A couple of years ago, Lush released a series of different perfumes under their 'Gorilla Perfumes' guise. Unlike anything they, or any other company for that matter, had yet done, Lush's new perfume set showcased an arrange of unique, weird and wonderful scents - smells you could never imagine working as a perfume, but which did, beautifully. Furthermore, to make them more interesting, Lush sold these perfumes in an arrange of different shaped and sized bottles, adding to their overall allure and fitting in nicely with what Lush have always claimed to be - different.
These perfumes were highly scrutinised -criticised and praised. Some hardcore fans were overjoyed at these new creations, others argued that they could have spent their time and money conjuring up new scents and products instead. While I'm siding slightly with the latter thinkers, I still find most of these perfumes aesthetically pleasing.
Out of all of the new perfumes, Sikkim Girls seems to be the one that has cemented itself as a firm favourite, not only for myself, but to the many Lush fans around the world. Most of the new Lush scents have been inspired by ancient British folklore, but Sikkim Girls is an exception. Sikkim is a land-locked Indian mountainous state in the Himalayas, and Sheema Mukherjee, a musician and composer, was in Darjeeling when a café owner warned her about the dangerous Sikkim Girls. "When asked why, the owner said they had seduced and stolen away his son-in-law. Somehow they had accomplished this whilst covered head-to-toe and simply with a subtle yet sexual sway of their bodies."
The perfume is a warm and exotic floral scent which I immediately liked. Initially, you can smell the sweetness from the Tuberose flower and the sensual allure of the jasmine. However, as the fragrance matures, you get the musky element of Frangipani coming through which creates a sensual, multi-layered scent that just keeps on giving.
I really liked the scent; it's a unique fragrance that is unlike anything Lush have released before. It's not too overpowering at all, and although I cannot really describe the smell that easily, it's a universal scent that I think most people will enjoy.
The only negative aspect about this perfume, is that I found the scent didn't last as long as a lot of the other Gorilla Perfumes I have tried. I found mine lasted for about 3-4 hours before the smell had fully dispersed, so for this reason, you may have to apply it a few times to maintain the fragrance.
Overall, it's a fresh, unique and evocative perfume. I really enjoyed using this perfume and would recommend that you buy some to last you through the summer months - you won't be disappointed.
Quantitative Ingredients: DRF Alcohol, Perfume, Jasmine Absolute, Frangipani Absolute, Tuberose Absolute, Benzyl Salicylate, *Citral, *Coumarin, *Eugenol, Geraniol, Benzyl Benzoate, *Citronellol, *Farnesol, *Limonene, *Linalool, Lilial, Hydroxycitronellal.