And so we reach the end - the final bath oil from the initial wave of Oxford Street exclusives. While this product was one of the first that I picked up on my initial visit, my little ball of silvery goodness unfortunately went missing a few weeks later, and it was only recently that I was able to pick up a couple fresh ones to use and review.
Delight Bath Oil definitely suits its name - an alluring spherical ball of silver lustre that packs a punch when it comes to its aroma. Sporting a brand new fragrance never before released, this beautiful product gives off a smell composed of lime, black pepper and fresh pine.
What you notice when you first smell this bath melt is that the lime and pine combination is equal on both sides. On the one hand, you get an instant burst of the fresh, zesty citrus element - one that gives this oil a very refreshing twist. Yet the latter ingredient also offers a strong, sharp and rather rich green aroma - a note that reminds me of the smell of wet pine needles on a summer's day.
Once it's been added to the bath water, the black pepper comes out slightly and you're left with a delicate spicy fragrance that shouldn't work, but somehow does. While I found the smell of Delight to be a little too heady at first, I was relieved to find that it softened a little in the water, so if your first impressions are that it's a little too 'in your face', you'll discover that this is not the case once it's had time to settle in the water.
Cut from the same mould that most of the other new bath oils have come from, 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 grape-sized offering is effective enough to be used by itself, or if you'd rather, you could combine it with a bath bomb to pad out the fragrance and add extra softening powers to the water. A particular favourite of mine is to pair it with a fresh Golden Wonder Ballistic as it compliments the citrus element perfectly.
In the tub, this ball of essential oils immediately begins to bleed out across the surface - releasing little puddles of cream-coloured oils etched with silver lustre. Despite its stunning design, once the bath oil has completely dispersed, there is very little in the way of colour, and the silver lustre tends to sink to the bottom of the tub where it rests for the duration of the bath.
Although it was probably the least impressive display I have seen when it comes to Lush's bath oils, once I was submerged underneath the water I was impressed to discover that the condition of my skin improved very quickly, and within minutes my body felt really soft and well-nourished. The gentle smell that was present stayed for the duration of the experience and not only helped me to relax, but left its mark on my skin afterwards.
Overall, I really appreciated Delight's unique fragrance and would love to see this in other formats. While it's not the most impressive bath oil in the water, it does work well really with so many of Lush's other citrus aromas, and I will definitely be investing in a few more for upcoming cocktails.
Quantitative Ingredients: Organic Shea Butter (Butyrospermum parkii), Fair Trade Organic Cocoa Butter (Theobroma cacao), Laureth 4, Perfume, Lime Oil (Citrus aurantifolia), Extra Virgin Coconut Oil (Cocos nucifera), Titanium Dioxide, Black Pepper Oil (Piper nigrum), Pine Needle Absolute (Pinus sylvestris), Organic Jojoba Oil (Simmondsia chinensis), *Citral, Coumarin, *Limonene, Snowflake and Silver Glimmer Lustre (Potassium Aluminium Silicate, Corn Starch, Maltodextrin, Mica, Colour 77400).
2015 Price: £2 each.
Year Of Original Release: 2015.