If you check out my Collection page, you’ll notice that as of last week I have reviewed all of my own fine fragrances. Not to worry, I’ve still got tons of other products, starting with this candle: Bath & Body Work’s Summertime S’mores.
I bought this candle in Buffalo, when I returned from my trip to New York City. They had a half-price promotion on, plus the candles in are cheaper the US than they are in Canada, so of course I had to get it. For those less familiar with English camping slang, a s’more is a dessert made from graham crackers, roasted marshmallows (or marshmallow cream for the lazy), and chocolate, all beautifully sandwiched together into a work of culinary art. Well, in my mind, anyways.
Summertime S’mores is part of their Lakeside Summer collection, which also featured my beloved Boathouse Row. The glass is clear, and the lid a polished silver. The front label of this one has a bunch of hands roasting marshmallows over a fire, with the words SUMMERTIME S’MORES / BATH & BODY WORKS / SCENTED CANDLE in white font. The wax on this one is a pale grey, and when lit, the wax turns into a beautiful espresso color.
Unlit, this candle smells like marshmallows and a slightly spicy note that might stand for the fire. The description on the candle reads: “All the sweetness of summer’s best treat is captured in this blend of roasted marshmallow, crackling campfire, and rich creamy vanilla.” They’ve really nailed the scent there: there’s a creamy aspect to it that almost makes you feel as if the treat is right in front of you – yummy! Although they don’t mention it, there’s a strong chocolate note in there as well. I’m usually not crazy for scents that mimic a type of food, but this one is a definite hit.
The burn of this candle is good, if slow. It takes forever to create even a moderate a wax pool – I’m talking two hours or more. But the throw is strong and the scent lingers for hours after the candle has been put out. I’ve found that placing the lid on the candle instead of blowing it out helps to capture all the smoke so that the room retains the scent of the candle.
What can I say, I’m a sucker for this one. A solid contestant, a summer classic with a spicy twist. Let me know what you think of this one!