Monday, 20 January 2014

Bath & Body Works Sea Island Cotton Body Lotion

I've recently rediscovered a body lotion in my stash that I've had for so long and I don't know why it's taken me this long to use it! I bought Bath & Body Works' Sea Island Cotton Body Lotion ($12.50/236ml) during a buy 3 get 3 free promotion. I've never tried this scent before, and once I got it home I felt like it was a bit of a boring purchase. The name itself isn't too exciting, so I've been opting to use my more fruity or strong scents in the meantime. However, I've recently pulled out my bottle of Sea Island Cotton, and I'm absolutely in love with it!

Key Fragrance Notes:

Inspired by pure white cotton flowing in fresh ocean air
Top Notes: Crisp White Cotton, Clean Linen, Green Pear, Juicy Tangerine
Mid Notes: Lily of the Valley, Fresh Orange Blossom, Blue Freesia, White Cotton Blossom, Dewy Jasmine
Dry Notes: Ocean Musk, Soft Sandalwood, Vanilla Bean" - Bath & Body Works

Bath & Body Works Sea Island Cotton Body Lotion has, as the name would suggest, a very clean, fresh scent. I normally opt for either fairly sweet, fruity, and floral scents, and Sea Island Cotton is none of the above. I can't quite put my finger on what this scent is, but I absolutely adore it! If you are a fan of clean, fresh, and subtle scents, you need to give this one a sniff. This scent lingers on my skin for about 2 hours before fading. Bath & Body Works have since reformulated their body lotions, but I don't find that the formulas are all that different. This body lotion formula sinks into my skin really quickly, but still hydrates for a full day. Bath & Body Works also has a Triple Moisture Body Cream formula, which is a lot thicker and more hydrating. I like both formulas, and I tend to rotate between the two. 

Have you ever tried Bath & Body Works' Sea Island Cotton scent? I never hear anyone talking about this scent, and I think it might get overlooked because the name and packaging aren't particularly exciting. However, I highly recommend checking out this scent line the next time you're in a BBW, as I'm very much enjoying it! What is your favourite scent from BBW?


  1. I've been interested in this for a long time since "clean cotton" scents fascinate me - some of them are incredible and others a complete flop. You've made me even more curious so will definitely try this one out :o) Xx

    Makeup by Candlelight

    1. Definitely give this one a sniff, I absolutely love it! :)

  2. I love Bath & Body Works! Right now I have a 3-wick candle from Bath & Body Works called Bellini Café and I love it!

    Ray | Obey Ray

  3. Ive never noticed this scent before! Ill need to keep an eye out for it :)

  4. I LOVE this scent! I was going to get it in a body butter during the sale but I ran out of money :(

  5. This is one of my favorite scents from BBW. Try Donna Karen's cashmere mist for a more luxuorious, perfume version of this scent. Very similar in my opinion.

    1. Thanks for the recommendation! I'll definitely give it a sniff :)


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