If you’re anything like me, a certain fragrance can create lasting memories. Memories of events, people, places and special moments. I’m currently on holiday for Christmas where I will be spending time in both Austria and England with some of my family. I’ve been wanting to try some of the fragrances from Lush Cosmetics for a long time now, and I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to give them a go.
Scent One: Vanillary
The first scent this this duo is a cult favourite from Lush. I’ve been wanting to try Vanillary for the longest time and knew I’d want to have it with me on this trip. ‘Vanillary’ is made up of vanilla absolute, tonka and jasmine to make for a warm, sophisticated and slightly sweet fragrance. I feel like this scent is one that everyone would love. It’s not too overpowering and can mix well with other scents – but also be beautiful alone.
Scent Two: Love
This next fragrance was the harder of the two for me to choose. I knew from the get go that I wanted to purchase ‘Vanillary’, but I wasn’t too sure of what I wanted to mix it with. The added trickiness was that all the perfumes I was looking at were online exclusives, so I couldn’t just go into a store and test spray different scents to find my favourite. When I read the description of ‘Love’ however – I was instantly sold. The tagline for this scent is ‘sugar, spice and all things nice’ which instantly intrigued me as I was looking for a Christmas scent after all. ‘Love’ has notes of sweet toffee apple and crisp bergamot with mixes of jasmine and cinnamon to add depth. I had a gut feeling that this would work wonders with ‘Vanillary’ and I wasn’t wrong!
I’m so happy with the final fragrance that came as a result of mixing these two gorgeous scents. To me, this blend is the perfect scent for Christmas and this Winter trip of mine, that also isn’t so festive that you couldn’t wear it at other times of the year. Whenever I’ve worn this scent I’ve gotten endless compliments on how I smell – and I’m not kidding – endless. I’ve had strangers come up to me asking what I was wearing and friends commenting on how good I smelt each time I’ve seen them. I’ll definitely look into more scents from Lush in the future, but for now I’m going to enjoy this delicious duo!
Much Love, Ebony xo
**All photographs in this post were taken and edited by myself**