Since I’m inevitably going to be worried about flu germs (again) this fall and winter, I might as well carry some anti-bacterial hand gel with me; and if I’m going to carry a product everywhere I go, it might as well make me smile when I pull it out of my purse. This is why I scooped up a few Halloween-themed Anti-Bacterial “Pocket-Bacs” (as they are known) at Bath & Body Works when they first appeared in stores.
I’ve tried four of the Halloween-season scents available as Pocket-Bacs, and all of them were fun, if not exactly the kinds of scents I would choose for other body products or actual fragrances. Bat Bite, with its bat-image label, was an irresistible selection for the former Goth in me. Its scent is “apple” — more specifically, an intensely synthetic green-apple scent that reminds me somewhat disconcertingly of green-apple schnapps and “appletini” cocktails. This is also the strongest of the scents I tried, and it lingers for a while, so you (and everyone around you) had better enjoy it if you’re using it.