“ Brand: Bath & Body Works / Concentration: Eau de Parfum / Gender: for women / Type: Body Mist „
It was the name of this that caught my eye and I bought it even without smelling it. There wasn't any tester to try of this and the bottles of Perfume were all sealed so I couldn't sniff a cheeky sniff of this.
I was in the Bath and Body works which is at a Retail park quite a drive away, but we go through for shopping now and again. I like the shop to stock up on household things but it can be quite expensive.
The size of this bottle is a bit of a weird size. It's 236ml. The bottle looks like the picture. It is quite a pretty looking bottle. That bit different looking than other bottles. Although it still seems to be the same plastic as other bottles but this has a nice shape to it. This is a pump action bottle and gives good coverage with just a few pumps. The lid is just a simple looking little plastic lid. I think the shape makes it look pretty expensive, but it is quite expensive as well. Since this is an American Company the pricing on the back is in $'s which it costs $12, but obviously it is sold in £'s here. I think it cost me £8, which I wouldn't normally spend this on Body Spray.
So the important part, how does this smell? It is nice. The name of Midnight Pomegranate's sounds nice anyway but you know what images a name can conjour up. This smells nice and fruity and juicy. You can definitely smell the pomegrante in here, but there seems to be perhaps Black berries and other Berries mixed through this as well. It is all about the Fruits in here, but there is a sparkling scent through this as well. I would say this smells a bit like fizzy Ribena in a way. It is sweet, perhaps a bit too sweet for some people, but I think it is nice.
This makes a nice Body Spray and a bottle lasts a good lenght of time. When you think about the size of the bottle equals the price and considering a 75ml tin of Impulse costs around £2, then this doesn't seem too bad value at the end of the day. I think it's when you think about spending all that money on a Spray at once then it sounds bad, but it's not really.
A lovely fruity, juicy scented Body Spray which I would recommend.
Midnight Pomegranate is a signature range by the US company Bath & Body Works. I'd heard a lot of good things about this brand, especially about how the products smell lovely and are good quality, so when my mum offered me this body spray that was an unwanted gift I jumped at the chance to try it.
** Packaging **
The slender 236ml bottle is made of quite robust, transparent plastic and shaped like an hourglass, but with a pump spray and well-fitting plastic cap. Unusually for a mere body spray, it actually looks quite like a perfume bottle (apart from the fact that it's not made of glass). The words "Midnight Pomegranate" are emblazoned across the front in silver italics. The product itself is a dark pink colour, a bit like well-diluted blackcurrant juice.
** What does is smell like? **
The reason my mum gave this to me was that, as someone who prefers musky scents, she couldn't stand the overpoweringly sweet smell; I, on the other hand, was immediately drawn to it. She thinks it's sickly, whereas I think it's delicious. I wouldn't say it smells exactly like a pomegranate (last time I ate one it wasn't particularly sweet); it's closer to an intense berry/ fruits of the forest scent that I find very uplifting an invigorating. Bath & Body Works describes it as a "fiery fruit and spice blend", though I can't actually detect a spicy element myself - even a few hours after application, when it's had a chance to settle on my skin, it still smells very fruity to me. The fragrance mist contains top notes of pomegranate, sparkling citrus, dewberry, anise, cinnamon and nutmeg; mid notes of cassis, blackberry, iris, jasmine, raspberry and base notes of musk, sandalwood, vanilla, tobacco and patchouli. I've never been able to detect the base notes myself, even a long time after application, but the scent is quite well-rounded (rather than one-dimensional like a fruity shower gel), so they must be there and it's just me who can't really smell them.
** Is it any good? **
This is the longest-lasting body spray I've ever tried. Sprayed directly onto my wrists it lasts as long as a eau de toilette (i.e. almost all day), so I think it's amazing value for money. I've been using it for about six months and have had no problems with it - it hasn't irritated my skin (though obviously it shouldn't be sprayed into the face or eyes) and one use leaves my bathroom smelling fabulous for hours afterwards. It comes out as a mist rather than a jet of liquid (you never know with pump sprays, but this one's ok). I've also sprayed it directly onto my clothes with no staining or other adverse affects. The only thing that annoys me - and this has happened with a few other pump-action sprays too, not just this one - is that after a couple of months little droplets of moisture started to gather on the inside of the bottle at the top, making it look as though it was 'sweating', which doesn't look very nice and almost put me off using it. A quick shake of the bottle will get rid of this, but it keeps coming back
** Additional info **
It needs to be kept away from a flame or high heat as it's flammable, and the label on the bottom of the bottle (which I only read for the first time today when writing this review) says "this finished product has not been tested on animals", which to me seems to suggest that some of the individual ingredients probably were tested on animals.
** Where to purchase **
If you're not going on holiday to America or Canada, you can also buy Bath & Body Works items online. Although the website www.bathandbodyworks.com doesn't appear to ship to Europe, the products can be bough on Ebay. There is a huge selection in the Midnight Pomegranate range, including EdT, shower products, moisturisers, candles and even anti-bacterial hand sanitiser! The fragrance mist retails at $12 for a n 8 fl oz (i.e. 236ml) bottle direct from Bath & Body Works, but obviously this will differ on Ebay.
** Conclusion **
A lovely-smelling, invigorating and long-lasting body spray. I'm taking two stars off though because I don't like the evasive wording re. animal testing, which has really put me off.