Dear John (a deeply woody scent by Lush!)

I was first attracted to Dear John by Lush for its cursive font. The packaging of this cologne body spray looks as retro as the scent itself.

dear john perfum lush review unisex

Dear John is a deeply woody, spiced unisex scent that was created by father and son duo Simon and Mark Constantine in 2011. 

Key Notes:

  • Vetiver
  • Virginia Cedar
  • Clove
  • Coriander
  • Lime
  • Coffee
  • Pine

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. – Lush

Although it is sold as a unisex scent, the deep woody accents might be a bit too overpowering for many women. However, I do know of many women including myself who prefer deeper, woody exotic scents that include a whiff of vetiver.

On first sniff, Dear John is aromatically lemon to me, with a hint of clove heat. The woody accents come to play on first spritz and mellow down to reveal a bit of coriander and coffee.

Dear John is smoky, retro and romantic all at once. The lemony lightness makes it wearable throughout the day, and I love the deep spiciness the scent. It evokes a touch of exotic mystery in everyday living.

Perhaps Dear John was created for a John Doe, a mystery man with no identity. With the magical deepness of this scent, you can pretend to be whoever you want to be.

I am loving the Dear John cologne body spray, and will be looking up the more concentrated perfume version of this scent at Lush real soon!