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Bath & Body Works

American chain established in 1990 and owned by Limited Brands.

Bath & Body Works originally sold reasonably priced store-brand fragrances and bath & body products; in 2003/2004, the stores began carrying a wide variety of niche brands, and many stores were redesigned with a more upscale atmosphere. According to Women's Wear Daily, the change "...reinvented BBW from an affordable purveyor of scented lotions and bath gels to a beauty apothecary that aimed to go head-to-head with Sephora to procure emerging brands".1 By late 2008, the stores still carried some outside brands but the company was retreating from this strategy.

There are currently over 1500 stores in the US. Proprietary lines include CO Bigelow and Slatkin & Co.

See reviews for Midnight Pomegranate Body Lotion & Shower Gel, Aromatherapy Black Currant Vanilla line, Warm Vanilla Sugar.

Recent fragrance releases

2007: Ile de Tahiti Coconut Vanille, Midnight Pomegranate, Ile de Tahiti Tiare Flower & Fei Banana, Wild Honeysuckle, Moonlight Path & Sweet Pea, Sparkling Peach, Fresh Pineapple, Sea Island Cotton, Freshwater Cucumber & Dancing Waters, Irresistible Apple, Blackberry Amber, Velvet Tuberose, Japanese Cherry Blossom Eau de Parfum, Chocolate Amber.

2008: Enchanted Orchid, Hello Sugar!, Blushing Cherry Blossom, Rainkissed Leaves, Black Amethyst, Vanilla Noir.

2009: Sheer Japanese Cherry Blossom, Butterfly Flower, White Citrus, PS I Love You, Twilight Woods.

2010: PS I Love You Spring Fling, Moonlight Magic, Sweet Pea Forever, Orange Sapphire, Noir, Citron, Oak and Ocean, Forever Sunshine, Twilight Woods for Men, Dark Kiss, Secret Wonderland

2011: Carried Away, Country Chic, Into The Wild, Paris Amour, Charmed Life, Classic Men, Be Enchanted

2012: Pink Chiffon, Love Love Love, Cashmere Glow, Forever Red, Dark Amber, Paris for Men

2013: Beautiful Day, White Citrus for men, Amber Blush, Forever Midnight, Midnight for Men, Forever Red Vanilla Rum, Velvet Sugar

2014: Mad About You, French Lavender & Honey, Endless Weekend, Morocco Orchid & Pink Amber, Mahogany Woods, Alpine Suede & Whitewater Rush, Wild Madagascar Vanilla, A Thousand Wishes

2015: Waikiki Beach Coconut, Oahu Coconut Sunset, Maui Mango Surf & Hawaii Passionfruit Kiss, Tahiti Island Dream, Be Joyful

2016: Magic in the Air


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Further reading

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1. Women's Wear Daily, 11/30/2007

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