About this product, Lush state that 'when you just want to disappear, cloak yourself in jasmine and rosewood waters to feel shielded from reality.' This sounded like the perfect remedy the other morning, when I was tired from lack of sleep - my mind reeling over a rather frightening intruder experience that myself and a flatmate had encountered the night before.
A late-comer, Cloak Of Invisibility caused quite a bit of excitement when it appeared in the Oxford Street store a few weeks after the initial opening. Sporting a very different design to all of the other bath oils, this brand new product is slightly bigger in size but seemingly less compact as it still weighs the same as most of the other bath oils available.
While there has been nothing written about this product, my personal experience tells me that this is very similar in scent to Lust Liquid Perfume and Lustre Dusting Powder, not to mention the other products featured in this scent family.
What prevents me from stating that it is a 100% replica, is that I can detect some key differences in the aroma - most notably the fact that although strong, the jasmine is not as heady as it tends to be in these other products. Not only does the butters and oils dampen the potency of the jasmine, but the inclusion of rosewood adds a sweetness to it that stops the pungency of the flower being too overwhelming on the senses.
Out of packet, Cloak Of Invisibility has a wonderful sweet, floral aroma - one that has a very subtle woody element to it that reduces the severity of the jasmine note. Once in the water, the jasmine does makes itself known more and it is then that I can recognise the similarities between this and the Lust family.
While it looks different from the other bath oils, this beauty is packed full of essential butters and oils to nourish your skin and leave you feeling as soft as a baby. With shea butter and cocoa butter to moisture and condition, this miniature-looking volcano is effective enough to be used by itself - spewing enough fragrance and essential oils across the water to leave you feeling well and truly pampered.
Much like the Ginger Bath Oil I used earlier in the week, this one was fairly stubborn at melting, and I ended up massaging it myself to speed up the process. The product turns the water a very faint orange colour, with the golden lustre swirling around underneath the surface to give it a magical sparkle. While it won't give you a pretty bath by itself, it's perfect if you're just looking for something to pamper your skin with in a short matter of time.
The bath oil did not stain the bath at all - instead washing away with ease and making it one of the cleanest baths I have had in a while. The strength of the various oils meant that this seemingly small product was able to soften the water - nourishing my skin and leaving it feeling positively radiant. Furthermore, the strength of the ingredients also meant that this bath oil was able to hold its own in the tub - giving off a wonderfully relaxing fragrance that stayed with me throughout the entire bath and lingering on my skin for a few hours after I had left the tub.
This is definitely a product that fans of the Lust family will appreciate - even if it's not as strong and defined as the perfume may be. However, Cloak Of Invisibility would also appeal to those who like jasmine but find the Lust family too pungent for their liking. Overall, this is a good, warming bath oil that'll do well to warm up those toes in the winter, but also one that'll offer a sensual experience for the hotter months of the year.
Quantitative Ingredients: Sodium Bicarbonate, Fair Trade Organic Cocoa Butter (Theobroma cacao), Fair Trade Shea Butter (Butyrospermum parkii), PEG–6 Caprylic / Capric Glycerides & PEG-60 Almond Glycerides, Laureth 4, Citric Acid, Perfume, Extra Virgin Coconut Oil (Cocos nucifera), Almond Oil (Prunus dulcis), Jasmine Absolute (Jasminum grandiflorum), Rosewood Oil (Aniba rosaeodora), Ylang Ylang Oil (Cananga odorata), Benzyl Benzoate, Cinnamyl Alcohol, Linalool, Gold Glimmer Lustre (Synthetic Fluorphogopite, Iron Oxides, Silica), Radiant Gold Lustre (Potassium Aluminum Silicate, Titanium Dioxide, Colour 77491), Colour 15510, Colour 14700.
2015 Price: £2 each.
Year Of Original Release: 2015.