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Admittedly, I was greatly bemused when I walked into Bath and Body Works (BBW) on Saturday and saw they had a range of Halloween scents in convenient travel size lotions. Would you like some Wicked Spiced Pumpkin or is maybe Scream-A-Colada more to your taste?
I can't blame BBW, limited edition seasonal scents are an easy way to re-concept and re-invigorate tired fragrances or to test out new ones on consumers without too much consequence. So, I understand their Halloween body lotion and hand soap ranges, but Halloween Anti-bacterial Sanitizing Hand Gel?
When I got home I went on BBW's website and it turns out that somewhere along the line I missed that Anti-bac had become a hot ticket item. They have floral to gourmand to fruity variants in their trademarked PocketBac line. It is undeniable that with this line BBW introduced the question to consumers: Who wants plain old Purell when you can have a cute, fun smelling BBW anti-bac? Unsurprisingly, before I can answer that question, I'm going to have to get to smelling!
Zombie Tonic: Marshmallow.
|Vanilla accented alcohol that dries into a soft musk.|
Bat bite: Apple.
|Helloooo Green Apple! The dry down smells like Granny Smith apple peel.|
|Pumpkin Spice Latte anyone? This scent is barely discernible until the dry down, which is very subtly pleasant indeed.|
Candy Corn: Caramel.
|The most lightly fragranced one thus far. At first there is a scent of alcohol and cream, which is reminiscent of first Bailey's and then Egg Nog, and then it dries down into a very light vanilla bean scent.|
|Bazooka Joe! Or if you don't know what that is just imagine a pink bubble gumball! The scent is so strong and distinct, it's almost like you're chewing some bubblegum yourself.|
Skulls: Forbidden Apple
|Think McIntosh Apple|
Bones: Monster Mint
|Minty with chocolately hints.|
Scary Cats: Black Cherry
|One word: Robitussin. Which isn't necessarily a bad thing and, actually, in use it is a very sweet, yummy black cherry scent which sits nicely on the skin.|
There you go - my evaluation of the eight scents that I picked up on their 8 for $5 deal. Now that I have smelled them, how about we get back to the question - Who wants plain old Purell when you can have a cute, fun smelling BBW anti-bac?
Well, I hate to admit this, and you might have sensed at the beginning that I was sceptical at best about the idea of seasonal anti-bacs, but you know what? They've convinced me - I definitely don't want plain, old, boring Purell! The question now is which of these Halloween Pocketbacs to use first!