If you’ve ever made (and more importantly, eaten!) yummy s’mores by the campside, you should already be salivating at the mere thought of this scented candle. (At least, this is what happened to me!)
I have been steering clear of Bath & Body Works for many months because my collection of 3-wick candles has grown to an embarrassingly large size. 😉
But one day, when I was browsing the stores with the guy I’ve been dating, we ended up ducking into that dangerous store of addictive aromas.
I made the mistake of smelling this Bath & Body Works Summertime S’mores Candle.
My guy also thought it was incredible, and well, to make a long story short, this candle (and another one) jumped into my hands and threatened to hold me hostage until I purchased it. (What choice did I have, right? Hehe!)
Also, when the cashier was ringing up my purchase, she noticed the freehand owl nail art I had on. Apparently she follows beauty blogs, so I told her about Swatch And Learn. She scribbled it down on a little piece of paper, and I wonder if she ever ended up visiting. 🙂
Bath & Body Works Summertime S’mores Candle Pictures
- Toasted marshmallow (Yes)
- Crackling campfire (Yes)
- Cream, rich vanilla (Yes)
- Name: Bath & Body Works Summertime S’mores Scented Candle
- Amount: 411 g (14.5 oz.)
- What I Paid: 2 for $30 CAD on sale (Regularly, they’re around $22.95 CAD each or so. Never buy them at the retail price. Seriously, the store has so many sales often that you won’t have to wait long for the price to drop.)
- Where to Buy: Bath & Body Works stores & Bath & Body Works website
Bath & Body Works Summertime S’mores Candle Review
The Summertime S’mores Candle from Bath & Body Works smells so delicious, the thought of tasting the wax may frolic in your mind, even for just a second.
It’s a light combination of sweetness from the marshmallow and creamy vanilla, but there’s still a detectable ‘campfire’ fragrance to it. So, instead of it coming across as candy, which the first two notes could come across as, the toasty nuance gives it a kind of earthiness that definitely will remind you of eating s’mores at camp. Very nostalgic!
If you liked the Slatkin & Co. Fireside Candle and enjoy marshmallow or gourmand scents, I think you’ll really enjoy this one, which bridges the two in a beautiful way. Both sides of the see-saw complement (instead of compete with) each other, so the aroma you get is balanced and has noticeable layers to keep it interesting.
Haha, if you’re a Bath & Body Works or Slatkin & Co. candle fiend like I am, you’ll probably remember the Slatkin & Co. Marshmallow Fireside Candle that came out in 2011. To me, Summertime S’mores is like the better version of that other candle. It could’ve just been my candle, but the Marshmallow Firesdie Candle I tried back then had such a weak scent. Summertime S’mores is light, but much more noticeable. Also, I find that the ‘fireside’ note is stronger in this one.
And, if you are really a candle addict, you’ll also remember the Slaktin & Co. S’mores Candle. (Yup, I tried that, too! Can you tell that I have a thing for anything that promises to smell like marshmallows?) That one had a distinct chocolate smell, which you won’t be able to detect in Summertime S’mores because the ‘fireside’ note takes its place.
Another thing worth mentioning is that sometimes candles with vanilla and woodsy scents can feel really heavy. This one’s actually light, so it’s great to use in the spring and summer.
In a small-to-medium space, I found that the scent throw was great. It filled the air with that yummy aroma, which made the place inviting and comforting. It wasn’t too strong, but it wasn’t so light that I had to look for the candle to make sure it was burning.
Burn, baby, burn! 😉
The Bath & Body Works Summertime S’mores Candle burned wonderfully. The wicks remained strongly lit for hours. (I typically left it burning for 3 to 4 hours straight, as recommended by the label on the bottom of the candle.)
It’s important that the first time you burn a candle, you allow the wax to melt into a pool that spans the diameter of the candle. Then, you can keep the candle lit to continue burning cleanly down, instead of what’s called tunnelling (e.g. the wax walls are higher, but the middle burns down). This is the best way to get more bang for your buck and not waste any wax.
Listen, I loved the Bath & Body Works Summertime S’mores Candle so much that I literally burned it for 3 to 4 hours for 4 days. I’ve almost finished half of this 3-wick candle! And the whole time, it burned evenly and cleanly. Very happy with its performance!
(I’m considering getting another one when there’s a sale. Right now, the Semi-Annual Sale is going on, but only some of the candles are marked down. Maybe later this one will go back on sale. Bath & Body Works always has a sale on these 3-wicks, so I just wait. Then, I strike like a fragrance cobra! What is that ‘amasssssssssing’ sssssscent? I musssst sssssmell it more! Haha!)
Since I didn’t notice the Bath & Body Works Summertime S’mores Candle in previous years, I think it’s a new scented candle that was just released for Summer 2013.
As with any of the seasonal scents at Bath & Body Works, you just never know if they’ll make a triumphant return the following year or not. Sometimes they do bring back popular favourites, but you can’t bank on it. So, if you adore this scent and think you’ll burn through one pretty fast, it may be worth stocking up when they have a sale.
Final Verdict: 10/10
The Summertime S’mores Candle by Bath & Body Works is exactly what I wanted all those other marshmallow candles to smell like! That’s why I’m giving it a perfect score – this is pure perfection to me!
When I burn this candle, I feel relaxed, and despite using it consecutively for 4 days, I didn’t get tired of the fragrance. That indicates a true winner, in my opinion!
If you’re a fan of sweet scents, but want a ‘fireside’ twist, you’ll really enjoy Summertime S’mores! Highly recommend it (as if you couldn’t already tell from all my gushing)! 😉
Off-topic note: One time, my friend and I were craving s’mores (who hasn’t?), and we had the ‘bright’ idea to use a candle to melt the marshmallow. Haha, don’t do that! We literally ended up setting the smoke detector off, and we panicked a little when our marshmallows caught on fire. We blew out the flames easily enough, but you should’ve seen us! She was fanning the smoke detector while I sprung to open the door and ventilate the area. Not worth potentially burning the place down – haha! So, if you crave s’mores, do it outside in the proper place or buy those little kits that help you make s’mores. Or, hey, maybe you can microwave the ingredients to get them soft, but they won’t have that toasted flavour. (Yes, I’ve thought about this a lot.)
Do you go camping? When was the last time you made s’mores? What are some other marshmallow-scented candles you’ve used?