June 16, 2021

Bath & Body Works Cherry Limeade and Strawberry Soda Likely Smell like the Halls of My Strict Catholic Middle School

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Ok, ok, it’s been fully established I am immature which may be why I’m so drawn to these new Bath & Body Works fragrances popping up! Who snagged Cherry Limeade and Strawberry Soda? I need to know all the intel you have on these fragrances so I can see if I need to go off my ban and shop them.

I picture them smelling like Teen Spirit or at the least the hallways of my strict Catholic Middle School. Everyone seemed to smell all fruity and sweet in middle school. WTH did we use back in the day? I’m pretty sure it was Calgon Hawaiian Ginger. I seen that smile. You remember those days don’t you?

In all seriousness, middle school was soooooo strict. We had thee worst Principal ever. She was so crazy strict and everything was pretty much off limits! I remember this one time she subbed a Latin class I was in and she was giving this big lecture about how we should all be respectable (nothing at ALL TO DO with Latin) and she literally made me so nervous I started clicking my pen. And she freaked out at me over it. Not only embarrassing but I was on the verge of tears after. She loved chewing us out about everything. Our uniforms, how we did our hair, etc…it was a strict no makeup policy but we went wild with weird body mists! It was something she thankfully never commented on!

Oddly, I moved on to an all girl’s Catholic high school which was pretty much run by nuns in there 60s and 70s and they were way more laid back than my middle school Principal. They were chill about everything including when we rolled the waist bands of our skirts up to make them shorter. I swear Catholic school is part of the reason I live my life the way I do right now. I just needed to rebel after that ha…!

Anyway, my guilty pleasure is a diet Sonic Cherry Limeade with extra pumps of cherry and lime! Delicious! That being said I always approach Bath & Body Works’ gourmands with a little caution as they typically don’t smell anything like the name. Cherry Lideade is a mix of cherries, lime, and sparkling soda which has me willing to face the aggressive sales reps to smell this!

Strawberry Soda is a mix fresh strawberries and bubbly seltzer. I have a little bit of doubt with this one as with most Bath & Body Works strawberry scents it won’t like strawberries at all!

Needless to say, I think I need these two.

Please don’t judge me for wanting to smell like I’m 13.


Get them both now on sale at the Bath & Body Works Semi Annual Sale!


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  • Christina

    LOL! I had no clue you went to private school! It explains a lot. XD. My sister-in-law was sent to a Catholic private school out of state when she was in high school, and I remember she didn’t like it very much. LOL!

    So does that mean you can speak/read Latin? How neat is that!

    • Isabella Muse

      yeah. joy. all girl’s high school lol! LOL oh god what does it explain about me?! HAHA! It wasn’t bad really. It was sort of nice being in such a small school (only 86 in senior year) and it created good friendships but the lack of boys sucked LOL! I can speak and read Latin yes. But I’m very rusty. I took it in 7th and 8th grade and in high school for two years.

      • Christina

        HAHA! I’m totally teasing you. As far as I can tell, you’re just a fun-loving free spirted soul!

        Ooh, ooh, that means I can come to you for translations when I play Japanese RPG games. Because, you know, they always have the random lines thrown in that probably make no sense if you translated them properly. LOL!

        • Isabella Muse

          hahaha! πŸ˜€ Thank god. All that strict upbringing didn’t make me a holy roller. No offense at all to anyone’s religion obviously but much to my parents horror I’m not a good church going citizen of the world. By all means, send them my way lol!

  • Andie

    I’m hoping Cherry Limeade and a few other things will still be in stock online after the sale because I can’t buy anything until the middle of next week. Fingers crossed.

    • Isabella Muse

      I think you’ll be ok Andie! They seem to have a lot πŸ˜€

  • Angela

    Strawberry Soda & Cherry Limeade both smelled nice enough, but not so much that I bought them. I do love a good gourmand scent though, & fell in love with the Strawberry Pound Cake- so much so, that I plan on going back to get the spray & more body wash! I did also get the Rose Lavender spray & body wash as those smelled amazing too even though they were not 75% off, but 50% off.

    • Isabella Muse

      Strawberry Pound Cake is awesome. A very nice scent πŸ™‚ I didn’t smell Rose Lavender! Now I need to go sniff that!

  • Kelly

    Strawberry soda is amazing! Super sugary, and just like strawberry soda! Got a spray and a shower gel, I think it will be great for summer!

  • Jade

    Thanks to this article, I just ordered Strawberry Soda lotion and body spray for pickup! <3

      • Jade

        It’s good! It smelled closer to the Strawberry Poundcake than I expected, but it’s not the same. They’re both delicious. I’m glad I ordered it!

  • Sofia

    Are all Catholic Schools the same? In the 7th grade mine had a Spanish teacher who would spend the whole class lecturing about respect, rather than teaching. She was pregnant and prone to outbursts. My class got chewed out so hard by the principal after she stormed out of the classroom crying, all because the kid next to me quietly asked to borrow an eraser.

    Anyways, I think the classroom smelled lie lip smackers lip balms, which were dangerously close to forbidden lip glosses.

    • Isabella Muse

      LMAO! I guess so. My Spanish teacher was actually really cool but I’ve had plenty of the respect lectures. Our religion teacher was probably the worst. She was like 80, a nun, and had a fondness for slapping a ruler on our desks while she preached about God the Almighty Father seeing all our sins. I’m almost 100% positive that as an adult this is why I’m always looking over my shoulder when I did something bad! LOL! Haha! We’d occasionally be able to get away with lip balm but some shades had a bit of a tint and we’d automatically be asked to tissue it off. Please share more crazy Catholic school tales! It’s cheaper than a therapist for me to feel validated lol!

  • kjh

    After being tossed by the scruff of her neck from a private Catholic Girl’s school, an old friend went public, then got suspended from public HS for firing up a joint in the lobby. Of course, her adult job was JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER.

  • Rachel

    I bought the Cherry Limeade shower gel and it smells ok – I feel like the cherry part reminds me of that artificial cherry in cough syrup and the lime is really strong. I was expecting something lighter and was a bit disappointed. I haven’t used it yet though – might be better in the shower?

    I went back for a second pull on the sale today and picked up the Strawberry Soda shower gel, as well as Firecracker Pop and Boardwalk Taffy. I swore off B&BW several years ago, but broke down and bought soap a couple weeks ago and have ordered like 4 times since! ‍♀️‍♀️‍♀️

    • Isabella Muse

      Ooo noooo that stinks πŸ™ Hahaha it happens! They just suck you in! Boardwalk Taffy is amazing!

  • Jenna

    I love cherry limeade too! Try the TrueLime cherry limeade water enhancer.

      • Jenna

        Yes! It’s sweetened with stevia but in thai case the flavor covers up that icky stevia aftertaste. It’s pretty perfect except that it is powder and I would prefer a liquid concentrate. Amazon has it.