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Jasmine is described as smelling of bananas and apricot jam but also of horse sweat and mothballs. One moment you notice the springlike freshness of white petals and the next you’re seduced by its hot animalic breath. Even a hint of jasmine essence can lend a seductive, voluptuous layer…”


The website in its inimitable loose style, describes Lust as an “unabashedly carnal jasmine. It's virtually unheard of for a perfume to be this sexy. Seriously, we have really done it this time. Lust is a heady mash-up of rich florals and a warm, woody base that lasts on the skin for hours and hours. LUSH/Gorilla Perfumes co-founder Mark [Constantine] has been working on jasmine fragrances for years, and this time he’s gone all the way. Unabashedly sexy, Lust stirs an inexplicable carnal yearning. Resistance is futile.”


The listed notes are jasmine absolute, ylang ylang oil, rose absolute, Fair Trade vanilla absolute, sandalwood oil, and they’re all in there, but forget about them because Lust is  jasmine, Lust is jasmine, Lust is jasmine. This is fair warning: USE ONLY ONE SPRITZ and prepare for the scent explosion. For the first thirty minutes I suggest you don’t leave the house, just lay back in your favourite chair, breathe the indoles and allow yourself to experience the lustness of Lust….resistance is futile.


Lust’s jasmine note is natural fresh floral-sweet, not sticky-candy sweet, but it is loaded to the gills with menthol, camphor, rubber, and sweat – take your pick, you may smell all or none of these delicious indolic aromas – but they are what make jasmine and other white florals such as tuberose, so unique. Some hate the scent, some love it, I love it, it’s so damn weird and primal smelling. The ylang ylang adds to the faint banana note but in the heart the spice in the rose appears and the jasmine changes, softening a bit. Vanilla and sandalwood in the base reduce the sweetness, making Lust a little warmer and darker, creamy and satiny smooth, and the long long dry-down is dreamy.


Yes, Mark Constantine, who also created the strange and beautiful Breath of God, has gone all the way with Lust and its jasmine story. It’s a BIG powerful scent and not one you would wear every day but at the same time, Lust has a very natural feel to it. The scent seems to hold nothing back, it hides nothing, has no artifice, it feels honest, intimate, and deeply deeply sensual. Lust is now love.


Notes: jasmine absolute, ylang ylang oil, rose absolute, Fair Trade vanilla absolute, sandalwood oil

Type: EdP

Parfumeur: Mark Constantine


Price: $0.00