Miss Patisserie is a boutique bath company offering treats for the tub which look suspiciously like cake. I recently received a mini Bath Bake to try out in the Lemon Twist scent, and my first impressions were great. The bake comes packaged in a sturdy cardboard box to keep it safe in transit, and said cardboard box is prettily decorated - both style and substance here. There's a definite retro style to the brand, with their bathing pinups and stylised line drawings.
The box opens up to showcase the bake inside, and also provides you with some detail about the scent. The Lemon Twist flavour is based on lemonade and mango, and is topped with a candied bit of lemon (which I wanted to eat, but didn't). I couldn't really detect any mango in the scent, but the promised zesty sharpness was definitely there.
Anyway, the premise is that you drop the entire thing into the bath (once you've removed the paper wrapper, of course). The bottom part is the fizzy bath bomb format we know and love, and the top part is a sugar based exfoliant - after a few moments in the bath the two separate, and you can put the top to one side for later.
I was surprised to find that the bake didn't immediately ping off around the bath, fizzing like a little rocket. It was a more subtle effect - and one that I think is due to the fact that the bake contains more moisturising ingredients than your average bath bomb. I could definitely feel a distinct silkiness to the water, and my skin felt lightly oiled and hydrated when I got out of the tub.
The icing part of the bake is intended to be used as an exfoliant - it fits nicely in the palm of the hand and works well in the bath on damp skin. It's a pretty harsh, grainy exfoliant, so beware if your skin is sensitive.
Overall, I really enjoyed my bath with Miss Patisserie's Lemon Twist mini bath bake. The pretty packaging and cake shape made it feel like a real treat, and I enjoyed both the scent whilst I was in the bath, and the condition of my skin afterwards. At £4.50, it's certainly not an every day indulgence, but as a gift or a special treat, it's a reasonable price to pay for a bath lover.
You'll find Miss Patisserie products at Harvey Nichols, Harrods and Fenwick stores, and online at the Miss Patisserie website.
Disclosure: PR sample