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Inside the Lush Perfume Library

A unique space that merges inspirational literature with a range of exclusive perfumes. Step into your nearest Lush Perfume Library and you’ll unearth a huge selection of fine fragrance. Read on to discover more about these one-of-a-kind shops.

Alongside Lush's current perfume range, visitors to the Lush Perfume Libraries will find 29 fine fragrances including re-released perfumes from Cosmetics to Go, Be Never Too Busy To Be Beautiful and Lush. So far, you’ll find perfume libraries in Liverpool, Florence, Munich, Shinjuku, Poole, Oxford Street and Birmingham.

Each fragrance acts as a hallmark in our perfume history, showcases the love of fine fragrance by Lush’s perfumers and the evolution of our own perfume history.  Without following market trends or compromising on the quality of ingredients and integrity to the art, fragrance has always been a means of expression for Lush perfumers Mark and Simon Constantine and Emma Dick. The Perfume Library offers customers and staff a unique opportunity to learn about perfumery and own a piece of fragrance history.

As well as new exclusives and previously released perfumes, the Perfume Library also features a collection of books recommended by Mark Constantine on perfumery, essential oils and aromatherapy. 

This is the first time we’ve sold a large selection of non-Lush books in one of our shops. Books have always been part of the fabric at Lush and over the years they’ve inspired products, have been used in staff training and editorial meetings. Lush has always enjoyed sharing books with staff and customers that have inspired its founders, products and values, and we often invite authors along to live book club events in the Lush London office in Beak St.

The books on sale in the Perfume Library are there to inspire and share insight into perfumery, its history and its creation process. Some of these books have inspired Lush’s perfumers, currently sitting on the shelves in their labs, they’re used for research and education on perfumery. By selling them alongside the perfumes that have been created over the years, each fragrance acts as a hallmark in our perfume history. This collection of perfumes and books showcases Lush’s love of perfumery and the evolution of our perfume history. Visit and you can own a little piece of Lush’s fragrant history. Here’s a list of the perfumes you can expect to find in the libraries. 

 

Fragrances exclusive to The Perfume Library

Salarium  $275 for 100ml  

A superlative blend of oudh, neroli and rose that’s really worth its salt. Sublimely smooth and sexy, with a rugged undertone. The reworked Salarium contains regenerative neroli oil from Lebanon. You can read all about it here. This rare perfume was created in 1989 for Cosmetics To Go and inspired by an evening in Cannes. 

Himalaya  $99 for 100ml

An intoxicating mix of florals and heady spice, musky but fresh, and incredibly moreish. Spikenard and ylang ylang create a regal, resinous perfume with beguiling sweet notes. Himalaya contains regenerative ylang ylang oil from Ghana, which you can read all about here. Created in 1993 during the Cosmetics To Go era, it was inspired by a trip to Kathmandu. 

Secret Garden  $299 for 100ml

Sticky apricot notes combine with myrrh to create a rich, resinous perfume with green hues and straw undertones. 

A Gorilla Gallery Tour Exclusive in 2017. As an optimistic gardener, Simon often fantasises about growing plants and flowers to create the perfect permaculture plot. After a few failed attempts he found it easier to create this gorgeous fragrance. It captures the smell of his imagined secret garden and is a tip of his hat to the dear friend who taught him about permaculture. 

V  $95 for 100ml

Sensual violet, a slice of intrigue, a dash of mistaken identity and lashings of champagne. A delicate floral fragrance that’s just a little bit gothic.

 Learn more about the regenerative ylang ylang in this perfume here.

In 1995 Lush launched five perfumes and V was one of them. One of Mark’s first perfumes and his first violet perfume. 

B Scent  $99 for 100ml

A sparkling, sophisticated grapefruit and rose bouquet with an elegant flourish of fennel.  Inspired by Paris and carefree, fruity summers. Be Never Too Busy To Be Beautiful’s house scent, created in 2004. B Scent is a tribute to the time in our lives when we are young, carefree, single and ready to branch out. Nothing seems impossible.

Two More Hearts  $99 for 100ml

Is tonight the night? Chaste rose says wait while carnal jasmine seduces. A delicately sensual musk that promises long evenings dressed in nothing but each other’s company.

A remix of a sensual and sophisticated Be Never Too Busy To Be Beautiful perfume called Two Hearts Beating As One from 2004.

Superworld Unknown  $99 for 100ml

Run away to the circus with this fantastically tart and gourmand perfume, evocative of sherbert fountains, toffee apples and candy floss. Originally created for Be Never Too Busy To Be Beautiful in 2008, this perfume was named after the ‘Superworldunknown’ album by Swedish singer Karin Park, who visited the Be shop in 2003.

The Smell Of Freedom  $149 for 100ml

For rebel hearts and freedom fighters comes a blend of fire tree, oudh and lemongrass to stoke a fire in your soul. Rich and earthy on the skin, evocative and deeply affecting on passersby. Created in 2010 as part of the first Gorilla perfumes launch. The three components of The Smell of Freedom (Old Delhi station, Oudh heart, Firetree). 

Hairdresser’s Husband  $149 for 100ml

Intoxicating salon smells of hair spray, rose water and shampoo are tangled up in orange, grapefruit and tonka. This homage to hairdressing is so mouthwatering you’ll want to pour it all over ice and drink up. Hairdresser’s Husband was a Gorilla Gallery exclusive perfume in 2010. Watch Mark talk about the inspiration for Hairdresser’s Husband and see glimpses of the Gorilla Gallery here.

Death and Decay  $99 for 100ml

A loving, reverent study of pure, sweet lilies and funereal silences. Notes of ylang ylang, rose and jasmine are serene and poignant on the skin, yet ultimately uplifting with time.

Created for the Volume III collection in 2014, the message is one of meditation, acceptance and optimism delivered in a glorious, floral flourish. 

Dad’s Garden - Chamomile and Honeysuckle  $99 for 100ml

A stirring and herbaceous homage to Mark’s chamomile lawn, bordered by honeysuckle. Lavender and orange flower bring elegance and warmth, promising the highs of a new summer and the prospect of renewal.

Created for the Volume III collection in 2014. Symbolic of the passing of tradition from generation to generation, this perfume is Simon Constantine’s own homage to his father and Lush co-founder Mark Constantine’s garden. This fragrance tackles the more positive elements of mourning and signals the process of renewal and moving forwards.

Grass  $99 for 100ml

A bold and uncompromising verdant perfume with herbal hues. Freshly cut grass meets arresting neroli, with just a hint of violet and earthy sandalwood. The anticipation of summer, bottled in a forest fragrance. This was a community favourites exclusive from 2018. 

Flower’s Barrow  $99 for 100ml

A quintessentially English scent with mood-brightening roman chamomile oil, rose, sage and thyme. A fresh and floral fragrance with an inviting heart of blackcurrant. A sublime blend created in 2012 for the Volume II collection.

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‘The book that started it all.’ Mark Constantine Lush co-founder & perfumer on The Art Of Aromatherapy by Robert Tisserand

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