I was excited to see Vanilla Bliss and was hopeful that the body shop had created a body butter that would be scented the same as the Vanilla Body Mist in the tall, clear, glass bottle. The mist is a bit different that the traditional Vanilla oil, perfume and lotion and I just adore it.
Unfortunately, I think this smells identical to the Body Shop seasonal Spiced Vanilla, which I don't like.
Far too sweet with some sharp spice notes that don't agree with me. When I used a travel size Spiced Vanilla body butter at the office on my hands, a co-worker asked what smells like baby diapers and cloying lotion (clean diapers, mind you) -- that's what Vanilla Bliss is as well.
I saw the first post on this regarding Vanilla Bliss as being a different formula, but, to me, this is the same old Vanilla Spice and later named Spiced Vanilla, under a new name and with new packaging. I look forward to reading what other folks think.
I've been waiting for a long time to buy this product, and finally bought it. When i tried it at the store, the packaging says this product texture is for all skin types. Its not really heavy like the other variants such as shea and mango, but not as light as the body shop purees. It smells like chocolate milk and of course, vanilla which i really love, sweet but smells nothing like the artificial ones. The packaging? Its more simple than the old packagings, but its prettier. It is small enough to fit in the luggage. Ingredients? Thank god there are no parabens in it, since they have vanilla as a natural additive. But the only thing i dislike is.. Its a little bit pricey. Definitely a good buy, though. Much loooove for the body shop :)
Vanilla Bliss! Completely different to the original Vanilla Spice, this is a rich vanilla / white chocolate scent. The body shop has decided to try a new approach and after the last Christmas disasters they brought a completely new scent. It's not strong, quite subtle and could actually work all year long. To some it may smell like caramel as well, but to me it's a soft not gourmand vanilla with hints of white chocolate that will complement a lot of winter scents. Good work this year body shop!