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.
- 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!
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xo – Jenn