The £4 Bath & Bodyworks Candle Dupes

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?


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  1. Parie
    October 2, 2017 / 7:58 PM

    I literally love these! They smell amazing and last so long!! x

    • Holly Ah-Thion
      October 4, 2017 / 4:51 PM

      Totally agree, they smell fab! xo

  2. italktogh0sts
    October 2, 2017 / 9:52 PM

    I don't know if it was just my B&M candles. but non of mine smelt nice and tbh the one I did by, I can hardly smell when burning. #forevercryingJess |

    • Holly Ah-Thion
      October 4, 2017 / 4:53 PM

      Noooo I've heard there are some discrepancies with the formula, just make sure to get an extra smelly one in store!

  3. Hayley Martin
    October 3, 2017 / 10:57 AM

    These look so good!! I am going to have to check them out in B&M. Thanks for sharing!I wish we had a Bath and Body Works in the UK.Hayley | hayleyxmartin

    • Holly Ah-Thion
      October 4, 2017 / 4:54 PM

      I know right, me too! xo

  4. Caroline Malone
    October 3, 2017 / 1:22 PM

    I really want to try these dupes, but sadly I don't have a B&M store ANYWHERE near me! I'm currently using the Bath and Body works fan group on facebook to get hold of my candles this year and it's amazing, a little bit pricier at like £20 for a 3-wick candle, but still love it! 🙂

  5. Jessica Rose
    October 4, 2017 / 9:33 PM

    Need to try these they sound amazing!! �� Obsessed with any autumn/winter candles too so I can’t wait to add these to my collection!! Xx Love your blog too! 🙂 Love, Jess x

  6. Sarah Dean
    October 6, 2017 / 3:42 PM

    SOLD! They look lovely and I'm obsessed with autumn and winter fragrances. Keen to see if their "Autumn" is similar to Bath & Bodyworks "Leaves", which I have the mini of and love!Thanks for sharing. :)Sarah

  7. Gemma Louise
    October 7, 2017 / 10:54 AM

    These sound amazing, need to get to B&M to see if they have any!! xGemma Louise

  8. Anonymous
    October 8, 2017 / 10:51 AM

    I've heard so many people raving about these but when I gave some a sniff in one of my local stores, I really couldn't see what all the fuss was about!I might have set my hopes too high but I expected them to smell like Yankee Candles and they smelt nothing like it. Strength wise anyway!For the price I might just take the plunge and buy one to burn. Maybe the store I went to just had a bad batch! :)

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