Sunday, January 5, 2014

Bath and Body Works Be Enchanted

You guys are all probably sick of Bath & Body Works by now...but I can't help myself! There's just so much to review! This will be the last one for a while, until their spring collection comes out. I promise.

Anyways, Be Enchanted is often regarded as a "new Secret Wonderland," which was discontinued.

"Inspired by the wonder of a shimmering fantasy, Be Enchanted is a charming mix of frosted florals sweetened with sparkling, sugared pomegranate
Top Notes: Mouthwatering Citrus, Iced Pomegranate, Chilled Wildberries, Crystallized Passionfruit
Mid Notes: Sheer Honeysuckle, Floral Frosted Bouquet, Sugared Violet, Dew fruit, Asian Pear
Dry Notes: Whipped Vanilla, Creamy Musk, Sandalwood"

-Bath & Body Works Description

Where Velvet Sugar is more on the sweet side, Be Enchanted has more of a musky, floral smell instead. The first notes you'll smell are the fruits, which then give way towards the citrus and rest of the flowers.

As the description says, the frosted berries and flowers definitely give off the whole "frosted" effect. 

Pun sort of intended, but it's a very "enchanting" scent, but I think that "secret" would work too. (These people who name these things are really good at their jobs.) 

What I'm trying to say is that Be Enchanted is more of a dark, mysterious scent than a fun, flirty scent, if you get what I mean. I'm not quite sure if you have to have an acquired smell for it, since I know that some people do not like darker scents, (this is also backed up by the fact that it is not on the fragrance best-sellers at Bath and Body) but it's definitely something you should give ago, if not for every day, then for when you want to create more of an aura of "mystery" and classiness.

Be Enchanted seems to have a little bit more of a staying-power margin than the others, but I think that the notes are just much stronger than some of the more generic ones found in some of the other perfumes. (The vanilla is definitely evident, and is the main thing you smell after a while, along with a bit of the others.) The end result, when the day is over, is a sweet, musky vanilla scent.

Overall, I'd recommend this to anyone that loves Secret Wonderland, Velvet Sugar, Warm Vanilla Sugar,  and Forever Midnight.

*UPDATE* I just saw some photos circulating on Instagram, on 1/7/13, (this Tuesday) B&BW will be having a preview of their new Spring Collection: Sky, Air, Sun. The lotions will be 3/$6 until they are released on January 21st.

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