I remember exactly where I was when I caught the news about Lush Oxford Street. Stuck in my co-worker’s Nissan Micra in traffic on Church Street. Scrolling through the gorgeous product imagery and coverage on my phone from the lucky bloggers who visited on launch day, I was totally transfixed. It was the only thing getting me through the day, until I found out they were exclusives. My co-worker Hannah, who I car share with, said she’s never seen anyone look so depressed.
Literally everyone in the office knows I’m an absolute Lush nut. I’ll present people with bathbombs, stream off knowledge of various ingredients and generally gush about the products on a daily basis.
So when this landed on my desk, I was so surprised! My team mates Hannah & Megan had gone on a little secret mission to track down a bathbomb for me, how amazing are they!?
Megan just happened to be in London for a photo shoot and Hannah sent her traipsing down Oxford Street (sorry, Megan)!
This bathbomb is exclusive to Oxford Street and currently there are no plans for this to escape. It has an intoxicating smell that seems to sit somewhere in between fresh and musky. I know these both contrast one another, but upon breathing a lung full of green bathbomb dust it all becomes one incredible smell.
I can’t liken it to any other Lush perfume. It’s lot deeper and more intense than Smuggler’s Soul, but it definitely has that distinct green finish. It’s a real rich scent that lingers on the skin and still smells incredible when diluted in the water. Filling every inch of your bathroom with forest fragrance, spilling out into your whole home.
One thing I’ve noticed about the Oxford Street exclusives is they seem to have more of a ‘luxury’ feel to them. I thought that they had more colouring in them as they’re much more theatrical in the bath, but Richard at the Manchester Arndale store explained that they’ve actually been experimenting with more natural dyes.
This bathbomb definitely left its mark on my bath, but you’ll be pleased to know it didn’t stick around for long. There was also a huge build up of glitter, which definitely gave this bathbomb a decadent edge.
Whilst the Guardians of the Forest bathbomb is an Oxford Street exclusive, these ones have recently sneaked out across all UK stores…
I practically raced down on launch day after work to get one of almost everything. I’ll be reviewing them all in one huge post, so make sure you follow me on Twitter for updates!