June 29, 2017

It’s Been 6 Months Since I Purchased Bath & Body Works Candles But in 22 Days…

Jared from Silicon Valley wrote a letter to his future 40 year old self and I thought, well wow, I should write a note to my future self too. So, consider this a letter to my future self about Bath & Body Works Candles because in 22 days I’ll be able to purchase the Fall 2017 Collection and I’ll be wallowing in the joys of autumn scents. I make no apologies that this isn’t a letter for years into the future and only one for a month time frame. Consider it a reminder of sorts if you will! I also make no apologies for wishing away Summer and rushing in the Fall.

You see, I haven’t technically purchased a Bath & Body Works Candle in at least 6 months or more. Please, hold your applause although pats on the back are welcome.

I fear I’ve stockpiled a little too many candles. I mean remember that time I admitted that my shower gel collection may have surpassed my makeup one? I’m starting to feel like my candle collection has surpassed both shower gel and makeup. This is really bad because now I feel like a hoarder.

I backed up a little and put myself on a semi-ban of sorts. No more big candle sale hauls, no more grabbing two of the same because it smells so great and it’s limited edition, no more, period, the end. And you know what? Bath & Body Works made it easy to quit candles because just like their fragrance collections things started to become repetitive. They were releasing candles with new names that had been launched before with some other name. It was actually easy to avoid a purchase when the scent was the same and the name was just different. At some point, it all started running together and I was like, “Thanks BBW! That made it easy to keep my ban!”

Sadly, I know the ban will be lifted come Fall.

Fall arrives July 22nd, so brace yourselves, there will be many candles coming home for me.

How are you doing with your candle addiction?

Hanging tight?

Or still hoarding them like the lights will go out in Georgia anytime now?

Good Luck! I have confidence that you can make it to Fall without buying a single candle.

Stay strong my friends!

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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  • L

    I can’t wait for Fall!! Looking at the pumpkins on these candle labels has me so excited.

    • Isabella Muse

      me either! I cannot wait for the Fall stuff to start trickling down the line!

  • hope

    i love fall scents but i can’t deny that their current sale is calling to me. i got an email today that their candles are $10 and you can get $10 off $30 with code INEEDTHESE online or 5682 in stores. i’m thinking of picking up a candle and some $3 hand soaps. maybe a body spray…

  • Kimmwc03

    I’ve been cutting back on candles but there were a few this spring/summer that were worth buying.

    Now I’m ready for the fall stuff! Bring on pumpkin everything!

  • Sarah S.

    OMG… I pretend it is Fall in here in Michigan whenever it’s a little overcast… lol

    • Isabella Muse

      LOL it’s been overcast here daily so I’ll pretend too 😀

  • Kelly

    I can’t wait. I’ve been buying the 2016 Fall/Wintwr on eBay, but the prices are steep compared to the sales you get at BBW. I know I’ll be making a mega haul on 7/22.

  • Dee

    I can’t wait! I have stopped buying candles too, but come July 22 that’s over. I’m rushing summer too and am ready for fall EVERYTHING.

  • Lindsey

    Have they announced the scents for this year? I want more Golden Pear & Brown Sugar SO BADLY. ;__;

  • Carolina

    Fall is my favorite time of the year, especially for beauty items. It’s the only time of the year I really buy anything from Bath and Bodyworks. I’m curious to see what Fall 2017 will hold for both their candle and body wash collections. I have so many candles from years past, I’ll need to pace myself.

    Also, since I discovered Lathers & Lights (thanks to your posting last year) I am also awaiting their Fall/Halloween collection to make my next purchase of goodies from there.

    • Isabella Muse

      Likewise! I find that I spent more money at BBW during the Fall vs any other time of the year 😀 I can’t WAIT for their Fall/Halloween stuff don’t miss Fireside Marshmallow! It’s divine 😀

  • Karen

    Just hit their sale last weekend. I was very proud of myself. I only purchased 2 candles & 1 body spray that was 75% off. I should put myself on a candle ban as I have enough stock to open my open store. 🙂 But I love them so much & I do end burning them or giving them as gifts.

    • Isabella Muse

      I got one body mist and one body lotion and patted myself on the back hard for that ;-D haha! I do love the candles but I just have too many! Really need to get myself in check before hauling more!

  • Shek

    I am sooooo ready! I am ready to buy all of the Pumpkin Apple candles. So happy right now.

  • melanie

    Oh bring them to me now!!! Can’t wait for fall candles…ok honestly fall everything.
    But I’m in Phoenix AZ where the temps are 110+ last week was brutal 120. So if we could have a blast of cool air come through to make if feel like fall that will be lovely. Won’t see cool till Nov/Dec

    The Pecan Waffle is to die for! and the Golden Pear…man smell very light but when burning it is amazing. Its the one to stock up on.

  • kjh

    For me, it’s Yankee Candle, though I don’t subscribe or go online. Silver Birch, Over the River, and Mountain Lodge. Not as into gourmand as the rest of you. And same old, same old dark roast black coffee, no DD PSL here. DD gets a line like Best Buy on Black Friday here, for PSL opening day! Pretty gaga about the fall makeup releases, though. Really just want kvd to restock pastel goth, which is a def maybe, after the resurrection of serpentina. Fingers crossed.

  • Kristin

    You’re not alone- Hobby Lobby (which, BTW, I don’t shop in because I strongly disagree with their politics) has all their fall decor out all ready; in fact the Christmas stuff is being put out as well. And even though I hate rushing the seasons I can’t help but be sort of over summer even though its just begun.
    So while I have no desire to shop for sweaters yet, I do kinda want to shop for fall scents/beauty.

  • breyerchic04

    I need to grab a few Summer Boardwalks now, but yeah, fall is when I misbehave. Can’t wait for the sneak peeks

  • Jodi

    I’m envisioning The Muse headlining an episode of “Extreme Hoarders”!
    There was a show about a woman who hoarded candles & shower gel. Her husband was planning to leave her because she had too much Bath & Body Works : The brand isn’t mentioned but you can see labels.

  • Natalie

    I only have only three candles left, so I have been trying to be good too lately. They are spring/summer type scents and I don’t enjoy them nearly as much as fall scents. I can’t help wishing summer away too. I start burning or melting some fall scents in August even though it obnoxiously hot outside, because I can’t help myself. I try to find new BBW candles, because they do recycle scents a lot. I am looking forward to new Yankee candle fall scents coming out in July also.

  • Kris

    I haven’t tried the BBW candles but I love Yankee Pumpkin Pie!!! Also I just got the Peter Thomas Roth pumpkin mask and I wanted to get a spoon and eat it!!!!!!! I haven’t tried it yet on my face!!!!!

  • SH

    Hi there! Been waiting for fall since it ended last year! I’m that crazy friend lady that everyone has who is fall everything! Colors! Scents! Decorations! Food! Clothes! Lol But I live in south Texas so it’s not like I get to experience it like the bath and body works marketing pics!

    Anyhoo how do u know the release date is the 22nd? Thru your PR? I can’t wait!!! During the semi annual sale this past month I found some fall scents from last year for $5 plus the coupon! I even asked if they had more in the back! Lol it felt like Christmas!!!

    I always enjoy your blog and reviews and humor!!!

  • Sammy

    I love BBW Fall candles! Yummy! I bought quite a few of the Fall candles last year on clearance, so unless they really come up with a different and gorgeous fragrance I should be good to go!

    • Isabella Muse

      Likewise! I’m stocked up from last year! I hope they do something unique!

  • scribe

    Bring on the pumpkins – I am so ready for fall! I bought a few Perfect Autumn Day shower gels online, but I will wait until I see the candles in person. The packaging needs to improve. America has a love affair with pumpkins and fall in general.

    I haven’t been in BBW since January.

  • Sarah

    Muse! Any updates on this? I just looked at their website and I don’t see any available to purchase yet and I am SO READY!

    • Isabella Muse

      in select stores already and some of the re-promotes are available online like Leaves, Sweater Weather, Sweet Pumpkin Cinnamon, etc 🙂

  • scribe

    Thanks for the info. I may try to go to the mall next week. I just watched Harry Slatkin on QVC and he had a big promotion on his fall and holiday candles. Wow! I can’t wrap my head around holiday candles just yet, but definitely fall ones.

    • Isabella Muse

      A lot of instagrammers have posted the newest candles, hand soaps etc. I live in NY but haven’t seen anything but repromotes so far! I hope that this weekend I might get lucky 😀 let me know what you find your neck of the woods! I didn’t watch it because I’m always tempted to buy and their prices are stupid on QVC for candles 😀

      • scribe

        Well, I couldn’t resist – I got the Autumn Pumpkins and Harvest Leaves from Harry Slatkin. They are pricey, but mine were on 3 easy payments. They won’t ship until September though. He will be on air again on 8-8-17 on QVC.

        • Isabella Muse

          you cheeky girl 😀 this is why I don’t watch haha 😀