“ Brand: Marks & Spencers / Foam / Type: Bath Melt/Foam / Subcategory: Foam / Butter / What it does: Enricheses „
When I spotted this cocoa butter and vanilla bath foam at the price of a pound usually in Marks & Spencers but on offer as a buy one get half price I stocked up on many items from the range, some for myself and some for stocking fillers for other people as two lots of toiletries for the mere price of £1.50 would have once been unthinkable at a store such as Marks & Spencers!
This one I actually got in both the foam bath and the cream bath. I didn't do a sniff test but usually adore vanilla whiffs so took a punt on them basically and was left wishing that I'd took a sniff prior to purchasing them, so take a hint and smell before you buy just to check you like this!
The bottle the bath foam comes in is see-through plastic one with a frosted white coloured plastic lid to the top of it that simply twists on and off with ease and then on the front of the bottle there is a photograph of what I think it is cocoa bean and we are told that it is Essential Extracts Cocoa Butter & Vanilla Foam Bath and the size is stated which is 500ml and the only size I have seen this available to purchase in. On the back of the bottle other information listed includes being told a bit about the product and how to use it, the ingredients are fully listed and contact details for Marks & Spencers are given. Its a very simple if not cheap looking bottle of product this one but it is part of the Marks And Spencers more economical range but its informative enough etc anyway.
The Bath Foam:
This is a gel like bath foam and peachy in colour and you only need a small amount in the water and under running taps to get some white froth going on. Scent wise I really wasn't impressed with this at all and was expecting something that had a strong and creamy aroma of vanilla and cocoa to it......this doesn't and has no warmth to it either. To me this has a sort of cheap light floral aroma to it and in fact if I was to smell this and not know what it was that is what I would guess it was and nothing to do with vanilla or cocoa at all!
This doesn't make the bath water particularly soft, the aroma is not nice and/or relaxing and it offered no skin benefits to me at all though the foam did stay put for a good hour.
Luckily though the scent of this in that case doesn't linger on the skin for long at all which I am grateful for and this is simply gets a huge thumbs down from me on every level. What a disappointment from Marks!
Only available in Marks And Spencers stores.
Recently one of my friends visited Marks and Spencer, and had a look at some of the discounted products. She brought me back this bottle of Cocoa Butter and Vanilla Bath Foam which was apparently reduced to just £1!
The bottle is made of clear plastic, which is always good as it means you can see how much of the product is left inside, and so you should never unexpectedly run out of bath foam! The front of the bottle has a picture of a bunch of what I think are vanilla pods. The bottle has a simple screw top lid which is also made of plastic. I think the bottle looks simple and reasonably classy, as though it is aimed at adults, but it is nothing special and could be mistaken for one of the slightly pricier supermarket ranges. It certainly doesn't shout out that it is a premium product the way that some of Marks and Spencer's items do.
The liquid itself is a pale, transparent, orangey gold colour. It is quite attractive and it has a runny consistency that makes it easy to pour out into the bathwater.
After I dispensed some of the liquid into the bath, bubbles began to form. However the total amount of foam was not very high, even though I added quite a large amount of the product, so if you are seeking a very bubbly bath then this might not be the best thing for you. The bubbles were soft though and afterwards my skin didn't feel dry or irritated.
The thing which really lets down this product, however, is the smell. I like my bath foams to smell quite strongly, and to have a scent which relates to the name of the bath foam! Unfortunately I could not pick out either vanilla or cocoa in the smell of this. It actually reminded me of a very stuffy, cheap, floral scent. I didn't like it at all, but luckily the smell didn't remain on me after my bath.
I wouldn't buy this bath foam again. I cannot find this product on the Marks and Spencer website at the moment, so I assume that they may have reduced the last of their stock to sell it off, and that it may have been discontinued. If it has been, it is no real loss to anyone.