At this point I’m positive you heard to commotion about the Bath & Body Works Soda Pop, Root Beer Float, and Banana Split Candle launch! If you haven’t, OMG where you been!? I managed to sniff these about three weeks ago as one of the stores I shop at had stock in but they couldn’t sell them. I left crazy disappointed to say the least. The sales rep said they’d be launching during the semi-annual sale which I believe starts on June 4th. But I still thought it was so nice of her to grab them from the back and let me sniff them!
They smell amazing and they mad me crazy sad.
Why sad? Because the candle launches at Bath & Body Work are soooo repetitive. It’s a shame because they were on a roll launching really fun scents but lately it’s a lot of repackaged fragrances. In some ways, the marketing is genius. The labels are very attractive and you’re really drawn in by the packaging but you end up buying it even though you know you’ve smelled it somewhere before.
Needless to say when word hit that they were launching some new scents for Summer 2018 the candle world went crazy. Everyone was quite excited to smell these in the hopes they’d be something new and unique. And indeed they are! If anything at all I have a feeling we’ll need to grab a few backups of these.
Soda Pop was actually a test candle a few years ago but this is a revised version that smells like Sprite. It’s effervescent, lemony, and has hints of zesty lime. Banana Split is probably the best of the three! This is beautiful creamy banana with vanilla and a little dash of chocolate! I seriously feel like I can smell the entire sundae here right down to the whipped cream and cherry! Root Beer has a strong soda note but I heard on the burn the vanilla ice cream comes out quite nicely.
All in all, a very creative and fun round up of candles that I’d really like to see more of from Bath & Body Works. Fall 2017 was a bust for me! It was such a repetitive launch so I have hopes Fall 2018 Candles revive that and we get something as fun as these three Summer launches!
Expect to see Bath & Body Works Soda Pop, Root Beer Float, and Banana Split Candles in stores around June 4th.