Thursday, July 31, 2014

Review: Bath and Body Works Signature Collection Pink Chiffon Body Lotion 8 fl oz/ 236 ml

According to numerous sources, pleasant scents and fragrances could effectively reduce stress and provide quite a number of benefits for one's well-being. 

I, for one, believe in the benefits of aromatherapy. This new-found love led me to an obsession with aromas, fragrances and scents. I have tried varieties of colognes, perfumes, lotions, oil-fragrances, reed diffusers, and even scented candles. Yes, the list goes on and on and on, but I don't mind. It's like happiness in a little bottle. 

This love, though, started somewhere, and for all I know, the product that I'll be reviewing today is one of the few that influenced me to love fragrances in various forms. This is not a new scent; this was released by Bath and Body Works sometime in 2012, but I'll review it anyway. 

Everyone, meet the Bath and Body Works Signature Collection Pink Chiffon Body Lotion 8 fl oz/ 236 ml:

Product name: Bath and Body Works Signature Collection Pink Chiffon Body Lotion
Size:  8.00 fl oz or 236ml
Got it as a GIFT from a dear friend
Once a day, preferably before going to sleep
Used by blogger for: 3 months
Price: USD 11.00

Product Description:

Our exclusive Signature Body Lotion formula, fortified with powerful ingredients like super conditioning Shea Butter, fast absorbing Jojoba Oil and protective Vitamin E, hydrates skin with moisture that lasts all day. Our non-greasy formula absorbs quickly and completely to leave skin feeling incredibly soft, smooth and nourished, making it the perfect daily moisturizer.

Smooth over body to moisturize and lightly fragrance skin with our exclusive Pink Chiffon, an ultra-feminine blend of sparkling red pear, vanilla orchid and whipped chiffon musk inspired by the effortless grace and beauty of a master ballerina. 

My Experience / Impressions:

When it was given to me, I wasn't really excited on slathering it on my skin. I mean, I don't really like lotions, especially those that don't have SPF. This, unfortunately, doesn't have SPF. 

Also, my first sniff was not so memorable then. I initially thought that it's a scent that I won't like. So, I kept this on my shelf for a while, which is obviously a mistake because I ended up liking it  loving it.

I've been using this on my hands before going to sleep. 

Read on if you'd like to know more.


BBW's packaging is really attractive. Well, as for this, you could probably see that it the container alone looks irresistible. It's made of plastic - but it's not the kind that would feel cheap on your hands. Plus, the cap seals really well.

None of the BBW lotions came with a box, or a complete plastic wrap, in case you're expecting such. Sometimes, the caps would only be sealed by some sort of adhesive, similar to a scotch tape. Sometimes, only the topmost portion of the bottle would be covered by a shrink wrap.

One concern though, I couldn't see signs of the manufacturing date or even the expiry date. As for the batch code, I suspect that it's the code right at the bottom of the container, but I might be wrong.

I don't think the cap will give you any problems. It seals properly and the opening is just perfect. 


Like I mentioned earlier, I didn't like the scent at first. It smelt overpowering and it was overly floral. However, it became clear to me eventually that it was a mistake to judge a scent from smelling it right from its container. It should be allowed to come in contact with skin, and let its fragrance diffuse before making any judgments.

According to the official Bath and Body Works Website, the Pink Chiffon Body Lotion has the following fragrance notes:

* Top Notes: Sparkling Pear, Peach Nectar, Wild Berries
*Mid Notes: Tiare Flower, Jasmine Petals, Waterlily, Sheer Apple Blossom
*Dry Notes: Coconut Milk, Vanilla Orchid, Creamy Sandalwood, Chiffon Musk

To be honest, I really don't know how some of the notes actually smell, and for one, I recognize some scents on the list, but I couldn't tell for sure if I could smell them on the lotion. I guess, I could only smell some hints of pears and berries, and the rest is a combination of a lot of other notes.

I could also detect some sillage on it, but it's not too overpowering, in my opinion. It's a bit pleasant, actually.

It's definitely an ultra-feminine/floral scent, which could remind you of a young ballerina. I guess, the description really comes close to how I imagine the scent would be. I love the scent because it's not overpowering, and it's really close to a HAPPY scent, which indeed, made my bad days better.


Aside from the scent, I don't find anything special about it. It is indeed non-greasy and moisturizes a bit, but it's still the typical lotion - I find it uncomfortable to use during daytime, and it's too warm to use in a humid country such as ours. One thing I appreciate also, is the fact that it doesn't leave a white cast on your skin, like most lotions do.

I opt to use it as a hand cream every night though. I love smelling it on my hands during evenings.


Packaging - 4.50 out of 5.00
Scent - 4.00 out of 5.00 (including longevity and sillage)
Formulation - 4.00 out of 5.00 (as a lotion)
Cost Effectiveness - 3.50 out of 5.00

Average Rating: 4.00 out of 5.00

  • Very fragrant
  • Moisturizes
  • Non-greasy
  • Easily absorbed by the skin
  • No white cast on skin

  • Scent doesn't last too long
  • Warm on the skin
I love this lotion because of its scent. I highly recommend this to anyone who loves floral fragrances. 

So sorry for the lengthy post. I hope you now have an idea what the Pink Chiffon could do for you. 

Till the next post!

Love lots, 


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