Ever since I was little, my first choice for a donut was always the Hawaiian. It was the one with icing and round rainbow sprinkles on top. Even if the sprinkles got stuck in between my teeth, I still loved it.
Hmm…I definitely had a thing for rainbows as a kid because I went for the Super Kid ice-cream flavour whenever we went to Baskin Robbins. (Usually we went to Dairy Queen, though.) And Rainbow Brite was one of my favourite cartoons.
My dad and brother would try different kinds of donuts. But my mom would always pick the Cruller, which, even to this day, I consider to be a classy choice.
The only time I got a sugared donut was when all my top picks were sold out. Even so, when I found out about the Slatkin & Co. Cinnamon Sugared Donut Candle, I had to try it.
Slatkin & Co. Cinnamon Sugared Donut Candle Pictures
- √ Crushed cinnamon
√ Vanilla cake donut
- Name: Slatkin & Co. Cinnamon Sugared Donut Scented Candle
- Amount: 45 g (1.6 oz.)
- What I Paid: 3 for $5 USD
- Where to Buy: Bath & Body Works website & Bath & Body Works store
Slatkin & Co. Cinnamon Sugared Donut Candle Review
This definitely has a bakery-type scent, but it doesn’t trump Frosted Cupcake. (If they made an eau de parfum of that, I would buy it in a heartbeat!)
It smells exactly like its namesake. I can detect the donut.
The sugar blends with cinnamon in such a way that it’s really muted. Normally when I smell something with cinnamon, the spice really jumps to the forefront and can even add sharpness to the top note.
But in this candle, the cinnamon plays nicely with the sugar and doesn’t try to steal the show. This makes the overall fragrance soft and pleasant. It’s not offensive or strong at all.
I feel that if you like this scent, you should buy the 14.5 oz. (3-wick) candle instead of this mini size. The scent isn’t strong enough to be noticeable enough with so little wax. Even if you just light this in a small room, I don’t think it works well if you use this size.
Here’s my rule of thumb: a faint scent requires a larger candle size, and a stronger scent still works in a small candle.
Like my other Slatkin & Co. candles, this one is no exception: it burns cleanly and evenly. This means that as long as you let it burn from edge to edge, the flame will melt the wax perfectly so you don’t get any tunnelling. Just be sure to trim the wick prior to every lighting for best results.
The mini size is so darn cute, and I like how it lets me test-drive a new scent without any commitment.
The picture on the front shows some donuts that went through the sugar war! If I ate a donut like that, I’m sure I’d get sugar all over my face…hehe!
The Cinnamon Sugared Donut candle is a new scent for fall, which most likely means it’ll only be available for a limited time. However, occasionally when a seasonal scent becomes extremely popular, Bath & Body Works will bring it back the following year.
If you really like this candle, I suggest you stock up on it now in case they don’t bring it back. Honestly, I haven’t heard too much hype about this scent, so its lack of popularity probably means it has a low chance of being brought back.
Final Verdict: 5.5/10
I’ve smelled yummier candles. It isn’t bad, but on a personal level, this scent didn’t move me. That’s why I gave it such a low score. I won’t be buying it again in any size.
What’s your favourite donut? Do you have any donut-scented candles? Does burning a gourmand candle make you hungry for the real thing?