felgoj's review of LUSH Dirty fragrance

3.8

14 reviews

71% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.2

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 3.2

Price: $$$

INGREDIENTS

Spearmint, thyme, tarragon, sandalwood, lavender... DRF Alcohol, Perfume, Methyl Ionone, Tarragon Oil (Artemisia dracunculus), Sandalwood Oil (Santalum austro-caledonicum vieill), Lavender Absolute (Lavandula augustfolia), Neroli Oil (Citrus Aurantium amara), Thyme Oil (Thymus vulgaris), *Cinnamyl Alcohol, *Coumarin, *Geraniol, *Limonene, *Linalool, *Cinnamal, *Eugenol, *Farnesol, Hydroxcitronellal.

on 9/2/2011 10:20:00 AM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Dry, Medium, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

Fragrance notes: Spearmint, thyme, tarragon, sandalwood, lavender.

YUM! I know this fragrance is geared toward men but it smells wonderful & for sure the Lush catalog is right when it says that you'll want to use your boyfriend's Dirty for yourself.

Initially, as described, I get the sense of some aroma of organic garbage, like foody compost (ick, too earthy for me - probably the thyme & tarragon, since I have those spices in my kitchen & they have that certain earthy aroma which can be both interesting & not entirely appealing as a fragrance) but in a quick minute the "dirty" smell gives way to a most delightful scent of mint that lingers for quite a while. The scent is clean & fresh on my skin yet @ the same time has a lot of warmth to it. That's what makes the whole purchase worthwhile. The lavender mixes in very nicely, barely noticeable it but it makes a difference in the mint effect. It can be layered w/any other fragrance you like that mixes well w/this type of scent (I love doing that). I actually like layering this w/Lush 'Vanillary' which is sweet vanilla-based.

I appreciate that the mint note is not sharp or harsh like a strong peppermint toothpaste, but rather it's a creamy soft mint that makes me think of middle school years when I enjoyed Spearmint Chapstick & chewed Wrigley's DoubleMint gum. A fresh scent, not overly sweet (hence quite unisex).

I bought the little 1/3 oz (9 ml) purse-size tube spray (black aluminum-brushed glass, according to what the friendly SA told me) & this perfume line is made by Gorilla. So far, I'm really liking this cool scent for hot summer weather. I would rate it 4.5 - it's hard to choose btwn a solid 4 (awkward initially dirty smell) & a perfect 5 (the sudden burst of unexpected fresh mint is a pleasant surprise). Nothing about this scent is overpowering though, it's very much a soft skin scent altogether, & it lasts long enough to not have to re-spray every 10 minutes like some of my other unfortunate fragrances. This is the most unexpected & unusual fragrance (not to mention curiously & aptly named, smart marketing move) I think I may have ever encountered.

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