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    Default Lush "American Cream" Conditioner

    Anyone familiar with Lush and their "American Cream" hair conditioner? I love the fragrance of that (I use it on my little girls). It's a mostly vanilla scent, but it's not really sweet. It's a bit musky, perhaps (not sure what softens the sweetness, though, really). It's absolutely yummy, and they often get compliments on how nice their hair smells.

    Anyway, if anyone has any familiarity with the scent of the conditioner, do you know of any perfumes that have a similar not-too-sweet vanilla type scent? I'm not the biggest fan of vanilla (sweet things on me tend to get VERY sweet, although some are okay), but if I could find something that smells like "American Cream" I'd be overjoyed.


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    Bonni--that's hilarious that you bring up American Cream because I was on Lush's website today during one of my classes (why they let us have wireless Internet access in every classroom I will never know) and I was contemplating ordering that product in particular. Anyway, I will probably make an order in the next day or two, as I don't get to New Orleans (where I used to live, and also the closest Lush store is there) as much as I would like these days because I have so much schoolwork.

    Once I receive it I will get back to you re: your post.

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    This is a very moreish scent in SMALL doses!

    I found it to be a bit like an elegant strawberry daiquiri type of scent. The notes are:
    Vanilla, Honey, Sweet Orange, Strawberry, Clary sage, Lavender, Benzoin.

    I do believe that it is the last 3 notes which stop it from smelling like a sickly sweet milkshake.

    Unfortunately I don't know of many perfumes like this. I would say that you could try Diesel Zero Plus feminine which is an affordable strawberry vanilla scent, very summery with a wonderful fresh coconut skin nuzzle juice dry down.

    I also think you could mix a dupe using the Body Shop perfume oils: Vanilla, Satsuma, Strawberry with a drop or two of Clary Sage & Lavender EO. *determines to experiment*

    Other Niche and etailer specialists will have to suggest some other non-mainstream alternatives for you.

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    Did anyone end up finding a similar fragrance? I'm craving something gourmand, vanillary but not sickly sweet and the only way I can describe it is I want it to smell similar to this conditioner!

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    I must add that I don't think lush ever smells much like its ingredients so I don't find searching for frags with the same ingredients useful.

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    I think Armani Code pour femme has sone similar elements. I had the edp which I bought as a blind buy and when I first sprayed it reminded me of 'American Cream'. Vanilla with an orangey splash with cream. Some soft spices but not overly. I thought used to sell a solid perfume but they may have discontinued it.
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    Lots of e-tailers sell the dupes and its pretty spot on. Its actually a very comforting woodsy gourmand. Just do a search on Etsy and you'll find a bunch of them.

    Word of caution with the actual conditioner, its loaded with SLS which can aggravate the scalp and dry your hair out after prolonged use.

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    Thanks for the suggestions. I was hoping to find something more niche; I've tried dupes before and find they don't last very long

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    Ah well, now we know your budget, SL Cuir Mauresque bears a close resemblance to that creamy woodsy sweetness, but of course is a leather frag. I actually bought it because it reminded me of American Cream. The leather can be a bit of a challenge though.

    I have the original American Cream Lush perfume and its very woodsy, moreso than the smell in the conditioner and the Lutens' resembles that version more.

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