Sorry, but I have a soft spot for Fall and Summer.
I give you major kudos for hosting big holidays like Christmas and New Year’s Eve, though. They’re always huge hits! (People keep talking about them around the water cooler.)
I know that it’s really stressful and that you’re always so accommodating.
You make having snowball fights possible. Children thank you for school snow days. And I can’t ignore how artistic you are at painting a magical scene where the ground twinkles. (You really have a gift!)
But people feel that you often give them the cold shoulder when they try to warm up to you. We try to be your friend, but, sometimes it’s hard…like ice.
Now, I’m not asking you to change. You have so much going for you! All I’m asking is that you don’t blow snow in my face and that you don’t send a cold gust of wind up my jacket as I’m waiting for the streetcar. Once I’m inside and toasty, feel free to have a fiesta!
Your friend always,
P.S. No, I wasn’t talking to my Slatkin & Co. Winter Candle. I was talking to the season. That doesn’t make it any better, does it?
Slatkin & Co. Winter Candle Pictures
- √ Blend of shimmering pine, orange clove, crisp bay leaf & warm winter woods
- Name: Slatkin & Co. Winter Scented Candle
- Amount: 411 g (14.5 oz. – 3 wicks)
- What I Paid: 2 for $25 CAD (on sale – retails for $22.50 CAD each)
- Where to Buy: Bath & Body Works stores & Bath & Body Works website
Slatkin & Co. Winter Candle Review
If you’ve poked around at my other candle reviews, you’ll realize that this isn’t a fragrance that I’m usually drawn to. Bakery-type scents or cinnamon-pumpkin ones drive my nose crazy in the best possible way.
But when Bath & Body Works was having a sale and I swung by their store (which is usually dangerous for my wallet), I randomly picked up the Slatkin & Co. Winter Candle. (As I wrote in a previous post, I’m that person who smells tons of candles every time I go.)
To my surprise, I found myself falling in love with this crisp scent that wasn’t sweet or gourmand! It made me do a double sniff. Then another sniff. After that point, I looked around nervously before I gave it yet another sniff. (Maybe the wax was laced with something else…)
It’s difficult for me to describe this scent because I’m not as familiar with the notes, but I’ll do my best.
The most prominent note to me is the clove with a mix of bay leaf (but just a smidgeon), and I think that’s why I was drawn to it. It’s spicy and festive, but it isn’t cinnamon, which is more common.
After smelling it more thoughtfully (remember, I sniffed it several times like a weirdo), I could smell a touch of the pine. That also gives it a distinctly winter smell, and I think the name of this candle suits it perfectly.
This candle definitely makes me think of cold weather when the air’s fresh, but inside, you have something baking in the oven.
As for the woodsy scent, it’s there slightly, but it doesn’t seem as prominent like fresh balsam. Although there’s pine, I wouldn’t classify this fragrance as a green scent. It’s crisp, spicy, yet cozy without being heavy or sweet – very comforting!
Upon just a few minutes of burning it, I could already easily detect the fragrance in the room. It’s of moderate strength, so even though it works well in a small room, it also worked nicely in a larger area.
I was extremely pleased with the performance of the Slatkin & Co. Winter Candle! It had the thick white wicks, which burned strongly and consistently even the very first time I lit it. (The first time, I used it for 3 hours straight – and there were zero hiccups in performance during that time!)
The wax burned evenly and cleanly, so there was no tunnelling. This means that there’s no wasted wax like candles you sometimes get where only the middle seems to melt into a pool of wax, but the sides remain solid.
This one is only around for the winter, which makes sense. Haha, I can’t see myself wanting to burn this in the summer! Now, I haven’t paid attention to these type of scents before, so I’m not sure if the Winter candle is a recurring seasonal scent or not. (If you know, please let me know in the comments!)
Edit: One of my kind readers informed me that this is a recurring scent! YAY! So it should be back again next year. Good news!
Final Verdict: 9.5/10
If you want a candle that strays from your usual sweet offerings, I strongly suggest you give the Slatkin & Co. Winter Candle a try! It could pleasantly surprise you like it did for me.
This is perfect for those who want to experiment with a candle that has some pine notes, but who don’t want a straight-up pine or green scent.
What candle have you tried that surprised you? Are you a fan of tree scents? Do you enjoy the aroma of cloves?