Pros: Heavenly Scent, Rich & Softening Cream, Long Lasting Softening Abilities
Cons: Allergic Reaction
I'm a scent junkie. It's true. I won't deny it. I love scented lotions, hand soaps, bubble baths, body washes, candles and more. It's no wonder that Bath & Body Works is one of my absolute favorite stores to browse around in. A few months ago I came across the new Japanese Cherry Blossom line and immediately fell in love with it. I loved it in the store so much that I bought the Body Cream and several coordinating items. I was up to my ears in Japanese Cherry Blossom and I was in heaven. How I wish my little slice of heaven could have been longer lasting.
I purchased my 8 OZ tube of Japanese Cherry Blossom Body Cream in the store for $10.50. You can purchase this online as well. Chances are you'll find it on sale or as part of their buy 3 get 1 free deal!
Bath & Body Works has this to say about their Japanese Cherry Blossom Body Cream:
"This exotic fragrance is a sensuous blend of Japanese cherry blossom, vanilla rice, oriental woods and delicate mimosa petals.
Fragrant, everyday body cream nourishes and softens even the driest skin
Fragrance Top Notes: Asian Pear, Fuji Apple and Ume Plumb
Fragrance Mid Notes: Japanese Cherry Blossom, Butterfly Lily, Kyoto Rose, Mimosa Petals and Hedione
Fragrance Base Notes: Vanilla Rice, Imperial Amber, Silk Musk, Cinnamon Incense, Himalayan Cedarwood and creamy Sandalwood"
This particular scent is also available in a wide array of Bath & Body Works products. It is, from what I can tell, one of the most popular Bath & Body Works scents as of late!
I am not a super floral type person. Sure, I love the smell of a good flower, but I'm not one to dowse myself in floral type fragrances. For some reason the newer Blossom lines, including Japanese Cherry Blossom just smelled different than other floral fragrances I have smelled in the past. Japanese Cherry Blossom was warmer, richer and more sensual than any I can ever remember smelling! The warm scents of sandalwood, cinnamon and blossoms all mixed together was just amazing. It wasn't overpowering, in fact, it felt sensually understated.
Japanese Cherry Blossom Body Cream felt just as rich on my skin as the scent itself. The formula was creamy but not too thick. It absorbed quickly into my skin and left it feeling soft and smooth to the touch. It did wonders for some of the dry areas of skin that I was dealing with including my heels and hands. The feeling of softness was incredibly long lasting. I could apply it after toweling off and it seemed to lock in the moisture from my shower.
My husband even adored the scent of Japanese Cherry Blossom Body Cream. He commented often on how nice it smelled on my skin. The scent was long lasting but not too powerful and overbearing. In fact I noticed that throughout the day it seemed to smell even warmer and richer. A definite plus in my book! This was one of the very few Body Creams that had such a long lasting scent.
Unfortunately for me, during the course of using it, I developed an allergy to it. Not a skin allergy mind you, a nose allergy. I used this product for weeks with no problems. Then, one day, literally out of the blue, I started sneezing and sniffling. I didn't think much of it at the time, but, as the sneezing and sniffling continued on for days, I began to wonder if my beloved Japanese Cherry Blossom Body Cream might be the culprit. I went without wearing it for several days and during that time I didn't suffer with sneezing and sniffling. Praying that it was a fluke I tried using it again with the same results. Sneezing and sniffling galore. I was so disappointed! I have no idea why I suddenly developed an allergy to it, but, I did. It was with a heavy heart that I returned my unused portions of Japanese Cherry Blossom Body Cream and other Japanese Cherry Blossom products. The only one I could continue using was the bubble bath for some very strange reason.
Sneezing, sniffling and sudden allergies aside, I loved, loved Bath & Body Works Japanese Cherry Blossom Body Cream. It was a rich and softening body cream that felt good going on and had long lasting softening abilities. The scent was pure warm, rich heaven and definitely one of my all time favorites!