THIS IS THE BOMB.COM: Bowties and Bourbon
Products: candle and wf bulb
Area used in: bedroom
Time Period: beginning of April - mid May
Description: 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
So as y'all already know, I LOVE the "cologne-y" scents. That said, I didn't quite know what to think of this one; the notes just weren't jumpin out at me. However I was still rather curious. At the time, this collection was only available at White Barn, so I made a phone order and purchased this and Southern Sweet Tea.
It was love at first sniff!!!
Performance-wise, this candle has been excellent! Big plump mushroom tops and very high steppin flames. And there was always a deep and even wax pool; even though the wax is a beautiful cerulean blue, it melts into a weird brown color (like Flannel when it first came out) And the throw, OMG the throw, sheer utter perfection! It's not too strong and definitely not too weak, just perfect. The scent wraps around you like the tight embrace of a hot sexy man!
And now the scent... When I first heard about this scent, I thought of every dark , sweet, woody manly type scent I could think of - Ski Lodge or Vanilla Firewood or Vanilla Cedarwood. Luckily it was none of those - it was an actual new scent! That said, there has been some debate in the BBW community as to what it actually smelled like. Some say it smells like Villa Bergamot/Bergamot Woods (uuum, no), while others say that it smells like Flannel (close but no cigar). However there is a small of group of us who think that it smells like my bae Boathouse Row. That said, it's not a repackage...I repeat, it's not a repackage! However, there's a note (the oak maybe?) that smells very similar to woody notes in Boathouse Row. That said, I can see why people describe this as similar to VB or Flannel; like VB and Flannel, BT&B shares the same citrusy "cologney" bergamot note. Now that bourbon note...I guess? There is dark brown sugar-like sweetness but whether or not it's "bourbon" remains to be seen. Overall, the best word for this scent is SEXY, it just smells like a hot sexy man period of end of story!
The wf bulb is pretty nice with a nice throw but I gotta say the candle is soooo much better.
I LOVE this scent sooo much!!! It's been a REALLY long time since I got a really amazing cologne-y scent. For me, BT&B is right up there with my other cologne-y baes - Black Pepper Bergamot and Boathouse Row, And like those two, I will definitely be stocking up! If you haven't bought any already, I highly recommend that you do!