So when the hell is the UK going to get a Bath & Bodyworks, huh?! I think we’ve been waiting long enough, and my patience is waning. I was literally >< this close to ordering a Bath & Bodyworks candle on depop/ebay for like £35 the other day and thought better of it, surely there’s got to be a good alternative that doesn’t cost an arm n’ a leg…
Heyyyyy B&M Stores dupe! The B&M dupes are by the brand Essence, not really sure where else you can buy the brand, or if they’re only stocked by B&M… anyway, they look so similar to Bath & Bodyworks and smell just like them too.
The only difference really is that the B&M Stores candle dupes have 2-wicks and the O.G. Bath and Bodyworks candles are the classic 3-wick variety. Due to this, I think these will burn slightly unevenly and won’t burn “flat” meaning you’ll need one of those long barbecue style lighters when they start to burn down as you can’t get your hand in the jar to light it up.
Cons aside, the selection of fragrances is quite surprising and I did get so excited when I managed to spot these in store. The “sweet” scents are definitely my favourite for this time of year, when it starts to get a little chilly outside and you want to curl up with a book & a blanket & let a sweet candle burn out in the background.
I opted for the classic Bath & Bodyworks dupes, but there are so many other scents like “Autumn” or “Apple Orchard” and they even had some more clean and classic scents with flowers or linen, I can’t really remember as those sorts of scents rarely get me excited. The sweet ones I picked up really do pack a punch, and I can’t wait to fill my room with these scents this autumn.
B&M Stores Cinnamon Sugared Doughnut Candle – £3.99
A dupe for Bath & Bodyworks 3-Wick Candle in Cinnamon Pretzel Twist
My favourite out of the bunch, this one smells just like freshly made Churros. Doughnuts Pretzels, Churros, they’re all pretty similar and have that warm, baked scent that makes you go weak at the knees. If you don’t like sweet scents, I’d avoid this as it really is a “bakery scent” but it’s right up my street, especially this season! The cinnamon is just enough to give you those warm, autumn feels without overpowering the baked-ness of the scent.
B&M Stores Pumpkin Waffle Candle – £3.99
A dupe for Bath & Bodyworks 3-Wick Candle in Pumpkin Pecan Waffles
If you’re into seriously sweet scents then you’re going to want to pick this one up, it smells like syrup-y waffles and I really hope that it fills the room when it burns. I don’t get much pumpkin from this candle, but I’m not complaining at all. It still smells like freshly baked goods covered in all things sugary and I’m totally into that.
B&M Stores Marshmallow Fireside Candle – £3.99
A dupe for Bath & Bodyworks 3-Wick Candle in Marshmallow Fireside
Ooooh this is purrrfect for those of you with less of a sweet tooth, as Marshmallow Fireside has a real smokey twist. It really does smell lie burnt marshmallows on a burning log fire. The smokey-ness is quite intense, but I’m feeling that & there’s just a little bit of sweetness giving the marshmallow vibes. This one is giving me very cosy, autumn vibes!
Will you be buying any autumn/pumpkin candles this season?