Sunday, October 5, 2014
(Review) Lord of Misrule: Wino's Delight
But in all seriousness, those basic girls are onto something when they bray about fall being their favorite time of year. Leaves changing color, that cool crispness in the air, getting up from a leather couch without sticking to it from the humidity. That and I can drink a nice, hot cup of tea without sweating bullets. Oh yes...fall is a beautiful time of year, the last colorful hurrah before Mother Nature dumps a bunch of snow on us. So I'm taking it all in while I still can.
This fall also happens to be my first fall as a hardcore Lushie. I've been shopping at Lush for a good few years, but I've never really experienced the bath bombs until I started working at the store. My first was Avobath and it's been all downhill ever since. But I've been hearing about Lord of Misrule for quite a while, and when I heard it turned your bath the color of a fine red wine, I was intrigued. So after a chilly day full of scrubbing and cleaning (with no help from my magical animal friends...lazy hibernators...), I decided to reward myself with a little bath.
Lord of Misrule was inspired by the Pagen Feast of Fools, a medieval feast where everything would be flipped around. Commoners were royalty, dirt was gold, and there was lots and lots of wine for all. If you've ever seen "The Hunchback of Notre Dame," that was the feast they were celebrating. Probably with a lot less singing and a lot less hunchbacks. Gorilla perfumer and son of co-founder Mark Constantine, Simon Constantine created Lord of Misrule's fragrance with patchouli, black pepper oil, and vanilla. The scent is absolutely beautiful to me. If they put this in a perfume I would buy it by the gallon. The vanilla cuts through the patchouli and black pepper, giving each fragrance a nice, but not overpowerful sweetness. You can still make out the patchouli and black pepper, but they're not too spicy or earthy.
After eying this baby since the Halloween collection launched, I caved and bought two. One I kept in my bathroom and the other I kept in my room. It was the first thing I could smell when I woke up, which made waking up a lot more pleasant. But I decided to sacrifice one to the bath gods today, as a day of what can only be described as an "80s cleaning montage" left me sweaty and gross. So into the bathtub this went, foaming a beautiful light green similar to Avobath, but then started to "bleed" a purple red. The bomb spun round and round like a top, bleeding more wine colored froth into the tub, turning it an ugly brown at first, but gradually morphing into a deep merlot color. The scent filled the bathroom and I soaked in absolute bliss. It'd be the perfect bath bomb to have a glass of wine with, but seeing as wine gives me a bangin' headache and tastes awful, I stuck with iced tea and candied almonds. When I got out I smelled earthy and sweet, and was surprised at how moisturized my skin was.
This bath bomb was the first Halloween product (that will be sticking around until Christmas!) of Lush's I've used and it definitely won't be the last. This is a clear winner in my book, with a beautiful scent, a deep rich color, and a surprisingly great moisturizing quality. And don't be scared of the color! My tub was completely unstained after I got out of the tub. Not a stain or drop of burgundy remained. So overall, a perfect start off to what's going to be a fantastic and fun filled LUSHoween!
**This product is certified Vegan
***Purchase Lord of Misrule at your local LUSH store or online HERE