Okay, they FINALLY have a few Lush stores in the US now, but for the longest time, this British store has been in every other country except the US. For years my friends and I would drive up to Vancouver to shop, and Lush was always high on the list.
There is more than one Lush location in Vancouver, so check the website for the one that suites you best.
This store is VERY smelly! In a good way for me, but some people find it overpowering and have decided to wait outside while I have shopped away. Also, just to warn you, the sales people are very helpful. Maybe too helpful. If you are new to shopping at this store, you may want that help, but after being to the store a thousand times, I don’t someone in my face every 5 seconds disturbing me. The Robson store tends to be crowded, especially in the summer.
The store sells fun bath and body products, all handmade with fresh natural ingredients and oils with an expiration date. They smell wonderful and are unique. The bath bomb is probably the most popular product. It’s a moisturizing smelly ball of carbonate that, when you drop it into water, starts to fizz and disintegrate, making the bath water smell good.
They also have unique shampoos and conditioners, as well as massage bars, bath melts, perfumes, a line of yummy soaps, and pre-packaged gift sets. Some of my favorites are the sweet-smelling soaps, like "Honey I Washed the Kids" and "Rock Star."
The shampoo bars are great for traveling to avoid leaking issues, and they even sell a tin to put them in. It’s hard to believe, but the bars work great and really suds up. There is a shampoo called "Big" that is based on a salt scrub. It’s very unique, but is amazing and smells great.
You see a trend here - very smelly. I usually don’t need the actual street address for these stores, as I can usually smell them a block away. That’s how I found the one in Prague. It’s a distinct smell; all the Lush stores have it.
It’s not worth shopping here if your nose is stuffed up!
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Seattle, Washington, Afghanistan
December 16, 2004
From journal Vancouver, BC
October 5, 2004
What is Lush? Handmade cosmetics, decadent soaps, bath bombs, and shampoos in every imaginable scent.
Ooh LaLa, a lavender soap scented with essential oil, and since none of their soaps is this simple, think about the addition of rosemary, thyme, and grapes. Pure and simple and oh so delicious.
I couldn’t resist a bar of extra-virgin Olive Oil soap with olive oil, slices of olive, and leaves, a perfect gift for my mother.
For me, Lush shampoo, not for me your average bottle of bubbly, is a round disc, which travels so easily in a little tin with Lush printed on the lid. I can’t imagine why no one else though of this, it’s the perfect traveling companion. The scent I choose was Irresistable Bliss and the main scent is Honeysuckle - I can’t wait to try it. If you buy two shampoo bars, the tin is free, otherwise it is $4.95.
The door to the store was open, and it was the irresistible scents that drew me in as well as the colorful piles if soaps. Everything is very attractive here as well luscious.
If you can’t make it to Robson Street, don’t despair, you can order online www.lush.com or from their catalogue.
This is just a small taste of what they have for sale. Check out their website for a full list of products; it’s way too good to miss.
From journal Vancouver - An Urban Wilderness