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26 October 2015

Rose Jam Solid Perfume


Despite its popularity as both a shower gel and a bubbleroon, it's surprising to know that Lush has never released Rose Jam in a solid perfume format. For years, Lush fans have been screaming out for such an invention - a sentiment that was echoed a couple of weeks ago when the product sold out in minutes and left hundreds of fans hugely disappointed that they had missed out on owning such a thing.

While the company can often be a little too 'rose-happy' at times, this particular  fragrance is easily one of their better scents - one that appeals to diehard rose fans as well as those that wouldn't necessarily consider themselves floral fans. Suiting most formats it's presented as, this wonderful and very unique aroma has yet again proven its versatility and cemented itself as one of my all-time favourite fragrances.

Much like the original bubbleroon that this takes its smell from, this solid perfume is all about the rose and lemon notes - a combination that creates a unique and very uplifting floral aroma unlike any other. In the tub it gives off a very potent, musky and rather cloudy rose aroma - one that offers a layer of sweetness underneath to give the rose a 'jammy' element to it, hence the name.

Alongside this is a gentle but very prominent citrus note - a zingy, lemon component that pads out the floral element and gives it a much needed lightness that many rose-dominated fragrances don't offer. These ingredients result in a perfume that has all of the maturity of a strictly floral perfume, but also the playful, refreshing element of a citrus fragrance.

As I said in my review of the liquid perfume, the scent of this perfume is gorgeous. As its name suggests, it's a sticky-sweet smelling rose perfume, but don't assume that it's sweetness means it's not a mature smell; quite the opposite. Rose Jam is a fragrance for those that want to enjoy the natural scent of a rose without the potency that this can sometimes bring. 

While the solid format clearly has the Rose Jam fragrance, it does differ from the liquid format - offering a distinctively lighter version of the scent while showcasing a slightly stronger thread of the lemon to boot. Having said this, once the perfume has settled on the skin, I found that the lemon shied into the background after about 20 minutes and the rose stayed at the forefront for a further couple of hours.

As with most of Lush's other solid perfumes, it melts very easily under your finger and can be applied with ease onto your pulse points. While it does dampen very slightly once it's settled, it still gives off a very robust and well-rounded aroma, and works as a perfect perfume to apply before bed.
If you find that the perfume doesn't work for you, you can always opt to massage a little onto your fingers and then run these through your hair - giving your locks a burst of wonderful fragrance and offering you the joys of catching a whiff of the scent every time a breeze ruffles your hair. In all honesty, I find that this tends to prolong the fragrance even longer and makes it a better investment than as a perfume. 

While I prefer the liquid perfume a little more, I will definitely be carrying this around with me to top up the scent throughout the day. Although I think the lightness of this lends itself to being more of a summer perfume for me, it is nevertheless comforting and heavy enough to withstand the colder months as well. This is a great addition to the Gorilla Perfume range, and one that should be a permanent.

Quantitative Ingredients: Organic Jojoba Oil (Simmondsia chinensis), Castor Oil (Ricinus communis), Candelilla Wax (Euphorbia cerifera), Perfume, Citronellol, Rose Absolute (Rosa damascena), Geranium Oil (Pelargonium graveolens), Rose Oil (Rosa damascena), Sicilian Lemon Oil (Citrus limonium), Benzyl Alcohol, Citral, Eugenol, Farnesol, Limonene, Linalool, Coumarin, Geraniol.   

Vegan?: Yes.

2015 Price: £9 for 12g.
2016 Price: £9 for 12g.

Year Of Original Release: 2015.

Scent Family: 
Jason And The Argan Oil Solid Shampoo Bar
Madame Butterfly Reusable Bubble Bar
Pearl Massage Bar
Ro's Argan Body Conditioner
Ro's Argan Gourmet Soap
Rose Bombshell Bath Bomb
Rose Jam Bubbleroon 
Rose Jam Liquid Perfume
Rose Jam Solid Perfume
Rose Jam Shower Gel
Scentenary Soap
The Sparkler Ballistic

7 comments

  1. I just picked this up this morning, along with Frozen solid! Super excited!

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  2. I'm so glad that you managed to grab yourself some! Let's hope it lives up to your expectations!

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  3. Does anyone know where I can get hold of one of these? I lost mine and I'm so distraught :(

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    1. Maybe you can get one soon if it is voted for the lush kitchen favorites

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    2. It will be in the kitchen this Thursday :-)

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  4. Who do we have to petition to make this a permanent item, or at least available more often in the Kitchen? I missed it in the Kitchen this go round and I've been a distracted mess all week ugh

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  5. Does this smell just like the shower gel or the body conditioner?

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