28 October 2018

Cheery Christmas Bath Bomb

Whenever Lush release a new pink bath product, especially during the Christmas season, I always assume that it will have been gifted with the Snow Fairy fragrance. Imagine my surprise then when I sniffed this for the first time and discovered that it offered a scent both beautiful and far more delicious than I could have hoped for.

Cheery Christmas is a brand new addition to the 2018 seasonal range: a pink hexagonal prism-shaped bath bomb with a white snowflake carved into the top side. It’s a gorgeous design and makes a welcome change from the usual spherical specimens that most of Lush’s bath bombs come as. 

Although Lush have claimed that this fragrance is brand new, there are definitely close similarities between this and the scent of both Angels’ Delight Soap and Tennis Ball Bath Bomb. While I wouldn’t say they’re identical, I could easily be fooled into thinking that they were the same if the company stated that they were so.

Both lemon and buchu oils are featured in the ingredients list, but neither offer many clues as to the smell that greets you from the get-go. To my nose, this bath bomb smells like it features a little tangerine, orange and blackcurrant as well, as it offers a very warm and thick fruity aroma. As others have stated, there is something slightly Berry-esque about the smell of this as well, which only serves to offer you a cocktail of different fruity notes to indulge in. It’s a very bright and wholesome fruity smell, and easily one of the better scents of its type to come out in recent years.

In the bath, Cheery Christmas is a slow and very quiet fizzer - sending out gentle waves of fluffy pink foam as it settles on the surface of the water. Over time, the blue centre begins to bubble out of the top and merge with the pink to turn the water a translucent purple colour. 

Unfortunately, I found that this bath bomb didn’t really hold much presence in the water. Firstly, the colour of the water wasn’t as wholesome as you would expect from most of the bath bombs that Lush bring out. The shade of purple was rather weak in comparison to the recent Perle De Del Bath Bomb that I had, so I felt like I needed to add another product in as well to deepen the colour.

Secondly, the scent itself wasn’t as pronounced as I was hoping it would be. The gorgeous notes of black current, orange and lemon dispersed fairly quickly after Cheery Christmas was placed into the water. This meant that any other cosmetics I used in the tub completely overpowered the little thread of smell that had been left behind, and there definitely wasn’t any trace of the smell on my skin afterwards.

On the positive side, this bath bomb proved to be pretty moisturising: the silky water transforming my dry skin and leaving it feeling super soft and smooth. After using one of these, I didn’t feel the need to use any lotion, and my skin felt silky smooth throughout the day, which was much appreciated.

Overall, the design and the fragrance is beautiful, and makes a great alternative to the usual sweet and fruity smells that are normally associated with Lush’s Christmas range. However, I would have liked to have seen something that projected a little more scent into the water. This fragrance would definitely be suited to other formats as well, and I hope that Lush develop a body lotion or a fragrance to match this scent.

Quantitative Ingredients: Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Sicilian Lemon Oil, Buchu Oil, Cream of Tartar, Water (Aqua), Titanium Dioxide, Cornstarch, Sodium Coco Sulfate, Propylene Glycol, Dipropylene Glycol, Disodium Lauryl Sulfosuccinate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Tin Oxide, *Citral, *Limonene, Perfume, Colour 45410, Colour 42090:2, Colour 42090, Colour 77491, Colour 15850:1, Colour 45410:1.

Vegan?: Yes.

2018 Price: £3.95 each.

Year Of Original Release: 2018.

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