Review of Bath and Body Works Paris Amour by SparkleBunny37
Bath&BodyWorks Paris Amour Fine Fragrance Mist is one of the brand's best selling products. Bath&BodyWorks describes the scent of Paris Amour as a "dreamy blend of French tulips, apple blossoms, and sparkling pink champagne, inspired by a romantic stroll through the streets of Paris." As you know, a few months ago Bath&BodyWorks reformulated, renamed, and repackaged their body sprays in "Fine Fragrance Mists", which are said to give you a delicate mist with more improved coverage control as well as a higher concentration of fragrance. Bath&BodyWorks also claims that their Fine Fragrance Mists contain aloe to help condition and nourish the skin. Bath&BodyWorks is a cruelty free brand that makes their products in the USA. I purchased my 3fl oz (88ml) travel sized bottle for $3.34 on a 3/$10 deal. Travel sized Fine Fragrance Mists sell individually for $6, or $14 for a full 8fl oz size.
Bath&BodyWorks describes their Fine Fragrance Mist bottles as beautiful and sophisticated. I don't know about sophisticated, but they are very pretty. Paris Amour's recyclable plastic bottle features the name of the scent written in silver lettering. A metallic pink bow wraps all the way around the bottle. On the back of the bottle is a little, pink Eiffel Tower. Cute. I love Bath&BodyWorks imagery, and Paris Amour has some of the best. It suits the scent wonderful and is extremely girly.
Bath&BodyWorks states that the "Fine Fragrance Pump" gives more precise control over scent placement and gives a more delicate mist of product. Personally I don't notice much of a difference in the mist, but I do notice a difference in the pump. It takes significantly more effort to spritz than the old body spray's pump. I don't like effort. :(
Before I do on; here is the full list of Paris Amour's scent notes:
Top Notes: Sparkling Mandarin, Strawberry, Cassis, Pink Champagne, Apple Blossom, Dewy Freesia
Mid Notes: Luscious Peach, Jasmine Petals, French Tulips, Waterlily, Frangipani
Dry Notes: French Vanilla, Coconut Milk, Amberwood, Sandalwood, Creamy Musk
Unlike many Bath&BodyWorks scents with lots of notes, Paris Amour actually smells like most of them! The base of this scent is definitely the sparkling pink champagne, which gives this scent a bubbly, effervescent quality. Various fruity notes like peach, mandarin, apple, and coconut subtly mingle with the champagne. I love fruity champagnes, I wish I had one that tasted like this scent smells. I find that blend of fruits very appealing. I said in my review of the Paris Amour Body Lotion I said that this scent smells like a blend of champagne and apple juice, and while I still agree with that, I can pick up the more subtle notes in this scent in the Fine Fragrance Mist version. Subtle notes like the gentle but almost smokey musk and sweet vanilla. I much prefer this scent in mist form because I get a better idea of the scent. It has more layers and depth this way. The soft musk makes Paris Amour just a little more sophisticated than your average fruity floral scents from Bath&BodyWorks, like Sweet Pea or Carried Away. It's a light scent that's found the perfect balance of fruity floralness.
You may remember my review of the Sweet Pea Fine Fragrance Mist. I was quite upset with it. The spray smelled very sugary and alcoholic. I'm happy to report that I don't have that problem with Paris Amour. Like all body sprays, it does smell a bit of alcohol when first spritzed, but that quickly dries down to the Paris Amour I know and love. (By the way it was determined by a sale associate that I had a bad bottle of Sweet Pea's Fine Fragrance Mist).
However, Paris Amour did retain one issue that the Sweet Pea mist also had. The new Fine Fragrance Mists lack staying power, lasting at most 3 hours on me. That sucks, but it's a problem easily fixed. Layering the scent with it's matching lotion or shower gel or carrying around the travel sized spray for touch ups will solve the longevity issue.
I'm very pleased with Bath&BodyWorks Paris Amour Fine Fragrance Mist. I was worried it would have all the same issue as my bad bottle of Sweet Pea, which I purchased immediately after reformulation. The formula seems to have improved greatly, but I feel like it still needs tweaked just a little more to improve the longevity of the scent. Paris Amour is one of my favorite Bath&BodyWorks scents. It's young, fresh and playful, but still has a touch of class to it. Also, according to Boyfriend, who is French, Paris Amour does smell kinda French. I guess that's a bonus. The bubbly champagne and subtle fruits blend wonderfully together with hints of floral notes. I plan to pick up the full sized bottle next time I go to Bath&BodyWorks. I highly recommend this very appealing, feminine scent. Its one of Bath&BodyWorks' best.