“ Brand: Bomb Cosmetics / Type: Soap „
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My husband bought me a Bomb Cosmetics gift set last year and one of the products in it was this Bejewelled soap. I have tried quite a lot of Bomb Cosmetics products and find some are excellent and some are quite poor, so I wasn't sure how much I would like this soap.
As mine was part of a gift set it came wrapped in cellophane. I'm not 100% sure but I believe the soaps come in a brown paper bag when they are purchased in store. The soap itself is a lilac colour with chunks of transparent red soap throughout it, which looks very pretty and they do look like jewels when the soap is held up to the light. There is also a rather shimmery swirl of orangey red throughout the soap which is quite unusual and also rather pretty. As a gift, it was well received and based on looks alone I would be happy to purchase this soap, either for myself or perhaps as a little stocking filler or as part of a beauty hamper for someone else.
The soap is sliced from a larger block, so this meant that when I first began using it, it felt rather uncomfortable to use as it had hard, straight edges. Obviously with use these have worn down and become more rounded, so it feels better to use now.
The official description of this soap taken from the Bomb Cosmetics website is 'A fruity fragrance, floral and sensuous, opens on a bracing accord of blackcurrant, pear, tangerine and blood orange.This mouth-watering opening is followed by ginger blossom, freesia, pittosporum and hibiscus seeds.The woody and sensual end note is composed of Mysore sandalwood, California cedar, vanilla, cashmeran, and musks.'
That does sound extremely luxurious, but I do not share that opinion on the scent myself! The soap has a very luxurious scent to it, I thought perhaps jasmine or ylang ylang at first as it has a sort of deep, oriental fragrance to it. I was very surprised to read of pear, tangerine and blood orange as I had picked up no fruity fragrance whatsoever, however having another sniff, I feel that I can perhaps detect a hint of blackcurrant. The freesia, sandalwood, vanilla and musks are fragrances I can well understand and I would suggest they are stronger than any fruity notes Bomb Cosmetics claim that this soap contains. Despite my feelings that the official description is a little inaccurate, the overall fragrance is lovely. It is fairly feminine, very luxurious and relaxing and it smells to me like a premium product.
On using the soap I find that it lathers up fairly well compared to other Bomb Cosmetics soaps I have used, but still does not go overly bubbly. The scent really comes out when the soap is in use and it feels like a nice product to use.
One problem I have previously found with soaps from this company, is that because they are glycerine based, they will leave my already dry skin feeling tight and uncomfortable. Surprisingly I did not find that to be the case with this soap, it left my skin feeling lovely and soft, did not aggravate dryness whatsoever and left a subtle trace of scent behind on my skin. Despite containing some shimmer, I did not notice that any shimmery particles were left on my skin after use.
Each bar of this soap costs £2.49 from Bomb Cosmetics. It can be purchased directly from the website - www.bombcosmetics.co.uk or the products can be found in many gift shops. Check the website for stockists.
Overall I thought this was a nice soap and it is one I would be happy to use again. I would go as far as saying it is probably the best Bomb Cosmetics soap I've ever used as it wasn't at all drying to my skin as some of the others have been. I would definitely recommend this soap, it gets a full five stars from me.