This Is The Top-Selling Bath & Body Works Candle In Your State

Is there anything more satisfying than striking a match, holding the running flame to a fresh candle wick, and inhaling a scent that takes you back home? For you, maybe that's the sweet, syrupy smell of rolling out of bed to your dad whipping up waffles on a lazy Saturday morning. Or, it's out in nature, like breathing in the memory of a camping trip, sleeping under the stars, and staring up at the towering pine trees all around you.
However you remember the smell of home, chances are better than not that there's a jumbo, 3-wick Bath & Body Works candle that perfectly captures your favorite memory — sweet, cinnamon-y, with a touch of cedarwood. And more than that, it's probably the exact same candle that makes everyone else from your home state experience that same warm, fuzzy feeling. Even better, a handful of them are on sale this month.
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Whether you're an outdoorsy Mainer who feels a sense of home burning Fresh Balsam, or a West Virginia native partial to the comforting scent of Pumpkin Pecan Waffles, scroll through to find your state's favorite B&BW scented candle — and see if it matches yours.
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The Scent: Eucalyptus & Spearmint

Top Spots: Alabama, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, North Carolina, New Jersey, Rhode Island, South Carolina, and Virginia

Why: If this candle were to run for president, it would fall just shy of winning the electoral vote. A favorite in a whopping 18 states, this soothing herbal and fresh mint blend is beloved by both coasts for its ability to turn even an overcrowded NYC studio into a spa-like oasis.
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The Scent: Mahogany Teakwood High Intensity

Top Spots: Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa, Indiana, Kansas, Missouri, North Dakota, Nevada, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Texas

Why: Particularly popular in the Midwestern states, the second most popular B&BW scent is Mahogany Teakwood, specifically the high-intensity variety. For those unfamiliar with the fragrance, it has an obvious top note of rich leather and oak, with a soft lavender woven throughout — producing an overall scent wave that will take you back to the first time you stepped inside an Abercrombie & Fitch.
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The Scent: Fresh Balsam

Top Spots: Maine, Montana, New Hampshire, Puerto Rico, Utah, Wisconsin, and Vermont

Why: The northern states especially — including Maine, Montana, Vermont, and New Hampshire — live up to the nature-loving, outdoorsy stereotype when it comes to candle preference. Like the name implies, Fresh Balsam smells like standing in the middle of a forest, surrounded by fresh green pines.
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The Scent: Frosted Cranberry

Top Spots: Arizona, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Washington, and Wyoming

Why: The Frosted Cranberry scent — a gorgeous blend of juicy peach and vine-ripe raspberries — is mega-popular in six different states. We can see why anyone would like it, but Oregon and Washington, which are among the top five cranberry harvesting states in the U.S., certainly make the most sense.
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The Scent: Black Cherry Merlot

Top Spots: Alaska, Mississippi, and New Mexico

Why: A deeper stone fruit fragrance, the Black Cherry Merlot candle is most beloved by residents in Alaska, Mississippi, and New Mexico. The top notes are inherently fruity, but then it settles into a heavier Merlot that smells like sipping a glass of good red wine under a wide open night sky.
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The Scent: Tis' The Season

Top Spots: Idaho, Nebraska, and South Dakota

Why: A testament to the universality of B&BW iconic scents, candle lovers in Idaho, Nebraska, and South Dakota — a sizable northwestern chunk of the country — buy this ruby-tinted, Tis' The Season candle in bulk. The fragrance blends apple, cinnamon, and cedarwood into a sweet and woodsy aroma that gives any room that cozy holiday feeling, long after December ends.
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The Scent: Pumpkin Pecan & Waffles

Top Spots: Kentucky and West Virginia

If you go to sleep dreaming of breakfast —particularly fluffy waffles dripping in maple syrup — chances are better than not that you'll love the very gourmand, syrupy sweet and nutty spice blend of Bath & Body Works' Pumpkin Pecan Waffles candle. Kentucky and West Virginia natives, in particular, are obsessed.
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The Scent: Winter Candy Apple

Top Spots: Hawaii

Why: This candle — a wintry holiday blend of crisp pears, apples, and zesty orange undertones — surprisingly ranks as the number one best-seller in sunny, tropical Hawaii. The grass is always greener, right?
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