Bath & Body Works Summer Haul

With the kids still in tow, we popped by Bath & Body Works (Souq Sharq). I’d seen the new Summer Collection earlier (over at The Avenues branch), but hadn’t actually given anything a proper sniff.

As soon as we walked in, I could smell my beloved Pineapple Orchid Candle (haulage here). I traced the scent to Bahamas Pink Passionfruit & Banana Flower Mist (which was part of the new Summer Collection).

Since I was all stocked up on well, everything, I figured I’d just get the Travel-Size Mist (although small, they pack quite a wallop… depending on the scent you choose) and since they had a Buy 2 Get 3rd Free deal on Travel-Size Mists, I let the girls each pick out one of their own. Then, by the cash register, I picked up a PocketBac and let the elder two each pick out one of their own, because there happened to be a Buy 2 Get 3rd Free deal on PocketBacs too.

As per usual, everything was over-priced, but that’s Bath & Body Works for ya’!

Bahamas Pink Passionfruit & Banana Flower Fine Fragrance Mist (Travel Size)

Grab a bungalow & bask in this tropical fruit fragrance, inspired by the many varieties of bananas that grow year-round in the Bahamas.

Whether you lavishly splash or lightly spritz, you’ll fall in love at first mist.

Notes: A tropical cocktail of Passionfruit, Pineapple Leaves, Freesia Petals, Banana Flower & Amber

Like I said, I traced the delightful scent of Pineapple Orchid (old-school fave) back to to Bahamas Pink Passionfruit & Banana Flower. Now I’m quite wary of anything with Passionfruit, because it can sometimes hurt my nose, and anything with Banana which can sometimes… straight up stink. However, Bahamas although fruity, was not obnoxiously so. It was toned down by something soft and delicate (I wanna’ say Freesia Petals). If anything, I’d say Bahamas smelled like Pineapple-Flavored Chewing Gum. Personally, I found it delightful (the scent made me happy), especially outside, in the heat!

Havana Tropical Vanilla & Cherimoya Fine Fragrance Mist (Travel Size)

Inspired by the vibrant coastal city of Havana, this warm, tropical fragrance is full of life.

Whether you lavishly splash or lightly spritz, you’ll fall in love at first mist.

Notes: A fresh & floral blend of Tropical Vanilla, Cherimoya Fruit, Tiare Flower, Bergamot & Ocean Driftwood

Havana had that powdery, almost chlorine-like quality to it (making me think of some sort of Skincare Item, like Lotion) all mixed in with Vanilla. I’m almost positive that I’ve sniffed it somewhere else before, but I can’t quite place it.

Any time my niece would spritz Havana on and walk by, I’d get a whiff of that wonderful Tropical Vanilla mixed in with that cloudy chlorine smell, which was all together not an unpleasant smell! It made me think of lounging pool-side!

However on my skin, this leaned slightly more masculine (which would definitely be the Ocean Driftwood).

Not quite sure why the eldest chose this, because although pleasant, it was a slightly more mature scent. I suspect it had more to do with the fact that the Fragrance Mist shared a name with a Camila Cabello Song… lol

In any case, Havana was an odd yet interesting scent with surprisingly good sillage! It was a different take on the usual Vanilla Fragrances, so for that alone, it deserved being checked out. Ideal for Summer!

Tahiti Pink Lily & Bamboo Fine Fragrance Mist (Travel Size)

Get swept away to Tahiti with this lush fragrance that captures the essence of dewy pink lily petals & tropical rainforests.

Whether you lavishly splash or lightly spritz, you’ll fall in love at first mist.

Notes: An exotic bouquet of Wild Lily Petals, Bamboo Leaf, Pink Ginger, Fresh Fig & Sauna Wood

Tahiti was a delightful soft green scent (think along the lines of Ivy)! It smelled so clean! In fact, I might even go back and purchase the Shower Gel for myself! Ironic really, that the wildest and most untamed out of all 3 kids, chose the most delicate scent lol

If you enjoy Marc Jacobs Decadence Eau So Decadent Eau de Toilette (sampled here) or H&M Garden Eau de Toilette (haulage here) ya’ needs ta’ give Tahiti Pink Lily & Bamboo a try! Tahiti was yet another excellent Summertime Scent, just like the other two aforementioned scents from the Summer Collection!

Turquoise Waters PocketBac: nice and fresh scent for the eldest (she chose it)
Freshwater (For Men) PocketBac: nice and fresh scent for the boy (we chose it for him)
Fashionably Latte PocketBac: nose-hurting, acrid scent which I chose for myself lol

While waiting in line to pay for our stuff, I spotted a lone PocketBac called Fashionably Latte and based on the name, assumed it would smell like delicious coffee (there were no testers, as I said it, it was just the one). So I snatched it up and told the other two to pick something for themselves.

After much deliberation and many testers later, the eldest chose Turquoise Waters. I asked her repeatedly if she was sure that she wouldn’t want something sweeter, like Warm Vanilla Sugar for example, but she insisted that she preferred something “fresh”. Finally, for the boy, we got him Freshwater. When we got him to sniff the tester and asked if he liked it, he shrugged his skinny shoulders and just grunted in reply. Taking that as a resounding yes (lawl), we got it for him.

Sadly, back home, Fashionably Latte had a nauseatingly sweet alcohol-y scent, not unlike Cookies & Cream or several of the other food-y PocketBacs. The kids’ PocketBacs smelled great though!

Fine Fragrance Mists (Travel Size) retail for KD 3/250 each (so over-priced)
PocketBacs retail for KD 1/250 each (also very over-priced)

Since there was a Buy 2 Get 3rd Free deal, instead of paying KD 13/500 I payed KD 9 (still way over-priced). That said, I just got a text message announcing their “Big Sale” (75% off).

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