18 March 2019

Cocktail Sieve Bath Bomb

For as long as I can remember, I have been fascinated by the Lush cocktails that fans around the globe have recorded themselves creating and using in their baths. There has always been something incredibly alluring watching the hands of strangers carve up bubble bars and drizzling multiple gels all over their handiwork. Yet I have never followed suit and tried one out for myself.

Seeing how popular the Lush cocktail was becoming, Lush decided to bring out a bath bomb inspired by the trend itself, thus why we how have the aptly named Cocktail Sieve Bath Bomb, which also happens to share its scent with Lush's class Cocktail Perfume, and the recently deceased Wash That Man Right Out Of Your Hair Shower Gel.

As far as fragrances go, Cocktail is definitely not one of my favourites. While far from being a terrible smell, it's just not something that inspires me very much as far as Lush's fruiter scent go. However, there was something about the pastel pink colour of this bath bomb, layered with the fruity, floral collaboration of these essential oils that just seemed to fit the design of this perfectly.

Cocktail Sieve Bath Bomb has a bright and very fruity, floral fragrance. The jasmine is definitely one of the strongest components - offering its unique sweet floral notes that interlace with the layer of orange to create the base that everything else stems from. The orange itself has almost a bitterness about it that works in juxtaposition with other components.  

Underneath this there is also an element of woodiness, which grounds the smell and adds a little warmth. Coupled with both the delicate threads of rose absolute and ylang ylang, the scent of this bath bomb is one of many layers - yet one that happens to be rather delicate and gentle overall.

Unlike any of Lush's previous bath bombs, the idea behind this one is that you fill it with a cocktail of ingredients for your bath and hold it under the running water, much like you would do a normal sieve. Instead of the metal version, Cocktail Sieve Bath Bomb also becomes part of your bathing experience, and turns the water a beautiful shade of pastel pink to bathe in. 

As to be expected, once exposed the running water, the bath bomb dissolves very quickly and leaves a little glimmer of silver lustre pulsating under the surface. The scent was strong enough that I was able to recognise it throughout my experience in the tub. However, it wasn't potent enough that I found it at all overbearing, as I did the shower gel.

Surprisingly, this limited edition turned the water into a silky-soft haven and my skin felt wonderfully smooth after I had exited the tub. While I couldn't really detect it on my skin or hair afterwards, I did find traces of the scent on my pillow the following day, so perhaps my nose had just become too accustomed to it that particular day.  

While a small part of me still questions why Lush didn't make Cocktail Sieve a reusable bubble bar instead of a one-use bath bomb, the premise of this release was an interesting and much appreciated one. I hope this isn't the last we see of cocktail-inspired products, as it certainly inspires me to get creative with what I used in my baths.     

Quantitative Ingredients: Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Cornstarch, Ho Wood Oil, Ylang Ylang Oil, Jasmine Absolute, Rose Absolute, Cream of Tartar, Water (Aqua), Titanium Dioxide, Dipropylene Glycol, Sodium Coco Sulfate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Cocamidopropyl, Betaine, Tin Oxide, Coumarin, *Linalool, Perfume, Colour 45410, Colour 17200.

Vegan?: Yes.

2019 Price: £3.95 each.

Year Of Original Release: 2019.

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