Besides my HG night lip balm, there are just 2 other items I really enjoy – and hoard – from Bath & Body Works: their Foaming Hand Soaps and the Wallflowers. More than the Wallflower fragrances themselves, I LOVE collecting the seasonal Wallflower fragrance plugs – but very specifically, I only buy the designs that light up:
Of course, the plugs couldn’t be empty, they need to have a constant supply of fragrance bulbs:
I much prefer fragrance oils rather than candles to fill a room with fragrance. Here’s a shocker: I’m not a fan of BBW candles (gasp!) Let me clarify – I’m generally not a fan of candles, period. It’s a weird phobia of mine regarding candles… I am concerned about candles using up the vital supply of oxygen in a room. Why are we just wantonly depleting our precious oxygen levels by burning scented wax? I just don’t get it! Anyway… in addition to my weird phobia, I also feel that candles never smell as nice when they’re burned versus just smelling them in the jar. So I only own 3 BBW candles: Twisted Peppermint (my very first BBW candle, a gift from my bf’s sister), Peach Bellini (white peach, mandarin & jasmine), and Snow Day (Spruce branches, peppermint & sweet vanilla) – and from time to time I open up their lids to sniff them. That’s the extent of my relationship with candles.
So, back to the Wallflowers plugs – it used to be that the lights were true night lights in that they had a sensor built in and would only be activated when the room was dark:
But recently, I noticed that they changed the design so that the plug is lit as soon as it’s plugged in. I kind of preferred them as true night lights but oh well, beggars can’t be choosers. Here is my collection, from oldest to newest:
I have unopened back-ups of the ones indicated with an asterisk. I stopped buying the plugs for a little while since BBW didn’t release many light up ones, until recently when the Spring 2015 collection came out – I fell in love with the aquatic designs, and many of them were night lights! These are still available at your local BBW if you’re interested in getting them. I wish BBW would release ALL of their designs with the night light function!
If you’re seeking out the night lights, make sure the wrapper indicates them as such. They also cost a little more than the regular ones, $10.50 vs $9.00 CAD each (the price has been jacked up recently – I just checked the price on my back-up Owl plug in from 2012 and it was only $8.00!) It also used to be that the fragrance plug would be included in the Wallflower fragrance bulb sales (ie 6 for $24) but in the past couple of years they’ve been excluded.
That was probably more than you ever wanted to know about BBW Wallflowers plugs! Not sure if any of you out there have an obsession for them as I do? I’ll be posting about my BBW Foaming Hand Soaps later this week. Until then, what are your favourite items from BBW?