Bath and Body Works Butterfly Flower: On Sale Now

Published in: Fragrance, Product Reviews, Skin Care

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I *wish* I had Mariah Carey on speed dial because I’d ask her if she had something to do with the name Bath & Body Works gave to their new limited edition spring fragrance line.



Doesn’t Butterfly Flower sound like something she would have come up with? :)

You know, she has that obsession with butterflies, rainbows, Hello Kitty, glitter and all things fourth grade that makes me wonder (still lovin’ ya, Mimi!). Hmm…

I don’t know about you, but I always look forward to new BBW fragrance releases because I never know what to expect.

New for spring, products in the Butterfly Flower fragrance collection of gels, lotions, baths and creams ($5-$30 each) pack notes of freesia, mimosa flower and honeysuckle. Those are what I detect, but here’s the company’s official breakdown of the fragrance:

Butterfly Flower
Top notes: Black tea, tangerine, cyclamen (a flower), banana leaf
Middle notes: Orchid, Asian syringa flower, French mimosa
Base notes: Creamy coconut milk, musk

BBW’s floral blends can sometimes overwhelm my sensitive nose, some even smelling overly synthetic on my skin. I usually prefer their crisp, clean scents like Rainkissed Leaves, but Butterfly Flower is lighter than most of their floral fare.

I’ve been testing three of the items from the 16-piece collection…

  • Shower Gel ($10.50): BBW recently revamped their shower gel formula, and I think it’s much more moisturizing now. They also changed their packaging, which I like because the new curvy bottles are easier to squeeze with wet, slippery hands in the shower. Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: B
  • Body Lotion ($10.50): Like the shower gel, BBW upped the moisture in their body lotions, too. The new formula feels less greasy, and of the three new products I’ve tried, this one’s my favorite. The mimosa flower, freesia and honeysuckle notes really pop here. This version of the fragrance works well for me. It’s strong but stops short of tickling my nose. Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: B+
  • Fragrance Mist ($12): I like the changes to the shapes of the other bottles, but I wish BBW hadn’t changed the bottle for the Fragrance Mist. The new one looks kinda cheesy to me, and the mist’s interpretation of the Butterfly Flower scent was my least favorite of the three (it delivers a strong burst of alcohol). Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: C

I like the texture and performance of the new BBW body lotions and gels (and some of the changes to the bottles), but with the exception of the Body Lotion, the Butterfly Flower fragrance doesn’t knock me off my feet.

For a limited time, Bath & Body Works has the Butterfly Flower products for sale online. Buy any two and get the third for free.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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  1. Stacie says:

    I smelled it, and it’s not my favorite, either. (Actually, I haven’t bought anything from there in forever. I used to love Moonlit Path–do they still make that?) Anyway, when I went in to smell the new fragrance, the salesguy asked me if I needed help, and I said, no, I just wanted to check out the new scent. Then he proceeds to keep standing there staring at me with a creepy grin on his face, and asks me how I like it! They usually leave you alone for a while. I was so irritated (and mildly freaked out) that I turned around and walked out without looking at anything else. I might check it out a second time, since my first try was interrupted.

  2. Indian Girl says:

    hehehe …when I saw this collection at Bath & Body works…the firts person i thought of was Mariah too !! My favorite was the shower gel…and totally agree on the packaging. Looks so much better and easier for the little shower space I have..

    Indian Girl´s last blog post..Prescriptives Motor Eyes Mascara : Review

  3. Indian Girl says:

    hehehe …when I saw this collection at Bath & Body works…the first person i thought of was Mariah too !! My favorite was the shower gel…and totally agree on the packaging. Looks so much better and easier for the little shower space I have..

    Indian Girl´s last blog post..Prescriptives Motor Eyes Mascara : Review

  4. Catherine says:

    I’m devastated. The one thing that I love from B&BW is their Mandarin Lime hand wash, and they’ve discontinued it! I’ve been searching for a replacement, but nothing else is quite right. =/

    Catherine´s last blog post..Butterfly Breeze – bracelet

  5. Kelly says:

    I don’t remember a Mandarin Lime, only a Mango Manderin and a Coconut Lime Verbena, both still available. The Mango Manderin is my fav for the kitchen sink.

  6. Nadrah says:

    I actually like this fragrance! It works on me. I like the “tea” scents. I haven’t tried the lotions or shower gels though. I’m using the Vanilla Noir shower gel and it’s really delicious though!

  7. Dao says:

    I smelled it while I was at BBW last week, the fragrance is quite underwhelming. It’s not as memorable as other scents that BBW have but it’s a softer scent. I didn’t sneeze so that was a good thing :)

    Dao´s last blog post..Peach Tree FOTD

  8. Kimberly says:

    Oooh, I bought the small trial size when it first came out, I really love it. Whenever I use out & about everyone always asks me what it is.

  9. Sakura says:

    I was’nt fond of butterfly flower, but I do like moonlight path and optimism(I dilute this one).

    I miss their violet special addition for Mother’s day a whild ago.

  10. amy says:

    Honeysuckle was my absolute favorite til it was discontinued so then I started wearing butterfly an now it’s gone ugggh…does anybody know where o could find either of the two?

    • Colette says:

      I was on the website a few days ago and they have a bunch of the retired scents back for a limited time for $6, online. I think I remember seeing the honeysuckle when I was looking for my pear berry .

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