The Partridge in a Pear Tree Bath Bomb is a brand-new, limited-edition product from Lush’s 2022 Christmas line. With it sharing its scent with my favourite Lush body spray – So White/Once Upon a Time, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on a few.
There have been several bath bombs released since 2015 that share the same scent as Partridge in a Pear Tree but none of them (in my personal opinion) have ever topped another of my favourite products, the 2016 So White bath bomb.
I was therefore very interested to see if the Partridge in a Pear Tree bath bomb could live up to my favourite bath bombs hype.
The Partridge in a Pear Tree bath bomb is very similar decoration and colour-wise to the Rose Gold bath bomb, although I feel Partridge in a Pear Tree has a lot more shimmer.
It’s an orangey-red bath bomb decorated with a light coating of the most gorgeous golden shimmer.
All of Lush’s bath bombs are hand pressed and the mould for Partridge in a Pear Tree has quite an intricate design, it has an actual partridge in a pear tree on its front.
Clearly, it is visually a lot more impressive to look at than my beloved 2016 So White bath bomb, but my question is, will the bath art be as good?
The Partridge in a Pear Tree bath bomb contains some of the following essential oils; Bergamot, Brazilian orange, neroli and prickly pear. Alongside those oils you will also find rose and orange flower absolute as well as pear powder too.
The website claims that the bath bomb has a pear scent but also says that it’s a part of the Once Upon a Time scent family.
The Once Upon a Time, Lush-scent-family will always smell like crisp, freshly sliced apples to me. Delicious!
As soon as the Partridge in a Pear Tree bath bomb comes into contact with the bath water a burst of orange colour erupts from it, it begins to slowly fizz away, charging around the water surface like a shimmering orange speed boat.
It doesn’t take long for a stream of yellow to start coming out of the bath bomb too. Orange and yellow swirls begin to create beautiful bath art, the photos in this review do the bath bomb no justice at all.
It takes a good 10 minutes for the Partridge in a Pear Tree bath bomb to fully dissolve, the water it leaves behind is a glorious shade of orange and makes the water feel soft as silk, my skin laps up all of the bath bombs goodness, leaving it feeling super hydrated and oh-so-smooth.
Once you’re out of the bath (I really didn’t want to ever get out but had to when it started to get cold!) Partridge in a Pear Tree’s scent can still be smelt on your skin for the rest of the day. Seeing as it is my all-time-favourite Lush scent this left me very happy indeed!
Overall, I really enjoyed having a new bath bomb to try in this Lush scent, its bath art is a lot bolder than the Atom Heart Mother bath bomb (another more recently released bath bomb that shares the same scent) BUT I’m going to be mean and still claim it’s not as good as the So White bath bomb from 2016.
This is only because the bath art isn’t as striking. If I however look at Partridge in a Pear Tree as its own product with no comparison to others, it really is a wonderful bath bomb.
Out of all of this year’s Christmas line, I don’t think I want a bath bomb to come back any more than I do the Partridge in a Pear Tree bath bomb, next year. Lush, please don’t make the Partridge in a Pear Tree bath bomb a 1-year-wonder like you do so many other Christmas bath bombs, it’s fabulous and deserves a place in the Christmas line for many more years to come.