Bath & Body Works Pumpkin Peanut Brittle Candle Review

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Official Bath & Body Works Scent Description:
This Fall 2018 Bath & Body Works candle release contains notes of Crunchy Caramel Brittle, Salty Peanuts & Toasted Pumpkin Seeds

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Our Review of the Bath & Body Works Pumpkin Peanut Brittle Candle

Peanut brittle was a favorite of mine growing up.  A local church would sell it as part of a fundraiser and my mom would get me a tin of it, despite my dentist’s objections.  So when I heard that Bath & Body was releasing a peanut brittle candle for the fall 2018 collection, I was intrigued.  After a couple of burns, I can say this is not what I was expecting.  Good…but different

Cold Sniff: On cold, I got a half buttery, half salty fragrance.  I didn’t know what to make of it.  It smelled more like peanut butter crackers than peanut brittle.  Not bad, just not what the label suggested or what I was expecting..

Lit Scent: It’s a nice, savory butter scent with a hint of sweetness on the back end.  Again, this reminds me more of peanut butter crackers (some say Ritz crackers) than Peanut Brittle. There a nice saltiness to this scent as well.  The notes read pumpkin seeds, but I did not detect that note (nor would I know how to), so don’t expect any pumpkin spice in this scent.  Don’t get me wrong, I liked the scent.  I was hoping for a Chocolate Pistachio blended with some caramel notes.  This scent was the exact opposite except for the peanuts.

Scent Throw & Strength: Pumpkin Peanut Brittle is a very strong scent that traveled all throughout our home.  We could smell it upstairs & downstairs.  I would rate both strength & throw an 8.5 to 9 out of 10.  If you like strong candles, you won’t be disappointed.

Final Thoughts: I would recommend this candle for purchase, but ignore the label.  When you buy a candle called Pumpkin Peanut Brittle, you expect a good amount of sweetness, but there’s not much of that.  However, it is a good scent overall and a strong candle to boot.

 

What Others are Saying about the Bath & Body Works Pumpkin Peanut Brittle Candle

Youtube Reviewer: Bren – watch video

YouTube user Bren posted a positive review on the Bath & Body Works Pumpkin Peanut Brittle candle. The reviewer liked the buttery scent, but said she didn’t get pumpkin or any spice note.  She described the scent of this candle as buttery toffee scent mixed with peanuts.  In terms of scent throw/strength, Bren said it was “pretty strong”, rating it an 8.5 or 9 out of 10.  She ended the video saying she would repurchase.

 

YouTube Reviewer: Hearth & Soul – watch video

Youtube candle reviewer Hearth & Soul posted a positive review of the Pumpkin Peanut Brittle candle. The reviewer liked the scent so much, he named it as a 2018 Best Fragrance Nominee.  The reviewer mentioned he didn’t care for it on cold, but loved it once lit.  He rated the fragrance appeal as a 9 and said it smelled like crackers (possibly Ritz) & a fresh organic Peanut Butter.  For scent throw, the reviewer rated the candle a 10+, saying it was very strong.

 

YouTube Reviewer: Tinadivalicious – watch video

Tinadivalicious posted a mixed review of the Pumpkin Peanut Brittle candle on his Youtube channel. The reviewer initially like the fragrance, which he called a peanut butter cracker mixed with a smokey/toasty note.  But, he then said that he grew tired of the scent on subsequent burns. He ended the video saying he didn’t hate the candle but probably would not repurchase.

 

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