Wha wha whaaaaaaaaaaaa. I'm sad :( I was disappointed by Vanilla Fountain. As with all of the other products I am beyond excited about, it seems to fall very short of what I expected. I've decided, it might be best to refrain from placing expectations on poor, innocent bath bombs. So....I will do my best to review in a way that explains why I was less than pleased.
To start, this bomb is a simple, beautiful creation. On LUSH's website, the description says it is inspired by fancy desserts. That is very accurate! It is adorned with a simple statement piece.....a tonka/vanilla sprig. LOVELY. The scent isn't pure vanilla, it's vanilla and tonka. A sweet mixture of pure simplicity with complex candy-like sugar. It promises to be moisturizing and a scent explosion. It has to be the whole package.
Well, I received mine in the Greetings From......... gift set. It goes well with the vibe of the set. However, mine was damaged :( The sprig was loose and the top and side were cracked. Whaa!!!! Oh well, I'll shove the sprig back in, and call it a bath. When I dropped it in the water, it fizzed out very quickly and the sprig looked pathetic hitting the bottom like an anchor then lying dead in the water. I fished it out and frowned, but got in to enjoy my bath. I wasn't taken by the aroma, it was nice, but too subtle. I think I could smell my Fresh Farmacy facial cleanser next to the sink more. The water was a weird, lime color. I was perplexed. Shouldn't it be a milky, yellow color? Shouldn't it be softening my skin or filling my sinuses with vanilla goodness? My skin wasn't any more soft or scented than before. Maybe I got a dud?
I think the problems here were my high expectations and imaginations of this bomb. I'm not going to blame it. I plan on purchasing a non-gift version and giving it another shot.
Did any of you have a different experience with Vanilla Fountain? Please comment and let me know.
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