I recently placed an order with Bath and Body Works because I really wanted to try their new Hawaii themed candles.
I’m not usually a huge fan of tropical themed candles, so I decided to stick with the minis and see which ones were the best.
I ordered 7 out of the 8 mini candles that are available online. The only one I skipped was Black Sands because the description sounded like a cologne type scent, which I’m not a fan of.
I think my favorite thing about this collection would have to be the packaging. The candles are all bright vibrant colors, with beautiful labels, and special embossed lids with hibiscus flowers on them
Here are the candles I purchased:
Pineapple Palm Grass
A fresh tropical fragrance inspired by the beautiful pineapple fields and exotic green foliage of the Hawaiian Islands.
First Thoughts: This candle is a nice blend of sweet, fresh pineapple with the slightest hint of palm leaves. Honestly I think this may be a complete repackage of Pineapple Mango which was released with the spring candles. This candle definitely has a very summery, tropical feel to it.
Packaging: The label of this candle pictures what looks like yellow palm leaves with a lush green background. The wax is a nice vibrant yellow.
Wick: The wick on this candle is average length and medium sized.
Be transported by a blend of sweet coconut milk, seawater, and palm tree leaves inspired by Hawaii’s beautiful Lanikai Beach
First Thoughts: Even on cold throw, the scent of this candle is very weak. You can pick up on the sweet coconut milk but I don’t smell any seawater or palm leaves. I’m hoping the scent of this candle will be a little stronger once it’s burning.
Packaging: The label of this candle is really nice featuring some tropical pink flowers layer on top of a palm leaf. The wax is just a dull grey color.
Wick: The wick on this candle is somewhat thin and short.
Experience an island getaway with the fragrance hibiscus, Hawaii’s native flower, combined with creamy coconut and jasmine notes
First Thoughts: Although the name of this candle would suggest it’s a floral candle, it has a very sweet quality to it. I don’t really pick up on coconut like the description suggests, but you can definitely smell the jasmine in this candle.
Packaging: The wax on this candle is a beautiful fuchsia pink that’s very vibrant. The label depicts a Hawaiian sunset with the silhouette of palm trees on the horizon.
Wick: The wick on this candle is an average sized medium wick.
Red Guava Lava
Hawaii’s spectacular lava landscape is celebrated in an explosively fresh and fruity blend of red guava and passion fruit
First Thoughts: This candle is predominately a guava scent, it’s very sweet but also a little sour. It’s very fruity and fresh! I’m excited to see how this one smells once it’s burning.
Packaging: The label on this candle is beautiful! Featuring bright vibrant flowers with touches of yellow, red, and orange. The wax is also a nice vibrant red.
Wick: The wick on this candle is an average medium sized wick. This is one of the first candles I burned and it has performed well so far!
Mango Dragon Fruit
Rare and refreshing dragon fruit is mixed with juicy island mango to create the ultimate tropical fruit blend.
First Thoughts: This candle is sweet and but also has a mouth puckering citrus quality to it. It’s definitely a fruity scent and I think it blends mango and dragon fruit really well.
Packaging: This candle is a beautiful vibrant orange color that matches the label nicely.
Wick: The wick on this candle is somewhat thin.
Venture into Hawaii’s rainforest with an intriguing mixture of fresh lime, raw sugarcane, and rare vanilla orchid.
First Thoughts: I can smell the lime in this candle, but vanilla orchid and sugarcane no way! I was really excited for this candle, but honestly it has a very musky quality to it.
Packaging: This candle is a beautiful emerald green with a waterfall pictured on the front.
Wick: The wick on this candle is thick and tall
Dive into an invigorating mix of water notes, lush green palm leaves and a hint
of fresh cut bamboo
First Thoughts: I LOVE this candle so far! It’s fresh and clean and you can really smell the fresh cut bamboo. I don’t really pick up on any green palm leaves, but this candle is a winner.
Packaging: This candle is a vibrant, bold teal blue with a beautiful beach scene on the label.
Wick: The wick on this candle is a medium sized wick.
Now It’s Giveaway Time!!
I will be giving away 3 mini candles in
-Pineapple Palm Grass
-Red Guava Lava
I thought it would be fun to let my readers try a few of the new candles so you can test them out yourself! 🙂
1) You must be 18+ years to enter this giveaway or have your parent’s permission to enter
2) The giveaway is open to U.S. residents only
3) To enter, all you need to do is comment below and tell me where your dream vacation would be!
This giveaway will be open until 11:59pm on Saturday March 15th.
The winner will be selected at random and will be announced on Sunday March 16th.
I hope you’ll take the time to enter! 🙂