In preperation for summer, I purchased C.O. Bigelow Lemon & Orange Blossom Body Splash on a whim. It was cheap, marked down, and I couldn’t resist. Sniffing it in the bottle, I thought it smelled good. Neroli isn’t an easy ingredient to mess up, right?
Here’s the deal. C.O. Bigelow didn’t mess up neroli. They didn’t mess up Lemon & Orange Blossom. It smells good. It’s a refreshing melody of tart citrus and citrus blossoms. I really do like it. It’s just that I’ve timed this fragrance and it doesn’t last more than 3 minutes. I know this is a body splash. I don’t expect longevity from a body splash. But, I do expect for them to last longer than 3 minutes. On a cool day, this Lemon & Orange Blossom vanishes in 3 minutes. What will happen on an 80º day? I don’t want a heavy fragrance on super hot days, but I do want something that lingers a little to make me feel not sweaty and gross. I foresee myself spraying this on myself in the summer just to cool me down. I will go through the bottle in a week! Oh, well.
I don’t regret buying this body splash. It does smell good, but I won’t repurchase. For the same result and for cheaper, I’d rather refill this spray bottle with a cheap-o Florida water.
Notes listed include Italian lemon, orange blossoms, and jasmine.
The 6.7 oz spray of Lemon & Orange Blossom retails for $16.50 and is available at Bath & Body Works.
Want more reviews? Try…
The Beauty Alchemist (maybe I’d be better off trying the bath products)
Bath & Body Works website (customer reviews)