This is a simple, berry fruity scent, with little variation from any other brands' "berries" scent. I like it, and I would use it, but it wasn't anything that jumped out at me when I sniffed it in the store.
all fragrance mists usually have weak staying power - they are the most heavily diluted version of a scent. the scent of sparkling blackberry woods in the lotion form is delicious and fantastic - think berry notes with twilight woods. its decent lotion and a lovely scent for warmth, sensuality, dries down pleasantly, not too weak or strong.
Bath&BodyWorks Sparkling Blackberry Woods is a relatively new scent that's already being phased out. Wow, Bath&BodyWorks, that was ridiculously fast. I only saw this scent in stores about two weeks before Christmas. I never heard much buzz about it, thinking back, when I inquired about it, the sales associate didn't even seem excited about it, at the time I just shrugged it off and assumed they were burned out from the Forever Red launch. Bath&BodyWorks says that Sparkling Blackberry Woods is inspired by "the dazzling beauty of the woods" and describes the scent as an" irresistible blend of juicy blackberry, creamy cocoa, and warm musk". Bath&BodyWorks says that their Fine Fragrance Mist offers a "delicate mist with improved coverage control", as well as less alcohol and more fragrance components. I'm sure by now I don't need to keep repeating it, but I don't like the new Fine Fragrance Mists. I got my 3fl oz travel size bottle as a Christmas present, this size normally retails for $6, the full 8fl oz would usually sell for $14. If you want to get this scent, hurry up! I suggest you try buying it in store, it's almost sold out on Bath&BodyWorks' website, and it's marked down to 75% off. Bath&BodyWorks does not test on animals. This product was made in America.
I like Sparkling Blackberry Woods' packaging. This body mist comes in a recyclable, cylindrical purple plastic bottle, topped off with a purple spritzer. Bath&BodyWorks says that the "Fine Fragrance Pump" will "deliver great coverage and delicate mist", but frankly I find it to be exactly the same as any other spritzer. The bottle features the name of the scent in white lettering, with metallic red and rose gold outlines of leaves. An ingredient list can be found on the bottom of the bottle in a peel off sticker.
I'm not so sure about Sparkling Blackberry Woods. It smells nice, but it isn't unique in the slightest. Avon makes a scent just like this one that they release seasonally. I think it's Blackberry Vanilla or something. Let me list out the scent notes for you:
Top Notes: Juicy Blackberry, Sparkling Mandarin, Succulent Raspberry
Mid Notes: Honeysuckle Petals, Vanilla Orchid, Blushed Peony
Dry Notes: Cocoa Woods, Caramel Patchouli, Warm Musk
Wait. Stop. Before we go on, what is caramel patchouli? I'm pretty sure that doesn't even make sense. But let's not focus on Bath&BodyWorks ongoing failure to make any sense with their scent descriptions. When first spritzed on, Sparkling Blackberry Woods smells like a delightfully blank mix of juicy berries and mandarin oranges, so the top notes are completely spot on. So how does this scent smell after it dries down? Well..it doesn't. Like all of the the new Fine Fragrance Mists, this scent doesn't have any lasting power at all. I feel like Sparkling Blackberry Woods has the weakest wear time of them all though. I've literally sprayed this scent on, walked out of my room and asked someone to smell me, only to be told that this scent was undetectable. This scent doesn't even last 5 minutes.
I'm quite displeased with Bath&BodyWorks' Sparkling Blackberry Woods. The packaging is pretty. The scent is fresh and succulent, but it just doesn't last at all. The pathetically short wear time is inexcusable. I can understand why this scent was cut from the Signature Collection so quickly. Hopefully Bath&BodyWorks reformulates again soon. I'm pretty sure that I'm not going to buy anymore Bath&BodyWorks Fine Fragrance Mists. As much as I like their scents, the sprays are disappointing and not worth the money. continued >>