So this year as a precursor to the upcoming fall candles, y'all had the Cork & Vine collection which was...uuummmmm....yeah
How about next ya'll have a..wait for...Country Fair collection, with blue ribbons on the labels. Y'all can have scents like... Apple Crumble, Caramel Apple, Cotton Candy, Cinnamon Sugared Doughnuts, Cider Lane, Summertime Soda, Toffee Glazed Popcorn, Chocolate Bacon Cupcake
Strawberry Rhubarb Marmalade, Market Peach...savory scents that'll sort of wet everybody's appetites for fall
For the main fall collection, I'd love to see a more metropolitan themed collection - fall in the city; long walks in the park in your favorite sweater, sipping a PSL while watching leaves fall..y'know basic bitchy. Of course in this collection there be the classics like Leaves, Autumn, Sweater Weather, Flannel, Marshmallow Fireside but y'all can also throw in scents like Tailgate (the original Tailgate, not that crap we got in '14), Autumn Night. AND NO MAHOGANY FRIGGIN TEAKWOOD!
Now then...can we talk?! Let's talk about..pumpkins! These all pumpkin collections we've seen for the past 3 years have been down to DEATH! BBW has beaten that dead horse into a fine bloody pulp! And newsflash BBW...we're on to your lil game...throwin a whole bunch of cinnmaon into a scent does not a pumpkin scent make. Furthermore we are all TIRED of scents that supposedly have pumpkin in it but smells more like bakery like Cranberry Pumpkin. I suggest going back to 2011-2012 and having a fall inspired bakery line. Better yet, a coffeehouse theme collection. Of course, you'll have the ol tried and true pumpkiny favs like Pumpkin Caramel Latte, Pumpkin Cupcake, Pumpkin Sugared Doughnuts and Vanilla Pumpkin Marshmallow but you can also throw in Vanilla Chai or Iced Almond Chai, Gourmet Espresso, Cinnamon Tea, Warm Caramel Cider (if Cider Lane isn't used). And this collection is practically screaming for some Slatkin era classics - Oatmeal Raisin Cookie, Sticky Toffee Pudding, S'mores. And as for the usual "pumpkin" scents that would normally go into a "pumpkin" collection, I suggest playing around with the names. For example
Blueberry Pumpkin Patch = Spiced Blueberry Muffin
You don't have to put "pumpkin" onto labels to get people *cough *cough basic bitches on board. I promise these scents are gonna have them creamin their leggings!
Next I would like to see an actual harvest collection a la Fresh Picked with sort of a farm fresh feel -
Harvest Gathering, Autumn Apple, Pear, Porchside Pumpkin, Autumn Day, Cranberry Harvest, Pumpkin Apple, Spiced Pumpkin Cider, Pumpkin Carving, Fresh Picked Berries, Pumpkin Hayride, Butternut Squash. Notice I didn't mention of Farmstand Apple and Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin; FA is disgusting and tired and so is Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin; that mess should only be in body care. With Pumpkin Carving/Heirloom Pumpkin and Pumpkin Pie available, there is absolutely NO need for a SCP candle!
Lastly I'd like a more conceptual sophisticated high end comfy-cozy White Barn collection like the ombre glass collection from this year but with scents that are actually good, make sense (Beautiful Day, really?!) and aren't in other collections. For this collection I nominate the following - Cranberry Woods, Nutmeg & Spice, Brandied Pear, Plum Wine Amber, Kitchen Spice, Cedarwood Oak, Lavender Caramel and my bae Black Pepper Bergamot!
Speakin of which, how about some bodycare for us guys?! Yes BBW, believe or not guys actually shop there and not to get gifts for their moms and girlfriends. And there are a few of us regardless of orientation who don't particularly wanna smell like fruits, flowers and cupcakes but are tired of Noir, Ocean and Twilight Woods. How about a shower gel, pocketbac, body spray AND candle of ... Black Pepper Bergamot!!! Maybe Oakmoss & Vetiver or the original Tailgate or Boathouse Row? NO MAHOGANY TEAKWOOD!!!
And now Halloween... Can I say that this year's Spooky Vanilla and last year's Trick or Treat were both lazy and unispired BS? Pumpkin Carving needs to be the official Halloween candle. Maybe have a candy corn candle or a 3layer to look like candy corn with Pumpkin Pie, Pumpkin Cupcake and Vanilla Pumpkin Marshmallow? Or how about a Vampire Blood candle? You guys have been into a soap/pocketbac into candle kick lately, I think that would make a fun candle.
Similarly Thanksgiving, the Thanksgiving collection was cute was still lacking. Next year, lets have scents that actually make sense - Pumpkin Pie, Cranberry Pumpkin, Cranberry Harvest, Gourmet Espresso, Spiced Cider, French Baguette etc
And last but not least, here are some new scents that I would love to see...
a candle version of Crisp Morning Air or Fall Lakeside Breeze
apple pie (and not Apple Crumble or Apple Pumpkin Pancakes)
sweet potatoes/yams (and not Thankgiving from '12)
a tea scent like Earl Grey
corn or a conceptual corn maze scent
And there you have it! Get it together BBW!!!!
HAVE A HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYBODY!!!!
HAVE A HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYBODY!!!!