“ Brand: Yves Rocher / Type: Bath Salt „
I bought a few of these Yves Rocher bath cubes whilst on holiday recently. I have already reviewed the Vanilla version and so thought I would tell you about my experience with the Blackberry version which I have just used.
==What is it?==
This is a small fizzing bath cube, which should be added to your bath to release a blackberry fragrance. When I say small, I do mean small as one of these cubes weighs just 20g. It is part of the Les Plaisirs Nature range and matching shower gel and soap are also available.
==My Experience of using it==
The bath cube is packaged in a bright purple wrapper and looks just like a little sweet - in fact it could easily be something you'd find in a box of Quality Street!
When unwrapped, the cube itself - well I say cube, it's actually rectangular, so more a cuboid - is lilac in colour. Although this product is essentially a similar concept to a bath bomb, the texture of the product is completely different. Whereas a bath bomb tends to be crumbly, this is very much solid and it is not powdery at all.
As soon as I opened this I was hit by a delicious blackberry scent. It smelled absolutely gorgeous and reminded me of Ribena a little bit, so I was really looking forward to trying it out.
When I put this into my bath I found it started to fizz really quickly, unlike the vanilla cube I previously used. It released a plume of colour into the water and turned the bath a beautiful shade of purple. When I initially put this into the water there was an initial burst of blackberry fragrance. This soon disappeared however and didn't linger, which was really disappointing. Although the product is very small, I still hadn't expected the scent to disappear like this, as with the vanilla one I'd used previously the scent stayed really strong for a long time.
Other than changing the colour of the water to purple, this didn't seem to do anything else. I don't think it had any skin softening properties and I don't believe it contains any essential oils or anything like that, so I didn't especially find it relaxing to use.
==Price and availability==
One of these 'cubes' costs £1.50, although I paid a bit less since I bought it in France where it is made. Yves Rocher products are not widely available and so this can only be purchased via mail order or online at www.yves-rocher.co.uk
==To Sum up...==
Overall, it's fair to say I would not recommend this. Although it does smell lovely when it is dry that's the only real positive about it. The only thing it actually seems to do is turn my bath water purple and to be honest £1.50 is too much to pay for one purple bath in my opinion!