April 28, 2010

Bath and Body Works Summer Vanillas Fragrance Mist Review

Bath and Body Works got into the Summer game really fast this year. They started pimpin’ out their new Summer Vanilla scents and offering sample sizes way back in February. That’s what I’m talking about! Who needs Winter when we can have Summer!

Check it!

What are they?

A range of bath and body goodies and fragrances that have a dominate vanilla note and a secondary note such as berry, lemon, and coconut! Perfect Summer cocktails for your skin and body!

The Good….

I think Imma love all three scents! I know some of you expressed a strong dislike for a scent or two while favoring another but I think I love all three of them although I admit some are better than others.

First fav?

Bath and Body Works Summer Vanilla Berry Vanilla!

Pretty much a juicy berry laced with a bit of lemon, some raspberry, a tiny bit of blackberry and just the right finish of vanilla cream! Comes across very sweet on my scent and is a pretty solid fruity berry scent but the faint underlay of vanilla makes it into more of a dessert rather than a complete fruity fragrance. Gorg!

Second fav?

Bath and Body Works Summer Vanilla Lemon Vanilla!

Incredible cocktail of juicy, tart lemon, orange, and mandarin with a heavy duty lace of sugared vanilla and a hint of cotton candy to make it into a slice of lemon cake. The fruits and blend of cotton candy and vanilla creates fruity, food-y blend that will make you tummy grumble for cake.


Bath and Body Works Summer Vanilla Coconut Vanilla

The most tropical of the three! Take it away with you on vacation or wear it when its really hot outside so you can experience that tropical island feel! Comes across with a heavy dominate note of coconut and dries down to a creamy vanilla coconut pie! Delicious.

The Bad…..

Sadly, you better layer as the fragrance sprays aren’t so great at wearing long so you’ll either need to retouch within 2 to 3 hours or layer up with the matching lotions and shower gels in the collection.

Who might like it?

  • Anyone looking for some gorgeous Summer scents at an affordable price ($12.50 Each or Buy 3, Get 2 Free)!
  • Anyone who loves vanilla mixed up with a bit of fruit!
  • Anyone who loves coconut, berry, lemon, and vanilla scents particularly cocktailed together!

Who might not like it?

  • Anyone who doesn’t like dessert-y, foody scented products.

Final Thoughts….

I thought they were a nice introduction to Summer and well worth a haul particularly with the sale price at Buy 3, Get 2 Free as you can mix and match with lotion and shower gel, etc….total price comes out to around $7.50 a piece so quite affordable. I love scents that combine a bit of fruit and a bit of food and these give off the scent of a decadent slice of cake or some sort of yummy dessert.

Overall, quite nice and worth a little of your cash!


Anyone haul ’em?

Loves ’em?

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Available now from www.bathandbodyworks.com

Disclaimer: All 3 of the bottles pictured were purchased by the Muse however she received prototype samples a few weeks ago prior to buying the original bottles you see in this review.

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment.

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  • Krista

    Muse, there’s also an Apricot one, available in select stores. (It was also online.) It is, as you might expect, fabulous. (And btw: there are lip glosses for all of the three you bought! Run and get them!)

    • the Muse

      krista no such luck 🙁 I tried finding it but didn’t have luck. and not up for scoring online 😛 hate paying shipping 😛 I got them!!!!!!!!!! 😀 all three! Yummie!

    • Danielle

      Ohhh man, thanks for this, I need to find the apricot one! Sounds devine!

  • Brianne

    I really love these scents for the most part. The coconut one is the only one that is lacking for me. While it is tropical and it smells nice (no complaints on how it smells!) it’s also almost identical to their other coconut scents, especially Exotic Coconut which basically smells the same. If you have one coconut scent from B&BW, you could pretty much skip the summer vanilla version. On the other hand, the berry and lemon versions are delicious and don’t have any equivalents I think!

    Now I just have to find time to go try the other new upcoming scent – Deep Aqua I think it’s called?

    • the Muse

      hey barianne thanks for the tip 😀 I don’t have any coconut blends from BBW so this is great to know 😀 Lemon smells kinda like BBW Hello Sugar 😀 but not quite as cake-y! ya that looks interesting curious!

  • Becky

    I bought these in the new cooling mists..Excellent for summer time. I carry the coconut one in my beach bag…perfect for the nights on the beach 😀

    • the Muse

      becky I got them too 😀 they are fabulous for cooling off plus the scent=GORG!

  • LauraG

    You can get a really good deal if you also have one of their coupons which are floating around…buy $10, get any signiture collection item worth up to $12!
    I did that in conjuction with the buy 3, get 2 deal and walked home with more BBW than I could carry!

    • the Muse

      laura I did that too 😀 I purchased two lipglosses, got one free, and got a fragrance free 🙂

  • Lisamarie

    I started drinking the vanilla berry one in the store but the sales lady was looking at me funny so I stopped… I’m going to get a six pack for the weekend though! 😉

    Best, Lisamarie

  • Steph

    The apricot vanilla mist has been discontinued. Most ridic thing ever since it was brand new only about a month ago. I’ve never heard of an another instance in which an in-demand product was discontinued a month after its debut. Apparently they shipped out limited quantities of them and would like to bring back all 4 but for whatever reason B&BW won’t be making any more & as of late they do not plan on bringing it back. Maybe it will be up for grabs @ ebay in due time?

  • Anna

    I loved the apricot one as well. When I was looking for it last week on the B&BW website, it wasn’t on there any more however. Fortunately i found a BBW shop several miles a way that still have a few left. I also got the lemon lip gloss- its very hard not to lick your lips. Yum

    • the Muse

      anna wasn’t lucky enough to score the apricot SNIFF! jealous!

      • Anna

        Hey Muse:
        Can you believe I just noticed your post. I hauled major and have plenty. You know before I purchased 6 bottles of the stuff- I should have thought how long will it take me to finish one bottle 😉 Hah- I’d be happy to send you some. I love your blog and read everyday.
        Anna M.

        • the Muse

          hey anna *hugs* 😀 LOL! I hauled too at the semi-annual! 😀 aw thank you Anna that’s very sweet of you hun but I think I’m good the semi annual whipped my butt!

          aw thank you very much so glad you enjoy my babbling!


  • Katros

    Hi muse! I scooped up all three products for the lemon-vanilla (for myself) and the berry-vanilla for my daughter. We are lovin’ them! Thanks!

    • the Muse

      yay good work katros 😀 glad you’re enjoyin’ hun!

  • Marie

    love love love the summer vanillas.I got a good deal during the buy 3 get 3 plus a coupon and buy 2 get 1 lipglosses (which I eat more than I wear). Im lovin the lemon berry and apricot…They are all SUPER YUMMY!!! Tough part is deciding which one to wear.

    • the Muse

      lol marie ME TOO! I swear I lick the gloss right off 😀

  • Miss D

    I bought the berry lotion and I want the body spray and the lemon lotion…not too fond of the coconut. BTW, I don’t know if you remember this or not (or if you even bought it), a few summers ago Avon had a strawberry/vanilla spray that I really liked…this berry spray and lotion is almost identical to it, so I’m very happy to finally find that scent again.
    Unfortunately, I wish I could find a strawberry scent that matches the old San Francisco Soap Company strawberry spritz. Now that was the best! 🙁

    • the Muse

      no miss d I don’t! damn I’d have been on that :=D

      hmmm have you tried Bathed and Infused? They used to have this killer mellow strawberry blend!

      • Miss D

        Oh! I’ve never even heard of Bathed and Infused…going to check it out right now! Thanks so much! 🙂