*Currently Listening: Teardrop by Massive Attack (Can't possibly communicate about Karma without listening to Massive Attack!)
Happy Weekend Dear No Disassemble Charlie No. 5 readers! It's time for the Maine instillation of the Perfumed Primary Project. For the Pine Tree State (also known as The Lumber State, the Switzerland of America, The Polar Star State, The Border State & The Old Dirigo State....WHEW!) it's all about the white pine cone and tassel or pinus strobus, linneaus.
For a fragrance with a pine note, I decided to go with Lush's "signature scent" Karma. Lush lists its notes as the following: orange, patchouli, pine, lavendin, lemongrass, elemi, and cassie. One of my favorite things about Lush's fragrances are the stories that are behind them, as well as a musical inspiration much of the time. The UK version of the Lush website describes Karma as perfumer Mark Constantine's "ode to hippies and head shops - and another one of his creations heavily influenced by music. He reminisced about going to the Kensington High Street market in his twenties when 'people were bonged out on God knows what' and weaved in the 'layers and layers of creamy sound' from listening to Massive Attack."
After finding out it was inspired by Massive Attack, I have this almost synesthesia-esque reaction when I smell Karma; immediately hearing this:
I should point out that I WISH I actually had synesthesia; but that is another conversation for another day!
Stay tuned tomorrow, dear readers for an AWESOME giveaway and Monday I start chipping away at helping the Scents of Self with her Top 20 Project. I'll be starting with Angel, Aromatics Elixir, Beautiful and Burberry Body.
*Currently Listening: Five Man Army by Massive Attack
**Images (in order of appearance) credited to: moodyscollectibles.com, 50states.com & lush.co.uk