LUSH • Karma • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||60%|
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
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
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
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 . )
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Medium Hair: Black, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Brown
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.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
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.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
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.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Olive, Warm Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
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.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Green
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
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Tan, Warm Hair: Red, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
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. :-)
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium Eyes: Hazel
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?
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Other Eyes: Hazel
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.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Although i like Lush products generally, their fragrances are repulsive (except for hiwtk which they dont sell now). This one is only mildly unpleasant by comparison, and i almost like it...
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Green
I had to go middle of the line with this one.
Okay - when I'm NOT pregnant, I HATE the smell of Karma. It smells like a dirty hippy to me. The husband always says I smell like I've been at some sort of street festival when I have bathed with the Karma bath bar....
that being said...
At 6-months pregnant, I actually like the smell and found it relaxing.
Let's chalk this up to a hormonal thing.
Will I buy again - no. When it comes down to it - this smell is not for me.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
This fragrance I actually CRAVE if I don't have it on so I keep a solid in my purse. Love this stuff.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
Another Karma lover right here. I don't understand all the reviews of people saying it smells awful. There must be some genetic factor that makes it smell awful to certain people :)
All kidding aside, I cannot stop smelling my wrists all day after applying this, and even my young male friends lunge at me and stick their head into my neck whenever I'm wearing it.
The other descriptions are spot on - it smells fizzy, if that makes sense. Like you can smell the little bubbles in it. MM mmm mmm
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Other Eyes: Green
Hm. I liked this enough to spray it on my wrist. I mean, I really, really liked it. The tester paper that I sniffed was just bright, fizzy, sparkly orange-tangerine freshness with a bit of an earthy undercurrent. It was wonderful. And it smelled wonderful on me right off the bat. But then, after it settled in for a few minutes, my wrist didn't smell quite the same. It smelled much more familiar, evoking summer memories... of lake water. This smells so much like swimming in the summer in a lake full of ducks. Not totally unpleasant, and the memory trigger is great, but its also smells kind of dirty and like I need a bath the way I would if I had been swimming. I always got ear infections from swimming in those ducky lakes.
This does last forever and is relatively inexpensive (compared to other LUSH scents--this one is £20 for 30ml or £4 for the solid).
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
Quite honestly, this makes me smell like a dirty hippie. The patchouli is so overpowering. I guess a positive (for the people who like the smell) would be that it lasts all day. Nothing can get this smell off!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Green
Karma smells almost effervescent to me. It has a bubbly scent, kind of like Moschino Couture. It smells like a fizzy orange soda mixed with spices and patchouli, which might sound gross, but it's different! It's something to try before you buy - which is easy to do nowadays, since LUSH has a solid stick of Karma available for about $10 and a $12 sampler pack with Karma in it, so you can try it out easily without buying the $40+ bottle. You can also ask for a sample in the store if you live near one, so you can try it out for a few days and see if you like it.
-Another word about the sampler pack: Another reviewer said they all smelled the same, and I'll have to differ... try them out on a different day, making sure there is nothing else on your skin. Don't try to smell them all at once, that will confuse the senses and they will all start to smell the same! They are all very nice and distinct scents, don't hesitate to buy the $12 sampler pack. I love it!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Oily Hair: Brown, Curly, Fine Eyes: Brown
I LOVE this fragrance, it's unusual, original, sensual, spicy and very me. Once I put it on it's really hard to stop myself from sneaking a sniff of my wrist and happily breathing an hhmmmmm in happiness - can cause a few interesting looks out in public! If you like to try an interesting twist on patchoulli, eastern spices and orange then give this a go.
Try it on in the shop first and see if it sits well on you - all perfumes smell different on people depending on skin types and diet - If you pop into the shop get chatty with the SA as they often give free samples - double bonus!
My one and only complaint is the packaging; lovely shaped bottle but the spritzer does leak,especially if you carry it your bag, like me, which makes everything smells of Karma, (not that bad a point after all). Karma cream is truly yummy as well.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brown, Curly, Medium Eyes: Green
I started a love affair with Lush in 2005. I hated Karma.
Slowly it grew on me- like that annoying guy who you know likes you, and he wears you down, and you agree to hang out with him- and you find yourself liking him.
I always hated straight up patchouli- it's an evil strong stink, and most people who wear it wear WAAAAY too much of it.
In Karma, it's blended lightly with bright citrus.
Soon I found myself lusting after Mr. Karma, buying the dusting powder, the lotion, the soap- everything.
Everywhere I went, hippies, co-workers, society ladies would exclaim about how LOVELY my fragrance was, what was it, what was that wonderful scent.
I ran out of all my Karma stuff, and I haven't bought Lush in about a year....but I miss "my" scent.
The bottle is utilitarian, with the Lush font spelling "Karma" on a black label. It's pricey for my tastes, but hardly costly when compared to most fragrances.
The smell of Karma lifts my spirits :) Silly, but true.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I got the Holiday Sampler pack of 7 "different" Lush fragrances. Karma was just one of them, but if you were blind folded and sniffed each tube individually, you would swear they were all filled with the same, identifcal fragance.
I'm not a fan of patchouli, and unfortnately, ALL of the LUSH fragrances seem to have a patchouli base. Not only that, they all have that "old-lady" smell (no offense to all of the mature MUA-ers out there!) which I found very overwhelming.
My hubby kept asking me "what old lady perfume are you wearing?" and this was regardless of the scent I tried in the sampler pack.
This was a huge dissapointment. Everyone rants and raves about LUSH but frankly, I'm not getting it.
If you're curious about their fragrances...don't be. You smelled one, you smelled them all.