August 5, 2013

Bath & Body Works Fall 2013 Test Candles

Bath & Body Works Fall 2013 Test Candles

Bath & Body Works Fall 2013 Test Candles are in test stores now kids….!

So what’s a test candle?! What’s a test store? What more candle scents!?

Yeah…this could get confusing. But if you like Bath & Body Works Candles you’ll want to read this post as some of these scents are NOT AVAILABLE in all stores.

I’ve been purchasing a few test candles here and there on E-bay but recently my reader told me on Instagram, “hey, there’s a test store in NJ!” I didn’t actually have time to head to NJ with my vacation and everything else going down so I called them up and they happily shipped me several candles that regular Bath & Body Works stores DID NOT get nor WILL they get.

Test stores are basically a way for Bath & Body Works to test the market for certain products, scents, etc….there are only a few test stores I know of and they are all very kindly about shipping items out however, you have to do a little research and know what products you’re looking for as they are not going to sit on the phone with you and tell you what the products or scents are that are in the test phase.

Test products are all packaged beautifully, they aren’t any different from what you’d get at your neighborhood Bath & Body Works. The only difference is they are not products readily available in all stores.

In this case, I was highly interested in hauling the Bath & Body Works Fall 2013 Test Candles. Now I originally ordered seven candles from the NJ store, used coupons, and had them shipped to be for $6.95. Not bad a deal compared to what I was paying for test candles on Evil-bay!

The original seven ordered I thought were test but two actually recently got introduced on Bath & Body Works website and those would be Cider Donut and Blueberry Pumpkin Patch.

Now the test scents I got that I have NOT seen in any stores outside of the NJ Test Store are:

  • Pumpkin Hayride
  • Apple Bonfire
  • Roast Pumpkin Butter
  • Pumpkin Carrot Cake
  • Harvest Gathering

None of these as of yet have popped up in regular store locations.

I highly recommend picking them up if you love BBW Fall Candles 🙂

To do so simply have any coupons you want to use ready, call the store, and ask them to ship them to you (they ship with the US only). They’ll allow you to use a coupon over the phone as well as offer the sale price if candles are currently 2 for $22 or 2 for $20 (I’d wait for a candle sale to grab these).

Or if you leave in New York or within Ohio you can go to the test store which is located at:
Easton Town Center Columbus, OH (Phone 614-475-0196)
Westfield Garden State Plaza Paramus, NJ (Phone 201-843-8080)

Now that I know the test store is as close to Paramus I’ll def be heading there for the Holidays to see what other goodies I can find!

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Mandy Hanson

    Oh my goodness you have made me so jealous! I wish I lived close to one of the test stores bc I am a bbw candle hoarder & the fall scents are my fav! I may just call when they are having a sale & get a few hundred shipped to me haha!

    • the Muse

      hehe Mandy ;-D def worth the haul imho! and reasonable shipping too

  • K.B.

    I refuse to do anything other than glance at the picture accompanying this post because inevitably the 2 or 3 scents I’m interested in will not do well, and I’ll get the sads. 🙁 I don’t usually go for bakery scents, but I’m intrigued by Pumpkin Carrot Cake, which is kind of funny considering I dislike pumpkin pie and carrot cake.

    (My fall candle shenanigans are underway. I bought 2 mason jar candles in Pumpkin Apple and Pumpkin Cupcake and a 3 wick candle in Pumpkin Caramel Latte the other day. That’s in addition to the 4 or 5 I bought a few weeks ago. Ugh! GO AWAY AUGUST!!)

    By the way, any more news on the Tailgate candle?

    • the Muse

      the pumpkin carrot cake is awesome ;-D GOD YES I agree! MUST be fall soon!

      Nooo….I didn’t bother tbh…seemed like something I wouldn’t like!

  • Kate

    Muse. Just don’t go on Sunday there is no Sunday shopping here in Bergen county, I,d hate for you to drive out here for nothing. Garden state plaza gets crazy crowded every day so if u go on Saturday plan on getting there at 10.
    BTW a make up for ever store just opened there, there is also an inglot store

    No clothing tax, ask me anything else you need to know

    • the Muse

      hiya kate! oh I know 🙂 I def plan ahead WHENEVER I go to Paramus Mall or Jersey Gardens ;D Been to the inglot store but did not know about the MUFE store! thanks! ;-D

  • Kimmwc03

    I wish I knew of a test store in Virginia! I did smell Cider Donut at my local store over the weekend and it was awesome. Blueberry Pumpkin Patch was pretty good too.

    • the Muse

      you can have them ship them to you 🙂 agreed loved both cider donut and blueberry pumpkin 😀

  • Natalie (Salt & Sail)

    I CANNOT WAIT TO TRY CARROT CAKE!! I can only imagine how amazing that would make my house smell (: xx

  • HautePJ

    Muse, you have no idea how happy this made me today. I had no idea one could call a test store and have them ship test products! A 2/$20 deal can’t come soon enough!

    p.s. – the large pumpkin pecan waffle candle is already sold out online!??! Do you have that one?

    • the Muse

      hey pj! cool right? 😀 glad you loved it! Hope two for twenty comes soon so you can grab them! harvest gathering is awesome you do NEED ;-D I do indeed have it wow sold out already!?

  • Casey

    I live near Easton but how exactly do you go about requesting candles a store doesn’t even carry? Im highly interested, just overly confused.

    • the Muse

      explained it all in the post casey including contact numbers for the test candles hope this helps?

  • kevin

    I have the Pumpkin Candle Sampler,but I want the following candles as well:
    Blueberry Pumpkin Patch
    Cider Doughnut
    Marshmallow Fireside
    Harvest Coffee
    Heirloom Pear
    Farm Stand Apple

    • the Muse

      the sampler is SO cute kevin! 😀 I wish I purchased it but I get very little scent from the smaller candles so I went with the bigger ones when they were on sale ;D

  • kevin

    Does anybody know if Blueberry Pumpkin Patch & Cider Doughnut will be in Mini Candles?

      • kevin

        Hopefully ,they are in mini. I actually get good throw/burn from my minis,I have 3 4 oz’ers and several 3 wicks as well. The only mini that gives me a very weak almost non-exsistent throw is Lakeside(but then again that is a really weak scented candle to begin with.) I got the Candle Sampler off line for $20 on the 1st of August by the way.

        • the Muse

          I honestly never tried the fall scents in the mini or 4 oz but I did buy a bunch of Summer 2012 scents in the 4oz and was terribly disappointed they didn’t smell for me 🙁 sigh so now I stick to the three wick but I imagine the richer fall scents prob do have a good throw in the smaller sizes 😀 yay! I saw it in store but didn’t purchase! was so CUTE!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Anna

    How do we know which stores are test stores? I’m fairly confident that one near me might be one, because it’s at a really big mall

  • Katy H.

    Seriously, best.blogpost.EVER! Thank you so much for sharing! I’ve seen your review and others I. YT and wanted so badly to get these! I will be calling the next time they have a sale! I’m a cane addict an Fall/Christmas candles are hands down THE BEST!!!

    • the Muse

      yay so glad you liked the post katy! enjoy the test candles 😀 <3!