As I've said in my previous posts, there is nothing that excites me more than discovering another Lush shower gel that I've not tried before. What's even more exciting, is finding a rare shower gel that I never thought I'd have the opportunity to try. Taai Taai is one such beauty.
I was a little skeptical when this first arrived in the post, as the expiry date was in mid-2009, meaning that this shower gel was close to four years out of date. However, I was happy and relieved, on smelling this product, to find that it had up-held both its smell and consistency.
On first sniff, this shower gel smells identical to the atomic fireball sweets that I used to eat as a child. For those unaware of these delicacies, the flavour and scent is a strong, spicy cinnamon.
The scent dampens slightly when being used in the shower, but this doesn't take away from the gel's other magical properties. For a product that has exceeded its shelf life, it is incredibly soft on the skin and lathers up beautifully. My skin feels super soft after use and remains soft throughout the whole day.
The spicy kick is a great help for waking me up in the mornings, yet ironically, it is also great for helping me to relax in the evenings. It's a warm and comforting smell that can be used in winter and summer. The spicy, cinnamon and gingerbread scent is fresh and invigorating on your skin, although, I believe it to be an acquired scent. Fans of Phoenix Rising and Cinders will no doubt enjoy this.
Taai Taai was an exclusive Dutch product that only saw limited release in the UK. However, I'm really hoping this makes a return at some point so I can stock up.
Quantitative Ingredients: Ginger Root Infusion (Zingiber officinale), Water (Aqua), Sodium Laureth Ssulfate, Sodium Cocoamphocetate, Fresh Tangerine Juice (Citrus tangerina), Lauryl Betaine, Propylene Glycol, *Cinnamyl Alcohol, *Eugenol, *Isoeugenol, *Limonene, Perfume, Sweet Orange Oil (Citrus Aurantium dulcis), Cinnamon Leaf Oil (Cinnamomum cassia), Gardenia Extract (Gardenia jasminoides), Titanium Dioxide, Lactic Acid, Colour 18050, Methylparaben.