Average Rating 3.8/5
Review by felgoj
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.