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Yankee Candle is an American company offering a wide range of scented goodies for the home.
Beach Vacation is an American exclusive scent from Yankee Candle. It can be sourced within the UK in various sized candle jars and wax tart format. I have the small candle jar which is quite rare. This candle jar is made of clear glass and is round. It has a round lid which clicks into place to keep the scent fresh. Each small jar has a burning time of 25-40hours and are 104g in weight.
Beach Vacation is presented in a blue coloured lump of scented wax within the candle jar. The label adorning the bottle depicts a beach scene. Yankee describe the scent of Beach Vacation as being..
"A tropical island getaway ... a fresh sea breeze mingles with lush greenery and sweet exotic flowers"
You can test out a sampler votive of this scent which is priced at £1.55 from eBay UK. Alternatively, visit www.yankeescents4u.com where you can pick up the large housewarmer jar for £25.99 or a wax tart for £1.65. The large jar is available from www.yankeedoodle.co.uk for £18.99 (limited time only).
I bought a small jar in the Beach Vacation scent from Clintons recently. They seem to be offering a lot of American exclusives but they are only available for £4.00 when you spend £5.00. I couldn't resist but was surprised at how rare the small jar actually is! I'm hoping that some of the rarer fragrances will be heading this way but more often than not, there are some UK scents which are similar to the rarer ones. Finding them is the problem!
I prefer the wax tarts to the jars as I feel once lit, the jar loses a lot of the prettiness that it has. I find that smoke marks ruin the appearance of the jar somewhat so it is important to keep the wick neatly trimmed. Opening the lid for the first time, I was greeted by a delicious aroma which was quite sweet. As I lit the wick, the wax started to melt and form a pool on the surface.
The jars are designed to release more fragrance thanks to the wider opening at the top so I had high hopes that this would be an appealing scent. As the wax melted, I noticed that the scent wasn't overly strong but just nicer and noticeable. I would imagine that the largest jar would offer a strong scent for a larger room. This small jar has been perfect for burning in the bathroom.
~A Vacation To Remember?~
Beach Vacation filters around my bathroom and hallway and provides ample refreshment despite being fairly subtle. This scent is perfect for burning during the day as it is light and fresh. Beach Vacation is a lovely scent and one which appeals to me. It is quite layered and I can detect different aromas as the candle burns.
Beach Vacation is uplifting and offers an "airy" feel to my home. As the wax melts, it remains lovely and natural smelling. If you like "green" scents this is for you as the "lush greenery" add a delicate, moist touch to the scent which takes the edge of the sweetness that follows.
Beach Vacation takes an exotic turn and whilst I am aware coconut isn't listed as an ingredient, I'm sure I can smell it in a subtle form - light and sweet. Perhaps when I have it in my head that something is exotic, I just immediately think of coconuts! The main scent is a lovely sweet-floral arrangement - an even mix with neither fragrance group cancelling the other out.
Everything blends together to create a beautiful, if a bit subtle, scent which does reflect and deserve the "Beach Vacation" title. Burning the candle for a few hours at a time allowed it to freshen up my home. The candle burned down evenly but I would say the 25hours of actual noticeable scent is more appropriate than the higher end of 40hours.
A pleasant day time scent which is ideal for smaller rooms. It is an inoffensive scent but nothing overly special and I'm sure I could find an almost identical UK wide scent. I am glad I made a purchase as I like to try new scents but I wouldn't go out of my way to source Beach Vacation again.
Thanks for reading x