The Body Shop • Spiced Vanilla Body Butter • Lotions/ Creams
|Would buy this product again.||64%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I'm so glad that the Body Shop replaced their Nutmeg and Vanilla with this. I think I like Spiced Vanilla just as much as good old Vanilla Spice! Unlike its predecessor, SV definitely has some spice to it! It's sweet and gourmand, but not overly so; it's a divine concoction that makes me think of desserts... I wish there was an EDT of this! As usual, it's great at moisturizing. I hope that TBS sticks with Spiced Vanilla this year, but I'm afraid of them replacing their holiday vanilla scent yet again so I have a second tub with me!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
I received this body butter as a gift. It's okay, but I don't love it. Although it's mildy moisturizing, I have tried many other BS bodybutters that are more nourishing on my skin. As for the smell, I much prefer fruity scents. I find the vanilla to be sickly sweet. I like neutral, fresh, and fruity scents. I wear perfume everyday and don't really want my moisturizer clashing with the smell of my perfume. If you like vanilla then you'll like this. If you're looking for an effective moisturizer, then keep looking.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
This body butter is quite moisturising as expected and smells really lovely. The sweet smell of the vanilla, and a light note of Cinnamon as well. I use it more as a hand cream and for my joints because it tend to be overly rich for my natural skin somehow.
However, when my skin feels really dry and flaky, I would use it all over after exfoliation. I won't repurchase it because the tub is so huge and I could never finish one in a year. And I still have a brand new one as back-up.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Dry, Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
I was a little disappointed with this product. The vanilla scent is very toned down, to the extent that it's only a hint of vanilla, with lots of spice. I was hoping for the opposite. However, the scent is very original, intriguing, and pretty, so it may catch other noses. As a body butter, it's moisturizing, but not deeply so, and very thick. Overall, I just wasn't impressed. The Body Shop carries more moisturizing body butters with definitely more pleasant scents, so I won't be getting this again.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Grey
I'm in love with the smell of this product. It's absolutely amazing and I've never smelled anything like it before! The only problem seems to be that I find it really greasy, but that doesn't particularly bother me hugely. Overall I like the product and I wish it was available all year round.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
OMG i love the smell of this and the consistency is great. It's not greasy just perfect. Wish they sold it all year round!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
This is my first body butter from the body shop and I wasn't sure about buying it. But now I'm really glad I did. It has very thick consistency which is normal for a butter I suppose:) As it's very thick it moisturizes the skin heavenly. Only down side is that it contains parabens. So if you have extremely sensitive skin you might wanna consider buying something else. Other than that it's great. The smell is awesome in my opinion. So if you like the smell of it I don't think you'll regret buying it.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I am a big fan of the body butters from The Body Shop. They are a must-have, especially in the winter season. It's so rich and emollient. It is the most moisturizing body butter/body lotion I have ever tried. Other stuff I've tried is usually not moisturizing enough. As for the Spiced Vanilla scent it's not my cup of tea. I usally like vanilla scents, for example I love the vanilla body mist. However, there is something about this vanilla scent that I'm not that into. It might be the spice part of the scent I don't like, dunno. Spiced Vanilla was limited edition (Christmas 2011). Even if it was part of their standard products I would not repurchase this particular scent. However, I will keep bying body butters cause I love them and my skin need them.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I brought this along for a regular holiday trip to Reno, NV because previous experiences have revealed that 1) it's really dry there, but 2) it's even drier in hotels, where the air is constantly being cycled through the air conditioner and 3) being constantly assaulted by scratchy hotel towels doesn't help. As a result, normal body lotions never cut it-- I end up slathering a ton of it on, only to get itchy, flaky patches in problem areas within the hour.
Enter this body butter. I tossed a tub of this stuff into my bags and we were off! Long story short: this saved our skins. Literally. I'm not a connoisseur of body butters, but this stuff was so rich and emollient, my skin felt moisturized and SO soft to the touch for hours and hours, especially after a shower. It relieves dry skin in a jiffy, but does leave a noticeable, oily texture behind (which isn't unusual, given what's in a body butter). I'm actually okay with it, since my skin was well-protected because of it, and while you might feel a little greasy, it's not sticky at all.
Scent-wise, it's not really my cup of tea. I'm not a fan of any fragrances associated with food products (more of a crisp/fresh scent kinda gal), but this didn't make me feel like I was a walking pastry. The vanilla is definitely there, but it fades into the background and you're left with some mild spices. It's not overpowering, and even my fiance was okay with this stuff. As an added bonus, it masked the smell of cigarette smoke that clung to us in the casinos.
Bottom-line: I'd definitely recommend TBS body butters to people in drier climates, but probably not in this particular fragrance since it's limited edition and I'm not a huge fan of "food-y" aromas (I scored this as an extra in a seasonal promotion). The slightly-greasy feel might be a dealbreaker for some, but I think that characteristic just comes with the body butter territory and isn't particular to ones from TBS.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I love the body shop and their body butters. So moisturizing! This one is good for normal to dry skin in my opinion, so not as oily as the other ones. It smells great, but as I used it more and more you know I got a bit tired of it for everyday!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
I have three lotions that I rotate through each week. This is one of the three lotions I use. I bought it while on layover in Sea-Tac as a whim and don't regret it. It's light scented, not cloying- perfect for those low-key days. for 3.00 TOTALLY worth it and I feel like I ripped them off with that price!! It moisturizes like a dream.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond, Coarse Eyes: Green
(0 - 5 points, 5 = excellent, 0 = very bad)
feeling on skin: 5
sinking into the skin: 4
TOTAL POINTS: 25 of 30 = very good
* according to the skintype it's supposed to suit
** Can you get out the very last bit?
When I first smelled it, I didn't like it at all, but - I don't know why - I put something on the back of my hand. And the longer it was on my skin, the more I loved it. To me, the smell is vanilla, sweet spices, cookies and punch. It's a special and long-lasting smell - and either a love-it or hate-it smell (this is why I gave 3 points here). I love it!
It moistures really good and has a thick and creamy consistency. To me it's a perfect moisturizer for winter time!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Black
I love this. I'm always on the lookout for TBS seasonal collections. I passed up the Nutmeg last year because I didn't like the scent (however, I always gravitate towards gourmands) but this time I just have to have Spiced Vanilla.
I bought the body butter, lotion and lipbalm. The scent clings for hours and it's utterly delicious. On my skin, I sense a subtle hint of pepper.
I got all 3 30 % less so it's a good deal, as Spiced Vanilla's price is much expensive than regular body butters.
I will go back and buy the shower gel, scrub and hand lotion next time.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Blue
Ok so I was waiting for this line to launch since last summer when I first heard of it. After last years disaster and after hearing that the body shop had decided to launch something more similar to vanilla spice, I thought that at least, it would have a hint of spice, as the name implies. Well I have to admit I'm really disappointed again. It arrived in stores on Monday and today I finally got it. As I'm smelling it and as it evolves on my skin I can only detect a sweet rounded vanilla with maybe a touch of licorice. I can't and haven't detected any spice whatsoever. It is nothing remotely similar to vanilla spice so if you are planning on getting it be aware that you will most likely be disappointed. Last years nutmeg and vanilla was a very cheap and generic scent, that even reminded me of cheap conditioners back from the 80s. This year the scent is actually better made and the vanilla merges nicely with what seems licorice, at least to my nose.
But then again, it disappoints, at least for someone who loved vanilla spice. It reminds me of nutmeg and vanilla a lot, but in a more classy way if it makes sense. It is actually very sweet but not as nauseating as last years range.
I have bought one tub but that's all, I guess I bought it just because it's the holiday range and not because I really like it.
Overall the body shop keeps disappointing me and this is no exception. Not a bad scent and I'm sure many people will like it, but spiced vanilla? No way.
If you loved the original like me, don't get your hopes up, it's basically a fancier nutmeg and vanilla.
If they ever decide to listen to customers and bring back vanilla spice I will be happy, but until then let them try to lure new customers and forget the faithful ones.