Yankee Candles...

Friday, 8 July 2011

This is my ever growing collection of Yankee Candles. I first purchased two samplers and a small jar from a garden center near me.

If you have ever read a blog post on my blog you will know that I really hate strong smelling things, especially things that smell cheap and nasty. This is my main reason for purchasing Yankee Candles. I really tried hard to like the cheap candles from sainsburys but they have left a really horrible smell in my room - like really cheap sweets.

The first one that I picked up in the shop was Clean Cotton. I picked this up because I thought that it would be the most basic smelling candle. I really like this candle, the smell isn't too overpowering and I was really impressed because it actually just smells like "fresh clothes".

Then I picked up Fluffy Towels under the same impression as with Clean Cotton and it really smells like fabric conditioner which I love...weird I know. I like this so much that I bought it in the Small Jar for about £6.

Then I wanted to get a nice vanilla candle so I picked up Vanilla Cupcake which smells SO yummy. Literally just like a vanilla cupcake surprisingly!







Then a couple of weeks ago whilst my friend and I were browsing some shops and having a frappe before work I hot footed it into the Yankee Shop and smelt every single candle in there. Queue me trying to politely cough after inhaling some really vile smelling ones and the shop keeper laughing at me. I found two more sampler ones that I wanted in my room.



The first one that I had to have was French Vanilla which smells just like the cones that are on the label, so so so yummy! 
The second that I picked up is Creamy Caramel which smells so good that I want to eat it 99% of the time.
The samplers are around £1.50 I think.


Overall I LOVE them and I know that they are expensive. However I have not even lit my candles yet, in fact I have not even opened the plastic packaging. This is because the smell is so long lasting that even after over a month after buying my first lot they still make my room smell with all the packaging on (even the jar having its lid on) so they are amazing value for money! I would suggest burning unscented candles for the light and just having these on your bedside table like I do. I have them all out at the same time and the smells go really nicely together.

Anyone have any Yankee Candles?
What is your favourite scent?
Charli...

x

13 comments:

  1. I absolutely love Yankee Candles. Always have them around the house. Some of my favs are the aromatherapy spa range, but I love the fresh smelling fragrances too..especially baby powder! Fluffy towels and clean cotton are gorgeous. I have a diffuser of it in the kitchen :) xx

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  2. I love Yankee candles so much, my favourite is Pomegranate Cider... then there's strawberry buttercream, tutti frutti and apple pie!
    I love the fruit and food based ones :)

    S
    x

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  3. I love Yankee candles too! I have a giant strawberry buttercream I'm burning at the minute. I always get scared that the food scented ones will be overwhelming but they tend to all be lovely.

    x

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  4. I've never bought one cuz I can never decide what I want! But I've definitely got to get that Vanilla and Caramel one - the labels are making me drool :P

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  5. I have the summer fresh one, that's a nice clean smelling one :)

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  6. I think i'd like the clean cotton one :)

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  7. Im a big fan of these too, love anything vanilla and the lavender lemon one is gorgeous too which i was surprised at as im not over keen on lavender. Love the baby powder as well xx

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  8. LOVE these! I don't burn them either, just have them to look pretty and smell amazing!xx

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  9. I've got a set of the tea light version of Fluffy Towels, they smell amazing! xxx

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  10. I love Yankee Candles, I think if I could afford it I'd go nuts with them! I think the one I like is called Apple Blossom, but I love the Blueberry Muffin one as well!

    Nat x

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  11. I've yet to buy any but me and the mister regularly stand in Clintons sniffing them all. We liked the Ocean Blossom one x

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