RANT OF THE DAY: Failed Winter Test Scents/WTF is up with BBW?

BBW has a habit of doing some very random out of the box stuff. I've learned not to question BBW's randomness and with a sigh just assume that there is indeed a method to their madness. This past fall BBW seemed to have their proverbial shit together...kinda (i.e.like the whole releasing Cider Donut instead of Cinnamon Sugar Donut) and many assumed we'd have the same good fortune in the winter.

Not so much!

It just seems like BBW is making some really weird and random choices for this upcoming winter, more so than usual. The pinnacle of this randomness being that in certain (test) stores, scents that you would think would go wide are being cast aside and sold for 50% offleading many to believe that those scents won't see the light of day.

For example, it seems Snowed In and Frosted Gingerbread aren't going wide, which has everybody (myself included) scratching their heads in confusion. Why aren't they going wide? Snowed In was released last year. Frosted Gingerbread has been around for years. Both are considered staple scents so there was absolutely no reason why either scents should've been tested in the first place; they should've just been released period end of story! I for one am pissed the eff of that Snowed In isn't being released wide as it is one of my all time favorite winter scents. Moreover I bought Snowed in wallflower bulbs assuming that eventually the candle would be released and available to buy. Now I feel like a fool for doin so...which segues into the next part of my rant...

Why would BBW release wallflowers for certain scents when they have no intention releasing said scents in candle form? Snowed in, Apple Garland and Frosted Gingerbread are all available online as wallflower bulbs but the candles aren't going to be released. Why?! What's the point of that?! When I see certain scents in bulb form online, I naturally assume that at some point that candle will be released as well. But it seems with these three scents I mentioned that that isn't the case. That's called getting people's hopes up!

Also, I'm starting to question the whole test store/scent popularity thing. Random new candles are being released and usual staples are all of a sudden getting the axe. How is it that Good Natured Christmas and Vanilla Cedarwood and Vanilla Firewood made the cut but Snowed In didn't? Ok, Vanilla Cedarwood isn't so bad but GNC and VF, WTF?! VF is completely pointless; we already have Fireside and Marshmallow Fireside, what was the point of VF, I ASK YOU?! Winter Fig...really? Winter effin Fig is better than Snowed In? Friggin stank ass HOLIDAY was released wide; nobody liked that scent when it first came out last year! Holiday got released wide but Snowed In got the shaft? Really, really? You release Red Velvet Cupcake (which doesn't smell like a red velvet cupcake at all) and random Cinnamon Caramel Swirl (which has NOTHING to do with Christmas/Winter time) but you're letting Frosted Gingerbread (which has been staple Christmas scent for YEARS and is an actual Christmas time confection) go?! And don't get me started on Spiced Wreath!!!

And it seems like the Cider Donut/Cinnamon Sugar Doughnuts conundrum has flowed right into winter. BBW released Apple Garland and Winter Wreath both of which reviewers are saying are repackages of Merry Mistletoe. What was the point of this?! Merry Mistletoe has been a winter time staple and a fan favorite for YEARS! Why not just release friggin Merry Mistletoe AS IT IS?! What was the point of formulating this two very similar scents, especially when neither scent are being released?!

And this Fresh Picked Winter Market bullshit..* facepalm *sigh *deep cleansing breaths
It seems that some scents in this line aren't making the cut - Winter Café aka Espresso Bar/Harvest Coffee, Vanilla Latte (Creamy Nutmeg or Café au Lait) and Brown Sugared Apples (Apple Crumple, Cider Donuts or Apple Ale). So were left with Market Herbs aka Tuscan Herbs, Sugared Lemons (Limoncello with a twist), Mulled Cider (Spice Cider/Spice Apple Toddy), Sweet Clementine, Sparkling Berries & Pears and Cinnamon Tea (London Calling with cinnamon). With the exception of MC, SC and CT, none of the other scents have ANYTHING to do with friggin winter?! Once again I ask, what is the point of this?! Instead of releasing this ratchet nonsense, BBW needs to release..oh I dunno, friggin Snowed In, Frosted Gingerbread and Apple Garland..and anything else left behind that should be released!

Now supposedly more candles are gonna be released November 25th but nobody knows if said candles are gonna the Fresh Picked line is or the failed test stores scents. At this point everything is up in the air!

Ya know what.. I give up, I throw my hands in the air! I'm done trying to figure out the stupid things BBW does!  I am officially over it! All I know is BBW needs to desperately get it together, like now!

One of my favorite Youtube vloggers, Touchthefiretwice, has posted a review video featuring all of the failed test scents.... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OVfsV5yGJ0g

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