Perfect gorgeous long-lasting scent. Love that it is virtually all natural as well. Never really give Lush a second thought when shopping for perfume or cosmetics, until a friend bought me Karma push up perfume stick and that was it.. have now got the soap, spritzer, another pop perfume, shampoo, conditioner and the sea spray in hair. Spend a small fortune every time I go in the shop, but always happy with my purchases. Love everything it stands for as well. No animal testing or cruelty. I am LUSHING IT. XX
I have an eclectic taste in fragrance and rarely find anything unpleasant . I may find some frags uninspiring , but rarely do I find anything unpleasant . Karma is the most vile smelling fragrance I have ever smelled . It smells SICKENING . When I smelled it at Neiman's after reading reviews, I was stunned that anyone would put such foul smelling chemicals for sale and call it perfume. This is absolutely horrible , almost enough to make you hurl.
My daughter , 28 , also found it disgusting . ( YUCK!!!)
Perhaps this company makes other worthy fragrances , but this one is one that is suitable as a gift for an evil person ( just be certain to stay far from them . )
I love the way this smells-orange creamsicle is perfect, as some other reviewers have said. I think it smells fresh and citrusy...makes me thirsty =) My aunt said she could smell patchouli, but I can't.
I wouldn't buy this again, not because it's a bad perfume, but because I almost never buy the same perfume twice. Packaging: terrible. So cheap...the label is literally a sticker that is now starting to peel off. The lid also feels thin and flimsy.
In the many blind smell trials I put my OH through over the years to discover which fragrance he likes, this one by far has been his favourite, i didn't buy it at the time as for me it was just soo strong, but years later he can still remember it. I spend a small fortune on fragrances and most of the time my OH can't distinguish one from another, I haven't been able to top that ( maybe with one exception) I think i'll apply very, very lightly and to keep it for special occasions with him as I just can't imagine anyone else appreciating it as much as he does.
The more I experiment with perfumes, the more I am realizing that my chemistry will amp up any sweet, fruity note until it screeches itself into a temper tantrum and then it wets its pants. I guess that's why I do better with deep,earthy fragrances. This starts off as a mellow creamsicle on me, then the patch makes an appearance and it's soft and earthy...but not in a "I have not bathed in three days, but Patchouli will eat though anything" way. If you are a patchouli fan, check it out, it's a unique spin on the note, but I don't feel it dominates the blend. A light application works in warm weather, and I can see this being nice for fall and winter as well.
A love it or hate it scent - it is definitely unique. The whole lush line is suited for those who like earthy scents. Karma evolves with each persons chemistry differently. The patchouli gives it the warm earthiness, the pine and orange make it smell clean, and the lavender and vanilla tie it all together. I have tried the solid shampoo, soap, gorilla perfume, karma cream, and solid perfume. The soap is glorious, and perfectly balanced, doesn't lather well (but you don't really need it to), and lingers on the skin. The perfume is very very strong, one spritz is all you need. The cream is very sweet smelling, and smells most similar to the solid perfume. When I smell the cream and solid perfume, its very reminiscent of an orange creamsicle. The solid shampoo is great, I love turning my head and smelling Karma in my hair. This is the scent for people who don't want their scent to scream out at people, but to gently waft in the air as you walk by, disappearing as soon as it came. Its complex, unique, and different on everyone. I get tons of compliments when I wear it, especially from my Hippy turned Southern Belle coworker who says it reminds her of the 60s, and loves it.
I have this in the solid perfume. I have to say, this has grown on me. It's very much a love it or hate it scent, its very bold citrus and spice, I actually like wearing this layered with L de lolita lempicka as they have very similar notes and complement each other nicely
My mother bought the solid perfume about a week or so ago (she's addicted to LUSH's karma range) and it smells amazing. Smells exactly like karma soap, orange and grapefruit with spicy tones. Not overwhelmingly patchouli at all. I will say this - the solid perfume smells *completely* different to the atomiser. My mother smelled the atomiser last time we were in the shop and didn't like it which is, quite frankly, surprising. But I smelled it too, and it did smell way different. All in all, the solid karma perfume smells gorgeous and it also smells expensive. But it totally isn't. About $12 NZD. No doubt will buy it again. And the way we're going through this perfume, it'll probably be soon. :-)
I kind of like the smell of Karma soap. Anyway, I tested its fragrance on my arm and it gave me an instant headache while I was at Lush. I thought it was from something else and left the shop. 15 min. later I smelled my arm and again an instant headache came and I felt like I was going to throw up in the middle of the street. I'm not super sensitive to perfumes but I really wonder what they put into this! Also the bottle looks - I mean its design- so cheap.Who designed it really?
Eek! I was shocked when I first smelt it because I absolutely love Karma in the bathing products (soap, bubble bath, ect).. but this just smells nasty to me. It has undertones of those cheap, nasty perfumes they sell at the dollar store. I wouldnt want to be wearing this around in public.