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NEWNESS UPDATE & RANT OF THE DAY: 2013 Winter Holiday Test Scents

So BBW has released their list of test scents for this year's winter...and the BBW community is goin NUTS!!!

Allow me to rant for a hot second....

Ya know, it never fails...BBW starts releasing their fall/winter super early and BBW enthusiasts go ape shit! People have already started buying and burning their seasonal candles and before they know it, they get burned out before the season has even started and start foaming at the mouth for the next line of seasonal scents. It's not even fall yet and folks are already burned out with the falls scents. And now BBW has released their scents for the winter and already people have bought some from the test stores. And apparently, some body leaked the winter scents info on Facebook and everybody and their grandma started calling test stores to see what new scents were available and to order, much to the annoyance and dismay of SAs and the higher ups. It's a vicious cycle!

I reiterate....IT'S NOT EVEN FALL YET!!!!

I have only recen…

CANDLE SPOTLIGHT: Flannel

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Products: candle
Area used in:  bedroom
Time Period: mid August - mid September

Description: Wrap yourself in a warm blend of bergamot, mahogany and a veil of musk

*DISCLAIMER*
I recently broke two of my BBW rules!
I bought a 3wick at full price and not during 2 for 22! (granted, I used a 20% off coupon but still...)I bought a 3wick online without sniffing it first at the store (I don't like surprises; last time I did that was when I bought Oceanside...need I say more?!)So with our Mahogany Teakwood candle now burned and gone, the bf and I needed a manly-smellin candle for the boudoir. There were no brown wax MTs to be found and I refused to get the white wax version. I thought about getting good ol Black Pepper Bergamot but I dunno, I just wasn't ready for that scent yet. My only other options in the fall lineup were Sandalwood Citrus, Bergamot Woods and Flannel. I opted to go with Flannel. I still had the MT wallflower bulb plugged in and I figured since Flannel has mahogany in …

NEWNESS UPDATE: 2 FOR $22 TIME!!!

Well y'all...it's about that time! What we ALL have been patiently waiting for....

2 for $22!!!!

I gotta say that I was not expecting it to be this early; I thought for sure it would be next weekend for Labor Day...oh well, you never know with BBW!

Now's the time to stock up! Get y'all's $10 off $30 coupons or free shipping codes if you're shoppin online and start spendin!

With that said, the bf and I plan on visiting the store sometime this weekend to get our sniff on as well as to stock up. Also I am very excited to announce that today I made my very first test store order! My test store cherry has been officially popped! It was so easy and the SA that I spoke with could not have been anymore nicer. What I bought is a secret!!!!

Keep your eyes peeled for a special fall cornucopia haul post!!!

HAPPY SPENDIN!!!

DOUBLE CANDLE SPOTLIGHT: Apple Crumble & Caramel Apple

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* these were sold along with Ice Cream Shop (Summer Boardwalk 2.0), Mint Chocolate (York Peppermint Patty), Homemade Cookie (Frosted Cupcake 2.0), Kitchen Spice (vanilla,nutmeg,hazelnut), Salty Caramel (salty caramel) and Creamy Nutmeg (vanilla and nutmeg) during the June Semi Annual Sale


As you all know, I'm not a fan of the sweet/bakery/gourmand smells at all but these two jumped out at me. Perhaps because they were both spiced apple scents, which I love for fall. With that said, I got these two with the intention of burning them near the beginning of fall, before I start burning my fall staple, Leaves. However curiosity set in and I wound up burning them both earlier than I intended.

So let's get into it shall we....

Apple Crumble
Products: candle
Area used in: living room & bedroom
Time Period: August -

Description: Baked Granny Smith and Macintosh apples topped with vanilla crumble, cinnamon and nutmeg

When I heard that BBW was releasing this as a kind of fall teaser, I was q…

RANT OF THE DAY: Sexism in BBW/Men who love BBW

It is very intimidating being guy, gay or straight, in a BBW store...

If you are straight, you obviously must be buying something for the little lady. Certainly not yourself. And if you are, you are immediately sent to the "MEN'S" section with all those manly smelling shower gels and body sprays and colognes that emphasizes masculinity ad nauseam because, as a man in an umanly environment, you must be reminded of such.

If you are gay, unless you're super effeminate and flamboyant, you are assumed to be straight and once again are sent to the "MEN'S" section cuz no MAN would be interested in something girly like..oh I dunno...CANDLES!!! And if you are effeminate and flamboyant, it is assumed that you do indeed like the girly stuff so there is no need to bring up the "MEN's" section at all.

This is the overall attitude of both customers and employees.

I myself am an unassuming unflamboyant yet out and proud gay man in a relationship with a man d…

BIG NEWS!!!! You like me...you really like me!!!

Ladies and gentlemen....

 I am very pleased to announce that as of today, my lil blog here has reaced over 5,000 page views since starting it back in May!

5 friggin 000!!!!!

I just wanna say thank to everybody... thanks to everyone reading what I have to say, to those who have suscribed, to those who have left comments, to the other bloggers who inspired me to start my own, to the Youtubers who kickstarted my addiction to BBW in the first place and to my bf who has been super supportive!

Starting this blog has been super therapeutic as I get to talk in depth about what I love. While I do have a few friends who are into BBW as much as me, we really don't get to talk about it depth as I do on this blog. Moreover starting this blog has gotten me back into writing which has been a passion of mine since I was a kid and has given me the impetus to start other writing projects. While I do have other blogs, I'm more focused on this one as I'm discussing things that I'm passionate …

CANDLE SPOTLIGHT: Mahogany Teakwood Part Deux

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Products: candle & wallflower
Area used in: bedroom
Time Period: August -mid September

Description: The luxurious scents of fine woods - mahogany, cedarwood and oak are enlighted by delicate lavender and geranium notes


Okay, so let me rant for a second....

What the flim-flam does Mahogany friggin Teakwood have to do with summer?! Why did BBW feel the need to re-released this in another line? First BBW tells us that this scent should conjure up the image of being in a library on a chilly fall night. Now they're telling us that this scent is supposed to conjure the feeling on the being on the deck of a boat on a lake on bright sunny day. Really BBW, really?! BULLSHIT with a capital B!!!

Now that that is out of the way....

My bf LOVES this scent; I daresay it might be one of his top favorites. Me not so much. It just smells too much like the Abercrombie&Fitch store! It doesn't make me think of a library or a boat but rather just a gay bar with dozens of blond, skinny, hairless p…

CANDLE SPOTLIGHT: Sea to Santorini ~ blue water & white sails (LAST CANDLE FOR THE SUMMER)

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Products: candle
Area used in: living room
Time Period: August - mid September

Description: A refreshing mixture of Neroli blossoms, seawater and sparkling orange inspired by a day of island-hopping. Ready for an amazing odyssey?

* part of the new Destination line of candles - Malibu Heat (test scent; Nair), Aloha Waikiki (generic tropical/floral air freshener, ie. Glade, Renuzit, etc) and Rio Glow (Bubbalicious tropical flavored bubble gum)

So, unlike so many BBW-ERS out there, I'm simply not ready to start burning fall candles as I am very much still in summer mode. Seeing as though I live in New Orleans where the current temp is between 90-100 degrees, it's pretty darn hard to get into fall mode. With that said, I was looking for something to be my end of the summer scent. At first, I was gonna go with Lakeside but decided not to because of it's awful performance and lack of throw. So I opted to go with Sea to Santorini instead.

This was the only scent in the collection that…

RANT OF THE DAY: Pumpkin Preview....sort of

So my best friend and I made a trip together to BBW yesterday. I myself was excited what the store...had in in store...so to speak. So there was a sign out front promoting the preview and several of the adorable ceramic pumpkin candles and a Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin burnin bright on a stand. So I made my way through the Summer Chill products, new Summer soaps and Tropical candles, there in the center in the inner sanctum of store it stood like the Ark of the Covenent...The Pumpkin Shrine!!!

cue angelic choir

Then after the initial excitement wore off, I took a good glance at the stand and I noticed something....there wasn't a whole lot of pumpkin stuff. I stood there asking myself "This is it?" Utter disappointment!!

It only had 4 of the pumpkin candles...Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin, Pumpkin Cupcake and Caramel Pumpkin Latte; the only new scent there was Pumpkin Apple. I was at least expecting Pumpkin Carving to be there and I really wanted to have a sniff of Blueberry Pumpkin …