29 July 2017

Sweet Grandma Liquid Perfume

When I was invited to attend the pop-up Gorilla gallery in Edinburgh, I had no idea what to expect. Aside from knowing that the showcase was created to display and celebrate the finer details of Volume 4, my expectations of what I was going to learn and discover were non existent. What I took away from the experience completely blew my mind. Not only did it rekindle that flame of passion that had be dwindling slightly for the company, but it made me fall deeply in love with every single one of the new fragrances on offer at the event.

Inspired by the life and work of Hal Samples, Sweet Grandma is definitely the most personal perfume in the collection. A homage to the woman he called his 'mother' and 'best friend', this exquisite fragrance is inspired by his Grandma, Mary Ellen, who he says made him feel safe at times in his childhood when he was anything but. 

His memories of his grandma are filled with funny stories and anecdotes that helped to shape him into the person he is today. It was also the support of Mary Ellen and her encouragement to film and document the good times that they shared, that helped Hal to establish and grow as a photographer and an artist. Sweet Grandma is a loving tribute to her life and the memories he holds most dear, and this just makes the fragrance appear even more beautiful to me.

In the bottle you get a wonderful floral sweetness that reminds me a little of Death and Decay, albeit brighter and more pronounced. To me, the rosewood is one of the strongest elements - offering up a delicate and very dainty fragrance that comes alive on the skin, and stays present for a good few hours after you've sprayed yourself. While subtle, the rosewood adds gentle woody notes that intertwine themselves around the rose and jasmine oils, so the three components work in harmony as opposed to standing alone. 

Although not fruity in the usual sense, this fragrance has what I can only describe as a gentle fruity floral undertone. In addition, the jasmine adds a light but noticeable sultry note, and I think it is this layer that gives the perfume its richness, and helps to make it as sensual as it comes across.

I would describe Sweet Grandma as a perfume that sits in between being both youthful and mature. As a homage to Mary Ellen's entire existence, this fragrance offers both the youthful optimism of her early years, as well as the sophistication of her later life. It is both light and refreshing for those who prefer the less cloudy or potent scents; yet it also has an ageless appeal to it that would attract fans of the more classic smells. In as many words, Sweet Grandma is both a modern and yet old-fashioned smell at the time. While it doesn't smell anything like this, fans of Lily Savon will no doubt be able to appreciate this scent for its light feel and delicate touch. 

On the skin, each of the three components interlock with each other and intensify from the heat of your body. I found that although the fragrance wasn't at all what I would call potent, the three ingredients do last for a good while on the skin, and I was able to enjoy bursts of this perfume for a good 4-5 hours before I needed to reapply. 

Overall, while I wouldn't say that this is a favourite scent of mine, there is something rather lovely about it that is comforting to me. As I said to begin with, the stories behind its creation make Sweet Grandma one of Lush's most personal fragrances to date, and I feel incredibly privileged to be able to share that experience while I am wearing the scent.

Quantitative Ingredients: DRF Alcohol, Perfume, Water, Glycerine, Rosewood Oil, Rose Absolute, Jasmine Absolute, Linalool, Geraniol, Limonene, Benzyl Benzoate, Citronellol, Eugenol, Benzyl Alcohol, Citral, Farnesol, Butylphenyl Methylproplonal, Coumarin, Hydroxycitronellal. 

Vegan?: Yes.

2017 Price: £?

Year Of Original Release: 2017.

27 July 2017

Berry Berry Christmas Shower Gel

Despite my aversion to the colder weather,  there has always been something about Christmas that has excited me and drawn me in. The festive season, including all of the wonder smells that I associate with the month of December, are part of that magic, and probably play a bigger role in my celebrations than I even realise myself.

However, when I first gave Berry Berry Christmas Shower Gel a sniff, my immediate thought was that this was not a festive fragrance at all. In fact, this was a scent that I'd expect Lush to bring out during the hottest months of the year - not one I fancied cozying up with on a bitterly-cold winter morning, when I'm struggling to get myself ready for work.

It's safe to say that multiple showers later this limited edition has grown on me significantly, and I now recognise the shower gel for what it is: a scent that is designed to compliment the colder weather as opposed to banishing it altogether.

Packed full of fruity goodness, this seasonal delight boats a cranberry infusion as its base ingredient - a component that not only creates a dry and rather tart aroma, but also offers many wonderful antioxidants to cleanse your skin with - leaving it feeling wonderfully fresh for the rest of the day. A combination of both orange and bergamot oil brings out the citrus element of all three ingredients, while the latter oil also offers a note of green that wraps itself around the fruity fragrance.

While it appears to offer a unique smell, that is only replicated by the naked version of the shower gel, Berry Berry Christmas is very similar in scent to that of Ocean Salt. There is something very crisp about it that awakens and intensifies your senses in the shower. Yet there is also something quite simplistic about the aroma as well. It's one of those smells that leaves you feeling really clean because it's very light, but equally as invigorated.

Much like the naked edition, this bottle of seasonal goodness offers a wonderfully rich emerald-esque coat: one that shimmers in the bottle and produces a gorgeously rich and fluffy lather in the shower. This is perhaps one of Lush's thickest shower gels: it's one that when you squeeze it out, it appears almost like a rubber band, and it'll shoot straight back into the bottle if you don't transfer it onto a hand or a loofer. 

As I said above, you really don't need very much at all to create a thick, fluffy and very fragrant foam to wash yourself with, so this shower gel should see you far longer than some of the runnier ones on offer. In comparison to the naked version, I would expect a 250g bottle of this to be used up a little quicker than the solid edition. However, there are a few other differences between the two that should be noted, when making a choice on which one to go for.   

From experience, I felt as if this version had a stronger, more vibrant fruity aroma. While the naked edition does offer the same smell, I felt as if it was a little more reserved than the liquid edition. For this reason, I found that Berry Berry Christmas Shower Gel left less of an impression on skin - probably because the fragrance wasn't as compact as the naked edition, therefore it 'escaped' far quicker.

Secondly, I felt as if this version was not as moisturising as its naked sibling. While my skin felt soft, smooth and clean after my shower, it didn't appear to be as well-nourished as the solid version left me. Having said this, I did prefer using this liquid gel more because I felt as if I got a better experience of the aroma whilst I was in the shower. 

Overall, I think this is a lovely edition to the Christmas range, and definitely something very different to the usual scents that Lush offer at this time of the year. This is one that I would buy again in the future, and it would be good to see a bath bomb or bubble bar in this scent, in the near future.

Quantitative Ingredients: Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cranberry Infusion, Sodium Cocoamphoacetate, Glycerine, Water (Aqua), Lauryl Betaine, Sweet Wild Orange Oil, Fresh Blueberry Juice, Bergamot Oil, Olive Leaf Absolute, Cornstarch, Lactic Acid, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Perfume, *Limonene, *Linalool, *Citral, Colour 42090.

Vegan?: Yes.

2017 Price: £11.95 for 250g, £19.95 for 500g.

Year Of Original Release: 2017.

Scent Family:
Berry Berry Christmas Naked Shower Gel
Berry Berry Christmas Shower Gel
Revelations Bath Oil

25 July 2017

Berry Berry Christmas Naked Shower Gel

While Lush have created some questionable products over the years, the idea of a naked shower gel is perhaps one of the coolest and most innovative of the lot. Although they will always receive backlash from many consumers who dislike or even worry about their creativity, this is one of their designs that I just knew would be exceptional. And I wasn't wrong. 

Berry Berry Christmas Naked Shower Gel is a brand new product for 2017 - one of four being made available throughout the Christmas season as limited editions. Coming in at roughly 12cm in height, this solid variation looks rather minuscule next to its liquid sibling. However, from only a few uses, I can already determine that this will probably outlast a 250g bottle easily, as long as it is stored in the correct manner. 

Despite most consumers recognising the need to reduce wastage, many continue to purchase products packaged in plastic or other such materials. Lush have decided to up their game and show the world that you can create impeccable products, whilst making them ethically sound at the same time. 

Although on paper, these naked gels might sound like glorified soap, I can assure you that they do not work as such. For someone who's body is rather opposed to most soaps, this limited edition did not dry my skin out at all. In fact, I found Berry Berry Christmas to be really moisturising on my skin, and I was able to enjoy the benefits of silk-soft skin for hours after I had used it.

Despite its deep, lustre-speckled emerald coat, this shower gel smells very different to the forest-like fragrance that I was expecting. With a cranberry infusion as the base ingredient, this seasonal special combines sweet orange oil, fresh blueberry juice and bergamot oil in a light but super fruity collaboration.

My nose detects both the orange oil and the bergamot oils as the key ingredients. These two intertwine and produce a bright but rather tart citrus aroma - one with elements of green that help to give the gel an almost bitter edge to it. While the cranberry infusion has been included because of its incredible antioxidant properties, and not to add to the fragrance as such, you're still able to detect a subtle hint of dryness in the mix, which I associate with the smell of fresh cranberries.

To use Lush's naked shower gels, they simply need to come into contact with water. Holding them under water for a brief second, or massaging them between two wet hands, will immediately begin to produce a thick, fragrant lather to use all over your body. You can then choose to run the bottle itself across your skin in a circular motion, or produce the lather in your hands and then use these to distribute the foam.

Either way, I was really impressed to find that I didn't need to hold the product for long to produce the amount of lather that I needed to wash my whole body. I was worried at first that the bottle would shrink a lot quicker because of this constant exposure to water. However, I found that I only needed to use Berry Berry Christmas Naked Shower Gel for a few seconds before I was able to rest it out of the way of the running water, and allow it to dry. 

When it comes to storage, it is important that all of Lush's naked shower gels are allowed to dry in between uses. Although I wouldn't advocate leaving them somewhere too warm, they are different from soaps in the fact that they dry very quickly. You don't have to worry about colours running down your bath like a lot of soaps tend to do if they're left.

Having used both this and the liquid version side-to-side, I discovered that the naked format is slightly more rounded in scent, and I didn't detect as much of the orange in the overall smell. In as many words, it's a little more reserved and not as tart as the liquid gel. Having said that, I was able to detect its fragrance for up to two hours after I rinsed it away from my body - which is a little longer than the liquid version was able to do.

Overall, I really enjoyed using this naked product and I'm now even more excited than before to try the other variations. Despite being a massive advocate of Lush's shower gels, I thought that I might oppose to the solid editions as I assumed they would be far messier and less likely to 'keep' for as long as the bottled versions. However, I have faith that I could leave this on the shelf for a good year and it wouldn't lose its scent, or create a mess either.

Although not strictly a Christmas scent, Berry Berry Christmas Naked Shower Gel is a refreshing and equally upbeat fragrance: one that will compliment the colder weather while also banishing those winter blues. This simple, elegant shower gel will not only leave your skin feeling plump and well-moisturised, but its lack of packaging will help you to sleep easier alongside this.

Quantitative Ingredients: Cranberry Infusion, Propylene Glycol, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Sodium Cocoamphoacetate, Sodium Stearate, Lauryl Betaine, Sweet Wild Orange Oil, Fresh Blueberry Juice, Bergamot Oil, Olive Leaf Absolute, Cornstarch, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Perfume, *Limonene, *Linalool, *Citral, Colour 42090, Black Wax (Specerit Black Z).

Vegan?: Yes.

2017 Price: £11.75 for 240g.

Year Of Original Release: 2017.

Scent Family:
Berry Berry Christmas Naked Shower Gel
Berry Berry Christmas Shower Gel
Revelations Bath Oil

23 July 2017

Chameleon Bath Bomb

Most Lush fans love a new bath bomb to sink their teeth into (not literally I should add!), and this is the first time that this particular gem has made an appearance since 2010. Yet although this ballistic is more of an additional treat on the Lush Kitchen menu this week, the original reason for its creation is what interests me the most.

Released as a limited addition even back then, Chameleon Bath Bomb was dressed with not only a beautiful outer coat of glimmering emerald colour, but with a very important message at the same time. All of the proceeds made by this special product was donated to the Animal Protection Agency, who were carrying out a campaign at the time to inform the public, and prevent the domestication of wild animals - a practice that I wholeheartedly abhor. 

With chameleons being one of the animals most targeted for this practice, it was only right that Lush should choose this creature for the design. And as the company are known for their ever-changing and vibrant displays of colour in the water, it seems rather fitting that this animal was the shape they opted to go for. 

Containing grapefruit, mandarin and ylang ylang oils as the key ingredients, I was expecting a very bright, fruity fragrance, and was surprised to discover that both of the former ingredients were a little reserved in the overall mix. To my nose, this bath bomb is fruity, and does smell like the tropical juice drink that Lush originally claimed that it did during its initial release. 

However, there is something rather green and slightly floral about the scent - the ylang ylang definitely makes a stronger impression than it usually does in most other products. Chameleon is very fresh smelling and a little grounded, while still offering that sweet, fruity element as well. The grapefruit gives off a crisp and rather dry fruity note: the mandarin supports this but is definitely the quieter note overall.

Weighing about the same as the recently released Rocket Science Bath Bomb, albeit maybe slightly lighter, this ballistic immediately begins to fizz when it touches the surface. While I am unsure as to whether this is a product fault or just the make-up of the bath bomb, but I found that mine immediately sunk to the bottom of the tub, once I had removed my hand from the water.

Due to its size, and with it being a fast fizzer, this bath bomb dissolved in a little under a minute, which was a little disappointing as I enjoy watching ballistics decorate my water at a much slower pace. Having said that, I did appreciate the various colours that ebbed from the centre of the bath bomb - I only wish this experience could have lasted longer. 

Like a firework of colour, Chameleon shoots out vivid streams of blue, fuchsia and green, while also presenting a gentle touch of lustre to bring a slight shimmer to the whole experience. Once the bath bomb has fully dissolved, you are left with a light, pastel-purple coloured water: nothing that is truly spectacular, so I would recommend that you use a bubble bar or bath oil alongside this to intensify the finishing colour. 

What I was disappointed with was that the aroma tended to disperse and disappeared, once the bath bomb had fully dissolved. I was able to detect a slight hint of both the grapefruit and the ylang ylang, when my nose was pressed against the water. However, this was soon lost when I began using other products to wash myself with.

Much like the aforementioned Rocket Science Bath Bomb, I didn't find this one particularly moisturising - any more than a regular bath would offer anyway. While I wouldn't say the experience was at all drying on the skin, I did find that I needed to moisturise afterwards to maintain the smooth, soft skin I am aiming to have. 

Overall, the original bath bomb was created for a fantastic campaign, and that alone would have been enough to lure me into buying a handful to support the cause. The cute and rather unique design would have cemented this decision as well. Having said that, with it just being a limited edition on the menu, I don't think this would be more than an adorable novelty bath bomb for me, which is why I will only be buying a couple to cocktail with other bubble bars. 

Quantitative Ingredients: Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Perfume, Grapefruit Oil, Mandarin Oil, Ylang Ylang Oil, Water (Aqua), Titanium Dioxide, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Hydroxycitronellal, *Limonene, Colour 45410, Colour 42053, Colour 42090:2, Colour 19140:1, Vegan Chocolate Drops.

Vegan?: Yes.

2017 Price: £3

Year Of Original Release: 2010.

20 July 2017

Snow Fairy Jelly Bath Bomb

Here we go again, says the skeptic old-school Lush fan, who may have fallen in love with Snow Fairy back in the beginning, but has since moved on to bigger and better-smelling products. I'm sure there are many consumers who felt the same way as I did when this limited edition jelly bomb was first announced in the Lush Kitchen: disenchanted. 

While I have a very clouded viewpoint on the newly-designed jelly bombs at the moment, I cannot say that I was particularly enamoured with the idea of this one from the start. Neither the scent or the colour leant itself to my personal preferences, and I assumed that this would be one that I would use once and grimace.

Surprisingly, I actually found that Snow Fairy Jelly Bath Bomb was a strong specimen of a product: a ballistic that not only showcased the fragrance truthfully and wonderfully, but one that worked a lot better at impressing me than nearly all of the other variations that I had tried before it.

True to the scent family, this rumoured-to-be Christmas product has a strong, sweet and very musky aroma - one that I can only describe as being like a cloudy bubble of raspberry candy floss, with a sprinkling of musky vanilla cupcakes thrown in for good measure. It's a light, youthful, powdery smell, and resembles the likes of Fairy Dust and Snow Fairy Liquid Perfume very much so.

For those who adore this fragrance, you'll be pleased to hear that it is as robust and as long-lasting as the shower gel, and I could still smell it in my bathroom a full twenty-four hours after I had used it in my tub. Furthermore, the smell is just as strong when you're in the water; it stays with you throughout the entire experience; and it lingers on your skin for a short while after you had towelled yourself down.

As with all of Lush's jelly bombs to date, this one immediately began to fizz as it hit the surface of the water: sending out waves of pastel-pink and white colour that would go on to set the precedence for the finished look. This one takes quite a while to disperse a lot of colour as the outer white layer tends to be the predominant colour to begin with.

Another pattern I'm noticing with the jelly bombs, which this one displayed as well, is that after a good ten minutes the product is still very much active on the surface of the water. In fact, I had to break a lot of the bath bomb down with my own hands as the jelly parts tend to prevent the ballistic from being able to fully dissolve by itself. 

What I was left with was a bath bomb with quite a number of pieces of jelly floating around the tub. While it would have been nice for these to have dissolved by themselves, they didn't really affect the overall experience that much, and I just needed to remember to rinse the rub afterwards to ensure these pieces didn't attach themselves to the base of the bath.

Having said that, I did find that a small number of pieces managed to attach themselves to my legs and back, and I did have massage these from my skin before I exited the tub. Although the water is normally always fairly hot in my baths, I do get the impression that all of Lush's jelly bombs should be exposed to water of a high temperature, to ensure that they dissolve as much as possible beforehand. 

Overall, Snow Fairy Jelly Bath Bomb left my skin feeling really smooth and soft; the fragrance and colour of the water was exceptionally relaxing; and while I am not a huge fan of this smell that much, I really believe that this is a product that does the scent family well. For a bath bomb that I wasn't expecting to like, I would definitely invest in this again if it was to be released as part of the Christmas range. 

Quantitative Ingredients: Sodium Bicarbonat,e Citric Acid, Sodium Alginate, Perfume, Cream of Tartar, Titanium Dioxide, Synthetic Musk, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Lauryl Betaine, Propylene Glycol, Dipropylene Glycol, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Tin Oxide *Limonene, Colour 14700.

Vegan?: Yes.

2017 Price: £4.95 each.

Year Of Original Release: 2017.

Scent Family:
Best Washes Wash Card
Bubblegum Lip Scrub
Candy Fluff Ballistic
Candy Fluff Perfume
Candy Fluff Dusting Powder
Fairy Dust Dusting Powder
Father Christmas Bath Bomb
Fluffy Egg Bath Bomb
Godmother Soap
Lush Mechanic Cold-Pressed Soap
Magic Wand Bubble Bar
Melting Marshmallow Moment Bath Oil
Mmmelting Marshmallow Bath Melt
Pink Easter Egg Ballistic
Snow Fairy Body Conditioner
Snow Fairy Body Spray
Snow Fairy Cold-Pressed Soap
Snow Fairy Jelly Bath Bomb
Snow Fairy Lip Tint
Snow Fairy Liquid Perfume
Snow Fairy Naked Body Conditioner
Snow Fairy Naked Shower Gel
Snow Fairy Shower Gel
Snow Fairy Solid Perfume
Snow Fairy Sparkle Jar
Snow Fairy Sparkle Massage Bar

17 July 2017

Marmalade Jelly Bath Bomb

When it comes to Lush's latest invention: the jelly bomb, there doesn't seem to be any middle ground. With each of the variations I have tried so far, I have either come to appreciate them an awful lot, or relish in the thought of rinsing the water down the drain and never speaking of my experience again. 

Unfortunately, Marmalade isn't one that made a very good impression on me, in any sense of the word. While the description led me to believe that it may well be my favourite of the current four, the reality was far less pleasing, and I doubt if I will invest in another one any time soon.

While I have never been a fan of marmalade as a condiment, the very idea of juicy oranges and lemons being intertwined into a jam-like spread, sounds like an amazing description for a bath bomb. With a combination of grapefruit and orange oils, as well as a slice of actual orange to boot, this bath bomb sounded like a dream. 

Yet when the jelly bombs first arrived, I found myself very confused and slightly bewildered by the scent. Whereas I was expecting something wholesome and fruity, I found that the orange flower absolute seemed to be one of the strongest elements overall. This meant that in the place of what I thought would be a very juicy smelling bath bomb, I found the aroma rather intoxicating and a little 'harsh' on the nose. 

A number of consumers have described this as being very medicinal in fragrance, and I can understand why they have used this word to describe the bomb. To me, it has a very green-like smell, coupled with a bitter orange note. Imagine taking the skin and pith of an orange and extracting the scent from there, and you may begin to envisage what this bath bomb smells like. 

At the same time, there's a musty, powdery element to the smell that gives Marmalade Jelly Bath Bomb a very potent, dry smell. There is definitely no resemblance here between the scent of the bath bomb and the condiment that it is named after. Having said that, I can imagine this jelly bath bomb being good for those looking for something uplifting: something to awaken their senses and get them ready for the day ahead.

In the bath, this bath bomb begins in the same way that its counterparts do: begin fizzing and frothing immediately, and sending out waves of orange and yellow foam across the surface of the water. As the loud fizzer continues to dissolve, a puddle of sticky jelly-like consistency begins to form across the tub.

Unlike most of the other jelly bombs, Marmalade didn't fully dissolve over time, and I was left with chunks of orange bath bomb that seemed even too stubborn to break between my fingers. After I had exited the bath and drained the water, I found a number of these chunks were still lingering by the plughole, and I had to throw them away, which seemed a waste. 

Out of the four regular jelly bombs, this one also appeared to be the slipperiest, and I really had to take care when getting both in and out of the bath. For those who are a little unsteady on your feet, you may find using one of these will become something of a health hazard for you, and I would advise that you seek help if you can do so.

Once in the water, I found that like Dark Arts, the jelly didn't ever fully dissolve into the water. So while the bath was very moisturising on my skin and I finished the experience feeling lovely and smooth, it was rather messy while I was in the tub, and there were multiple times when I had to scrub away accumulations of the jelly from the sides of the bath and from my own body.

When rinsing away the water, I also discovered that parts of my tub were tinged slightly yellow from the experience, and I had to spend a short while afterwards trying to remove these marks with a scrub. Furthermore, because of the 'gunk' that I found myself bathing in, I didn't feel as clean after my bath as I would normally do with any other bath bomb. 

Overall, while the concept of the jelly bombs can be a positive experience, I didn't find that to be the case with this one. Despite what I said above, I will be trying this jelly bomb out one final time (if only to get a few better shots than the ones I originally collected), just to see whether my bath bomb was a faulty one or just the nature of the product.

Quantitative Ingredients: Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Sodium Alginate, Grapefruit Oil, Brazilian Orange Oil, Orange Flower Absolute, Orange Slice, Water, Dipropylene Glycol, Propylene Glycol, *Limonene, *Linalool, *Hydroxycitronellal, *Citral, Geraniol, Perfume, Colour 47005, Colour 14700, Colour 45410.

Vegan?: Yes.

2017 Price: £4.95 each.

Year Of Original Release: 2017.

coming soon!

16 July 2017

Furze Body Lotion

The Furze fragrance has always been one I've been up and down about, since it was first introduced a few years ago as a liquid perfume. There are times when I really relish in the soft, hazy aroma of the bath melt, and end up basking myself in the body spray and sniffing my skin for hours. However, there are also times when the fragrance doesn't interest me at all, so I had no idea how I would react to the lotion until I had tested it out over a number of days. 

While not a product I would ever have expected Lush to release, Furze Body Lotion definitely impressed me upon arrival. Smelling exactly as expected, this limited edition is easily my favourite format in this scent. This is not only because of the way it settles on the skin and leaves you smelling beautiful, but because of how effective it is as making you feel super soft.

As with its older siblings, this body lotion contains a generous helping of mimosa absolute, which offers up what I can only describe as a hazy and very milky floral fragrance. Alongside this, there is also a very strong thread of both coconut and vanilla, which gives Furze a sickly sweet element to it as well. The coconut is definitely very prevalent in this body lotion, and I really appreciated the almost nutty component that you can smell on your skin after application. 

Together, all three of these ingredients create a very unique and equally very beautiful aroma - one that reminds you of being outdoors, in the fields, during the summer months. There is something rather romantic about this scent, and as Lush state themselves, is 'reminiscent of sunny walks through the British countryside' - a pastime I enjoy doing every summer.

From the tub, Furze is slightly pink in colour, and presents itself as a fairly medium consistency - similar to Sympathy For the Skin but perhaps a little thinner. This turned out to be the perfect consistency as it absorbed into the skin so quickly and didn't leave any stickiness behind on the surface. I was able to apply my clothes after only a matter of minutes, and I wasn't worried about it leaving any marks.

Once on the skin, this Kitchen exclusive settled wonderfully and I could smell warming bursts of coconut and mimosa reacting to the hear of my body. Unfortunately, this experience was short-lived as I found that the smell had all but vanished within the first 30-40 minutes. This was such a shame as I think it definitely a scent that lends itself to be used on the skin, and I only wish I could have appreciated it for longer.

Having said that, I found that my skin looked and felt really replenished after using this. It was instantly moisturising, which is great for someone like me who often gets quite dry and parched skin. However, I did find that I had to reapply the lotion a few times during the day,  in order to maintain that feeling. 

I will definitely continue to use my tub throughout the summer months, as I feel that it's a fragrance well-suited to the hotter weather. And coupled with the body spray means that I can enjoy the smell for a lot longer as well. I may not always be able to enjoy the English countryside in central London, but I can give the impression I can by using this little gem.

Quantitative Ingredients: Water, Almond Oil, Fair Trade Organic Cocoa Butter, *Glycerine, Stearic Acid, Triethanolamine, Mimosa Absolute, Neroli Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol, *Limonene, *Linalool, Amyl Cinnamal Hydroxycitronellal, Methylparaben, Propylparaben.

Vegan?: Yes.

2017 Price: £13.95 for 225g.

Year Of Original Release: 2017.

Scent Family:
Furze Bath Oil
Furze Body Lotion
Furze Body Spray

Furze Liquid Perfume