Friday, February 27, 2015

White Barn "exclusives"

February 27. 2015
 
I was out and about to four different Bath & Body Works stores today and grabbed a few new things and a bit of information along the way.
 
But the first thing I wanted to address is the White Barn "exclusives" candles that have EVERYONE all aflutter.
 
At the beginning of the year I posted the brand new list of fragrances, both home and body care along with scent notes for each.  On that list were new collections marked White Barn Exclusives....which had me a bit perplexed.
 
Now we know, that when the White Barn Market Collection came out we saw two candle names listed as WB Exclusives...that Tequila Lime Cupcake and Iced Almond Chai...  The BBW store book had all of the candles for that collection listed....and those two names were clearly marked WB exclusives. And unless you went to White Barn or a BBW test store, or the secondary market, you didn't get them.
 
If you remember the Artisan Collection of candles, there were also two in that collection that were WB exclusives too....But, they weren't listed in any BBW store books that way.  Those two names were never even listed.  We all saw photos of them from BBW test stores and WB stores via social media --that's how we knew about them.  That was it.  We asked for them in our stores and they had no idea what we were talking about.
 
So in seeing now, entire collections....and a few at that....marked as WB exclusives in a BBW store books....I found it odd. But maybe it is to help BBW staff answer questions when they are asked to help direct the customers to something similar they may have.
 
And because it is different, people are coming up with all sorts of scenario's hoping their stores get them in....and that maybe I was wrong.
 
These are not TEST scents.  These are WHITE BARN candle collections, that ended up in some Bath and Body Works stores that had offered test candles prior.  Ohio, Georgia....you know, those stores...Lab Stores.
 
For test candles, there will be a few in a collection that don't make the cut when the collection launches nationwide. 
 
These are not that.
 These are collections that are released out as collections. Every name on that BBW store list is out....out in White Barn stores and out in BBW stores that may have offered test candles.
So if you want these new collections you will need to:
 
A. Go to a White Barn Store
B. Find a BBW test store that has them
C. Pay excessive prices on amazon and ebay from sellers claiming they are "test" scents
D. pay excessive prices from Instagram sellers
 
*Rooms Collection : White Barn Exclusive
Bedroom: Lavender Linens (fresh lavender, musk, cedar wood)
Kitchen: Sundrenched Herbs leafy green herbs, orchid petal, marigold)
Master Bath: Bergamot Water (bergamot, sugared citrus, creamy sandalwood)
Wine Cellar: Mulled Wine and Spice (red fruit, Indonesian patchouli, saffron)
Den: Leather and Agar wood (fine leather, tobacco flowers, exotic agar wood)
 
*So Pretty, So Chic: White Barn Exclusive
French Lavender (fresh wild lavender, fruity floral jasmine, warm Tonka)
Peony Petals (pink peonies, sparkling oranges, blueberries)
White Pear Champagne (champagne, sparkling pear, effervescent plum)
Lemon Verbena (verbena blossoms, lavender, lily of the valley)
Paris Daydream (bergamot, blue waters, fresh moss)
Black Raspberry Merlot (crisp pear, sparkling red wine, oak barrels)
Vanilla Bean Macron (marshmallow fluff, sweet vanilla bean, steamed milk)
Blue Orchid (orchid, violet petals, soft woods)
 
 
*Screen Doors and Sweet Tea: White Barn Exclusive
Beautiful Day ( crisp apples, watery greens, hyacinth)
Bowties and Bourbon (fresh bergamot, vanilla, dark oak)
Georgia Peach (juicy peaches, bergamot, apricots)
Honeysuckle (honeysuckle, red apples, blonde woods)
Lilac Blossom (fresh lilac, crisp greens, warm musk)
Praline Pecan Cobbler (pecans, cinnamon sugar, warm caramel)
Southern Sweet Tea ( sugar cubes, lemon twist, brewed tea)
Sundress (sparkling bergamot, apples, cedarwood)
Veranda Garden (lush greens, fresh citrus, cedarwood)
Watermelon Lemonade ( watermelon nectar, sugared lemonade, raspberry garnish)
 
*Turquoise Waters: White Barn Exclusive
Black Sands ( salted bergamot, warm sands, creamy cedarwood)
Coconut Vanilla (toasted coconut, coconut water, vanilla)
Endless Weekend (sparking orange, gardenia, creamy vanilla)
Monoi Taire Flower (tiare flower, juicy mandarins, coconut husks)
Ocean Drift wood (gardenia petals, white woods, solar musk)
Polynesian Palm (green palm leaves, watery nuances, hyacinth)
Pomelo Paradise (grapefruit zest, mangoes,  papaya slices)
Sunset Beach (Caribbean pineapple, papaya pulp, sugarcane)
Tahitian Island Dream (mandarins, water lily, tahitian vanilla)
Turquoise Waters (sparkling bergamot, coastal waves, solar musk)
 
My thoughts are it's a lot of ta do about nothing new. They should have kept the collections for all stores with maybe a few as WB exclusives as they have done prior.  But if you remember, WB stores had those boxed candle collection; den, wine cellar...etc...$30 a jar...that ended up in BBW outlet stores for $5.00.  So I guess they wanted something to call their own?
 
So that is what I know, and think about all of that.  And I am only mentioning it now because someone contacted me last night, late because she saw pictures of the new candles in what she assumed was a BBW store and wanted to know if I knew what store...because no one would say..
 
People really are keeping that information to themselves.
 
When I saw the list in January ..or December, I forget, I knew I could get the names and notes out there first, but I live across the state from a WB store so there will not be a way to get photos of them that are my own.   I rely on Ebay from sellers and friends who show me what they found.
And as I find out which stores have them,  I will share as I can. 
 
 
 
 
 


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