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.
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 EauPINION – Banana 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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