Missed my train, took a lap around the train station and what do I see? Pret A Manger is serving up a new toasted tortilla with butternut squash! A butternut squash ricotta toasted tortilla, that caught my eye because aside from Panera in the fall, […]
Month: February 2017
The gorgeous bride, Briana and I! Not much feels better then the Sunday of a 3 day weekend….amirite?! This weekend was especially sweet because it was one of my childhood best friend’s wedding! She was a stunning, glowing, radiant, insert any other adjective for gorgeous, […]
It’s time to stop and smell the pumpkins….
Pumpkin scents being back at Bath and Body Works is right up there with when Starbucks not so secretly brings PSL’s back in August. Don’t try to hang out with me the day after Labor Day. I’m busy hitting all stores I deem “pumpkin lovers”… bath and body works being near the top on that list! I don’t know if it’s the pictures of leaves and perfect pumpkins on the labels of these scents, or their names that I love more. If you’ve never stocked up on pumpkin hand cream, anti-bacterial soap, body spray, body wash, body cream, body lotion, shower gel, or bubble bath, from BB&W’s pumpkin collection I’m not sure you’ve experienced fall to it’s fullest. If you don’t smell like a pumpkin, you’re not doing it right. And I haven’t even mentioned the candles!
So here we go, I’m taking the time to stop and smell the pumpkins. Literally. You can thank me when it’s still hot out but that huge sign at Bath and Body Works announcing their fall flavor draws you in, and it’s over. Banana pumpkin muffin, pumpkin french toast…it might get confusing if I’m eating these or putting them on my body, so try to keep up! Enter my room and you’d think I’m living in one of these candles. And that’s just the way I like it!
#18 Pumpkin Woods
Maybe because I’m not outdoorsy, but the pumpkin in this one was lost on me! I do love the cute owl on the label, so props for that one BBW, just don’t put me in the woods because that’s not where the pumpkins are….
#17 Pumpkin Cranberry Cider
I do love dried cranberries in my pumpkin bread, and this scent reminded me of a sweet pumpkin dream. Not my favorite, but if cranberries are your thing it’s definitely something to mull over…get it?!
#16 Pumpkin Berry Crumble
Maybe it’s the blue color of the label that doesn’t draw me into this one, but anything pumpkin flavored with a crumble gets points in my book. When it’s 3 for $12, this would be my 3rd!
#15 Pumpkin Spiced Cheesecake
I make a pumpkin cheesecake every year for Thanksgiving. The aroma fills the house and just smelling it baking is like a warm fall hug. You can almost smell the cream cheese and spices all baking together. This one reminds me of that, and I’m all for it! Definitely one to try if you haven’t yet.
#14 Heirloom Pumpkin
Bring the pumpkin patch to your living room with this one, people. When I pluck a pumpkin right off the vine in the middle of an enchanted pumpkin patch somewhere in Michigan, this is what it smells like. Completely real!
#13 Berry Pumpkin Strudel
Fruity, pumpkin fun with this one. It fell short for me though, maybe the decor on the label did too. I love blueberries, but they wouldn’t be my fruit of choice to pair with anything pumpkin. That right is reserved for bananas, duh! Save your pumpkin pennies for others.
#12 Pumpkin Apple
Pumpkin and apple. A quintessential fall combination…and for good reason! I would also call this one tart pumpkin. Think a cross between a granny smith apple and a pumpkin…aka granny pumpkin, or me on a Saturday night!
#11 Pumpkin Pie
Ah yes. You can’t go wrong with this classic pumpkin scent. But with flavors like pumpkin french toast, are you really going to just settle with this one? Think about it. I still got one thought because, yeah.
#10 Pumpkin Pecan Waffles
Let me start by saying, I hate pecans! I know! I know! They do go well with pumpkin stuff, but they don’t go well with me. I have this one in a mini candle and that’s the perfect amount of nutty pumpkin for me!
#9 Caramel Pumpkin Swirl
Ribbons of pumpkin laced into sweet sticky caramel..anyone else thinking of a decadent fall drink? Yeah, best part of this is the scent is calorie free, and lasts longer. A way better investment if you ask me!
#8 Pumpkin Apple Cider
A little sweet for my taste, but with hints of sweet cinnamon-y apple cider, and buttered rum it may be confusing if your supposed to drink this body wash or use it in the shower! Either way, I don’t hate it.
#7 Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin
Correct me if I’m wrong but this scent was one of the original BBW pumpkin scents. I have it in body wash, body lotion, hand cream, mini hand cream, anti bacterial and the list goes on! It will always remind me of fall, and a great gateway scent if you’re just getting into the pumpkin game.
#6 Salted Caramel Pumpkin
My sister loves everything caramel. You could say that is her flavor! This scent is like a mix of the both of us. Sweet, classy and hard to resist! It’s definitely one of my favorite new ones that came out last fall! Caramel lovers won’t be able to stay away.
#5 Pumpkin Spice
The queen B of pumpkin scents, if you will. Anything but basic, this scent will put you right in the mood for fall, especially if you buy it in August when it’s still summer. White barn is affiliated with BBW, so if you have one of those near you, you won’t miss out on the pumpkinpalooza!
#4 Pumpkin Banana Muffin
Does anything sound better than actually eating one of these bad boys?! I’d take a pumpkin banana muffin any time, any where and that’s just how I feel about this scent! Light the candle and bake some muffins, people.
#3 Marshmallow Pumpkin Latte
This scent is like a fluffy pumpkin cloud. Can someone please tell me how to make an actual marshmallow pumpkin latte that I can drink while I rub marshmallow pumpkin latte lotion all over?! I’m obsessed with this one and have it in every single shape and form….you should too!
2# Coconut Pumpkin Latte
Am I on a tropical island or pumpkin patch?! Or both?! This scent is the best of both worlds, and if you know a place where I can get an actual coconut pumpkin latte, I want to know! Stock up on this one in the hand soap, because long after you’ve washed your hands you’ll smell this, and be happy for fall, pumpkin and life!
#1 Pumpkin French Toast
To give you a complete picture of why I picked pumpkin french toast as TOP PUMPKIN BATH & BODY WORKS SCENT, I can’t even have this candle open in my room without automatically feeling hungry, thinking about fluffy pumpkin french toast and running to the kitchen to start making brunch. Absolute pumpkin genius with this one and recipe inspiration too! When you see this one out this fall, grab as many as you can and run!