On Monday I attended a blogger event hosted by my local Lush store in Reading for an evening of fine fragrances. I love Lush products especially their bath ballistics and bubble bars. I have never really tried their perfumes before so I was pretty excited to learn about the Gorilla Perfume range.
We were given some free time to wonder around the store before the evening began and I spotted a couple of new products that I'll definitely be heading back in for. When we went upstairs to start the evening we each chose a piece of chalk to write our twitter/instagram names on the board so we could check out each other's pages after the event, which was a really nice touch.
To start off the evening, we all had to close our eyes whilst we had a drop of perfume put on the back of our hands. We had to smell the perfume and write on the back of a card what we thought the scent was and a memory it linked you to. We also introduced ourselves and briefly talked about our blogs before sharing what we had written on our cards. The perfume we'd tested was "Sun" which was a very citrus-y scent, it instantly reminded me of lemon sherbet sweets and Summer.
Heather and Ryan hosted the evening (also joined by Luke towards the end) gave us a very in-depth talk about the Gorilla Perfumes from The Greatest Hits range to the Volume 2 range. Each perfume had its own story behind it which makes it even more special. One particular perfume I liked was "Lust" which is a perfume people either love or hate, as the evening went on the scent developed more on my skin - it reminded me of a favourite perfume...Thierry Mugler's Alien perfume (both scents contain Jasmine).
We also got to see a demonstration of the bath ballistic Inhale Exhale - which is also available as a combined perfume "Breath of God" or two separate perfumes. This ballistic smelt seriously gorgeous and once it completely dissolves there is a little note inside which I thought was a really nice touch.
The bubble bar we also got to see a demonstration of was "Wonder Woohoo" which is incredibly glittery like Sunnyside (one of my favourite bubble bars) and contains the fragrance we smelt at the start of the evening "Sun".
I had a really fun evening it was great to meet other local bloggers as well as try out some amazing products. A huge thank you to Heather, Ryan and Luke you were all so friendly and knowledgeable, I look forward to seeing you all again when I next pop in to the Reading store.
Of course it would have been rude not to make a cheeky purchase at the end of the evening, I picked up a "Golden Egg" bath melt which I will review on here very soon!