Advantages Cheap, initially smells nice.
Disadvantages Developing scent is too manly, basic packaging.
I’m a big fan of Lush, but as money’s been a little tight recently I haven’t been buying too many new products, so instead I’ve been digging out a few of my old bits and pieces that I’ve just popped in a drawer and forgotten about. My sister in law is a huge Lush addict and is often sent a lot of freebies as she literally buys bags full of stuff. One product she received but wasn’t too keen on was a variety of Lush’s solid perfume in Orange Blossom, she then passed it onto me and my Mum to try, in all honesty we were pretty disappointed. The solid perfume would usually cost £5.50 for a 12g stick which I suppose isn’t a bad price, it’s not tested on animals but as far as I can tell it’s not suitable for vegans which many Lush products are.What Lush say: “Our fresh orange blossom and neroli perfume that smells like a distilled Mediterranean moment. Orange blossom fragrances are notoriously difficult, but this one captures the smell of the flowers in bloom perfectly, with honeyed and woody notes as it settles down”.
The perfume stick is packaged simply like other Lush products. It comes in a plastic tube, rather like a big lip salve, with the orange solid perfume stick inside. It weighs hardly anything, unlike some perfumes which are impossible to carry around with you. The packaging is very simple, this is the reason why the perfume is so cheap, I know normally perfumes are very expensive but I do tend to like a nice bottle when it comes to buying my scents.To be honest when taking a look at the perfume it doesn’t particularly look very appealing, it’s childish and looks clumpy and awkward, no hint of sophistication I enjoy when using perfume. When I first smelt the perfume I thought it was quite summery and citrusy, however when I applied it to my skin I was disappointed. The perfume wasn’t summery and fresh it became strong and overpowering, the fruitiness became too much, and almost a more masculine, fruity scent. Yes, the smell does last all day, but it’s just not pleasant and it only lasts because it’s so strong.
I have to say, this being my first encounter with Lush solid perfumes, I’ve been very disappointed. I doubt I will be trying many other solid fragrances as the scent you smell from the stick is very different from the smell once it has settled on your skin. I’d appreciate some nicer packaging, although that’s just the way Lush packages its products, the perfume has just got a bit of a cheap feel to it, not one for me.
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