I have always been a fan of vintage glamor; the bright pouts, the polka dots, the beehive hair and especially the cat-eye frames. There is something bold and sexy about a woman who can carry off a cat-eye frame. It exudes a quirky edge, and can add a dramatic twist to any outfit.
Beware of the Sikkim Girls. Covered from head to foot, the manage to seduce away husbands with subtle sensual sways.
Sheema Mukherjee, an Indian musician, happened to be on holiday in the picturesque Eastern Indian province of Darjeeling and came across a quaint little eatery called ‘Hot Stimulating Cafe’. It was here she heard of the Sikkim Girls. The café owner told her of their prowess, and how they had managed to steal his daughter’s husband.
It was this rather exotic encounter that inspired Lush’s perfumers Simon and Mark Constantine to create the Sikkim Girls scent.
The scent features sultry floral notes of frangipani, jasmine and tuberose on a sweet base of vanilla. Although the key notes are floral, I would describe it as a heady, sensual, almost musky scent that wears well into the day. It has a spicy undertone that makes it quite grown-up and sexy.
The label features a charming illustration of the sensual Sikkim Girls in red, black and white, and comes in bottles of 0.3 oz. to 3.1 oz.