New World Journey and Outlet Trip

It was a beautiful day, so I thought it’d be fun to visit my nearby outlet mall. I always enjoy that you have to walk outside to get between stores. I, of course, popped into Yankee Candle and Bath & Body Works. Nothing amazing, but a few notable mentions.

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The first candle that I noticed was this new World Journey: Kyoto Autumn Leaves. It was scentless when I sniffed it, so I couldn’t even describe the scent!
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I guess I missed the ‘extended releases’ of the numbered coconut collection! The old version when up to No. 5 (with No. 6 as an online only). This one smelled nice, like an herbal tea with fruit notes.
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I couldn’t find No. 7, 9 and 10, but No. 11 was an interesting tropical pumpkin and No. 12 was amber (aka, I hated it). There was also a No. 6 that was Ginger and Coconut (not to be confused with the online only Mango and Coconut!).
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Okay, these “healing crystal” candles were at Bath & Body Works. I hated every single one of these. Way too incensey, herbaly, and perfumey. And they were $15!  Can we talk about how BBW candles are now $25 each! When did that happen?! The sale was $10 off, which no longer makes them seem cheaper than Yankee Candle!

Okay, so I found the new Bath & Body Works lines to be disappointing. I did buy a Halloween-themed candle of Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin, but boy do I miss the old brown bag with green gingham das from the early 2000’s! And nothing excited me in Yankee Candle – even the new World Journey was lack luster! Oh well… happy hunting!

-Kari Ann

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3 comments

  1. Healing crystals, lol, BABW may have run the trendy train off the rails. Their prices starting going up with the marble-look candle collection this summer for $26 and every new rollout has increased from 22 to 24.50 I think.
    It actually does make Yankee look more affordable.

    I noticed the expanded numeral collection this summer and I remember really liking Coconut and Ginger, but didn’t see any Coconut and Amber, which would have =loving it for me😂

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