I'm going to be honest - this is probably one of the last perfumes I would have chosen to come out in the kitchen, if I had been given a choice. With so many amazing fragrances from Lush, there is an abundance of scents just waiting to be given their chance to shine in perfume form, and I wholeheartedly advocate that the company do so...as soon as possible...if they'd be so kind.
My journey with Tramp has definitely had its ups and downs over the years - I still remember how much I abhorred the smell of the shower gel when I first came into contact with it, and how I went on to surprise myself by really appreciating the body lotion and its unique take on the patchouli-dominated fragrance.
When Lush announced that this would be coming out in the kitchen, I felt a mixture of emotions. While I was excited to be trying a perfume that I'd never had the opportunity to try before, I was also slightly disappointed that it wasn't a different, more appealing Lush scent for me. Needless to say, I wasn't expecting great things.
Made from a simple combination of patchouli and oakmoss, this perfume is exactly what any fan of Tramp is looking for. Although it is slightly sweeter as a fragrance, the same key components are still very much present in the overall aroma of the product, and despite not being an advocate of the shower gel, I have grown to love and appreciate this alluring addition to Lush's rostrum.
In the bottle, this perfume is an equal balance of patchouli and oakmoss - a sweet, slightly spicy and exotic scent that gives this perfume a wonderful uplifting quality. Alongside this, the oakmoss adds a dry, mossy element that comes alive once the perfume has been sprayed on the skin.
Designed to evoke the atmosphere of a forest, this earthy fragrance intensifies when it's being used. As soon as I sprayed this on my skin, I could detect a dark and very dry note that took over and thwarted the patchouli somewhat - this is definitely 'oakmoss heavy' in that sense.
Yet over time, once Tramp settled and had been given time to develop, I found that I could smell the sweetness revering its head once more, and this stayed with me for a good five hours after initial spray. In fact, this is probably one of the strongest perfumes to come from Lush in a while - offering a refreshing but very unique experience once applied.
Much like the body lotion, this does well when it's given time to mature and develop on the skin, and I felt almost as if I'd taken a journey with Tramp Liquid Perfume - a magical, mystical adventure deep into the realms of an enchanted forest. While I would never claim that this is a favourite of mine, it is a fragrance I will go back to often - it's something very different from my usual choice of sweet and fruity, but a welcome difference nonetheless.
Quantitative Ingredients: DRF Alcohol,Patchouli Oil, Perfume, Alpha Isomethyl Ionone, Oakmoss Absolute, Eugenol, Oakmoss Extract.
2015 Price: £28 for 30g.
Year Of Original Release: 2008.
Scent Family:Tramp Body Lotion
Tramp Liquid Perfume
Tramp Shower Gel
Tramp Shower Jelly
Tramp Solid Perfume