The Body Shop White Gardenia, Avon Chic in White ~ new fragrances

The Body Shop White Gardenia perfumeAvon Chic in White perfume

The Body Shop has introduced White Gardenia (shown above left), a floral musky fragrance that was previously only available through their direct-sales channel:

A delicate, soft and serene scent, infused with a sparkling blend of lotus flower, gardenia, bergamot and soft musk notes.

The Body Shop White Gardenia is available in 50 ml Eau de Toilette ($26) or 100 ml Body Mist ($14). (via thebodyshop-usa)

Avon has launched Chic in White, a follow-up to Chic in Black:

Fresh citrus flirts with floral bouquets and sensuous white woods.

Avon Chic in White is available in 50 ml Eau de Parfum for $22.50. (via avon)

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  1. Daisy says:

    Wow, must have been a bumper crop of Lotus accord this year…seems to be popping up in every second fragrance lately!

    • Robin says:

      LOL…yes, it’s a good year for lotus!

  2. Daisy says:

    I’ve only ever smelled one fragrance that was centered solely on lotus….and it was an uber-scrubber…but that is only one so I’m willing to keep an open mind. Besides, anything would be better than my current SOTD which is (unfortunately) Eau de Koi Pond—trying to move some darned reeds that apparently have a root system unequalled by the largest Oak!! arrggg

    • Robin says:

      Ugh…hope you’ve got that done.

      • Daisy says:

        I gave up….waited for the hubby to get home frome work ….he’s a big guy and it still took the two of us to get them out. He lifted them and I felt around underneath and cut roots. Never ever put umbrella reeds in a pond–you will never get them out! They weighed about 100 lbs and there’s nothing to grab onto that isn’t wet and slippery…yuck
        The good news is that once I decided that the reeds had (temporarily ) won—I got cleaned up and then had a MUCH nicer SOTD :
        AG Mandragore and a few spritzes of Le Labo Fleur D’Oranger layered on top! I smell fabulous now!

        • Robin says:

          No worries, I haven’t got a pond.

  3. Haunani says:

    The Body Shop White Gardenia sounds kinda nice to me – worth spritzing on just to see, anyway. I still have a little bottle of the Body Shop’s Indian Gardenia oil. Always liked that one…

    • gvillecreative says:

      That was a good one. Really good. Did you ever try their Magnolia Perfume Oil? Also quite nice.

      • Haunani says:

        Magnolia perfume oil? That sounds wonderful!

        • TwoPeasInAPod says:

          I loved their Indian Gardenia, too!

    • Robin says:

      Sounds test-worthy to me too!

  4. Joe says:

    “White woods”…. like paper birch?

    Sorry, I didn’t know there had been “Chic in Black”, but those names are such obvious cheap-sounding ripoffs of By Kilian. But whatever works for them. Talk about two extreme ends of the perfume price range…

    • Robin says:

      White woods just means any pale generic wood to me…who knows what it’s supposed to mean though.

    • boojum says:

      …or a rip-off of Creed, and same story.

      • Joe says:

        Sorry, you know, after I posted I realized I goofed and meant Creed (Love in White, etc…).

        • Carolyn says:

          Chic in Black is really Little Black Dress, which came out in 2001. Here in America Avon reintroduced LBD w/ a new name. Little Black Dress is still availalbe in Europe by that name. I don’t think Avon could have possibly ‘ripped-off’ Creed then, as I don’t think Creed’s was introduced until ’05 or something, Unfortunately copy-cat marketing happens all the time, everywhere.

  5. owengreen says:

    I can invariably pick out whenever someone is wearing a body shop product, or a bath and body works product. Or Aveda and aussie-mega for that matter.

    It seems like there is an olfactive brand identity to these lines.

    Sometimes this is well done, like aveda’s. But with the body shop I feel like it just clashes with rest of the fragrance. That no matter what product you pick up in that store, there will be something that makes them all similar in some way. I don’t know what it is, white and slightly hissing (sorry, my synesthetic interpretation is the best I can do). I like the majority of their stuff at first, but after about 15 minutes that scent crops up and steals the show, and not in a good way. Like a tone-deaf kid in a choir that thinks that the goal is to sing as loud as you can.

    Anyone else know what I’m talking about?

    • annemarie says:

      Yes, I have the same feeling about Body Shop, and Avon too, come to that. It’s as if they use the same fragrance base for everything. Like a basic cake batter. However, in saying that I hope not to spoil other people’s enjoyment of those fragrances, or to suggest that you have to pay Chanel or Guerlain prices to get a good fragrance. Like many fragrance lovers, I guess, I’m always on the look out for a good, every day fragrance that you can wear as much as you like without breaking the bank. I tried a nice Crabtree & Evelyn lily-of-the-valley a few weeks ago and might go back for another sniff.

      • pyramus says:

        The Canadian line Fruits et Passion is exactly like that to me. Whenever I walk past one of their storefronts I’m assaulted by this cloud of olfactory hellishness that is present in the drydown of every single one of their scents. Their version of Guerlinade, I suppose, only dreadful. I guess they have a giant vat of F&P Generic Base that goes into all their fragrances.

    • Robin says:

      I don’t think I try enough TBS or Avon scents to notice…

    • boojum says:

      Bizarrely enough, that’s the experience I have w/the SL line. *ducking for cover* The scents start off fantastic enough, but dry down all too quickly on me to the same bland, too-sweet vanilla/amber/musky base.

    • Tama says:

      Yes – Body Shop scents always turn cloying on me. The body products I can do pretty well , but the perfume oils have never worked – they are great and then just become nauseating.

      Avon is the same – I can wear their scents okay but the ultimate far far far drydown is a bit chemically.

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