Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Yankee Christmas Scents Part 1

I'm guessing it is not much of a secret that I really do love candles and wax tarts
but pushed I would have to say that Christmas scents are my favourite over anything else.
I have split my Yankee Christmas posts into two parts as I bought some samplers and wax tarts
and would prefer to show them separately as they aren't really the same thing.
For the record I prefer candles for ambiance but wax tarts for scent throw.

Yankee Apple and Pine Needle £2.55 - link
I do enjoy a good apple scent but when the winter months come a knocking, 
I prefer something a little less bright in fragrance than your typical green apple offering.
As we have a lot of pets and frankly it's not really environmentally sound to be chopping down real trees
to stick a few lights on, I like to pick up pine scents to mimic the fragrance of a real tree 
but sometimes pine can be a little overwhelming so the apple addition mellows out the scent
but still keeps things festive!

Yankee Peppermint Bark £4.27 - link
I have been informed that Peppermint Bark is a festive treat that is enjoyed in the likes of America and Canada, to me it smells exactly like After Eight sweets - a mix of peppermint and dark chocolate.
Although not overly synthetic is scent it is a little too strong for my liken and I'm not truly one
for anything Chocolate based unless it is food haha!

Yankee Pinecone and Lime
On paper this sounds like it will be a festive scent and something a little out of the ordinary
until you realise that the reason it smells familiar is because it reminds you of air freshener (those little green
trees that you hang from the wing mirror in the car) and toilet cleaner...not my best candle choice.

Yankee Sugared Apple £3.32 - link
If you dislike spicy or overly obvious festive scents then this is the one I recommend to you.
Yankee Sugared Apple is a warm, apple based scent that has a slight sugary sweet kick but is not
sickly nor does it scream it's Christmas let everything be Cinnamon based.

Yankee Warm Woolen Mittens £4.20 - link
I had such high hopes for this fragrance - I thought it would evoke memories of running around in the snow
with flushed cheeks and mittens flapping from my jacket sleeves instead it smells like every Yankee Fresh Laundry type scent...nice as it is nothing special and rather disappointing.
Please Yankee stop pushing out the same scents year after year but under different labels.

I bought all of my above candles from eBay and each price noted above does include postage.

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  1. I cant wait to try these ones! They sound amazing! :D xxx

  2. I've always wanted a Yankee Candle, peppermint bark sounds lovely!x

  3. Ohh... Yankee Candle, how I wish it were cheaper.

    I just can't get enough of soft blanket, throughout the year!

  4. I had a similar problem when I was buying candles the other day. I had really high hopes for scents such as Sugared Apple, Sparkling Snow, White Christmas and Sparling Cinnamon, and was really disappointed by them all. Luckily Christmas Cookie saved the day, but it sucks that the scents don't smell the way I hoped them to. Thanks for sharing your experience :)

  5. these sound so amazing for christmas! So gonna try them!:)

  6. I want the peppermint bark candle.

  7. I have wax tarts sugared apple and apple and pine needle. I'll buy mittens!

  8. Great post!! Can't wait to go and smell some of those!! :)♥

  9. Yum...! Apples, apples, caramel, cinnamom, apples again... XDDDD
    Niceeeeeeeeee! :)

  10. I'm really excited about Christmas candles and I bought a lot yesterday! They'er mainly Glade ones, but also a Canopy one, called Mistletoe. It smells mostly of pine, but really, a true Christmas scent :)

  11. Ooh, these sound fantastic, I'm itching to try some of the Christmas scents! The Sugared Apple one sounds delicious!
    Mel x

  12. always you :D with stufff I cant get here and want :D

  13. ooh nice picks! Peppermint Bark sounds lovely :)

  14. I love the names of the candles but some of the scents don't sound the best. I liked the sound of the Peppermint Bark candle but it's a shame that you think it's too chocolatey smelling! x

    Angelica [One Little Vice]

  15. I absolutely love Yankee Candles, & Xmas scents are my fave :D xx

  16. Peppermint Bark and Sugared Apple are lush scents - I think I need to start getting the smaller candles so I can sample more scents!

  17. I bet the Apple and Pine needle is lovely, I love all apple scents!


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