The Smell of Weather Turning 2010Perfume

The Smell of Weather Turning (Perfume) by Lush / Cosmetics To Go
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The Smell of Weather Turning (Perfume) is a popular perfume by Lush / Cosmetics To Go for women and men and was released in 2010. The scent is woody-green. The longevity is above-average. It is still in production.
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Fragrance Notes

Oak wood, Hay, Beeswax, Nettle, English peppermint, Mint, Roman camomile

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Scent

8.0 (57 Ratings)

Longevity

8.6 (50 Ratings)

Sillage

7.8 (51 Ratings)

Bottle

6.0 (46 Ratings)
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8.5
Scent
8
Longevity
7
Sillage
5
Bottle
Floyd
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Floyd
Floyd
Top Review    28  
Bullerbü in spring
When spring comes, it's especially nice here in Bullerbü. Kerstin, this is Ole's little sister, likes to pick mint and camomile blossoms, because they are "danz wild", and she stresses that because mum forbids her to pick the flowers in the garden, because they are not wild after all. When it dawns in the evening, Papa lights a pile of leaves that we had raked together. "We want to make a little spring fire," he says. "Hooray!" and "How beautiful!" we all shout and dance and jump around the glowing fire. Later we lie on straw and hay around the fire, Kerstin sits next to me on an oak board and grinds mint and camomile blossoms between her hands and then holds her little fingers under my nose This is how the beginning of spring smells in Bullerbü: The smell of leaf fire, the smell of dry hay and wood, fresh mint and bitter chamomile, which is probably so bitter because Kerstin had plucked stinging nettle leaves while picking. No wonder she cried like that at noon A short time later, Lasse, Bosse and Ole pack a soft piece of beeswax from a backpack they had with them in the forest at noon. Bosse tells that they wanted to find out who was the bravest of the three and so they had climbed up a tree one by one to steal honey from a bee nest. A part of the nest had fallen down and they are now digging out this honeycomb. Of course Kerstin also wants a piece of it and she gets it. She dalgt the mint and camomile blossoms into the wax and gives me the lump.
For hours now I lie next to the slowly burning fire and smell the lump with Kerstin. At some point I don't notice the smoke and the hay anymore, but I wonder how long you can still smell the mint and the bitter camomile together with the wax. I think I could have that smell around me into autumn. Maybe even in winter to remind me how spring smells. This fragrance is not too strong either, but strong enough to be clearly noticed for a few nice hours.
Another hours later I only smell this wonderfully sweetly warm honeycomb lying on the oak board next to Kerstin and dream myself back into the day as we built a camp in the forest, fed the animals, played hide and seek with Ole's dog Swipp and finally danced around the fire like Indians, as Daddy shouted: "You've gone completely wild!" and Kerstin said "Yes danz completely wild! I think that's how all kids are in spring. Anyway, we kids from Bullerbü.
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8
Scent
8
Longevity
7
Sillage
7
Bottle
Taskphorce

55 Reviews
Taskphorce
Taskphorce
Very helpful Review    3  
Not your typical Mint
An obscure, medicinal, smoky, earthy and incredibly crisp minty scent. On top of all these natural smelling raw materials, you get a vision of a cold front on its way with rain approaching. Some fragrances and aftershaves immediately come to mind: Andrea Maack Coven, Chiseled Face Summer Storm, and Phoenix Artisan Accroutments La Tierra Mojada - Scent After The Rain. The common theme with the aforementioned scents....is petrichor which is that aroma released in the air immediately following rainfall typically after a dry spell. The performance is stellar...3 drops of oil projected for an easy 6 hours.
9
Scent
10
Longevity
10
Sillage
7.5
Bottle
Briarthorn

91 Reviews
Briarthorn
Briarthorn
Helpful Review    5  
Earthy and fresh
The opening is hay and dry grass but shortly it warms up into a lovely woody (oak) base with fresh mint. It's not minty like toothpaste or gum, but green and fresh like bruising fresh mint leaves between your fingers. The chamomile and oakmoss, and maybe some nettle give it a nice earthy feel under the mint.

Like all Lush perfumes it has really great longevity and a nuclear sillage. Use a light hand with it or you'll clear the building.

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2013
Digindirt

47 Reviews
Digindirt
Digindirt
Top Review    7  
Proceed with caution
TSOWT is a refreshing fragrance that brings the forest from the outside in. There is a hint of fresh mint skimming the surface of deep, sophisticated woods. Every fragrance lover who is attracted to green fragrances will not appreciate the stand alone uniqueness this fragrance offers. Lush has apparently decided to alienate this fragrance from the typical greens by inducing a shock value at first spritz. It could be considered a scrubber at first blast but the woods lull you in creating a peace and serenity like no other. This fragrance could easily wear you if you don't have the courage to pull it off. If you can take the heat of hard core woods, then be my guest, just proceed with caution. Love List for me!
3
Scent
10
Longevity
7.5
Sillage
Sherapop

1239 Reviews
Sherapop
Sherapop
Very helpful Review    5  
Stinky even for Lush
Many of the perfumes of the house of Lush open loudly, unpleasantly, and sometimes quite abrasively. A few of them, however, do end up smelling like something at least approaching a worthy perfume. I'm not sure what to think about this one.

THE SMELL OF WEATHER TURNING is obviously intended to be a kind of Demeter-esque re-creation of the smell of weather turning, but to my nose it smells like a cross between an electrical fire or a short-circuited appliance and a forest of rotting wood underneath which mushrooms have begun to sprout. Is this a unique combination of scents? Yes, of course. Is it a perfume which I would normally choose to wear? No, I would not.

This particular Lush creation pushes the boundaries of perfumery, but it also raises the question of what perfume is supposed to be. Should perfume smell good? To me, this one does not, and while I might be able to embrace its originality on some level, it is only as an abstraction, not as a fragrance to wear. This is the sort of scent which probably does belong in an olfactory art exhibit, but it does not belong on my skin, and I intend to bathe soon to remove the lingering traces of this rather unpleasant scent and probably will not wear it again, although there is still some liquid left in my 2ml sample vial.

I ended up testing this perfume three times, always hoping to find what I had missed before. When all is said and sniffed, I have to confess that I think that this stinks.
Coutureguru

223 Reviews
Coutureguru
Coutureguru
Top Review    8  
Off the beaten track
This is a strange and slightly disturbing fragrance ... for some reason it reminds me of the Dentist's waiting room when I was a kid, absolutely terrified of what might happen behind that closed door.

Having said that ... I also find it totally intriguing ... go figure?
The mint here is very prevalent on my skin with an almost 'spearmint chewing gum' feel ... it's made rather languid and "mint julep-like' by the honey.
Personally I would've liked a fresher wood like Cedar in this. I can definitely smell the oak here but it feels a little aged ... 'ripe' is a better word I suppose. I wouldn't shy away from wearing this every now and then as it's different and quite eccentric ... but I don't think I'd ever empty a full bottle.

As with the other LUSH frags I have tried, the sillage and longevity are above average.
7
Scent
7.5
Longevity
7.5
Sillage
5
Bottle
Cryptic

24 Reviews
Cryptic
Cryptic
Top Review    9  
Misleading Name for a Cool Fragrance
The Lush fragrance line deserves a lot of credit. It is cruelty free, earth friendly, well-crafted and incredibly cheap. If you haven't already, do yourself a favor and check out the line.

Based on the name, I expected TSOWT to be a straightforward ozonic in the mold of Acqua di Gio and its progeny. Instead, this fragrance is a somewhat gothic powerhouse of swirling smoke softened by tender notes of beeswax and chamomile.

The top note of mint conjures up nothing so much as a grove of eucalyptus trees. As the scent evolves, the wind gusts through the grove, bringing with it a vaguely disturbing burnt smell from forest fires nearby. The danger lingers until the rains come, washing away the cinders and bringing forth a delicate waft of grasses and flowers. Not the sort of scent you'd want to wear to the prom, but a great frag to wear for yourself and enjoy as a fab example of perfume as art.

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