NEWNESS UPDATE: Winter 2017 Test Candles

As you may or may not know, yesterday was my birthday. And of the highlights of the day (which could be seen as fun or sad/pathetic depending on your attitude) was seeing the deluge of crew test candle pics inundating social media. My birthday would've been even better had gotten to actually sniff said test scents but a gurl can dream.

Anyhoo, according to sources, BBW is paying attention to customer opinions and critiques and are trying hard to come up with collections this winter to satisfy every taste/palate/preference...dunno, why they are just now starting to do this but whatever.

So at the moment, there 4 groups of scents testing. The first group are the WB core winter additions...

  • Blue Cypress & Vetiver - Blue Cypress, Fresh Vetiver, Patchouli Leaves (sounds right up my alley. Oakmoss & Vetiver maybe?)
  • Peppermint Rosemary - Fresh Peppermint, Iced Rosemary, Eucalyptus (I'm super intrigued about this one. It sounds like failed test scent Snow & Slopes? )
  • Golden Amber & Oak - Golden Amber, Rose Petals, White Oak (this is the original GAO from last fall which would eventually be repackaged into Black Tea Rose)
  • Merry Mimosa - Sparkling Champagne, Red Apple Slices, Iced Sugar Crystals (apparently this isn't Pink Apple Punch. Maybe it's a fizzier version of its twin, Green Apple Champagne. Or maybe White Pear Champagne)
  • Spiced Graham Cracker - Ground Cinnamon, Cardamom, Golden Graham Cracker (Supposedly, it smells like straight up graham crackers.I wonder if this is Honey Cinnamon Crumbcake, which smelled like graham crackers)
  • Grapefruit Gin Fizz - Ruby Red Grapefruit, Sparkling Water, Juniper Gin (though not very wintery, this sound amazing! And I LOVE grapefruit juice and gin!)

Similarly, there will Christmasy additions to the Elements collection as well...

  • Myrrh - Myrrh, Clove Leaf (I got nuthin. Now we're just need a scent for gold)
  • Pomander - Bitter Orange, Clove (If this is Slatkin's Holiday Pomander, I'm gonna lose my shit! It could be Orange Clove from backintheday. Btw pomanders are oranges or other fruits studded with cloves)
  • Peppermint - Peppermint, Creamy Vanilla (Twisted Peppermint all the way)

The next collection is not very interesting. It's a very basic collection with all the typical Christmas staples....and uuuugggly booooring packaging. So far, there is only one new scent...

Returning scents include Tis the Season, Champagne Toast, Cinnamon Caramel Swirl, Vanilla Bean Noel and Winter Candy Apple

The last collection looks really interesting; it kinda has a winter camping trip/roughing it in the woods/ski lodge type theme with a vintage ol school looking illustrated labels, really cute. At the moment, there are 3 "new" testing scents..

  • Campfire Donut - Powdered Sugar, Glazed Donut, Cedarwood (wtf is a campfire donut? apparently this has a Chestnut Glazed Croissant vibe to it)
  • Frozen Lake - Juniper Berry, Eucalyptus, Lavender (I'm really hoping this is Holly Wreath but folks are sayin that this smells like Sparkling Icicles)

Returning scents include Winter, Fresh Balsam, Frosted Cranberry, Flannel, Hot Cocoa & Cream and Spiced Apple Toddy


  1. Happy (belated) Birthday!!!! And I am kind of excited for these new scents ... bracing myself for the potential money I might spend on candles this christmas....

  2. Why thank you!
    Yeah the winter lineup seems a lot more appealing than the fall ones. And from what I've heard this is, and I quote, the "tip of the iceberg"

    1. By tip of the iceberg, do you mean there will be many more scents as well? I'm hoping that's the case because most of these don't appeal to me.


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