Fresh As

4 out of 5 rating

Fresh As perfume

Whereas i expected to love the more expensive fragrances of the bunch and it turned out i didn’t, i decided to buy Fresh As even though the ingredients didnt necessarily grab me. As irony woukd have it-Fresh As is my favorite of the five.

It smells as if Lush Needles & Pine shower jelly, Lush Guardian of the Forest , and Lush Princess Cottongrass perfume had a baby.

The fragrance of it is light and airy. It smells less like a forest and more like a meadow. Its not earthy its green and airy and gorgeous.

It smells just as beautiful when its wet as when it’s dry.

Welcome to the wilderness. With bracing fir needle absolute and hints of balsamic benzoin resinoid you’ll soon be feeling fresh as…

Revitalising fir and tagetes oils mingle in each vivid spritz to surround you with the bracing draw of nature. If any scent can embody the freshest of forests, snapping sticks underfoot and the warmth of a snugly scarf, then this is it. 

You’ll love this if you like:

– Herbaceous fir.
– Karma perfume.
– Refreshing forest walks.

For a limited time only, 30ml bottles of this perfume will be available to order online. This perfume and the rest of The Florence Collection are also available in 100ml bottles in your nearest perfume library. “

Nero

2 out of 5 rating

Nero perfume

I expected to love this perfume, after all im a neroli freak. I.love all things from lush that are primarily neroli based like ‘frozen’ or ‘love snd light’ body lotion or ‘prince’ cplogne. But unfortunately, no matter how many timrs i try this on me i just don’t like it. It has a strange note in it that makes it smell odd. None of the normal neroli goodness comed through. No matter if it wet or after its dried.

A royal favourite blended with an elevating wealth of zesty bergamot and neroli.

Bursts of floral neroli meet smouldering petitgrain oil, creating a fresh and woody fragrance. This perfume was inspired by the origins of the name Neroli. One theory suggests it arose from Emperor Nero, an avid perfume and fragrant flower enthusiast. Another surmises it stemmed from a much-loved French noblewoman named Anne Marie, Princess of Nerola, renowned for adorning her signature gloves and bath water with uplifting neroli oil.”

You’ll love this if you like:

– Fresh, green notes.
Sun perfume.
– Regal scents.

I LOVE Sun perfume, and i dont know ehy they compare it with Sun because it smells NOTHING like it. I wish it did. I have both and nope!

It has an odd chemically smell.

Its a shame as i wanted to love this.

Sappho

2 out of 5 rating

Sappho perfume

“For a limited time only, 30ml bottles of this perfume will be available to order online. This perfume and the rest of The Florence Collection are also available in 100ml bottles in your nearest perfume library.”

Sappho is one of five perfumes which are only sold at the Florence, Italy Perfume Library store. But Lush Uk has them temporarily on their retail site uk.lush.com

I happened to be on the site looking at the mothets day producys and saw them there!

I wanted to like Sappho so much. I bought it because the ingredients vanilla, jasmine, sandalwood, tonka, orris, tobacco and anise seemed perfect.

List of ingredients

Especially when the description said this:

You’ll love this if you like:
– Powdery vanilla scents.
Vanillary perfume.
– Sunny sapphic sensuality on a Greek island.

But when i spray it on, it smells great for a minute then these note come through thats like licorice, jaine and tobacco and this overrides the lovely vanilla quality.

If the licorice-y note wasnt there it would be so good, but unfortunately it burns my nose, just turns strange and is way too strong with my body chemistry. The part thats left over loooonngg after its dried down hours later is aactually kind of nice

actually kind of nicely soft and vanilla like, but it takes literally hours to become this nice scent. I think Lush shpuld take the anise out of it.

“Fell in love with a girl?

Bittersweet and inescapable, this ode to a striking poetess, the Tenth Muse, will shake your senses. Classical orris entwines with carnal jasmine to enchant deep desires.”

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.

Coco Loco Body Spray

3 out of 5 rating

See my 3 minute description, demo & review video below.

Coco Loca is in the same scent family as Lush Big Calm shower jelly, Lush Big Calm body lotion, Big Calm solid perfume, Lush Yellow Submarine bath bomb, and Coco Loco solid shower oil.

Its made with orange oil, coriander, and lemon grass oil. The scent is a tropical pineapple and coconut smell.

When i first sprayed this on my arm once i did not smell anything remotely coconutty nor pineappleish. I was about to give this body spray a 2 out of 5 rating, meaning i wouldnt recommended…when i tried it again on my other arm, tbis time spraying two sprays instead of one and i waited until it wad tptally dry which was 15 minutes later. i sniffed my arm and finally! I was able to smell that tropical scent i remember so well and enjoy in the Big Calm jelly!

So tge key to this particular body spray is to wait until its totally dry before you make a decision.

That said, its not as strong of a scent as some of the other body sprays ive reviewed.

But its slightly swret and smells like a pina colada. So.i raisedy initial rating of this body spray to a 3 out of 5 rating. Meaning i would recommend it, but there are many othrt body sprays that i would choose over Coco Loco.

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drink.

Need a mini vacation? Mist on a little Coco Loco for a fresh breeze of palm trees, sandy beaches and total relaxation. Brazilian orange, coriander and lemongrass oils give lightness to the creamy coconut base of this perfume, evoking memories of your perfect tropical getaway. This spritzer is just as deliciously scented as the shower oil of the same name, so layer on the scent after the shower to make the vacation vibes last a little longer.” Lush

Yoga Bomb Body Spray

4 out of 5 rating

See my 4 minute demo, description & review video below.

I remember the first time i smelled a brand new Yoga Bomb when they first came out in Lush Uk. Oh my. It smelled both fruity and woody and floral. I was mesmerized. And of course the rainbow of color it produced hooked me even further. So i was very excited when i learned that Lush Uk were making a body spray fragrance of Yoga Bomb.

I hoped it would smell just like the bomb.

I am not disappointed. Not only does it smell like the bomb, it smells even stronger.

Its all at once spicy, floral and fruity. Its made with frankincense, sandalwood, and ho wood. A perfect word for this fragrance is meditative. Yes Meditative.

Unlike some lush body spray fragrances It smells the same wet as it does dry so there are no surprises with yoga bomb spray. It lasts long on my skin and my husband loves how i smell.

Im very glad i purchased this. Its on of my favorites in the lush body spray category.

Inhale calm, exhale worries. This rich, grounding fragrance will have you feeling at peace in no time. A balancing blend of sandalwood, ho wood and olibanum oils offer an earthy, cleansing vibe, while its sunshiney cassie absolute aroma awakens your senses. This is the perfect spray to shake life back into your gym gear.

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Roller body spray

5 out of 5 rating

See my 3 minute drmo and review video below

Roller bath bomb is my favorite Lush bomb for looks and scent. I love everything in this scent family. I love the caramelly strawberry notes of this scent. Its very sweet and very strong when first sprayed. So keep in mind if you dont like sweet scents you might not enjoy roller spray.

As i show in the video i sprayed 1 1/2 sprays and as soon as it dries down it lessens in strength but not as much asany body sprays do. Roller stays pretty true to how it smells in the bottle. It smells the ssme on my skin. I only had to spray this 2-3 times during the day for it to last all day so its fairly strong comparatively speaking.

Scent Description: Within this delectable strawberry and cream scent swims a harmonious mingling of geranium, fresh Brazilian orange and sweet tonka absolute.

You’ll love this if you like:
– Bold geranium florals.
– Magic Mushroom bubble bar or Yummy Mummy shower gel.
– Hitting the strawberry fields for some wholesome berry picking.

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