Hello there, ladies! Vexy here, your Friday fragrance fiend, bringing you the best in sexy scents and sciatintillng smells!
I do love floral scents. I love citrus scents. But in the summertime, they seem to be everywhere. Now, don’t get me wrong. I’m just as likely to be wearing Sarah Horowitz’s Perfect Gardenia or Pucci Vivara as the next girl, but sometimes I feel like breaking out from the crowd of citrus and florals in the summertime, but still stay fresh and light-smelling.
Now, I love LUSH. Their bath bombs and bath melts are to die for and some of their soaps smell downright good enough to eat. But I’ve never really associated them with “perfume”. So when I grabbed something from the front counter that looked like lip balm, I nearly jumped out of my skin when the saleslady went “stop!”. She then explained to me that it was a solid perfume and NOT a lip balm. Immediately, my scent-sense was tingling. (But, you say, isn’t that what we call the sense of smell, Vexy? No. It’s different. It’s my sixth perfume sense. That’s my story, and I’m sticking to it.)
So instead, I lifted the little tin to my nose and I fell immediately in love. The little tub contained the freshest, most herbal scent I’ve ever tried. It smelled like a fresh day in the woods, after the rain. I like woodsy scents, but most of them are too mossy or smoky for my tastes. This one was juuuust right. (I sound like Goldilocks! Where are my bears?) The top notes of thyme and grapefruit are almost citrusy in their brightness but are far more “green” in their fragrance. It quickly mellows to a wonderful, fresh herbal scent that’s not too overpowering and not too “medicinal”, as some herbal scents can be. The base note (which the LUSH site says is vetivert) almost calls to mind the earth and soil in a pine forest.
Here’s what LUSH has to say about Go Green:
“Refreshingly green solid perfume rejuvenates and revitalizes
Go Green is the scent of freshly squeezed grapefruits and intoxicating neroli oil dancing about a base of smoky vetivert, swirling amongst a herb garden of fennel, thyme and cedar wood. Get it in a small, portable, recyclable metal tin to dab on every time you need a quick blast of citrus-herbal greenness to liven up your day.”
I love, love, LOVE this scent when I’m feeling a little more earthy and less girly. I got it in the solid form, which also moisturizes thanks to the cocoa butter and jojoba oil in the suspension, but it comes in a spray form which the saleslady told me was good as a deodorant and a room spray as well. I tried the spray, and I liked it, but it seems in the liquid form the grapefruit is far more prominent and it makes the top notes a bit too strong for my tastes. It lasts far longer than the solid, however. The solid lasts a couple of hours, more or less, depending on your skin chemistry.
But! The little tin is so portable, you can reapply it anywhere. The tin is recyclable, so it’s really eco-friendly (as all LUSH products are). Another thing I like about it? The smell is subtle and fresh, so it’s almost completely foolproof when it comes to “overdoing” it (a problem I have had in the past!). Another bonus- it’s a really unisex scent, so feel free to share it with your guy if he wants to try a little something different! Just be careful you don’t mix it up with your lip balm- I’ve done it once, without thinking, and the taste is icky icky icky.
Overall, I’d recommend this to anyone who’s looking for a nice summer scent that’s not overpowering and that’s a nice, exciting break from the summer-time mold of florals and citrus.
What about you ladies? Any Go Green eco-warriors out there?