Ever ready with a cheeky pun, Lush has just come out with a new massage bar for Valentine's Day. It's called Play Your Cards Right ($8.95), and as you can see, it's designed just like a playing card. Cute, right? Its first ingredient is cocoa butter to soften skin, and it has essential oils of jasmine, clary sage, ylang ylang, and gardenia for fragrance. I haven't smelled it yet, but it's the same scent as that of Lush's bath fizzy Sex Bomb, which is fantastic. (Even Mr. Bella has asked me to pick up "more of those bath things" because he likes the jasmine fragrance so much.)
I prefer massage bars over massage oils because they're nowhere near as messy as drippy oils are; they melt on contact with skin, but as long as you keep them away from heat, they stay solid otherwise. Plus, they're moisturizing and wonderfully fragrant. I sometimes use Fever to moisturize dry skin, and without fail, someone asks me what "perfume" I'm wearing. But with any luck, you can use a massage bar to weasel your way into getting a full backrub from your sweetie.