Ladies Who Lush

Yes, I know it’s not just the ladies who like Lush, but I cannot resist a pun.

So. Lush! I love it! And I know lots of other people who also love it. But not until I started reading makeup/cosmetics blogs and forums did I realize that opinions were as polarized as they are on this controversial topic. But they are! There are apparently people out there who think that Lush products are TOO SMELLY. There are even–it’s true–people who believe that Lush products smell BAD.

Yes! Smell BAD! Consider my pearls clutched!

I love Lush. I love everything of theirs I’ve ever tried. Well, almost everything. I didn’t love this, which might mean that I’m not as open-minded about patchouli as I could be. It instantly takes me back to this one particular head shop in Boulder, and it’s a scent that I feel is much better suited to head shops in Boulder than to my bathroom in Long Beach.

But I really love most of their stuff. I’ve tried lots of Lush things–soaps, lotions, scrubs, solid fragrances, body butters, dusting powders, I’m about to give a few of their skin care products a whirl–and I just keep coming back to the bath products. I love anything that smells sweet and desserty, and they have those fragrances in spades. My favorites?

Speaking of MMM Melting Marshmallow Moment, here’s something that Lush does that irks me a little bit: they use the same fragrance across multiple products but don’t call them the same thing. Or, if not the same fragrance, very similar fragrances. For instance, is it just me, or do MMM Melting Marshmallow Moment and Bubble Gum lip scrub both smell like Snow Fairy, which smells the same as The Godmother soap? I might be wrong about this, but I think they’re all the same scent, in which case, I wish they would give them all the same name and be done with it. (Come to think of it, the Think Pink bath bomb is the same fragrance as Rock Star soap, which I believe is also the same fragrance as Candy Fluff dusting powder. Why, Lush? Whyyyyy?) They could even, like the good people at Haus of Gloi, go a step further and let you shop by scent. Wouldn’t that be nice?

But I’ll forgive them their categories weirdness as long as they keep producing their incredible-smelling, highly moisturizing bath stuff. I spend a LOT of time in the bath–ask anyone–well, ask anyone who knows me–so I’m constantly on the lookout for bath products that really moisturize. And Lush stuff REALLY moisturizes. You know when you use a high-quality bubble bath or bath bomb, and you can just tell by the way it makes the water feel that your skin won’t be dry when you get out? That’s how Lush stuff is. I can’t get enough of it.

And disagree with me if you will, but there IS something addictive about the fragrances. I don’t know what it is … it’s like they all have this common undertone of CRACK SMELL that makes you want more, more, MOOOOOORE, until you have a whole shelf in your medicine cabinet devoted only to Lush, and you grow increasingly antsy as it starts to get depleted, until one day you lose all semblance of self-control and place an order that costs more than your monthly car insurance bill, which is pretty impressive considering how high your premiums have been since an old boyfriend totaled your car. OK, maybe that’s just me.

So, now that it’s perfectly clear that I’m Team Lush all the way, tell me … what are your thoughts on Lush? Tried it? Not tried it? Addicted? Not interested? One of those “Lush is smelly” people? Have another favorite bath/body line?

Published in: on September 5, 2010 at 11:58 am  Leave a Comment  
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