LUSH • Breath of God • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||58%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium Eyes: Green
I'll start off by saying that I am a fragrance newb. I can see why another reviewer thought this smelled like the inside of a CVS - when I first smelled it, it smelled that way to me too, and I suddenly regretted purchasing this (I got the solid form). But I kept it on and after a little while, it started smelling a little better, more like my favorite Lush body wash, Tramp (I really want a solid perfume of that). Overall I do like the way this smells, but it is definitely rather odd, especially as a women's fragrance. To me it smells aquatic, clean, androgynous, and intriguing, which are all qualities that I admire and that I aspire to. It's not for everyone, but if you're looking for something different, check it out.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Green
Smoky, leathery incense goodness. dries down to a deep dark aquatic smell ... really nice for MEN!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
..there's something nutty about this one....like some kind of strange sacral hazelnut,and like many reviewers I fell in love with it after a first whiff...
like I said many times before, I really don't seem to like gettin on a ''woohoo-I'm-soo-cool-and-use-Lush-like -Madonna'' bandwagon, simply because of the aggressive marketing leaning towards persuasion of ''how good and versatile Lush products are''..(NOT!)..and being bougt and used by many respectable stars makes it even a little repulsive for me...why the heck should I care what Madonna or Kardashians wear?....so I tend to avoid Lush and given the very high prices, I think justified so.
but luckily for me, a friend brought this to my attention by bringing a small,ugly,black bottle with 30 g(?like, haven't they heard about liquid measures for f.sake??) product...and as soon as I frowned at the mentioned brand, I took a shot and was left speechless...
this is very,very niche-sque sort of fragrance, very deep,soft and unbeleavably wearable!
starting off with a pungent smell of burnt wood,bonfire,fur,and very prominent cedarwood, you would've thought something icky this way''ll come, but nope, this goes in whole another path...black pepper listed as a componend gives a fantastic sweetenes to a scent, and ylang-ylang makes it zingy,almost bready, but with no flower accord familliar to my nose...
it is quite strong and violent, but after just 15 minutes it settles into a wonderful melange,making an aromatic-woody scent (not oriental imho) very well money-worthy...and that's ALOT of money!!!it seems to me a better choice to buy a big botlle than just a 10 ml. decant because it is just tooo darn expensive!!!
but all in all it goes amazingly good with my skin's PH and makes me think of twisted CdG creations such as Tar or maybe even some leathery scents like Cuir Ottoman(without the light and beautiful iris part)..
worthy of your attention if you like totaly different kind of slightly woody/animalic nutty scents....try before you buy!!!
lasting life- aproximately 5 hrs...just about enough!
don't get me started with the development phases because it is the wildest rollercoaster you'll ever experience!!!
10/10! (even though it's Lush!)
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
HG within its type. I've tested it alongside Lust and Ginger at a Lust store and had to come back to get a full bottle. It's a solemn, spiritual, rich, very complex fragrance. I agree with the references to oriental temples and holy ceremonies. I also agree that it changes drastically according to skin, weather condition etc. On my friend, for example, it smells like disinfectant. Breath of God is something I put on when I feel chic, introspective and serene. It's not a sexy, flirtatious fragrance. Having said that, this 'not so obvious' character might be just what it takes for you to get noticed.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Black
I tried the solid version of this in store, the end note somehow reminds me of lust. I like the scent of lust and this is lust with some minty hint and without the sweetness of lust. Probably because of the jasmine that could be found in both. Its a very special kind of scent which varies depending on each individual. But all in all, I like how it smell on me.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
i got this based on a review from a woman saying this fragrance brought her to tears, because it was so lovely. i was pretty disappointed with my sample, it smells incredibly masculine, and doesn't seem like anything very special. it does smell exotic, but i could never wear this, and i don't think i'd like to smell it on anyone else either.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
I have the solid from a Boxing Day sale (it was 50% off). Breath Of God is not an awful scent however to me it smells just like the medicinal scent of a fabric band-aid (plaster) & Dettol (antiseptic) cream. It may be a good background scent to layer with a very sweet fragrance but I won't be repurchasing again even @ half price.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Curly, Medium Eyes: Green
If this is gods breath, than please god, get some mouthwash!
It smells ridiously smokey, so if you love that gross smell when you've been outside and there was a bonfire, this is for you. For the rest of us who like pleasantly smelled perfumes, do not get. Smell in the shop why. Peppery, smokey, but not at all citrusy like the description says. It smells very masculin, but honestly, a lot of male colognes smell WAY better than this. The price is also very high, for such bad quality, however isn't really expensive for a perfume either.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
I've been searching for the right words to describe this perfume forever. Mentholated summer sausage? Oscillating vetiver? Sea breeze Bologna? I could never get it right. I offered a sniff to my five-year-old and she immediately nailed it: "It smells like inside CVS." YES! The smell of trapped air with tobacco, beef jerky, ben gay, cough drops and a lot of bath products.
It's not unpleasant...it just smells like CVS.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
Quite a lovely, chameleon-like scent! When I first tried it on it morphed slowly from cool melon to a light smoky scent, ending sometime later in a gorgeous sweet incense fragrance that had me literally asking "what smells so good?!" The effect varies dramatically depending on weather, mood, skin chemistry, and probably your hormonal state. In one particular climate / geographic region I found it consistently too heavy and smoky, whereas in another it consistently blossomed into a gorgeous, addictive, spicy, slightly powdery (but not too dry) perfume- an "mmm, LUSH" scent. Definitely worth a few trial runs if you enjoy spicy, incensey, or smoky scents. I should note that I only tried the solid, and I love the blue color with this one. One star off for being a bit finicky.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Grey
I tried the solid. First 15 min.: Interesting smoky fruit -- intriguing. Next 15 min.: Smelled like a Lush store. Ugh. Next 15 min: Balanced out, fruity but not a Lush store, some smoke & vetiver, different & intriguing each time I sniffed. Next 2 hours: drugstore aftershave from the 80s. Ick. First 45 minutes would be worth buying, but the last 2 hours + in the dry down negate all that was interesting, alas.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Please, I beg you let this one settle a bit on your skin before you write it off. OK the beginning is a kind of Lapsang Souchong tea/smokey vetiver, which if you don't like bonfires/kippers you might hate. However it changes and changes into a really original peppery floral. You will not smell quite like anyone else, but who wants to? Gawjus but spray before you pay.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I used to wear Drakkar Noir when I was in high school. It seemed terribly sexy and fresh at the time. Since then, I've smelled many other men's colognes that are roughly the same, and I'm over my Drakkar fixation.
I adore LUSH. Reading the reviews, it seems that my experience with Breath of God is unusual. On my skin, it smells almost exactly like Drakkar Noir, but heavier and thicker. I tried to leave it on and let it evolve, but after 20 minutes I absolutely *had* to scrub it. It lasts a long time and is nearly impossible to get out of my skin, so that's a plus if you like it - or if you like your partner to smell like it.
Drakkar. Axe body spray. Colognes that can be purchased at CVS. On me, it's all of those, and nauseating. I recommend trying it out in the store, or getting the sampler from LUSH, before committing. I'm currently rubbing cardamom oil over it in the desperate hope that BOG will be overwhelmed by something, anything...
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Tan, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
My all time favorite perfume. Ever. Ever ever. Not for the tame or boring.
I am a big fan of more masculine scents, and this one is masculine without being overtly so. It's a rather genius (albeit indescribable) collage of black pepper, and white flowers, and lemon, and cedarwood... it smells like a church to me.
It goes on quite strongly, some even say medicinally, so don't be deterred by that. I like it, but I can see how it would scare some off. Let it sit on your skin and change throughout the day - I swear that every time I smell it it is a little different, it molts a layer.
Breath of God is an interesting conversationalist and all of my favorite colors rolled into one fascinating scent.
Bear in mind, the liquid and solid smell a bit different. I prefer the solid, it's more peppery, and I will occasionally dab a bit on my fingers and use it as deodorant. It doesn't last as long as the liquid, obviously.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This is a beautiful fragrance that changes as you wear it, settling into a gorgeous smoky, peppery floral. I did not like it at first and after ten minutes I had to go back to buy it because I could not believe how complex it was and how beautifully it settled.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Beautiful. It is exaaaactly like itrs that i can buy in pakistan or saudi arabia so i wont rebuy, because those are far stronger, less expensive, and smell better. However this is beautiful for now while i am stuck in n america (just kidding i like it here).. No but seriously i was telling DH how it reminds me sooo much of the perfumes they use to scent the mosques in Makkah n Madinah and i come on mua and find out it was inspired by monasteries in tibet! Pretty cool... Definitely has that unique gorgeous scent that are used in places of worship then! I thought i was just imagining it! The solid perfume lasts long and smells fresh but smoky and very similar to typical (much cheaper) perfume i can get in the middle east but with a lighter feel like fresh wafts of morning breezes, which makes it different.
Ps dh uses it not me, i prefer vanillary. If anyone from lush is reading this plllzzz bring back HIWTK solid perfume!!! That has nothing to do with this review, forgive me.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Other
My new signature scent, although I can easily see it being a love it or hate it type of deal. It can be rather offensive when first applied (as can many Lush fragrances), but it evolves throughout the day into something very mild and sophisticated. I've never smelled anything like it! And not only does it smell different from person to person, but from day to day, too! Some days the melon notes are at the top, while other days it's something completely different and exotic with a hint of floral. WOW!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette, Fine Eyes: Brown
Ok, so god's breath smells like bonfire and... animal sacrifice? Hmm... But honestly that's pretty much all I can smell: smoke & burnt.... something and plenty of it. Not the cozy 'smoky' note, but actual smelly, thick smoke. Melon and incense result in an unfortunate blood association that makes my stomach turn. Incense gone way way wrong... there's nothing spiritual or meditative about it. God needs a breath mint! I adore LUSH for being such a great ethical company and love many of their products, *especially* their fragrances. Just not this one....
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
The description of this sounded wonderful...I love woody, incense type scents, and I don't mind ocean clean. I purchased the portable spray. I don't ever spring for anything from LUSH that's full sized, as I've had bad luck with them before. Sadly, this was no better. I came home, showered with a neutral soap, and applied it on a scentless body,...I didn't smell much of anything at first...No woods, no incense, no nothing, I spritzed right before bed, and my SO immediately asked "why do I smell watermelon"? Not exactly the effect I wanted. I wore it today and refreshed a few times, but still almost nothing. I do smell a bit of what seems like overipe cantalope, but still no base notes. It's either old, yet another "funky"batch, or just plain bad, Was a waste of money, but somewhere, I knew it would be....LUSH and I don't mix.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
When I first tried this one there was initially a very strong medicinal smell to it that I didn't like at all. Kind of felt like I was wearing vicks vapor rub. Once that died done in turned into a lovely mixture of woody and sea that I quite like. However I feel that it is definitely more masculine then feminine. I used to buy my ex different colognes to try all the time and if we were still together I would have loved to smell this on him. I said I would buy this again but not for myself. I would like to smell it on a man.