Bath & Body Works Warm Vanilla Sugar Fragrance Mist Review & Pictures

Bath & Body Works Warm Vanilla Sugar Fragrance Mist Pictures & Review smallerVanilla is a scent that I’ve been drawn to ever since I was a little girl.

There’s something comforting about it, and I love how it can blend with so many other scents to create a creamier version.

And when it’s paired with tart fruit scents, it softens the sharpness to make it cuddly and pleasant.

For a while, I’ve been wanting to try the Bath & Body Works Warm Vanilla Sugar Fragrance Mist. A co-worker was sweet enough to surprise me with this about a year ago.

Bath & Body Works Warm Vanilla Sugar Fragrance Mist Pictures

Bath & Body Works Warm Vanilla Sugar Fragrance Mist Pictures & Review

Bath and Body Works Warm Vanilla Sugar Fragrance Mist Review & Pictures

Bath & Body Works Warm Vanilla Sugar Fragrance Mist Review & Pictures


Vanilla absolute infused with basmati rice water
Sweet, creamy sandalwood
? Basmati rice water

Key Notes

  • Name: Bath & Body Works Warm Vanilla Sugar Fragrance Mist
  • Amount: 236 mL (8 fl. oz.)
  • What I Paid: Nothing! (A co-worker bought this for me as a gift.)
  • Where to Buy: Looks like these old fragrance mist bottles are being replaced by the fine fragrance mist bottles. You can get the new version at the Bath & Body Works stores & the Bath & Body Works website

Bath & Body Works Warm Vanilla Sugar Fragrance Mist Review


The Bath & Body Works Warm Vanilla Sugar Fragrance Mist is what I would describe as the fragrance equivalent of a warm, cozy blanket that Linus would want to tote around all day.

It has an earthier kind of vanilla scent than I typically wear. (Whenever I sport vanilla, it’s usually more candy-esque and sugary sweet.) Warm Vanilla Sugar, however, smells purer.

Bath & Body Works claims that it smells like basmati rice water, but since I’m not sure exactly what that smells like, I can’t verify that claim.

As for the sandalwood, it’s definitely there – I think this is what gives the overall fragrance a more natural smell that’s warm.

I appreciated how the scent wasn’t really strong and that it’s what can be called a ‘cuddler fragrance’ – i.e. it doesn’t smack people in the face when you walk into the room. You get a whiff of it when you lean in closer to the person wearing it.


The Bath & Body Works Warm Vanilla Sugar Fragrance Mist lasts quite a long time on me, especially considering that it’s just a fragrance mist and not an eau de parfum.

I was able to smell it at its peak on me for about 4 hours. Then it started to fade, but I was still able to smell it at the 6-hour mark. That really surprised me!


You’ll notice that this is the old packaging. Now Bath & Body Works has their new Fine Fragrance Mist bottles that are supposed to deliver a ‘delicate fragrance experience’.


  • Cozy, warm, pure vanilla fragrance
  • Lasts a long time
  • ‘Cuddler’ fragrance

  • May be harder to find this exact version (but the scent is available in the new Fine Fragrance Mist version)

Final Verdict: 7.5/10

If you’re a fan of vanilla fragrances, you may like the Bath & Body Works Warm Vanilla Sugar Fragrance Mist.

I liked it, but it’s not my favourite only because I tend to go for really sweet scents like Britney Spears Fantasy. (Warm Vanilla Sugar is closer to a pure vanilla.)

Have you tried the new Fine Fragrance Mists from Bath & Body Works? Are they really any different than the old bottles?


20 thoughts on “Bath & Body Works Warm Vanilla Sugar Fragrance Mist Review & Pictures

  1. maddy

    Warm Vanilla Sugar is my best friend’s favorite. I gave her a mini bottle because I had the old, big bottle too and she loved it! This scent is nice and it’s still sweet. They changed the mini bottles to the fine fragrance mist thing so I bought 3 of those for the 3 for 10 and it doesn’t seem to make a difference.

    1. Mary Post author

      Hey maddy!

      I had a feeling that the fine fragrance mist was a bit of a marketing gimmick. I mean, the fragrance is still the same – it’s just the spray that’s changed.

  2. karen

    Have you ever seen the movie ‘Because I Said So’ with Mandy Moore and Diane Keaton?

    At the end of the movie, in the expected romantic scene, the guy is telling Mandy Moore’s character why he loves her and he says ‘I love that, when I breathe you in, you smell like cake batter’.

    I’ve always thought that it might be one of the sweetest things a man could say. That’s what comes to mind every time I see a vanilla scent. 😀

    1. Mary Post author

      Hey karen!

      No, I’ve never seen Because I Said So. Aww…that IS a sweet line, and hey, I’d fall for someone who smells like cake batter, too! That’s one of my favourite scents in the entire world, and I love it when people smell pleasantly edible and sweet.

  3. Ashley

    This is my very favorite scent. I don’t normally use the fragrance mist because I prefer an actual perfume since it’s stronger and more unique-smelling, but I still think warm vanilla sugar smells awesome! Love the hand soap and lotion!
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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Ashley!

      Same here – I normally reach for eau de parfums because they last on me for the entire day. But I do like switching it up now and then. Plus sometimes when I’m curious about just test-driving a scent, that’s when I opt for a fragrance mist.

  4. Jessica

    I love Warm Vanilla Sugar! It’s not my all-time favorite BBW scent, but I’ve liked it for years–it was one of the very first BBW scents I ever used. I also like how it smells very warm and comforting–it smells like more of a fall/winter scent to me than spring/summer. I’m impressed the fragrance mist lasted that long on you–I’ve been using their mists for years and still have problems getting them to last on my skin for an extended period of time.

    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Jessica!

      Some people said that this scent changed from what it was like initially. I only got into Bath & Body Works maybe 2 years ago or so, so I can’t compare it to the original. Do you agree that it has changed for the worse or the better? I’m curious.

      1. Jessica

        Interesting! I actually have not noticed any significant change in the fragrance. I’ll take a whiff next time I’m in a BBW store and see if I detect any changes.

        1. Mary Post author

          I read that some people said it used to smell even more like natural vanilla, and that now it’s more synthetic. But since I’ve only smelled this version, I think it still smells pretty natural.

  5. Sarah

    Have you tried Aquolina Pink Sugar? Its my “signature scent” and whenever I walk into a room people always ask if I was just baking cupcakes or say “something smells really good”. If you like sugary sweet vanilla scents, you should try Pink Sugar!

    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Sarah!

      I’ve sniffed Pink Sugar from the bottle, but I’ve never tried it on my skin. I do like sweet vanilla scents that smell like cupcakes. I’ll have to test it out.

    1. Mary Post author

      Hey CiCi!

      Thanks for letting me know! Ugh…I think that the same person has done this before and I wrote to her about it. Looks like I’ll have to do it again.

      I’m really grateful that you told me! (And it’s cool that you recognized my nails. I’m actually flattered!) 😀

  6. Carmela

    I’ve never tried the fragrance mists (I admit, I’m a perfume snob) but I absolutely adore the body butter in Warm Vanilla Sugar. I’ve been using it for ages before I ventured out and tried Cake Beauty’s Snow Woman Whipped Body Lotion (which is also amazing, smells like walnuts and vanilla!). I’m definitely a huge fan of vanilla scents, too. Just nothing too cloying. 🙂
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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Carmela!

      Walnuts and vanilla, eh? Sounds really cozy! I don’t have anything that really smells like nuts, so I find that combination really intriguing.

  7. MariJo

    I haven’t tried the fragrance mist, but I’ve used the body spray of this scent and I loooooooooooovvvvvveeeeee it!!!! Can you tell it’s one of my favorites? LOL!!! I ran out a while ago and you’ve reminded me that I need to restock ;0).
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  8. Iroshi

    I gotta say, I can’t even walk into a Bath & Body Works store. Those of us with even mild perfume allergies generally *hate* that company (my allergy is specifically to artificial scents; most things based on natural oils don’t set it off). But occasionally someone will gift me with something scented (forgetting or not knowing about my allergy) that not only surprises me by not giving me a headache at first whiff, but actually smells wonderful in the bottle, and even better with my skin chemistry! I have a bottle of their body mist in this scent, and it is AWESOME. It even supplanted my normal perfume because the first thing my hubby asked me that evening when giving me a hug was, “What is that? You smell great!” I absolutely LOVE the way he smells when he wears his favorite cologne, and now I can return the favor by wearing a scent that he loves to smell on me! YAY!

    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Iroshi!

      I’m so glad to hear that! 🙂

      I know what you mean about those with perfume allergies. My nose is also very sensitive, and I wouldn’t step into the store for years. But then I did out of curiosity. (Isn’t that how all addictions start? Haha!) Then I accidentally came across Vanilla Bean Noel, and it was all over from there. 😉


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