July 07, 2007

Please help me bring back Spring Rain!!! (Help! Help!)

Ok, anyone who knows me and my bath products well knows that I LOVE Crabtree & Evelyn's Spring Rain line. (A high school friend introduced me to the shampoo back when I was 15, and sadly the shampoo is no more; they stopped making it like 14 years ago I think.)

But what's even worse is, now they are discontinuing the entire line of products for good! That means no more Spring Rain Bath & Shower Gel for me, and I LOVE that stuff. It smells so good. And..well, I just don't know why they have to get rid of it.

I found all this out when I was at one of their stores yesterday. I was there to pick up more gel, and I scanned the walls looking for the familiar Spring Rain shelf.

I didn't see it, and it was then that I noticed a half-price sale on products that were being discontinued. I saw Spring Rain products on this table and asked the clerk if this was a joke, were they really killing this product line.

Unfortunately, she confirmed my fears.

They had 8 Spring Rain shower gel boxes left, and I purchased 6 of them. I think partly because I didn't want to be too piggish, and partly because they start to get heavy when you're walking home.

The good people at the store also told me to let C&E know that I didn't want them to kill off Spring Rain. I told them I have no problem with that, I'm always writing notes and e-mails to save my favorite tv shows anyway.

At home, I went to the C&E website and wrote a comment. It was quite the long, impassioned (?) comment, and it was repetitive. I must have said "Spring Rain" like 30 times. (I was just tryin' to make a point, see.) But I don't know if my efforts alone will help, and I don't know if other consumers are willing to step up to the computer or the 1-800 line.

ANYHOO -- that's where you come in.

Please, please, please, click on the link below and leave a comment about bringing the Spring Rain products back. Just a simple sentence should do it. Please. It would make my birthday that much sweeter.

(Seriously, I know it's sad, but this news, it kinda broke me. Sigh.)

Crabtree & Evelyn's Customer Feedback Form -- Spring Rain!

By the way, if you did help, leave a comment and let me know so I have more confirmation on just how wonderful a person you really are.

:)

Thanks!

29 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

dear flapjam
It was the fall of 1987 when my friend Tyler introduced me to SPRING RAIN...twenty years on, I still use it and hope to continue using it! Of all the fragrances to discontinue....not SPRING RAIN! I e-mailed Crabtree & Evelyn, hoping they will come to their senses. Glad to know I'm not the only one completely disconcerted by this unhappy development. Long live SPRING RAIN!

3:58 PM  
Blogger H. said...

Hi anonymous,

Thanks for your comment, and for helping to bring back Spring Rain! I'm hoping that our pleas will be answered by the reintroduction of the fragance line. (Yep, call me an optimist...sort of.) :)

11:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I sympathize with this predicament - Spring Rain was my favorite shampoo ever! The light scent lasted all day. I sent a comment to the Crabtree & Evelyn site.

12:52 PM  
Blogger H. said...

Hi second anonymous person,

Thanks very much for letting C&E know you want the Spring Rain line back, and for letting me know you did same. I don't know if it will help, but it surely can't hurt.

And you're right - that scent was wonderful and long-lasting. Sigh. Why do they always stop making good things?

Btw, I've started using the Cassis (sp?) Rose shower gel that The Body Shop makes. It's not as wonderful smelling as Spring Rain, but I consider it a close second, since I don't have much choice.

Thanks again for leaving a comment!

12:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi, I too am upset that Spring Rain has been discontinued. I used to go to the Crabtree and Evelyn store near my apartment to pick up the perfume and soap. I can't understand why it's being discontinued. I left a comment at the C & E site.

11:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I, too, left a "bring back Spring Rain" comment on their website.

1:23 PM  
Anonymous Paula Gray said...

Here is the response I received today May 29, 2009 from C&E regarding Spring Rain...

We do still have the shower gel and body lotion available by calling 800-272-2873.

Regards,

Customer Service Department
Crabtree & Evelyn
P.O. Box 167
102 Peake Brook Road
Woodstock, CT 06281
(800) 272-2873
(860) 928-2761
www.crabtree-evelyn.com

1:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My story is almost exactly the same as yours, Flapjam...I've been using it for over 20 years, and it's my signature scent...i don't wear anything else...ever. I use the body lotion profusely, and I couldn't believe when I went in and it was gone!
I stopped in a store in Nashville, and they had the large bottles at 1/2 price..i bought them all, and just recently ran out....ugh! I hope they at least continue the body lotion (and the shampoo that you use)...jeez! Why mess with perfection??

9:20 AM  
Anonymous sonieee said...

Companies always seem to discontinue the items I love the most - and Spring Rain is one of them! I love the Spring Rain drawer liner paper / environmental oil. I bought some when it was on sale, but alas it seems to be all gone now. Did you get any response to your impassioned plea?

5:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I left a message for them as well. There will never be another fragrance like Spring Rain, and it really set them apart from other perfumiers. I also miss Savannah Gardens, whic was another unusual line they discontinued for some ridiculous reason.

7:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I also LOVE Spring Rain and told C&E I think this is a terrible decision!
Thanks for being part of the effort!

11:13 PM  
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6:21 PM  
Blogger H. said...

Thanks, folks, for doing your part to help bring back Spring Rain. At least they're hearing our dissatisfaction, which is something...fingers crossed. :D

8:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I really want them to bring back Savannah Garden!

8:12 PM  
Blogger chianti said...

Hi everyone. I too am a Spring Rain fan. Is there anyway we can start up an internet picket line???
Thank you for the info about where to send such comments. I've been wanting contact C\E just didn't know how. Best wishes for all the Spring Rain products to reappear on store shelves.

chianti

8:32 AM  
Blogger Vfromkc said...

I also have used the for years and still have one bottle left and when I wear it people always ask what it is... I have written and asked for them to bring it back and honestly have no idea why they got rid of it... seemed a fairly popular scent... but I did email the company and complain...I sure wish they would bring it back... but in this economy I don't look for it to happen!!

2:59 PM  
Blogger H. said...

Thanks again folks, for your concerted efforts. At least by letting the company know what we want, we can try to make some inroads. (If enough of us start to complain or ask them to bring back Spring Rain, who knows..maybe it could happen.)

If nothing else, at least we can say we tried. :)

4:22 PM  
Blogger iheartobama said...

Dear Flapjam,

Another Spring Rain junkie here, been wearing it for years when I found out that they where discontinuing I bought up everything I could get my hands on, I am now down to my last bottle of perfume and desperate. I have been writing them and writing them, I wrote them again today when I saw your blog while I was googling to try and find more product out there. They have a bottle of perfume for sale on Ebay for 110.00!!!! Im in hell and would be so fricking happy if they would just bring this product back. Im with you!!

Spring Rainers Unite!!!!

8:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I did the request for Spring Rain to come back and just got a note that said they were feeding the info into a databank to see if they had enough responses?? I am hoping they bring it back!! I just used the very last drop of mine today... I have been hoarding the last two bottles for ages and slowly using it for special occasions.. I loved it soo much... clean and fresh and the fragrance lingered wonderfully... I am sorry to be an anonymous person wish they had some other option... My great grandchildren love this scent!!

12:35 AM  
Anonymous ChristytheWriter said...

I have been after C&E to bring back Spring Rain since the moment I heard they were discontinuing it. It's lovely and clean and I miss it. Not one of the latest celebrity Eau de Skanks even comes close.

12:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have just left a comment too, it's terrible that they discontinue all the best loved items!

7:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i want spring rain get back to me i want that spring rain i misss those!

7:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I Love the spring rain as well, I also miss the Nantucket Briar Hydrating Mist.
I have the Nantucket lotion and spray, when I went to go purchase the mist at the store they said it was discontinued also. She told me that a lot of people have been asking for it and that it was discontinued because some people complained about it staining their clothes? If that's true, why would someone spray oil on their clothes? LOL C&E, Please bring back Spring Rain and Nantucket Briar Hydrating Body Mist.

7:40 AM  
Blogger Waiting for the rain said...

Spring Rain -I wrote to C&C as well. I am adding my voice to the throng. I have been using it since 1988
and I will not switch to some other C&C fragrance line because nothing compares to the scent of Spring Rain!
My Mother tried to purchase Spring Rain products just this Christmas and was so stunned to find it stripped
from the shelves.
I believe the action to discontinue the Spring Rain line is a marketing mistake and I and my family will not be "LOYAL customers"
and continue with CrabTree and Evelyn by purchasing from one of their other fragrance lines. My sisters, their 5 daughters and me with my four daughters all ask that SPRING RAIN be returned to our lives!

6:03 AM  
Blogger Waiting for the rain said...

Spring Rain -I wrote to C&C as well. I am adding my voice to the throng. I have been using it since 1988
and I will not switch to some other C&C fragrance line because nothing compares to the scent of Spring Rain!
My Mother tried to purchase Spring Rain products just this Christmas and was so stunned to find it stripped
from the shelves.
I believe the action to discontinue the Spring Rain line is a marketing mistake and I and my family will not be "LOYAL customers"
and continue with CrabTree and Evelyn by purchasing from one of their other fragrance lines. My sisters, their 5 daughters and me with my four daughters all ask that SPRING RAIN be returned to our lives!

6:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just sent them my request to bring Spring Rain back!!!! Thank you for the convenient link.

8:07 AM  
Blogger Amy curl said...

Yes Thank you for the link! I have sent numerous requests online and in store for them to bring back the Spring Rain line!
You would think with all the money they are loosing that they'd bring back what we love!
There is nothing that they have now that comes close. What was it? New ownership? Sadly the cause of many a business demise!

1:03 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Thanks for the link, I just begged for spring rain. I'm so sad that I can't order it

1:27 AM  
Blogger Terry Payne said...

Sent off a comment. Will wait to see what they say.

11:49 PM  

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