There are certain products that just make sense.This may seem like a strange statement to make, but let me explain. Occasionally, Lush will release an item that leaves me wondering why it hasn't been brought out before - a product that just 'fits' so well with the season it's a part of; one perfectly suited to the format it's been molded into. Cupid Bath Bomb is one such item.
While I won't claim that it's anywhere near being one of my favourite bath bombs, the design lends itself to being the perfect Valentine's gift for a loved one. Furthermore, the fragrance epitomises the very essence of romance - something that combines the sweet with the floral; the fruity with the musky.
Making its debut for the 2017 Valentine's Day range, this bath bomb is on the small side - weighing in at roughly 150g. Yet despite this, the product is still strong enough to contend with some of the bigger variations, and pretty enough to be excused for its size. The £2.95 price tag more than justifies the smaller design, although I should point out that this is definitely a 'one-bath' item.
Sharing its scent with Razzle Dazzle Bath Melt, Cupid boasts a combination of lime, bergamot and violet absolute as the key ingredients. However, it is the inclusion of the fresh raspberry juice that really makes the biggest impression. Upon first sniff, I could immediately make out a musky, berry-led raspberry smell; it's almost as if someone has extracted the starchy components of the fruit and ladled them straight into this bath bomb.
Alongside this, the violet leaf adds its own note of floral, which elevates the fruity element of the bath bomb and adds a subtle smell that reminds me a little of Kerbside Violet Liquid Perfume. While I wouldn't say the rose is particularly strong in this fragrance, it does serve its purpose - adding sweet notes to the raspberry and more musky undertones to the violet.
Fans of Razzle Dazzle will be pleased to know that this ballistic mimics the smell perfectly, and I could see little difference between the two. While I believe that the bath bomb does leave a more powdery impression on the senses, this is no doubt due to the format it is in rather than the addition of the violet leaf, which is not present in the original bath melt.
Upon contact with the water, this bath bomb begins to fizz rather quickly - floating on the surface while the ends of the arrows ebb their vivid pink colour into the water. Within a matter of seconds however, the bath bomb seems to slow down, and the remaining part floats silently in the tub - bubbling and frothing for a good three to four minutes while streams of white etch themselves throughout the tub.
Once the bath bomb has dissipated, you're left with a translucent pink bath, and the odd remnants of the foam decorating the surface in swirls and patterns. While I wouldn't say that the colour of the water blew me away, or that the bath bomb's performance was anything to write home about, I was definitely impressed that the smell remained present throughout the whole experience. Even when using much stronger products alongside Cupid, I could still detect it's aroma on my skin and within the room. It certainly wasn't the strongest bath bomb I have ever used, but it packs up punch for the size that it is.
What is good about this seasonal special is that the inclusion of the various fruity oils means that your skin is left feeling really clean and clear, and my face in particular felt much smoother and far more radiant after towelling myself down. Despite this, I wouldn't say that this is the most moisturising of bath bombs, and it may benefit you to add a bath melt in as well, or use a massage bar or body lotion afterwards.
Lush state that this is a great bath bomb to use to 'ease your nerves before a hot date'. However, you might find it difficult to resist the allure of Cupid, and may end up spending date night in the bath while you bathe in its pretty pink waters.
Quantitative Ingredients: Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Persian Lime Oil (Citrus aurantifolia), Bergamot Oil (Citrus Aurantium bergamia), Violet Leaf Absolute (Viola odorata), Cream of Tartar (Potassium bitartrate), Rose Petal Powder (Rosa damascena), Fresh Raspberry Juice (Rubus Idaeus), Water (Aqua), Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Lauryl Betaine, Propylene Glycol, *Limonene, *Linalool, *Eugenol, Fragrance, Red 4, Red 33, Red 27.
2016 Price: £2.95 each.
Year Of Original Release: 2017.
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