After my positive experience with the Snowdrops Ballistic, I thought I'd dig around in my Lush stash and find other 'boring looking' bath bombs to test out. Silent White was the first one I found, buried at the very bottom amongst my other ballistics of the same age. I feel I'm rather lucky to have found myself one of these, not only because of the wonderful scent it gives off, but because the bath bomb sold out very quickly when it was released some four years ago, and it's not been seen since.
Sharing it's scent with Damp Squid, this is a fragrance you either love or hate, and I feel you have to be in the right frame of mind to enjoy it. Made from a combination of ylang ylang and petitgrain oil, this bath bomb gives off a very subtle but equally unique scent. As others have said, it's definitely a very powdered smell, which reminds me a little of the talcum powder that people use on babies. It's floral based with just a slight sweetness from the patchouli - I happened to really like this smell although I can see why people would be dissappointed.
When unleashed in the tub, this ballistic gets to work, albeit very slowly. It's not a loud fizzer and is best appreciated when you climb in the tub beforehand so you can watch and smell the bath bomb at work. Silent White releases mounds and mounds of beautiful, velvety-soft foam, which slowly spreads across the surface of the water and creates a blanket for you to tuck yourself under.
Maybe it helped that I both researched this before I used it and was also in right frame of mind, as I can see why there was a lot of negativity surrounding this product. Aside from the foam, this ballistic doesn't do a lot else - there isn't any glitter or colour involved, and although the bath water feels a little bit softer once it's dissolved, it's nothing above what most other Lush bath bombs would do.
About this bath bomb, Lush say that it's 'subtlety is its strength: no sparkles, no flowers, just scented sheer white beauty'. While I agree that it's scent is rather lovely, I felt it was a bit of a cop-out to have a product that not only has a weak fragrance, but also does very little in the bath tub. Furthermore, once I exited the tub, what little scent that the ballistic harvested, none of that stayed on my skin. Neither did my skin feel particularly moisturised, which would have at least been something.
I've awarded this bath bomb three out of six because I did enjoy it's fragrance, and I recognise the fact that sometimes you want something simple to accompany you in the bath; you don't always want an entire show every time you enter the tub. However, it's not a product I can imagine people running out to buy, and it's not one I'm that interested in trying again.
Disclaimer: The video included here is not mine. Unfortunately, my phone was having a bad day one day and decided to delete a few of my video demos. Unfortunately, as this is a rare bath bomb, I haven't got another one I can film.
Quantitative Ingredients: Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Perfume, Cocamide DEA, Petitgrain Oil, Ylang Ylang Oil, Patchouli Oil, Titanium Dioxide, *Hydroxycitronellal, *Coumarin, *Benzyl Benzoate, *Linalool