Monday, May 11, 2009

LUSH Review: Porridge, Karma, and Ginger Soaps

Happy Monday Morning! I hope you all had a wonderful Mother's Day yesterday. My family and my hunny's family went on a hike to a waterfall and then for a picnic. We had a blast!

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Today's reviews are going to be a bit different from how I typically do reviews. I want to give you all my overall opinion on LUSH's soaps, then I will give a short review on each soap.

Let me explain first that, when it comes to soap, I prefer that clean soap smell. Dove soap is my favorite soap. Its the only soap that doesnt leave that squeaky feeling on my skin. I love how it has that clean fresh scent. That is a scent I prefer for soap. In my opinion, if I want to smell flowery, or fruity, I will just use perfume for that. But in my opinion, soap should just smell clean and fresh. So overall, I dont care for the scent of LUSH's soaps. And not because they smell bad (well some do) but I just dont think of "soap" when I smell them.

Also, when it comes to price, they are expensive in my opinion. Like I stated in my other LUSH soap review, a standard LUSH soap is 3.5 oz. Although they look much larger online, they are just a hair bigger than a normal bar of soap. (Dove soap is 3.15oz). LUSH's cheapest soap is $5.40, most expensive $11.95, for one bar/block. Whereas, I can buy a 6 pack of Dove soap for around $6.oo. I know for some, LUSH's soaps are a luxury item, as they are for me as well, but a bar of soap doesnt scream LUXURY to me! When it comes to LUSH's products, I'd much rather buy there bubble bars if I want a luxurious feeling bath.

Now, don't think I'm saying DONT BUY LUSH'S SOAPS, but for me, I wont. Mainly because I havent found a LUSH scent I'm crazy about, and the price is just too steep for me.

Onto the individual reviews:
Porridge Soap: $5.95 for 3.5oz. LUSH describes this as smelling like molasses, and although i'm not exactly sure what molasses smells like, I dont like this soap. I was SUPER disappointed when I recieved this soap. I LOVE oatmeal and oatmeal scented products. But this doesnt smell at all like oats. Honestly, its a little weird. I'm not sure if I can actually use this in a shower, but I used it to wash my hands and didnt care for it at all.
Karma Soap: $7.95 for 3.5 So far, this is my favorite soap by LUSH. It has an orange-y citrus smell to it, but its mellowed out by the patchouli, which is slightly woodsy. I really like this scent, and it lingered on my skin all day. I think this scent would make a great candle.
Ginger Soap: $10.95 for 3.5 oz. This scent was very strong, but really lovely. It has jasmine, rose, and ginger in it. Its floral, and spicey at the same time. This is out of stock online as it was limited, but I received a sample. This scent definitely lingered and smelled like I was wearing perfume.
All in all, LUSH's soaps are hit and miss for me. I do enjoy some of the scents, but as a soap, they just dont do it for me.
Til next time!


LucĂ­a said...

Thank you for the info!

Rocaille said...

When I was in the store, I also liked the smell of Karma the most, which is funny, because I really enjoy sweet, honey-chocolate scents right now. Thanks for the review! xxx

AbcGrrrL said...

OH NO! Porridge is my favorite soap. :( I tried the Karma dusting powder and it didn't work for me, although I loved the smell in the store.