Lush Gorilla The Hairdresser’s Husband Perfume

Once upon a time, back in the 90’s, when it seemed like Jean Rochefort was much younger by not a lot, he starred in one of my favorite French films, The Hairdresser’s Husband.

As with many French films I’ve watched, The Hairdresser’s Husband contains its fair deal of sex, passion, romance, love, and some sadness.

The story revolves around a 12 year old version of Jean Rochefort’s character who falls in love with his hairdresser. Later on in life he romances and marries a similiar such hairdresser. Obviously his wet dreams about his childhood crush have carried well into his adult ones. And so begins an odd romance….!

Without giving too much away there’s a scene in the movie that showcases the characters having a drink of cologne and aftershave because they don’t have any liquor. It’s morbid, comical, and it always made me laugh.

Funny enough, leave it to Lush, to create a perfume based on this foreign film and dub it the Hairdresser’s Husband. I’m surprised that Lush didn’t make it edible as well so we could wear it and drink it as well.

But sorry, no reenacting fabulously memorable movie moments here, this is simply for wearing not drinking.

Made with oranges, lemons and neroli it sounds like something I would be comfortable pouring over ice and drinking up although I don’t recommend it.

Lush doesn’t really specify the scent as being feminine or masculine. Knowing Lush’s track record with some of their other colognes for men I can safely say I’d probably use and love this even if it did smell masculine.

Unfortunately Lush doesn’t offer in a sample size so I’ll just have to commit to a full size and hope for the best.

I’m sure it’ll be amazing, I don’t doubt it.

It’s available now at

  • 1/3/13 22:21 18thCenturyFox:

    I couldn’t believe my eyes at the name of the perfume! How that movie had me bawling, It was the sweet n’ sour days of Delicatessen, City of Lost Children, Run Lola Run and all my other faves- but Hairdressers Husband was the most obscure and oh how I cried at the end. I am so geek thrilled and impressed that Lush named something after the film. Le sigh .


    • 1/4/13 9:19 the Muse:

      we appear to have the same tastes in movies ;-D I absolutely adore all of those!!!!!!!!!!! and agreed even if it smells horrible (which I doubt) I’d still want it for the name alone!


  • 1/4/13 15:50 Danii:

    I looked up the movie. I’m not surprised by the story but I have watched my fair share of French and other European movies so I’m a little jaded to strangeness. Seems like a good movie nonetheless, just kind of odd 😛 As for the fragrance… Never have tried a Lush perfume/cologne. I do still have half of a French Kiss bubble bar however! Need to use it soon, then buy more ~


  • 1/5/13 17:52 Olivia:

    Oooh neroli! Must smell this sucker in store! <3


  • 1/17/13 16:46 Zonaira:

    hey muse …. can you give a list of good french films to watch ? i loved hairdressers husband … !!!! thx a bunch :)


    • 1/17/13 18:12 the Muse:

      ha awesome zonaira! Abso-freaking-lutely!

      Here’s just a few:
      La Regle du jeu
      The Piano Teacher (or ANY movie with benoit magimel)
      Le Mepris
      Amelie (you prob seen it but just in case added it in here)
      Les Demoiselles de Rochefort
      Eyes Without a Face
      Fat Girl (SHOCKINGLY weird)
      Queen Margot
      The Mother and the Whore
      Romance X (possibly one of Catherine Breillat’s strangest films….not for the faint of heart, many an unusual scene, Fat Girl is also one of her films so if you’re looking for sexual controversial films Catherine’s your girl)
      Dirty Pretty Things (british but does have audrey in it and is very interesting)
      Clara Etmoi
      Jules and Jim
      Lola (watch before The Umbrellas of Cherbourg)
      The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (watch after Lola)
      L’amie de mon amie
      A very Long Engagement
      La Morte Vivante

      hahaha and the list goes on and on and on and on! if you’d like some British, Japanese, Korean, Taiwanese, or Indian recs just drop me a line ;-D this list should keep you busy a while…there’s romance in there, some horror, some suspence, and sexual oddities and just plain unusual films!

      Oh Dogtooth is an odd movie as well if you’re interested in unusual and strange foreign films, that’s greek though not french.


  • 1/25/13 19:36 Sherylin:

    Please list some of those British, Japanese, Korean and Taiwanese film… I’m a sucker for British TV shows (dramas & mysteries) so I know I love the films… feel free to email them to me… Thanks!


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