Karima loves mixing and matching fragrances. Her favorites are musk, jasmine, and citrus!
For many of people, Bath & Body Works creates more than scents—it creates memories. Sniffing Vanilla Bean Noel might take you back to a cozy Christmas morning, or putting on At the Beach lotion while at work will keep you dreaming of your Hawaiian getaway from many years ago. I received Wild Honeysuckle mist as a gift years ago, and that scent always reminds me of the person who gave it to me. So imagine my disappointment once I discovered I couldn't buy it in stores anymore once it had run out!
Fear not, however. Though Bath & Body Works often discontinues scents, there is still a way to get them. A few years ago, Bath & Body Works began listing several fan-favorite retired scents for sale on their website. However, it's worth bearing in mind that these scents are not available in-store (meaning you can't test out the scent before ordering).
Retired Bath and Body Works Scents & Fragrances
Pomegranate, red peony, vanilla rum
Tahiti Island Dream
Coconut water, Tahitian vanilla musk, kiwi blossom
Night Blooming Jasmine
Jasmine flower, white musk, apple blossom
Brown Sugar & Fig
Fig, coconut milk, caramelized brown sugar, soft musk
Apricot nectar, mimosa petals, Tuscan cypress
Coconut Lime Breeze
Coconut water, white orange blossom, zesty lime, jasmine, island musk
Almond oil, vanilla orchid, cashmere musk
Juniper leaves, green apple, dewy musk
Mad About You
Soft peonies, black currant, vanilla musk
Florals, sugared pomegranate
Love & Sunshine
Daisies, fresh lemons, sweet strawberries
Watermelon, red plum, cherry blossom
Vanilla, golden peach, cashmere musk
Cucumber, honeydew, cantaloupe, sheer woods
French tulips, pink champagne
Citrus, water lily
Soft pink petals, vanilla chiffon icing
Black raspberry, burgundy rose, dark vanilla bean
Oahu Coconut Sunset
Black Raspberry Vanilla
Raspberries, Blackberries, Vanilla orchid, sandalwood, cashmere woods
Peony petals, sweet sandalwood, patchouli, creamy amber
Jasmine, sandalwood, white amber
Lotus petals, golden amber, sandlewood
Raspberry lychee sorbet, magnolia, vanilla sandalwood
Honeydew, wild honeysuckle, jasmine
McIntosh apple, apple blossom, muguet
Red velvet créme, golden plum, sugared musk, pink jasmine, wild strawberrie
Anjou pear, wild berries, golden freesia
Frosted bergamot, mistletoe berry, fresh balsam, lavender, juniper
Frosted Snow Blossom**
Jasmine, gardenia petals, crisp air
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If Your Favorite Scent Still Isn't There, Keep an Eye Out
Bath & Body Works often retires old scents to make room for new ones, so if one of your favorite scents still hasn't been brought back, it might be worth going to a store and sniffing some of the new ones—it might be hiding somewhere under a different name.
They also don't keep all their retired fragrances on their site all at once—some, such as Snowy Morning and Frosted Snow Blossom—are only around during the holiday season. It's worth checking back at their site every so often so that you can catch your favorite seasonal scent. You wouldn't want to keep using the same bottle you've had for 10 years.
You also can find some fragrances on third-party seller sites, such as eBay or Amazon. Read the reviews closely, however, because some of them might be fake.
Mixing Your Own and Blending Scents
Like colors, spices, and any other form of self-expression, fragrances can be layered so that you can create your own unique olfactory signature. If you can't find the fragrance you want from Bath & Body Works, it may be a good idea to try layering different scents so that you can create the same desired effect.
For example, let's say that you wanted to get Coconut Lime Breeze (coconut, orange blossom, lime, jasmine) but it's out of stock. You could layer a coconut scent (like Sunset Glow) with a spritz of something citrusy like Gingham (citrus, florals). It won't be the exact same, of course, but you'd be surprised at how much fun you can have mixing and matching scents to create what you like the best.
And hey, if you still can't find what you're looking for, you might want to consider making your own scent.