20 November 2018

Princess Bomb Bomb Bath Bomb

Princess Bomb Bomb Bath Bomb is one of three limited edition character bath bombs this year. Not only is she one of three quirky personalities found in the seasonal range this Christmas, but she also should be happens to be one of 3 two-part bath bombs. To buy her, you can't simply spend 5 pounds and choose whether you want her head or her body to bathe (sounds morbid I know.) She comes complete with both parts, meaning that this product is little bit more of an investment than just simply buying a single bath bomb.

Priced up at £9.95, some consumers have complained that she is too expensive of an investment, and I can understand why they would think this. However, both pieces of the bath bomb equate to two regular-sized ones, so it's just a case of deciding whether or not you want to have the same bath bomb twice. This is perhaps the reason why some consumers may have a problem with this concept.

What I will say about Princess is that she isn't exactly the cutest of royalties, if I'm going to be honest. There is something slightly alien-like and boogly about her eyes, and she appears as if she has recently fallen through a hedge backwards. Yet, this is what makes her more endearing to me, as she represents what my life is like on an almost daily basis. That's not to say that I'm calling myself a princess by any means, just that I often appear confused and slightly disorientated when in fact I'm perfectly fine.

Containing ylang ylang, bergamot and vanilla, this Christmas limited edition offers fans a scent that they may not have anticipated Lush releasing during this time. During the seasonal ranges, there is often a common theme when it comes to the fragrances that the company choose to bring out. Christmas, for example, often sees some of the more citrusy and sugary sweet smells being made. However, Princess Bomb Bomb Bath Bomb bucks that trend.

The smell to my nose is a wonderfully sweet, floral aroma – one that I can honestly say smells different to all of the other sweet floral smells that Lush have bought out over the years. There is something slightly syrup-like regarding the ylang ylang, and the vanilla absolute helps to soften and sweeten that element a little bit more. Together, these three components create a fragrance that is slightly powdery, slightly musky, sweet but natural, and one that is subtle yet makes a strong enough impression in the bath tub.

Despite Princess not being the strongest smelling bath bomb, I wasn't really able to detect much of its smell at all in stores. Yet, once I introduced this little creature into my home, the smell began to make a bigger impression in the room it was left in, and when in the bath tub, the experience was multiplied some more.

Most people who purchased one of these bath bombs will no doubt use them across two separate experiences. The £9.95 pricetag would discourage most consumers from throwing both pieces into the water at one time. However, as I knew I’d only have one opportunity to use the whole bath bomb, I decided to use both parts at once. What resulted from this was a bath that impressed me more than I was expecting it to.

Unfortunately, Princess Bomb Bomb Bath Bomb was a very fast fizzer. Despite its size, the whole bath bomb had fully dissolved in roughly a minute. This meant that in terms of entertainment, there wasn’t really much to see here. Yes, I did get to enjoy the loud fizzes as it dissolved into the water. Yes, I did get to enjoy some pink and yellow swirls making patterns across the surface. Yes, the smell radiated out of the bath tub and engulfed both myself and the bathroom. However, when compared to some of the other recent bath bombs that Lush have brought out, this one pales in comparison. 

Having said that, this seasonal special proved to be super moisturising for my skin. I only had to submerge myself for a few minutes under the water to recognise how soft and replenished my skin felt. The fact that I could see thin, oily puddles swirling around on the surface told me that this bath bomb was more moisturising than normal. If anything, this is perhaps one of the most moisturising bath bombs featured in the Christmas range, and Lush would do well to sell this feature a little more often.

The water after Princess has been added was definitely not what I would greasy or oily. However, it did notice a few stains that had to be wiped away afterwards- stains made from some of the droplets of oil that hadn’t fully dissolved into the water. That’s not to say that Princess will make a mess of your bath bomb; just that you should be wary that it has the potential to do so.

The only thing that could have made this bath bomb better would have been if the fragrance had stayed on my skin for a long time afterwards. I could smell it for a short time, especially on my hair. Yet, it didn’t easily leave an impression once I had put my clothes back on.

Using one part of the Princess would easily give you a wonderful, moisturising and very fragrant experience in the water, so you shouldn’t feel obliged to use both pieces at once. While it doesn’t even come close to being a favourite scent, there is something so delicate and ‘pretty’ about this fragrance that does hold an appeal for a lot of people. It’s a shame because I think many will miss out on trying this because of a.the price; b. the proviso that you have to invest in two bath bombs at the same time; and 3. that you cannot really smell this until you’ve isolated it from other products outside of the shop. For this reason day: go forth and give it a go, you may just discover something amazing.

Quantitative Ingredients: Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Bergamot Oil, Cedarwood Oil, Ylang Ylang Oil, Benzoin Resinoid, Water (Aqua), Titanium Dioxide, Propylene Glycol, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Benzyl Benzoate, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Hydroxycitronellal, *Limonene, *Linalool, Perfume, Colour 47005:1, Colour 45410, Colour 14700, Colour 17200, Colour 45350, Colour 42090, Colour 77491, Candy Eye.

Vegan?: Yes. 

2018 Price: £9.95 each.

Year Of Original Release: 2018.

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1 comment

  1. I really enjoyed reading your blog post about the Princess Bomb Bomb Bath Bomb. Your descriptions had me imagining a magical experience. Have you ever thought about using custom bath bomb boxes? They can take the customer experience to the next level and even boost your sales. Keep up the awesome work!