I had a little swoop into Lush during a recent visit to Manchester due to my desperation to to pick up the soap of my absolute dreams, and ended up picking up a couple of other little things along the way; I thought that I would share with you a little review of the products that I bought.
Devil's Nightcap Soap
I don't think that I have ever been so excited about a soap before, but as soon as I heard that Lush had brought out a soap containing my absolute favourite scent, oakmoss, I knew that I had to get myself a bar. Devil's Nightcap is a soap with a base of fullers earth, (which does't lather up as soap is usually wont to do; instead, it creates a moisturising sort of cream) and covered with a wonderfully thick layer of lichen which gives the appearance of the soap being dug straight out of the ground. Rich, mossy, woody and earthy, Devil's Nightcap combines oakmoss absolute with orange flower, which lifts the headiness of the oakmoss slightly without smelling citrussy, to create a scent that feels like dancing wildly in a damp forest at night with strange creatures or burrowing in the earth of the roots of a tree; it is warm, musky and completely seductive, with a scent that lasts for quite some time after use and leaves my skin feeling wonderfully soft and moisturised, while the mossy coat scrubs away the days dirt and allows me to imagine myself a nymph, bathing in a secret swamp.
Everything about Devil's Nightcap is perfect, but I'm a little terrified that Lush will discontinue it as they are prone to do and feel that I might need to stock up, should the worst happen. I'm also wanting to store away my pennies to get myself the Devil's Nightcap perfume so that I can smell like a forest witch for eternity.
Devil's Nightcap Soap: £5.50 for 100g
Ceridwen's Cauldron Bath Melt
Ceridwen's Cauldron is one of my regular favourites from Lush, and with each visit, I'm almost bound to pick one up. Of course, the name of this bath melt is what initially drew me to it; named after the Welsh enchantress from The Mabinogion, Ceridwen's Cauldron is a rather magical little bath melt made using soothing oats and conditioning cocoa butter. Tied with a red ribbon in a muslin pouch, I tend to fasten it beneath the taps of my bath and allow the water to rush through the pouch, releasing the oaty, milky melt into my bath water; I usually get three to four uses out of it and the muslin bag can then be used as a wonderfully exfoliating flannel. It doesn't bubble up like the bath bombs or bubble bars, but creates a beautifully soft and comforting water to slip into with a book by candlelight. It's scent combines frankincense, sandalwood and lavender to create a bewitching and rather magical and calming scent that makes me imagine that I am in a charming witches cottage garden. Beautifully moisturising, Ceridwen's Cauldron is rather like a magical hug after a tiring day, and the scent lingers for quite some time after my bath too, which is lovely.
Ceridwen's Cauldron Bath Melt (80g): £4.35
Death and Decay Perfume
I will be completely honest in saying that it was the name once again that first drew me to this perfume before anything else but that it wasn't however, anything at all like I imagined it to be. When I first excitedly used a tester at one of the Lush stores it smelled far too floral, sickly and uninspired to me and I left the store rather disappointed. ( My usual go-to scents are certainly more woodsy, earthy and dark) I decided to give Death and Decay another chance during my most recent Lush visit, and whether it was because the tester this time was the perfume in sold form rather than in the bottle, or that I was feeling a little different, but there was something about it that I rather liked, although what it was, I didn't know, so decided to take the small pot of solid perfume home with me to give it a proper go. Death and Decay has notes of ylang ylang, tonka, jasmine and rose, and although it doesn't smell at all dark and musky as the name suggests, it does remind me of the bunches of heady lillies and bouquets at a funeral, which may have been the inspiration for the name. I'm still not entirely sure about this perfume, but there is something about it that keeps me applying it to my wrists. I'm wondering weather layering it with another scent might make it just right.
Death and Decay solid perfume (12g) : £8.00
This post is not in any way sponsored, nor is it in any way compensated. I bought these Lush goodies using my own money and I just wanted to share them because I am so enamoured!