By Christina Rylan
Brand: Bath & Body Works
Type: 14.5oz large 3 wick candle
Fragrance: Vanilla Snowflake
Scent Strength: Light
First impression of Vanilla Snowflake:
Vanilla Snowflake is a fragrance from Bath & Body Works holiday collection but trust me when I say, this candle is okay to burn any time of the year, not just for the holidays.
Here is the scent description to prove it:
A delectable blend of creamy vanilla, wintry mint and a dash of coconut.
See… not a drop of holiday in that description other than the mint.
First impression when smelling the wax… vanilla with hints of coconut and I think mint, it was hard to tell. This is definitely a vanilla fragrance and sweet as can be. Just hoping the mint and coconut come to life once the candle was burning.
Here we go…
I lit this candle in a large bedroom to start out and ended up moving it to a smaller room about an hour after lighting the wicks. I couldn’t believe how lightly scented this candle was. Normally, Bath & Body Works fragrances are strong. This candle however was super light. It was also an interesting scent. The aroma was a sweet vanilla and I could sort of smell the coconut and mint but together, they kind of negated each other. I could lightly smell coconut with my nose up to the candle but the mint really diluted it. The strangest part, there was not a lick of mint in the air with this scent. As in, nothing crisp or cool that’s usually present with mint. It was weird. So the overall scent was definitely vanilla alright but the other notes along with it were vague and hard to pinpoint. So all in all… this fragrance fell pretty short for me.
Strength – on a scale of 1 to 10, I would rate this candle a 3 in a large room. 4/5 in a medium room and maybe an 7 in a small room. It wasn’t a strong candle.
This candle burned fine. No wick issues. Clean burning from start to finish.
Closing to my review:
I’m really bummed about this fragrance. Vanilla, mint and coconut sounded pretty interesting and I was looking forward to reviewing this candle. Once burning though…. it was too light to really appreciate. I was bummed.
Have you tried Vanilla Snowflake? Did you have the same experience as I did? Let us know.
Happy candle hunting!
Burn Performance: 5/5
Overall Rating: 3/5
Note: This candle still rates fairly high because it still met a lot of the criteria we look for when reviewing. Presentation was great and burn performance was great but we did give it a lower rating for authenticity and strength.
- Editor Rating
- Rated 3 stars
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