Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Lush Red Dragon Soap

Lush Red Dragon soap was released earlier this year to celebrate the year of the Dragon in the Chinese lunar calendar. While it is no longer available, it shares basically the same formula and fragrance as Lush's Karma soap.

Scented with a blend of patchouli, lavender, and pine, the dragon also bears a fine sprinkling of gold dust, presumably for luck and prosperity.

The dragon figure isn't that easy to make out, with the scales being more prominent than the dragon head. Nevertheless, it makes for an unusual decoration in the bathroom, where the Karma scent quickly freshens up the entire room. I love the unusual scent, which is supposedly an attempt by the creator to bottle the heady ambience of Kensington Market in the 1960s. It is lively and refreshing without being overpowering or too spicy. The scent stays on the skin for quite awhile after rinsing.

It may not be the most exquisitely crafted but nevertheless, I'm keeping it around for luck, preserving the shape and gold dust as long as possible by using it from the bottom, rubbing it over my wet hands instead of wetting the whole bar.


makeupmag said...

Not too fond of the design but I like the scent of Karma too! :)

Leticia - Cosmetics Aficionado said...

I think the dragon is so cute. :)

Rachel said...

I hate to say it but it looks like raw meat, apart from the gold shimmer! Glad to know it at least has a nice smell :P

Haru said...

Hi Rachel,
You're not the only one who thinks that! Mag of makeupstash.com described it as thus too :-)