These Are the Most Popular Fragrances at Bath and Body Works

So many classics.

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Bath and Body Works is a fragrance favorite for good reason. It's the go-to brand for affordable body and home scents that never disappoint. Their range of classics might remind you of middle school, when you could carry the scent of green apple like nobody's business. I'm all for that kind of nostalgia when it comes to beauty and self-care. After all, a signature scent is supposed to celebrate you in all your glory. But with so many scents to choose from, it's easy to get lost in the, erm, cherry blossoms. If you haven't looked at the Bath and Body Works selection in a decade or more, it's time to revisit the brand's best scents.

Bath and Body Works comes out with new scents every season, while still paying tribute to the tried and true classics. This beauty brand knows how to keep customers happy by offering retired fragrances (we're looking at you Cucumber Melon and Pink Chiffon) for discounted prices online. Check out the retired fragrance tab to hunt down your long lost love. Or, peruse the brand's customer favorites page to discover a new fragrance obsession.

Keep scrolling for a look at the classic Bath & Body Work scents that we’ll never get tired of spritizing.

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Most Versatile Scent: Japanese Cherry Blossom

Japanese cherry blossom shower gel
Bath and Body Works Japanese Cherry Blossom Shower Gel $14

What happens when you combine sugary fruit and florals? A fresh blend of Japanese cherry blossoms, crisp pears, mimosa petals, and sweet sandalwood makes Japanese Cherry Blossom tropical and refreshing.

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Best Clean Scent: Gingham

gingham hand soap
Bath and Body Works Gingham Gentle Foaming Hand Soap $8

This scent was inspired by positive thinking, authenticity, and optimism. A floral blend of blue freesia, clementine, and violet petals makes the Gingham collection a tart floral with crisp citrus notes.

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Most Decadent Scent: A Thousand Wishes

a thousand wishes body mist
Bath and Body Works A Thousand Wishes Fine Fragrance Mist $16

If you're craving a decadent and warm scent, A Thousand Wishes might do the trick. A festive blend of pink Prosecco, sparkling quince, crystal peonies, gilded amber and amaretto crème will have you smelling like dessert.

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Best Floral Scent: Perfect Peony

perfect peony body lotion
Bath and Body Works Perfect Peony $14

Floral scents can be cloying, but not this one. The popular fragrance contains a mix of peony, natural apple oil, and vanilla sandalwood for a light, fruity scent with a touch of sweetness.

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Most Classic Scent: Rose

rose perfume
Bath and Body Works Rose Eau de Parfum $40

Rose is a total crowd pleaser, with customers reporting this fragrance makes you smell like a rose garden. The scent is a playful blend of rose water, jasmine, and creamy musk.

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Best Understated Floral: Night Blooming Jasmine

night blooming jasmine lotion
Bath and Body Works Night Blooming Jasmine Ultra Shea Body Cream $14

Understated, simple, and classic. If you were a fan of Lovely Dreamer, you need to try Night Blooming Jasmine stat for a soft blend of jasmine, apple blossom, and musk.

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Best Spring Scent: Rose Water & Ivy

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Bath and Body Works Rose Water & Ivy Wallflowers Home Fragrance Refill $8

If you love Rose, try its sister-scent Rose Water & Ivy for a lighter, greener take on the classic floral. This scent is fresh blend of soft rose petals, rain-kissed ivy and buttery sandalwood. It's perfect for scenting an entire room without being overpowering.

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Most Earthy Scent: In the Stars

In the stars fragrance mist
Bath and Body Works In the Stars Fine Fragrance Mist $15

A sparkling blend of starflower, white agarwood, and sandalwood gives In the Stars a celestial vibe. Resinous agarwood is frequently used in incense and its smell will definitely trigger your namaste.

09 of 16

Best Sweet Floral: Cactus Blossom

cactus blossom candle
Bath and Body Works Cactus Blossom 3-Wick Candle $25

If you're craving a subtle floral with rich undertones, Cactus Blossom is worth a try. A sweet blend of cactus blossom petals, coconut, and vanilla makes this scent more fresh that sugary.

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Best Vacation Scent: At the Beach

at the beach shower gel
Bath and Body Works At the Beach $13

Cool and breezy, At the Beach will give you summer feels all year long. A refreshing blend of white frangipani and bergamot waters balances notes of toasted coconut. The ideal vacation scent.

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Most Tropical Scent: Hello Beautiful

hello beautiful fragrance mist
Bath and Body Works Hello Beautiful Fine Fragrance Mist $15

If you're chasing a strong floral, Hello Beautiful delivers. A petal-perfect blend of white gardenia, jasmine petals, and magnolia blossom makes this scent ultra romantic.

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Best Woodsy Scent: Mahogany Teakwood

mahogany teakwood room spray
Bath and Body Works Mahogany Teakwood Concentrated Room Spray $9

If woodsy, earthy fragrances are more your thing, try Mahogany Teakwood. This is a rich, earthy mix of mahogany, black teakwood, and dark oak that will have your house smelling like an old library.

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Most Festive Scent: Champagne Toast

champagne toast fragrance mist
Bath and Body Work Champagne Toast Fine Fragrance Mist $17

A fruity, champagne-tinged fragrance is worth celebrating. This is a great special occasion option, with festive sparkling berries and juicy tangerine balancing out notes of champagne. We'll toast to that.

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Best Nighttime Scent: Lavender Vanilla

lavender vanilla body wash
Bath and Body Works Lavender Vanilla Body Wash and Foam Bath $14

What's better for unwinding before bed than a hefty dose of lavender? This Bath and Body Works best-seller contains lavender oil for some soothing aromatherapy and vanilla absolute for a touch of sweetness that helps you unwind.

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Most Stress-Relieving Scent: Eucalyptus Spearmint

eucalyptus spearmint body cream
Bath and Body Works Eucalyptus Spearmint Body Cream $16

Start your day with an invigorating shot of eucalyptus and spearmint oil. This stress-relieving fragrance "clears the mind" and "soothes and uplifts." Use the body cream version for an experience that lasts all day.

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Best Night-Out Scent: Into the Night

into the night fine fragrance mist
Bath and Body Works Into the Night Fine Fragrance Mist $16

Some fragrances are for you and some are for other people, but Into the Night is the ideal blend of both. Berries, midnight jasmine, and amber combine for an alluring, feminine, dark floral.

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