One of the biggest allures of Lush as a company, is the fact that nothing is beyond their doing. Most of time they strive to be different - experimenting with different designs and unique fragrance combinations. In fact, their very principles rest outside of the 'norm', which is why they've been so successful over the years. It helps that they're also human enough to admit if something hasn't worked, and consumers forgive them because of this.
Sometimes a product will come out that doesn't quite echo the effort that's been put into producing it. In these situations, the product will often make a fleeting exit soon after it's release, never to be seen again. This is the case with Frothy The Snowman Bubble Bar.
Released as part of the 2007 limited edition Christmas range, this bubble bar looks a little like a cookie that's been fashioned by a child. Whereas products like Mumkin or Magic Mushroom are cute and appealing, this definitely doesn't look like it's been produced by a multi-million pound cosmetics company. However, there is something somewhat endearing about it's amateur appearance.
Described as a liquorice and vanilla scented bubble bar, Frothy is a product with a difference. It's not often that you come across this collaboration of smells, so it makes a nice change. You only have to remove it from the wrapper, to detect a warm and rather rich vanilla smell intertwined with a nutty, coconut aroma which comes from the generous helping of desiccated coconut that decorates the surface.
For those who dislike liquorice, you'll be pleased to know that the inclusion of this scent is in the form of sticks that garnish the face of this bubble bar. This decoration also includes a liquorice comfit - all of which can be removed if you dislike the fragrance. In the water, these sticks melt away and don't add enough to the overall scent to spoil the experience for those who dislike the aroma.
The inclusion of sandalwood and orange oil add a slight fruitiness to the smell, which when combined with the vanilla and coconut, give off a wonderful, almost tropical aroma. This fragrance stays with you throughout the entire bathing experience and makes for a sensual experience. The vanilla and coconut linger on your skin as well, leaving you smelling good enough to eat.
To use, I divided this bubble bar in half and crumbled one piece under the running tap, which helped to fill my tub with wonderfully silky, soft bubbles. What's great about this bubble bar is that the bubbles have a slight coconut fragrance, which encases you and leaves you feeling beautifully pampered. Frothy also produces wonderfully soft water so you feel nourished and moisturised when you exit the bath.
Overall, I was not expecting much from this bubble bar but I was surprised to find that it gave me a lovely, rather unique bathing experience. It made a difference from the usual similar-scented bathing products that Lush release, and I would buy this again if it became available.
Quantitative Ingredients: Sodium Bicarbonate, Cream of Tartar (Tartaric Acid), Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Liquorice pieces (Glycyrrhiza glabra), Desiccated Coconut (Cocos nucifera), Lauryl Betaine, Perfume, Liquorice Comfit, Vanilla Absolute (Vanilla planifolia), Sandalwood Oil (Santalum album), Orange Oil (Citrus Aurantium dulcis), *Limonene, *Linalool, Hydroxycitronellol.
Year Of Original Release: 2007.
Year Of Original Release: 2007.