August was all about the transitional scents! All together 10 candles, 17 wax melts, 1 wallflower, 1 soap, and 1 body lotion sum up my month. It was a great fragrance month and here is everything I melted!
Summer Boardwalk (3-wick) – One of my favorite fragrances of all-time; salty popcorn mixed with caramel apples. Will absolutely repurchase for as long as it’s sold.
Banana Nutmeg Bread Pudding (3-wick) – Absolutely amazing transitional scent and will repurchase as long as BBW offers it. It’s now labeled as Pumpkin Banana Muffin though.
Sparkling Pear Riesling (3-wick) – Really great effervescent white wine fragrance. Even though this is still on shelves I’ll wait to repurchase next year if it’s re-released.
Spiced Pomegranate Cider (3-wick) – This was an okay scent that was enjoyable but not repurchase worthy; 1 and done!
Bourbon Butterscotch (3-wick) – A fragrance that came out in 2014 and unfortunately smelled burnt when I lit up the last half. While it smells great, I’m not sure I’d repurchase.
Autumn Day (3-wick) – What an amazing fragrance this is. Too bad it had the worst burn problems of any BBW candle, ever. I tried 2 different versions of this candle and both had puny wick syndrome on first burn. On the melter it went and out of my collection it will stay.
Vampire Blood (1-wick) – Definitely a transition scent and not a Halloween scent in the slightest. This was all together fruit punch. Enjoyable, but not my thing.
Orange Dreamsicle (1-wick) – True to life fragrance in adorable packaging from Cracker Barrel, but no throw. I actually made it into wax melts but even then it barely threw.
Sugar Plum (2-wick) – My first McCall’s candle and it smelled delicious, but the throw was on par with YC. One wick ended up drowning and I finished it off on the melter, where I still didn’t smell it. Probably won’t buy from this company again.
Crisp Apple Strudel (1-wick) – I don’t have any other apple scents in my collection like this one. You could actually smell the sugar crystals that would be on top of this divine dessert. As much as I love it, I won’t repurchase due to lack of throw.
Apple Spice – I melted 3 of these YC tarts and only 1 of them had a little throw. Disappointed and just trying to get through the last of their tarts in my stash – will never repurchase from them again.
Candied Citrus Pumpkin – This was great; it had the perfect balance of citrus and spice. Not hoardworthy for me though.
Vanilla Lavender – There was something really off about this, it almost smelled like cologne. Will never repurchase.
Apple Cider Donut – The first fragrance from Kringle I can never be without. It performed wonderfully for about 5 hours then slowly died.
Vanilla Cookie Crunch – A mixer scent that must always be in my collection.
Candy Corn – Another YC tart that had no throw.
Kettle Corn – Crossroads wax melts definitely lose their scent rather quickly if not melted. This had little to no fragrance and it’s another company I won’t buy from again.
Cranberry Chutney – Melted 2 of these tarts from YC that yet again lacked throw.
Autumn Rain – WOW, this Autumn foral scent was beautiful. It was actually so strong that I had an allergic reaction; too bad because I would’ve stocked up.
Covered Bridge – A Fall cologne scent, pass on the repurchase.
At the Fair – Stop what you’re doing and go buy this from Wal-Mart. It’s almost an exact dupe of Summer Boardwalk but a little heavier on the apple. I have already hoarded enough for a few years and have no shame.
Brandied Peach Cobbler – The first peach scent I actually enjoyed! Too bad it barely threw and what I did smell was kind of funky warm. I actually returned my second clamshell.
White Pumpkin – Hell to the no, this was disgusting.
Caramel Apple – Another Crossroads melt with barely any throw.
Summer Boardwalk (wallflower) – This version of SB was from the Slatkin era, back in 2012. Either it went very bad sitting in my closet over the years or it was mis-labeled. It actually smelled like BBW’s old Pumpkin Caramel Latte which isn’t bad, just not what I was looking for.
Boardwalk Vanilla Cone (soap) – Wow, this was one of the best soap fragrances ever. It truly smelled like a salty yet sweet ice cream cone. If you can find any left on sale, hoard away!
Summer Marshmallow (body cream) – I have NEVER finished a body cream (or lotion) from BBW in the 10 years I’ve shopped there, until now. I was so impressed with this scent that I’ve hoarded many more. It really reminds me of Peanut Butter Sugar from Goose Creek with more vanilla.
I can’t believe how many home fragrances I went through in August. My absolute favorite was At the Fair from Better Homes and Garden. I’m excited to move on to September now, this is when I burn my 3 favorite apple scents! What did you melt in August and what do you plan on burning in September? Share in the comments!
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