20 March 2019

Golden Pear Shower Jelly

2019 is officially the year of Golden Pear. Since the release of the original soap, back in 2017, very few other fragrances have caused such a passionate reaction as this particular product has. Such a popular scent family it is, that we have seen a bubble bar, body spray and bath bomb released in quick succession to meet the demands of the newly hungry fans.

Golden Pear Shower Jelly is simply another extension of this family, and to put it simply, is the greatest version of this fragrance that I have had the pleasure of experiencing. However, as I will explain below, the reasons why I think this shower jelly is near on perfect, are perhaps the very same arguments given for why it is the worst rendition to some consumers as well.

Straight from the tub, this limited edition is easily one of the strongest jellies that Lush have ever produced: a rich, sultry combination of juicy pear with a warming, spicy undertone of cardamom to boot. The pear is naturally super sweet and syrup-like, while the cardamom offers a blanket of warmth to finish. 

Strangely enough, some Lush fans have described the scent of this as like raspberry bubble gum, and I can understand why they would say this. While this description gives off the wrong impression, and may lead to consumers believing that there is something rather cheap and simplistic about this fragrance, the height in which the juiciness of the pear greets your nose from the tub does could very well be mistaken for this bubble gum aroma.

What is different about Golden Pear is that it's one of the less sturdy shower jellies that Lush have produced, which means that it tends to fall apart far easier than you would normally expect it to. I found that this jelly worked better when I chopped it up into pieces and used a single chunk for each shower. As using it whole may lead to breakage that gets washed down your plughole before you have time to save it. 

On the skin, this limited edition jelly produces a wonderfully thick, fragrant foam that coats the skin and leaves it smelling beautifully fruity. Fans who found it too overwhelming in the tub may be pleased to know that the scent does tend to dampen a little while in use, and the sandalwood and cardamom come through a little more under the running water.

Containing both golden linseed mucilage, which sounds rather disgusting but is apparently super hydrating for the skin; and Lush's favourite ingredient at the moment, carrageenan extract, which softens and soothes the skin, Golden Pear Shower Jelly leaves your body feeling like incredible. My skin was radiating warmth and vitality after using this in the shower, and I could smell the scent on my body for hours afterwards.

Compared to the other products in this scent family, I would say that it is closest to the recent Open Your Heart Bubble Bar, as it's fruitier and perhaps a little stronger in scent than the likes of the body spray or bath bomb. I happen to think that this is the best rendition of the fragrance so far, especially given that the smell is coupled with the gorgeous sparkly golden design of the jelly. To see the release of a shower gel with the same strength and colour would be a dream come true.  

Quantitative Ingredients: Glycerine, Golden Linseed Mucilage, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Propylene Glycol, Carrageenan Extract, Perfume, Fresh Pear Juice, Cardamom Oil, Brazilian Orange Oil, Sandalwood Oil, Aloe Vera Extract, Titanium Dioxide, Gardenia Extract, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Tin Oxide, Silica, Citronellol, Coumarin, *Limonene, Colour 77491.

Vegan?: Yes.

2019 Price: £10.95 for 240g.

Year Of Original Release: 2019.

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