Candle Review: BOATHOUSE ROW by BATH & BODY WORKS

     Hi guys! So this week I thought it would be fun to shake things up a little and review a different kind of product. This is my first official candle review, and I hope you enjoy it!

Bath & Body Works Boathouse Row

Bath & Body Works Boathouse Row

     The candle I’m reviewing is the 4 oz Boathouse Row by Bath & Body Works (pictured). This candle is part of their Lakeside Summer collection, which features other fragrances such as Watermelon Lemonade and Mahogany Teakwood (which, as I’m sure you’ve heard, apparently smells like Abercrombie & Fitch cologne). My friend Noa and I were at a Bath & Body Works store a few months ago and they already had a few of these guys in the back – I guess to test how well they would sell. There and then I fell in love with the two candles that I’ve bought so far from this collection: Boathouse Row and Summertime S’mores (stay tuned for that review!).

     The packaging for Boathouse Row is just like that of any B&BW candle – a thick, sturdy glass jar with a shiny, mirror-like lid. The front label of this one sports a green cabin with paddles hung on the front, with the words BOATHOUSE ROW / BATH & BODY WORKS / SCENTED CANDLE in white font. The wax on this one is a beautiful deep green-blue color, very manly and outdoorsy. When lit, the wax turns a dark blue/black. It delivers the theme of the collection perfectly.

     As you know, the most important part of a scented candle is… the scent! Even before I lit it, I thought this candle smelt like Old Spice deodorant. After multiple burns, I still think that’s true! The description reads: “The fragrance of deep, blue water surrounded by notes of moss, sage and bay leaves captures the essence of a lakeside adventure.” I’m not exactly sure what moss smells like (is anyone?), but I can fairly accurately tell you to forget all that and accept that this candle smells like one thing and one thing only: a men’s cologne. I know that to you fragrance lovers that might sound ridiculous – Gil, what cologne are you talking about? Well, I don’t exactly know. All I know is that when I catch a whiff of this I think manly man’s cologne. There’s some spicy and salty notes to it, and even the unlit throw nearly makes my eyes water. Lit, the candle fills the entire room with fragrance. After blowing it out, the scent lingers for hours.

     I’m not a candle expert, but I would say that the burn of this one was great. The flame was high and strong, and the wax pooled quickly. I think I’ve still got many more burns to enjoy from this one.

In conclusion, I HIGHLY recommend this candle, especially with Father’s Day around the corner. Go to Bath & Body Works, give it a try, and let me know if you love it as much as I do!

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4 responses to “Candle Review: BOATHOUSE ROW by BATH & BODY WORKS

  1. Thanks for the great review. I thought your descriptions were very good! I’m going to have to buy this one next time around. Have you tried Sea to Santorini? It also has a “men’s cologne” type of scent.

    • Andrea,

      Thanks so much! I haven’t tried that one, is it new? The sticker is tantalizing, I can’t wait to give it a whiff! By the way, I checked out your website and it looks really good! Blogroll-ed!

      • Hi, Gil –
        Not sure how new it is. I think it is relatively new along with Rio Glow, Paris Daydream, London Calling, etc. I LOVE London Calling, by the way. It’s a crisp lemon tea smell. Very different from Boathouse Row and Sea to Santorini. And…B&BW is having a great sale going on right now. None of these scents are deeply discounted, but just in case you wanted to browse! 😉
        Thanks for the website compliment. I appreciate it. I’ll be following your site. I want to hear about Summertime S’mores.

        • Andrea,

          I’m very excited to try it now. I also want to try out the Rio and Paris ones because my parent’s birthdays are coming up and they love those cities. And of course I’m excited for the SAS! My friend and I are going on Saturday, so I’m hoping to do a haul soon!

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