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SHOP 'N' GO: My Fall Haul

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With the advent of more regular sales, I was finally able to get my haul on and stock up for the upcoming fall season. That said, BEHOLD!!


So the first thing fall-wise that I got were a couple of wf bulbs during the 3.50 sale around the beginning of the month. I got...
4 Leaves3 Harvest Gatherings Then a couple of weeks later there was a sale for 5 hand soaps for $18. I got...
2 Fall Lakeside Breezes (one for my bf to take to work)1 Crisp Morning Air (my most favorite fall soap ever)1 Black Cherry Merlot Then FINALLY there was a 2/24 and there was much rejoicing throughout the land! Immediately after I got that wonderful email heralding the news, I went online to order some online only goodies. I ordered...
1 Eucalyptus Tea 1 Orange Ginger (for my bf's birthday; it's a surprise, so shhh!) A couple of hours later, my bf and I schlepped over to GSP/WB. I made two transactions - One was an exchange...
1 Fresh for 1 Pumpkin Pie1 Be Daring for 1 Pumpkin Cheesecake1 Iced Almond Chai for…

WALK 'N' SNIFF: White Barn Fall Exclusives *UPDATED*

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So after weeks of anxious waiting and anticipating, we finally got a 2/24 sale..and there was much rejoicing throughout the land! A couple of hours after I got that wonderful heralding the good news Saturday morning, my bf and I made the sojourn to GSP.



And just a heads up to you BBWers who are planning on going to GSP to get their fall haul on, the store didn't Apple Picking (meh), Red Radiant Maple and Porchside Pumpkin. And for some reason they had Golden Cinnamon still in the drawers. I was really annoyed that they didn't have PP cuz I had my eye on that one since day one. One of the SAs (I'm assuming the SAs didn't know about that one cuz they thought it was a regular/nonexclusive scent in the pumpkin collection) looked in the back and in the drawers for me and said she'd call if she say it in their next shipment which was very sweet.

Anyhoo on the review...

Pumpkin Milkshake - so my gurl on IG, Stephan1mar1e, was the first to mention what this was a repackage …

RANT OF THE DAY: My 10 All Time Favorite Must Have Scents

So this post was inspired by Shawn aka Hearth and Soul's recent video about his top 10 scents...I didn't feel like doin a video, so here we are. So my top favs have changed dramatically since I first posted about that when I started this blog; my taste in scents have definitely changed and matured over the years. Now I found myself struggling a little bit coming up with an updated list; some scents that were total favs/must haves I recently found myself not enjoying as much as I have in the past. Moreover there were newer scents that I could not get enough of. Therein lies the question..."what constitutes a scent being one's top 10?" I say they should be scents that...

a) gave you an instant nosegasm in the store
b) you have to burn with reckless abandon
c) have "repurchability"
d) you feel compelled to stock up, whether it released the following year or not

That said, my top 10s are...

Southern Sweet Tea (2015) - I was not a big fan of London Calling bu…

WALK 'N' SNIFF: Cork & Vine and other fall stuff

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So I was in the City running errands and I decided to stop into B&BW just to see what there was to see.. or rather sniff what there was to sniff

So as y'all today was the grand premiere of the Cork & Vine candles...


Now both I and my bf are big wine drinkers, that said I was initially very intrigued with this collection. Now once I saw the names and saw the notes, I became less intrigued. Now I like the theme, I even like the look, but the scents themselves are kinda blah. So first I'll talk briefly about the old relaunched scents for the newbies then I'll go more in depth about the new ones

Harvest Gathering - This first came out of nowhere back in '13 and has been a fall staple ever since. That said, I don't really know what it's doing in this collection but whatever! Honestly I've never really been a fan of this one cuz to me it just smells generic - like a low budget version of Leaves that you'll find in Marshalls or Homegoods. It even has th…