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Fabulous Fragrances: A Viva La Juicy Dupe!

13 Jul

Usually I’m not a big Bath and Body Works fan. I mean some of the scents are nice but I prefer getting a nice perfume that will last all day rather than a bunch of body sprays where the scent is gone in about 20 minutes. But I had a coupon for a free full sized body product with any 10 dollar purchase. And if you know me, you know I absolutely love coupons especially buy one get one free coupons. So here I am wandering around Bath and Body Works not really finding anything worth my 10 dollars when a sales lady hands me another coupon for a free C.O. Bigelow lipshine with any 10 dollar purchase. I’m thinking sweet another coupon! But then she tells me I can combine it with the coupon I already have! So I can get free lotion and lipgloss for the price of one body spray plus tax?! SCORE! I could not walk out of there empty handed. I was on a mission to find a scent a like. Enter Forever Sunshine. It’s Bath and Body Works newest scent and it’s also my new favorite Bath and Body Works scent. Bath and Body Works describes it as

“a fresh blend of golden apricot, pink peonies, and a hint of praline that captures the romance of warm days that linger into cool autumn. Experience this fragrance whenever you crave the essence of summer”

The apricot and berries make it fruity, light, and summery while the pralines tone down the sweetness of it and give it a nutty warmth. The scent is a little different and unique for me so it kinda had to grow on me, but I love it for summer nights and I think it’s going to transition really nicely into fall. Seriously the more I smell it, the more I love it. I have the triple moisture body cream on right now, and I keep sniffing my hands as I type this.

Like I said early, body sprays tend to not linger for very long. I’m really not one to go douse myself in body spray every 45 minutes so what I like to do is layer the fragrance. First thing I do when I get out of the shower is dry off and then put the body cream on. Then I get dressed and put on the body spray. The spray kinda clings to the body cream which helps it last longer. I’m probably going to go back and get the shower gel and the perfume so I can really smell like Forever Sunshine all day long. Or maybe if someone loves me, they’ll get it for my birthday =)

An interesting thing I found out when I was doing some research on Forever Sunshine is that it’s a pretty good dupe of Viva La Juicy. They both have notes of berries, gardenia, vanilla, sandalwood, and praline. I would say Viva La Juicy is a little sweeter smelling but they’re really similar scents.So if you were looking for Viva La Juicy on a budget or you really like the scent, I would suggest you go check out Forever Sunshine.

P.S. I always feel really cool when I put this on because it has sandalwood in it, and Serena from the Gossip Girls series had sandalwood in her perfume. Haha I’m a loser, but you know that you love me 😉