Body Time China Rain

4.6

21 reviews

90% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.4

Price: $$

Package Quality: 3.4

Price: $$

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on 10/25/2016 11:22:00 AM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Green

One of those rare scents that's clean without being bracing or astringent, floral without being overpowering, and green without being sharp. It's soft and feminine, just musky enough on the drydown to stay on the skin, with a close sillage if used lightly, but the oil, at least, is easy to over-apply. I've given myself a headache with it before, but was actually thinking "wow, I smell so good" the entire time.

It's light enough for summer in subtropical Texas, but I actually like it best in winter. It has a cool crispness (rain?) that really seems to go with cold, damp weather.

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Age: 44-55

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Hazel

I'm 45 and I have been searching my entire life for the one fragrance that I would call My Signature.

I found it, finally, this year...in the divine China Rain.

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on 1/16/2016 1:04:00 AM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Black

One of my faves. It is musky and fresh. I always have this scent in my collection. I've been a fan of china rain for 22 years.

3 of 3 people found this helpful.


Age: 30-35

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Green

A deserved classic - there are so many scents that are inspired by or outright imitating this perfume that it's easy to lose sight of how amazing the original is. If you like Kai, TBS White Musk, or other brands' knockoff China Rain scents, this one is a must-try. It's just the right balance between white floral, clean, musky, sweet, and green - none of the notes are overpowering or cloying. It really does smell like rain, which makes it perfect for every season and every time of day in my book. There's no sharpness to it. The musk is at the forefront on my skin, but not so much that it's animalic. It's everything that's great about a clean scent without being innocent, and everything that's great about a sexy skin scent without being heavy. I have the rollerball - the sillage is quite close, but it lasts *forever* and is very strong, like a perfume oil should be.

5 of 5 people found this helpful.


on 4/21/2014 11:01:00 AM

Age: Unknown

Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Brown

Body Time's China Rain perfume oil is absolutely one of the best all-around perfume values in so many ways. It smells fantastic (a soft clean lily musk), it's a thick and easy-to-transport oil formulation, the oil's scent is *strong* (TOO strong, really -- must be careful), it lasts like crazy, and it's fairly inexpensive.

The China Rain scent itself dries down soft, musky, natural, and sensual. Per terranovabody.com (owned by bodytime.com), "China Rain blends white lilies and Asian blossoms with clean musk and white moss".

CAUTION -- this thick perfume oil is concentrated, strong, and tenacious! The first couple times I wore it, I applied very little, but it turned out to be too much. When dried down to the appropriate strength, it's a "your-skin-but-better" fragrance that pulls people in -- the kind that can make people follow you to ask what you're wearing. It emanates -- becomes one with warm skin in a clean, fresh, delicious way.

A bottle of Body Time China Rain perfume oil is an outstanding value, plus it's an absolutely lovely scent, applied in the right low-key strength. Holy grail-worthy, signature-worthy, any time, any occasion. Natural, warm, fresh, clean, & skin-musky. And soooooooo sensual!

Sister company Terra Nova's China Rain perfume oil is harsher, stronger, greener, pointier, & more pungent than Body Time's -- and Terra Nova's gives me a dull headache. I own both brands', but I much prefer Body Time's, which I find to be muskier & rounder. Subtle application is key -- just use tiny dots.

8 of 8 people found this helpful.


Age: 30-35

Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Other

A HG of mine! Clean, soft and compelling due to the green clover, lily of the valley and what seems like honeysuckle and light jasmine, resting atop a bed of sandalwood and musk. The base notes keep this from being too floral and sweet. This clean, crisp yet sensual scent was totally ripped off by J Lo for her Glow scent, but this is much better! Reminds me of "Rain" type incense. Not too fem, guys can wear this too! I buy an ounce of this at the time.

5 of 5 people found this helpful.


Age: 44-55

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

This fragrance is one you'll recognize if you've ever sampled other, similar scents such as J. Lo Glow and GAP Heaven, or Terra Nova's China Rain, which I think is the exact same as this one, or close to it. Body Time China Rain is a floral/green musk that comes across as shower-clean and soapy. Great for warm weather. It's not a complicated fragrance, and it doesn't morph much as it dries down. I detect quite a bit of lily of the valley -- almost enough to be headache-inducing if you over-apply this scent, but if you keep it to just a few dabs of the oil, you won't overwhelm your senses. Unlike J. Lo Glow, this fragrance is not really sharp or brash -- it's softer. It's good to layer over other musky scents, especially Egyptian and white musks. The low cost is a a real plus, too.

4 of 4 people found this helpful.


Age: 25-29

Skin: Oily, Medium, Cool

Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium

Eyes: Brown

The other reviewers have done a great job of describing the notes as I am horrible at describing them. To my nose this is a soapy green floral. I loved this as a young teen and now that I am in my late twenties, I still love it. It is definitely unique and musky, but clean at the same time. I never feel overpowered by this scent. I have the rollerball, but I have bought the lotion occasionally as well. I wear this more during mild weather, though I'm pretty sure you can pull this off any season. If you like clean and soapy scents, give this a try.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.


on 12/23/2012 4:54:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Dark, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I first heard of this fragrance when I discovered it was a staple of Nicole Richie's. I called Body Time and asked if they could send a sample and they sent me 5 different ones.After trying them all on, China Rain warmed up on my skin and smelled really good. I got really excited and bought the oil and the next day, I received many compliments! After wearing various types of fragrances (gourmand, floral, sweet, citrus, spicy, etc.) people would not comment or compliment on my perfume. Now, I am a Flight Attendant, so my work consists of working in close quarters with people and sporting this scent has made people (mostly men) ask me what I am wearing! YES! Finally, I've found something that works for me-it is such a relief to have a signature perfume that gets you compliments and makes you feel great! It also lasts a good amount of time too- usually about 6 hours or more on me and I have dry skin.

7 of 7 people found this helpful.


on 1/31/2012 1:35:00 AM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Brown, Curly, Medium

Eyes: Green

Notes: musk, lily, green notes

This is one of the original clean laundry musk oils, very soothing and pure without being either overly soapy or powdery. A wonderful scent for a sensitive environments like certain offices. China rain could easily be worn by men, women, or children as it really just smells like freshly cleaned laundry from the dryer. And dirt cheap. Try it.

3 of 3 people found this helpful.

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