Sikkim Girls 2012 Perfume

Sikkim Girls (Perfume) by Lush / Cosmetics To Go
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Sikkim Girls (Perfume) is a perfume by Lush / Cosmetics To Go for women and men and was released in 2012. The scent is floral-sweet. Projection and longevity are above-average. It is still available to purchase.
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Fragrance Notes

Jasmine, Frangipani, Tuberose, Vanilla

Ratings

Scent

7.4 | 56 Ratings

Longevity

8.6 | 38 Ratings

Sillage

8.1 | 39 Ratings

Bottle

6.0 | 40 Ratings
Submitted by AmyAmy, last update on 08.04.2021.
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9
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9
Sillage
5
Bottle
Enomi5
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Enomi5
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Balmy summer evening in the tropical bush
Again, a very unconventional, powerful fragrance from Lush.

Directly when spraying on you / woman should not inhale under any circumstances, because Sikkim Girls is really very intense and can sensitive noses already times umhauen.

After a few minutes I dare to sniff then, with closed eyes. The following head cinema runs off:

We (a few other people, some I know, some I don't) are on a beach. We are looking out to sea. Behind us is a dense bush, in which all kinds of tropical bushes and trees grow. It is evening and pleasantly warm, so there is no need for more than a light shawl over our shoulders. The air is just humid enough that it doesn't make it hard to breathe. It cares for sun-kissed skin and carries to us the beautiful scents found in the small tropical forest behind us: jasmine, frangipani, warm-wet greens, yellow blossoms, wood bark, drenched roots. Salt and sandy, resinous notes also envelop us.

The fragrance can not come up with scent progression or complexity. Here, however, I appreciate exactly the reductiveness, which allows the notes (in which many of my favorite players are represented) but beautiful to emerge. I think he smells very authentic and is excellent for balmy summer evenings.
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9
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10
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7
Bottle
Mina33
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Mina33
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Sikkim, my love
A perfume, which is called like one of my favorite heart topics and is still available at Lush, whose concept I find basically good I had to test of course.
In the store sniffed it has almost knocked me over. Jasmine, jasmine and again jasmine in a dose that really remains in memory. So I bought directly the bottle. Something so literally stunning I just had to have.
I smell throughout the fragrance primarily jasmine out and so strong that I can not identify the other notes for the life of me. It gets a little warmer, sweeter and incense woodier in the drydown but I couldn't tell what that is. However, the exuberant jasmine note doesn't bother me at all because I love jasmine.
Unfortunately, and here we come to why I will not buy the bottle again, not every*r loves jasmine as hot and hearty as I do. With this perfume I got by far the most comments from others and they were consistently negative. Everyone got a headache from it and could not smell it. Due to the fact that the longevity and also sillage are incredibly good even with just a few drops, you can't not be smelled with this fragrance. I then actually stopped wearing it because I caused everyone a headache around me and at some point it tipped and I could not even use it up.
I think it's really a shame because I liked this fragrance a lot but it's just not suitable for everyday wear in this country. In India, where I often stay, people love this fragrance. Unfortunately not in Germany. Who dares to buy this fragrance, it should probably be dosed carefully and best used outside or in well-ventilated rooms and rather in the evening to go out.
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Bottle
Polyanthes

25 Reviews
Polyanthes
Polyanthes
Helpful Review    2  
A box full of nag champa incense cones. ...
Lush Sikkim Girls is a box full of Satya Sai Baba Nag Champa Incense cones miraculously transformed into a glorious golden nectar of a liquid and bottled for our delight and revelry. I am completely besotted with it.
This incense is unlit, there is no smoke in here. Although there may well be a genie waiting to grant your wishes and get you into lots of the best kind of trouble!
Off with the lid then, spritz and Oh! What is this? I was expecting white flowers and this is an old fashioned spicy thing - hang on a minute, what is happening, it's growing on my skin, getting bigger and bigger until I am surrounded by an outrageous triffid like floral spice bomb and now I've got to stand in the queue at the supermarket smelling like this, how embarrassing. Great big wafts of Frangipani (known in India as Champa Flowers) and warm tuberose (made rubbery, moist and naughty by the resinous halmaddi note) sitting happy and smug amongst powdery sandalwood, all larger than life and waiting impatiently to be driven off to a wild festival or concert with after-party and they are not going to calm down for quite a while yet.
Whew, this one needs a bit of fresh air and some good fun, devil may care company to go with it.

Sikkim girls will gladly stay up all night rocking it's way into the morning, in fact it can probably go without sleep for a couple of days. I can smell traces of it on some of my jumpers (oops, I mean 70's posh hippy Biba dresses ;-) days and days after I have worn it.
Please don't be put off though, I am prone to getting a bit dramatic. This is very lovely and has a wonderful way of getting really close and familiar with my skin chemistry. Although it's quite strongly floral, it smells natural and feels like it's become part of me and if applied with a light hand is wearable at any time.
It does have a soft rubbery, resinous, woodiness in the base although the notes are not listed, this must be a result of the benzyls added to the gorgeous floral absolutes. When it gets very warm I can definitely smell some naughty rubber of the latex kind - you have been warned.
I don't really get any jasmine amongst the other flowers but I get a fair amount of smoothed out spices shimmying around with them, and courmarin is there in the base to sweeten and hold it all together. There is a delicious creamy warmth here.
Sikkim Girls is different from, but shares some outrageous type DNA with my 80's favourite YSL Opium 1977 (pre-reformulation).

Sillage goes from moderate to massive to good and longevity on my skin is awesome.
This one will be staying on my favourites shelf and although I wear it whenever I fancy, really I should keep it as my get-ready-to-get-wild go to.
Must-try amazingness!
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Chimidoro

23 Reviews
Chimidoro
Chimidoro
Helpful Review    3  
Avon's Far Away, is that you?
(OK, OK, they're not even nearly identical, but there's a striking similarity in the opening - this just lacks the vanilla focal point!)

I find this, along with Avon's Far Away, to be a touch too spicy for me. This is where Far Away Gold comes into its own - being far softer. All three scents are incense based, sharp and vanillic - dominating, powdery, sweet, sultry, alluring, smooth.

In the LUSH store, after being nasally bombarded by everything else, I smelled mainly a strong frangipani note in Sikkim Girls, but having brought it home I find the opening initially dominated by an overpowering cinnamon incense, which can be just a little too much. Strong & long lasting, indeed! (When I tried rinsing this off and applying my usual dose of LUST, I discovered that this makes a sensational base! Also works the other way around, of course!)

Sikkim Girls has a wonderfully intense presence. Two sprays turned my living-room into a bazaar.
Apply with a light hand and don't breathe it in too closely - this is a room filler. A beautiful, powdery, heady frangipani and burnt woods kind of room filler.

Statements

TruckladyTrucklady 2 years ago
Too much frangipani to sway me to buy. Shame, for I love the rest of it. Unashamed tuberose lover, I guess.
ChimidoroChimidoro 6 years ago
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10
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Sillage
In the store I was blown away by the frangipani; in reality I am blown away by the similarity to AVON'S FAR AWAY.
Ouch... What went wrong?

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