Lush has launched The Florence Collection, with five new* fragrances: Confetti, Frangipani, Fresh As, Nero and Sappho…
Ah, back to banana: "Step out of your clothes, hop into the shower and lather up with this creamy, dreamy body wash that smells just like fresh-baked banana bread. Then let the ingredients go to work: bananas strengthen skin and oats soothe, leaving you feeling smooth, soft and strong. There's really no better way to spend a Sunday than with Nana Shower Gel." $11 - $57 at Lush.
I am so late (sorry!) that Lush has sold out of All The Wild Things in the US and Canada, but you can still find this charity soap bar in the UK for £5: "We can only imagine the horror faced out in the Australian bush by those who are going out searching for animal survivors amongst the estimated billion creatures killed so far in the fires. In recognition of the overwhelming task faced by this informal Animal’s Emergency Service, we have made All The Wild Things soap. Net proceeds from this limited edition eucalyptus and lemongrass soap will go to animal rescue groups providing emergency first aid and rehabilitation as well as restoring the habitat where the wild things were." Charity Navigator also has a page on the fires in Australia if you'd like to donate directly.
I've been watching Lush USA hoping for the appearance of Sonic Death Monkey, which was recently revived in the UK. No such luck, but they have dropped a bunch of Valentine's Day stuff plus a bunch of 200 ml body sprays ($30-$50), including old favorites like Flying Fox and Rose Jam. Shown are Coco Loco ("Mist on a little Coco Loco for a fresh breeze of palm trees, sandy beaches and total relaxation. Brazilian orange, coriander and lemongrass oils give lightness to the creamy coconut base of this perfume, evoking memories of your perfect tropical getaway.") and Yoga Bomb ("This rich, grounding fragrance will have you feeling at peace in no time. A balancing blend of sandalwood, ho wood and olibanum oils offer an earthy, cleansing vibe, while its sunshiney cassie absolute aroma awakens your senses.")
From Lush, a Cinnamon Orange bath oil bar: "A cozy way to kick off your holidays, this spicy little number looks great hanging from the tree and works even better floating in the tub. Just break off as much as you’d like or hold it under the tap to release a well-deserved cinnamon and clove leaf relaxation session. As benzoin resinoid warms and eases your muscles, fair trade organic cocoa butter and fair trade shea butter soften your skin." $8.95.