What's worse than products not working as well as you expect? Products ruining your personal belongings or hurting you. Think I am overreacting? Let me show you something...
For years I've loved Bath and Body Works. My home always smells like Japanese Cherry Blossom, since it's a gentle and pleasant smell that's not too invasive on most noses. But it seems like I'll have to look for another place to find my room fresheners and such. Why? Well, let's see here:
What is that? Oh, that's just a Bath and Body Works candle that EXPLODED. There I am sitting at my laptop and working when a piece of glass lands on my mouse - hand. Was the glass cracked beforehand? Nope. Was there anything hot near the candle? Nope. Yet somehow the glass cracks and I end up cleaning up small pieces of glass from between my keyboard keys. WHAT? Well, that's a waste of $10, my time and some band-aids. Whatever, I thought, and kept going on with my life.
There I am, going on with my life when I realize that my home smells less and less like Japanese Cherry Blossom. Well, that sucks! So I check my three Wallflowers (if you don't know what they are, here's a photo):
(Product photo from Bath and Body Works website)
Turns out they have stopped working as well. All three of them. First my bedroom, then my bathroom, and lastly, my living room. It hasn't even been six months, so that shouldn't be happening...But since it's past the return date and I definitely don't even have the receipts (I don't keep any past 3 months, because I expect products to work from then on), I am screwed right there. It's sad when the refills you bought out-last the Wallflower itself. Just...sad. There goes another $25.50 for three Wallflowers. Plus I've got 2 more 4-packs of refills left with no use. Great.
Now, you may think that the story ends here with me complaining about products that don't work, blah blah and that I am a complaining bitch. Well, the last one is true, but wait til you hear my last straw story...Watch this:
What in the world is that?
Oh, that's just another Bath and Body Works product EXPLODING on me and this time getting the liquid all over my wall, floor and baseboard. A little cleanup should do the trick, so it's nothing but my time and product wasted, right? Wrong.
The bulb refill liquid caused the paint on my wall and baseboard to bubble up and come off! Oh, nothing big, just a few hundred to repair. Can you believe this? Not only did I lose The Wallflowers, the refill, but now I have to match the paint to my wall and baseboard, sand and re-paint both, not to mention the fact that it will always look different, unless I repaint the whole baseboard or it will just drive me crazy.
All in all, FUCK.
I generally don't do this kind of dramatic complaining thing, but I just can't stand the damage their products have done, while I was using them as I was supposed to.
Hello repairs and lost money, good bye buying any more crap from them. Happy New Year.