“ Brand: Lush / Type: Fragrance / Concentration: Eau de Parfum / Gender: for women „
For those who don't know the brand 'Lush' they are an extremely ethical shop selling only vegetarian and vegan products with many charity items that give to various animal, human and environmental charities. They are big on recycling and using recyled products.
Vanillary is a delicious scent of sweet vanilla (obviously) which reminds me of a freshlky cooked dessert. It comes in a recycled and recyclable small tin, not much bigger than a 50p piece. It is very light and compact and would fit in most purses. The perfume itself is solid and compressed, meaning ti takes up less space and has a stronger scent so you use less product.
To use just rub your finger or even your wrist over the product gently, as it warms (in a few seconds) you will feel the product melt ever so slightly and you will be able to smell the scent. Then rub on your pulse points; wrists, behing ears and even knees!
I found the fragrance had a beautiful and pungent smell and it lasted for a good few hours. The container is a perfect size, you don;t have to worry about fitting a big akwardly shaped bottle in your bag or worry about it smashing. The icing on the cake is its small £4.95 price and that you know your buying from a company that cares. Its vegetarian friendly and is certainly not tested on animals.
You've probably heard of Vanillary; it's been on the Lush perfume market for a while now and during that time, they've played with the formula a bit. So instead of the tin as pictured on this review, you now get your new formulation solid Vanillary in a tough, black plastic, push-up tube about 6cm tall and with an 8cm circumference. It has a black label with 'Vanillary Solid Perfume' written on the front in white writing and that's about it! Part of Lush's draw though is their willingness to sacrifice fancy pakaging for the good of the environment and the new black plastic tubes are both recycled and easier to recycle in the future than the old style tins. It might not look the prettiest perfume on the block but you can't judge a perfume by its packaging! Before I talk about the new formula, I have to add that being a Lush product, I'm reassured that it's ethically sourced and made with no nasty harmful chemicals. The scent you get from this perfume actually comes from real vanilla, which is expensive! A lot of companies will add a synthetic scent instead - not Lush.
The new formulation admittedly looks a lot more attractive than the old resin-type dollop in the tins. When you push the stick out, you'll see a lovely pale yellow colour, like custard, flecked with real Vanilla seeds and you'll be hit by a warming and slightly sweet smell. The perfume itself isn't an over-sweet Vanilla in my opinion - you won't be walking about smelling like a creme brulee! Alas, we're all individuals and if you're not a fan of all things sweet, the chances are that this isn't the perfume for you.
The creator, Simon Constantine, describes it as a 'floral vanilla' scent and I'd agree with this. The main two fragrances are vanilla (of course!) and tonka bean, which gives it the floral edge. As a side note, I personally do not like the scent of Vanillary in its liquid form - it smells far too harsh and strong for me, but I love the solid version. This is because Lush put slightly less perfume into the solids than the liquids (and adjust the prices accordingly of course! You'll pay a lot more for the liquid version) The scent releases very easily when you apply the push stick on to your wrists, or wherever else you want to perfume. The pale yellow colour allows you to see where you've applied the perfume (unlike the old formula) and rub in accordingly. Like all perfumes, the warmer you are, the more scent is released but another advantage of being warm when applying is that the solid melts into your skin easier.
I find a couples of dabs of my solid Vanillary on my wrists last about 4-6 hours before I feel the need to top up. I base this on the comments I receive! As soon as I started wearing Vanillary to work the compliments came pouring in and now my little solid gets passed around the office on a daily basis. (It has been known for colleagues to shout 'Vanillary!' when I pass!) When colleagues stop commenting on the scent, I reapply! I feel that this perfume is great value for money at £6 a tube. I think the time the scent lasts is quite reasonable and also, the tube will last you a over a month of daily applications. Where else (apart from maybe Next) could you get a month's worth of perfume for that price? Don't let the small size fool you, it will last.
Being in a little tube, this perfume is extremely portable and not being a liquid, it has the added bonus of not spilling all over your handbag when the top comes off (how many times have I done that before??) The new formula is full of moisturising cocoa butter which helps you to spread the perfume and mositurises your skin but in my opinion, this is also the main downside. The old formulation was undoubtably too solid and difficult to remove from the tin but this newer formula is now almost too easily spread and feels slightly greasy when you apply it. It takes a while to sink in to your skin and in the meantime, your wrists might well be sticking to your desk! Little and often, well rubbed in, is probably best to tackle this problem. Although that is my only complaint about an otherwise fine perfume.
Lush is a company who offer fresh, handmade cosmetics and do not test their products on animals. They aim to produce products which contain very little or no preservatives and help the enviroment by drastically reducing the need for packaging.
The Lush range online and in stores, includes a huge selection of goodies. There are various treats for the bath including bath ballistics, shower gels and bath melts. Pampering products for your face and body including fresh face masks and soaps. And also gift sets which mix all of these goodies together into one Lush package!
Lush have several fragrances available and these fragrances are carried through different products such as shower gels, creams and actual perfumes for applying directly to the skin. Whilst several are now discontinued due to being Limited Edition, the current line up includes :
*The Smell of Freedom
*Breath of God
and Vanillary which this review discusses.
*~*~*Vanillary - The Introduction of All Things Sweet*~*~*
The Vanillary scent comes in 3 different fragrance options and also is infused into the Vanilla Fountain Bath Ballistic, Vanilla De-Lite Hand and Body Lotion and the Heavanilli Massage Bar.
When looking to purchase the actual fragrance, you have 3 choices to suit your needs and budget.
*A plain black bottle containing 27g
*A black atomiser containing 9g
*A solid perfume stick containing 12g
The solid perfumes currently offered by Lush have changed since the picture was taken. Previously housed in a rounded pot much like a Vaseline pot, the perfume now comes packed into a thick, black tube which can be pushed up at the base.
The tube doesn't over any colourful or attractive attributes and is simple a bold black with white writing. The solid perfume itself is a yellow and almost golden colour and is slid into the main part of the tube and finished off with a screw on lid. Information on the tube includes the scent name, ingredients, directions for use etc.
It is noted that the solid perfume is suitable for vegans.
*~*~*Can You Handle The Sweetness?*~*~*
The Vanillary scent is a classic from Lush. Rather than be built on different stages of fragrance notes, Lush have infused together real vanilla and jasmine before adding a dose of Tonka Bean for a gourmand and sensually sweet scent. The scents used are from the absolute products.
Here is a little bit of information from the Lush website concerning those 3 important ingredients.
*Vanilla Absolute - the purest Vanilla scent available. The vanilla pods are harvested for up to 9months and go through a distinct process before being used by Lush. Lush opt to obtain vanilla pods from South America and The West Indies.
*Jasmine Absolute - the Jasmine used by Lush comes from Egypt and India. It belongs to an Olive family and is often used as an aphrodisiac.
*Tonka Absolute - obtained from the fruit seeds of the Dipteryx odorata tree, Tonka is considered an ideal anti-inflammatory product and is added to vanilla to create a longer lasting scent on the skin.
*~*~*Becoming a Sweet Angel*~*~*
Applying the solid perfume is a doddle. Gently push up the base to allow the stick to come to the surface but be careful as there is no mechanism for the stick to be sent back down the tube! Rub a small amount onto your wrists and neck and off you go.
*~*~*At What Price Can One Achieve Such Sweetness?*~*~*
Vanillary Solid Perfume can be purchased in a Lush store or online at a cost of £6.00. The atomiser will set you back £12.00 and the bottle comes in at £25.00.
*~*~*The Angels Opinion*~*~*
Cards on the table..I am a Soap and Glory addict and proud. I don't think I ever got too into Lush because I need to travel so far to one of the shops so it is probably a good thing! When I go shopping in Glasgow, I always nip up to Lush in Buchannan Street and treat myself to a few products..usually different things each time. My last trip was yesterday but before that, it was just before Christmas.
I love the scent that hits you as you approach the doors of a Lush shop and inside it is just brilliant. Upstairs in the Glasgow store, they have a small section with perfumes in various forms. The kind lady there asked me if I was looking for anything in particular and I confessed to being a Lush perfume virgin! I commented that my preference is sweet or fruity scents and she quickly spritzed some from a bottle onto a bag as I was already wearing perfume.
She advised that this was called Vanillary and I immediately assumed it would be vanilla scented but it was floral! Noticing the weird look on my face, she quickly checked the bottle and discovered she had sprayed Imogen Rose..someone had mixed up all the bottles and as they are identical except a label around the neck, it is hard to tell them apart! Note to Lush..please change this! The lady managed to find the tester bottle for Vanillary and I was hooked within a moment or two of the scent being sprayed.
I opted to buy the Solid Perfume was many reasons. I spray perfume constantly and all around my body like a body spray. Therefore the sprays wouldn't last me long at all and considering the price, it wouldn't be ideal for my budget. The solid perfume priced at £6.00 was much more affordable and I thought it would be something a bit different to carrying a large bottle around in my bag.
I am content that they have changed the design as a feel a tub would have been awkward to use and digging my fingers into something sticky would cause issues so the tube is ideal in this respect. The first time I used it, I pushed it up too far and damaged the top when I put the lid back on so know not to do that again. The tube serves its purpose but isn't fancy or striking but for £6.00 I won't complain!
I can only apply this too my skin and cannot spritz it around like a erfume so I hoped the scent would remain strong enough to be apparent and keep me smelling sweet. When I got this home, I was stunned to discover that the solid perfume is coloured as I expected it to be clear. As I apply it to one wrist I notice how cool and soft the texture is. It goes on smoothly and doesn't drag my skin. The gold colour transfers slightly to my skin giving it a shimmery appearance but once I use my other wrist to rub it in, it blends in almost fully.
The solid perfume leaves a slight stickiness to my skin like a body lotion which doesn't want to fully settle in. It isn't a major problem but the stickiness also comes with a little bit of shine. Not too bad for wearing on a night out but I don't want to be too shimmery or shiny during my day to day activities! It soon settles though leaving a powdery feel which doesn't transfer to my clothes. I also apply a dab of this to my neck and use my wrist to rub it in..I advise checking in the mirror to ensure it fully rubs in!
The scent of Vanillary is strong and sweet before you proceed to opening the tube. Vanilla isn't a scent that can be easily carried off despite its wide use in the perfume world. It can often be unnatural or too sickly. Vanillary is sickly sweet on application and will certainly be smelt by those within a few metres of you. Its strength confirms is Absolute stance and you will either love it or hate it.
Me personally, I am in too minds over it. Although the concentration of the solid perfume is lesser than the spray, it still packs a sweet punch right up my nose. It doesn't smell artificial and indeed lets off a naturally sweet aroma which is very food line. To me, the jasmine although present in an underlying state, doesn't even begin to break through the sweetness that Lush have created here. I feel it has been added to avoid the scent being so sweet that it is unbearable so top marks for that Lush!
Vanillary doesn't develop through top, heart and base notes as such and all 3 important ingredients mould together to create a lasting scent. The tonka bean is said to create a burnt caramel like aroma and I feel this is very true. The scent starts off with the vanilla being more prominent with a slight floral and sensual kick from the jasmine. It quickly changes to become a dessert like essence..perhaps portraying a sugary and ultra sweet dessert in a top notch restaurant.
The scent is heavy and never really lightens up..if anything it deepens and becomes more sweet and succulent as time goes on. The sweetness of the scent becomes creamy and delicious and reminds me of a creme brulee dessert. If I didn't know better, I would say there was a hint of cinnamon or some other spice..just a touch adding an edge to the scent.
Vanillary lasts a very long time on my skin and at a powerful level. I can apply it in the morning and see it going creamy around 4hours after application. It leaves its sweet significance on my skin for 8-10hours and can still be picked up on my jacket and scarf the next day which is brilliant considering it is a solid perfume.
*~*~*Think You Can Be As Sweet As Me?*~*~*
Vanillary is an ultra sweet scent and unless that is what you are into, I would steer clear. If you suffer from headaches due to scents then also avoid! It is a heavy scent which can be suitable for day or night time use as it lasts so well on the skin. Its sweetness is too strong for hot weather but ideal for Autumn and Winter.
*~*~*Sweet Angels Decision Is Final*~*~*
Vanillary is the sweetest scent I have ever owned. I am glad I bought the solid perfume as I only need a tiny rub of it for all day sweetness. It will last me so much longer than a spray bottle! One thing I don't like about the solid perfume though is it can go slightly dry and cakey if not used in a while and this transfers onto my skin but it isn't a major issue.
I recommend Vanillary Solid Perfume for those who desire extremely sweet and long lasting perfumes. The solid perfume offers excellent value for money and I will buy it again when I run out!
Thanks for reading x
What is it? And why did you buy it?
I discovered this lovely little solid perfume when my father decided that having purchased it, that it "wasn't really him". (I could have told him that!) My sister didn't wish to add it to her collection, so I accepted this small tin bearing the LUSH logo. I haven't been disappointed!
I only own a few staple liquid perfumes, but these are worn almost all the time and take up permanent residence on the middle of my dressing table. However, here was a little tin that I could easily pop into my pocket, handbag or wallet to use anytime I liked. I had previously used atomisers, but never felt particularly safe carrying them around, just in case.
Packaging & Application
It's a small tin, like you'd expect for a lip balm, and in appearance it could just as well be lip balm, except for the small writing on the front saying that it is a "Solid perfume". It has a useful screw-top firmly protecting the contents. You can either apply it with your fingers, or simply rub the open tin against where you would usually spray some perfume.
I personally love the vanilla smell, but it may not be to everyone's taste. According to the LUSH site, there are also tones of jasmine interspersed for sweetness. For me, it is a comforting smell that isn't sickly. I also read somewhere that vanilla is a smell that attracts men... I'll leave it to you to test that one out. Each of LUSHs solid perfumes are made from a base of fairtrade cocoa butter, so it will moisturise nicely into your skin.
Any additional details?
It lasts a good length of time. The pot I have is 10g, and has a shelf-life of 14 months according to the details. I don't use it everyday, but it stays in my handbag for the times when I feel I need a little olfactory pick-up. If you used it everyday, I would imagine that it would last the same as a lip balm of similar size and usage, seeing as it is much the same.
If you turn over the tin, there is also a little sign that makes me happy to own this product - a "Vegan" logo. Also, being from LUSH, I know that this product is not tested on animals. For me, that is a definite advantage to this already good product. And at £6 for a pot, a lot cheaper than the other perfumes I'm partial to.
If you're not a fan of Vanilla, there is a range of other fragrances available which can be found on the lush.co.uk website.
All in all, a worthwhile product to buy if you want a easy way of carrying fragrance around with you, and a pleasant aroma for you and others to enjoy. Please feel free to ask any questions if there are details that I have not addressed. Happy Shopping!
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I really like sweet (but not sickly) scents, and when I fancied giving myself a treat recently, I purchased a tin of Lush's Vanillary Solid Perfume. I wanted to have a nice solid perfume that was small and not a pain to carry around with me for top ups throughout the day, if needed.
I think the packaging might have changed lately, from a small 10g tin (pictured) into a black tube (as shown on the Lush website), but when I bought my Solid Perfume it came in a small screw top lid and I paid just under £5 for a tin. The current version with the new packaging is selling on the Lush website for £6 for 12g (http://www.lush.co.uk/products/perfume/vanillary/vanillary_1504.html)
The tin I have is quite plain, being made of silver metal, and having a black Lush label on top with the usual black Lush branding with white text. The lid of the tin is screw off, and at first I was trying to lift it off and on as you do with some of their pther products that come in tins, but I figured it out after a few seconds, and it's easy to open.
The solid perfume inside is a pale creamy yellow colour and has a waxy consistency. To use, just run your finger in the perfume, which will soften it a little and make it melt into a slightly oily residue, and then rub your finger onto where you'd like the perfume. It's absorbed easily and doesn't leave any residue on your skin.
The scent is lovely - it's definitely 'vanillary' as the name suggests, but it's much more than just that, and has had floral, exotic jasmine and sweet caramelly slightly burnt toffee mixed in for good luck, and to me, it's much nicer than it could have been had it been a pure vanilla scent. Added tonka beans give the vanilla fragrance an extra boost and making this into a sweet, warming, gourmand scent that I really love.
The scent is rich and warming, and surprisingly lasted quite a nice amount of time on my skin. 4 hours later I could still faintly smell the Vanillary Solid Perfume although obviously not as strongly as when I'd first applied it, and these days I usually reapply this 3 hours after first application, which I don't mind doing.
As I said, I haven't tried the newly packaged version, but my old style tin has worked a treat for me, smelling lovely, and being a handy travel size making it easy to take around with you for whenever you fancy a scent boost. The only downside is that being so small a tin, I'll probably run out of it quicker than I would a liquid fragrance.
This solid perfume was another of my purchases on a recent shpping trip to lush. It is probably the one I wear the least but that's not to say that I don't like it, it's just that it is a little different from the kind of perfumes I normally buy.
As the name Vanillary suggests this is a vanilla based scent that also contains jasmine and tonka. Normally I wouldn't buy something that was vanilla based but I was seduced in the shop as it smelt good enough to eat so I had to have it.
I was a little surprised to see it cost more than my other solid perfumes I bought that day but it is still only £6 so it is really cheap for what you get and like the others it comes in a black stick that contains 12g of solid perfume.
The solid perfume itself is a lovely buttery cream colour and as soon as you open it the smell of vanilla hits you but in combination with the other ingredients it makes it a little more sophisticated than just a pure vanilla scent would be.
It is extremely sweet and I imagine the actual liquid perfume would be too cloying for me but as this is solid it is a little more subtle and makes it much more wearable for me.
To me it is definaely a daytime perfume and I would feel out of place wearing this anywhere at night.
It goes on extremely well and doesn't leave any stains on the skin although it does leave a slight shine where you have slicked it.
Even though the solid perfume is a little more subtle than the liquid one it is still quite potent when you apply a lot of it so I recommend you just apply a little bit to you pulse points and the smell will stay with you quite a long time.
The stick is incredibly handy to carry around with you and unlike with the tin you won't have any trouble with removing the lid.
I personally like to wear this perfume after I have had a shower and applying palmers cocoa butter as I find that it compliments the body butter perfectly and with the two of them I have a lovely smell for the entire day.
Vanillary solid perfume won't be to everybodies taste but even if you do not normally like vanilla based perfumes you should give this a try and see as it is not as cloying as some of them can be.
Lush solid perfumes have become a bit of an addiction for me recently (I know along with everything else Lush makes!) because I bought quite a few tubs of it a few months back but because of my ever growing perfume collection Ive not long got round to trying them out. I decided to buy this 'Lush Vanillary Solid Perfume' simply because Ive tried other Vanilla themed products from Lush and they have smelt amazing and been really good for my skin so I naturally assumed this perfume would as well. Thankfully I was not wrong and this has quickly become one of the few perfumes I wear all the time, it might not be my absolute Lush favourite but its still pretty lovely!
*This perfume is still available from Lush but its appearance may have changed slightly - I personally have the old version shown in the picture but that might be worth remembering!*
Price: 25.00 - 27g bottle. 12.00 - 9g atomiser. 6.00 - solid perfume stick.
Stockists: Lush & Lush.co.uk. The older design may still be floating around on eBay and places like that.
Other Info: 100& suitable for vegans and the main notes in this perfume are: jasmine, vanilla (obviously!) & tonka.
Even though the packaging has now changed Ill be referring to the older design as thats the one I personally own. This perfume comes in a small, metal tub a bit like Vaseline and has the Lush brand name and perfume name on the top. The packaging isnt anything amazing but I wasnt expecting anything more from Lush as often you dont get any packaging at all! The lid for this can be a bit stiff to remove when you first start using it which could result in a few broken nails but after a while it does loosen up and is easy to remove and re-apply so its nt a major problem.
The perfume inside is a yellowish colour and yes you guessed it completely solid. It does look quite like a lipbalm and it can be a bit hard at first to get any perfume onto your fingers because this is so solid - warm it up in your hands for a few seconds though and that should make it easier to use. A few dabs of this on your neck and wrists is more than enough to get the full fragrance and any more than that and I think it could become quite overpowering. One tub will definitely last a really long time though if you use it sparingly.
The smell of this perfume for me is gorgeous. Yes vanilla is the strongest scent but imagine that mixed with cocoa butter, caramel and toffee and thats the end result with this fragrance. It is really gorgeous in my opinion and sweet but not really sickly - I think Lush got the mixture spot on here. The scent is sweet yet warm and reminds me of a creme brulee which means I reckon this scent could be worn at any time of day or year and its one that will appeal to all ages I think.
I fully recommend this scent to women of all ages to wear whatever time of the day or year because I think this one is pretty versatile. It lasts about 3-4 hours on my skin which doesnt sound like much but considering how little you need to apply I think thats pretty good. Highly recommended from me for all women!
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I have always ended up with the Lush solid perfumes one way or another. I love perfumes and I love Lush so it was always a given that I would love their perfumes. I ended up with the Vanillary solid perfume from being a Lush Product Tester and it was sent to me through the post in a package of things to test and report on for Lush.
The Vanillary solid perfume was sent to me last summer when Lush were just about to launch their new vanilla range. I was more than excited when I received it as I love anything vanilla scented and Lush (whilst I have been shopping with them) have never really made a scent which is just vanilla alone.
Like all of Lush's solid perfumes, this one arrived with me in the usual aluminium screw top tin. On the top of the lid there is the usual black Lush sticker with the Lush logo and the name of the product, Vanillary, in the Lush font. Unscrewing the lid, you are greeted by a solid piece of circular wax which in this case is a pale beige colour. Unfortunately Lush does not colour their solid perfumes. I am not sure if it is something which is not possible or just something Lush choose not to do.
The scent Vanillary lightly wafts out of the tin when you unscrew it but it isn't an overly strong scent. You have to put your nose quite close to the tin to get a proper sniff of it and to me this is not a true vanilla scent. I was most disappointed. I thought that Lush had finally produced a scent which I love but I was just sadly mistaken. Instead of being a true vanilla scent, Lush have incorporated jasmine and toffee and made it somewhat powdery smelling. It isn't the vanilla you recognise from cake shops or even from the Body Shop, sadly.
To use the solid perfume you simply run your finger across the wax and allow a sheen of the perfume to build up on your fingertip and then you apply it wherever you want it on your body. It doesn't leave any greasy residue which is a plus with something like this and it is highly moisturising wherever you put it due to the cocoa butters it is made from.
I put the vanilla mostly on my wrists. Suddenly the very subtle scent which was in the tin was transformed into something much stronger and sadly on me it smelled like burnt curry powder. It was absolutely awful and I hated it from the minute I applied it on my skin. I think the effect is supposed to be a burnt toffee scent but the only scent which was coming into my mind was curry powder.
The scent lasted a good while - about 4 hours though very sadly with this perfume as it smelled so bad on me. If you do like Vanillary though (and this goes for any of the solid perfumes) then seeing as the tin is so small, it is perfect for taking with you when you are out and about. It fits into the smallest of handbags and coat pockets.
On one of my other reviews someone asked me if when applying a solid perfume on your skin via your fingertips if your transferred the scent onto anything and everything you touched there after. This was not something I had ever considered and I am glad it was mentioned to me! So this morning I cracked open one of my solid perfumes and applied some to my fingertip and applied it on to my skin as I usually do. I then went about touching things as I normally would. And I did find faint traces of the scents on things I had touched so in answer to the question you do get a faint amount of the solid perfume on things you touch immediately after so I do recommend washing your hands.
Vanillary cost £4.95 for a 10g tin but Lush has since discontinued solid perfumes but you can pick it up on eBay and the Lush forum should you want to give it a try.
Due to the scent not being a true vanilla scent, I wouldn't recommend this product.
First things first: NEVER EVER LEAVE THIS IN YOUR CAR ON A HOT DAY!
Sadly, it will melt like crazy...on the upside, your car will forever smell like a vanillery dream.
While like most Lush products this one doesn't handle heat very well (at least not Sydney heat) I cannot find a bad thing to say about it.
Solid perfume has been one of my favourite things for a long time, the fact that there is absolutely no chance that it will be taken off you at Customs at the airport unlike liquid perfumes, only adds to this products usefulness.
If you're backpacking, traveling or even overnighting it - then this solid version of Lush's delectable fragrance is perfect.
The scent will easily take you from brunch with friends, to High Tea at an exclusive hotel and then on to cocktails at a nightclub.
The fact that men seem to find this scent irresistable...is just a bonus!
Additionally, a quick dab of this product under the nose also solves the issue of having to travel next to 'he who has not bathed for months' in economy class... you backpackers know what I mean! lol
****Lush Vanillary Solid Perfume ****
I have been a fan of lush for quite some time, especially all the vanilla scented items so when I saw that they had it in a solid perfume I decided to give it a try. Much cheaper than buying the proper bottle so if I didn't like it on my skin it wouldn't matter as much. Its annoying when you come across a really nice perfume then it goes bad after making contact with your skin.(do people get what I mean? Lol)
Anyway the perfume comes in a circular tub (like the sample pots they do but sturdier) and in it you get 10g worth of product. I think that this is a good size for the price and although I don't use it every day I would say that I have had it for about a year and have plenty left. The amount of time you have to use it is also very good as you get about a year and a half which I think is fine for a perfume.
I think it goes without saying that this perfume smells like vanilla. It is sweet but not overpowering and I think it makes a great perfume either for everyday use or for going out in the evenings.
One thing I liked about the solid perfume is that it is quite conpact so it fits in the smallest of bags. Using it is simple you just rub it between your fingers then apply where you want it.
One thing I didn't like was that I couldn't skoosh it anywhere like normal perfumes.
I do like the smell and idea of this perfume but I ended up buying the proper perfume of this so I had that extra coverage. Not saying I needed it but this didn't leave me feeling overly confident that I would remain smelling sweet unless i wanted to rub it under my armpits!!!!
I recently went on a bit of a lush spending spree, so expect lots of reviews over the next couple of weeks as I try new things out! This is my favourite so far, and something that I have been lusting after for some time.
Solid perfume is not something I had tried before, and not something I've really considered. I was sampling the new Vanillary bottled perfume, which I loved, but then I realised it was very out of my price range (at £25 per bottle). The very helpful assistant suggested I try the solid perfume, which retails at a much more civilized £6 for a 10g tin, which she reliably informed me would last months. The smell was just as good (if not better) than the liquid perfume so I jumped at the chance and stuck one into my wicker basket!
It is scented with vanilla absolute jojoba oil, jasmine and tonka beans, which leaves it with a fresh, sweet and lightly floral scent. It is exactly like the vanilla fountain bath ballistic, which is my absolute favourite product in Lush!
The perfume really does seem pretty solid, not like a balm or a gel. To use the shop assistant recommended I use the top side of my nail to scratch a little bit off, and then use my fingers to rub it it. Even though it seems solid it actually softens really easily in your fingers and it rubs in really easily, you don't feel sticky at all, which I thought might be a problem. If you don't want to use your fingers, you can just put the bit you scratched off onto one wrist and rub both together...easy peasy!
The best thing about this is how long it lasts - the small amount I put on after my shower this morning is still smelling strongly (but not overpowering) at nearly 7pm - and I've been cooking!
Overall - a great product, and EXCELLENT value - will definitely be buying again!
Vanillary is the latest in Lush' line of solid perfumes.
Being a massive fan of anything vanilla,I bought this a few days ago.
It comes in a little 10g tin,like the rest of Lush' perfumes. It twists open easily,but be careful not to let the contents melt or it may stick the lid to the base and become really impossible to get into.
When you first open this outside of the shop,you'll be hit with a wave of sweet,sensual and realistic vanilla - by that,I mean it dosn't smell synthetic.
To use,I simply rub my thumb over the surface to coat it in the solid perfume,then use my thumb to transfer it to pulse points or anywhere I want to smell nice.
The smell is so beautiful and really does last the longest time - with most perfumes (non Lush solid) I can't smell it at the end of the day - with this,I can smell it 24 hours later,without re-applying!
There's no visible difference in amount the first few times I've used it - usually the solid perfumes take months of use before you even see a dent in the amount - so it's definately good value for money and will last you a long,long time.
It smelt the same on my skin as it does in the tin,which is fabulous as some things can smell nice in the tin but then horrible once it reacts with your skin.
Overall,this is the best perfume I've ever used (I may be biased,as vanilla is my favourite scent) and I would reccomend it to anyone who is a fan of proper,grown-up vanilla scents.