Friday, 17 August 2012

Lush Solid Perfumes - My Summer Fragrance

My summer fragrance is pretty certain: I've fallen head over heels in love with my Lush solid perfume in fragrance Love. 

I picked it up just over a month ago when I was holiday shopping and have never looked back!

Firstly, I love the concept of a solid perfume - it makes so much sense! When applied, the perfume is really concentrated and smells amazing - described on the website as 'spicy apple with fresh citrus' but smelling a lot better than that description would suggest.

I love the quote featured on the Love product page on the website:

“Watching my sons fall in and out of love inspired this perfume, and rather like their relationships, it took quite a while to get right. It is for flirts really, but being a flirt is not something everyone wants to be known for. On the other hand, flirting is so much fun. I have tried to make a perfume that will flirt for you while you pretend indifference. Love is an instantly bright and bubbly fragrance with a vivacious green apple fruit scent and sweet citrus innocence. As the initial burst fades, it's replaced with a sugary sweet apple pie note while maintaining a sharp lift.”

You literally use it like it's a lip balm (i guess) but just rub a bit onto wrists, neck, or wherever you want. At first, it does look a bit like a greasy sheen, but don't get all freaked out - just rub it in with your fingers and it soaks right in - just be careful not to spread loads everywhere!

The smell lasts for about 2-3 hours strongly, but lasts on the skin for around 8 hours I'd say. That's pretty good for a fragrance!

I love the little lipstick type packaging, it's so cute! The size also means that it's so easy just to chuck in your handbag or even pop in your pocket if you're going without - meaning you can always top up on the go.

One tip I would give with this is that if you live in a hot country, or even if it's just english summer, I would advise keeping it in the fridge if possible, or just a cool place if not. This is because I find even in slightly warm weather, it goes a bit gooey and ruins the consistency - making it hard to apply.

The one thing I really don't like about it is that once you've applied the perfume, you have to use the lid to almost force it back into the tube - you can push up from underneath to move it up, but there is no mechanism to help return it - this means that you often end up with product on the underside of the lid, as well as sometimes spilling out the side.

As annoying as that is, I absolutely love love LOVE this perfume and will definitely repurchase once mine has run out - which by the looks of things, will be an absolute age! I'd also like to try out a few of the other scents, as there were a few which caught my eye in the shop.

The solid perfumes range from £5 - £10 depending on the scent, and Love cost £7.50.

If you're in any doubt - BUY ONE. You definitely won't regret it, and like every other Lush product, it won't let you down!

Liv x


  1. I really love the Lush perfumes but totally agree with you about the packaging - it's so annoying how there is no way to push the perfume down. Love sounds lovely!

    1. yeah, such an erk hehe :) it's smells so lovely!
      liv x

  2. I went out and bought a solid perfume from lush not long ago, and I can't wear it, it's super overpowering. Maybe I should give this one ago.

    1. Yeah, they are quite strong but the scents vary a lot, so it might be worth a try!
      liv x

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  4. hello missus!
    i've never really heard about lush's perfumes because i live like an hour away from the closest one so next time i'm up for an expedition maybe i'll pop over to see what they have.
    solid perfume sounds like such a great idea though!
    laura x

    1. hey there!
      yeah you so should, they're amazing, and it's an excuse to visit Lush so why not ;)
      liv x


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