As a child, there was nothing I hated more than the smell of hot milk. My mum would often microwave mugs of the stuff for my siblings and I in the winter evenings before we went to bed, and I remember even now how effected I was by the potent creamy aroma that would float around the living room while we drank our beverages. With this in mind, I was actually a little worried about trying out this bubble bar.
Despite what the name suggests, and indeed the description that Lush featured alongside this product, I was thankful to discover very quickly that Hot Milk Bubble Bar does not actually smell of hot milk. Phew! However, that's not to say that the aroma I did pick up from this bath product, was particularly any better either.
Containing coconut milk, orange oil, patchouli oil and gardenia, I was hoping for an almost tropical-smelling bubble bar - one with elements of the coconut but mostly dominated by the sweet, natural zestiness of the orange. What I discovered, was a product that reminded me a little of cheap soap and cleaning products. Yuck!
Hot Milk definitely has an element of creaminess about it, but this comes across as more of a plastic scent - one you would associate with those 25p bars of sickly white looking soap you get in supermarkets. Intertwined with this is a very subtle, and not very pleasant citrus smell, which reminded me of cheap bubble bath.
This product doesn't help itself much with it's design either - an orange blob that looks a little like a ball of plasticine. It's easy enough to crumble, I'll give it that, and in the bath it does produce a wonderful array of bubbles, but it turns the water a murky-looking peachy-orange shade and isn't very comforting at all.
Luckily, the overall scent wasn't as potent as you'd normally expect with other bubble bars so I was still able to enjoy my bath. You could also definitely detect more of the orange oil once submerged under the water so I was able to appreciate the fragrance a little more. Furthermore, while I was relaxing in the water, I did notice that the bubble bar was very good at moisturising the skin and water was very velvety soft so I could feel how soft and smooth my skin was going to be afterwards. My body did feel wonderfully silky once I had left the tub and I was impressed with the amount of silky-soft bubbles a single bar was able to yield.
Overall, I was glad that the scent didn't linger very long in the bath or on my skin (although I recognise that this is a negative point for those who love the smell). As many people have commented before me, this is one of those 'love or hate' products, and unfortunately, I'm in the latter bracket.
Quantitative Ingredients: Sodium Bicarbonate, Cream of Tartar (Tartaric acid), Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Lauryl Betaine, Coconut Milk Powder (Cocos nucifera), Cocamide DEA, Orange Oil (Citrus dulcis), Patchouli Oil (Pogostemon cablin), *Limonene, *Linalool, Benzyl Salicylate, Hydroxycitronellal, Geraniol, Citronellol, Perfume, Gardenia Extract (Gardenia jasminoides), Colour 18050.
2015 Price: £3.95 each.
2016 Price: £3.95 each.
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