16 March 2015

Lily Savon Soap

After my experience with Ghost Shower Gel and jelly - two products that possess the same scent as this soap, I wasn't overly excited about trying this item out. Don't get me wrong - this is far from the worst fragrance family that Lush have ever brought out, but it's definitely one of my least favourites. 

Lily Savon is described as having a 'haunting aroma of lilies, jasmine, ylang ylang and neroli' and these are definitely the most prominent notes on first sniff. To me, the lily head infusion is the most dominant smell - a fresh, light and unique floral aroma that will appeal to anyone looking for a vastly different floral offering than the usual Lush incarnations. The soap offers a gentle and rather feminine fragrance, one that could be described as a little 'old-fashioned' but it's definitely an acquired taste. There is a slight 'soapy' smell to this product, but this soon vanishes once it's come into contact with water.

To look at, this soap isn't the most attractive one I have come across - a pale, creamy yellow block that doesn't have any decoration on top or throughout the middle. However, what is great about it is that it's very withstanding in the water and a 100g block will last you a good two months with daily usage. Despite it's long-lasting nature, it's surprisingly soft to touch and gives way under your fingers when you press down on the surface.

One of the redeeming features of Ghost Shower Gel is the inclusion of joboba oil, which is why it conditions the skin so well. As I didn't see this ingredient in the soap, I was worried that Lily Savon wouldn't be as gentle on the skin. However, Lush have included an array of products that actually make this soap equally, if not better for your skin than the jelly and gel.

The inclusion of jasmine absolute gives a very strong but equally calming fragrance and helps to tone and strengthen your skin; the neroli oil calms sensitivity while the lily head infusion moisturises and nourishes; the ylang ylang oil helps to remove unwanted grease and balance out the skin's natural oil secretions. Together, these ingredients make this a highly effective and wonderfully gentle soap to use. 

What is great about this soap is that it lathers up very easily in the shower, which means that you don't have to use much to clean your whole body. Lily Savon creates a gorgeous soft, fragrant foam that when lathered over your body, leaves it smooth and smelling wonderful. This soap doesn't dry the skin out at all and I was impressed when my hands didn't feel taut after rubbing this between my palms. Furthermore, the soap also leaves it's scent lingering on your skin for hours after use, and this helps you to feel and smell clean for the most part of the day.

I would go as far as to say that Lily Savon Soap has altered my opinion of this scent and has opened up my mind to try other same-scented cosmetics. While it's still not anywhere near at the top of my list of favourites, I can still appreciate the fact that it's a highly effective soap, and one that smells rather lovely to boot. 

Quantitative Ingredients: Propylene Glycol, Sodium Palm Kernelate, Water (Aqua), Lily Head Infusion (Lilium candidum), Sodium Stearate, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Perfume, Titanium Dioxide, Jasmine Absolute (Jasminum officinale), Ylang Ylang Oil (Cananga odorata), Neroli Oil (Citrus amara), Sodium Chloride, Glycerine, EDTA, Tetrasodium Editronate, Limonene, Linalool , Hydroxycitronellal, Gardenia Extract (Gardenia jasminoides), Colour 18050, Red and Golden Glitter (Polyethylene terephthalate).

Vegan?: Yes.

2015 Price: £4.25 per 100g.
2016 Price: £5.00 per 100g.

Year Of Original Release: 2007.

Scent Family:
Ghost Shower Gel
Ghost Shower Jelly
Lily Savon Liquid Perfume
Lily Savon Soap
Moon On A Stick Bath Bomb

1 comment

  1. How are there so many LUSH soaps I've never heard of?! xD I wish my soaps lasted this long, I've used Cupid's Love for like three days and it's already shrunk considerably.