RANT OF THE DAY: Happy First Day of Fall!!!

Well today is the Autumnal Equinox AKA First Day of Fall!!!! Finally!!!

Fall is my all time favorite time of the year so needless to say I'm excited that it's finally here. Granted I live in New Orleans where there's no changing color of the leaves and you never know if the weather is gonna remain summery balls of Satan humid hot or plummet into the 60-50s or have a possible tropical storm/hurricane but it's all good. That's what I have BBW for - to get me in the fall spirit.

With that said, I thought I 'd share my BBW fall staples, scents that for me really captured the essence of Autumn....

First are my four all time fall favorites

  • Leaves IS fall in my opinion, just utter autumn-y perfection
  • Cranberry Woods captures the mystery of a dark autumn night in the woods; a little sweet, a little tart, a little spicy..something for everyone to enjoy
  • Spiced Cider is so yummy. It's just not fall without a good ol fashioned apple cinnamon scent. What I like about SC is that it has that nice juicy red apple/spiced cider scent without smelling too Michael's craft store-y
  • *sigh of contentment My baby, my number one...Black Pepper Bergamot...what more can I say?! Interestingly enough, while BPB is considered a fall scent, last year I didn't start burning this really until the end of fall thru the end of winter and this year will be no different. I honestly think this is good enough to be an all year round scent

These next two are scents that have recently joined the fold
  • Sweater Weather is PERFECTION! I think this and Autumn perfectly captures the outdoorsiness of fall more than any other scent. With SW, you really do get the feeling of walking around on a brisk autumn afternoon in your sweater
  • Apple Crumble is just deliciousness in a jar. During fall, I'm all about apple confections as well as apple-y scents in general. With AC, you get the best of both worlds. It's sweet without being cloying and it's so warm and inviting. It's a shame that this was repackaged as Cider Donuts cuz I think it's good enough to stand on it's own
Both of these need to be released as fall staples in the future

The next two are honorable mentions 

  • I think Autumn and Leaves rival each as everyone's top all time favorite fall scent. The candle sets off my sinuses every time I smell it in the store. I had the room spray (with the cute winking owl on it) last year and it choked the hell outta me. This year I decided to get wallflower bulbs; I gotta say that I'm digging it. The scent is fresh and outdoorsy, there's apple in it which makes me happy.
  • I'm not a big fan of pumpkin scents. I had Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin last year...HATED IT!!! Though I smelled Pumpkin Carving in the store, I didn't love it enough to buy the candle. I did however buy the wallflower bulb and I must say I really like it. It's a nice sweet but not too sweet authentic pumpkin-y scent without the added spice.

  • Ya know, I always say that I'm gonna try Cider Lane but I never do cuz I can never get past the cold throw; it's just funky to me and I know I'm not the only one cuz I've heard others say that too. But everybody and their grandma swers that it smells so good once it' lit. I promise, next year I'll try it!


  1. BPB is my favorite fall scent! Leaves IS fall, you're so right, it's quintessential for the season. I also didn't like Cider Lane...to caramelly for me! I love your blog, BTW! :)

  2. Great minds think alike! :D

    Thank you so much! I'm a big fan of your blog and Youtube vids!!!

  3. Long story short: I decided to get Autumn and burned it yesterday for the first time. I really like the scent of it. The performance of the candle left a lot to be desired. My wicks started drowning and there was major tunneling action going on! I was so disappointed!

    After searching the internet for a resolution to these problems, I decided to pour off some of the wax. I couldnt bear to throw the wax away, so I poured it into an ocean-themed silicone ice cube tray and popped it into the freezer for a few minutes.

    That did the trick! The flames were burning high and the wax started to pool minutes after relighting it. Now I have 3 autumn-scented "tarts" shaped like various marine life (fish, starfish and seashell).

    Today in my last SAS haul, I decided to pick up some wallflowers.

  4. Very good idea. Better to save all that precious wax and make tarts rather than throw it away. Next time try the aluminum foil trick or if you're not in the mood to make tarts, there's the cotton ball trick

    The autumn bulbs are fabulous! Very strong. Soooo much better than the candle


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