2 December 2018

Calacas Body Spray

Over the years, Calacas is one of those scents that has completely taken over the Lush community. Product after product has come out sharing the same fragrance, and each and every time has been met with nothing but praise, adoration, and a long list of demands for other formats in the same aroma. Furthermore, this particular smell holds a place dear in my heart because my first ever purchase was the Calacas Shower Jelly, so you can imagine my excitement when a new release is announced.

While Lush are known more for their complex smells than their simplistic ones, Calacas definitely falls in the latter bracket. Although I would normally be a little hesitant to gush over something as simplistic as this smell, there is just something special about this one that holds a dear place in my heart. Who doesn't love the smell of zesty lime sweets to bathe in, lather up in or spray themselves with?

Calacas Body Spray is probably going to be the most popular out of the four limited editions this year. Not to take away from the merits of the other three aromas, but there are fans that span across the last twenty years that simply adore this scent in every which way. I am one of those people. 

As I'll repeat in this review, the immediate smell to come from the first spray of this, and the other body sprays, is one of alcohol. Sometimes body sprays need a few days/weeks to settle in their format before this element goes away: it's perfectly natural. With this in mind, you might also experience the body spray maturing over time, so the aroma is deepened in the bottle, and therefore on your skin. This is the great thing about Lush's perfumes and sprays: they get better with age.

This aside, the experience after this is nothing but pure perfection. As the fragrance settles on your skin, so the lime oil makes its presence well and truly known. The notes you experience from this body spray are fresh, fruity and very zesty, and alongside the neroli, which offers a subtle note of green to give Calacas that tangy-ness, the body spray is on par with the likes of the liquid perfume and the shower gel and jelly. 

To smell this is to salivate as, if you're like me, Calacas will make you think of soured lime fruit pastilles or lime sorbet. The fragrance is bright and crisp and yet slightly warming at the same time. It's heavy in fragrance yet light in regards to how the key components breeze around your skin like a thin, wispy cloud. What I also loved about Calacas is that the warmth of your skin melts the sharpness of the lime over time, and you're left with something far more warm and fruity during its wear.  

While you'd usually expect fragrances of this kind to disperse fairly quickly (as citrus oils have some of the shortest shelf-lifes going) I found that I could still smell this on my skin two hours after initial application. Despite lasting less time than the other three body spray, Calacas can be forgiven because its comprised of oils that don't like to stick around for too long. It does a good job with what its got and this should be what's praised.

If you love this fragrance family, you are going to welcome this body spray into your life with open arms. However, if you're expecting something complex, you're most likely going to be disappointed. This is yet another example of why Lush are amazing with their array of body sprays and perfumes, and why I cannot imagine wearing anything else aside from their products.   

Quantitative Ingredients: DRF Alcohol, Perfume, Lime Oil, Olibanum Oil, Neroli Oil, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Benzyl Salicylate, *Citral, *Farnesol, *Geraniol, Hydroxycitronellal, *Isoeugenol, *Limonene, *Linalool.

Vegan?: Yes.

2018 Price: £20 for 200ml.

Year Of Original Release: 2018.

Scent Family:
Calacas Shower Gel
Calacas Shower Jelly
Calacas/Day of The Dead Perfume
Lady Catrina Soap
Man In The Moon Bubble Bar
Monsters' Ball Bath Bomb

Skullduggery Ballistic

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