4 July 2017

No Name Bubble Bar

No Name sounds like an odd choice for the name of a bubble bar - almost like Lush just couldn't be bothered to conjure up a name when it came to finalising the product. However, the story behind this limited edition gives its name a rather endearing touch, and it made me appreciate it even more when I discovered the meaning behind it.

As part of the Christmas range a few years ago, Lush brought out this nameless bubble bar and sent it to every store across the country. As each and every culture have their own name for the mythical creatures that feature in their yuletide celebrations, the company decided to let each store come up with their own name for the bubble bar. From classic elf names to down-right obscure results, this seasonal product brought that extra swish of magic to the holiday season.

With two adorable vegan chocolate eyes, No Name resembles the long distant cousin of The Bearded Lady Bubble Bar, although they are very different in scent. Containing lime and neroli as key ingredients, this limited edition is an uplifting, fruity experience - one that is very different from anything else that I have experienced from Lush before.

On the surface, this bubble bar smells like a super sweet glass of old-fashioned soda pop. Imagine the aroma of the jellied cola bottle sweets that you can buy as part of the Pic 'N' Mix range, and you'll be on the right path to imagining how this product smells from the packet. There is something very bright and slightly zesty about the lime. Yet there is almost a sweet, resinous note that rests beneath this, that allows the fruity element to settle. 

Alongside both of these ingredients is the inclusion of the vanilla absolute, which doesn't have a huge impact on the overall smell, but does offer a gentle touch of sweetness to the overall experience. Together, these three components create a very pleasant sweet and fruity aroma, that although different, might interest those people who enjoyed the Reindeer And Robin FUN Bar from last Christmas.

As with most of Lush's bubble bars, this one is easy enough to crumble under the running tap, and creates a generous amount of bubbles that decorate your bath. Given its size, you could easily halve or quarter No Name and use it across multiple baths, although I opted to use the full one for a truly decadent experience.

The bubble bar turns the water a beautiful shade of red, which is both warming and comforting at the same time. Furthermore, the water was lovely and softening the whole way through my experience, so my skin felt nourished and replenished after my bathing. Finally, the scent wasn't excessively strong when in use, but I was able to detect the lime and neroli while I was submerged under the blanket of bubbles, and there were traces of the fragrance in the bathroom for a while afterwards.

Although originally designed as a Christmas product, I really feel as if the scent of this is also very much suited to the warmer months of the year as well. There is never a bad time to enjoy a No Name in the tub, and I will definitely be buying a few more of these if they make an appearance in the near future.

Quantitative Ingredients: Cream of Tartar (Tartaric acid), Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Lauryl Betaine, Perfume, Lime Oil, Neroli Oil, Vanilla Absolute, *Limonene, *Linalool, Cinnamal, Eugenol, Vegan Dark Chocolate.

Vegan?: Yes.

2017 Price: £3.95 each.

Year Of Original Release: ?

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