If I'm going to be honest, whenever Lush bring out a new rose-scented product, it's not the most exciting thing in the world. The truth is that the company have released so many variations over the years, that I find it hard to muster that much enthusiasm for a product that smells similar to twenty other items in the store.
My opinion wasn't immediately swayed either when Rose Bombshell Bath Bomb arrived in the post. Not only was it rather plain to look at but it also resembled Lush's popular Amandopondo Bubble Bar, meaning it's design was hardly original to boot.
Initial smells gave me a powdery and rather sensual rose fragrance - something a little richer and darker than the likes of Tisty Tosty but a tad stronger and more floral than products such as Rose Queen or Rose Jam Bubbleroon. While it's not a bad smell at all, it's not one that would immediately attract me if i was to walk into the shop.
Having said that, when this beauty was released into the water, I was blown away with how much I fell in love with it - there are just so many elements that make this something special - a product that acts as somewhat of an underdog in this year's more attractive, multicoloured range for Mother's Day.
With a combination of soya milk and rose oil, the scent of this ballistic definitely has a turkish delight feel to it. However, it's far richer and a little less sweet than Turkish Delight Body Conditioner. The inclusion of rosewood oil gives Rose Bombshell a very subtle woody element to the aroma, while the orange flower absolute adds a natural sweetness that ties the notes together.
What is great about this bath bomb is that Lush have carefully crafted a ballistic where the flower petals emerge from within the ballistic when it hits the water. Not only this, but the petals that the company use are what the industry would class as 'waste' - meaning that if Lush didn't invest in these beautiful petals, they'd be thrown away and not used for anything at all.
Lush not only buy these to help support smaller companies with the financial side of things, but they also do it to prevent and reduce resources getting wasted. A good cause if there ever was one!
As you can see from my pictures, the bath bomb doesn't really do much to change the colour of the water - spewing out a few streams of cream-coloured froth before unleashing a small trail of scarlet across the surface of the bath. The dried rose buds float up to the surface of the water and here they rest throughout your entire bath - adding a slightly sweet, sun-dried element to the overall aroma.
What impressed me the most with this bath bomb is how incredibly soft and nourishing it made the water. While the ingredients list doesn't hint at this product being particularly moisturising, I was only in the bath for a minute or two before I could feel how soft and hydrated my sink had become.
After spending a good forty minutes relaxing under a sea of pale pink, I felt so refreshed and reenergised and my skin felt super-smooth and well pampered. Although it doesn't create the best looking bath, it certainly offers one that'll help all of those winter-kissed bodies who need a little extra moisture in their life.
While I was expecting to find this bath bomb rather average, I actually thoroughly enjoyed the experience I got from using this in the bath. My only qualms with Rose Bombshell is that it doesn't do much in the way of colour in the tub, so it may be worth using this alongside another bath bomb to get that colourful experience you may be looking for.
2015 Price: £3.50 each.
Original Year of Release: 2015.