Bath & Body Works Banana Split Milkshake Candle Review

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Official Bath & Body Works Scent Description:
This Summer 2018 Bath & Body Works release features notes of Sweet Banana, Chocolate Sauce & Cherry

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Our Review of the Bath & Body Works Banana Split Milkshake Candle

Did you know that most banana flavorings & scents are based on the Gros Michel variety of banana which some claim to be extinct.

Whether this banana is indeed extinct remains a debate online.  But what’s not debatable is the popularity of the Bath & Body Works summer 2018 candle release Banana Split Milkshake.  After seeing the overwhelming social media response, I decided to pick up one of these candles and I’m glad I did.

Cold Sniff: On cold, the Banana Spilt Milkshake candle reminded me of Banana Laffy Taffy candy.  I didn’t get any notes of chocolate or cherry on cold, but did get a slight hint of vanilla (or cream). The banana note was very candy-like.  It was nice and sweet, but I wondered if I wanted my whole house to smell like this scent.

Lit Scent: Once lit, the banana notes I got on cold came through nicely. The light creaminess I detected on cold provided a nice balance to the sweet banana scent.  I thought I noticed a slight hint of chocolate, but I can’t say for sure.  I can say that there was no cherry notes either on cold or once lit.  The banana note was strong when I first lit this candle, but died out a bit on subsequent lightings.

Scent Throw & Strength: I would rate both the scent throw and strength as a 7.5.  It was medium-strong, which was perfect for this candle fragrance. I probably wouldn’t like the Banana Spilt Milkshake candle if it was any stronger.  As with most Bath & Body Works candles, the throw was very nice and traveled throughout the main floor or our home.

Final Thoughts: The Bath & Body Banana Spilt Milkshake candle really lived up to the hype.  I thought it was a very nice scent, perfect for spring & summer.  I would highly recommend purchasing this candle, but I sense it will be long gone by mid-summer.  If it is re-released, don’t hesitate to stock up on this scent.

 

What Others are Saying About the Bath & Body Works Banana Split Milkshake Candle

–  YouTube Reviewer: Bren – watch video
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YouTube user Bren posted a positive review of the Bath & Body Works Banana Split Milkshake Candle.  The reviewer said she liked this scent and bought multiple candles.  She described the scent as a sweet Banana candy mixed with a light bakery note.  The reviewer rated the scent throw/strength of this candle at a 7 (out of 10).

 

–  YouTube Reviewer: Hearth & Soul – watch video
Thumbs UpYouTuber Hearth & Soul loved the scent and put the Banana Split Milkshake Candle on his 2018 Best Fragrance list. He rated the scent appeal of this candle at a 9.5 (out of 10).  In terms of scent throw, the reviewer gave it a 7.5, saying it was very good.

 

–  YouTube Reviewer: For the Love of – watch video
Thumbs UpYouTuber For the Love of posted a positive review of the Banana Split Milkshake candle.  The reviewer said the scent was similar to a “frothy” banana milkshake and reminded her of a banana liquor.  She said the scent throw of this candle was very strong.  

 

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