First things first: if you’re expecting Lush Sakura Bath Bomb to smell like cherry blossoms, I’m here to tell you that it doesn’t in any way smell like cherry, cherry blossoms, cherry wood, or cherry anything.
The sakura aspect is more to do with the look of this bath bomb: a soft pink base with sky blue salt, reminiscent of cherry blossoms against a bright blue sky. Or that’s what the Lush site says anyway. As always the beautifully styled flawless bath bombs on the Lush site aren’t exactly what you get in reality. But hey, it’s a bath bomb. I don’t need it to be pretty!
So what does Sakura actually smell like? Well, that’s easy. It smells just like Lush Rub Rub Rub body scrub. Lemon and mimosa blossom are the strongest notes, with a tiny bit of jasmine in the background softening that citrus sharpness. It’s definitely one of the least sweet Lush scents I’ve experienced, with a very soft silage. I tend to enjoy the more mild end of Lush’s bath bomb range – Big Blue bath bomb is my go-to bath treat – so the softer lemony scent of Sakura is right in my wheelhouse.
My skin has been quite dry and irritable lately, so Sakura has been a real blessing on the rare times I’ve found time to have a good long soak. Its super salty bicarb base is fantastic for upset skin, softening both Sydney tapwater and softening my skin, ideal for times when I want to follow up with a good ol’ body scrub to slough away everything and start the week with a fresh new bod.
Sakura is not the sassiest or most sensorially intense bath bomb available – it has no glitter and doesn’t leave a ring in the tub, by the way – but if you’re in the market for something to soften your skin and soothe your senses while you soak the day away, Lush Sakura bath bomb is just the ticket.
This item was purchased by swatchgirl.com.