Bath and Body Works’ Best Fragrance Yet

I’ve been a loyal BBW customer for years, but while I would browse through the floral and fruity perfumes, my mind would always go to a certain candle, called Mahogany Teakwood. That’s what I always wanted to smell like: woody, musky, and androgynous, rather than the typical sugary sweetness of many of their fragrances. But sadly, that one scent wasn’t offered as a fragrance, just as a candle. So I would sigh longingly and just buy something else, wishing the whole time that they would just make that candle into a body mist for pete’s sake. And apparently I wasn’t the only one who was obsessed with that candle’s unique scent: due to customer requests, BBW decided this summer to release Mahogany Teakwood as a fragrance at long last!


When I found this, I wasn’t initially aware that BBW had finally released Mahogany Teakwood in fragrance form. I was checking out some Eucalyptus Spearmint perfumes ( another great scent) when I saw the display of these, sitting seductively by the register. I heard the angels singing as I bought four bottles, as excited as a kid in a candy store. Guys…this is my new favorite fragrance, and I’ll tell you why.

It’s different. It’s unique. It’s not what most women smell like; it’s actually marketed as a unisex scent, and I agree wholeheartedly with that description. It’s very masculine. But as someone who prefers men’s colognes over generic women’s scents, this one is a gem. It opens with a very clean, fresh scent, almost soapy, and then it mellows into a woody, piney, musky middle, highlighted with lavender and geranium. The base is pure mahogany balanced with musk. It’s unlike anything BBW has come out with in the past, but it’s a much more magnetic scent than anything I’ve owned by them before. Every time I wear Mahogany Teakwood, I get stopped and people ask to smell me. Seriously. Two women told me I smelled like a sexy man; someone described the scent as comforting, while another called it the perfect unisex perfume. And I agree. This is scent for someone who’s not afraid to be a little gender-bending and a little mysterious; it’s a sexy scent but not in an obnoxious way. In a word, it’s perfect.