Almost a year ago I wrote a review for Bath & Body Works’ wallflower bulb in the scent Flannel. Today, I’m doing the same scent, in a different format.

     When I set out to write this blog, I realized I would have to be a vigilant shopper and buy products that I could write about – otherwise this blog would very quickly turn into rambles about life, and trust me, nobody wants that. This proved easy enough, because I love fragrance and buying more is not an issue. The issue arose when I began liking too many of the products I was trying, and wanting to repurchase them.

     Repurchasing a product for me means spending money I need to find new products on products I can’t write about any more, and that’s a problem. So I’ve done my very best to avoid repurchases.

     But, I beg of you, does it count if it’s the same scent in a different product? Hmmm?

     The answer to that answer is a sound yes, because I know that with home fragrance the scent is almost secondary; what really matters is how well it works.

     So, to celebrate this scent that I love very well, it’s coming back for an encore in Bath & Body Works’ 1.5 oz Concentrated Room Spray in the scent Flannel, which retails for $7.

Bath & Body Works Flannel Concentrated Room Spray

Bath & Body Works Flannel Concentrated Room Spray

     The Concentrated Room Sprays are an elegant bunch, presented in metal cylinders with a tapered top and gold cap. The front has a golden leaves motif and says that it’s part of the White Barn collection. Side note: is there any real difference between White Barn and B&BW? Back to this, the back has instructions (helpful for the eternally dumb, AKA me), safety information, and strangely enough – no ingredients list.

     The Bath & Body Works website description for Flannel reads:

Wrap yourself in a warm blend of bergamot, mahogany and a veil of musk.

     Here’s what I wrote back in January for the wallflower in the same scent: 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.

     The sprayer actually distributes the product in short bursts that you can’t control, which is great for portioning it. The scent spreads quickly and efficiently, enveloping you in the warm embraces of Flannel. Three sprays for my small room was way too much, so maybe one should be sufficient. It lasted about 2 hours. I’m not sure if they’re safe for this, but spraying this on fabrics could be a great way to freshen up the home.

     Verdict: this is a fantastic alternative to candles for those who are fearful of open flames. It’s also better than wallflowers in that it gives fragrance only when you want it, and you can control how much. Overall, this is a hidden gem among the rest of the B&BW lineup, and I recommend you try one yourself.

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