10 December 2014

Lord Of Misrule Solid Perfume

After the excitement of trying out Lord Of Misrule Liquid Perfume, I was disheartened to find that the solid edition was not as impressive. While it was always going to be a tough product to compete against, let alone triumph over, I was convinced that there wouldn't be all that much difference between them. How wrong was I.

You only have to remove the lid of Lord Of Misrule Solid Perfume to discover that this fragrance smells rather different to it's liquid counterpart. Some might argue that this scent doesn't fair well in this format, but that's up to you as individuals to come to that conclusion on your own. 

Made using the same combination of patchouli and black pepper oil, as well as vanilla absolute, the initial smell that you get in the tin is a rather waxy, patchouli aroma. Rather than the distinctive earthy smell I was expecting, the top note reminded me of when a solid perfume has aged, and it's scent is thwarted by the smells of the base oils coming through. 

After another sniff, I could detect the pepper element, which is slightly more prominent here then it is in the liquid perfume. This is then intertwined with vanilla absolute - both ingredients working in the same way as the liquid perfume and creating a lovely sweet and spicy mix. 
While I wasn't initially convinced by the perfume in the tin, I was hoping that it would 'come out of it's shell' on the skin, and reveal itself to be as rich and original as it's liquid sibling. What I found was that the perfume definitely smells better on the body - some of the waxy undertones disperse and the pepper and vanilla concoction shine through a little more. 

To use solid perfumes, all you have to do is massage your finger over the surface of the perfume and then rub it into key areas of the body. It's much more conservative than liquid perfumes as you don't lose any of the product when you're applying it to your skin, and having to apply it directly really gives you an opportunity to massage it into the areas you want - a 12g tub would easily outlive a 100ml bottle in that sense. 

After applying a generous lashing on each wrist, I set off to work in the hope that it would be another crowd pleaser for my colleagues. Unfortunately, I was really disappointed to find that the smell had all but vanished by the time I reached work, despite it only being a 40 minute journey. I reapplied a second helping and found that this one lasted longer - but it still only stretched a little over two hours, which is nowhere near as impressive as most of Lush's other perfumes. 

Ultimately, this is not one that I would buy regularly if it was available in the shops. As the liquid perfume was so incredible, this one pales considerably next to it. I will use this to sniff and play with throughout the day, perhaps topping up if I'm craving the scent. However, it's longevity and slight oily aroma does not make it one I will be using very often. 

Quantitative Ingredients: Organic jojoba oil (Simmondsia chinensis), Castor Oil (Ricinus communis), Candelilla Wax (Euphorbia cerifera), Perfume, Patchouli Oil (Pogostemon cablin), Black pepper oil ( Piper nigrum), Fair Trade Vanilla Absolute (Vanilla planifolia), Benzyl Benzoate, Citral, Coumarin, Eugenol, Farnesol, Geraniol, Limonene, Linalool.

Vegan?: Yes.

2014 Price: £9 for 12g.
2015 Price: £9 for 12g. 

Scent Family:
Lord Of Misrule Bath Bomb
Lord Of Misrule Body Conditioner
Lord Of Misrule Body Lotion
Lord Of Misrule Body Spray
Lord Of Misrule FUN Bar
Lord Of Misrule Liquid Perfume
Lord Of Misrule Shower Cream
Lord Of Misrule Solid Perfume
Monsters and Aliens
Rough With The Smooth Body Scrub


  1. After reading your review about the liquid LoM and now this, I'm extremely bummed out about not getting a liquid one. But it was so expensive! It would have easily cost me over 100£ with shipping and the taxes and fees I would have to pay at customs. Bahh! I just hope I enjoy the solid LoM when it arrives.

    1. Their prices for shipping is ridiculous - they should have had the perfumes released over there as well as there's enough people to sell out in both places! I hope you enjoy your solid perfume :)

  2. can I acquire Lord of Misrule perfume? Only the bath bombs seem to be available on line here in Canada! I'd love to get a bottle. Any suggestions? Thanks very much.

  3. I have a lord of misrule that i bought from ebay, but it's no way NEAR that colour. it's a very pale greenish yellow colour... it smells similar, but not as peppery as i was expecting.. wonder if i've been cheaped?

    1. Oh no - perhaps it differs with batches? Does it look brand new or used?

    2. the tin looked a little battered, but the surface of the perfume itself was smooth and looked unused. maybe it does differ with batches, but that seems to be *quite* a difference!

  4. I recently bought this solid and it smells wonderful and just like the SG, I have not smelled the liquid version however so I cannot compare. The solid really does not last on the skin with me either sadly.
    I read somewhere that the liquid is available in the Oxford st store is this true?
    I'm in Canada and really hate that we have to pay a fortune to get anything from the UK. One would think that being an international company Lush would be more international with the product lineup.
    I asked Lush on Twitter if NA will ever see the Gorilla full line here and all they said was " it's very possible" geez, that's always their answer :(.

    1. Hi there - Lord Of Misrule is not available from the Oxford Street store I'm afraid. In fact, Lush only stock the usual at their flagship store and then a couple of extras such as Uptown Funk. They don't really have any more than a typical shop. Their Gorilla store in Islington has a slightly better selection but they don't have any rarities aside from Love and Bscent. I think it's really annoying that they took away so many of their perfumes last year and haven't bought them back yet!

  5. Jen, do you think that the most recent batch of LOM solids has improved since your original review? I tried it with some trepidation and though it won't match the liquid's performance (none of the Lush solids really do), I found it to be one of the more powerful and pleasant solid perfumes, where the spices are present but the vanilla really comes through.

  6. I wish there was a LoM scented moisturiser or shower conditioner. Just an extra something special as the scent is by far my favourite in the Lush world.