Lush Cosmetics: Vol. 4
Look, I'll be the first to admit that I have an obsession with Lush Cosmetics — especially their perfumes. When I got the chance to buy the Volume 4 perfumes last year I contemplated waiting to see if they'd ever hit the North American shops, but I clearly ended up getting them all when they made an early appearance in the Lush Kitchen. Below are my personal scent descriptions. I wanted to get a brief description of each scent out for you guys to help you decide if you're interested in them or not.
Rentless: This scent makes me feel like a little woodland fairy who spends her days making cotton candy for all the other mystical creatures in the forest. (So she basically always smells of pine and candy floss). When wearing this scent it provides amazingly prominent sillage — even I can still detect it in the air around me hours after application. Of course, with scents this strong, less is more when it comes to Rentless as it runs a risk of being too overpowering. One spritz too many and you're gonna have to air yourself out.
I'm Home: To my nose I'm Home is fairly similar to Cardamom Coffee, but that could just be me. When smelling it after freshly applied it reminds me of toffee and you can definitely pick up the benzoin resinoid, but after it develops on the skin...now that's then the magic really happens. Once the fragrance has opened up more the resinoid falls back a bit and the sweet vanilla and cocoa notes become more prominent. The sillage is subtle, but it's there. It almost smells like a bourbon soaked chocolate caramel cake to me, so expect to smell like some sort of very sophisticated dessert cake.
Cardamom Coffee: Now this may not be the best or most appealing description, but, to me, this scent smells like Sonic Death Monkey bodywash and Whipstick lip balm (both made by Lush as well). And if you don't know what those products smell like, you could say it smells kinda like a Tootsie Roll. I personally don't get much coffee scent here, but on the skin you can really smell the cardamom and anise. After a few hours of wearing it, I'd say the sillage of this perfume is similar to that of I'm Home, soft and sweet and not too strong.
Amelie Mae: This one smells like straight up candied raspberries! It's amazingly sweet and tart and bubbly and bright — it's definitely one of my favorites. It provides some of the faintest sillage of the Volume 4 lot, but it's not unnoticeable.
What Would Love Do?: Though it's not pictured, I have the solid form of WWLD which is highly reminiscent of a day at the spa with its lavender and tangerine notes. Sillage with WWLD is more prominent than that of Amelie Mae, but it is quite soft.