Category Archives: Fragrance Reviews

Bath & Body Works Watermelon Lemonade Candle Review & Pictures

Bath & Body Works Watermelon Lemonade Candle Review & PicturesSometimes when I burn a scented candle, I feel like a modern-day Pavlov is experimenting on me because instead of salivating to the sound of a bell, I’m drooling over yummy fragrances.

From the first sniff, I fell in love with the Bath & Body Works Watermelon Lemonade Candle 

It’s uncharacteristic for me because I usually don’t go crazy for artificial-watermelon scents. But this one hooked me!
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Bath & Body Works Summertime S’mores Candle Review & Pictures

Bath & Body Works Summertime S'mores Candle Review & PicturesIf you’ve ever made (and more importantly, eaten!) yummy s’mores by the campside, you should already be salivating at the mere thought of this scented candle. (At least, this is what happened to me!)

I have been steering clear of Bath & Body Works for many months because my collection of 3-wick candles has grown to an embarrassingly large size. 😉

But one day, when I was browsing the stores with the guy I’ve been dating, we ended up ducking into that dangerous store of addictive aromas.

I made the mistake of smelling this Bath & Body Works Summertime S’mores Candle.

My guy also thought it was incredible, and well, to make a long story short, this candle (and another one) jumped into my hands and threatened to hold me hostage until I purchased it. (What choice did I have, right? Hehe!)

Also, when the cashier was ringing up my purchase, she noticed the freehand owl nail art I had on. Apparently she follows beauty blogs, so I told her about Swatch And Learn. She scribbled it down on a little piece of paper, and I wonder if she ever ended up visiting. 🙂

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Jo Malone Ginger Biscuit Review & Pictures

Jo Malone Ginger Biscuit Review & PicturesThe limited-edition Jo Malone Ginger Biscuit cologne is my very first grown-up fragrance, and I’m really excited to tell you all about it!

Before this, I only had celebrity perfumes in my collection. There’s nothing wrong with them. (My signature everyday fragrance is actually Britney Spears Fantasy.) But I feel really privileged to have a Jo Malone perfume in my rotation.

Although Jo Malone fragrances come in such elegant packaging, when I wore this incredibly intoxicating scent, I was overjoyed that it made me feel like I had rubbed a ginger cookie all over my body. It’s the kid in me – I love smelling edible! (I think I was a frosted cupcake in my previous life.) 😉

I only heard about Jo Malone fragrances recently when I hung out with two amazing fellow Canadian bloggers of My Numerous Diversions and Sparkled Beauty. (However, apparently there’s a lot of chatter about Jo Malone in beauty circles, and you can even layer the scents to customize the perfume experience. This brand totally flew under my radar until now!)

We went to eat Thai food and, in true beauty-blogger form, we hit up the stores. (My wallet was shivering a bit. But I did pull it aside a few days prior to the event and prepare it for the atrocities that might follow.) 😉

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Slatkin & Co. Pumpkin Carving Candle Review & Pictures

Slatkin & Co. Pumpkin Carving Review & PicturesIt should come as no surprise that I’m a huge fan of anything with pumpkin in it.

Even though we’re approaching spring, part of me longs for autumn to come around first. 😉

Wow, it has been quite a while since my last scented-candle review, hasn’t it? (But, hey, go check it out…haha, it was for another pumpkin scented candle! :D)

Today I’m excited to share the Slatkin & Co. Pumpkin Carving Candle with you. And I wouldn’t have it in my possession if not for Frosso, a generous and thoughtful reader who also is the blogger of Lacquer Me Silly. (Thank you soooooooooooo much!)

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Bath & Body Works Merry Cookie Candle Review & Pictures

Bath & Body Works Merry Cookie Candle Review & PicturesWhoa – it’s been quite some time since I reviewed a scented candle on here!

The most recent one I’ve been burning is the Bath & Body Works Merry Cookie Candle, which (obviously) came out around Christmas.

Although it’s harder to find now, you can still spot a few on clearance.

The packaging is cutesy, and the scent will have you drooling like one of one of Pavlov’s dogs!

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Slatkin & Co. Pumpkin Cupcake Candle Review & Pictures

Bath & Body Works Slatkin & Co. Pumpkin Cupcake Candle Review & PhotosThis review on the Slatkin & Co. Pumpkin Cupcake Candle from Bath & Body Works was a long time coming.

You see, before it was even released in stores, I ordered it from the website when I found an amazing 30% off coupon code that could be used on top of the 2 for $20 USD 3-wick candle sale, and the Canadian dollar was strong.

I waited. I waited and waited. And then I waited some more. Finally, I decided to inquire about why it was taking so long for my package to arrive in Canada.

Turns out, my order arrived damaged at Purolator, so Purolator sent it back to Bath & Body Works in the States. I contacted Bath & Body Works, and they said that I’d need to re-order it. They have good customer service and said they’d honour the sale prices (but not the 30% coupon code). They also offered to give me complimentary shipping.

I took all this as a sign that I was supposed to save my money. So I didn’t re-order it. Instead, I thought that I’d just pick up the candle in-store.

Well, I stalked Bath & Body Works for weeks, and they didn’t get the Pumpkin Cupcake candle for the longest time. Then…I got very busy and didn’t check. It was only very recently when I went back. And…the salesperson said they were all out of them a long time ago. Seeing my extreme disappointment, she offered to check the back ‘just in case’.

She found the very last one! And guess what? Apparently on her way back to me, there was a guy who was asking for the Pumpkin Cupcake candle…Haha, but too bad for him because that last one went into my greedy little mitts! *Squeals*

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Bath & Body Works Fresh Picked Blackberries Anti-Bacterial Gentle Foaming Hand Soap Review & Pictures

Bath & Body Works Fresh Picked Blackberries Anti-Bacterial Gentle Foaming Hand Soap Review & PicturesFirst thing’s first. I want to say that my thoughts and prayers go out especially to those on the east coat who are experiencing the worst of Sandy, the hurricane-turned-post-tropical-cyclone. Please be safe!

Here in Canada, we experienced strong winds and some rain. One woman was killed by a falling Staples sign, and I saw news footage of a large tree collapsing onto a house in the Beaches! Thousands of people in the Greater Toronto Area have experienced power outages. Sandy isn’t playing around!

In the wake of crazy environmental conditions terrorizing so many and worrying about my neighbours south of the border, I feel like this product review is unimportant. But, unless I lose electricity, the Swatch And Learn show will go on…

Edit: I ended up losing power last night, and it was literally a few seconds after I scheduled this post for today! The power came back on this morning, and the wind has died down here. We didn’t experience the degree of the storm like the Americans. My heart goes out to all of you who are feeling the effects of it!

Today I have a review on the Bath & Body Works Fresh Picked Blackberries Anti-Bacterial Gentle Foaming Hand Soap.

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