Scented items for body, bath and home are little luxuries you can enjoy every day, and you don’t have to pay a fortune for delicious scents. For example, Bath & Bodyworks stores are everywhere, and they have the nicest stuff! I love visiting their stores and their online web site, full of eye candy with colorful bottles and jars, and nice packaging. And everything is all so affordable. I always do a double-take when I read the price tags.
Right now, there’s a new fragrance formula from Bath & Bodyworks that “rebalances” your favorite B&BW scents, for Summer. These are called “Fragrant Waters.” They are lighter, sparkling versions of 10 of the Signature Collection fragrances the company is already known for. For this collection, B&BWs master perfumers highlighted the most refreshing notes, creating crisp, summer interpretations of the fragrance you enjoy, but these work especially well in warmer weather.
The first thing I noticed (and love) about these is the packaging: The fragrance comes in simply chic spray bottles, but it’s also available in glass roller-balls, the most travel friendly for travel. At just .28 oz. roller-balls are so perfect to tote in your purse for touch-ups, too. They are just my all time favorite way to apply and carry fragrance. For those who just love full-sized, bottles, the 10 oz. bottle is just $18.50 (the roller-ball is a very economical, $7.50).
I didn’t try all of the scents, but I did sample three:
The Black Amethyst Fragrant Waters is a lighter, fruitier version of the Black Amethyst Signature Scent I reviewed in The Advice Sisters What Works Column last Holiday Season. In the Fragrant Waters version, it’s is now enhanced with notes of juicy orange, fresh lime, dewy cantaloupe and crisp spearmint. This makes the scent a bit more “joyful” and not quite as intense.
Japanese Cherry Blossom is a tart, light fruit scent that works especially well on casual days, when you want to feel feminine, but a heavier, more complex fragrance is just too much. It has been enhanced on the back end to a light, sparkling, fruity floral that gives off a happy vibe. It still has presence, but it’s just a light and happy version that will make you want to keep sniffing your wrists –it’s aromatherapy that does double duty as a body fragrance! This photo shows the regular (not roller-ball) bottle. It is clean and classic.
I also tried Sweet Pea, a youthful, raspberry soda-tinted juice that smells a bit like raspberry soda, too. It is sweet but not overly so. The Classic Scent has been enhanced with added touches of lemon zest, fresh tangerine, a hint of Granny Smith Apple, and soft, sheer petals. It’s a scent that younger girls as well as their mothers, can share.
Each Fragrant Waters scent is tinted a different color. There’s also White Citrus, Dancing Waters, Butterfly Flower, Wild Honeysuckle. Together, they make a lovely collection. And, if you purchased the entire collection in rollerballs it would still cost about the same as one department store perfume. Imagine that!
Visit The Bath & Bodyworks web site or your favorite B&BW store and enjoy a great, new scent for Summer, without spending a fortune.