Bath&BodyWorks Rainkissed Leaves Shower Gel Review

 Bath&BodyWorks Rainkissed Leaves is a "crisp scent inspired by lush green leaves refreshed by cool summer rain". This scent is a blend of Crisp Watercress, Lush Muguet, Transparent Woods, and Fresh Raindrops. Rainkissed Leaves has been discontinued in store for a couple years but is still available on line in 5 products. This scent can also be bought during Bath&BodyWorks semi annual sale. That's when I bought my full size 10fl oz (295ml) bottle, I paid only $3 for it, it would normally run $11. This discontinued shower gel has has the old formula, which Bath&BodyWorks called "the world's best daily luxury". These shower gels are formulated to "provide the ultimate shower experience, pampering you with a luxurious lather of moisturizing aloe vera and nourishing oils, it gently cleanses, softens, and fragrances your skin". Bath&BodyWorks is a PETA award winning, cruelty free brand (whether or not an award from PETA is a good or bad thing is up to you). All Bath&BodyWorks products are made in America.
 Just like all Bath&BodyWorks Signature Collection shower gels, Rainkissed Leaves comes in a recyclable, clear, hourglass shaped, plastic bottle topped off with a silver pop up cap. I love how rarely Bath&BodyWorks dispensers clog or gum up and be gross. Rainkissed Leaves has a simple yet appealing label. A very realistic green leaf is lightly sprinkled with water droplets. The green background adds a lot of depth. The name of the scent is written in white lower case letters. The back label features a product and scent description, a full ingredient list, and a little bit of company info.
 Rainkissed Leaves is a very soft scent, let me list out the notes:

Top Notes: Fresh Cut Grass, Morning Dew, Summer Rain, Crushed Green Leaves, Sparkling Grapefruit
Mid Notes: Lush Muguet, Bright Peony, Crisp Watercress, Pink Jasmine
Dry Notes: Musk Captive, Super Hedione, Fresh Transparent Woods

Rainkissed Leaves is very light and smells pretty natural. I'd call this scent unisex, I could see my boyfriend liking this scent and using it. Rainkissed Leaves smells like a mix of fresh cut grass, raked leaves, and dew. I don't know how Bath&BodyWorks managed to capture these scents and make them into a shower gel, but I really like it. This is such a clean, green, refreshing scent. This scent is all vegetation, no fruit or floral notes seem to be present, even if they're listed. This scent is really refreshing in the bath, but it's so light that it barely lingers for more than a few seconds, its gone by the time you're done bathing.
 Rainkissed Leaves is a light green gel. Though Bath&BodyWorks says that their shower gel formula is "super charged with benefits", I don't think they're really all that special. Don't get me wrong, I really like B&BW Shower Gels, they just aren't miraculous like the brand makes them sound. Bath&BodyWorks is just a little bit over enthusiastic. These shower gels lather super well, they're so bubbly! Its fun. I don't find this shower gel drying or hydrating, it just smells good and keeps me clean, that's really all I ask for.

I like Bath&BodyWorks' Rainkissed Leaves. It's not what I expected, but that's ok because it's great just the way it is. This scent is green, fresh, and as realistic as the label's artwork. This is one of Bath&BodyWorks rare unisex scents. Rainkissed Leaves is so light, I don't think layering it would help it's longevity. I can kinda see why this scent was discontinuing. Bath&BodyWorks caters to a young, girly demographic and this scent is pretty gender neutral. I think they should squeeze Rainkissed Leaves into their Men's line, just under a different name. I might repurchase this shower gel during the next Semi Annual Sale in late January, I'm not sure yet. Check this scent out if you like leafy green, light scents or maybe pick it up for your boyfriend. 


Ingredients: 
Water, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, TEA Lauryl Sulfate, Lauramidopropyl Betaine, Oleth-10, Fragrance, Aloe, Sodium PCA, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sodium Chloride, PEG 40, Castor Oil, Polyquaternium 7, PEG 6 Caprylic/Capric Glycerides, Triethanolamine, Hydroxypropyl Methycellulose, PEG 20 Sorbitan Laurate, Polysorbate 20, PEG 150 Pentaerythriyl Tetrastearate, PGG 12 Buteth 16, Dipropylene Glycol, Propylene Glycol, Triethylene Glycol, Tetrasodium EDTA, Citric Acid, BHT, Benzyl Alcohol, Methylchloroisothiazoleone, Methylislthiaolinone, Benzyl Saliclyate, Limonene, Hexyl Cinnimal, Yellow 5, Blue 1, Yellow 6

2 comments

  1. Nice review. Bath & Body Works have some of the best products.

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