It's fair to say that I didn't even have to use this product to know that it would be one I was going to fall in love with. While there have been an impressive number of new products released over the last couple of years, and many incredible new fragrances to experience, it's safe to say that Lord Of Misrule has made the biggest impression on both myself and the Lush community as a whole.
Ultimately, patchouli is probably my favourite ingredient that Lush use. There is something so spicy and exotic, yet so succulently fruity about the component, that I am immediately captivated by near enough any cosmetic that features it as a key note. When you consider the likes of Karma, Blue Skies And Fluffy White Clouds, and of course our aforementioned fragrance, it's obvious that Lush utilise the properties of this plant so incredibly well. All three of the above smells have, what I would deem as, 'timeless' qualities - aromas that leave a lasting impression both sensually and and mentally.
Although I seldomly use body conditioners in my daily routine, I recognise the merits that the format holds, and ever since this product arrived through my door, it has been a key feature in my morning showers. To say that my skin has benefitted from this is an understatement, and I now cannot imagine how I could survive a day without pampering myself with this liquid gold.
Lord Of Misrule Body Conditioner is as beautiful as it sounds, for those in love with the original bath bomb or shower cream. Offering up a combination of patchouli, black pepper and vanilla, this sensual aroma is as well-rounded as it is indulgent; beautiful as it is unique.
From the tub, you can immediately detect the dry, earthy components of the patchouli. This gives the product a spicy element, that comes across as both rich and wholesome on the senses. The black pepper can also be detected alongside the patchouli, and it adds a delicate element of heat whilst not being too strong to overpower the other smells.
Alongside this is the vanilla absolute intertwined with a note of cocoa butter. While you wouldn't normally detect the latter ingredient, due to it not being found in any of the other Lord Of Misrule-scented products, it is very much a part of the scent in this one. Together, these ingredients offer a very creamy, thick and sultry aroma - one that mimics the Lord Of Misrule fragrance family, while also maintaining something a little different about it at the same time. It's a comforting, warming smell, and one that has a musky sweetness to it that makes this body conditioner so incredibly special.
As with most of Lush's products, this one is incredibly versatile, and while the £29.95 price tag may seem a little daunting to those unsure of such a big commitment, it is definitely worth the investment. First and foremost, you can use it as Lush intended - as a body conditioner.
After using a gel, jelly or soap to clean yourself with, step out of the flow of the water and apply the product across your skin, as you would a body lotion. It wont lather up, and may disappear really quickly, but this is because it is designed to permeate the skin. The heat from the shower will have opened up your pores and made your skin more susceptible to the butters and oils featured in the ingredients list. Once applied, you can either step back under the flow of the water to rinse your body down, or exit the shower immediately and pat yourself down lightly.
Unlike a body lotion, a conditioner creates a barrier of moisture around your skin, which may feel slightly greasy to some, and might prevent you from being able to apply your clothes until you've given it time to absorb into the skin. I can assure you that this will lessen within the first thirty minutes of application, and you'll feel much better afterwards.
I found that an amount equal to that of a level dessertspoon was enough to coat an entire leg, so you really don't need to use that much each time to get amazing results. Please also be aware that you wont necessarily be able to see the product when you're massaging it across an area of skin as it does tend to absorb really quickly. There is also the fact that lotion is quite thin in consistency - far thinner and less heavy than African Paradise or Ro's Argan. However, this does not mean that you should apply any extra and waste the product - the results after you rinse yourself down will speak for themselves.
Secondly, Lord Of Misrule Body Conditioner works as an excellent shaving foam. Simply apply a small amount across your legs and shave your legs as usual. You'll be left with super-soft skin, and one of the closest shaves you have ever experienced. Finally, you could also use this as a body lotion, as there doesn't appear to be anything featured that could damage or irritate your skin if left on for long periods of time. The only issue I have with this latter method is that it may leave your body feeling rather greasy, so may only work as an intense moisturiser for those who have incredibly dry skin.
While not the strongest impression, this product did leave its scent on my body afterwards, and I was able to top up with my much-loved liquid perfume afterwards. Furthermore, my skin also felt soft, plump and sleek, and pertained a radiant glow about it that remained with me for the entirety of the day and into the night.
Out of all of the current releases in this format, I would say that this is closest to the bath bomb, as they both have a musky, almost powdery element to their fragrance. This is a product that works, and works extremely well. For those who love Lord Of Misrule, this is something that you need to get your hands on - I can honestly say that this is one of the best products to come from the Lush Kitchen, and is now considered a staple member of my bathroom.
Quantitative Ingredients: Water, Organic Jojoba Oil, Glycerine, Fair Trade Organic Cocoa Butter, Fair Trade Shea Butter, Stearic Acid, Cetearyl Alcohol, Triethanolamine, Black Pepper Oil, Patchouli Oil, Vanilla Absolute, *Limonene, Perfume.
2017 Price: £29.95 for 450g.
Year Of Original Release: 2017.
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