Lanikai Coconut candle

Lanikai Coconut Scented Candle Review

By Christina Rylan

Brand: Bath & Body Works

Type: 14.5oz large 3 wick candle

Cost: $22.50

Fragrance: Lanikai Coconut

Scent Strength: Strong


What did my candle smell like? 

Lanikai Coconut sounded right up my alley. I’m such a sucker for Bath & Body Works coconut scents in all their many variations. Plus, their Hawaiian blends are the absolute BEST!!

Here is the scent description for Lanikai Coconut:

Be transported by a blend of sweet coconut milk, seawater palm and tree leaves inspired by Hawaii’s beautiful Lanikai beach.

Lanikai-Beach1Sounds like an interesting fragrance. I have no idea what sea water palm or tree leaves smells like but first sniff smelled pretty darn good… I detected a bright and sweet coconut, almost like a suntan lotion kind of coconut with a touch of tartness.

Time to light my candle!

I lit this candle in a large bedroom to test and that’s where it stayed from start to finish. Once lit, it didn’t take long to start noticing the scent, maybe 10 minutes and wow… the scent was pretty strong and different than the other coconut blends I’m used to with this brand. I was right… the coconut reminded me of a creamy suntan lotion more than a sweet coconut milk. I liked it but it wasn’t what I was expecting. The other notes in the scent were interesting… I detected a fresh and tart element that I’m guessing has to be the sweet water or tree leaves. I don’t know. Whatever it was, it was fresh and very different. Scents I couldn’t quite pinpoint.

Strength – on a scale or 1 to 10, I would rate this candle a 9. It was pretty strong. The fragrance saturated my bedroom, open bathroom and even spilled into my great room pretty far from the room the candle it was burning in. Very nice!



candle-flameHow did my candle burn?

This candle burned great. No wick issues, and bonus, I even had to trim them a few times which I never usually do with this brand. Clean burning from start to finish. Super happy.



Closing to my review: 

I enjoyed this Lanikai Coconut and I think what I liked best was how different it was from all the other tropical coconut blends Bath & Body Works normally releases. Lanikai Coconut wasn’t a sweet tropical drink kind of coconut blend I’m used to… it wasn’t sweet or creamy… it was fresh and definitely bright. A scent that wakes you up and one you notice the moment you walk into the room. I really liked it.Thumbs up girl4

Happy candle hunting!

~ Christina

Visit Bath & Body Works 

Presentation: 3/5
Authenticity: 4/5
Burn Performance: 5/5
Strength: 4.5/5

Overall Rating: 4.5/5

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