Sunday, December 7th, 2008

Snowcake Soap ($6.95 for 3.5 oz.) is one of Lush’s cult-favorite products that only comes around once a year (the holiday season or winter season, whichever you prefer!). Funny enough, Lush really does know how popular this product is–in their product description, they write, “If we didn’t bring out a fresh batch of Snowcake every Christmas we’d probably be chased down the street by irate LUSH customers.” I wouldn’t be surprised at the truth of that statement! I know the lovely Muse over at Musings of a Muse stocks up on this every year, buying it by the bucket load!

I hope my Lush fans don’t put me on a spit and roast me up, but Snowcake isn’t part of my must-have, very favorite, to-die-for Lush products. But let me explain myself first! I am simply not into soaps. I never liked them growing up as a kid (discovering shower gel/body wash was a dream come true) because there’s this slight “squeaky clean” feeling at the end. It’s difficult to describe, but I just can’t jive with that feeling, which pretty much leaves most soap bars out. This is the only reason why I’m not all over Snowcake like melting snow (oh, that was terrible)–otherwise it is a great product.

So, for the soap lovers out there, Snowcake is a deliciously scented milky white soap bar that smells like marzipan and amaretto with a little almond in it. In the shower, it melts against the body into a creamy lather. The scent fades after an hour or two post-shower, but it’s enjoyable for that hour. I don’t find the majority of soaps, shower gels, body washes, etc. to have prolonged scents after you step out of the shower. For me, it’s not a big deal–if I want to be scented everywhere, I opt for a good body lotion layered over a coordinating (or very lightly scented) shower gel/wash or a spritz of perfume.

Fear not, for those who aren’t so head-over-feet in love with bar soap, the good folks at Lush have bottled up the scent and excellence of Snowcake Soap into Smitten hand cream! (Review is forthcoming, but I’ll tell you I do recommend it!)

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12 thoughts on “Holiday 2008 Stocking Stuffers: Lush Snowcake Soap – Phenomenon or Hype?

  1. Virginia

    When I read the rave reviews on this soap I was really excited for it, because I adore the scent of marzipan, but when I sniffed it at the store some weeks ago, I was soooo disappointed. In my opinion it doesn’t smell like marzipan at all! It doesn’t even smell sweet to me…I still got a Marzibain bubble bar, which has the same fragrance, and maybe it will win me over while I soak in my tub during the holidays, but somehow I don’t think it is very likely…

    • Let us know how you like the Marzibain bubble bar, Virginia… Snowcake definitely smelled sweet to me, though! I’m not hugely familiar with Marzipan, so I could be off on that mark 😉

  2. Shefali

    I DIE over this soap and stock up on it too. It’s one of my favorite scents of all time, and I use Smitten on my hands every night before bed to keep my hands soft. The scents of both are just amazing.

  3. Tami

    I just got into Lush products last year and my favorite item so far has got to be the Flying Fox shower gel. It makes the bathroom smell so divine :-)

  4. stankerbell

    That’s funny… I can’t stand body washes/gels for the same reason you don’t like soap, it doesn’t give me that squeaky clean feeling at the end… lol.

    I have yet to try snowcake, I’ll probably pick some up this weekend because now I’m curious but I lurvvvv “Buffy”.

  5. Brooke

    I’m one of those people who would be chasing them down the street if they didn’t bring it back each year! I love how silky and moisturizing it is.

  6. Annika

    To me, it smells exactly like marzipan. I hate marzipan, but I love Snowcake. :)