HOT MESS AWARD: Applewood Bonfire



Products: candle
Area used in: bedroom
Time Period: mid-October - December

Description: Warm up to the cozy scent of an autumn bonfire - apples, crackling barks and fresh cut wood


...oy vey!!!

*sigh. Y'know...I'm a sucker for the underdog and Applewood Bonfire was definitely the underdog of the fall line. Not many people were talkin about it and the few who were seemed generally unimpressed and underwhelmed. Applewood Bonfire was the skinny dorky unpopular kid sitting all by himself in the lunchroom or the awkward country bumpkin Amish guy leaving his community for the big city. I felt genuinely sorry for it and despite the underwhelming and indifferent reviews, I decided to bite the bullet and give it a try. Twas a bad decision on my part

On a positive note, AB gave a fabulous burn. It had nice sturdy wicks, nice sized mushroom tops, the flames danced consistently high and the wax pool was always deep and even. Sounds like a dream candle, right? So what was the problem?

IT HAD NO THROW!!!! NONE WHATSOEVER! ZERO... ZIP... NADA!

My bf and I would take big lung filling sniffs to see if we could smell it just a bit. No not so much! Even standing over the candle I couldn't smell anything! Poor AB was trying its damndest to be a good candle but it just didn't have the strength and gumption to give off a decent throw. I thought long and hard about whether I wanted to keep it and just let it burn out or take it back to the store and return it. Then I thought about - what is the point of buying a BBW candle if I can't smell anything?! I might as well just burn a regular cheap generic candle or Glade (oh snap, I went there!) I'd rather have a candle with a shitty burn but a great throw and scent than a candle with an outstanding burn with no throw or scent at all!

With that said, last weekend I went to the store and I exchanged AB for Fireside (my first exchange in months). That's right, I dumped the well-meaning but still awkward dork for the hot and popular jock. Superficial..perhaps..what's your point?!

I just feel like BBW didn't put much thought or effort into this candle. They did have the right idea though - a nice smoky woodsy scent with a hint of autumn apple; a Fireside for fall! It had potential, at least in theory. But what did BBW  do in the end? Hastily threw stuff together! They took out the amber and leather notes of Fireside, mixed in the apple and pomegranate notes in Autumn, gave it a boring generic brown wax color, slapped on a picture of hobo shantytown garbage fire and called it a day! Very lame on your part BBW!

It sucks that this candle was so boring and underwhelming. It was a wasted opportunity to present a truly unique scent as well as wasted space that could've been given to another scent altogether. So many "new" scents that BBW have been releasing lately are either repackages/repackages with a twist and thrown together bs like Applewood friggin Bonfire. Gone are the days when scents were well thought out and complex and it's scents like this that make many of us wish that those days would return!

NEWNESS UPDATE: New Florida Candle Line (UPDATED)

Much like the Windy City inspired WE ♥ CHICAGO line of test scents a few months back, BBW now has a line inspired by Florida....


  • The Keys - Go on a perfect getaway in the Florida Keys with a blend of juicy melon, seawater notes and hint of mint
           Hmmm...sounds like Seashore/Renew & Refresh to me.

           It's the second time that BBW has used this scent for these localized line of candles     and I'm sure we'll see again for another city.

Though it seems to me that Sea to Santorini would make more since it has notes of seawater or orange/neroli which sounds more Florida-ish


  • Palm Beach - The ultimate Florida resort town is captured in a rich blend of juicy mandarin, purple orchid and the perfect hint of toasted coconut
    I'm gonna go with Tiki Beach


  • The Sunshine State - This citrusy blend of Florida oranges, pineapple and sweet tangerine celebrates the beauty of the Sunshine State from sunrise to sunset (layin it on a lil thick aren't ya BBW? )
          I'm guessin maybe...Malibu Heat? Calypso Sun?


  • Ocean Drive - A celebration of South Beach's bright lights and nightlife in notes of bright bergamot, fresh lavender and deep green cypress."

          Now judging from the name, you'd think this would be a repackage of Oceanside. Makes sense doesn't it? But nay, it is not. Judging from the notes, this is without a doubt..the scent that refuses to die..the scent that has already been repackaged twice including the Chicago line...Villa Bergamot/Bergamot Woods. Really BBW?! Really?!?!

* facepalm

Ehh, this is cool I guess
 

I predict in the nearby feature that there will be a New York line, a Texas line and a California line

* info from Cia/See it, Love it Buy it and my new BBW buddy, Arielle

WALK 'N' SNIFF: SNOW DAY & WHITE BARN CANDLES

So this is new segment that I've created to discuss/voice my opinion about candles that I got a chance to sniff in the store and may or may not purchase in the future.

So last weekend, I went to two different stores. Both only hand a handful of the fall candles - a few of the Sweater Weather ones, all of the Pumpkin ones and hardly any of the White Barn ones. All good though cuz I had my eyes set one the Winter candles.

So without further ado, here is what I saw....

Harvest Gathering
I know it's not a winter candle but it's still something new and kinda worth talkin about. This as well as the elusive Pumpkin Woods candle were both dark horses; no one knew if either would see the light of day. Then out of the blue and very late to the game comes Harvest Gathering. Now when I first heard about it, I wondered how close it would be to Leaves as the notes are quite similar. It is like a very very light version of Leaves, like a cheap knockoff version. Harvest Gathering is to Leaves the way margarine is to actual butter.... it's "I Can't Believe It's Not Leaves"! But there's more to it, something different yet familiar..if that makes any sense. I kept sniffing it over and over trying to figure out what it reminded me off. The only thing I could think of was Spiced Apple Toddy. And there's something slightly Spiced Cider-esque about it too. At any rate, it's very generic smelling I think, like your standard autumn-y potpourri or room spray. It's not exciting by any means and I'm a bit surprised and bewildered that this was released in the first place.

Vanilla Cedarwood
I did not think I was gonna like this at all as I'm not a big fan of vanilla scents. I thought for sure this would be very sweet and perfume-y. But I gotta say, I was pleasantly surprised; both my bf and I really liked it. It's a little on the cologne-y side which as yall already know I like. This scent could easily be a winter unisex perfume. I didn't get much vanilla, thank god although with that said, there is a sweetness to it. This is gonna sound weird but it reminds me of Cashmere. VC is a like revamped masculinized version of Cashmere, which sounds repulsive as Cashmere is one of the most rank candles EVER. However the two do share similar notes though VC smells much much better. I am quite intrigued with this bad boy; this has the possibility of being my bedroom scent for Christmastime.

Winter Fig
Not a fan of this at all! This is one of the most light and blah smelling candles that I've ever sniffed! Seriously, what was the point of the scent?! I mean I applaud BBW for creating a new unique scent but this is sooo underwhelming. I will say that it does smell like a legit fig fresh off the tree, not the creamy gourmand sometimes artificial smelling fig note used in most BBW scents. There's also a slight spicy bark smell in this blend. So yeah fig and bark, that's what ya get. WF doesn't come across as a wintery holiday scent; I personally think it's a more autumn time scent. I dunno about this one, I think it's kinda blah!

Chestnut & Clove
AKA Winter Cabin (I like that name better). I really like this one. I thought about getting it last year but passed on it. It's a bit of everything - woodsy, outdoorsy, masculine, warm, cozy. It's really nice and cozy winter  scent.

Evergreen
Standard winter pine scent, not much to say about it.

Frosted Cranberry
Very VERY tart but refreshing. While I do like it, I've never really thought about getting it. Honestly I much prefer Cranberry Woods over this.  

Fireside
What's not to like about Fireside. Dark, rich, warm, woodsy, smoky, manly, just a nice non-traditional winter scent (by that I mean not sweet or piney) This was gonna be my Christmastime bedroom scent but Fireside has some major competition this year with Vanilla Cedarwood

Spiced Wreath
*deep sigh This is one of the funkiest candles I ever smelled! It's sooo weird! When I first heard about it, I thought it would be a clone of Tis the Season. SW wished it smelled as good as Tis the Season. First of all there's no apple scent whatsoever. And to say it's supposed to be a "wreath" scent, there's nothing remotely wreath-y about it! There should've been some balsam or pine or mint or holly/mistletoe or rosemary in the mix but no, none whatsoever - it's very sweety/bakery/gourmandy. Totally misnamed! It's such weird blend; it's like Holiday mixed with Cinnamon and Clove Buds mixed with Hot Buttered Rum...just funky! Its a fail in my opinion though I'm sure bakery/gourmand lovers will go nuts for it.

Snow Day
O..M..G...FAN-F***IN-TASTIC!!! I am in LOVE! I did not think I would like this at all because of that damn vanilla note, much like Vanilla Cedarwood. But, like VC, BBW threw me for a loop and I found myself really liking it! It's sweet without being cloying and yet fresh and outdoorsy. It's like Twisted Peppermint but 10 times better! BBW, pat yourself on the back for creating such an awesome scent as this!

Sparkling Icicles
Paris Daydream 2.0. It's more like a fresh and manly winter version of Paris Daydream. I've been intrigued with this scent since it's debut last year; I passed on it last year but I will be getting it this year!

Tis the Season
A fan favorite and definitely a favorite of mine. This is usually my go to Christmas time scent; in fact, I still have two from last year which is why I won't be getting it this year. I'm goin with other scent this Christmas. Anyhoo, this scent is perfection! It's Christmastime in a jar in my opinion. If you don't know what this smells like, it's crisp red apples, spiced/mulled cider and crisp pine... think Spiced Cider mixed with Evergreen. Soooooo good!!!

Fresh Balsam
E'rybody knows what this smells like so there's not much to say about it. Although I must admit this was the first time I smelled Fresh Balsam in candle form; it's really nice and fresh. I'm only used to smelling the bulbs that my bf had..whoo, those things are potent!

Winter
Once again, e'rybody knows what this smells like and I have written about this scent plenty of timesNothin new, it still smells the same. This year BBW finally mentioned orange in the notes as they haven't the past few releases despite that note being very evident....excuse me, I meant to say "clementine" BBW is trying to make it sound all fancy! Be real BBW, it's candied spiced orange peel, plain and simple! Anyhoo, it's back in two forms this year which I don't why BBW did this as both candles have white wax that will eventually change color so what's the point?!

Vanilla Snowflake
...DEAR... LORD!!! W..T..F?! I smelled this for the very first time...strange I know as it has been around for forever but because of the vanilla and coconut notes, I just never was interested in sniffing it. I finally did it out of curiousity and boy did I regret it! I've heard other reviewers remark about how strange this candle smells and I definitely agree. It's downright repulsive: it's one of the few candles that made me gag! It's right up there with last year's Thanksgiving! It smells like hot steamy mayonnaise on some kind of hoagie bread! How BBW managed to get vanilla and coconut to smell like mayo is beyond me! And what does coconut have to do with winter in the first place? I mean I kinda get it, shaved coconut = fresh fallen snow but still... UGGHHHH!!! To quote Men on Film from "In Living Color", "HATED IT!!!"


RANDOM POST AND UPDATES: I'M BACK!!!!

Well, my hiatus is officially over!  I just couldn't stay away!

And I love that people have still been checkin out the blog and reading old OLD posts from when I first started this biotch. I really thought that was sweet and awesome...it's swawesome! Now that I'm back, get ready for some new posts!

Well let's start from the beginning....

First off, there was the so called Tropical Storm Karen which was just a joke. A lot of media hype all for naught.  It weakened to the intensity of a fart. No rain, no wind, no nothing!

Then there was my bf's birthday. I surprised  him with a dinner I cooked myself; roasted chicken marinated in white wine and stuffed with fruits, seared scallops with bacon and a red velvet birthday cake and his favorite red wine. I also bought him the newest edition of Harry Potter - he's kinduva Harry Potter nerd.

Then his parents came from Scotland to visit us; they stayed with us for about a week and a half. We literally took them alllll over the city; I don't think either of us has ever eaten, drank or walked as much as we did recently. Needless to say, we're both tired as hell!

One of the places we went to was the mall and what store did we wind up goin to?! You guessed it, good ol Bath and Body Works!!! It was their first time in that store ever! My bf's mom bought some mini winter candles (Tis the Season, Marshmallow Fireside and I think Winter) as well as a surprise gift for me for Christmas - so sweet!

That nicely segues me to some more BBW related topics...

I've been to two different BBW stores lately and got to sniff some of new winter candles. I will post my opinions in a new segment I like to call "BBW STORE WALK 'N' SNIFF" so be on lookout for that soon

Lots of newness poppin up online. There's the newly designed core fragrance candles... Twilight Wood, Moonlight Path, Paris Amour, Warm Vanilla Sugar, Japanese Cherry Blossom. I heard a rumour that a new Dark Kiss has been making special appearances in some stores; I wonder if it will make an appearance online at some point. One of my best friends LOVES Dark Kiss and will go apeshit if the candle is available. Anyhoo, the new labels are pretty but I can't say that I'm really excited about these candles. Speakin of new design, the new revamped winter themed Eucalyptus Spearmint candle as well as the rest of the aromatherapy line is available online. Neither store that I went to had these so I assume they'll be in stores closer to wintertime. Totally unrelated, according to the description online, there's basil in the notes...I had no clue! Moving right along, I noticed that the bakery candles from the Semi Annual Sale are available online, including my baby, Apple Crumble! So for those of you that are fed up with Cider Donuts and didn't stock up during SAS, here's your chance to stock up on AC or any of the other ones.

Lots of fun sales goin on lately. I didn't succumb to the 2 for 22 sale like I normally would; I figured I'd wait till November to start stockin up for winter. I was however seduced by the wallflower bulbs for $3 sale awhile back. I looked online, saw a couple of winter bulbs that I wanted and put them in  my shopping cart. I went back and forth whether to buy them or not. One day there was a free shipping for $25 offer and my purchase came to $27. For some reason I put it off. I looked online the next day...no more free shipping! I was like "ain't this a bitch?!!!" I was sooooooo mad! The next day I just so happened to get an email about $1 shipping for $25 purchase offer. I said "eff it!" and made my purchase posthaste! Lesson of the day...don't sit around and think cuz opportunities will sho'nuff pass you by!

With that said, I'm all set for the winter wallflower bulb-wise. And my bf got some cute white snowflake wallflowers.

Well my Leaves candle as well as my Tailgate candle are dead and gone.
*cues Chopin's Funeral March 

Just in time as the temperature has finally cooled down and it feels like fall..well by Louisianian standards. And Halloween (btw my costume should be arriving via UPS sometime this week) and Thanksgiving are just around the corner. I've already put out my second phase of fall scents, so reviews should comin up soon!

Lastly, no more Facebook page. After getting annoyed that only 9 people liked it, I felt like I was wasting my time so I deleted it and created an actual Facebook account where I can add people myself and be more social. If you wanna add me as a friend, go right on ahead

 https://www.facebook.com/donovan.thebronzeblogger

I do believe that's about it! I must say, it's good to be back!

RANDOM POST: LEAVE OF ABSENCE!

I just wanted to give everybody a little heads up...I'm not gonna posting anything for little while. Starting today, the next couple of weeks are gonna be pretty busy for me. I have my boyfriend's birthday today and we're gonna try and celebrate it as best we can considering there's a friggin tropical storm in the gulf.


No worries, I've dealt with tropical storms before...not a big deal. Plus it doesn't look like Miss Thang is coming straight so we'll be just getting lots of rain and wind from the outerbands. We're ready; we have food, batteries, water, liquor and candles!

Also, my bf's parents are coming down to visit us..thank god this storm is hitting before they came down. Anyhoo, they're stayin with us for a week and a half. Then after that, I gotta start getting ready for Halloween.

Lastly...honestly, I don't know what else to talk about here. I have nothing to review til I start burnin my candles for November/Thanksgiving time or my Black Friday/Winter time haul

So umm, yeah...I think a break is in order. I'll talk to yall again in November!

Peace!

MULTIPLE SPOTLIGHT: Fall Deep Cleansing Soaps


I'm gonna take a departure from rantin about candles and talk about something I don't really talk much about - soaps. I've only recently..well at least for the past year, gotta interested in BBW soaps. I typically go with the deep cleansing soap rather than the foaming soap; I think the deep cleansing soaps are gentler on your hands and to me, they have a stronger scent. Much like I do with candles, I like my soaps to match the season. Moreover I like my soaps to correspond with whatever candle/bulb I have in the room. 

This fall I was particularly intrigued with the Made in America theme. I think the American theme was cute and it just seemed to have more interesting and less typical autumn-y scents than the others. With that said, here are the soaps I chose.


Montana Mountain Air
Area used in: main bathroom
Time Period: mid September - mid October

Description: Fresh Montana pine berries and crisp spearmint leaves warmed by frosted cedar


I really really like this one. It's super fresh, clean and cooling. So clean in fact, that it kinda smells like laundry detergent. The pine berries note mix well with the spearmint; it kinda reminds a little of Sweater Weather. I wouldn't mind this scent as a candle actually.


Aspen Autumn Day
Area used in: main bathroom
Time Period: mid October - December

Description: An autumn blend of juicy apples and fresh cut birch in crisp Aspen air


This is totally Autumn in soap form. Basically all the notes that you smell in Autumn candle/bulb, you smell in this. If you like Autumn, you'll like Autumn Day. Nothing really more to say about it.


Heartland Harvest Marmalade
Area used in: kitchen
Time Period: October - December

Description: Delicious orange jam sprinkled with fresh ginger from America's heartland


This isn't so much jam as it is straight up candy. To me, it's smells like orange Starburst. I really do wish this was more of a marmalade scent with some citrusy zest and ginger but alas it is not. Kinda disappointing.


New England Autumn Bouquet
Area used in: guest bathroom
Time Period: October - December

Description: New England mums and spiced apple leaves blended with cloves


This one is probably my least favorite. To me, this smells like a perfume my grandma would wear; in fact she does have a perfume that smells exactly like this but I can't think of the name of it. It's very floral; the chrysanthemum note is super strong with a very slight apple-y note trailing behind it. Not getting much spice. I wish this was heavier on the spiced apple leaves and clove notes than the mums.


*BONUS*
Warm Apple Cider
Area used in: kitchen
Time Period: September

This was leftover soap from last year that I found in my fall/winter BBW stash box. This is sooooo good - it legitimately smells like warm apple cider. So yummy!!!

 
 

BBW MULTIPLE SPOTLIGHT: Fall Wallflower Bulbs



Ok ladies and gents, let's talk about some bulbs shall we.

There were some scents this fall that I just wasn't a fan of in candle form but I figured I try them in bulb form...and as it turns out, I much prefer the bulbs!

Autumn
Area used in: main and guest bathrooms
Time Period: mid-September - November

Description: A crisp fall fragrance that blends dark pomegranate with red delicious apple and juicy fig, with notes of fir balsam and rich cedarwood.


I really really want to like the Autumn candle, I really do but I'm just not feelin it! It never fails, every single time I smell it in the store, it sets off my sinuses almost immediately. AIN'T NOBODY GOT TIME FOR DAT! I still needed a nice fresh scent for my bathroom; I really wanted Sweater Weather bulbs for whatever reason they weren't available at the time of my fall haul. So I decided to bite the bullet and try the Autumn bulbs...and ya know what, I really like it! It's super fresh and crisp and STROOONG! You totally get whiffs of juicy apple and pomegranate and earthy cedarwood; I did not know figs were in the equation, ya learn something new everyday! I opted to go with the decorated bulbs cuz they're pretty and cute.

My only gripe is the oil in this bulb soaks up soooo fast. I recommended the Autumn bulbs to my best friend and she had the same complaint. Otherwise I'm a happy camper.



Blackberry Spice
Area used in: guest bedroom
Time Period: mid-September - November

Description: A blend of sweetness & spice - fresh picked berries, crushed cloves and vanilla cream


I did not like this candle at all! It smells like a knockoff of Leaves, which you'd think would be a good thing and I'd be all over it...no not so much! First of all, Leaves is too much of an amazing scent to be repackaged into anything else. Secondly, the "Leaves" aspect of BS (perfect initials) is super watered down; BS is basically a watered down Leaves with a dash of artificial berries. Not a fan. However, I was intrigued with the bulb. I needed a bulb for the guest room as the bf and I have guests (his parents) staying with us; something autumn-y as well as cozy and guest-friendly. Because I really like the notes of BS, I thought I'd give the bulb a try and I'm glad I did cuz it's sooo nice.

The bulb is 10 times better than the candle; it's so dark and rich and creamy - legit berries and cream. The blackberry note is ripe and juicy and mixes so well with the crushed clove note (I also smell just a hint of cardamom). The vanilla cream note is way more potent in the bulb than the candle. Normally I'm not a fan of vanilla notes but it works really well in this blend.  


Pumpkin Apple
Area used in: main bathroom
Time Period: November - December

Description: A fall blend of crisp apples and ripe pumpkins


Once again, sooo not fan of this scent in candle form; to me it just smelled too waxy, like apple cinnamon scented crayons. However I figured that the third time would be a charm and this bulb would be better than the candle...and I was right! I figured this scent would be perfect as it's not too pumpkin-y (as my bf and I both don't care for pumpkin-y scents) but pumpkin-y enough for Thanksgiving time and also has the apple cinnamon-y note that we both enjoy.

It's nice; you do get a more legit earthy pumpkin pulp note but it's overpowered by the apple cinnamon note...thank god!


Pumpkin Carving
Area used in: main bathroom
Time Period: November - December


Description: A fall blend of pumpkin, brown sugar and nutmeg

Despite not liking pumpkin scents, I did actually really like this candle. However I really couldn't see my bf or I really burning this candle a whole lot. Normally for November/Thanksgiving time, we like to have a pumpkin scent in the bathrooms; usually it's Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin which neither one of us really likes. With that said, we were looking for an alternative. The only candidate that I could think of was Pumpkin Carving.

I personally think PC is waaaaaay better than SCP; SCP is too spicy and it smells like burnt pumpkin pie. PC on the other hand smells like legit pumpkin or rather pumpkin pulp. The brown sugar and nutmeg is so pleasant; the brown sugar note makes PC rich and dark and sweet without being cloying or ooey-gooey and the nutmeg gives it a little kick. I do hope BBW continues to release PC as a staple fall scent. Who knows, I may even get the candle next time!


 
* sidenote : I have leftover Leaves and Cranberry Woods bulbs as well as one lone Spice Cider from last year that I'm using this fall as well as a Boathouse Row bulb that have in the bedroom now

THAT'S SO TEST SCENT: Tailgate



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

Description: Capture all the fun of tailgating on a fall afternoon in a blend of rich hickory, football leather and a touch of moss



When I heard about this candle months ago, I knew that I had to have it. I hoped/wished/prayed that it would go wide, but I had a sneaky suspicion that it wouldn't; it was far too unique and ....cologne-y. Sure enough, it didn't go wide and it disappeared into obscurity...and no one was more disappointed than I. But I still wanted it so badly! So one day I decided to steel my nerves and call around to a couple of test stores to see if any of them had it. Sure enough, Paramus still had it in stock. With that said, Tailgate has the honor of being my very first (and probably last) test store phone order.

After sniffing it, I did really like it. However I could understand why it didn't go wide. It's not funky or anything but it's far from breathtaking. It's very different and unique, in a good way I think. But I can definitely see why your average BBW enthusiast would not like this scent.

Performance-wise, Tailgate is A+! I was a bit concerned about wicks which were thin and ropey but they wound up burning like a charm. They had nice sized mushroom tops which led to very high dancing flames and a consistent deep and even wax pool. Throw-wise, I'd say it's medium-ish ; it fills a room but it certainly doesn't knock you out when you walk in.

Onto the scent... *big loud sigh *eyeroll

Yes, it's....cologne-y! It kinda has a Old Spice vibe to it; to me it smells more like a body spray. I can see the young men playin touch football on the label spraying themselves with a fragrance like this. My bf thinks it smells like soap or body wash. I totally get it, it's like one of those man-inspired body washes...Old Spice, Axe, Dove. When I sniff it, I envision a group of hot jocks dirty from bein out on the field soapin themselves in the shower.

....excuse me for a sec. I do believe I gave myself the vapors writing that...

Ok I'm back.

As soon as you sniff this, you instantly get a whiff of outdoors. There's an inescapable feeling of being outside when you smell it, like Autumn or Sweater Weather. I can honestly say that for once the notes/description are very accurate, you really can smell everything. The "football" leather note is very legit and is the first thing that hits your nose. The hickory and moss notes trail right behind it; the hickory note is crisp and sweet and the moss note adds an earthiness and combined, the two notes are what gives Tailgate that outdoorsy vibe. You really do get the feeling of being out on a brisk autumn afternoon watching guys tackling each other.

...got myself excited again..

And perhaps my nose is playin tricks on me, but there's a note that I can't quite decipher and isn't mentioned in the description. There's a sweet red woodland berry-like note that my nose keeps picking up. I know I'm not trippin, Touchthefiretwice said the exact same thing in his review. It's not bad, just strange; I wish I knew what that note was exactly.

Now because Tailgate didn't have a matching wallflower bulb, I used Boathouse Row (which luckily I bought online before it disappeared) as they both share that moss note and have that same outdoorsy manly vibe. Usually, the bf and I light candles in the bedroom at night. Honestly, this isn't a night time candle. Because there's a warmth to it, Tailgate is better suited for the afternoon or early evening. At the risk of sounding cliché, this honestly would be a fun candle to burn during a football game/tailgating party.

I'm definitely digging this scent; it's very different and unique...probably a little too  different and unique. Perhaps we'll see it again in the future with a new name and/or look; I'd definitely buy it again!

NEWNESS UPDATE: NEW WINTER SCENTS ONLINE

Yep, believe or not there are few new candles and bulbs available on the website from the Snow Day and Good Natured Christmas/Harvest Gathering lines.

See for yourself....

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Wallflower bulbs

Just select "newest" at the sort by dropbox
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