Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Forever Red Exclusively at Bath & Body Works

Merry Christmas everyone! My fiance and I are spending a really relaxing day at home today after spending the weekend on the road to visit our families (we traveled a total of about 13 hours from Friday through last night). I hope all of you are having a wonderful Christmas, however you choose to celebrate. 

I recently had the opportunity to test out one of Bath & Body Works's newest fragrances thanks to the Cosmo VoxBox I received from Influenster.You can see the rest of the contents from my Cosmo VoxBox and a brief description of Influenster here.

Here's what Bath & Body Works says about this fragrance:

Our most luxurious longest lasting fragrance blends opulent notes of fiery red pomegranate and delicate peche de vigne, a rare and fleeting French peach. Soft petals of red osmanthus give way to notes of addictive velvety marshmallow and a surprising finale of rich vanilla rum that leaves an unforgettable impression.

  • Top Notes: Fiery Pomegranate, Rare French Peach, Luminous Apple
  • Mid Notes: Red Peony, Night Marigold, Red Osmanthus
  • Dry Notes: Rich Vanilla Rum, Velvety Marshmallow, Oak Wood
 I'm not good at distinguishing individual notes in perfumes, so my impression is much more simplistic. I can smell the tartness from the fruits, and I can smell the sweetness of the vanilla rum and marshmallow. I love the mix of the tart and sweet. It seems like a perfect scent for the holiday/winter season, and it is also one that can go from day to night without any issues.

The Forever Red line includes the following products:

Rollerball and Lip Wand Duo (.24 oz) - $15
Fine Fragrance Mist (8 oz) - $22
Body Lotion (10 oz) - $20
Shower Gel (10 oz) - $18
Triple Moisture Body Cream (8 oz) - $20
Eau de Parfum (2.5 oz) - $44.50
Golden Sugar Scrub (8 oz) - $16.50
Shimmer Mist (8 oz) - $22

I received a .25 oz size of the Eau de Parfum, which retailed for $10 but is no longer available.

While I love the scent, there are a couple of downsides. The first is that it doesn't seem to last very long on me, and I'm not good about reapplying throughout the course of the day. I know layering with another product in the same scent would help, but I don't own any other products in this scent yet. The second downside is that it is more expensive than other Bath & Body Works fragrances. For example, the fine fragrance mist in the scent Cashmere Glow (also an 8 oz size) is only $14.

Bottom line - Would I buy more products in the Forever Red scent? I might if I caught a good sale at Bath & Body Works. For example, the current buy 3 get 3 free sale makes it tempting. I really do enjoy the scent. If I do purchase this scent, I'd probably try the fine fragrance mist as opposed to the eau de parfum to test out the difference in lasting power.

Have you tried out Forever Red yet? What are your impressions?

Disclaimer: I received this product for free from Influenster's VoxBox program for testing purposes. All opinions are my own.

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