Showing posts with label Lord of Misrule. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Lord of Misrule. Show all posts

14 October 2021

Review: Lush - Lord of Misrule '21

Lord of Misrule '21 is an updated version of a previous incarnation of Lord of Misrule, which has been released as a Halloween limited edition yearly since 2013. The original was my favourite bath bomb from Lush.

"Prepare for mischief and merriment with this patchouli and vanilla fizzer. A fragrance loved by many, this familiar character has had a costume change this year. Allow the colours of the court jester to transform your bathwater and tickle your senses" -

Visually Lord of Misrule has changed from a dark green colour in a crown shape to a standard round colourful one. It also when it fizzes doesn't look dark and mysterious, it spins out light blue, yellow and pink. It doesn't look particularly Halloween-y anymore.

Original LOM Bath Bomb

The scent however is the same as the previous version, mainly patchouli but softer with vanilla and pepper. It lingers on your skin for a good few hours afterwards.

The water is left as a light green colour, which is more visually appealing than the previous dark green, brown colour.

Overall this is scent wise the same as the previous version, it just has had a make over and looks less Halloween and more year round appropriate. As the scent is the most important thing about a bath bomb to me I am happy to repurchase this updated version.


19 November 2013

Review: Lush - Lord of Misrule

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This bath bomb, named after the ruler of the Pagan Feast of Fools, has a strange and magnificent fragrance created by Gorilla Perfumer Simon Constantine. This bomb will slowly dissolve to reveal a wine coloured centre, with the added sweetness of the world’s first fair trade vanilla absolute, perfectly balanced by the earthy scents of black pepper and patchouli oil -

This bath ballistic is from the Christmas 2013 Collection, it is new for this year. The first thing I noticed about this was the colour, a very green colour with random yellow and pink dots. There is a giant star shape on the top of this as well.


Another point which I think makes this quite unique is the amount of time it took to fizz away, it was well over ten minutes before this stopped fizzing around the bath. Also there is no bits in this one so you can use it without having to put it in a sock to save on the clean up.


First you get a green colour, then it breaks down and the centre which is a pink / red colour begins to spurt out of it. Then things start to get even weirder, there is popping candy inside and you can hear the crackling from that in the water for around five minutes.


The water ends up a grey / brown colour and with the earthy scents and crackling noises you being to feel as if you are sitting in a witches cauldron.


The scent of this bath ballistic is quite an earthy one (not a dirty soil smell though), the main scent is patchouli, some spiciness but there is definitely a softer side to that which I imagine is the vanilla. The scent does linger on your skin for a good couple of hours afterwards. 


This is quite a visually interesting bath ballistic, and it does take a good amount of time to fizz away to nothing and as such it something you will want to have a fair amount of time to watch and to use.

I would get this again, I hope that Lush bring this back again next year.

£3.30 - Lush