NEWNESS UPDATE: Winter/Holiday 2018 Test Scents

Well it's not even officially fall yet and already winter/holiday candles are previewing in stores. Kinda early though; they usually don't start appearing until sometime in September...which makes me think whatever we see in regular stores now is it for fall and that holiday stuff will be appearing sooner than usual.

So scent-wise, the choice are..well...interesting. So far nothing has intrigued me as it did for fall but it's still early and I haven't sniffed so anything so I'm gonna keep a (relatively) open-mind.

At the moment, there are 5 separate collections in the works.

So remember Camp Winter from last winter? Well we're getting an updated version with vintage looking illustrated brown paper labels. New scents include...

Toasted Vanilla Chai - Ginger, Nutmeg, Cinnamon, Clove (Vanilla Chai? Iced Almond Chai? Winter Vanilla Latte/Creamy Nutmeg? White Pumpkin?)

Blue Winter Sky - Peppermint, Eucalyptus, Oak, Cedarwood (So you would think Winter Mint & Spruce or Snow Day or Autumn Snow or Peppermint Rosemary but word on the street is that it's...wait for it..Beach Sage & Mint..WTF?!)

Apple Garland - Eucalyptus, Cedarwood, Gala Apples, Mistletoe (so this was a failed test scent back in 2013 although the wf bulb went wide online. It basically smells the Autumn candle but with pine and a little similar to Merry Mistletoe.)

Campsite Coffee - Cedarwood and Orange Essential Oils; Coffee, Vanilla Ice Cream, Fresh Baked Donuts (you would think this be the oft-repeated and over-hyped Paris Cafe but apparently this is a new scent)

Returning scents include Flannel, Hot Cocoa & Cream, Evergreen, Spiced Apple Toddy, Maple
Cinnamon Pancakes (aka Pumpkin Caramel Latte), Marshmallow Fireside, and Sparkling Woods

The next collection kinda has a Christmas in NYC/stroll thru Central Park theme with glittery cool-colored cartoony labels. At the moment, there is only 1 "new" scent...

Artic Berry - Balsam, Orange, Frozen Berries, Musk (Holly Berry Balsam? Alpine Cheer? It would be truly amazing if it was the infamous Winter Garland but 
what are the chances of that happening?)

Cherry Frost - Orange and Juniper Essential Oils, White Cherry, Ginger (BBW's answer to Yankee's Cherries on Snow? From what I hear, this is new but has a Black Cherry Merlot-esque vibe to it)

Returning scents include Sweater Weather, Champagne Toast, Fresh Sparkling Snow, Peppermint Marshmallow, and Cinnamon Caramel Swirl

The next collection has kinduva ol school Christmas party theme with 1950s/60s looking Christmas decorations on the label with a Christmas present tag with the scent's name on it. This collection seems to be a hodgepodge of new and returning Christmas party scents. The new scents are...

Spiced Gingerbread Swirl - Gingersnap Cookie, Cinnamon, Nutmeg (could also be the more recent Spiced Gingerbread? Could also be Pumpkin Gingerbread aka Pumpkin Spice 2.0?

Frosted Coconut Snowball - Toasted Coconut, Vanilla Musk, Whipped Cream (candle version of the bodycare I would imagine...I loathe bodycare candles)

Popcorn & Pine - Fresh Popcorn Kernels, Warm Butter, White Pine (BLEEEGGGHHHHH!!!)

Sugared Snickerdoodle - Warm Spices, Creamy Vanilla, Sugared Musk (I'm assuming this the failed test scent Snickerdoodle from 2014)

Returning scents include Sparkling Icicles, Champagne Toast, Tis the Season, Fresh Balsam, Twisted Peppermint, Winter Candy Apple, Vanilla Bean Noel and Frosted Cranberry


It's not a Christmas lineup without holiday traditions gourmand type collection full of scents for the bakery lovers. New scents include...

Orange Chocolate Truffle - Orange Zest, Sea Salt, Rich Dark Chocolate (I got nuthin, sounds new to me)

Frosted Cake Pop = Buttercream Icing, Warm Vanilla, Juicy Cherries (another possible new one)

Returning scents include Iced CranappleSalted Caramel, White Mint Latte, Blueberry Sugar, Spiced Gingerbread


Lastly, remember back at the beginning of summer, we got those summer candles with the wraparound labels. Well we're getting a winter version. Scents include Fresh Balsam, Frosted Cranberry, Winter, Ma-blah-gony Stankwood and Frozen Lake

If you're on Instagram, check out @_scentsgalore and @tinybubblesfloating for pictures


  1. From what I've heard, Frosted Cake Pop is just like Frosted Cupcake, but with cherry added to it, and it's kind of a fake-y artificial cherry.

  2. Does anyone know if BBW is bringing back "Smoked Birch" 3 wick candles for 2018/2019 winter season?

  3. Oh no! Is this the year they're going to finally stop bringing back Fireside? It's my absolute favorite candle from BBW. Any news on it? Marshmallow Fireside is just not the same.

    1. Actually it's coming back in 2 different collections. Keep an eye out for my next updated list of upcoming winter scents

    2. Oh that's great news! Thanks! 😊

  4. Anyone know if blue ocean waves will be in this winter? Came with black labeled "Thank you" last season. I need to stock up again.


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