Posted by Ankita Srivastava | Posted in Bath and Body Works, Body care, Fragrances, Product Reviews | Posted on 18-04-2013
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Today I’m reviewing my first Bath and Body Works product ~ the White Citrus body mist which I showed you in my Nykaa.com haul.
Price : Rs 1100 for 236 ml
What Bath and Body Works says about White Citrus :
Our beautiful, sophisticated new bottle features a Fine Fragrance pump for a more delicate mist and improved coverage control. Lavishly spritz our refreshing Signature Collection Fine Fragrance Mist lavishly on your body to lightly scent your skin with our exclusive White Citrus, a fresh, modern interpretation of classic citrus.
- Top Notes: Lemon Zest, Sparkling Grapefruit, Juicy Tangerine
- Mid Notes: Mandarin NP, Ginger Flower, Waterlily, Apricot Nectar, Lilly of the Valley, Freesia
- Dry Notes: Clean Woods; Sheer Musk (Captive)
- Aloe conditions and nourishes skin
My take on the Product
I picked up White Citrus while looking for the perfect summer fragrance. Being fond of fresh, citrus scents, I took a chance with White Citrus and ordered it online from Nykaa.com. The body mist comes in a simple cylindrical, transparent bottle with a fresh green leafy overlay. The bottle is plastic (not glass) and is fairly sturdy and robust. It is larger than average body mists (contains 236 ml) and hence not the ideal for carrying in one’s handbag.
Coming to the fragrance itself, its a very clean and uncomplicated lemon scent. Since its a body mist, its not very strong or long lasting like a perfume. To be honest, I’m a little disappointed with the fragrance. The product description lists a host of different notes but to me, it only smells like lemon. I don’t detect any tangerine, mandarin in the top notes. Neither do I feel the presence of any floral or musky notes in the dry down. The staying power is just about 2-3 hours on me after which it completely vanishes. If you’re really keen on the fragrance and would like the scent to linger, using the body butter/lotion on the skin and then layering the body mist over it will help.
Its not an unpleasant scent at all – it is fresh and light, the lemon notes are invigorating and refreshing on a summer day. Since there is no sweetness or detectable floral notes, men can easily use this fragrance as well. But I like my scents to have a little more depth and complexity which is why I was a little disappointed. If you’re looking for a clean, uncomplicated scent for the summer and don’t mind reapplying – White Citrus is a good option.
The GOOD about Bath and Body Works White Citrus Body Mist :
- Sturdy plastic bottle packaging
- Clean, fresh scent
- Not too strong or heavy
- Perfect for summer days
- No sweet, cloying notes – can be worn by men as well
- Huge quantity
The NOT-SO-GOOD about Bath and Body Works White Citrus Body Mist :
- No depth to the scent
- Vanishes completely in 2-3 hours
If you love clean lemon based citrus fragrances and don’t mind reapplying throughout the day – you’d love White Citrus. I personally like a little more depth and a little interplay of floral/woody notes with the citrus in my fragrances. The scent is very light and fresh – great for hot summer days.
Thanks to everyone who sent their wishes. I’ve been feeling better lately though still not completely recovered. Have missed blogging! Hope to be fully okay by next week!