NEWNESS UPDATE: Winter 2018 Candles Part 3 ~ Candle Day Surprises

Sing it with me everyone!!!


So the ever so popular and infamous Candle Day is fast approaching and this year BBW is changing things up!

Normally BBW waits until Winter SAS to give us throwback and one time only collections. This time around, we're getting them on..wait for it...CANDLE DAY!

If you're ever so slightly dissapointed with the latest winter offerings, BBW has quite a few surprises in store.

So BBW isn't quite done with Christmas yet as there are some holiday themed collections headin our way. Let's start with least interesting things andwerk our our way up

First we're getting a quartet of the most basic (yet supposedly most requested) holiday scents; I'm sure you can guess what they are - Vanilla Bean Noel, Winter Candy Apple, Twisted Peppermint and Fresh Ballsack (although I do love me some Twisted Peppermint). And get's even more basic. *sigh they're quotes BUT it's actually not that bad looking. Each candle has a singular quote written around wrapaound label with cutout with the candle's name that looks like a nametag for a present. They're actually kinda cute, too bad the scents are blah.

There's also a stand alone candle simply called "Merry Christmas" with candy striped label. Word on the street is it's just Frosted Cranberry.

Moving along...the next holiday collection is cute as well - the "Home for the Holidays" collection. These have illustrated Christmas at home scenes on them. But again, the scents are kinda blah -

Vanilla Snowflake, Tis the Season, Hot Cocoa & Cream and (supposedly) Butterrum Eggnog aka Dear Santa, I Blame the Eggnog aka Eggnog Cheer

No word whether or not there will be more scents yet

We're also getting squat low profile Christmastime candles cuz low profiles candles are a thing now. Nothing exciting - Tis the Season, Evergreen, Twisted Peppermint, Frosted Cranberry and Cinnamon Stick

 The next collection is called "Snow Delightful" .. as in "the fire is so delightful"..get it? Thes candles has a winter snow theme with gilded/filigree tumblers. New scents include...

Forest Flurries - Lemon Orange Peel, Eucalyptus, Patchouli (Cinnamon, Cypress, Grapefruit) (I'm really hoping this is Snow & Slopes cuz very few got to experience that scent and it really is quite nice)

After the Snow - Fir Balsam, Patchouli, Black Pepper (sounds suspiciously like The Original)

Returning scents include Winter Woods (which is said to be different from last year and is a repackage of NOOK), Winter, Spiced Apple Toddy and Marshmallow Fireside)

As is per tradition, we're getting a New Years theme called the "Effervescence Collection". There is only one new scents include...

Cuff Links - Italian Bergamot, Fresh Lavender (Water), Vintage Leather, (Amber, Vanilla, Forest Moss) (dunno what those notes have to do with cuff links and why we need a cuff link candle but whatever. Based on these notes, this sounds like Villa Bergamot/Bergamot Woods/Bergamot & Suede..meh)  

Returning scents include Champagne Toast, Black Tie, Peach Bellini, Merry Mimosa, Black Cherry Merlot

Finally, for all of my ol schoolers out there...remember for last year's Winter SAS we got a throwback holiday collection. Well that "Home for the holidays" collecction is back. If you don't remember, scents include Merry Mistletoe, Cranberry Pear Bellini, Mint Chocolate, Red Velvet Cupcake, Creamy Nutmeg, Hot Buttered Rum, Chestnut &Clove and Spice 

And now finally for the exciting part, we'll be getting some non-holiday related scents which at first glance seems kinda random but I'm assuming BBW went thru some fan requested candles and decided to release them with a new look/labels

Collection #1 : "Weave It In"

  • Ocean Driftwood
  • Mineral Springs
  • Sun Washed Citrus
  • Blue Ocean Waves
  • White Tea and Ginger
  • Pineapple Mango

Collection #2: "Escape Route"

  • Midnight Blue Citrus
  • Eucalyptus Mint
  • Watermelon Lemonade
  • White Peach
  • Cactus Blossom
  • Mahogany Coconut
Meh, kinda boring amirite.... but wait

Collection #3: Buzz

  • Party Dress
  • Fresh Bamboo
  • Gelato
  • Caribbean Escape
Now hold on your seats, don't eat or drink anything, make sure you've peed cuz now it's gettin real...

  • French Baguette
Yeah, y'all might wanna go a candle ban and save your hard earned coins for Candle Day.

BTW Candle Day is December 1 with 3wicks on sale for $8.95


  1. Oh yay! I finally get to smell Boathouse Row! I'm glad Mineral Springs is coming back too, one of my all time favourites. And Forest Flurries sounds interesting, I hope it doesn't disappoint.

  2. The last time I tried to go to candle day, it was a total shit show. It was my first one so I had no idea the store opened early for the occasion, so when I showed up around the usual opening time, it was a mad house. I didn't even bother. Had you mentioned that they would have Cider Lane, I would have thought about going. Since I sadly don't see it, I think I'll pass. I like a good, cheap candle, but not when it's a ton of extra work for me.

    1. Always, always, ALWAYS get there early. This'll be my 6th CAndle Day and I ALWAYS get there first thing to avoid crowds and candles being picked over or bought up. Now that you know that the stores open early, take advantage of it! Then again, if nothing is calling out to you, dont bother

  3. Do you know if there will be any coupons that we can use on candle day?

    1. 10off30/15off40 coupons have been mailed out already

  4. Any ideas on what happened to Chestnut & Clove? :(

    1. Dunno what you's out for Candle Day and currently online. Now if you mean why it's not in actual collection for winter, no clue

    2. Could you post a link to where you're finding it? I can't find it online at all. It's not in any of the fragrance lists, and I haven't found it in any of the categories.


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