Showing posts from May, 2015

NEWNESS UPDATE: Cork & Vine/Vineyard Collection

So, it's not even summer yet officially and SAS hasn't even started....and there are already fall candles testing!!! And get this..a fall collection with absolutely NO cinnamon/caramel/apple/pumpkin notes...WHAT?!!! THATS FRIGGIN UNHEARD OF!!! And get's inspired by WINE..well, more to the point WINE COUNTRY!

Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you...the CORK & VINE/VINEYARD COLLECTION

The packaging is pretty darn beautiful and the names are super intriguing....

Unfortunately, most of the new scents sound like straightup repacakages

Returning scents in this collection include - Sundrenched VineyardHarvest Gathering, Citron Cedarwood and a candle based on a popular soap, Black Cherry Merlot.

The new scents are...

Napa Valley Sunset -  Napa Valley vineyards are the most romantic at sunset. Notes of velvety fig, soft oakmoss and luminous white musk recapture this golden hour(At first I thought Winter Fig but on second thought, I'm thinkin …

RANT OF THE DAY: Tropical Scent Overload

Ok, is it just me or is there a ridonkulous amount of tropical/beachy scents this spring? It's like BBW said "EFF YOU SPRING" and went straight to summer!

First we had the Tiki Beach collection - Tiki Beach, Island Marg, Oceanside..the usual beachy summery crap we see year after year! They're summer staples so it makes sense

Then we had the Brazilian collection, which I totally count as tropical

Then we had that Hawaiian collection, despite already having already done a Hawaiian themed collection last year

Recently we received the infamous former White Barn exclusive ombre'd to death Turquoise Waters collection

And now White Barn has the "ribbed for her pleasure" Tahiti Island Dream collection, which besides the main candle, the others are pointless...Eucalyptus Mint & Wave, really?

And lastly White Barn has what I call "there once was a man from Nantucket" collection - Summer Seaside or Lighthouse or whatever they're calling. Granted …

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 …


Products: candle
Area used in:  living room
Time Period: beginning of April - mid May

Description: 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

When I first heard about this bad boy, I didn't know quite what to think. On the one hand, I was excited to have a tea scent. However, I wondered how close what this be to everyone's favorite, London Calling? Sadly, for whatever reason, SST remained an exclusive..which made absolutely no sense! The collection is called "Screen Doors and SWEET TEA" for pissakes! Furthermore, some of the scents that were released nationwide were, well, lame ie Veranda Garden. Anyhoo, I digress. So my curiousity got the best of me and I started hunting around for this scent. I found a couple on Evilbay but the sellers were charging waaaaayyyy too much for it (unless it's Slatkin or all time fav not in stores, I will not pay over $25 for a candle). Luckily I was…

WALK 'N' SNIFF: White Barn Goodness

So the candle gods have finally took pity on me and answered my prayers. This week a new White Barn store opened....AT GARDEN STATE PLAZA IN PARAMUS!!!!!!!

*cue heavenly angelic choir singing

When I heard the news (you know who you are and again thank you), I am almost fell out of my chair and fainted. Naturally had to satisfy my curiousity so today my bf and I made a trip out there to see what we could see.


The store is not too far from where the original store was...and it is gorgeous; beautiful layout!

Unfortunately, they did not have the Destination candles (not that I was remotely interested in those)nor did they have the Poptails collection (which I was very interested in)  but it did have some goodies as you can see. So without further ago, lets start the "walk n sniff" review!

Let's first rap a taste the Turquoise Water collection. Most of the candles in this collection are returning scents that most of you are already familiar with so I'll only re…