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Brand: Yankee Candle / Type: Candles / Category: Home Fragrance

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      24.07.2011 22:23
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      Almost good enough to eat.

      Product: Largest jar of Vanilla Cupcake Yankee Candle. Packaging/Looks/Appeal -------------------------------- The candle comes in a large transparent glass jar with chunky lid and a cute picture of cupcakes. It's quite modern and stylish and would look great in any kitchen/bedroom/living room. I've actually dropped mine tice and it hasn't cracked or smashed as it is very thick glass. The candle itself is lemon yellow; a really nice neutral colour. All in all it's very appealing and would be a great gift for someone or a treat for yourself. Smell/Burn Time --------------------- It does exactly what it says on the jar! It really does smell like cupcakes! If you don't particularly like sweet or sickly scent I'd say avoid this candle and go for one on Yankee's other's such as clean cotton. When burning it makes my house smell lovely and people always comment on how nice it is. The burn time on the jar says 150 hours but I am sure mine has burned much longer than that. For the around £20 I paid it's very good value for money. The only downside to the smell is when you blow it out and obviously it doesn't smell very pleasant and if you replace the lid to mask the smell it blackens the jar. Price ------- Although people may see £20 as very expensive to spend on a candle, the burn time combined with the smell quality makes it really worth it. Anything else? ------------------- When you're jar is finished you can use it as an ornament or a penny jar!

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      22.07.2011 00:36
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      Best out there

      Ive been a yankee candle nut for a good few years now and always keep a look out for new fragrences, or ones that are retired and rare. Theres a lot of choice when its comes to choosing a candle, the types ranging from fruit salad to moonlight harvest to clean cotton, and sizes from tart through to large candle. There's also testers, double wick jars, car fragrences, sprays and decorations. Ive tried a lot of different makes but none of them come close to the range size and quality of Yankee Candles. Also they are very available, Collectibles store them, as does QVC, and obviously the internet. A few personal recommendations would be Midnight Jasmine, Drift Away (very mountain fresh), Beach Blue (very 'breezey') and willow breeze (probably my favourite). A little tip would be if you are going to opt for a jar, go for a medium or large, as the small size is VERY small. I have mine on most of the night, every day, and expect the large size to last maybe 1-2 weeks. Most people i guess would make it last longer, but the smell gets addictive, and with a cat/dog you'll probably get hooked.

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        13.12.2010 15:54

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        I loooove scented candles so I get a lot of them for any occasions :) and Yankee candles are really great - smell good and long last. But I must say my friend got me yellow Boujies candle (www.boujies.com) and it smells gorgeous!!! Lovely Vanilla scent fills whole room in just couple of seconds, dreamy :]. It last very very long and burns all wax from middle to sides of tin what tells me that wax must be really good quality. On top of that I read on their page that it's soy wax so it's also eco friendly candle and they are hand pured!:) It's seriously worth buying it!!!

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        11.06.2010 16:05
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        Great priced beautiful smelling candles

        What amazing smelling candles! Yankee candles are probably the don of all candles. They can be a cheaper alternative to the plug in wall smellies we all know about, as after all, an average sized candle (which is huge) can cost approximately £8 and uses no electricity to power! Plus I feel they give off a better stronger scent than the plug ins! Scent wise, the labels do not neccessarily dictate the smell, i.e Christmas time, they're generalisations of smells you will find at christmas time, So it's a good idea to smell all the candles you are interested in before buying. I love all the rich smelling ones, like mulled wine and cinnamon stick, fresh ones like waterlillies and rose garden, and sickly sweet ones too! They make sure the scent goes along with the name of the candle which is great and once lit it doesn't take long before the smell will fill the whole room. Candles last as long as stated on the jar, if not a little big longer! my only gripe is when they get so far down the jar, they refuse to light and I end up throwing an inch's worth of wax in the bin! :( Also, if affordable, they do lovely plates and lamp style toppers for all the candles, which add a beautiful effect to the candle, from cracked glass to tiffany to ceramic, theres a style to suit every room!

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        29.04.2010 13:13
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        A nice present or a gift to yourself!

        I first bought one of these as a present for my mum at Chirstmas. I also got myself one and once it ran out I went out to get another one. I'm not a massive fan of scented candles but since it was Christmas I though it would be a nice touch. These aren't made of soy wax (but rather paraffin wax) which I would prefer for health reasons but I don't mind using them occasionally. Incidentally Pacifica do lovely soy wax candles. The wicks are cotton (not lead) and they come in recyclable glass jars. The candles come in different sizes and smells or 'flavours'. The one I bought was 354g and has two wicks for even burning. It has a silver lid so looks quite classy and would make a nice present. It was £13 which is about as much as I would pay for a candle. They do last a long time though and the smell is very intense. Compared to other scented candles the fragrance is very strong so this might not be your thing and my boyfriend will sometimes complain that it's giving him a headache. I used the Christmas cookie on when I was wrappin Christmas presents and it gave me a lovely Christmassy feeling! It's kind of a vanilla/cinnamon sugar cookie smell which mightbe too wseet for some. As the name suggests, these are American so I don't think we get the full range in the UK but they do have a UK website so if you can't find what you want you can probably find more flavours on their website. There are lots of yummy sounding candles that I haven't seen in my stockist (Strawberry buttercream mmm) so if you really like candles you can always order from the UK site. I've also tried the pear one which reminded me of juicy pear jelly bellys. There are lots of fragrnaces to choose from and I quite enjoy sniffing all the jars to see which one to buy next. All in all a good fragranced candle.

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        20.04.2010 22:20
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        If you like candles, you'll love these.

        I recently went to Debenhams and spent about 30 minutes smelling these candles. They are gorgeoous! There are so many different scents to choose from; fruits, flowers, nature and spices are a few of the varities available, I am slowly working my way through the vast range! Like me, you'll find it difficult deciding which one to buy so it's really handy that the little glass jars have lids. You can just pop it off, have a quick sniff, and then pop the lid back on again! Caution-don't pick the jars up by the lids, they are quite heavy and if the previous 'sniffer' hasn't replaced it properly, you'll be paying for a smashed candle. The candles scents are as strong when alight as when they are unlit, unlike many scented candles which smell really nice and strong until you light them and you can't smell anything at all. I usually use scented oil burners to get a decent stong scent but these are just as good so they are kind of like a candle and an oil burner in one! They also burn for a very long time and seem to last for ages so they are really worth the price. There are a few different sizes and styles to choose from: Wax tarts, Tealights and small, medium and large Jars. Prices start from around £1.20 (for the tarts) and end at around £17.99 (for the large Jars). We always buy the small jars at £5.49 each. We also purchased a kind of glass lampshade for £6.49, they have different colours to match the candles and they give off a really nice glow when the candle is lit. They just fit in to the top of the jar and have a hole at the top to let the smell out. Beware though, they get really hot and I have also noticed that it seems to block alot of the smell so don't know if we'd use it all of the time. We usually light the candle for long enough to fill the room with its scent and then put the glass shade on afterwards. All in all, they are great for any room in the house and serve a multitude of purposes whether to give a nice scent, to help relax, or to create a romantic atmosphere, there's one for every occasion!

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        04.03.2010 14:47
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        A lovley candle that i may consider buying.

        After reading a review, i realised that i had a yankee candle sitting in my barth room and it ahd never been used. I decided to light it last night and was very impressed. My yankee candle is Egyption Cotton scented and according to the container it comes "with pure, natural cottonseed extract from Egypt". The container is made of glass and has the candle inside which is white. The size of the candle is 623g. Once i lit the candle there was alot of black smoke, i think this may of been becauseof the glass and it had been sitting in my bathroom for some time. I think it was the dust that made the smoke black. (or i hope it was) after about 5 mins the smoke became clear and the smell started to whift around the room. The fragrence was lovley, not to overpowering but enough to give the room a lovley scent. I cant realy discribe the fragrence, it was a clean and fresh smell. I will continue to use my yankee candle, apparantly they last for ages, only time will tell. According to other reviews they are expencive to buy, around £20.00. This would not put me off buying one but i think i will only stick to buying them as a treat to myself and the room i place it in.

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        02.03.2010 23:38

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        lovely product, which really help make a house a home.

        Yankee candle is an american company which sticks to what its knows best, producing great scented candles. The Housewarmer range is possibly their most popular and the variety of scents is astounding. The range includes lighter scents such as the Island Spa or the Clean Cotton candles and these have an airy yet luxurious smell. In a complete contrast, there are also heavier scents such as the Christmas time candle of the cafe latte version. The scents are so strong that even removing the beautiful glass lid is enough to release the fragrance but burning it completely fills the room with a great and long lasting fragrance. they also look great in a room, due to the lovely glass jars and pretty colours. I would agree that the prices can seem expensive for candles but they do make great presents and burn for many hours. Besides, once the quality of the product is taken into consideration, the price seems very reasonable indeed.

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        17.02.2010 16:02
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        The best scented candles you can buy

        Before trying a Yankee candle, I was of the opinion that a candle was a candle and to pay exorbitant prices for one was just crazy as it is just wax and perfume. Now I just would not waste money on cheap scented candles because Yankee really do have the best candles on the market. The one thing I just love about Yankee is that their fragrances are so vast and varied and really do smell second to none. The scents are so true to life. You can get fresh, floral, fruity, food and drink or festive scents - just about any you can think of! The wax in the candles is saturated with the fragrance oils and you can see this if you look at a jar candle - there are veins of fragrance all the way through it. My favourite products of Yankee's are the wax tarts and burners. There are little discs of wax which you melt in the burner and they release the best fragrance I find. Plus they cost around £1 each so they are good value and you can change the scent whenever you want to. If you do buy a jar candle, you must let the candle burn till the melted wax hits the sides of the jar. If you don't you will get tunnelling and the sides of the wax will be wasted (though you can scrape out any unburned wax and put it in the burner instead!). Although the candles are expensive, they are of superior quality and you do get what you pay for. The candles last a long time and give many hours of premium fragrance - you will never use an air freshener spray again!! So they are good value when you know the quality you are getting.

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          08.02.2010 14:44
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          Worth the cost.

          Yankee Candles are the best scented candles you can buy. I frequently buy these candles, and would definitely recommend them over any other scented candle. There are many different scents, most of which are really amazing, but some of them are an acquired taste, but there are so many to chose from I'm sure there is one out there for everyone. There are also a lot of different colours so you can chose them to match your decor. They are quite expensive (for candles) but they are so worth it. A small one costs about £7.99 and there are bigger ones which are £14.99 I find these one quite intrusive though. the £7.99 are perfect little candles, and they make nice gifts for people. This may seem expensive but the scents of these candles are really lovely, and they actually give off that scent when you light them. I have tried various other scented candles only to find when you light them, they don't smell of anything. Yankee Candles really do make the room they are in smell like their fragrance. They also last really well. I'm not sure on burning hours as I don't keep track but I use them about once every couple of weeks and they are still going after a few months. These are particularly great if you have cooked fish or something. You can buy these from most garden centres and there are websites you can get them from., I don't think you can order directly from Yankee candle as it's an American company, but they are pretty easy to get hold of. I would also recommend the Car air fresheners, they are about £2.00 but really make your car smell nice. One of my favourite scents is Clean Cotton, but there are loads to chose from.

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            29.01.2010 18:40
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            If you want a nice smelling home and a bit of a treat then try these.

            I could write about yankee candle all day. How they smell so true to life, how they fill your home with an amazing scent that doesnt overpower you and how yes, they are pricey, but you get amzaing burn time. Most importantly, you could leave one opened (or unopened) for years and it will never loose its scent so its perfect for freshening up knicker drawers or to have just for show. The most important thing to know about yankee candle jars is to burn them to the edgo of the jar so there isnt any point in lighting them for an hour or so, you generally need about 3 hours until the melted wax pool hits the side of the jar completely otherwise you'll get 'tunneling'. Tunneling wastes the wax and causes the candle to burn quicker as it just uses the wax around the wick. Fair wnough they can be expensive, but once used (and used correctly) you can wash and use the jars for storing beads, pins..anything you like really and they come with glass lids which are air tight although i wouldnt reccomend storing food in the jars as the seal on the lid seems to hold the scent and could flavour the food inside. I like to see Yankee as an investment piece and an extravagance but well worth the money. The scents are amazing and smell exactly how there are supposed to a great example is 'shortcake' a very true to life fragrance. Yankee has the ability to take your mind to memories or places you have been. Clean cotton smells like a summery day when the washings in the line all clean and fresh, its beautiful! Try the votives if your not convinced they're cheap and Im sure you'll be hooked!

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              29.01.2010 10:30
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              While expensive at first the scent and logevity of these candles actually make them good value

              Without a doubt the best candles I have used. My brother got me into yankee candles last year after he bought some from qvc. I've been after something like a smelly candle as I have axolotls and the sprays I had been using while nice arent good for axies. I needed something that would make my front room smell nice while not giving out and spray. Candles seemed the obvious choice. Finding a candle that lives up to everything I want is difficult though. I bought some yankee candles from ebay, a set which contained several samplers, a burner, tart, tealights and holders all for the bargain price of £13. Not a bad price for a trial pack for me to see if I liked them. I was quite excited when they arrived and immediately tried one of the sampler candles.Pretty much immediately the smell just emanated throughout the room. Unlike most candles I could smell from every side of the room. Most candles I have found only have the scent in the immediate vicinity. Like most scents you get used to it and dont notice the smell any longer, but the minute you go out the room and re-enter the smell hits you (in a nice way). I would say that they do initially seem rather expensive when you consider theyre only candles. Tarts start at around £1 while the largest candles go up to around £19. However saying that they do last for ages and the smell is always there, not dissapearing the longer they're used. Yankee candles dont just sell candles they sell accessories as well as car fresheners etc too. Surprisingly readily available you can get them online as well as in places like clinton cards. If you want a variety to choose from though I would recommend you buy them online. Yankee candles come in a huge range of frangrances and theres also seasonal scents to get you in the mood for things like christmas. The length of time they last and the actual fragrance far outweighs what I would call a hefty price tag, which actually over time does make them value for money.

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              27.01.2010 17:34
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              Yankee Candles, like no other candle you will have tried

              I have tried almost every scented candle going, and none come close to yankee. Most peoples 1st thought is they are expensive. Not true the range is VAST, and to try out a new scent, tarts are the best way, at an average of 99p each before you commit to samplers or jars, a tart will give fragrance for an average of 4 tealights worth of burning, and gives a nice strength of fragrance when used with a burner with a large pool area (the size of the dish area at the top) of course you do need to buy a burner, and like the yankee range, there is plenty of pretty ones to choose from, and there is something to match every decor, but you do not have to buy a yankee burner, any will do, but smaller ones you may need to half the tart to melt it samplers i am not so pleased with, as they give off little fragrance, ditto with the small jars (ave £6, 25 hrs burn time), very cute but i only buy medium jars(ave £12, for around 70hrs burn time) or large jar (ave £15 for 120 hrs) there is also a huge range of scented tealights, tumblers & tins, room sprays, car gels, and cardboard car jars (their version of the wee green tree things??) i use them, in clean cotton fragrance in the wardrobes, and it leaves a nive faint smell on clothes, i also have 2 hanging where teen son stores his shoes!! very effective there!! tealights i dont really rate much, the tins are nice, and good value, approx £5, for 20 hours, and they also come in a soy range too there is even Yankee lip balms! The variety in scents is outstanding, and i could write all day making suggestions, but they fall into catagories floral (ie sweet violet, lavender, plumeria, fresh cut roses) fruity ( ie brazillian passionfruit, lime mojito, sparkling lemon) fresh ( ie bath bubbles, beach walk, clean cotton, early sunrise) food & spice ( ie almond cookie, berry jam, blueberry scone) festive (ie sparkling cinnamon, festivale of lights, silver bells) world journeys (ie greek fig & blackcurrant, vera cruz vanilla) I tend to stick to fruits, and clean fresh smells bath bubbles, clean cotton & baby powder are particular favourites the fruits are sublime, and have no chemical smell at all, something i am quite pedantic about, so i tend to pick up on them the food ones are just a bit sweet for me, but as i dont have a sweet tooth, i suggest you try them for yourself, the buttercream did want to make me lick it though!! Florals, again are very reminiscent, but i'm just not a flowery girl world journeys range does conjour up notions of exotic places Many hight street shops now stock them including Clintons & Debenhams, so you can smell before you buy, once you have established what smells you like & dont like, its much cheaper to find deals on the net, and there are a few sites dedicated to purely yankees, UK based, so no import charges I love these candles so much, i DO shop from the USA just to get newer or rarer fragrances, be warned, they are addictive!!!

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                09.01.2010 22:52
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                Luxurious candles

                These are expensive candles, I am not going to deny the obvious. The small votive candles retail at about £4, the large ones in jars are about £18. There are lots of sizes from tealights to large hurricane-type-jars. However, cost aside, they are pretty amazing candles. They burn for a long time, the wax must be good quality as they are very long lastng, they also give off qute good light (doing what candles are supposed to do!) The main USP of these candles though is the scent, they are scented candles and come in a variety of smells including: sweet honeysuckle, mango peach salsa, cherry blossom, candied apple, fresh cut roses and many many more. The yankee candle company are the largest US scented candle manufacturer and they are becoming increasingly popular here in the UK. I have bought them in Clinton cards, you can also shop online, from QVC and the Yankee candle shop itself. The scent from these candles is amazing. We have one by the bed and when the room is warm it gives off a farly strong aroma, and we haven't lit it yet!! We have sampled a few different 'flavours' and they are all as good as each other, the scent s strong, last a long time. Saying that I should mention that the scent isn't overpowering, it does not trigger m asthm (lots of perfumed things do). They are sweet smellng but definately not sickly sweet. They are expensive as far as candles go, but you pay for what you get and these bad boys really are worth the money!

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                  07.01.2010 17:01

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                  Candles that burn for ages and smell good

                  Yankee Candle I love my candles and especially love my candles with lovely smelling scents. My mum is obsessed with Yankee Candle so she bought me some and I now love them. I'm not sure which one I have but its a cream candle and smells so nice. The candles themselves come in large glass jars with lids. There are a lot of variation now with the candles like candle burners, tea lights and lots of other products. But the one I have seems to be one of the original candles. There is a label on the jar stating that its a Yankee Candle and the scent it gives off. The candles are really really big so last for ages. The candles can be quite expensive but its definitely worth what your paying as the whole jar if full of a solid candle. Mine has been burning for so long. The scent itself, when light, gives off a really strong smell unlike so candles that you can only smell if you purposely smell it up close. Regardless of the price I would definitely recommend this candle as there are worth the money, long lasting and smell really good. There is so many different scents and you can buy them either online at yankeecandle.co.uk or amazon or QVC stock them. When this one runs out I will definitely be purchasing more.

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                A US leading designer and Brand of quality fragranced candles since 1969.