8 years ago
The Lush UK site states that they ship to the US but that it's "subject to custom's clearance". I want to ask around to see if anyone State Side has had any issues with this before I order. Maybe I can find someone traveling there to bring me something back...
I'm not sure what year the different scents were put out, but I think most of the ones I tried were from 2010 and 2011, when they were more readily available here in the States.
Orange blossom was too sharp and white. I didn't care for it. I didn't like Karma either, I can't find my review notes and I think I gave my sample away, so I can't tell you why exactly I didn't like it, sorry. I am a big fan of the freshly picked and bruised mint with that beautiful dry grass earthiness in The smell of Weather Turning. I think I like Dirty for many of the same reasons that I like the smell of Weather Turning, the mint the earthiness, but there is also an herbal sweetness from the tarragon and thyme that I thought made it different enough from The Smell of Weather Turning that I would like to own both. Lust is one that I am indifferent about the opening but the heart sings on my skin. The rose and ylang-ylang in this one are so beautiful. I think this is the first Lush scent I bought the full bottle of. The Smell of Freedom was a kind of generic woodsy opening, but I really like it. There was an incense quality here as well that was balanced by a really nice lemongrass zing. The dry down for me had a bit of sweet neroli and jasmine. It was really pretty. Furze I tried for the first time yesterday. It was so soft on my skin I had a difficult time finding it. When I caught just light snatches of it I got the impression of playdough. But when I sniffed my skin directly it was a really pretty vanilla and coconut scent. I think I need to decant this one into an atomizer for a better idea of how it smells. I also tried the Tuca Tuca for the first time last night, sorta. I received it in the mail and almost 2/3 of it leaked out, so It was all over me when I unpacked it. It was a sweet jammy violet. Very much violet but not candied like Chowards, it was more like a baked good. It was a very unique violet to add to my collection and I am pretty bummed out that I have so little to enjoy. I had been chasing this dragon for some time. I also received my Imogen Rose last night but I haven't taken it for a spin yet.
Overall, I am consistently impressed with the quality of the Lush scents. They always have great longevity and normally there is an interesting evolution on the skin. The projection/sillage of them tends to be NUCLEAR. This could be great for some people, disastrous for others who are heavy handed.