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Behold the Wonder of the Dragon's Egg
Lush Dragon's Egg Bath Ballistic
Member Name: CrazyEgg
Lush Dragon's Egg Bath Ballistic
Date: 25/01/13, updated on 31/08/13 (89 review reads)
Advantages: Wonderful moisturising treat
Disadvantages: Leaves rim of gold glitter around the bath tub
Got a Dragon's Egg for Christmas. It was wrapped up in a little paper bag from Lush with a printed label that said "Dragon's Egg". It felt weighty in the palm of my hand and the aroma flooded out through the paper and made a positive statement on my senses. Reminiscent of a candy shop, the sweet smell, the Lush website tells me, is a fresh, citrusy one.
Not living near a Lush store having such a prize in my hand was a rare treat indeed, and one to be savoured and enjoyed.
With Mr CrazyEgg looking after Baby CrazyEgg downstairs, I prepared my bath by filling it with hot water. I determined to get into the bath prior to putting the Dragon's Egg in, so that I could observe it closely for the purposes of review writing. And this is what occurred:
The moment the water made contact with the Dragon's Egg it began to bubble and fizz. I picked it up and the delightful disintegration continued causing a cool, tingly sensation in my fingertips. The heady aroma was very quickly filling the room and creating a sense that one was being pampered. This was not just a bath, it was an event.
"Sorry to interrupt, do you know where the bibs...what are you doing?"
"Behold! A Dragon's Egg!...."
"Sorry, where are the bibs?"
"The bibs are drying in the spare room."
"...Thanks...Doesn't look like an egg to me."
'Doesn't look like an egg? Mr CrazyEgg is right', I thought. It is not egg shaped, but then, some eggs are spherical as this is, and in any case, it is a Dragon's Egg and they are likely to be unusual since they are mystical.
But my focus on sensory analysis had been interrupted and now I was considering the appropriateness of the product name. There was plenty of white fizz, and even some wonderfully moisturising petals of confetti that floated out. But nothing to indicate egg status.
And then... the yolk appeared, exploding out, and the water changed a glorious, rusty autumn orange.
[Eeeeuuuuwww! Must not think of it as real yolk! Must enjoy experience!]
And then sparkly gold glitter began mixing in, and all thoughts of bathing in actual egg yolk subsided. This, I thought, is a brilliant bath product.
It has relaxed me, entertained me, and enlightened me. I always thought that Babth Bombs would be very drying to the skin, because they appear chalky and crumbly. In fact, my skin was moisturised and I was able to shave my legs in the bath without having to apply any additional product. And, I did not cut or nick myself at all.
The Lush site explains, the product is named after a firework, and it certainly was reminiscent of this with explosion and changes of colour. It retails at £3.20, and as it is best experienced by using for one bath only, it is definitely in the treat category, and not something I would use every day.
But if I ever become a millionaire I might. The one downside is that after the bath a ring of dusty gold glitter remained. It was easy enough to remove, but a job I could do without.
Overall, a fantastic bath product.
Summary: Fragrant and fun bath time experience