Slatkin & Co. Passion Flower Candle Review & Pictures

Slatkin & Co. Passion Flower Candle Review & Pictures Bath & Body WorksI’ve had the Slatkin & Co. Passion Flower Candle since last year, but I’m only getting around to reviewing it now.

Instead of all the heavy or spicy scents that winter brought us, this spring scent is light and juicy. What a refreshing change!

It produces a nice fragrance, but I can’t say that it’s my favourite Slatkin & Co. scented candle. In fact, I had to “Bust” this candle. I’ll tell you why in this post.

What are some scents that remind you of the spring? Do you change your candles based on the season? Or do you hold onto your favourites all year long?

Slatkin & Co. Passion Flower Candle Pictures

Slatkin & Co. Passion Flower Candle Review & Pictures Bath & Body Works

Bath & Body Works Slatkin & Co. Passion Flower Candle Review & Pictures

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Passion Flower Slatkin & Co. Candle Review & Pictures Bath & Body Works Review

Slatkin & Co. Passionflower Candle Review & Pictures Bath & Body Works

Claims: TRUSTED, but Product: BUSTED

Passion fruit
Watery pear

Key Notes

  • Name: Slatkin & Co. Passion Flower Scented Candle
  • Amount: 411 g (14.5 oz.)
  • What I Paid: 2 for $20 USD (on sale – retails for $19.50 USD or $22.50 CAD each)
  • Where to Buy: Bath & Body Works stores & Bath & Body Works website (Currently only the small candle is available in the scent, but later on, I’m sure they’ll add the large candle as we get closer to spring.)

Slatkin & Co. Passion Flower Candle Review


The Slatkin & Co. Passion Flower scented candle from Bath & Body Works is very uplifting and juicy-smelling.

You can definitely smell fruits with a hint of pear. And there’s some sweetness blended in, which I assume is from the vanilla.

There’s something slightly sharp about the top note of the fragrance that adds life to the overall scent and makes it light-hearted instead of heavy.

Scent Throw

The Slatkin & Co. Passion Flower Candle has a strong scent throw! After I just took the lid off, I could easily smell it! But while it’s strong, it isn’t overwhelming somehow.

Because of its strength, I would suggest that you use it in a larger room rather than a smaller one.

However, this strong scent throw only lasted for the first hour. (I’ll explain more in the section below.)


It has thin, white wicks, and while it burned well initially, after an hour, the wicks nearly put themselves out. This has rarely happened to me with Slatkin & Co. candles, so I was surprised.

Before I lit it a second time, I trimmed the wicks, but the same thing happened after about an hour.

When the wicks slowly die down, it severely affects the scent throw. It went from being highly scented to barely detectable.

I’m not sure if the wicks on this particular candle I got was defective, so please let me know if you bought this candle and if the same thing happened to you. I wonder if it’s a problem with the thin, white wicks. (Some other candles I have come with thick, white wicks.)


The candle I have features the design from last year’s packaging, which I actually prefer more than this year’s. This year’s has a flower in the background with really thick, green text on the front. It looks much plainer, but also more summery.

Seasonal Availability

The Slatkin & Co. Passion Flower scented candle is already available, although online, this large size isn’t available yet. When we get closer to the spring, that’s when they’ll bring out all the items available in this scent.


  • Pretty, uplifting spring scent

  • Thin, white wicks put themselves out, which negatively affected the scent throw

Final Verdict: 4/10

Although I liked the fragrance, I had to subtract many points because if a candle’s wicks drown, it greatly influences how well the scent will carry. Unfortunately, the wick issue turned a scent that would’ve been very strong to one that was so weak.

Have you had drowning-wick problems with your candles? What candles have you been burning recently? Would you buy a candle just for the new packaging?


8 thoughts on “Slatkin & Co. Passion Flower Candle Review & Pictures

    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Brittany!

      I really hope that yours will burn better than mine. Sometimes you can bring back the duds, so I’m still keeping the faith. Hopefully after more burnings, it’ll burn better.

      Glad you like the new layout. 🙂 One of my loyal readers, Vivian, was nice enough to volunteer to whip up the header and background! 😀 She’s amazingly talented, isn’t she?

  1. Jessica

    It’s a shame that the wicks didn’t work out because this sounded like a great scent! I’ve only had that ‘drowned wick’ problem when I cut the wick too close to the candle. However, it doesn’t sound like you did that, so I’m at a loss as to how the wicks could have burned themselves out. Maybe the thickness of the wick does make a difference.

    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Jessica!

      Yes, it is a lovely scent! I felt bad busting this product, but when the wicks perform so terribly, it ruins the candle. Hopefully this year’s version performs better. *Crosses fingers*

      I’m going to keep trying to use the candle. Sometimes problematic candles burn better after the 8th or so time. I’ve only tried it about 4 times, and the wicks refused to cooperate.

  2. Carmela

    That wick is definitely a bummer. I went to the last buy 1, get 1 free sale, but it was for smaller candles! I’d go through that in a day. Not worth the $$$. That’s too bad though, I was really looking forward to see how the strong scent worked for you.

    PS. We’ve amassed 3 Yankee candles (all from Winners) and 2 other candles that I’ve been using to (very effectively, if I may say so myself) banish unseemly kitchen smells. I blame you. 😛
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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Carmela!

      At least this candle is strong even when unlit. So even if I can’t get the wicks to burn properly, I suppose I can just use it in a smaller room with the lid off. :S But…I like to light my candles!

      WOW – 3 Yankee candles! 😀 Awesome – your Winners sounds like pure gold. Ever since you mentioned that you found Yankee candles there, I combed mine, but the only scents they had were ones that smelled like sandy sunscreen. Wish they had a cupcake one or some bakery scent.

      Hehehe, you’re welcome! 😉 I love being blamed for something like this!

      AHAH, I just read your two last sentences. It almost sounds like I created the nasty kitchen smell…hahahah!

      1. Carmela

        Well, it’s a candle so of course you’d want to light it! 😛

        Wow, really? I guess we get more stock or something. I can get you one if you like. Any scents you prefer? And would you like a big one (22oz) or something smaller? There were still a few last we were there (there was an orange-y scent I wanted but the hubby vetoed, lol). Let me know!

        Hahahaha, I had to read it again and I guess it could mean that too. Hahahaha!
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        1. Mary Post author

          Haha, that’s really generous of you, but I should really use up the ridiculous stash of candles I have in my closet. (I’m slowly working through them. :D)

          If you see how many Slatkin & Co. ones I have, it might scare you. Maybe some Hollywood producers will approach me for a movie deal…for a horror film. 😛


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