Looking out of the back door of his new home, Simon found inspiration in his own garden with Furze. Furze is a very British plant and the prickly bush is also known as gorse. It even flowers in the winter. Lore has it that the flower was used by the Vikings to brew beer and if grown on your property, Furze could protect from curses or hexes - made into a broom, it could ‘sweep’ away evil influences. Adding coconut and vanilla, this fragrance is sure to protect its wearer from evil!
" "Furze is instantly gorgeous, a lovely lick of vanilla, custardy, drawn across the back of a wooden spoon. Very soft and ever so mohairy in the background, Furze was inspired by gorse and its hardy little creamy flowers. Simon added a vanillia facet; a delightful soft touch of mimosa and a really swooning coconut framework, lending the composition a delicious blending milky cocktail feel on the skin as it dries down.""
I love descriptions like these as they really give the perfume character and interest beyond the wonderful scents. They give personality to them. My husband loves single malt whiskeys and these too have poetry in the descriptions on the bottles which make them so interesting.
This new range is not presented in the plain black bottles that we are used to in Lush perfumes. These are in clear square bottles and some are round classic bottles depending on the size of the perfume inside. The labels are quite different; this one is green and black. The main picture is of gorse flowers and green gorse so yellow and green are the predominant colours in this one. The name of the perfume is in black text surrounded by white ina ‘Furzey’ sort of font above the picture. It is sort of retro cartoon style with just simple colours and certainly very different from the plain black ones of the original perfumes. They look a bit like mini liqueur bottles or old fashioned apothecary bottles to me.
THE NOTES AND SCENT
The new perfumes Lush has just brought out are quite strong and this is one of the less strong ones. It is not a knock you over/ in your face scent and is much sweeter and more feminine than some of the other new ones but it does last a reasonable time on me. It is a really creamy sweet, coconut scent with a hint of leafiness and slight heather note.
‘FURZE’ is not such a strong scent and initially smelling it in the bottle I found it okay but not really exciting. This is definitely one that will appeal to a wider range of people than some of the others in this new range. It is creamy and reminds me a little of a cocktail like pina colada but without the pineapple juice as it hasn’t got a fruity aroma. It really is quite lovely and more feminine than some of the others in this new range and I really love it.
The label says it has: coconut and vanilla as well as other ingredients which include DRF Alcohol, Perfume, Neroli Oil, Mimosa Absolute, Hydroxycitronellal, *Geraniol, Farnesol, Limonene, Linalool
The alcohol is the carrier for the scented notes
Obviously the neroli and mimosa give the floral orange notes and the coconut must be from one of the other ingredients. It reminds me of holidays as the coconut scent is reminiscent of sunscreen and cocktails,
To help give you an idea of the scents within:
Neroli essential oil smells a little like sweet orange and is a lovely uplifting smell.
Mimosa absolute is from wattle or mimosa and smells a little like gorse. It gave me really bad hay fever when I had it in my garden in Australia but this doesn’t seem to affect me thankfully.
Hydroxycitronellal has a floral scent, a bit like lily and sweet tropical melon.
Geraniol is found in rose oil, palmarosa oil, and many other essential oils. It has a rose-like scent and in this perfume adds the lighter sweeter floral notes.
Farnesol also found in natural essential oils like rose, palmarossa,neroli and ylang ylang and has the aroma of violets so giving the floral note to this perfume.
I absolutely love this perfume now that I have tried it a few times. It is one that reminds me of holidays because of the coconut but it does also take me back to Australia as the Furze or gorse scent reminds me of the native wattle flowers there. For me it is very evocative because of the memories and when I wear it I am taken back to place I loved in Australia walking amongst the trees wearing sun lotion. It is a happy scent with lots of pleasant memories for me so one I enjoy wearing as it gives me a warm glow inside.
As well as using this as a perfume the lady in Lush suggested dropping some on a warm radiator and then the room becomes filled with the lovely scent and it carries right into the room.
As a perfume I find this wonderfully happy and feel good, it is quite sweet and comfortable. This one doesn’t change as I am wearing it much and stays pretty true to the original scent throughout. As I sniff from one time to the next it still takes me to Australian blossoms and coconut which I am very happy with and it lasts a good few hours, not as long as some of the others but longer than many other brands do.
Gentle fresh scent
One of the new Lush range of perfumes with a gentle creamy slightly floral aroma