Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Bath and Body Works Preview; Paris Amour!

After being a little disappointed with Bath and Body Works' latest signature release, Into The Wild, I was really looking forward to trying Paris Amour. I first heard about this scent from the video Camille McDonald (Fragrance Creator) did live in April. She said that this scent was inspired by a couple walking on a cobble-stoned street with the Eiffel tower in the back ground. The big red bow on the front is supposed to make it seem like Paris is a gift.
I had expected something chic and sophisticated, instead it seems kind of childish and corny. The couple that Camille was so excited about is tiny, and stashed into a corner. Sure the cobblestones are there, but they are stained green and pink which makes no sense at all.
I don't doubt that a group of hard working people designed the packaging, but I am not a fan.

In the interview with Camille she mentioned that they wanted Paris Amour to have an oriental type floral scent like Japanese Cherry Blossom. JCB has been their best selling fragrance for 5 years, so I understand why they want to create a similar experience. But why include an oriental type fragrance in a scent inspired by a European city? I have been confused about that for the past few months, and now that I can smell it for myself it looks like they must have abandoned that idea. (There is no evidence in the descrpition or in the listed notes either)

The Bath and Body Works website describes Paris Amour as " A dreamy blend of French tulips, apple blossoms and sparkling pink champagne, inspired by a romantic stroll through the streets of Paris."
So the top notes are obviously the tulips and apple blossom. (Apple Blossom Citrus anyone?) The notes directly underneath are soft and sweet, which I am assuming is the  pink champagne. I think it smells more like a light powdery musk.
It is similar to B&BW's Into the Wild except Paris Amour is more floral and Into the Wild is more fruity.
It's nice enough to wear on a date, but soft enough for for the younger age groups.
I'm going to wait and try the shower gel first before I make a final decision, for the time being I think Paris Amour is okay, but I don't love it like I did with Carried Away and Country Chic.


  1. I agree, Country Chic is my new favorite!

  2. I am disappointed with Paris Amour as well. :(

  3. I'm glad it's not just me. Maybe its because I loved Country Chic so much, but the latest two releases fell quite short.

  4. I love this Pari Amour! Wonderful scent!! Yay!!

  5. EVERY time I wear Country Chic people tell me I smell wonderful.I love to layer it with Nanette Lapores Shanghi Butterfly.