up today. New, as a regular, year long item at uk.lush.com . It’s a giant bombshell created for sleep. It’s kind of like the Flower Milk bath bomb here. I bought two. When i get them i’ll take photos and record a video of it in the tub when i take a bath with one.
Winter garden body spray is one of five exclusive new December 2020 body sprays out of nine that we voted on via the Lush Labs site. Winter Garden scent is from the Christmas 2020 bath bomb of the same name. Lush hasn’t made this scent before in a bath bomb, body spray nor any product.
It’s always exciting when Lush creates a new product with a new scent that has a really great scent. Winter Garden bath bomb is this kind of product, so it’s no wonder we voted for this to be made into a body spray.
Winter Garden is a floral scent with the primary note of ylang ylang. It smells pretty. It’s a somewhat more complex floral scent to my nose than some other Lush florals. Winter florals are represented here, on top of the bath bomb are yellow, pink and blue flower petals. They look so small and delicate and perfect, like fairies placed them there.
I sprayed a good single spray on each fore arm. Right off the bat the scent of different kinds of flowers came alive on my skin. It made me go ‘oooh!’. You have to love the scent of flowers to like this body spray, so if you’re not a florals person you may want to smell this in store if you can first. there is no citrus, fruity notes in this fragrance. Nothing that smells sweet nor anything bakery like. it’s not earthy smelling at all, nor are there any green or woody notes that i can pick out. Just a beautiful layering of florals. It’s smells like a winter wedding bouquet.
While i do like citrus scent,and all scents actually, i am a florals person by nature. Some of my most favorite Lush perfumes and Lush bath products have floral scents. Lush doesn’t make them too much anymore like they used to in the early 2000’s.
That’s why this body spray fragrance is so special to me.
It’s dried down on my arm now and it’s still quiet strong. It still maintains the complexity of the fragrance. it gets a wee bit more powdery as it dries, which is nice actually, it’s not so alcohol-y as it was when wet.
I will say that the scent is very ylang ylang forward. So if you don’t like ylang ylang..
I always have my husband smell it too and tell me what it smells like to him. My husband said he couldn’t quite tell but that it was nice. i said ‘it’s floral’. I knew he had bad experiences with florals. He tells me of when he was young and his school teacher used to come to his desk wearing a floral perfume that was so obnoxious it made him sick. When i asked him tonight’s s this perfume like your teachers floral perfume?’ He said ‘not at all’. I take that as a good sign. 🙂
I would recommend this. And i would rate it a 4 out of 5 rating.
Here’s a video that i created where i review, describe, rate each of the five new body sprays including Winter Garden.
I bought five Italy perfume library store exclusives that were surprisingly on the Lush Uk site when i was looking for something else!
Here is a video reviewing and demoing them at length to help with your purchasing decisions.
I should love them for all intents and purposes, according to the ingredients. And theyre the two most costly of the bunch. I just dont understand. 🤔 So im wearing them again today one on each arm, just to see if theres any change in my dislike of them. *Crosses my fingers*
I think Fresh As is the only one of the five that are truly impressive imo. And as far as the other four not onky do they not smell good compared to past lush gorilla perfumed, but a large part of the fragrance just disappears too fast (which is good if one doesnt like it i suppose) but gosh theyre like the opposite of the new lush body spray fragrances which seem to be more concentrated and last awhile on the skin, especially being almost half the price of a couple of these perfumes.
Sappho P €195/£150 for 100ml
When smelling this fragrance, Mark immediately referenced Sappho, a prolific greek poetin the Archaic period (NOT a goddess!). She also ran her family’s shipping business whilst her brothers were away. Very little of her work survives from antiquity. For many people Sappho is the symbol of female homosexuality. She lived on the island of Lesbos and Platodescribes Sappho as the 10th Muse.
Notes from the Nose:I knew for Florence I wanted to incorporate a heavy Orris/Iris base into a perfumes that represents the Florence Lily (the Iris Flower), the symbol of Florence …and this was it.
Olfactory description: Fresh and vibrant greens in the opening mirrors this vivid statement the perfume makes. Fresh As..is balanced by the earthy Orris and fruitiness of tagettes. Serene like a stroll in a Renaissance floral garden.
Created in 2019 by Perfumer, Emma Dick
Grassy meadows and Siberian pines, the morning after heavy rain. Earthy orris serenely takes control of the urban landscape, leaving in its wake a renaissance floral garden.
Created in 2019.
Confetti €90/£70 for 100ml
Emma’sinitial workings were based on Rose, Violet, Coffee and Pear as a combination. Rowena smelt the perfume and thought it smelt of Sugar Almonds (a pastel coloured candy Almond – Usually found as a gift on the table at British Weddings). In Italy they have the same tradition for celebratory events and the Sugar Almonds are known as Confetti – which was a perfect fit …so much so, that this will be Emma’s signature scent for her wedding in 2020.
Ingredients: Violet leaf absolute, Rose oIl, sandalwood oil
Olfactory description: Thethree stages of relationships are featured in this perfume. The innocent of violet leaf, like the beginnings of all relationships. The sensuality and deepness of love from the Roses and the comforting solidity of all marriages provided by the sandalwood oil. Sweet and floral.
Created in 2019 by Perfumer, Emma Dick
The sugared almonds at an Italian wedding tell a story in three acts. Young love, the innocence of violet leaf. A sensual rose blooms as the relationship deepens, until the final chapter reveals the lasting comfort of sandalwood oil. Created in 2019.
Frangipani €90/£70 for 100ml
Frangipani is thought to refer toa fragrance made for perfuming the gloves of a Roman noble, the probably mythical Marquis of Frangipani. This perfume was ‘composed of every known spice’ and probably included a large amount of Orris root, musk and civet as these were standard perfumery ingredients at the time and Sweet Almond oil was used to soften and perfume gloves in the Renaissance. The Frangipani plant (Plumeria) was thought to resemble this fragrance.
Our perfume might smell familiar as it is similar toour solid hand serum – Frangipani glove.
Olfactory description: Creamy sandalwood and scrumptious almonds leans into the sweet frangipani and the perfume finishes off with a bright white floral and woody base. Starts sweet and finishes with a slightly smoky finish.Guaiacwood Oil in its raw form leans smokey (like cedarwood virginian)
Created in 2019 by Perfumer, Emma Dick
The legacy (or myth) of the Marquis of Frangipani: a delicate dusting of sweet almond used to fragrance gloves. Across the ocean, a flower bearing a similar scent had not yet been discovered, but would eventually inherit the Frangipani name. Created in 2019.
Nero €160/£125 for 100ml
Inspired by the origins of the name Neroli. The first is that the Emperor Nero inspired the term Neroli as he was a huge perfume and fragrant flower enthusiast. The information I read before creating the perfume was ‘The name Neroli is thought by some to originate from Anne Marie, Princess of Nerola, She used Neroli to perfume her gloves and her bath water and her popular gloves, called Guanti Di Neroli was the original name for this perfume.
Olfactory description: A classic homage to the traditional citrus eau de cologne that dawned crisp male tailored suits. The petitgrain creates a woody depth to a light and airy citrus.
Created in 2019 by Perfumer, Emma Dick
A classical portrait of the Princess of Nerola, her gloves delicately fragranced with the neroli that she’s thought to have named. Enter the Emperor Nero. Woody depths of petitgrain smoulder, and citrus notes of bergamot rise from the ashes, neglecting the burning city of Rome. Created in 2019.
Lush introduced Almond Blossom into their regular line on Jan 23, 2020. Its made in a new sulphate free formula.
Its made in the same scent as the Christmas 2019 body lotion ‘Snowflake’. Its primary ingredient is almond essential oil.
I don’t like this Almond Blossom shower gel as much as i love the Snowflake lotion. The shower gel smells much weaker to me, and isn’t sweet at all. Most people are telling me that their Almond Blossom shower gel is so sweet and strong it makes them sick. I guess mine is so fifferent due to the handmade nature of Lush products.
“The delicate blossoms of spring have been reimagined as a softening shower gel enriched with almond milk and the scent of sweet marzipan. A triple dose of almond comes courtesy of Fair Trade almond oil, almond milk and almond essential oil and is rounded off with the woody warmth of sandalwood and sweet benzoin. Sulphate-free, this creates a gentle lather suitable for all skins.
You’ll love this if you like:
– Sweet marzipan treats.
–Cherry Blossombubble bar orCookie Doughlip scrub.
– Gentle, soothing showers to calm skin and leave it feeling soft.
– Almond milk is both softening and moisturising on your skin, helping to protect it from the elements.
– Fair Trade almond oil not only softens and moisturises your skin, it also gives the Palestinian farmers who grow and harvest the almonds a steady income.
– Rose water calms and balances your skin, helping to alleviate redness and irritation.
– This shower gel is extra gentle, made with a new sulphate-free and palm-free formula. Let us know what you think firstname.lastname@example.org.”
Some of these are Valentine’s products and some are new regular products. peachy, eggplant, cherry lip scrub and unicorn lip scrub are Valentine’s products. There are more Valentine’s products so i don’t know why only these are on the list.
Please know, Lush may or may not introduce more new products in addition to these later. I have no knowledge of this but it could happen.
I’ll be adding links below which go to the blog pages for most of the below products, so you can look them up individually to see their review, demo video etc. Ill also add prices for you when i can get them.
Lush has introduced five or six jellies at their new Superstore at the Liverpool Spa.
All having Dance names. Conga is the pink one andis made with Raspberry juice!
It also has vanilla, davana oil, and bergamot.
Initially i thought this might be a scent twin of raspberry milkshake soap however ive asked and it isn’t. To me this jelly smells more like raspberries and cream instead of just straight raspberry. It seems more yummy.
It seems like its more conditioning than other lush jellies because of the moisturizing davana oil and skin softening carageenan seaweed.
I recorded a 4 minute video showing you how it looks out of the container. I also show how to wash with it at the sink.
“Come on shake your jelly baby, use this Conga! You can’t resist this sweet-scented lather any longer. Feel as almond milk makes your skin softer, don’t you fight it ‘til you’ve tried it! Lather up with this sweet treat.
No need to form a line to experience the fabulously foamy washes of this wibbly treat. Brightening raspberry juice and vanilla absolute add a sweet note, while almond milk ensures skin feels hydrated.”
Bigger than the Oxford Street store Lush’ New biggest store was opened recently in Liverpool England!
The shop spans three floors including a spa and is bursting with new initiatives such as an in-store florist, a hair lab offering trims and treatments, a perfume library selling exclusive fragrances and books on perfumery, and even a children’s party area where kids can play with and make products.
5 out of 5 rating. See my 3 minute demo video of this facial oil below.
This is a solid facial oil. Lush has introduced four kinds. Some of you might be famiar with the popular 7 step korean skin care method. I follow the korean beauty trend. I also have been using the facial oils from the U.S. brand Sunday Riley. I love what facial oils do for my face.
So i was excited that Lush had created their own facial oils. And Lush went a step further by making their facial oils packageless, and solid.
I got all of them from the Lush 2018 creative showcase in Manchester England.
I wanted to try this Banana Skin first to review for you, mostly because this one is what my skin needs. Its nourishing and moisturizing for drier skin.
Right off the bat i can feel the difference tapioca flour that Lush adds to their facial oils makes. It makes it more of a dry oil, which i Love. If theres one thing i hate its having greasy/oily stuff lingering too long on my skin.
The scent is like custard. Lush adds tonka bean to this blend. In face there are SO many good things in this bar.
Lush uses tincture of bananas, which is factory waste, in the banana skin facial oil.
I pressed very hard on it when it was wet and it didn’t budge. It’s not a ‘smooshy’ consistency. It’s firm, but what comes off of it slowly is foam. It’s kind of like washing with the foam of a bath bomb, one of the creamier frothier bath bombs though.
This is nothing like their body conditioners, there’s no slippery, or goopy stuff in here. No cocoa butter, no oils.
Nor is this at all like their naked shower gels.
It doesn’t feel like it has cocoa butter in it (it doesn’t), and it smells good. It’s not too faint of a scent, but its not necessarily the strongest scented product either.
Its made with the Twilight scent.
It seems like one could certainly get multiple showers with this. At LEAST two, maybe more.
I do a wet demo of this in my video below both in the shower and at the sink.
This is a cute bath bomb. I love the tree shape of it.
This was made with the Lush “Breath of God’ fragrance.
The fragrance is a combination of two Lush scents “Inhale’ and ‘Exhale’.
There are masculine notes such as cedar wood, sandalwood,, and feminine notes such as rose. Together they form the classic Breath of God fragrance, which Lush has sold since 2008. Men would like it but women would like it too It’s both earthy and airy in the same fragrance.
Lush has made a bath bomb In the past called “Inhale Exhale‘ with a similar fragrance.
The bath bomb is a fast fizzes and makes a beautiful, not often seen, lime green water. So uplifting and hopeful, like Spring.
On August 24 Lush Uk will introduce some new products under the title ‘Lush Moods’, in their stores.
Some of the things they’ll start selling at that time in uk stores include:
Vanillary body spray
Magic body scrub
Scrub Scrub Scrub
I’m not clear at this time if the new Lush Labs Shower bombs and packageless Atmospgere gels will be part of the store items or not. Ill be adding the new Atmosphere gels that i bought here on my blog in the next 24 hours
I’m also not clear on if lush plan on selling these on line or not.
Initially i rated it a 5 out of 5 but i will say that because of what a couple of my followers have stated, it’s best not to get this in sensitive areas as it can burn/sting quite a bit.
So because of that i changed my rating to 4 out of 5.
It’s still a great above average product.
Initially i thought this was some kind of scrubby shower soap, like a scrubbe smoothie. But upon using it in my demo i discovered that its not meant to wash with.
One washes first then uses this after rinsing your soap or shower gel off. Then you rinse it off. Its conditioning. Its very conditioning compared to rub rub rub.
This isnt a fine exfoliation, its a coarser consistency, so just fyi that as i know some of you don’t like a coarse scrub.
here is a video i recorded where i demo how to use it.
It diesnt smell particularly herbal considering there is a good amount of sage in here. I only smell mint. Its not extremely sweet.
Magic needn’t only be cast with a flick of a wand or a twitch of a nose, magic can come in a tub in the bathroom.
Hop in a hot shower and let the warm water dance across your skin before scooping out a handful of this scrub.
Warming and stimulating aniseed oil accompanies fine sea salt and Epsom salts to brighten, buff and polish skin while fresh rosemary and sage infusions cleanse and tone. Rinse off and let menthol crystals, peppermint and spearmint oils to leave cool tingles up and down your skin like the remnants of magic recently cast.
Lemon bubble brush is one of three new re-usable style bubble bars from Lush. While i dont normally like the reusables as much as Lush regular squishy bubble bars, these new bubble brushes are fun to use!
This is the yellow bubble brush new for 2018. Unlike its blue and pink counterparts this one smells lemony. It has the same scent as Lush ‘Lemslip’ buttercream. Its made with lime, and sweet orange oil.
It’s not very sweet. In fact i wish it were more sweet. And honestly, i wish it smelled stronger.
It leaves a bright, sunny yellow hue to the bath water.
I like to blend it with the blue bubble brush sometimes.
I like the mint and candy bubble brushes more than this yellow lemon one because the scents and colors are nicer to me. Just a personal preference.
I liked using it but i wouldn’t necessarily buy another one. Whereas i would buy anothrr blue one.
Ready to brush up on your art skills? Who said bathing had to be boring?
Whether you’re already a seasoned artist or just like to paint by numbers, these new #BathArt reusable bubble brushes from Lush’s artful splodges are sure to make a Big Splash in your bathroom.
Take your brush and hold under running water to get the bubbles going. When the bath is covered in a blanket of bubbles your canvas awaits! Dip the brush into the water before gliding it over the foam, dip, and flick, stroke, and splash, then sit back and relax as you admire your masterpiece. It might be abstract, it might be modern, it might be a load of Pollocks but whatever it is it’s bound to make a good impression!
On your marks, get set, Gogh!
Don’t forget to share your #BathArt with the world #LushLabs