Just before Christmas, Lush launched a few fan favourite perfumes and luckily for me, Lord Of Misrule was one of them and I am so fricking glad!
I’m always apprehensive when Lush bring out products (especially fragrances) that have familiar and iconic scents because you never know whether it’s going to smell exactly and undoubtably the same as what you want. However I’m pleased to tell you, Lord Of Misrule Perfume gets it spot on.
I love Lord Of Misrule for many reasons. I love Halloween and it’s usually featured as part of the Halloween collection each year, and the name comes from a pagan feast where a so called ‘Lord of Misrule’ presided over drunken parties and ridiculous festivities, which frankly sounds like a great job. I also love the beautiful green colour that is often associated with the scent, like the shower cream.
Lord Of Misrule is a heavenly trio of Patchouli, Black Pepper and Vanilla which comes together in a spicy, yet comforting aroma, To me, the Patchouli is front and foremost, with earthy tones that invoke a feeling of deep meditation and calmness. Mix in the warming Black Pepper you get a delicate balance between soothing and stimulating before the whole thing is elevated and sweetened by the addition of the Vanilla Absolute.
Honestly I’m happy to wear it throughout the year but it’s probably more of a winter/auntum time perfume, perfect for spraying over a thick jumper or a scarf. It always makes me feel so warm and cosy and is a scent that really just reminds me to be me, like it helps me know my own power and take control of it. After all, I am the Lord of Misrule!
The staying power on your skin and clothing is one of the best I’ve seen and will definitely last from morning to evening, my coats still smell of it days later! I’m so impressed with this perfume and forever thankful I managed to get one, it’s what I’ve really been wanting!
DRF Alcohol, Perfume, Patchouli Oil, Limonene, Black Pepper Oil, Vanilla Absolute, Anise Alcohol, Benzyl Alcohol, Benzyl Benzoate, Citral, Coumarin, Eugenol, Farnesol, Geraniol, Linalool