23 January 2019

Iris Flower Bath Bomb

There are probably not many Lush fans that saw this brand new bath bomb and didn't think of Sex Bomb, at least for a few seconds. The fact that the fragrance was also a little remnant of the classic bath bomb at first, didn't initially give this Mother's Day release much of a chance to branch out on it's own to begin with. However, it only took a matter of seconds for me to realise that the scent of this was more interesting, and definitely far more beautiful than the aforementioned bath bomb could ever be.

Iris Flower is one of four limited edition bath bombs featured in this year's Mother's Day range, that have been inspired and based upon a single floral component. While Marigold, Chamomile and Jasmine were pretty self explanatory in their titles, Iris Flower appeared as a bit of a mystery to me: if only because I wasn't at all familiar with the fragrance of the flower in question. 

Having said that, it didn't take any more than my initial sniff to realise that this was easily my favourite out of the lot. Don't get me wrong: all four of the Mother's Day exclusives are beautiful in their own way. However, there is something rich and sultry about the smell of this one that makes me want to bathe in its waters time and time again.

Not only is this one of the strongest bath bombs that Lush have released across the entire Mother's Day and Easter ranges, Iris Flower sports a wonderful combination of floral and sweet that wraps around your senses like a much-needed summer hug. Iris root offers a beautifully rich and powdery floral aroma, while the neroli adds a delicate sweetness that smells natural and very comforting.

Although the fruity note of the lime is present underneath from the get-go, this component intensifies somewhat in the what and offers another warming layer that only serves to warm your heart from the inside out. Imagine scents such as Rose Jam and Tender Is The Night: fragrances that have been combined both the playfully sweet, and the naturally fresh floral components, and you may begin to get a sense of just how beautiful this particular bath bomb actually is.

As expected, this bath bomb fizzes fairly quickly on the surface of the water: sending out waves of bubbly pink to taint the colour of the water with. While fairly quiet in the tub, I found it rather entertaining that Iris Flower tends to whizz around the tub with super speed. In fact, it's been a long time since I've seen a bath bomb move around quite so much as I did with this one.

Once fully dissolved, the water is predictably a shade of pastel pink, and the piece of card tucked into the top of the bath bomb is left to float across the surface as a form of decoration. Consumers who buy this bath bomb as a gift can choose to personalise someone's experience by writing a short message on the yellow scroll of paper before presenting it to them. Or fans, such as myself, can opt to leave it blank and remove it before adding the bath bomb to the water.

My only qualms with this limited edition was that I found the fragrance didn't stick around for too long in the water, and I found that it had completely dissipated within the first twenty minutes of being in the tub. Furthermore, there was no trace of the scent on my skin afterwards, which would have rounded off my experience nicely if there had have been.

Overall, Iris Flower Bath Bomb is definitely one that I'd recommend that you try before it disappears, possibly for good. While consumers who aren't particularly fond of floral scents may try to steer away from investing in this one, I will say that it definitely sports a more modern scent than some of the other limited edition Mother's Day bombs this year. While a brand new scent to come from the company, fans of Tender Is The Night might appreciate the sweetness of this one quite a lot, and I only hope a perfume makes itself known in the future.

Quantitative Ingredients: Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Titanium Dioxide, Bergamot Oil, Persian Lime Oil, Neroli Oil, Orris Root Powder, Cream of Tartar, Water (Aqua), Dipropylene, Glycol Propylene, Glycol Sodium, Coco Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Tin Oxide, *Citral, Geraniol, *Limonene, *Linalool, Perfume, Colour 77742, Colour 77007, Colour 15850:1, Colour 45410:1, Colour 77491, Colour 45410, Colour 14700, Colour 17200.

Vegan?: Yes.

2019 Price: £5.95 each.

Year Of Original Release: 2019.

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