If I had my way and oversaw the conception/marketing/publicity of this collection, I'd do a complete overhaul. First of all, I'd gladly say aloha to the Hawaiian-esque theme altogether. I'd go back to basics - summer at the beach. I'd also take out all of the coconut heavy scents (4 coconutty scents in one collection is just too many) and I'd bring back some classics from back in the day.
Mahogany Coconut - ok, this one can stay cuz I did actually really like this scent
Honolulu Sun - does anyone really enjoy this scent, cuz I don't really hear too many people ever really talk about this scent
REPLACEMENT: Suntan/Poolside - it's very odd that BBW has yet to bring this fan fav back. Even though I was never a huge fan of this scent myself, even I have to admit this scent was summer in a jar
Tiki Mango Mai Tai - if this truly smelled like a mai tai and was fizzy and citrusy with some alcoholy/rum/amaretto notes, I'd be on board but sadly it doesn't - it smells like candy sweet bodycare
REPLACEMENT: Calypso Sun - this would be a more appropriate replacement as it actually sounds like a drink - mango, peach, mango, passionfruit and RUM!
Rainforest Gardenia - UGH..I am BEYOND over this scent - it's in the overkill category alongside Mahogany Teakwood, Pumpkin Waffles, Peony Petals and Vanilla Bean Marshmallow
REPLACEMENT: Beach Cabana - it's just not summer without this badboi
Golden Pineapple Luau - ok I will admit, this scent is decent and it's really the only scent that makes sense in this collection but the fact reminds it just not very exciting
REPLACEMENT: Bahama Fizz - another forgotten Slatkin era fan fav that has disappeared off the face of the planet. Look at the notes - banana, kiwi and pineapple..tell me people wouldn't go apeshit over this candle?!
Waikiki Beach Coconut - again, like GPL, this scent is decent but nothing special. This should've just been bodycare only, not a candle
REPLACEMENT: Tiki Beach - one of the few coconut scents I can deal with
Fiji White Sands - this is sooooo close to Tiki Beach, it's ridiculous
REPLACEMENT: Beach Day - this was such a sexy ass scent; it screams hot guy at the beach. It was only around once, bring that beat back!
Hawaiian Hibiscus - ugh..this candle has the double whammy of being over-hyped while smelling underwhelming
REPLACEMENT: Sunkissed Blossoms - I never smelled this candle but based on the notes, it sounds absolutely gorgeous - peach nectar, jasmine, freesia and lilac
OR: White Orchid Lei - this was a failed test from the original Hawaii themed collection in '14; smelled kinda like tropical Starburst with a hint of floral but still better than Hawaiian Hibiscus. Bring it back and give it another try!
And there's so many other scent that would work in this collection...
Coastal Sun, Island Colada, Island Waters, Paradise Daiquiri, Summer Melon, Starfruit Crush, Sparkling Mojito or Coconut Lime Verbena, White Citrus, Pomelo Grapefruit
And now that fancy glass lidless Hawaiian candles. I have yet to see or smell these just yet but just based on the notes, they don't sound exciting at all.
Island Getaway - while I do love anything with pear, it just doesn't scream "island getaway" to me
REPLACEMENT: Coco Lobo - come the eff on - coconut milk, papaya, passionfruit, sugarcane and macadamia nut...now THAT sounds like an "island getaway"
Blue Ocean Waves -
REPLACEMENT: Seaside Escape - come on, this is AWESOME! Watery but not salty or "cologney" and fruity without being cloying and candy-ish
Vanilla Beach Flower - if this isn't Tiki Beach or Meet me in Tahiti or something similar to those two, I'll be highly surprised
REPLACEMENT: Aloha Vanilla - vanilla, coconut, mango and lotus...tell me that doesn't sound amazing?!
Mango Shores - just based on the notes, it sounds too similar to Mango Coconut Cooler
REPLACEMENT: Mango Beachwood - so not your typical mango scent. Just fix the burn (this candle had a notoriously shitty burn) and this would be the bomb!