Is the mere mention of pumpkin pie enough to make you salivate? Do you like sweet fragrances like caramel?
If so, you’ll probably like the Pier 1 Imports Creamy Caramel Pumpkin Candle as much as I do!
It’s so delicious-smelling that if you didn’t know it was a candle, you might think something scrumptious was baking in the oven. Seriously! Remind yourself not to eat the wax…
Had it not been for my sweet friend, Carmela, I may have never experienced this yummy fragrance! Big thank you!
Pier 1 Imports Creamy Caramel Pumpkin Candle Pictures
- √ Richly scented
√ Creamy caramel pumpkin
- Name: Pier 1 Imports Creamy Caramel Pumpkin Richly Scented Candle
- Amount: 134.7 g (4.75 oz.)
- What I Paid: Nothing! (My friend, Carmela, from Polished Indulgence gave this to me as a gift! It was so thoughtful! 😀 She knows that I’m a pumpkin addict.)
- Where to Buy: Pier 1 Imports store (Although, it may no longer be available.)
Pier 1 Imports Creamy Caramel Pumpkin Candle Review
The Creamy Caramel Pumpkin Candle by Pier 1 Imports is like a dessert fragrance because it’s really sweet and rich. If you’re not a fan of heavy scents, forget about this one! But I enjoy the cozy quality of these kind of aromas – really warms up your home and makes it smell like you’ve been baking.
I actually think that this candle should be named “Pumpkin Pie Harvest Affair” or something like that because it’s more accurate. What I pick up immediately is ‘pumpkin pie’. As for the affair, well, I firmly believe in committed relationships, however, the scent of this candle’s so good, it feels like you’re somehow cheating. 😉
It’s kind of crazy how they captured even the pie crust. You know that smell you get after you’ve just baked a pie? The crust has that slight sweetness that’s different than the sweetness from the pumpkin. That’s what I can detect. It’s exactly the smell you get when you open the oven and take out your pie.
I also can smell a blend of caramel and apple mixed in with the pumpkin, and I think that’s what makes the pumpkin smell fresh instead of stale.
This is the first Pier 1 Imports scented candle that I have ever tried, and I’m quite pleased with its scent throw. When they say it’s a “richly scented candle”, they weren’t exaggerating. It fills a small room about 30-40 minutes after it’s lit.
Everything got the A+ up to this part of the report card. According to the instructions, you’re not supposed to burn it for longer than 3 hours at a time. I burned it for 2 hours.
With my Slatkin & Co. candles, that’s long enough for the flame to provide enough heat so the wax burns evenly and doesn’t tunnel. Unfortunately, the Pier 1 Imports Creamy Caramel Pumpkin scented candle tunnelled – i.e. the wax melted downwards from the middle, and the edges didn’t melt much.
I like the scent of this candle a lot, so it’s a shame that any wax would be wasted. I’m thinking that once I get down near the bottom, maybe I can use a knife to scrape the wax from the edge toward the middle. Would that work? I’m spoiled, so I’ve never used a candle that tunnelled. Some people probably would use a warmer, but I don’t own one.
It comes in an autumnal tin with a slide-on lid. I like the picture – it screams fall to me!
Also worth noting is that after burning it for 2 hours, I did pick up the candle with my bare hands (to see if the metal got hot). It wasn’t really hot, and I was able to handle it without gloves or a towel.
Obviously this is a fall scent, and it’s probably only available in the fall. However, I’m not sure if it’s still available because I don’t shop at Pier 1 Imports much. If you can find it, I think it’s worth bringing home because it’s a delicious scent.
Final Verdict: 8/10
I wanted to give this candle a 9.5/10 because of the fragrance, but due to the tunnelling, I had to dock points. I really hope that I can scrape the wax and use every bit of it. If not, it’s such a shame!
A huge thank you again to Carmela! 😀 This is an awesome candle, and it’s different than all the other ones I’ve tried, too. (If you haven’t checked out her site, you know you want to. :P)
Have you ever bought any candles from Pier 1 Imports? Are you ready to enter the holiday season, or are you hanging onto the fall? Do you burn candles or prefer warmers?