India Hicks Island Night Milky Bath

Posted by Lipglossiping On November - 5 - 2010

Growing up, I was a shower freak and would be one of those annoying people that come out with the (much overused) line about not wanting to soak in my own dirt.

Nowadays?  I’m a bathing convert.  In the Summer, it’s still a rare occurence… but now the nights are becoming cooler, I can appreciate the enjoyment that wallowing for an indecently long period of time in a tub of hot water brings.  Especially if I lock the bathroom door first so no-one tries to come in for a crap and ruin my zen.

I don’t know about you but… for me, part of the enjoyment of bathing is the whole ritual that sits alongside.  And a true simple pleasure is using a new bath oil/ballistic/melt/whatever for the first time.  I always love the idea of lighting candles but mostly am a bit slovenly for all that.

My latest indulgence (and at £18 it is a little bit of an indulgence) is my India Hicks Island Night Milky Bath from Crabtree & Evelyn.

India Hicks is the designer grand-daughter of the late Earl Louis Mountbatten, who is well known round these here parts and buried just up the road.  I don’t know why that’s relevant… it’s really not…I’m doing that bloody automatic writing again.

I use just a capful and it fragrances the water nicely.  It’s a tropical scent… but not like I’ve just poured a can of Lilt in the tub.  It’s soft and delicate… like I’m bathing with my window open and the scent of jasmine is being carried in on a warm breeze.  Slap me, I’m sounding pretentious.  But that’s the only way I can describe it.  It’s not a BIG floral, it’s just evocative.

It leaves my skin feeling soft (but not soft enough to forego moisturiser) and Mr. L says that he can still smell it on my skin when I use an unscented moisturiser afterward.  At £18 for 250ml, I’d quite like it to clean the bath and re-grout the tiles too but it makes for a lovely ‘special’ treat when the day has been a little too much to bear.

India Hicks Island Night Milky Bath is priced at £18 and available online and instore at Crabtree & Evelyn.

What are your favourite bath-time indulgences?


5 Responses to “India Hicks Island Night Milky Bath”

  1. Rhamnousia says:

    Most of my posts start out as automatic writing and then I have to have a word with myself and remind myself that not everyone wants to know the inner workings of such a great mind (ha!) so I’m forced to edit it up a bit.

    And I totally get you on the having a soak thing. Thankfully, I’ve never had to fight anyone to have a soak..when I was younger and our house was smaller, I had no stresses to wash away, my parents moved into a much bigger house just when I started uni so when I wanted a soak and was at home, there were enough bathrooms to be used if anyone wanted a crap or shave..or a crave..which I think would be difficult, how can you shave sitting down? Well, I’d prefer that to someone standing up shaving and shitting all over the floor.

    Anyway, boys never want a soak so I never have to fight with Simon to have a soak in the bath so I’ve pretty much got that sorted. I love the Molton Brown soaks, their smell really relaxes me.

  2. Countrygirly says:

    Lol, glad it’s not just me that fights for the bathroom. I’ve the added joy of the dog being fascinated by anything bathroomy; always makes hair dye sessions interesting!

  3. Tracy S says:

    I’ve always wondered about this fragrance-it sounds divine! I will definitely try this-but do they have a shower gel too? I’m still a shower girl!

  4. Jade says:

    Ohh I’m a bath girl from day one <3 hate the idea of having to stand up gee I'm lazy hehehe

    Anyway this stuuf sounds gorgeous, I must look it up in Au as the weather's warming up and it's time for cool relaxing baths 😀

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