When was the last time you had a caramel apple? For me, it was probably when I was in grade school…grade 3 or 4!
In class, we made caramel apples by melting down the caramel squares and coating the apples. It was really yummy! Not sure why I haven’t made or eaten one since.
I picked up the Slatkin & Co. Caramel Apple Candle for nostalgic reasons.
Sometimes apple scents can be really tart and strong, which unfortunately gives me a major headache. But I thought that the blend of caramel would soften the apple to my liking.
In the container, it smelled soft and delicious. But how did it fare when I burned it? There’s only one way to find out!
Slatkin & Co. Caramel Apple Pictures
- √ Golden apple
√ Brown sugar
√ Creamy caramel
√ Vanilla cream
? Anjou pear
- Name: Slatkin & Co. Caramel Apple Scented Candle
- Amount: 411 g (14.5 oz.)
- What I Paid: 2 for $20 USD
- Where to Buy: Bath & Body Works stores (didn’t see it on their website anymore)
Slatkin & Co. Caramel Apple Review
Bath & Body Works says that the Caramel Apple Candle by Slatkin & Co. is a blend of golden apple, brown sugar, and creamy caramel with Anjou pear, nutmeg, and vanilla cream.
I’m not sure what Anjou pear smells like, so I can’t identify it. But I think they’re right about the apple, sugar, caramel, and vanilla. Unfortunately, I didn’t get any nutmeg from it.
What I enjoyed about this scent is that while you get the crispness of the apple, it isn’t tart or the showstopper. It shares the limelight with the caramel, vanilla, and sugar. And I think the sweet notes keep the apple from being overpowering. Overall, I really enjoyed this combination because it’s delicious-smelling and sweet, which are my favourite kind of fragrances.
I think this is a great candle if you like the smell of apples, but don’t want something that is predominantly apples. And you really have to be a fan of caramel to get down with this candle.
Compared to other candles by Slatkin & Co. that I’ve tried in the past, I felt like the scent throw on the Caramel Apple candle was light to moderate. You can definitely detect the aroma wafting in the room, but it doesn’t hit you in the face with neon fists.
Normally I’ve had good luck with my Slatkin & Co. candles’ performance. Usually they burn evenly, so there’s no tunnelling or wasted wax. With this one, I got a little troublemaker. (I understand that wick issues vary from candle to candle.)
After about 30 minutes of burning the candle, one of the three wicks burned really low. This impacted the scent throw, I’m sure. After about 1.5 hours, two of the three wicks burned really low. That left just one wick burning strongly.
The first time you burn any candle, you’re supposed to burn it long enough so that the wax melts from edge to edge. This prevents tunnelling. But since I had some wick issues, it took me about 2 hours or so to do this.
Sometimes you can correct problematic wicks with repeated use. We’ll see if I can do that to this one.
The Caramel Apple candle by Slatkin & Co. is a fragrance that came out in the fall. I know they had it last year, so this is probably a seasonal scent that’s going to come out again next fall.
It used to be available online, but it’s not listed anymore. They might put it back up, but if not, check your local store – they might have some left.
Final Verdict: 7/10
I recommend the Slatkin & Co. Caramel Apple Candle to those who enjoy soft apple scents that aren’t tart or really strong. It’s really sweet, too, so if you’re more interested in a fresh, crisp apple-type fragrance, this won’t fit the bill.
Have you tried any apple-scented candles? What’s your favourite apple dessert? When was the last time you ate a caramel apple?