The second collection from Gorilla Perfumes for Lush is about to be release. Available only in ten locations around the US, these cruelty free and fragrances were inspired by the history and culture of the English countryside. While all 9 of the fragrances included in the new collection are cruelty free, the 8 featured in this post are also vegan.
Devil’s Nightcap is a mix of oak moss, clary sage and ylang ylang. This fragrance comes from folklore from 1866 that claims the Devil threw the stone across the sea, attempting to hit Corfe Castle. The stone was first noted by Borlase in 1058, who described it as “the great stone of men” – and he attributed Druidic properties to the rock.
Euphoria is a mix of orange, tangerine and sandalwood. This mix was pulled from books on aromatherapy and is meant to be a healing combination.
Flower’s Barrow is a mix of sage, thyme, geranium and blackcurrant. This scent is based on the legend of an Iron Age hillfort above Lulworth Cove in England. Known as Flower’s Barrow, the ancient fort has sunk into the sea; nettles and brambles have taken over the land.
Furze is a mix of floral, coconut and vanilla. It’s said that the furze flower can protect from curses, hexes and evil influences. Legend has it that the Vikings used this plant to brew beer as well.
Sikkim Girls is a mix of frangipani, vanilla and tuberose. It’s based on a tale out of a cafe in Darjeeling about two sisters who lure men away and steal them.
The Voice of Reason is a mix of sandalwood and tonka beans with notes of French Gitane cigarettes and espresso. This scent was inspired by authors of the Beat Generation like William S. Burroughs, those who spent their time on street corners, in basement clubs and in coffee shops.
Not featured in this post is the fragrance Hellstone as it contains beeswax.