First off, a new candle in the Holiday Traditions collection has been making random appearances on Instagram - Cozy Cabin. The notes are iced vanilla, sage and warm woods; that said, it sounds suspiciously like Black Tie but in actuality it is..wait for it... Ski Lodge! Sooo we'll have Ski Lodge twice back to back this winter as Cozy Cabin and Swiss Alps...umm dafuq?!
There's also a new candle in the Celebrations called "Be Joyful" which I believe is also body care... I HATE candles based off body care!!!! The notes are shimmering sugar, sparkling clementine and frosted jasmine. Teeny bopper cutesy cutesy girly girl teeny pink coochie scent...NEXT!!!!
And now on to the real deal, the Thanksgiving collection. They have single holiday themed names like the Christmasy White Barn candles and the labels kinda look an autumnal version of the Garden Party candles from back in the day. A couple of them have appeared online already (and more will appear in the next couple of days most likely), so go take a gander if you haven't already. In this collection we have...
Cheers ~ Mulled Wine aka Wine Cellar/Smoked Berries & Incense
Harvest ~ Cranberry Woods (omg, yay!!! FINALLY!!!)
Home ~ Pumpkin Cheesecake
Welcome ~ Autumn Spiced Wreath aka Welcome ~ Cinnamon Pinecone
Feast ~ Maple Sugar Brittle (some say this smells like Salted Caramel, some say Sea Salt & Maple Popcorn, some Bourbon Butterscotch , some say Hot Buttered Rum)
Thankful ~ Chestnut & Clove (y'all, I lost my shit when I saw this! Chestnut & Clove is my Christmas jam!!!)
Gather...I wanna take a moment to talk this sonuvabitch
Just based on the name you might think Harvest Gathering. Nope! The label has Indian maize corn on it and the wax color is a pretty fall-ish goldenrod color so you would think maybe fresh corn or candy corn scent. Nope!!! Maybe Salted Caramel Corn..which was basically Salted Caramel. Or maybe Sea Salt and Maple Popcorn? Or Toffee Glazed Popcorn from back in the day? Or maybe a conceptual scent like Pumpkin Hayride that had a slightly spicy wet hay/corn husk and stalk like aroma? NOPE! You give up?!
MARSHMALLOW F***ING FIRESIDE?!!!
Let it sink in and marinate...a candle named "GATHER" with corn on the label and a goldenrod wax color...is Marshmallow Fireside!!!
Really BBW?!! I dunno if y'all are just completely pandering to the basic bitches of America and/or y'all are in a creative slump and out of fresh new ideas or y'all are just be lazy but this is just downright PATHETIC!!!!
Ohhh and it's gets better!!!
Alongside these candles are 4 fall classics - Leaves, Cranberry Woods, Pumpkin Pecan Waffles and the herpes of fall scents, Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin. They all come in seemingly thick colored tumblers with molded leaves/stalks on them. People on social media lost their proverbial shit over these!!!
"Omg these are sooooo beautiful!!! I am soooo getting these!!! I'm gonna get these just for the tumblrs!!!"
Here's the problem...
- They're 12oz, so less than your usual 14.5oz 3 wick.
- There are no lids despite the major outcry about that
- They're 24.50
Soooo there's less wax than a 14.5 ozer so it's gonna burn down that much more quicker aaaand there are no lids, so the oils are gonna evaporate over time and the scent throw will get weaker aaaannnnd they're more expensive just because of the jars
Yet and still, people are losing their mind over them. And it's these individuals to whom BBW is currently catering to - people who care more about shiny glittery cute labels and decorative lids and fancy tumblrs than the scents themselves. People who don't care about repackages of crap and lack of original new scents or returning old favorites as well as crappy wicks and shortened burn time but care more about the packaging. And you can't help but notice that over the past 3 years there has been more of an emphasis put on the looks of candles and not the candles themselves..there's no thought or patience or effort put into the scents anymore; anything to keep mainstream consumers and the basic bitches of America satisfied.
Very sad, very sad indeed!