Although it's rare for me to feign any level of enthusiasm when it comes to floral fragrances, I was definitely really excited about trying this brand new bath bomb out in the tub. Released earlier this week as part of the Mother's Day range, this brand new ballistic is reserved for anyone who enjoys a good, colourful soak.
Ups-A-Daisy Bath Bomb is a celebration of freshly laundered clothes - a homely, delicate smell that reminds us of clean sheets and mismatched socks strewn across the laundry basket. No matter what age we become, there is something very comforting and warming about these scents, and many of you will no doubt have fond memories attached to all of the above.
Containing rosewood, rose and orange oil, this limited edition ballistic offers a fresh, uplifting floral fragrance - one that is robust enough to stay with you throughout the whole bathing experience, even when you might use other products that have the potential to override the scent in the water. However, the aroma is not in anyway heady or overly potent, so would suit those who prefer lighter floral smells such as Frozen and Dorothy Bubble Bar.
All three of the components featured here compliment each other so well. The rosewood brings forward a light, citrusy fragrance with elements of woodiness that gives this bath bomb a wonderful grounded base. Alongside this there is a delicate note of rose. This is not anywhere near as musky or overbearing as it usually is in floral arrangements. Instead, it offers a gentle floral layer that adds a little sweetness.
Alongside both of these components, the orange oil is presented as a warming cuddle that wraps itself around the whole fragrance. Rather than offering the bright and zesty citrus aroma that you would expect the ingredient to do, the orange actually adds a gentle, almost musky fruit layer to the bath bomb. This elevates the floral and woody notes found in the product and makes this a very beautiful aroma indeed.
In all fairness, Ups-A-Daisy Bath Bomb is definitely far more colourful than the aroma would suggest, which makes it a great investment for those who dislike strong-smelling products, but enjoy the elaborate displays that they create in the bath tub.
This is quite a slow, quiet fizzer and will float on the surface for a good ten minutes, so I would suggest that you submerge yourself into the water and enjoy the show from a front row seat. At first, the bath bomb releases a combination of orange and white waves of colour. These, accompanied with the shape of the bath bomb, create some truly stunning patterns across the surface of the water.
Once the outer side of the bath bomb has dissolved and the water hits the pink or blue centre, more and more colours begin to emerge from within the middle of the ballistic. Over time, Ups-A-Daisy Bath Bomb will paint the water with a whole rainbow of different colours, and you'll be left with swirls and green and blues, oranges, purples and pinks. I was amazed by how beautiful the water looked once this bomb had fully disappeared.
By the end, the water became a thick, translucent shade of orange and I was impressed to discover that there was a slight glean on the surface, which suggested that this bath bomb was going to be highly moisturising on the skin. As it turned out, I was correct - you can feel how soft the water is when you climb into the bath tub and my skin definitely benefitted from the various oils that were used to create this.
Once out of the tub, I was a little disappointed to discover that the fragrance didn't transfer that much onto my skin. While I felt soft and nourished afterwards, the scent was very weak; I had to hold my nose right up to my skin to detect any of the notes from the bath water, and I found even then that it was only really the orange that had survived the journey.
Overall, this bath bomb is a great new addition to the Lush family, and I reckon it'll prove really popular. If you enjoy floral smells, if you're looking for a vivid display in the tub, and if you're looking for something to leave you feeling really well moisturised, this might be one you'll need to pick yourself up the next time you're in a Lush store.
Quantitative Ingredients: Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Perfume, Rosewood Oil, Rose Absolute, Cream of Tartar, Water, Sodium Laureth, Sulfate Lauryl Betaine, Geraniol, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Citronellol, *Limonene, *Linalool, Snowflake Lustre and Fandango Lustre, Colour 45410, Colour 42090, Colour 47005.
2017 Price: £3.50 each.
Year Of Original Release: 2017.