Mark and Simon talk about Dirty Perfume
"Dirty is a scent that boys will like for its fresh, sexy smell and girls will love them to wear (or might like to borrow!). Dirty was inspired by the term 'Italian shower' - a common phenomenon in men of all ages, who leap out of bed in the morning, spray under the t-shirt they've been wearing all night, and head out of the door. Although the Dirty man has no time to spare, he will always brush his teeth before making love, so this fragrance has a big hit of spearmint that's clean, fresh and invigorating. A real wake-up call, Dirty is choc-full of uplifting notes, including the fresh herbs thyme and tarragon. Oakmoss and sandalwood are woody, but also very clean and a little sophisticated too. Basically, it does the business."
- Mark Constantine, LUSH founder and perfumer
"I liked the concept of cleaning your teeth making mint into an aphrodisiac. So I started to break down the fragrance, beginning with the tooth tabs. I thought that if you really wanted to harmonise yourself, you needed to extract the different parts of the perfume and put them in each product you're using. By the time you're finished, you've put the fragrance together."
- Simon Constantine, LUSH perfumer