Aug 29, 2013

My Bath & Body Works Winter/Holiday Test Candles Haul!

Hey everybody!

I'm so excited to finally share with you my Winter/Holiday candle haul! First off, two candles arrived broken. My husband actually cut his finger on one trying to salvage what was left so I could smell it. That was Buttercream Mint and Harvest Gathering. Why they sent me Harvest Gathering I have no idea. I asked for one of each of the new Winter/Holiday scents. The SA even read off to me the names and I still ended up getting an order that lacked a few candles I was supposed to be receiving. They gave me 2X Cinnamon Frosting and a Harvest Gathering. I was supposed to get Party Dress and Winter in the place of those two.

Anyways, I called the test store and told them two of my candles were broken. They of course offered to send me new ones. I also went ahead and decided to order the two I hadn't received since they were replacing the others. Well, she asked me how many I wanted because she said they were STOPPING phone orders. I told her only four candles and she allowed me to do that since she was replacing two anyways. Here we go again, more bad news and more difficulty placing phone orders. I have a feeling those of us who don't live near test stores are going to have a hard time getting our hands on test candles with this "no phone orders" policy going into place. I've talked to several stores, including one yesterday that I've bought from before, who said they no longer take phone orders. :/

Let's get to the fun part, I am here to share these new wax babies with you! ;) I have 27! It would have been 30 total if they would have sent me the correct candles and my Buttercream Mint wasn't totally shattered. I will share those with you once I receive my replacements.


"Indulge in this minty and merry blend of cool peppermint, creamy milk and rich dark chocolate."


"Top off holiday celebrations with the scrumptious scent of grated cinnamon and cloves, vanilla bean and whipped buttercream."


"Rich, red apples, green pine and a touch of golden cider combine to capture all the joy and activities of the holidays."


"Bubbly and delicious - a bright blend of sparkling cranberry, sweet pear nectar and luscious blackcurrant - Cheers!"


"Experience the magical first, unexpected snow of the season with a crisp blend of peppermint, evergreen and balsam."


"Created to be shared with the ones you love, a Good Natured Christmas generously blends creamy white birch, smoked vanilla bean and a hint of musk!"


"The ultimate blend of creamy caramel, cinnamon and sweet vanilla creates the most delectable fragrance treat."


A creamy vanilla blend that captures the beauty of a dusting of woodland snow - features cedarwood and amber notes."


"As sparkling as the ice at the local skating pond, this fragrance features a citrus bouquet, bergamot and a touch of holiday moss."


"Spend the day indoors, preparing for the perfect holiday with the uplifting fragrance of fresh juniper, sugared sap and sage."


"The delectable fragrance of creamy vanilla, winter mint and a touch of coconut evokes a dreamy, snowflake-filled day."


"A bowl of cookie dough made from the very finest ingredients was the inspiration for this simply magical holiday scent - pure vanilla, butter and sugar."


"A smooth blend of creamy roasted vanilla, smoky firewood and a hint of cedar that's the perfect match for any holiday evening."


An inviting reminder of warm embers in the fireplace - sweetened with notes of leather, sandalwood and rich amber."


"An indulgent blend of buttered rum, vanilla and a hint of smooth caramel that's perfect for your winter party."


"Embrace the approaching winter with the fragrance of fresh fig blended with black spruce and a hint of sugar."


"A cheerful, yuletide blend of candied apples and spiced orange zest, with a touch of winter musk."


"This Southern classic is perfect for the holidays - rich vanilla frosting and authentic red velvet cake."


"Inspired by our favorite family recipe, a fragrant blend of gingerbread and creamy icing makes the perfect gift for you or someone you love."


"A holiday favorite - a creamy blend of vanilla bean, rich cocoa, and sweet cream with a touch of caramel and brown sugar."


"Celebrate the season with an abundant blend of apples, ripe cranberries and fresh balsam."


"With the first big snowfall of the season comes the delightful scent of balsam and fir trees, layered with notes of fresh eucalyptus."


"Pop, clink and sparkle with an effervescent blend of Champagne, juicy nectarine and black currant."


"Merry and bright peppermint celebrates the season with notes of vanilla and sugary musk in this cheer-filled scent."


"The spirit of the holidays is in the air with the fragrance of cinnamon bark wreath featuring accents of creamy vanilla and rich, red apples."


"A bright and joyful blend of spruce branches, peppermint and sweet vanilla that captures the fun adventures of a snow-filled day."


"Your perfect escort to any holiday party - Green sage, sandalwood and Tonka bean."


"An unforgettable blend of orchid petals, billowing white peony and soft jasmine that's fitting for any celebration."


"Inspired by ripe, red cranberries dusted with fresh snow and a blend of juicy peach, raspberry and vanilla."


"A melt-in-your-mouth holiday treat inspired this blend of buttercream, mint and a touch of caramel."


"A shimmering holiday twist on a classic blend of white peach, tart blackcurrant and a splash of juicy orange."


"A season full of fun in the snow is captured in notes of pine needles, clementine and winter woods."



22 comments:

  1. I am so sorry to read your husband got cut...ive had broken candles and that glass seems to be soo thin and sharp and gets you as soon as you reach into the box. I am glad to see your getting the missing candles but saddened to read they shut us down shopping wise. again. great blog!

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    1. Thank you! :) Yes it is, and this candle was shattered like nothing I've ever seen before. It was a zillion little pieces. The wax was basically glass free because it was all shattered. But 2 candles out of 30 I guess isn't bad. ;) I saw someone else posted they called this morning and they said they would start phone orders again this weekend but when I called this evening, they said they were quitting phone orders. Tired of the inconsistency already lol.

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  2. When I called they told me the store wasn't taking phone orders any more and to call customer relations and they would handle the order for me. I didn't try because it was a saturday and CR is only open m-f. Congrats on getting the candles though!

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    1. I was told that too! ;) I'm definitely going to be trying today! Customer Service told me that if the store has the candles on the floor then they should sell them to you. I just don't get this no phone orders anymore stuff!

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    2. Post how it goes. I want to know if I should bother trying to order or just wait until stuff hits the stores. Good luck! :D

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    3. Hey! I called at 10AM - Waited on the phone for 20 mins until someone could help and finally ... they don't have the candles yet. They said they should get them soon. But they were VERY friendly and I mean very friendly which was nice!

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  3. Yay! I'm so excited for these! I hope most of them make it to stores!

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    1. I'm sure a lot of them will! They are too good not to be hot sellers and make it through the test phase! ;)

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  4. I called a test store this morning the first person that answered the phone told me yes she could do a phone order. She then put me on hold to get the candles I wanted, I was on hold for about 15 mins only for someone else to get on the phone to tell me they wouldn't do the order.

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    1. Went through the same thing! Incredibly frustrating! Apparently, all test stores are stopping phone orders or trying to anyways. :/

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    2. I ended up trying one last time late yesterday afternoon, I was able to order a few candles, the manager asked me how many I wanted first (I'm not sure if they were setting limits) then she told me yesterday was the last day they would take any phone orders and from now on all orders have to placed with customer relations.

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    3. I was told the same thing! I called Customer Relations yesterday! After waiting on the phone for 20 mins, I was finally able to speak to someone. They asked if I had a code? I said no but I was told to call CR. He said ok but he said you are supposed to have a code # that the test stores are to give you. So I was transferred to what they called the "Corporate Lobby Store." The lady that answered was super friendly! She took my order but said they don't have the candles yet. She told me she would give me a call once they came in. So I guess we will see....

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    4. I was able to order right from the NJ test store. No code or anything? It seems like everyone is being told something else. I just figured I'll grab the 6 candles I really wanted then wait til the rest are in stores.

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  5. I was able to order on Sat 31st, and got to use a survey, I was advised of them not doing it after Tuesday, guess only time will tell.

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    1. So everyone seems to be getting a different answer. So tired of the inconsistency. I guess the good news is we will at least be able to order them from CR ... maybe, waiting to hear back from them still!

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  6. are any of these candles coming in the mini size? let me know, thanks a bunch

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    1. Hi Erica! I'm not totally 100% positive which scents will be in the mini candle. I'm sure most of them will though once they are available in stores. :)

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  7. Which ones are the test candles??

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    1. Nelly, I believe all of them are going to make it nationwide but I'm unsure about Buttercream Mint's fate.

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  8. Well that's good to know. Thank you! I want Buttercream Mint to make it! I love candles that are 'food scents.' I'm pretty sure all my candles have something to do with food! lol

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  9. Hello Kelly thanks for all your info.I also love these candles and i noticed that Ski lodge was not here if you like winter you would love this one.Have you tired it? I would love to know the notes on this one cause i can't seen to find it.

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