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NEWNESS UPDATE: Spring 2015 Scents Part Deux

So, like me, you thought BBW/WB was all done for spring right? WRONG!!!!! They're just getting started, they've only given us a taste! There is a crapload of new scents headin our way in the upcoming months!

So first off we're gonna see more colored glass candles; some of which have already started to appear online. Most of them are your classic White BarnBarn scents - Eucalyptus Mint, Lavender Vanilla, Lilac Blossom, Honeysuckle Bouquet, Lemon Mint Leaf, Mahogany Teakwood (uggh, really?!), Japanese Cherry Blossoms, and Renew & Refresh. What, no Spring? That's kinda weirdweird!

We'll also (hopefully) see some "newer" scents...

Fresh Water & Seasalt - sea spray, sparkling oranges, warm sandalwood (this could be Turquoise Waters/Sea Spray but I'm bettin' my money that it is Sea to Santorini)

Apple Flower - apple blossoms, apple slices, green leaves/honeycrisp, mandarin, muguet (now at first I thought this would be Drenched Apple Flower from wa…


Products: candle & wf bulbs
Area used in:  bedroom
Time Period: week of New Years - beginning of February 
Description: a fragrance inspired by a cozy winter getaway from the tall evergreen trees to the comforting warmth of the wooden lodge – smoky vanilla, deep green cypress and rich agarwood

What initially drew me to this scent was its newness; nowadays newness is hard to come by. Also the notes were surprisingly sophisticated and high-end, there was nothing remotely cutesy/girly/sugary-sweetie about the scent at all which is always a plus in my book. Then I sniffed it and I instantly loved it.

Performance– better but wise, this candle was okay. The flames always danced high, there were always plump mushroom tops and the wax always melted evenly and deeply. This was a beautiful candle to burn at night because the wax would melt into a gorgeous rich mahogany brown color which was beautiful against the candle flame's glow. The only problem was the throw; it was very very light whic…

WALK 'N' SNIFF: Tiki Beach/Brazilian/White Barn Market

So there's another mall near GSP, Paramus Park Mall, which I heard thru the Facebook grapevine had a really nice BBW. My bf and I decided to make a day of it, pay this mall a visit and check out their BBW. Much to the my surprise, the store had all of the "new" spring candles (sans the Mother's Day candles obviously) Needless to say, I took the opportunity to get my sniff on

I won't talk about those tropical/beachy candles cuz they've been around for yeeeaaarrrs and all of y'all (should) know what they all smell like. If not, here are a couple of old reviews for some of them that I've bought and burned in the past

Island MargaritaBeach CabanaOceanside

And now, let's rap a taste about the Brazilian collection... aka the Aloha Hawaii collection part deux. You know I wasn't all that impressed with this collection when I first heard about them - it takes more the vague splashy names and ambiguously ethnic label designs to get my attention. But then…

NEWNESS UPDATE: Spring 2015 Scents

I know I'm super late to the game as far as this subject is concerned but as they say, better late than never!

So back in the good ol days, spring scents would pop in test stores in December. And every blogger worth his or her salt would have a list of the upcoming scents for those unfortunates not living near a test store. Right after the end of SAS, those scents that made the grade would start trickling into stores and people would let out a sigh of relieve. Yeah..those days are over. BBW this go round is doing some strange strange things. At the very beginning, not a single test store saw any spring scents. However they have been appearing...IN CANADA!!! Dafuq?!!! Only recently have they started to appear in a few stores, regular stores not test stores and most of them have now appeared online? So are scents no longer being tested (I never agreed with the whole testing thing in the first place) or are they now being "tested" in Canada only? I don't think we'll…

CANDLE SPOTLIGHT: Fresh Sparkling Snow

Products: candle (haven't used wf bulbs)
Area used in:  main bathroom
Time Period: December -
Description: A blend of sparkling sugarberries, holiday pear and icy melon evokes the magic of a winter wonder

So both the Fresh Sparkling Snow deep cleansing soap and pocketbac are my JAM! I have used and continue to use them both every winter religiously. I've prayed to the BBW gods to make a candle version of this scent; they keep releasing candles of whack lame ass Winter Candle Apple and Vanilla Bean Noel year after year after year, why not make one for FSS..a scent that actually smells good! Finally the gods answered my prayers and a candle of one of my fav winter scents was in my grasp. However my excitement wore off when I first sniffed it in the store. Don't get me wrong, it smelled like the soap..but something was off, different. My bf surprised me when he bought this during his $8 candle haul, so I decided to be open minded and give it a try.
It burns like a boss; high flam…


Products: candle and wf bulb
Area used in: main and guest bathroom (wf bulb in main bathroom)
Time Period: Thanksgiving - New Year's Eve (wf bulb)

Description: Bring the beauty of the outdoors inside with this elegant fragrance that blends evergreen woods, crisp eucalyptus and cedarwood

Missing notes: apple, pine and musk

So for the longest time, I avoided straight pine scents; I much preferred pine notes to be blended with other notes, like Winter or Tis the Season or Chestnut & Clove (btw I did a whole Youtube video on this subject so go check it out!). That said for the looooongest time, I straightup avoided scents like Evergreen and especially Fresh Balsam. But this year I decided to go out of my comfort zone and give pine scents a try; that said I bought both Evergreen and Fresh Balsam to try.

Performance-wise, FB was kinduva a hot mess!

It tunneled and canyoned like crazy for several burns. Finally once it reached midpoint, it corrected itself and has been burning ok ever sinc…


Products: candle
Area used in:  living room
Time Period: the week of Christmas - New Year's Eve

Description: Evokes the magic of tracking through fresh snow to find the perfect holiday tree - fresh fir balsam infused with sparkling mint and white pine

Missing notes: clove and white birch

Well first of all let me apologize for being damn near absent on here. With work and all of the holidays festivities, I've been paying little to no attention to this blog and couldn't get myself into the mindset to write anything. Now that the holidays are over, I have no excuse and so here am I!

So, for awhile now my go to scent for Christmas time has always been my beloved Tis the Season however this year my bf and I wanted to do something different scent-wise. For reason, I've been on a big piney scent kick this year. That said, something want to give Evergreen a try. Evergreen has been around for YYYYEEAAAARRRSSSS and I've always ignored it writing it of as your standard generic Chr…

RANDOM POST: Scents of the Horoscope

Just like there are colors and gemstones assigned to each astrological signs, there are fragrances associated which each - flowers or woods or oils praised by ancient cultures and are considered lucky for the zodiac. Being the astrological geek that I am, I researched each zodiac scent and thought of candles that have those lucky scent notes.