Product Type: Yankee Candle household products
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Yankee Candle: Cafe au Lait
Yankee Candle Cafe au Lait
Member Name: tigger1992
Yankee Candle Cafe au Lait
Advantages: Gorgeous scent - no bitter. Good scent strength/dispersion. Packaging, Cheap when on offer.
Disadvantages: Scent is a bit too subtle for me. Availability
Yankee Candle Cafe au Lait Sampler
I bought this sampler from yankeedoodle.co.uk early last year and I had been putting off using it as I thought it would smell very strongly of coffee and that it would be bitter - I actually love the scent of coffee but I don't think it would make for a fantastic room/candle scent although with this candle I was very pleasantly surprised!
- About the product
Each Yankee Candle sampler comes shrink wrapped with an image on the front to depict the scent of the sampler. The image on the front of this sampler is that of a foaming mug of coffee. The sampler candles are expected to burn for a maximum of 15 hours and they are made of paraffin wax I believe (soy wax for candles would be better though).
- Using the candle, scent, throw and longevity
I use this candle as I do with all Yankee Candle samplers; I cut the wick to 0.5cm (apparently this is the best length) and I light the wick - obviously caution must be taken when using lighters/matches. This sampler, along with a few Yankee candle samplers, did take a little bit longer than I would have liked for the scent to become noticeable. With this sampler the scent became noticeable after about half an hour burning. I put off burning this sampler for a while as I thought it would smell very strongly of coffee (which I do like, but others in the house do not). But the scent is not very strong which may be a positive point for some and a negative for others. The scent, in my opinion, is just gorgeous! It smells like creamy coffee and it has a scent of chocolate to it as well which I love.
The scent is not overly strong; in fact I wish this scent was stronger as it is so nice and a bit too subtle. The scent is not bitter either; it smells creamy and gorgeous - like a creamy latte with a dusting of chocolate powder! After about an hour and a half the scent is definitely noticeable (and divine) but it is definitely not overpowering or bitter. The scent dispersion is good but not great and the strength of the scent is also good but would prefer the scent to be stronger. This sampler didn't last that long because I was burning it for long periods of time each time I used it so it only lasted about ten hours. Overall, the scent is gorgeous and the strength/dispersion of the scent is good - but I wish the scent wasn't as subtle as it is.
- Price and availability
I bought this sampler from yankeedoodle.co.uk some time last year and it was approximately £1 which I think is a good price for a Yankee candle sampler candle. This candle/scent can be purchased online and it comes in sampler and jar form although unfortunately this candle/scent is not widely available.
*Gorgeous scent - creamy coffee with a hint of chocolate!
*Not bitter or overly strong
*Good scent strength and throw/dispersion
*Packaging and cheap when on offer
*Scent is a bit too subtle
Thank you for reading my review
Summary: A gorgeous scent!
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