HOT MESS AWARD: Spring (part deux)
Product: candle and bulbs
Area used in: living
Time Period: March -
Description: A delicate blend of light rain, yellow daisy, daffodil and sycamore woods that contains the freshness of the season
Missing notes: apple blossoms
Spring was for a time one of my all time favorite scents as well as my go to scent for springtime. In fact, When I first started this blog, Spring was one of the first candles that I reviewed and I gave it the "THIS IS THE BOMB.COM" stamp of approval. I would fervently defend Spring as got and continues to get a lot of hate from the BBW community. And as a person who is not a big fan of floral scents, all of this speaks volume.
So you're probably wonderin why if I loooooove Spring so much did I give this scent the HOT MESS AWARD? What changed from last year to this year?
Spring was literally making my bf and I sick!
I was super excited when my Cranberry Pear Bellini wf bulbs ran out so that I could replace them with the Spring ones. They smelled as good and as strong as I remembered...perhaps a little too strong. When my bf walked in the door from work, the first thing he said was how super strong they were. I didn't think they were that strong. Then over time I noticed when I stepped away from the living room and walked back in, it was like I walked into wall! My bf even said that exact same thing. Then I started burning the candle. I did get a little headache every once in awhile but I didn't think much of it. Then recently, my bf's sinuses started goin haywire - he was stuffy/congested, had itchy eyes and was coughing nonstop. A few days ago he texted me asking me to unplug the wallflowers as he theorized that they were the cause of his sinus issues. Interestingly enough, I was burning the candle when I get the text and it was giving me a headache. I promptly blew the candle out, unplugged all of the wallflowers and opened the window to get rid of all of the Spring-ness. Since that day, my boyfriend made a full recover and I haven't had any headaches.
I dunno what the hell BBW did to Spring this year. I don't remember the candles or bulbs being quite so potent in the past nor have they ever given me a headache. I joked on Facebook that BBW must have put pollen in the blend and that my bf and I had to pop a Claritin just to sit in the living room!
On top of that sinus allergy-inducing hot mess-ery, Spring had the audacity to have a shitty burn. I mean it was givin me Apple Crumble burn..in fact I'm almost positive that Spring had the same crappy wicks that AC had that would get the white ashy ish on top.
So Shitty burn...ridiculously strong....made me and my bf sick...
UMMMM...AIN'T NOBODY GOT TIME FO DAT!!!!
Needless to say, Spring is goin back to the store to get exchanged!