Some people are obsessed with meat (like Michael Symon, the Iron Chef with a “Got Pork?” tattoo). Other people are obsessed with murder-mystery fiction. And then there are some people like me who love pumpkins.
They come in all different sizes. Some are squat and rotund. Some are tiny and adorable. They all get my seal of approval.
I just love how you can bring them to life for Hallowe’en by carving spooky faces and designs. I enjoy toasting their seeds with salt for a healthy snack and eating multiple slices of pumpkin pie! And when I was little, my dad used to call me Pumpkin.
All signs point to awesome.
So when I heard about the Bath & Body Works Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin Shower Gel, obviously I couldn’t contain my excitement. (I’m almost sure that I squealed aloud.)
I got the travel-sized bottle and wanted to rush to take a shower even though it was only the early afternoon!
So is this fall in a shower gel? Or did it leave something to be desired? There’s only one way to find out!
Bath & Body Works Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin Shower Gel Pictures
Bath & Body Works Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin Shower Gel Ingredients
Claims: OK, but Product: TRUSTED
- √ Crisp apple
√ Spiced vanilla
X Fresh pumpkin
- Name: Bath & Body Works Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin Shower Gel
- Amount: 88 mL (3 fl. oz.) – Travel-sized
- What I Paid: 3 for $10 USD
- Where to Buy: Bath & Body Works website & Bath & Body Works stores
Bath & Body Work Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin Shower Gel Review
The fragrance is pleasant and spicy, but now here’s where the Debbie Downer comes: I was left asking, “Where’s the pumpkin?” That’s definitely a no-no when the main ingredient seems to be missing. It’s like Columbo without Peter Falk. No go!
What I detect is more reminiscent of apples and cinnamon (or nutmeg). Yes, it still smells great, but the whole reason I bought this was for the pumpkin! Big disappointment.
After getting out of the shower, a mild scent is left behind. It’s a floral that I don’t like much. It’s not a nose assault, so it’s tolerable. Just doesn’t do anything for me. Too bad that the cinnamon didn’t stick around. That would’ve been good.
The orange gel lathered up very well when I used it with my mesh sponge. And it left me feeling very clean without drying my skin. It didn’t seem to moisturize, though. But on the positive side, it also didn’t leave behind a nasty layer of film that some hydrating shower gels do.
I really like the packaging. The colour of the gel and the label on the front really make me think of pumpkins and of the fall.
The bottle has a simple, curvy silhouette that’s easy to hold even when your hands are wet. I like how there are ridges on the sides to give you a better grip. And the flip-open cap is pretty standard – works well.
Final Verdict: 6.5/10
While the product cleans and lathers well and I like the packaging, I had to dock major points from the Final Verdict score because people will want to buy this based on the fragrance name. Unfortunately, the pumpkin is M.I.A. Perhaps if Bath & Body Works brings it back next year, they’ll reformulate it.
Will you be carving a pumpkin this year? Do you have any pumpkin beauty products? Have you tried any pumpkin gels or lotions that actually smell like pumpkin?