By Christina Rylan
Brand: Bath & Body Works
Type: 14.5oz large 3 wick candle
Fragrance: Berry Pumpkin Strudel
Scent Strength: Strong
First Impression of Berry Pumpkin Strudel:
Berry Pumpkin Strudel is a new fall scent this year from Bath & Body Works and one I was looking forward to burning. It sort of reminded me of Blueberry Pumpkin Patch, a scent I reviewed a year or two ago but since this candle had a different name and scent description, I decided to give it a go and review it anyway.
Here is the scent description for Berry Pumpkin Strudel:
Sweet Blueberry, baked apple, blackberry, pumpkin spice, puffy pastry.
Yummy!! Before I delve into the scent, let me first tell you how darling this candle was with its bright blue wax and cute whimsical label. The lid was my favorite part. It was copper/bronze color metal lid with a huge fall pumpkin embossed into the lid. SO COOL!!!!
Time to find out how this candle performs!
I lit this candle in my master bedroom where it stayed from beginning to end. Once lit, it didn’t take long to start noticing the fragrance and oh my goodness… my bedroom was filled with blueberries, apple pie and spice. I wasn’t quite sure about the pumpkin or pastry puff but everything else was definitely present. The overall scent was warm and cozy, and perfect for fall. Up close, I smelled apple pie, cinnamon with a hint of blueberries. It was nice.
Strength – on a scale of 1 to 10, I would rate this candle a 10 in a large room. It was strong and definitely a room filler. This candle fragranced my entire bedroom, large open bathroom and the fragrance even spilled into my great room. Loved the strength!!
How did my candle burn?
This candle burned perfect until it reached the halfway mark. Once it did, two wicks fizzled out and it was an uphill battle to fix it from then on out. This is a classic issue with this brand and super annoying. With some work, I was able to right the wicks by removing wax from around each wick that was having issues but it took several days and I sometimes wonder if it’s worth it.
Closing to my review:
I enjoyed Berry Pumpkin Strudel and thought it was pretty similar to Blueberry Pumpkin Patch if not identical. I wouldn’t be surprised if Bath & Body Works simply just changed the scent name this year.
Would I purchase it again? Probably. I just hope my next candle has decent wicks. It’s always a gamble when purchasing this brand.
Happy candle hunting!
Burn Performance: 2/5
Overall Rating: 3.5/5