Since discovering the handy dandy revelation that are US to UK mail forwarding services, I have become obsessed with Bath and Body Works candles. OBSESSED, I tell you. Whilst I appreciated the all-Pumpkin-everything in their Fall collection, it was their Winter holiday themed ones that I really looked forward to. When they had a Buy One Get One Free offer, I bought a few of the large candles and had them shipped over. Here are my picks!
White Woods, Pine Needles, Sparkling Clementine, Spiced Clove
Honestly- this smells like Orange flavour San Pellegrino.
…which is good!
It’s not what you’d expect for a Winter scent- it’s light and citrusy, with the tiniest hint of pine and wood to keep it seasonal. I don’t get any clove scent at all- which is good, because I find clove overpowering. Despite being a light and zingy scent, this works for Winter. The clementine and pine needle mix makes it festive enough to use for this time of year.
Crisp Red Apple, Green Fig, White Birch, Cedar
Now, this candle was a wild card pick. As I browsed the Bath and Body Works website, the description for Autumn Day just sounded so nice even though it was the winter themed ones I was after. It caught my eye after I saw that it had fig in it, and I love fig based scents.
There is definitely a mix of both the apple and fig and a small hint of cedar. It’s fresh and delicately fruity, without being overly sweet- so yes. This one was right up my street!
WARM APPLE PIE
Baked Granny Smith Apple, Melted Brown Sugar, Flaky Homemade Crust
Ahhhh, Warm Apple Pie. This is my number one favourite scent of all Bath and Body Work candles. It smells exactly what it says on the tin- like hot buttery pie crust and apples. I can’t get enough of it and it’s crazy weird how it smells just like a freshly baked pie.
It’d be great to light when you have people come over, to create a cosy, hygge atmosphere. Perfect for all weather really! (and maybe even more so during GBBO!)
Toasted Marshmallow, Smoldering Woods, Fire Roasted Vanilla, Crystallised Amber
Right. I was a little bit wary when I added this to the basket. Marshmallow Fireside has rave reviews online that piqued my curiosity, but I was worried it would smell too sweet and sickly- a big no no for me.
Whilst it is sweet scented, it wasn’t as strong as I feared. There’s a definite toasted marshmallow scent and I can pick up the vanilla too. I didn’t detect any amber smell but there is a smoky undertone to the candle. I think I’ll get the full picture when I light this candle. Jury’s still out on this one, but I’m optimistic.
UPDATE! After burning this, I fell in LOVE with this candle. It isn’t overly sweet, and is just so addictive. 9/10
SILVER PINE AND CEDAR
Silver Pine Needle, Clear Mountain Air, Cedarwood, Bay Leaf, Fir Balsam
Silver Pine and Cedar was another random pick from me and I’m SO glad I did because this is maybe my second favourite scent after Warm Apple Pie!
It has a nice authentic pine scent to it. Some pine products smell like Toilet Duck to me, but this one smelt natural. I don’t know about the ‘clear mountain air’ but the cedarwood and fir balsam is subtly in there. However, what makes this candle a winner for me, is the Bay Leaf.
I know- Bay Leaf? But if you are a fan of Jo Malone’s Blackberry and Bay or even Diptyque’s Baies scents then you will enjoy this one too. The sweeter smelling elements combined with the bay leaf is just fresh and sophisticated.
Smoked Cedar, Clove Buds, Warm Rich Embers
Oh dear. Fireside. I had such high hopes for this candle! If a person could embody a candle, then Fireside would be that guy who thinks he’s really smooth, possibly drives an Audi TT and probably with the music volume turned all the way up.
What I was hoping for was a smoky, woodsy smell but what I got hit with was a noseful of cologne from a teenage boy’s bedroom. It’s a massive no from me.
Verdict: ZERO /10