NEWNESS UPDATE: Yay, More Tropical Candles...*UPDATED*

As if this spring couldn't get any more boring and unexciting, it seems we're getting another collection..a collection so lame and uninspired that it didn't even test. And yes, it's of course a yet another tropical beach themed collection. And no BBW is taking us to Hawaii or Fiji or Tahiti or another vaguely South Seas/Polynesian locale, nope it's just "Paradise". And just based on the chosen scents and the look of the collection as a whole, if that's "paradise", hunny I'll gladly stay in Jersey!

So first of all, the collection itself just looks sooooooo cheap and ugly. They all have painted on palm leaves in various colors and few of them have gold labels with the scent name scrawled across. The overall effect just comes across very TJMaxx/Marshalls/Homegoodes-ish.

Secondly, with the exception of one, the scents are kinda blah. At the moment, new scents include...

Sea Grass - Sweet Island Sugarcane, Rustling Sea Grass, Sparkling Clear Water (So word on the street is that it isn't Beach Grass which would make more sense. More than one person has said it's a repackage of..what for it...Snap Peas..dafuq?!) 

Ok so can we talk?!..."rustling sea grass"...really? I didn't think it rustled. And furthermore, what does "rustling sea grass" even smell like"?!

And "sparkling clear water"?! Not ocean or sea water but clear water. Doesn't that smell like..oh I dunno...NOTHING?!

Aloha Kiwi Passionfruit - Tropical Passionfruit, Radiant Kiwi, Juicy Pineapple, Fresh Coconut (so this one sounds intriguing, despite that damn coconut note. I do wonder if it's Bahama Fizz from backintheday; same notes but missing banana)

Beach Orchid -
Pale Orchid Petals, Sea Breezes, Soft White Sands, Luxurious Musk (Party Dress?)

Sun Soaked Sandalwood - Sandalwood, Orange Blossoms, Coconut Water (First of all wtf is "sun soaked sandalwood?! Anyway based on the notes, this sounds like Poolside Daydream)

Returning scents include Mahogany Coconut, Waikiki Beach Coconut, Island Margarita and Mango Maitai (formerly Tiki Mango Maitai)

If these haven't popped up early at your local store, the nationwide release will be in 2 weeks for the next floorset (though there is a rumor that these may appear next week)..I can't wait *eyeroll

For pictures, check out my buddy @candleafficianado on IG


  1. I have smelled Sea Grass and I am almost 100% sure it is a repackage of Snap Peas from a few Springs ago!

  2. That's so weird and random. Tinadivalicious said the same thing in his review

  3. I'm hoping Beach Orchid is similar to the body care Aloha Waterfall Orchid... Love that scent. The notes seem similar...

    1. Nope, alas no.
      From what I've heard, it smells similar to Rainforest Gardenia but not a repackage


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