10 Discontinued Bath & Body Works Products Shoppers Missed
Founded in 1990 in New Albany, Ohio, Bath & Body Works spent the next few decades winning fans with addictively smelling lotions, potions, candles and other personal care products. Favorite flavors like Sweet Pea and Cucumber Melon became instant hits and are still flying off the shelves. Other favorites, however, didn’t fare as well.
Although dozens of the chain’s products inspire deep nostalgia for the ’90s and beyond, like many things in the retail world, they’ve been discontinued. Heartbroken fans of scents like Butterfly Flower and Juniper Breeze may find some hope in the fact that the brand’s biannual sales are famous for offering limited-time releases of discontinued favourites. And a little research yields a small treasure trove of favorites stored on eBay and Amazon. But in most cases, buyers are out of luck.
For a trip down memory lane, we’ve compiled a list of the 10 most popular Bath & Body Works offerings that, sadly, are no longer on the shelves.
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Launched in 2009, Velvet Tuberose was the subject of a Change.org petition in 2014 to bring the scent back. “I was devastated to learn that Bath & Body Works has permanently retired its Velvet Tuberose fragrance line, and as I started to spread the word I noticed other people liked the scent and wanted to pick it up too,” wrote Melanie Wood, author of the petition. She even begged the company to bring it back briefly so fans could stock up.
Unfortunately, the petition only received 28 supporters, and this musky scent remains discontinued.
The end of the line of this rosy-cheeked fragrance marked the end of a larger era. The brand had, for a few years, run with the Ohio farmland theme (in homage to the rolling fields that surround their headquarters) with a Heartland rangewith plaid prints and rustic baskets accenting their fresh-picked scents of the day.
Country Apple may not have smelled like real apples (the scent was based on notes of McIntosh apple, apple blossom and lily of the valley), like the YouTuber beauty product queen of geeky girls explains, but it was no less sweet. The scent was resurrected in at least one short-lived 2022 promotion, but it’s no longer available regularly.
This fragrance with notes of juniper leaves, green apple and dew-covered musk is one of the brand’s favourites. Yes, you can still find it on the internet, but it is indeed officially retired from service in Bath & Body Works stores and online.
In a fun TikTok video, user @thegirlnamedkyle mourns the loss of the perfume and says current store employees don’t know. “I feel really old and also sad that there are generations of people who won’t know what does the juniper breeze look like.”
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This range of sparkling products was aimed at the young customers of the store, illuminated with glitter, colors, and gourmet scents like Mega Mint Chip, Charmin’ Cherry, Sassy Strawberry and Goodness Grapeness, according to Nylon. While roll-on glitter was perhaps the favorite of the bunch, the collection also offered lip gloss, shower gel, body splash and glitter spray hair gel.
“I vaguely remember getting a lot of Blazin’ Blueberry items for a one year anniversary. If I remember correctly, it was a blurry blue glitter bag who came filled with these products. Glorious. I was in heaven”, laments the editor youdontknowjacques.
Art Stuff has long since been discontinued, however, according to Nylonsome of her items were resurrected briefly for the holidays in 2019 in the Land of Sweets collection.
Sometimes we wonder why so many great ideas get left in the dust – Shower in a Bottle, we’re looking at you. This handy no-rinse foaming cleanser felt like dry shampoo for your body; not a substitute for a full shower, but a great way to lather up and wipe down sweaty pits and dirty hands after a workout or any messy business.
In 2018, The Daily Beast called him “the best thing to do to a real shower.” At the time, the writer, who tested the product, explained, “It’s super light, it doesn’t stick at all (I’ve tried similar products that kind of leave a feeling sticky), and it doesn’t take much to make it work.”
Fans are clamoring for the return of this delicious favorite, but to no avail. The products can still be found on eBay and elsewhere, but the brand dropped mouth-watering Coco Shea fragrances, including the beloved Honey and Coconut, in 2018, sparking a storm of dissent on social media sites.
“Coco Shea Honey, RIP. I loved this line. We will miss you forever. wildflower honey [sadly also no longer available] is close in flavor, but not the same in formulation,” lamented Redditor tootsierollmidgie.
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This fruity floral, discontinued in 2013, is another all-time favorite, evoking “the sweet scent of wild Anjou pears and juicy berries on a bed of pure musk,” according to the packaging. Redditor AstronomyLuver described it as “a crisp, clean, fresh, bright and delicious fragrance. Perfect for a nice warm spring day with a breeze.”
Unfortunately, it wasn’t durable enough to be part of the brand’s current inventory. It was however brought back in 2015 and 2019 as part of a 90s fragrance revival.
Also an all-time favourite, this scent that combines clean white tea and spicy ginger was launched in the 1990s, discontinued, and then brought back for a limited time as part of the company. Promotion of Flashback perfume. “Oh my God, what i wouldn’t give for White Tea Ginger Body Cream,” laments Redditor leye-zuh. It seems that the perfume could have been replaced by the current White Tea & Sage line.
Not to be confused with the Butterfly Company’s current offering, this complicated floral fragrance was launched in 2009. According to Fragrantica’s Helpful Archive, the scented body care collection “was inspired by nature and natural shades and feminine interplay of butterflies in a spring garden bathed in sunlight. The fragrance is dominated by floral notes of French mimosa petals, Asian syringa flower, mandarin and orchid.”
Reddit user Gduoly says Wild Honeysuckle’s current scent is comparable, but if you’re a die-hard Butterfly Flower fan, “you can try perfume oil dupe with a Google search. There are also a lot of dupes on Etsy,” they explain.
This lush range offered deep cleansing and nourishing soap formulas that broke hearts right out of the store. “Kitchen Lemon Luxury Creamy Soap was the the best soap i have ever used“, explains Redditor DreamerUnwokenFool. Other rich scents included Peach Bellini and Warm Vanilla Sugar, both of which are currently available in other products, including gel and foaming hand soaps.