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28 May 2017

Grass Solid Perfume


 There's an age-old saga of waiting exceptionally long for a bus, only for three to come along at once. As someone who is not normally impressed by many of Lush's solid perfumes, I was both surprised and excited to discover that two of the voted-for editions were not only good - they were really good.

Grass Solid Perfume is perhaps the one that impressed me the most - not only because the scent really suits this format, more so than most of the solid perfumes I have experienced in my life - but because the smell is everything you would want and expect from the name. Fans of Grass Shower Gel are going to love this.


Aside from the lack of wheatgrass in the ingredients list, the solid perfume shares the same traits as the aforementioned gel. Sandalwood, bergamot and neroli oils have been blended together to create this limited edition, and you can detect all three of these really well from the tub.

From the start, the sandalwood makes a big impression on your senses. You can smell the dry, woody aroma as the top note, and I think it is the inclusion of this that makes the fragrance both very grounding, as well as helping to aid its impressive longevity on the skin. The neroli is what gives Grass its signature 'grassy' scent  - offering a honeyed and somewhat metallic green note; while the bergamot adds a very sweet, sharp, citric aroma to boot.

Together, you get a fragrance that replicates the scent of grass perfectly. It smells like both wet and dried grass combined, with an element of folliage on top. What I love about this perfume is that not only does the scent last for a good two to three hours on the skin - which is a long time for a solid perfume - but the smell changes into more of a sweet, crisp grass aroma over time. It's a little bit more like the bubble bar, in that sense.

For those unfamiliar with solid perfumes, there are multiple ways that you can  utilise them. The primary use is as a perfume - massaging a little into your pulse points and allowing the warmth of your skin to  stimulate the notes and leave you smelling wonderful. Although not as potent as a liquid perfume, solids are great to 'top up' a smell throughout the day, although they can be used by themselves.

Sometimes I even massage a little into the ends of my hair and use them as hair perfumes. I find that the hair tends to hold the smell longer than it does on the skin, and you'll stimulate a burst of fruity goodness every time your hair is caught by a breeze. My hair has even been known to benefit from this practice as the waxes and oils add a little moisture to my split ends and leaves them shiny.

For someone who isn't a huge fan of the Grass scent, I was surprised by how much I enjoyed this solid perfume. Both its longevity on the skin, and the actual fragrance it gives off is both true to the shower gel and impressive enough that it makes a lasting impression. Again, I would definitely have preferred this in a liquid format. However, I feel as if this would have been far heavier and perhaps not as sweet as this variation. This is definitely a solid perfume I recommend, and Grass fans will not be left disappointed.

Quantitative Ingredients: Organic Jojoba Oil, Organic Castor Oil, Candelilla Wax, Perfume, *Linalool, Sandalwood Oil, Bergamot Oil, Neroli Oil, *Benzyl Alcohol, *Benzyl Benzoate, *Benzyl Salicylate, *Citral, *Coumarin, *Eugenol, *Farnesol, *Geraniol, *Isoeugenol, *Limonene, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone.

Vegan?: Yes.

2017 Price: £9 for 12g.

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