RANDOM POST: Fall 2014 Candle Inspired Cocktails

This is for my fellow cocktail enthusiasts...aka lushes. Light up your favorite new fall candle and make yourself a cocktail inspired by it!

BTW DISCALIMER: I don't use measurements so do like I do and use your better judgment!

Wasabi Apple (Tom Collins)
Smirnoff Green Apple Vodka
DeKuyper Sour Apple Pucker
Domaine de Canton ginger liqueur
Soda

Place some ice in your cocktail shaker. Pour in your Smirnoff. Add a dash of Sour Apple and an even smaller dash of DdC. Shake it up and pour in ice filled glass. Top off with club soda.

Blackberry Bramble Tea (Tom Collins/Tumbler)
Black tea (preferable Darjeeling tea)
Blackberry Elderflower Pimm's
Vodka (or gin)

Brew yourself some black tea (or if you're adventurous, you could make yourself tea infused syrup). Add sugar and let your tea cool off. Pour in your favorite unflavored vodka (I personally think this is better with gin, something dry and London-ish)in an ice filled glass. Then pour in your Pimms (it HAS to be the blackberry and elderflower one). Then pour in your sweetened tea and stir.

Vanilla Chai (Highball/on the rocks)
Tazo Chai Latte concetrate
Capt. Morgan Spiced Rum
Vanilla

Pour your Capt. Morgan over ice (preferably crushed), then pour in your chai concentrate (you could also brew your own chai and use soy milk and honey). Add a teaspoon of vanilla and stir. This could also be served hot as a toddy

Banana Nutmeg Bread Pudding (martini)
Malibu banana rum
Banana liqueur (preferably Leroux or DeKuyper)
Rumchata
Nutmeg

Pour in Malibu, Rumchata and banana liqueur in cocktail shaker. Shake and then pour contents into martini glass. Sprinkle a tiny bit of nutmeg on top for taste and decoration. You could also add nutmeg to contents before shaking but use strainer when pouring.

Bourbon Butterscotch (shot)
Bourbon
Butterscotch Schnapps

Pour in 1\2 of your favorite Bourbon (I say go with Makers) and 1\2 9f Schapps. Stir then chug.

Sea Salt and Maple Popcorn (shot)
Crown Royal Maple
Sea salt
Brown sugar

Mix brown sugar and salt to lick. Pour CR into shot glass. Lick brown sugar salt off hand then chug the shot.

Cayenne Caramel (martini)
Absolut Peppar
Pinnacle Caramel Apple
Bailey Crème Caramel
Caramel sauce
Cayenne pepper

Pour in the AP and Pinnacle into cocktail shaker with ice. Pour in the Bailey last. Shake. Drizzle the caramel sauce in the martini glass in a spiral from the rim. Pour contents from shaker into the glass. You can either put an actual cayenne pepper in the drink or on the rim or add one tiny dash of cayenne pepper on top

Pumpkin Cinnamon Bun (shot)
Pinnacle Cinnabon
Pinnacle Pumpkin Pie
Cinnamon

Pour in PC and PPP in cocktail shaker. Add a dash of cinnamon. Shake and strain contents into shot glass.

This could also be served as a martini. Add if you're daring, line the rim with cinnamon bun frosting.

Vanilla Pumpkin Marshmallow (martini)
Pinnacle Marshmallow
Pinnacle Pumpkin Pie
Rumchata

Pour in PM, PPP and Rumchata in cocktail shaker with ice. Shake and pour contents into martini glass.

Pumpkin Caramel Swirl (martini)
Bailey Crème Caramel
Smirnoff Caramel Vodka
Cinnamon
Caramel sauce

Pour in Smirnoff and then Bailey into cocktail shaker with ice. Shake. Drizzle caramel sauce in a spiral from the rim inside the glass. Pour contents of shaker into the glass. Add one dash of cinnmon on top.

Spiced Pumpkin Cider
well here's two recipes, one is a toddy recipe and the other is an actual cocktail

toddy: prepare an actual mulled cider, you know boil apple cider with cinnamon sticks, anise, nutmeg, clove etc in a pot. Stir in your brown liquor of choice - I personally prefer brandy in my toddies and it goes well with cider but you can use dark rum, whiskey or applejack. Add orange slices. Pour into your favorite mug

cocktail: apple cider
               Pinnacle Pumpkin Pie Vodka
               Brandy
               orange liqueur "(preferably Cointreau but you can use Triple Sec)
               cinnamon and clove

Pour in a healthy but of cider into an ice filled shaker. Pour in your PPP. Add one splash of Cointreau and an even smaller splash of brandy. Add a dash of cinnamon and a dash of clove (just a dash, clove is strong stuff) Shake it up and pour into a highball or martini glass


Pumpkin Sugared Doughnuts (martini)
Pinnacle Pumpkin Pie Vodka
Pinnacle Cake Vodka
Pumpkin pie spice
Cinnamon sugar

Wet the rim of your martini glass and roll around in cinnamon sugar on paper towel. Pour in PPP and PC into cocktail shaker with ice. Add about tow or three dashes of pumpkin pie spice. Shake and strain contents into martini glass

This could also be served as a shot and you lick cinnamon sugar off your hand

Pecan Pumpkin Waffles (shot)
Crown Royale Maple
Frangelico

Add 1\2 of CRM and 1\2 Frangelico. Stir and chug.

Pumpkin Cupcake (martini)
Pinnacle Pumpkin Pie Vodka
Pinnacle Whipped Cream Vodka
Domaine de Canton Ginger liqueur
Whipped cream
Pumpkin Pie Spice

Pour PPP and PWC to cocktail shaker. Then add one dash of DdC. Then add about two dashes of pumpkin pie spice. Shake and then strain contents into martini glass. Add a dollop of whipped cream and top that with pumpkin pie spice

Pumpkin Caramel Latte (highball/on the rocks)
Bailey Crème Caramel
Rumchata
Tazo Chai Latte concentrate

Pour Rumchata into glass over rocks. Then add Bailey then top off with chai concentrate. Stir and stir.

This could also be served hot.














THIS IS THE BOMB.COM: Spiced Pumpkin Cider


Products: candle
Area used in:  living room
Time Period: off and on from October -


Description: A warming blend of orchard fresh pumpkin-apple cider, ground nutmeg and a hint of clementine orange



So as I've stated before, I'm not the biggest fan of pumpkin scents. With my run of bad luck with Pumpkin Cinnamon Bun and especially Pumpkin Sugared Manfeet...I mean Doughnuts, I was ready to completely ignore this entire collection. But I found myself really intrigued with Spiced Pumpkin Cider. Surely the apple cider and clementine notes would cancel out the evil pumpkin funk. So I gave it a sniff and found myself really liking it. Now in my recent favorite fall scents post, I said that I love apple scents for fall and my go-to apple/cider scent was Spiced Cider. And as you know for the first in years, Spiced Cider wasn't in this fall's lineup. I gotta say that I don't miss it cuz SPC is soooo much better!

Performance-wise, it's been pretty bad-ass. Super ridonkulously high flames, super plump mushroom times, full deep wax pool in gorgeous bright crimson/scaRlet color and it threw like a mutha-effin BOSS; I could smell it around my entire apartment.

And now the scent. Again, this smells so much better than regular old Spiced Cider, definitely more of legit cider scent. And you would think because it's a "pumpkin-apple" scent that it would smell like...well, Pumpkin Apple. But it totally doesn't, SPC is its own separate entity. You get this really warm, pleasant sweet (but not cloying) mulled cider note, heavy on the nutmeg with a tiny hint of clove. Underneath that, you get a slight earthy pumpkin note. And lastly there's a burst bright orange (zest/oil) that really brightens and perks the blend up. It really does smell like legit mulled apple-pumpkin cider with slices of orange.

Now there are those that argue that SPC smells like a repackage with a twist of last year's fail "Cider Donuts". When Touchthefiretwice said in his review, I was like "uuummm, what?!" Then I took a good whiff of SPC...and I totally got it, I could see why people would say that. Much like Blueberry Pumpkin Patch, the "pumpkin" comes across very bakery making it smell more like a muffin or oatmeal. Same thing with SPC, the pumpkin notes is sweet but still earthy and it can come across a little bakery. However I don't think SPC is a repackage with a twist at all, if anything I think it's a repackage with a twist of Spiced Cider with added goodness.

Before I bought the candle, I picked up a few wf bulbs..those suckers smell amazing! I haven't plugged them in but I have a feeling that they're gonna be just as strong as the candle.

In my personal opinion, SPC is the star of the Pumpkin Café collection. You can keep your Pumpkin Sugared Doughnuts and Pumpkin Pecan Waffles and Pumpkin Caramel Lattes, I'm all about SPC! It's a perfect fall scent cuz it has everything you need - apple/cider, autumn spices, pumpkin, a little orange, who can ask for anything more?! I really do hope this sticks around and that it takes the place of Spiced Cider. Pumpkin Apple can take a hike too. SPC is winner, ya did good B&BBW, ya did good!

CANDLE SPOTLIGHT: Autumn Nights




Products: candle and wallflower bulbs
Area used in:  bedroom
Time Period: mid-September- end of October & November-December

Description: Nutmeg and cinnamon stick are layered over a rich base of applewood and cedar to evoke the perfect autumn night


So I was lookin for a new sexy manly fall scent for my bedroom, something other than my baby Black Pepper Bergamot. I was initially excited that Tailgate was coming back and had actually made it past test phase but found out to my dismay that it was the same Tailgate from last year (repackage of Mad about Madrid). Anyhoo, Autumn Night sounded right up my alley so I thought I'd give it a try and I wound up really loving it, my bf too! I was hyping it up and defending it against haters on Facebook - it was/is my jam and became an instant fall fav/must have for me!

So why did I give it my patented "THIS IS BOMB.COM" title? Mainly because the performance. The performance kinda sucked!


As you can see there's some canyoning action with a big cliff of was pre and post burn. It initially tunneled and took forever to pool out. Eventually after quite a few burns, it corrected itself - it had thick mushroom tops, high flames and finally a completely full pool. Then there was throw issue - it could've been a just wee bit stronger. This is definitely a small room scent otherwise the scent would be nonexistent.

Now let's talk about the scent! I don't care what anyone says, I'm stickin to my guns and goin down swingin on this one. This is a straightup repackage with a twist of Autumn Day from '12/'13. I heard some other reviewers saying this before I sniffed/bought/burned it but I refused to believe it cuz I fell for the notes. But sure enough those reviewers were right! Now I was never a fan of Autumn Day for some reason, it always rubbed my nose the wrong way though I said I was gonna force myself to try it this year if it came back...and here it is! Now notice that earlier I called it a "repackage with a twist" because it is slightly different. It's balanced, more smoky almost incense-like with an added spice, cardamom to be exact (not cinnamon and nutmeg as said in the notes) but the base notes smell exactly like Autumn Day. 

Now as y'all may or may not know Autumn Day is itself a repackage of a Slatkin-era scent from '11 called Acorn and Fig. Completely disregard the notes for Autumn Day (oak, citrus and golden amber) cuz that's classic B&BW bullshit! The notes for Acorn and Fig are more true to form - "A medley of fresh apricot, juicy pear and fig blended with fresh cut Birchwood and creamy sandalwood" Those are EXACTLY what I smell in Autumn Night. There's a sweet creamy fig note with a fresh off the tree unsliced pear (apricot not so much) with an creamy woody incense-y sandalwood and a heavy birch note with added spicy cardamom. And, like Autumn Day/Acorn and Fig, there's an unexplainable cooling almost mint-like action you get (maybe from the birchwood). Overall, I like the changes - the added notes round out and balance this scent  and I much prefer this rich blue color to the old green color. Also Autumn Day never struck me as a "daytime" so I'm glad the changed it to "night" cuz it totally reminds me of nighttime - bein out with friends in the woods on a cool "autumn night" chugging hard cider and roasting sweet potatoes or marshmallows in front of a fire.

Now here comes the rant. I've talked about this before about B&BW bullshitting people with notes. How in the hell does apricot/pear/fig/birch/sandalwood become citrus/amber/oak and how does that become nutmeg/cinnamon/applewood/cedar?! Nobody out there can tell me that they actually can smell those last 4 notes?! Furthermore Autumn Night seems to be following in the direction of Paris Daydream/Sparkling Icicles and Villa Bergamot as a scent that refuses to die. So far it has been repackaged TWICE - once as Cardamom and Suede from Intrigue and Opulence (funny that I smelled cardamom in Autumn Night and now that's what is being called) and again as Holly Jolly Christmas which makes absolutely NO SENSE! And I have a funny feeling that the Be Daring from the testing Light up the Room is gonna wind up bein a AN repackage too. Don't get me wrong, I really like this scent but not enough for it to be repackaged. Furthermore I would only want this scent in fall, cuz it's a fall scent!

It's a nice enough scent; for me it's a perfect late autumn bedroom scent. As much I like it, it just pisses me off that is being repackaged and that it smells totally different that what the description says.

THIS IS THE BOMB.COM: Leaves (We Love Fall 2014 vers.)



Products: candle
Area used in:  living room and wallflowers
Time Period: mid-September - end of October

Description: Jump into a pile of leaves! Celebrate the brilliant colors if autumn with this rich blend of golden nectar, red apple and spiced berries


As most of y'all already know, Leaves is by far my all time FAVORITE scent for fall - a definite must have, fall in a jar, one of many things to look forward to in this season!

I'm not gonna go into too much detail about the scent cuz EVERYBODY should know what Leaves smells like. Plus I already did an in-depth review on this scent last year. So I'm just gonna talk about the performance.

It performed like dream, as usual - thick mushroom tops, high flames, deep pool, nice throw, yada yada yada. My only complaint as that this candle, more than any candle I've gotten and burned recently, burned down ridiculously quick. Now I know B&BW has shortened the burn time for whatever asinine reason, but goddamn! Now in my living room I usually burn a candle for about 2 hours, maybe 3. Moreover, sometimes I'll burn the same candle everyday or depending on my schedule or how late my bf gets home from work, I might skip a night. Over the course of 2 weeks, this Leaves candle was halfway done! That's beyond ridiculous! Ordinarily, by 2 weeks with you just burning it for 2-3 hours, you wouldn't be anywhere halfway done. And I don't remember post-shortened burn time candles burning down this quickly! Anyway, the candle in the pic above is done and I'm about to burn my second Leaves. At this rate, it'll be done by Halloween when I plan on changing to my second round of autumn scents.

So for all of you Leaves lovers, be forewarned that your Leaves candle might burn to down really fast. But if like you're like me and you want to relish in all the Leaves goodness, I suggest getting one from last year or anytime before from Amazon or Evilbay so you can burn with reckless abandon. 


NEWNESS UPDATE: The Perfect Wish Collection

Just when you've gotten used to all of the current fall scents and have wrapped your brain around of the upcoming winter scents, there is a new collection of scents comin our way....

The Perfect Wish: LIGHT UP THE ROOM AND BE DARING!!!!

Uuuummmm...okay?!

This collection appears to be various bright and vibrant scents in colored glittery tumblers meant to uplift and invigorate you; scents that would, oh I dunno, make you wanna ignite the light and let it shine and own the night like the 4th of July!



So back in 2012 (I think), BB&W had a collection called "The Good Life" collection; it was a scent of scents with various aromatherapy notes/blends with very sappy saccharine emotion themed names like "Happy" "Passion" "Peace" "Joy", etc. Many of these later became scents that we all know and love - "Relax" = Lavender Vanilla, "Relief" = Eucalyptus Mint, "Renew" = Renew&Refresh, "Flirt" = Paris Daydream/Sparkling Icicles and so on and soforth. (BTW Touchthefiretwice did an awesome review on these on his channel if you're interested). Anyway, the point of all this was that this new collection reminds me a lot of those Good Life candles.

So here are the scents in this collection. Check out these sappy vague note descriptions...

Live in Sunshine ~ Fresh Blooms  I wish...to live in the sunshine.  Fresh Blossom's sun-kissed flower petals, green willow leaves and a splash of citrus will make this wish come true. (Garden Party? Bloom/First Bloom? Poppy Sunshine/Wild Poppies?)

Sparkle Everyday ~ Confetti Cupcake  I wish... to sparkle everyday.  Everyone deserves the chance to sparkle...wish granted with confetti cupcakes glittering blend of fresh baked cake, peaks of sweet buttercream and shimmering sprinkles. (repcakage of Frosted Cupcake...not surprise there)

Go with the Flow ~ Bergamot Waters I wish...to go with the flow. Make this wish come true effortlessly with Turquoise Waters easy mix of fresh water notes, sunlight and a hint of sea spray (people are saying that it's a repackage of Turquoise Waters, which is a repackage of Sea Spray)

Light up the Room ~ Green Apple Champagne I wish...to light up the room. Sparkling Apple Champagne delightful blend of crisp green apple, shimmering amber and bergamot causes smiles that are brighter than candlelight. (I thought maybe Wasabi Apple, but I'm now thinkin Green Apple Orchard)

Dream Big ~ Lavender Clouds I wish...to dream big.  Start making your dreams reality with Lavender Clouds and get inspired by soft lavender flowers, luxurious white musk and a touch of coriander. (I and many others were hoping this would turn out to be Lavender Marshmallow but it doesn't look like it. Maybe Lavender Market from back in the day)

Dance 'Til Dawn ~Tropical Tango I wish to dance 'til dawn. Simply follow the smooth coconut, vibrant mango and bubbly champagne notes in tropical tango and you'll start to cha, cha, cha.  (apparently this smells like Champagne Toast with a hint of mango)

Be Daring ~ Spiced Saffron Redwood I wish... to be daring, Dare to be inspired by spiced saffron and Redwoods ruby red cranberries, rare saffron and California Redwood. (I'm gonna go with Wine Cellar however I have a sneaky suspicion this is gonna be Autumn Night...again!)

Wine Down ~ Pomegranate Sangria - I wish... to wind down. Make the stresses of the disappear with Pomegranate Sangria's effervescent blend of oaky white wine, apples and a hint of juicy pomegranate seeds (Pomegranate Spritzer from Summer Sips? Pomegranate Lemonade?)

I heard conflicting things about when this collection was gonna be hitting stores - some say this week, some say after Halloween. Now whether or not these will be hitting all stores or just test stores remains to be seen. I have a funny feeling they're just gonna hit test stores soon first and the rest of us unfortunates near regular stores won't se them til after SAS. Since these scents come across very spring-y, I can't see them releasing these anytime soon, not with all of the holiday/winter candles comin our way.

At the risk of soundin like a Negative Nancy, I'm not excited about this collection at all! Much like the Intrigue and Opulence collection, there's a whole lot of fuss, a whole lot of hype, a whole of sparkly razzle-dazzle but in the end it's just not worth - just a bunch of recycled repackages with light throws and quick burn time in pretty decorated tumblers; you're just payin for the glass!

For more info and pics, check out Lifeinsidethepage (from where I got the note descriptions) or, if you're on Instagram, glenn-girl81

WALK 'N' SNIFF: Intrigue and Opulence

So I was in the City takin care of business and decided to take a trip to my favorite BBW and see what it had in store

It had all of the lidless color glass core scents..which I just realized that I didn't sniff them. Not that it matters cuz they're all scents that I know already

The store also had the Snow and Slopes candles that are online - Winter, Hot Buttered Rum, Fresh Balsam, etc. It also had a mason Jar of Alpine Frost. Alpine Frost is...aight. On cold sniff, it does kinda smell like a Pine-Sol; just a generic clean, fresh "pine" scent with a hint of citrus. It reminds me of a failed test scent last winter called "Frosted Pine"  . Less intense, less dirty smelling and with the faintest slightest hint of something orangey.

And finally there was the Intrigue and Opulence candles sitting in a grand shrine in the center front of the store. *sigh They all smelled very pleasant and I liked the look of the glasses...but they are not, I repeat, NOT worth $30! They're all repackages!!!

Cardamom and Suede
*sigh Just thinking of this candle just pisses me off. So let's not beat around the bush, this is a straight repack of..wait for it..AUTUMN NIGHT!!!! I already ranted and raved about Holly Jolly Christmas being a repack of Autumn Night and now here we go again! I sniffed it and went "oh hell naw!!!"Seriously, what is so great about Autumn friggin Night that it's been repackaged TWICE?! There is NOTHING intriguing or opulent about Autumn Nights for it to be a part of this collection!

Interestingly enough, I said very early on that I smelled cardamom in Autumn Night. Touchthefiretwice said the exact same thing in his review vid..he smelled cardamom. And look what its new name is. And there you have it!

Smoked Berries and Incense
I went back and forth with this one, I didn't know if I like it or not. The scent itself his very straightforward - dark red berries (cranberries and black currants) with an intense earthy "incense-y" smell; saffron, patchouli, maybe sandalwood. This is only conjecture but I believe this might be a repackage of Wine Cellar/Mulled Wine from last year's Prestige/Ski Den collection...I think

Baltic Black Pearl
This one is by far the winner of this collection. If it was regular price, I would've bought it. This scent is right up my alley - smooth, sexy, sensual, sophisticated aka "COLOGNE-Y" It kinda reminds me of Black Pepper Bergamot, just slightly less spicy but it still has that sensuous masculine vibe to it like BPB. It's smells sooooo familiar, it's a repackage of something but I just cant put my finger on it. Somebody out there, help me out - what is Baltic Black Pearl a repackage of?!

Sparkling Amber
This one really isn't worth talking about. It's straightup Sensual Amber. If you're familiar with that scent and like it, that's what Sparkling Amber is.

Topaz Waters
So this was the only one other that Baltic Black Pearl that I liked but I thought it was unneccesary and again it's a repackage just like all the rest of them. At first I thought it might Island Waters from the Aloha Collection but it might actually be Turquoise Waters from the Coastal Cool collection. Topaz Waters has that same "wateriness" aka cucumber melon with light hints of floral. That said, it's a repackage of one of those scents. Ironically, both of those scents themselves are repackages!

I also sniffed the three 34.50 candles - Sapphire Sky, Golden Woods and Crimson Velvet. ALL THREE on cold throw were so light to the point of being nonexistent. They were all so boring, uninspired and forgettable!

You know, big ups to those y'all out there wastin....ahem I mean spending your money on these scents. I personally will not! I flat out refuse! Not because I'm being cheap, it's just the principle of the thing! What are we paying this for?! They're ALL repackages and not even good repackages or repackages of old forgotten Slatkin era classic. The fact that there is a repackage of AUTUMN FRIGGIN NIGHT in this collection only strengthens my resolve to buy any of these! And they're all so LIGHT! You already know the throw is gonna be weak! And how quick is the burn time? Are they just as super fast as the regular priced ones? They aren't new or repackages of old better scents, the cold throws are all light and there is no guarantee that the burn time has been reduced...again, I ask why are these so expensive? Basically, you're paying for the colored glass! Hell, you can dye your own BBW tumblrs cheaply for less money, hell I did it before!

Bath and Body Works, y'all have got to do better than this!!!!! 

THAT'S SO TEST SCENT/HOT MESS AWARD: Holly Jolly Christmas

Products: candle
Area used in:  living room
Time Period: none

Description: Have a holly jolly Christmas with this festive blend of bright mandarin, red pomegranate and fresh balsam


So, I saw this SOB on Evilbay and thought about getting it cuz very very few people were talking about it. So after going back and forth and deliberating with myself, I decided just to go ahead and get it just to ease my curiousity. That was a big mistake!

Now some people were saying that HJC smelled like Winter...and I was like "No, can't be. That doesn't make an ounce of sense!" I get a little leery and distrustful when folks on various social media start comparing scents and saying suchandsuch smells like suchandsuch cuz many of these people are relatively new to BBW and don't know any scents past 2013...like Winter. Anyhoo, based on the notes, I had a hunch that maybe it was a repackage of an old Slatkin-era Christmas classic called "Winter Garland"

Now the notes for that was...

"A sparkling combination of cranberry champagne, blood orange and red berry mixed with the essence of evergreen moss, white cedar and toasted clove"

cranberry champagne = pomegranate
evergreen moss and white cedar = fresh balsam
blood orange = bright mandarin

With the way BBW mixes and twists and renames their notes, it's easy to see how I came to that conclusion. Unfortunately, I was wrong, very wrong!

The packaged arrived and the candle itself was perfectly wrapped. I took a whiff of the candle hoping to get a noseful of Winter Garland-y goodness but instead I smelled...wait for it...AUTUMN FRIGGIN' NIGHT!!!!! I was like "AW HELL NAW!!!!" I kept huffin it over and over to make sure I wasn't trippin....but I wasn't. I even took out an actual Autumn Night and did a side by side sniff comparison - they smelled JUST ALIKE! Granted, HJC smells slightly sweeter and not as intensely woodsy/smoky but the base notes smell exactly alike! I couldn't believe it, I stood there in utter disbelief! I couldn't believe that out of all the better test scents there were on Evilbay that I wasted my money on this one! I seriously wanted to toss this piece of crap out of the window!

So yeah ladies and gentlemen, Holly Jolly Christmas is a repackage of Autumn Night!!!

Which leads me to my next question...WHY?! What the f*** does Autumn Night have to do with Christmas?! Now don't get me wrong, I really really like Autumn Night (REVIEW TO COME)...as an AUTUMN SCENT! Hell, the word "AUTUMN" is in the friggin name!!!! How does an autumn scentnsuddenly become a winter scent?! Why would anyone want to burn this in winter, especially at Christmas time?! There are SOOOOOOOO many scents that could've been used instead of AN - Snow DayChestnut & CloveFrosted PineWhite Barn Christmas/Apple GarlandSleigh RideHolly Wreath, Winter WonderlandHoliday PomanderOrange Clove....HELLO, MUTHA-EFFIN' WINTER GARLAND!!! Again, I ask, why Autumn Night?!

Furthermore, I hate being bullshitted against and this is flagrant bullshit! How the actual f*** does "nutmeg/cinnamon stick/applewood/cedar" magically transform into "pomegranate/balsam/mandarin"?! Even the notes for Autumn Night are utter bullshit cuz don't nobody smell any of those notes and the ones who claim that they do are in deep denial!

I'm really REALLY pissed off. I'm pissed off at BBW for releasing this shit..oh and get this, apparently it's gonna be a "holiday exclusive" - like Buttermint Cream last year and White Barn Christmas the year before. I'm also pissed at myself for wasting money on a scent that I hate and because the Evilbay seller doesn't do returns and has suspiciously not responded to my email reply that I hated it (after audaciously asking me to give her a good review), I'm stuck with it.

This debacle has furthered me to enforce my new commandment - I SHALL NO LONGER BUY ANY MORE NEW TEST SCENTS ON EBAY! FURTHERMORE I SHALL NOT BUY ANY SCENT FROM ANYWHERE THAT I HAVE NOT SNIFFED IN PERSON!

And so it is written...

Holly Jolly Christmas...Holly Jolly Shitmas more like it!





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