LUSH Ladyboy EDP Perfume Review

LUSH Ladyboy perfume

Most LUSH fragrances do not work for me; however, I admire the line because they take a risk. I can’t think of any other brand as big as them that takes risks. And I can’t think of any brand their size that attempts to tell olfactory stories.

From my experience, the “ladyboys” that I’ve known love to wear Mugler Angel. And in my opinion, Angel is the lady-boy fragrance because it smells masculine but for some reason it isn’t. I mean, we all know that Angel tucks. I didn’t know what to expect with LUSH Ladyboy, but it’s filled with surprises. It’s a camp queen in a bottle.

When Ladyboy first touches my skin it smells like banana. Here’s my confession – I like that smell and flavor of artificial banana. It’s so low-brow, I know, but I love it. Ladyboy changes quickly on me. What do you expect from a Ladyboy? Transformation, characters. I get a flirty violet with salty forest moss. And then I smell it again and it comes across as banana flavoring/Banana Runts with toasted seaweed snacks and chamomile tea. The base is mossy  patchouli with a resinous sweetness.

The scent is odd but it works on my skin. I like the candied sweetness mixed with moss. I haven’t sniffed anything else like it.

La Cage aux Folles
I would use Ladyboy for a screening of La Cage aux Folles in smell-o-vision.

Notes listed include banana, seaweed absolute, violet, chamomile, labdanum and oakmoss.

Ladyboy comes in a few sizes with prices ranging from $16-$40 at LUSH. A solid perfume is also available if you worry about the projection that LUSH is known for.

Victoria’s Final EauPINIONBanana chypre. This is an unusual perfume and it’s not for everyone, nor is it an acquired taste. Underneath the illusion, it is what it is. And I would love to have a bottle of it.

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*Sample purchased by me. Product pic from LUSH. La Cage Aux Folles poster from Post contains an affiliate link. Thanks!

14 thoughts on “LUSH Ladyboy EDP Perfume Review

  1. Love this perfume, this review, and your coinage of a new category, “banana chypre” (of which Ladyboy may be the only member– Felanilla doesn’t quite chypre up!). 🙂

    1. I loved your review! I have decided that I shall buy this the next time I’m at LUSH. I should bring a gas mask though. Those stores kill me.

    1. I like the dirty line but it doesn’t wear great on me. I have friends that wear the entire line (male and females). I use the body spray as a room spray and it is amazing at hiding the odor of my 2 stinky smooshed faced pups.
      Try Ladyboy 😉 Like all LUSH perfumes, it is different on different skins. I love how it wears on me but I can totally see it working on a guy too because of the moss and seaweed. And if you don’t like it, it sure is fun to smell. It is unlike anything that I’ve ever tried!

  2. I have never smelled any Lush fragrances. Used to work with a guy whose “fun” part-time job was at Lush. He was crazy about their products. I tried the Coalface soap and some other samples he brought me and hated them.
    Of course now that I’m reading good reviews of their fragrances the Lush store that was within my Macy’s is closed.
    Banana! Great review, sounds intriguing!

    1. Don’t get me started on Coalface! It really messed up my skin after 2 uses. Now moving on before I have to relive the trauma…try the fragrances if you can. And don’t try them in the store because it’s overwhelming in there. I can’t smell a thing in a LUSH. I am surprised their employees don’t wear gas masks.

      And yes, it is an intriguing fragrance. It’s an odd one 😉

  3. “…we all know that Angel tucks.”

    Lol! You’re a riot, Victoria. 🙂

    Also love your classification of this scent as a “banana chypre.” It sounds so wrong, it has to be right! 😀

    1. Well, Angel is a man. A fabulous man, but a man.

      Banana chypre should be wrong, but somehow it works. I mean as much as one would expect a banana chypre to work…

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