Tuesday, February 5, 2013

My favorite Bath & Body Works candles


I mentioned in a blog post earlier that I might do a post on my favorite Bath & Body Works candles, so that's what I am doing right now. I've been obsessed with these candles for probably the past year or so, and I blame the addiction entirely on the Youtube beauty community. People over there always talk about these candles and how amazing they are, and as I am easily influenced by such things, I had to check them out. Where I live you don't have any access to a Bath and Body Works, so when I went to Toronto and NYC this summer, I might have gone a little candle-crazy... Okay, maybe a lot! And then I was hooked, so when the fall and winter scents came out, I had to get some of those as well. I pretty much love every candle that I have (which is good, since I picked them out and bought them..), but here are some of my absolute favorites. I also put B&BW's description of each candle next to the pictures.

Vanilla Snowflake
This delectable fragrance of creamy vanilla, winter mint and a touch of coconut evokes a dreamy snowflake filled day.
I love this candle! I know I said I love all of them, but this is one of my absolute favorites. When you first smell it, it can be a little overpowering and vanilla-y. But when you burn it you can really smell the mint and coconut in it, and mixed with the vanilla it makes this candle the most perfect, comfortable, cozy and warm scent ever. This is the candle I am currently burning, and as you can see I am getting to the end of it. I actually have another one of these at my parents' house though, so I'm good for a little while longer.


Mahogany Teakwood
The scents of fine woods - mahogany, cedarwood and oak - highlighted by delicate lavender and geranium notes conjure up an escape to a cozy library on a chill fall day.
I know that everybody says this, but it is because it is so true! This scent smells just like an Abercrombie & Fitch store. I really like how the A&F stores smell, so when I heard about this candle I had to check it out. I don't really know a better way to describe it. I'm sure most of you know the store smells, but if you don't, you should take a whiff next time you get the opportunity. We don't have A&F here either, so for me this smell kind of reminds me of going to London or NYC or any other city that has the store.


Leaves
A fragrance that embodies the richness of fall - with all of its colors and pleasures - featuring notes of golden nectar, ripe delicious apple and red berries.
This one is another one of the really well talked about ones. And for good reason as well. This candle smells so good! To me it smells kind of cinnamon-y and spicy, but at the same time fresh and a little bit fruity. I love that it is spicy and warm, but not too spicy. It is pretty much the perfect fall scent (that is amazing to burn the whole year round).





Mango Cilantro
I bought this candle in Toronto, and it does not have a description on the bottom, but on the website it says: Cool, crisp cilantro, juicy mango and fresh white nectarine.
This candle smells like summer to me. It obviously smells like mango, but not the overly sweet kind of mango. It has more of a fresh mango scent, if that makes sense? Maybe it is the cilantro (coriander), I don't know.. But I am usually not the biggest fan of mango scents, and I still love this candle!





Lavender Vanilla
A blend of two timeless scents - lavender and creamy vanilla - becomes unforgettable with touches of cedarwood, delicate jasmine and citrus. 
If you want to just relax and have a calming scent, this one is perfect. The description is pretty much right on and it is amazing. I think this would be a really good bedroom scent as it is so relaxing and calming.








Twisted Peppermint
A fragrance featuring merry and bright peppermint with touches of vanilla and sugary musk is the perfect companion for a very snowy day. 
As the candle is called Twisted Peppermint it is probably appropriate that it smells like peppermint, but I really don't know how else to describe it.. It's kind of cold and fresh and peppermint-y, and it's a different kind of scent than all the warm and sweet scents. I really like it a lot, but I do love peppermint, so no surprise there.





Pink Sangria
A refreshing island classic made with juicy raspberries, zesty mandarin and sugared grapes soaked in brandy. 
This (and the next one) is another one of the very summer-y scents. It makes me think of sun and beaches and bikinis and umbrella drinks and everything that has to do with summer when I smell it. It is crisp and smells a lot of citrus, and.. I feel like my lacking ability to describe scents is becoming more and more obvious as we go, but oh well. I am doing the best I can. It is a really good scent anyway!





Island Margarita
A tempting island favorite with mandarin, sweet mango and plum, highlighted with sweet tangelo and sandalwood.
This one is another one of my absolute favorites. It immediately takes me to summer (much like the previous one) and when I smell it I imagine being on a tropical island somewhere. It is sort of a soft kind of scent, if that is a thing. This one is also a citrus scent, but not as sharp as Pink Sangria is. I just really really like it.





Tiki Beach
A scent as warm as the sun! A luxurious blend of toasted coconut, vanilla musk and orchids brings the glamour of a resort-stay to you. 
This is most likely THE favorite. I absolutely adore this candle. I haven't heard that many people talk about it, maybe I've just been living under a rock, but I love it! I'm not really sure what it is? The description isn't something that would usually draw me in, but I can't stop smelling this candle. I think I've been on vacation somewhere and it smelled like this or something, because it just makes me so happy. As the description says, it smells like you're at a really luxurious resort at a tropical place, and if I ever go to a place that smells like this, I'm not sure I'll ever leave.


So that's all the candles I was planning on talking about today. I also have two candle holders, and I like to have something to put my candles in so that they don't stand out so much. Especially if I am burning a candle that don't go to well with the colors of the decorations around it. 


I hope this you found it semi-interesting to read about all these candles and my poorly description of them. What are your favorite candles? Or if you don't like candles, what are your favorite scents in general?

42 comments:

  1. YES! This is amazing. My fave is "Meet me in Tahiti"
    I love their candles with a badness
    xo

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    1. I haven't smelled that one, but I really want to! I am so mad that my country does not have a B&BW. My addiction is kind of extreme, but I love them :) xx

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  2. Vanilla snowflake is one of my favorites too! The scented oils are my favorite from BBW, they reek up the house just like I like it LOL

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    1. I love that scent :) I haven't tried the scented oils, but they sound really good! xx

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  3. Lovely blog! I'm crazy about candles, loved this post. Do you want to follow each others? :)
    xoxo

    Giulia

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    1. Thank you! Sure, following you now, your blog is really nice :)

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  4. omg yes! I love the mahogany one! it really does smell like A&F stores, which I absolutely love!
    xoxo,
    www.levoguecrystal.com

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    1. It does, doesn't it! I love it too, and I'm excited to burn my candle! Thanks for stopping by :) xx

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  5. Hey there,
    I've never heard of these before but they all look so lovely. Bet they smell divine too!
    Would love it if we followed each other, so let me know on my blog?
    Take care, Sarah x

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    1. Thanks for your comment on my blog, am now following you back :)
      Much love, Sarah x

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  6. I loveeeee candles and your post is really interesting to me! I usually go in TK Maxx and have a look what they sell because you never know what you will pick up. I do like a spiced smelling candle however xxx

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    1. Thank you so much! :) I also really like spicy candles, but I really like fresh and summer-y ones too :) xx

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  7. what a great post! i have the leaves candle, but i've smelled Mahogany Teakwood and Twisted Peppermint and the both smell good :) i am planning on posting a bunch of posts on my bath and body items sometime in the future :)

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    1. Thank you! :) I'm really excited to read about your products! I love pretty much everything from that store :) xx

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  8. Judt followed you back doll.

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  9. I really want to try Lavender Vanilla, great post!

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    1. Thank you :) I really like it, even though it's a little different than what I usually go for xx

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  10. I've never tried these candles before but loved these reviews!
    Your blog is great, I'm your newest follower :)
    Would love if you stopped by mine
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    1. Thank you so much for following! I'll definitely check out your site! :) xx

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  11. Interesting post! I've never used candles before unless there was a blackout haha but I'm too scared to have a candle in my room. Don't want my house to burn down or anything :/

    Also thanks for visiting my blog! Please join my giveaway if you're interested :)
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    1. Haha, I see what you mean. These candles are pretty safe though, because they are in the glass container. I really like them :) Heading over to your site next! xx

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  12. Love your blog! Maybe we could follow each other on bloglovin or GFC? Please leave me a comment or follow me and I will follow you =)

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    1. Thank you :) I'll check it out! :) xx

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  13. Great blog, and good post! Allready following your space! Hope you go by mine!

    http://toetictac.blogspot.com.es/

    My fav candel, Leaves! Just perfect for give a touch to the whole room! :)

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    1. Thank you so much for following! :) I'll definitely visit your blog! I love leaves too, it smells so good :) xx

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  14. Thanks so much for your comment on my blog. Following you now =)

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  15. Nice blog! I have a blog a bout skincare, you are more than welcome to take a peak.

    I am also following you, hopefully you can follow back!

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    1. Thank you for following! I will definitely check out your blog! :) xx

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  16. Such a lovely post, I like these pictures so much! :)

    Visit my blog? xx Miss Beatrix (http://missbeatrix.blogspot.com)

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  17. Great post. So many of them. :)
    Would you like to follow each other? Follow me if you want and I'll be happy to follow you back. :)
    http://jonnessa.blogspot.com

    xx
    Jonnessa

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    1. Thank you. I know, I can't help it :) Following you now. xx

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  18. I wish we had Bath and Body Works in Australia ! I'm so jealous, haha !

    http://nudeswings.blogspot.com/

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    1. Wish we had it here too, that's why I go a little crazy every time I get the chance. Haha. Love your blog btw! :) xx

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    2. To all our Australian Bath and Body Works Candle Lovers, I am so excited to announce that i will be importing Candles from the United States to Australia.

      CANDLE STOCK WILL ARRIVE IN MID-JAN 2014.

      Add: BathBodyWorksCandles Sydney on facebook
      https://www.facebook.com/bathnbodyworks.candles.9

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  19. Nice blog you have...wanna follow each other?
    please follow with GFC, just leave me a comment and I'll follow u back!
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  20. Lovely!
    Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog!
    x Hannah
    http://theadventurouslifestylelab.blogspot.be/

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  21. Aww I would love to be able to try out Bath & Body Works candles as I'm the same with the youtube community always talking about them :( Vanilla Snowflake sounds amazing!

    xx

    www.crimesofablonde.blogspot.co.uk

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