I’ve had the Slatkin & Co. Passion Flower Candle since last year, but I’m only getting around to reviewing it now.
Instead of all the heavy or spicy scents that winter brought us, this spring scent is light and juicy. What a refreshing change!
It produces a nice fragrance, but I can’t say that it’s my favourite Slatkin & Co. scented candle. In fact, I had to “Bust” this candle. I’ll tell you why in this post.
What are some scents that remind you of the spring? Do you change your candles based on the season? Or do you hold onto your favourites all year long?
Slatkin & Co. Passion Flower Candle Pictures
Claims: TRUSTED, but Product: BUSTED
√ Passion fruit
√ Watery pear
- Name: Slatkin & Co. Passion Flower Scented Candle
- Amount: 411 g (14.5 oz.)
- What I Paid: 2 for $20 USD (on sale – retails for $19.50 USD or $22.50 CAD each)
- Where to Buy: Bath & Body Works stores & Bath & Body Works website (Currently only the small candle is available in the scent, but later on, I’m sure they’ll add the large candle as we get closer to spring.)
Slatkin & Co. Passion Flower Candle Review
The Slatkin & Co. Passion Flower scented candle from Bath & Body Works is very uplifting and juicy-smelling.
You can definitely smell fruits with a hint of pear. And there’s some sweetness blended in, which I assume is from the vanilla.
There’s something slightly sharp about the top note of the fragrance that adds life to the overall scent and makes it light-hearted instead of heavy.
The Slatkin & Co. Passion Flower Candle has a strong scent throw! After I just took the lid off, I could easily smell it! But while it’s strong, it isn’t overwhelming somehow.
Because of its strength, I would suggest that you use it in a larger room rather than a smaller one.
However, this strong scent throw only lasted for the first hour. (I’ll explain more in the section below.)
It has thin, white wicks, and while it burned well initially, after an hour, the wicks nearly put themselves out. This has rarely happened to me with Slatkin & Co. candles, so I was surprised.
Before I lit it a second time, I trimmed the wicks, but the same thing happened after about an hour.
When the wicks slowly die down, it severely affects the scent throw. It went from being highly scented to barely detectable.
I’m not sure if the wicks on this particular candle I got was defective, so please let me know if you bought this candle and if the same thing happened to you. I wonder if it’s a problem with the thin, white wicks. (Some other candles I have come with thick, white wicks.)
The candle I have features the design from last year’s packaging, which I actually prefer more than this year’s. This year’s has a flower in the background with really thick, green text on the front. It looks much plainer, but also more summery.
The Slatkin & Co. Passion Flower scented candle is already available, although online, this large size isn’t available yet. When we get closer to the spring, that’s when they’ll bring out all the items available in this scent.
Final Verdict: 4/10
Although I liked the fragrance, I had to subtract many points because if a candle’s wicks drown, it greatly influences how well the scent will carry. Unfortunately, the wick issue turned a scent that would’ve been very strong to one that was so weak.
Have you had drowning-wick problems with your candles? What candles have you been burning recently? Would you buy a candle just for the new packaging?