Lush Exclusive Perfume Library fragrance reviews

I bought five Italy perfume library store exclusives that were surprisingly on the Lush Uk site when i was looking for something else!

Here is a video reviewing and demoing them at length to help with your purchasing decisions.

I should love them for all intents and purposes, according to the ingredients. And theyre the two most costly of the bunch. I just dont understand. 🤔 So im wearing them again today one on each arm, just to see if theres any change in my dislike of them. *Crosses my fingers*

I think Fresh As is the only one of the five that are truly impressive imo. And as far as the other four not onky do they not smell good compared to past lush gorilla perfumed, but a large part of the fragrance just disappears too fast (which is good if one doesnt like it i suppose) but gosh theyre like the opposite of the new lush body spray fragrances which seem to be more concentrated and last awhile on the skin, especially being almost half the price of a couple of these perfumes.

Sappho P                       €195/£150 for 100ml

When smelling this fragrance, Mark immediately referenced Sappho, a prolific greek poet in the Archaic period (NOT a goddess!). She also ran her family’s shipping business whilst her brothers were away. Very little of her work survives from antiquity. For many people Sappho is the symbol of female homosexuality. She lived on the island of Lesbos and Plato describes Sappho as the 10th Muse.

Notes from the Nose: I knew for Florence I wanted to incorporate a heavy Orris/Iris base into a perfumes that represents the Florence Lily (the Iris Flower), the symbol of Florence …and this was it.

Ingredients: Orris Butter, Vanilla Absolute, Tonka Absolute, Sandalwood New Caledonian, Jasmine Absolute, Tobacco Absolute

QI: DRF Alcohol, Perfume, Water (Aqua), Glycerine, Benzyl Salicylate, Jasmine Absolute (Jasminum grandiflorum), Benzyl Alcohol, Tonka Absolute (Dipteryx odorata), Orris Oil (Iris florentina), Sandalwood Oil (Santalum austro-caledonicum vieill), Vanilla Absolute (Vanilla planifolia), Tobacco Absolute (Nicotiana tabacum), *Anise Alcohol, *Benzyl Benzoate, *Benzyl Cinnamate, *Cinnamal, *Citronellol, *Coumarin, *Eugenol, *Farnesol, Geraniol, *Isoeugenol, *Limonene, *Linalool

Created in 2019 by Perfumer, Emma Dick

Olfactory description:  Sophisticated Orris hugged by the warmth of vanilla and tonka, sensuality of carnal jasmine and then brought into this century with a tobacco base.

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Floral, spicy/woody


Fresh As                                
€70/£50 for 100ml

Fresh As Fuck is basically the term for this perfume. There are a couple of references in the Urban Dictionary. To be Fresh As Fuck looking straight up fly. 

The appearance of grass/flora on a sunny day following the succession of rainfall. This perfume represents the urban modern renaissance of our time.

Ingredients: Siberian Pine Oil, Pine needle absolute, Orris Butter, Benzoin Resinoid, Tagetes Oil

QI: DRF Alcohol, Perfume, *Linalool, Water (Aqua), Glycerine, *Limonene, Orris Oil (Iris florentina), Pine Needle Absolute (Abies balsamea), Tagetes Oil (Tagetes minuta), Siberian Pine Oil (Abies sibirica), Benzoin Resinoid (Styrax tonkinensis pierre), *Benzyl Benzoate, *Benzyl Cinnamamte, *Cinnamal, *Citral, *Citronellol, *Geraniol

Olfactory description:   Fresh and vibrant greens in the opening mirrors this vivid statement the perfume makes. Fresh As..is balanced by the earthy Orris and fruitiness of tagettes.  Serene like a stroll in a Renaissance floral garden.

Created in 2019 by Perfumer, Emma Dick

Grassy meadows and Siberian pines, the morning after heavy rain. Earthy orris serenely takes control of the urban landscape, leaving in its wake a renaissance floral garden.

Created in 2019.

Fresh, Citrusy

Confetti                                €90/£70 for 100ml

Emma’s initial workings were based on Rose, Violet, Coffee and Pear as a combination. Rowena smelt the perfume and thought it smelt of Sugar Almonds (a pastel coloured candy Almond – Usually found as a gift on the table at British Weddings). In Italy they have the same tradition for celebratory events and the Sugar Almonds are known as Confetti – which was a perfect fit …so much so, that this will be Emma’s signature scent for her wedding in 2020. 

Ingredients: Violet leaf absolute, Rose oIl, sandalwood oil

QI: DRF Alcohol, Perfume, Alpha-Isomethyl ionone, Water (Aqua), Glycerine, Geraniol, Rose Oil (Rosa damascena), Violet Leaf Absolute (Viola odorata), Sandalwood Oil (Santalum austro-caledonicum vieill), *Benzyl Alcohol, *Benzyl Benzoate, *Benzyl Cinnamate, *Cinnamal, *Citral, *Citronellol, *Eugenol, *Farnesol, *Limonene, *Linalool

Olfactory description: The three stages of relationships are featured in this perfume. The innocent of violet leaf, like the beginnings of all relationships. The sensuality and deepness of love from the Roses and the comforting solidity of all marriages provided by the sandalwood oil. Sweet and floral.

Created in 2019 by Perfumer, Emma Dick

The sugared almonds at an Italian wedding tell a story in three acts. Young love, the innocence of violet leaf. A sensual rose blooms as the relationship deepens, until the final chapter reveals the lasting comfort of sandalwood oil. Created in 2019.

Sweet. Floral

Frangipani                                €90/£70 for 100ml

Frangipani is thought to refer to a fragrance made for perfuming the gloves of a Roman noble, the probably mythical Marquis of Frangipani. This perfume was ‘composed of every known spice’ and probably included a large amount of Orris root, musk and civet as these were standard perfumery ingredients at the time and Sweet Almond oil was used to soften and perfume gloves in the Renaissance. The Frangipani plant (Plumeria) was thought to resemble this fragrance.

Our perfume might smell familiar as it is similar to our solid hand serum –  Frangipani glove.

Ingredients: Frangipani absolute, Sandalwood oil, Almond Oil, Tuberose absolute, Guaiacwood Oil.

QI: DRF Alcohol, Perfume, Water (Aqua), Glycerine, Benzyl Alcohol, *Limonene, Benzyl Benzoate, *Linalool, Guiacwood Oil (Bulnesis sarmienti), Sandalwood Oil (Santalum austro-caledonicum vieill), Almond Essential Oil (Prunus amygdalus amara), Frangipani Absolute (Plumeria alba), Tuberose Absolute (Polianthes Tuberosa), *Benzyl Salicylate, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Cinnamyl Alcohol, *Citral, Coumarin, *Eugenol, *Farnesol, Geraniol

Olfactory description:  Creamy sandalwood and scrumptious almonds leans into the sweet frangipani and the perfume finishes off with a bright white floral and woody base. Starts sweet and finishes with a slightly smoky finish. Guaiacwood Oil in its raw form leans smokey (like cedarwood virginian)

Created in 2019 by Perfumer, Emma Dick

Frangipani

The legacy (or myth) of the Marquis of Frangipani: a delicate dusting of sweet almond used to fragrance gloves. Across the ocean, a flower bearing a similar scent had not yet been discovered, but would eventually inherit the Frangipani name. Created in 2019.

Sweet, floral

Nero                                 €160/£125 for 100ml

Inspired by the origins of the name Neroli. The first is that the Emperor Nero inspired the term Neroli as he was a huge perfume and fragrant flower enthusiast. The information I read before creating the perfume was ‘The name Neroli is thought by some to originate from Anne Marie, Princess of Nerola, She used Neroli to perfume her gloves and her bath water and her popular gloves, called Guanti Di Neroli was the original name for this perfume. 

Ingredients, Bergamot, Neroli, Petitgrain

QI: DRF Alcohol, Bergamot Oil (Citrus aurantium bergamia), *Limonene, Perfume, Neroli Oil (Citrus aurantium amara), Water (Aqua), *Linalool, Glycerine, Petitgrain Oil (Citrus aurantium amara), *Citral, *Coumarin, *Farnesol, *Geraniol, Isoeugenol

Olfactory description:  A classic homage to the traditional citrus eau de cologne that dawned crisp male tailored suits. The petitgrain creates a woody depth to a light and airy citrus.

Created in 2019 by Perfumer, Emma Dick

Citrusy, fresh

A classical portrait of the Princess of Nerola, her gloves delicately fragranced with the neroli that she’s thought to have named. Enter the Emperor Nero. Woody depths of petitgrain smoulder, and citrus notes of bergamot rise from the ashes, neglecting the burning city of Rome. Created in 2019.

Almond Blossom shower gel

3 or 3 1/2 out of 5 rating

See my review and description video below.

Lush introduced Almond Blossom into their regular line on Jan 23, 2020. Its made in a new sulphate free formula.

Its made in the same scent as the Christmas 2019 body lotion ‘Snowflake’. Its primary ingredient is almond essential oil.

I don’t like this Almond Blossom shower gel as much as i love the Snowflake lotion. The shower gel smells much weaker to me, and isn’t sweet at all. Most people are telling me that their Almond Blossom shower gel is so sweet and strong it makes them sick. I guess mine is so fifferent due to the handmade nature of Lush products.

“The delicate blossoms of spring have been reimagined as a softening shower gel enriched with almond milk and the scent of sweet marzipan. A triple dose of almond comes courtesy of Fair Trade almond oil, almond milk and almond essential oil and is rounded off with the woody warmth of sandalwood and sweet benzoin. Sulphate-free, this creates a gentle lather suitable for all skins.

You’ll love this if you like:
– Sweet marzipan treats.
 Cherry Blossom bubble bar or Cookie Dough lip scrub.
– Gentle, soothing showers to calm skin and leave it feeling soft.

Benefits:
– Almond milk is both softening and moisturising on your skin, helping to protect it from the elements.
– Fair Trade almond oil not only softens and moisturises your skin, it also gives the Palestinian farmers who grow and harvest the almonds a steady income.
– Rose water calms and balances your skin, helping to alleviate redness and irritation.
– This shower gel is extra gentle, made with a new sulphate-free and palm-free formula. Let us know what you think at wecare@lush.co.uk.”

Ingredients

List of ingredients

My video

Nana

Nana shower gel

5 out of 5 rating. See my description and demo video below.

Lush introduced Nana shower in January of 2020.

Its made with Banana decoction and Oat decoction. Both are good for skin. Doctor’s even recommend these for patients with dry, itchy skin.

Lush has a new formula of shower gel which contains no palm oil and no sulphates.

It smells like a cross between vanilla pudding, slight banana, and Lush ‘Let the Good Times Roll’ facial cleanser (which is made from corn).

Its somewhat similar to Yog Nog but doesnt have the toasty butterscotch note that yog nog has.

Its consistency is somewhat thick. It feels great to shower with.

This will be a regular in my shower as soon as my yog nog runs out.

Here’s my video showing it

Discontined and New Lush Winter 2020

New products

Almond Blossom liquid shower gel

Almond Blossom naked (solid) shower gel

Nana liquid shower gel

Nana naked (solid) shower gel

Pansy body lotion liquid

Pansy body lotion naked (solid)

Ro’s Argan naked (solid) body conditioner

Tingle liquid body conditioner

Tingle naked (solid) body conditioner

Floating Flower bath bomb

Rose Butterfly bath bomb

The Golden Cap pressed solid hair conditioner

Black Hole Sun pressed solid hair conditioner

Ultraplant facial cleanser

Discontinued Lush and New Lush Summer/Fall 2019

Please know, Lush may or may not introduce more new products in addition to these later. I have no knowledge of this but it could happen.
I’ll be adding links below which go to the blog pages for most of the below products, so you can look them up individually to see their review, demo video etc. Ill also add prices for you when i can get them.

I made a video too.

Being discontinued

Devils Nightcap soap

Sea Salted Caramel soap

Hippy cold pressed soap

Lavender Vida Loca soap

Chocolate lip scrub

Deep Sleep jelly

Karma shower bomb

Koyaanistqatsi shower bomb

New

Easy peeler body scrub

Sleepy soap (Twilight) (i’ll reviewing mine next!)

Poppy soap (comforter scent)

Michelle Ma Belle soap (yog nog scent)

Good Day Sunshine soap (brightside scent)

Comforter shower bomb

Cookie Dough lip scrub

Conga jelly

Twilight jelly

American Cream shower gel (bottles & solid)

Coco Loco solid shower oil (Big Calm & Yellow Submarine scent)

Argan Dragon solid shower oil (candy fluff/snow fairy scent)

Miniminasoma solid shower oil (Avocado wash scent)

Ultraplant facial cleanser

Conga jelly

4 or 5 out of 5 rating

Lush has introduced five or six jellies at their new Superstore at the Liverpool Spa.

All having Dance names. Conga is the pink one andis made with Raspberry juice!

It also has vanilla, davana oil, and bergamot.

Initially i thought this might be a scent twin of raspberry milkshake soap however ive asked and it isn’t. To me this jelly smells more like raspberries and cream instead of just straight raspberry. It seems more yummy.

It seems like its more conditioning than other lush jellies because of the moisturizing davana oil and skin softening carageenan seaweed.

I recorded a 4 minute video showing you how it looks out of the container. I also show how to wash with it at the sink.

“Come on shake your jelly baby, use this Conga! You can’t resist this sweet-scented lather any longer. Feel as almond milk makes your skin softer, don’t you fight it ‘til you’ve tried it! Lather up with this sweet treat.

No need to form a line to experience the fabulously foamy washes of this wibbly treat. Brightening raspberry juice and vanilla absolute add a sweet note, while almond milk ensures skin feels hydrated.”

List of ingredients