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1000 Kisses Deep – Sparkly, heady and sweet, earthy and warm

1000 Kisses Deep - Image by perfumeniche.com

I’m a longtime fan of Lush Gorilla perfumes. Created by the owners of Lush,  Mark Constantine and his son Simon, the Gorilla Perfume line, formerly Be Never Too Busy To Be Beautiful, has continuously offered deeply original, mostly natural, well-made fragrances for very reasonable prices for the past two decades. Kudos to the Constantines for taking creative risks, sticking to their mission to focus on the fragrance rather than the marketing, making it easy for perfume lovers to indulge our fragrant desires.

The Gorilla fragrances each tell their own story. 1000 Kisses Deep was created by Mark for his wife, and is his expression of the depth of the love shared by the couple as they’ve raised their family and built their business together through the years.    

“When you've been with someone for over a thousand kisses, you know you've found something real. This romantic perfume is a tribute to devotion, capturing all the nuanced sweetness that comes with a love that's lasted…” lush.ca

The opening of this fragrant love story is the most sparkly, juicy mandarin orange, citrusy sweet with just the perfect amount of tart zestiness. It’s tantalizing, and if I close my eyes I can almost taste the mouth-watering just-squeezed just-poured tang of the small bright orange. This opening is bursting with tempting sensation. Like new love, I want more...

1000 Kisses Deep then takes a long deep dive into a dense bouquet of heady white florals. This smells so beautiful and natural. The sweet but fresh mix of orange blossom, honeysuckle, and the creamy, slightly boozy apricot note of osmanthus blossoms, is almost heart-stopping in its perfection. I feel like I’m actually inside the blossoms. As the accord opens up, faint wafts of lemon and mown hay are released by the essential oils, tempering the sweet floral mix. I’m transported right into a country garden where the bees buzz and these delicate white blooms bask in the afternoon sun. Life is good, love is strong…

The 1000 Kisses Deep story ends with a dry-down filled with the comfort of familiar aromatic resins, labdanum and myrrh, which layer an ambery earthy warmth over the florals. Musk notes deepen its sensual appeal, adding a bit of salt to the sweet, stoking the desire to lean in for another kiss. Love continues…

1000 Kisses Deep puts a smile on my face, and its sunny floral heart and warm amber base will definitely brighten up and give me comfort on some of the cold winter days that I know are coming soon. Blended from natural oils and absolutes, the scent is beautifully balanced and full yet wears lightly on skin with a quiet personal waft, and is quite long-lasting compared to many natural scents.

1000 Kisses Deep is a fragrance that rings true, and perfectly captures “the nuanced sweetness that comes with a love that’s lasted.” And about those 1000 kisses?

“Here’s to a thousand more”…

1000 Kisses Deep is listed in our Decant Store. Decants are $5.00 for 1 ml.