Review: Lush Flying Fox Shower Gel

I bought this bottle of Lush’s Flying Fox Shower Gel a while ago.  This product is called “Chocho Fujin (Madame Butterfly)” in Japan.  Yes, yet another Lush product which is named something totally different in Japan…

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What it does:
Share a shower with our Flying Fox to ground and calm you. Our Foxy shower gel has the stunningly sensual scent of jasmine, ylang, cypress and palmarosa. It’s is so relaxing that even the most frantic, frazzled person will relax into a restful mood after a warm shower.

4.15 GBP/100g (UK), $9.95/3.3 oz (US), 900 JPY/100g (Japan), which equals to 6.5 cents/g (UK), 10.6 cents/g (US), 10.7 cents/g (Japan).  Even with the current strong Japanese Yen, the price in Japan and the US is almost the same.

This product smells VERY strongly of jasmine. I used a washcloth to apply this, rinsed out the washcloth and hung it up to dry.  The washcloth still smelled strongly the next day.

– lathers very well
– not drying, although I needed to use a moisturizer later.  This product contains honey, a moisturizing ingredient.
– if you like jasmine scents, this is definitely for you!

– the scent may be overwhelming.  I felt that the scent of this shower gel lingered longer than other Lush products I’ve used.
– this product is runnier than shower gels that I’m used to, so be careful of squeezing out too much!

Would I repurchase? maybe.  I liked this product even though the scent was incredibly strong.  If I ever try all of Lush’s shower gels, it will be on my list of products I’ll think about purchasing again.

Hope this review helped!

xoxo, K

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18 Thoughts on “Review: Lush Flying Fox Shower Gel

  1. I’ve heard about this one a lot but haven’t tried it. I think I may have to pick up a small bottle of it now and try it out. Thanks for the review! 🙂

  2. my friend bought this too when she went uk! and was waiting for her to try it out but she still have not =.= hehe thanks for the review!! lush seldom has products that scent that will stay with you after wash!

  3. Gosh what an interesting name! thought the glogg one was pretty unique as well.

  4. *Kat* on February 1, 2011 at 04:33 said:

    I love the smell of jasmine but I’m not a big fan of strong scents. However, this sounds so interesting that I will put it on my “Lush Products To Try” list. Thanks to all of your reviews, I now have a list.


  5. I find the lush shower gels a little bit overpowering sometimes too, the christmas one absolutely stinks!!! x

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  7. This scent definitely overwhelmed me, but I do like the idea of using it to wash towels and washcloths!

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  9. cosmeddicted on February 4, 2011 at 07:50 said:

    thanks for commenting!

  10. cosmeddicted on February 4, 2011 at 07:51 said:

    wow, i didn’t try that! does it work well?

  11. cosmeddicted on February 4, 2011 at 07:51 said:


  12. cosmeddicted on February 4, 2011 at 07:51 said:

    Which Christmas one did you use?

  13. cosmeddicted on February 4, 2011 at 07:52 said:

    I hope some of them work for you! Scents are so personal that I know some of the ones that I love may not fit your taste!

  14. cosmeddicted on February 4, 2011 at 07:52 said:

    I agree! What is a flying fox?

  15. cosmeddicted on February 4, 2011 at 07:53 said:

    Yeah, I prefer it that way, though. I have a lot of scented body lotions, and I like to make sure that they don’t clash!

  16. cosmeddicted on February 4, 2011 at 07:53 said:

    Yay for the small bottles! I saw that Lush Japan now has even smaller bottles (like trial sizes). And I thought the smallest bottle was already pretty small – it’s the same size as B&BW travel sizes!

  17. sarah on February 8, 2011 at 14:08 said:

    by the way, i’m really liking your new commenting system haha 🙂 so fast and easy! the jasmine smell intrigues me, i really like korres body butter jasmine smell. maybe i should try this out – if i ever remember to make it out to a LUSH.

  18. cosmeddicted on February 8, 2011 at 16:06 said:

    Oooh, thanks! I like being able to reply back to everyone.

    I need to try the korres body butter!

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