Product Type: Yankee Candle household products
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Yankee Candle Bahama Breeze
Member Name: angelboouk
Yankee Candle Bahama Breeze
Advantages: burning time, scent, design
Disadvantages: not strong enough
Yankee Candle is an American company which specialises in home fragrancing products such as candles, diffusers etc. They offer various scents infused into their products.
Bahama Breeze is one of the scents available. I will be reviewing the Votive Sampler. This scent can also be purchased in wax tart form, tealights and various sized jars. Bahama Breeze is described as "cool summer refreshment in this tropical blend of pineapple, grapefruit and mango". How long your candle will burn for depends on which one you purchase. A votive claims to offer 15hours of scent and should be burned for a few hours at a time. The votives should be placed in an appropriate holder away from fabrics, children etc.
~Availability and Price~
These votive samples can be purchased online through Amazon and stores such as www.yankeedoodle.com. They are priced around the £1.60 mark. On the highstreet, they can be purchased in many Clintons stores and local boutique type stores.
I love Yankee Candles and became addicted thanks to a certain member on here (you know who you are!). Whilst the jars looks very pretty when on display, I prefer the samplers as there is so many different scents to choose from. I have a set of gorgeous stained glass Yankee holders which hold the votives perfectly. There are a few local shops which offer these votives but I prefer to buy in bulk online. I purchased my Bahama Breeze one from ebay a few months ago at £1.50 and was intrigued by the scents description above anything else.
~A Beach Bar In My Home?~
This mini votive candle arrived to me individually wrapped. It is a gorgeous, pale blue colour which makes me think of those beaches with clear blue oceans..paradise! On unwrapping, the scent is addictive and exotic which is exactly what I expected. The wick sits quite high on top of the candle and runs down the inside before attatching to the base. It is easy to light once placed inside my holder and offers a gentle glow as it flickers.
As the wick begins to burn down, the scent lifts up and captures the air around it before seeping further. I usually burn my candles in the livingroom and this fills the air with the most gorgeous, exotic fruit aroma. The mango and pineapple blend smoothly together and the addition of the grapefruit offers a sour kick to the sweet scent. The scent lingered for an hour or so and began to fade which is disappointing as it really is a beautiful uplifting aroma.
The candle does burn down evenly but what I have noticed is the overall colour draining from the votive each time I use it..almost as if the scent is bursting out on the first use and draining all the colour. It is quite unusual and I haven't experienced this with other Yankee Candles. I find the level of the scent decreased with each burning. It was still a gorgeous scent but just not strong enough to fill my livingroom and more noticeable close up. Perhaps my candle was elsewhere when the oils were being pumped in and got there late!
~Recommendation and Conclusion~
My holders are enclosed so for the remaining block of candle wax, I placed it on a plate and burned it whilst keeping an eye on it. I noticed this way offers a more concentrated scent. The candle did offer me around 12-14hours of scent and despite being one of the most favourable scents in the range, it wasn't strong enough to contend with my large, oddshaped livingroom. I did try it in the bathroom and it flowed perfectly so perhaps better for smaller rooms.
Thanks for reading :)
Summary: a stunning but light scent