Lush Comforter Bubble Bar Review

Lush says "this fruity bubble bar gives the feeling of being hugged by a jolly blackcurrant. When life is getting you down, crumble The Comforter under hot, running water for purple water and creamy bubbles. The warm aroma of cassis absolute is relaxing so relaxing that you'll go to bed feeling happier and the world will seem brighter the next day." The Comforter is one of Lush's largest permanent bubble bars, weighing in at about 7 oz (200g) and costing $11.95 ($10.95AUD). Lush is proud to be cruelty free, and most of their products, including The Comforter, are vegan friendly.

The Comforter is a very hefty bubble bar, so big I could barely hold it in my tiny baby hands! This bubble bar is nowhere near as elaborate or as many of Lush's creations, it's just a simple fuchsia and white spiral dusted with a hint of silver shimmer. Right off the bat, I noticed that The Comforter is much more solid than many other Bubble Bars, it was actually pretty difficult for me to break up into pieces. Compared to the delicate and crumbly Ultraviolet and buttery Rosejam Bubbleroon, The Comforter feels rock hard! I'm not a fan of this massive textural difference, and I think it makes a difference in The Comforter's function. 
In all honesty, The Comforter is my least favorite Bubble Bar that I've tried so far. There's nothing wrong with it, so much as it isn't as good as the rest! While most of Lush's Bubble Bars make mountains of bubbles, when using the "stocking method" aka putting a chunk of the bar into an old sock and holding it under running water, The Comforter makes just enough foam to cover the surface of the tub - still plenty of bubbles, just not loads of them. Push some of the bubbles aside and you'll reveal pastel pink water that'll make you feel like a certified Tumblr princess. So aesthetic. Unlike Lush's Bubbleroons and Creamy Candy Bubble Bars, The Comforter doesn't add anything extra to your bath, there no rich oils or butters to moisturize and soothe the skin - it's simply a bubble bath without any bells and whistles. Like all of Lush's bubble baths, The Comforter's bubbles last a long time - around half an hour, making it perfect for a long, relaxing soak.

On the subject of relaxation, I have to say that The Comforter is aptly named! This Bubble Bar has a warm blackberry scent with just a hint of muskiness. It's sweet, not in a candy-coated, syrupy way, but in the glass of dessert wine way. You know what I mean? It's an understated berry fragrance that's pleasant, relaxing, and somehow familiar. Unlike make Lush fragrances, The Comforter is actually quite soft and subtle - it won't fill your bathroom with the smell of fresh, dark berries, but it's delicate currant scent will linger on your skin and in your towels for hours after you drain the tub.
Lush's Comforter Bubble Bar is lovely, though it's not my favorite from the line. The rich berry fragrance is fantastic, I can see why it's one of Lush's most popular scents, but I couldn't help but be underwhelmed. Every other Bubble Bar that I've tried has provided a much more luxurious experience - more bubbles and more benefits. I kinda feel like I'm nitpicking though, as it still out-performs your average bubble bath. The Comforter makes for a nice, relaxing soak, and it's a great value for the money, at least by Lush standards - you should get about 8 baths out of this chunky Bubble Bar. I probably won't repurchase, because I'm always itching to try something new from Lush, but if you think you'll like the scent, The Comforter is worth picking up.

Sodium Bicarbonate (Sodium Bicarbonate), Cream of Tartar (Tartaric acid), Sodium Laureth Sulfate (Sodium Laureth Sulfate), Lauryl Betaine (Lauryl Betaine), Perfume (Perfume), Titanium Dioxide (Titanium Dioxide), Bergamot Oil (Citrus aurantium bergamia), Cassis Absolute (Ribes nigrum), Cypress Oil (Cupressus sempervirens), *Limonene (*Limonene), *Linalool (*Linalool), Colour 45410 (Colour 45410), Colour 17200 (Colour 17200) 

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