19 April 2018

Sweetheart Soap

I'm beginning to realise that I'm not much of a 'girly-girl' when it comes to fragrances. Since I was little, I knew I would never be one to wear high heels or plaster on the make up, but I always assumed I would still appreciate most other female-orientated activities. However, working my way through Lush's catalogue has seen me find solace in the most unexpected fragrances and turn a nose up at the ones I thought I would have enjoyed. This soap was one such item.

Sweetheart is a limited edition soap that Lush released for their 2012 Valentine's Day range and has been described by the company as 'one of the most sensual soap creations to ever emerge from the Lush labs'. With a description like that, I was expecting great things and was disappointed to find that this soap was not very much to my liking. 

Firstly, the white chunk that greeted me when I peeled back the wrapper was rather disappointing. I know not to judge a product by it's cover, but it wasn't something I was immediately bowled over by. The design of this soap is a combination of white and pale pink but unfortunately my chunk didn't have any of the latter colour, making it rather boring to look at. 

With a sensual blend of jasmine, mandarin and vanilla, this is one of the lighter scented soaps - offering a soft and rather sexy aroma without being too overpowering. You can smell the mandarin straight away here and the jasmine is equally as strong, complimenting each other wonderfully. The addition of sandalwood gives this product a musky and slightly more sophisticated scent that helps to pad out the overall aroma of this soap.  
While I can appreciate the appeal of this fragrance, I think the sandalwood and jasmine is a little too strong and I think the mandarin note should have been intensified somewhat. 

Sweetheart is a very soft soap and the inclusion of both rapeseed and coconut oil means that it produces a rather oily foam in the shower. The soap is very easy to lather up and offers users a rich creamy gel to clean themselves with. This gel moisturises and nourishes the skin wonderfully and leaves a gentle sweet floral scent on your skin for a while after showering. 

Unfortunately, it's soft consistency and the abundance of lather it creates, means that this soap doesn't last very long and I found a 100g block only lasted me a little over two weeks. While I patted it down between uses, it's just one of those soaps that diminishes very quickly when wet.    

Although it's a very luxurious soap and a favourite for those who appreciate feminine fragrances, it didn't make enough of an impression to make me buy this again. I would much rather Lush bring back Willow Soap or Oh La La as I found them more to my liking. However, fans of Love Bird's Soap or anything in the Silky Underwear range, will no doubt appreciate the jasmine-orientated aroma here. 

Quantitative Ingredients: Water, Propylene Glycol,Rapeseed Oil and Coconut Oil, Sodium Stearate, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Titanium Dioxide,Perfume, Jasmine Absolute, Sandalwood Oil,Vanilla Absolute,Glycerine, Sodium Chloride, EDTA,Tetrasodium Etidronate,Sodium Hydroxide,Hydroxycitronellal,*Limonene, *Linalool,Colour 14700, Colour 17200, Colour 45410.

Vegan?: Yes.