Lush Iced Wine Jelly Review
I never really liked Jello. I commonly associate it with hospitals and horror movies. I mean do you really want to eat something that wriggles? Who knows what lays beneath all that. I bet if you left it on a table long enough it would slide right off under the guise that it was simply left out too long but we all know it’s EVIL!
Was The Blob a good upstanding citizen? NO! It almost consumed Steve McQueen and it did consume a mechanic, a janitor, and a bar room full of late night drinkers! HORROR! Why should you trust Jello in your stomach with a track record like that or for that matter in your shower!
Lush Iced Wine Jelly recently made its way into my shower. I’ve tried Lush Jelly in the past and I def don’t trust ’em but I can’t deny some of them smell oh so gorgeous but I bet that masks an evil good nature.
Hopefully I won’t be consumed in the shower while I use it….if I am, remember me fondly would you?
A wriggly, jiggly mass that you can use in your shower as a shampoo or shower “jelly”.
So yes, indeed, Lush Jelly is indeed a jello-blob-like substance that can be used as a shower gel or a shampoo. Lush suggests crushing it up in your hair and scrubbing away or using some on your body. It’s basically just a shower gel in a less than conventional format.
Now Lush Iced Wine Jelly is a new, limited edition fragrance for the Holidays. This one is made from grapes with grapefruit and bergmot oils and sweet notes of seaweed infusion. It was inspired by Canadian Ice Wine and Lush deems it a tropical treat for the shower because it’s creator had tasted mangoes, passion fruit, and other tropical fruits in her glass of wine. The base of the jelly is actually created with real wine and fresh gape infusion.
All this discussion of a fruity, tropical concoction had me all kinds of excited!
It’s not for me sadly.
I’m not even sure what I am smelling. At first sniff there is a definitely alcohol note which reminds me of cough syrup but not in a good way. There is a very, very faint underlay of fruit but the problem is the amount of alcohol added to blend simply dominates the entire blend. It’s also very strong and overpowering and LINGERS all kinds of crazy on skin. At first I was kinda getting a strange alcoholic patchouli buzz from it for some reason, seriously, you can get drunk off the scent alone but after a while I realized it was a bit of the seaweed that had crept into all that alcohol. The scent isn’t particularly unpleasant once you get used to it but some may find it disturbing and a bit weird if they never tried Lush products before. It’s really a scent you have to experience yourself.
Those who like products from Lush such as Creamy Candle Melt, Ma Bar, Sex Bomb, Etc…probably won’t like Lush Iced Wine as I felt it falls into the more herbal, darker realms of Lush with the likes of Karma. I wouldn’t say I don’t like it but I wouldn’t say I love it either.
Now if you’ve never used a Lush Jelly before you might be a tad confused how to use them. Basically you break a piece off or squeeze it off and you can squash it before your hands and rub it all over your body or your hair. I find swooshing it in a shower puff works best as you’ll get the best lather from it and it won’t fall down the drain, speaking of which….
My main beef with Lush Jelly has always been that most of it ends up down the drain rather than on my body so it’s definitely a little difficult to work with and a traditional shower gel would be way easier but than you’d kinda take away from the novelty and fun of the product eh?
- Boozy scent lovers (if you like the smell of alcohol or cocktails this is for you)!
- Anyone wanting to have a little fun in their shower (the product is kinda fun to work with if you never tried it before but can get irritating when it washes down the drain in large chunks that fall off your body).
- Anyone who isn’t keen on strong scents that smell a bit off (if you like sweeter or fruity blends and expect this to smell as such you might be disappointed because it has a very dominate note of alcohol which at first sniff isn’t pleasant).
- Anyone who wants to get the most bang for their buck (Lush Jelly is a product that sometimes wastes money since it’s difficult to work with in the shower and slides down the drain in large chunks).
I wasn’t particularly thrilled with Lush Iced Wine Jelly because I thought it would be a more fruity, tropical experience. The smell is tolerable and I can probably get through the jar I have but I wouldn’t re-order again in the future as it’s not a truly pleasant sensory experience to my nose and in some cases a bit yuk.
Anyone try it?
What did you think?
This product was purchased by the Muse for review purposes.
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