I was at Marina Mall when I stopped by Bath & Body Works because I noticed they were having their Big Sale. Nothing really stood out to me (I wasn’t blown away or instantly smitten with anything). In fact, it feels like they just brought out some of their products that didn’t do well (sales-wise) throughout the year and put them up on display. I was really disappointed with this year’s Big Sale offerings. With that being said, I decided to pick up a few “necessities” (read: Deep Cleansing Hand Soap) seeing as how they were on sale.
Pumpkin Frost Deep Cleansing Hand Soap – Creamy Pumpkin wrapped in Spiced Vanilla
I was about to leave Bath & Body Works empty-handed when the glittery packaging on Pumpkin Frost caught my eye. Seeing as how I’m obsessed with my Pumpkin Spiced Cheesecake Candle (hauled – here) I decided to pick two of these. They were only KD1/000 as opposed to their regular price of KD3/000 a pop. I don’t know if something got lost in the translation or what… but I didn’t expect “Frost” to smell citrus-y. Pumpkin Frost smells like straight up Pumpkin Bread (which is an acquired taste/scent in and of itself) with some Oranges thrown into the mix. There is no vanilla in this thing whatsoever. Well, at least not anything that my nose can detect. I’ve already gone through one of these (I’ve been using it since the day I got it) and honestly it might not be to everyone’s taste but I love it!
Boardwalk Vanilla Cone Deep Cleansing Hand Soap – Marshmallow Fluff, Vanilla Bean & Creamy Caramel
Like I said, Bath and Body Works Hand Soaps are usually priced at KD3/000 a pop but they were selling them for KD1/000 during the Big Sale so I figured I should stock up, which is why I picked up two more in the scent Boardwalk Vanilla Cone. This was a blind buy (un-sniffed). Going by the name, cute graphics and the description on the side of the thing, I figured this would be right up my alley. I mean I’m obsessed with anything and everything vanilla so based on that alone I was definitely going to love this scent. Unfortunately, that was not the case. Once I finished up my first Pumpkin Frost Hand Soap, I opened up Boardwalk Vanilla Cone Hand Soap to switch it up. The scent was one of the most obnoxious vanilla scents I’ve ever come across in my life! This stuff smelled exactly like a soft-serve vanilla ice-cream cone! Gag! As you might have gathered, I’m not a fan of vanilla ice-cream scents. To add insult to injury, I picked up another Boardwalk Vanilla Cone at a different Bath and Body Works location before I opened up (and sniffed) the ones I had. Now I’ve got, not one, not two, but three gag-inducing Boardwalk Vanilla Cone Hand Soaps. I feel like I could’ve just spent KD3/000 on a Hand Soap that has a scent I actually enjoy (Dark Kiss, Twilight Woods, Warm Vanilla Sugar, etc…) as opposed to having three Hand Soaps with a scent I can’t stand, regardless of the fact that they were purchased for KD1/000 a pop.
Lastly, at the cash register, I picked up two Vanilla Bean Noel Hand Sanitizers at KD/500 a pop. Believe it or not, these are my first PocketBacs in the newer (rounded) packaging. I know they’ve been out forever but I just had a lot of my older ones to go through first. What better scent to get them in then my tried and true favorite, Vanilla Bean Noel?
I got all of the above for a grand total of KD5/000 instead of KD15/000. Honestly, I feel like I now understand people who go crazy with couponing. It’s so easy to justify buying stuff you don’t need, just because you’re getting a “good deal”. I totally get the appeal.