I do love the smell. It's wonderful. I hate the consistency. It's pretty much water. I got one as a gift then I bought another after that was empty. If it wasn't so watery I would buy it again but there are so many great shower gels out there I'll pass.
The Olive Branch was the first LUSH product I fell head over heels for. This is a gorgeous, unique, warm scent that is utterly intoxicating. My biggest gripes are that the product is quite thin and does not lather as well as it could. Otherwise, I find it to be a decent moisturizer and the scent lingers for quite a while. One lippie off for aforementioned gripes and the overall price. I'm a devoted LUSHie, but let's face it: their shower gels are grossly overpriced! I'm a huge fan of TOB and recommend anyone gift this to a loved one or themselves. Beware: you may be addicted!
The Olive Branch is a body wash but it's a little weird. It has a very thin consistancy and you have to shake the bottle each time you use it because there is olive oil in it and it tends to seperate. The lush website describes the smell as mandarin, lemon, and fresh orange groves. I really don't get those smells. It has a definite masculine scent and I smell a tobacco note in it. It's not unpleasent, it's just weird. I've been using this for a few weeks and I love how soft it makes my skin. I just wish it smelled more like citrus. It smells like a clean men's cologne to me. The good thing is, once I shower, the smell is pretty much gone. The scent does not linger on the skin. I will finish this bottle just because I love the moisturizing element to it but it's just too masculine and the conistancy is too thin for me.
I got this in an xmas gift set. This is a masculine scent but I like it a lot on my skin. The odd thing is that.... this never smells the same. I've used it 4 times now & while it always smells masculine, it never smells exactly the same. Weird.
YUM!!! I just bought this for my secret Santa and it was my first time at a LUSH store so I was feeling overwhelmed by all the scents. I'd read about The Olive Branch on the website and was pretty excited about smelling it for myself, so I was quite surprised when the saleslady handed me a bottle of what looked like orange water and told me to give it a sniff and I could not for the life of me smell anything. (I bought it anyway.)
Fast forward to a couple hours later and I'm in the comfort of my own neutral-smelling room, and I decide to investigate the bottle myself. Surprise! The gel wasn't as watery as it was in the store (though I assume this is because I didn't shake the bottle -- the olive oil was bunched up at the top) and the scent peeking out from under the plastic seal is magnificent! I almost consider buying it for myself; if it weren't for the price ($11 CDN for a tiny bottle), I probably would have! Mandarin and bergamot, what an amazing combination! I am immediately transported to the Mediterranean, surrounded by orange groves and warm, salty air and the scent of bergamot. This is southern Italy and Greece during the peak of summer! That being said, this is quite a unisex scent, I think I will immediately fall in love with a man who smells like The Olive Branch ;)
I'm a bit in trouble when reviewing this. I've been eyeing this for years as it seemed so rich and luxurious, but I found it too expensive. When I finally got it in a lush gift package I put it away for times when I felt that I needed a bit of extra comfort and moisture. and then I completely forgot about it. I found it a few weeks ago and the expiration date nearing I had to use it up. Ah, it was a real letdown, it was nothing like I imagined. The texture is extremely runny, like water, and although it lathers well indeed it is not possible to use it without wasting a lot of product. I did not find it particularly moisturizing or comforting either. and then there is the smell! it is very strong Mediterranean smell, too masculine for my taste, and totally incompatible with autumn weather. I regret not taking this on my holidays to Provence, it might have worked there marvelously, but I cannot stand it here. Having said that, it turned out that my sister loves it, claiming that it made the skin on her feet smoother. So that's why I'm giving it 3 stars, and also because I think it would make a nice quirky present for a guy who is not really into cosmetics, as a starter, it's still much better than axe and all those plastic-y male shower gels..
I'm only giving this two stars because so many other people seem to like it. As for me, I tried it once and it broke me out on my back and chest. The smell wasn't my favorite, but I really don't like heavily scented things at all. I wouldn't recommend if you have sensitive skin.
Love this scent. I really only bought it because of how amazing this smells. Kind of wood-y masculine ahhh I love it. It's very thin in consistency but it does lather up which I like. I wouldn't repurchase just because I want to try a few other bath gels from LUSH.
Love, love love this. Superfresh scent and it makes my skin soft as a baby. Just don't forget to give it a good shake before you use it. The formula is a bit thin but just be careful cause its really effective and you dont need much which also makes it very much worth the money, it lasts for a long time! I'd recommend this to everyone!!
Smell is pleasant, pretty good body wash for every day use but kind of frustrating that you have to shake the bottle to mix all the stuff together every time you use it. Also it's a little thin in terms of consistency but lathers up nicely.