2 January 2019

Peachy Bath Bomb

The sun had barely welcomed in the beginning of 2019 before I was already throwing myself a bath with an array of Valentine's Day items: wondering if they'll ever be a month when Lush don't release anything new for me to ramble on about on my blog. As far as the last five years have demonstrated, this is very unlikely.

Peachy Bath Bomb is a brand new product for the 2019 seasonal range, and also one of the first products to showcase the beauty of peach as a main scent. Shaped like a rather lovely-looking derriere, this gorgeous limited edition looks like its been painted with watercolours, as a gentle shade of pastel pink merges with a darker pink at the bottom of the bomb. As if that wasn't beautiful enough, Peachy has then been finished with a gentle touch of silver lustre to give it a gleam and make it look like a piece of artwork.

To my nose, the davana oil and peach juice dance the most beautiful of dances: offering a warm, fruity aroma that is both slightly syrupy from the peach juice, but also gently woody from the davana oil. There is something delicate and  sherbet-like about the fragrance, which coupled with a delicate note of grapefruit oil, gives the product a bright, uplifting and very slightly citrusy smell.

The fragrance is strong enough to make an impression before, during and after your bath, but it's not what I would call a particularly strong aroma. In its favour, it's one, if not the best rendition of peach I have ever experienced in a cosmetic, and is very far-removed from the synthetic, sticky-sweet versions I have seen from other companies.

Like a warming ray of sunshine, Peachy begins to work immediately in the bath tub. While quite a quiet fizzer, this seasonal special very quickly begins to send out waves of green, white, pink and orange colour across the surface in a frothy, bubbly mess of colour. As the bath bomb settles a little, it creates a few patterns that slowly disperse into the water, while the silver lustre adds a delicate sparkle throughout.

What is left is a beautiful peach-coloured water to bathe in, which although not the best outcome, is definitely suited to the premise of the bath bomb. The water was soft and smooth and left my skin feeing both radiant and very well moisturised. To couple this experience with a body lotion or massage bar of the scent afterwards, would have been exquisite.

On the negative side, I didn't find the fragrance of Peachy to be as prominent in the water as I was hoping. While its presence was there throughout, it was slightly dampened once it had fully dissolved, and the sherbet element was replaced with more of a sultry, fruity experience. Although not in any way a bad product, I would have liked this to have been a little stronger in my tub.

Afterwards, the gentle lashing of peach juice and davana oil lingered on my skin for a short while, and prompted me to realise how much I would appreciate Lush releasing other products in the fragrance, hopefully in the near future. A shower gel would definitely not go amiss amongst the fans in the community.

Ultimately, this is a wonderful release from Lush, and one that has inspired me to believe that the company have lots of original and exciting ideas left in them. Peachy Bath Bomb near enough offers exactly what you'd expect a bath bomb of that name and design to offer, and I am very grateful that I have had something very different to enjoy in my baths as of late.

Quantitative Ingredients: Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Grapefruit Oil, Davana Oil, Elemi Oil, Tagetes Oil, Fresh Peach Juice, Cream of Tartar, Water (Aqua), Titanium Dioxide, Sodium Coco Sulfate, Propylene Glycol, Dipropylene Glycol, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Tin Oxide, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, DRF Alcohol, Geraniol, *Limonene, Perfume, Colour 77491, Colour 15850:1, Colour 45410:1, Colour 15985:1, Colour 19140:1, Colour 45410, Colour 19140, Colour 42090:2.

Vegan?: Yes.

2019 Price: £3.95 each. 

Year Of Original Release: 2019.

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