Lush Gorilla Perfume Smell of Freedom Part 2: Fire Tree

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Written by catsholiday   April 05, 2013  
 
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Lush Gorilla Perfume Smell of Freedom Part 2:  Fire Tree

Summary

Brand
Waterproof
Size
15 ml
Indicative Price
£20.00
Price per 100 ml/g
£130.00
Discontinued

Description

Fire tree is invigorating, herbal and woody.
Simon has loved Aboriginal culture since his school days and visited Australia many times. He became unhappy with how such a rich culture could be damaged by Western living. On one of his visits to Australia, he was fortunate enough to visit the Warmun art centre. It's in a remote community and the facility is designed for local artists in the Aboriginal community of the Gija people. One particular painting - of a solitary Baoab tree - really left an impression on him. It illustrates a tragic event of 7 Gija people who were shot there because they were accused of stealing cattle. The cows returned the next day. The tree was planted as a memorial to this event. Later on the same day as discovering this painting, Simon met a local artist at the community centre - a lady who had travelled extensively through Europe and South-East Asia. She had led an incredible life. Simon became hopeful that there could be a positive future for the Aboriginal people.
In the Fire Tree perfume, Simon has used some interesting materials sourced from Australia - fire tree oil and lemon myrtle.

Directions

Pop a little on all pulse points.

Ingredients

Lemon myrtle, bergamot, fire tree, orange flower.

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Takes me straight to Australia
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One of my favourite Lush perfumes is Scent of Freedom as the stories that go to create the three elements are so heartwarming. You can also buy the three individual elements of this perfume in Lush and this Fire Tree is one of those elements. This is perfume oil so the scent lasts really well and is pretty strong as well as being created from natural oils.

I have already written a review of Scent of freedom but this is one part of the three elements. The other two are 'Old Delhi Station' inspired by a story of a Tibetan monk and 'Oudh heart' inspired by someone who was in Guantanamo Bay. Every element is a lovely perfume on its own and they also combine to make a fabulous Scent of Freedom perfume.

Fire Tree comes in a small brown glass bottle with a screw top lid rather like you buy essential oils in so it seals properly and there is no danger of spilling and leaking. Inside there is a plastic inner top with a smaller hole so that you can get a little at a time coming out.


THE SCENT
The perfume is created from ingredients native to Australia, including fire tree oil, Australian sandalwood and lemon myrtle. It also has bergamot and orange flower. The perfume is meant to take you to images of the Australian landscape. Lush describe the scent as "invigorating, herbal and woody and also floral".

I find it a really evocative scent and it does remind me of the Australian bush and the wonderfully scented native trees. It is quite citrusy with a strong powerful hit that then mellows and becomes creamier once it settles on my skin.

WHAT I THINK
As you might have guessed I do love this perfume, I like it in the Scent of Freedom as a whole and also wear it alone as it is one that will take me anywhere. It is uplifting and long lasting. Because it is oil the aroma really lasts well on me and even four or five hours later I can still smell it on my inner wrists.

I also find that as this is an oil I can add it to a carrier oil and use it as a massage oil and if I am feeling very extravagant I add it to my home made bath truffles too. The ladies in Lush have said that they have dropped a few drops in water and put this in an oil burner to scent a room too.



RECOMMENDED?

Yes do give this a try as it is a fresh yet heady sort of scent that is unusual and the perfume has a lovely story behind its creation too. I love all the elements of Scent of Freedom this included and I love the three together as well. This is a scent that is a unique creation that also brings Aboriginal ingredients to us and also brings to people's attention the plight of the Aboriginal people in Australia which is such a sad and cruel history. So this is lovely perfume oil as well as being an education too.

User Reviews

Strongest points
Smells really unusual and inspirational
Weakest points
None for me
Summary
An unusual perfume oil with a rather sad story
Would you recommend this product?
Yes
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