Too often us bloggers review products we’ve only had for a week or a month, so I decided it is about time I showed you a product that has really stood up to a test.
The labels are battered and bruised but you might just be able to make out that these are lush solid perfume sticks. They’ve spent at least 6 months in almost constant use. In and out of my make up case, carted around in hand bags and squeezed in to purses. No wonder they look sorry for themselves!
Lush is one of those shops that lures me in from the high street whenever I pass. To me, their products smell divine and the price tag is worth it for the peace of mind. I know they haven’t been tested on animals and how important organic, natural ingredients are to the brand. They’re pretty angelic like that.
So what got me looking at the solid perfume? I stumbled across articles like this.
Most perfumes come in an alcohol carrier base with several sneaky petrochemicals that don’t have to be declared on the ingredients list. These chemicals can trigger allergies, chronic migraines, asthma, dermatitis and worse. Calvin Klein Eternity for example, is loaded with a chemical called DEP which has been shown to cause fertility defects.
Lush pride themselves on being fresh and chemical free, so what do they set their perfumes in? Solid jojoba. They’re that soothing and soft they just melt on to your skin. Within a few hours they’ve matured in to a scent that’s unique to my body, with much more depth and interest than I’d ever imagined them to have.
Right now I’ve only tried Tuca Tuca ( sweet and flirty violet and vanilla) and Karma (pine, orange and patchouli) but they’re all so romantically named I struggled not to treat myself to more. I really fancy trying Vanillary, 1000 Kisses Deep and Dear John.
At just 12g each they don’t look like much but I can easily see one standing up to daily use for at least 6months. And the deal sealer for me? I can still smell mine the next morning when I wake up! They have an entire back catalogue of fragrances online that can no longer be found in store. Starting from £5 I think they’re an absolute steal.
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