A Thousand Wishes (2014)

A Thousand Wishes by Bath & Body Works
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A Thousand Wishes is a perfume by Bath & Body Works for women and was released in 2014. The scent is sweet-creamy. It is being marketed by Limited Brands.

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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesChampagne, Starfruit, Quince
Heart Notes Heart NotesPeony, Freesia
Base Notes Base NotesAmber, Amaretto cream, Sandalwood, Musk

Ratings

Scent

7.3 (9 Ratings)

Longevity

6.0 (6 Ratings)

Sillage

6.4 (7 Ratings)

Bottle

6.8 (15 Ratings)
Submitted by Hermesh, last update on 20.07.2019
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Fruity Red Berries & Divinely Sweet, Warm Dry Down
This review is for the shower gel, body spray, and body creme used in conjunction.

Top Notes: Champagne, Carambola (Star Fruit), and Quince.

Heart Notes: Peony and Freesia.

Base Notes: Amber, Almond Creme, Sugar, Sandalwood, and Musk. (this fragrance really shines in the base notes!)

I was looking for something new at B&BW the other day, and the SA suggested A Thousand Wishes. Neither the name nor the packaging particularly impressed me, but I was happy to sniff it on card. I immediately thought it smelt similar to Amber Blush as I could detect the champagne note in it. I already own Amber Blush shower gel, body spray, and lotion, and whilst I liked A Thousand Wishes well enough, I did not want to purchase something that might be essentially the same fragrance as Amber Blush.

I checked the notes on-line for Amber Blush and A Thousand Wishes and saw that they shared some notes, most notably champagne but also amber, sandalwood, and musk. However, other notes were quiet different. Amber Blush contains raspberry, apricot, suede, mandarin orange, magnolia, star anise, gardenia, jasmine, and bergamot whilst A Thousand Wishes has none of these latter notes. The bergamot and mandarin orange in Amber Blush give it a much more citrusy top whilst the champagne gives it a good deal of champagne fizziness throughout. A Thousand Wishes has neither the citrusy top nor the persistent fizziness of Amber Blush. Hence, whilst they are perceived as having some slight family resemblance, overall they are different enough to be distinguished from one another.

I was inspired by the promise of a creamy almond note in A Thousand Wishes as I love nutty notes, so I purchased the body spray, shower gel, and the body creme. I believe layering gives the best projection, sillage, and longevity. I am happy to say that A Thousand Wishes fulfilled my hope that it would be full size bottle worthy.

Whilst A Thousand Wishes is similar to Amber Blush, it is different enough to stand on its own as a unique fragrance. Firstly, it is not as strong of a fragrance as is Amber Blush. I found it is much softer, and the champagne note is not as pronounced. In the deep dry down there is a creamy almond note and a warm amber note along with a nice woody sandalwood and a hint of musk that blended perfectly with the persistent but soft champagne note. The almond note is soft but quite nice, and combined with the amber and sandalwood in the base, it makes for a very warm and snuggly fragrance.

A Thousand Wishes smells quite seductively sweet and alluring given the base notes, and I think it would make a very nice year round scent. I think the fruit and florals will be more noticeable during the warm weather months, and the base notes will really shine on crisp, cold days. A Thousand Wishes is very nice, and I am very surprised as I did not expect it to be this nice. I would not say it is terribly "special," but as such fruity-floral fragrances go, it is far nicer than most I have sniffed. I am so glad the SA suggested it because I probably never would have tried it had she not done.

I like the dry down best. If I concentrate and inhale deeply, I am able to detect all of the base notes, and they do smell wonderful! This is a well blended fragrance. I think anyone who wears these base notes well can wear this fragrance well. As with all of my B&BW fragrances, projection, sillage, and longevity are excellent whence the matching products are layered with the body spray and/or the EdT.

These scores are within the B&BW family of scents. They are not meant to be compared to the same type of scored given to a Guerlain or a Chanel for example.

Fragrance: 8.5/10

Projection: 8/10

Sillage: 8/10

Longevity: 9/10

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