As far back as 2006, Lush have been releasing a selection of perfumes especially for the Christmas period. These limited editions are often chosen/voted for by the consumer and released in small quantities online for those both patient and brave enough to battle the crowds to get themselves a bottle.
Frozen Liquid Perfume was one of five perfumes to be chosen for the 2015 release, but the only one making its debut this year, which made it rather special in my eyes. After a few scraped knuckles and a fist fight with my credit card, I managed to secure a couple of bottles, and looked forward to trying them out during the week.
Sharing its scent with the bath bomb of the same name, Frozen contains grapefruit, neroli and rose oil - a combination that gives this fragrance a robust but very light floral aroma - one with a citrusy note to elevate the various components that are present, and a sprinkling of sweetness to round it off perfectly.
True to the bath bomb, this perfume offers an uplifting, fruity layer of grapefruit on the surface - one that compliments the floral element of the rose and gives Frozen such a relaxing, beautiful fruity smell. The neroli sits underneath the citrus element - emitting a sweetness that blends in with the grapefruit, while releasing a slight grassy note that ties in with the rose.
Underneath both of these components sits a very subtle hint of rose. It's not strong enough that it thwarts the other ingredients as you would expect rose to usually do, but it does make its presence known both in the bottle and on the skin - giving off bursts of flowery goodness while it settles into the skin.
What I love about Frozen is that its a floral fragrance that will appeal to non-floral fans. There is enough citrusy goodness here to make it a light, playful and rather youthful smell - one that reminds me of frolicking around in freshly-cut pastures on a summer's day (without being too Enid Blyton on you!). However, there is still something magical about the perfume that'll draw in those who love their neroli-dominated, floral scents - making it an all-rounder and an obvious best-seller.
Unfortunately, the longevity of this perfume leaves something to be desired. After spraying a generous amount onto my pulse points, I found that the fragrance evaporated a lot quicker than I was expecting. While it remained fairly strong for a good 45 minutes - 1 hour, I discovered that the perfume had near enough disappeared not long after this time. While I'm always worried that perhaps it is my senses that have become accustomed to the scent, I asked three of my friends to smell my wrists and not one of them could detect any more than a trace on my skin.
Given that this is the most expensive of the five perfumes, I was expecting to receive a fragrance that saw me through the whole day, and then some. As it is, Frozen could definitely work on prolonging its presence a little more, although perhaps it is the nature of the notes featured that prevent it from being as strong or as long-lasting as others.
While the fragrance is gorgeous and 100% true to the scent of the bath bomb, and it offers a wonderful addition to anyones perfume collection, I would have liked to have had something a little stronger to wear on my skin. Nevertheless, I will no doubt appreciate the refreshing notes of the perfume, and just hope that it helps me to feel the very opposite of Frozen during the impending colder months.
Quantitative Ingredients: DRF Alcohol, Perfume, Grapefruit Oil (Citrus paradis), Neroli Oil (Citrus Aurantium amara), Rose Oil (Rosa damascena), Citral, Citronellol, Farnesol, Limonene, Linalool, Lilial, Geraniol, Hydroxycitronellal.
2015 Price: £36 for 27g/30ml.
Year Of Original Release: 2015.
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