Cardamon & Suede Scented Candle Review
By Christina Rylan
Brand: Bath & Body Works
Type: Large 3 wick candle
Fragrance: Cardamom & Suede
Scent Strength: Strong
Introduction to my review:
Oh my goodness am I loving these gorgeous Moroccan style candles from Bath & Body Works. They weren’t out very long before they sold out so I’m glad I purchased one of each scent to review. I’m also not sure what they officially call this line but they sure are pretty. The design of all five candles reminded me of beautiful Indian saris. So colorful, bold and bright with intricate gold filigree designs surrounding each candle.
For this review, I chose Cardamom & Suede. First impression… so pretty and complex. The color of the candle was a beautiful teal color with gold scrollwork surrounding the candle. The lid was a pewter/bronze color with an elegant scroll work design embossed all throughout the lid. I absolutely LOVE the look of these candles!
What did my Cardamom & Suede candle smell like?
Let’s start off the with the scent description:
“Warm, spicy cardamom is enveloped in a luxe sophistication of soft suede in a seductive blend.”
Boy is that scent description right on… the wax smelled very sultry and seductive. I could smell the spicy cardamom the strongest and it was really quite lovely. Since I planned on burning this candle in my bedroom, I felt I had to warn my hubby beforehand… he hates strong perfum’y scents and this fragrance on cold sniff did remind me of a masculine cologne. (Poor guy) I subject him to every scent imaginable but to my surprise, he actually liked it. He said it reminded him of Armani men’s cologne and he liked the spice notes. Yay!!
I lit this beauty in my bedroom and it didn’t take long to start noticing the scent… maybe 10 minutes in. The scent throw was a steady medium which was actually perfect… anything stronger would have given me a headache… the fragrance itself was heavy and rich. The scent… a yummy masculine cologne… it smelled amazing and I think the component that makes this fragrance was the spicy cardamom. I also could make out the suede notes although very subtle. The overall scent is hard to describe but it’s super sexy in a yummy masculine way. I could totally imagine my husband wearing this fragrance in a cologne.
If you love masculine scents… you have to smell this candle. I think you’ll really like it. I for sure did!
Perfect! No wick issues, smooth and even burn, no wasted wax. A++
Closing to my review:
I really enjoyed this candle and I will definitely purchase this one again if Bath & Body Works brings this line back. I think so far out of this series, this one is my favorite. I love masculine scents and the spiciness absolutely MADE this candle. It was really sophisticated and sexy. And a bonus, it was husband approved which surprised me… I didn’t think he would like it.
In closing… I hope Bath & Body Works brings this candle back. This line is priced at $30 per candle which I’m not sure why but they did have these on sale with their 2 for $22 sales so that’s when to buy them. Not sure I would buy this candle at full price.
Happy candle hunting!
Burn Performance: 5/5
Overall Rating: 4.5/5
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