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I Tried All the Bath and Body Work Scents So You Don’t Have To

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This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Wilfrid Laurier chapter.

Bath and Body Works is a really fun store to visit in the mall and you can buy products like perfumes, candles, body lotions, body wash, air fresheners and more! With Christmas coming soon, Bath and Body Works products are a great gift idea for stocking stuffers. However, walking into the store can be really overwhelming when salespeople bombard you; there are hundreds of scents to choose from and you just don’t even know where to start! These last few months, I’ve spent more money than I would like to admit buying and trying dozens of the classic Bath and Body Works products. I’ve tried and tested them to see which ones I liked the most, and I’ve narrowed it down to seven of my personal favourite scents so that the next time you visit, you’ll have a great sense of what to buy!


Poppy is one of my favourite scents as it has a sweet floral smell and is described as bright, bold and cheerful. Poppy has nice floral tones with fruity undertones, and I love this scent for the daytime or to use in the shower.

Warm Vanilla Sugar

Warm Vanilla Sugar is probably one of Bath and Body Works’ most popular and most-sold scents. It has fragrance notes of intoxicating vanilla, white orchid, sparking sugar, fresh jasmine and creamy sandalwood. This scent is great for daytime wear, date nights or going out.

Strawberry Pound Cake

If you’re a fan of sweet, airy smells, strawberry pound cake is for you. This scent just smells so delicious, with fragrance notes of fresh strawberries, golden shortcake and whipped cream.


Ocean is part of the men’s collection, but I had to add it to the list because it smells so good. It smells like a cool, refreshing dip in the deep blue sea with its fragrance notes of blue cypress, vetiver and coastal air. This scent is a great gift for any man in your life, but I also love to use it myself.

Champagne Toast

Champagne Toast reminds me of nights out with my girls, this scent is fruity and sweet with fragrance notes of bubbly champagne, sparkling berries and juicy tangerine. It’s definitely one of the classics, and you can’t go wrong with it.

Into the Night

Into the Night is the most expensive-smelling scent from Bath and Body Works in my opinion. This scent reminds me of a sparkling cocktail night out, just giving super fancy vibes. This scent has a blend of dark berries, midnight jasmine and rich amber.

Japanese Cherry Blossom

Japanese Cherry Blossom is the fragrance equivalent of the little black dress – beautiful, timeless and undeniably feminine. With Asian pear, fresh mimosa petals, white jasmine and blushing sandalwood, this scent is a classic that can be used at any time of the day for various events.

Overall, I think any one of these seven scents would be a great addition to your collection of soaps, lotions, fragrances and candles. Although Bath and Body Works has hundreds of scents, these will be the most versatile, long-lasting and nice-smelling fragrances worth your money.

Julie Hanna

Wilfrid Laurier '23

Julie is a fourth-year business administration student at Wilfrid Laurier University. She is also pursuing a minor in environmental studies. She joined Wilfrid Laurier's Her Campus in the Fall of 2021 to pursue her childhood dream of becoming an author. When she is not writing, you can find her working out, playing the piano, spending time with friends and family, and trying out coffee shops.