5 January 2019

Aubergine Bath Bomb

This product showed me how much I loved my vegetables because when I first saw this brand new Valentine's Day Bath Bomb, my immediate response was 'oh yummy, I love a good aubergine'. Mere seconds later, I realised that Lush's intentions with this product wasn't exactly to promote the consumption of one of your five a day. Naughty, naughty.

Promised by Lush themselves that it foams at both ends, so you can give someone the gift if a fast fizzing tip, Aubergine is about as naughty and confusing as you can possible get when it comes to a bath bomb. How or why anybody would want a fast fizzing tip was beyond me, when I received this through the post, but this limited edition beauty won me over immediately with its wonderful smell.

Notes of bergamot, Ho Wood, litsea cubeba and tonka went into creating this spectacular aroma, which not only creates one of the most exquisite fragrances I have ever experienced in a bath bomb, but also happens to share its scent with the 29 High Street range. To say that this smell suits being in the bath tub is an understatement and a half.

To my nose, the ho wood and the bergamot create a rich, deep woody aroma with notes of both floral and sweetness in there as well. The litsea cubeba oil, which offers a scent similar to that of lime, nestles underneath this and brings out a subtle but noticeable fruitiness that elevates the woodiness even further.  There is a powdery note of what smells like jasmine near the surface of this fragrance as well, whilst a musky note of tonka adds warming threads underneath to settle the various smells. 

There is something so rich and sultry about the smell of this: the scent was simply meant to be brought out in this format, and the shade of purple that the Aubergine sports only serves to deepen and enrich both the experience and the fragrance even further. It lingers in the bathroom, after you've let the bath water out, and on your skin - reaffirming the need for a 29 High Street Body Lotion. This product is simply gorgeous in my eyes.

What makes it so special is that in the tub the aroma remains as prominent as  it can possibly be, so you get to experience every element of the bath bomb while you're submerged beneath the water. The main oils featured in its ingredients list means that this bath bomb produces beautifully soft water, which leaves your skin wonderfully smooth and well-nourished.

As Lush promise, Aubergine Bath Bomb immediately begins to fizz on the surface of the water - sending out trails of purple and white foam to begin with, and then green and blue from either end a few minutes later. As the bath bomb continues to gently rotate in the water, you're left with beautiful swirls of colour that pattern the surface, creating one of the best displays in the tub that I've seen in a while.

Once the bomb has dissolved, and the colours begin to be absorbed into the water, you're left with a stunning shade of deep purple that features flecks of silver lustre swirling around under the surface. Combined, these two components created an experience that simply blew me away, and it took me a good 90 minutes to muster up the courage to actually leave the bath tub.

While I have yet to try or review all of the products in the Valentine's Day range, this is definitely one that I'll be buying more of before they disappear, and is by far the most superior bath bomb out of the ones on offer. While I still haven't figured out the benefits of receiving a double tip fizzer, I've certainly understood the benefit of a nice smelling Aubergine.

Quantitative Ingredients: Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Bergamot Oil, Ho Wood Oil, Litsea Cubeba Oil, Tonka Absolute, Fresh Aubergine, Cream of Tartar, Water (Aqua), Titanium Dioxide, Sodium Coco Sulfate, Propylene Glycol, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Tin Oxide, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Benzyl Alcohol, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, *Citral, Coumarin, Hydroxycitronellal, *Limonene, *Linalool, Perfume, Colour 77491, Colour 15850:1, Colour 45410:1, Colour 42090:1, Colour 42090, Colour 17200, Colour 42090:2, Colour 19140.

Vegan?: Yes.

2019 Price: £3.95 each.

Year Of Original Release: 2019.

Scent Family:
29 and a Half Soap
29 High Street Liquid Perfume
29 High Street Solid Perfume
29 High Street Shower Gel
Aubergine Bath Bomb
HQ Perfume
Kiss Me Quick Business Wash Card
Secret Santa Ballistic

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