Update: this product is being rereleased for the 2011 & 2012 holiday season!
This product is called “Snowcake” in Japan. Oh wow, this is the first time a product has the same name in Japan as in the UK! (click the links to my reviews on products which are named TOTALLY differently in Japan)
What it does:
For the softest, creamiest, most luxurious suds imaginable, grab a great big slice of Snowcake and float away on a cloud of almond marzipan and rose absolute. Snowcake smells exactly like our Smitten hand cream, and is an all time holiday favourite among staff and customers alike. It softens and cleans your body and scents it with a long-lasting almond fragrance.
Price: 2.60 GBP/100g in the UK, 6.95 USD/3.5 oz in the US, 650 JPY/100g in Japan.
Update: the updated prices for the 2011 holiday season are 2.95 GBP/100g in the UK and $7.95/3.3 oz in the US
Scent: it really does smell like almond marzipan and rose absolute, as Lush says. I haven’t tried Smitten hand cream, so I cannot do a comparison to that.
– Good lather
– Not harsh, and cleans well
– I personally enjoy the smell during the winter
– I’m not quite sure why people love this product so much that they hoard it. I personally like the Honey I Washed the Kids soap better, which is a permanent product.
Would I repurchase? maybe. I liked it enough that I would probably pick up a bar next holiday season, but I wouldn’t buy it repeatedly if it were a permanent product.
I have reviewed this item, even though it is no longer available on Lush’s website, because they may be repromoted in the future.