Monday, July 17, 2017

Bath & Body Works | Floor Set Information for August | Fall 2017

A bit of information as we prepare ourselves for the next floor set which will be a first look at some of the new fall items Bath and Body Works has in store for us.

They are continuing to evolve the brand with the customer first mindset and we will notice some changes in the store's walls. Pretty Big changes.
We will first notice the Gentle Foaming Hand Soaps will be relaunched to feature Coconut Oil in them which will naturally moisturize our skin. We will see it available in these Core scents:
  • Beautiful Day
  • Black Cherry Merlot
  • Eucalyptus Mint
  • French Lavender
  • Japanese Cherry Blossom
  • Kitchen Lemon
  • Peach Bellini
  • Warm Vanilla Sugar
We will see these new formulations when the Fall Floor Set begins.

The second re-stage event will be Aromatherapy and we will see:
  • New Fragrances
  • New Formulas
  • New Forms of Product
We will now find the Aromatherapy in the front of the store in the cabinet area! We will have to wait to see the new Aromatherapy until the Fall Floor Set as well and any new Aromatherapy products and scents will be added there.
I believe the Essentials Line and Coco Shea will also be moving to the front of the store with new more to the middle and the back of the store.
With this new floor set we will find a more Boutique-ish feel to the stores overall appearance...In my opinion.  Black signage with white writing, " 100% Crafted" Hand Soaps above the products. The Candles will have the same signage in the walls. The other newness that is all Honey minded will have gold color signage with little bees.
New Products Coming:

Travel size $4.50.
.95 fl oz

Pumpkin Candle Pedestal $15.50

Fall Luminary $34.50

Fox Candle Holder $9.50

New Scentportables:
Energy - New
Pumpkin Apple
Pumpkin Cupcake
Pumpkin Pecan Waffles
Relax - New
Sweater Weather
Sweet Pea
Tiki Beach
Vanilla Bean
Watermelon Lemonade

Heirloom Apple
Marshmallow Fireside
Pumpkin Pecan Waffles
Vanilla Pumpkin Marshmallow
Harvest Gathering
Sweater Weather
Pumpkin Apple
Cranberry Woods
Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin
Crisp Morning air
Pumpkin Pecan Waffles
Cinnamon Caramel Swirl
Room Sprays/Melts
Warm Apple Pie
Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin
Cinnamon Caramel
Cinnamon Cedar

Up Coming Sale Info:
At the Beach promo is Saturday, July 22, 2017
Free At the Beach item with any full size body care purchase

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Bath & Body Works | New Fall Signature Fragrances 2017

Here are the names of the new Fall Signature Fragrances coming to Bath and Body Works:
Fall Signature Fragrances:

Bright Autumn Blooms

Apple of my Eye ~ Champagne Apple and Honey - pink lady apple, sparkling champagne, jasmine honey, boysenberry nectar, autumn woods

Hello Autumn ~ Salted Caramel Apricot - buttery caramel, sea salt, apricot brandy, maple wood, vanilla bean.
Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice ~ Spiced Pumpkin Cider - heirloom pumpkin, royal cinnamon, apple cider, roasted tonka bean, spun sugar

I will have the scent notes for these shortly, and I will find out all of the forms these will come in. I will publish them when I get them.
Forms Available:
 Fine Fragrance Mist
Body Cream

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Fairy Garden Girl | At the Beach Fairy Garden

My At The Beach Fairy Garden 

Supplies Used:
Tray- Galvanized Serving Tray purchased at Target
Three different kinds of Blue Stones for Water purchased at Michael's (floral section)
Birch Wood Rounds purchased at Michael's
Beach Gnome purchased at Michael's 
Beach House purchased at Michael's ($19.99 )
Beach Van purchased at Michael's ($9.99)
Crab Sign purchased at Michael's
Beach Fence purchased at Michael's
Random small seashells purchased at the Dollar Store
Mermaid was purchased through Red Rose Tea
*When the Beach themed items came to Michael's Craft Store I would use my 50% off coupons to buy a new piece each week, or if there was an additional 25% off a sale priced item.  I didn't buy them all at once. The Beach house also lights up!

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Bath & Body Works | New Direction

I know I have been saying it over and over again..."There will be changes happening at Bath and Body Works", but I really haven't gone into any great details as to what we may be seeing change.  Of course when you walk into the store now, you do notice more of the drive for body "care" with the Coco Shea and Essentials Collections front and center.  But what else could be coming?  Or going?

I expect to see Aromatherapy, Coco Shea and for the stores that still carry it, True Blue Spa being more of the focus on body care products, with new scents in the collections. The past few month's coupon mailers are what lead me to think that because they were designed (as were the floor set items)  with the thought of "What's Good for our Skin"...and our "Summer Skin" and less theme related seasonal fragrances.

Consequently I think more of the Signature Body Care we have come to know and love will disappear from the stores walls.  I was shocked when early on pre-Semi Annual Sale I heard of the list of names of the Signature Body Care scents that would be leaving the store shelves.

Did anyone think they would see the core Forever Red leave?

I didn't.  Sure, they clean things out now and again and those fragrances that sell the least will end up as an online exclusive. But this Semi Sale, they took out a small chunk of the wall fragrances...and they aren't done yet.

When they have a semi annual sale and bring back their "flashbacks" it made me feel like those fragrances appeared at that time of year because of the kinds of fragrances they were.  Just like we saw Cashmere Glow come back last fall for Holiday gift giving time.  Are we to assume that fragrances that came out at certain times of the year...ex. fall...will be always returning at those times of year for a short appearance?

I must say I am liking their direction of offering some "different" forms of body care products.  I think it was the Coco Shea Collection that offered so many different forms in the various scents that got me hooked.  No cookie cutter- all of the fragrances will have the same items available in them - presentations. I found I stepped out of the box wanting to try different products, instead of walking past the table uninterested.

I loved the body oils, and Honey Body Lotion and the light fragrance mist. And that shower jelly was a great "indulgence" from my daily routine.

With the release of their newest Summer Inspired Scent Collection, those shower jellies are now offered in an array of colors and fragrances.  Something for everyone.  I must confess I love the Cabana Blue Color and Fragrance.

Who wouldn't love a gift basket of that!

Plus if the testing that went on for Holiday products early this year is any indication, we will be seeing more "fun" forms of body care to come for Holiday Time. And isn't that part of the draw to this brand?  Anyone can use a bar of soap to clean their hands...but the New Shape-able Hand Soap?  That's fun times ten.

And while it doesn't happen very often, I do like the buy three get three free EVERYTHING body care sale they just had.  Sometimes I find I need to replace one or two items of Signature and a few in  Aromatherapy.  Waiting for an Aromatherapy sale is not fun when you ran out of a favorite shower gel and you don't want to pay full price. Who does that?  Ha ha.

With the release of the new fall candles that are testing in a few select markets we get to see another direction they are going in....  Essential oils in everything.   In the candle collection named Elements - we are seeing simple essential oils as the scents that will fragrance them.  I just shared tonight some photos of the matching wallflowers in that collection.  So we should assume that not only will we see the trend of a "good for your body" type of products in body care but a more back to basics approach for home fragrance options as well.

Essential oils were added to pocketbac hand sanitizers released this month and hopefully that will eliminate the over-dryness that can sometimes happen with use.

I am curious to see what will happen to the Accessories part of shopping at Bath and Body Works.  I do love my home and finding different accent pieces for it is always a plus.  There aren't many White Barn stores in my area (yet) so I depend of finding those small touches in my local B&BW.  I hope they continue to offer Home Decor consistently as we wait for the day when we all can shop in a WB store and there is no longer a need to "test" out things in certain markets.

They must be listening to our cries of "we want new scents" when it comes to home fragrance candles.  From what I have been hearing from those who were able to shop the test candles a few scents may be new. Fingers crossed for more.

Fragrance is a personal experience perceived uniquely in each one of us, and what someone may love about a scent, another may not tolerate.  We need to have choices of not only our tried and true favorites but more out of the box unexpected versions of scent. I think in the next months ahead we will be seeing some of just that.


Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Bath & Body Works | Fall Hand Soaps Currently Testing | July 2017

I heard it mentioned last week that Bath and Body Works was going to "test" out some Fall Hand Soaps at select stores and we have begun to see some of those now appearing. 

No matter what time of year, I am always happy to hear...and see... FALL anything.

Here is what I know so far:

Honey (Bee) Collection: With Honey Butter
Honey Lavender Woods
Golden Honey Blossom
Golden Pear
Salted Honey and Vanilla

Fall Inspired Scents: With Pumpkin Butter
Marshmallow Pumpkin Latte
Sparkling Cranberry Cider
Spiced Apple Bourbon
Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin
White Pumpkin Peppercorn

If I find there are more fragrances, I will update this post.