LUSH • Sonic Death Monkey • Gels/Soaps
|Would buy this product again.||50%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
To me it smells like malt chocolate and coffee. I don't really smell lime at all. It's very creamy and a little give you a big lather so a big bottle will last me forever. Works good for a shampoo if your in a pinch but I would recommend it everyday.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy Eyes: Green
OMG I LOVE this! It smells so unique. The smell reminds me of swisher sweets, actually! lol It smells like chocolate, mocha, and cigars. There is a great tobacco type scent that gives it depth and richness, and then there is a random hint of lime to kind of bring it back a little. This is a unisex scent for sure. It is so comforting yet yummy and gourmand. The only thing I really do dislike about this is the consistency. It is very runny, which is such a bummer since the smell is so amazing. Plus, it is very expensive!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
CHOCOLATE COVERED ORANGE CANDY! This shower gel smells just like them! You know the ones - you open a box of assorted soft center chocolates and stick your thumb into them til you find the orange cream center! YUMMY! I'd have to say I don't detect any coffee scent but it could just be my bottle. I like the consistency and the way it lathers - very nice little pick me up in the shower.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Green
I love this stuff, but it's definitely an acquired taste. HATED the smell at first, but then I got oddly addicted to it. Definitely cleans well though, and it also doubles as a really nice shampoo. Just make sure you shake it before you use it, since it seems to separate into layers. However, I did notice that if you don't shake it, the part of the smell that a lot of people would consider obnoxious leaves the product by the time the bottle's about 1\3 of the way empty. Might possibly be useful info for people who like the product in general, but think it's too overpowering.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
This is a strange, strange product. The consistency isn't gel... its liquid. Despite that, it lathers well. i poured some on my loufah and mushied it and it foamed like my other gels. I had to keep my hand under my loufah though so the product didn't fall completely through and down the drain.
The smell I don't mind like some seem to. Its not great, but I don't find it bad either. Its like an orange mocha latte.
I prefer fruitier scents, so I probably will not repurchase this at all, but I'm not sorry I spent money on it the first time around
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I liked this... but then again I'm into coffee scented body products because they give me a mental caffeine boost. It does smell like coffee, chocolate, and maybe fruit or something but I still dug it. Also, as a soap it works just as well as any other Lush shower gel which is to say that it's pretty awesome.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
I love nearly everything from Lush, so it is with a heavy heart that I'm writing this review.
Whoever cooked this up should be FIRED. I mean, why? They say that it's called Sonic Death Monkey (like in High Fidelity) because it annoys everyone. So why even make such a product?
First of all, this thing stinks. I'm not sensitive to scents, in fact I take most Lush products on a stride, including many that other reviewers have said smell too strong for them. But not only does this product smell strong, it smells foul. Nothing pleasant about it at all.
Secondly, to call this a shower gel is odd. I don't know if I just got a faulty product, but mine is completely liquid with no gel-like characteristics at all (I'm comparing this to Happy Hippie which was indeed a gel).
Sadly, I have a whole big bottle of this poison. :( It was one of the few full-size products in a Lush lucky dip bag that I purchased, so it wasn't very lucky at all! I tried using it to clean my bathroom floor, but I just can't deal with the smell. I think I'll just have to pour it down the drain as slowly as possible to prevent any stinky foam.
I hear it's now been discontinued. Not. At. All. Surprised.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
im using it these days, it smells like the combination of chocolate and mint. i think it is a pretty strange smell, but my bf likes it
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
When I first bought this, the scent was horrible, it smelled like acidic coffee with a after scent of chocolate. However, after using up a quarter of the bottle, the scent became pleasant and became the true chocolate, lime, and slight coffee smell I was expecting. I noticed that there are two layers of brown colors in the bottle, one that is light, and the rest that is dark, once the smaller light color of brown was gone the scent became much more pleasant, but not incredible.
PROS: (1) foams up reasonably well, (2) I liked the chocolaty lime smell (3) left my skin soft, (4) did not irritate
CONS: (1) the coffee! Horrible idea, the coffee scent smells like coffee gone bad. If you have ever thrown out used coffee grounds in the trash bin, and smelt it the next day- you would know what I was talking about. The scent of decaying coffee smells disgusting and should never have been in this product.
Like many, I associate many things with scent, unfortunately my experience with this product were mediocre. I would not say it is absolutely horrible, the biggest blunder was the quality of coffee beans used in this product. Had the coffee beans never been used I suspect it would have been more popular.
This is a no go for me,
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Normal, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Got a sample of this and I hate the smell of it.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
This is the only body wash by LUSH that I like, besides Snow Fairy which was only out for the holidays :( I love thier soaps and melts but this was the first bottle soap that I tried. The blend of chocolate lime and coffee is so unique, I like the smell. It wakes me up in the morning and feels like a kick in the face because it is quite strong, but just what I need to motivate me in the mornings :) Leaves my skin super soft with just a hint of scent. Snow Fairy is by far my fave scent by LUSH in a bottle, this is a close second.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Tan Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I love this bodywash and I am sad that LUSH is going to discontinue it. I love the smell of chocolate, oranges, and coffee when I shower. Its a wake me up, feel good smell. Quite soothing actually especially if you are under the spells of PMS....or maybe its me haa haa whatever the case I will miss SDM ping me is you are wanting to swap this away.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Hazel
Good thing this was a free sample, I hated the smell. It reminds me of an old cigarette.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
This stuff is pretty yummy. The cocoa butter really softens the skin, but I'm not really into chocolate scented things. I do enjoy the name, however. Mmmm, High Fidelity.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
The richness of coffee and cocoa teased with the unexpected zing of lime juice; mmmm....what's there not to love about this fabulous concoction? First off, this is pretty much an acquired taste. I do detect those oft-mentioned, much-maligned accords of freshly dug soil and stale cigarette water, but their presence renders Sonic Death Monkey anomalous with the usual, sweetish, done-to-death coffee/chocolate combination. I hate the consistency of the liquid (you end up pouring too much, no thanks to its sheer runniness) and even more, the staining property of its extremely dark coloring (hemp oil is the culprit, I'm sure). This is compounded by the fact that the cheapish plastic cap tends to leak indiscriminately...ACK!! A little goes a long way though. The product isn't terribly sudsy, but it does a commendable job of cleaning my hair and skin without drying them out. I adore the uniqueness of the scent and would encourage those who do not wish to smell like a Starbucks joint to reach for this. The after-feel and the lingering scent makes it worth my while, but I wouldn't repurchase for the simple reason that I am spoilt for choice.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
OMG...I love this shower gel. Its like 13Rabbits without the one thing that made me NOT care for 13Rabbits.....Ginger. Its a sweeter version of 13Rabbits.....sweet orangey chocolate with a coffee kick. It is similar in scent to Whipstick.It is not a deep cocoa or chocolate smell. Its like Chocolate plus. I love it!!!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Olive Hair: Black Eyes: Black
Smells... interesting. Really softens the skin though.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I could not get past the smell. I opened it and realized it was the most terrible smell by far. To me it smelled like something that went racid, even though it was brand new. I didn't smell the orange and if that was a coffee smell it was something like old used coffee grounds sitting in a pot for months. Someone I know said it smelled like cannibais.I've tried Lush soaps before and enjoyed them, but this was a failure. On a side note, I had a friend who took it from me and loved it.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Dry, Fair Hair: Other, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Blue
Not a nice smell at all! Cant stand it.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
I love the smell of this, orange chocolate, yum yum. It does lose a lippie though for being VERY runny, could do with being a little bit thicker, then it wouldn't get wasted so much.