24 January 2015

Love Liquid Perfume

It wasn't until I started collecting Lush products that I began to establish my preference of particular scents. Before then, I had never owned a perfume and I had no interest in going through the hundreds of different varieties available in the shops. Once I had obtained my initial bottle however, it wasn't long until I began to take a keen interest in Lush's range, and have since amassed almost 75 different scents altogether. 

Love was one of the first perfumes I chose to purchase online, and one of many that I took a risk on and ended up falling in love with. First released in 2011, this perfume was inspired by Mark Constantine's observations of his children falling in and out of love over the years. Designed to capture the very essence of those raw emotions, the perfume features a handful of ingredients to give it a rather unique aroma. 

Containing lemon, lemongrass, bergamot, apple, cinnamon, cassia, jasmine, rose and ylang ylang, you would initially expect this perfume to be a rather heavy and overpowering one. Suprisingly, it's quite the opposite. 

Although it's rather difficult to dissect this complex fragrance, my nose initially detected an apple and cinnamon element, which gives Love a lovely gentle spiciness and makes the overall scent a rather warming one. Intertwined with this is a rather tart lemon smell, which would probably be too bitter by itself, but somehow manages to hide behind other smells to mask it's sourness. 
On the skin, the lemongrass dominates the scent - giving off a crisp, fruity and thoroughly uplifting smell. Once the perfume has settled on the body, you begin to notice the floral elements seeping through - a rich and seductive hint of jasmine mixed in with a delicate helping of rose. Together, these ingredients make this perfume both youthful and grown-up as there is something here for everyone. 

If you're looking for a perfume to see you through the warmer months, this is the one for you. Although it's light and fruity, don't just assume it's going to smell like your typical citrus scent. It's one of those perfumes that needs to be tested in order for you to understand the complexity of it's smell.   

On the skin, this perfume lasts a good four to five hours, so it's not as withstanding as other Lush perfumes, but it does hold its presence for a while. I'd say that it's definitely more of a daytime scent than an evening one, and would be an amazing companion to take on holiday. 

Love is a unisex fragrance that I adore and I only wish that Lush would bring out more products featuring this scent. I always carry a sample of this in my bag to top up with throughout the day, and it never fails to lift my spirit and improve my mood. 

Quantitative Ingredients: DRF Alcohol, Perfume, Lemongrass Oil, Bergamot Oil, Jasmine Absolute, Rose Absolute, Ylang Ylang Absolute, Benzyl Alcohol, Benzyl Salicylate, Cinnamyl Alcohol, Citral, Coumarin, Eugenol, Geraniol, Isoeugenol, Benzyl Benzoate, Citronellol, Farnesol, Limonene, Linalool.

Vegan?: Yes.

2017 Price: £30 for 30ml

Scent Family:
Fizzbanger Bath Bomb
Lonely Hearts Bubble Bar
Love Apple Bubble Bar
Love 'Atmosphere' Shower Gel
Love Perfume
Love Potion Massage Bar
Whole Lotta Love Bubbleroon


  1. I'm so sad that this perfume isn't available anymore! Hope they bring it back someday soon...

    1. Me too! I've grown to appreciate it a lot more over the last couple of months! I wish Lush would hurry up and bring out the rest of their perfume range soon - it's been far too long!

  2. Im gutted that Ive only just discovered this scent, Im in love with fizzbanger and would have loved this perfume. Im definitely going to buy an obscene amount of the love potion massage bars this week in the kitchen!!!

    Just a couple of quick questions, how do you store all of your massage bars? For the amount that I plan on buying I dont really want to buy tins aswell.

    Also, bit of a daft question but has lush ever released an orangey shower gel? I was just thinking about how much I would love brightside in shower gel form. I love my citrus scents but it all seems to be lemon and lime (maybe those ingredients work better, who knows). Thankyou!!!

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  4. I recently acquired a bottle of this gorgeous perfume & I have to agree, it's wonderful! I got quite a few of the Love Potion massage bars during Valentines week and fell for the scent when I first used them, so I'm so happy to now have a bottle of the perfumeπŸ˜ŠπŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–

    1. How did you get the bottle of perfurme, may I ask? I'm trying to look for it everywhere and I can't find it! I wonder if it's because I'm in U.S.A?

    2. I saw it in the Oxford street store today! (only in 30 ml bottles) I don't know if they have re-introduced it everywhere, or if it is an exclusive, even if it is, you might be able to get it on ebay more easily now

    3. Thank you Nathalia!
      I searched high and low on the internet yesterday and haven't seen it yet. I really hope so! I really want a bottle!

  5. Again, would pay soo much for this :(

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  7. I’ve acquired a 30ml bottle of Love from a bid/buy site, which was made in the last run of 2019. It’s still in date & smells great, in the bottle! I used to wear this perfume pre 2010 & it smelt fab on my skin. Sadly no more - it’s lovely on initial spray, always reminds me of a strong apple scent. However, when dried down, it smells like chlorine....very, very disappointing.
    I find Love & Cocktail smell pretty similar. I’ve also a bottle of Cocktail & when that’s dried down on my skin, it smells pretty similar to first spray, thankfully!