I very nearly left Trader Joe’s Grapefruit Body Butter on the shelf, for good reasons.
First, I’m not a grapefruit body butter person. Usually my scents come from indie brands, and Trader Joe’s Grapefruit Body Butter is only slightly close to that market. (My favored scents are also bakery based, never fruit fragrances.)
Also, “grapefruit” is not a scent I’d be drawn to — in fact, I am STUNNED this somehow made the cut at the register. And it being seasonal, I am not regretting not buying at least three.
The first day I used Trader Joe’s Grapefruit Body Butter, I didn’t really think much of it. And I don’t think I expected a scent, much less scent throw and longevity, and it surprised me a lot.
After showering, I went back to work (at home), and I noticed it without placing it. Grapefruit is definitely a top note, but there’s a desirable (not background) soapy note that makes the comprehensive scent so much better.
Body butters are a fave of mine in general, and I know they throw scent for like, five minutes. Hours later, I could still pick up the scent of it — something so few other body butters can do. It’s thick but absorbs instantly, moisturizes a lot, and is the perfect summer scent.
Unfortunately, all Trader Joe’s fans know that Joe giveth and Joe taketh away. By the time I opened it, it was May — and Trader Joe’s Grapefruit Body Butter first appeared in March this year (2021). There’s a vanishing chance I can pick some up on my next trip, but I’m not expecting to find it because it’s so widely appealing and unisex.
As of now, there’s no trace of it on TraderJoes.com:
You can find resellers selling Trader Joe’s Grapefruit Body Butter via Amazon (Prime shipping) or eBay, but expect markups. And if you’re lucky enough to find it in the wild, grab a few. (I’ll buy one from you!)