Thursday, 10 November 2011

Bath and Body Works Twilight Woods Perfume Review

Twilight Woods from Bath and Body Works is part of their warm and cozy scents line like Warm Vanilla Sugar, Vanilla Noir, Sensual Amber, Winter Wonderland, Black Amethyst etc. Though not  the same, they all have a very similar warm, cozy fall  kind of feel to them.
BATH AND BODY WORKS: Master perfumers have blended apricot nectar, mimosa petals, and Tuscan cypress to create this hypnotic fragrance inspired by a romantic walk in enchanted woods.
  • Indulge your senses with our exclusive Twilight Woods, a hypnotic fragrance inspired by a romantic walk in enchanted woods.
  • Fragrance Top Notes: Juicy Berry, Sparkling Mandarin, hint of Coconut
  • Fragrance Mid Notes: Creamy Frangipani, Soft Mimosa, Wet Honeysuckle, Wild Freesia, Apricot Nectar
  • Fragrance Base Notes: Oud Wood, Skin Musk Captive, Vanilla Milk, Warm Woods

Twilight Woods joins the Signature Collection line as the latest expertly blended fragrance created by the world’s top perfumers. Among fragrance aficionados and Bath & Body Works shoppers alike, Signature Collection scents are considered a best-kept secret—carefully calibrated blends of superior ingredients for a fraction of the cost of prestige brands.
The Firmenich master perfumers behind Twilight Woods combined lush, dewy fruits with elegant, exotic woods to create an alluring, secretive scent. Perfumer Harry Fremont experimented with the scents of sustainable hardwoods, while Jane Konnyu added a layer of musk to build texture and body with a soft, feminine feel. When Honorine Blanc smelled the silk-woody combination, she craved the effect of a delicious, addictive top note, explaining, “When I added a juicy cocktail of sparkling fruits and creamy white flowers, I found I just couldn’t stop smelling it.” Twilight Woods captures the dreams and efforts of these three Firmenich masters, combining Harry’s bold use of new ingredients, Jane’s focus on femininity and softness, and Honorine’s playful modernity.

I was quite taken aback by the list of very tropical sounding notes. Coconut, Frangipani, Mimosa and honeysuckle brings to mind a summery, tropical kind of scent. Not at all a dark, Winter perfume that the name, packaging and marketing implies. I think it is the addition of warm woods that has done the magic. Warm woods are mostly used to warm up a fragrance and lend a  sensual woodsy quality to the finished composition.These include Sandal wood, Cashmere woods, Rosewoods etc.
The last of the Frangipani flowers

This scent is pure magic! Right out of a fairytale.Something a princess or Rapunzel would wear. Locked up in the tower, surrounded by enchanted woods, at wee hours of twilight, waiting for the night to come so she can be together with her prince again.

It starts off sweet and creamy like honeyed Apricots mixed in with ripe berries, and then quickly settles down into a warm, woodsy, milky comforting scent with hints of Frangipani flowers.The sweetness is delicious, but not overpowering. All the notes are very well blended.The woods make it deep and rich and warm and the hints of vanilla and coconut and berry make it sweet and comforting. The drydown is to die forIts beautiful. It makes you feel romantic and makes you want to cuddle on the couch with someone you love. The bottle is beautiful with an artistic etching of a barren tree, and gorgeous in color. This perfume is definitely a crowd pleaser and I highly recommend you try it. Cant think of anyone particularly disliking the scent.
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 Lastly, I find I like the Body mist better than the perfume. While the perfume is a bit too syrupy sweet and fruity in the opening for my tastes, the body mist has a perfectly rounded soft, creamy scent to it. The perfect fall/winter fragrance! 

Even though Bath and Body Works is starting to lean towards more sophisticated, more expensive, more signature/complexed  abstract scents, I must admit I  do miss the old Image. When country Apple was their most popular scent. The company image was more wholesome and made you think of handmade farm products with gingham and wicker baskets full of nature's bounties.

Speaking of fall Bounties I gathered some of my own!

I purchased my 2.5 fl oz/75 mL bottle from Shams Islamabad last year. I won't quote the price as it changes every few weeks. You can check out this line at Bath and Body Works website HERE
Have you tried twilight woods? What are some of your favorite Bath and Body Works products? 


Miss Starshiny said...

the bottle is beautiful!
Miss Starshiny

Anonymous said...

yummm, this sounds like it smells delightful! and the packaging is pretty

Fakhra's said...

excellent review, love the bottle :)

Segments of Life said...

this sounds perfect for winter! by the way, I deactivated facebook til exams finish, it's too tempting for me to concentrate on studies without checking every hour...just letting you know

Mishi said...

I loved the paintings too...the perfume seems to be damn good as usual!:-)

Anonymous said...

Oooh I love Twilight Woods! I have the hand lotion and I need to buy a bigger bottle.

nayabloves said...

Twilight Woods is probably their most famous scent! Everyone on YouTube is always raving about it! :)

Karishma said...

The name and packaging are attractive too!Thanks for sharing.. :)

Rakhshan said...

your review makes me wanna get this asap, the way you describe scents is genius:) x

Pandora`s Box said...

@Miss starshiny: Yes I love it too.

@Cottoncandy INK: It is quite yummy for the colder months.

@Fakhra: Thanks :)

@Segments of life: Good for you! I must say you have will power lol. Good decision though. And best of luck for your exams.

@Mishi: Thanks for stopping by. I'm glad you liked 'em,

@Arriana: The mist and lotion in my opinion smells so much better than the actual perfume.

@Nayabloves: You should give it a try in a pocketbac first and then go for the perfume if you like it.The hype is 2orth it for this one.

@Karishma: Your welcome. Thanks for stopping by

@Rakhshan: haha!You're too kind.

Su said...

Sounds like a really interesting scent. I love frangipani scents with a creaminess, this sounds perfect <3 I have not tried any BBW scents, I want to try, hopefully sometime soon :)

Ellen H. said...

Great description of the scents! The bottle is really beautiful too!


Rainy Days and Lattes said...

I genuinely love Twilight Woods. It's probably my favorite fragrance from BBW. They expertly made it so believable and my mind wanders every time I smell the scent. I'd love for a candle to come out so my small apartment can smell like the woods :)

Pandora`s Box said...

@Su: oh I'm sure you will find it very interesting. It is quite strong on the frangipani and creamy coconut.

@Ellen H. Thanks :)

@Rainy Days and lattes:Your apartment will smell heavenly I'm sure. They do have a candle out now in two sizes. Check out the website.

Pyari Beauty said...

I love the bottle so pretty. <3

pandora ireland said...

They expertly made it so believable and my mind wanders every time I smell the scent.

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