Cream-coloured pumpkins don’t get my attention as much as orange ones, so for the longest time, I didn’t try the Slatkin & Co. Creamy Pumpkin Candle from Bath & Body Works.
This is an immensely sweet candle that’s extremely heavy on the caramel. In fact, I’d go so far as to say that the name ‘Creamy Pumpkin’ is misleading since the pumpkin is overpowered.
If you’re not a fan of gourmand or candy-like fragrances, this will turn you off big time. But if you love scents that smell edible, you may very well fall in love with this scented candle!
Slatkin & Co. Creamy Pumpkin Candle Pictures
- √ Creamy caramel
√ Soothing warm cream
X Gingered pumpkin
- Name: Slatkin & Co. Creamy Pumpkin Candle
- Amount: 411 g (14.5 oz.)
- What I Paid: 2 for $20 USD
- Where to Buy: Bath & Body Works website and Bath & Body Works stores
Slatkin & Co. Creamy Pumpkin Review
This is one of those scented candles that what you smell in the jar is pretty similar to what you get when the candle is burned. The only difference is that when lit, the scent is intensified.
It’s a really heavy, strong caramel that is creamy, rich, and cozy. You really have to be a sugary-gourmand lover to enjoy this one. If not, you may find it cloying and nauseating. Fortunately for me, I really like this, and it doesn’t give me a headache despite it being super strong.
When the Creamy Pumpkin Candle from Slatkin & Co. is burning, it makes me want to eat those caramel squares or some kind of caramel dessert. Absolutely yummy and better than the name “Creamy Pumpkin” would suggest.
Oddly, I couldn’t detect any actual pumpkin! If there is any, the caramel knocks it out of the ring. It’s more caramel with a vanilla cream than anything else. It doesn’t smell like a pumpkin pie to me.
The scent throw is incredible! After just lighting it for a short time, it already filled my living room with a strong fragrance. I think because of the intensity, it’s best for medium to large rooms. It may be too heavy for small rooms.
The wicks burned well, and the wax melted evenly, so I have no complaints about this candle. Very pleased with its performance!
I like Slatkin & Co. scented candles because their packaging is very simple and elegant. They’re not tacky, so I don’t mind having them on display. They usually feature a pretty image on the front and have a ‘rubberized’ lid that helps seal in the fragrance when you’re storing them.
This candle is a recurring fall scent. It was around last year, and unless they change things up, it will probably come back next fall.
Final Verdict: 8.5/10
If you feel a need to satisfy your sweet-tooth craving, this candle may very well do the trick! But for those who are sensitive to sweet scents, this is a warning: it’s heavvvvy and oh-so-sugary! Mmm…I like it a lot, but it still doesn’t top Frosted Cupcake for me. (This is far sweeter than Frosted Cupcake.)
Do super sweet candles give you a headache or make you smack your lips? Or do you like clean scents better than the gourmand variety? What’s your favourite scented candle?