Saturday, July 21, 2012

Bath & Body Works Summer Boardwalk Candle Review

If you are looking for a home fragrance to transition between summer and fall, BBW's Summer Boardwalk is GREAT! It is perfect for late summer, and a great scent to prepare your nose for the richer, warmer scents of fall.

Summer Boardwalk is more of a food-like fragrance that combines caramel-glazed popcorn, warm taffy apples and salted, sweet cream to bring back memories of amusement parks at the beach. I'm burning it right now (while watching Christmas in July on QVC) and let me tell you, it burns really well! The throw is so strong, I don't even have to light it for it to fragrance the room. I literally just remove the lid and within minutes, the room is filled with this warm, comforting scent. As soon as it hits my nose, it stirs up nostalgic feelings of the warm summer days transitioning into cool autumn nights. I smell the apple quite a bit which reminds me of caramel apples that I would eat as a kid around Halloween. The caramel-glazed popcorn smells like a caramel, hazelnut coffee to me, and the whole fragrance is balanced out with the salted sweet cream.

I actually started burning this to kickoff the 4th of July, and I think that is a wonderful holiday to use this candle! The apple, caramel and nutty notes are reminiscent of all-American apple pie. What's more patriotic than that? ;-) I will be burning this through the rest of the summer before I start lighting up my fall fragrances :-)

If you haven't smelled it yet, pop on over to Bath & Body and give it a try! If you do, let me know what you think!


  1. At first I was skeptical of this candle but now I really liiiiike!

  2. Love this bbw scent! Good review, thanks!

  3. I really do love the scent...just discovered it a few days ago and now I'm scrambling to find more!!

    1. Oh good! I'm glad to hear you are a fan of it as well :-) Oh man, that one might be tough to find these days!! Good luck!

      Try Salted Caramel if you can't find the Summer Boardwalk. They are very similar :)

    2. I love your blogs and pictures by the way, Deb! You are very talented.