Whenever I find a scent I really like from Bath & Body Works – a bit of a rarity, but when it happens, it’s usually a love affair for life – I almost hesitate to tell other people about it, lest they run off to the store, smell its fabulousness and then snatch up every single item in the shop that smells like, say, this fantastic new Fall fragrance, Salted Caramel Apricot. But I’m generous like that, and stealth is clearly not my thing – I just told you right in that first sentence there that I love this stuff! Although I suspect I am not alone – on a field trip today to pick up a few reinforcements (something I never, ever do – I’m a real one-and-done-er) I found just a handful of Salted Caramel Apricot products to the dozens of other Fall releases. Bit of a bummer, that, especially this early in the season. Also a drag in that Bath & Body Works is somewhat notorious for discontinuing fan favourites, so Salted Caramel Apricot’s apparent popularity is no assurance that it will stick around. Bottom line: If you find any bath and body products in Salted Caramel Apricot, jump on ’em (particularly if they’re subject to one of those ridiculous “Buy 6, Get 9 Free” deals.)
So what does Salted Caramel Apricot smell like? Well, to me, it smells a bit like Bath and Body Works’ stores themselves – that pleasant, unidentifiably yummy bath and beauty shop scent. Salted Caramel Apricot is a lot more than the sum of its parts, though – it’s a little bit fruity, a little bit warm, and the honey in the products themselves lends the fragrance a mild sort of floral note that I positively love in combination with all of the above. It actually reminds me quite a bit of a favourite discontinued shampoo, Timotei’s Honey and Chamomile; both share that sort of sweet-fruity-grassy scent profile.
The Salted Caramel Apricot fragrance is available only in the body care line; no candles this time around. Sometimes that’s for the best – what works well on your skin does not necessarily translate to wax. I nabbed a potent sugar scrub, creamy body wash and luscious lotion while the going was good, although I hope to nip back soon for doubles on all of the above, and maybe one of those cute fragrance sprays as well. Wish me luck, I may have to fight someone for it (I shouldn’t joke; I’ve never seen such a thing myself, but to paraphrase Elton John, Bath and Body Works’ Semi-Annual Sale is Alright for Fighting!)
8 thoughts on “Salted Caramel Yumminess”
I wanted the Champagne Apple & Honey Body Scrub that’s from this same collection but it was sold out by the time I smelled it (only the tester remained, to tease me!) This whole collection is really nice. Did you see the shower gel, just look at this packaging:
Make sure you get your elbows out at the sale!
Ooh, the shower gel is nice – I like how the bottle looks a bit like a chubby hive. They didn’t have this at the store I went to, but I’m going out hunting tomorrow to a different one, so I’ll check for it there. Apricot stampede!
You had me at apricot. Imma run to B&BW this week. 😀
It’s a goodie all right – the apple and honey one is also pretty decent (a similar sort of fruity/warm scent profile) but the apricot is GREAT. They also have a candle called Autumn Apricot, but it doesn’t smell like the Salted Caramel stuff – it’s nice, but a more traditional apricot scent.
These look incredible! I love the fall scents!
I totally need to go sniff this! I’ve read many positive reviews about it. I haven’t done a proper sniff test yet of all the fall products. My hubby loves the Leaves scent portable for his car so maybe I can lure him there with that, haha.
Your pictures are just so inviting and freaking fall madness! Love that basket. Salted apricot caramel. Hmm. That does sound interesting. Apricot can go both ways. If done right it can go really really good or not, really really bad.
Thank you – I’ve been trying to work on upping my photo game a bit. With you on the apricot-gone-bad thing – I’m not terribly fond of that Sally Hansen cuticle cream apricot scent. It’s nice as a cuticle cream, but pretty cloying otherwise. This BBW scent is just nice and fruity – I’m not sure I’d positively call it an apricot, but it’s in the good neighbourhood!