death and decay (here)+
kerbside violet (here)+
all good things (here)+

Lush’s Gorilla Perfumes are some of my all time favourites but the lesser known of their product catalogue. Whenever I think of Lush its normally shampoo bars, bubble bars and snow fairy but these are a new addiction of mine that I don’t know how I lived without. There is approximately 15 fragrances to choose from with various collections to separate the types of scent. Each comes in a 10ml glass bottle with the majority having spray caps but a couple are just screw top lids or pipettes. The three which I own come from the ‘Death, Decay and Renewal’ collection which is formulated to have a unique fragrance which depicts personal experiences of the maker.

My favourite of the three is All Good Things which is the most floral and refreshing of the three with a slight woody undertone. Every time I breathe in, there is a slightly new scent coming through and it varies between the sweet to more ‘earthy’. The ingredients include things like Cedarwood Oil and Rose Oil with Tonka Absolute giving it the sweeter edge. On the website they describe it to be ‘A sweet, boozy stumble down a dark basement staircase which will leave you in a blissed out cloud of candy floss and black pepper’ which is pretty much the best way to describe a perfume, ever. This costs £20 for a 10ml spray.

Kerbside Violet is one which reminds me a lot of my childhood, smelling a lot like Parma Violet sweets (in a good way). It is a sweet scent which is fairly long lasting and one which I absolutely love using – it leaves my bedroom smelling gorgeous even if I’ve only used a tiny bit on my wrist. The main ingredient is obviously Violet but there are undertones of Rosewood Oil, Jasmine and Ylang Ylang which give it the sweet, floral fragrance. Kerbside Violet is £18 for a 10ml spray.

The last of the three is Death and Decay which is a scent that is much more personal preference. Lush describes it as ‘the message of meditation, acceptance and optimism delivered in a glorious, floral flourish’ which, to be honest is exactly how it is. The scent is floral but a little musty and not sweet like the other two. With ingredients such as Ylang Ylang, Tonka Absolute and Rose Oil. I have to admit, this is the least used as I prefer sweeter scents but its definitely going to come out at appropriate occasions!

I would definitely recommend trying the Gorilla Perfumes as they smell incredible and coming from Lush means that they are all natural and animal-cruelty free. I pretty much worship anything that comes from Lush so these are a great addition to the family. Despite only being small bottles, you don’t need much to get a long-lasting scent which doesn’t fade quickly so I think it will be a while before I have to buy another. 


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