Poisson D’Avril Bubble Bar from Lush

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The Poisson D’Avril Bubble Bar translates from French to English as ‘April Fish’, which, to this day, remains the French term for April Fools. I did a little research into the inspiration of this never-before-been-released bubble bar, I just love learning of how and where Lush pull their product-creation inspiration from. The last product that got me researching like this was the Cyanide Pill bath bomb, I love learning just as much as I like Lushing!

Poisson D’Avril is a part of Lush’s beautiful and bright Easter 2018 line. Back in 1564 King Charles XIV of France reformed the calendar to what we go by today, back then news took a lot longer to spread. HOW DID ANYONE GET THROUGH EVEN AN HOUR WITHOUT WIFI?!!! The people that lived in the rural areas of France were the last to hear of the new calendar. Just like the people of today many of them hated change.

Some stubbornly clung to the old calendar system and continued to celebrate the New Year during the week of March 25th and April 1st (April Fools day). April Fools day originated from this, those who refused to go by the new calendar became victims of pranks, people would surreptitiously stick paper fish to their backs, making them an ‘April Fool.’

Moving away from the unwanted history lesson ~ I know you’re only here for the Lush! Poisson D’Avril is a red and orange/yellow, fish shaped bubble bar. Its ingredients include neroli, cinnamon leaf and black pepper oil. It wasn’t until I used Poisson D’Avril with the New shampoo bar that I realised it was a fruity AND spicy scented product.

I don’t know how I even missed its spicier notes at first, sniffing it now, it’s so obvious. On paper the ingredients list appears a little crazy, I however feel that Poisson D’Avril is one of the best smelling bubble bars Lush have made to date. It reminds me of several different products, there’s elements of the Dragon’s Egg bath bomb in there as well as elements of the Christmas Sweater bath bomb too, both might I add pair beautifully with Poisson D’Avril.

Its scent is warm and citrusy but not in an in-your-face way, in my opinion it’s the perfect balance of both. It’s fruity enough to leave you and your skin feeling brighter, yet warm enough to banish away any lingering Winter time blues. Laying back in a Poisson D’Avril bubble bath is the perfect way to say goodbye to Winter and hello to Spring.

Although Poisson D’Avril is in my opinion a larger bubble bar, I have found that to experience it at its full potential you should only really split it over 2 baths. I know some people have used the whole thing for one bath, a true Lush extravagance that I will not be willing to embrace unless the Poisson D’Avril becomes regular line, *hint, hint Lush.* I always get so sad at the thought of so many wonderful products only being available for a short amount of time, even more so now the Lush Kitchen is no longer a weekly affair.

Just half of the Poisson D’Avril crumbled under a hot, running tap creates mounds of fluffy white bubbles. Underneath the thick blanket of bubbles is the most dazzling of water. It’s not only a brilliant shade of red but also speckled with a slight golden lustre too.

Its scent isn’t very strong on the skin once you get out of the bath, it is however still ever so slightly detectable the morning after using it. I’d do absolutely anything to get hold of a body lotion in the Poisson D’Avril’s scent. Although I’d have naturally wanted for Poisson D’Avril to be a bubble bar I could spread out over several baths, I did enjoy using it thoroughly, so much so that I have ordered several more. I just had to stock up on them as I know that I’ll be more than sad to see the Poisson D’Avril bubble bar go once Easter 2018 is through.



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