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THIS IS THE BOMB.COM: Pumpkin Clove

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Products: candle & wf bulbs
Area used in: living room
Time Period: mid- October - Thanksgiving

Description:  Clove Buds, Ground Cinnamon, Pinch of Nutmeg, Fresh Pumpkin

I know it's super late to talk about this candle seeing as though it's not really available and my bad for not talking about this badboi sooner but I'd be remiss if I didn't a give a shoutout to what I consider one of the best new scents of the year, especially with Thanksgiving approaching soon heralding the unofficial end of fall.

I've spoken about this before, but me and pumpkin scents have never been the bestest of friends. While I'm certainly a bit more open-minded than I was a few years due to my run-in with Shit Cinnamon Poopkin, pumpkin scents still don't really excite me. When it comes to fall scents, gimme apple or cranberry; pumpkin I can take or leave with Pumpkin Carving/Patch, Pumpkin Pie and Porchside Pumpkin being the rare exceptions. When I first heard about Pumpkin Clo…

WALK N SNIFF: Land of Sweets Collection

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This past weekend, my bf and I decided to take a trip to a mall a bit further out from us that we hadn't been to awhile. While we were there, we went into a WB/BBW store to take advantage of their recent handsoap sale. As I was looking around and making my mental notes for Candle Day, out of the corner of my eye I noticed the Land of Sweets collection.


I figured since I was there, I might as well as give em a sniff for the sake of writing a review.

*sigh

So I am not one to oh and ah over packaging; for me, the look of the labels is irrelevant and the scent itself is far more important. But even I have to admit the look of this collection is ridonkulously cute. However, unlike most in the candle community, the labels are not cute enough for me to consider buying any of them or distract me from the fact the scents themselves are basic AF! Once a-goddamn-gain, here's BBW choosing style over substance! It is beyond frustrating to me as a longtime fan to see BBW continue to pander …

DROPPIN CANDLE KNOWLEDGE: Complete Fall 2019 Candle Collection List

"Pumpkin" Collection
Returning Scents: Caramel Apple
Hot Cocoa and Cream
Pumpkin Apple
Pumpkin Cupcake
Sugared Snickerdoodle
Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin
Vanilla Pumpkin Marshmallow
 Blueberry Maple Pancakes
Caramel Pumpkin Swirl
Pumpkin Pecan Waffles
Pumpkin Peanut Brittle
Pumpkin Pie
Warm Apple Pie

New Scents: Peach Cobbler
Banana Cream Pie
PB & J
Salted Butterscotch


"Botanimals" Collection
Returning Scents: Autumn
Autumn Woods
Flannel
Harvest Gathering (white label)
Leaves (frosted, white tumblers)
Pumpkin Apple

New Scents: Cinnamon Irish Cream
Coconut Macaroon


"Fall Traditions" Collection
Returning Scents: Crisp Morning Air
Leaves
Mahogany Apple
Maple Cinnamon Pancakes
Marshmallow Fireside
Sweater Weather
The Perfect Autumn

New Scent: Pumpkin Clove


"Shimmering Woods" Collection Returning Scents: Cinnamon Bark - Cranberry Woods  MaBLAHgany STANKkood  Vanilla Birch 
New Scents: Fall Farm House Nature Walk (possible repackage of Sandalwood Citrus/Citron Ced…

NEWNESS UPDATE: Land of Sweets Collection and Candle Day Surprises

So umm yeah... BBW isn't done for winter. We have a bunch of stuff heading our way in time for Christmastime.

The first thing we're getting is for the bakery lovers out there - the Land of Sweets collection. Basically think Sweet Shop meets Destinations; it's a bunch of bakery inspired inspired by/associated with various vacation spots and locales. The look of the candles are kinda cute; illustrated Christmas villages, some looking the city they're inspired with some having white lids that look like dripping ice or frosting.

*sigh here's the problem. The scents are boring! Once again, style over substance a lazy and uninspired marketing tactic to get money from folks who buy candles "just for the labels". Most of the scents are returning rereleases we see allllllll the time. There are only 2 new candles...

New York ~ Cherry Cheesecake - Creamy Vanilla, Juicy Red Cherries, Graham Cracker Crust (confirmed to be a repackage of Frosted Cake Pop)

London ~ Tea &a…

WALK N SNIFF REVIEW: Winter 2019 Candes Round One UPDATED

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So yesterday I'm in Manhattan heading to the subway to go home when I realized that I was near a BBW that was formerly closed for construction and I thought I'd check out. Much to my surprise, it had become a WB/BBW sidebyside store. I mean I should've known, the only reason a BBW store would close for construction is to make it a WB store. So umm yeah, for my fellow NYC'ers and Manhattan adjacent candle enthusiasts or out of towners make a trip to NYC, the BBW store in Midtown near Grand Central Station is now a WB store!

Even better, the store was fully stocked (I guess they were trying to get that high traffic area/ Grand Central Station commuter/ out of town tourist money) with all of the newness so I got to smell everything; very convenient as that meant I didn't have to go to other WB store another day and I would get to write this review sooner.



Without further ado, let's get this WALK N SNIFF show on the road!

We'll start with the "Holiday Trad…