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Do You Mix and Match Bath and Body Scents?

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I usually see gift sets galore under the tree, but I know I'm not the only one with relatives that love presenting packages all tied up with a bow. Problem is, I can never seem to make each item last the same amount of time and find myself with leftover lotions far into the New Year when soap and shower gels become ghosts of Christmas past. What do you do in this scenario?

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ranksubjugation ranksubjugation 7 years
I'm... picky? I only use Johnson's baby lotion, and I only use three different scents... others give me a headache.
oxykisses oxykisses 7 years
i tend to go for scents that go with each other typically but i try to make sure i dont pair intense smelling anything with intense something else. its either subtle or the same scent all over.
skigurl skigurl 7 years
i use whatever i see first when i grab for lotion and perfume(i have a couple of each)and while i always think they won't compliment each other (like satsuma body butter and vera wang perfume), my boyfriend always tells me i smell nice, so i'm not too worried about being super complimentaryi never used to wear anything but i try to smell nice for him cuz he always mentions it!
skigurl skigurl 7 years
i use whatever i see first when i grab for lotion and perfume (i have a couple of each) and while i always think they won't compliment each other (like satsuma body butter and vera wang perfume), my boyfriend always tells me i smell nice, so i'm not too worried about being super complimentary i never used to wear anything but i try to smell nice for him cuz he always mentions it!
98769876 98769876 7 years
The only fragrant product I use is Chanel Allure and no5. Besides that EVERYTHING is fragrance free. You experience the true scent this way. It's so lovely.
lizlee89 lizlee89 7 years
I'm a realist - I use whatever I have on hand. The only matching products I use are my Juicy Couture perfume and body lotion...
devils devils 7 years
I mix and match them. I don't usually do it on purpose. Part of it depends on whats closest to me, and part is what I feel I want to smell like at that given time :p
emalove emalove 7 years
Only if the scents are in the same "family"...most of my lotions and body washes are coconut-scented, so they all go together anyway. Oh, and I love B&B Works Brown Sugar/Fig lotion with Ralph Lauren "Hot" perfume. That's one of my favorite combos.
shoppindiva shoppindiva 7 years
the fruity smells i like to mix and match
bbns60 bbns60 7 years
I'm a whiny baby sensitive chick - so no smelly stuff for me!!
AmberHoney AmberHoney 7 years
Traditional and complement - whichever I'm in the mood for. Leftovers, if not too girly, I give a little for the dogger after his bath. Hubby loves the smell and Raider is the talk of the neighborhood. ;)
ashopaholic ashopaholic 7 years
I try to complement the scents rather then layering the same one over. But lately I'm just using up all the stuff that I have accumulated over the last two years so I'm a scent mess.
bailaoragaditana bailaoragaditana 7 years
Everything has to match. I'm kind of OCD about that.
loopymoi loopymoi 7 years
I grab whatever. Sometimes its better you create your own unique scent, well thats what I read somewhere.
bella22 bella22 7 years
I'm allergic to most scents!! It's so crappy I would love to wear all of the nice smelling products out there :(
Cappie Cappie 7 years
I'm frugal. When I run out of complementary shower gel, I use the remaining lotion on my hands throughout the day.
DarlingDA DarlingDA 7 years
I like mixing complementary scents, like I have gingerbread shower gel and peppermint body lotion - since both smell spicy, I figure I'm good!
angelle321 angelle321 7 years
I'm a person who chooses my bath and body stuff totally based on what I'm in the mood for. If I feel like it I might match, or complement, or not.
MOMto2Kitties MOMto2Kitties 7 years
I have found that a fragrance lasts much longer when I also put the same type scented body lotion on my lower arms, from elbow to wrist.
genxjules genxjules 7 years
My tolietries are very granola - no parabens or SLS so they tend to be unscented. Which is good when I do wear perfume - it doesn't conflict.
brittanyk brittanyk 7 years
I mix up everything. If I have it I use it. It just makes sense to me. For the most part, if I use a scented body wash and a scented lotion that are different you can't tell because the lotion generally cancels out the smell of the body wash, which isn't that strong usually.
aimeeb aimeeb 7 years
I like to mix it up!
aimeeb aimeeb 7 years
I like to mix it up!
Dana18 Dana18 7 years
I usually stick with thew same scent. My bath gel is never very strong , so I can so with another scent if I feel like it.
krae85 krae85 7 years
only if complimentary. I won't pair cucumber with raspberry.
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