Bath and Body Works Paris in Bloom

Bath and Body Works Paris in Bloom


3 reviews

66% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.7

Price: $$

Package Quality: 4.7

Price: $$


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on 12/26/2012 9:40:00 PM

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I really like this scent. It's a bubbly flower scent with sweet undertones and little to no detctable musk. The packaging is gorgeous. There are pink and oranges flowers, and the name of the scent is written on a pretty piece of stationary. I got this for three dollars, and will buy it again durring another semi anual sale, assuming this is not limited edition, which I think it may be. This is probably my favorite from the Paris line they have.

on 10/19/2012 11:23:00 AM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

This is my second favorite from the Paris line. It somewhat reminds me of the Plumeria scent from years ago but softer. It definitely is more a floral scent, but when it dries down it becomes soft and delicate. I wish I would have purchased more from this line before they discontinue it. I could only find the travel size lotions in the store.

Age: 19-24

Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool

Hair: Red, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Brown

Bath&BodyWorks Paris in Bloom is the third and final scent, my least favorite, from the new Paris inspired collection. I'm under the impression that this collection is limited edition, considering that each scent is only available in four products; shower gel, fine fragrance mist, and body lotion, as well as a shimmer mist in a Eiffel Tower shaped bottle". Paris in Bloom is a "beautiful bouquet of pink peony, dewy pear, and blonde woods inspired by springtime in Paris". As always Bath&BodyWorks calls this lotion formula the "perfect daily moisturizer", the formula is non greasy and fast absorbing, containing goodies like vitamin e, shea butter, and jojoba oil. Bath&BodyWorks is a cruelty free brand that makes it's products in the USA. I bought a 2fl oz preview bottle of Paris in Bloom in a bundle pack with the other two scents from this collection for $5, the full 8fl oz size sells for $11.
This lotion comes in the same clear, curvy, plastic, recyclable bottle as usual, topped off with a white pop up cap. The label is super feminine, a bouquet tied together with flowing ribbons is imposed over a red Eiffel Tower. The name of the lotion is written in shiny blue letters. Once again, the label is very literal and suits the scent well. The full ingredient list can be found on the back of the bottle along with a little bit of company info.
A lot of people are talking about Paris in Bloom, including YouTube gurus like TiffanyD. It seems to be the most popular of the three scents. Before we see what the fuss is about, here's the full list of scent notes:

Top Notes: Sparkling Grapefruit, Crisp Apple, Dewy Pear, Wild Red Berries
Mid Notes: Lily of the Valley, Peony Petals
Dry Notes: Vanilla Orchid, Cashmere Woods, Velvety Musk

The notes insinuate that this scent would be a delightful fruity floral, but it's not. To me Paris in Bloom is more of a powdery, soapy scent, mostly peony, a scent note that kinda annoys me and that Bath&BodyWorks has been over using lately, with hints of apples and berries. It's like a mix of the three other scents, but not in a good way. Much like Paris Nights I find this scent kinda generic. It's too perfumey by my taste. A lot of people have said that it smells fancier than most Bath&BodyWorks scents, but I don't really see, or should I say smell, what makes it different from the rest of their scents. Paris in Bloom is too feminine and dull for me, soapy and plain, it bores me.
The lotion it's self is Bath&BodyWorks standard. It's thin, light pink, never greasy and quick to sink in. Bath&BodyWorks lotions aren't literally the perfect daily moisturizer, but they are pretty good, they leave my skin feeling silky smooth and adequately moisturizing.
Personally I find Paris in Bloom the most disappointing of the Paris collection. It's powder, soapy, perfumey, kinda old ladyish, when it could've been a fruity floral. I find this scent pretty generic, I actually feel like Bath&BodyWorks didnt' invest much time in this collection, like they created Sweet on Paris, then decided to throw together two other predictable scents. They've done that with their last two limited edition collections as well. I wouldn't repurchase Paris in Bloom, you should probably skip it as well.

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