Aqua Marina

When I first walked into a LUSH, I was pretty impressed for a natural store, but there was just one thing I walked out with that blew my mind. I saw, what appeared to be on a cutting board, raw fish. That's right, raw fish. I looked up at an associate, and next to her, I see a sign stating "VEGAN", so I didn't ask or get up too close and examine it, for fear of looking stupid. But fate, and a series of left turns around a square table led me right back near this fish. I caved and moved in closer, (Idk why!!!) As I drew closer it reminded me of a familiar smell of the beach I lived by at high tide, this thing was RIPE!!! It's body was headless, fin, and without tail, and was sectioned in to 2 inch circular rounds, with the skin still intact, and the pink an odd sicky pale color for salmon, I got even closer, because "That's an odd cut for fish now that I think about it" I thought as I read the tag, "Aqua Marina".(DON'T LAUGH!) I figured it was some crazy latin name for some for foreign species of salmon.Still at this point, (Mind you I did not have my prescription for glasses yet, and with it's smell, I was still convinced it was in fact fish even from less than three feet away, the soap on display was THAT realistic looking to an actual fish!!!!) Anyways long story short, I ended up embarassing myself anyways, and asked when it was caught, and why they sell seafood here.


Lol, it's a really cool clay based facial cleanser I still use it from time to time if I get the urge to get it for nostalgia

Anyways, my question is for Randy. What/how did they get Aqua Marina to smell like real fish?!?!?!? You wouldn't believe it smells like fish, and not something girly like ocean spray, unless you smelled it, believe me it is pretty pungent! Remember I was like 3 feet away w/o exaggeration, still no clue it was soap, despite being in a vegan soap store. :P It's pretty convincing!!!

ing list
Glycerine , Calamine Powder , Kaolin , Irish Moss Gel (Chondrus crispus) , Organic Aloe Vera Gel (Aloe barbadensis) , Fine Sea Salt (Sodium Chloride) , Nori Seaweed (Algae) , Sweet Wild Orange Oil (Citrus sinensis) , Patchouli Oil (Pogostemon cablin) , Carrageenan Extract (Chondrus crispus) , Lilial , Hexyl Cinnamal , Fragrance .

I mean, none of that on it's own = fish, and I don't know, but why would perfume makers know how to replicate fish scent if it's just the 'fragance'  being the answer?

Either way, I'm still to this day impressed with this product. Not for what it does, because it's something new. and it fooled me. LOL I forgot the best part! They weighed it and wrapped and put it in a little clear plastic container with the same print out label used for weighing and pricing meat for POS! I later found out they do that with all the goods they have to weigh, but it was extra cool for it being my first purchase there.

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