Another soap from the Christmas 2015 range, Baked Alaska was particularly eyecatching cut open in the store, with its frosted white exterior hiding a vibrant multicoloured interior.
Baked Alaska has a very strong lemony aroma, which is suitably refreshing to use as a bath soap – I think it would be a bit too overpowering as a hand soap, unless you wanted to lose the smell of onions or something similar from your skin!
It lathers up easily and although the soap itself has a very strong aroma, which intensifies when used in a hot steamy bath, the lemon scent doesn’t linger on your skin like a perfume, which is a welcome surprise.
I purchased my block of Baked Alaska soap in the Boxing Day sale, but I’m hoping it will return for 2016.
With a name like Refresher, I had high hopes for this shower jelly, and I wasn’t disappointed. The lemony scent catches your attention as you unscrew the lid, and leaves you with a delicate lemon aroma on your skin.
Whereas the Whoosh jelly seemed quite moist and seemed to melt a bit in the pot when it got near the end, Refresher was drier while still perfectly wobbly and jelly-like. I cut a slice from the top to use in the shower, and to ensure the rest of the jelly didn’t get wet, stored the remainder in a clean black Lush pot.
I haven’t tried putting the shower jelly into the fridge (or freezer), but even without that blast of cold, it seems nicely refreshing. It lathers up really well (even better than Whoosh), as seems quite gentle, as it hasn’t aggravated my skin at all.
Overall, this is a great shower jelly. Providing you don’t get the entire thing too wet (cutting a slice from it works better than using the whole thing each time, and makes it less likely to drop into the bath!), it should last a nice long time, so the £6.95 for 240g seems reasonably good value for money.