"What the heck?" I said out loud and trampled several people to get to this new and dangerous display. Sure enough, just like with cheap dvds or those dollar boxes of candy, the four sections of the pallet sized bin were filled with random tarts! They weren't on sale but still . . . ?! Looking through them, at first I thought they'd just cleared all of the oldest inventory out of the stockroom and dumped it in here because I was seeing the usual, every day type scents that I don't look at too much during fall and winter. I also noticed there were Scentsationals mixed in there too. But then I noticed a couple scents I'd never even heard of and got super excited.
"What are these?" my mom asked when she finally caught up to me. She'd picked one up and was eyeballing it suspiciously.
"What do you do with them?"
"You melt them so your rooms smell nice."
"So they're candles." A statement, not a question.
"No, they're just wax. You just melt the wax."
Blank look from Mom, just as I'd figured. LOL! Meanwhile, I was getting so excited by the many scents I was seeing that I had to actually drop them and step away from the bin. My wax stash has gotten to an uncomfortable size again, thanks to the generosity of friends and family over the holiday season. I certainly didn't need to be buying anymore and the only way to stop that was to not even look.
Well, yesterday hubby and I were back at Walmart to return a some duplicate Christmas gifts, and while walking around over by the party supplies and electronics intersection of aisles, hubby noticed That Evil Bin o' Wax. And stopped to look through it!!! I had no choice but to move closer to try and draw him away, and that's when I was sucked into it's evil pull. There were a lot fewer tarts in this newly placed bin, making it much easier to pick through its contents.
We ended up buying eight packs.
Illusion - 'Cedar, sheer musk, and a touch of mystery.'
Hubby picked this, which is funny because to me it's sort of a sexy man scent. It's one of those where, while it is a nice scent, I don't know if I want my house to smell this for hours at a time.
Honeysuckle Nectar - 'A touch of sunshine.'
I knew as soon as I saw this that first day with my mom, that hubby would want this if he ever saw it, and sure enough, he picked it. You all know I'm not a floral fan, but sniffing this right now, on a cold snowy day, does make me think of spring and warm weather to come.
Zen - 'Soothe your soul.'
Another of hubby's picks. I've always passed on this one and I'm not even sure why. It might be part of that 'Do I want my house to smell like this?' thing. It is a nice scent, just wish I knew what was in it. Seems almost like a bit of mint deep down in there. Maybe some sort of wood note?
Black Pepper & Rosemary - 'Aromatic Mediterranean blend.'
I had never seen or heard of this one before finding it in the bin that first day with my mom. I sniffed it and was like 'Bleah,' and tossed it back. Talking to Lauren (Lololovesscents) afterward, she said she was intrigued, so when I was looking through the bin again with hubby and we found only one of these left, I grabbed it. Hubby calls it 'interesting,' and Casey, surprisingly, likes it. It's definitely unique! It's sort of dark and herbal, with just a hint of that peppery spice.
Brownie Pecan Pie - [no scent description]
I think I've seen other people mention this one but I don't remember ever seeing it at my store. OhEmGee, I think this might be my new favorite BH&G scent. Would there be butterscotch involved in a Brownie Pecan Pie? Because there is something like butterscotch making me love this freakin' scent. It's very rich and sweet, a bit of a brownie type note and a whole lot of whatever that butterscotch-ish note is. I should have grabbed about 20 more packs of this.
Perfect Corner Bakery - [no scent description]
I didn't notice until we were home that this one says Limited Edition 2014 up in the corner. Woot! This is sort of a generic bakery scent, some cake or cookie type notes, a bit of spice, bit of sweetness. But still a really yummy scent for bakery lovers.
Raspberry Linzer Cookie - [no scent description]
Another of the Limited Edition 2014 ones, I'm wishing now I'd paid more attention at the time. I would have probably scribbled down a list of others from this line. Oh well, maybe next time. This one really surprised me. I figured it would be just another cookie scent. But wow, the raspberry jumps out at you first. There is a soft, warm cookie note behind it. Almost seems like there is a bit of spice or tartness too.
Fro Yo - 'Chill out.'
There were plenty of other goodies in the big bin, old favorites that I could have easily stocked up on. My stash is uncomfortably large right now though. I've actually slowed down on melting during my Christmas break from work, instead of melting even more like I'd planned. I was feeling really uneasy about buying these but hubby reasoned that it was making up for one of the books I'd gotten a double of and that we had returned. Ok, dear, if you put it that way . . .