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Thursday, January 5th, 2012
2:35 pm
Wednesday, April 20th, 2011
9:53 pm
Counterfeit product?
Hi everyone! It doesn't seem like this community is very active but I've been desperately looking for somewhere to ask this question, and this seems like the best place.

I was very disappointed to find out that Bath and Body Works discontinued my favorite fragrance, Rainkissed Leaves. After being unable to find these products on their website, I bought some of the body lotion from Amazon. The bottles are pristine and bear the old style label. However, upon looking at the labeling, I realized that there was a typo on the back. The name of the fragrance was spelled "RAINKISSSED LEAVES." Immediately my suspicions were roused because this type of thing is common among counterfeit products. All 3 bottles I bought have this error on the labeling.

I paid slightly less for these bottles than I would have paid for them in the store, but not enough that would make me think twice. Also, the seller seems to have many, many more (I was able to choose from up to 20 bottles). They have a 94% positive rating.

So do you think these bottles are real? Is this an error that has occurred on real Bath and Body Works products with this fragrance before? I can post pictures if you need. Thanks!!!
Wednesday, November 24th, 2010
7:54 pm
Saturday, July 31st, 2010
6:17 pm
Hi everyone! I was at Bath & Body Works last week and got the Summer 2010 VIP Tote and in it was a Scentbug. Unfortunately, I already have one and don't have much reason to have two. So I'm selling the pink one that I got and have never opened. With it, I am selling two scented oils.

Please take a look!

Monday, July 12th, 2010
4:11 am
this community doesn't seem terribly active, but it seems like the best place to post this.

thursday afternoon i stopped in a local B&BW to buy some hand sanitizer. i ended up talking to one of the associates a bit, mentioned i'd only been in the store once before, asked if there was a tester of something, just random stuff. after talking to me about five minutes, the associate introduced herself as the store manager and requested that i fill out an application for a part time sales lead. she then scheduled an interview for this monday, and said that she wanted me "on top" for the position. i have decent retail experience (about two years between walmart, kmart, and target), but like i told her, i've been in this store all of twice and know next to nothing about the product.

does anyone have any advice? normally i do really well in interviews, but i've never interviewed for anything beyond a basic entry level job. also, what are sales leads expected to wear? it seems like everyone wears head to toe black, but should i wear dressier stuff like button down shirts, or would plain knit shirts be okay?

any and all advice would be GREATLY appreciated. : )
Thursday, June 17th, 2010
2:10 am
Semi Annual Sale check in
How is everyone doing with theirs?

We have SOLD OUT of all of our Classics shower gels yesterday morning (June 16). A lot of customers coming in later were kind of upset about that, so I was SWATing out of my butt so they didn't feel like their trip was wasted.

Our store still has a lot of hand creams and Warm Milk & Honey in the clearance bins. I also set up the 50% off hand soap table last evening. We have a ton of Orange Sapphire foaming soap to sell (still sad that they are going to be gone :( )

Do you guys still have a lot of the "You had me at 'Hello'" totes to sell? I think we are finally on our last box. I bought one the very first day and I keep going back and shopping with it, I need to stop, haha. I have spent way too much money, especially on the 22 oz jar candles, but I've heard good stories about the jar candles, so I am going to give them a try (I usually buy the 3 wick candles, but my wicks on a couple of my candles keep drowning themselves for some reason :-/).

Also, how long did the night before floorsets take you? We were there until 1am and it was being worked on since I got there earlier that afternoon (I came in at 2:30pm).

Aaand finally, have you guys bought anything from this sale?

So far, I have bought:

1 Hello, Yellow tote (obviously :-P)
2 Warm Milk & Honey pillow mists (my husband loves them!)
3 CO Bigelow Mentha Lip products
1 Caribbean Escape single bulb
1 Fresh Cotton Scentportable refills
1 22 oz Caribbean Escape jar candle (I LOVE this fragrance)
2 Orange Sapphire moisturizing hand soaps
1 Orange Sapphire foaming hand soap

Like I said, I need to stop spending money at this sale, this sale is kind of dangerous, haha
Thursday, May 27th, 2010
1:25 am
Signature Collection Men's Line
Since I really love working here and talking about it, I'd like to keep this community rolling, haha.

Not surprised the new Signature Collection men's line came out early, it has been selling pretty well in my store. How has it been selling in yours?

Also, what are your favorite fragrances in that line?

My husband and I love the Ocean. I think it smells real refreshing! I think I like the Noir second - even though it does remind me of Axe (not that Axe smells bad or anything). I really dislike the Oak, but it does seem to have a fan following in my area.

Are you guys ready for the spring Semi Annual sale? We got a few shampoos/conditioners in with very few classics stuff. We have a TON of old formula body lotion to tell. I think I read somewhere that they (corporate) are expecting a lot of those to sell during those few days they're $4.

ETA: Oh yeah, has anyone knocked over the blue water prop for the Deep Aqua table? I am surprised that no one has knocked ours over yet, I thought it would be a disaster for sure. One of the managers didn't know to change the water every week, so it wasn't looking too good for a while there, haha
Friday, April 23rd, 2010
2:22 am

So, it looks like people comment here pretty frequently, definitey reliably.  So why does no one post that much?  I can't say that I'm not to blame, but this is a great place to connect since we're all fans of bbw, we should be more active here.

So what do you think about all the new limited edition stuff?  Spring Fling?  Sweet Pea Forever?  Moonlight Magic?  (Which, do you guys know they're keeping moonlight magic until labor day, and not discontinuing it at sale as originally planned?!) And what about the summer vanillas?  Im not a coconut person but it smells really good every day in the store.  but my fave is the lemon!  it smells like cake batter and i LOVE it.  Also, anyone remember Hello Sugar?!  (same thing, new bottle.)

And what about Orange Sapphire?  I tried to wear it while at work to see what I thought about it, but I decided to not buy it.  But at my store, us SLT people are getting a 4oz candle as gratis, and I've picked the Orange Sapphire because it smells like a creamsickle in home frangrance.  But in body care it doesnt work for me.

And have you tried the new body lotions with shea butter and jojoba? It definitely feels good, but I wonder which is better now? Body lotion or the triple moisture body creams? 

Anyway, back to sale.  Are you guys excited?  My store's back room is SO full with sale merch, I hope it lasts five weeks like last time.  I'm really excited...soon I'll start my countdown.  Starts JUNE 11!!!!  And hopefully we can open an hr early, which sucks for my store bc that would be at 8am, but I just love sale.  Never expected it, but I do. 

Anyway, I'd love to hear what you guys think about the direction bbw is going.
Thursday, April 8th, 2010
11:19 am
Men's products
Discontinued! WHY?!?!?!? AUUUUUGH!!! :(
Sunday, July 26th, 2009
4:36 am
Hi, I'm new. Just got hired and starting for reals this week.

there seems to be one scent that is highly debated at my store:

Herb Garden

Most of our associates hate it. I like it (using it in my kitchen right now, and is a nice scent really) and some other associates like it but we seem to be in the vast minority.

What is everyone's opinion on Herb Garden?
Thursday, May 14th, 2009
3:04 am
Store Transfer
Hey all! I've been working for BBW for about 7 months, and I was curious about the employee transfer process. Is it easy to transfer from one BBW store to another? When should I tell my store I'm interested? It's post-mothers day and my store has just started hiring again so I figured now might be a good time to make the switch, but I won't NEED to until July.

Any comments would be appreciated!
Tuesday, February 24th, 2009
4:31 am
Does anyone remember the last time Henri Bendel candles were on sale (or if they've ever been)?

I started working at BBW at the end of October and have been patiently waiting for a good deal, but I may have to suck it up and buy Gardenia with my discount!
Sunday, January 18th, 2009
3:49 am
This post is for people who currently work for BBW. 

This thursday, I have my second interview for a sales leader position at a new store opening in march.  I went into the first interview completely unprepared.  I thought I had prepared, but I prepared wrong, missed a lot of stuff, so a lot of the questions completely caught me off guard.  I don't want that to happen again. 

Feedback from the first interview was that while I was strong on knowing the business and merch flow/ visual standards, I had opportunities in giving and receiving feedback and coaching and development (as in me coaching and developing other people).  My question is, are these things going to be relevant in the second interview?  Am I going to have to go out of my way to bring them up?  Should I bring them up?  Or will they be addressed directly in the second interview, as I'm assuming that these notes have been passed along to the new store's SM, who is the person doing the second interview.  Ack.  I'm going nuts.

Any feedback you guys have would be GREATLY appreciated. 
Thursday, January 15th, 2009
2:09 pm
I worked at BBW for a few months during the summer and decided to quit because I was starting college & my other job was giving me more hours. Its tax season and my mom is bugging me about my W2 from there. I don't remember my login information(can I even still login?) and I don't remember if I requested it to be mailed to me or what. How can I go about finding out how I'll be receiving my W2?

I called the store already and they didn't help me much.

If any of you lovely BBW employees could help me out I would appreciate it very much!
Sunday, December 21st, 2008
11:46 pm
Happy as a Peach
I just wanted to say hello and thank you to B&BW for my new fluffy lamb blanket. A very nice saleswoman went to the back of the storage room during the most hectic day at the mall and found me the last one. I have been wanting this blanket for the longest time and now I finally have one. YAY! I love Bath and Body works and would not go to any other place for my pampering needs!
Wednesday, December 17th, 2008
3:23 pm
hi favorites i have a question :)

looonnnnnnnng ago they had a scent called Believe in Love? I think that's what it is, anyway.. it was pink and smelled phenomenal. They sold it in a glass bottle with a gray nozzle. This was back in the day though.. maybe around '98-'00? Does anyone know where I can possibly find it? Or maybe they reformulated it to a new scent? :( I google.com'd the heck out of it and nada! Ahhhh it's killing me. Do yall know what I'm talking about or is it too old to even bring up? I was in there the other day and I think the Japanese Cherry Blossom smells a tiny bit like it so it sent my lil heart soaring. :) Aw it was so velvety and amazzzzzzing. :( Woo sorry for the novel girlies but I'm desperate.

Current Mood: bouncy
Tuesday, December 16th, 2008
12:54 am
Music help
Hey doesn anyone have the slightest clue where I could possible find *last* holiday season's in-store music playlists???? There was that nice mellow song I liked and couldn't hear the lyrics to & have no idea as to the title or artist...

also just wanted to say I started work today after a few months away... already had a lady ask for the 'free item' her coupon offered. I could not make her understand that SHE would choose the free item for us and bring it to the register... guh.
Wednesday, December 10th, 2008
3:57 am
Across the pond
I’m so jealous of you all. I am such a B&BW lover, but it closed down here in the UK, so I have to stock up when I go to the US, which can be expensive =( Do you know if you can order online internationally yet? =)

Current Mood: awake
Monday, December 8th, 2008
7:29 am
Holiday 1 CD.
Hey guys,
Recently we've all switched to the Holiday 2 cd. The only problem is that I like the Holiday 1 cd so much better! And the playlist for that cd was somehow lost in my store.

Do any of you have the playlist for Holiday 1, 2008? If so, can you please type it for me in the comments? I know it's long, but I will love you forever!
Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008
7:44 pm
Is anyone really, REALLY hoping for a visit from Papa Ken?!

I know Store 603 DEFINITELY is!
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