10 December 2014

Lord Of Misrule Liquid Perfume

I think it's such a shame about all of the negativity that has surrounded the release of the perfumes this year. While I recognise that Lush are in the wrong, and there have been a lot of contradictory responses made on their part, the whole charade has ultimately ruined my excitement and initial experience of each of the new scents. 

What's disappointing, is that Lord Of Misrule Liquid Perfume is easily one of the greatest fragrances that Lush have ever released, and certainly one of the most amazing scents to ever grace my senses. Had I not gone through the multiple emotions I have experienced this week in regards to the under-filling of these bottles, I might have been relishing in my new found favourite product. As it is, the whole experience has dampened my excitement somewhat. 

Having said that, there's no other way to describe this perfume aside from incredible. It's everything I look for in a fragrance, and more.  

Firstly, this perfume smells identical to the bath bomb it is based on- something that Lush can always be relied upon to do. I don't think I've ever bought a perfume from them that hasn't smelled exactly as it should do, and this one isn't an exception. 

With a combination of patchouli and black pepper oil, as well as vanilla absolute, Lord Of Misrule is a unique and rather exquisite perfume. The former oil is definitely the dominating note in the scent - a sweet but rather earthy addition to the overall smell. Vanilla absolute is perfectly balanced alongside this - softening the dryness of the patchouli scent and adding a welcome sweetness to the mix. It's a musky, creamy vanilla -  very much like you would expect in the Vanilla Dee-Lite Lotion or Vanillary Perfume. Finally, the black pepper oil sits behind both of these notes and offers a spicy kick, without the harsh, overpowering aroma you would expect from fresh pepper corns.
Together, these three ingredients compliment each other perfectly and offer a perfume unlike anything else I have ever experienced before. While fans of All Good Things might appreciate the inclusion of the pepper here, I cannot say that any of Lush's previous perfumes resemble this wonderful release.

On the skin, this perfume works it's magic in many ways. Firstly, the fragrance is one of the longest-lasting ones I have experienced to date - I sprayed this on my wrists at 6am before work and could still smell remnants of it at 7pm that very same evening. I shouldn't have to mention that I received numerous compliments throughout the day, and even had a colleague attempt to haggle me for bottle.

Not only this but Lord Of Misrule matures and develops wonderfully with the heat of your body. While an initial spray might seem a little overwhelming for those who aren't overly keen on patchouli, the fragrance settles quickly on the skin and offers the wearer a sweet but distinctly earthy aroma.

Despite the strength of this perfume, I wouldn't say it's particularly masculine or feminine, so can be worn by anybody and everybody. It draws the perfect line between sweet and sophisticated - a perfume that is made to be a signature scent. I don't think that the four bottles I have purchased will be around for very long. 

Quantitative Ingredients: DRF Alcohol, Perfume, Patchouli Oil (Pogostemon cablin), Limonene, Black Pepper Oil (Piper nigrum), Fair Trade Vanilla Absolute (Vanilla planifolia), Benzyl Alcohol, Benzyl Benzoate, Citral, Coumarin, Eugenol, Farnesol, Geraniol, Linalool.

Vegan?: Yes.

2014 Price: £30 for 30ml. 

Scent Family:
Lord Of Misrule Bath Bomb
Lord Of Misrule Body Conditioner
Lord Of Misrule Body Lotion
Lord Of Misrule Body Spray
Lord Of Misrule FUN Bar
Lord Of Misrule Liquid Perfume
Lord Of Misrule Shower Cream
Lord Of Misrule Solid Perfume
Monsters and Aliens
Rough With The Smooth Body Scrub


  1. Hey, I was just wondering how do you join the lush forum? I tried to join but my account hasn't been activated yet and I haven got an email so I was wondering if I should be doing anything differently... I thougtg I would ask you because your blog is so wonderful and you seem to know so much about lush!

    1. Thank you :) As for the forum, that happened to me as well. I waited a good year for my activation email and then one day I tried to log in and it went straight through! Give it a go and see if it works. The forum is not run by Lush anymore I don't think, they've sort of abandoned it so if you can't log on, it could be because there's no one monitoring the board any more. I'll ask some of the other members and see what they say :)

  2. Okay awesome thank you, I will try that :)

  3. (I just wrote a comment but wasn't sure if it went through) Do you know if this was a Christmas/Winter only item like the bathbomb? I didn't see it on Lush's website at all! Thank you :)

    1. Hi there. Every December Lush release 5/6 limited edition perfumes for a few days/week and this was one of the 2014 ones. They used to be called Forum Special perfumes as the people on the international Lush board were normally able to make suggestions or vote for what they wanted - this year Lush released them in the Kitchen and gave the public a chance to vote for 5 out of 10 suggested scents. This was the most popular, as you can imagine 😀

  4. Hi I just received the LOM Solid. It's really a beautiful scent I would say my absolute fav thus far from lush. Would love the liquid but I'm so happy I was even able to get my hands on the soild. Infinite stars for this one :-)

  5. This is my favorite Lush fragrance! I fell in love after one sniff of the bath bomb & went on a search for the liquid perfume. I first got the solid which I loved, didn't have a whole lot of staying power but still, it was beautiful then Lush Japan launched a perfume week. I missed them but luckily a friend bought extra & I got one after months of looking for one that didn't cost me eBay prices. This perfume is so beautiful, I'm so happy that they have made a shower cream and the new Rough With The Smooth sugar scrub sharing it's scent. I usually go for lighter, floral or fruity perfumes (like Celebrate) but I'm just hooked on this one. If I could only get some of the Fun or the new Monsters And Aliens Fun from Oxford Street =}