Kerbside Violet (2014)
by Gorilla Perfume [Lush]


Kerbside Violet information

Year of Launch2014
GenderShared / Unisex
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 23 votes)

People and companies

HouseGorilla Perfume [Lush]
Parent CompanyLush

About Kerbside Violet

Kerbside Violet is a shared / unisex perfume by Gorilla Perfume [Lush]. The scent was launched in 2014

Kerbside Violet fragrance notes

Reviews of Kerbside Violet

It's very verdant, yet earthy balanced with the right sweetness coming from the violet, not too cloying. The powder note gives it the femininity.
30th March, 2019
Simple bright floral violet for Spring.
31st August, 2017
A green, crisp, cold violet backed off by some rose and a hint of jasmine. It's the stem of the violet, freshly cut. Very fresh. Not sweet.
There's a soapy side (ginger-like), and the Gorilla perfumes signature.

It's not complex. It doesn't evolve with time. But sillage and longevity are both good.
07th January, 2017 (last edited: 22nd June, 2019)
Being a bit obsessed with both violets and Lush, Iíve wanted to try this scent for a while but distribution problems have rendered the Gorilla III collection as essentially unavailable outside of the UK. Although this isnít the definitive violet scent for me, itís one of the best scents that Lush has released in some time, and certainly a fragrance worth checking out for anyone into cold, glassy florals.

Itís a simple scent: violet leaf (a medicinal green material) and a note that smells like rosewood or mahogany (industrially polished wood with a touch of soap) is met with a barely-present slither of jasmine and that's about it. Combined, these notes smell a bit like herbalized green rose ó slightly bitter, a tad metallic, and exceedingly damp. In fact, thatís how Iíd describe this scent overall: silvery and wet ó like dicing crisp vegetables. Itís glassy and transparent, yet itís not overly fragile; it smells the way a neon light looks after a downpour ó a dejected, shimmering reflection on the sidewalk. Facets of the naturals emerge in unpretty ways (a minor soapyness; an acrid, stemmy trace), but what predominates is the dampness and the chill†ó a standoffish earthy effect that sidesteps the already-tired petrichor clichť. Thereís not a lick of powder or cosmetics that are often associated with violet/iris scents ó this is really quite green. It reminds me more of a freshly mopped flower shop floor than it does a floral perfume (CBIHPís To Smell a Flower achieved this effect too). Whereas I had hoped it might smell more like the Daddy-O products (a thick, coumeric, chewy violet), I do like the direction theyíve taken here. I canít see this being much of a hit with your average Lush shopper though, as many of the brandís products are considerably more sweet whereas this one is borderline chilling. Last, thereís not a lot of foundation behind it, so it doesnít perform that well ó a crisp opening that breaks down into a low-level grassy hum over the course of an hour. Consequently, I might describe Kerbside Violet more as an EdC-style splash for goths. Brisk, green, naturalistic, and somewhat morose. I dig it.
10th November, 2015
This is sweet old-fashioned Parma violets with an urban edge. Sniffed from a distance, it's a sweet, green, floral violet perfume. Sniffed up close, there are elements of tarmac or asphalt, a hint of burning rubber tyres in the heart, & a little of the doughy note that I smelled in Dans Tes Bras. The projection is good for a couple of hours before settling closer to the skin, & it's still going softly after seven hours.
I'm still undecided about this one. It may be just a little too edgy for my taste, but if you're all for bringing a good old-fashioned violet scent up to date for the twenty-first century, there's a good chance you'll enjoy this.
07th May, 2015

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