When I initially picked up a bottle of Don't Rain On My Parade Shower Gel at the weekend, I had no idea what to expect, and didn't even find out what it smelled like until I was safely home - my back contorted and my wallet crying from the extensive spending spree I had just put myself through.
Discovering that this shower gel was violet scented was probably one of the highlights of my day; discovering that it was specifically Violet Nights scented sent me into a spiral of happiness, and I may have had a jig or two about the place while my flatmates looked on with pity.
Lush state that this shower gel contains violet leaf and vanilla infusion - a collaboration that gives this beautiful shower gel a really creamy, sweet floral fragrance. While the scent is completely different, this shower gel reminded me a little of Twilight as it shares that same sugary, malty goodness that cements it as one of my favourite products from Lush.
DROMR also features fresh blueberry juice - a natural ingredient that is really great for your skin. Rich in vitamins A, C, and E, not to mention the many antioxidants that the fruit is notorious for, this ingredient helps to protect and rejuvenate your skin - repairing dry and sun-damaged pores, softening and moisturising your body and giving you a gorgeous natural glow that will see you through those harsher months.
To finish off, this shower gel also contains both sandalwood and vetivert oil, both of which add a little complexity to the scent so it has a slight earthy, woody element to it as well. Together, these ingredients create a thick, velvety-smelling violet scent that is out of this world. It bridges that gap between the floral and creamier smells, and it does it perfectly.
Out of the bottle, this shower gel showcases an interesting shade of turquoise and has a similar consistency to the likes of Ponche and Hot Toddy. As with both of these shower gels, I was expecting the thickness of this one to mean that it wouldn't lather as well as the thinner variations that Lush offer. However, I was very much mistaken.
This shower gel lathers up perfectly - creating a thick, creamy and very hydrating lather that spreads across the skin with ease. In fact, as it's so generous with how much foam it creates, you need very little with each use. For this reason, I can see this 500g bottle lasting me a good six months - that's not to say that I won't be stock-piling the product however.
What impressed me even more was how strong the product was and how much of an impression it left on my skin after I had exited the shower. I could still smell this some six hours after I had left the bathroom and it was really comforting to detect the scent on my pillow the next morning as well.
To put it simply, I am wholeheartedly in love with this shower gel and it could not have come soon enough. If you're still undecided about whether you need a violet-scented shower companion in your life, I suggest you take the plunge and acquire a bottle of this as soon as you can. You won't regret it.
Quantitative Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Sodium Cocoamphoacetate, Violet Leaf and Vanilla Infusion (Viola odorata; Vanilla planifolia), Glycerine, Lauryl Betaine, Fresh Blueberry Juice (Vaccinium myrtillus), Perfume, Lactic Acide, Cassie Absolute (Acacia farnesiana), Vanilla Absolute (Vanilla planifolia), Sandalwood Oil (Santalum austro-caledonicum vieill), Vetivert Oil (vetiveria zizanoides), Violet Leaf Absolute (Viola odorata), Ylang Ylang Oil (Cananga odorata), cinnamal, limonene, Linalool, Colour 42053, Methylparaben, Propylparaben.
2015 Price: £4.75 for 100g, £9.50 for 250g, £15.95 for 500g, £27.50 for 1kg
Year Of Original Release: 2015.
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