I love me a good smelly candle and have gone through quite a few with my little obsession (as you know I have many) but apart from the surprisingly fabulous quality of IKEA scented candles my firm favourites still remain Yankee.
My Mum first bought me a Vanilla Lime a couple of Christmases ago. Yankee say the fragrance is ‘Smooth and refreshing… the creamy richness of vanilla with sweet cane sugar and a zesty lime twist.’ And they are so right. You wouldn’t expect the mix of vanilla and lime to work but like the description says, the sweetness is the main focus with a nice sharp zing in there for good measure and to take sweet-and-sickly to a sweet-you-could-eat aroma.
I ADORE Autumn and Christmas smells. Cinnamon, apple and orange pomanders, gingerbread, cinnamon, caramel, cookies, peppermint, vanilla, spices, cranberry, cinnamon, so Yankee’s Christmas scents definitely make an appearance on my Christmas list.
Here are some of my favourites…
Apple Pumpkin- ‘Cultivated with care . . . home-grown apples and pumpkins blended with ginger and clove’
Caramel Pecan Pie- ‘A mouthwatering invitation . . . serve up a buttery slice of gooey goodness with this scrumptious recipe of walnuts, pecans and creamy caramel’
Apple Cider- ‘A welcoming aroma of hot cider spiced with cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg’
Christmas Cookie- ‘Buttery rich, vanilla scented, holiday sugar cookies’
Cinnamon Stick- ‘The fragrant mystery of imported cinnamon bundled with cloves’
Cranberry Chutney- ‘Fresh cranberries, orange zest, rosemary, raisins, and a touch of golden honey’
Kitchen Spice- ‘This modern blend of sweet orange, clove, ginger and cinnamon is a new take on pantry favourites’
And a few new for me to try…
Mountain Lodge- ‘A luxurious retreat in front of a cozy hearth, warm with the aroma of cedarwood and sage’
2×4- ‘The warm, unmistakable scent of freshly planed wood and sawdust evokes a sense of confidence and quality’
Autumn Leaves- ‘A vibrant medley of birch and maple leaves with pomegranate, juniper berry, and orange blossom’
Blueberry Scone- ‘The delicious aroma of English quickbread with sweet blueberries, rich cream and a hint of vanilla’
Green Grass- ‘Nothing says summer like the familiar, heady scent of a freshly cut lawn’
Hazelnut Coffee- ‘A full-bodied blend of java suffused with macademia nut, vanilla, and cocoa bean’
Home Sweet Home- ‘A heartwarming blend of cinnamon, baking spices, and a hint of freshly poured tea’
Cherries on Snow- ‘An enchanted, sparkling blend of bright, juicy cherries with sweet almonds and an icy freshness’
Christmas Eve- ‘Traditional holiday scents of a warm hearth, sugared plums, and candied fruits’
Christmas Tree- ‘Like going out in the snow to find that special tree… fresh, familiar pine with crisp eucalyptus’
Macintosh Spice- ‘Simply delicious… crisp, slightly tart apple slices sprinkled with freshly ground cinnamon’
Moon On Their Wings- ‘The warm glow of night air … a tranquil blend of bergamot, pepper, dray sage and a touch of cedar’
Orchard Pear- ‘Ripe, succulent pears, fresh from the tree, warmed with notes of jasmine and cognac’
Pink Dragon fruit- ‘Colourful and intriguing… there’s a lure of adventure in the sweet aroma of this tropical fruit’
Red Apple Wreath- ‘A happy holiday homecoming with the festive aroma of sweet apples, cinnamon, walnuts and maple’
Autumn Wreath- ‘There’s a cheerful fall welcome in the spicy warmth of autumn leaves and cinnamon apples’
Sparkling Snow- ‘The crisp, naturally fresh scent of gleaming, snow-covered pines with hints of patchouli and fruit’
White Christmas- ‘There’s a quiet holiday beauty in this blend of woodsy evergreens and cool, freshly fallen snow’
Winter Wonderland- ‘So real you can almost hear sleigh bells – the tingle of a frosty breeze blowing through icy pines’
With my FAVOURITE this year being the beautiful sweet aroma of Pink Sands- ‘It’s an exotic island escape in the beautiful mix of bright citrus, sweet florals and spicy vanilla’
So try these out, or at least, get to a store where you can smell them for yourself! In the UK there are many new independent merchants as well as Yankee being stocked in many of our bigger department and chain stores as well as card shops.
Gotta ❤ Yankee!