Showing posts from October, 2014

RANDOM POST: Fall 2014 Candle Inspired Cocktails

This is for my fellow cocktail enthusiasts...aka lushes. Light up your favorite new fall candle and make yourself a cocktail inspired by it!

BTW DISCALIMER: I don't use measurements so do like I do and use your better judgment!

Wasabi Apple(Tom Collins)
Smirnoff Green Apple Vodka
DeKuyper Sour Apple Pucker
Domaine de Canton ginger liqueur

Place some ice in your cocktail shaker. Pour in your Smirnoff. Add a dash of Sour Apple and an even smaller dash of DdC. Shake it up and pour in ice filled glass. Top off with club soda.

Blackberry Bramble Tea (Tom Collins/Tumbler)
Black tea (preferable Darjeeling tea)
Blackberry Elderflower Pimm's
Vodka (or gin)

Brew yourself some black tea (or if you're adventurous, you could make yourself tea infused syrup). Add sugar and let your tea cool off. Pour in your favorite unflavored vodka (I personally think this is better with gin, something dry and London-ish)in an ice filled glass. Then pour in your Pimms (it HAS to be the blackberry a…

THIS IS THE BOMB.COM: Spiced Pumpkin Cider

Products: candle
Area used in:  living room
Time Period: off and on from October -

Description: A warming blend of orchard fresh pumpkin-apple cider, ground nutmeg and a hint of clementine orange

So as I've stated before, I'm not the biggest fan of pumpkin scents. With my run of bad luck with Pumpkin Cinnamon Bun and especially Pumpkin Sugared Manfeet...I mean Doughnuts, I was ready to completely ignore this entire collection. But I found myself really intrigued with Spiced Pumpkin Cider. Surely the apple cider and clementine notes would cancel out the evil pumpkin funk. So I gave it a sniff and found myself really liking it. Now in my recent favorite fall scents post, I said that I love apple scents for fall and my go-to apple/cider scent was Spiced Cider. And as you know for the first in years, Spiced Cider wasn't in this fall's lineup. I gotta say that I don't miss it cuz SPC is soooo much better!

Performance-wise, it's been pretty bad-ass. Super ridonkulously hi…


Products: candle and wallflower bulbs
Area used in:  bedroom
Time Period: mid-September- end of October & November-December

Description: Nutmeg and cinnamon stick are layered over a rich base of applewood and cedar to evoke the perfect autumn night

So I was lookin for a new sexy manly fall scent for my bedroom, something other than my baby Black Pepper Bergamot. I was initially excited that Tailgate was coming back and had actually made it past test phase but found out to my dismay that it was the same Tailgate from last year (repackage of Mad about Madrid). Anyhoo, Autumn Night sounded right up my alley so I thought I'd give it a try and I wound up really loving it, my bf too! I was hyping it up and defending it against haters on Facebook - it was/is my jam and became an instant fall fav/must have for me!

So why did I give it my patented "THIS IS BOMB.COM" title? Mainly because the performance. The performance kinda sucked!

As you can see there's some canyoning action…

THIS IS THE BOMB.COM: Leaves (We Love Fall 2014 vers.)

Products: candle
Area used in:  living room and wallflowers
Time Period: mid-September - end of October

Description: Jump into a pile of leaves! Celebrate the brilliant colors if autumn with this rich blend of golden nectar, red apple and spiced berries

As most of y'all already know, Leaves is by far my all time FAVORITE scent for fall - a definite must have, fall in a jar, one of many things to look forward to in this season!

I'm not gonna go into too much detail about the scent cuz EVERYBODY should know what Leaves smells like. Plus I already did an in-depth review on this scent last year. So I'm just gonna talk about the performance.

It performed like dream, as usual - thick mushroom tops, high flames, deep pool, nice throw, yada yada yada. My only complaint as that this candle, more than any candle I've gotten and burned recently, burned down ridiculously quick. Now I know B&BW has shortened the burn time for whatever asinine reason, but goddamn! Now in my living roo…

NEWNESS UPDATE: The Perfect Wish Collection

Just when you've gotten used to all of the current fall scents and have wrapped your brain around of the upcoming winter scents, there is a new collection of scents comin our way....



This collection appears to be various bright and vibrant scents in colored glittery tumblers meant to uplift and invigorate you; scents that would, oh I dunno, make you wanna ignite the light and let it shine and own the night like the 4th of July!

So back in 2012 (I think), BB&W had a collection called "The Good Life" collection; it was a scent of scents with various aromatherapy notes/blends with very sappy saccharine emotion themed names like "Happy" "Passion" "Peace" "Joy", etc. Many of these later became scents that we all know and love - "Relax" = Lavender Vanilla, "Relief" = Eucalyptus Mint, "Renew" = Renew&Refresh, "Flirt&qu…

WALK 'N' SNIFF: Intrigue and Opulence

So I was in the City takin care of business and decided to take a trip to my favorite BBW and see what it had in store

It had all of the lidless color glass core scents..which I just realized that I didn't sniff them. Not that it matters cuz they're all scents that I know already

The store also had the Snow and Slopes candles that are online - Winter, Hot Buttered Rum, Fresh Balsam, etc. It also had a mason Jar of Alpine Frost. Alpine Frost is...aight. On cold sniff, it does kinda smell like a Pine-Sol; just a generic clean, fresh "pine" scent with a hint of citrus. It reminds me of a failed test scent last winter called "Frosted Pine"  . Less intense, less dirty smelling and with the faintest slightest hint of something orangey.

And finally there was the Intrigue and Opulence candles sitting in a grand shrine in the center front of the store. *sigh They all smelled very pleasant and I liked the look of the glasses...but they are not, I repeat, NOT worth $3…


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

Description: Have a holly jolly Christmas with this festive blend of bright mandarin, red pomegranate and fresh balsam

So, I saw this SOB on Evilbay and thought about getting it cuz very very few people were talking about it. So after going back and forth and deliberating with myself, I decided just to go ahead and get it just to ease my curiousity. That was a big mistake!

Now some people were saying that HJC smelled like Winter...and I was like "No, can't be. That doesn't make an ounce of sense!" I get a little leery and distrustful when folks on various social media start comparing scents and saying suchandsuch smells like suchandsuch cuz many of these people are relatively new to BBW and don't know any scents past Winter. Anyhoo, based on the notes, I had a hunch that maybe it was a repackage of an old Slatkin-era Christmas classic called "Winter Garland"

Now the notes for that was..…