Brand: White Barn
Type: 14.5oz large 3 wick candle
Fragrance: Banana Cabana
Scent Strength: Medium
First impression of Banana Cabana:
I’m not generally a fan of banana scents but I actually smelled Banana Cabana at a Bath & Body Works store and really liked it. I waited for a sale and here I am! First sniff, this fragrance kind of reminded me of a cross between coconut suntan lotion and banana pudding. I know that sounds weird but in this case, it seemed to work. This candle smelled really good.
Banana Cabana is described as:
Sun kissed banana, sea spray, warm vanilla.
Smells about right but, where is the coconut? I swear I could smell coconut in this fragrance. Sugary banana’s and coconut suntan lotion. Vanilla – yes! The base of this scent is very creamy. That is vanilla all the way.
Time to light my candle!
I lit my Banana Cabana candle in a large bedroom and that’s where it stayed till I couldn’t take it anymore – hint, hint. The wicks lit right up, a melt pool formed in no time and the aroma… sweet and sugary banana, I still swear coconut and vanilla along with a healthy portion of crayons on the side. You know that distinctive waxy crayon smell? Also, and I don’t know why but this scent gave me an underlying headache. So weird. But, I stuck it out to make sure I wasn’t imaging it. Day two – headache. Day three – headache. After that, I was done. Up close to the candle, it smelled great. Sweet banana’s and suntan lotion. It’s when I was away from the candle and just smelling the air that the crayon element came into play and it was pretty strong. I didn’t like it.
Strength – I would rate Banana Cabana an 8 out of 10 in a really large room. 10 in medium to smaller rooms.
How Did My Candle Burn?
This candle burned fine. No wick issues. Clean burning for as long as I could handle it.
Closing To My Banana Cabana Review:
What a weird experience Banana Cabana turned out to be. I started out thinking I would love it and didn’t. But, just because I didn’t care for this candle doesn’t mean you will. I still suggest you smell it next time you’re in a Bath & Body Works store and see for yourself. It smells great on cold sniff, it was the hot aroma that eventually got to me. And, if you’ve already tried this one, let us know what you thought of it in the comment section below. Would love to know your thoughts. 🙂
Don’t see Banana Cabana on Bath & Body Works website? Try one of their many stores which tends to carry all their current scents vs online.
Happy candle hunting!
Burn Performance: 5/5
Overall Rating: 4.5/5
Please note: Even though I didn’t personally care for this candle, it still rates high since it met all the criteria we look at when reviewing. Presentation was great. Other than the crayon smell, it was pretty authentic. Burn performance was great and the strength was good. 4.5 stars.