Monday, November 4, 2013

Review: LUSH Gorilla Perfume in Sikkim Girls

When Lush first came out with the new Gorilla perfumes I knew there's gonna be something for me too. I adore the smell of Lush store, their products have interesting scents and I was wondering what they'll come up with. I got a chance to test two of their perfumes. The one I'm gonna write about today is called Sikkim Girls
''Subtle, seductive, heady, exotic, floral. Inspired by the Sikkim girls, soft sirens who seduced a Darjeeling café owner's son-in-law, simply with the subtle and sensual sway of their bodies. The frangipani, jasmine, vanilla and tuberose conjure up exotic climes and heady possibilities. It may rest lightly on your skin, but beware the undercurrents it may stir within.'' (LUSH USA)
Ingredients: DRF Alcohol, Perfume, Jasmine Absolute, Frangipani Absolute, Tuberose Absolute, Benzyl Salicylate, *Citral, *Coumarin, *Eugenol, Geraniol, Benzyl Benzoate, *Citronellol, *Farnesol, *Limonene, *Linalool, Lilial, Hydroxycitronellal. (*occurs naturally in essential oils)

Ko sem prvič slišala za Lush Gorilla parfume, sem vedela, da se bo med novimi vonji zagotovo našlo tudi kaj zame. Obožujem vonj Lush trgovin, njihovi izdelki pa imajo po navadi zelo zanimive vonjave. Zanimalo me je, kaj bodo namešali in kakšni bodo končni rezultati. V preteklem mesecu sem imela priložnost preizkusiti kar dva njihova parfuma. Danes bom pisala o parfumu z imenom Sikkim Girls. 
''Glasbenica in skladateljica Sheema Mukherjee je dobila inspiracijo, ko je pobližje prišla v stik s sikkim dekleti. Nekega dne je v Darjeelingu obiskala bar imenovan ‘Hot Stimulating Cafe’, kjer jo je lastnik posvaril pred nevarnimi sikkim dekleti. Ko ga je vprašala zakaj, ji je ta odgovoril, da so te zapeljale in omrežile njegovega zeta. V parfum smo ujeli zapeljivi vonj vanilije, senzualne plumerije in navihane tuberoze.'' (LUSH SI)
LUSH Gorilla Perfume in Sikkim Girls

To be completely honest the magic didn't happen when I first smelled Sikkim Girls. There was something about it that I just didn't like (can't say which ingredient's fault was that). And still when I sniff it directly from the bottle, it's a bit off-putting. I obviously had to try it to review it, so I applied it to my wrist and let the scent develop. The first time I wore it I though it wasn't that bad, the second time I liked it and now I really dig it. I'm not saying it's my favorite scent, but if I only sniffed Sikkim Girls in the store it would have never made it into my perfume collection. I admit it was the jasmine ingredient that got me interested in Sikkim Girls, but it's not overpowering the other notes. I'm bad at describing scents, but let me try. Sikkim Girls is floral, exotic, sensual, but not in a too heavy or too sweet kind of way. I use it by dabbing a little amount of perfume on my neck (I love applying it to my suprasternal notch, don't ask me why). When it comes to longevity and the sillage of the scent I'd say they're both moderate.

Če sem čisto iskrena, moje prvo srečanje s parfumom Sikkim Girls ni bilo najbolj prijetno. Nekaj v parfumu me je zmotilo, a nisem sigurna katera sestavina bi to lahko bila. Še sedaj mi ni najbolj všeč, ko ga povoham direktno iz stekleničke. Ker sem parfum dobila v oceno, sem ga morala torej vseeno preizkusiti. Po nanosu na zapestje se je parfum razvil in sploh ni imel tako slabega vonja. Zatem sem ga nosila še enkrat in še drugič - ko mi je parfum pravzaprav prirasel k srcu. Sikkim Girls ni moj najljubši vonj, a če bi ga v trgovini le povonjala (in nikoli preizkusila na sebi), ga najverjetneje nikoli ne bi imela v svoji zbirki parfumov. Priznam, da me je najbolj pritegnil zaradi jasminovih not, a te niso premočne. Pri opisovanju parfumov nisem najboljša, a se bom vseeno potrudila. Sikkim Girls je cvetličen, eksotičen in senzualen vonj, ki pa ni preveč težak ali sladek. Uporabljam ga tako, da manjšo količino parfuma nanesem na vrat. Moč in trajanje parfuma Sikkim Girls sta nekje v povprečju. 

You can buy Sikkim Girls perfume in Lush stores from ~ $19.95/ £14.00/ €17.95. Prices vary from country to country.

*Product was sent to me for reviewing purposes. 

Have you tried any of the Lush Gorilla Perfumes? What do you think of them?

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