Fragrance, Perfume

Lord Of Misrule Perfume

Just before Christmas, Lush launched a few fan favourite perfumes and luckily for me, Lord Of Misrule was one of them and I am so fricking glad!

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I’m always apprehensive when Lush bring out products (especially fragrances) that have familiar and iconic scents because you never know whether it’s going to smell exactly and undoubtably the same as what you want. However I’m pleased to tell you, that for me, Lord Of Misrule Perfume gets it spot on.

I love Lord Of Misrule for many reasons. I love Halloween and it’s usually featured as part of the Halloween collection each year, and the name comes from a pagan feast where a so called ‘Lord of Misrule’ presided over drunken parties and ridiculous festivities, which frankly sounds like a great job. I also love the beautiful green colour that is often associated with the scent, like the shower cream.

Lord Of Misrule is a heavenly trio of Patchouli, Black Pepper and Vanilla which comes together in a spicy, yet comforting aroma, To me, the Patchouli is front and foremost, with earthy tones that invoke a feeling of deep meditation and calmness. Mix in the warming Black Pepper you get a delicate balance between soothing and stimulating before the whole thing is elevated and sweetened by the addition of the Vanilla Absolute.

Honestly I’m happy to wear it throughout the year but it’s probably more of a winter/auntum time perfume, perfect for spraying over a thick jumper or a scarf.

The staying power on your skin and clothing is one of the best I’ve seen and will definitely last from morning to evening, my coats still smell of it days later!

I’m so impressed with this perfume and forever thankful I managed to get one, it’s what I’ve really been wanting!

Ingredients

DRF Alcohol, Perfume, Patchouli Oil, Limonene, Black Pepper Oil, Vanilla Absolute, Anise Alcohol, Benzyl Alcohol, Benzyl Benzoate, Citral, Coumarin, Eugenol, Farnesol, Geraniol, Linalool

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Bath, Bath Bombs

Lord Of Misrule Bath Bomb

Inspired by the ruler of the pagan Feast of Fools, Lord of Misrule is a scent that’s been around for years and started with this bath bomb. I’m sure you can guess, this product is one of my favourites!

In history, a ‘Lord of Misrule’ was someone who presided over mischief, drunken revelries and partying in between Halloween and Christmas and was often dressed up in fancy almost jester-like outfits. One would assume that Lush chose the design of this bath bomb to replicate this idea.

It’s a combination of Black Pepper, Patchouli and Vanilla that make up the scent, but the former two definitely give the biggest impression. The Patchouli and Black Pepper seem to merge almost perfectly, giving a spicy, yet grounding earthiness and Vanilla then wraps the two together with a comforting hint of sweetness. It’s a very charming and tempting scent to me.

In the water, the bomb first starts to froth and foam rather than fizz, and waves of colour from the bright green surface dance out. However it soon gives way to a fizzy core that’s a deep reddish purple colour. This utterly divine colour takes over the green water and turns it a beautiful red wine colour, which is very fitting for something relating to drunken festivities and very unlike any other bath bomb Lush have to offer!

If you listen out, when the product is near the end of it’s show you can hear the Popping Candy crackle and pop from the bottom of your tub!

The heady, intoxicating scent stays with you the entire time and with the snapping of the Popping Candy, you almost feel like your own mischievous Lord of Misrule. Your skin after will honestly feel so supple and soft and as a great bonus, you can smell the intoxicating scent on you for hours after!

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Please please please never discontinue (or change!) this bath bomb Lush! It’s one of my all-time favs! Make sure you get a chance to grab it whilst stocks last as it’s only ever a Halloween/Christmas exclusive! I’ll definitely be stocking up.

Ingredients

Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Popping Candy, Cream Of Tartar, Black Pepper Oil, Patchouli Oil, Vanilla Absolute, Gardenia Extract, Water, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Coco Sulfate, Limonene, Perfume, Colour 17200, Colour 42090, Colour 19140

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Body Scrubs, Shower

The Rough With The Smooth Body Scrub

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Some like it rough, others like it smooth. But this body scrub definitely gives you both!

Exfoliating your body is definitely a good idea, and you should make sure you’re giving your body a good scrub at least twice a week. It’s important to clear your skin of dead skin cells, otherwise dirt and excess oils get clogged underneath causing spots, blackheads and dull looking skin. Scrubbing also allows moisturisers and other products to penetrate deeper into the skin.

Personally I’m not a massive fan of scrubs that are too abrasive. And when first used, The Rough With The Smooth is definitely a little too scratchy for me, especially on more sensitive areas over my body as the exfoliant, the Granulated Sugar, starts off being quite hard. However, after a couple of uses, the outside of the scrub does become slightly softer, giving a much more pleasant feeling as you glide it over your skin.

The ‘smooth’ comes from the Murumuru Butter and the Castor Oil in this product. Murumuru Butter comes from the seeds of the Murumuru Palm Tree, which is a very prevalent species in Brazil. It’s not only highly softening and moisturising for the skin, it leaves a protective film over the skins surface, locking in the moisture and the nourishment. Castor Oil also adds moisture, but is also antibacterial and incredibly soothing and calming, having been used around the world for over 4,000 years to treat eczema, psoriasis, burns and acne.

As someone who’s skin can get slightly irritated when using a strong body scrub, I’ve found that once the bar is softer and less scratchy, it hasn’t left me with any irritation, so I would definitely recommend this bar to all types of skin. Yes, there are definitely more moisturising scrubs that Lush have on offer such as Scrubee and Cherryish, but if you’re looking for something stronger, then this is definitely a good product to go for.

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The trio of Vanilla Absolute, Patchouli Oil and Black Pepper Oil mean that The Rough With The Smooth shares it’s scent with the Lord of Misrule family. Leaving a spicy, warming scent that lingers on your skin for a good while (of course I’m using mine paired with the Lord of Misrule Shower Cream for that double strength scent!).

Although these essential oils aren’t heavily featured in this scrub, they do bring added benefits. Black Pepper Oil is stimulating, getting the blood flowing and the circulation going, leaving a rejuvenated, bright appearance; and like the Castor Oil, the Vanilla Absolute and Patchouli Oil add to the calming and soothing effects.

Here it is on the Lush UK website for you to check out more and purchase!

Ingredients

Granulated Sugar, Murumuru Butter, Sodium Bicarbonate, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cream of Tartar, Organic Castor Oil, Perfume, Lauryl Betaine, Black Pepper Oil, Patchouli Oil, Vanilla Absolute, Titanium Dioxide, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Tin Oxide, Limonene, Linalool, Colour 15850:1, Colour 77491

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Shower, Shower Gels & Creams

Lord of Misrule Shower Cream

It’s only fitting to be starting my blog with something LOM scented isn’t it?

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The name Lord of Misrule comes from the name of a specially appointed individual who was in charge of presiding over a feast day called The Feast Of Fools in the middle ages in Britain. His job included presiding over wild parties, drunkenness and other Christmastime revelries, which sounds like a great job IMO.

Originally appearing way back in 2013 as part of that year’s Halloween range, it has absolutely become a fan favourite, returning almost every Halloween since and you can now find it all year round at Oxford Street or online.

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Unlike some of the other shower creams Lush has created, I find the consistency of LOM perfect, it’s not too thick like a shower cream can be. The lather isn’t a lot but I’m not a massive fan of shower gels and creams that lather up too much so for me it’s just fine.

The spicy scent of the Patchouli and Black Pepper is sweetened by the addition of Vanilla Absolute, giving a comforting earthy aroma that stays on your skin for hours after using it. It’s a very different scent to a lot of other Lush products so it’s no wonder why it’s became a staple Lush scent.

The Black Pepper Oil stimulates the blood flow to the skin giving a brightness that you can definitely see after a wash with this brilliantly green cream, however I find that the best thing about this product is the excellent moisturising qualities of the Cocoa Butter and the Wheatgerm Oil. Wheatgerm Oil is incredibly nourishing due to the high protein and vitamin E content meaning this shower cream is perfect for combating dry patches in the skin or just if you want to feel incredibly soft!

I love using my Lord Of Misrule Shower Cream and it’s a staple of my bathroom so I can use it when I’m in need of a LOM pick me up!

Check it out on the LUSH UK website where you can purchase it here.

Ingredients

Patchouli and Black Peppercorn Infusion, Glycerine, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Sodium Cocoamphoacetate, Fair Trade Organic Cocoa Butter, Organic Wheatgerm Oil, Glyceryl Stearate & PEG-100 Stearate, Lauryl Betaine, Cetearyl Alcohol, Perfume, Black Pepper Oil, Patchouli Oil, Vanilla Absolute, Titanium Dioxide, Limonene, Linalool, Colour 42090, Colour 19140:1

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