I think we all know about Yankee Candles, they adorn most garden centres and gift shops with their massive selection of alluringly coloured shiny glass jars, willing us to add one or two to our shopping baskets.
I’m a big fan of scented candles, though, for the past few years have mostly avoided them, what with a small person in the house who is naturally attracted to pretty warm flames. Now he’s a bit older I can burn them on occasion and out of his reach on a very high shelf that I put in my room especially for keeping things way out of his reach.
Most of the time I use an oil burner if I want a nice fragrance because candles cost quite a lot, and Yankee are no exception. So what I suppose you’d like to know is: are they worth it?
My nose is quite sensitive and I can sometimes feel a bit headache-y if I burn a cheap candle. The smell of the wax seems to be picked up by my senses more than the intended other smell and it spoils the whole experience.
I had this experience with Yankee too. They sent me the Orange Dreamsicle in their Really Massive size. I could smell the waxy smell more than the orange smell, and the aroma was very localised to the area of the candle. I wonder what their popularity is, maybe it is because they are so widely available. My personal favourite and the only ones that I buy now are by a company called Lily Flame. Their scent travels widely, and is really true to life. My favourites are violet, baby powder and grass. I buy them off e bay for the best prices, but always shop around.
My friend really likes Yankee though, so I’ve passed it on to her, so it has not gone to waste. I must have a funny nose (no personal comments please!!). What do you think of Yaneke? Bees knees or not sure what the fuss is about?