Bath & Body Works Japanese Cherry Blossom Body Lotion – Review

Bath & Body Works Japanese Cherry Blossom Body Lotion – Review

Tuesday, February 19, 2013 Sara Hassan , 12 Comments

Looking for something to keep you moisturized all year long?

Bath & Body Works Japanese Cherry Blossom Body Lotion
Our exclusive Signature Body Lotion formula, fortified with powerful ingredients like super conditioning Shea Butter, fast absorbing Jojoba Oil and protective Vitamin E, hydrates skin with moisture that lasts all day. Our non-greasy formula absorbs quickly and completely to leave skin feeling incredibly soft, smooth and nourished, making it the perfect daily moisturizer.

  • Our exclusive, award-winning Japanese Cherry Blossom fragrance is a seductive and mysterious floral scent, inspired by the exotic gardens of Japan
  • Key fragrance notes: Japanese Cherry Blossom, Asian Pear, Kyoto Rose, Mimosa Petals, Himalayan Cedarwood
  • Winner of 2010 Glammy Award for Best Body Product sold in Department and Specialty Stores
Bath & Body Works Japanese Cherry Blossom Body Lotion
Bath & Body Works Japanese Cherry Blossom Body Lotion

My thoughts
Let me begin by saying that I am truly astounded to have stumbled across this exceptionally sui generis scent – very exotic and oriental. In all honesty, this is not the kind of scent I would normally choose to wear but it grows on you once you start enjoying the mysterious and alluring blend of floral, spicy and fruity aromas.  In my opinion, the scent symbolizes unparalleled sophistication.

At first, it might come out as being strong or heady with woody and fruity scents being very prominent – I can smell pear and apple I swear—but once applied to the skin, it tones down a bit and as you progress towards the heart (mid notes), you can easily pick out the floral and musky aroma and interestingly it gets vanillic and oriental in the end (base notes). Also, the scent lingers for quite some time which is excellent.

The moisturizer itself isn’t as remarkable as the scent; I would say it’s pretty decent. It’s not very hydrating and so I believe it wouldn’t protect your skin in harsh winter. For a city like Karachi where we have little winter – almost non-existent in my opinion; I mean come on, I wore my sweater for like two days – this product serves well. I also see myself using it frequently in summer. I like to apply this on my arms and hands mostly. I am glad I don’t have to put up with any greasy feeling on application; it absorbs fairly quickly. Overall, it’s good and I am going to purchase another one of this when I run out.

You might like it if…
  • You’re looking for a light moisturizer that can be worn all year round
  • You are drawn towards the exotic and oriental scent
  • You expect it to be quick absorbing
You might not like it if…
  • You think the scent is too strong for your liking
  • You expect it to be intensely hydrating
  • You find it pricey
My rating 

Bath & Body Works Japanese Cherry Blossom Body Lotion is priced PKR 1950 for 236ml and PKR 950 for 88ml and can be purchased online from DnD Accessories.

What do you think about it? Have you tried it?

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  1. Classic BBW! This used to be one of my faves :)

  2. I have used Dancing Waters by Bath & Body Works and I love it. True that it's not very hydrating but it's nice for people like me with dry skin who need to moisturise more than others even during summers and yet it's not greasy. It has a very faint refreshing scent and isn't overwhelming at all. I'd do a review on it and I'm looking forward to try this now because I love your description about its scent! :D

    1. Thanks for sharing Jadirah. I must check out Dancing Waters now. :) xx

  3. B&B Works <3 My favorite .... Japness Cherry Blossom has such pleasent smell plus quick absorbing quality makes it my favorite to go body moisturiser <3xx

  4. i dont like B&BW..their fragrances are good though! Good review as always:)

  5. OMG! I just noticed the price in Pakistan! I remeber getting this for 4 dollars!!

  6. If the Cherry Blossom fragrance is anything like The Body Shop's, I'm sold! :)
    Sarah, I do have a query: When we order from international online stores that deliver (cosmetics, clothes, accessories), does the delivery arrive directly at our address? I was under the impression that personal use items are not charged with Customs - it's only the bulk or something. Please let me know.
    Also, if you can update your online shopping blog post with some new names that you might have found out, it'll be great. Thanks! Keep up the wonderful work.

    1. Bia, please email your query to We can discuss about it there.

    2. Thanks, Sarah! :) Just dropped a message.

  7. I have this too!:) will review it soon. xx


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