NEWNESS UPDATE: White Barn Exclusives

So as y'all already know, this spring White Barn is releasing whole collections of "exclusives" - scents that you could only get at White Barn. The theory is since WB is trying to separate themselves from BBW, they're selling "exclusives" as an incentive to get more people in their stores and the drive up their numbers. They obviously know how crazy people get for test scents so they're basically using that obsession as bait. Again we have scents that most people can't get..at least not easily. Total unadulterated BS! So uumm, yeah....

Here are the exclusive collections....


So Pretty, So Chic
Peony Petals (pink peonies, sparkling oranges, blueberries) (total repackage of Tokyo Petals)
 
White Pear Champagne (champagne, sparkling pear, effervescent plum) (repackage of Champagne Toast)

Vanilla Bean Macaron (marshmallow fluff, sweet vanilla bean, steamed milk) (people have been saying that it smells like a mix of Vanilla Bean Macaron and Frosted Cupcake)

Black Raspberry Merlot (crisp pear, sparkling red wine, oak barrels)

Blue Orchid (orchid, violet petals, soft woods)
 
Old unrepackaged scents include: French Lavender, Lemon Verbena and Paris Daydream
 
 
Screen Doors and Sweet Tea
Every summer BBW takes on a homsespun nostalgic fragrance vacation. Last year we had an elegant garden party, before that was a trip to the summer lake, and before that was a walk down the boardwalk. Now we're takin a trip to the hot and humid Deep South
 
Bowties and Bourbon - A blend of polished dark oak, fresh bergamot and a hint of bourbon spirits that's got all of the elegance and charm of a Southern gentleman (fresh bergamot, vanilla, dark oak) (I thought it would be a repackage of either Black Tie or Ski Lodge but so far people have been saying that it's similar to Boathouse Row)

Georgia Peach There's nothing sweeter than a blend of Georgia peaches, dew-covered leaves and a hint of creamy vanilla (juicy peaches, bergamot, apricots) (mixed reviews; some said it smells like Market Peach while others say that it smells different)

Southern Sweet Tea - This blend of brewed iced tea, sugar cubes and a lemon twist celebrates the South where the tea is sweet and life is even sweeter
(sugar cubes, lemon twist, brewed tea) (again, mixed reviews - some say it's smells like London Calling while others say it smells different)

Veranda Garden - Enjoy the peace and relaxation of a veranda with this airy blend of fresh citrus, white cedarwood and a hint of freshly cut grass (lush greens, fresh citrus, cedarwood) (At first I thought maybe Sandalwood Citrus/Citron Cedarwood but people have been complaining about a weird off putting grassy note similar to Snap Peas)

Praline Pecan Cobbler (pecans, cinnamon sugar, warm caramel) (Pumpkin Pecan Waffle maybe?)
 
Old unrepackaged scents include: Beautiful Day, Honeysuckle, Lilac Blossom , Sundress, and the scent the refuses to die, Watermelon Lemonade
 
 
Turquoise Waters
With ALLLLLLLLLLL of the tropical scents we've been assaulted with lately, I honestly don't see this collection. This collection just seems like rejects from the most recent Hawaiian collection. Again, like the Hawaiian collection, it's a mix of Coastal Cool and Aloha Hawaii with gradient/ombre colors.
 
Island Tiare Flower - The tiare flower, native to the South Pacific, blends exquisitely with notes of glittering bronze sand and a hint of island spice (tiare flower, juicy mandarins, coconut husks) (if it isn't a straight up repackage, then it's gonna be similar to Aloha Waikiki/Hawaiian Hibiscus)

Polynesian Palm (green palm leaves, watery nuances, hyacinth) (White Palm? Palm Leaves? Amazon Falls?)

Pomelo Paradise - The fragrance of a freshly sliced Pomelo grapefruit blends beautifully with notes of mango and sunny papaya (grapefruit zest, mangoes,  papaya slices)
 
Tahitian Island Dream (mandarins, water lily, tahitian vanilla)
 
Old unrepackaged scents include: Coconut Vanilla, Turquoise Waters, Sunset Beach, Ocean Driftwood,  Black Sands, and Endless Weekend

4 comments:

  1. Just bizarre! There are what, 12 WB stores? I can't imagine people driving for hours to buy an overpriced repackaged BBW candle.

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    1. Well that's the problem - people ARE driving out of there to these stores and people ARE buying them. As long as people buy a lot of their products, the powers that be figure that what they're doing (price increases, repackages, exlusives, etc) is ok

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  2. Repacks on repacks on repacks. So sick and tired of it! Just because something is in a fancy new label doesn't mean people should pay more for a repackaged scent! UGH. I am beyond frustrated with B&BW.

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