Bath & Body Works has introduced Rainkissed Leaves, the latest addition to their Signature Collection:
Our master perfumers have layered white peony, pink jasmine and their re-creation of summer rain with lush green leaves, crisp watercress and transparent woods. Lustrous. Youthful. Poetic.
Additional fragrance notes include fresh cut grass, morning dew, grapefruit, muguet, musk and super hedione.
Bath & Body Works Rainkissed Leaves is available in 50 ml Eau de Toilette ($19). (via bathandbodyworks)
Other recent launches from Bath & Body Works: Enchanted Orchid, Hello Sugar!, Blushing Cherry Blossom.
this really interest me, are bath and body work stuff avaiable on high street (US)? it so happens that I've got a chance to go to the US in August (NYC + Phili) and am so excited… would love some perfume-or non-perfume-advice!
They are only available in BBW stores, but there is a BBW store in almost every mall in the US so doubt you'll have any trouble finding one.
Philly has a few perfume stores, but not zillions — it is not a shopper's paradise. NYC is another matter! See the link on the bottom menu for “Perfume Shopping in NYC”.
My problem with BBW is that, like the dizzying smell of thier stores, they load their perfumes with way too many ingredients. Morning dew, grapefruit and super hedione, et al? I think I would prefer something “rainrinsed” rathern than rainkissed.
Interesting — their fragrances usually strike me as fairly simply composed, although they're usually too sweet and/or too fresh for me. Have not tried this one, but since I don't like synthetic aquatic notes I'm guessing it won't work for me either.
This is how I feel; everything smells like what they intended and nothing else, but they're too sweet or synthetic. The only one I ever really liked was discontinued years ago. They do have exquisite congruity down the lines, though. The lotions smell like the shower gels and the perfume smells like the body splashes and the candles are quite accurate. Most department store perfume lotions smell a. nothing like the perfume and b. smell awful. I'm convinced they use medicated lotion for most of them. I wish they could take a page from B&BW and get some decent-smelling lotions out there.
Yes. That was my contribution. xD
“Lustrous. Youthful. Poetic.”
Sounds more like: Flowery. Adolescent. Ozonic.
Agree, they know how to formulate bath & body products, as well they might. I still like the coconut lime verbena lotion every so often, but that's pretty much it. But — my nieces love their line, so I think they know how to reach their intended (young) audience.
My son uses the Coconut Lime Verbena body wash sometimes; in fact, there is also a half melted bar of that soap in my shower right now lol. The only ones I ever liked by BBW are… Plumeria (in lotion) and Japanese Cherry Blossom.
I have the soap & body wash too…but the lotion is the only one that gets much use. My nieces both like Warm Vanilla Sugar.
I picked this up to sniff and set it right back down again. One of those “clean” things I can't tolerate. Kind of a leafy Cotton Blossom.
My fave BBW scent was one of the first – they called it Cardamon [sic] Ginger and it was delicious. They tend to discontinue everything I like, but I do like some of their smells when I want something simple. Current faves are Black Raspberry Vanilla, Water Blossom Ivy. White Tea and Ginger and Coca Cabana.
Rainkissed Leaves is just okay, in my opinion. It is very light and ozonic, but it's also fairly heady (slightly floral), and I never really noticed any aqua in it. It's not horrible though. My dad actually really likes it, so this goes to show, they really SHOULD try to market at least SOME of their fragrances toward men.
Enchanted Orchid is still the winner for this year, though. That one borders on amazing.
Btw, their target market is a far cry from “young”, other than Sweet Pea and Black Raspberry Vanilla. One of their more recent ones, the Tuberose is one step short of saying “no teens allowed” on the bottle. Lol. But in all seriousness, they try to market different fragrances to different demographics.
Also, Lol, White Tea and Ginger, Waterblossom Ivy, and Coca Cabana have all been discontinued too. :-\ But if you like Waterblossom Ivy, you might like Rainkissed Leaves
Too many of their scents are full of alcohol for me. The florals are too “clean”, that they seem harsher than they should be. Ones like this are anyway… I smelled it and wasn't impressed. The close copy to it would be green clover and aloe by BBW, but this is extremely weak to compare it to.
Cardamom Ginger sounds great — would like a bottle of that lotion1
Thanks for the detailed description!
Many of them do have harsh openings.
I've sampled this and was impressed – I buy home fragrance from BBW but usually not too many of the lotions/perfumes. I liked this – fresh, more sophisticated than most. If you're looking for a light, not too floral scent for summer – one that won't break the bank – try it!
Good, glad to hear another viewpoint
Why color me ignorant but what does “super hedione” smell like?
Like hedione, but better
Seriously, I've no idea. I've never seen the term used anywhere but BBW.
Me too!! I'd love it if they'd bring that back (maybe they'll spell it right this time around). At least they have more florals again and not just fruit, which was what replaced all the scents I liked there. They had a nice Chamomile, too – good bedtime lotion.
Hedione is an aromachemical first used in Dior's Eau Sauvage. It lends a warm, radiant quality to floral notes. I'd imagine anything named 'super' simply ups the ante a notch or two.
Oh, 2 more things:
1) This was created by Harry Fremont
2) The next Bath and Body Works fragrance (and supposedly the last for the year, phew) is called Black Amethyst
it marks the first time that BBW makes a fragrance not based on a single note. It has notes of like… leather, bergamot, musk, and sandalwood I think. And yes, it is amazing. lol. Better than anything else this year or last year.
okay I'm done. lol
Thanks for the details!
I tried this today; it was in my friend's car. Really, I haven't seen a scent from B&BW in a long time that wasn't too sweet. Really, I didn't think a sweet leaf scent could exist. But, well, there you go.
I'm not terribly attuned to synthetic water-notes (never really had enough experience, other than the Hugo Boss's and their lookalikes), but it didn't strike me as really synthetic and “fresh.” Just… sweet. Maybe they meant Simple Syrup-Kissed Leaves.
And I really dislike it when big, important things aren't properly punctuated. “Rainkissed” should be hyphenated. I wonder if that was on purpose (i.e.they thought it'd be cute and “unique”).
“Simple Syrup-Kissed Leaves” — LOL! Sounds like BBW.
it is THE best one from bath and body works, I have stocked up with some lotions, shower gels and EDT. I am loving it, i couldn't believe B&BW would make such a great and unusual fragrance: green, dewy, beautiful and it really smells of leaves and the rain. In a way it reminds of me Calamus CdG, even though they're both different scents I'd put them in the same olfactory group: unique greens. even layering them both: some rainkissed body lotion with some green-slightly sweet Calamus is just gorgeous. My boyfriend enjoys it just as much. Amazing!
Thanks, I'll try it!
Black Amethyst sounds like it would be good, however, BBW has a tendency to make things that I usually would like into things that I don't like at all. Like Japanese Cherry Blossom. A friend bought me the lotion for Christmas thinking it would be something I would like, unfortunately she was rather congested when she bought it and went on title alone. I hate it. I don't think it smells like cherry blossoms in the slightest. More like.. baby powder, mixed around in geraniums.
Or Sensual Amber, for that matter, I can never get over the overpowering chocolaty note. ( I have never liked to smell like food.)
But the next time I get to the mall, I will most definatley smell Rainkissed leaves.
The line mostly doesn't work for me either, although I do like the Lime, Coconut Verbena once in a blue moon.
At first I was intrigued what would be rain smells like. The top note truly smells like rain on a garden to me. Then after a few minutes the middle tone, you can smell. Its soft, not overpowering. I am glad to have found a mall here in Manila that sells the original bootled Rainkissed Leaves rather than just the usual body mist. Its cheap yet quality scent too compared to other top brands. I don’t like the look of body mist bottles, so cheap looking.
Glad it worked out for you! Agree, I don’t like the body mist bottles either.