Candle Review: Pumpkin Cupcake, Bath & Body Works

Bath & Body Works, Pumpkin Cupcake
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Review Summary:

This is a spicy pumpkin scent with creamy buttercream frosting that is simply delicious.

I really couldn’t wait to start burning my Fall candles from Bath & Body Works. Actually, for a number of reasons. One because I had heard such good things about this year’s lineup. And two…well, I did go a bit overboard with the candle purchases. I needed to start burning some candles and FAST! What better candle to start with than Pumpkin Cupcake? I love pumpkin…I love cupcakes…sounded like a winner to me!

Here’s the scent description from the Bath & Body Works website:

Satisfy your sweet tooth with the scent of a freshly baked pumpkin cupcake covered in loads of rich buttercream frosting.

It sure sounded like we were off to a good start! I have the three wick candle because I like the performance and scent throw of this size better from B&BW. The wax was a rich orange color that just screamed pumpkin. The scent on cold sniff was mainly a slightly spicy pumpkin scent – nothing really to ooh and ahh over.

pumpkin-cupcake-candle-bath-body-worksAfter I started burning this candle, that’s when the real beauty of the scent emerged. It was a heavy pumpkin scent with just the right amount of spices mixed in. I smelled mostly cinnamon and nutmeg – the usual suspects. But they were not too overpowering to drown out the cakey pumpkin scent that predominated. The buttercream frosting? That was a back note, for sure. I could smell it every now and then wafting in and out. Just enough the sweeten the scent but not so much to make this a toothache bakery sweet scent.

I really loved this one. It filled a medium sized room easily – not too overpowering but just right. If I were to use it in my large, open living area, I would probably need to burn two at a time. This scent is a definite winner. I would reorder it in a heartbeat. In fact, I’m considering it now…


What is your favorite Fall candle from the Bath & Body Works line?

Happy candle burning ~


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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  1. Yum, that sounds really good. They do have a great lineup this fall. And I love how the three wicks get a great melt pool.

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    • I love the 3 wick candles. They have really improved on their candle line over the past few years.

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