Showing posts from March, 2015


Products: candle
Area used in:  living room
Time Period: end of February - beginning of April

Description: Liven up the room with a bubbly blend of sparkling white wine and juicy spring green pears

Well this seems to be an ongoing trend with me lately - out of all the candles in a particular collection, only one piques my interest. And this is the one that intrigued the most as it seemed to be moreorless new. As it's only a White Barn exclusive, I decided to look for it on Evilbay. Once again, it was a case of curiosity killing the cat and much to my dismay, it turned out not to be a new scent at all but rather a repackage with a twist. Like aforementioned Sparkling Limeade, had I bought online or in a store, I would've brought it back to get exchanged for something better.

Performance wise, it burned like a BOSS! The wicks had the biggest plumpest mushroom tops that I've seen in a really long time. That said, the flames were ridonkulously high. The drawback was that it did le…

CANDLE SPOTLIGHT: Sparkling Limeade

Products: candle & wf bulb
Area used in:  living room (wf in July)
Time Period: end of January -

Description: Refreshing with a sophisticated touch of citrus, this fragrant blend of juicy limes, sparkling water and a hint of sugar quenches your thirst for spring

In the very beginning, this was the only the only scent in this collection that I was interested - I LOVE lime scents...well anything with lime really! At the time, I was too intrigued with this candle to wait until it was in stores. In a case of curiousity killing the cat, I made a bid for this on Evil-bay... a stupid move on my part as it did appear in stores not too long after. With that said, had I bought this in the store, I probably would've brought it back and exchanged it.

Performance wise, it was just ok. The flames were steadily high and there was always a consistently deep and even wax pool. The throw was kinda on the weak side; it barely managed to fill my living room. Honestly, I was ok with that cuz the scent …

THIS IS THE BOMB.COM: Strawberry Rhubarb Marmalade

Products: candle
Area used in:  living room
Time Period: end of January 

Description: A spring market favorite - scrumptious marmalade made from handpicked garden strawberries and rhubarb

Initially I didn't know what to think of this one. One the one hand I was excited cuz I love strawberry rhubarb jam and pies. However on the other I was a leery cuz BBW tend not to do strawberry scents very well. Wild Strawberry smelled like a milkshake. The "Fresh Picked" Strawberry smelled like gasoline. And Strawberry Picnic/Strawberry Sorbet/Happy Easter smelled like cheap chapstick. Not a good track record at all. However I gave it a sniff with an open mind and found myself really liking it. And once I burned it, it was love at first sniff!

Performance wise, this candle was PER-FRIGGIN-FECTION! The wicks always had super plump mushroom tops with super high steppin flames. Needless to say the wax pool always melted evenly and deeply; the wax would melt into this gorgeous scarlet/crimso…

THIS IS THE BOMB.COM: Cherry Blossom Sangria

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

Description: Celebrate spring with the sweet scent of sangria made from fresh cherry nectar, crisp apple sices and a hint of wild raspberry

So I will admit, I was a bit leery about this scent. The name kinda throw me for a loop; I'm kinda prejudiced againt anything that sounds like it'll be floral. And if this wasn't floral, it just seemed like it was gonna be sugary sweet. So my bf and I sniffed it in the store, and despite it smelling a little on the candy/punch side, we both really liked it. So once it was on sale, I decided to buy it and give it a try.

Now there has been a lot of complaints about this candle. First of all, quite a few people have said that this was a DID (dud in disguise) and the flames was stubby....not mine! My flames were highsteppin! The wicks had plump mushroom tops and the wax melted evenly into a gorgeous rosy pool. Need proof? Just look at the pic! Others have complained th…

WALK 'N' SNIFF: Hawaiian Collection

So today after work, I decided to mosey on over to my fav store in the city and finally sniff the Hawaiian candles...

I won't waste your time or mine talking about Pineapple Palm Grass or Hawaiian Hibiscus cuz y'all know what those smell like. And y'all should already know that Sweet Maui Mango is Mango Dragonfruit

Honolulu Sun - well this is a double whammy of scents that I dislike - a coconut scent and it's a scent based on bodycare. It's kinda fresh and watery yet sweet. Then on top of that is that intense BBW-ian coconut note. I will say that  I think this smells better than the soap..barely

Oahu Coconut Sunset - ugh, yet another coconut scent. I've no earthly idea how the body cares smells so I cant say if it smells similar or better or worse. Honestly, I'm no good at describing scents with coconut in it cuz I hate the scent so much. I guess I'd venture to say that despite being another coconut heavy scent, OCS has a different vibe than Honolulu Sun,…

RANT OF THE DAY: The History of Unicorn candles

So for the past couple of years, BBW has been releasing what is now known as "unicorn candle" - a rare and unusual bakery/foodie scent that "tests" in certain stores but never goes wide yet a select lucky few manage to get a hold of them setting many others into a jealous rage. Recently test stores started getting phased out and these unicorn scents became more exclusive with even more people being unable to get them. Granted most "exclusive" scents are nowadays readily available on Evilbay with many greedily and unscrupulously selling them at outrageously expensive prices. It raises the question "why are these scents "exclusive"? Why can't they just go wide, even for a select time, to ALL stores, for everyone to enjoy? Tis a mystery that we'll never know the answer to.
So here are a few infamous unicorn candles throughout the years....

Bacon Chocolate Cupcake (Fall 2012)

Thanks to Littleballadeer, Touchthefiretwice and especially,…

NEWNESS UPDATE: White Barn Exclusives

So as y'all already know, this spring White Barn is releasing whole collections of "exclusives" - scents that you could only get at White Barn. The theory is since WB is trying to separate themselves from BBW, they're selling "exclusives" as an incentive to get more people in their stores and the drive up their numbers. They obviously know how crazy people get for test scents so they're basically using that obsession as bait. Again we have scents that most people can't least not easily. Total unadulterated BS! So uumm, yeah....

Here are the exclusive collections....

So Pretty, So Chic Peony Petals(pink peonies, sparkling oranges, blueberries) (total repackage of Tokyo Petals)
White Pear Champagne(champagne, sparkling pear, effervescent plum)(repackage of Champagne Toast)

Vanilla Bean Macaron (marshmallow fluff, sweet vanilla bean, steamed milk)(people have been saying that it smells like a mix of Vanilla Bean Macaron and Frosted Cupcake)
Black Ras…