I’ve got to admit that I was fairly skeptical of Bath & Body Works’ wallflowers when I first heard of them. I mean, I can’t be the only one who has practically given up hope on air fresheners, right? How many cans and refills does a guy have to go through to actually be able to smell what he paid for!? Anyway, when B&BW had a sale on these bad boys ($3 per individual refill – score!), I decided to give them a try. This is Bath & Body Works’ 24 mL wallflower fragrance bulb in Flannel, and it normally retails for $7.50.
So let’s take a good look at this product; a bulbous glass orb with a slim bottom and wide top. The name “wallflowers” is raised in the front, and they come with an ‘ElastiTag’ that I’m guessing changes according to the current season. The one for Flannel reads: White Barn / wallflowers / HOME FRAGRANCE REFILLS / RECHARGE DE PARFUM D’AMBIANCE (ambiance perfume? How romantic!) / Flannel / 24 mL / 0.8 fl oz. The fluid is a pale yellow color, and can I say that for the record, the plastic wrap on this thing is near impossible to remove? Seriously, it took me quite some time to wrestle that thing off; perhaps it’s time to hit the gym! I plugged this into their starter wall-plug, which is a no-frills white plastic thing with a decorative flower-like top.
The Bath & Body Works website describes the Flannel scent this way:
Wrap yourself in a warm blend of bergamot, mahogany and a veil of musk.
Yes, no, and no. There’s certainly a sour top note to this, but I know I can’t pick up any musk because I don’t like musk scents. At the end of the day, this wallflower makes me think of wintertime fabrics; coats, blankets, hats – the works. It’s a masculine scent that works beautifully in winter, and I hope to pick up at least one other refill in this scent before it’s gone for the year.
When I was looking into the wallflowers, the store associate told me they last for around 2 weeks – not so! These babies will keep going for up to EIGHT weeks – that’s a long time! Heck, you can write two NaNoWriMo novels in that time! The performance on these puppies is just spectacular – it’s not so much that the scent throw is strong, it’s more that it’s steady and unwavering. You can count on my room smelling like a warm blanket all day, and all night. Despite all the pros, I’m a bit concerned about several things regarding this product. For starters, will the scents mix if I switched bulbs? I mean, I can see condensation of the fragrance on the flower’s petals, so I can only assume this will be the case. In addition, what about fire safety? This thing is plugged into the wall constantly – is there a danger of overheating, or perhaps the liquid working it’s way to the electrical parts of the plug? Food for thought, people. Food for thought.
Have you tried Bath & Body Works’ wallflowers? What do you think of them?
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