The feel of this is wonderful. The glide is amazing. The scent is beautiful...I smell toffee, honey and cocoa, and the cocoa is not overpowering. Kind of equal on both scents, very unique. The application is WOW. I felt like the oils melted right into my skin and that is a huge plus. I can see myself ordering this over and over for the feel and scent. Way to go LUSH:) This will be in my next order for sure!
This is one of those times when I really wish I could give a product more than 5 stars, because this baby really deserves it! Who knew a little heart-shaped massage bar could make a woman feel so darn good?
The main thing I like about this bar is the scent. I must admit, I'm a pretty tough customer when it comes to fragrance. I often gravitate toward foody type fragrances (Serendipitous is pretty much my fave perfume ever!) and warm powdery scents like the Baby Bee line. That being said, I'm prone to migraines and sensitive to scents, and I'm easily overpowered by the sickenly sick sweet scents that are overcrowding the market today (Pink Sugar, anything by Jaqua, etc etc). The scent of this bar is just right. It has a very light honey-toffee sweetness to it, but it's tempered by something else (bitter orange, maybe?), and the result is pure magic: a scent that's luscious and inviting but that won't overwhelm you or make you smell like a candy shop. The scent is very close to the famous Honey I Washed the Kids soap, so if you enjoy that, you're sure to love this.
The next thing I like about this bar is the texture. It's very moisturizing and feels so silky on my skin. I put it on my arms and legs after I shower and my skin feels gorgeous (not greasy at all!), and the scent lingers for hours. I've also been known to apply it generously to my pulse points instead of perfume.
I will admit that the lack of packaging is kind of a pain, but it's not that big of a deal--- I just pop it in a ziploc bag.
Reasonably priced at about $6 a pop, this is a sweet little indulgence that one can quickly become addicted to. And did I mention that the scent is 100% husband approved?
At first, I couldn't stop sniffing it, it smelled so good and chocolatey. By the time I used it up, I simply couldn't stand the scent. Maybe that's why it's so small, so that you don't grow tired of it. :o)
This gorgeous little heart thing comes everywhere with me! Great for massages on the go, a quick hit of subtle scent when you're about to do some serious meeting and greeting, and DH adores the scent. The only thing I've found is that I always lose them before it gets to the chocolate center. That's my fault though, not Lushes'!
OK I do have mixed views about this......... It could just be my ignorance but what's that dark chocolate-y centre supposed to do????? I bought this purely because of the heavenly divine chocolate, vanilla smell which I absolutely adore. It's insanely sweet which I love!! Couldn't wait to try this on my boyfriend we're both really into a good massage and indoor nights *wink* However, we were both SHOCKED when the centre chocolate looking part flakes all over his back and the bed. Yes it's my bad cause even on the Lush paperbag it tells you to use an old towel under but I ignored it thinking it couldn't possibly be that messy could it?! The black bits went all over the place and was, frankly, disgusting despite the stunning scent. The massage ended really quickly so we could both wash ourselves and I even had problems trying to pick the black bits up from my bed. Some bits left a stain on the sheets which is gross =( I think I'm gonna use this as a moisturising bar and be really really careful with the centre....... Still love the smell to death though hahhahahahahah!!
My friend purchased this as a gift for me, and at first I was mystified at how to use it. She used it as a body wash versus a massage bar, and I absolutely loved it after the first use! The fragrance is to die for, and not overwhelming like some of the other bath gels and cleansers I've used before.
Not only is it incredibly emollient, it makes your skin feel immensely soft. If used as a bath bar versus a massage bar, the chocolate center doesn't stain and actually melts away better. The only downfall to using this as a bath bar is that you will go through it much quicker- and it is expensive to replenish.
But, once and awhile it's nice to have a treat!
I love the smell of this - it's a cocoa-ey, buttery, nutty smell that isn't overwhelmingly cake-batter-y. It melts on contact with skin, so when you hold it in your hand you get a lotiony oil that is all melty and soft. When I rubbed this over my skin (arms, chest, tummy, hands) it made everything so soft and smooth. I got this as a gift but I can see myself buying it again and trying the other scents. I also love that Lush doesn't use too much overpackaging, as the paper wrapper is a little inconvenient, anything is better than plastic which, unless recycled, is here forever.
I know everyone loves this so that's why I bought it even though it's definitely the most expensive and smallest of massage bars. Yes, there's bits of real chocolate in it and that's very cute but I'm not all that fond of having chocolate smudged into my skin so had to look for the bar with the least. Also, the scent is a little too strong and almost doughy for me. It's very VERY vanilley and you feel very much like it's some sort of pasty, powdery bakery item.
I love this product so so SO much! Although it can be a bit time-consuming to put on (I have to wait for it to soak in), it is totally worth it. Soft Coeur is absolute perfection for those of us who like our scented bits and bobs to be on the uber sweet side. On me, the Soft Coeur smells like honey-vanilla-choco goodness. I will continue to repurchase this produce indefinitely.
Bought this at the store, and as I walked out (thus clearing myself of jumble of scents that is common of a Lush store, I realized that this bar REEKS of sickly sweetness, which is a surprising thing for me to say, since I am known for having a sweet tooth worse that a five year old. :D
Anyway I was berating myself all the way home on buying this tiny-eight-dollar-headache-inducing bar, especially since I read the reviews and rants about the chocolate center, BUT when I got home and finally tried this on my skin, I was way more pleasantly surprised. It's a sweet soft scent on the skin. If applied heavily smells of chocolate and honey, but if I only swipe a light layer over people tell me I smell of warm vanilla. Very sweet, pleasant, moisturizing bar.