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Father’s Day 2019: The gift of a scented story

The slippers worked perfectly last year, and the novelty mug was great for his birthday - but this June 2019, you’re racking your brains for Father’s Day gift ideas that are a bit different.

Sometimes, it's hard to put your relationship with your father, or any family member, into words. So Lush Co-founder Mark Constantine put it into scent instead, with a sentimental story woven between notes of a poignant and nostalgic perfume. It was the fragrance that gave him the assurance to call himself a perfumer.

So, this Father’s Day, whether you’re buying for your dad, in-law, grandpops, or just someone who you feel deserves it, why not ditch the socks and give them something really special? Explore this range of products with the evocative Dear John scent, for a gift that is certain to stay with you.

Dear John perfume

Pay homage to all father figures, with a warm and resilient perfume that leaves you feeling safe and wistful. Clove bud and coriander provide spiciness and notes of freshly brewed coffee, while smoky scents of vetivert and cedarwood ground and reassure. Mark’s ode to his lost father took several years to perfect, and is both heart-rending and personal, its contrasting layers strange and familiar all at once. What lingers is a fragrance that evokes a longing for home.

Dear John bath bomb

Let your pa enjoy a little down time as he soaks in inky-blue waters, and submerges into a spicy yet comforting sense of security, with the help of coriander and clove bud oil. The smoky vetivert and grounding cedarwood of this soothing bath bomb is bound to leave your dad feeling nostalgic.

Dear John coffee shampoo bar

For those who want to feel rugged while looking after their hair and scalp. This solid shampoo bar promotes circulation to the roots and healthy hair growth thanks to spicy and stimulating clove infusion, whole coffee beans, and caffeine powder. There’ll be no shortage of shine with ingredients like cocoa powder and molasses. Great for travellers, gym-goers, or anyone who loves the idea of saving three plastic bottles from being thrown into landfill.

Dear John shower gel

Your pops will relish the warm embrace of this reassuring shower gel, as its lathers envelop the skin and senses in comforting Fair Trade organic clove infusion and cedarwood. A rich, rugged fragrance topped with calming vetivert and reviving coriander.

Dear John: The road to Pelindaba

When Mark’s father left when he was two years old, it left a lasting impression on the fiercely ambitious entrepreneur. After years of searching, Mark eventually reconciled himself to the fact he would never meet his Dad again, until, on his 60th birthday, his lifelong friend Jeff Osment presented him with his lost family history. Dear John: The road to Pelindaba is the ‘unexpected’ life story of Mark Constantine that takes you on a captivating journey of success, loss, and the quest to find Mark’s missing father. This book is one of friendship, fate, and fortune, and will compel its reader to consider the importance of family, and the connections we make.

For the rest of the Father’s Day range, head here.


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