Wednesday, May 11, 2011

A LUSH SCENT: Lush Gorilla Perfume

 Great perfumes are like works of art. That's why Lush – leader of handmade cosmetics known for its use of few preservatives and fresh products, introduces their new line of memorable, inspiring and delightful Gorilla Perfumes
Gorilla Perfume was formed to showcase the perfumery of Mark (co-founder of Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics) and Simon Constantine (head buyer for Lush and also perfumer). This father and son team, known for their exquisite perfumes, wanted to remind customers how special their fragrances are, and how perfumes are a form of self-expression. Their blends are often deeply influenced by emotions and music. These perfumes are an antidote to boring mass-market scents and a movement to get people excited about good quality fragrances. 

To ignite the revolution, Mark and Simon knew that they had to choose a name that would generate excitement. Taking inspiration from the title of an interview article, they played with the name “The Guerrilla Perfumers.” However, the youngest son of Mark commented that his father was a guerilla perfumer, but his brother Simon was just a gorilla. The father and son wanted a play with the words and with Gorilla Perfume, they knew they found the name they were looking for.

The limited edition Gorilla Perfume collection includes Tuca Tuca, Karma, Imogen, Rose, Lust, Orange Blossom, Smell of Freedom, Breath of God, and Vanillary.

 Tuca Tuca The fabulous and catchy Italian song & dance number of the same name inspired the fragrance when the Lush founders visited Venice, Italy. Tuca Tuca brings out the fun and flirtatious girl inside us all. Motivated by this playful personality, this has a light summery feel that starts with a blast of fresh violet top notes. This perfume has a rich, floral feel from cassie absolute. It on your skin with warm vanilla and ylang ylang note then moves into its middle notes. The dry down is subtle violet leaf and vetivert. It’s a sure hit for the free spirited girl who can go from being sweet to sensual with the bat of an eyelash. 

A Lush classic that is retro yet ageless. At first sniff, it has the power to transport you to the era of Bib Boutique, glam rock, and the age of freedom. Hip and hippy-at-heart spend the day feeling like it is a summer afternoon in the 70s with this powerful, spicy and unique blend of patchouli and citrus. This exotic blend has an ever deepening, calming fragrance, which changes as you wear it. 

Imogen Rose
Inspired by Simon’s baby daughter and his love for roses, he created this beautiful, romantic, one-of-a-kind perfume using 100% pure rose oil and garden fresh notes of basil. This fresh and floral perfume opens with a whiff of fresh roses straight from the field. Unlike the typical granny rose perfumes, Imogen Rose is a soft, exquisite Damascus rose perfume that moves quickly into baby soft talc. It produces a warm embracing middle note with tonka and rose absolute. Providing a warm floral finish, the dry down is a scent of sweet amber with vetivert, orris and ambrette seed.  

Unashamedly carnal and sexy, this pure jasmine fragrance is extremely provocative, sensual and erotic. Let lady luck be on your side with this fragrance during your nights out. Finally taking the opportunity to create an all-pure jasmine fragrance, Lust is definitely strongly sexy and exotic. The full bloom of the jasmine flower is accentuated by rich florals and a soft, woody base. To help relieve any inhibitions the perfumes makes use of jasmine, ylang ylang and sandalwood aphrodisiacs. Let lust fill the air for those seductive evenings. 

Orange Blossom
To evoke the Mediterranean’s uplifting scent of fresh harvest orange blossoms, this perfume was made to focus and emphasize on this simple ingredient. It starts with a fresh floral orange, neroli and bergamot blend for a fresh blast of the orange groves.  As it develops, a sweet honey note emerges mixing ylang ylang and orange flower absolute. Over time, the honeyed and woody tones develop on your skin and you are left with a warm glow. The warm honey and orange fragrance stays to the skin with beeswax absolute and should last most of the day. It’s just absolutely perfect!
The Smell of Freedom
This fragrance is inspired by three inspirational people Simon met on his travels around the world.  Each of them had stories of freedom through struggle, strength, hope and unwavering determination. It opens with a spicy mix of clove, ginger, jasmine and black pepper. The fragrance then moves into a more citrusy accord of lemon myrtle and lemongrass. It then leads to a warm middle note whiff consisting of fire tree oil and Australian sandalwood. Finally, a sophisticated dry down to sandalwood, orris and heavy Middle Eastern oils such as oudh and frankincense.

Breath of God
After an inspiring trip to Tibet, Breath of God was created. This fragrance is perfect for a person who likes to think throughout the day. Intensely medicinal, it is an inspiring reminder of the fresh clean air of the mountains (lemon, neroli and rose).  Although the melon notes should be at odds with the smoky dry-down, it instead adds a transparent quality creating a wonderful olfactory experience. This refreshing scents will remind individuals of life when it was much simpler.  

This Lush classic perfume is akin to a grown-up gourmand. Vanilla is such a calming and familiar scent, which can instill feelings of comfort, self-confidence and evoke a sense of inner peace. In this delicious perfume, the sweet and sensual real vanilla and jasmine absolutes are supported by the burnt caramel-like scent of tonka beans.  Calming and familiar, this scent slowly warms and develops on the skin and can instill feelings of inner confidence.

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