Review │ The Experimenter bath bomb by Lush

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Today's post is a review of The Experimenter bath bomb by Lush.

Close up photo of The Experimenter bath bomb by Lush

Ever since the opening of the new Lush shop on Oxford Street and seeing all the absolutely beautiful new products, I was craving The experimenter bath bomb, So when Lush announced that they would be taking it from an exclusive product that you could only get in the Oxford street shop and making it available in other lush stores, I was over the moon! The experimenter, Intergalactic and frozen all became priorities on my Lush list. I knew that as soon as they became available in the Lush Buchanan street store that I would be scooping them up and that is exactly what I done. Lush have described this bath bomb as a "bath time motion picture" and that is exactly what it is. With this bath bomb sporting 5 amazing colours; Flamingo pink, white, gold and blue with purple in the middle it's no wonder it's so eye catching. There is glitter throughout which excites me to no end as I am such a fan of the bath bombs that have glitter in them by lush, they always add that but of dazzle to your bath and I feel like princess when I emerge from the water covered in the sparkles.

Close up photo of The Experimenter bath bomb by Lush in a girls hand

The experimenter is definitely unique, from its scent to its design it’s an all-round one-off bath bomb in my opinion. Naturally all I thought about before I managed to purchase this bath bomb, was the smell. I wondered what scent would go with this extravagant bath bomb and how much I would love it. Because the experimenter looks absolutely fantastic, I automatically thought there would be an even better smell to combat this. The scent reminded me of an old neighbour I used to have called Liz. She was a lovely old woman, always dressed in Victorian dresses and shoes and had the most distinctive smell, this bath bomb is her. It is the exact same smell and I was instantly transported to a day when I was in her house and she gave me a bunch of vintage shoes and jewellery, I would also compare this bath bomb scent to one of those a male would have in their washing products. So far this bath bomb is just ticking all the boxes for me. The scent is made up from Tonka absolute, vetiver oil and fare trade vanilla absolute which I think all ties together nicely. For me this bath bomb is one of their stronger scented ones so if you don't like heavy scents, I can't image you would like this one.  

The Experimenter bath bomb by Lush in water

I was really excited to see how this bath bomb would turn out, at first I was a little hesitant to put this bath bomb into the water as I didn't want to use it due to thinking it was too pretty in looks, but I knew I had to use it so in the water it went.

As soon as this bath bomb hit the water the fun began, amazing colours started to flow from it, swirling around in the water, filling the bath with such vibrant colours, it looked as though I had just poured so many paints into the bath. I was very impressed by this and lush are not wrong in describing it as a "bath time motion picture" because it really does outshine all the other bath bombs I had used to date. (I say had as you have yet to see my review on the intergalactic bath bomb) in terms of vivid colours and amazing patters this really does win me over. I just couldn't take my eyes off of it and ended up taking about 25 pictures... OOPSE! I also noticed that there was popping candy oozing from the bath bomb which was a lovely little surprise as I didn't know there was any in this bath bomb, I could hear it crackling away in the water, uplifting my mood. (I was so impressed with this bath bombs performance that I shouted Grant into the bathroom to see it... He wasn't interested or quite excited as I was)

I noticed that the scent was becoming more prominent as the bath bomb was fizzing away in the water and I remember thinking that I wish that it smelled a little more sweet as I really started to dislike it filling the air with such a heavy aroma but I just put it to the back of my mind and I soon forgot about the smell altogether.

After the bath bomb had fully dissolved which didn't take long at all I found, (well the white part went on for ages) the water was very dark and not at all what I expected to be left with after the wonderful display that the bath bomb had performed in the water. I expected some sort of purple or blue if I'm honest but was left with a murky dark grey if anything, I was rather disappointed with the end result to say the least but I still got to experience an amazing display of colours before and so I guess that made up for it, while it was oozing all the beautiful colours I remember thinking to myself that I felt as if I was in the 70s/80s with the beautiful patters and the contrasting colours. In my notes I took at the time I have the word "hippy" written down which I'm rather confused at as I didn't write anything else to go with it but looking at the pictures now I completely understand why I would write something like that although I think "psychedelic" would have made much more sense

The Experimenter bath bomb by Lush in water

Overall, I was fairly impressed with this bath bomb, the display was mesmerising, and the scent was very potent but one negative point for me was how my skin felt afterwards. When it comes to Lush bath bombs I always expect my skin to feel moisturised, soft and hydrated afterwards and up until this point I have always been left with a great result in that respect but I did feel like this bath bomb was more of a visual one rather than being a great help for my skin. I didn't feel like the water was as smooth as it normally is after a bath bomb nor did I feel a difference to my skin. Now it may just be me that experienced this, but it brought my score on the experimenter down a little. But don't let that put you off this bath bomb, just co bath it with a bubble bar and you will be good to go as it is a really fun bath bomb to use.

The Experimenter bath bomb by Lush in water

So what do Lush say?

(Oh, go on two then.) This is your ticket to your own bathtime motion picture. Lush brought you The Experimenter video, now we're giving you the chance to stage your own enthralling saga in real, full colour smell-o-vision.

If you're looking for adventure... you'll find it in The Experimenter, starring vibrant colour, popping candy and Fair Trade vanilla absolute from near the Rwenzori mountains in Uganda.
An enigmatic and comforting romance of... deep, complex vetivert notes that enthrall your senses before creamy vanilla and tonka provide a sweet antidote.
It's everything you've always wanted to do ... and with a plethora of five bright colours, it's the only one you'll ever want to do it with again.

The most thrilling bath number ever staged. It's unbelievable, it's sensational, it's The Experimenter.

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  • Sodium Bicarbonate
  • Citric Acid
  • Perfume
  • Popping Candy
  • Vetivert Oil
  • Tonka Absolute
  • Fair Trade Vanilla Absolute
  • Cream of Tartar
  • Titanium Dioxide
  • Sodium Laureth Sulfate
  • Lauryl Betaine
  • *Coumarin
  • *Limonene
  • *Eugenol
  • *Linalool
  • Calcium Sodium Borosilicate
  • Tin Oxide
  • Gold Glimmer Lustre
  • Colour 42090
  • Colour 45410
  • Colour 45350

The Experimenter bath bomb by Lush in the water

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