Thursday, March 10, 2011

Review > Bath & Body Works | Carried Away

This is Bath & Body Works newest fragrance and I really, really like it. It is a fresh and fruity smell, with notes of raspberries, whipped vanilla, and white jasmine. It definitely has more sweet than floral notes, so if your looking for something that is not too floral, a bit sweet/fruity then this is your fragrance. When I first smelled this fragrance I was not a fan of it at all. It reminded me of BBW's other raspberry fragrance Black Raspberry Vanilla, which to me smells a bit musty to be honest. Back in the day, like high school/college days I loved Black Raspberry Vanilla, but then all of a sudden it started to smell really musty to me. I think I had the body butter or something in the fragrance line that took me forever to use and I got tired of it.  Needless to say, I wasn't excited about Carried Away for this very reason.  Since it debuted, it has really grown on me and I actually like it now.  Using the Shower Gel and Body Cream is what really sparked my liking of this fragrance.  I've yet to actually layer the fragrance in my usual way that I do, in that I use a cleanser, moisturizer, and fragrance mist/EDT, because the verdict is still out on me actually being that concentrated with the fragance.

Carried Away also has a lip gloss, which I did try out, but did not like at all.  It had a pretty nice consistiency, a little on the sticky side, but overall smooth and with lasting power.  However, the scent turned me off, because it literally made my lips smell like armpit.  All I smelled was the musty raspberries and I just couldn't deal with that.

Carried Away comes in the the standard BBW Signature Collection Ritual; body lotion, shower gel, and fragrance mist.  It also comes in a shimmer lotion, EDT, shower cream, and body cream.  I prefer the body cream over the body lotion, because it is more moisturizing and has a sticking power.  I also prefer the shower gel, over the shower cream, because the shower cream literally lasts me only like two weeks, versus the shower gel can last me a month or so.  The EDT, in my opinion smells much betters, but then again its supposed to...that's the whole point of paying the extra money for it and the fact that it is an actual perfume.

So here's the breakdown:

Price - 3.5/5

Availability -           4/5

Scent/Smell -      3.5/5

Packaging -        4.5/5

Overall -           4/5




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