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      31.07.2010 18:56
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      I like it for a hand soap.

      I do like to use Lush's soaps amongst their other products, but it's not something I buy a lot of as they last so long. Once which I have recently tried is Vanilla in the Mist. It costs £3.10 for 100g, which is about the average price for Lush's soap.

      The soap is a deep yellow colour and features pieces of vanilla pod. The soap has a vanilla scent with a hint of caramel and coffee, which makes a change from the very sickly vanilla smell which many soaps this flavour have. I was actually quite surprised when I felt smelt this soap, as it wasn't at all like I was expecting it to be. I was much more musky, and stronger, but it was really nice. You definitely pick out the coffee note and the caramel hint complements the vanilla very well.

      The soap can be used on your hands, face or body and isn't limited to one particular use. If I'm honest, I tend to stick to using this as a hand soap, but I have used it on my body once or twice during showers. It makes a reasonable lather for a soap, but nothing too over the top or crazy. You are able to wash your hands after working the soap over youe palms a couple of times.

      Once I've used the soap I actually feel very clean. I get that squeaky feeling when I touch my skin, and it feels very soft Vanilla is well known for it's moisturising properties, and this soap is no exception. The smell of the soap does linger, particularly if you've used it to wash your hand, but it doesn't stay for an exceptionally long amount of time, and it's only very subtle so shouldn't interfere with any perfumes or fragrances you are wearing.

      Vanilla in the Mist contains:
      Vanilla Pod Infusion (Vanilla planifolia), Propylene Glycol, Rapeseed Oil; Coconut Oil (Brassica napus; Cocos nucifera), Water (Aqua), Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Sodium Hydroxide, Gardenia Extract (Gardenia jasminoides), Perfume, Bergamot Oil (Citrus Aurantium bergamia), Vanilla Absolute (Vanilla planifolia), Cocoa Roasted Extract (Theobroma cacao), Glycerine, Sodium Chloride, EDTA, Tetrasodium Editronate, *Coumarin, *Limonene, *Linalool, Titanium Dioxide (*Occurs naturally in essential oils)

      I really like this soap as a hand soap. It's not something I would use very often on my body, but the scent is actually very nice on your hands. If you're not sure about it you should be able to pick up a tester from Lush.

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      26.07.2010 09:57
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      A big disappointment

      I love vanilla scents so you can imagine my excitement when Lush finally decided to bring out a vanilla range which included vanilla soap.

      The soap costs £3.10 per 100g, so I decided to go to Lush and ask for a sample to make sure I liked it and I am so glad I did because I was so disappointed with this soap.

      To start with, the vanilla scent is practically covered by the smell of coffee (I hate coffee smells). I could barely smell any vanilla at all. The scent of the coffee comes from the fact that Lush uses real coffee extracts and not the synthetic type. It is a very strong smell.

      Again, this soap doesn't overly lather. This isn't a fault with this soap, this is because about 2 years ago, Lush switched their soap bases to palm oil free bases. You can get a lather out of the soap if you use it on a shower puff or something like that but don't expect to get one by just rubbing it over your skin. I did just rub it over my skin to see if the coffee smell ceased and released the vanilla scent Lush had banged on about but it didn't, if anything it made the coffee scent even stronger! But I did notice that my skin did feel smoother and my sun burn didn't seem as sore. Apparently this is because the soap contains vanilla absolute and essential oils which are good for sore skin. This was the only plus in my opinion.

      Don't leave it near white towels or anything which will stain. It will leave a yellow mark which is impossible to get out.

      If you're looking for a true vanilla scented soap, don't go for this. You will be disappointed, I know I was.

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      07.06.2010 12:41
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      Lush Vanilla in the Mist Soap

      Ive finally come to my last Lush soap review at last so now all I have to do is the rest of my Lush reviews LOL sorry for people who arent fans! This is the last soap that I tried from Lush and to be honest I only bought it on a recommendation from one of the staff as I was buying the Vanilla Fountain Bath Ballistc as well and she said the two products go really well together so I decided to give it a try. Ive never been let down by a Lush soap in the past but I have to say this is probably the worst one Ive tried - its not that its terrible it simply just isnt as nice as others Ive tried from the range.

      A 100g bar of this soap will set you back around £3.10 from Lush stores and each bar is just a little bit different. As each 100g piece is cut of a really large bar everyone will end up with a slightly different shape and colour soap. My little bar is a really cute yellow colour but it has little green flecks at the top which remind me of mould so thats a bit off-putting, this certainly isnt the most feminine of all the Lush soaps but its okay I guess. I reckon this soap is more designed for men if Im going on appearance as I think us ladies prefer something a bit girlier.

      Now the smell of this is definately an accquired taste because at times I love and and at other times I find the scent way to strong. The coffee fragrance is definately the strongest and at times I find it to be a little overpowering as you cant smell the other scents as much. When you get the soap wet the other scents do come out a little bit but only a really light smell of vanilla and orange which are both very nice smells but I would have liked them to be a bit stronger or for the coffee scent to be a little lighter. I definately like to use this in the morning as the scent wakes me up for the day and its like having a vanilla latte without having to spend a fortune in Starbucks!

      I dont usually use soaps in the shower because I dont feel like the clean my skin properly and they also tend to leave my skin feeling dry and tight afterwards but this one doesnt at all. My skin always feels dead soft and smooth after Ive used this and it smells fantastic for hours afterwards. I even recommend that people with sensitive skin use this because even though it is scented it wont irratate or annoy your skin at all just clean it whilst softening it and making sure it looks super smooth. I dont think this made as much difference to my skin as other soaps from Lush have so its not the best one I have ever tried by a mile - also combine that with the sometimes overpowering smell and I ahve to knock off two stars. If you like Lush soaps then I reckon you should try this one but there are so many better ones from this range that I would recommenend trying first.

      Thanks For Reading

      x0 Salz 0x

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        14.05.2010 20:16
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        Don't think i would purchase this again.

        I think this smells actually quite unusual to be honest - Its not a nasty unusual but its not a very overly pleasant unusual either. Its a mix between vanilla, caramel and coffee. Lets put it this way: it doesn't smell as good as Vanilla Fountain ballistic or the Vanilla Lotion.
        Personally, i think £3.10 is quite pricey for this soap, especially as there are many other soaps which smell absolutely gorgeous and are a bit cheaper too.
        The soap is a strange yellow/brown, probably where it has been mixed with the coffee and cocoa. When you use it, the lather is all creamy and yellow. The fragrance also rubs off a lot too, but the coffee gets a bit too over powering, and i think that it begins to smell better once the first layer has been all lathered up. It does also lather up a treat too.
        The other downside is that it can stain your bath/sink yellow and also your skin too.

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        14.03.2010 19:06
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        A grown up sweet soap

        Vanilla in the Mist is another foody smelling soap from Lush. It costs £3.10 for 100g which while expensive for soap, is worth it for the quality.

        The soap is a dark yellow colour with vanilla pods embedded in the top. It smells sweet; a combination of vanilla, coffee and caramel with a hint of coconut (only a touch though, and I'm well practised at identifying different notes so you might not pick it out that easily). The scent struck me as far more grown up than the other sweet edible scents that Lush does, probably because of the coffee that takes the edge off and stops it becoming too sickly. It you want to like things like Rock Star and Honey I Washed the Kids but find them a bit too much, this is probably worth a try.

        The soap feels creamy when you use it and it lathers very well. My hands initially felt moisturised after washing them with this, but that feeling didn't last very long. I'd say it's probably non-drying as opposed to a moisturising soap. Disappointingly, my hands weren't left smelling of coffee and vanilla. I had hoped this scent would linger as quite a feel Lush soaps tend to, but I only had a hint of non-specific sweetness, even immediately after washing my hands.

        This feels like a posher soap than many of the others, probably due to the more grown up desserty scent and the expensive vanilla pods. It's one that's not only nice to use, but will look and smell good in your bathroom, and should leave a good impression on any guests.

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          12.03.2010 17:54
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          Until Lush make this soap a bit less yellow I won't be buying it again.

          I chose this soap because it smelled like creamy vanilla dessert and the bits of vanilla pod in it made an interesting addition. It costs £3.10 per 100g.

          In use, the smell is indeed gorgeous, although its not particularly strong, and after washing the soap off you can barely smell it at all. Its a little bit drying but not as drying as some other soaps I have tried from Lush.

          But what really irritates me is the yellow staining! It has stained a towel and wherever it sits turns yellow. I have a 4 year old and a 2 year old who adore lush soaps and they do end up putting the soap down in the wrong place which I don't usually mind, but with this soap staining everything yellow its quite irritating. Even your palms go yellow when you use it.

          It is such a shame because this has the potential to be one of my favourite Lush soaps. It could be, with a little less of whatever it is that makes it so yellow.

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            12.03.2010 10:07
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            An average soap

            With two boxes of lush bath products sitting in one of my drawers, I almost feel like I want to finish most of the ones that I am currently using quickly so that I can try something a bit different. When I was using Sea Vegetable soap I didn't really have that feeling, so I reckon that it's largely down to the fact that I wasn't a huge fan of Vanilla in the Mist that I was eager to move onto something else instead. I hadn't tried this soap before receiving it as part of a gift box for my birthday in November (I have been going through things veeeery slowly), so was keen to give it a go, but now I have to say that I'll be more inclined to pass it by next time.

            Vanilla in the Mist is a bar soap from Lush, and is unsurprisingly vanilla scented. Since I'm used to sweet soaps from Lush such as Honey I Washed the Kids (sweet and cinder toffee-like) and Rock Star (a general sweet candy smell), I was expecting a vanilla scent similar to that of a high quality vanilla ice cream, such as the smell that Green and Black's ice cream has. I was therefore surprised the first time I used it, as the scent isn't in any way sweet at all, though it does have a definite vanilla component in there. Vanilla isn't the only smell that I get from it, however, but I can't really but my finger on what else it smells of. To me it's more of a manly fragrance than with most Lush bars, and although I was happy to use it on myself I felt more at home with the sweet and fruity Lush soaps that I am used to. I found the smell fairly unremarkable, and every time I used it I hoped for a more exciting vanilla scent which never came.

            The bar's scent is matched in style by its fairly dull appearance. The bar is an almost sandstone dark yellow, with a few bits of black vanilla sticking out of it. It doesn't look unpleasant in any way, but it certainly isn't the most attractive of Lush's soap concoctions. I personally prefer the brighter or more interesting looking ones, but I suppose if you don't want something that looks out of place or exceptional in the bathroom then you may quite like the look of this one.

            In terms of use, Vanilla in the Mist performs as well as any other Lush soap: that is, well. The bar lathers up fairly easily and I do feel like it is getting me properly clean, so no problems there. The only issue I had with using it was when the bar was fairly new, the black pieces stuck into it would make it uncomfortable to rub the bar over your skin, so I ended up having to lather it up in my hands until I could loosen the sticks enough to take them out. This wouldn't have particularly bothered me in a bar that I loved, but since I was underwhelmed by its scent and appearance this awkwardness annoyed me.

            In conclusion, although Vanilla in the Mist is by no means a bad soap, and is certainly more interesting than your usual white bar of soap-scented soap, it doesn't quite stand up to Lush's general standards in my opinion, and I doubt that I will buy it again. I've since moved onto a shower gel from Lush, and find that I am much happier now that I have a sexy smelling shower again, and so I will say so long to Misty and will not be recommending it.

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              02.01.2010 15:49
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              Well worth buying

              Lush Vanilla in the Mist Soap

              Description: Brand: Lush / Type: Body Soap

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              I am a huge fan of Lush and regularly treat myself to their products. I have sensitive skin and often find that cosmetic products irritate it but have never had a problem with this soap which is one of my all time favourite soaps. Lush are not the cheapest place to shop but you are paying for hand made cosmetics which use only natural ingredients and never test on animals so, in my opinion, it is worth paying a little extra.

              You can order online if you are unable to get into a shop, I always find that orders arrive within a few days and are always correct. In addition, they are packaged in popcorn instead of polystyrene which is obviously much kinder to the environment. I prefer to pop into the stores when I can though because then I get to smell the products before buying.

              100g of this soap costs £3.10. It is a delicious warm yellow colour. It has tiny pieces of vanilla pod in the top.

              The fragrance of this soap is a combination of coffee bean and vanilla and it is absolutely delicious. The soap doesn't lather as much as some soaps do but it does leave your hands smelling gorgeous for quite a while after washing.

              You will notice that the lather is a yellow colour but don't be put off by this because it doesn't stain your skin!

              I absolutely love this soap, almost as much as I love the Honey I Washed the Kids one (also from Lush) and will continue to buy it for the gorgeous scent, why not pick some up next time you are in store and give it a shot!

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                02.12.2009 13:13
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                Much better soaps available from Lush

                I decided to pop a chunk of this in my online shopping basket from Lush 100g for £2.95. I had not smelt it in the shop so just took a gamble with it, loving the smell of vanilla.
                When it came it was a nice firm chunk, pretty yellow colour with flakes of vanilla pod embedded in the top, the smell when dry was pleasant enough, slightly vanilla and a bit of coffee.
                Unfortunately when I used it in the shower it turned into a slimy mess, dropping vanilla pods all over the shower floor, staining everything bright yellow and the smell turned into something quite nasty, almost catching the back of my throat.
                On the plus side the soap lathered really well and was creamy to use, but I took it out of the shower to use purely as a handsoap until done, as I didn't want to waste my cash. Using it by the sink didn't really fill the whole room up with fragrance fortunately, and the soap was quite moisturising on my hands, therefore I have not marked it down completely.

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                10.10.2009 21:16
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                As usual,fabulous.

                I wanted to try this from the second I heard about it - the name just got me,as I love ''Gorrillas In The Mist'' and obviously the similarities of the name made me go ''Ooh!''.

                I went into Lush,grabbed a chunk,then sat on the hour long bus journey home with the bag stuck to my face. It smells so strongly of vanilla and coffee (two of my FAVOURITE scents in the world) and I couldn't stop sniffing!

                I got home,ran a bath as quickly as I could,got in and began to rub-a-dub-dub. It smells the same on your skin as it does in the shop/bag,which is always nice (no nasty surprises!) and just as strong.

                The only thing is,though,that the yellow colour kind of comes away a bit on your hands. IE : Your hands turn a bit yellow whilst using it! Don't worry though,it comes off with a good rinsing! But,it was quite alarming at first =P

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                14.09.2009 19:59
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                dessert scented soap

                I tried this soap for the first time when I got it as a sample. I wasn't too sure about this when I smelt it in the shop and when I tried it for the first time I must admit that I didn't really like it. However, after having used it a couple more times and using it alongside some of my favourite Lush vanilla scented lotions and fragrances, I've actually grown to love this soap and have gone back to buy a full size bar!

                This soap is a dark yellow colour with dark brown streaks through the top of it (my piece of soap looks like this but not all may have the dark streaks in them as they're cut from a huge piece of soap in store). It smells of vanilla but not just pure vanilla which I initially had hoped for. I could smell a strong coffee like scent and after having read more about it, it turned out that they did mix coffee scents in with this. I'm not much of a coffee drinker but don't find the scent horrible, though when I first smelt this I couldn't see how I'd want to use this soap on my entire body as it would make me smell of coffee all day. It just seemed too odd and didn't seem to be my cup of tea so I was quite relieved that I just got a free sample and not full size.

                I've since grown to like this scent and after using it alongside my favourite vanilla body lotion and vanilla fragrance also from Lush, I must say I really like this soap now. It does still smell quite strongly of coffee but it actually works well with my skin and I do like how warming and comforting this soap smells.

                I've already gone back to buy a full size but once that runs out, it'll definitely be buying again. It's £2.95 for a 100g bar.
                I love using this to help layer all my favourite Lush Vanilla scents to help it last all day long.

                The ingredients according to the Lush website are: Vanilla Pod Infusion (Vanilla planifolia), Propylene Glycol, Rapeseed Oil; Sunflower Oil; Coconut Oil (Brassica napus; Helianthus annuus; Cocos nucifera), Water (Aqua), Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Sodium Hydroxide, Gardenia Extract (Gardenia jasminoides), Perfume, Bergamot Oil (Citrus Aurantium bergamia), Vanilla Absolute (Vanilla planifolia), Cocoa Roasted Extract (Theobroma Cacao), Sodium Chloride, *Coumarin, *Limonene, *Linalool, Titanium Dioxide
                * Occurs naturally in Essential Oils

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                  27.08.2009 16:52
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                  A delicious smell, but can be messy.

                  Vanilla in the Mist is a new soap from Lush, the maker of fresh handmade soaps and other delicious smelling personal cleansing products. For the uninitiated, Lush products avoid the use of palm oil, the production of which is putting Indonesian forests at risk. Lush products are also cruelty free, use minimal packaging or come in returnable containers which are re-used. The thing I like most about them is that mostly they contain natural products, and very little in the way of preservatives which means they are kind to the skin. Also, Lush soaps do not contain parabens, which have been linked to cancer. On top of all that they smell fabulous!

                  Vanilla in the Mist is a rich buttery yellow soap with bits of what look like twigs stuck in it, which are actually vanilla pods. It contains coumarin, a tonka bean extract, which has a sweet scent and has been used in perfumes since 1882. It also contains cocoa extract, bergamot and gardenia. Somehow it all adds up together to create a delicious scent that's reminiscent of a cup of coffee standing next to a bowl of really good vanilla ice cream! I don't know where the coffee smell comes from actually as it's not listed in the ingredients. Overall it's a warm, sweet, aromatic scent, very heavy on the vanilla.

                  When I use this soap it creates a yellow lather, that isn't especially foamy but is pleasant to use and feels very cleansing. It needs to be thoroughly rinsed off because any traces of lather left on my hands transfers onto my white towels and drips on my white bath mat, and isn't very easy to wash out. It's not a problem with white cotton towels as they can be bleached, but you really need to be careful with this around delicate coloured towels or clothes which could pick up the colour easily. The soap is best kept in a soap dish or it creates messy yellow dribbles on the sink. Also the vanilla pods stuck on the top eventually crumble off with use.

                  In spite of the messiness I love this soap because it's gentle on my dry sensitive skin and the delicious vanillary smell lingers on my skin for ages afterwards. It's quite a potent smell that takes over, so I don't use any other scented body products with it or it would be too overpowering. It's a really pleasant and unusual soap to have in the sink for handwashing, or to use in the bath or shower. Lush also have range of other vanilla scented products that could be used with it to avoid a clash of scents. The interesting thing I've found after using Lush soaps and shampoos for a couple of years now, is that traditional products now seem to me to have a fake chemical smell to them. I think we get used to them, and Lush products smell really powerful in comparison (I know some people can't bear to go in the shop), but it just goes to show how much we've lost touch with the natural scents of herbs, fruits, spices and flowers in cleansing products.

                  Vanilla in the Mist is sold by weight and currently costs £2.95 per 100g. As with all Lush products it's made from fresh ingredients so is best used within a few weeks, not really hard to do with a bar of soap.

                  Ingredients:
                  Vanilla Pod Infusion (Vanilla planifolia), Propylene Glycol, Rapeseed oil; Sunflower oil; Coconut oil (Brassica napus; Helianthus annuus; Cocos nucifera), Water (Aqua), Gardenia Extract (Gardenia jasminoides), Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Sodium Hydroxide, Perfume, Bergamot Oil (Citrus Aurantium bergamia), Vanilla Absolute (Vanilla planifolia), Cocoa Roasted Extract (Theobroma Cacao), Sodium Chloride, *Coumarin, *Limonene, *Linalool, Titanium Dioxide
                  * Occurs naturally in Essential Oils

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