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We heart Chicago pictures and scent notes

July 28, 2013


Thanks to our favorite blogger all things candles LittleBalladeer here are the latest of her finds.  Shared at only stores in the Chicago area, here are the pictures of :

  • Sweet Home Chicago- Chicago is renowned for its sweets and we are celebrating a hometown favorite with a scrumptious blend of glazed popcorn luscious cream and rich caramel (summer boardwalk?)

  • Lake Shore Drive- Envision breathtaking Lake Michigan in Chicago spectacular skyline with this windswept blend of fresh water, shoreline woods and a hint of mint (w/b #3 refresh and renew)

  • Michigan Avenue- The glamour of the magnificent mile is celebrated in a blend of fresh citrus, cypress and a hint of amber. (villa bergamot )


Un- BEE- weaveable

July 28, 2013

So my intentions today were this...Grocery shopping and Bath and Body Works shopping.  I know that tomorrow was suppose to be a Pumpkin Preview so there was to be a floorset tonight so if I went to a store that may start early I could see some new.

Ya sure.

I head out for Chinese for lunch, and I got a call telling me that the floor set for tomorrow was cancelled and there would be only a release of the Sweet and Sexy items...  No pumpkins.

Drats.

So I change my plans on where to go and head in a different direction.  There is a store a few hours away so I try there to see what is new.  I was greeted by a lovely SA who asked me what I wanted.  I responded with.....  Pumpkins.

She said, sorry we don't have any yet but we have a table out front with the summer chill line on sale.  I thanked her and said no I was interested in the fall things now and she said..."next month."  "Next month?",   I quizzed her.  You mean tomorrow.... you have a floorset tonight for a preview of pumpkin things.  "No we don't."  "So your not putting anything pumpkin out?"  "No."

"So when is the new coming out?"  I asked.  Next month she said.  Hmm.  I said to her, looking around the table I was standing by...."so there is nothing pumpkin huh....  So what is that?  (pointing at the pumpkins and fall sleeves her co-worker was putting out.  Well, they are pumpkins but we are pushing the limits doing that.

For REAL?  OMG.....

Workers so scared to admit that there is a well KNOWN floorset for a preview sale everyone was talking about a few weeks ago.  So I grabbed two and told her I better get these before you change your mind.  Her manager walked by.....pulled out the paper signage as these new things are being put out as Fall Fresh Picked including that huge bubble glass luminary and said to the girl stacking the metal sleeves.... I have all of your signage ready for tonights set.

UM....duah.

This lockdown of general commonsense answers to our questions B&BW is making your SA's look like they don't know what's going on in their own stores and is turning them into a bunch of fibbers.  And for seasoned shoppers and I should add faithful shoppers of your brand...it makes us frustrated.  No wonder people read blogs to find information.

SO I take my sleeves and pumpkins and I am happily heading home after a quick trip for groceries. 

Unbeknownst to me while sitting in the car waiting to get gas....a hornet bit me in the right side of my neck.  Great, just what I needed... a hickey from a hornet.

Pain......OMG..... incredible and still as I am sitting here trying to get this typed it is so painful. I did get a nice ride to the hospital where I got to witness the horrors of life and death and grieving....

Puts your whole bug bite into perspective....definitely...but it still hurts like a son of a gun.  Thankfully...no allergic reactions other than I had swelling from my neck into my chest and around my ear and neck....intense pain that I will have for a few days and general yucky feeling....according to the doctor who herself walked in to check me out with a large hornet bite on her arm.  She was bit at 1pm getting out of her car and couldn't take the Benadryl yet as she has to work.  She said she is on 600mg of Motrin....and advised me to do the same.  She also said to try to being stung a second time as its much worse.  The security guard who knows my husband came over and told us that earlier today a gentleman working outside was bitten 38 times by hornets and was admitted.

I didn't get any meds at all.....only ice.....and after waiting through some poor persons code...they got to me and I left to go to the drug store.

With all of my beautiful flower beds and gardening....it took some little lost bee to fly into my hair while sitting in the car to ruin my Sunday. 

At least....I found a few pumpkins for my troubles.  ;)

As for the floor sets and what is coming out or not....I am as lost as anyone.  Things change so fast overnight....and all I can say is do what I do....call your store and see if they are putting out pumpkins.

And now I am going back to my cozy bed to watch tv and ice my un- bee- weavable neck. 

Hugs, Tessie

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Two different kinds of metal sleeves....  $5.50 and $6.50

and a pumpkin home fragrance oil burner...  $9.50




Fall Catalog List with Halloween with photos added

July 28, 2013

Here is a repost of yesterdays list of new-ness now with the photos included.  Most of this I already knew about and I was compiling my list to journal the new and upcoming.....but there were some new to me things I didn't know about, such as what kind of house there was going to be for Halloween.  Harry Slatkin made mention to it the other day and I was soooo curious I couldn't wait until someone said something.  But as we all know the stores are on lock down with "Don't ask don't tell.... haha...so I don't want to bug them too much.

When these were sent to me it was a huge surprise but it was stated that I could write out descriptions of the items to get other fragrance fans excited about what is coming out.  This morning I found another comment email telling me to post the photos if I wanted.

I somehow imagine my anonymous poster as riding a white horse and is wearing a mask as they scour the country looking for sneak peeks of new and fabulous.

Whoever you are.... thank you so much for sharing.  I do appreciate it. Now I am going to go make my list for this weeks Pumpkin Preview and hopefully find something new at a B&BW store this week!

Happy shopping....





Hand Soap List:


FRESH PICKED:
  • crimsom plum
  • farm stand apple
  • heirloom pear
  • heirloom cranberry
  • honey crisp apple
  • scarlet apple
  • sweet clementine
MADE IN AMERICA:

  • aspen autumn day
  • Georgia bourbon peach
  • heartland harvest marmalade
  • Montana mountain air
  • new England autumn bouquet
  • seattle hazelnut latte
  • Sonoma vineyard berry
  • Vermont sugar maple
  • Washington apple harvest

PUMPKIN:
  • sweet cinnamon pumpkin
  • creamy pumpkin
  • pumpkin caramel latte
  • pumpkin cupcake
  • black cherry merlot
  • vanilla buttercream

MASON JARS:
  • Crimson Plum (purple color)
  • Heirloom Cranberries (red)
  • Honey crisp Apple (green)
  • Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin (orange)
  • Meyer Lemon
  • Sweet Clementine



       ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Pocketbac List:

    Pumpkin:
    • spice kissed pumpkin
    • sweet cinnamon pumpkin
    • pumpkin caramel latte
    • pumpkin cupcake
    • creamy pumpkin
    • I love s'mores
    • I love cinnamon buns
    • I love pumpkin

    Fresh Picked:


    Halloween: (see below)




    Pocketbac holder List:

    • haunted house (light up)
    • jack o lantern ( light up)
    • hedgehog (purple)
    • orange color fox
    • glow in the dark spider with web
    • (woodland critter)

    • flashlight
    • large light up owl
    • hippo
    • elephant (lights up)
    • camera
    • fox pink color
     --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Signature:

    *Sweet peony Dream ( smells like a weaker version of Forever red)
    *Sexy Dahlia Spice


    sweet and sexy two in one lip gloss--- very cool
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------



     Fall Signatures:

    • Vermont Honey Apple
    • Napa Autumn Blackberry
    • Aspen Caramel Woods
    • Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin


    shea enriched shower gel
    body lotion
    body cream
    fragrance mist
    golden sugar scrub---->


    whipped shimmer body cream (scp only)
    lip gloss
    travel sizes
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


       

     

     

     


    *Amber Blush-  dark pink color bottle label at top blending into teal color in center and gold metallic pointed oval shaped leaves on label.

    a fragrance so lovely you'll blush for it.  surround yourself with sophisticated comfort and ultimate luxury with this new scent.  sensual blend of crystallized amber kissed with bubbly raspberry champagne.

    available in :

    body lotion
    Fine fragrance mist
    shea enriched shower gel
    body cream
    shimmer mist
    EDT
    golden sugar scrub
    golden shimmer body soufflé (also available in cashmere glow)
    new sheer perfumed mist---richer and more complex than the FFM--bottle looks like Forever Red boxy shape with gold writing and gold leaves on it
    lip gloss




    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Halloween:



    Haunted Barn Luminary- holds three mini candles-- grey building with slats that looks like its falling apart.  a stacked pumpkin scarecrow sits out front on the left side in a bucket with a black cat on his head...the barn door is open..with a bat in the upper window....and maybe that a silo on the side.  MUST GET!!!!!


    Halloween Soaps: (1)
    •  keep calm and carve on (sweet cinnamon pumpkin foamy)
    Halloween Pocketbacs: (5)
    •  jack o pumpkin
    • ghoul friend
    • eek spider
    • vampire blood
    • hoot berry owl



    Halloween candle holders:  (3)
    • pumpkin scarecrow ( stacked pumpkins)
    • pumpkin, black cat
    • bat
     Halloween soap holder caddy: (holds foamy, deep cleansing and hand sanitizer bottles)
    • spider (elevated with his legs)




       ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

      HOME FRAGRANCE OILS:

    • Autumn
    • Autumn Day (New to HFO)
    • Cranberry Woods
    • Farm stand Apple (New to HFO)
    • Leaves
    • Mahogany Teakwood (New to HFO)
    •  Marshmallow Fireside
    • Pumpkin Pecan Waffles (NEW)
    • Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin
    • Caribbean Escape
    • Cotton
    • Eucalyptus Mint
    • Forever Red
    • Japanese Cherry Blossom
    •  Lavender & Vanilla
    • Paris Amour
    • Sweet Pea
    • Warm Vanilla Sugar



    •  SCENTPORTABLES:
      • Autumn
      • Autumn Day
      • Farmstand Apple
      • Leaves
      • Mahogany Teakwood
      •  Pumpkin Apple
      • Pumpkin Cupcake
      • Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin

       WALLFLOWER UNITS:

      • pumpkin (silver linings)
      • stacked pumpkins
      • owl (luxe?)
      • pear
      • leaf bronze and colored
      • maple leaves
      ---------------------------------------------------------------------

      Extras:



      Pedestals (like we had for Italian line metal.....nice looking)
      Pumpkins on tote---black printing (beautiful) on cream color with one orange colored pumpkin
      Large room sprays

      Fresh picked lip balm in figural holders:  apple and strawberry




      ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------



      White Barn Home Collection:
      •  3 wick candles
      • small candles
      • mini candles
      • single bulbs
      • room sprays
      • HFO
      • large room sprays

      1. black pepper bergamot
      2. sandalwood citrus
      3. bergamot woods
      4. cranberry woods
      5. fresh balsam *** coming soon
      6. cinnamon and clove bud
      7. leaves

      Sweater Weather Collection

    •  3 wick candles
    • mason jars (select)
    • mini candles
    • single bulbs
    • room sprays
    • HFO
    • large room sprays
    • filled sweater knit ceramic candle (leaves only)


      1. cider lane
      2. autumn
      3. marshmallow fireside
      4. autumn day
      5. tailgate
      6. cider donut**3 wick
      7. harvest gathering no. 4
      8. white barn nutmeg and spice no. 1
      9. flannel
      10. cedar wood trail
      11. pumpkin woods***** may not make it
      12. sage and cedar
      13. pinecone
      14. vanilla vetiver
      15. coconut wood
      16. sweater weather*** 3 wick only
      17. apple wood bonfire***3 wick only
       





    • Fresh Picked Collection

      • farm stand apple
      • heirloom pear
      • lemon mint leaf
      • spiced cider
      • blackberry spice
      • harvest coffee
       


    • Blue Ribbon Pumpkin Collection

      • 3 wick candles
      • single bulbs
      • concentrated rom spray
      • HFO
      • scentportable refills
      • mini candles
      • mason jar candles
      1.  sweet cinnamon pumpkin
      2. pumpkin caramel latte
      3. pumpkin cupcake
      4. blueberry pumpkin patch
      5. pumpkin apple
      6. pumpkin carving
      7. pumpkin pecan waffles
      8. roasted pumpkin butter
      9. pumpkin carrot cake***  may not make it
      10. pumpkin hayride*** may not make it
      11. creamy pumpkin

      Like minds






      In case your looking to see the pics there is a link on bath and body works sistas Facebook page right above my posting is the link for Cias blog with the fall guide pics  posted four minutes apart.  So know we all know what we bloggers were doing all night.  :)

      Larger Room spray size is:

       
      The larger room spray size coming is 5.3 ounces available in these scents----

      • cotton
      • cranberry woods
      • leaves
      • mahogany teakwood
      • sandalwood citrus
      • sweater weather

       

      Fall List with Halloween

      Fall List with Halloween
      July 27, 2013

      Hand Soap List:


      FRESH PICKED:
      • crimsom plum
      • farm stand apple
      • heirloom pear
      • heirloom cranberry
      • honey crisp apple
      • scarlet apple
      • sweet clementine
      MADE IN AMERICA:

      • aspen autumn day
      • Georgia bourbon peach
      • heartland harvest marmalade
      • Montana mountain air
      • new England autumn bouquet
      • seattle hazelnut latte
      • Sonoma vineyard berry
      • Vermont sugar maple
      • Washington apple harvest

      PUMPKIN:
      • sweet cinnamon pumpkin
      • creamy pumpkin
      • pumpkin caramel latte
      • pumpkin cupcake
      • black cherry merlot
      • vanilla buttercream

      MASON JARS:
      • Crimson Plum (purple color)
      • Heirloom Cranberries (red)
      • Honey crisp Apple (green)
      • Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin (orange)
      • Meyer Lemon
      • Sweet Clementine



           ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------

        Pocketbac List:

        Pumpkin:
        • spice kissed pumpkin
        • sweet cinnamon pumpkin
        • pumpkin caramel latte
        • pumpkin cupcake
        • creamy pumpkin
        • I love s'mores
        • I love cinnamon buns
        • I love pumpkin

        Fresh Picked:


        Halloween: (see below)




        Pocketbac holder List:

        • haunted house (light up)
        • jack o lantern ( light up)
        • hedgehog (purple)
        • orange color fox
        • glow in the dark spider with web
        • (woodland critter)

        • flashlight
        • large light up owl
        • hippo
        • elephant (lights up)
        • camera
        • fox pink color
         --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

        Signature:

        *Sweet peony Dream ( smells like a weaker version of Forever red)
        *Sexy Dahlia Spice


        sweet and sexy two in one lip gloss--- very cool
        -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------



         Fall Signatures:

        • Vermont Honey Apple
        • Napa Autumn Blackberry
        • Aspen Caramel Woods
        • Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin


        shea enriched shower gel
        body lotion
        body cream
        fragrance mist
        golden sugar scrub---->


        whipped shimmer body cream (scp only)
        lip gloss
        travel sizes
        ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


           

         

         

         


        *Amber Blush-  dark pink color bottle label at top blending into teal color in center and gold metallic pointed oval shaped leaves on label.

        a fragrance so lovely you'll blush for it.  surround yourself with sophisticated comfort and ultimate luxury with this new scent.  sensual blend of crystallized amber kissed with bubbly raspberry champagne.

        available in :

        body lotion
        Fine fragrance mist
        shea enriched shower gel
        body cream
        shimmer mist
        EDT
        golden sugar scrub
        golden shimmer body soufflé (also available in cashmere glow)
        new sheer perfumed mist---richer and more complex than the FFM--bottle looks like Forever Red boxy shape with gold writing and gold leaves on it
        lip gloss




        ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

        Halloween:



        Haunted Barn Luminary- holds three mini candles-- grey building with slats that looks like its falling apart.  a stacked pumpkin scarecrow sits out front on the left side in a bucket with a black cat on his head...the barn door is open..with a bat in the upper window....and maybe that a silo on the side.  MUST GET!!!!!


        Halloween Soaps: (1)
        •  keep calm and carve on (sweet cinnamon pumpkin foamy)
        Halloween Pocketbacs: (5)
        •  jack o pumpkin
        • ghoul friend
        • eek spider
        • vampire blood
        • hoot berry owl



        Halloween candle holders:  (3)
        • pumpkin scarecrow ( stacked pumpkins)
        • pumpkin, black cat
        • bat
         Halloween soap holder caddy: (holds foamy, deep cleansing and hand sanitizer bottles)
        • spider (elevated with his legs)




           ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

          HOME FRAGRANCE OILS:

        • Autumn
        • Autumn Day (New to HFO)
        • Cranberry Woods
        • Farm stand Apple (New to HFO)
        • Leaves
        • Mahogany Teakwood (New to HFO)
        •  Marshmallow Fireside
        • Pumpkin Pecan Waffles (NEW)
        • Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin
        • Caribbean Escape
        • Cotton
        • Eucalyptus Mint
        • Forever Red
        • Japanese Cherry Blossom
        •  Lavender & Vanilla
        • Paris Amour
        • Sweet Pea
        • Warm Vanilla Sugar



        •  SCENTPORTABLES:
          • Autumn
          • Autumn Day
          • Farmstand Apple
          • Leaves
          • Mahogany Teakwood
          •  Pumpkin Apple
          • Pumpkin Cupcake
          • Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin

           WALLFLOWER UNITS:

          • pumpkin (silver linings)
          • stacked pumpkins
          • owl (luxe?)
          • pear
          • leaf bronze and colored
          • maple leaves
          ---------------------------------------------------------------------

          Extras:



          Pedestals (like we had for Italian line metal.....nice looking)
          Pumpkins on tote---black printing (beautiful) on cream color with one orange colored pumpkin
          Large room sprays

          Fresh picked lip balm in figural holders:  apple and strawberry




          ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------



          White Barn Home Collection:
          •  3 wick candles
          • small candles
          • mini candles
          • single bulbs
          • room sprays
          • HFO
          • large room sprays

          1. black pepper bergamot
          2. sandalwood citrus
          3. bergamot woods
          4. cranberry woods
          5. fresh balsam *** coming soon
          6. cinnamon and clove bud
          7. leaves

          Sweater Weather Collection

        •  3 wick candles
        • mason jars (select)
        • mini candles
        • single bulbs
        • room sprays
        • HFO
        • large room sprays
        • filled sweater knit ceramic candle (leaves only)


          1. cider lane
          2. autumn
          3. marshmallow fireside
          4. autumn day
          5. tailgate
          6. cider donut**3 wick
          7. harvest gathering no. 4
          8. white barn nutmeg and spice no. 1
          9. flannel
          10. cedar wood trail
          11. pumpkin woods***** may not make it
          12. sage and cedar
          13. pinecone
          14. vanilla vetiver
          15. coconut wood
          16. sweater weather*** 3 wick only
          17. apple wood bonfire***3 wick only
           





        • Fresh Picked Collection

          • farm stand apple
          • heirloom pear
          • lemon mint leaf
          • spiced cider
          • blackberry spice
          • harvest coffee
           


        • Blue Ribbon Pumpkin Collection

          • 3 wick candles
          • single bulbs
          • concentrated rom spray
          • HFO
          • scentportable refills
          • mini candles
          • mason jar candles
          1.  sweet cinnamon pumpkin
          2. pumpkin caramel latte
          3. pumpkin cupcake
          4. blueberry pumpkin patch
          5. pumpkin apple
          6. pumpkin carving
          7. pumpkin pecan waffles
          8. roasted pumpkin butter
          9. pumpkin carrot cake***  may not make it
          10. pumpkin hayride*** may not make it
          11. creamy pumpkin