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Bath & Body Works Sun-Ripened Raspberry Fine Fragrance Mist (1996/2016) {Perfume Review & Musings} - The Scented Salamander: Perfume & Beauty Blog & Webzine

Sun-Ripened Raspberry Fine Fragrance Mist by Bath & Body Works ≈ Perfume Review & Musings

I have been setting my nose to the incandescent Tabu by Dana whose presence is so strong it feels afterwards as if its mossy, dark and sexual base is lurking everywhere. It's part phantom impression and part fact . This base of its - or a similar aura - is reproduced in many fragrance products albeit in much smaller doses. What is the link between Sun-Ripened Raspberry by Bath and Body Works (1996) and Tabu by Dana (1932) ? A priori none, except that there, in Raspberry ripened under the sun, lurks much of the same idea about odoriferous femininity: it smells borderline foul, not because the scent is overloaded with raspberry fruit or jam, but because it was made in such a way as to contain its own paradox : the scent of decay, the scent of garbage and good-byes - in a good way...

My attention turned to this fragrance mist when I heard that it was an olfactory icon of the 1990s for many Americans. So much so that the brand re-issued it recently along a collection of 90s hits in the Flashback Fragrances; but Raspberry under the sun is special; it's almost universally lauded.