Unfortunately for So White, this is product that seems to get overlooked due to its rather boring nature. When Lush shops were stocked up with gorgeous multi-coloured goodies at Christmas time, the plain, white bomb didn't make that much of an impression. The same could be said for when this perfume was released; in the same year, Lush also offered consumers Day Of The Dead, Black Pearl, American Cream, Snowcake, Twilight and Big. Although it's only a matter of opinion, I feel as if So White was the weakest link in this group.
Having said all of that, I'm not for one second saying that this perfume isn't at all enjoyable. In fact, there's something rather unique and perhaps slightly 'mainstream' about it's fragrance that I love. It reminds me a little of DKNY's Be Delicious and Love by Nina Ricci, although there's something far more refreshing and natural about Lush's offering - as we would expect.
On the surface, this perfume offers wearers a light refreshing green apple scent. However, there are many other components that go into making this perfume much more complex and multi-layered than that. With notes of orange, apple and rose, this is a sexy and rather beguiling perfume.
In the bottle, it smells very fruity and one dimensional - the scent reminds me of cartoned apple juice - that naturally sweet and juicy aroma. However, the second you spray this on your skin, the fragrance explodes into many different threads. Firstly, the neroli comes through and offers a very pronounced and intensely green layer. It's a little like lemongrass but with an uplifting floral element as opposed to a citrus one. Next up, the bergamot oil offers a gentle but equally fresh and sweet note white the orange gives the perfume a slightly fruity note. Finally, the rose sits further back in the perfume and gives So White a subtle musky aroma that ties all of the ingredients together nicely.
It's a very light, elegant and rather enchanting fragrance - one that sits beautifully on the skin and matures wonderfully throughout the day. It has impressive longevity, lasting a good 4-5 hours on the skin and only needs to be sprayed once or twice to get this effect.
While this is not my favourite perfume, I can see this being one that will turn heads and make an impression on anyone who chooses to wear it. It's a beautiful and rather unique take on the apple-scent and one that everyone has to at least try once in their lifetime.
Quantitative Ingredients: DRF Alcohol, Perfume, Bergamot Oil (Citrus Aurantium bergamia), Rose Absolute (Rosa damascena), Orange Flower Absolute (Citrus Aurantium dulcis), Neroli Oil (Citrus Aurantium amara), Citral, Limonene, Linalool.
Year Of Original Release: 2009.
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