New: Dylan's Candy Bar Re-Treat Collection - Beauty Addict

Monday, November 10, 2008

New: Dylan's Candy Bar Re-Treat Collection

Sweets emporium Dylan's Candy Bar has launched an exclusive bath and body collection at Sephora, all inspired guessed it, candy.

Available in scents like Coconut Bon Bon, Strawberry Licorice, Birthday Cake Batter and Chocolate Cupcake, the Re-Treat collection offers a host of bath and body goodies to satisfy your sweet tooth. Even the names of the products have sweet connotations -- Soda Pop Shower Gel, Body Smoothie, Butter Cream, Ice Cream Sugar Scrub. And of course, delicious lippies in all the flavors.

There are even "recipes" that let you create sweet scents like German Chocolate Cake and Chocolate Covered Strawberries by mixing various products. Jelly Belly, anyone?

I haven't seen these in store yet, but word on the street is that they smell true to their namesakes, especially that Chocolate Cupcake.

I don't know how I feel about these, though. Is the urge to smell like a dessert still strong enough to keep this brand going? It feels like the foodie bath and body craze peaked a couple of years ago when the Philosophy 3-in-1s were still a novelty item (and let's not forget the rise and fall of the legendary Dessert Beauty, heh). Even then, I rarely ventured any further than the body washes, which were fun in the shower and just left a hint of scent on the skin. Creams and lotions, and anything that lingered too long, were just too much for me. What do you think?