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A late holiday treat | LUSH Snowcake Soap review, photos

Just a bit of a product ramble for you this morning, rather than a review! (It’s the first Monday of term; who can blame me if I don’t want to work?)

I’ve had a bar of LUSH Snowcake in my bathroom for — weeks, now. It spent most of December (and possibly part of November) in my “to test” box, travelled around from box to box to bowl to table… and finally, finally, weeks too late, I’m ready to review it.

(Tell me I’m not the only one that loves slicing soap.)

The thing about Snowcake is that, at first, I hated it. Hated. I couldn’t stand the way it smelled, with notes of rose, cassis, and benzoin, but I think I know why. It’s not the scent; not at all. It’s the weather.

Edmonton’s been unseasonably warm this winter, and to be honest, it’s rather put me off my usual cold-weather scents. I’m still reaching for my classic, springy Balenciaga Paris Eau de Parfum when I should (based on the time of year) be back in love with my winter favourites – Frederic Malle Musc Ravageur layered with Guerlain Spiritueuse Double Vanille.

(And oh god, don’t even get me started on the obscene price points of those two. Both scents that I adore, but that I doubt I’ll ever own in anything more than small decants.)

Strangely, after sitting in my bathroom for a few weeks, I found myself seeking out the comfortable warmth of Snowcake. It’s a sort of creamy, holiday fragrance, based (according to LUSH) off almond marzipan and rose absolute. They sound like strange notes to be listed together, but — it works.

If you can still get your hands on a bar of Snowcake, and you’re a fan of almondy gourmands, I’d say give it a go. (Oh, and if you can’t find it, perhaps keep an eye out for Smitten, a rich hand cream that features the same scent.)

LUSH soaps are sold as naked bars, of course, but you can’t just ship an unwrapped chunk of soap…

(Though I dare you to try.)

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26 Comments

  • Reply Whale'sNails

    I didn't like the smell at first too, but now I got used to it and actually in love. Oooh, and I do love slicing soaps :D
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    January 9, 2012 at 6:58 AM
  • Reply PinkGlitter

    My two favorite Lush soaps are Rockstar & Honey I Washed the Kids. Lush has so many products that I really should branch out and try some new scents.
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    January 9, 2012 at 8:27 AM
  • Reply Jamilla

    Snowcake sound luscious!

    January 9, 2012 at 9:01 AM
  • Reply dani@callitbeauty

    I quite liked Snowcake when I bought it last Christmas, but Honey I Washed The Kids is my ultimate!
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    January 9, 2012 at 11:10 AM
  • Reply Rocaille

    I still have some left from last year, but sadly, I've come to the conclusion that Lush soaps are definitely drying on me :(
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    January 9, 2012 at 11:14 AM
  • Reply mostlysunnybunny

    The scent sounds promising and lovely, but LUSH products always make me sneeze for some reason! I haven't entered a LUSH shop for a long time because I would start sneezing nonstop!
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    January 9, 2012 at 1:44 PM
  • Reply BeautyReflects

    I love the one that smells like oatmeal. It's nummy. But, yeah like Monika I find them a tad drying.
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    January 9, 2012 at 2:16 PM
  • Reply Makeup Kismet

    Oh. my. god. Soap slicing excites me SO SO MUCH!
    I don't dig Snowcake so much but Snowglobe is love. It smells like Lush Lemony Flutter and that stuff, I adore.
    If you don't get around to picking up Honey I Washed The Kids, I'll be forced to send you a bar ;)

    January 9, 2012 at 9:56 PM
  • Reply Makeup Morsels

    Oh wow…that first picture really makes me want to eat it (which I'm fairly certain is a bad idea). I thought about getting this at the after-Christmas sale, when it was BOGOF, but held off. Now I'm kicking myself.

    Maybe next year
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    January 9, 2012 at 10:19 PM
  • Reply Eden-Avalon

    It looks like cheeeeeeeeeeeese!! It's too bad they're a bit drying because i love the look of raw soap….and cheese.
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    January 9, 2012 at 10:35 PM
  • Reply CindyN

    Hello! I just started reading your blog but I'm curious-where did you purchase your Fredric Malle and Guerlain? I'm in the prairies as well and I'd love to get my hands on it! Thanks!

    January 12, 2012 at 10:44 PM
  • Reply The Blossom Shed

    I love Snowcake – it's so creamy and comforting, and doesn't dry out my skin – glad it's grown on you!
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    January 14, 2012 at 8:02 AM
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