“ Brand: Lush „
For the last few years, Lush have released a limited edition soap for Valentine's Day. This year was no exception - the Willow Pattern Soap is a recent addition to stores.
The soap comes as a large white cake with a blue pattern, and is designed to resemble Chinese fine china. It looks very attractive on display in-store. 100g of the soap costs £4.95 and a member of staff will cut you a piece from the round cake when you buy it.
Though the soap doesn't immediately give the impression of being related to Valentine's Day, the story behind it, illustrated as a pattern on the soap, is a tragic love story about two young lovers who run away but are eventually caught and punished. Moved by their fate, the Gods transformed them into doves.
The soap is suitable for vegans and is made with a base of rapeseed and coconut oil, alongside white tea infusion which is full of antioxidants. It is scented with rose absolute, rose oil and Sicilian lemon oil. I love the scent of this soap - it is sophisticated and subtle with a true rose scent with a hint of lemon. It reminds me of a slightly more lemony version of the Rose Jam scent, which I adore.
The soap hasn't worn down too quickly, though unfortunately the blue lustre wore away after the first use. The soap has a creamy texture which feels pleasant on the skin; it is non-drying, doesn't irritate my skin and leaves a light subtle scent on my skin after use.
I highly recommend this soap. It is a little pricey but it smells amazing and feels very luxurious to use.