Before I began buying and collecting Lush products, my interest in scents were particularly limited; I'd always pick the sugary-sweet, synthetic type fragrances that were as generic as the other 500 bottles of perfume on the shelf. I was not interested in trying out any of the interesting more complex scents and would shy away from anything that was particularly strong.
Fast forward two years and I have ordered a bottle of Lush's 'Lust' perfume - a powerfully sensual, dirty jasmine perfume that I never imagined myself enjoying. Although there are other notes in here, such as ylang ylang, vanilla, sandalwood and rose, jasmine is definitely the predominate scent. The sandalwood gives the perfume a wonderful warmth that intensifies on the heat of your skin; the rose adds a sweet, floral kick that gives the perfume a sexy edge.
This is a perfume that takes no prisoners. It's strong, it's seductive and it'll upstage any other scent that you may be wearing at the time. This is not a subtle perfume in any way, so if you want something simple and gentle, this is not the one for you. This is a perfume that'll empower you when you're wearing it, and it makes you feel confident throughout the entire day.
Lust comes out as a red-tinted liquid but it does not stain the skin so there's no need to be alarmed by this. Additionally, I would say that you should be rather scrupulous when spraying this perfume as you don't need very much at all. This latter point means that a 30ml bottle should last you a lot longer than most shop-bought varieties, meaning it's create value for money.
Sharing it's scent with ‘Flying Fox’ shower gel, a product that is unfortunately not vegan, this perfume stays with you, and will let off small bursts of scent throughout the day. I have worn the same scarf to work for the past few months, and I can still smell Lust on there some six+ weeks after last using it. It's a sophisticated, unique fragrance that may be too overpowering for some, but one that will grow on you over time.
I happen to love this scent, and I love it even more knowing that a few years ago, I would have turned my nose up at such a unique and empowering smell. I always get compliments when I wear this, and most people comment on how fresh and natural it smells. It's become a staple perfume in my household now.
Quantitative Ingredients: Organic Jojoba Oil, Castor Oil, Candelilla Wax, Perfume, Jasmine Absolute, Rose Absolute, Ylang Ylang Oil, Fair Trade Vanilla Absolute, Sandalwood Oil, Benzyl Alcohol, Benzyl Salicylate, Cinnamal, Cinnamyl Alcohol, Citral, *Coumarin, Eugenol, Geraniol, Isoeugenol, Benzyl Benzoate, Citronellol, Farnesol, Limonene, Linalool, Colour 15850.
2015 Price: £12 for 10ml, £24 for 30ml.
Scent Family:Floating Flower Bath Ballistic
Flying Fox Shower Gel
Godiva Solid Shampoo Bar
Lust Liquid Perfume
Lustre Dusting Powder
Lust Solid Perfume
Yes Yes Yes Massage Bar
Youki-Hi Bath Ballistic