Candle Review: Hot Buttered Rum, Bath & Body Works

Bath & Body Works, Hot Buttered Rum
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Review Summary:

A sweet, buttery caramel vanilla scent with hints of rum. The scent throw is mild.

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 ~

Andrea

Author: Andrea

Andrea is the voice behind Candle Scoop. She is a long-standing member of Candlefind and loves all things scented. While she enjoys scents across the spectrum, she is a die-hard bakery and fresh-scent fan. She enjoys rooting out bargains and candle discounts, but she won't hesitate to pamper herself with a luxury brand. When not writing or talking about candles, she enjoys spectator sports and playing with her pups. Andrea would love to hear from you, so don't hesitate to contact!

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5 Comments

  1. I haven’t tried this scent. It does sounds yummy from the description. The Cranberry Pear Bellini was a good one! Sorry it didn’t pack that scent throw punch we all love from B&BW.

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  2. I have not tried the Bath and Body Works hot buttered rum. I am sorry you were dissapointed with the throw.

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    • Thanks, Bonnie. I know some prefer the less intense throws, so this might be right up someone’s alley.

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  3. I was looking through reviews of this candle in hopes that I just did not get a dud :/ Thanks for informing that it is, in fact, on the lighter side. Which is a bit disappointing because I was so excited to just love it! Thanks again!

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