Cedar, vetivert and coriander


Dear John


Cedar, vetivert and coriander
A bottle of Dear John Lush perfume. The perfume deep orange in colour and contained in a rectangle bottle featuring a black lid and label.

A love letter to fatherhood.

Warm and inviting, clove bud and coriander blend together providing comforting coffee notes, while cedarwood transforms this vetivert perfume by giving it a smoky hint of tobacco.

Created by Mark Constantine as a tribute to his lost father, discover more about this fragrance and the emotional story that goes with it in Dear John: The Road to Pelindaba.

You’ll love this if you like:
- The scent of hot fragrant coffee.
- Dear John: The Road to Pelindaba book.
- Perfumes with a story to tell. 



About 9 months ago

There is just something about this scent that has stuck with me over the years. I will never forget spraying it for the first time and almost throwing it across the shop as it was so out of the ordinary of perfumes I’ve ever smelled before. I didn’t give up on it and I narrowed the smell I didn’t enjoy...

17 Ingredients
Smoky and earthy
Coriander Oil
Deodorising and stimulating
Fair Trade Whole Organic Clove
Spicy and stimulating

*occurs naturally in essential oils.

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About 2 years ago

This perfume is the perfect blend of warmth and nostalgia, I currently own the body spray (which I am furious that they discontinued it!) and I love nothing more than spraying it on a cozy jumper or spritzing it on a winter scarf. It smells like pure comfort to me, my fiance says when I wear it he loves snuggling up to me because it smells like home to him. I can honestly say without hesitation that this is the best thing to come out of lush, and that I never want to wear anything else as a personal fragrance, I am 24 and female, and I feel this fragrance suits everyone, please give it a try.

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About 8 months ago

This scent is like nothing else I’ve ever smelled. It’s heady, warm and long lasting with a nostalgic foodie element that you can’t quite put your finger on (my brain says spiced hot cross buns, if that helps!)

True unisex frangrance, have received compliments on it during every single use so far. Will be buying a second bottle before it disappears.


5 months ago


About 5 months ago

I wanted something different from Karma and sun. The girl in the store showed me Dear John and sprayed the back of my hand. She asked what I thought. I smelt comfort, happy memories, childhood and home.
I wore it when I met up with an old friend. When we greeted each other with a hug, she told me I smelt like happiness.

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