So first we have these colored glass LIDLESS candles a la Coastal Cool. Nothing exciting, nothing new! This collection includes Bergamot Woods, Sandalwood Citrus, Renew&Refresh, Mahogany Teakwood, Cranberry Woods, Fresh Balsam, Leaves, Fireside, Eucalyptus Mint and Lavender Vanilla. Also in this collection are three Thanksgiving themed candles, all repackages - Thanksgiving Morning aka Pumpkin Pecan Waffles, Thanksgiving Harvest aka Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin (bleggghh) and lastly, Thanksgiving Feast aka Frosted Cranberry. I will admit I do like the looks of these candles, very sleek and sophisticated looking but as I said early, there nothing new and exciting. Oh these are all available online.
Next are the Opulence and Intrigue (or is it Intrigue and Opulence) collection...sigh, oh boy. You would think that B&BW would've learned their lesson with the "Prestige" Ski Lodge candles awhile back but nope. Here they are again charging $30 a pop. This collection includes....
Baltic Black Pearl - sandalwood, suede, black spices (repackage of Ski Den/Havana Heat?)
Smoked Berries and Incense - cranberries/red berries, smoked cinnamon, (cedarwood) incense, Madagascar vanilla (repackage of Mulled Wine)
Topaz Waters - pristine/topaz waters, lily blossom, white woods/fresh moss, musk (some say that this smells like Island Waters while others say Turquoise Waters)
Cardamom and Suede - golden apple, cardamom, rich woods (I haven't a clue)
Sparkling Amber - sparkling amber, cashmere woods, Tonka bean/peach, frangipani petals (aka plumeria), amber (?????????)
There is also these, dunno if any of these are going wide or not...
Crimson Velvet - pomegranate, velvet orchid, blonde patchouli (?)
Sapphire Sky sugared citrus, granny smith apples, white cedarwood/musk, bergamot, sandalwood
Golden Woods - black pepper, vetiver, pine needles (repackage of Great Room/Frosted Pine?)
Anyhoo, the collection that seems to be coming next is the Winter Lodge collection. Some of these candles have already appeared online. They include...
Hot Buttered Rum
Spiced Apple Toddy
New testing scents include...
Alpine Frost - A mountain inspired blend of winter air, frozen pine and a hint of fresh balsam takes home fragrance to new heights (I wonder if this is Pinecone/Autumn Snow?)
Ski Lodge - A fragrance inspired by a cozy getaway from the tall evergreen trees to the comforting warmth of the wooden lodge - smoky vanilla, deep cypress and rich agarwood (Vanilla Cedarwood?)
Snow & Slopes - Whether you prefer the slopes or the ski lodge, you're sure to love a fragrance inspired by the ultimate winter getaway - sparkling citrus crystal, icy mint and a hint of vanilla (this supposedly smell similar to Snow Day)
Next is the Home Traditions collection, with the CUTEST (albeit nonsensical) pictures on the glass
Cinnamon Caramel Swirl
Vanilla Bean Noel
Winter Candy Apple
New testing scents include...
Chestnuts Roasting - Bring home the fragrance of chestnuts roasting on an open fire with hints of sweet cinnamon and fresh vanilla bean (it's not Chestnut & Clove or Chestnut Glazed Croissant)
Fresh Sparkling Snow - A blend of sparkling sugarberries, holiday pear and icy melon evokes the magic of a winter wonderland (yes, FINALLY a candle of my favorite wintertime soap)
Holly Jolly Christmas - Have a holly jolly Christmas with this festive blend mandarin, red pomegranate and fresh balsam (total repackage of Autumn Night, review to come soon....)
Next is the Made with Love collection, gotta have some bakery scents for y'all sweetie lovers out there. The only remaining old scents are...
Cinnamon & Clove Buds
This collection has a crapload of new (possibly repackaged scents including...
Butterscotch Toffee - Give the holidays a salty-sweet twist with the scent of caramelized sugar, rich butterscotch and a dash of sea salt (apparently not Salted Caramel/Bourbon Buttersctoch/Sea Salt and Maple)
Gourmet Espresso - The fragrance of rich espresso delightfully brewed with artisan coffee beans is the perfect compliment to your homemade holiday treat (you guessed, good ol Espresso Bar)
Mint Mocha Bark - Wrap this delectable medley of creamy smooth mocha, vanilla and icy mint in a bow and give it to your nearest and dearest (not a repackage of Mint Chocolate, possibly Peppermint Mocha)
Pumpkin Gingerbread - A Christmas classic gets a touch of creamy pumpkin added to a scrumptious mixture of just baked gingerbread and golden vanilla (some people say it smells like Pumpkin Sugared Doughnut) (why pumpkin, what does that have to do with Christmas? why not bring back the original Frosted Gingerbread candle?!)
Snickerdoodle - This delicious cookie with a lighthearted name is celebrated in notes of cinnamon sugar, buttery cookie and a dash of holiday spice (supposedly smells like Pumpkin Cinnamon Bun)
Holiday Apple Crisp - A blend of basked orchard apples and buttery crumble topping mixed with a hint of cinnamon makes this scent decadent and delicious (not Apple Crumble apparently)
Finally we have a New Years themed collection, like last year's Toast the Night collection, called
Celebrate and Cheer. Like Coastal Cool, they're lidless but we're getting rather fancy blown glass striped colored tumbler jars. Old scents include...
Black Tie http://realtalkaboutbbwcandles.blogspot.com/2014/01/bbw-spotlight-black-tie.html
Champagne Toast http://realtalkaboutbbwcandles.blogspot.com/2014/01/bbw-spotlight-champagne-toast.html
Cranberry Pear Bellini http://realtalkaboutbbwcandles.blogspot.com/2014/02/bbw-spotlight-cranberry-pear-bellini.html
Merry Mistletoe (YAYYYYYYY!!!)
Tis the Season http://realtalkaboutbbwcandles.blogspot.com/2013/05/candle-spotlight-tis-season.html
New testing scents include...
Pink Peppermint Twirl - The perfect fragrance for the holiday season, this dazzling blend of peppermint, sparkling spun sugar and a dash of vanilla will make guest want to dance til dawn
Sparkling Confetti - Cue the confetti - it's time to celebrate the holidays with a warm and wonderful blend of Madagascar vanilla, sandalwood and a hint of juicy peach (EVERYONE is saying that this smells like Party Dress..despite the notes)
For pics, check out Lifeinsidethepage or if you're on Instagram, check 1002candles, wakeupwriting, tinybubblesfloating and candlecrazed. And, as usual, the new test scents ARE available on Ebay!