Today I went to York for perfume training. If anything the experience has gave me a whole new appreciation of the Gorilla Fragrances, not just for the work that goes into sourcing and quality of the ingredients but also the work that goes into developing them. Next time you happen to be in a Lush store I implore you to spray one of them onto your skin. The essential oils develop differently on each person so there’s no way of knowing how it’s going to smell on you until you actually give it a try.
When I first started working for Lush I went through a phase of trying a different fragrance each shift just to familiarise myself with them all. I was really dreading the Lust day as I hated how it smelt in the glass but I went for it regardless. I spent the rest of that shift pretty much with my wrist clamped to my nose and ended up buying a 30ml bottle of it that very same day.
I love how certain smells can take you on a journey and trigger certain memories. With Lust I feel like I’m transported back to being a teenage clubber who wore high heels, too much make up and not enough clothes. Every Friday night I used to go to the same minging/sleazy night club which used to host an Indie night and sold cheap bottles of alchopops. The club itself had really dirty floors which your feet would stick too and there was always cigarette smoke and loads of dry ice in the air. Whenever I wear Lust I’m transported back to that same dingy little night club and I remember all of the states I used to get myself into (well I try to *imagine* all of the states I used to get myself into ;P), all the fun I used to have and even outfits I wore. This is why I now love Lust (check out the Inventor’s Story if you can).
If you have any fragrance related stories then I’d love to hear them. Until then I’ll leave you with this blast from the past which was always played every Friday night. 😉