Showing posts from September, 2013


Products: candle
Area used in: living room,
Time Period: mid-September - November

Description: Indulge in the fragrance of a beloved baked treat with a blend of freshly picked apples, cake donut and a hint of cinnamon

So when I heard about this scent, I (like many others) had mixed feelings about it. On the one hand, I thought it was a little bizarre that BBW  didn't release the insanely popular Cinnamon Sugar Doughnuts from last fall. But on the other hand, I myself was excited that there was another apple-y/cider-y scent in this year's fall lineup. Based on the description, I (and probably many others) assumed that CD would be a mix of Cinnamon Sugar Donuts with a dash of Spiced Cider but alas no, not so much...

Let's get to the real... CD is a repackage of Apple Crumble...period, end of story! I even did a scent comparison between the two to make sure I wasn't trippin and sure enough they smelled almost exactly the same. Once again I had mixed feelings; on the one hand,…

THIS IS THE BOMB.COM: Leaves (Sweater Weather vers)

Products: candle & bulbs
Area used in: living room,
Time Period: mid-September - November

Description: Celebrate the brilliant colors of autumn with this rich blend of golden nectar, red apple and spiced berries

OH Leaves, how do I love thee...let me count the ways!!!

Leaves, without a doubt, is one of my favorite scents of all time; second only to Black Pepper Bergamot! One of the many highlights of fall is finally getting to burn this candle. Leaves was a part of my fall haul back at the end of August and I've been waiting patiently for the equinox for fall to officially start so I could light this bad boy!

My bf LOVES Leaves as well and has been his staple scent for fall for awhile. It was him that got me hooked on it. He had several leftover Leaves wallflower bulbs and one candle hidden away that I was love at first sniff!

Real talk...Leaves IS Fall, period..end of story. It is autumn time in a jar! Now some people prefer Autumn over Leaves as their quintes…


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RANT OF THE DAY: Happy First Day of Fall!!!

Well today is the Autumnal Equinox AKA First Day of Fall!!!! Finally!!!

Fall is my all time favorite time of the year so needless to say I'm excited that it's finally here. Granted I live in New Orleans where there's no changing color of the leaves and you never know if the weather is gonna remain summery balls of Satan humid hot or plummet into the 60-50s or have a possible tropical storm/hurricane but it's all good. That's what I have BBW for - to get me in the fall spirit.
With that said, I thought I 'd share my BBW fall staples, scents that for me really captured the essence of Autumn....
First are my four all time fall favorites

Leaves IS fall in my opinion, just utter autumn-y perfectionCranberryWoods captures the mystery of a dark autumn night in the woods; a little sweet, a little tart, a little spicy..something for everyone to enjoySpiced Cider is so yummy. It's just not fall without a good ol fashioned apple cinnamon scent. What I like about SC is th…


Products: candle & room spray
Area used in: living room, bedroom, main bathroom
Time Period: September -

Description: Cuddle up with an aromatic blend of eucalyptus, juniper berry and fresh sage that celebrates the arrival of sweater weather

As everyone knows, this was an infamous and popular test scent last year. Everybody went nuts over this candle; you were instantly one of the cool kids if you were able to score one of these rare bad boys. I never got around to trying to get one of these last year which is why I was beside myself with joy when BBW decided to release this candle wide this year. Once again, everybody was hyping this candle up this year so I had to get my hands on it.

Now, I'll admit at first sniff....I didn't like it! I smelled the candle, then I smelled the lid and I thought to myself "UUUMM, what's all the hype about?!" At first sniff, the cold throw reminded me of Comet or Ajax bathroom cleaner. Then I smelled again and I was starting to dig …

NEWNESS UPDATE: 2013 Winter Holiday Test Scents Take THREE (updated list)

WinterSparkling Icicles Tis' The SeasonFresh BalsamVanilla SnowflakeMarshmallow FiresideFrosted Pine - This wintry blend of pine needles, balsam and a hint of sugar evoke the fragrance of evergreen trees laden with snowSpiced Wreath - The spirit of the holiday's is in the air with the fragrance of a cinnamon bark wreath, featuring accents of creamy vanilla and rich, red apples.Snow Day -  A bright and joyful blend of spruce branches, peppermint and sweet vanilla that captures the fun adventures of a snow-filled day.

HOLIDAY TRADITIONS Mint ChocolateFrosted GingerbreadCinnamon FrostingWinter Candy AppleTwisted PeppermintVanilla Bean NoelMerry CookieFrosted CupcakeCinnamon Caramel Swirl - The ultimate blend of creamy caramel, cinnamon and sweet vanilla creates the most delectable fragrance treat.Buttercream Mint - A melt-in-mouth holiday treat inspired this blend of buttercream, mint and a touch of caramel.Red Velvet Cupcake -  this southern classic is perfect for the holi…

RANT OF THE DAY: "Cologne-y Scents" Part Deux; Match that Scent!

As you all know, there are certain cologne-y scents that smells legitimately like a specific cologne. I doubt BBW is doing this on purpose....although I've heard conspiracy theories that in clandestine Illuminati-esque fashion, BBW is conspiring with fragrance companies and creating scents that smell like a certain cologne/perfume and the aroma triggers the consumers' subconscious into buying said cologne/perfume. To which I say..."IT AIN'T THAT DAMN SERIOUS!!!"

Anyhoo, here's a list of scents that definitely smell like a particular cologne...

Mahogany Teakwood - Abercrombie & Fitch Fierce (everybody knows that)Paris Daydream - Hugo Boss' BossSparkling Icicles - Giorgio Armani Acqua di GioVilla Bergamot/Bergamot Woods - Tommy Hilfiger's TommyBoathouse Row - Burberry London for menSandalwood Citrus - Cool WatersThat's all I can think of. Are there anymore? There's...
Black Pepper BergamotOakmoss VetiverWhitewater BirchSage and CedarFlannelTail…

BBW RANT OF THE DAY : "Cologne-y" Scents

image source: Bath & Body Works

This is a rant that I've been meaning to post for the longest time but have put it off due to either lack of time or I had something more meaningful to post instead. I can say that neither is the case now and I'm quite thrilled to finally get this rant off my chest.
*DISCLAIMER* I'm about to throw some serious shade! I am not aiming this rant at anyone in particular. I repeat...I AM NOT AIMING THIS RANT AT ANYONE IN PARTICULAR. However some people might be a little pissed off what I'm about to say though I'm hoping that is not the case and that people who read my blog regularly are mature and open-minded and will not be so childish to take what I have to say to heart. However, as this is MY blog I do not intend to sugar-coat what I have to say and will continue to post MY opinions....
Now that that is out of the way, let's get to the real...
There is and has been a lot of hate-ration in BBW community for (a lack of a better word)…

NEWNESS UPDATE: 2013 Winter Holiday Test Scents Part Deux; Fresh Picked

So apparently there's gonna be a Fresh Picked line for winter...

I dunno what I think of this...

I mean it worked for spring/summer and fall...but winter? Isn't that kinda pushin it?!

Scents include...

Brown Sugared ApplesSugared LemonsSweet ClementineSparkling Berries & PearsMarket HerbsWinter CaféMulled CiderCinnamon Tea

Hmmmm...with the exception of Brown Sugared Apples, Mulled Cider and Winter Café, none of these sound very wintery.

I wonder how many of these are totally new or repackages...

Brown Sugared Apples - Apple Ale
Sugared Lemons - Limoncello?
Sweet Clementine - Sicilian Orange?
Sparkling Berries & Pears - Bellini Café?
Market Herbs - Tuscan Herbs or Garden Mint?
Winter Café - obviously Espresso Bar
Mulled Cider - Spiced Cider or Spiced Apple Toddy?
Cinnamon Tea - ....I got nothin! 

You know what..I think I'm gonna pass on these!

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SHOP 'N' GO: My Fall Haul

Well guys, it's official...I am ready for fall!!!

And to make it even more official, I present.....

MY FALL HAUL...a CORNUCOPIA of scents, if you will...

So let's get into it....

So my first fall purchase was Flannel, which as you already know I bought out of desperation cuz I needed a scent for the bedroom stat. I broke my two BBW rules; I bought a candle full priced as opposed to buying during 2 for $22 and I bought it online without sniffing it in the store first. Of course, days after I received this in the mail, BBW announced they were having a friggin 2 for $22 sale! Needless to say I was pissed. However I don't regret buying this cuz my bf and I did grow to like its uniqueness.

Fast forward to that weekend during 2 for $22...the bf and I went nuts!!!

First thing that Friday, I decided to bundle my nerves and make my first test store phone order. I really REALLY wanted Tailgate and was pissed that it didn't go wide. So I decided that it was either now or never. So I ca…