Hiya Posse Peeps, Bath & Body Works are often sneered at by the heavy duty perfumista but I think they are unfairly disliked and love that they bring fragrance on a budget. They have sets so you can layer. Even household & car ambient scenting products so you can have a scented theme running from your person, and through your life, that defines you. Something else they do really well is multiple sizes so you can have your small sized travel set and your extra large at home economy size.
Bath and Body Works
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Bath and Body Works Twilight Woods:
Twilight Woods is so weird because it smells very little like woods but a lot like a candy store with some candies like those Strawberries & Creams or a Splice Ice Block (Pine/Lime & Cream). Though it smells artificially sweet I quite like it and it almost smells tongue-in-cheek, as if they know it’s over the top but love it anyway. There is a lightly urinous/skanky vibe too that could be sweating body or nearly rotting fruit that collides brilliantly with the not quite cotton candy sweetness. If CdG got together with Byredo I think they might bring something like Twilight Woods but with costlier ingredients and perfumistas may get into it.
Bath and Body Works Warm Vanilla Sugar:
Warm Vanilla Sugar was the first Bath & Body works scent I tried and it was in a hand wash, the one with sugar crystals in it. From there I tried the Bubble Bath and now I also have the fragrance (a decant) and I really like it. Completely artificial, non edible vanilla cut through with some cream and spices. Now that I’ve looked at the notes it tells me there is a rice accord, until now it had completely passed me by but there is a rice pudding feel to Warm Vanilla Sugar that I’d overlooked till now. This really works better as functional fragrance but I am still enjoying smelling like a plastic rice-pudding vanilla-cupcake too. Surprisingly un-cloying sweetness. A little like Biscotti.
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Do you have a Bath and Body Works that you love? What about other super affordable fragrance options?