This is a sexy, delicate smelling loose powder for the BODY. I love the smell. The powder itself is very soft, not grainy. The main ingredient is cornstarch, not talc. Don't apply to much to your body, otherwise you will look pasty white. The scent lasts only a few hours. The packaging could be improved, its awkward to shake it out of the packaging and I seem to spill it everywhere. It does not come with a puff, so you will have to use your own or apply it with your hands. I will purchase this again, but I want LUSH to improve the packaging.
One of my favorite Lush products. I use this after the shower to layer over Potion lotion and the smell lingers all day. The jasmine/floral scent is light enough not to smell "perfumey" but still gives you a clean scent all day. I also use this on my sheets. I've not noticed a problem with the cocoa butter messing my sheets up, but I do wash them weekly... The amount lasts, for me, a long time. My only complaint is that the packaging feels a little unstable. I've lost the top in it before. Will definitely buy again.
I stupidly swapped this away a year ago but I'm on a LUSH kick right now so I repurchased. So glad I did. I'm generally not a floral scent lover but this is so downright sexy smelling that I had to have it again. They use jasmine absolute, which in the LUSH times is said to cost $18,706.45USD/kg. Let's not forget how nice it makes your skin feel either, with all the little cocoa butter pieces, which I think is quite a decadent touch.
It's a tad expensive for the amount you get but I don't use this everyday. I must, however, shake my fist at the LUSH folks who made such a crummy package to put this in. It leaks no matter how tightly you think you've closed it. Regardless of this annoyance, I'll definitely repurchase (and have).
I really love the silkiness of this powder, and the fact that it doesn't contain talc is a huge bonus. It makes my skin feel amazing! The smell is nice, but really hard to mix with any of my perfumes. You have to wear it alone. My only gripe is that I get little chunks of cocoa butter in the powder and they don't blend into my skin.
mmmmmmmmm.... the softest, most delicious scent.. (I wish they made a perfume.. does anyone know of a perfume that smells like this?) Smells like jasmine and butter and sugar.. not too sweet.. but you almost want to eat the fragrance... it's that sexy and yummy. This is a fine, silky powder that is cornstarch-based. In it are little lumps of cocoa butter each about the size of half a grain of rice. These are supposed to moisturize, but on me they seem to fall off and hit the ground before they can melt enough to soak in. I love this powder in the summer when things get sweaty... this is the only bath powder I've ever loved enough to want to use. Soooo, this product should earn at least 10 lippies for the smell alone, but I had to deduct one lippie for the fact that the smell doesn't last terribly long on the skin (a couple of hours) and one lippie off also for the Horrid(!!!) packaging. Others have commented on this as well.. in the US where I buy it, it comes in a 'parmesan cheese' shaker with large holes only.. and even if you close the holes, you can turn the shaker upside down and quite a bit leaks out around the edges. (I actually use this 'feature' (?!#!) when I want to sprinkle my bed linens.. keeps the cocoa butter lumps from getting in my sheets.) Of course, this makes it messy when travelling. I can't say it enough, I love LUSH's products, but their packaging (when it is there) couldn't be worse. Anyway... with the two lippies off that still leaves it at 8 lippies and this scorer maxes out at 5 sooo... consider it a recommendation:) Will repurchase many, many, many times. (If you like this smell try their Fairy Jasmine bath bomb and their TurboBubble bubblebath bar, but oh, LUSH, won't you make a perfume? please??)
I admit to loving this product, particularly in summer. It has a light floral scent, and helps me feel fresh and clean even when the humidity is 90%. It's a bit on the pricey side, but it has a lovely fragrance and leaves my skin silky soft, so it's worth it to me.
I'm glad I got a little sample of this in a swap before buying it sight unseen (or smell unsniffed?). The scent is not what I imagined, being more perfumey and floral (I know, I know. Duh--it's jasmine-scented) than I prefer. I really wanted this to be sweeter, like Johnson & Johnson's vanilla jasmine baby powder (what would be the perfect body powder scent for me would be the J&J but with more vanilla and less baby powder scent). This is very fine and silky-soft and absorbs easily enough. Didn't notice any of the cocoa butter that other people mentioned below but maybe I didn't get any in my sample. Okay if you enjoy the scent, but I like my Johnson's much better (and it's a helluva lot cheaper too).
ETA: Okay, I've grown to enjoy the scent. It's a very feminine floral that's not at all overbearing. Layers well with foody scents. However, the cocoa butter bits (which I've found) are a little annoying, since you have to rub them in or they just fall to the floor. Still not sure if it's worth a purchase, however.
ETA2: I had to revise my review of this. I was working off of a sample before, which had little of the cocoa butter in it. I have to admit that the jasmine and cocoa scents are beautiful together--not too cloying and not too floral. Just sexy, warm and perfect. The powder itself is not noticeably different from baby powder (perhaps less finely-milled, even) except for the presence of cocoa butter bits, which are a bit distracting. The packaging is awful too--an ugly, cheap-looking pepper-shaker-style can. For the price, I think the folks at LUSH could have put this into something more user-friendly and easier on the eye.But besides that, delish.
ive heard nothing but raves for this powder, and now i know why. it truly is amazing. im usually in a hurry to get out of the shower and apply all of my treatments/moisturizers, but i dont mind taking a few extra minutes to powder myself.
silky underwear really does make your skin feel silky to the touch. it never cakes up on the skin, even if youre still a bit damp from the shower. one dusting leaves you smooth while two makes your skin feel super silky.
its kaolin clay and cornstarch based, so you dont need to pay the "talcum will give your lady parts terminal cancer" fear mongers any heed. the scent is jasmine-vetivert, but as always with lush, the scent is so much more than that. i dont particularly care for the scent of jasmine, but this powder has a really wonderful fragrance. its laced with cocoa butter for extra softness (it must be pretty finely processed, because i havent found a cocoa bit yet) and that adds a bit of choc/vanilla to the scent.
i could go on forever and a day about how horrid the packaging is. its a cardboard canister with a plastic top and a revolving plastic part similar to a shaker of grated parmesan cheese. if you remove the revolving part there is no hope of snapping it back on. it doesnt stay tight and flops around as it sees fit. the holes are just too large and way too much product comes out at once. i would prefer to see a taller, slimmer canister with holes and a snap tight lid. continued >>
This smells absolutely lovely - vanilla and jasmine, like candied flowers, but with a deeper, sexier edge. Scrumptious. I like that it's not talc-based, either - it somehow feels healthier, even if the danger of talc is still being studied. It really makes my skin smooth, and pales it out a teeny bit when I need my face to match my decolletage (I'm crazy-pale in the winter, and tan in the summer, but I mostly just stick to one foundation, and try to stay out of the sun!). The packaging is really pretty awful...I wish LUSH would change this, although I am usually for minimalistic/nonwasteful packaging. It doesn't matter though - I use this nearly every day. It also layers well with floral perfumes, and lends a bit of authenticity to synthetic scents. Wonderful.
I don't use body powders but decided to try this one since it's gotten so many raves. It did nothing to change my mind. Why bother? Also, unlike so many others, I didn't really like the smell. And yes, the packaging is terrible.