Go Green was first brought out in 2007, as both a solid perfume and a liquid body spray. Inspired by environmental activist, Rebecca Lush, this perfume plays homage to her keenness for green transportation and recycling. It's for those that need a pick me up whilst cycling too and from work in the busy traffic, and commuters that need to freshen up in the sweltering heat of the city. Those of us who have perhaps become accustomed to the hustle and bustle of city life, it's a nice little reminder that there are such things as trees and fields and forests outside of our tower buildings and Starbucks cafes.
As its name suggests, this body spray possesses an incredibly 'green' smell - a multi-layered fragrance that is as uplifting as it is refreshing. With an ingredients list that leaves much to the imagination, this limited edition scent is definitely more of an experience than just a simple perfume.
Unlike its solid counterpart, the liquid format is far more 'in your face' from the word go, and while the aforementioned edition is strong, robust but strangely subtle on the skin, this edition is potent from the start and may be a little overwhelming for the first few uses.
With grapefruit, vetivert, neroli, bergamot, oakmoss, tarragon, fennel and cedar oil all listed as ingredients, it's a wonder this product works at all. There is a lot going on here, yet this multi-layered perfume works really well - offering bursts of fragrance throughout the entire day and well into the evening.
An initial spray reveals that the top notes are definitely the more fruitier ones - grapefruit catches your nose with a burst of sourness, while neroli and bergamot compliments this with their own grassy citrus aroma. Although I have described these elements as being fruity, I'd definitely say that they're more the natural, tart and slightly bitter variation.
Underneath this, vetivert offers a gentle but powerful earthy, smoky element. While this is prominent in the overall spray, it acts a little like resin - giving a strong but sort of capped, oily smell that is softened a little in this mix - not being as dry as it usually is. Alongside this is a generous helping of oakmoss, which grounds the fragrance and gives a deeper, more sensual aroma. This deeper, slightly earthy scent is extended with the likes of tarragon, fennel and cedar oil - offering a herbal smell with a woody, forests undertone.
As I mentioned above, out of the bottle, this is quite a potent perfume, but it soon settles on the skin and gives off gentle bursts of fragrance that last for a good 4-5 hours before they wear off. While it's not my favourite scent form Lush, it's definitely one that would highlight and compliment a warm, spring day, or one that I like to use in the darker, colder months to reminisce of warmer days.
This aromatic offering from Lush is a wonderful, universal smell - one suited for male and female wearers. If you adore Grass Shower Gel, this is the closest thing you're going to get in a perfume format, and I suggest you hunt a bottle down if you can. While it's definitely not something I would hunt down to purchase again, I'll continue to enjoy spraying myself throughout the winter months, and just hope that spring and summer come around as quickly as they can.
Quantitative Ingredients: DRF Alcohol, Perfume, Grapefruit Oil (Citrus paradisi), Vetivert Oil (Vetiveria zizanoides), Bergamot Oil (Citrus Aurantium bergamia), Tarragon Oil (Artemisia dracunculus), Thyme Oil (Thymus vulgaris), Violet Leaf Absolute (Viola odorata), Oakmoss Absolute (Evernia prunastri), Neroli Oil (Citrus Aurantium amara), Sandalwood Oil (Santalum album), Cedar Leaf Oil (Thuja occidentalis), Fennel Oil (Foeniculum vulgare), *Benzyl Salicylate, *Citral, *Eugenol, *Geraniol, *Benzyl Benzoate, *Citronellol, *Farnesol, *Limonene, *Linalool, Hydroxycitronellal.
2015 Price: ?
Year Of Original Release: 2007.
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