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Nov 21, 2007

B Never Too Busy To Be Beautiful Perfumes

I've been wanting to do a post about B for a very long time but I just never had the time to take the photos of my rather large stash of B! I've decided that it's long overdo and I'm bringing you a tale of B today!

I'll be doing the post in two separate parts. Part 1 will consist of B's perfume line and Part 2 will consist of B's cosmetic line! I was going to do a Part 3 discussing B's Bath and Body lineup but I think it might be overkill so I'll only cover that briefly (plus if I had to haul out my entire collection of B Bath and Body goodies I'd be here for the next year of my life).

If you've no idea what I am talking about allow me to explain a little.

B Never Too Busy To Be Beautiful
is Lush Cosmetic's younger, groovier little sister (it's also alot more expensive and posh than Lush is). B is not available in the US or any other country other then jolly old England so sadly it's either order online and have it airmailed to you or hop the nearest plane to London to grab yourself some!

I've been collecting B products for about 4 years or so now. I visited B for the first time about 3-4 years old in London with one of my best mates and from that day on I was forever a fan and lover!

The store is something to behold and if you happen to live in London or are visiting do drop by 39 Carnaby Street for the full effect! It's gorgeous and you'll leave the store about $1000 dollars poorer while wiping the drool off your mouth and trying to snap yourself back into reality. I wish I had photos of my visit but sadly I do not! I've googled and you can locate images for yourself by clicking here.

If you're expecting something similar to Lush you'll be shocked to learn this is NOTHING like Lush. It's completely different.

B consists of vegan friendly cosmetics, perfume, bath and body items. It's mostly popular for it's bejeweled cosmetics but it also has quite a cult following when it comes to it's very different perfume line!

Scents have come and gone in the B line and at the moment there are eight scents as the main line up (seven of which I have tried and six of each I own!). Nine if you consider the Body Spray, Dirty, part of the line up!

Perfumes you'll find at B are a unique, expensive experience that are well worth the price of omission in my personal opinion. If you have a taste for the posh and gorgeous these will appeal to you. Be warned they take some getting used. First sniff will almost always have you pulling back in dismay but slowly B perfumes grow on you and you become deeper and deeper in lust and love with them as time passes!

The thing I adore about B perfume is how exotic and unique they are. It's something you can wear and not worry about smelling like the rest of the population which means you'll truly have your very own personal scent as B is not exactly easy to get around these parts!

Prices on B perfume range from $90 and upwards (cheaper for smaller bottles or sprays!). These are not cheap in anyway, shape or form but they are well worth the disgusting price tag in my humble opinion!

Sadly, the Muse is unable to explain the perfumes because they are such a unusual blend of notes but I'll do the best I can!

One of my favorite perfumes from B is entitled Love. The main notes in the blend are jasmine, rose, and ylang ylang. These combine to create a strangely citrus floral blend on me.

Love


The only true way to describe the scent of Love and other B perfume is to sum it up as Old Hollywood. B perfumes remind me of vintage, retro, black and white Hollywood. Fay Wray, Joan Crawford, Vivian Leigh, Etc...

B perfumes all come in vintage victorian style bottles with a tasseled pump so it brings you way back into a gorgeous, glamorous era!

My second favorite scent would be Keep It Fluffy which is slightly on the sweet side but it too falls into the floral combination of rose, ylang ylang, and vanilla! It's a very deep blend so don't expect something light (don't expect light from any B perfume).

Keep It Fluffy


My third favorite is Cocktail which is indeed a cocktail of different notes including cassia, sandalwood, jasmine, ylang ylang and other interesting bits!

Cocktail


My fourth favorite would be Two Hearts Beating As One which is a blend of jasmine, rose, and musk. It's a very sophisticated floral combination that's positively gorgeous!

Two Hearts


My fifth favorite would be A Thousand Kisses Deep which is a blend of vanilla, asian spices, and musk (and a few other things). It's quite an interesting blend and like all B perfumes glamorous and gorgeous!

A Thousand Kisses Deep


My sixth and least favorite perfume is B Scent which contains notes of sandalwood and jasmine over a base I can't quite pinpoint. It's difficult to describe B Scent but it's not really a favorite of mine! Although, I like it well enough it's not the first bottle I reach for!

B Scent


Ladyboy and Breath of God are two other scents offered by B. I haven't yet tried Breath of God and I can tell already I'll hate it as it contains patchouli. Breath of God is pretty new and takes the place of another fragrance that used to be offered called Om which strangely enough contains a majority of the same notes as this new scent thus it's just a rename I guess! Ladyboy is a scent I had purchased a while ago and absolutely hated. It was actually something I thought I'd love due to it's notes but it's terrible. It's a violet banana blend that just doesn't work at all and makes me gag and cringe (sorry B)!

B perfumes are sophisticated blends that are very "evening" wearable. They aren't something you can spritz on for a light splash of scent. They are more of a "out on the town" scent that are very strong and lingering.

They take some getting used to but in the long run they are downright delightful (and addicting) once you've gotten a taste for them!

B extends most of these scents into Bath and Body goodies as well such as Bath Bombs, Bubble Bars, Lotions and other bits and bobs!

Keep It Fluffy Body Powder






Love and B Scent Body Sprays


If your tastes run to the unique, unusual, rare, and posh B Never is something you'll want to try!

My Collection of B Perfumes


B Never perfumes (and everything B offers) is most definately Muse approved!



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10 Comments:

Anonymous Lovelymakeup said...

beautiful perfumes!

November 22, 2007 at 2:12 AM  
Anonymous Linn said...

Good morning! I looove everything retro so those atomizers look great! Thanks for the superb review, you're the review goddess my dear! I think I would choose Two Hearts! (love the names!) Or maybe Keep if fluffy. I think you explained them very well!

Oh, I'm so happy, I passed the economics exam! One of two in the whole class, I must admit that I'm very proud! This way I won't have to do it on my birthday in the beginning of January! Hooray!

How's things going with the solids from Lush? By the way, have you tried anything from Arran Aromatics? Love that brand but it's very fragranced so it's not for the weak-nosed!

November 22, 2007 at 6:52 AM  
Blogger MandyPandy said...

Wishing you and yours a belated Turkey day! Also, did you know that Nov. 23 is North American 'Buy Nothing Day'? Black Friday? Are those @#$%^&s out of their @#^$%&* minds?!? Luckily, International 'Buy Nothing Day' is the 24th, and a far more appropriate date for two such cosmopolitan gals such as ourselves! Thanks for the tip on Sephora's Black Friday offer; I'm heading there to collect my freebie first thing this morning!

November 23, 2007 at 5:22 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

Hello lovelymakeup!

I concur! B does some lovely perfumes :)

November 24, 2007 at 9:10 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

Good Day Linn!

Aww thanks Linn *blush* I love them all! it's hard to pick a favorite sometimes ;)

I wish I could review them better but the blends are so complex it's difficult to explain!

Congrats on passing your exam!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm proud of you and happy for you!

YAY!

I haven't gotten my solids yet :( They are coming with my snowcake order from the UK! Still waiting!

GRRR! Very excited!

Nope..hm...I love perfume but never heard of it! Any good?! Got a website?



Hugs! Hope your weekend is going well!

November 24, 2007 at 9:12 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

Hello Miss Mandy ;)

Thank you! And you and yours as well!

LOL! Yes I had heard that! ugh hehehe! And Monday is cyber Monday ;) hopefully good sales to be had hehe!

You're most welcome! Did you get it? I heard they sold out fast!

I got two online when I did separate orders for myself and a friend!

Hope your thanksgiving was beautiful! Happy Weekend!

November 24, 2007 at 9:13 PM  
Blogger MandyPandy said...

Yep! I got there by 10 or 11 am but they still had 'em, so I got a full-sized jar of true, along with a small baggie filled with samples. Oh and I also picked up a tin each of Smith's Strawberry and Minted Rose salves. Strawberry isn't quite as I recall it; a bit more floral tasting and far less emolient than I remember.

I'm so used to my trusty Wholefoods Lip balm that I ended up giving the Smith's balms away, but find myself pining for the Minted Rose, again! Arrgh! I feel a frivolous Sephora bender coming on...

November 25, 2007 at 2:00 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

yay mandy :) good job :)

Fantastic =) Nice haul! Strawberry is kinda weird but I really like it!!!!!!!!!

LOL I do so love creating those special lemmings!

November 26, 2007 at 9:59 AM  
Blogger Make up madness said...

i love the smell of love, i have it as a hand and body lotion

April 8, 2009 at 11:36 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi makeup madness!

Me too! all the blends are very unique and interesting aren't they?

April 14, 2009 at 11:33 AM  

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