NEWNESS UPDATE: Spring 2019 Test Candles 2nd Phase

So my fellow BBW'ers, there are more candles on the horizon. It's just not spring at BBW without an onslaught of tropical/beachy scents. So if the first phase of spring candles didn't quite tickle your tropical fancy, the following may do the trick.

This collection all have wraparound labels with various beachy scenes on them. New scents include...

Seaside Daze - Sparkling Bergamot, Orange Blossoms, Coconut Milk (word on the street is this smells quite powdery. If it's not new, I'm gonna go with Orange Blossom & Driftwood)

Flamingo Beach - Pink Summer Berries, Juicy Orange Dewy White Petals (hmm..Sugared Citrus Sorbet?Seaside Mimosa?)

Island Hideaway - Fresh Sea Salt, Coconut Water, Lush Rainforest Cedar (so this was a failed test scent from 2017.....)

(.....the notes are completely different so it's possible that this new version could be completely different; BBW is known to pull switcheroos with returning old scents *cough cough Caramel Apple)

Returning scen…

WALK 'N' SNIFF: First Phase Spring 2019 Candles

I've been sporadically in and out of my nearest WB just to see what was up and each time there were more spring stuff than the last time. So without firther ado, let's talk about some newness....Sundrenched Linen (8347G3A10) - To be honest, I wasn't expecting too much from this scent and after sniffing it, it's as meh as I thought it would be. I'm almost positive this is just a reworking/repackage with a twist of Fresh Linen. I have a bulb of it at home so I'll bring it with me next time I go back to the store just to compare. Basically it's a "fresh air" type scent, heavy with powdery cotton blossom note with fruit notes, particularly green apple and perhaps melon.Sea Salt and Sandalwood (8337AGA1) - I was intrigued at first but what I smelled was not what I was expecting. Honestly, there's really not much to say about it; to me, it's a very non-descript "fresh" spa type of scent. I can't say with any amount of accuracy that…

CANDLE RETROSPECTIVE: Bronzeblogger's Best New Scents of 2018

Well, 2018 has certainly been interesting and I don't know about you but I for one am looking for to the oncoming new year. As per my tradition as a reviewer, I like to look back at the scents we saw throughout the year - we will never escape the constant onslaught of repackages and basic re-releases we did see a surprising number ol school scents from the vault as well as some newness..and that's what this post is about. So here is a list of my pics for the most nosegasmic newness from this year
10. Lavender Cacao Talk about a beautiful blend! And it actually was new and not just Hot Cocoa & Cream mixed with French Lavender. The blend was just perfection - the chocolate wasn't too artificial or too savory (as BBW's chocolate scents tend to be) nor was the lavender too herbal and astringent. For me, Lavender Cacao was the star of the show; it is unfortunate that most folks didn't get to experience it as it (and this entire collection) wasn't available to a f…


= direct repackage
=+ repackage with a twist/added notes
=? possible repackage

Spring/Summer Pomelo Citron = Capri Citron Almond =+ Creamy Nutmeg
Rose = Flower Shop Palo Santo = Desert Heat Honeysuckle & Freesia =+ Rosewater & Ivy Hello Beautiful =?Sunkissed Days
Sea Salt & Linen =+ Orange Blossom & Driftwood/Coastal Oak & Sea Salt 2.0
Summer Terrace =+ Beach Sage & Mint
Mermaid Lagoon = Happily Ever After/White Cedarwood/Wild Cedarwood
Lavender Sea = Lavender Coconut
Island Reef = Frozen Lake
Island Papaya = Papaya Sunrise
Golden Jasmine =+ Magic in the Air
Honeysuckle & Freesia = Rosewater & Ivy
Citrus & Sandalwood = Citron Cedarwood = Sandalwood Citrus
Wildflower Meaddow =?Wildflower Valley
Toasted Smores = Bonfire Smores
In-tents Coffee = Paris Cafe
May the Forest be with you = Evegreen
Waffle Cone = Berry Waffle Cone
Orange Cream Soda = Orange Creamsicle

Miscellaneous GRL PWR - Strawberry Cupcake
You give me all the feels= Warm Vanilla Sugar

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Frankincense (2017)

Products: candle and wf bulb
Area used in: bedroom
Time Period: end of November - New Year's

Description: Frankincense, Clove, Amber

With Christmas Day right around the corner, I couldn't think of a better time to talk about this candle.. y'know...birth of Christ (though technically he was born in the spring), Mary and Jospeh hangin out in Bethlehem, gifts from the Three Kings of the Orient following a star... yada, yada,yada.

So this candle came out unceremoniously in the winter edition of the Elements collection back in 2017. Despite it being a new scent (as far I knew/know) and smelling genuine authentic, for whatever reason I completely slept it and its brother Myrrh. I think I was too focused on and enraptured by Peppermint Rosemary and Grapefruit Gin Fizz.  I would eventually pick one up later during the folowing SAS and it sat collecting dust until recently and I thought this Christmastime would be an excellent time to give it a try.

So you may be wondering what ex…

THIS IS THE BOMB.COM: Orange Chocolate Truffle

Products: candle
Area used in: living room
Time Period: end of November - New Years

So as you know, cuz it bears repeating, I am NOT a fan of sweet/bakery/gourmand scents particularly chocolate (with few exceptions) cuz most home fragrance companies (especially BBW) just don't get it right. So that in and of itself made me not give this candle any attention. Also I am very skeptical of and indifferent to scents that are overhyped on social media as 9xoutta10 said scents are undeserving. All that said, I was very ready to completely ignore this candle...that is until I sniffed and I found myself strangely impressed. I waited until Candle Day to pick one up and I'm so glad I did cuz I'm really enjoying it.

The performance has been pretty stellar so far - the wicks have been sturdy, the flames have been dancing high and the pool has been consistently deep and even. Overall, it's a really gorgeous candle to burn, especially once it get dark outside and you have all of you…

NEWNESS UPDATE: Spring 2019 Test Candles

Well gang, it's not even Christmas yet and spring candles are in TEST stores...emphasis on TEST stores. Unless you live near one(DON'T ASK ME WHERE THEY ALL ARE CUZ I DUNNO), please do not schlep to your regular local stores cuz you'll find yourself very disappointed.

Now from what I've heard, there's a definite likelihood that these will all pass test phase and will make to stores nationwide in a few weeks. Kinda to have so many candle collections debuting during SAS (which starts December 26th btw) but hey, I'm not complaing.

So let's talk about we will be seeing...

First off, you already knowing were getting a tropical/beach collection cuz it's just not springtime at BBW without one. The candles in the collection look rather nice; they have wraparound labels with various beachy scenes. At the moment, the only "new" scent is...

Tahitian Coconut - Fresh Coconut, Cooling Sea Spray, Tonka Bean (my guess is that it's one of the many coconut …