I’m back! OH MY GOODNESS. I’m back and I’m so excited! I don’t even know where to start. Yes, I’ve been gone awhile. Yes, I’m sorry. But the hiatus was all for good reason, I promise. First, I enrolled in two classes for the Summer and severely underestimated the amount of time and effort they would take and then we found out that we’re pregnant (YAY!). So to sum up the past few months: homework + complete exhaustion + life = no blog. Boooooo. 😦 But as I said, I’m back! And I have so much to share with you all (food, baby, decor…we’re doing it all guys!) 🙂
Completely unrelated to pregnancy or school – because momma needs a break – I wanted to share my latest buy from Bath & Body Works! Not sponsored at all. I’m just a sucker for candles. There’s something very calming about the faint glow and they make the house smell amazing. In fact, as I write this, I have a vanilla Ikea candle burning. Yum!
Last week Bath & Body Works had a sale on the Leaves 3 wick candles – $10.95 each. And being that as of the first of August I was already day dreaming about Fall and how I want to decorate, I thought it was totally necessary to stock up on some fall scents. They also had some of the single wick candles mix & match 2 for $16. There were some “fallsy” (totally a word) scents and I thought it couldn’t hurt to try them too. All four with the 20% off promo code I found plus shipping brought my total to $38.49, about 9.62 per candle. Not bad, but probably not the best deal I could’ve gotten. I’ve seen steeper sales but as I mentioned, I was already dreaming of Fall and felt that I would die if I didn’t buy these. And let’s be real, I will totally buy more when/if there’s another sale (sorry hubby).
So. What did I wind up with? I got two of the 3 wick candles in Leaves, one single wick in Cinnamon Spiced Vanilla, and one single wick in Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin. I have yet to light them so I can’t comment on the throw just yet. One, I need to finish the Ikea candle I’m halfway through and two, I feel like I need to wait until we get just a *little* closer to September to avoid any crazy looks from visiting friends and family. But for any of you considering picking up some fall scents for yourselves, here are my thoughts:
Leaves – Smells like straight up fall. I lurve it. The cold scent is super strong and even with it just on the table next to me with the lid on I can still faintly smell it. You’re supposed to smell crisp red apple, golden nectar, and warm clove spice. I definitely smell the clove and the apple is very subtle, but the sweetness is there. I don’t know what nectar smells like so I’m not much help there. Overall, it definitely smells like the crisp leaves of a fall day. 10/10 would buy again.
The single wick candles were smaller than I expected but that’s my fault. I never read the dimensions on anything. I’ve also never purchased any of the Bath & Body Works candles made with essential oils so I’m interested to see how they burn & how strong the throw is on these.
Cinnamon Spiced Vanilla – The cold scent on this one is also very strong but I’m not confident it’ll smell as strong when lit (I hope I’m wrong). Sometimes when I open this candle the first thing I smell is the vanilla and other times the cinnamon is stronger. Overall, I would say it’s a great balance. You’re supposed to smell ground cinnamon, sugar crystals, and vanilla bean. I’d say they nailed it. I have high hopes for this little guy.
Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin – This one definitely smells sweeter than the Cinnamon Spiced Vanilla but not in a bad way. It’s not an overpowering sweet…just like a stronger punch from the cinnamon. While this one also smells great cold, it’s definitely more subtle than the other two. You’re supposed to smell warm cinnamon, fresh ground clove, and vanilla cream. I’m not sure where the pumpkin comes into play here but I still love the scent. If you don’t like the smell of cinnamon this isn’t for you.
I am so excited to light these bad boys. I would definitely buy the two single wick scents in three wick next time. They all smell fantastic! If any of you have tried out some of the other fall scents let me know how you liked them. I bought these online and did not get to smell them first so I had to go based off of the fragrance description and reviews. Risky…but I’m really glad they’re all winners. I’ll keep my eyes peeled for some deals and let you all know if anything good comes up and hopefully you all will let me know if you see something first!