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      21.05.2010 21:47
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      Will not be purchsing again.

      WOW!!
      I was attracted to this soap for its blindingly, bright neon yellow colour and the strong lemony zangy fragrance! I love the translucency of the soap. Im not normally one for all the plain soaps really; i prefer the feature soaps - u know, with bits of flowers, sparkles, fruit, decorations. etc. But i have to say that i was really attached to this product! And im not one for citrus-y stuff, either.
      I purchased a 150g chunk and couldn't wait to try it. When i used it, the scent was so overpowering when i took off the wrapper it filled the whole room up with its zesty tang. As soon as it hit the water, however, it was a case of.. "What scent?" Yes, despite its overwhelming fragrance, i was very disapointed that as soon as it comes into contact with water, the frangrance seems to disappear.
      This is one of the soaps that lathers up really well and because of the smell, you can kind of guess that it will be quite abrasive on your skin too. I would deffinately steer well clear if you suffer with sore sensitive skin as this can make it worse. I found it was quite drying because the lemons in it are meant to zap the zits. Considering i don't usually get bad spots on my body, this was obviously not a soap meant to be. Well, for me anyway.

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      18.05.2009 11:43
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      fantastic smelling very yellow soap

      This review is a tribute to the disappearing products (hopefully it will be back).

      B Scent (or B Scent Electro) was originally a Be Never Too Busy To Be Beautiful soap (this is the posher and fancier sister company of Lush). I bought it first when it appeared on the Lush website as a summer guest soap, but it lasted much longer than one summer and I got used to it being there. But I have just discovered that the B scent soap is not just gone from the Lush's guest soap list but also doesn't seem to be available on the B Never site.

      This is a cause for mourning from me as this soap is in my top-three most favourite Lush soaps (Karma and Tiptoe Through Tulips are the other two). And I have just put the last piece out in the bathroom.

      Anyway, to the product.

      It looks truly lurid: it's an electric, fluorescent yellow colour and the colour doesn't disappear when using it - if used extensively it would probably stain a cheap plastic bath. This is the only aspect of B Electro that I dislike. Everything else is wonderful.

      It's a translucent soap and as far as Lush soaps go, it's quite a solid one. It lathers well and it doesn't dry out hands to much (although, as all soaps, it does a bit).

      But this is all almost completely irrelevant in comparison to the smell. The scent of B Electro is among the most gorgeous, sophisticated, unusual, beautiful fragrances I have ever encountered, and it's probably the best scented soap I have used.

      The ingredients include the mysterious "perfume" but also grapefruit and fennel oils and rose and jasmine absolute. I love rose and I love jasmine, I like fennel and I don't mind well blended citrus fragrances. None of these is clearly detectable in the scent: they blend beautifully into a mixture that's fresh and floral, but by no means girly or childish.

      I use it mostly as a hand soap, and the scent lingers for quite a while, without being as overpoweringly present as for example the one of Karma soap. It *IS* heavily scented though - but then if you don't like strong smells, you won't like any of Lush's bath or shower products.

      Highly recommended - please Lush, bring it back!

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      25.01.2009 22:37
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      Not much good as a soap

      This is one of Lush's more expensive soaps and is a guest from their sister company Never Too Busy To Be Beautiful. Their guest soaps are only ever around for a short time, which can be really annoying if you particularly like one. This one, I do particularly like!
      It's a fluorescent bright yellow in colour and isn't one of their creamy ones. In fact if I didn't like the smell so much, I wouldn't use it because it hardly lathers at all - it's rather like washing with a nice-smelling lego brick!
      I think it smells like lemons with an undertone of dark chocolate. It's the same smell as Be Never Too Busy To Be Beautiful's "B" scent. I loved the smell of this so much that I went and ordered the "B" scent straight away!
      This isn't very good value, and pretty useless as a soap - but I still love it! ( But only for the smell!!)

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        08.01.2009 17:44
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        Ok to look at not great to use.

        I have to admit to buying the Lush B Electro soap purely because of its beautiful bright yellow colour and really that is about all it has going for it.

        Unlike many of the girls on here I am not a Lush addict, yes I use some of their products but I tend to use a lot of designer body washes and things rather than Lush.

        Having said that, Lush do some fantastic products, this just does not happen to be one of them. It is neon yellow and looks a stunning soap to display in your bathroom and it also smells beautiful when it is being used but the smell lingers in the air rather than on the skin, so the bathroom benefits but you do not.

        I have soaped my entire body with this in the shower and once out and dry there is no hint of it on me yet if you return to the bathroom any time in the next few hours you can smell it in the air.

        It lathers up ok but not as well as some of the other Lush soap bars that I have used and although it is said to be unisex, I have my doubts many men would want to use it s the smell is still a bit sweet and girly.

        It left my skin feeling fine after use so it did not lose points in that department I think really it is just the lack of a rich creamy lather and the fact that the scent doesn't stay on the skin that lets this down for me.

        It is one of the most expensive soap bars I have purchased from Lush yet it is nowhere near the best, at £3.50 for a 100g bar, it is certainly one that I will not buy again nor would I be in a hurry to recommend to others!

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          19.09.2008 16:36
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          Not such an electrofying soap after all

          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.

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            14.09.2008 12:28
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            If you have oily skin this would probably be great for you

            This bright yellow Lush soap is only available for a limited time so of course I had to try it! It smells really good like a big grapefruit that has been dipped in aniseed!!!

            It is a very cheerful colour and the vibrant smell seems to give you a bit of a lift especially on a Monday morning. I took this one in to work, as I have so many at home and the other half was starting to whinge about the number of times Lush creeps up on the bank statement!

            It has replaced the dodgy bar of unmentionable that has been in the office cloakroom for ages and everyone has commented on how lovely it is. They all liked it and everyone has commented on how good the cloakroom smells and how lovely and soft their hands are.

            I found it to be very refreshing but it did tend to dry my hands out a bit - I felt the need to put moisturiser on after I had used it to stop my hands going all tight and horrible.

            All in all I did like it but it won't be on my repeat buy list - but hey you have to try everything once, otherwise you will probably miss out on the next great thing, unfortunately for me this wasn't it!

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            24.08.2008 23:21
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            okay as a hand soap but not as lovely as I like my soaps to be.

            I have had the B Electro soap in my Lush collection for a while, I got it as part of a sample pack and the 10g piece has just been sat there as to be honest I have not really felt the urge to use it because it doesn't look as yummy as most of the Lush soaps.

            B Electro is fluorescent yellow and is quite uninteresting in comparison to the range of weird and wonderful pretty things which flow from the doors of Lush. This costs £3.50 for 100g making it one of the most expensive soaps from Lush. Lush regard this as guest soap. I think this makes perfectly good hand soap but in my bath I prefer something more interesting.

            I did try B Electro in the bath, it is reasonable in that is bubbles well and is one of the harder Lush soaps so it does not melt away too quickly. B Electro emits a citrus fragrance which smells very lemony to me although it does not contain any, the scents in this soap are grapefruit, jasmine and rose, I can not smell any jasmine or rose in it though.

            To be honest there is not a great deal to say about this soap it seems very simplistic, one thing I found a bit annoying was the bright yellow sticky residue around the bath. I have put the remainder of this soap in the kitchen for hand washing as it does smell very clean and is perfect for giving your hands a scrub after cooking, especially when using garlic or onion, this soap works well for getting rid of the smell.

            I do love a soap which has moisturising properties and leave my skin feeling soft and smooth, B Electro does not have these properties which is the main reason I do not find this to be suitable for using in the bath.

            The ingredients in this soap, as advertised on the Lush website are -

            Water (Aqua)
            Propylene Glycol
            Rapeseed oil
            Sunflower oil
            Coconut oil (Brassica napus)
            Helianthus annuus
            Cocos (nucifera)
            Sodium Coco-Sulfate
            Sodium Stearate
            Sodium Hydroxide
            Perfume ,
            Fennel Oil (Foeniculum vulgare)
            Grapefruit Oil (Citrus grandis)
            Jasmine Absolute (Jasminum officinale)
            Rose Absolute (Rosa centifolia)
            Sodium Chloride
            Benzyl Salicylate
            Geraniol
            Farnesol
            Benzyl Benzoate
            Citronellol
            Limonene
            Colour 59040
            Colour 42090
            Colour 45350
            Colour 45410

            I won't be going out and buying this soap but I will use what is left of it for hand washing as it does its job as soap, but that's as far as it goes. I do think this soap is over priced at £3.50 for 100g as Lush do around 25 other gorgeous soaps which cost considerably less and are much more lovely, this soap is in the top 5 most expensive Lush soaps and it really isn't anything special.

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              26.07.2008 10:19
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              Don't love it, don't hate it, wouldn't buy it again!

              Amongst the many samples in my Lush goodie bag that I received recently was a new "guest soap" -meaning it won't be around forever or it is for your guests to use - interpret as you wish as both are true. It's here just for the summer, and Lush say it will make your guests smell so delicious you'll want them to stay forever.

              It's called B Electro and Electro it certainly is! When I first opened this stuff I was shocked by how intensely neon yellow it is, which I loved because I love anything bright and colourful. The photo on the website really doesn't give you any idea, this is so bright it looks glow in the dark. It really is very funky and very "now"!

              The soap itself is very hard. Some Lush soaps are accused of being mushy, some are 'normal soap' consistency (Rock Star) but this stuff is solid as a brick. Try as you might you won't get any lather out of this stuff. Or at least I didn't. On the plus side it would last roughly forever, as you don't seem to be using any up.

              Lush say it has an attention grabbing fragrance, which I would have to disagree with. It smelt nice, and fresh and quite summery but the scent didn't linger on your skin at all. It made the bathroom smell quite nice when we were using it but we were using it in a caravan bathroom that was roughly the size of this computer screen so that's not saying much. The scent itself was unisex which meant it was good for taking away for myself, my daughter and my boyfriend to use. It's good that it is gentle enough for my daughter to use, funky enough for me to like, and not too girly for my boyfriend to use.

              That said it wasn't entirely useful. Due to it really not wanting to lather at all, this would be rendered useless in trying to shower with. We used it for washing our hands and that was all. It was okay but nothing special.

              By the end of the two weeks it didn't look like it had been touched as hardly any product seems to actually transfer to your skin.

              I'm not sure if I brought it home, I presume I did but if I have I've yet to bother unpacking it which says quite a lot. It was all right but it definitely wasn't something I loved or would rush to buy again. This was the sort of product that would justify the usual Lush comment of "it's just SOAP" by my boyfriend, who in most cases, doesn't understand it's far from just soap but in this case would be right in saying so.

              That's not to say this soap lacks the ingredients that makes Lush products so special. Far from it. As well as the usual soap bases they use of Rapseed oil, Sunflower oil and Coconut oil there is; Fennel oil, Grapefruit Oil, Jasmine Absolute and Rose Absolute! With so many great things in it in theory this soap should be great for the skin!

              Rapeseed oil makes the skin feel soft and can be particularly good for dry skin. Sunflower oil is packed full of vitamins A, D and especially E and many minerals such as; calcium, zinc, potassium, iron and phosphorus. It's great at moisturizing, soothing and softening the skin. It protects the skin, has a healing affect and can help with skin diseases. Coconut oil is an excellent moisturizer and skin softener.

              Fennel oil helps prevent wrinkles and treat skin disorders as well as having a cleansing and tonic action on the skin. Grapefruit oil is astringent, antibacterial and antiseptic so perfect for banishing any germs, and also has uplifting antidepressant qualities so is perfect as a pick me up. Jasmine Absolute is also antiseptic and can help with depression so would work well along the Grapefruit oil to give the mood a lift and at the same time is good for treating dry skin. Finally Rose Absolute is great for mature skin and again is used for treating depression and balancing emotions.

              As you can see in theory this soap should be great. It smells nice, has good cleansing and nourishing properties and should create an uplifting atmosphere when used.

              Unfortunately the problem is the soap is set so solid that the skin doesn't seem to benefit from any of the ingredients although it also doesn't negatively react, it definitely isn't drying.

              As for it uplifting the mood, I think it would take more than a bar of soap to uplift the mood stuck in a caravan in "sunny" (ahem) France.

              At £3.50 for 100g this is the most expensive Lush soap (alongside Karma, Ooh La La) and for me it was the most disappointing out of the admittedly few I've tried.

              As a freebie, it was okay, there was nothing I particularly disliked about it (other than it didn't seem to lather or cream on the skin whatsoever) but there are so many other choices available at Lush that this wouldn't be one I'd recommend anyone to buy.

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              The Scandinavians say that guests are like fish; after three days they start to smell / The new guest at Lush, B Scent Electro Soap, is a bit different / It smells gorgeous from start to finish / It's only around for the summer season so take advantage of its intoxicatingly stimulating head-turning, attention-grabbing fragrance and grab a chunk while it lasts: grapefruit and jasmine, rose and fennel / Wonderful stuff / Give a slice to each of your guests and they'll smell so delicious you'll want them to stay for ever / (So on second thoughts, maybe you should ration it / )