It is always the products you have the least amount of expectations for, that somehow blow your mind and leave a lasting impression on you. At least, that's what I have found with most of my all-time favourite Lush products - Glorious Mud Body Mask and Almond Buttercream to name a few. The same can be said for this beautiful new addition to Lush's Mother's Day range.
Mother Superior Bubble Bar lives up to it's name - a product that looks and smells incredible and immediately invites you to try it out in the tub. Sporting a design that plays homage to an abbess, prioress or other nun in charge of a Christian religious order or congregation, this product shares it's scent with the popular Rub Rub Rub Shower Scrub and Sakura Bath Bomb.
Packed full of mimosa, jasmine and orange blossom absolute, this bubble bar has a very strong but equally refreshing scent. Quoting from my Sakura review, it's an 'almost savoury smell that wouldn't go amiss standing on the cliff tops during a stormy day.' Others say that it reminds them of freshly laundered linen and I can recognise this comparison as well.
Imagine standing beneath a cherry blossom tree on a cool spring morning and this might give you some indication of how it smells - a very powerful and rather unique take on the floral genre. The lemon oil adds a layer of citrus beneath all of this but it's far milder than the zesty offering you would normally expect from Lush.
The most impressive aspect about this bubble bar is how much of it you need to make a big impact in the tub. I quartered this and found that it more than enough to fill the whole bath with an impressive haven of light, fluffy bubbles. In retrospect, I could have divided this even further and perhaps even got six baths out of the product, making this incredible value for money.
I found that it worked best when the bar was crumbled under the running tap, and by doing this Mother Superior not only turned the water into a very pretty shade of sky-blue, but offered a wonderful and very uplifting aroma that engulfed the entire bathroom almost straight away. This wonderful fragrance stayed with me throughout the entire experience and lingered on my skin afterwards.
The smell remained consistent throughout the entire bathing experience, although the bubbles tended to disperse rather quickly which was a little disappointing. Despite this, the bubble bar was incredibly moisturising and left a beautiful and rather gentle aroma on my skin. Not only this but it left me feeling very soft and clean afterwards - I didn't have to moisturise at all and I received a few compliments for the 'perfume' I was wearing at work.
While the scent is a little hit and miss with me normally, in this format it really comes alive and has made me fall in love with it all over again. Although the Mother's Day products will be around for a while, I would highly suggest that you try this one out as soon as possible as it'll brighten your day and leave you feeling incredible. While it's only available for a matter of weeks, this beauty would be the perfect summer product so I'll be stashing a few away for the warmer months. Superior by name, superior by nature.
Quantitative Ingredients: Sodium Bicarbonate, Cream of Tartar, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cornflour, Lauryl Betaine, Perfume, Sicilian Lemon Oil, Mimosa Absolute, Orange Blossom Absolute, Jasmine Absolute, Titanium Dioxide, Citral, Limonene, Lilial, Colour 42090, Mica, Colour 77492, Colour 77491, Colour 77499.
2015 Price: £3.75 each.
Scent Family:17 Cherry Tree Lane Soap
Mother Superior Bubble bar
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Original Year of Release: 2015.