Breath of God 2007 Perfume

Breath of God (Perfume) by Lush / Cosmetics To Go
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Breath of God (Perfume) is a perfume by Lush / Cosmetics To Go for women and men and was released in 2007. The scent is woody-smoky. The longevity is above-average. It is still available to purchase. Pronunciation
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NeroliNeroli RoseRose SandalwoodSandalwood VetiverVetiver CedarwoodCedarwood LemonLemon MelonMelon JasmineJasmine AmberAmber MuskMusk

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7.4206 Ratings
Longevity
8.0151 Ratings
Sillage
7.5150 Ratings
Bottle
5.5143 Ratings
Value for money
7.631 Ratings
Submitted by LiliaSophia, last update on 21.01.2023.
Interesting Facts
The fragrance was initially part of the brand B Never Too Busy To Be Beautiful, a company that is regarded as "sister company" to Lush. In 2010, the fragrance was incorporated into the Lush range.
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11 in-depth fragrance descriptions
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Top Review 16  
Divine Invasion
Breath Of God is an addictive, complex, dazzling scent that tells endless stories.
He lives from his contrasts, which develop such an exciting dynamic in themselves, that he always remains interesting and multi-layered from the beginning to his (very late) end.

It starts with a menthol-like ethereal freshness, contrasted with a woody smokiness that is demanding and nischig, but never scratchy or exhausting. Combined with an unsweet exotic fruit note, this creates a fascinating, multifaceted, iridescent picture.
From the middle BoG becomes much softer and ends in a seemingly endless fadeout on soft, subtle sandalwood. This end is almost the most beautiful of this great fragrance, it remains present like a fine veil until one can no longer distinguish between memory and reality, as if one glides on an infinite slide further and further into space.

If you want head cinema, an overgrown Far Eastern temple peels out in the rainforest, cold ashes and wild fruits. Mystical, archaic, colored, smoky, fresh.
A trip to Tibet finally inspired Simon Constantine.

A lot has already been written about the Lush brand in the comments, I can't underline the praise enough - until recently I also had the image of a hipster bath bomb shop in my head and was all the more enthusiastic about its fragrances, as well as about the rest of their range.
Straight BoG is extremely courageous, could be e.g. also of Bertrand Duchaufour and is so completely not at all Mainstream and nevertheless not pretentious or strenuous.
May this breath not run out so quickly.
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Valdar
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Top Review 13  
Like a beautiful princess trapped in a castle made of smoked melons
Yes, the unwieldy title of my commentary gets right to the point, because the essence of this fragrance is beautiful, like a princess in a white dress: fresh, crystal clear, subtly fruity and actually lets you breathe deeply. Now the whole thing is, but a bit tricky, and so this wonderful kernel remains trapped in the (often mentioned) smoked melon for a long time. And this smoke melon, which initially conceals the depth of the actual scent, has a certain deterrent potential. Thus the smoke in the prelude is not sacral, ritual or balsamic, but simply burnt and ashy, making the melon look rotten at first. Perhaps only trained noses can guess in the first few minutes that a truly refreshing magic work is being woven through the putrid ashes. But this magic work takes about 5 hours (at least for me).

The base reminds me of a very fresh, arctic wind, which somehow revives the initially dead melon and now lets it shine in magical, vivid clarity. However, it is not possible to identify exactly which scent component produces this rescuing wind. That makes it a little bit difficult for me to find a perfume that has the same beneficial effect as this one in the base, but right from the beginning (No...Viking by Creed can't even begin to get close to that).

So I handle "Breath of God" in such a way that I sometimes spray clothes the day before I wear them to enjoy them the next day and that divine breath still lasts all day long. This practically speaks for a shelf life of 24 hours (on clothing).
But to return briefly to the metaphor with the captive princess: To free a real princess from a castle, one should not simply go to sleep and assume that she could escape from her castle the next day all by herself. But that's just on the edge...

Back to perfume.
The first few hours are simply too bulky for me to wear directly, even though I am not particularly sensitive to wearing controversial things I find it difficult to evaluate this fragrance fairly, because from an artistic point of view it is great class, but this complex progression, with a revelation that is a long time coming, makes it simply very difficult to wear.
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2.5
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7.5
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7.5
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5
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Dolby

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Very helpful Review 8  
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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jtd

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Very helpful Review 7  
busybody
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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Smora

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Smora
Smora
Helpful Review 6  
Absolutely Surreal
Scentrack: Serge Gainsbourg - Bonnie and Clyde (Herbert's Fred and Ginger Mix)

Breath of God was really tough to describe. This shape shifting monster changes every minute. The sweetheart bubblegum, the smell of fermented autumnal leaves on cold wind, the old chimney smoke, the morning fresh toothpaste... Breath of God is in everything. Even its acronym BOG stands for God in my language.
The incense of ancient temples meshed with the mint and garnered with sweet melon and other fruits. Accompanied in the drydown with unbelievably dark woods.
A surreal fragrance, worth waiting. An unexpected masterpiece from Lush.

Rating: 8/10
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HugoMontezHugoMontez 2 months ago
8
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9
Longevity
7.5
Scent
A strong burned wood smell. Very smoky. Nice composition but hard to wear.
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EstbienlaEstbienla 8 months ago
7
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7
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8
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7.5
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Smell of smoked fruit, beautiful effect and excellent originality / price ratio of good work
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Amazon1975Amazon1975 3 years ago
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8
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Smoked wood with the fruity melon/lemon underpinning it all. I like it a lot....not huge performance....but a good 6-7 hours.
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