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Yankee scented candles review

There’s not many of us that don’t like candles. Especially when it comes to Yankee-scented candles. The first time I noticed these wonderful creations was several years ago, at my local village garden centre at Christmas.

Yankee candles review

Taking a visit to a garden centre is always a delightful place to visit during the festive season, with its collection of tree ornaments, garlands and unique gifts.

Head over to the candle section and the shelves were full from the ceiling to the floor of an array of colours, styles and gorgeous smelling scents. You could smell the fragrances as soon as you walked through the door. With so many to choose from, the decision was often made difficult.

Which candle to choose

A classy design is just as important as a gorgeous fragrance when it comes to candles. After all, it’s on show in our homes so it’s good to go for one that looks elegant and homely. If you’re looking for cheap candles, then the Yankee will overstretch the budget.

We do get what we pay for so I’m a firm believer in spending a little more to have a product that will last and is of better quality. Whenever tea light candles are on sale, which is pretty much all year around now, they are often cheap to purchase.

Some will last fairly well and you will get a good burning time but some may not last as long or not burn correctly. The Yankee candle does come in three different sizes so if the price of a large one is more than you’re prepared to pay, then the smaller options are great too. Having such a good burn time for all three size jars does allow the home to smell gorgeous whatever the season or reason for purchasing them.

Why are Yankee candles so expensive?

From experience, Yankee candles are more expensive when purchased from small businesses/gift shops. The smaller companies will often have a higher price tag so it pays to shop around before you buy. Yankee candles do burn more evenly than some candles on the market and therefore this quality is reflected in the price.

 
As it’s often said, we get what we pay for and I feel that paying a little more for a candle that will last a long time and burn evenly is something that every home needs.
It also needs to burn safely. Always pay special attention to candles when they are lit.

Although the Yankee candles burn safely inside their jar, don’t leave them unattended or around small children who could knock them over or scald themselves. There’s something about having candles burning at home that gives a sense of warmth, calmness and a wintry feel once the curtains are closed for the evening. They can be used all year round too, not just for cosy nights. Remember to prep your candle first before it’s first lit.

  1. History: Yankee Candle was founded in 1969 by Mike Kittredge in South Hadley, Massachusetts. The company started as a small operation, with Kittredge initially making candles as a gift for his mother.
  2. Product Range: Yankee Candle offers a wide range of scented candles in various sizes and styles. Their product line includes jar candles, pillar candles, tea lights, wax melts, and more.
  3. Fragrance Variety: One of the notable features of Yankee Candles is the extensive variety of fragrances they offer. They produce scents in categories such as floral, fruity, fresh, festive, and seasonal aromas. Some of their popular scents include “Vanilla Cupcake,” “Clean Cotton,” and “Autumn Leaves.”
  4. Seasonal Collections: Yankee Candle regularly introduces seasonal collections, aligning with holidays and changing seasons. This includes special editions for Christmas, Halloween, and other festive occasions. Many homes will have a Yankee Candle burning at Christmas.
  5. Jar Candles: The Yankee Candle jar candles are particularly iconic. They come in various sizes, with the large jars being especially popular. The jars often feature distinctive labels and lids.
  6. Accessories: In addition to candles, Yankee Candle offers a range of accessories such as candle holders, wax warmers, and various decorative items to complement their products.
  7. international Presence: Over the years, Yankee Candle has expanded its presence globally. Their products are available in many countries, making them a widely recognized brand in the home fragrance industry.
  8. Personalization: Some Yankee Candle stores offer personalized candle labels, allowing customers to create custom candles for special occasions or as gifts.
  9. Community Engagement: Yankee Candle has been involved in various community and charitable initiatives over the years. They have also collaborated with charities on special edition candles to support causes.
  10. Online Presence: Yankee Candle has a strong online presence, allowing customers to browse and purchase products through their website.

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Yankee candles review

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Sizes range from small, medium and large

The large jar has a burn time of up to 150 hours

Medium jar- up to 75 hours

Small jar- up to 30 hours

My rating: 9 out of 10

Once you’ve used your candle and it’s burned away, it’s a great idea to reuse the jar. Dress it up or pop a tea light at the bottom. The jars are very sturdy and there are several fragrances that they come in. The jars also come with a lid which is a great way of holding onto the scent when the candle is not lit. If you’re prone to headaches around strong fragrances, try to choose the more delicate scents. Some winter scents can be a little overpowering if they’re sat in a small room in the home.

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Have you tried Yankee Candles? Let me know your thoughts below.

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