I am working my way through my BBW candle stash, and this is a scent I will certainly repurchase. Definitely a comfort scent, perfect for late fall and early winter, but I'm also enjoying it now on an unseasonably chilly, misty July afternoon. As others have mentioned, the woodsmoke element of the fragrance is very muted - there's nothing salty or singed about this scent. Instead, it smells to me like a campfire off a short distance, so that only the sweet, rich aspects are noticeable. And, of course, it has that sweet burnt sugar marshmallow note as well, which manages never to become cloying. This is the scent of being snug and cozy in a remote cabin while frost forms on the windowpanes.
In terms of the technical element, BBW candles generally perform very well, with good scent strength, throw, no smoking, no drowning wicks, and no tunneling if burned properly. The snug-fitting lids for all glass jar candles makes it very easy to snuff the flame without smoke, and the labels are easy to remove for a more attractive look.
I am SO glad I finally bought this gorgeous scent after putting it off for so long!
I was originally discouraged because many reviews mention this smelling like "smoke" - I despise the smell of cigarettes or anything smoky, so I overlooked it for the longest time. I'd instead describe the fragrance as a light, sweet marshmallow with a woody edge to it, distinctive but not offensive or truly smoky.
I have the new medium size mason jar of this burning at the moment - I only notice the scent lightly when I move around the room or re-enter the room, though this isn't a bad thing as I wouldn't want it to be overpowering. The scent doesn't hang around the room for much more than 10 minutes after replacing the lid. Mine burns perfectly even with no smoke or any residue on the sides at all - I've yet to have a problem with any of the mason jar versions.
Marshmallow Fireside is only sold around Christmas time, though it's the perfect candle to accompany you beyond the festive season on any dreary, chilly winter evenings as it gives off such a warm comforting scent - sweet and a little masculine, ideal since the truly sweet scents can be a little sickly. I'd recommend this to anyone who loves Mahogany Teakwood as you'd probably love this too. I only recently bought the medium size but I've already ordered a 3 wick size from Ebay and hope to make it last!
This candle is the best! I stocked up this year at the year end sale. The smell is exactly like marshmallows and woodsmoke, absolutely beautiful. I keep an unlit one on my desk at work to give my office a nice aroma. Love it and I hope BBW never discontinues this one!
At first I loved this but after 3 hours of burning it I started to get sick of the smell. It can be overpowering so I would not repurchase.
I smelled this at Bath & Body Works after hearing so much about this candle. I must say that I expected a warmer or sweeter scent. I still love Bath & Body Works though. I will not purchase.
After moving back to a city with four seasons, I have become obsessed with finding the perfect candles for each one. This one, Marshmallow Fireside, is the perfect winter scent. I use it alongside my Diptyque Feu de bois and it gives my bathroom or bedroom the coziest campfire, woodsy scent with that sweet kick of vanilla/marshmallow that it needs to avoid smelling too much like a "mandle". (man-candle) ;) To be honest, I could see myself burning this year-round, whenever I crave a fireside scent.
Bought it on sale 2/25 for my mom thinking she would love the scent, but as it turns out it was too strong for her. That's okay, I happily took it off your hands! Love the smell. Scents up my entire living room beautifully. Highly recommend.
Love this scent! It's like a scent-memory of camping. The way your sweater smells after a campfire, with an added touch of sweet vanilla. Sooo good! Wish they'd make this all year 'round.
I have used the 3-wick candle and the wallflowers.
My new favorite fall scent! BBW has great sales, so I was able to get this candle for only $11. I've been impressed by the quality and love the mix of scents...it really does smell like a bonfire mixed with vanilla.
I bought the 14.5 oz. three wick Marshmallow Fireside candle on sale- 2 for $25 CND.
The performance of this candle varied. It started off with nice high flames, very strong scent throw and a nice deep wax pool. When half the candle was left, I experienced some canaling and almost no scent throw. The last quarter of wax left created an even wax pool, had a powerful scent throw, but the wicks became so short and flame so little that I thought the wicks would drown, but they didn't. So, the performance was great to iffy.
The candle scent is my ultimate favorite! It has a warm note of marshmallows, smokey woods (campfire, pine etc) and a hint of creamy vanilla. There is a soft under note of men's cologne too. This candle is perfect for winter and allows a reminiscent of that cozy night around a bonfire.
This candle is seasonal so you can't find it all year around. Iím going to stock up on this one and hope that the performance improves. I would defiantly add this in your winter candle collection!