15/12/2011

Green Glamour Challenge: Lush Orange Blossom Perfume

Since I was old enough to steal my mom's Guerlain, I've always been a perfume-aholic. I love trying different scents, discovering new favorites and that magical feeling of spritzing on an amazing-smelling fragrance. As Coco Chanel said, a girl who doesn't wear perfume has no future!
As part of my new kick-ass cruelty-free lifestyle, I've been trying to switch to non-animal-tested fragrances, which isn't as hard as you might think. Body Shop has some really yummy ones, and if you're into something a bit more haute, there's always my hero, Stella McCartney, whose Sheer is on top of my Christmas list (more on my Christmas list in an upcoming post...).

I've blogged about Lush so many times you must be getting sick of it (or I'm just filling the world with more Lush addicts like myself), but I have to tell you about their new Gorilla Perfume range (I have no idea why they're called that!), made up of all-organic, all-natural, 100% cruelty-free and mostly vegan perfumes!

I walked into the shop in Venice (mostly because I saw a sign that said, "follow your nose...Lush is very close!" funny, and so on-point, being that the (intoxicating) Lush signature scent always leads me straight to the shop. When it comes to Lush, I've got the nose of one of those police dogs!) just to have a look around...and walked out with a carrier bag, as usual.

I spent half an hour smelling all the perfumes, driving the (very helpful and friendly) sales girls and my boyfriend (fiancè!) crazy. I finally settled on the Love...just to come back ten minutes later, when I'd realized it was way too spicy to really be "me", and exchange it for the Orange Blossom.

Described on the Lush website as "honeyed floral with sparkling citrus notes", Orange Blossom is everything I want in a fragrance: fresh, zesty, and feminine. And the scent of orange blossoms is typical of the Mediterranean and the south of Italy, which I really adore. I bought a small tester, but I think I'll soon go for the entire bottle! It really is a little bit of heaven.



6 comments:

  1. sounds lovely! I am always looking for new perfumes to try out so maybe I'll give this one a go!


    The Urban Umbrella
    xoxo

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  2. UrbanUmbrella: there's a whole range of them and they're all yummy. And unlike chemical fragrances that tend to all smell similar, these scents have true personality!

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  3. You got me all curious! I really would like to go to Lush to check out this Orange Blossom scent :)

    xo

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  5. so cute!

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