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Coming back here to write a review on a perfume once again makes me feel like a perfume sniffer who goes about to find the best perfumes. It is always a pleasure to share an opinion on a product which helps others choose better. So,I bring to you all another Eau de toilette from Bath and Body Works, the “Moonlight Path.” I happened to get it as a gift package from my cousin (yes, it’s showering Bath and Body Works from my cousin). Moonlight is a limited-edition perfume for women launched in 2007. It also has a whole range of body mist, shower gel, room sprays, etc. A beautiful blend of French lavender, Lily of valley, oak moss and musk in to a deeply romantic fine scent is what the brand claims this fragrance to be.
My Take on Bath and Body Works Moonlight Path Eau de Toilette:
I generally first pick a perfume by its look that is by its face value before actually checking its scent. Usually it turns out to be good, but a few times, it becomes the classic case of “looks can be deceptive.” This just as the rest of Bath and Body Works perfumes come in a prim square bottle with a mixture of purple hues on it and a transparent top which gives a soft touch to the otherwise business-looking bottle. It comes in a 75 ml bottle. The bottle is very convenient to carry around for long hours.
Fragrance and Composition:
The fragrance is predominantly lavender and ends with a mix of vanilla and sandalwood notes at its base. The composition opens with black currant, bergamot, lavender, mandarin leaf and coriander. Rose, jasmine, violet, tuberose, ylang-ylang, lily-of-the-valley and lilac perform at the heart. Base notes include sandalwood, vetiver, oak moss, vanilla, amber, musk, heliotrope, tonka and patchouli. Though I love the sound of the mix of these exotic flowers and its a daring blend of strong smelling oils and flowers to make a romantic mixture, the lavender just gets too overpowering. The scent has an uncanny resemblance to Pond’s Lavender Talcum Powder, which is a big let-down for me as I detest talcum powders and the lasting smell makes it a little heady too for the so-claimed romantic fragrance.
It is priced at Rs. 1580 approximately.
Pros of Bath and Body Works Moonlight Path Eau de Toilette:
- It gets a thumbs up for the packaging, makes it look very endearing.
- It is very convenient to carry for long hours outdoors.
- Lasts constantly for almost 6 hours.
- It is a product that hasn’t been tested on animals or in any form contributed to the cruelty to animals (which is something I appreciate very much being an animal activist myself).
Cons of Bath and Body Works Moonlight Path Eau de Toilette:
- A mix of exotic, strong-smelling ingredients makes even a little spritz of it too potent for daily wear.
- It has a peculiar smell, very much similar to Pond’s Talcum Powder. I would rather call it an opulent rip off of Ponds.
- Highly priced at Rs. 1580 for 75 ml for something that you could get as talcum powder in any retail store.
- It definitely doesn’t fall into the romantic Eau de Toilette category.
- It is not easily available across the country. You might find it on online shopping websites.
Being familiar with the Bath and Body Works wonderful range of perfumes, this one coming from them was a huge disappointment for me. I have been looking for ways to finish off the bottle that I have got stacked up in my closet. This certainly makes it to the “looks can be deceptive” section of perfumes. So, from my side, it would be a big “no” for this perfume, I would rather pick Pond’s over this and it’s a definite no at another go for this perfume.
2/5 (it gets the 2 for being animal friendly)
Have a beautiful day!
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