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22 July 2019

Fairy Jasmine Bath Bomb




After making my way through all of the new bath bombs that Lush brought out earlier this year, I decided to go back through each of my reviews and choose my favourite ten from the bunch. As a few of the 'new' releases were actually older bath bombs, I had opted not to buy them as a way of reducing my spending down as much as I could. However, it was only after furiously searching for almost an hour on my blog that I realised I had never reviewed, which also meant that I had never tried this classic bath bomb.

Despite its rather plain demeanour, Fairy Jasmine is one of the most talked about bath bombs on Instagram and it seems to have won over a large following of new fans, as well as rekindle the love of the older fanbase as well. Possessing the same scent as many other classic products that have made an appearance over the years, this is a bath bomb that is celebrated for its aroma as opposed to the display it puts on in the water. 
Sharing its scent with both Alkmaar and Fairy Ring Soap, Silky Underwear Dusting Powder and the most recent Coconut Rice Cake Solid Shampoo Bar, Fairy Jasmine offers a warm blanket of both jasmine and vetivert: the jasmine offering a rich, sweet floral layer with a subtle hint of green underneath; the vetivert, which is the more prominent ingredient, adding a rich, sweet, woody aroma that brings warmth and depth to the overall floral fragrance.

As if that wasn't already powerful enough, the latter ingredient also creates a gentle smokiness, which pads out the fragrance quite a bit and helps to bring about a muskiness that only serves to give this scent a complexity and a uniqueness that needs to be experienced at least once. This isn't a smell that you forget very quickly and in the right format can be simply gorgeous.

However, as far as bath bombs go, Fairy Jasmine would never win any awards for its design or productivity in the water. Sporting a simple white shell, with no hidden colours inside, this bath bomb does very little to change the colour of your water. Many years ago, when the original bomb was first released, Lush added a large dosage of purple lustre inside, which created a huge mess in the tub and did very little else aside from painting your skin with glitter.
Fast forward to 2019 and this latest rendition still contains a generous helping of lustre. However, this feature doesn't make a mess at all; doesn't stick to and decorate your skin; and washes away with ease once you exit the tub. In fact, the shimmer of the lustre on the surface is the only thing that Fairy Jasmine does to change the look of the water. If you're looking for a show, you'll want to avoid this one.

What I will say is that despite its lack of colour, Fairy Jasmine more than makes up for this with how strong its scent is both during and after your bath. As soon as the bath bomb hits the water, the vetivert and jasmine make their presence known in a cloud of wonderful floral notes, and these stay with you throughout your experience in the water.

Upon exiting the bath, the muskiness of the vetivert and the sweet, green tang of both the jasmine and the ylang ylang remain on your skin and hair for hours. In fact, I could still smell this bath bomb on my pillow the following day, and it was probably the strength of this fragrance that helped me to have a really good sleep that night. As if that wasn't enough, Fairy Jasmine offered a wonderfully soft and smooth water during my time in the tub, and I could definitely feel the difference that it made to my skin when I was towelling myself down.
Unfortunately, the lack of colour in its design matched with the hefty price tag that goes with it, Fairy Jasmine will probably not sell as many as other bath bombs, even if it performs better than a lot of the ones that Lush have released this year. Many new consumers, who may have never heard of the scent of this one, might opt to purchase something else instead, which is a real shame.

Despite it's lack of character, the bath bomb performs really well in the water and offers an aroma that is beautifully sweet and yet majestically floral as well. While not a bath bomb I would invest in again (if only because I'm bitter that Lush never brought back Mistletoe Bath Bomb instead) this is definitely a contender for one of the best-smelling 'new releases' for sure.

Quantitative Ingredients: Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Perfume, Jasmine Absolute, Vetivert Oil, Ylang Ylang Oil, Water (Aqua), Titanium Dioxide, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Tin Oxide, Hexyl Cinnamal, Colour 17200.

Vegan?: Yes.

2019 Price: £5.95 each.

Year Of Original Release: 2019.



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