Saturday, September 10, 2016

Whatever It Was Supposed To Smell Like, Bath And Body Works Bourbon Street Buttercream Anti-Bacterial Hand Gel Is Indistinct Alcohol Scent!

The Good: Seems to work, Easy to apply
The Bad: Expensive, Terrible scent
The Basics: Bath & Body Works Bourbon Street Buttercream Anti-bacterial Hand Gel is one of the worst of the line!

When it comes to Bath & Body Works Anti-Bacterial Hand Gels, I buy all of them based on the scent while in the store. The truth is, there are some that actually smell good when I open them in the store and then when I get them home and try to use them, I find myself wondering what the hell I was thinking. The Bourbon Street Buttercream Hand Gel is one such scent. About three months ago, I stocked up on Anti-Bacterial Hand Gels when they were on sale and tonight, I opened the Bourbon Street Buttercream Anti-Bacterial Hand Gel and all it smelled like was rubbing alcohol. In the bottle, on the skin, regardless, the Bath and Body Works Bourbon Street Buttercream Anti-Bacterial Hand Gel utterly disappoints.

For those unfamiliar with the phenomenon, Anti-Bacterial Hand Gels are like liquid soap. You drop a few drops of a gel onto your hands, then rub your hands together and the gel evaporates, killing bacteria on your hands. Also, it has the tendency to clean off mild amounts of dirt. It's a convenient way to clean your hands and keep them sterile while on the run or around a lot of sick people. Or when you're not around water, like when out shopping during the holidays, or when you're trying to interact with people you don't want to get sick; there are a ton of times one might want to use these!

Honestly, anti-bacterial hand gels are amazing. The more I learn about the current trend in the spread of communicable diseases, and the ridiculous anti-vaccing movement, the more I want to use them pretty much constantly. I could come up with literally a thousand places and times I've used anti-bacterial hand gels. Anti-bacterial hand gels are essentially biological weapons against bacteria that are convenient, easy to use and an essential hygine tool in America today.

Bourbon Street Buttercream scented anti-bacterial hand gel from Bath & Body Works features a scent that is homogenously alcohol. This smells as much like rubbing alcohol as a bottle of isopropyl alcohol. This 1 oz. PocketBac plastic bottle holds a fluid that smells awful and indistinct. In fact, it is so strongly and alcohol-scented that there is not even a hint of the initial scent that led me to purchase it in the first place.

Bourbon Street Buttercream anti-bacterial hand gel comes in a pocketbac bottle for $1.75, $.99 on sale. The fluid is translucent brown with tiny dark blue flecks in it. The globs don’t seem to do anything.

The bottle is an oval shape that fits in the hand rather easily. The flip-top lid makes it easy to open and close the bottle with one hand. This is especially convenient because if you believe you need to sterilize your hands, odds are you will not want to touch many things until you've done. The ability to manipulate the bottle with one hand while getting the product out is a good selling point.

The bottle recommends a dime-sized drop to sterilize one's hands. That seemed to work for me and when applying this gel.

Bourbon Street Buttercream anti-bacterial hand gel does not dry out the skin, but it does leave the hands smelling like rubbing alcohol for several minutes after using it. In the pantheon of scents, I have had none that disappeared so quickly and reverted to pure alcohol scent as the Bath & Body Works Bourbon Street Buttercream Anti-Bacterial Hand Gel!

For other Bath & Body Works anti-bacterial hand gels, please visit my reviews of:
Vanilla Berry Sorbet Anti-Bacterial Hand Gel
Fresh Sparkling Snow Anti-bacterial Gel
Fresh Lavender Anti-Bacterial Hand Gel


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