Showing posts from March, 2019

NEWNESS UPDATE: Summer 2019 Test Candles

Well gang, after the Easter and Mother's Day candles/floorset release, it looks will be BBW will officially be done with spring. I say that because BBW is currently testing the first round of summer candles.

At the moment, there are 2 candle collection testing.

The first collection is a group of conceptual summer scents of the beachy variety. The labels are wraparound (doesn't look that is going away anytime soon) with various blue and white mosaic-esque or marble-ish designs.

New scents include...

Beachscape -Fresh Sea Breeze, Warm Cotton, Sweet Lotus Blossom (this sounds like Beach Blossom; same notes-ish - Ocean Lotus, Soft Beach Air, Warm Musk)

Coastal Watermelon - Juicy Watermelon, Pinch of Pink Sea Salts, Ocean Waves (NOT Watermelon Lemonade or Watermelon Ice)

Returning scents include Beach Sage & Mint (YASSS), Pineapple Mango, Copper Coconut and
Ma-blah-gony Stankwood (*EYEROLL)

The second collection has wraparound labels (again) with various beach scenes. The overall …

RANDOM POST OF THE DAY: B&BW Spring Candle Inspired Aesthetic Moodboards

Well it is officially spring though if you're in the North like I am, it's certainly not feeling like it. If you've got a case of winter blues and need a bit of pring fever, maybe these moodboards will help. Enjoy!

RANT OF THE DAY: $14.50 F***ery ~ Ain't Bought No Candles Blues

I have not bought a single solitary candle since SAS... I repeat, I have not bought a single solitary candle since SAS. Now SAS ended January is now March 10, damn near Spring, and in between that time there has been about 8 different candle collections released - I haven't anything from any of said collections. And it's not like there wasn't anything that piqued my interest as there were a few that I had my eyes on it. So, you may be wondering why I didn't just buy what I was interested in... one reason - the sale price. I just can't justify or rationalize buying a candle for 14.50 even with a coupon!
Now most of you readers may be too new to the BBW candle fandom but I remember fondly when candles were 19.50..yes you read that correctly... NINETEEN FIDDY!!! By the time I started getting really obsessed with BBW, the price went up 20.00 and there were the infamous 2for20 sales...made even better with $10off30 survey coupons given to you by your friendly S…

WALK 'N'SNIFF: Spring 2019 Candles ~ Tropical/Back to the Beach & Modern Farmhouse


I've been really bored with BBW lately; honestly I haven't stepped inside a store since my last WALK N SNIFF and writing this one is truly the only reason I haven't continued to avoid going inside. I went to a standalone BBW store last week and a WB this week and I sniffed all but one scent, more about that later.

Let's get into the Back to the Beach collection; as always, for the sake of brevity, I'll be skipping returning scents ie Waikiki Beach Coconut, Island Margarita, Mango Maitai, Pineapple Sunrise and Ocean Driftwood and Fiji White Sands

Flamingo Beach (9022M8A1) This one was not what I was expecting..which I warn you will be an ongoing theme for all of the candles in this review.  I don't really know what this scent is trying to convey. The notes suggest a drink/cocktail of sorts but it's not a drink scents. It's also not what  would describe as tropical or beachy. Anyway, what you get something vaguely berry-ish, leaning more towards rasp…