Bath & Body Works Campfire Donut Candle Review!

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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.  Continue reading

Best Candle Of The Summer? Bath & Body Works Berry Waffle Cone

IMG_3452I’m always enthusiastic when I hear Bath & Body Works (Or Yankee Candle) has released a new bakery/ sweet/ foodie type of scented candle. After all, those are my kind of candles. Pretty much the only type of scents I tend to buy, with a few exceptions every now and then.

I’ll be honest, I’m pretty much out of the loop when it comes to B&BW or candles in general right now. I typically buy fall and winter candles. I’m not into spring, floral, heavy perfume scents, so I usually stay away.

I heard about this candle, you guessed it… on Instagram. It was floating around and many people were declaring this candle, “The best candle of the summer.” It is a bakery based candle and you know that caught my attention right away. Continue reading

Sonoma Candle Review

IMG_0382Typically, when I buy candles I mainly stick to Bath & Body Works, Yankee Candle, Candles By Victoria, an occasional candle from Goose Creek . I actually haven’t really ventured out much when it comes to candles. I have my favorite companies and tend to stick with them.

So it should be no surprise that I’ve never tried Sonoma candles before. I don’t usually shop at Kohl’s (that’s where I picked these up. I’m unsure if they sell them at other stores or if it’s strictly limited to Kohl’s only.)

What caught my eye with these candles was the packaging. I really was drawn to the labels and the wax colors, (peach and pink for the Peach Gelato and Pink Velvet Cupcake) We all know I’m a sucker for packaging! I also really loved the names. Cake Pop, Peach Gelato, Pink Velvet Cupcake. I love sweet scents (as you know) so these were very intriguing.

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Bath & Body Works Sweet Cherry Pie 3 Wick Candle Review

img_9655Bath & Body Works Sweet Cherry Pie is a candle I know many people love. I’ve seen the comments on Instagram about people stocking up on this candle. It was a candle I heard about a while ago before it was being released. I heard many people were anxiously awaiting this candle.

Me? Well you know I’m not big on B&BW candles after the holiday/ winter candles disappear. I don’t buy many spring or summer B&BW candles because none of them interest me. I’m not into summer scents really. I hate floral notes. I do like fruity notes, however, I feel Bath & Body Works falls short in comparison (to their fall and winter candles) when it comes to their spring and summer collection. It’s just not my thing.

Now, if we’re talking about gourmand, bakery, delicious, sweet smelling candles that they happen to come out with… well, then you’ve got my attention… and most likely my money.  Continue reading

Candles By Victoria Scent Shots

img_9219Candles By Victoria is a company I’ve been ordering from for a couple of years now. I think I first found them from someone in a candle group, who mentioned how much they loved their candles and wax.

I was instantly drawn to them once I saw their dessert candles! I’m a huge bakery and foodie type scent lover. For a while I was really addicted to realistic dessert candles. I couldn’t find many companies who specialized in those type candles, until I found CBV. Continue reading

Candle Empties

imageI burn candles daily so you can imagine that I go through a lot of them. I didn’t want this post to be extremely long, so I’ve cut my empties down to just six that I’m going to show you. I included three Yankee Candle scents, as well as three Bath & Body Works scents.

Since Bath & Body Works candles are a faster burn at just being 14.5 oz (compared to a 22 oz large jar Yankee) I tend to go through a ton of those ones regularly. It’s another reason I buy a lot of Bath & Body Works candles & try and stock up on them. I do like the style of Bath & Body Works candles. They’re easy to store, convenient, and most are pretty cute. I just wish they had a larger size than 14.5 oz. Maybe large tumbler style candles like Yankee has? That would be nice and different if they added something like that to their collection. Especially with the rumors of their candle prices going up again! I kinda like that idea. It would be nice if we saw something like that for 2017. Give us a little more for our buck!

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Yankee Candle Strawberry Cheesecake Review+Pics

imageYankee Candle Strawberry Cheesecake retails for $27.99 and is a returning treasure (which means it won’t be around for a long time) This candle was new to me, as I had never seen it before. I was interested in it so I picked it up.

I love foodie scents. Bakery, gourmand, vanilla, yummy goodness. Those are the kinds of candles I love to smell and want my house to smell like. When I first saw this candle I was a little hesitant because it says, Strawberry Cheesecake… I don’t know about you, but I’m not much of a fan of cheesecake notes. I think for most of them they smell like soured milk. It’s usually so potent that it overpowers the rest of the candle for me and I have to put it out immediately. I usually end up giving that candle away or exchanging it for one I like that doesn’t make me sick. (Scentsy makes a beautiful Blueberry Cheesecake melt that I love and is my favorite.) Continue reading

Bath & Body Works $8.50 Candle Sale Haul

imageOn Saturday, Bath & Body Works had their annual $8.50 candle sale on 3 wick candles. If you’re as obsessed with their candles, like I am, this is the sale you most look forward to. These candles typically retail at $22.50 (though I never purchase them at full price) the sale is such a good one, it’s hard to pass up. Realistically, I probably should pass it up. I have a ton of candles and don’t need anymore… but I burn candles daily so I go through them fairly quickly. It’s not like I have a room full of candles that go unburned and I’m just hoarding them all. That’s what I tell myself anyway, to justify buying more. Same goes with makeup. 🙂 It could be worse, right? Continue reading

Current Bath & Body Works Candles I’m Loving!

imageIt’s no secret that I’m a big fan of Bath & Body Works candles. I buy them whenever they’re on sale and burn them year round. I’ve been a fan of their candles for about five years now. Are they the perfect candle? Far from it. Do they have wick issues and the occasional non throw issues? Of course. I can get past it enough to continue buying them. Their fall and winter candles are my favorite! If you’re a Bath & Body Works candle fan (and you pay attention), you’ll often find lots of returning repackaged candles that are renamed something different. The candle still smells exactly the same… it’s just a completely different label and title. In some ways that’s a good thing. Say they’ve “discontinued” a candle you really loved, you might get lucky the following season with it returning- just named and repackaged something completely different. For example one of the candles I love currently, ‘Maple Cinnamon Pancakes’ is my favorite candle from a couple of years ago they discontinued- ‘Pumpkin Caramel Latte’ Completely different names, but exact same scent notes in each of them. Continue reading

Yankee Candle Haul!

imageI couldn’t pass up another trip to Yankee Candle. The sale of B2G2 free is still going on until November 23. I did a B2G2 and BOGO (which ended either today or yesterday) for a total of six candles. I went in just to look… (yeah, right) I was expecting to find more candles that I’d be interested in, but the candles I did pick up were “backups.” Basically ones I already own that I love and like to have an extra of for when they’re no longer in stores. The only except was ‘Apple Butter’ that was a new one for me. I’ve never burned it before.

I really haven’t kept up on all the Yankee “news” and what’s been happening so I guess I was kinda hoping for some new candle goodies. New scents for the winter/ holiday season. Other than the new Cookie Swap collection I picked up last time, nothing was really too new. I saw Christmas candles, lots of returning ones from past years, but I’m not a big fan of those. I like bakery, foodie smells. I’m also not a huge fan of peppermint scents. Some can be very nice, but I’m not much of a fan of the ones Yankee puts out. Cherries On Snow is a good one, but I wasn’t feeling it today so I decided to pass on that.

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imageScent descriptions according to YankeeCandle.com

  • Apple Butter – The creamy, inviting aroma of tart apples sweetened with sugar, ground cinnamon and allspice.
  • Vanilla Bourbon – A traditional warm-me-up on a cold winter’s day– a mug full of something steaming topped with a layer of thick vanilla cream and laced with a dash of strong bourbon.

 Fragrance Notes:
Top: Apple
Mid: Nutmeg, Clove
Base: Vanilla, Bourbon, Brown Sugar

Top note is the initial impression of the fragrance, middle note is the main body of the scent and base is its final impression.

  • Berry Truffle – The mouth-watering fragrance of fresh berries, tangy and sharp, nestled on a white bed of soft vanilla cream—delicious!Fragrance Notes:Top: Raspberry
    Mid: Strawberry; Blueberry
    Base: Vanilla, Cream, Sugar

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  • Caramel Apple Cake – Rich caramel and vanilla frosting surrounds apple cake perfection-sugary sweet and finished with crunchy nuts.

Fragrance Notes:

Top: Apple
Mid: Vanilla, Clove, Caramel
Bottom: Praline, Sugar

  • Peach Cobbler – Peaches, from the farmer’s market, perfectly baked with cinnamon and honey sugar.

 

Fragrance Notes:

Top: Peach, Tropical, Nutmeg
Mid: Cinnamon, Mulled Peaches
Base: Vanilla, Honey Sugar, Cream

  • Sugar & Spice – A mouthwatering swirl of cinnamon, buttery vanilla, and sugar crystals all baking together—guaranteed to fill your home with smiles.Fragrance Notes:Top: Sugar Crystals
    Mid: Clove, Nutmeg, Cinnamon
    Base: Butter, Vanilla

imageThe Balsam & Cedar room spray is my husbands. He loves Christmas(y) scents. I can only take them in small doses. The Christmas Cookie scent is mine and smells similar to Vanilla Cupcake from Yankee. Either way, it smells yummy! I love these room sprays over the Bath & Body Works ones because while these are strong, they’re not as powerful as the Bath & Body Works ones. I want strong fragrance sprays, but not to the point where it chokes me up and is overpowering. I find the B&BW ones to be just too much. These ones are nice because they’re strong, but not very heavy. It’s a nice balance. These retail at $7.99 each! I find that a bit crazy for such a small product. Personally I wouldn’t pay almost $8 for this- and I don’t! I get these when they’re on sale or I go to my Yankee Candle outlet and purchase them for a cheaper price. I’m not sure how long the sale is going on for these, but I paid $4.00 each. Much better than $8!

As I mentioned, all of these candles (with the exception of Apple Butter) I have burned in the past. These are a few of my favorites. I love the scent on every single one of these and get a good throw with them all. For the most part, all of them fill a room with their fragrance. Peach Cobbler is a bit light in scent and is the least powerful of them all, but I adore this scent. I love it so much! While it is quite light, what I do smell from it keeps me buying more and more of them. I do wish it was super powerful because it is such a sweet beautiful smell. I’d recommend all these scents, especially if you’re into food/ bakery notes. These are fantastic and I pick up multiple backups for when I run out.

Have you guys tried any of these scents before? Picked up anything at the sale? Let me know!

Thanks for reading! 🙂

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