Sunday, December 2, 2012

Bath & Body Works Sparkling Blackberry Woods Review + Giveaway *CLOSED*


Bath & Body Works is coming out with a new limited edition (I believe) fragrance called Sparkling Blackberry Woods! There was a special preview day on November 24th where you could purchase the lotion for only $5.00, so of course I grabbed it.

I'm not the best at describing scents and of course everything is going to smell different to everyone and on everyone, but I'm going to try and tell you guys my first impressions of Sparkling Blackberry Woods and how it wears on me!
 
Moisturize with a mystic mix of winter berries and warm woods, immersed in our exclusive hydrating formula. Skin-softening shea butter, Jojoba Oil and Vitamin E deliver all-day moisture, making it the perfect everyday lotion.


 Sparkling Blackberry Woods fragrance notes:

Top: Juicy Blackberry, Sparkling Mandarin, Succulent Raspberry

Mid: Honeysuckle Petals, Vanilla Orchid, Blushed Peony

Dry: Cocoa Woods, Caramel Patchouli, Warm Musk

Sparkling Blackberry Woods scared me a bit when I first heard of it because I don't particularly care for the heaviness of their other scent Twilight Woods. But I've been pleasantly surprised with how much I like it!

When you first take a whiff of Sparkling Blackberry Woods it's almost as if you've stepped into a fancy French desserts store, the vanilla and caramel patchouli create a sophisticated cake scent (if that's even possible)! The longer you smell it the more notes start to chime in and it becomes very complex. After the initial sweetness, the berries come out giving a fruity edge though you can't really decipher any specific fruit as they all mesh nicely together. Then the peony and honeysuckle create a lightness to Sparkling Blackberry Woods that you wouldn't expect. 

At first I thought this fragrance was more of a fall/winter scent because of the richness but then you get more of the floral on the skin and it becomes light and playful. Don't be scared off by the initial sweetness, I promise that it lightens up and you get more of the fruit once it has time to sit! To me, Sparkling Blackberry Woods smells similar to Secret Wonderland but lacks the tart strawberry, they both seem to die down in the same way on my skin.

I get about 5 or 6 hours of fragrance on my skin before Sparking Blackberry Woods fades to the point where it's only a little bit of vanilla and berry on my skin. I cannot wait to get my hands on the Shower Gel and Fine Fragrance Mist to see how long I can get this to last because I'm in love with this scent! The bottle design is very elegant as well, I like the pink and purple combination.

So you'll also notice I picked up a 2nd bottle of lotion to do a giveaway with!

Giveaway Rules:
  1. The giveaway is international
  2. You must be a follower of this blog to enter
  3. Please be 18 years old or have your parents permission to give out your contact information
  4. The giveaway will end on December 9th
  5. I will pick the winner via Random.org
  6. I will notify the winner by email (but if you don't respond within 24 hours I will pick a new winner)!
  7. You are given one entry by leaving a comment below (make sure to include your email)
  8. You will be given one additional entry each for liking me on facebook or following me on twitter
 Good luck everyone :)


25 comments:

  1. lovely giveaway ^^
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  2. YAy!

    Following through GFC as Zatz
    Facebook as Zatheela Abdul Rasheed

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    <3

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  3. Hi! Count me in.

    GFC: Maly
    Email: msbookworm22 at yahoo dot com

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  4. I love bath and body works, especially the secret wonderland scent that is why when you mentioned that it smells quite similar to it I became very excited! :)Thank you so much for this giveaway
    My email address is laarni.madrid@yahoo.com

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  5. GFC: Lidiakrk
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    :)

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  6. I've been wanting to try this scent! Just love Bath & Body Works!
    I'm a google friend follower as SnowflakeDay (Audra)
    Thanks for the chance!

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  7. Liked you on Facebook as Audra Lynn Weathers

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  8. following you on twitter as SnowflakeDay

    Snowflake Day Play at gmail dot com

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  9. Enter me
    gfc: martina
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  10. Ooh I'd love to try this body lotion!!
    My email - krissyp89 [at] yahoo [dot]com [dot] au

    Also followed you on facebook... but I dont want to leave my last name on your blog!! I'll just say its Krissy P_ _ _ _ s

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  11. hi please count me in (could you follow back) thanks
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    gfc: rhaindropz

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  12. Would love to try it! :)
    email: analyrdz@gmail.com

    following on twitter as analy_r

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  13. Would love to try it! :)
    email: analyrdz@gmail.com

    following on twitter as analy_r

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  14. I'm following on GFC and on twitter as Beauty Bird/@beauty__bird.
    Sounds like a lovely product! xx

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  15. GFC follower: Damla

    Thanks!
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  16. Like on FB: https://www.facebook.com/sweepstakelover

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  17. Thank you for the chance!
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    Ashley

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  18. ooo thanks very much for making this an international giveaway! xx
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  19. Hi! Enter me :) And thank you for this giveaway!

    GFC name is: Jiienna :)
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  20. What a great giveaway! Love BBW!!!

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  21. Ohh I love Bath & Body Works count me in :)

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  23. I loove Bath&Body Works!! :D

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