It's the Bath and Body Works semi-annual blowout extravaganza sale of the century 10-for-1 super sale.
Really, there is nothing here that I needed - and I also didn't need the migraine that came from smelling all of the wallflowers in the store.
- 3 for $10 mini-candles: Mahogany Teakwood (times 2), Honeysuckle
- $4 medium candles, regularly $9.50: Leaves and White Barn #2 Chestnut & Clove
A few of these were definitely holiday scents - White Barn, at least - but the scents were fresh and clean so I picked up a few. The pickings were slim for the medium candles (at least at the 23rd and Park location), and slimmer after I picked up all the White Barns. There were a few Summer Boardwalks left, which smell like the vomit that would collect under the boardwalk. I smelled that candle in the store, and made an involuntary gag face that one of the employees noticed. So I had to avoid her for the rest of my time in the store.
Mahogany Teakwood smells like a good man smells. Woody and a little spicy, I keep it on my bedside table. And I smell it before I go to bed like a creeeeeep.
I picked up a few wallflowers as well - I stuck to the 75% off ($1.63 each!)
- London Calling: apparently lemon and tea, I just have a craving every morning when I wake up after subconsciously smelling it all night. It's an interesting scent, unlike anything else I've smelled from Bath & Body Works, Glade, Lollia, any of those. Still very fresh and comforting.
- White Barn #2 Chestnut & Clove: I hope I enjoy this scent for a while, because clearly I've committed to it.
This is actually a pretty good sale, albeit for things you don't really need. But, if, like me, you enjoy a tumble of pretty and nice-smelling things on your bedside table and bathroom counter - go early. I went on Thursday and again on Saturday, and the inventory was a lot better earlier in the week (with limited restocking.) If you went tonight, it would probably be a lot of the Paris collection sitting around.
My apartment does smell a bit like a brothel right now. The delivery guy tonight is a lucky man.