Lush Red Dragon Soap

January 16, 2012

To celebrate this auspicious year of the Dragon, Lush has created Red Dragon Soap. An apt product, certainly, seeing that 2012 is the year of the water dragon. (Soap+water, get it?)

To complement the Lunar New Year festival, the brand has made this decorative soap in the Karma scent, a fragrance with oriental and spicy notes (patchouli, lemongrass, orange oil and pine). Each piece is also dusted with gold powder, gold being a colour of prosperity.

In Singapore, this special edition soap retails at S$20.80 (100 g/3.5 oz). Quite pricey, if you ask me – they are only US$7.95 in the US.

Though I like Lush Karma soap, I’m not inclined to these dragon soap cakes. The gold dust flies everywhere and the shape isn’t very dragon-like…the bulbous bars on the plate look very much like pieces of fatty meat to me. :P

It’s a neat idea by Lush but poorly executed, unfortunately. I would’ve certainly bought them if they’d looked more 像样 (presentable/decent)!

Image source: Lush USA

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12 Responses to Lush Red Dragon Soap

  1. January 16, 2012 at 1:18 am

    Very auspicious, lol!

    • makeupmag
      January 16, 2012 at 1:30 am

      Hey Jamilla,

      I wish they were prettier, though! :P

  2. January 16, 2012 at 2:05 am

    Lolx! at first I tot i was looking at a seahorse that eaten too much, then i saw a plate of red crabs or lobster sprinkled with gold dust! Auspicious indeed… hahax~

    • makeupmag
      January 16, 2012 at 11:25 am

      Hey Jones,

      Haha, that’s so cute! It does look like a booi booi seahorse. :P

      I’m amused by the different observations – Sara (icyabstract) also said they look like crabs, while Evonne (Evonnz) said they look like bak kwa (how appropriate, hehehe!).

  3. January 16, 2012 at 5:23 am

    Strange that this soap is not on the Lush UK website! It seems quite overpriced, nice concept but after reading your description, the attractiveness certainly waned for me!

    • makeupmag
      January 16, 2012 at 11:28 am

      Hey Iris,

      I’m not sure why, either. Maybe there’re more Chinese in the US? :P I wish it were cuter or at least more distinct.

  4. Sam
    January 17, 2012 at 7:05 pm

    Wow, quite expensive! I think I’d like a CNY themed bath ballistic better though :)

    • makeupmag
      January 18, 2012 at 12:42 am

      Hi Sam,

      Yep! Is this sold in Oz, do you know?

      What’s your idea of a CNY bath bomb? ;)

  5. milktea
    January 17, 2012 at 11:42 pm

    I also thought I was looking at a plate of red crabs! :D

    • makeupmag
      January 18, 2012 at 12:43 am

      Hi Milktea,

      Very salah lor. Then again, crabs for the festive season isn’t so wrong…haha!

  6. Sam
    January 18, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    I haven’t seen it, but I’m on a enforced shopping ban due to a fall I had! I’d love to see something red with gold sparkles (large, so they don’t stick to the bath so easily) for a bath ballistic.

    • makeupmag
      January 20, 2012 at 12:41 am

      Oh no, Sam; I’m so sorry to hear that you had a fall. Do take care. That sounds a pretty bath ballistic! :)

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