Smelling something can bring back all kinds of memories. Sometimes, these memories aren’t the greatest. Today that smell was a bottle of “Warm Vanilla Sugar” body fragrance from Bath and Body Works.
A. I can’t believe they still make that stuff.
B. I have a lot of bad feelings associated with “body splashes” that were manufactured by Bath and Body Works. I wore these light fragrant sprays in my mid to late 20’s, and used them to mask the scent of puke while working a long shift at work. These light fragrances do NOT last for long. Men love them because it’s not a scent that rubs off on them, but it simply evaporates in the air, then you smell like vomit again and just keep spraying it.
C. I love the Bigelow line at Bath and Body Works, and some of your other products. I do not mean to say anything bad about Bath and Body Works-your scents are FINE…I just don’t like the following that I have listed below.
D. Whenever I smell Freesia, Plumeria, Cotton Blossom, Warm Vanilla Sugar, and any of the limited edition holiday scents-the Christmas ones mainly-I just retreat into a dark, sad place.
Look at this “quartet” of despair I found online…just looking at the picture makes me feel un-easy.
I had an ex who really liked Cotton Blossom. He bought me several bottles of the body cream, then I remember once right after some kind of silly argument I put some on. From that moment on I forever swore I’d never use it again.
And I have not.
Then there’s Love Spell, by Victoria’s Secret.
Men LOVE this “Fragrance Mist”…in fact, whenever someone around me has it on, I perk up, then I realize what it is that they’re wearing and immediately have mixed feelings. Maybe because it does remind me a bit of Hawaiian Punch, and I always enjoyed drinking that growing up.
Lately I’ve been wearing Coconut Lime Breeze by Bath and Body Works.
I must say that I’ve graduated to Demeter Fragrances. I love their Pina Colada.
I never actually liked the BEVERAGE of the same name, but this fun and fruity summery scent gets more compliments over any of the Body Splash/Fragrances that I’ve ever worn before.