I must admit that when this first arrived, I was a little unsure as to the difference between Uluru and the Fruity Beauty shower gel that I'd recently used up. From first sniff, the scent was almost identical and it was only after I started using it, that I realised there was in fact a vast difference.
Made from a mixture of oranges, lemons, macadamia nuts, sandalwood and rosewood, Uluru's write-up sounds incredibly promising. Inspired by the Uluru bath bomb, this shower gel was made with the image of an Australian desert sunset for inspiration. Capturing those 'wild pinks' and 'sunset oranges' in a bottle may seem slightly strange, but I definitely get a whisper of this idea through the gorgeous mandarin-coloured gel and zesty-lemon scent.
The shower gel came to me a couple of years out of date so I was a little worried about the consistency and 'freshness' of the product. However, the shower gel was still a thick, gloopy liquid, reminiscent of Lush's other shower gels, so I was happy that the product was still usable. The scent was also 'intact', although I can imagine a fresh bottle possessing a much stronger smell.
What I found was that Uluru was rather stubborn in the shower and it took a large amount of gel to create a decent enough lather. However, even though there were few suds, the gel did make my skin feel instantly soft and smooth. Having found nothing about the shower gel online, I am unsure whether the lack of foam is due to it's age or whether it was made with the intention of being more of a moisturiser, like Butterball and Avowash.
Uluru possesses a beautiful feminine scent that intensifies under a hot shower, and I found it much more pleasant when it was being used, as opposed to when it was sitting in a bottle. The smell is very light and citrusy with just a hint of sandalwood, making it a little more sophisticated than the Fruity Beauty I referred to at the beginning of this review. It reminds me a little of those fruit jellies you get in Pic N Mix - the sugar-coated ones that have a lovely subtle aroma whilst also giving off a gentle sheberty kick.
Although it's not one of my favourite shower gels, it's definitely one I'd be interested in trying again, should Lush re-release this as a special. I am also very interested in trying the Uluru bath ballistic so I can compare scents and see if Lush managed to re-produce the scent successfully.
Quantitative Ingredients: Fresh Organic Lemon Infusion, Water (Aqua), Sodium Alkyl Sulfate, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Fine Sea Salt, Glyceryl Stearate & PEG-100 Stearate, Cocamide MEA, Glycol Cetearate, Perfume, Propylene Glycol, Lauryl Betaine, Lemon Myrtle Oil, Brazilian Orange Oil, Sandalwood Oil, Macadamia Nut Oil, Gardenia Extract, Hexyl Cinnamal ,Limonene, Colour 14700, Methylparaben, Propylparaben.
2016 Price: £11.25 for 250g.
Scent Family:Uluru Bath Bomb
Uluru Shower Gel