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How You Can Tell It’s the Holiday Season at My House

I switched from “all season” Bath and Body Works products to Twisted Peppermint, which smells¬†exactly like candy canes and is therefore just plain weird at other times of the year. I’ve also been listening to John Denver and The Muppets. And The Muppet’s A Red and Green Christmas. And the soundtrack to A Muppet Christmas Carol. Because nothing puts you in the holiday mood like The Muppets. Yes, it’s a little early – I usually wait until December 1 before succumbing to the season. But it’s been a rough couple months, and sometimes we need to soothe ourselves in...

It’s Not the Holidays Without Bath and Body Works’ Twisted Peppermint

December 1 – the day I switch on the twinkle¬†lights and start playing Christmas Carols. Also the day I switch from whatever Bath and Body Works scent I’ve been using all fall to my holiday favourite – Twisted Peppermint. Twisted Peppermint has been a tradition for six or seven years now, ever since the Christmas that my Sister of the Traveling Chocolate gave me a bottle of body lotion and a travel size of the antibacterial moisturizer. I only use them one month a year, so I’m still working through those same two bottles. Not only does the delicious...

Is There a 12-Step Program for Bath and Body Works Addiction?

There are certain types of shops that I’m not allowed to enter unsupervised. Bookstores, of course – I have absolutely no resistance to shiny new books, despite the fact that I’ve got a year’s worth of unread tomes already in the house… and I read 150 books a year. Bath and Body Works is the other. That place is my kryptonite. When I walk into a Bath and Body Works, it’s like time slows down. I drift from display to display, overwhelmed by the soft glow of light shining through a rainbow assortment of shower gels. And the scents…...