Galbanum, sandalwood and elemi

The Bug


Galbanum, sandalwood and elemi
A bottle of The Bug Lush perfume. The perfume is brown in colour and contained in a rectangle bottle featuring a black lid and label.

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A protest perfume to narrate dystopia.

An unsettling but compelling perfume with sharp green hits of galbanum joined by warm and woody sandalwood. This earthy blend keeps you on your toes, aware of your surroundings and the sillage of labdanum you leave behind.

You’ll love this if you like:
- Earthy fragrances that develop throughout the day.
- Devil’s Nightcap perfume.
- Keeping people on their toes. 


About 3 years ago

My 3rd bottle. I am addicted to this fragrance and wouldnt be without it if at all possible. The first impression is totally overpowering green grass fragrance but the magic starts to happen within 1/2 hour . I am seduced and transported to hedonsitic spicey euphoria. I need to lie down and let the waves crash and wash over me...

18 Ingredients
Sharp and green
Warm and woody
Elemi Oil
Sharp aroma

*occurs naturally in essential oils.

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About 6 years ago

Of all the Volume 2 perfumes, The Bug is easily my favourite. I was first drawn to it by the labelling alone - I anticipated a dusty, chemical scent, that evoked memories of the first part (my favourite part) of Orwell's 1984. And that is exactly what I got. I opened the bottle to a rich and dizzying smell that was both nostalgic and dystopian. It was like the scent of the past's vision of the future. My imagination conjured up a mild burning sensation as I put it on my skin. It felt dangerous, yet empowering and compulsive.

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Dora Verde

About 4 years ago

6 stars from me! This parfume is so delicious! Different smells at different times, very complex and beautyful! It's fruity but also woody...well i guess you got to try it!


3 months ago


About 3 months ago

This is one of my favorite fragrances but I can't even ship it to the US because the smaller bottle isn't offered. The price is very steep as well. Sigh.

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