Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Burnin' Up #8: Empties

With the change to fall weather, any time I'm home for an extended period of time, you can bet there are candles burning. It makes me feel cozy and comfortable, and well - my empties will prove to you that all of the above are true. Here's what I used up recently...

You can see my descent in to fall scents if you look from right to left. Sun Tan is a super old scent from Bath & Body Works that has somehow managed to linger in my stash for ages. You can still buy Sun Tan (with different packaging) during the summer at B&BW, but I've heard that the scent has been reformulated and isn't the same any more. 

Mint Basil is a candle from Target, another one that's been lingering in my stash for quite some time. I love the packaging, but you can see it didn't burn all that well. It did smell nice, very fresh and summery, and I like that it's a soy candle so it burns cleanly. 

Lastly, and most recently, I burned up Citron & Cedarwood from B&BW. I bought this last fall, but it's still available with different packaging. This smells slightly like a manly cologne, which typically isn't my favorite, but I didn't find it to be overwhelming. This had great scent throw, and it was a perfect candle to burn in early fall. 

Other smelly goodies that are used up include two wax melts from Walmart. Lemongrass Verbena was a lemony summer scent that filled up the whole house. It was nice while it lasted, but I wouldn't buy it again. Hot Wassail is a purely autumn scent, smelling like apples and spice. I never used to love scents like this, but this fall I want all the apple spicey scents like this. (Side note: Walmart wax melts are my favorite -- they are jam packed with fragrance and they're super cheap. I highly recommend checking them out if you like to burn wax melts!)

Remember when I said I was going to stop using Wallflowers from B&BW because they're full of nasty chemicals? Yeah... I didn't stop. I'm kind of addicted to how nice they make my house smell. Unfortunately, I wasn't a fan of the orange ginger scent. Something about it made me think public bathroom -- yuck, no thank you, I will not repurchase. 

What are your favorite home scents? Let me know! 


  1. I just bought two soy candles from Target, one is Heritage Pumpkin and the other is Cabin Retreat and they're awesome!

    1. Yummmm - I smelled both of those this weekend and they were delectable!


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