I was with my husband (who is now my ex-husband) when we bought this Nourishing Shower Smoothie from the True Blue Spa line at Bath and Body Works (hauled – here). It had a cute and appealing name (shower smoothie), fun packaging, and a gorgeous mango and vanilla scent! I could not get over how amazing it smelled! Every time I’d use it during my daily shower, I’d fall in love with the scent all over again. The scent got to me, every single time! I went to get a back-up but Bath and Body Works had already replaced these with a newer collection. Realizing if I kept using my Mango Butter Nourishing Shower Smoothie daily, I’d run out of it pretty quickly, I decided to switch it out with a different shower gel, only using it every other day. I loved it so much, I even took it with me on my vacation last year. Everyone thought I was crazy for bringing this huge thing of shower gel (295ml/10 fl oz) with me on such a short trip (little over a week) but I didn’t care. I was obsessed!
Back in Kuwait, the unthinkable happened. I wasn’t even reaching for it but my hand accidentally knocked it over. It fell and the cap broke on impact (breaking my heart along with it). I knew I was on borrowed time so I went back to using the Mango Butter Nourishing Shower Smoothie daily, just to finish it up before it turned. Unfortunately, because it wasn’t air-tight anymore, a little after I’d reached the half-way mark, it ended up turning. What I mean by turning is, it started to smell funky. It had gone bad, all because I’d accidentally knocked it over and broken the cap, allowing air to seep into it, which over time affected the product inside. I snapped a few pics to blog about it before trashing it (technically making it count as an Empty). I’ve been craving something similar (sweet mango scent) ever since. Bath and Body Works are always coming out with different Mango scents. In fact, one of my first loves from them was this Bali Mango Body Lotion (which I hauled in the travel-size here and full-size here). My all-time favorite candle of life, Cotton Candy (sweet mangoes and vanilla) also happens to be from Bath and Body Works (hauled – here). Even Orange Creamsicle Swirl Hand Soap (hauled – here) smelled ridiculously good because of the orange sorbet, vanilla bean and mango. I purchased a travel-size Maui Mango Surf Shower Gel and Maui Mango Mai Tai Nourishing Hand Cream (hauled – here) both from Bath and Body Works last year, in the hopes that they would smell like sweet mangoes. Unfortunately, they didn’t. My latest mango purchase was a travel-size Mango Sugar Body Scrub from The Body Shop (hauled – here) which I have yet to use. I really hope that Bath and Body Works releases another sweet mango scent next spring because the mango and vanilla combo smells straight up heavenly!