You know how much I love perfume, I think my Perfume Collection video may have hammered that home. Well, I got my little perfume addicted hands on some of the Gorilla fragrances for Lush. My understanding is that if you love the scent of Lush products than you will like some of these. At this stage I have yet to try any of them but I will keep you updated on my thoughts.
“Gorilla Perfume was formed to showcase the perfumery of Mark and Simon Constantine as an antidote to boring mass-market scents and a movement to get people excited about good quality perfume“.
The five I have are Imogen Rose, The smell of Freedom, Orange Blossom, Tuca Tuca and Breath of God. If you have tried any of these please let me know your thoughts on them.
Imogen Rose – Gorilla Perfume calls it “a true representation of the Damask rose with a hint of baby powder”. It’s notes are rose, bergamot, vetivert, ambrette seed, tonka, and orris. A reviewer referred to the dry down as drowsy and dreamy… can’t wait to try it!
Breath of God – Breath of God was reportedly developed after Constantine created two separate scents, Inhale for women (uplifting neroli, refreshing bergamot, stimulating violet leaf and exotic jasmine) and Exhale for men (warming amber, soothing sandalwood and stimulating patchouli ). He then decided to combine them. The notes are neroli, lemon, melon, jasmine, rose, vetivert, sandalwood, cedarwood, amber and musk.
Breath of God
Orange Blossom – Fresh orange blossom absolute and neroli oil burst out of the bottle like a distilled Mediterranean moment. Over time, the honeyed and woody tones develop on your skin and you’re left with a warm glow. Featuring orange blossom, neroli, rosewood, ylang ylang, sandalwood and beeswax. I hear that if you like the retro Happy bath bar then this is for you.
Tuca Tuca – ‘Like any good summer day, Tuca Tuca starts with a blast of fresh summer air, violet top notes accompany a rich floral feel from cassie absolute. As the sun reaches midday the warm vanilla and ylang ylang move the perfume into its middle notes and then, as the sun sets, we’re left with a slightly naughty violet leaf and vetivert bottom, the end to a perfect day!’ This is one of my favourite perfume descriptions, I want that day! :) Now, off to test Tuca Tuca to see if it lives up tot he hype.
The Smell of Freedom - The Smell of Freedom opens with a fresh, herbal accord and reveals its complex, spicy and woody nature as it warms on your skin. It’s a masterpiece.” The notes include lemongrass, lemon myrtle, neroli, jasmine, ginger, fire tree, clove, black pepper, sandalwood, oudh and orris.
Perfume bottle (30g) – €24.00
Atomiser (10g) – €11.00
Solid Perfume (12g) – €6.00
Have you tried any of Lush’s frangrances? What’s your favourite scent at the moment?