Gorilla Perfume At Lush - Breath of God

Gorilla Perfume At Lush - Breath of God by Lush
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Gorilla Perfume At Lush - Breath of God is a perfume by Lush for women and men and was released in 2010. The scent is woody-smoky. It is still in production.

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Fragrance Notes

Neroli, Rose, Sandalwood, Vetiver, Cedarwood, Lemon, Melon, Jasmine, Amber, Musk



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Submitted by LiliaSophia, last update on 31.03.2017
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Bottle 5.0/10
Sillage 10.0/10
Longevity 10.0/10
Scent 9.0/10
3 Awards
Interesting and unique
I like the opening with it's strong woodsy feel. Vetiver, cedar, and sandalwood all anchored with incense. Like Lust by this house, I love it after about three hours, when the rose and ylang-ylang take the stage. It actually reminds me a lot of the best parts Lust, but with a different feel to the opening and base. The Rose and Ylang-ylang never get as strong as they do in Lust but they sing all the same. It has that "head-shop" feel to the base that I get from many this house's scents, but it's a good thing.
Like all of the Gorilla scents by Lush it has amazing Longevity and a Nuclear sillage

Helpful Review    5 Awards
Gorilla Perfume’s Breath of God gets the sweet/savory balance that has become one of the go-to references on see-it-not-taste-it TV food competition shows. The sweet/salty comment has become part of our expertise-without-in-fact-experience vocabulary. It’s a function of our pop quest for unearned authenticity that is the logical outcome of distressed denim. Other such food show comments have to do with ‘a little more acidity’, better mouth feel, or the benefits of sous vide preparation. Reality TV has left us spring-loaded with such vocabulary. We really are fucking ridiculous.

But Breath of God gets kudos. Prada Candy, with it's talk of benzoin, would convince us that it is a salted caramel, and therefore stakes a claim to salty/sweet sophistication. Breath of God reaches for more and gives us an oyster and melon raw bar, completing the triangle with mint. It's ingenious, and makes a refreshing sense.

The drawback is that although the accord is appealing and distinctive, the execution is murky. Similar to other Gorilla fragrances (also Tokyo Milk fragrances) there is an unfortunate blurring of notes. A bit more separation would give a more dynamic quality. Breath of God suffers from the aromatherapy conundrum. Just as in mixing essential oils, it's easy to have a blurring rather than a synergy. A solution might be to use it as scenting for personal care products. Another Lush/Gorilla product, Dirty, is better in Lush's hair paste than as a stand-alone perfume.

Lush doesn't compete with Tom Ford, by Killian, or Guerlain. It's more like the Etat Libre d’Orange alternative to the Body Shop. Breath of God could use what my grandmother called ‘a friendly hand’ to spruce up its composition, but it is a brilliant perfume in its inventiveness. It is attractive and distinctive. It's memorable. It wears well and doesn't fall apart. It would be easy to dismiss it as quirky if you don't look closely. Give it a bit of consideration, and it'll change your point of view.

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Bottle 2.5/10
Sillage 7.5/10
Longevity 7.5/10
Scent 5.0/10
Very helpful Review    6 Awards
Brace yourselves!
Thoughts Phase One - Halitosis Infernalis (in no particular order, it was that violent!)

- Oh my God!!
- What the Hell is this? Burned tyres? Blood?
- Mr Turin, you are having a laugh! Give this monstrosity 5 stars?! Right! No more listening to you Mister.

Thoughts Phase Two - Angel Fresh has landed

- Uh? What now?
- That wasn't here a second ago. Icy ozone? Tinge of sweetness?
- This stuff is weird. Scrubber one moment, invigorating delight the next.

Thoughts Phase Three - Peace from Heaven

- Well well, I could get used to this.
- Hmm, lovely warm vetiver, my skin only better
- Yes please!
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