Walking into a Lush Cosmetics Store is one of life’s greatest joys. Happiness is just taking a good healthy sniff of all that’s on offer at a Lush Store.
Considering Lush doesn’t wrap any of its Bath Bombs, Bubble Bars, Massage Bars, Etc….walking into the shop is a sensory explosion as all the scents from your favorite products get combined and lumped into one great note that can simply be deemed as “that Lush store fragrance…”
Like most Lush fans, I’ve always wanted to capture that essence in a bottle and hide it away so I can sniff it in the comfort of my own home and on occasion I’ve wished that Lush could blend that cocktail together and create a fragrance of it.
Now some folks claim Lush shops are a tad overwhelming in the realms of scent and even nauseating as it’s a tad too much for them however I absolutely love it and most good Lushies do too!
The new Gorilla Perfume that recently launched, the first of many fragrances from Lush under the Gorilla Perfume label, does, in fact, smell like a Lush store to me.
Let’s have a look!
Lush Tuca Tuca Perfume is not going to be for everyone as it comes across a tad strong but it’s mellow, playful, and oh so sexy on skin.
If you’re a Lush fan you’ll catch a sniff and instantly be reminded of both Lush V and Lush Bathos as the scent has a heavier base note of violet but notes of spicy sandalwood, smoky vetivert, and plenty of vanilla lend a warm sensuality to the perfume. Violet remains a very strong note far into dry down however a certain spicy warmth envelopes the entire dry down as well and the fragrance just morphs. I can’t describe in any other way than the fact that it just smells like I stepped into a Lush store.
The blend is sensual and very sexy, there isn’t anything sweet about it and it works well in the evening however remains mellow enough for day wear with a lighter application.
Mind you the scent is a powerful blend and has incredible throw and linger considering the amount of essential oil used in it. So be warned, one spritz will do the job, two might be over doing it and having people around you running for the hills.
Three things I did not like about the perfume, all surround the packaging. I do not like the simple black bottle it comes in. It’s an elegant piece and is very Lush-like in packaging however not seeing how much of the scent is left inside the bottle irritates me a little bit. I’m not keen on the label, I’d have rather had the named on the bottle itself rather than a hanging label. And lasting after a spritz the bottle and surrounding area seems to leak a little which causes the bottle to become a little messy.
Aside from this I love the scent and think that Lush lovers will absolutely be thrilled by it. I do think the scent is pretty strong and could prove to overwhelming for some but for me, well, I just love it.
Totally reminds me of heading into a Lush store.
Wonderful fragrance and very Muse Approved for purchase!
Have you sniffed Tuca Tuca?
What did you think?
Available now from www.lushusa.com