Sunday, 14 June 2015

A Yankee Candle Summer Haul

Yankee Candle Summer Haul

To say that my Yankee Candle obsession is getting a little out of hand might be a bit of an understatement, as you might be able to tell from today's post. I only used to treat myself and my loved ones to Yankee Candles at Christmas-time and that had a lot to do with my love of the Christmas Eve and Christmas Cookie scents but I just had to pick up these summery scents after smelling them. 

I also must start by saying that I didn't purchase all of these in one shopping trip as there's definitely no way that I would have been able to carry them all at one time. Hehe. These have all been purchased over the last month or so and were the ones to catch my eye or may I say my nose recently.

Yankee Candle Summer Scoop Review

Yankee Candle Summer Scoop Large Jar £19.99

Summer Scoop was the first candle that I picked up a few months ago and as soon as I gave it a sniff I knew that I would be taking it home with me. I don't know about you but when it comes to value for money I tend to go for the large jars, especially if it's a scent that I know not only I but my entire family will enjoy burning too and that's what happened with the majority of this haul. 

This smells exactly like you would expect it to. I'm a big fan of berry scents with strawberries and raspberries being my very favourite. The only problem with this particular scent is that as soon as I smell it I instantly want to start eating a big bowl of strawberry ice cream which is never a good thing for me or my waistline. Hehe.

Yankee Candle Pain Au Raisin Review

Yankee Candle Pain Au Raisin Large Jar £19.99

Pain Au Raisin is part of the brand new Cafe Culture collection which was released just last month and it appears that this is a bit of a love it or hate it scent when it comes to my friends and family anyway. Out of everyone that I've asked to give this scent a sniff not one of them has been a huge fan of it like I am. For me it's just absolutely gorgeous and instantly makes me feel warm and cosy. Despite being a summer scent according to Yankee Candle, I'm not too sure if I'll be burning this during the warmer months. It definitely feels more like an autumnal scent than anything else.

Regardless of when I start burning it, I can't wait to fill my living room or bedroom up with such a wonderful, almost bakery type smell. If you're a fan of vanilla based scents, I would certainly recommend giving this a sniff on your next trip to a Yankee Candle store. And it's not just your typical vanilla based candle either. There's a mix of cinnamon (which I usually steer clear of but with this it's simply divine), cognac and raisins, that all in all add up to a fantastic and unique fragrance.

Yankee Candle Strawberry Buttercream Review

Yankee Candle Strawberry Buttercream Large Jar £19.99

This candle was actually purchased by my mum, for the both of us to enjoy, on a shopping trip a good few months ago now. I'm not entirely sure why we had made a pitstop in Clintons but of course we were going to find ourselves lured over to the Yankee Candle stand before we knew it.

Again, Strawberry Buttercream smells exactly like you would imagine it to. It's incredibly sweet without being too overpowering or sickly and it just makes me smile any time that I have given it a quick sniff. I think that we will definitely be burning this next once we finish our large jar of Fireside Treats.

Yankee Candle Pink Sands Review

Yankee Candle Pink Sands Votive £1.80

Next up are two of the votive candles. As I mentioned above, I tend to purchase the large jars when it comes to scents that I fall head over heels in love with but I happened to be out shopping with a friend when she spotted the fantastic 10 votives for £10 deal in our local Yankee Scotland store. She asked if I wanted to pick two as she thought eight might be more than enough for her. Hehe. So I went for two scents that I wouldn't normally go for but something about them really did win me over.

Pink Sands is hard to describe. I always find it harder to describe when the name of the candle doesn't exactly spell it out for me. Does anyone else find that? There's definitely a hint of citrus yet it's still unbelievably fresh and fragrant.

Yankee Candle Lake Sunset Review

Yankee Candle Lake Sunset Votive £1.80

And last but not least is Lake Sunset. Again this is pretty hard to describe and is in the same vein as Pink Sands except this candle has more of a floral kick to it. It's the kind that you definitely need to smell to truly experience.

I was really surprised to find out that each of the votives provide up to fifteen hours of fragrance. This means if you're not exactly sure which one to go for or don't want to commit to one of the larger sizes then you can really put some of the fragrances to the test.

So what do you think of the scents that I've picked up recently? Are you a Yankee Candle fan? If so, what are your favourite candles? And have you smelled or treated yourself to any of the candles in today's post before?


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