Candle Review: Pumpkin Pecan Waffles, Bath & Body Works

Bath & Body Works, Pumpkin Pecan Waffles
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  • Rated 4.5 stars
  • 2 Reviews


Review Summary:

This is a super strong scent that smells like a waffle cone with hints of maple syrup. It was missing the pumpkin notes.

I’ve fallen back in love with the 3-wick candles from Bath & Body Works. I always thought they had great scents but the throws and burns left something to be desired. They have revamped their product and I am sold…hook, line and sinker. So when I saw Pumpkin Pecan Waffles offered in the Fall 2013 lineup, I knew I had to have it. Just the candle name made my mouth water. Then I read the scent description:

Delight in the scrumptious scent of pumpkin pecan waffles, pure maple syrup and a touch of brown sugar.

This three wick candle has an off-white color to the wax. The cold sniff was very strong and smelled just like freshly made waffles to me. I didn’t smell the syrup or the pumpkin for that matter. Still, it is a delicious cold scent and the candle smelled great just sitting there with the lid off. pumpkin-pecan-waffles-top-bath-body-works-candle

Once burning, the throw was INCREDIBLE! This is one powerful candle. It scented up the room it was in and all through the front rooms of my house. Heavenly! I smelled the waffle batter scent with hints of maple syrup, but not too much. The pumpkin? Not sure I smelled any pumpkin in there. Or at least it was overwhelmed by the waffle cone-ish scent. I have read reviews where this candle scent is described as sweet, but I wouldn’t call it a sweet scent. It’s a bakery scent, for sure, but it was heavy and warm at the same time. I think of Summer Boardwalk as sweet, but not this one.

Besides the lack of pumpkin notes, I did have one other problem with this candle: after it burned for about 3 hours straight, it started to smell like the waffles were burning. Maybe it was the pecans I was noticing more at that point. In any case, I could only burn this candle for 2-3 hours at a time before I had to shut it down for a re-light later. The candle burned evenly with a full, deep wax melt pool and with no drowning wicks!

I do think this is a candle scent I would repurchase, but I’ll probably do a scent mixology to keep from noticing that burned smell at the end.

Have you tried Pumpkin Pecan Waffles? What are your thoughts?

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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5 Comments

  1. My Favorite BBW scent! I agree, you cannot smell the pumpkin, but I love the smell of the waffle cone!

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    • The pumpkin waffles candle is the best scented candle I’ve ever smelled. They had run out when I went to get one. 😨😥. I’ll keep trying.

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  2. Hi Andrea,
    Thanks for the review of BBW version of this candle. I was actually surfing for something else and saw this post which caught my attention because we make a Pumpkin Pecan Waffle scented candle as well. Would you be interested in testing ours out and maybe doing a comparison review with the BBW one? If not, no biggy, still love reading the reviews. Great job.

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  3. To be completely honest, I wasn’t at all impressed with this candle upon cold sniff, or even when the oil was burning in my local store. However, every one kept telling me that it was to die for while burning, so of course curiosity got the best of me and I bought one. I was indeed very pleasantly surprised. I absolutely loved it! This may sound odd, but to me I feel like it smells dead on like captain crunch cereal! I wish I hadnt waited so long to give it a chance. I only purchased one at the end of the season so im very much hoping this scent returns fall 2014! Definite repurch again and again…..perfect wicks, perfect wax pool/burn and perfect throw!

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