Don't you just want to touch that CUTE nose?
Lush Korea are about to have an ambitious event – they will magic up a kind of fantasy Carnaby Street-cum-Lush festival in Seoul – with live music, stalls and the full Gorilla perfume gallery experience to boot. They’ve entitled the event a ‘Smelly Concert’ which, of course, will induce no end of titters in any native English speaker, but will probably exceed all of our expectations of a truly modern day out.
I’m going there as the guest from our perfume department and really can’t wait to see what it will be like! If you happen to be anywhere near Seoul on the 29th and 30th of April, join us!
Today Nicola from the Lush Online team shares how she fell in love with Vanillary:
“I have never been the biggest fan of the sweet smells in Lush; I do like Rock Star, Candy Fluff etc. but I’ve always been more of a Karma or Big Blue fan.
I was therefore not expecting to fall in love with the Vanillary scent but a few years ago, when my old store manager showed me a brand new Lush ballistic (Vanilla Fountain) I absolutely fell in love with it! Sweet but not sickly, it became a firm favourite.
A year or so later Lush introduced the Vanillary perfume. I was instantly hooked! I began to wear it daily and noticed that I was getting even more comments on how great I was smelling than usual (you get used to people commenting on the way you smell when you work for Lush!).
I remember one evening turning up to the pub wearing Vanillary and a male friend leant in, sniffed me and said “ahh…you’ve brought ‘the smell’!” In fact, ‘the smell’ was beginning to get so much attention that my sister went out and bought herself her own bottle of Vanillary! Then, not too long after that I went out with a friend (again, I wore Vanillary) who turned to me the next day and said that she had to get some Vanillary after smelling it on me and seeing how people reacted to the way my skin smelt! So for me my Vanillary is the perfect way to smell good enough to eat and introduce people to the exciting world of fine fragrance.”
Simon Constantine originally created this floral gourmand fragrance for a bath bomb called Vanilla Fountain, inspired by the extraordinary desserts at Heston Blumenthal’s The Fat Duck restaurant. When it became an instant hit Simon was nagged into submission by colleagues until he produced the fine fragrance version. The Lush inventors briefly experimented with giant bath bombs and for a while we also had a Vanilla Mountain.
Since Vanillary started its life in Lush, it’s also available as a body lotion, massage bar, bath bomb and a body powder.
If you can’t make it to the show reading Emma’s review of the event will feed your curiosity.
We’re working on revamping all of the existing Lush fragrances. They will be part of the Gorilla Perfume range. This project is quite tough on our designers because we’re launching a whole new website to go with the brand. Vanillary is a lushious, heady, sweet floral vanilla perfume that brings to mind a crazy fantasy jungle with gorillas running amok among sprawling vanilla orchids. When we decided to create new illustrations for all of our perfumes, I immediately wanted to paint a jungle scene for Vanillary. This was even before the brand name had morphed from the original ‘Guerrilla Perfume’ to ‘Gorilla Perfume’.
When I saw what The Scented Salamander said a couple of days ago, I did a double-take. Clearly I’m not the only one with Jungle Boogie going around in my head.