I’m falling a little bit in love with Lush again. We had our moments, fell out for a while, but now they’re back on form with lots of lovely products for me to write about. This time it’s the turn of ‘Dirty’ which I first saw nearly a year ago, but it’s finally out there and available to buy as a whole range. The signature fragrance is really refreshing and minty – it reminds me of a fresh Spring day! The main notes are spearmint, tarragon, thyme, oak moss, lavender, sandalwood and neroli so it really is a unisex scent. They’ve used the fragrance in the rest of the range which includes a fabulous uplifting shower gel, a hair styling cream which is really light and leaves practically no residue in your hair.
Dirty takes the common idea of ‘layering’ with beauty products a little bit further. Mark Constantine, one of the Gorilla Perfumers, comments: “We’re all used to layering – different products with supposedly the same perfume. However with Dirty, we’ve created a new fragrance concept. Layering in the old-fashioned sense is a bit tedious; I thought that if you really want to harmonise yourself (in scent terms), you need to extract the different parts of the perfume and put them in each product you’re using in your grooming regime. By the time you’re finished, you’ve put the fragrance together”. So basically if you use every product in the range you’re creating a really complementary and unique scent… Interesting, eh?
The toothy tabs though are by far the most interesting product in this range! A new invention that contains bicarbonate of soda, a whitening agent and spearmint, you literally crush the tab between your teeth instead of using toothpaste, wet your toothbrush and brush away. It does feel a little strange but the result is the same – clean, fresh teeth. It’s not as minty as your regular toothpaste so it takes a little getting used to, but these are perfect for taking away with you… They’re going to be in my festival kit all Summer long! For £2.00 for a pack of about twenty tabs they’re a bargain and good for the environment. Getting dirty never felt so good.