We’re reaching the end of August and it feels like fall is just around the corner.
I mean, we still have a pretty good month left of summer, but now that school’s are in session summer is basically over.
Writing this post has been on my to-do list since the month of August started. You may think I’m getting ahead of myself, but who doesn’t love candles?!
It may seem silly to write a post on what candles I got and I’m okay with that. Candles have this ability to change up my mood completely, especially pumpkin scented ones. Being able to see the changes of fall happening outside, along with it being in your home, feels like a new beginning.
This is the third year where I go on a pretty big shopping haul for candles. What’s been great is that half of my collection came as an early birthday gift from my fiancé! During these last three years I’ve learned that the best time to visit Bath & Body Works (or White Barn) is end of July (when the new fall collection launches) and in November for the sales.
Hopefully that tip helps you out in making a decision to visit your nearest Bath & Body Works 😉
Aright now for the star of the show and what you’ve been waiting for, this years 2017 fall collection candle haul!
Vanilla Pumpkin Marshmallow is, well, sweet! Vanilla scented things throw me off completely, but because the vanilla smell is hidden behind a pumpkin scent it evens out. The scent of vanilla will occasionally overpower the pumpkin smell but with the added sweetness of marshmallow there’s a shift – you go from the smell of fall to Christmas instantly.
Hot Cocoa & Cream caught my eye SO quick. This was the first time I’d ever seen this scent at my local White Barn! I honestly didn’t think it would smell much like hot cocoa; I figured it’d smell more like a candy bar. Oh boy, was I wrong. Drinking hot chocolate on a cold and cloudy day is already a relaxing feeling, so having that aroma fill your home is gonna be oh so nice.
This is an oldie from their previous fall collection, I had purchased it during their “All 3-wick candles $12.99” promo. I’m a huge fan of caramel scented ANYTHING. Salted Caramel candle can be really strong when first lit, but within five minutes it starts to smell like caramel. It’s truly an uplifting scent. When I went back this year, I couldn’t find it! I even checked on their website and found 0 items 🙁 my best bet is this item is a Winter candle..but still..very odd…
You know that smell when you walk into a Michael’s store? That’s this candle. When I went to White Barn, one of the employee’s introduced me to this candle because it was her personal favorite. Let me tell you, when I got a whiff of it my brain instantly said “you need this. this isn’t a want.. its a NEED” and I mean, who am I to argue with my brain?! There’s a small hint of brown sugar fragrance in it slightly concealing the strong smell of pumpkin and cinnamon.
If you wanna just skip September – November and go straight to December, then marshmallow fireside is gonna be your jam. The way White Barn describes the fragrance is “toasted marshmallow, smoldering woods, fire roasted vanilla, crystallized amber (whatever that means).” I really wouldn’t know what smoldering woods smell like, but if it’s anything like this candle then I’d totally build a cabin and move in. LOL not really. But on a serious note, having this smell really helps keep a balance since I (clearly) have a huge obsession with pumpkin scents.
Caramel Pumpkin Swirl truly is the best fall treat. I saved, in my opini, the ultimate candle for fall for last. This candle is my absolute favorite that I actually try and buy this in bulks when they’re having a sale. Just thinking about the candle is making me giddy and excited! It has the two perfect scents swirled (hehe) together creating happiness in a..jar? It’s a perfectly balanced smell that won’t give you one of those yucky headaches.
To be honest, none of the candles give me headaches and I’m extremely sensitive when it comes to smells. If you’re like that, then these candles are meant for you!