LUSH Red Dragon Soap Review, Photo

LUSH Red Dragon Soap

Happy Lunar New Year with LUSH Red Dragon Soap!

LUSH Red Dragon Soap ($7.95 for 3.5 oz.) is a limited edition soap infused with Lush’s Karma fragrance to celebrate the Year of the Dragon. I made sure to suds up last night with this soap to kick off the new year myself. The top of the dragon has a dusting of “gold,” which does immediately disappear after it hits the water. Lush describes the Karma scent as a “spicy blend ot patchouli, lavender, and pine.” There is also orange oil in it, which is one of the more noticeable notes of the scent for me.

I get the citrus along with a spicy earthiness. It makes the whole shower smell just like the soap, though the scent will dissipate after you’ve finished, and it doesn’t linger for long on the skin (which may be good or bad, depending on your preferences!). The scent fits for Lunar New Year, but I could see it being a love it or hate it kind of aroma overall.

I will say that the actual shaping of the dragon could be more precise, but I’ve never made soap, so maybe it’s not the easy feat I imagine it to be.  I think it’s the head–perhaps a more distinct shape or with better detailing.  Still cute and a nice way to celebrate the beginning of the year!

Happy Lunar New Year! 🙂


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Sunny Avatar

Hahaha this looks nothing like a dragon (OK I know it’s imaginary and all that, but this interpretation strays pretty far from what I’ve seen). The scent sounds good though, and I guess they wanted to make the shape more user-friendly.

Cassy Avatar

You’re being very nice by saying this could be a more precise shape, I had to tilt my head and squint to see the dragon lol. I love Lush to pieces, but not one of their best soaps shape-wise. I think they would have been better off just doing a dragon head with some cute details, trying to do the whole body threw it off.

WARPAINT and Unicorns Avatar

The carving needs to be more defined the shape as the relief is pretty shallow to see it’s a Chinese Dragon. Also the head is lacking some features. lol

Soaps can be fragile depending on the ingredients are and with the gold just layered on there no highlight or contour to the sculpture in terms of shading further degrade the shape as well.

I personal love the special shaped soaps in the past because the detail was there. ^_^

Rachael Avatar

it took me a while but I do see the dragon. Very cute. I just wish it had a better fragrance. I personally hate patchouli so I’ll be passing on this.

Kenleigh Avatar

Do their soaps make your skin feel kind of plastic-y and not so soft like dial soaps? The scent description sounds amazing of so many of their soaps, but I have no LUSH within distance to try it!

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