I broke my no buy and indulged in Bath & Body Works Beach Nights (Summer Marshmallow) yesterday but it’s fleetingly beautiful, oh, and it give me a bad case of s’more cravings.
Why a no buy? Because I’ve told myself I wouldn’t indulge in any more Bath & Body Works Fragrance Mists because they oh so disappoint me. Yes, yes I know layer! I do layer but even though Bath & Body Works improved their formula a few years ago I still can’t get them to last on my skin. It’s a mist and disappear moment. Le sigh. Seriously, it’s like misting with water most days.
But I couldn’t resist Bath & Body Works Beach Nights because hello, marshmallow! How does anyone resist marshmallow scented anything right?
Let’s be honest, Bath & Body Works fragrances tend to all run together at times. They really don’t produce as many unique fragrances as one would hope for and there a lot of repetitive scents that seem to make an appearance over and over again. But sometimes, you can a good one and that good one would be Beach Nights.
Ironically, the top and middle notes are incredible on some Bath & Body fragrances but sadly the dry down notes all have the same fruity, sweet scent to my nose. I think Beach Nights is one of the few scents that retains some of its top notes.
This little fragrance quite reminds me of Marshmallow Pumpkin Spice Latte but without the pumpkin and spice elements. The fragrance starts off with a warm, toasty, mellow marshmallow note. It’s supposed to follow up with sea salt breeze which I would assume would be an aquatic note but I get the toasty marshmallow as the dominate opening note. It contains ginger flower, coconut orchid, as well as S’Mores Accord for middle notes but the initial application retains the toasty marshmallow note throughout the dry down. As it dries creamy vanilla joins that yummy marshmallow and a hint of Bath & Body Work’s popular driftwood note comes into play as well as a light, softer musk. It’s a funny thing as the fragrance manages to retain its initial top note of marshmallow through the dry down and wear.
As I said above if you take away the pumpkin and spice from Marshmallow Pumpkin Latte you’d basically have Beach Nights!
It’s delightful to say the least but sadly fleetingly as the wear, even after literally hosing myself down with it, only lasts about two hours tops on me. If I use the body cream I can get an extra hour from it but the fragrance is very faint after the first hour of application. I sure do wish they would make their fragrances a little stronger. Or maybe I just have bad chemistry.
None the less I’ll take what I can get because Bath & Body Works Beach Nights is worth it.
Love this one.
It’s available now in stores or avoid the aggressive sales reps and catch it online at bathandbodyworks.com.