Review of Bath and Body Works Country Chic by SparkleBunny37
Bath&BodyWorks describes Country Chic as an "effortlessly sexy blend of sparkling lemon, bright wildflowers, and spring woods"; inspired by the fresh air and natural beauty of America's country side". Bath&BodyWorks are quite confident in their body lotion's formula, calling it the "perfect daily moisturizer". The formula contains a mixture of jojoba oil, shea butter, and vitamin e, and is meant to be non greasy and quick absorbing. Bath&BodyWorks makes all their products in the USA and are a cruelty free brand. I have the 3fl oz travel size lotion which I bought for $3.33 on a 3/$10 deal. The travel lotion retails on it's own for $5, the full 8fl oz size sells for $11.
Packaging is a translucent light blue recyclable plastic bottle topped off with a blue pop up cap. The label's artwork is really pretty and fairly detailed, it suits the scent well. Bright, colorful wild flowers sit against a blue sky. Some dotted lines run across it as well, I'm not sure what they represent, bee lines perhaps? The name of the scent is written in the sky in dark blue letters. The back label features a full list of ingredients and a little bit of company info.
Country Chic has a slew of scent notes, most of them undetectable. Here's the list:
Top Notes: Sparkling Lemon, Grapefruit Zest, Juicy Pear, Crushed Leaves, Marigold
Mid Notes: Fresh Raspberry, Jasmine Petals, Day Lily, Gardenia, Orange Blossom
Dry Notes: Peach Nectar, Vanilla, Orchid, hints of Praline and Patchouli, Cedar Wood, Amber Wood, Skin Musk
That's a ton of notes for a scent described as "effortlessly sexy". I can barely pick any of them up too. To me, Country Chic smells powdery, floral, softly musky with just the lightest, slightest hints of lemon. The lemon is just so, so faint. I can't pick up any of the other fruit notes though. What notes do I pick up? Marigold, jasmine, musk, maybe some vanilla and if I sniff real hard, the grapefruit zest. Either way, I don't think Country Chic smells anything like the description. That being said, it smells pretty good. It's very warm and summery. I think it could suit just about anyone.
Country Chic lasts much longer than most Bath&BodyWorks scents, at least for me. I can still pick it up 3-4 hours after I apply the lotion. Layered with a Fine Fragrance Mist, Country Chic could likely last all day.
The lotion is pretty standard for Bath&BodyWorks. White, thin, not greasy and sinks in quickly. It's adequately moisturizing, nothing to get excited about, but it's pretty good.
I actually really like Bath&BodyWorks' Country Chic body lotion. While the scent isn't very close to the description, nor is it very unique, it's still pretty nice. It's warm, soft and summery, with good lasting power. The label is very pretty, but simple. I probably won't repurchase Country Chic, at least not in lotion form, but I might grab a mini Fine Fragrance Mist one day. I definitely recommend checking out this cheery, casual scent next time you stop into Bath&Body Works.