* Before smelling the perfume, I stopped by a Lush store to smell the snow cake soap.  It’s sweet almond – almost edible, like a cookie-  maybe an Americanized version of Loukoum.

* Snowcake perfume starts off strangely vegetal.   The almond on top isn’t as sweet – it’s cut with a cooking oil, like canola, that gives its an oddly astringent texture

* Then something seems to go wrong and this odd accord comes through which I think is a mix of fig, ambergris, and sulfur.  It’s not unpleasant – it’s just a bit outerworldly and surreal how it floats over my skin.

* Sometime in that mix I get a bit of rose in the background as well.  

* The dry down is a subtle and sheer dry, sweet vanilla.

Summary:  I had a quick sniff of Snowcake soap at Lush and think it is a little bit sweeter than the perfume.   Snowcake is office-friendly because it is not that loud, yet it’s not exactly a shrinking flower either.  Longevity is the lowest of the series with it becoming a very subtle skin scent after about six hours. Snowcake is nice, but not one that I would strongly recommend, if only because other lines have stronger almond/marzipan/loukoum products.

Other opinions:

All Things Lush (Soap)
Meteo Beauty (Soap)
The Notice
Vampy Varnish (Soap)
Writing Whimsy

Lush Scent Snowcake is a limited edition that was available only from their website. Check there first to see if it is still available. If not, ebay is pretty much your only option.

Disclaimer: Bottle purchased – no disclaimer needed. Image courtesy of Lush website.

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2 Responses to Lush Scent Snowcake  Fragrance Review

  1. Thanks for the link love! I’m really, really hoping that the Melting Snowman fragrance makes its way into LUSH’s holiday perfume sprays next year — have you smelled it yet? I do really like Snowcake, but I can’t get enough of the Melting Snowman fragrance — spicy and wintery and so, so good.

    • Ron Slomowicz says:

      No, haven’t smelled Melting Snowman. Of the releases this year, Snow Fairy is my absolute favorite thought everyone is going nuts for Rose Jam. Have you seen the prices on Ebay? They should make that part of their permanent line.

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