Bath & Body Works Semi Annual Sale, June 2012
Hey sports fans! It’s that time of season again: SEMI ANNUAL SALE AT BATH & BODY WORKS!!
As many folks have noticed, this past Winter Semi-Annual Sale was a gigantic snorefest. The only things worth coming in for were the 50% off holiday gift sets. As far as discontinued fragrances go, long-time Bath & Body Works fans got hit hard and low: Cucumber Melon made its final exit from store shelves. Even if it is always available online, it was a very, very somber occasion for shoppers and employees alike.
This sale, however, proves to be very exciting! Here’s some of the things you can look forward to starting today (June 13th) until July 8th, 2012! I’ll keep this list updated as the sale rolls on!
NEW UPDATE!!! C.O. Bigelow facial care products are HALF OFF! This includes the green “normal to dry” cleanser, toner and moisturizer, the blue “normal to oily” cleanser, toner and moisturizer, the Power Berry mask and night cream, and the rice microdermabrasion scrub. Pomegranate Lemon is also on the way out, so load up on some cheap splash, shower cream and body butter!!
Still sad about Cucumber Melon? Well cry no more! It’s BACK, with a whole slew of recently discontinued fragrances which have been requested by customers! This is why I always, always tell customers to call the CS line and let them know how much they love a fragrance: If HR doesn’t know, they’ll never have a snowball’s chance of being seen again. So kudos to all the fragrance fans who wrote and called in – this is your work!
The select encore fragrances include Butterfly Flower, Wild Honeysuckle, Velvet Tuberose, Mango Mandarin, Dancing Waters, Rainkissed Leaves, Enchanted Orchid and, of course, Cucumber Melon. Items highlighted in red are NOT part of the regular online stock, so hurry in and stock up while you have a chance!
One catch: Only shower gels and lotions were rolled out to stores. No splashes. Boo-urns!
The wizards at Bath & Body Works are tinkering with the formula of their Signature Collection shower gels, to make them more rich and moisturizing than before. The new formula is slated to release in July. This means that all existing stock will need to be moved out of the stores and warehouses. Rather than hang on to them until the Winter Sale, we’re moving them out starting today,
at $4 a pop. Travel shower gels are also on sale, at $2 per item. Load up, folks!
UPDATE June 20, 2012 Signature Collection Shower gels are now $3 each! Travel sizes are 75% off, at $1.25 each!
Here is the part I hate reporting the most: the Signature Collection fragrances to be cut from the shelves. There’s always something that makes me cringe and sigh and flail. If you’re a fan of Black Raspberry Vanilla, Into the Wild, Black Amethyst, or Forever Sunshine, stock up now, because they will no longer be on store shelves after sale. These fragrances are starting at 50% off.
This sale is also bringing the discontinuation of Classic from the Men’s collection. This one is headed into the sale at a quick 75% off, including colognes!
Island Escapes collections are headed out the door, starting at a whopping 75% off! These items will NOT stick around for long, so if you’re a fan of Aruba Coconut, Bali Mango, Rio Rumberry, Wild Apple Daffodil, Wildberry Tulip, or Wild Citrus Sunflower, get in the stores quick!
Items from the Summer Vanillas collection, which were brought back for a limited time earlier in the Spring, will also be a hip 75% off at the sale. This will include mostly shower gels and lotions in the Lemon, Berry and Apricot varieties.
UPDATED INFO::: Wild Garden fragrances (Wild Apple Daffodil, Wild Citrus Sunflower, Wild Berry Tulip) WERE to be introduced at 75% off, but HR sent a last-minute change – these are just ringing at 50%. Our store was still honoring the original 75% mark-down. Just pay attention to where they’re placed: If the bulk of these fragrances are on a 50% table, don’t be surprised if they don’t override the price. If the bulk of these fragrances are on a 75% off table, however, ask an associate to confirm the price.
Select varieties of Pocketbac and Pocketbac Clips will be coming in at 50% off!
Old, favourite hand soap favourites will be returning for a limited time in deep cleansing and gentle foaming varieties. These will include Moonlight Path, Cherry Blossom, Tropical Papaya, Rainkissed Leaves, and Wild Honeysuckle.
Wild Fusions soaps are starting the sale at $3 a pop, including Strawberry Basil, Wildberry Dahlia, Raspberry Pink Peony, Peach Cilantro, and Apple Lavender. Select varieties of Fresh Picked soaps are also starting at $3, including Peach, Raspberry, and Cherry. Finally, White Citrus and Cucumber Melon are making their store exit at the same price.
If you were a fan of the hand sanitizer sprays, rejoice! They’re back on the floor at $3 per bottle! These slim little guys are perfect for purses or even pockets!
Twilight Woods and Midnight Pomegranate hand soaps may also be available, at 75% off, along with other varieties seen at the last Semi Annual Sale.
Bigelow Lip Tints and Liplicious Honey lip balms are entering the sale at $3 per item. Other varities may also be available – I will update this as I find more.
Not particularly lip related, but fitting in with a glossy, shimmery vibe: Shimmer Body Creams are on sale for 50% off! I really dig these!
As always, 2-pack Wallflower Refill boxes will be lounging around the tables, starting at $6 a box. Your standard fare will be included in this (Fresh Linen, Japanese Cherry Blossom, etc).
In addition to 2-packs, select seasonal candles will be on clearance. Variety will vary from store to store, based on supply and demand in your area, but some fragrances you can expect to find are Spring, Pink Tulip, Aloha Vanilla, Tiki Beach, Pineapple Punch, Drenched Apple Flower, Paradise Daquiri, Orchard Peach, Seaside Escape, Blackberry Grapefruit, Wild Strawberry, and more!
Old favourites such as White Citrus, Coconut Lime Verbena, Carribean Salsa, and Pomegrante Lemonade will be on the floor in 14.5oz three-wick varities, starting at $10 per candle.
Select fragrances of single Wallflower bulbs and Scentportables will be starting at $3 a pop.