Saturday, July 30, 2011
Bath and Body Works Coconut Lime Breeze
The original version of this fragrance was a mixture of coconut, lime, vanilla, and sandalwood. Coconut Lime Verbena came out in the beginning of 2003 when the company didn't produce the sophisticated and modern fragrances that have been coming out in the past year or two. Many of the fragrances from that time have gone to the graveyard of fragrances or have been reworked to fit the newer image of the company. The original version had very little lime in it and couldn't be considered a citrus fragrance especially since the lime was really only evident in the shower gel and spray forms and could barely be detected in any of the creams and lotions. So this was great for people who loved coconut but never worked for someone more interested in the lime notes.
The new version can really be called a citrus, the lime is a much more prominent note in Coconut Lime Breeze. "Our exclusive Coconut Lime Breeze is a fresh blend of coconut water, lime blossom, and bergamot inspired by a tropical breeze of exotic fruits and luscious citrus." The top notes are: Sparkling Tangerine, Lemon Italy Oprur, Neroli, Bergamot Italia, Oprur, Zesty Lime Juice. The heart notes are: Watery Melon notes, Sheer Muget, Pineapple Juice, Jasmine Petals, Lime Blossom. The base notes are: Sheer Coconut Water, Sandalwood, Musk, Madgascar Vanilla.
It looks like Bath and Body Works took the original fragrance and made those notes the bottom of the new fragrance instead of the heart. The lime plays a much more prominent note in the new version and the bergamot is also able to easily be picked out. The new version is very crisp and light, lots of citrus and coconut water. The new version almost reminds me more of many of the margarita scents available on the market, just a bit on the sweeter side, this is great summer scent. When applied on my skin, the moisturizers smell almost exactly like the original version and it is just a bit lighter on my skin. The spray is a bit too citrus and sharp on me, so I prefer the body products in this fragrance.
The new version is currently available in the following forms: the Shower Gel, Body Lotion, Triple Moisture Body Cream, Body Splash, and Body Butter. This seems like a limited release so I am hoping that more products might be forthcoming. This fragrance doesn't replace my beloved fragrance (especially in the Body Splash form) but it is so close that I haven't any issues with buying and using these products when my Coconut Lime Verbena products are finished up.
photo courtesy of Bath and Body Works