Showing posts from November, 2018

NEWNESS UPDATE: Complete Winter 2018 Candle Collection List

Winter Woodland Collection
Returning Scents – Apple Garland (failed test scent 2014) Evergreen Hot Cocoa & Cream Maple Cinnamon Pancakes (repackage of Pumpkin Caramel Latte)  Marshmallow Fireside Flannel Sparkling Woods (online only) Spiced Apple Toddy
New Scents - Blue Winter Sky (repackage with a twist of Beach Sage & Mint) Campsite Coffee (repackage of Paris CafĂ©) Toasted Vanilla Chai
"Christmas in NY" Collection Returning Scents – Champagne Toast Cinnamon Caramel Swirl Fresh Sparkling Snow Peppermint Marshmallow Sweater Weather
New Scents - Artic Berry (possible repackage for Juniper Berry & Pine) Cherry Frost

Holiday Traditions Collection Returning scents – Champagne Toast Fresh Balsam Frosted Cranberry Sparkling Icicles Tis the Season Twisted Peppermint Vanilla Bean Noel  Winter Candy Apple 
New Scents - Frosted Coconut Snowball  Popcorn & Pine (failed; replaced with Vanilla Balsam) Spiced Gingerbread Swirl  Sugared Snickerdoodle (batch 1 = failed test scent 2015) (batch 2…

HOT MESS AWARD: White Pumpkin

Products: candle
Area used in: living room
Time Period: end of October - Thanksgiving

Description: White Pumpkin, Autumn Spice, Ground Cinnamon

This is one of those few rare instances where I had to push myself to write a review because I just didn't have inate desire to. I thought, "oh well, better late than never" and so here we are.

So as you know, I have a love/hate relationship with BBW's "pumpkin" scents so initially I didn't think much about this, Although based on the notes and what I heard on social media, I did wonder if were granted some Slatkin-era throwback; it sounded suspiciously like Creamy Pumpkin - a former fall favorite/staple that eventually fell into test scent Purgatory (eclipsed by a similar smelling scent called Pumpkin Caramel Latte that grew to be more popular) and evebtually was completely forgotten.

So I finally got to sniff it and I was about 85% sure that it was Creamy Pumpkin repackage (I had a 1wick of it but gave it awa…

NEWNESS UPDATE: Winter 2018 Candles Part 3 ~ Candle Day Surprises

Sing it with me everyone!!!


So the ever so popular and infamous Candle Day is fast approaching and this year BBW is changing things up!

Normally BBW waits until Winter SAS to give us throwback and one time only collections. This time around, we're getting them on..wait for it...CANDLE DAY!

If you're ever so slightly dissapointed with the latest winter offerings, BBW has quite a few surprises in store.

So BBW isn't quite done with Christmas yet as there are some holiday themed collections headin our way. Let's start with least interesting things andwerk our our way up

First we're getting a quartet of the most basic (yet supposedly most requested) holiday scents; I'm sure you can guess what they are - Vanilla Bean Noel, Winter Candy Apple, Twisted Peppermint and Fresh Ballsack (although I do love me some Twisted Peppermint). And get's even more basic. *sigh they're quotes BUT it's actually not that…

WALK N SNIFF: Winter 2018 Second Phase Candles *UPDATED

After almost a month long absence, I finally stepped inside BBW to get my sniff on.

 Before I get to the WALK N SNIFF, I need to vent.

I loathe holiday time at BBW. During this time, the stores gets an influx of new and/or seasonal workers and they're all chipper AF (cuz they're new and want to keep their jobs as well as get commision) and wanting to talk to you and make "recommendations" that are not so much recommendations but rather their personal favorites (like I give a crap what you like) or scents corporate forces them to push and shoving candles up your nose to sniff. Contrary to how I seem on here and social media, I am an introvert and am not a fan of strangers I don't know talking to me. When I'm sniffing around, I'm in the zone and am focusing/thinking/concentrating and being interrupted takes me out of it. Six..SIX different SAs came up to "talk" me; one literally snuck up behind me, made me gasp and I almost dropped a candle. I got s…