Bath & Body Works has launched Sweet Pea Forever (shown above left), a flanker to their popular Sweet Pea fragrance:
Master perfumers have blended pink marigold and gerber daisies with vibrant mandarin to create a sparkling new scent inspired by our wildly successful Sweet Pea fragrance. Sweet Pea Forever is a bright blend of colorful petals and lively citrus that expresses the revolutionary spirit of the '60s.
Additional notes include bergamot, orange, peach, apricot, watery apple, violet leaves, tuberose, tiare, blackcurrant, nectarine, gardenia, orange blossom, sunkissed musk and sheer woods.
Bath & Body Works Sweet Pea Forever is available in 75 ml Eau de Toilette or 240 ml Fragrance Mist. (via bathandbodyworks)
Avon has launched Far Away Dreams (shown above right), a flanker to Far Away for women:
A joyful blend of tropical fruits and lush florals unfolds to the soft sensuality of amber and sun-warmed sandalwood.
Avon Far Away Dreams is available in 50 ml Eau de Parfum, $23. (via avon)
Pink marigold? New one. (… off to Google…)
Nothing expresses the revolutionary spirit of the ’60s like mandarin and watery apple fruit salad.
I don’t think Gerber daisies smell like much of anything, either. Their regular Sweet Pea isn’t bad – I have some cream or something.
Revolutionary 60’s, right – obviously formulated by someone not born yet then.
Not worth googling I’m sure…seriously doubt any real pink marigolds died to make this.
Yeah, after a brief search, I’m fairly sure there’s no such thing anyway.
Isn’t it strange that sweet pea isn’t even within the list of notes?
Perhaps they figured it was understood?
Sweet Pea as fluorescent orange peach flower sounds okay to me. I would have put it in a day-glo orange bottle myself (maybe something blacklight active to go with the 60s theme). My biggest objection is with the art direction.
There next one in the “signature collection” is called Orange Sapphire & is in an orange bottle, so guessing they needed another color.
what are sweet peas supposed to smell like? I have yet to smell a “sweet pea” perfume/scent that’s anything like the actual flower. The B&BW Sweet Pea original just smell liked chemical cleaner to me.
I don’t think I’ve ever smelled the BBW version.
The scent of real sweet peas was on the the pleasures of summers in my backyard when I lived in the Pacific NW. But I’m laughing at idea of sweet peas expressing “the revolutionary spirit of the ’60s.” That’s hilarious. There are a lot of scents that take me back to 1968, but sweet pea isn’t one of them.
If it were the Rosine people I wouldn’t be happy about that bottle–or the tassle.
I don’t know how long Rosine has been around, but Avon’s been using that bottle for Far Away for around twenty years. This is just a different color bottle for the flanker.
A, I really don’t think Rosine was the first to use a tassel…they’ve been around for ages.
I smelled this in the store again yesterday after posting another comment here on the blog. I couldn’t be more indifferent about this!! I don’t think it even vaguely resembles the original Sweet Pea whatsoever, but, but overall, on a scale of 1 to 10, this is a “blah”. I was exchanging some products and getting those triple moisture shower creams in exchange and even though I’m not too crazy about many of the signature collection scents, I picked them instead and didn’t even considering getting the shower gel or shower cream from this line. That’s how unappealing it was to me.
Thanks for the feedback!