Ok, so, first up, this probably wouldn't have been a ballistic I would have picked up in-store myself, it was a gift instead. So, I thought I would give it a try. Scent-wise, it smells rather like your typical "oceany" scented product, kinda like a salty, seaweedy ocean breeze (Lush says it contains lemon and lavender, but I couldn't smell either). It's a rather big ballistic (200 g) and is bright blue with some white. But see those little black twiggy things? Yeah, that's where this all goes to hell in a hand basket. But we'll get to that.
I popped it in the bath and the water started to turn a gorgeous turquoise. I mean, really, really pretty. See:
But that's when things started to go downhill. Remember those twiggy things? Well, turns out the center was just crammed full of them. And upon closer inspection - yep, seaweed pieces.
Now, I've mentioned this on the blog before, but in case you didn't know, I have a little bit of a seaweed phobia. And by a little bit, I mean it freaks me the fuck out. Now, admittedly, the little pieces of seaweed floating around in my bath weren't so bad, if it wasn't for the fact that there were millions of them. Ok, maybe not millions. But definitely hundreds. And they were rapidly re-hydrating and turning slimy. Not wanting to waste the bath ballistic, I spent the first 10 minutes of my bath time trying to fish them all out. Once I had gotten about 80% of them out (Ever tried fishing little slimy things out of your bath water? It's hard. They go everywhere.), I gave the bath a shot. I sat in it for 5 minutes before giving up, draining the bath and having a shower instead.
So, basically, if you love the ocean, you'll probably like this ballistic and its sea-scent and sea folliage. You're welcome to it. I'll be staying away, though, thank you. *shudders*