Sunday, October 05, 2014

Prince Charming Shower Gel by Lush

I challenge anyone over the age of 35 to take a bottle of Prince Charming Shower Gel by Lush into the shower and not hum a line or two of the early 1980s song (1981 to be precise) ‘Prince Charming; by Adam and the Ants. Embarrassingly I do this as I wash away my sins on a daily basis.  

To be honest, whereas other shower gels like Multi-Task, Fish Soho 3 in 1 and Springwash have enough menthol and tea tree to spank a Rhino awake Prince Charming is far more subtle and lacks that punch. It does however make up for the lack of immediate invigoration by having one of the sweetest and addictive fragrances ever.

Far from being masculine, the pink shower gel is everything but, and it took me a while to actually take this in hand and use it. I wish I hadn’t waited so long.

Musical interlude:

Don't you ever, don't you ever
Stop being dandy, showing me you're handsome
Don't you ever, don't you ever
Stop being dandy, showing me you're handsome


Prince Charming Bottle

Forgive me….on with my thoughts….

This is what Lush say about Prince Charming:

‘With marshmallow root, Fair Trade vanilla and fresh pomegranate juice, Prince Charming will sweep you off your feet and carry you off into the sunset, leaving your skin silky soft and smelling lovely’.

On the camp-o-meter the write up from Lush registers a good nine out of 10.

Not put off by potential attacks on my masculinity and in the interests of thorough research I had to get past the jibes that would come from those who know me when writing this, and frankly, its that good they can say what they like.

Musical Interlude:

Prince Charming
Prince Charming
Ridicule is nothing to be scared of
Don't you ever, don't you ever
Stop being dandy, showing me you're handsome

I think I may need help…….but I digress….As soon as the gel is unleashed into your palm the rich and sweet vanilla and pomegranate blend to become so pronounced that it is like you have buried your nose into a tub of old school sweets. With its rather thick consistency it teases as though it is going to be more of a body wash than a gel.


Prince Charming Bottle

As soon as the gel comes into contact with warm water the fragrance explodes yet again - there is no escape from this rich, lovely aroma. 

It lathers up reasonably well, and an amount similar in size to a 50 pence piece will provide enough of the lather to wash down your whole body. The lather is rich and again magnifies the aroma which weirdly becomes slightly floral as it is spread.

At this point you have to try and not lick your own arm for the following reasons - 1) you’ll probably be sectioned under the Mental Health Act, but 2) it smells better than it tastes.

As soon as the gel and lather has been rinsed off the fragrance subsides significantly but what is left is silky smooth skin and any hints of body odour are banished. It cleans, it cleans…result! Really, to the touch skin feels so much softer, my arms and in particular my tattoo where there isn’t much hair is as smooth as ice.

Musical Interlude:

Silk or leather or a feather
Respect yourself and all of those around you
Silk or leather or a feather
Respect yourself and all of those around you

While it doesn’t punch you awake, singing Adam and the Ants in the shower certainly does (especially when my cats screech while begging me to stop), therefore I can do nothing but recommend this beauty from Lush. It’s long lasting, the subtle fragrance stays on the skin for hours without altering aftershave that is applied and I have mad 1980s flashbacks.

All in all a really good product and one you should try.

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3 comments:

  1. Looks so nice, my best mate loves show fairy at Xmas.x

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  2. I love the sound of this, not sure how much it costs but sounds like a potential stocking filler!

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  3. This sounds interesting. As a huge fan of Lush I am definitely going to try this! Great review!

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