So as yall as may or may not know, we're getting round two of Destination candles. Thankfully these don't have those god awful cartoony "It's a Small World" labels.
Returning scents include Amsterdam (Flower Shop), Istanbul (Sensual Amber) and London (London Calling)
Some of the old Destinations are back with the same name but as newly repackaged scents...
New York is now Spiced Apple Toddy
Hawaii is now Honolulu Sun
Italy is now Tuscan Lemon Tart (no it's not Limoncello)
The remaining few are "new"
Swiss Alps = Ski Lodge
Caribbean = Pineapple Mango
Tahiti = Master Bath/Bergamot Waters
Anyhoo, so this is all well and good. Here's the problem...the Destination candles are being marketed as..wait for it...CHRISTMAS SCENTS!!!! They're being called "Destination: Holiday Edition", the pictures have various locales with either fluffy white snow or Christmas lights and on each candle is a sticker that says " Joy to the World"
First of all, we already have 4 holiday collections, do we honestly need another one?! Secondly a holiday themed Destinations collection is not an entirely bad idea..except they chose scents that aren't holiday-ish! Come on, two of the scents are Flower Shop and Honolulu Sun...really?!!
As usual, I have a better idea on what scents they should've used...
Amsterdam - Attention BBW..there are no flowers growing in Amsterdam during wintertime!!!
REPLACEMENT: Sleigh Ride (or Snow Day) - instead of a friggin floral, have a scent that makes you think of wintertime and snow and trees (and not goddamn Fresh Balsam)
Caribbean - Really BBW? Pineapple Mango? Really?! Desperation much?! Clearly y'all are grasping at straws
REPLACEMENT: Tropical Spice - rum and spice, what more could you ask for a trip to the Caribbean during the holidays
Hawaii - I know, you can't have a Hawaii named scent without it being tropical
REPLACEMENT: Vanilla Snowflake - yeah I know this is a stretch but its the only coconutty scent thats remotely holiday-ish
London - ya gotta have a tea scent for London
REPLACEMENT: Cinnamon Tea - it's basically London Calling with the lemon note toned down with lots of cinnamon and clove; that almost mulled spiciness is more in keeping with the holiday theme
Istanbul - odd choice for a holiday collection seeing as though most of the population is either Muslim, Jewish or Othodox Greek but hey let's run with it
REPLACEMENT: Morocco Market - ya get amber, ya get patchouli, ya get spices...it just smells all incensey and holy
Italy - I could be wrong but isn't lemons/lemon treats/limoncello a Sicilian thing, not so much Tuscan?! I could be wrong again but would lemons even be in season during the holidays?!
REPLACEMENT: Dolce - you can market it as a winter beverage or change the name to "Tiramisu", bam beloved Italian treat
New York - ya gotta have an appley scent cuz it's the Big Apple, get it?! *eyeroll
REPLACEMENT: Tis the Season - you get the apple note and the pine makes it Christmasy; think Christmas tree at Rockerfeller Center
Tahiti - Soooo, what the **** does Master Math/Bergamot Waters have to do with Tahiti?!!! I...just...CAN'T!!!! I would completely take this out of the equation; with Hawaii and Caribbean, we dont need more tropical locales
REPLACEMENT: Paris ~ Champagne Toast - Champagne is French after all and named after a region in France
Swiss Alps/Ski Lodge is the only scent in this lineup that even remotely makes sense, thus it can stay
Check out Lifeinsidethepage for pictures and most of these are already available on Ebay courtesy of fabulousthriftymomma