Product Type: Lush Bath / Shower
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Lush B Electro Soap
Member Name: pink_glitter
Lush B Electro Soap
Advantages: lathers well, funky colour
Disadvantages: slightly drying, fairly subtle scent, one of the more expensive Lush soaps
I bought a bar of B Electro a couple of months back, via the Lush website, but was not particularly impressed with the scent when it arrived, so it has taken me a while to begin using it.
B (short for B never to busy to be beautiful) are Lush's sister company, and B Scent is one of their fragrances. A soap of the same fragrance was made for Lush, and that's how B Electro came about.
The soap is yellow in colour and very bright. I didn't quite realise how bright it would be when I ordered it, but I was nearly blinded when I unwrapped it! It's almost fluorescent, but unlike other Lush soaps, doesn't contain any 'bits'.
The scent of B Electro is unusual. It contains a huge array of essential oils, including fennel oil, grapefruit oil, jasmine absolute, and rose absolute. On paper, I'd make a guess that these would make a very heady cocktail, but in reality I would say that I can only slightly smell the rose, with a little zingyness of grapefruit in there too. Strangely I cannot detect jasmine in it at all. It's certainly not an unpleasant scent, but I can't imagine wearing it as a perfume.
I used the B Cocktail soap, which again used the scent of one of B's perfumes, so expected this to be similar in strength of fragrance, however I was surprised to find that this did not seem to have much smell and was actually quite subtle.
I have been using this as a hand soap in my bathroom, and found it lathers quite well which I was surprised about, as to be honest I hadn't expected it to given that it is made with Lush's palm free base which although good for the environment, doesn't particularly give the lather that Lush soaps used to. The scent becomes a little stronger once you begin to use it, but even so, is still pretty subtle for a Lush product.
Unfortunately I have also found that this soap leaves my hands feeling slightly dry. I would not say they are completely dried out, but there is a slight tightness there for the first 10 minutes or so after washing my hands, which is a bit of a pain in the neck.
This soap costs £3.50 for a 100g bar and can be purchased from Lush or online at www.lush.co.uk
It might be worth noting that this was only around for the summer season and a notice has gone up on the Lush forum that it will be discontinued in September/October time, so if you want to buy one do it now while you still can!
Overall, I was not particularly impressed with this soap. The bright yellow colour does give it a young, funky appearance and I thought it lathered better than some of the other Lush soaps, however the smell is quite subtle, I don't like the slight dryness that it gives my hands, and there's nothing that makes it stand out as being special enough for me to want to buy again.
Summary: Not such an electrofying soap after all