Showing posts from August, 2014

HOT MESS AWARD: Pumpkin Cinnamon Bun

Products: candle
Area used in:  living room
Time Period: none

Description: Treat yourself to the fragrance of a fresh from the oven pumpkin cinnamon bun with gooey cinnamon swirls and creamy vanilla icing

Oy vey!

So I bought this along side Pumpkin Sugared Doughnuts online. Both were an instance of the curiousity killing the cat. I was intrigued as to how this might smell as was the case with PSD. I assumed that it was gonna be a repackage of Cinnamon Frosting from winters past. Fortunately my assumption was wrong! So after my bad luck with PSD, I thought surely I'd have better luck with PCB. Not so much. I decided to lit it and I'm glad I did cuz I did not like it! This will going back to the store with PSD!

On cold throw it smelled amazing! Like Cinnamon Sugared Doughnuts on steroids! Rich, hearty, and gooey; it really smelled like a legit cinnamon bun! It was like walking past Cinnabon in the mall! I could smell a cakey CSD-esque bakery note, a little bit of warm cinnamon (on the…

SHOP 'N' GO: 2014 Fall Haul

So as you know, BBW has doin a lot of ridiculous unnecessary shit lately that kinda turned me off. However my obsession...ahem I mean love for BBW runs deep. And I love fall scents!!! I couldn't just not buy anything. So I decided to make the best of it get myself goodies. Y'know, when life gives you lemons, make lemonade...and add vodka!

So weeks ago there was $12 3wick flash sale. I was tempted and I totally caved in. I decided to get scents that wouldn't be in stores or wasn't in stores at the time. I bought...
Pumpkin Sugared Doughnut (BIIIIIIIGGGGGG MISTAKE)Pumpkin Cinnamon Bun (possibly another mistake)Autumn Night (this is my new jam!!!) * Pumpkin Sugared Doughnut WILL be going back to the store and probably so will Pumpkin Cinnamon Bun

Then too long after months of anticipation and anxiety, there was finally a 2/22 sale...and there was much rejoicing in the land. My bf took a trip to Garden State Plaza and just on a whim, we decided to take to stroll to BBW and …

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Blueberry Pumpkin Patch

Products: candle
Area used in:  living room
Time Period: August -

Description: Blueberries fresh from the farm are the perfect match for ripe pumpkins in this delicious autumn blend

Missing note: praline

So as y'all know, this was a test scent back fall '12 that didn't go wide. At the time, Youtubers like LittleBalladeer, Tinadivalicious and Touchthefiretwice were hyping this one up so there were a lot of people listening to their reviews and calling to test stores to order (back in the good ol days when you could do that). It became such an underground hit that it (and Sweater Weather that was also testing at the same time and became a hit due to Youtubers) was released wide last year. I went back and forth with this one every time I smelled it in the store. Then I decided that I would be adventurous and just buy it and try it. So I've been holding onto all this time and I finally just recently started burning it every once in awhile to sorta get in the fall mood.

So perfo…

HOT MESS AWARD: Pumpkin Sugared Doughnuts

Products: candle
Area used in:  living room
Time Period: none

Description: Fill your home with the fragrance of a freshly baked pumpkin doughnut made with autumn sugar and spice and everything nice

So when I first heard about this one, I didn't quite know what to think. Would it be some kind of reformulation of our beloved Cinnamon Sugared Doughnuts? Or would it be some weird replacement, like last year's Cider Donut? Or could it be a straight up repackage of Cider Donuts? I just didn't know! It didn't help matters that this scent has been an online exclusive so I couldn't sniff it for myself in the store. My curiosity got the best of me and I ordered it during that random one day only $12 3wick flash sale. When it finally arrived, I was on pins and needles..what was PSD gonna smell like?! Then I finally smelled it...BLEEGGGGHHHHH!!!!

So first of all, I'm happy to say that it is not a repackage or reformulation of last year's Cider Donut..thank goodness! It is h…

WALK N' SNIFF: Pumpkin Cafe

So have stated in the past that a)I'm not a big fan of sweetey/bakery/gourmand scents. Moreover I loathe pumpkin scents with a virulent fiery white hot passion. Last year in their infinite wisdom BBW decided to combine the two creating an entire "pumpkin" inspired gourmand collections..which had everyone convulsing in fallgasmic pleasure...except me. This new trend has continued this fall with the "Pumpkin CafĂ©" collection. I decided that I would be open-minded and branch out, so I decided to give em all a huff..and some of em I wound liking and eventually buying!

Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin
I think this was the scent that turned me off to all things pumpkin-y. A few falls ago, my bf and I got a SCP 1wick 4oz, a decorative wf bulb and a room spray...and we hated them all. We didn't get thru half of the candle, I poured the oil from the bulb down the toilet but kept the bulb and we still have the room spray to this day. SCP just smells like a generic no-name overl…


Products: candle
Area used in:  living room
Time Period: end of July- end of August

Description: Refresh your thirst for spring with this pleasing mixture of water, sparkling water and freshly squeezed Meyer lemons

This scent just refuses to die! We've seen this SOB 4 friggin times! It first came out last summer in the Summer Lakeside collection, then it came back this past spring both in the Sweet Shoppe collection and the Garden Party collection and now it's back  with a vengeance this summer in the Summer Sips! Everyone goes nuts for this damned scent and I never understood the hype! However I decided to be open-minded and this version of it when it was discounted during

So, in my most humble opinion, each incarnation of WL smelled slightly different. The first original version smelled to me a bit more watery and icy, liked lemonade that sat too long and the ice melted. The Sweet Shoppe version smelled more tart and lemony with little to no watermelon action. This version I …

WALK 'N' SNIFF: Artisan Collection

So this afternoon I went into The City to meet a friend for lunch but beforehand since I had some extra time, I decide to trek over to BBW since it was in the general area and get my huff on.

You know I hate to be a Negative Nancy but initially I wasn't too intrigued with this collection to begin with; as I have stated before I'm not particularly into foodie/bakery/gourmand type scents. I only wanted to sniff them for the sake of appeasing my curiousity. The one scent that I contemplated buying, I'm still unsure if I like it...but we'll get to that in a bit.

So let's begin...

Banana Nutmeg Bread Pudding
So this bad boy seems to be everybody's panty dropper. E'rybody has been goin nuts over this candle...except me. I don't really like banana scents but I still wanted to give it the benefit of doubt and see what everybody has been clamorin about. So to me, it doesn't smell at all like bread pudding. As a native New Orleanian, I have eaten my fair shar…