Friday, April 19, 2013

LUSH Sun Eau de Cologne Gorilla Perfume review



          LUSH recently launched a brand new selection of Gorilla perfumes inspired by art, music, memories, people, and stories. These perfumes take inspiration from real experiences, as opposed to industry ideals. There are a myriad of original scents, in all shapes, sizes, and smells. Recently, I've been delighting in LUSH Sun Eau de Cologne thanks to the folks at LUSH, and have a sunny review to share with you today!

         LUSH Sun is a deliciously optimistic scent. The idea for it was born when in-house perfumer Mark Constantine dreamed of a bright yellow sun on a lollipop stick (hence the imagery on the packaging!) It's a cheery scent that's meant to remind us of warmer climates and happy memories. (In Mark's case, it reminds him of driving down the New Jersey turnpike to the tune of Simon and Garfunkel).

Notes: Tangerine, Orange, Mimosa, Sandalwood
          LUSH Sun smells of sweet orange combined with a deep sandalwood. It opens with a very juicy tangerine, which quickly transitions into a sweet, almost candied, orange. The sandalwood is immediately noticeable, as if it's the board against which the orange is being cut. It's not a shy sandalwood; the wood has nice depth and some of the earthy darkness of real wood. The combination of citrus and sandalwood wears for quite some time. The components sound deceptively simple, however the summation leads to a pretty cool scent effect!

         LUSH Sun Eau de Cologne ($14.95 for 0.3 oz) certainly does channel the effect of a sunny orange lollipop on a stick. If you're a citrus fragrance lover (man or woman) I definitely recommend a sniff; the citrus and sandalwood combine for a novel and delicious scent experience. Thanks for reading! Have you tried LUSH Gorilla perfumes? Do you like citrus scents?

Love, Dovey.
Disclosure: This post contains product(s) sent to Cute and Mundane for consideration. The ideas and opinions in this post are genuine and my own. 

16 comments:

  1. I wear LUSH Gorilla perfume in 1000 Kisses, as I couldn't resist a fragrance named after a Leonard Cohen song. I'll have to try LUSH Gorilla perfume in Voice of Reason because it was also inspired by Leonard Cohen.

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    1. Hi The Style Page, thanks for the rec! I'll have to check out 1000 kisses and Voice of Reason as well! :)

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  2. This sounds like awesomeness! I love lollipops, sun, sandalwood and simon&garfunkel so this can't go wrong! :D

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    1. Hi Teri, Thanks! I second all of the above!

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  3. This scent sounds great Dovey, I only saw them in store, haven't tested them yet but am going to after your review :D I am always up for new scents. I also like the story behind this, bright sun and a lollipop stick, that for sure sounds optimistic :) / Claire xxx

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    1. HI Claire, Thanks! It is definitely an optimistic scent (which are usually my favorite kind)! I'd love to hear what you think if you get around to trying them!

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  4. This sounds like summer in a bottle Dovey! I need to go take a sniff!

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    1. Hi Tracy, Yes! I hope you get a chance to try it!

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  5. This sounds like the ideal scent to wear for Summer. I'll have to head to my Lush store to smell this.

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    1. Hi UBB, I hope you get the chance! It's definitely summery --- and sandalwood is always nice :)

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  6. I'll have to go sniff this! Along with everything else at LUSH, lol.

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    1. Hi Liz, you and me both :-P

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  7. I tried it last week when I was at Lush. I loved it!

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    1. HI K&MUBB, Awesome! I can't wait to try more from the line :)

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  8. AnonymousMay 27, 2013

    I want to smell them all! Are they sold in stores in New York?

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    1. Yes, they're sold at LUSH shops, including ones in Macy's!

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