18 October 2015

Frozen Liquid Perfume

I've developed a real obsession with perfumes over the last couple of years - brought about mostly because of Lush's rather extensive range of scents. There is something rather special about harvesting different fragrances in beautiful bottles - having them adorn your shelves for all to see, and experiencing the magic of being able to choose a different scent to wear each and every day.

As far back as 2006, Lush have been releasing a selection of perfumes especially for the Christmas period. These limited editions are often chosen/voted for by the consumer and released in small quantities online for those both patient and brave enough to battle the crowds to get themselves a bottle.

Frozen Liquid Perfume was one of five perfumes to be chosen for the 2015 release, but the only one making its debut this year, which made it rather special in my eyes. After a few scraped knuckles and a fist fight with my credit card, I managed to secure a couple of bottles, and looked forward to trying them out during the week.
Sharing its scent with the bath bomb of the same name, Frozen contains grapefruit, neroli and rose oil - a combination that gives this fragrance a robust but very light floral aroma - one with a citrusy note to elevate the various components that are present, and a sprinkling of sweetness to round it off perfectly. 

True to the bath bomb, this perfume offers an uplifting, fruity layer of grapefruit  on the surface - one that compliments the floral element of the rose and gives Frozen such a relaxing, beautiful fruity smell. The neroli sits underneath the citrus element - emitting a sweetness that blends in with the grapefruit, while releasing a slight grassy note that ties in with the rose.

Underneath both of these components sits a very subtle hint of rose. It's not strong enough that it thwarts the other ingredients as you would expect rose to usually do, but it does make its presence known both in the bottle and on the skin - giving off bursts of flowery goodness while it settles into the skin.  

What I love about Frozen is that its a floral fragrance that will appeal to non-floral fans. There is enough citrusy goodness here to make it a light, playful and rather youthful smell - one that reminds me of frolicking around in freshly-cut pastures on a summer's day (without being too Enid Blyton on you!). However, there is still something magical about the perfume that'll draw in those who love their neroli-dominated, floral scents - making it an all-rounder and an obvious best-seller.

Unfortunately, the longevity of this perfume leaves something to be desired. After spraying a generous amount onto my pulse points, I found that the fragrance evaporated a lot quicker than I was expecting. While it remained fairly strong for a good 45 minutes - 1 hour, I discovered that the perfume had near enough disappeared not long after this time. While I'm always worried that perhaps it is my senses that have become accustomed to the scent, I asked three of my friends to smell my wrists and not one of them could detect any more than a trace on my skin.
Given that this is the most expensive of the five perfumes, I was expecting to receive a fragrance that saw me through the whole day, and then some. As it is, Frozen could definitely work on prolonging its presence a little more, although perhaps it is the nature of the notes featured that prevent it from being as strong or as long-lasting as others. 

While the fragrance is gorgeous and 100% true to the scent of the bath bomb, and it offers a wonderful addition to anyones perfume collection, I would have liked to have had something a little stronger to wear on my skin. Nevertheless, I will no doubt appreciate the refreshing notes of the perfume, and just hope that it helps me to feel the very opposite of Frozen during the impending colder months.    
Quantitative Ingredients: DRF Alcohol, Perfume, Grapefruit Oil (Citrus paradis), Neroli Oil (Citrus Aurantium amara), Rose Oil (Rosa damascena), Citral, Citronellol, Farnesol, Limonene, Linalool, Lilial, Geraniol, Hydroxycitronellal.

Vegan?: Yes.

2015 Price: £36 for 27g/30ml.


  1. This ended up in my cart during all the ordering chaos...I'm glad it did now! More excited after this review! I ended up with honey I washed the kids as well, not necessarily my intention, but I'm not gonna complain. Any thoughts on HIWTK perfume spray ?

    1. It's awesome! It's so strong and vibrant - I think I prefer HIWTK to this in terms of strength of perfume. Enjoy!

  2. this shares the scent with Sea spray, doesnt it? i really wanted some, but i wasnt lucky enough to get any of them :c

  3. I get mine tomorrow :)
    I thought that it wouldn't be as long lasting as others because of the citrus. Citrus notes never last long. But I love light fragrances, and those which stay on my skin the whole day give me a headache anyway. So it sounds perfect for me :)

    1. I agree! I actually prefer shorter acting fragrances, it allows you to switch it up during the day, or have the joy of re-applying constantly through out the day, and it usually means it's made of pure essential oils if it's shorter acting.... Better for the mind body and soul :)

  4. Hi Jen :) Is it me, or does this fragrance smell like Lovely Jubblies?

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