WALK 'N' SNIFF: Mother's Day Candle Collection

For 2 weeks I've seen folks post on social media that their stores had these (and other candles) and like a fool, I'd pop in for a sniff only to see nothing new but rather the same ol crap. I felt like I was the only person in the U.S. that hadn't sniffed them. And asking folks on social media about what new scents smell like is like pulling teeth; why is it that the folks who "bad at describing scents" and have zero scent memory are the ones who always seem to have early access to newness?! I had to sniff these bad bois for myself. Plus quite a few folks have asked me what my opinions were of these candles and all I could say is "dunno" So I called one store to inquire about them..they had them but were putting them out (last) Sunday. Called another store..they had them but weren't allowed to sell them until today..after the sale of course..cuz folks are gonna bombard to the store to buy …

WALK 'N' SNIFF: Harry Slatkin's Homeworx Spring Candles Pt3

So awhile back, myself and a couple of other reviewers were sent the latest round of Homeworx candles to review and get the buzz and so here they are!

Pink Geranium - Pink Geraniums, Poppy Flowers, Orange Flowers, Wild Clover, Leafy Greens, Climbing Roses 

I have to be honest, I truly did not like this one. It's not a bad scent by any means but it's just not for me. Right off the bat, to me PG smells like bar soap geared to women, like Dove; it's very soft, powdery and feminine. Geranium has sort of a rose-like vibe and that's what I get the most in this in addition to actual rose notes. Poppies don't really have much of a smell but in home/body fragrance, it usually adds a citrus like brightness. There is some green action, like cut wet stems and leaves that's ever so slightly Flower Shop-ish. I think the aspect that turns me off to this the most is the "orange flower"; it accentuates the already intense powderiness of this scent. It also perks up the…

NEWNESS UPDATE: Late Spring 2018 Test Scents *UPDATED*

So apparently BBW got the memo; for the first time since maybe 2014, we're actually getting some spring scents. Pictures of the latest round of spring scents have popped on social media; on the one hand, it's a godsend for those of who are seasonal burners and just arent ready for the onslaught of pineapple-mango-coconut summeriness...buut, on the on the other, this latest selection of spring scents aren't very exciting with only a few seeming somewhat interesting.

So the first collection has wrap around labels with painted flowers, birds and bugs

Honeysuckle & Freesia - Garden Honeysuckle, Sugared Citrus Zest, Freesia Petals (no word if this same Honeysuckle/Honeysuckle Bouquet we always see)

Golden Jasmine - Jasmine Blossoms, Sweet Amber, Pomelo Grapefruit (last spring's White Jasmine candle?)

Returning scents including Watermelon Lemonade and French Lavender

The second part of this collection has a mix of floral wallpaper-esque and pastel paint swiped wraparound l…

NEWNESS UPDATE: Summer 2018 Test Candles

So this past weekend, the latest round of summer scents appeared in test stores (cuz apparently "testing" is happening again). While I'm not a summer scent kinda guy, I must admit some of these look and sound kinda interesting.

So the first group of summer scents have a trip to the pier/walking along the boardwalk vibe. They have a wrap around label with a picture of summer beach scents and the names are typewriter font (yay, BBW must've learned their lesson due to last summer's Time New Roman debacle). At the moment, there are 2 new scents...

Sweet Summer Days ~ Watermelon Ice - Pink Watermelon, Crushed Ice, Watery Cucumber, Sugar Crystals (contrary to what the name and notes may suggest, this actually is NOT Watermelon Lemonade)

Sunkissed ~ Bronze Goddess - Shimmering Sands, Coastal Amber, Rose Gold Wood, Acacia Flower(Black Tea Rose/Golden Amber Oak?! Black Sands?)

Returning scents include Tiki Beach (Eat.Beach.Sleep.Repeat), Suntan (Bikini Weather) White Garden…

NEWNESS UPDATE: The Hawaiian Collection ~ New Latecomers

So normally, I wouldn't really waste any more of your time or mine talking about saying anything more about BBW's ubiquitous Hawaiian collection but I that this was interesting enough to write a post about.
So recently, 2 "new" candles that look like they belong in the Hawaiian collection have been spotted on social media
IG user @t_osu
However very few have seen these two in person and those few could neither describe the scents in detail or confirm if they are repackages
The 2 latecomers are...
Coastal Citrus - Sparkling Bergamot, Sea Salt Crystals, Pink Grapefruit (this could be Coastal Sun aka Citrus Flower which would be fine with me cuz that's my summer jam. It could also be the now forgotten one hit wonder Pomelo Paradise. But knowing BBW's track record of repackaging mildly popular but still underwhelming scents, chances are this is probably a repackage of Capri Citron/Pomelo Citron
Island Chai - Sunwashed Cinnamon, Coconut Milk, Clove Buds & Cardamo…

WALK 'N' SNIFF: Test Lab Candles and Hawaiian Candles

So I have recently felt a sensation that I haven't experienced in a very long time - curiousity.

In the past maybe 2-3 years, I sorta went thru the motions with BBW; my visits to the store went down dramatically with the only motivation for said visits was to sniff things for the sake of a review; usually leaving underwhelmed and, more often than not, empty-handed.

But today, for the first time in years, I genuinely and sincerely wanted to step inside a store because there were new creative and unique scents that were worth sniffing.

I decided that I would travel to new WB store that I never knew even existed until recently and even on the long arduous subway ride there, I could feel myself getting more and more giddy with anticipation. I made it safely to my destination and as I stood outside the store, I could feel it almost beckoning to come inside and sniff its scented treasures thus sending me on an olfactoral journey. I was ready to sniff...THE TEST LAB CANDLES!!!

This parti…

NEWNESS UPDATE: Even More Spring 2018 Candles *UPDATED

Ok so have a seat and relax cuz there's a lot to discuss...

Well y'all, it's that time again... every year around this time, we get a beachy, tropical, island getaway, vaguely Hawaiian-ish collection...and this year is no exception.

A First Look mailer was sent out a few nights ago introducing this upcoming tropical floorset with a slew of basic bitchy bodycare, new handsoap with monoi oil  and a set of island getaway inspired candles...which for whatever reason they were making a huge deal about the graphics/labels which honestly weren't just ok but nothing groundbreaking or exciting

So there's 2 new scents in this collection...
Pineapple Sunrise - Juicy Island Pineapple, Crisp Persian Lime, Warm Coconut Musk(from what I've heard, not only is it nice but it's actually new)
Salt Flower - Salt Ocean Air, Coastal Orchids, Golden Sea Rays (Beach Orchid from last summer?)
And there's one "new" scent in wf bulb only..
Island Reef - Eucalyptus Waves, T…