April 14, 2016
LUSH Dear John Perfume Review

As you may know, I’m incredibly fond of niche fragrances. It comes as no surprise then that I decided to add LUSH’s Dear John perfume to my collection! I’m happy to say that I’m actually giving one away – find out how you can win this gorgeous fragrance!


Last year I visited the LUSH flagship store on Oxford Street, which was absolutely insane, and decided to take some exclusives with me that are not available in the Netherlands. One of them was the Dear John cologne: a unisex fragrance, featuring vetivert, cedar, clove, coffee, coriander, lime and pine. It’s a unique and lovely blend – Byredo’s Sunday Cologne strongly reminds me of this fragrance. The biggest difference is that Dear John is a bit more woody, aromatic and special (more on that later!).

Dear John is an assuring, manly fragrance, loved by women and men. Evocative of cosy, relaxing nights in a log cabin, cedarwood gives it a calming, earthy scent. It also has a warm citrus splash with a strong coffee note and a hint of pine and tobacco from smoky vetivert. Notes: lime, pine, coffee, clove, cedarwood, coriander, vetivert.

When I sprayed this fragrance on for the first time, I immediately noticed the three layers. This is a perfume that really expands and develops slowly throughout the day, allowing you to enjoy every note in there. The citrus element comes first, but after a while, I can detect the subtle coffee scent. The warmth and spice of the coffee blend beautifully with the vetivert and cedar that are inside as well, making this a fragrance you would smell naturally in a pine forest on a cold day.

Even though the fragrance might sound a bit dominant, it’s surprisingly light. The sales associate told me it was developed to remind you of beautiful memories. The clove oil in here really does that: it takes your mind off everything and leads you back to the past. A true concoction that you could pass on to any family member. Not only the fragrance, but also the packaging definitely contributes to this. The handwritten font, purple dots make it look like the perfumers created this while keeping their loved ones in mind – to express all the memories they shared in one exquisite bottle. Perhaps this is the reason why the perfume fades throughout the day, as the lemon and ginger wear off and become memories.

Dear John belongs to LUSH’s general Gorilla Perfume collection and I have to say that this might be their best fragrance yet, along with another perfume called All Good Things. I can smell the rawness, freshness, creativity in Dear John which I don’t detect very often compared to the other LUSH fragrances.

LUSH’s Dear John cologne (50 ml) retails for 53,00 euro and is available online at LUSH UK or in-store at LUSH Oxford Street and the Gorilla Perfume shop in Camden.

In case you don’t live in London, it’s your lucky day! I’m thrilled to be giving away this exquisite fragrance to one of my readers. Find the details on how to win below!


How to participate:

  1. Like ADYSS MEETS on Facebook (if you don’t have Facebook, you can follow me on Instagram instead to qualify)
  2. Leave a comment on this blog post below – that’s it!

The rules above are the only requirements to enter this contest. However, you can DOUBLE your chances by following me on Instagram or any other social media website (Bloglovin’, Tumblr or Pinterest). In case you want to TRIPLE your chances, you will have to share this blog post, using one of the social media buttons on the right hand side, under this blog post.

The contest is open worldwide and I will ship the item myself. The giveaway will run from today until the 28th of April. The winner will be selected randomly by use of a generator. I will contact the winner per email, so make sure you leave your correct email address below! Good luck!

Much love,


As stated above, the winner will be selected randomly and contacted per email. You have one week to reply, otherwise I will have to pick another winner instead. Once the item has been shipped, the responsibility lies with the courier. ADYSS MEETS is not responsible for any damage or loss during shipping.

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  • Reply Anique Ackermans April 14, 2016 at 9:49 AM

    Love your Instagram feed. Looking forward to reading more posts!

  • Reply Patrick van der Pas April 14, 2016 at 9:53 AM

    Nice! 🙂

  • Reply Tessa heijtlager April 14, 2016 at 9:59 AM

    This is a Very Nice giveaway ! You have a Very Nice and Unique blog

  • Reply Nora April 14, 2016 at 10:05 AM

    Such a cool giveaway! I participate.

  • Reply Merel Stoelinga April 14, 2016 at 10:12 AM

    Ik hoop dat ik win! 🙂 wil heel graag een Lush parfum, en I love your feed! ?

  • Reply oonah duchateau April 14, 2016 at 10:19 AM

    Ik doe mee! Ik hou van lush <3

  • Reply Robin April 14, 2016 at 10:24 AM

    Liked and followed! I love your instagram!
    Lovely giveaway thanks for this change Adyss

  • Reply Estelle April 14, 2016 at 10:24 AM

    Zo leuk! Dankjewel voor deze winactie, ik heb meegedaan ?

  • Reply Evelyne Caubergh April 14, 2016 at 10:38 AM

    Love your blog & love how you write quite often <3

  • Reply Loïc Blondeel April 14, 2016 at 10:41 AM

    Great review, your description of the fragrance is superb! Keep up the good work, love your blog ?

  • Reply Nina April 14, 2016 at 10:43 AM

    I really love your blog and of course this giveaway! Fingers crossed!

  • Reply Margaux April 14, 2016 at 11:05 AM

    Fijne review! Je hebt een volger bij op facebook, pinterest, instagram en tumblr!
    My fingers are crossed

  • Reply Suzanne den Boer April 14, 2016 at 11:20 AM

    Wat een geweldige winactie! Ik waag graag een kansje ?
    Je schrijfstijl is trouwens heel prettig om te lezen 🙂 Ik ga je volgen!

  • Reply Jans Hoogstad April 14, 2016 at 11:33 AM

    Like Like Like ?
    Toffe winactie, ik doe graag mee!

  • Reply lutske April 14, 2016 at 11:50 AM

    Heel gaaf!!! Als lushliefhebber moet ik natuurlijk ook het parfum van hun in huis hebben! Love lush!
    Nu maar hopen dat ik win 🙂

  • Reply Toncy April 14, 2016 at 12:14 PM

    I love love love Dear John! Thank you for your blog, its nice to read about a scent you love. And off course ty for this generous give away! Happy day!

  • Reply Debby April 14, 2016 at 1:02 PM

    Leuke actie Adyss!! Bij deze doe ik ook mee enorm bedankt dat je dit voor andere doet!!

  • Reply Mery-José April 14, 2016 at 1:33 PM

    Ik kende je blog niet maar Door je winactie op fb te delen ben ik er op gekomen. Doe graag mee aan de actie en ga vanavond heerlijk Door je blog (bladeren). 🙂

  • Reply toke April 14, 2016 at 2:48 PM

    Lots of loveeee

  • Reply Thibeau Baert April 14, 2016 at 3:52 PM

    Je zou een workshop moeten oprichten om van die foto’s te maken zoals jij doet! Passen altijd heel mooi tussen de artikels op je blog. Keep up the good work 🙂

  • Reply Femke April 14, 2016 at 4:48 PM

    Oowh wat vind ik het altijd leuk om je blog te lezen hahaha. Ik doe heel graag mee met de giveaway!!

  • Reply Anita H. April 14, 2016 at 9:23 PM

    Ik ding graag mee!

  • Reply Astrid April 14, 2016 at 9:24 PM

    Jaaa, ik doe heel graag mee want ben nog helemaal niet bekend met Dear John 😀



  • Reply Patricia April 14, 2016 at 9:26 PM

    So exciting and a lovely article. I can’t wait to see who the lucky recipient will be!

  • Reply SJ.Fraihat April 15, 2016 at 1:13 AM

    All done fingers crossed ?

  • Reply Yannick April 15, 2016 at 5:03 PM

    Wil ik wel graag leren kennen, ja!

  • Reply Nadine Mohamed April 15, 2016 at 8:39 PM

    Love you Adyss!!!❤️❤️❤️☺️

  • Reply Mandy April 16, 2016 at 9:31 AM

    The article inspired me to buy this product.
    But I will wait till the 28th of April, maybe I will be the lucky one ??

  • Reply Joti baral April 17, 2016 at 7:31 AM

    sounds like nice perfume. I follow you both on facebook & instagram 🙂

  • Reply doggiebeans April 19, 2016 at 6:52 PM

    Hi, I follow you on instagram <3

  • Reply Gabriela Sanchez April 20, 2016 at 2:48 AM

    Like on Fb Gabriela Sanchez
    you are awesome

  • Reply Valerie M April 22, 2016 at 4:54 AM

    Thank you for the amazing giveaway! I love your blog!

  • Reply emily omara April 26, 2016 at 4:48 PM

    fab all done! emily_omara !! 🙂

  • Reply Remy Heijmans April 26, 2016 at 11:01 PM

    Leuke actie!! Ik heb je gevolgd op Facebook 🙂

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