Bath and Body Works Vanilla Bean Noel

Every few weeks or so, I like to pretend that I am not addicted to caffeine. I attempt to prove to myself that I do not need caffeine by switching my Starbucks order to the coffee-free vanilla bean frappachino. This delicious concoction is the only good thing about those foolish uncaffeinated days. Bath and Body Works Vanilla Bean Noel comes very close to the smell of my beloved vanilla bean frappachino. Curiously, Vanilla Bean Noel does not actually smell much like vanilla, which has a somewhat darker fragrance. Instead, Vanilla Bean Noel smells like white chocolate. I know that you’re supposed to outgrow the unsophisticated white chocolate in favor of dark chocolate with at least 70% cacao, but I must confess that I never did. I still enjoy the ultra-sweet, trashy charm of white chocolate (although my teeth do not). Besides, Vanilla Bean Noel is a Christmas limited edition, and aren’t the holidays supposed to bring out your inner child? So I’m told, anyway. For better or for worse, my inner child is not particularly inner.

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4 thoughts on “Bath and Body Works Vanilla Bean Noel

  1. Haha! I don’t like coffee, but get teased by my more sophisticated (aka posy) friends about liking white chocolate best, and hating the bitter taste of those high cocoa ones, of which you are meant to ration yourself to two squares a day for optimum nutrition. Me, I want my Milky Bar (you may wish to google this) and lots of it! Moreover, vanilla is my favourite perfumery note (and Vanilla Mutton an erstwhile nickname), so this quite literally has my name on it, though it may not be available over here.

  2. Now, I lurve me some dark chocolate, and you can pretty much KEEP the milk stuff – except maybe for Almond Joys.

    But I rather like the hand soap of Vanilla Bean Noel.

    Adored the Slatkin “Winter” candle they had last year: bought four. FOUR. If they’d had it in liquid form, I’d have bought that too.

    1. I also got the body wash of Vanilla Bean Noel, and liked it a lot. The bubble bath smelled great, too. I’ll have to look into the B&BW candles, now that I am no longer in a dorm that forbids them!

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