Inspiring people to shudder in its midst, Lord of Misrule is a new bath bomb that was originally brought out as a limited product for Lush's 2013 Halloween range. Inspired by the ruler of the Pagan Feast of Fools, Lush claimed that the bath bomb brought mischievous revelry to the tub with a spicy herbal blend of patchouli and black pepper oil. With marketing as delicious as that, I couldn't wait to try this bad boy out in the tub.
When I first found out about this product, I wasn't expecting to like it as much as I did, although I was rather intrigued (and slightly excited) to see what it could do, given its rather impressive name. Knowing how beautiful the patchouli scent helps to make one of my favourite scents, Karma smell so good, I couldn't imagine disliking this bath bomb, but I wasn't expecting to fall instantly in love with it and have it claim the spot of 'best bath bomb ever'.
When they were first delivered to my door, I was instantly bowled over by its look - a gorgeous shade of shamrock green, speckled with pieces of pink and white, and its scent; an incredible aroma of patchouli intertwined with the softness of vanilla absolute and the spiciness of black pepper. To me, the scent is reminiscent of both the Twilight and Luxury Lush Pud bath bombs but with a peppery twist.
As it slowly froths in the water, hypnotic swirling silver luster is released and the deep green exterior soon gives way to a rich, wine-colored center. This stunning red colour permeates the entire bath water and is one of the most stunning shades I have seen come from a Lush bath bomb.
The scent is even more pronounced when in the water and maintained its scent throughout my entire bathing experience. The water left my skin feeling wonderfully soft and cleansed and the peppery scent lingered on my body for a long while after. If you're looking for a gentle scent, this isn't it. Lord of Misrule comes at you with all it's got, and leaves a very strong impression on yourself and the environment.
This has become one of my favourite ever bath bombs from Lush and I feel it would make a wonderful addition to the permanent range. It's unique in smell and look, and is wonderfully decadent. I highly recommend that you grab yourself one (or ten?!?) if you ever get the chance. I really hope that Lush realise how unique and wonderful this scent is and choose to release other products that feature this scent as I would buy them up like they're going out of fashion.
Quantitative Ingredients: Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Popping Candy, Cream of Tartar, Black Pepper Oil, Patchouli Oil, Fair Trade Vanilla Absolute, Lauryl Betaine, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Gardenia Extract, *Limonene, Perfume, Colour 17200, Colour 42090, Colour 19140.
2014 Price: £3.75 each.
2015 Price: £3.95 each.
Lord Of Misrule Bath Bomb
Lord Of Misrule Body Conditioner
Lord Of Misrule FUN Bar
Lord Of Misrule Liquid Perfume
Lord Of Misrule Shower Cream
Lord Of Misrule Solid Perfume
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