RANT OF THE DAY: Farewell to Fall; Autumn Scent Retrospect

Even though it's still technically autumn, let's face it - it's winter time. It's snowing in most places. Television stations have been playing Christmas commercials since before Thanksgiving and stores have been setting out their Christmas stuff to sell. People by now should have their Christmas trees and decorations up. And BBW has pretty much phased out most of the fall scents (for some reason the Fall's Fresh Picked candles are still in stores and there are a few fall candles left online).

Anyhoo, I wanted to take a moment to reflect on the past fall at BBW and talk about what I 'd like to see next fall.

Scents that I wanna try next fall
Autumn Day - I normally ignore this scent; I always though this was kinda funky. However this past fall, I sniffed it and..I dunno, it kinda grew on me. It's not as bad as I always thought it was.
Cider Lane - Er'ybody and their grandma swears by this scent. People absolutely go nuts for CL. The cold throw absolutely turns me off but so many people say that it smells better after it's lit. We'll see...
Blueberry Pumpkin Patch - I dunno, I thought that the blueberries and pumpkin was an odd combo...BBW obviously didn't think so. And enough people sought after it when first appeared in '12 that BBW decided to release it wide this year. I personally thought it smelled like Trix or Fruity Pebbles cereal. Anyhoo I bought it online during a recent 2 for 22 sale to try next year.

New scents that should stay
Sweater Weather - I was so glad that this was released wide this year. I wound up following in love with this scent. What makes SW so unique is that it captured autumn time without being using typical fall notes i.e. apple/cider/pumpkin/cinnamon/nutmeg
Pumpkin Carving - not everybody likes Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin, lord knows I don't. So it's nice to have a more realistic pumpkin scent.
Blueberry Pumpkin Patch - I think BPP proved itself to be a unique and popular scent this year
Pecan Pumpkin Waffles - People went apeshit over this candle! BBW would be silly not to bring this back

Scents that should return
Cinnamon Sugar Doughnuts - It was very silly that BBW didn't bring this back in the fall; instead they gave us that Cider Donut mess and we were not havin it! Even though it's coming out in the spring...well it's testing and hopefully it'll be released wide in the spring, this is totally a fall scent. It should be brought back next fall.
Apple Crumble - this is such amazing scent! It's a shame that BBW released the 2011 version that was a hot mess. The AC from 2012 burned so much better.  Bring that version back with a cute label and it would be a hit!
Caramel Apple - honestly, I think this smells sooo much better than Cider Lane
Kitchen Spice - this a pretty yummy scent and very fall-ish
Oatmeal Raisin Cookie - I couldn't think of better yummier fall confection scent. If they updated the scent a bit, this would be a hit! Bakery/gourmand lovers would have a field day!
Autumn Apple - cuz that Farmstand apple candle is not what's up. I think it's the oak note that makes it smell a little strange
Spring version of Fresh Picked Pear - I think the version of Pear that they released this fall was a little too fresh and crisp to pass off as a fall scent. I think the Pear from last spring would've been better.
Brandied Pear - this was pretty unique and different
Woodland Berries - just a nice straightup berry scent..not like that Blackberry Spice mess

Scents that we should have
a true cranberry scent - no offense to Cranberry Woods cuz I absolutely adore it but it would be nice to have just a simple crisp cranberry scent, like Frosted Cranberry. Or a cranberry scent with a bit of cinnamon (and no woods note like in Cranberry Woods) like Cranberry Cider.
a true bonfire scent - a Fireside for the fall. Applewood Bonfire tried but failed. Maybe with a less generic apple note or maybe cinnamon bark or clove. Like Chestnut and Clove but substitute the pine-y with a more Fireside smoky note. 
a true forest scent a la Forest Trail - a nice woody outdoorsy scent with a hint a berries
a chai latte or spiced coffee scent - I'd love a truly unique coffee scent, not a repackage of Espresso Bar. Take the milkiness and spice of Pumpkin Caramel Latte and add the strong coffee note of Espresso Bar...or add vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg nad brown sugar to Espresso Bar..that would be amazing.
a fresh autumn rain scent - a nice fresh scent sans apple or pumpkin or spice would be lovely. Like Yankee's November Rain. Maybe take the watery note from Seashore/Renew&Refresh and add eucalyptus and/or juniper or a woody note like cedar. Just something crisp and refreshing like Sweater Weather.
candle version of Aspen Mountain Air - I loved the smell of AMA cuz it was so different. Crisp, fresh, clean, outdoorsy, manly. I should definitely be a candle!
revamped version of Thanksgiving - Thanksgiving candle was absolutely stank. BBW dubbed tried too hard to be different (as well as copying off of Yankee) and it failed. What BBW should've done was have sweet potatoes/yams instead of mashed potatoes and add some cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and vanilla. Maybe a hint of pecan. Or a slight cranberry note. That would be awesome!

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