Hi, everyone! This will be my first post after a few months break and I want to tell you about my BBW addiction.
My name is Arum and in my mother tongue (Indonesian) it means "smells nice" so you see that I have a reputation to live up here. I can't be having "Arum" as a name and be smelling bad. That would be a contradiction :D .If this is you first visit to my blog, then you should know that not only I am a fragrance addict, but I am also a makeup and shoe addict. However, if I have to choose only one of the three items, I would pick fragrance. I can be wearing my least fave heels or flip-flops, or going out of the house bare faced, but I would make sure that I smell nice.
I have been a BBW addict since the last 10 years so let me tell you about their fragrances that I have tried.
This is my signature fragrance. I like the fact that it smells sweet but not sickeningly sweet. It's on the sweet floral fruity side.
Black Raspberry Vanilla
This one reminds of a blackcurrant or black raspberry chewy candy (purple Sugus, anyone?). It smells sweet, because of the vanilla and the berry in it, but also musky. Perfect to be worn at night. It those type of scent that sit close on your skin. Perfect for dates or up close and personal encounter with that special someone.
I find the BRV can be a bit pungent when worn during the day. IMO, It is at its best when worn at night.
I love the body cream and the EDT from this line of fragrance. The body cream worked well also if layered underneath Sweet Pea EDT. It creates a deeper, sexier sweet scent for me.
Vanilla Bean Noel
This one is a Christmas edition fragrance and definitely on the gourmand side. Look how cute that tube is!
It successfully take me back to my childhood, to those visits to grandma's house which always smells like a vanilla cookie. She was a baker and she always have something cooking in the oven. This fragrance smells like her house when she baked h
However, I find the body cream smells better that the body mist. The mist has a plasticky, play-do smell to it.
This is one of the Summer Vanilla collection. It is a fresh berry and vanilla scent, perfect to be worn during a hot day to school or to the beach.
If BRV smells like purple Sugus, this one smells like the pink one.I love both the lotion and the body mist. It is too bad BBW has discontinued it.
I bought this as a replacement for Berry Vanilla. However, it is a miss for me. I find the body mist to be very citrusy and not sweet at all. It smells like a room freshener for me, because of the citrus. The lotion smells better though. It smells sweeter.
The weird thing is, if I smell this on someone else, it is a good scent but it causes me headaches when I wear it so I gave them to my daughters. They are 7 and 5 y.o.
It smells like a sour strawberry candy, perfect for a daily scent. It is very light so I am not afraid of going overboard with it. The staying power is decent, however I notice that both of the mist and EDT stays on longer when sprayed on clothes.
This is my current fave scent from BBW.
I want to like this scent so much because of the packaging. The travel size lotion comes in a green bottle with green and pink flowers printed on it. The EDT bottle is even cuter. However, the scent is just so-so for me. I notice the smell of green apple, but the flower smell is stronger than the fruits. I wish it was fruitier that it is.
I still use it sometimes. I layer this with The Body Shop's Amazonian Wild Lily, because they both have a similar signature green smell.
A student of mine gave me the body mist for this scent. She was sure that I would love it, because I love sweet scent. At first try, I didn't like it. It smells like Tancho hair cream to me, so I put it to the side.
After a few months, I decided to try it again, but this time I layered it with VBN body cream or the Brown Sugar and Fig body lotion and voila! I love love love the scent. It did not smell like my grandpa hair cream anymore. It has a blueberry smell in the beginning and a creamy vanilla in the end. I just can't get enough of this. But I will layer it with other vanilla scented body lotion. It works better for me that way.
Brown Sugar And Fig
I totally have no idea what fig is. I don't think Indonesia have it, but this lotion smells divine.It smells like a coconutty vanilla cream. I definitely will buy another one once I finished mine.
I bought this because I was looking for a sexier scented lotion to be layered with any of my sweet scented fragrance. But just like Bali Mango, this is one of those scents I like on anybody else but me. I found it too strong for my taste and all that I can smell is sandalwood, and it gives me headache when I wear it so I gave this to a friend.
So those are the ones I have tried from BBW. Come back for updates!