August 9, 2011

Bath & Body Works Spider Cider Body Lotion Review

Spider Cider is one of six new mini body lotions releasing along with the Bath & Body Works Halloween 2011 Collection. These mini lotions are priced at $5 each or you can haul three of them for $10.

I thought Spider Cider was the best of the few I’ve tried so far and deserving of a back up!

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This is a really interesting blend and doesn’t feel like a retake, revamp, or repackaged fragrance from BBW. I can’t say this reminds me of anything in the line already, smells like a brand new scent to me. Where as some of the prior body lotions I reviewed felt comparable or even dupes of scents that BBW has already released or even ones that are already available in the standard collection, Spider Cider smells brand new to me.

The scent is a juicy red berries, lemon and black sugar. Somehow the combination of the berries, which play a dominate role in the fragrance, and lemon create almost an orange-y like scent that definitely reminds me of Halloween somehow. The scent is playful, fruity, and almost…very subtly, candy-like if you will.

I find the berries are the first to hit your nose but the addition of lemon gives them a little bit of orange plus the healthy dose of sugary sweetness adds a touch of candy to the overall scent.

As with all the body lotions in this collection, Spider Cider sports a very cute label featuring a web and a spider and a marketing slogan that may make you smile, “Made with Real Spiders”.

It’s not a traditional Fall scent due to its sweet, fruitiness but it does somehow remind me of Halloween.

Likey lots!

This one I’m slapping a Muse Approval on!

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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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  • Sarah S.

    Srsly, Harry Potter themed collection! Butterbeer and Pumpkin Juice lotion, please?

  • Fey

    Huh. That’s really interesting. I thought it would be apple and orange-y. This might get a second looking over from me. Thanks for the SWEET (hurrr) review!

    • the Muse

      my pleasure fey ;-D it’s actually lemon and berry ;-D plus a little sugar!

  • Kimber

    All this Halloweenie goodness is making my head spin! I will certainly be getting a few of these when they FINALLY grace my BBW!

  • Lauren S.

    Sounds great! If only it didn’t feature my least favorite creature in the known universe. Spiders are OF THE DEVIL. Creepy little f-ers.

  • Andrea

    I definitely want to give this one a try. I love the scent of lemons and berries, and this sounds like a nice scent for transitioning from summer to fall.

    Thanks for all the BBW Halloween reviews, Muse! Going in to the store with an idea of what I’m looking for makes it easier to get in and out without getting too much on the radar of the super pushy SA’s.

    • the Muse

      it it andrea ;-D my pleasure sweetness so glad you like them! haha make a made dash!

  • Rose

    I just ordered this one, now all I have to do is wait for it to arrive 🙂

  • dena

    i LOVE this scent.. total bummer it only comes in small size.. i want the whole line!