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25 April 2015

Lord Of Misrule Shower Cream


If there is one product I would have been willing to sell my soul for, it would have been this. While I love and appreciate most of the fragrance families that Lush bring out, it's not very often that a scent knocks me off my feet the way that Lord Of Misrule did when it first made an appearance during the 2013 Halloween range. 

When pictures of the new Lush Oxford Street store first began surfacing on the internet, it was presence of Lord Of Misrule Shower Cream that not only had everyone around the globe hyperventilating at the sheer thought of this product, but instantly cemented my trip to the store and my commitment to spending a lot of money. 

Released in four different sized bottles, this brand new product is everything any fan could ever wish for, and then some. Its alluring spring green design not only means it sits above all other of Lush's shower gels in terms of colour, but the snowflake lustre that's been added to give the gel it's sheen look, giving it a magical sparkle that looks stunning when it's being used on your skin. 

Made from a combination of patchouli and black pepper, it is these two ingredients that make the biggest impression on the user. As well as an infusion of the two ingredients, this shower cream also contains both patchouli and black pepper oil - giving this gel its strong and very distinctive fragrance that lasts for hours on your skin. 

To round it all off, Lush have also included a generous helping of Fair Trade vanilla absolute, which weaves a sweet, creamy layer of scent to round all of the components together. This latter addition removes the spicy kick of the pepper and brings it all together to produce a well-rounded, comforting aroma that can be enjoyed at any time of the year. This is one of those smells that lends itself to being many peoples signature scent as it is rather unique and very interesting  to wear - it's definitely one of mine. 

Described as a 'shower cream', Lord Of Misrule is different from all of Lush's other liquid shower companions in that it contains wheatgerm oil. This natural vegetable oil is known for its nutrient-rich properties - boasting a high level of vitamin A,B and D which help to improve and condition the skin. The inclusion of this ingredient not moisturises and heals dry and cracked skin, but is rich enough in vitamin E to help reduce skin damage and maintain even skin tone. 

Lord Of Misrule Shower Cream definitely seems slightly thicker than your average gel and its opaqueness means that it doesn't look like most of Lush's other shower gels. However, it works in the same way - lathering up under the running water and gliding over your skin with ease. Having said this, I found that it wasn't as generous with it's lather as I would have expected - it was a little like Twilight in the way that it was more of an oily gel than a foamy one.

Despite this, I could feel the effects of the multiple oils almost immediately after rinsing it from my body. My skin felt noticeably smooth and the remained this way for the rest of the night and into the morning. As I mentioned above, the smell also lingered on my skin so I was able to forego using my precious perfume to top up the smell. 

I'm going to be honest - there would have had to have been a serious flaw in this product for me to have rated it any less than 6 out of 6. It surpasses my expectations and has cemented itself as my all time favourite shower product from Lush. While I have two 1kg bottles from my recent haul, I will definitely be stocking up regularly to ensure that I have enough of this to last me a lifetime.

Quantitative Ingredients: Water, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Patchouli and Peppercorn Infusion (pogostermon cablin; Piper nigrum), Sodium Cocoamphoacetate, Glycerine, Stearic Acid, Lauryl Betaine, Perfume, Lactic Acid, Organic Wheatgerm Oil (Triticum vulgare), Black Pepper Oil (Piper nigrum), Patchouli Oil (Pogostemon cablin), Fair Trade Vanilla Absolute (Vanilla planifolia), Titanium Dioxide, Limonene, Linalool, Snowflake Lustre (Potassium Aluminium Silicate, Titanium Dioxide), Colour 42090, Colour 47005, Mathylparaben, Propylparaben.

Vegan?: Yes.

2015 Price: £4.75 for 100g, £9.50 for 250g, £15.95 for 500g, £27.50 for 1kg.

Year Of Original Release: 2015.

Scent Family:
Lord Of Misrule Bath Bomb
Lord Of Misrule FUN Bar
Lord Of Misrule Liquid Perfume
Lord Of Misrule Shower Cream
Lord Of Misrule Solid Perfume
Monsters and Aliens
Rough With The Smooth Body Scrub

29 comments

  1. It looks amazing and I love Lord of Misrule... I want it!!! I really hope this product becomes a regular one, so I can buy it soon.

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    1. It will! I can't imagine this not being a big seller given that it 'sold out' 4 times when I was there yesterday, and that was only an hour!

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  2. Noooo!! They only had the huge bottles in the Oxford street when I went in! I'm so jealous!

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  3. So do you think it's more a cross between a shower gel and a smoothie in the way it works, or just a very thick shower gel?

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    1. Just a really thick shower gel 😀

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  4. I can't wait to try this, Yuzu And Cocoa & Comforter😍💓💓💓

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  5. This sounds and looks amazing!

    Kirsty | www.kirsty.ws

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  6. I love LOM, it's one of the first Lush products I tried last year and I fell in love with it. I really hope this becomes available soon!
    Hayley x
    http://tuesdaymusing.blogspot.co.uk/

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  7. When I clicked on the link it said it was the Comforter version but it took me to this one. You might want to fix it so no one gets very confused :)

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    1. same :) just some heads up

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    2. Thanks guys - editing this now! :)

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  8. Mine is probably the same consistency as water!

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    1. Mine was too! I was looking forward to a creamy shower gel but the one I got over Halloween was thinner than The Olive Branch which I know is infamous for being really thin. Then I got my mom a bottle for her birthday and it's as thick as I had expected mine to be, they have some major inconsistencies between batches I guess...

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    2. Same here! My bottle I got for Halloween has a thin consistancy like water and doesnt lather well!

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    3. So was mine. I was wondering if over time it would thicken up.

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  9. Took your advice from the review and ordered this item. Never used LOM bath bomb before and I THANK YOU!!!! If this was the only thing LUSH made, I would have no problem at all. Thanks again and keep the reviews coming!

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    1. Only just seen this comment - I am so so so glad you liked it and thank you very much!

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  10. I am very, very new to Lush, and I have to tell you, I use your reviews to decide what to get and what to pass up. But, I so need this in my life!!! Well, anything LOM. I am also looking desperately for Fun with a twist, and bombs, as I have actually never tried anything from Lush. I am picky, and I want to make sure I get things I will love, but I so want this!!! And Avoshower, DROMP. Geez, there is just so much to try and not enough money haha. May I ask, if you could have one bomb, one shower gel, one bubble bar, what would you choose?

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    1. Welcome to the world of Lush! You definitely have a good taste for someone who's only just started getting the company :) If I had to choose one of each, I'd say Lord Of Misrule Bath Bomb, Ponche Shower Gel and I Am 10 Bubble Bar. :)

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    2. Thank you so much!! I was so excited when I saw the catalog of what will be offered this season. I literally come here every day to read your reviews, they have helped me so much already. You are amazing!!!

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  11. We recently got Lord of Misrule shower cream in the states and I LOVE IT. I have been a long time fan of the bath bomb so I was really anxious to try it. In my opinion, Lord of Misrule smells like a combination of comforter and twilight.

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    1. I am so glad to hear you've finally got these products! While I loved being able to grab them all pretty quickly, I did feel sorry for you guys having to study them from a distance! Enjoy!

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  12. can you use the shower creams in your hair?

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    1. I've used this in my hair before now, works fine if a little more difficult to wash out and on a plus doesn't leave my hair as poofy as using lush's shampoos or jellies on it.

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  13. @anonymous -- no shower creams are pretty much shower gels, just a slightly thicker creamy texture. They are not shampoo. I dont think it would do any damage to ur hair ( maybe dry itout slightly) but i dont think it would give hair a good cleanse like shampoo does.

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  14. I bought some of this today. Normally I wouldn't have given this a second look, but based on this review I gave it a sniff. Oh my days! It's incredible. The scents that are here are usually those I am really not keen on, but somehow magic happens when the combine in the bottle. So made up! Incidentally I went on a massive Lush haul today not unlike your oxford Street videos, haha! Thanks for the great blog.

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  15. I dislike the concept of shower creams, because they look like paint. I loved Lush for natural ingredients even in shower products from which your skin will benefit, but lathering such 'shower cream' doesn't feel right for my senses.

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  16. The LOM solid perfume is coming to the kitchen next week!! 😊

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