Lush’s Saltburn-themed bath bomb goes all-in on suggesting you lick some bathwater

Because the Dune 2 popcorn bucket and the Talk to Me smoking bowl show, film tie-in merchandise are getting an increasing number of ridiculous in the easiest way. Beauty retailer Lush has launched a limited-edition bath bomb for U.Ok. buyers solely (sorry, Individuals) referred to as “Saltbomb.” It’s clearly impressed by Emerald Fennell’s evocative Saltburn, a black comedy psychological thriller that’s gone viral over its unhinged acts of sexual craving. Particularly, the Saltbomb is supposed to evoke one vivid scene involving used bathwater.

[Ed. note: Spoilers ahead for Saltburn, and a content warning for some horny talk!]

Within the Saltburn scene that’s made probably the most waves, Oxford scholarship scholar Oliver (Barry Keoghan) surreptitiously spies on his wealthy greatest pal Felix (Priscilla’s Jacob Elordi), who’s masturbating in a bath. As soon as Felix dries off and leaves, Oliver climbs into the tub, crouching down and lapping the remaining semen-infused bathwater from across the drain. And he actually will get in there, working his tongue across the crevice of the drain and moaning in ecstasy.

Lush’s bath bomb reveals no signal that it’s an official collaboration, however the connection is open and apparent, from the product’s identify to the tagline: “Come and relax, or vice versa.”

After which there’s the product description:

Lap it up, Saltbomb’s salty, milky bath water is match for a stately splurge.

This salt doesn’t burn, it’s a soothing mix of coconut milk powder, mineral-rich coarse sea salt, whereas sharing a perfume with our all-year-round moisturising bubble bar, Milky Bath.

Really feel like Hollywood royalty with this restricted version bath bomb that by no means kills the groove, leaving the bather with silky easy bath water they’ll need to treasure each final drop of.

The way to use:

Pop this little pinch of paradise into your bath to create these silky, milky waters.

The way to retailer:

Maintain this creamy concoction someplace cool and dry till you’re able to sink into salty seas.

Oh, and if that wasn’t sufficient, the product photographs seem like this:

Picture: Lush

A man stands in a dramatically lit bathtumb. He wears a white tanktop and holds a white bathbomb, looking at it intensely.

Picture: Lush

Very similar to the film scene itself, this product is inspiring dialogue at Polygon, the place we shared the web page round in open-mouthed glee. So let’s speak about Saltburn, the limited-edition Saltbomb, and all the things in between.

Petrana: Earlier than I watched Saltburn, I knew its popularity. However I’ve to agree with what most of my (very on-line) mates stated about it — if these intercourse scenes have been “freaky” by regular requirements, then name me a freak!

Tasha: Wait, are you telling me you’re about to purchase a Saltbomb to reinforce your usually scheduled drain-licking periods? As a result of we’re all fairly interested by whether or not this product is definitely edible.

Petrana: Hmm, you increase a great level. Lush is identified for his or her natural and cruelty-free merchandise, so maybe that is truly higher to your digestion than the Saltburn bathwater. I’m certain it smells higher.

Tasha: It ought to! I’ve been trying up the elements, and all of the issues in there that aren’t instantly recognizable to non-chemists (Sodium Coco Sulfate, Amyl Cinnamal, Benzyl Salicylate, Geraniol, Hexyl Cinnamal, and so on.) are artificial fragrances. That stated, c’mon. Inform me Felix in Saltburn isn’t lit, shot, and handled always as if he smells great.

Petrana: The film actually emphasizes how scrumptious he should odor and style always.

Tasha: And but the Saltbomb copy principally simply emphasizes the salt. And the milkiness. That’s some deeply saucy, humorous copy.

Petrana: I’m very proud that the copywriters at Lush have been unafraid to be sexy on fundamental!

Tasha: However the place’s the satisfaction in licking up your individual used bathwater, moderately than the bathwater of your secret, unrequited crush? One of many causes the drain-licking sequence in Saltburn has blown up a lot in web circles is that whereas it’s provocative and stunning, it captures one thing concerning the bitter eager for somebody you can’t have. Plenty of us have felt that ourselves, or a minimum of have seen it in different folks, whether or not they’re obsessing over celebrities or somebody who doesn’t reciprocate their crush. It’s an excessive get-it-all-out-there externalizing of a really secret inner feeling!

Oliver (Barry Keoghan), shirtless and lying on his back with an arm behind his head in a sunny meadow in Emerald Fennell’s Saltburn

Picture: Prime

Petrana: Completely. I actually like that this film will get somewhat gross with its horny scenes, as a result of I feel that provides a really messy, human component that makes them extra compelling. Oliver’s large, overwhelming emotions are brazen and imperfect, and although they’re clearly blown as much as the acute, there’s one thing recognizable about these feelings.

Tasha: And possibly one thing recognizable concerning the implied bodily sensations, as effectively. I’ve by no means licked a drain, however that shot from the film is so shut in, so uncooked and visceral, that Fennell and Keoghan made me really feel like I may style the combo of cleaning soap, sweat, and semen, and really feel the grit of an previous porcelain bathtub. Not precisely sensations I used to be trying to have within the theater! And now Lush is encouraging us to have them at house, with the added taste of ylang ylang and coconut?

Petrana: I do like coconut.

Tasha: What about ylang ylang? I don’t know what that tastes like. Possibly there’s an knowledgeable on the market who may give us a touch at how very similar to a wealthy, careless, genial-but-ruthless British scion of utmost wealth it does or doesn’t style?

Petrana: Please, expensive readers, if you have slurped up the bathwater of British aristocracy, tell us if there was a definite ylang ylang zest to it. For now, I’ll simply have to make use of my creativeness. Too dangerous this bath bomb is simply out there within the U.Ok. Although I assume it’s becoming that it’s elite and unique.

Tasha: I reached out to Lush to see if us commoners in America are going to get our personal “little pinch of paradise,” however a rep advised me the Saltbomb isn’t at present on their upcoming merchandise record for the States. So for the second, it’s both import-only, or one thing for us to admire and lengthy for from afar. Both manner, we will have our personal Oliver-in-love expertise!

Now the following query: What firm do we glance to for a product that helpfully lets us re-create Saltburn’s different most well-known sequence, the grave-sex scene? I’m considering possibly some sort of soothing lotion could be a good suggestion.

Petrana: I used to be so frightened concerning the chafing there. I’d additionally advocate gardening forks to carry and actually get a great grip on the filth.

Tasha: I don’t assume Lush does gardening gear! Seems like an concept you ought to begin purchasing round to landscaping producers. Simply keep in mind to inform them we anticipate any Saltburn-related product to be milky, silky, and delivered with a leer and a wink.

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