Bath & Body Works is one of my favourite shops for everything bath and pamper related, however it’s so annoying that it’s an American brand that you can’t get anywhere here in the UK! Whenever I’m holidaying in America, naturally, I have to stock up on my favourite products to get my B&BW fix. Our recent trip to New York was no different, and their amazing autumnal collection of 3 wick candles drew me in to the Lexington Avenue store straight away. I initially thought that 2 candles would suffice my needs, but that was before I was told about the Buy 2 Get 2 Free offer they had in store… Bye bye dollars! It’s quite funny actually that I was so excited by this offer that it didn’t even cross my mind how on earth I was going to get them home until after I made my purchases!
Bath & Body Works know how to create some of the best smelling candles ever, and at around $25 each full price (bearing in mind they’re large 3 wick candles) they’re not too expensive considering how strongly and amazingly scented they are! They also last a really long time and burn evenly all the way down, so you get the most out of your candle. To top it all off, they have the most cutest packaging where the design is completely different with each scent – and as you know, packaging is always something that draws me in when buying a product. The aroma these candles give off completely fill a room and are perfect for dull evenings and dark nights, and it was no surprise that as a lover of Autumn, all four of my candles of choice were Autumn inspired!
Although Halloween has now been and gone, I’m still burning this fave of mine. I’m not joking when I say there were sooo many pumpkin based candles to pick from in the store, all slightly different varieties each with a different twist. This one has got to be the most classic autumnal and festive scent of the lot, with the strong smell of cinnamon hitting your nose and just making you feel so cozy. There are so many pumpkin scented candles and products out nowadays from all different brands, but I find most give off quite a dull or obviously false smell – unlike this Bath & Body Works one which I knew would not let me down! As a bonus the warm, spicy tones in this one last what feels like forever, even after it’s been blown out.
OK so the cutest name (and packaging design) award goes to Sweater Weather – how adorable?! The fresh scent this candle gives off definitely matches its name. With notes of juniper berry, sage and fresh wood, this crisp, homely candle gives you all the cozy autumnal feels… you just want to grab that sweater and cuddle up when this is burning. This candle has such a unique, fresh smell and isn’t too sweet, so it makes me feel so calm especially if I’m burning it just before I go to bed (which I’m doing right now as I write this!). It’s just perfect for this time of year.
Simple and to the point with the name of this one – Autumn. I’m not sure what I was expecting when I first smelt this but just going by the name, I was thinking maybe something quite leafy/earthy? I was pleasantly surprised when the main note I was picking up was crisp apple! The other fragrance notes are fir, eucalyptus and fig. These three I pick up a little while after the initial apple scent hits me, and they all work well together. This is a lovely fresh candle for Autumn days.
Saving my favourite out of the four until last – Bath & Body Works, you have absolutely smashed this one! I remember as soon as I smelt this in store, it went straight in the bag and was the first candle I knew I needed to purchase and take home with me. I don’t know how they get the scent so right, but a perfect balance of smokey, burning campfire, and sweet, toasting marshmallow dance around your nose. With the two tones working perfectly together, I’m still amazed at how they can create an artificial aroma so successfully that it just smells so realistic! You close your eyes and you honestly feel as if there’s a real fire toasting sweet, gooey marshmallow right in front of you.
I just love these candles so much, and if you haven’t ever used them before I 100% recommend buying them whenever/however you can! I’ve always got mine from the USA, but if you’re not going anytime soon I think you can get some from Ebay, and also have a look on Facebook as there are some UK B&BW Facebook groups you can buy from. (You’re welcome!)