Friday, December 08, 2006

Bath and Body Works

During this most wonderful time of the year, when people are generous and thoughtful and generally try to buy good gifts for their friends and loved ones, it behooves me to tell you that I am not into lotion. I have very sensitive skin, and can't use products with any dye or perfume. I really can't use them on my legs, back, and torso, or I'll break out in a rash, so fancy soaps, scrubs, and lotions are pretty much out for me. However, in this most wonderful time of the year, the air is dry, and sometimes I have to use the fancy lotions on my hands (somehow, thankfully, my hands and arms are immune to the rash reaction).

Just a little bit ago, I needed some hand lotion, so I used a little Bath and Body Works Gardenia Lily body cream we have in our office (not sure why, but it's there). Here's my response: ew. EW. The consistency is nice and thick - I hate a puny lotion - but the smell is not delicious. It certainly doesn't smell like gardenias OR lilies.

I think I need to invest in some good lotion for my office - and then hide it.

B&B Gardenia Lily body cream - C- (points awarded for thickness, points off for smell)

4 comments:

equippedtofascinate said...

I can't even go into a bath and body works store. The smell makes me sick to my stomach. It smells like a garden, complete with the cow crap.

bethro said...

A good lotion is Lubriderm, Advanced Therapy. I believe that Bath and Body works is only good when you can pick out your own scents. It's such gamble! I guess gift cards are the way to go with that store!

queenb2u said...

Don't worry, you're not getting any from me. I don't like it much either

Peach said...

i like the thick stuff, but i'm so not a lotion person...

i hate florally scents, too... who wants to smell like an old lady?? ew