I think you can tell by now that I love Slatkin & Co. candles! 😉 And I’m pretty big on food fragrances. The more realistic the scent, the more I burn it.
Quite some time ago, I purchased the Slatkin & Co. Gingerbread Candle from Bath & Body Works during one of their awesome sales. (Their candles always go on sale, so I can never justify ever paying the retail price.)
Some people may have been disappointed with this because it’s not strong like fresh gingerbread, but I absolutely love it! It smells more like a ginger cookie to me, so it gets the thumbs up from me.
Plus the packaging is extra special, but I’ll get into that in my review.
Slatkin & Co. Gingerbread Candle Pictures
Slatkin & Co. Gingerbread Candle Swatches
- √ Smells of spicy ginger, rich buttercream & brown sugar topped with whipped vanilla frosting
- Name: Slatkin & Co. Gingerbread Scented Candle
- Amount: 411 g (14.5 oz. – 3 wicks)
- What I Paid: 2 for $20 USD (online sale – Retails for $19.50 USD / $22.50 CAD each)
- Where to Buy: Bath & Body Works store & Bath & Body Works website
Slatkin & Co. Gingerbread Candle Review
Hold onto your wax, ladies! This is a candle that makes me want to bake cookies – ginger cookies, to be exact! You get the spiciness of the ginger very clearly, but it isn’t sharp. I love how the sugar and vanilla blend in and soften the ginger.
When I smell this, I don’t think of gingerbread, which would be a stronger scent. But I’m not disappointed at all because I really enjoy the scent, and it’s ginger-y enough for me. It’s more like a ginger cookie.
The Slatkin & Co. Gingerbread scented candle is one of those candles that if someone didn’t know you were burning it, they’d think that you have something yummy in the kitchen!
If you’re looking for a bakery-type scented candle that’s different than Slatkin & Co.’s usual offerings, this is the one I’d recommend you try.
After burning the Gingerbread candle by Slatkin & Co. for just a few minutes, I could already detect the fragrance in the air! It has great scent throw – not too strong, but not faint at all. It’s of moderate strength, and it’s the type of throw that’s cozy and not intrusive.
During my initial use, the wicks started out strong and then gradually the flames got weaker (but didn’t extinguish themselves) after a couple of hours. After my subsequent uses and regular wick trimmings between uses, the flames were consistently strong.
I’m very pleased with its performance because as with most Slatkin & Co. candles, the wax burned evenly, so there’s no wasted wax. You get your money’s worth.
It’s a new holiday fragrance for this year, so there’s a chance that it may not be brought back next year. If you’re curious about trying it, you should purchase it before the holidays or you may miss out.
The label on this one is a little different than that on most candles by Slatkin & Co. It features this cool holographic effect that makes the design seem more festive – really fun!
Final Verdict: 9.5/10
As long as you like ginger cookies and aren’t looking for a true gingerbread scent, I highly recommend this scented candle! It has a different spiciness than all my other candles, so it stands apart in my Slatkin & Co. candle collection. (My other spicy candles usually have cinnamon, not ginger.)
Would you prefer a true gingerbread scent, or does the ginger-cookie scent still make you happy? Do you like the holographic effect on the label, or is it too immature to you? What are some holiday candles you’ve been burning lately?