Anyway, so I usually do a list of my favorite new scents of the year..as you can see, this years list is very small. We got very little newness this year, most of which I was by and large quite unimpressed with. But there were a few that left an impression...
Strawberry Rhubarb Marmalade
You know BBW doesn't have a good track record with strawberry scents so when I first heard about SRM, I was a little leery. But then I smelled and I loved it. It's by far the ONLY authentic strawberry scent that BBW has ever come out with.
Cherry Blossom Sangria
This one really surprised me; I did not think I would like this one at all. It initially wrote CBS off as a pink girly-girly fruity sugar candy scent and it wasn't remotely interested..that is until I smelled it and found myself really diggin it. It was a Shirley Temple in wax form!
Tequila Lime Cupcake
People either really liked this or really hated it...I personally really liked it! TLC wasn't the most authentic lime scent on the market but that didn't turn me off. And it was totally misnamed - it smelled like a key lime pie and should've been that. It's really a shame that this was an exclusive, such a wasted opportunity
Bowties & Bourbon
I have been waiting for a patiently a cologney scent to give me life..and this bad boi definitely did and then some. I wasn't sure of BT&B when I first saw the notes but when I smelled it...NOSEGASM! This is the first candle in an EXTREMELY long time to give me a nosegasm. In the absence of my two baes, Black Pepper Bergamot and Boathouse Row, this filled in nicely.
Southern Sweet Tea
I have never really cared for London Calling and in my personal opinion, this scent was London Calling made better. I liked that SST was more tart and astringent, it made LC more palatable to me. Now granted, with a name like "Southern Sweet Tea" it should've been syrupy diabetes inducing sweet but honestly I'm glad it wasn't cuz I don't think I would've like it as much
SB was/is such a strange strange STRANGE scent! I took me a long time to get onboard with this candle. I have come to truly appreciate this scent..though it could just be the newness factor of it...and if that's the case, I still appreciate it.
Lime Granita Margarita
Finally...a real legit authentic LIME SCENT!!! LGM was the closest thing the amazing but sadly now forgotten Sparkling Mojito. And it was sooooo stupid that BBW decided to go mainstream and release basic ass Island Margarita instead.
It's a shame that this candle got the poor marketing it did cuz it t smelled soooooo good! I loved the fact that it was a pumpkin scent but it wasn't bakery! WB totally swept that one under the rug and let it be overshadowed by more basic scents.
CP really surprised me; I did not think I would like it as much as I did. It was just a perfect classic autumnal scent. It was a little annoyed that BBW called it a "pumpkin" scent despite it not smelling like pumpkin then the ruined the illusion by repackaging it as a pumpkin-less wintery confectionary but whatevs it was still a really good scent that deserves to stick around.
Finally after ALLLLLLLLLLLL these years, we finally had a pumpkin pie candle! After ALLLLLLLLL these years that we had to put up with Shit Cinnamon Pumpkin, we had a better and more legit option! I really really hope PP stays around and becomes a fall staple.
I know..technically it's not new but still I'm glad C&C came back this year; out of all the scents on this list, Thankful was the candle I was most excited about. I don't care that it was marketing as a fall scent, all I cared about was that it was there!
The one lone new candle this winter that I truly enjoyed! I've been wanting a good cologney scent for winter and now I've got it. And it combines my two loves - cologney scents and lavender notes! It's like a masculine version of Lavender Vanilla and I love it!
So what NEW scents did you enjoy this year?