Thursday, June 30, 2011

Tonight in my warmer; Twilight!

In the left corner; The Dupe Twilight!
In the right corner; The Original Twilight Woods!
I thought it would be fun to compare a "dupe" to the original of one of my favorite scents in the whole world, Twilight Woods. For those who may not be familiar, Twilight Woods is a scent from Bath and Body Works. It is mostly made in personal fragrance, lotions and shower gels. The candle is sold online, but rarely in stores. (I was very lucky to find one in the 75% off bin during the Semi Annual Sale) When I saw that Can-Do-Candles made a dupe named "Twilight" I couldn't resist giving it a try.
 Since one is a candle and the other is a tart, I tried to make it fair by cutting the candles into pieces that would fit my burner. Twilight Woods is a 4 ounce candle and  Twilight is a 1 ounce tart. I cut the candle into quarters so they would have a similar size wax pool. I am using 2 tart burners and not the electric warmer. (the scent pool is much wider with the warmer and probably would affect the throw.)

The most obvious difference is that the candle is white, and the tart is blue. I actually love the baby blue color so I put it in the white burner to make it easier to see. 

B&BW says that the Twilight Woods candle is made from a blend of vegetable wax, and the pieces are quite a bit softer.
The tart is made from paraffin wax and is consistent with the texture of all the other tarts I have used.

On to the most important part; The Scent!

The Bath and Body Works Website describes Twilight Woods as " Apricot nectar, mimosa petals, and Tuscan cypress", and Can-Do simply states "Dupe of BBW's Twilight Woods".
I do sense the "woodsy" aroma in both, but after that, the similarities end. Twilight Woods melts into a creamy, sweet, almost vanilla like earthy scent. The Twilight dupe doesn't have the creamy effect at all, it has a lot more of a tangy floral in it. They both have a pretty good throw.

The original Twilight Woods is still my favorite. The Twilight dupe is nice but the floral notes make it quite different. There is enough of a variation between the two in my opinion, to not qualify it as a duplicate. I do however, think the scent is good enough to stand on its own. Not to mention the wax pool with Twilight is a gorgeous color of blue. While the original is just a generic clear.

Beautiful Colored Wax Pool!
White Wax Melted Clear.

I am still on the quest to find the perfect dupe (anybody know of one!?!), but I still enjoy Twilight and will buy it again.


  1. Just curious- have you ever tried kim's tarts dupe? She has a tw too...

  2. Hi, my kims tarts order was placed before her twilight woods dupe was released.
    With my next order i'll have to give it a try.
    I do however have her Dark Kiss, Moonlight Path, and Black Amethyst dupes I want to melt