Tuesday, 22 October 2013

The Bath & Body Works Pumpkin Patch

There are not many things that invoke images and thoughts of autumn as much as pumpkins, and this year I've definitely indulged in all things pumpkin. I've had more spicy pumpkin lattes than I can count, I've baked some yummy spicy pumpkin cookies with cinnamon icing, carved a few scary pumpkin faces and made a delicious pumpkin & sunflower seed soup. You could say that I've been bathing in pumpkins, and actually I have - literally - using Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin products from Bath & Body Works (B&BW)! For me this is the most seasonal and delicious scent that B&BW offer from their gourmand family of good enough to eat scents.

The scent is a warm, sparkling and spicy but fresh mix of ingredients. First you'll notice fruity and juicy apples followed by zesty ginger and fragrant cinnamon. To add some depth to the fruit and spiciness you'll also find sweet vanilla, earthy sandalwood, a hint of rum and there's something else as well... ah yes, PUMPKIN.
As you may know I prefer to use a shower gel and body cream in the same fragrance because I find that the scent lasts longer when you layer them since products will enhance each other The Shower Gel feels surprisingly expensive to use because of it's silky texture and also since it contains several moisturising ingredients for a gentle clean. To me the shower gel is more fruity and sweet rather than spicy, since you can clearly pick up the note of the apples and the rum - it's a bit like showering in a delicious cocktail.

Using the Triple Moisture Body Cream after a shower really intensifies the lovely warm autumnal scent, and emphasizes the spicy pumpkin and cinnamon. The body cream is luxuriously rich, creamy and packed with moisture that makes your skin feel deeply hydrated, pampered and smooth. If I just use the shower gel and the body cream in the morning, there's still a hint of warm spice and apple that lingers later in the day, so I'm positively surprised at the longevity of this scent, and it's better than many of the B&BW products. Luckily I don't have to rely on just these two lovely body care products, since I also have the Fine Fragrance Mist as a finishing touch to this pumpkin extravaganza. Wearing all three products strengthens the different notes, and you end up with an inviting, piquant, fresh and lavish fragrance that captures the essence of autumn perfectly.

If you've read my blog previously you'll know that I have a thing for B&BW products and just can't get enough of them - which is really unfortunate considering there are no B&BW shops here in the UK. Not only do we not have any stores in the UK, but as luck would have it - they don't ship to the UK either. However the situation isn't completely hopeless because you can find a selection of B&BW products on The Bath and Body Shop website, and there is of course also good old eBay.  

53 comments:

  1. This sounds wonderful! I do not shop here enough apparently because I did not know they had this scent. And on sale - huge win for me! Thanks for the review :)

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    1. Hello Marisa and thank you for visiting! I absolutely love it, it's just good enough to eat. Hope to see you here again soon! Xx

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  2. Ooh I really want to try this set now, wish it was here in Ireland too!

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    1. In a way it's probably a good thing that B&BW isn't here in the UK, I think I would spend far too much there :o). Xx

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  3. Cinnamon & pumpkin..must smell divine!!
    It is surprisingly available here on Indian online websites.. :P
    will try!
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    xoxo

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    1. I love it - it's just so different from most other scents :o). Xx

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  4. I love the smell of that combination will want to try those products.
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  5. oh my god this sounds awesome! I wish we had Bath and Body Works in the UK! Cool blog :)

    If you have any tips on how to visit New York on a budget please visit my blog! http://itschristiefriday.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Hi Christie! Thanks for visiting and your lovely comment! Will definitely check it out :o). Xx

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  6. So great!!! Cinnamon and pumpkin... must be so divine!
    Kisses
    The diary of Indian Savage

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  7. I was wondering how you managed to get your hands on these goodies! I'm still using BBW stuff from a boxing day sale ... not last year's. But my stuff doesn't all match in this lovely way! and none of it is pumpkin.... so I may need more.

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    1. Well we have to make it last when it's not so easy to get hold of! I did notice that the Bath and Body Shop have some items from the most recent collections, so you should find some goodies there :o). Xx

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  8. I really do not care for most pumpkin scents or flavors or anything but for some reason I really like this fragrance! The candle is amazing as well :)

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    1. Ah - that's exactly what's missing from this, I wish I had that :o) Xx

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  9. No BBW in the UK?? What a bummer! Glad you've found ways to get your favorite treats though!

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  10. These look so nice, Bath and Body Works really does need to get itself over to the UK! I had no idea about the Bath and Body shop website though so am off to search that now :D x
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    1. It looked like they had some of the newer stuff, so happy hunting! :o) Xx

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  11. I love BABW products too, I always get my mum to bring me some when she's visiting from Dubai. The pumkin range sounds amazing! xx
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    1. Hello Nuala and thank you very much for visiting! Oh you are so lucky ;o) Xx

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  12. Wish we had B&BW here in the Uk :(

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    1. Oh me too, fingers crossed they'll at least start shipping internationally! :o). Xx

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  13. I definitely need to get myself some more B&BW products soon, I love the smell of them! Especially the Autumn scents like this one - they're lovely.

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    1. Hiya Hollie - thank you so much for visiting! I've already have my eye on the next batch of product to get :O). Hope to see you here again soon! Xx

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  14. I have this scent in the body spray, always smells so nice!

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  15. I want to try BABW products so much, I hate not having a shop in the UK. I would buy online but I'm so fussy with scents I'm afraid I won't like them if I do buy anything.

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    1. It's a good point, and of course it's a bit of a risk that doesn't always pay off :o/. Xx

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  16. I just can't get enough pumpkin! I swear, its like I have to pick up EVERYTHING pumpkin scented lol

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    1. Oh me too - I even had another spicy pumpkin latte yesterday on the way back from London LOL. Xx

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  17. Wow, these products are so perfect for fall. Love all of the pumpkin.

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  18. Sounds like a lovely fall combination. Thanks for sharing. (◕‿◕✿)

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    1. It really is, I just wish I had it in a candle too :o). Xx

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  19. I’m a big fan of Bath & Body Works! I love, love, love, their body wash (I always keep their vanilla scent on hand all year round). Pumpkin is my favorite thing in fall/winter and when there is a chance to combine two of my favorite things, I’m sold!! I normally get their body wash when they are on sale during holidays (buy 3 get 3 free or buy 5 get 3 free something like that) and I’m good for at least 2 years. Now that I found there is a pumpkin body wash I am totally going to get me some pumpkin scent now! ^_~

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    1. Hiya Jinna! I keep seeing the fantastic sales offerings they've got and think to myself if only... :o). Xx

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  20. Ahh I love this scent so much I picked up the candle and can't stop burning it!! I might have to pick up the matching body wash now :p


    Erin and Katherine Talk Beauty

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    1. Ah - envious!! That much be a wonderful autumn scent! Xx

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  21. This sounds amazing - please tell me they do a candle too!

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  22. Would make a brilliant Halloween gift! :)

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    1. You're right, particularly with the candle too :O). Xx

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  23. I have never bought anything from Bath and Body Works but I will definitely be giving it a try, as I read and heard so many good reviews on them! This review made me feel so cozy and Autumnal.. pumpkin, vanilla, cinnamon and sandalwood? definitely need that!
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    Stephanie
    vidathings.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Hello Stephanie - if you do get the chance you should, they have such amazing products to choose from :o). Xx

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  24. Hi, was wondering whether you know if these are available in the uk?! Thanks x

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    1. Hi Niamh, yes they are available on the Bath and Bodyshop link http://www.bathandbodyshop.co.uk/

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  25. Omg. How did I not know about this!?! I'm obsessed with all things pumpkin this season, so I have to try this if it's available in the US. You have a new follower :)

    Ash | ciaobella0816.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much! It's a really wonderful scent, just the right balance of sweet and spicy! Hope you'll visit again soon :o). Xx

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  26. I'm obsessed with B & BW if i know someone is heading over to the US i get them to stock up for me can't believe they don't have any stores over here! I didn't even think to use ebay.. great idea :) Dee x

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