“ Brand: Lush / Concentration: Eau de Parfum / Gender: for women / Type: Wash „
I bought this solid perfume from the Lush store in Dublin. It was priced at around £5.
The solid perfume comes in a 10g metal tin that I found hard to open, however after placing the tin in my palms and twisting it it soon came apart! I would describe the scent of this perfume as VERY sweet and delectable - it's one for the sweet toothed people out there! It smells EXACTLY like the soap of the same name. You can detect the toffee in there and the vanilla too. Overall it's a very nice scent and unique too as I have never smelt anything quite like this before!
The solid perfume can be hard to get out of the tin sometimes, especially in colder weather as it starts to harden. A tip would be to place the tin inside your bra pocket for a few minutes to warm up before use - this does work! You can also place it by the fire too. The perfume is easy to rub onto the skin and you can rub it anywhere you like really as you have more control with solid perfume tins compared to spray bottles. The perfume lasts all day and it doesn't feel greasy on the skin. In fact it's like you're not wearing it. The scent hangs around all day. I find myself sniffing my own wrists as the sweet smell really is that nice.
The solid perfume is also easy to remove at the end of the day. It simply washes off with soap and water.
I find that these solid perfume tins last longer than the liquid bottles as the scent is stronger so you need less.
A great scent for lovers of sweeter scents!
I do like the shop Lush and when I go to my closest 1 which is in Edinburgh - about 20 miles away I try to stock up and also try new products. Lush deliver as well, so if you don't have a shop near you then you can still buy their products.
This is a bit of a strange name for a perfume, but then again I don't think that Lush is that a normal shop. It's all fun in that shop.
So this scent comes in a 10g tub. It is a solid Perfume which isn't how I usually use Perfume, but I have used quite a few Solid ones in the past and they do an ok job. This is in a round tin tub which is just like the Dooyoo picture. Just pull the lid off this and you will get into the Waxy Perfume.
The Wax is quite solid, but by pressing your finger even gently onto this then the Wax melts a little bit and you can just get to rubbing this onto where you want to.
So how does this smell? It is a nice scent but a pretty sweet one. It is Toffee, Fudge and Honey and you can smell the Sugary scent from this straight away when you unscrew the lid. I would say that you can smell all the scents equally, but perhaps the Toffee stands out that bit more for me.
After rubbing this on my wrists I could smell it straight away and what a nice scent to smell. I always worry about Wax scents making my wrists spotty, but no one says you have to apply this in a thick layer. Even just a light slick of this gives a good scent.
I got this for £4.95 but have heard that this has now been discontinued. You can pick this up still on ebay which is where I will buy another tin of this. This scent was available in Soap form as well but not sure if that is still out in the shop.
A really nice natural and sweet scent. If you haven't already tried this then I would recommend a go.
Any Lush fan will know that anything with the Honey I Washed The Kids scent is to die for. It is perfect for anyone with a penchant for the sweeter things in life so when Lush made the scent available in solid perfume form I was more than thrilled and one of the first in the queue to pick one up.
I should start with a bit of a description of the gorgeous scent that is Honey I Washed The Kids - it is toffee, honey and fudge all rolled into one. It is sugary sweet and simply yummy. It always manages to make me crave something from the sweet shop! It makes me think of Christmas Markets a little bit when you have that stall making fresh fudge with toffee...yum!
The scent in the solid perfume form doesn't disappoint. It is still as sugary sweet as it is when in its soap form and it is just as yummy. As soon as I open the screw top lid of the little aluminium tin the solid perfume comes in, I am always literally drooling! The smell wafts up from the tin nicely; it is not too strong but not subtle either. It is just right.
Like all solid perfumes from Lush, Honey I Washed The Kids comes in the usual aluminium 10g tin which is complete with a screw top lid. ON the top of the lid is the usual black Lush sticker with the Lush logo at the very top and then the name of the product just underneath in Lush's iconic font. On the base of the tin is another little black label stating the amount of product and the ingredients.
This solid perfume is the same as any other and has a waxy appearance in the tin. You use it in the same manner as the others and that is simply running your fingertip across the waxy surface of and you will see (without having to dig into the perfume at all) that your fingertip will be covered in a clear sheen. You then apply this sheen to wherever on your body you want to be scented in perfume and you're done!
The scent does not disappoint when on the skin - it smells even better. It is a very warm and comforting scent too. Sort of like comfort food but without the fat and calories! Unfortunately the staying power of this scent isn't particularly great. I found I got just about an hour out of it on my skin before the scent faded away to nothing and I had to reapply it. It isn't too much hassle to reapply as the tin is small enough to carry around with you and you can just apply it wherever you are but it does mean you will use it up much quicker.
A 10g tin of Honey I Washed The Kids would have set you back £4.95 in Lush but it has since been discontinued so you would have to look around on eBay or on the Lush forum.
Highly recommended purely for its gorgeous scent but it does lose a DooYoo star for its horrendous staying power.
Honey I washed The Kids is my all-time favourite Lush soap. It has an amazing scent which is bursting with toffee and honey goodness, and I find myself going to wash my hands throughout the day, purely so I can get my toffee fix without the calories!
Having just popped in to Lush to stock up on essentials (cleanser, toner, emergency bubble bar, emergency face mask, and a big slab of Honey I washed The Kids soap), I spotted a small display of little tins as I was waiting at the check out. At first I thought they were all temple and lip balms, but as I got closer, I discovered some of them were solid perfumes.
I had no idea what solid perfumes were, or how to go about using one, so I asked the lovely sales assistant, who informed me they work in exactly the same way as a standard liquid perfume, but by making it as a solid product, they can use less chemicals. Also as it is extremely concentrated, the product can be sold in a small tin rather than a large bottle, which saves on packaging and so is kinder to the environment.
The solid perfumes were priced at £5.10, which when you compare it to the standard price of a bottle of perfume, seemed an absolute steal.
If it's kind to the environment and a huge bargain, then it works its way onto my list of "essentials"! There were seven different scents to choose from:
The Olive Branch
and Honey I Washed The Kids!
I love the gorgeous blackurrant scent of The Comforter, but as soon as I saw they were also available in the Honey I Washed The Kids fragrance, there was no contest- I needed to have that scent in a perfume form!
The tins of solid perfume are fairly small. They contain 10g of product, which doesn't sound like very much- certainly 10ml of perfume wouldn't last me very long! However you only need to use a tiny amount of this per use, and I've found I've only made a small made a dent in mine after frequent use for a couple of months. My solid perfume was made in January 2010, and the use by date is May 2011, so you get over a year to use this product. I would guess that it might go dry after that time, and become difficult to use.
As soon as I got home, I was eager to try out my new "essential" perfume right away. The first problem I encountered was how to open the little tin. I have quite long natural nails, and was not about to risk breaking them trying to lever the little tin open. I've always had problems with these little silver tins. Once a friend send me a lovely cheer up present in the post, which included a sample of The Big Tease (some hair gel) in of of those metal tins. It had got dented during transit, and it was impossible to open. I did what I always do when I can't open something, and asked my Dad to do it for me! However he couldn't open it either. He ended up taking it into his workshop, clamping it in a vice, and then using a pair of pliers to forcibly remove the lid!!
I was starting to panic slightly that I was going to have similar problems with opening this tin (quite why I didn't think of this in the shop, I don't know! I have no doubt that I would have bought it anyway though, as Honey I Washed The Kids is too good a scent to walk away from, even I have to buy my own vice and pliers to be able to use it!). Not really wanting to turn up at my Dad's workshop so he could mishape my perfect precious tin, I had a look on the Lush forum, to see if anyone else had had a similar problem, and if there were any tips on how to open these pesky little tins.
Luckily for my ego and my sanity, there were several threads full of people complaining about how tricky it was to open the metal tins, along with this fabulous solution:
Place the tin in the palm of your hand. Place your other palm flat on top of the the tin, and twist the bottom hand anti-clockwise, with the top hand going clockwise. I didn't really see how this could possibly work, but I was very thrilled when I gave it a try and the lid slid off effortlessly, with no vice required and all nails left in tact!
On my journey home, I had been worrying slightly that I was setting myself up for a fall here. Honey I washed The Kids is such an utterly perfect scent- what if the scent of the solid perfume failed to deliver the exact same scent? Would it be strong enough? I did reason that at least the little tin would be very easy to carry about- I have a jam-packed handbag but one more tiny little tin isn't going to make any difference! So if I needed to reapply it during the day, it would not be the end of the world. As I (finally!) removed the lid and inhaled deeply, I was delighted to discover this was exactly the same winning combination of toffee and honey- it really did smell amazingly perfect!
I had assumed the texture of the solid perfumes would be similar to that of lip balms. However when I tried to rub my finger over the top of the perfume, nothing happened- no perfume transferred to my finger. It was a really hard texture, similar to the wax I have to use for polishing my boyfriend's car, but slightly harder. Once more, I consulted the gurus on the forum to see if there were any tips. Someone suggested putting it in your pocket and walking around for a bit to warm up the product. I gave this a try but it made no difference, it was still rock solid. Someone else suggested scraping a tiny bit out with a nail. Finally, an advantage to having long nails! I tried this and was able to lever out a small piece of the the solid perfume. I then put it on my wrists and rubbed it in with the other wrist. I found it harder than I had expected to rub this in- you could still see the streak of product across my wrist initially, so I rubbed harder for a few seconds. The product was not visible and finally my wrists smelled divine!
The smell lasts longer than I had expected, and I've found I don't need to top it up during the day (this is probably just as well, as the tin is so small it has a habit of getting lost in my black hole of a handbag!). I can apply it first thing in the morning before work, and by "hometime" it is only just starting to fade. I do reapply it if I am heading out somewhere straight after work, just because I love the smell and I like it to be strong enough for me to be able to smell it!
I think this product is amazing value for money. I have never seen a perfume for a fiver before in my life! It is hard to compare it accurately to a liquid perfume, but I feel it is at least the equivalent of a 30ml bottle in terms of how many uses you will get from it, possibly even 50ml depending on how generous you are with each application. It has the benefit of containing less chemicals and the packaging being kinder to the environment, which makes me feel less guilty about needing it as a treat. The only real downside is the tin can be a pain to open if you don't know about the twisting-palms-in-opposite-directions trick! Also the product is a little hard to apply- anyone with stubby nails would find this particularly difficult. I would prefer the texture to be slightly softer personally, although thinking about it, that would probably mean the product gets used up faster, as it would be harder to control the exact amount you wanted to use. Those two nagatives combined will lose the product one star. The scent is truly amazing and an extremely accurate copy of Honey I washed The Kids soap, so if you love the scent of that then you really do need to buy this perfume. I would definitely recommend the range of solid perfumes as a whole- they make a great alternative to standard liquid perfumes. I am very tempted to try The Comforter solid perfume, and fully expect it to work its way onto my list of "essentials" sometime soon!
==Lush Honey I Washed The Kids Solid Perfume==
Visiting family recently on the mainland meant that I was able to sneak off for a bit of retail therapy in my favourite store, Lush. I hadn't been there for a while as the Isle of Wight doesn't have one of these shops but I have been known to place a few large orders on line from time to time.
However because I hadn't been for so long meant that I was able to stock up on all my old favourites and also try out some of the new products that they have bought out. This Solid Perfume is not something I had tried before but the fragrance is one of my absolute favourite.
There were a few other solid perfume I could have chosen but seeing as this is my favourite all time fragrance I of course opted for this one. I found them on the counter at the Lush shop and thought them to be of a fairly reasonable price at £5.10 pence for the tin containing a good amount of the product.
The perfume itself comes housed within a small metal tin rather like the lip balms or temple balms from Lush so you have to be careful and always read the label when using these tins as it is rather easy to get the products mixed up.
The labelling for this solid perfume is rather simple with only a black label to the front of the round tin and one on the back. The front label gives the name of the product, the Lush logo and the fact that it is a solid perfume. The back label gives al the ingredients, the Lush contact address and the made by and use by date. There is a good amount of time from when it was made until when it should be used up, mine was made on the 14/4/10 and needs to be used up by 14/06/11 which I am sure it will be.
The tin is easy enough to open with a screw top although this lid is sometimes difficult to get back on because the threads of the lid don't often find one another again. However the tin is a great pocket or handbag size and makes it the perfect perfume to take out and about and allows the product to be used quickly and easily throughout the day.
On opening the screw top lid, you can notice the smell straight away and it is a very strong and sweet aroma which I personally find totally wonderful. It is a warm fudge type honey aroma and this certainly smells exactly like the Honey I washed the kids soap but perhaps in an even denser style.
To look at, the solid perfume is exactly what it sounds like, a solid block of perfume. The product fills the small tin to the brim and you certainly get your monies worth. It is a creamy colour with a slight yellow tinge to it and to be honest it doesn't look particularly exciting or different, but it is really the smell that does it for me.
I would think the smell is not really for everyone as it is very sweet and strong and it is fairly simple to apply as you need only rub your fingers around the solid lump of perfume a few times to get enough of the product off to apply to behind your ears or on your wrists. The more you rub, the more the fragrance is released and I was surprised at how a little bit does go a long way in the fact that the aroma is a nice strong one.
The smell of the perfume does indeed last a fair few hours and this again was far better than I had first expected it to do. I can still smell it once it has been applied around 5 hours later although no where near as strong as when first applied but it is still there nonetheless. That said because it is so small and pocket/handbag friendly it is easy to take with you where ever you are going and have a second application.
Overall I really like this product far better than I would have thought. So much so that I have already planned to buy another for when this one eventually runs out which will probably be a good few months as like I said before a little goes a long way.
If you compare it to spray perfumes, this one is really far superior as the price is much better, it is a fragrance that I personally love and a little does go a long way and lasts a good amount of time.
I think a score of 5 stars out of 5 is applicable for this Honey I washed the Kids Solid Perfume and a high recommendation.
I do hope that this has been of some help/interest to you.
Many thanks for taking the time to read.
I bought Lush Honey I Washed the Kids Solid Perfume hoping to recreate the scent of the soap of the same name, but with a longer lasting effect. Anyone who has used the soap will know its gorgeous, honey and toffee smell that makes it hard to resist trying to eat it. The perfume smells more or less the same, but is not quite as mouth-watering as the soap. It smells very sweet, and might be a little sickly for some tastes, as I've been told it makes me smell like sweets.
The perfume has a waxy texture, but is not greasy. I just rub a little on my finger and massage it into my pulse points and decolletage. A little more of this product is necessary to create as strong a smell as eau de parfum. The perfume also needs to be reapplied every few hours or so, as it doesn't have the longevity of spray on perfumes.
It comes in a tiny pot, but does last quite a while, so it's reasonably good value for money.
Packaging: This product is in a metal tin with a screw cap. It's great for carrying around in your handbag or pocket as it's small and robust.
Price: At around £5 for a tin, I think it's a great price. It may be small but it lasts.
Product: This is a solid wax perfume. It's much thicker than a lip balm and I found it needs to be warmed up a bit in order to apply it more easily. The best way to do this in my opinion is to keep it in your pocket. This softens it enough for easy application. If it's not warm, you'll find you can scrape a little out using your nail and rub it onto your skin. It gets absorbed well and doesn't leave your skin greasy.
The fragrance is like the Lush soap of the same name, but a little stronger. It's very sweet and smells like honey, toffee and buttercream. The scent lasted for hours unlike a lot of spray perfumes. I find I get a lot of compliments every time I wear this.
For some reason I have never become a regular shopper at Lush even though a have a quite large store in my town and it always smells SOOO amazing when I walk past. Anyway this is one of the few products I have bought from there and it was more an impulse buy than anything else because if I'm honest Id never even heard of solid perfume before! When I bought this I didnt even use it for a few months but when I noticed my bottles perfume collection running low I thought Id give this one a shot.
The packaging of this isn't elaborate of anything special just simple silver in colour with the Lush logo and the product name on the top. The style of the tub is quite like a Vaseline with the pull off top, which I find very hard to get off sometimes!
The Perfume Appearance:
When I first look at this I just automatically assumed that it would have a similar consistency to lip balm but it is actually a lot harder, like candle wax which can make it slightly difficult to get out when you have a new tub, but it does get easier to get out when you have used it a few times. The perfume itself is a sort of transparent yellow colour, it doesnt look amazing but then it doesnt look vile either.
I find the best way to get some of this waxy substance out of the tin is to dig a nail in and begin to rub into your neck, wrists or wherever the hell you wear perfume.
OMG! The smell of this is actually good enough to eat. It smells like a sweet shop mixture of honey, toffee and loads of other amazing smells! I was pleasantly surprised when I first sniffed this because I was sceptical of "solid perfume" I didnt think the smells would be as strong but you could have knocked me down with a feather when I smelt this! It is SO sweet but not so much so that it is overpowering and the smell lasts around 4 hours, which from my experience is more than most spray-on perfumes. Mouth watering smell!
This product has certainly inspired me to try out more Lush products because if they are all as good as this one I'll be one very happy girl! And I am definitely going to try out the "Honey I Washed The Kids Soap"!! This is great for carrying around in your handbag if you don't want massive perfume bottle clunking around in there! I wish I could describe the smell better but it is an amazing scent that I wear for daytime because it just smells so fresh and sweet. A must have for any Lush addict and any girl for that matter.
Lush doesnt test any of it products on animals and only use completely natural ingredients.
£4.94 and at the price you really cannot complain, cheaper than any sprayable perfumes and lasts twice as long!!
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Lush Honey I Washed The Kids Solid Perfume
Description: Brand: Lush / Fragrance / Solid Perfume / For Women
Lush, as you possibly know never test on animals and use only natural ingredients to create their hand made cosmetic products. Check out their website to locate your nearest store, view and order products and find out more about the company and what they stand for.
A 10g tub of this solid perfume costs £4.94 from Lush and you can buy online or in store.
If you order online, you will probably find that your order comes within 4 days and is packaged in popcorn which is much kinder to the environment than polystyrene. Having said that, if you go in store, you can check out new products, smell things and get a better idea of what things look like, so I prefer to go in, if I can. The staff are great too, really helpful with loads of product knowledge.
If anyone has used Lush's "Honey I Washed the Kids" soap, they will understand how gorgeous the scent is, but just in case you haven't then I will explain a little about it. In my opinion, it is the most amazing scent that I have ever found in a soap. It smells like warm toffee and honey, and even just using the soap makes your skin smell heavenly for hours afterwards.
The 10g metal tin is filled with a solid wax like perfume, which you just need to wipe your finger into (best to scrape a little off with your nails for maximum effects) and then spread onto your skin. The smell is almost the same as the soap, which makes it mouthwateringly delicious! That is the only problem with this perfume, it smells so good that you will want to eat it instead of wear it!
The tin lasts for ages and is handy to keep in a bag or pocket. It makes a great treat for yourself or a fab gift for a Lush fan. I really like how sweet and delicious this scent is, and love the fact that I can wear it as a perfume as well as use it as a soap, I definitely recommend that you try it, if you haven't already!
I had never heard of a solid perfume, until my friend introduced me to them in Lush, they are perfect for popping in your bag as a little extra.
Lush's solid perfumes come in a tiny tin about the size of a tub of lip balm full of a fragrenced wax, they are vegan and are made from natural oils and wax.
The solid perfumes in Lush are available in:
Honey I Washed the Kids (toffee/honey)
American Cream (vanilla)
Fever (jasmine, rose and sandalwood)
Potion (rose and carnation)
Silky Underwear (jasmine and vetivert)
Karma (Lush's signature scent).
I really like the size of the tins as they are not huge and I wouldn't have to worry about bashing my bag if I was carrying a normal perfume bottle. They make excellent little sized treats for friends.The lid comes off quite easily but my problem came on applying it.
I tried to rub my finger in the wax thinking it would have a somewhat similar consistency to lip balm but it was just solid wax. I tried rubbing my finger in it to try and heat up a bit of the wax there but that was a complete failure, I just couldn't work out how to apply it.
I then had a bit of a fiddle and worked out that if I dug my nail in, I could scrape some out but risked breaking my nails or get the whole tub and try and curve my wrist into the tub, this works when it is full but otherwise you may spend a good 10 minutes struggling to scrape some out.
Once you have managed to actually apply it, it is a nice scent of honey/toffee, it smells slightly overpowering in the tin but that is probably the concentration of it but on your skin, it is quite mild. It comes as part of the Honey I Wased The Kids range, so you could always make up a present with a few things or use all the products together. I find the smell lasts on my skin and I catch little wafts throughout the day. My skin is quite sensitive and I suffer from eczema but I had no reation to this.
I actually quite like this perfume at £4.84 for a tin, I think it is reasonable value for what you get and it can be bought from Lush or www.lush.co.uk. It lasts quite a while, mainly because you struggle to get it out of the tub but I think the fragrence is quite sweet but not sickly.
Honey I Washed The Kids is one of Lush' solid perfumes.
It shares a name and scent with a soap Lush also sell - the soap smells of toffee and honey.
It comes in a 10g tin which,as with all Lush solid perfumes,lasts for ages and ages as you only need a little at a time.
I bought this because I absolutely LOVE Honey I Washed The Kids soap (and anything toffee/chocolate scented!) and needed a new perfume.
In the shop,I couldn't really smell it but I already thought I knew what it would smell like anyway.
So,I bought it and took it home and applied it that night before going out.
I was so wrong.
It smells like Honey I Washed The Kids in some ways,yes. But it's a lot sharper and dosn't have such a creamy smell to it.
It smells (to me) very plasticy and false - sort of like you'd expect a childs perfume to smell or those fragrances made for pre-teen girls in the bright pink sparkly bottles.
On the skin,it smells slightly better,but is still overpoweringly bitter and sharp in my opinion.
This is the only perfume I've been disapointed by so far from Lush - it just dosn't work for me.
I've previously only been lured into buying expensive floral scents in highly elaborate bottles, so was highly dubious about how effective this small tin of solid perfume would be. However, I'm an avid fan of Lush products and easily lured by little displays close to checkouts, so as the shop assistant was processing my many other items at the till, I found myself fiddling with this small tin in front of me and impulsively handed it over to the assistant thinking 'what's an extra £4.94 on top of my already expensive Lush spree.' Not a shopping method I would recommend but in this case it worked out brilliantly.
The perfume was then placed on my shelf at uni where it sat unopened for a few months, almost entirely forgotten about. It wasn't until my other perfumes ran low that I found myself remembering my impulse purchase, the Honey I Washed the Kids solid perfume, and picked it up for closer inspection. Outwardly the product doesn't look appealing, there's no glass bottle elaborately shaped into a butterfly or heart just a small round silver tin with a sticker on top, more similar to a tin of cheap lip balm. This simplistic approach to packaging is commonplace at Lush, as unlike other beauty care brands they believe that the customer's money is best spent on quality of ingredients than on elaborate packaging designs. Whilst I believe that this is the correct way round, I still found it initially disheartening on a perfume product - I hate to say it but I am a sucker for pretty things.
However all doubts about its dull appearance faded immediately into insignificance when I smelt its sweet scent. The smell is almost identical to Lush's most popular soap 'Honey I Washed the Kids,' and as a result most Lush shoppers are likely to find the mouth watering scent familiar. For those of you unfamiliar with the scent it is a very sweet mix of honey, toffee and fudge, almost sweet enough to eat - like walking into a small sweetshop. A few of my friends have commented that they can also smell a slight citrus edge when the product is in the tin, but to my nose the honey is the most noticeable scent.
Won over by the smell, and desperate to discover how it would smell on, I was now faced with the dilemma of how to apply the product, having had no previous experience with solid perfumes. Inside the product has a yellow appearance and is similar in texture to a dry lip balm, quite different from a more common spray on liquid. I started by rubbing the whole tin against my neck and wrists to transfer the smell, which wasn't the most effective application method as the scent quickly faded and disappeared, and would prove problematic when the tin became less full. So I was left once again feeling disappointed with the perfume and concluding it wasn't a practical even with its gorgeous scent.
Luckily I preserved and have since discovered that the best way to apply the product is to dig a small amount out of the tin using one of your nails and then to rub it into your neck, wrists etc.......WOW! It was then that I truly fell in love with this quirky little perfume. The perfume's scent quickly settles upon application; with the overpowering 'sweet shop' aroma transforming into a subtle smell of sweet honey. Its subtle sweet hints make it more appropriate for day time use and it is also a smell that I associate with youth. The smell in my opinion is also seasonless as the honey tones make it appropriate for a spring or summer picnic but the undertones of toffee and fudge personally remind me of cold Christmas days snuggled up on the sofa. It is not the most long-lasting of scents, lasting about 4 hours, but the unusual small tin it comes in makes it ideal for re-applying as can easily be carried in a handbag or pocket (a lot less dangerous that carrying a glass bottle around!).
Despite my initial snobby attitude I can now saw that this is easily my favourite perfume. Its sweet scent never fails to gain me compliment: from friends, family members and even strangers at the gym. It is also my partner's favourite scent that I wear as, unlike my more expensive perfumes, it doesn't aggravate his sensitive nose or make him feel dizzy, most likely due to its more natural ingredients. I would most defiantly recommend trying this little product as it defiantly surprised me. Its £4.94 price tag may seem extravagant given its small size, just under half the size of a Vaseline lip balm, but when compared to the price of most perfumes it is arguably cheap, and I have also found one tin lasts a remarkably long time making it true value for money in my opinion.
I bought this perfume after falling in love with the 'honey i washed the kids' soap, also from Lush. Both products share the same scent, which is a subtle honey aroma with a slightly sweet edge to it. The lush website states that the sweet smell is toffee, although i didn't associate that smell with the perfume at all. I must emphasis that the sweet smell is very natural and not overpowering, in opposition to the chemically engineered sweet smells found in other perfumes, which I feel are quite sickly. This perfume has such a gorgeous scent and I cannot explain it well enough to do justice to it, so I would recommend if you are interested finding a freestanding store to test the product yourself.
The product comes in a small tin with a screwtop lid, it is a solid perfume and as such needs to be warmed a bit in your hand before you can get the product on your fingers to distribute.
The smell is quite long lasting, I have found that it can last me a whole day at university, which is around 5-6 hours. The perfume is so easily portable however that you can carry it with you to re-apply with out having the worries of carrying a large perfume bottle, or the perfume bottle breaking, which I usually worry about if I try to carry a regular perfume around.
The price of the perfume is very reasonable at £4.84 and I have been using mine for over a month and still have most of it left. Unlike other lush products there appears to be no use by date so the product will have a long shelf life. Some of the ingredients are also fair trade which I like as I often try to buy fair trade where I can.
I am going to give the perfume a 4/5 rating, purely due to the fact the scent doesn't remain all day, although this isn't a big problem as it is extremely portable.
The pefume can be purchased at the website www.lush.co.uk or at a freestanding store. A list of the stores can be found at the website as well.
I hope this helps.
*This is my own work, also posted on other sites.*
Recommended Honey I Washed The Kids Solid Perfume by a friend, I haven't been able to stop wearing it since!
The packaging is very 'kitsch' but I think I like it :) Its eco friendly (recycled and recyclable too) and its a nice size to carry around in my pocket, handbag, purse, anything really.
Application was easy too. But too make it even easy hold the tin in your hands to melt the wax slightly. I swiped the tin over my wrists, back of knees, ankles etc, but as the perfume sunk below the 'tin lips' I had to use my thumb, but it was still successful.
The scent is absolutely gorgeous! The Honey I Washed The Kids scent is not only found in this fabulous solid perfume but also in the Honey I Washed the Kids Soap, Soft Coeur massage bar, Honey Bee Ballistic and Ma Bar bubble bar slice. All of which are available in Lush stores. I find that the scent is sweet and sugary but also slightly musky and glamorous.
This solid perfume is one of my favourites and it is very useful in my life. I would highly recommend this bargain perfume (under a fiver!) and I will continue to buy and use it!
Everyone I have ever spoken to who buys Lush products loves Honey I washed The Kids soap. Even my friend in America who I sent lots and lots of different Lush samples to, commented on how much she loved the smell of it, and liked it much more than any of the other samples. Its one of my favourites too, so it was a very happy day indeed when Lush brought out a solid little perfume in the same smell as their bestselling soap.
It currently costs £4.84 and is packaged in a little silver-coloured tin, the same kind of tin that Lush package their lip balms in. It looks like solid vaseline and you have to rub your finger over and over it to transfer the perfume to your finger and then rub it on wherever you wish to smell nice!
This smells like fudge, toffee, vanilla and oranges and is absolutely divine. It's a very cheap way of smelling gorgeous as most Lush forum special edition fragrances are very expensive, and also very difficult to obtain. They are sometimes on Ebay, but you have to expect to pay around £35 for one.
The only drawback to these little perfumes is that they are quite difficult to apply, in that you can't get a large amount of the perfume onto your finger unless you kind of "dig" it out! And the smell doesn't last the whole day, but, hey, what can anyone expect for such a cheap price! Lush doesn't usually sell anything cheap!