Ice Cream Shop Bath & Body Works Candle Review
By Christina Rylan
Brand: Bath & Body Works
Type: 14.5oz large 3 wick candle
Fragrance: Ice Cream Shop
Scent Strength: Medium
First impression of Ice Cream Shop:
Ice Cream Shop from Bath & Body Works has been around for many, many years but for some reason, I never got around to reviewing it – until now. Don’t know what took me so long since this candle smells super delicious. In fact, if you love vanilla fragrances and of the bakery sort, Ice Cream Shop is a must have. I smell this candle and I want to eat it! You know what sold me this time? The new label! Look at the label above and tell me how you aren’t tempted to buy and eat this candle?! Now that’s the power of visual marketing. Lol!
Okay, onto the scent description for Ice Cream Shop:
Established in 2012! Decadent Almond, Gooey Toffee, Creamy Vanilla Bean with Essential Oils
I’m always curious what the essential oils component could be when Bath & Body Works lists that in the description? It’s even on the label itself. This is a bakery scent after all so the only part I can think of would be vanilla. Sniffing the wax, vanilla bean dominated this fragrance overall with toffee coming in second. Next came the almond but trust me when I say the almond is light. This scent was all vanilla and toffee with lots of sugar. YUM!!
Time to light my candle!
I lit Ice Cream Shop in a medium size room to start out, which ended up being a perfect setting. With three wicks, it didn’t take long to reach a full melt pool and the aroma… the most delicious and rich vanilla fragrance filled my guest bedroom. This scent is solid and creamy vanilla with lots of gooey toffee, and oh my goodness is it rich and decadent. At least 7000 calories decadent. I forgot how much I love this fragrance and with it on sale right now, I may go back for a few more. LOVE!!
Strength – I would rate Ice Cream Shop an 8 out of 10 in a medium room. It wasn’t super strong but still gave a nice and full bodied scent throw where you can’t help breathing this one in. 10 in smaller rooms. If you want to go large, try two candles at once if you want to fill the space with aroma.
How did my Ice Cream Shop candle burn?
This candle burned perfect, thank goodness! The wicks lit right up and burned perfectly till the very end. This candle also burned clean and even with no wasted wax. A+
Closing to my review:
I love Ice Cream Shop and totally recommend it to bakery and vanilla lovers alike. This scent is actually kind of dangerous. You burn this candle and you may start craving something sweet to eat like cookies or cake. On the other hand, if you simply enjoy smelling the wonderful scents of bakery… this candle has your name written all over it. Just imagine rich and creamy vanilla with sugary toffee swirled inside. You can smell both clearly and it’s beyond yummy.
Don’t see Ice Cream Shop listed on Bath & Body Works website? Try one of their stores which tends to carry all their current scents vs online. I just purchased this candle not even 10 days ago so I know it’s available.
Happy candle hunting!
Burn Performance: 5/5
Overall Rating: 4.5/5