Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Christmas Yankee Candle Haul

I never used to understand the appeal of candles. They look nice and smell nice but I just assumed it was the sort of thing I would buy, maybe use once or twice and then put away in a drawer and inevitably forget about. But, being a avid beauty blog reader I just kept reading rave reviews about the delicious scents of the likes of Yankee Candle, Neom, Diptique etc. Then a few of my friends started talking about how much they love scented candles, so I thought I'd see what all the fuss was about.

I decided to start with Yankee Candle, a brand which is a blogger favourite and more reasonably priced than some of the other offerings. I didn't want to shell out £20 for a large jar candle just in case I wasn't that keen on the scent, so instead I decided to get a selection of votive samplers to try.

The candles I chose were Salted Caramel, Christmas Memories, Red Apple Wreath and Fireside Treats. All of which sounded like appropriate scents for the festive season and they were only £1.80 each!
I forgot to take a pic before I started burning them! 

The descriptions on the Yankee Candle website are....

Salted Caramel - Sweet surrender is yours with our luscious gourmand confection of burnt sugar, sea salt and smooth vanilla caramel.

Christmas Memories - From the heart of the kitchen, unforgettable holiday moment are brought home again with this comforting recipe of spices and sweets.

Red Apple Wreath - A happy Christmas homecoming with the festive aroma of sweet apples, cinnamon, walnuts and maple.

Fireside Treats - The joys of camp . . . mesmerized by the fire, singing and laughing, while toasting marshmallows to rich, gooey perfection!

Each votive is meant to burn for around 15 hours with 'true fragrance' which sounds about right, but may even be a bit longer in my experience.

I was worried that, being so small, the votives wouldn't give off much scent but this was far from the case. I only have a small one bedroom flat but I found that each candle gave off a lovely amount of scent without being overpowering or sickening and the smell lingered for a long time after. I usually burn one in the evening and will often still smell a hint of fragrance when getting home from work the following evening.

By far my favourites in this small haul were Salted Caramel (which does smell exactly like salted caramel, not too overly sweet, just plain yummy) and Fireside Treats which is a a perfect sweet winter warming scent. I did also like the hints of apple in Red Apple Wreath, and the spicy hints of Christmas Memories, although I am not sure I would repurchase these two in particular. 

I have become a little bit addicted to these now. I know this by the fact that I am currently spending more time on the Yankee Candle website than the Debenhams and Selfridges websites. I find myself lighting one as soon as I get home from work. They create a warm atmosphere on cold winter evenings and they are helping me get in to the Christmas spirit.

This original mini haul was purchased from the Clinton Cards website (link) but they don't have a huge selection so I have now placed a new order on the Yankee Candle website for another 7 votive samplers to try.....oops.

For more information on Yankee Candles see their website - link Prices are around £1.80 for Votive Samplers, £8.39 for a small jar, £16.99 for a medium jar or £19.99 for a large jar. You can also get Pillar Candles, Vase Candles and Wax Tarts 

Are you a scented candle fan? What are your favourite Yankee Candle scents? Let me know by commenting below....

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1 comment:

  1. Yankee Candle is much more preferable than others. It looks like charming and attractive and the price is much more reasonable.It will be helpful to add how to get candles via online shop.Thanks


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