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My nose is exhausted. That’s a sentence I never thought I’d say. Bath & Body Works sent me its entire 2023 Christmas collection, and I took it upon myself to smell every single candle. Why would I do such a thing? One, because I’m a candle fanatic (don’t ask to see my candle cabinet . . .), two, because Christmas is my absolute favorite time of year, and three, I was on a mission to find the best Bath & Body Works candles from the annual collection.
For the 2023 Bath & Body Works holiday collection, the brand brought back some old favorites, like Winter Candy Apple and Vanilla Bean Noel, and introduced a variety of new holiday candles. There’s Bright Christmas Morning 3-Wick, Iced Winter Balsam, and many, many more. Want your home to smell like freshly baked gingerbread cookies? No problem. Wish you had a fresh pine-tree farm right in your backyard? Done. Check, check, and check. There’s truly a fragrance — or five — for every preference.
Whether you’re looking to restock your personal holiday candle collection or you’re getting some holiday shopping done for your favorite people on your list, keep reading to get my thoughts on the best Bath and Body Works Christmas candles, after smelling and ranking over 50. Make sure you click that “add to cart” button fast if you see something you like because if you know Bath & Body Works, you know it has a tendency to sell out fast.
That’s especially true during the annual Bath & Body Works Candle Day 2023. Starting Dec. 1, for rewards members and running from Dec. 2 to Dec. 3, for everyone else, the shopping event guarantees the lowest price on three-wick candles all year at just $10. The sale runs while supplies last and is only valid on up to 24 candles with the code CANDLEDAY at checkout.
— Additional reporting by Macy Cate Williams