes to settle on the skin however you get a really lovely, feminine scent, and it's one I'd recommend.

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          07.11.2010 16:47
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          Not for me but good value all the same

          I bought this Tuca Tuca solid perfume when I was on a bit of a shopping spree in Lush stocking up on some goodies.
          The range also had a full sized perfume and an atomiser but as the solid perfume was only £5.50 as opposed to the £23 for the perfume I stuck with that as it meant I was able to afford a few different kinds.

          As I got a few of these little solid prfumes it took me a little while to actually use this one and by the time I actually did I had forgot all about what it smelt like and also what it looked like. The Tuca Tuca solid perfume is unlike my others in that the colour is violet and in my opinion not alltogether as appealing as the butter and pink coloured ones I had previously used.
          It came in a black stick like the other solid perfumes that contained 12g of solid perfume which I still think equals good value at just over a fiver.

          The Tuca Tuca range contains notes of Cassie, vanilla, sandalwood, vetivert, violet leaf and ylang ylang.
          Even though I had smelt it in the shop I must have been overwhelmed by the multitude of other smells that a Lush shop contains as if I had been able to smell properly I am sure I wouldn't have purchased this as it is not the type of perfume I would normally go for.

          Not one to waste money I decided to try it anyway and applied some in my favourite way which is to my pressure points on my wrists and neck. To begin with the smell wasn't really all that powerful and a bit non existent to be honest but slowely as the day wore on and my body began to heat up it started releasing a sweet almost cloying smell which I didn't really like.
          It actually smelt like one of those old fashioned violet sweets and was a bit sickly after awhile.
          If it hadn't been for the fact it was so sweet I would have said it was slightly old lady wee smell but because of the sweetness I can see this appealing to young girls.

          Of couse because I didn't like this perfume it would have to have the best staying power of all the solid lush perfumes I bought and lasted right through the day and was still there when I finished work and went for a shower where I had to scrub the smell off.

          This is definately one that you need to try as the smell is very specific and it's not one to buy on impulse without trying it on first. If you like it then it is definately good value and worth the money as it will last you for ages and only costs £5.50. For me though this is the one Lush fragrance that I absolutely cannot stand and will definately not be wearing again a waste of money or not!

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            04.11.2010 21:54
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            Interesting scent from Lush

            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. Tuca Tuca is one of these, and was the first new perfume to be introduced from the range, complete with accompanying dance and assorted flashmobs!

            I received Tuca Tuca 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, Tuca Tuca comes in four forms:

            Atomiser: 27g of perfume in a black atomiser bottle, for £23.00
            Spritzer: 9g of perfume in a long thin spritzer bottle, for £11.00
            Solid: 12g of product in a black solid perfume container, for £5.50
            Sample: small 2g vial for £2.50

            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.

            In addition, there is also a new massage bar with the Tuca Tuca fragrance, which is available from Lush and costs £5.

            This is what Lush say about the fragrance:
            "The scent of a bright pop song. Tuca Tuca is whimsical; it teases with a fantasy violet accord and works its way into your subconscious. As it settles, you get hints of jasmine and vanilla, too".

            The ingredients of the perfume are cassie, vanilla, sandalwood, vetivert, violet leaf and ylang ylang.

            On first smelling Tuca Tuca in-store, I really wasn't keen. However, the assistant convinced me to try some on and after wandering around town for a few hours I actually began to quite like the scent. It smells just like those parma violet sweets I used to like, a very sweet violet scent. It is fun and definitely unique! The perfume seems to have very good staying power.

            I do quite like the perfume, but I can't say it's a favourite or that I'll be rushing out to buy a large bottle. It is definitely different though and will certainly appeal to some people, so it's worth testing it out in a Lush store in order to give it a try.

            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%"

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              18.09.2010 22:36
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              A really unusual smell that either you love or hate

              Tuca Tuca

              Inspired by this catchy pop song heard in Venice ,Tuca Tuca perfume was created by Mark and Simon Constantine of Gorilla perfumes.

              "Si chiama: Tuca Tuca, Tuca,
              L'ho inventato io,
              Per poterti dire:
              "Mi piaci, mi piaci, mi piaci, mi piaci, mi pia!"


              http://beemp3.com/download.php?file=7703057&song=Tuca+Tuca


              I have included the link in case you want to investigate the song and maybe then you might also want to see the dance too which is on facebook if you are interested. Apparently you get a link to a free download when you buy the perfume. However this link also gets you a free download should you feel tempted.

              Apart from the song what has inspired these new perfumes In Lush?
              Gorilla Perfume was a sort of subsidiary of Lush and was started specifically to showcase the perfumery of Mark and Simon Constantine. They wanted to offer perfumes that were different from the high street offerings that were made with quality ingredients.


              Mark is the co-founder of "Lush" and also of the now closed "B Never Too Busy To Be Beautiful and prior to that he headed the "Cosmetics To Go" company. In the perfumery creation he is assisted by his son, Simon.


              Where can I buy this?
              Gorilla Perfumes are available to buy from any Lush stores, through their mail order or online at www.lush.co.uk. If you go in to any Lush store at the present time there are displays and promotions for this new perfume range of which Tuca Tuca is one.


              The packaging;
              There are various different sizes and types to choose from. Tuca Tuca costs £23.00 for a 27g bottle, £11.00 for a 9g bottle, £2.50 for a 2g sample bottle, and £5.50 for a 12g solid perfume. Though I bought mine in the Derby shop for 99p but it may be less than 2g although I think not.

              The bottle is a very plain dull black with the stylized Lush text at the bottom and also the fragrance name. All the packaging is black and simple, no fancy bottles of frills with these perfumes. Part of the packaging has to do with Lush generally as they don't use unnecessary packaging It may also be something to do with the fact that a few of these perfumes are quite unisex in their aroma so they could be used by either male or female in the plain bottles or tubes in the case of the solid stick perfume.

              It is a bit annoying that because the bottles are not clear you have no idea of how much perfume you have left except by feeling the weight and guessing.

              What does it smell like?
              The perfume has some very strong interesting notes, cassie, vanilla, sandalwood, vetivert, violet leaf and ylang ylang. Most of these are quite heavy notes in my view and indeed the perfume is quite a heavy rather cloying fragrance.

              I have read a few reviews where people have hated this perfume and found it far too heady and sweet. I actually love the smell byt I can see what people may find too much in this smell
              A lot of Lush's heavier perfumes have a rather nostalgic scent about them and this in my view is no exception. The rather heady notes of the hippy times of the 60s and 70s when the original 'Cosmetic to Go' began.


              Lush / Gorilla Perfumes say:

              "The fragrance of a bright pop song. Tuca Tuca is whimsical; it teases with a fantasy violet accord and works its way into your subconscious. The perfume perfectly conveys the playful and seductive nature of the pop-song and the dance it's based on. Only the Italians could have come up with such a mischievous dance and pull it off with style and sex appeal."

              Personally I don't see or smell the light playfulness in this perfume. It is floral and seductive and to me is quite a dark, sexy deep smell.

              The fragrance was designed to develop as the day develops. The morning opens with the fresh floral violet which moves on to midday becoming warm with vanilla sweetness and ylang ylang then sundown brings on the "a slightly naughty violet leaf and vetivert bottom."


              Lush say that the final ingredient is you

              I spend a lot of time in the Lush shop in Derby testing and trying things and this was no exception. With the extremely friendly and welcoming staff we all tested this perfume and then waited to see how the small developed on each of us. The notes you smell can depend on different people's skin chemistry. Some of us had far more of a creamy violet smell, almost sweet like a Parma violet, others found the jasmine came out a bit like jasmine on a warm evening while others had the scent develop into the more earthy sandalwood, or vetivert. I know this happens with all perfumes but this seems more obvious than most. Some that hated it thought it smelled of moth balls so it s well worth going in and trying this one.

              My personal smell develops from the original floral hit to a muskier candied-violet somewhat akin to musky Parma violets with a sort of smokier quality as the vetiver develops. As I said I love it but it is a personal or somewhat of an acquired smell. I do see how some could find it a bit sickly and heady.

              The actual ingredients for those with allergies and need to check:

              DRF Alcohol, Perfume, Cassie Absolute (Acacia farnesiana), Vanilla Absolute (Vanilla planifolia), Sandalwood Oil (Santalum austro-caledonicum vieill), Vetivert Oil (Vetiveria zizanoides), Violet Leaf Absolute (Viola odorata), Ylang Ylang Oil (Cananga odorata) Benzyl Salicylate, Eugenol, Geraniol, Benzyl Benzoate, Benzyl Cinnamate, Farnesol, Limonene, Linalool


              If you are intrigued by the song and dance there are several videos on facebook showing how to do the dance. There are also videos of the Lush staff and some customers doing the dance during the promotion period of the perfume. Had this been going on it would be one day that I would have avoided going in to Lush as it looks highly embarrassing.

              I think that it is part of the fun element of Lush that they promote their products like this and have rather quirky ideas such as the fee download of the song with the purchase. I never come out of Lush feeling that I have been a nuisance nor do I ever feel pressured into buying anything, The staff are all very enthusiastic and welcoming and are eager to share their experiences and for you to try the products too. This is what the products sell, quality products and enthusiastic staff never making you feel uncomfortable in their wonderful stores.

              Thanks for reading. This review may be posted on other sites under my same user name.

              © catsholiday

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                23.08.2010 13:00
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                Buy a sample size and test it out before deciding to buy the full bottle

                There has been a big promotion from Lush lately in regards to a new range of fragrances by Gorilla Perfumes. I had absolutely no idea what this perfume brand was about, but after checking into them a bit further, I found the following information; "Gorilla Perfume was formed to showcase the perfumery of Mark and Simon Constantine. We are an antidote to boring mass-market scents and a movement to get people excited about good quality perfume.
                Mark is the co-founder of Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics and of the now closed B Never Too Busy To Be Beautiful. Before this, he headed the Cosmetics To Go project. Simon is his son."

                Gorilla Perfumes seems to be bringing the B Never Too Busy To Be Beautiful perfumes back to life, and is re-branding and re-packging current Lush perfumes, as well as bringing in a bunch of new fragrances as well. Tuca Tuca was the first in line and my local Lush store in Bristol has been pushing it big time, with themed parties and sampling on the streets of the city centre. In fact, tonight I am going to a burlesque and circus themed night which is organized by Lush Bristol and aims to showcase Tuca Tuca as well as donating all proceeds to charity - amazing!

                So, after all this fuss I was expecting something pretty special. Tuca Tuca seems to be the headliner for this new perfume venture, and other than the solid perfumes, is the first Lush perfume I have tried. Lush / Gorilla Perfumes say: "The fragrance of a bright pop song. Tuca Tuca is whimsical; it teases with a fantasy violet accord and works its way into your subconscious. The perfume perfectly conveys the playful and seductive nature of the pop-song and the dance it's based on. Only the Italians could have come up with such a mischievous dance and pull it off with style and sex appeal."

                Gorilla Perfumes are available to buy from Lush stores on the high street, mail order or online at www.lush.co.uk. There are various different sizes and types to choose from. Tuca Tuca costs £23.00 for a 27g bottle, £11.00 for a 9g bottle, £2.50 for a 2g sample bottle, and £5.50 for a 12g solid perfume.

                The bottle is plain black with the stylised Lush text at the bottom stating the brand and fragrance name. I think the bottles look really boring and uninspiring, although I suppose it is handy that they don't look overly feminine as some of the fragrances are unisex and suitable for both men and women. I'm just used to pretty perfume bottles and think the design is all part of the fun! I also dislike that you can't see through the bottle to tell how much you have left.

                The perfume contains some powerful ingredients, including cassie, vanilla, sandalwood, vetivert, violet leaf and ylang ylang. The smell is very strong and can feel overpowering even when you first put it on. It takes very little time to develop and you are hit with the full force of the fragrance right from the start. It's a very rich and heavy scent with the deep almost musty smell of violet flowers. I would definitely advise testing this before you buy a full sized bottle, as it's a unique fragrance and would not be to everyone's liking as it's quite quirky. This is the type of perfume you can smell from a mile off. For example, I applied two spritzes which was enough to cover my wrists with perfume. This was extremely highly scented and smelled like I had covered myself in the stuff!

                Unlike other perfumes that I have, there is no real variance between the tones of this perfume. It does not seem to settle and develop on the skin and I was unable to detect any different undertones coming through. What you smell is what you get! I think it is very good quality in the fact that the scent lasts for HOURS. I mean seriously hours, and this is only with a reasonably small application. I wore this on Saturday, applied it at around 4.00pm. After about 6 hours the scent dropped off a tiny bit and developed a bit of a fruity tinge along with the still-present violet smell. By the time I got into my bed - 12 hours after applying the perfume - it was still going strong!

                I am intrigued overall by the Gorilla Perfume range, but this one is just a bit too unusual for my liking. I can't get used to the smell of it and find that at times I start to think it's growing on me and I like it, but then I'll catch a whiff of it later and think yuk! why is this on me?! I don't think it's nice enough to become part of my permanent perfume collection, but a sampler size is definitely worth a try as this is a unique smelling perfume and you get a good quality long-lasting fragrance with only a small application. I don't think it would appeal to younger girls as it's quite heavy and dramatic, and seems more sophisticated than Lush have marketed it. An interesting new range but not sure if this perfume is really worth all the hype.

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                  A great new perfume from lush! :)

                  Tuca Tuca

                  I saw that lush had a new scent when they advertised it on their site a while ago with the massage bar that they also make with this scent, and I was wondering whether to get it. Then in my local lush store (Manchester Arndale) they had a small section for the new perfumes that were coming out and they had all of the including lust and orange blossom.

                  So I got the Tuca Tuca and the Lust scents. The only reason I got it was that they were in small 2ml vials which only cost £1 each! Which is so amazing and I have no idea why I didn't get more!

                  They came in 2ml vials so I can't really comment on the packaging as it is not the same as the normal ones. But the packaging is displayed on the site and it just is black like the rest of the bottled lush products.

                  This is the first lush fragrance and I think it maybe a winner but to me it is a bit of a marmite situation where you either love it or hate it. It is so not a typical scent, lets say it is a very lush like scent. It is really not like any other scent I have smelled before - in a perfume anyway!

                  It is very light, really really fresh smelling, it is really really floral too, which I like but if you don't like floral/sweet smelling fragrances then this is not for you.

                  It mainly smells of violets which is really nice, it also smells to me a bit like sandalwood and a slight hint of vanilla - which works really nicely together and it really smells like something that you would only get from lush.

                  It contains: Pine oil, Cassie absolute, sandalwood oil, Violet leaf absolute and Ylang Ylang oil.

                  On the site it says that this perfume smells similar to the Daddy O shampoo, Tuca Tuca massage bar and Bathos bubble bar.

                  I bought a small 2ml trial version (which is not happening now, I don't think) but you can buy the 9g small handbag spray, the 27g larger spray or the solid perfume version of this fragrance.

                  9g bottle = £11
                  27g bottle = £23
                  Solid perfume (12g) = £5.50
                  Tuca Tuca massage bar = £5

                  Conclusions
                  Good points
                  *Scent is unusual/original
                  *Not like any other perfume I have smelled before
                  *Fresh, light and summery
                  *Suitable for vegetarians
                  *Amazing brand
                  *Wearable - not overpowering
                  *Range of bottle sizes and solid version available
                  *Affordable
                  *Lush!

                  Bad points
                  *May not be to everyones liking

                  Thank you for reading my review

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                    A fab fragrance from Lush. I hope they bring out more soon!

                    Tuca Tuca is the new perfume from Lush, and as a Lush addict I couldn't resist buying it. It comes in two sizes a 9g spritzer for £11 and a 27g bottle for £23. Slightly randomly, you also get a free download of Tuca Tuca, the song that inspired the scent. The website claims you only get it with the 27g bottle, but I got one with my spritzer too. I've not yet downloaded it so am unable to comment on it, but it seems a fun little extra.

                    The bottle and spritzer are plain black and rather boring in shape. This is something I've come to expect from Lush packaging, but part of the fun of perfumes is the exciting shapes and colours of the bottle giving you something pretty to display. Still, this does keep the cost down which is why Lush use minimal packaging. The cap is tightly enough fitting that I've kept the spritzer in my handbag without losing the cap or any scent escaping, but isn't hard to remove when you want to use the perfume.

                    When I first applied the perfume it smelt rather earthy probably due to the vetivert. I also smelt a little of the sandalwood. As it dried (pretty quickly in case you wondered), I started to smell jasmine. After about an hour I find this settles to a soft creamy violet with a hint of jasmine and doesn't change further. It's very like a soft sensual version of parma violet sweets on my skin.

                    The throw is reasonable- I can smell it without having to sniff my wrists and I've had a few comments while wearing it - but it's not overpowering. You don't need to worry about it being too strong to wear to work.

                    I find this lasts very well on my skin. If I apply it in the morning, I don't need to top it up until after work. If you find it doesn't last as long as you'd like though, you could consider layering it with the massage bar in the same fragrance, or put a little Vaseline (or even better, Lush Ultrabalm) on your skin before spraying the scent as it'll last longer this way.

                    For those of you interested in the ingredients. here they are:

                    DRF Alcohol, Perfume, Cassie Absolute (Acacia farnesiana), Vanilla Absolute (Vanilla planifolia), Sandalwood Oil (Santalum austro-caledonicum vieill), Vetivert Oil (Vetiveria zizanoides), Violet Leaf Absolute (Viola odorata), Ylang Ylang Oil (Cananga odorata) Benzyl Salicylate, Eugenol, Geraniol, Benzyl Benzoate, Benzyl Cinnamate, Farnesol, Limonene, Linalool

                    As with any perfume, wearing it is a personal experience and the notes you'll smell can depend on your skin chemistry. I've compared with Lush staff wearing it, and while I get creamy violet and jasmine, some of them get mostly sandalwood, or vetivert. I always recommend testing a scent before you buy it to see if it works on you.

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