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…

NEWNESS UPDATE: Winter/Holiday 2018 Scents Part 2

So a crapload of holiday surprises are heading our way. Get comfortable cuz there's a lot to discuss.

So the holiday tradition bakery collection (with the knit sweater labels) are getting an added part two; these candles are getting a wraparound label (which seems to bethe new trend with BBW lately) with an entire knit sweater look; it's actually really cute. Scents include...

Oeey Marshmallow - Torched Marshmallow, Brown Sugar, Caramel Drizzle (Caramel Sandalwood?)

Toffee Brittle - Maple Cream, Brown Butter, Coconut Sugar (sounds like a new scent; said to smell like maple and coconut)

Peppermint BrownieCrushed Candy Canes, Rich Mocha, Whipped Cream(Mint Mocha Bark?)

At the moment, the only returning scent is Merry Cookie


The next collection is a Christmas inspired collection with various Christmas scents in white silhouettes. Scents include....

Yuletide - Rosemary…

WALK N SNIFF: Winter Wooodland Collection

The bf and I went to a WB for the first time in awhile, just to have a look around and see what was there. Sure enough the store had all of the Winter Woodland candles...

So everyone knows what Flannel, Evergreen and Hot Cocoa & Creamsmells like.

Spiced Apple Toddy as you (should) know is just a watered down Leaves with booze instead of nectar 

Maple Cinnamon Pancakes...sigh..I need to rant about this one

I'm seeing a lot of people on social media cream their panties over this candle and I honestly don't understand the hype.

"mmmm, this smells so good!"

"omg, I so have to buy more of this one!"

To quote from the immortal documentary film "Paris is Burning" ..... "Why are you all gagging?!"

First of all Maple Cinnamon Pancakes is far from new; this is the 3rd year it has been around!

Second of all, while it does smell nice, it most certainly does NOT smell like what the name suggests. There is absolutely no maple or pancakes and if you …

RANDOM POST OF THE DAY: BBW Candle Inspired Aesthetic Moodboards

I've recently really gotten into aesthetic moodboards lately and have seen some really cool ones for fall, which is quite the popular season to make them for

(If you're into moodbaords, I highly recommend checking out Aesthetics Chaos on Tumblr, her moodboards are GORGEOUS)

Anyhoo, I thought it would be fun to make my own inspired by fall candles. So I asked my followers on IG what were some scents they would like to be made into moodboards; the top5 most requested ones would.

After doing the finally tally, the top 5 most erquesed scents were...

1. Leaves 2. Cider Lane 3. Harvest Gathering 4. Autumn Day 5. Pumpkin Apple
So, without further ado, here they are...

Since I was having fun making them, I decided to make some more

RANT OF THE DAY: The Beguiling Bewilderment of Blackberry Tea Leaf

So this candle has caused much consternation throughout social media - the debate being whether not it's a repackage. Most (myself included) are in the no camp while there are a few who stauchly believe that it is. I want to take this time to break down and give my argument about this candle and its supposed origin.

Let's go back to the very beginning  and talk about this badboi.

So for those who don't know, Blueberry Pumpkin Patch was a failed test scent back in 2012. Thanks in part to mainly Tinadivlicious, Littleballadeer and Touchthefiretwice, it receive a cult status amonsgt the then burgeouning candle community who ordered it like crazy over the phone (back when you could call test stores for phone orders). Because of its popularity, it ended up going wide the following year.

Despite what the name suggested, it really didn't smell like blueberries and pumpkins. It smelled very bakery/gourmand, more so when you actually burned it.  Whatever blend they used to rep…