Bath & Body Works Campfire Donut Candle Review!


It’s been a bit since I did a candle review. I haven’t been purchasing as many candles as I used to. I’m just very disappointed in the candles that Bath & Body Works has been putting out. I am so UNDERWHELMED this year by their fall and upcoming winter scents.

You guys! Fall and winter candles from Bath & Body Works are my life!! Okay. Not really. However, I do look forward to them and tend to go a bit crazy purchasing them. Not. So. Much. This. Year. *sigh* Then, throw in the fact of the price increase of these candles (that, in my opinion, are so not worth it for the amount of product you get)… and it’s all very disheartening. 


So I decided to give Campfire Donut a try since it was just released and B&BW was having a 2 for $24 sale.

Campfire Donut

  • Fragrance : Made with notes of Powdered Sugar, Glazed Donut and Cedarwood Essential Oil
  • 3 wick
  • 14.5 oz
  • Retails for $24.50


My Thoughts on this candle : So, I actually didn’t like the smell of this candle on cold sniff. I wasn’t picking up anything my nose thought was pleasant. I smelled no donut, no sweetness. I just picked up some of the essential oil and something else I can’t put my finger on.

That didn’t discourage me! I’ve had a few candles I hated on cold and almost passed up, but once burning they completely changed and fragrances I hadn’t smelled originally were strong and present while burning.

Once this started burning… I wasn’t sure what to think. A few reviews I watched said this candle smelled a lot like French Baguette (a B&BW candle from a few years ago) while, French Baguette wasn’t/ isn’t a favorite candle of mine, I did enjoy it. My husband loved that candle and we’d take trips to the B&BW outlet in CT just to stock up on them back when they had them, after regular B&BW stores around here discontinued them.

Many say they think think this candle smells like fresh baked bread and get a sweet scent from it mixed in. I don’t really get that at all. I smell some kind of yeast scent, a little hint of the powered sugar note, and then the essential oil… a lot! Maybe that is throwing me off from the candle? I don’t know. I do know, I don’t like this candle.

I burned it one more time just to confirm my thoughts. I think by the name of this candle I was expecting it to be more sweet, or greasy like Cinnamon Sugared Donut (which I love) this is nothing like that. I think the essential oil ruins it with that yeast note together. I honestly don’t know. All I do know is I don’t like this candle and I already returned it to the store.


The burn with this candle was okay, both times burning. The scent throw was kinda… ehh… I could smell it, but it wasn’t a powerful thrower for me. Maybe a 4… or 5 at the most?

I’ve heard a lot of people do like this candle and they’re picking up a sweetness that they love. I wish I could say the same. I love a good sweet candle!! (Basically all I buy)

What do you guys think? Did you pick this candle up? Is this something you’d try? I’d love to hear your thoughts. Let me know!

Thanks for reading! 🙂

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xo – Jenn


13 thoughts on “Bath & Body Works Campfire Donut Candle Review!

  1. You got me all excited when you mentioned French Baguette… that was my favorite of all time and I miss it! Overall sounds like this one is a dud. Have you smelled Caramel Pumpkin Swirl this year? It’s such a good sweet STRONG one when burning.

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  2. I didn’t see this one when I was there recently! I’d be really curious to smell it! I hate when their candles are disappointing because they are expensive. Luckily I normally love most of the ones I buy but once in awhile I get one that just doesn’t make the room scented like others do. Totally agree about Caramel Pumpkin Swirl being amazing and a strong scent! My place still smells like it when I wake up in the morning. Oh and I looooved Cinnamon Sugared Donut. I just finished a mini!

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    • A lot of people like this candle! I really wanted to be one of them. I don’t get any of the notes that they’re picking up! So many say it smells like warm bread or donuts! lol I wish mine smelled like that!! I’m all about sweet scents! Their candles have been disappointing. If they keep increasing their prices, but not how much product you get, I’ll probably stop buying them. 🙁 I love Caramel Pumpkin Swirl!! It is a fantastic scent and soo strong!! Love that!! Cinnamon Sugared Donut 😍😍😍 another great one!!! 💕💜💕


      • I love the sweet scents too! I bought the Pumpkin Cupcake recently too but I haven’t burned it yet. I just can’t resist those smells! I only buy the candles when there is a good sale going on, otherwise they’re way too expensive! They don’t last me long enough for that price.

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      • Pumpkin Cupcake is a great one. I usually pick up one or two of them every year! I agree, they’re not worth it at regular price. They’re starting to become not worth it to me with a sale either if they keep going up. I miss the days of the 2 for $20 sale! The $8 candle sale in December is usually a good deal though! 😍😍


      • Yankee Candle is another one I really like! I only buy them when they go on sale though! You can get a good deal on them, and they’re 22 oz of wax and smell great! They have a lot of different sales. I love the B2G2! Kohl’s also has some dupe B&BW candles. I’ve tried those and they’re pretty good as well! 😍😍


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