Bath and Body Works • Sparkling Blackberry Woods • Fragrances

rated 3.8(8 reviews)

Average Rating.3.8
Would buy this product again.62%

rated 4 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* Jexka on 8/13/2014 1:07:00 PM more reviews by Jexka

Age: 19-24   Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral   Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine   Eyes: Blue    

I really like this fragrance. It smells like Secret Wonderland and Black Raspberry Vanilla had a baby. This smells like a mix of blackberry, raspberry, and vanilla, but it's not a sugary sweet scent. This has more of a warm, musky scent to it, which I think is really nice for the fall/winter months. Since this is just a body mist, it only lasts a few hours tops on the skin. I really wish I would have picked up a lotion too so the scent would stick around longer. I haven't seen this in stores recently (I picked this up several months ago and I'm just now finishing the bottle). I hope it comes back at some point because this is an awesome scent, but if I can't if it is discontinued Secret Wonderland and Black Raspberry Vanilla are good alternatives.

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rated 5 of 5 red99 on 8/20/2013 2:25:00 PM more reviews by red99

Age: 30-35   Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral   Hair: Brunette, Wavy   Eyes: Brown    

I bought the mini sample of this fragrance during their semi-annual sale. I believe it was $1-2 so I said why not when the sales associate suggested it.
To make a long story short my sister sprayed this on herself and everyone including me was wondering what she was wearing because it smelt so good. I didn't know she had gone into my purse and sprayed herself. It definately lasts a couple hours, probably doesn't all day but then again I don't like strong scents so it works fine for me.
If you like sweet musky smells, you'll like this. It's similar to Twilight Woods except it's more toned down (not as musky, not as sweet but still as strong). The best way to describe it is musky candy...I realize it sounds gross but it smells good in my opinion.
I just realized they discontinued this scent!? If so I'm really disappointed

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rated 4 of 5 nivealover on 7/12/2013 8:14:00 PM more reviews by nivealover

Age: 18 & Under   Skin: Other, Fair-Medium   Hair: Brunette   Eyes: Blue    

This has the most creamy, luscious scent any berry product has ever had. It is simple, feminine, and sweet. I love the packaging, and the sent. I find the sent lasts long enough, especially for a body spray. A lot of people dont like that it doesnt last more than two hours, but its the most dilluted form of fragrance, so its not intended to last all day. I love this product, and the lotion and shower gel that go with, even for summer. Its fruity, creamy, and different.

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rated 4 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* Devildog4025 on 7/2/2013 9:26:00 PM more reviews by Devildog4025

Age: 30-35   Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm   Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine   Eyes: Hazel    

BBW has sooooo many berry scents it's almost impossible to keep track of them. Black Raspberry Vanilla is one of my favorites.... and this is very close to that. The difference between the 2 is that this has a much sharper berry scent, whereas the BRV has a sudden hit of vanilla. Upon the first spray of this, you smell that mandarin and berry note, then it dries down to vanilla. I agree with another reviewer that the staying power isn't so great, but I like it. And it's funny, because I can totally smell the 'sparkling' note.. to me it smells a little like sprite or 7-up, I kid you not. I like it, but when I run out, I won't repurchase (I got the lotion and the spray at the SAS for $4 for both).

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rated 4 of 5 superdustbunny on 6/29/2013 6:49:00 PM more reviews by superdustbunny

Age: 19-24   Skin: Combination, Medium   Hair: Black   Eyes: Brown    

Got this for $3 at the semi-annual sale so it was definitely worth it, considering how it'll take me forever to finish it.

What first caught my attention about this fragrance mist was that it didn't have that initial alcohol-ish smell when I spritzed it on my wrist, and dries down very, very fast on skin. Even faster on clothes. Two minutes after the initial spray, it dries down to a very lovely berry scent. A hour later, all you can smell was vanilla with just a hint of the berry.

It doesn't last very long, but it's pretty nice. It's very simple as a scent, but the blackberry seems a bit more sophisticated than your typical cheapo berry body spray scent. The vanilla provides some richness to what could easily be a tart blackberry note. It's definitely more of a winter fragrance than a summer one, it's got a thick creaminess that seems inappropriate in the heat.

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rated 3 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* MmmQuinn on 2/3/2013 9:33:00 PM more reviews by MmmQuinn

Age: 19-24   Skin: Dry, Fair   Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium   Eyes: Brown    

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.

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rated 4 of 5 scooterj on 1/21/2013 1:29:00 AM more reviews by scooterj

Age: 36-43   Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium   Hair: Brunette   Eyes: Other    

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.

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rated 2 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* SparkleBunny37 on 1/10/2013 10:34:00 PM more reviews by SparkleBunny37

Age: 19-24   Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool   Hair: Red, Wavy, Fine   Eyes: Brown    

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? 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.

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