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    I was in B&BW (Almost looks like BBW. Okay, done with the cheap laughs) today, ostensibly to buy a tube of Proraso shave cream. Directly below said cream were four of their colognes. I tried two of them, one of which I didn't go for and honestly forgot the name of (Cool...something. :\ ) The other one, however, I'm still bringing my wrist to my nose to smell even as I type this. It is called Mountain Frost and, while it is undoubtedly inoffensive, it's also really quite nice, with mint and fir notes in the style of Baldessarini, though considerably sweetened and with a touch of something that may even be leather.

    This stuff is great for the summer, and a steal at $24 for a 4 oz. bottle. I will be buying it on Wednesday as long as the longevity is good.

    Anyone else mess with this stuff?
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    Default Re: Bath and Body Works frags?

    I really like C.O. Bigelow Elixir Black. I personally think it is the best men's fragrance B&BW sells.

    I used to have B&BWs Cool Spring a long time ago. I found it to be a nice, light summer fragrance. I haven't tried the Mountain Frost. Most of the BBW fragrances that I have encountered do not have great longevity.

    I also like the B&BW Sensual Amber fragrance.
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    Default Re: Bath and Body Works frags?

    Yeah they had a bunch of C.O. Bigelow sprays too but I was drawn to the B&BW label as I remember my dad owning one about ten years ago! I may have to spend a little more time over there.
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    I like their Tobacco Flower.

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    I think Cool Spring was the name of that one I forgot, Joe. It smells okay, it smells like the Edge shave gel I normally use, which smells pretty good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bluesoul View Post
    I tried two of them, one of which I didn't go for and honestly forgot the name of (Cool...something. :\ ) It is called Mountain Frost and, while it is undoubtedly inoffensive, it's also really quite nice, with mint and fir notes in the style of Baldessarini, though considerably sweetened and with a touch of something that may even be leather.
    My theory about the men's fragrances is:

    Cool Spring = Cool Water
    Woodland = Obsession
    Glacier Bay or Mountain Frost, I can never tell the labels apart = Polo Sport
    The other one = Irish Spring

    [Disclosure: I am a part-time employee of BBW.]

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    Default Re: Bath and Body Works frags?

    Quote Originally Posted by Advocate View Post
    My theory about the men's fragrances is:

    Cool Spring = Cool Water
    Woodland = Obsession
    Glacier Bay or Mountain Frost, I can never tell the labels apart = Polo Sport
    The other one = Irish Spring

    [Disclosure: I am a part-time employee of BBW.]
    Hey, always good to hear from someone that works with the stuff. I've smelled Polo Sport and I didn't like it nearly as well as I'm still liking Mountain Frost.

    I actually just came back on to identify a note that was eluding me with Mountain Frost, which was bergamot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bluesoul View Post
    Hey, always good to hear from someone that works with the stuff. I've smelled Polo Sport and I didn't like it nearly as well as I'm still liking Mountain Frost.
    Cool. Maybe its Glacier Bay that smells like Polo Sport. The names are way too similar for me -- "Frost" and "Glacier."

    Anyway, your signature reminds me that I've read that Virgin Island Water smells similar to Coconut Lime Verbena. What do you think?

    And if you live in Kentucky, isn't there a BBW outlet store somewhere around you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by petruccijc View Post
    I really like C.O. Bigelow Elixir Black. I personally think it is the best men's fragrance B&BW sells.... I also like the B&BW Sensual Amber fragrance.
    I also really like the Elixir Black and own and enjoy Sensual Amber. They aren't the longest lasting of course but they are classy and good for the money, I think.

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    DH and I share the Sensual Amber.
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    I just finished my tube of Woodland aftershave and I really enjoyed the feel and the scent. Do they make an EDT of it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Azsmells View Post
    I just finished my tube of Woodland aftershave and I really enjoyed the feel and the scent. Do they make an EDT of it?
    Oh yes. It does smell though IMO, just like Obsession by Calvin Klein.



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    Woodland reminds me of the old classic Obsession - with the same lasting power and sillage. The Obsession that is now sold by Calvin is pale version of the classic.

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    Default Re: Bath and Body Works frags?

    Quote Originally Posted by Advocate View Post
    And if you live in Kentucky, isn't there a BBW outlet store somewhere around you?
    Maybe, there's an outlet mall an hour or so away from me. Couldn't say as this was the first time I'd been into that BBW since I moved here about 9 years ago. :P
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    Not meaning to startle anyone but I can still smell the one spray of Mountain Frost on my wrist this morning. That's 19 hours later. Sold.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Advocate View Post
    My theory about the men's fragrances is:

    Cool Spring = Cool Water
    Woodland = Obsession
    Glacier Bay or Mountain Frost, I can never tell the labels apart = Polo Sport
    The other one = Irish Spring

    [Disclosure: I am a part-time employee of BBW.]
    Wait, so which one actually smells like Irish Spring?

    Also, "Canyon," "Forest Moss," "Pacific Bluff," and "Alpine Summit" were ones that they discontinued several years ago. Anyone remember what they smell like? Were they really duds that deserved to be axed?
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    Default Re: Bath and Body Works frags?

    Still waiting for anyone's opinions on Coconut Lime Verbena... does it really smell like a tropical drink? If so, I might have to somehow procure some for my trip to Disney World this summer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kopah View Post
    Still waiting for anyone's opinions on Coconut Lime Verbena... does it really smell like a tropical drink? If so, I might have to somehow procure some for my trip to Disney World this summer.
    I tried it a short while back and if memory serves, it was just OK. Like most BBW scents, it's really amped up and in-your-face, heavy on the coconut. I think I would have liked it better with more lime and less coconut.
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    Default Re: Bath and Body Works frags?

    Quote Originally Posted by kopah View Post
    Still waiting for anyone's opinions on Coconut Lime Verbena... does it really smell like a tropical drink? If so, I might have to somehow procure some for my trip to Disney World this summer.
    Quote Originally Posted by BlueDevilSF View Post
    I tried it a short while back and if memory serves, it was just OK. Like most BBW scents, it's really amped up and in-your-face, heavy on the coconut. I think I would have liked it better with more lime and less coconut.
    I kind of felt the same way about the CLV EDT. However, I do like the other CLV products - shower gel, lotions, etc.

    IMO, I think there are better "tropical" fragrance options:

    Tommy Bahama Set Sail St. Barts
    Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess or Azuree Soleil
    Creed Virgin Island Water (I personally would not spend that much on a tropical fragrance - but a lot of people like it)
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    I adore BBW i personally am a fan of Exotic coconut..which is now recently discontinued. and ialso love dancing waters. good stuff. cheap and so many different products of the scent are avilable. Sheer freesia is a classic that smells so clean . The shower gel is heaven. Reminds me of a shampoo i used to use when i was young.

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    Quote Originally Posted by atrac View Post
    Wait, so which one actually smells like Irish Spring?
    For the life of me, I can't remember, and I don't have them sitting in front of me. The names and the colors are just so similar -- Glacier Bay, Mountain Frost. Between the two, one smells like Polo Sport and the other smells like Irish Spring to me.

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    This may be old news, but the SA at B&BW told me today that they will soon be doing away with the B&BW line (at least the men's scents) and she encouraged me to familiarize myself with C.O. Bigelow instead, which will become "sort of the house line." I thought this was a little odd since the store is phasing out the C.O. Bigelow shave cream (I bought 4 tubes).

    So, with a 2-for-1 sale and the coming discontinuation of these products, if you like B&BW fragrances, now is probably the time to stock up. BTW, I tried Cool Spring and I have to say it seems less synthetic and piercing to me than Cool Water. And Woodland, to this newb's nose, does smell exactly like Obsession (loads of sillage, too...longevity? don't know; it's only been two hours).

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    I picked up the Chocolate Amber the other day for $9, and it smells great ... like the original Angel minus the patchouli. I also picked up the Coconut Lime Verbena home oil, which for $3 was an interesting experiment. I'm not crazy about Virgin Island Water, but for the money, CLV could be an easy substitution, though its not nearly as complex.

    The C.O. Bigelows for the guys are all right ... nothing to wet yourself over. They used to make a sporty mens line back in the mid-90s which I've been searching for. I'm sure the scent was pretty banal to my standards today, but I remember loving it when I was a kiddy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by TBoner View Post
    This may be old news, but the SA at B&BW told me today that they will soon be doing away with the B&BW line (at least the men's scents).
    NOOOOO!!!!! I am not a fan of the C.O. Bigelow men's frags that they sell there. Bay Rum is the only one I find tolerable, but it doesn't last very long on me.

    Obsession, I mean "Woodland" and "Mountain Frost" are my favorites. "Cool Spring" is ok (it's the one that smells like Cool Water to me). "Glacier Bay" smells nice but it does not last very long on me at all and stays very close to my skin.

    The particular B&BW I went to today had only two "Mountain Frost" left and a few "Woodland." They had plenty of "Glacier Bay" (possibly their weakest seller across the board?).

    I ending up buying two bottles of "Woodland" and "Mountain Frost" cologne -- knowing they are going away, I guess I'll have to go buy more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TBoner View Post
    This may be old news, but the SA at B&BW told me today that they will soon be doing away with the B&BW line (at least the men's scents) and she encouraged me to familiarize myself with C.O. Bigelow instead, which will become "sort of the house line."
    That would be news to me. If she heard or read that from an official communication, I would have heard that, too. The only products that will be officially discontinued after this sale will be Freshwater Cucumber, Chocolate Amber, and Sparkling Peach; Brown Sugar and Fig will remain in only basic products (shower gel, lotion, body splash).

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    thats funny you posted this i was in there the other day, i took the mom to the mall and i happened to try the GREEN ELIXER and i was shocked that the dry down actually smelled quite similar to creed OV , forgive me if im wrong, but try it, maybe it was because it was layered under something else but try the green elixer and tell me if you can see the similarities

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    Both the B&BW men's line and the C.O. Bigelow men's line they carry (Black/Red/Blue/Green Elixirs & Bay Rum) are "buy one, get one free" this weekend. I just ordered two bottles of the Bay Rum, which made them about $20 each, which is a steal. I have a bottle of it already and wore it a fair amount for a while. The Black Elixir one is pretty good too, but I passed on the Elixir series, even though with this deal those are $10 each. Maybe I should have snagged a couple of those, too. Oh, well.

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    I use to have Forest Moss years ago but it is now discontinued. I don't enjoy there fragrances. I find them hard to wear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Azsmells View Post
    I just finished my tube of Woodland aftershave and I really enjoyed the feel and the scent. Do they make an EDT of it?

    Yes. They carry it.

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    I am wearing Mountain Frost today and I was surprised to smell...Juniper Berry! More importantly, I like it in this scent! Working with the other notes it does not have the "foul" aspect that I notice in other scents like Michael Jordan or Very Sexy 2 for Men.

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    I was researching some of the older B&BW scents and came across this article from 1997:

    http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpag...51C1A961958260

    Apparently they had a problem with leaking colognes during shipping!

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