By Christina Rylan
Brand: Bath & Body Works
Type: 14.5oz 3 wick candle
Fragrance: Buttercream Icing
Scent Strength: Medium
What did my candle smell like?
I know Buttercream Icing isn’t listed on Bath & Body Works website right now but I couldn’t resist reviewing it while it’s still fresh in my memory. I purchased this candle during Bath & Body Works $8.50 candle sale they have once a year and Buttercream Icing was one of the fragrances I grabbed. Actually, I grabbed a few. It smelled THAT good!!
Here is the scent description from the bottom of the candle:
Enjoy the sweetest flavors of fall with the mouthwatering fragrance of fluffy buttercream frosting on top of a just baked vanilla cupcake.
YUMMY!! Although not sure why they threw “fall” in the description since this isn’t just a scent for fall. It’s perfect all year long… especially if you love sweet buttercream frosting scents. Yummy!!!!
First impression… I have never been able to resist any fragrance with “frosting” in the name and smelling this candle made me want to grab a spoon and dig in. It smelled very realistic and just like the description boasted… sweet and sugary buttercream frosting. It was mouthwatering!!
I lit this candle in a large bedroom to start out and ended up leaving it there from start to finish. Once lit, I started noticing the aroma within 15 minutes… after a good hour, the fragrance traveled all throughout my bedroom and open bathroom and let me tell you… it was amazing!! Imagine sweet and sugary whipped vanilla frosting melting on your tongue. That’s what this fragrance smelled like to me. Creamy and sweet decadent frosting. Loved it!!
Strength – on a scale of 1 to 10, I would rate this candle an 8. It gave a nice and steady medium scent throw.
My candle started on a good note and then about halfway down the candle, the wicks started giving me trouble. Classic wick issues I’ve had with this brand in the past. One wick would fizzle out, then two and then it’s a game of getting them all to stay lit. Very frustrating.
Closing to my review:
I loved this fragrance and even though the wicks in this candle gave me some headaches, I still loved it enough to purchase it again. I can’t help it, I’m a sucker for sweet buttercream scents and this one was pretty amazing. It was sweet, authentic and full of sugary vanilla goodness. Loved it!
You won’t see this scent online right now but you may find on in a store… not sure. All I know is, it’s worth the wait when it finally makes a comeback.
Burn Performance: 2/5
Overall Rating: 3.5/5
This candle would have rated much higher had the wicks not given me trouble. I was bummed but we always base our scoring on the performance of the actual candle we burn when reviewing. I still loved it and do recommend it to all you vanilla and buttercream lovers out there. Total keeper!!
Have you tried Buttercream Icing from Bath & Body Works? Review it with us. In the comment section below, review and star rate your experience… it’s easy!
My favorite Vanilla candle from BBW!Laura Sanders on 2016-05-09 10:52:24
I love BBW's vanilla scented candles! They are sweet, rich, and unlike many
Competitor's vanilla fragrances, you
Can actually smell them! I think Buttercream is the best of the bunch. It is stronger than Vanilla Bean Marshmallow and Vanilla Bean. It has a bakery note that the other two lack, and blends well with almost anything! I plan on pairing it with Rose scented candles this summer for a Pink Petal Teacake dupe. On a scale of 1-10 , I'd say
this easily has a solid 8 throw. It is a year-round fragrance, and frankly, should be carried by BBW year round in the stores and online!