Sunday, May 13, 2012

Yankee Candle Haul

Hey guys! About a month ago, me & my boyfriend went to Pittsburgh just to go see a comedian and go shopping. (yes, my boyfriend is the best) We bought stuff from a few differnet places, including Yankee Candle.

Since they were selling both votive's and tarts for $1 each, I tried to get all the votives because 1.) they have a wick so you can burn them as a candle & 2.) They can be cut into 3 individual tarts and you can take the wick out if you would rather use it as a tart. So obviously, you are getting more for your money.

I usually favor Slatkin & Co over Yankee but Yankee was having a sale. We did some major damage over that weekend so I didnt have a bunch of money to spend on candles but I new I had to get something for the season. I was still burning freakin Marshmallow Fireside & Candied Sugar Plum. 2 of my absolute favorites but I needed a change for the nicer weather. Plus, there was a candle that I was dying to get since the first time I smelled it a few months ago. It is a new scent for the summer and that is.....

Beach Flowers: My description: It really reminds me a lot of Angel Whispers from Glade which was the very first candle I bought and it was actually the only candle I kept buying for like a year or so. It smells a lot like perfume or soap: soap in a good way, like a delicious body wash. It is very floral but not your grandma floral (like Wedding Day from can keep it! blech). It was the first one I burned and I have had it in a candle holder still. Every now and then I get a whiff even when it isnt burning. I don't like light, passive scents. I like in-your-face-this-smells-amazing-I-want-it-every-day-scents. If your looking for a really good candle, this would be my ultimate recommendation.

 "Like delicate keepsakes from the sea. . . the lovely scent of tuberose, lily and hyacinth blossoms balanced with soft watery notes" -

Juicy Watermelon:  My description: As much as I wanna give a detailed description, all I can say is it smells like a juicy watermelon. Even when I just had it sitting there with the wrapper on, I smelled it from across the room. That's really crazy to me because I don't know any Yankee Candle's that have a high throw*, esp. w/out it burning.  I love anything melon so this was a win for me.

"The ultimate summer refresher . . . the sweet, cooling scent of juicy watermelon."-

Clean Cotton: My Description: I always go for bakery smells, or sweet smells, candy smells, fruity smells, even floral smells. I never go for clean smells. When I realized that in the store, I picked my favorite clean one and bought it. It smells very clean and little reminiscent of Beach Flowers. I think they used Clean Cotton as the bottom note or something. I have this in a little candle holder right along side Beach Flowers, and even when they are not burning, you can only smell Beach Flowers. I would have liked this one to be much more strong. If your looking for something on the cleaner side, & you want it to smell up the whole house/room (depending on the size of the candle), go for Beach Flowers. And also, this isn't one of those that smell like a laundry detergent either. It just smells like clothes out of the dryer. Perfect name.

"Sun-dried cotton combined with green notes, white flowers, and a hint of lemon." -

Blueberry Scone: My Description: First of all, how good does that scone look? Yum! This is the perfect blend of fruity & bakery in one. You know that smell or taste that a blueberry has when it is warm, weather on top of oatmeal or in a scone itself? That is what this candle smells like. Warm blueberries and sugar is what Blueberry Scone smells like. I am a sucker for anything blueberry (probably my favorite fruit). Granted, I have yet to burn this one so I can't say how high the throw* is, however it is one of the stronger candles unopened. I think I am really going to enjoy it when I burn it.
"The delicious aroma of English quickbread with sweet blueberries, rich cream and a hint of vanilla"-

Orange Dreamsicle: My Description: This is another one I have yet to burn. As far as the strength of the scent goes, I would say it is one of the weaker scents unopened. That tells me that it will probably be a lighter scent once burned. Either way It smells just like an orange creamsicle. There is no better way to describe it. I can smell that creamy ice cream with the sweeter side of an orange flavor, exactly as the real thing would smell like.
"A favorite childhood summer treat you never outgrow . . . a cool blend of orange and vanilla ice cream."

Yankee Candle really upped their ante this season. I used to not be very fond of Yankee just because of the weaker scents you get when you burn them. Even though only half were as strong as I would like them to be when they are still in the wrapper, a lot of the candles I bought smelled just as the description or name said it would. The reason I like Slatkin more is only because they never skimp on the throw* of the scent. You can smell it on the whole floor & you can smell it for days, with Slatkin. For know, these scents are perfect. I do hope when I burn the last 2 mentioned they will make the room smell lovely. I haven't had a problem yet when it comes to burning them.
*what is a throw?: It is however far you can smell the scent of the candle. ex: A high throw: you can smell the candle from far away.

Yep! That my newest candle addition

Have you guys tried any new good candles lately? 
I would love to know which one's! 

as always, 
thanks for reading!



Bravoe Runway said...

I usually get the apple pie candle from Glade but now....I am tempted to purchase some of these. The blueberry scone has to smell heavenly! Visiting from the blog hop, hope you'll stop by and would you like to follow each other?

Small Town Gal said...

I love Yankee candles and like you, I go for the bakery good scents. I'm not a baker and it sure does make the house smell so nice.

Found your blog through blog-hop, following you :)

Erica J said...

Bravoe your blog is fab! I am seriously in love with it! u have an awesome sense of style

Erica J said...

small town gal- you must try out the blueberry one! I haven't yet burned it still, but I am sure its gunna be good considering its one of the first smells i get when i open my candle drawer

reeracoma said...

Hi! Great haul!

I found you on the blog hop! Hope you can swing by and check my blog out too!!


Cindy said...

OMG! Clean Cotton! I need one of those!



Anonymous said...

you have a great blog here! would you like to make some invite posts on my blog?

$@B!N@ said...

I took a whiff of these at a home store and they were amazingly scented!! loveee these candles:)

Erica J said...

yes. they truly are amazing. esp. beach flowers. O.M.G. YUM!

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