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Review: Bath and Body Works Vanilla Bean Marshmallow Candle

I was on a sweet kick with candles last time I was in the US, so I picked up this Vanilla Bean Marshmallow candle at Bath and Body Works.

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What it does: (from the Bath and Body Works website)

A comforting vanilla fragrance that evokes the sweetness of a homemade marshmallow

 

Price: $4.50 for the mini candle. This scent is also available in medium for $12.50 and 3-wick for $22.50.

Availability: Bath and Body Works products are available at free-standing stores in over 15 countries world-wide (although unfortunately, Japan is not one of them!)

 

Scent: This product has a strong, sweet vanilla scent. For some reason, it reminds me of roasted marshmallows.

 

Pros:

  • Although I usually dislike such sweet scents, this one works. This product fills my room with the yummy, sweet scent of roasted marshmallows.
  • This product burns evenly and cleanly without leaving a residue.

 

Cons:

  • I don’t think I would like this candle in a larger size. It works in small doses, but might be overpowering in a stronger concentration.

 

Would I repurchase?  Maybe. I really enjoyed this candle and might buy another small one.

 

Hope you enjoyed this review!

 

xoxo, K

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Review: Bath and Body Works Cinnamon Sugared Donut Candle

Every time I go to the US, I like to pick up a few candles at Bath and Body Works.  I’ve found over the years that the 3-wick candle does not work well for me. Candles need to burn continuously for long enough to melt the wax evenly in order to burn evenly, so I stick with a smaller candle such as the Bath and Body Works mini or medium candles.

 

I usually buy quite a few candles at Bath and Body Works, but this time I only bought three. This is a review of one of them, the Cinnamon Sugared Donut Candle.

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What it does: (from the Bath and Body Works website)
The delicious scent of freshly baked cake doughnut with grated cinnamon and sparkling sugar crystals
Price: $4.50 for the mini candle. This scent is also available in medium for $12.50 and 3-wick for $22.50.

Availability: Bath and Body Works products are available at free-standing stores in over 15 countries world-wide (although unfortunately, Japan is not one of them!)

Scent: This smells exactly like a cinnamon donut! Although I typically steer clear of sweet scents, I like how the spiciness of this candle cuts through the sweetness.

 

Pros:

  • The scent is sweet without being cloying or overpowering
  • The scent of the candle itself is the same as the scent when the candle is lit
  • Burns evenly without leaving any residue

 

Cons:

  • I should have picked up another one!

 

Would I repurchase? Yes! I enjoyed the scent of this candle, and I recommend it if you like cinnamon donuts!

 

Hope you enjoyed this review!

 

xoxo, K

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Review: Bath and Body Works Sparkling Icicles candle

I recently posted a review of a candle I picked up when I was in Hawaii, the Bath and Body Works Snow Day candle. I have really been enjoying the sweet scent! Another candle that I picked up while I was there is the Bath and Body Works Sparkling Icicles candle. This has a fresher, less sweet scent, and is a nice contrast to the Snow Day candle.

What it does: (description as written an the container)
As sparkling as the ice at the local skating pond, this fragrance features a citrus bouquet, bergamot and a touch of holiday moss. 

Price:
Bath and Body Works candles are $20 for the 3-wick candles (14.5 oz, lasts 25-45 hrs), $10 for the small candles (4 oz, lasts 20-30 hrs), $4.50 for the mini candles (1.3 oz, lasts 10-15 hrs). Bath and Body Works typically has some kind of sale going on, so be sure to take advantage of it!

Scent:
The main scent in this product is bergamot. It smells citrusy, but without the sharp sting that you get from lemon. It also smells a little woodsy. The smell of the candle itself is very similar to the scent after you light it.

Availability:
Bath and Body Works products are available at Bath and Body Works stores, and at Bath and Body Works online.

Pros:

  • The scent is very comfortable without being overly sweet or flowery. This was a great scent for my bedroom as well as my living room, and could be accepted by many people.
  • This candle burns clean except for about 5 mm at the bottom of the container after the wick burns out.
  • This candle has a very pretty light blue color, which melts into a dark blue wax. 

Cons:

  • Somehow, I didn’t feel attached to this candle at all. I guess because it is similar to other home fragrances that I use, it did not feel special to me. 

Would I repurchase? Maybe. I am really surprised by this candle – I thought that since I really like the scent, it would be more memorable. It seems I need to change my scents regularly.

Hope you enjoyed this review!

xoxo, K

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Review: Bath and Body Works Snow Day candle

Every time I go to the US, I like to shop at Bath and Body Works. The last time I went to Hawaii, there were no Bath and Body Works stores open yet in the state. I was excited to learn that a new store had opened up within the last 2 years!

This is a review of one of the candles I bought, a mini candle in Snow Day.

What it does: (from the Bath and Body Works website)
A bright and joyful blend of spruce branches, peppermint and sweet vanilla that captures the fun adventures of a snow-filled day

Price:
Bath and Body Works candles are $20 for the 3-wick candles (14.5 oz, lasts 25-45 hrs), $10 for the small candles (4 oz, lasts 20-30 hrs), $4.50 for the mini candles (1.3 oz, lasts 10-15 hrs).  I often buy mini candles of scents that I am not sure if I will like, so that I can try them out before committing to a scent.

Scent:
This is a very sweet scent. I smell a lot of vanilla, and only a hint of spruce or peppermint. To me, this smells more like a cake with peppermint frosting.

Availability:
Bath and Body Works products are available at Bath and Body Works shops, which are often found in shopping malls in the US. Surprisingly, I found a shop in Poland!

Pros:

  • I really like that this candle burns clean. Recently, I bought a candle from a different brand, and the wick would drown in the wax after a few hours. 
  • I like the scent, although I am not sure I would commit to a larger candle.
  • Candles do not burn evenly unless they are left to burn until the entire top layer melts. Because I can’t leave candles burning for 2-3 hours continuously, the mini size is the perfect size for me. 

Cons:

  • This is really a sweet scent, and lingers for a long time. I burned this candle in my apartment for an hour, then extinguished it. I left my apartment for 2 hours, but the scent was still there when I came back.  If you live in a small apartment like me, this may or may not be a good thing.
  • Be careful of fire! 
Would I repurchase?  Maybe. I liked the scent as a nice change from the woody fresh scents that I typically purchase, but I think it only works in the winter.  I am glad that I bought the smallest size!

I’ve bought so many shower gels and body lotions from Bath and Body Works that recently I am more into candles. I’ve also been into trying out candles and home fragrances from other brands as well. Hopefully I can review more soon!

Any home fragrances or candles that you recommend?

xoxo, K

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