Hot Buttered Rum is one of the candles from the It Happened One Night Collection at Bath & Body Works. I am in love with the beautiful candle jars and the entire festive vibe of the collection. I had huge success with Cranberry Pear Bellini, so I was excited to get down to business with Hot Buttered Rum.
This beautiful candle jar had a sprinkling of confetti (gold, silver, and burgundyndy) with a golden-yellow ribbon in the center and a black gift tag label with the scent name in all caps. The lid was gold and textured – very pretty! The wax itself was golden-yellow in this 3-wick candle jar. For presentation, this candle received an A+ from me!
The cold sniff on this candle was a little softer than I would have liked. It was delicious, though! A creamy, buttery scent with hints of some dark rum. I lit this candle in my powder room and left it for about 45 minutes before I returned to check on it. One thing I did notice was that the scent was not greeting me past the door. That was my indicator that this scent throw was lighter than some of the other B&BW candles I have tried. Once I opened the door, I loved what I smelled – a sweet, heavy caramel scent that with creamy vanilla mixed in. Those rum notes were still present but intermittent – I caught whiffs of a dark rum scent every now and then. It was soooo incredibly good! But it was also fairly mild. It barely filled my powder room with scent, which was a disappointment.
An indulgent blend of buttered rum, vanilla and a hint of smooth caramel that’s perfect for your winter party
The candle burn was good – nice even flames and a deep wax melt pool with no tunneling or wasted wax. The scent throw and composition were consistent throughout the life of the candle. I had no issues in that department. This was a fast burning candle, as many of the latest Bath & Body Work candles seem to be.
Overall, this candle was just OK to me. The scent throw just wasn’t enough to meet my needs. I can find a similar scent elsewhere with a stronger scent throw, so I would not repurchase this particular candle from B&BW.
Have you tried Hot Buttered Rum? What are your thoughts?
Happy candle burning ~