LUSH Gorilla Perfume Lust EDP Review

LUSH Lust Gorilla Perfume EDP

What? I can’t hear you! I’m wearing LUSH Lust and it’s as loud as a monster truck derby. There’s nothing subtle about Lust, a sweet and heady floral. It’s jasmine all up in ‘yo face. You may want to save this one for outdoors or open arenas 😉

So, Lust is a vroom, vroom, rev up you engines kind of jasmine. It opens up loudly with gasoline like fumes that remind me of moth balls. Lust stays jasmine and it stays loud for quite sometime. Lust walks into the room with her glossy black, helmet-like bob before you do.  She orders a drink for herself and you, winks at every person in the joint, all before you’ve even had a chance to get through the door! LUSH Lust is one of the sweetest florals that I have ever worn. It isn’t gourmand or anything like that (if you want candy jasmine, try LUSH Vanillary). Lust turned up the natural sweetness of white florals…to 11. And you better like that because Lust wears and wears.

I can’t handle Lust daily, not even weekly, it’s that loud. But, I do like it because it’s a raunchy jasmine, “a 1920’s jazz club in a shady side of town and you aren’t supposed to be there” kind of jasmine. My husband loves Lust, but he has a very high tolerance for loud fragrances and apparently sweet, heady florals. And he seems to like natural scents because they are loud and rugged enough for him. Not to give too much info, I get a response when I wear Lust so maybe LUSH got the name right with this one.

1920's actress Madge Bellamy

Notes listed include jasmine, ylang ylang, rose, vanilla, and sandalwood.

Give LUSH Lust a try if you like jasmine. And not “jasmine tea” or anything subtle or watered down. You have to like raunchy florals to tolerate Lust. This one is loud and there’s nothing subtle to it. You have to like jasmine. I warned you.

The 1 oz. EDP retails for $32.95. A solid perfume is also available. Lust can be purchased at LUSH.

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*Disclaimer- A sample of this fragrance was provided by LUSH. I am not financially compensated for this review or any others. My opinions are my own. Post contains an affiliate link.
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14 thoughts on “LUSH Gorilla Perfume Lust EDP Review

    1. This one is as loud as a Montale but much “smoother”.
      Sounds like you do have a jasmine fix 😉

    1. I really do want to know what you think of this one, being that you have a tolerance for heady white florals.
      Yeah, that’s a 1 oz. Why so expensive for you guys? Those roses are Bulgarian, you’d think it’d be cheaper to import 😉

  1. I just got done reading Olfactoria’s review of OJ Sampaquita, which she deems a jasmine for the cowardly among us (myself included) when it comes to white florals, anyway. I of course, cited this review just for contrast. Every time you bring up this perfume, my silent resolve to leave my sample buried just increases. I think perhaps I will be ready for Lust someday, but not yet.
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    1. I really like OJ Sampaquita, but it smells like something my mom would wear. I don’t mean that in a mean way. It is just that I can’t wear it because it is so “her” and she doesn’t even know it.
      I understand. I still haven’t tried the SL JdP out of fear. And I still haven’t tried Creed Love in Black for the same reason. But, really, there is nothing to fear with this LUSH. It’s loud and simple, low-brow but likable. Like Taco Bell.

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