Imagine spending a long day on the beach, running in and out of the salty surf, sipping ice-cold coconut milk, and laughing from dawn to dusk with your best friends… captivated yet? That’s the essence of Coconut Leaves.
I’ve put off burning this one because to me burning it in the winter makes no sense. But now that summer’s finally here (well, to the Canadian extent, anyways), it was time to light this bad boy up. If you’re in the market for a summer scent, read on!
I’m not sure which collection this candle belongs to, especially because I’ve seen a few variations of the packaging. This one’s glass is of course clear, and has a polished silver lid. I’ve seen some Coconut Leaves candles with a sort of Tiki design on their label, but this one is more basic with coconut tree branches over a blue wooden backdrop – perhaps a beach hut. The words on the label are COCONUT LEAVES / FEUILLES DE COCOTIER (doesn’t that sound fancy?!) / BATH & BODY WORKS / SCENTED CANDLE / CHANDELLE PARFUME. The font that they used for the coconut part of the name is swirly, which really gives it a nice island vibe. The wax on this one is plain white, which turns clear yellow when lit. I admit that I was initially concerned that the white wax would become plagued with soot after a few burns, but so far so good!
Unlit, this candle smells like coconut milk with a slight lemony zest. The company’s website currently doesn’t have a product page, so I’m forced to reply on my own (sometimes naughty!) nose to figure it out. Some coconut scents are really reminiscent of sunscreen – yuck! Thankfully, Coconut Leaves isn’t anything like that. The coconut has a certain creaminess to it that I almost want to say smells like vanilla. It’s not a warm scent, though, almost as if there are ice cubes in it. The throw is decently strong, enough to fragrance the air but not create a tsunami that spills out when the door is opened. I feel as if this is a candle that could be layered with another one, perhaps a backdrop to something more spectacular.
The burn of this candle was terrible, but the throw was still good. The flame was really struggling to catch hold, even after hours of burning. I’m beginning to wonder if this is an attribute of all of B&BW’s mini’s – anybody else having this problem?
While it’s not my favorite scent of all times, I’m definitely enjoying burning this candle on these luxuriously lazy summer mornings I find myself suddenly swamped with. I hope that some of you have also tried it so you can let me know what you think!