Bath and Body Works Flash Sale

As if the previous promos (KD 1/750 Showers Gels and KD 2/500 Body Lotions) weren’t enough, seemingly out of the blue, Bath & Body Works had a Flash Sale… only days before “Black Friday“!

Online Promo:
3-wick Candles were reduced from KD 8 to KD 3 each
Shower Gels were reduced from KD 5/500 for KD 2/750
Mini Perfume Sprays (travel size eau de parfums) were reduced from KD 4/500 to KD 1/750
Hand Soaps were reduced from KD 3/750 to KD 1/750

Fragrance Mists were reduced from KD 7 toKD 2/750
Travel Size Fragrance Mists were reduced from KD 3/250 to KD 1/750
Travel Size Body Lotions were reduced from KD 2/750 to KD 1/750

Room Sprays were reduced from KD 2/750 to KD 1/750
Wallflower Refills were reduced from KD 2/250 to KD 1
Scentportable Holders (car fragrance) were reduced to KD 1

The total for this online order was KD 50/500 (free shipping)

Once again, I was feeling pretty smug about placing my order when I did, because the 40% Off promo they had for “Black Friday” (or “Cyber Week” as they call it on the site), was pretty disappointing and not nearly as good as the one they had during the Flash Sale.

I even included the percentage saved next to each item (nicked from their site, I didn’t math this time lol) just to show you guys the difference. It adds up, you guys.

Needless to say, I did not purchase anything online or in-store from our local Bath&Body Works during “Black Friday” (hard pass).

I placed my order on November 21 and everything (including the wasteful pages and pages of the receipt/invoice) arrived safely and well-packaged the next day.

I mean, the protective cardboard for the 3-wick Candles was wasteful too… but those served a purpose. They were protecting my babies.

Of the seven Candles I picked up, the majority had really pretty decorative lids! One had a festive Christmas Tree and the other had the cutest intricate Pumpkin Patch!

Holiday 2018 Collection

These three had the exact same raised snowflake design on the lids (not as pretty as the one from several years back, but still) and matching Fair Isle Knitwear-inspired backgrounds, because they were all from the same collection (Holiday 2018). We only get Bath & Body Works Holiday Collections an entire year later in Kuwait, for some reason.

White Mint Latte (Holiday 2018)
Orange Chocolate Truffle (Holiday 2018)
Blueberry Sugar (Holiday 2018)

Hot Cocoa & Cream (Hot Cocoa & Cream Collection – Holiday 2018)
Fireside (White Barn Mosaic Label Collection – Holiday 2018)

Blueberry Maple Pancakes (Fall Traditions 2019)
Eucalyptus Rain (Wild Wonder Collection – Fall 2019)

The top row were all from the same collection, Holiday 2018, hence the matching snowflakes on the lids, while the rest were a mish-mash from other collections. Oddly enough, all the Holiday Collection Candles were ones released in 2018 (not a single newer one in-store nor online). Meanwhile, the Fall Collection Candles were ones released in 2019.

Aside from Fireside all smoky and woodsy and Eucalyptus Rain all fresh and clean, the rest of the Candles I got were all yummy gourmands! I’ll go over the notes and whatever in another post.

3-wick Candles were reduced from KD 8 to KD 3 each (Save 63%)

Crisp Morning Air Deep Cleansing Hand Soap
Marshmallow Flurries Creamy Luxe Hand Soap
Vanilla Bean Noel Creamy Luxe Hand Soap
Vanilla Bean Noel Gentle Foaming Hand Soap
Moonlight Orchid Gentle Foaming Hand Soap
Aromatherapy Sleep (Lavender + Vanilla) Gentle Foaming Hand Soap

I also snagged a handful of Hand Soaps making sure to pick up a few winter-y scents… and despite my constant barrage of hate towards the scent of lavender, I specifically purchased x2 lavender-oriented Hand Soaps, because I’d assumed they’d smell similar to Guerlain Mon Guerlain Eau de Parfum lol (haulage here), but more on that in another post, because this one is gonna’ be long enough as is.

Hand Soaps were reduced from KD 3/750 to KD 1/750 each (Save 53%)

Midnight Pomegranate Shower Gel (Retired Fragrance)
Aromatherapy Love (Jasmine + Sandalwood) Body Wash & Foam Bath

Aside from Hot Cocoa & Cream Shower Gel, I’d already managed to procure all the Shower Gels that I’d had my heart set on, during an earlier promo (dis).

However, I hadn’t noticed these two scents before, as they seem to have popped up during the Flash Sale. I kinda’ got carried away and purchased both… un-sniffed (which I now regret).

Shower Gels were reduced from KD 5/500 to KD 2/750 (Save 50%)

Midnight Pomegranate Shower Gel

A fiery blend of ruby red pomegranate, blackberry spice & sparkling cassis

Key notes: Ruby Red Pomegranate, Sparkling Cassis, White Jasmine, Blackberry Spice, Patchouli

Ugh! This thing was a floral! All I saw was the pretty packaging (kinda’ reminding me of Lux Tempting Whisper Hand Wash) and pretty name and heck even the description, which led me to believe this was a nice fruity scent. It was not.

I’m definitely going to pass Midnight Pomegranate Shower Gel on to someone else.

Aromatherapy Love (Jasmine + Sandalwood) Body Wash & Foam Bath

Jasmine Absolute inspires feelings of bliss. Sandalwood Oil promotes inner strength.

This fast-foaming body wash with conditioning aloe & bamboo extract gently cleanses to leave skin clean without over drying. An aromatherapy blend of essential oils & natural ingredients benefits body, mind & mood.

Apparently, the Aromatherapy range included multiple scents under the same name (for example, Sleep or Love, etc…).

Not to be confused with Love (Rose + Vanilla) (purchased as a Smoothing Body Scrub earlier, here) I also picked up Love (Jasmine + Sandalwood) as a Body Wash.

While also a floral, this thing was an absolute delight! The packaging was whatever, but I enjoy certain forms of jasmine and I adore sandalwood! I’ve only used it twice, but already I’m a fan of Love (Jasmine + Sandalwood)!

Bali Black Coconut Sands Fragrance Mist (Summer 2019 Collection)
In The Stars Fragrance Mist (2018 release)
In The Stars Perfume Spray (travel size) (2018 release)
Hot Cocoa & Cream Fragrance Mist (travel size) (Holiday 2018 Collection)

I’m not really a fan of the Fine Fragrance Mists or Perfumes from Bath & Body Works because the scents don’t last and they’re usually quite weak, since they’re mostly alcohol.

However, over the course of many, many years, I’ve come across certain scents that I just couldn’t live without, for example:

Sweet on Paris (here)
Tokyo Lotus & Apple Blossom (here)
Pretty as a Peach (here)
Bahamas Pink Passionfruit & Banana Flower (here)

Basically, I’ll only purchase a Fragrance Mist in the full size if I’m sure it’s worth it. Since they were on sale, I figured now was a good time to get all the ones I had my heart set on! Le Score!

Bali Black Coconut Sands Fragrance Mist (Summer 2019)

Sail away to Bali’s beautiful black sand beaches with this exotic coconut fragrance. Whether you lavishly splash or lightly spritz, you’ll fall in love at first mist. Our carefully crafted bottle & sophisticated pump delivers great coverage while conditioning aloe mist nourishes skin for the lightest, most refreshing way to fragrance!

An alluring, tropical mix of coconut milk, tonka bean, jasmine, sea salt musk & black sand

I’d actually purchased the full size Shower Gel a couple of months ago (here) and found the scent underwhelming.

I only purchased the travel size Body Cream in the previous sale (here) for the sake of the gorgeous packaging, but was completely blown away by the deceptively seductive scent…

Enough to purchase the full size Body Lotion during another previous promo (here)…

and now the full size Fragrance Mist. I guess the obnoxious sales assistant wasn’t just trying to pull a fast one over me (here).

I’ve said it a bunch of times now already, but this year’s Tropical Summer Collection was just too good!

Bali Black Coconut Sands Fine Fragrance Mist was reduced from KD 7/000 to KD 2/750 (Save 61%)

In The Stars Fragrance Mist (2018)

Add sparkle to any day with our warm & captivating In The Stars Fine Fragrance Mist! Infused with conditioning aloe, it offers the lightest, most refreshing way to fragrance, so whether you lavishly splash or lightly spritz, you’re sure to fall in love at first radiant mist. It’s truly unlike anything on earth!

Make every moment glow with an addictive fragrance that radiates from start to finish like the stars above. In The Stars is a warm, sparkling blend of starflower, sandalwood musk, sugared tangelo, white agarwood & radiant amber

In The Stars Collection was released world-wide in 2018, but only got to Kuwait around March 2019 (which I previewed, here). Meanwhile, a newer scent called Into The Night was released world-wide this year, but I suppose it’ll get to Kuwait next year (if we’re lucky).

In any case, I only purchased In The Stars as a 3-wick Candle back in March (haulage here) to tide me over, because I wanted to try the travel size Shower Gel rather than committing to the full size Shower Gel.

But then, they had an amazing Buy 2 Get 3 Free promo going on in August, which is when I snagged the full size Shower Gel. As expected, the scent was absolutely delightful!

After that, I was just biding my time, waiting for a good promo, to snatch up the Fragrance Mist and heck, even the travel size Perfume Spray!

In The Stars Fine Fragrance Mist was reduced from KD 7/000 to KD 2/750 (Save 61%)

In The Stars Perfume Spray (travel size) (2019)

Add sparkle to any day with our warm & captivating In The Stars Mini Perfume Spray! With a higher concentration of fragrance oils, our radiant perfume gives you a more intense, longer-lasting scent for the ultimate, most luxurious indulgence. It’s truly unlike anything on earth!

Make every moment glow with an addictive fragrance that radiates from start to finish like the stars above. In The Stars is a warm, sparkling blend of starflower, sandalwood musk, sugared tangelo, white agarwood & radiant amber

I’d purchased In The Stars as a Hand Cream to moisturize on-the-go (here) and now I snagged the travel size Perfume Spray to carry around in my purse!

To be honest, I would’ve sprung for the full size Perfume (not to be confused with the Fine Fragrance Mist), especially since it was on sale and everything, but it was actually one of the first things to go out of stock during the Flash Sale.

In the Stars Perfume Spray (travel size) was reduced from 4/500 to KD 1/750 (Save 61%)

Hot Cocoa & Cream Fragrance Mist (travel size) (Holiday 2018)

A warm, indulgent mug of creamy cocoa, mini marshmallows & vanilla musk

Cozy up to Holiday memories of warm cocoa by the fire!

I was still pretty bummed about missing out on Hot Cocoa & Cream as a Shower Gel, so even though I had no clue what this thing smelled like (presumably hot cocoa? lol) I hurriedly added it to my online shopping cart… un-sniffed (I wasn’t about to miss out on a potentially gorgeous scent, again).

Sadly, the atomizer was so cheap and badly made! I mean, I gotta’ use both hands and a lot of force, to get this thing to actually spray anything!

Also, the scent, while alcohol-y at first (deffo’ expired), turned sweet… almost caramel-y and musky, but nothing resembling hot cocoa.

Hot Cocoa & Cream Body Cream (travel size) was reduced from KD 3/250 to KD 1/750 (Save 46%)

Hot Cocoa & Cream Body Cream (travel size) (Holiday 2018)

A warm, indulgent mug of creamy cocoa, mini marshmallows & vanilla musk

Cozy up to Holiday memories of warm cocoa by the fire!

I know better. These Body Creams from Bath & Body Works are usually expired or in the process of expiring, by the time they get to Kuwait. They always smell funky in under a month. Yet, I keep getting suckered into purchasing them because of the cute packaging! Ugh!

This was no different. I purchased it, un-sniffed. It had already gone bad and smelled not only stale but rank. Waste of money.

Hot Cocoa & Cream Fine Fragrance Mist was reduced from KD 2/750 to KD 1/750 (Save 36%)

Vanilla Bean Noel Room Spray (Holiday 2018)
Hot Cocoa & Cream Wallflower
Jasmine & Green Tea Wallflower
Scentportable Holder Black Soft Touch Visor Clip

Lastly, I snagged a few smaller things to scent the air in places where I spend the most time (home, work, car, etc…).

Vanilla Bean Noel Room Spray

Vanilla Bean, Marshmallow Fluff, Vanilla Cake

None of the Concentrated Room Sprays I’ve tried since, have even come close to the Vanilla Bean Room Spray that I purchased a few years back (here). I’ve tried several different scents since, but I’m hoping this one will be a match, or at least somewhere in the same ballpark.

Plus, I can always count on Vanilla Bean Noel to smell heavenly! It’s the reason why I purchase this particular scent in any given form, un-sniffed!

Vanilla Bean Noel Concentrated Room Spray was reduced from KD 2/750 to KD 1/750 (Save 36%)

Wallflower Fragrances

These cuties were reduced from KD 2/250 to KD 1 each (Save 56%)

Hot Cocoa & Cream Wallflower Fragrance

Decadent Milk Chocolate, Fresh Steamed Milk, Mini Marshmallows with Essential Oils

I wanted to try out Hot Cocoa & Cream because… well…. it’s Hot Cocoa & Cream.

Jasmine & Green Tea Wallflower Fragrance

White Jasmine Blossom, Fresh Green Tea, Bergamot Zest with Essential Oils

I actually sniffed Jasmine & Green Tea in-store as a 3-wick Candle and really liked it! It smelled so fresh and so clean, clean! I figured I’d try it out as a Wallflower Refill first though.

Scentportable Holder Black Soft Touch Visor Clip

This basic black accent radiates your favorite fragrances into your car without a plug, battery or flame. The built-in clip base attaches to your visor or seat pocket for a scent-sational driving experience.

Ya’ basic!

So I didn’t like any of the scents available, but I figured I might as well pick up the clip thing for when I do get any of the scents, since it was on sale and all. They had them in different styles, but I found them a bit juvenile for my taste. This one was nice and simple and “soft”.

Basically, you just clip the Scentportable in the vent of your car and then suffocate from lack of oxygen.

This thing was reduced from KD 2/500 to KD 1 (60%)

Instead of having to pay KD 122/250 for all this, I only had to pay KD 50/500 which is a waaay better deal than the 40% Off during “Black Friday“.

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