Lush Karma Gorilla Solid Perfume Review

by Astha Goel on May 2, 2013 · 29 comments

Lush Karma Gorilla Solid Perfume Review

By Astha Goel

Hi Pretty Ladies,

This is going to be my first post on IMBB. I have been a regular reader of the blog and I absolutely love how everyone is so friendly and helpful to each other. It’s like a family indeed 🙂  So, here is a review of the Lush Karma Gorilla perfume which is a solid perfume.


Product Description:

Retro yet ageless. Karma is a powerful, spicy and unique patchouli and citrus perfume. It’s a strange slow-burner for some; you fall for it without realizing what’s happening. Others love it from the first sniff as they are transported to the age of freedom.  I got it from the Lush store at Bangalore.

The SA introduced it to me. I knew I had to buy it when I smelled it for the first time. It smells absolutely exotic.


600 INR for 12 gm of product.


DRF Alcohol, Perfume, Patchouli Oil, *Limonene, *Linalool, Sweet Orange Oil, Lavandin Oil, Pine Oil, Lemongrass Oil, Elemi Oil, Cassie Absolute, *Cinnamal, *Citral, *Geraniol, *Citronellol, *Farnesol, *Benzyl Benzoate, *Eugenol, *Benzyl Salicylate
*occurs naturally in essential oils

Basically as you can see, it has absolutely all natural goodness in it which is totally amazing.

How To Use:

Apply in on your pulse point on the neck and wrists. It has this waxy consistency and easily glides on to the skin. Does not feel oily at all. So, quite easy on the application part.

My Experience with Lush Karma Gorilla Solid Perfume:

I have been addicted to this cutie pie. Now, it smells so refreshing and kind of soothing, you know its like more of a traditional scent. If I may describe it better, it has citrus, patchouli and a hint of traditional spices, which are not overpowering at all. Citrus and patchouli are on a little stronger side though.

The scent isn’t sexy if you ask me, so I won’t really use it if I am going out clubbing and stuff. I prefer to use this as a regular scent every day because it just brings in the good mood and overall makes me happy.  I have received so many compliments from people for this scent. Often I find myself sniffing my own wrist which is kind of weird, but well, I want this smell all the time tingling my olfactory lobe 😀

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About the staying power I would say, other people can appreciate the scent for around 3-4 hours, but if I myself were to sniff, I find the scent on up to 6-7 hours. Also, it totally depends on what you do. If you have to be at one place for a long time, it should probably last longer than that.

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I am only disappointed with the packaging. It comes in a black-coloured plastic container in the form of a stick and has a screw cap. Looks pretty and all but its not comfortable to take it out of the container. You have to push it at the bottom so that it comes out from the top. Now, if you push extra, there is no screw mechanism to take it back in. You will have to use your bare hands to push it back, in the process of which, sometimes it breaks due to the waxy consistency 🙁

Pros of Lush Karma Gorilla Solid Perfume:

  • Great smell.
  • Quite affordable as the stick would last me another 2 months.
  • It has all natural essential oils in it, which are super good for the skin and absolutely NO PRESERVATIVES!
  • Does not feel oily after application though all it contains are essential oils.
  • Shelf life is one year, which is quite decent.
  • Easily available at Lush stores and their online website.
  • Easy to carry around in your purse as it is solid and comes in a little cute cylindrical container.

Cons of Lush Karma Gorilla Solid Perfume:

  • The difficulty in using it.
  • Staying power could have been a little longer.

Do I Recommend Lush Karma Gorilla Solid Perfume?

Totally. Go ahead and give this a shot. I am sure you won’t be disappointed!

Will I Repurchase Lush Karma Gorilla Solid Perfume?

Yes! I use this regularly since I bought it. I cannot get over how good this smells plus the compliments.

IMBB Rating:

4.5/5 (0.5 deducted because of packaging which could have been better).

Thank you! I would love to hear from you about how you liked my review and what are your favorites 🙂

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Radhika Gupta May 2, 2013 at 3:06 pm

I tried it once at their store… *haan ji* and I remember its citrus smell…but dunno why I didn’t buy it… *scared* *headbang* …wl give it a try now… *woot*


Astha May 2, 2013 at 3:42 pm

Its really good, I am positive you will love it 🙂


sweta May 2, 2013 at 3:07 pm

Welcome to IMBB Astha 🙂
this product sounds so good…. and i thought stick packing must be esy to use too, but pusing back with hand is not good *nonono* as of now i am happy with my DIY solid perume *haan ji*

And jomol you working on Birthday , where is the party???? *clap*


Astha May 2, 2013 at 3:44 pm

Thank you *thankyou*
I know its a pain to get the stick back in but once you get the hang of it, it becomes pretty manageable. Moreover the scent is too amazing to let the packaging bother you 🙂


neha May 2, 2013 at 3:08 pm

*preen* welcome to IMBB astha!
i loved the review and im sold!
please keep them coming


sweta May 2, 2013 at 3:11 pm

Hey neha how you doing?
I sent some mails yesterday and today please check no *shy*


Astha May 2, 2013 at 3:46 pm

Thank you Neha!! *thankyou* You guys are so sweet 🙂
I am glad you liked the review *happy dance*


Esha May 2, 2013 at 3:32 pm

Hey Astha..join the gang.. *hifive* *hifive* was lusting after this.. *pigtail* *pigtail* thanks for the review.


Astha May 2, 2013 at 3:47 pm

*thankyou* I am already feeling so awesome 🙂
Your welcome, do give this a shot. It deserves one 🙂


Gowme Sundaram May 2, 2013 at 3:33 pm

awwww nicee onee *hifive*


Astha May 2, 2013 at 3:48 pm

Thank You! *thankyou* *happy dance*


sharon May 2, 2013 at 4:21 pm

i love solid perfumes….def try this *clap* *clap* *clap*


Astha May 2, 2013 at 6:36 pm

yay! *hifive*


soundarya May 2, 2013 at 4:24 pm

never tried solid perfumes *headbang*
shud try one soon *drool*


Astha May 2, 2013 at 6:45 pm

Do give this a try! Its amazing. *clap*


Abinaya May 2, 2013 at 4:32 pm

I’ve tried the L’octainne solid perfume once and I loved it! *clap*
I’m always worried about getting Lush products because of their short shelf life.. I so want to try this if it has a good enough shelf life! 🙂
Welcome to IMBB. *announce*


Astha May 2, 2013 at 6:39 pm

This has got pretty cool shelf life! *haan ji*
Thank you *thankyou*


sonakshi May 2, 2013 at 4:58 pm

hi astha! loved ur review…..i have lust and love solid perfume from lush and i love them…i know the packaging can be very irritating…once a friend pushed up my love perfume and half the stick came out!! but the SA at lush told me that if i just hit the tube the end side down softly for a couple of times the perfume will slide back in. so i tried it and it worked! hope this helps…i am planning on buying karma solid perfume once my love and lust solid perfumes get over!


Astha May 2, 2013 at 6:42 pm

Oh thats pretty decent trick! I sure would keep that in mind. *happydance*
Thanks a lot! I don’t have to mess up the stick if it comes out *happy dance* *happy dance*


Misha May 2, 2013 at 5:38 pm

this seems a must try 😀 thanks for reviewing 🙂


Astha May 2, 2013 at 6:45 pm

It is 🙂
You’re welcome *hifive*


Nafisa Ali May 2, 2013 at 5:58 pm

lovely pics ! i didn’t even know lush had solid perfumes! looks absolutely tempting! 🙂


Astha May 2, 2013 at 6:46 pm

haha they do! They have many different scents too 🙂


saloni..!! May 2, 2013 at 7:06 pm

Heyyy welcome to IMBB Astha… *hifive* i loved your review…. i would love to give this one a try as i have never tried a solid perfume before *nababana* *clap*


Astha May 3, 2013 at 1:33 am

They are good, especially if you wanna carry them around in your purse 🙂


nausheen May 2, 2013 at 8:39 pm

hey Ashta…wilcome to IMBB *happy dance*


Astha May 6, 2013 at 1:14 am

*thankyou* *thankyou* 🙂 🙂


neetu lohani May 3, 2013 at 12:01 am

great review aastha.. *clap* *clap* am tempted to sniff it and get it now.. *drool*


Astha May 6, 2013 at 1:14 am

yay! *hifive*


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