Smelling Like Teen Spirit

Bath & Body Works’ Semi-Annual Sale recently ended, and despite amassing a haul that made my bank account curse my name to the depths of Hell yet again, I could not find my precious that is B&BW’s Sun-Ripened Raspberry body spray. And then I learned it got discontinued. Again. It blows because my current SRR spray (that I bought five, six (?) years ago) is now 20 percent full and has a janky nozzle. But I still enjoy it from time to time despite the pump “squirting” out the scent as opposed to emitting a fine mist, as its scent takes me back to some good ol’ days.

You know you’re a true old when you remember buying that scent in that bottle with that label, at the B&BW in your local mall that was right next to Sam Goody and across from 5-7-9 and Suncoast Motion Picture Company. Along with Body Fantasies and Bottled Emotion, B&BW’s body sprays were the first perfumes teen me owned, and Sun-Ripened Raspberry, Cucumber Melon, and Country Apple were mah jams. In my umpteenth attempt to relive my pimple-ridden, chubby-faced youth, I was able to snag some goodies of the last two scents from B&BW’s recent sale. Of course, not a single Sun-Ripened Raspberry product was in sight. Not even on their website, and the going prices for SRR stuff on eBay alone is ridiculous. The nerve of those eBay sellers to put a price on pure nostalgia!

I’ll let BasenoteBitch close it out for me: 

This is one of the aromatic idols Bath and Body Works pumped out starting circa 1996. The girl who wears this is a nubile wobbling baby deer in her new Steve Madden Slinky slides. She’s on her way to her first dance recital with approximately 800 bobby pins and glitter spray in a very tightly wound bun. Said bun is likely stopping valuable blood to the brain.

Side note: I read that and one other review from that hilarious perfume review site, and instantly bookmarked it.