Product Type: Yankee Candle household products
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Yankee Candle Cinnamon and Sugar
Member Name: Drewster_Rooster
Yankee Candle Cinnamon and Sugar
Advantages: Smell, Quality of the Product
Disadvantages: None for me !
==Cinnamon and Sugar Housewarmer Jar==
By now regular readers of my reviews will know that over the past couple of years I have made my way through dozens of the products available from Yankee Candles. This American company specialises in all things fragrance related and have an extensive range of candles and products designed to keep your home and car smelling pleasant. There are literally dozens of choices available from Yankee covering every scent imaginable from such abstract things as Cotton and Leather through to all the fruits under the sun. For the most part you will know by now that I tend to buy either the wax tarts or sampler votives when I find a scent I want to try, usually this gives me the opportunity to decide if I like it and whether or not to buy it again but in a larger format. Wax tarts are generally the cheapest way of getting to know a fragrance and usually retail for around a pound which gives around 8 hours of scent so this is more than enough time for me to make a decision as to whether I should invest upto £18.00 on a glass-jarred candle.
Cinnamon and Sugar was one such fragrance that I originally bought in wax tart format, the eight hours worth of fragrance was enough for me to decide to buy it again so when I saw it available in a Large Housewarmer Jar at half price after Christmas I ended up buying it again and this is going to be the subject of this review.
Yankee's Housewarmer range of glass candles come in varying sizes to suit all budgets and are available in small, medium and large. The small jars tend to cost just over £8.00, weigh around 100 grams and have upto 40 hours burning time of fragrance infused wax in them. Medium jars weigh cost around £15.00 and burn for upto 90 hours whilst the largest jars of them all weigh in at a hefty 625 grams, burn for around 150 hours but cost the most at around £18.00. Value for money wise you do get more with the largest jars but as they are the most expensive in the whole range of Yankee products their price can be offputting and I only ever buy them if I really like the fragrance they offer.
All of the Housewarmer jars are of excellent quality with thick transparent glass safely containing the wax contents, they each come with a heavy glass stopper which is easy to remove and replace and on every jar is a label with the fragrance name and an illustration. Yankee's wax always has a mottled look to it, you can see the essential oils which are mixed in with the wax and they all have their own unique colour, the wax has swirls of different colours running through it and the company has built up a reputation of providing real life, authentic scents. A single wick runs through the middle of the wax and is of the excellent quality you would expect from Yankee and is easy to light and always holds its flame until you are ready to blow it out. Many people reuse their wax jars as they make for handy storage containers once the wax has melted away and the stopper makes them airtight and a handy thing to keep.
This review is specifically for the Large Housewarmer Cinnamon and Sugar wax candle from Yankee, I bought it just after Christmas in a half price sale and paid just over £9.00 for it, I had previously melted this one as a wax tart some time last year and enjoyed it but as there are many products to try from Yankee I waited until I could save a little money before rebuying it again.
===Cinnamon and Sugar===
Whilst I will cover the glass jar attributes of the candle in this review it's worth knowing that the fragrance is the same whichever format you choose to buy, the only difference between the products is their longevity and price. Cinnamon and Sugar is a strong scent which conjours up memories past of my grandmothers home-baking and so the association is an important one for me and whilst I don't actually like the taste of cinnamon personally I do like to smell it as I find it to be a rich, heady scent.
In the Housewarmer jar format you get excellent value for money as I find that this is one that I can burn for short periods of time to really get my money's worth. The wax in its unmelted state is a light shade of brown and as soon as the stopper is removed you get a whiff of cinnamon, once the wick is lit and within a couple of minutes the wax begins to melt and starts to release a steadily increasing intensity of 'flavour' which is very noticeable. Cinnamon is a recognisable aroma anyway I think and Yankee have excelled in replicating it here, its a warming, comforting scent, slightly spicy, very rich and has distinctive nutmeg aromas evident, it is tempered with an underlying sweetness of sugar and melted in small doses really does flood the area in which the candle sits with delicious fragrance. There are notes of vanilla in this one which, along with the brown sugar, do lighten the fragrance and make it as rounded as it it, there is a real depth of flavour with this one and it's not as synthetic as some others in the Yankee range. Overall if you know what cinnamon smells like then you will recognise this one immediately and for me it's one of those scents which remind me of my childhood.
I can't burn this candle for long periods of time to be honest as I find that the scent does become too strong. This, from my point of view means that I get plenty of value from the candle as I can light and relight it throughout the day and keep the smell of cinnamon circulating around my home or caravan. I bought the candle with my caravan in mind as its a smaller space than home and knew that this would be ideal for keeping an inviting and pleasant aroma circulating and to that end it has been perfect. Lit for a couple of hours on a morning, then again in the afternoon and once more on a night time allows the scent to permeate around and because of the association this has with me I find it to be a comforting and relaxing scent.
The maximum burning time of 150 hours is, if anything, slightly understating the longevity of this one as I've been burning mine on and off for a few weeks now and still have wax left in the bottom of the jar. It's worth mentioning here that Yankee's Housewarmer jars do burn evenly from the centre of the wick outwards so there are never any clumps of wax stuck to the sides of the glass jar, you get maximum value for money with any of the Housewarmer jars and Cinnamon and Sugar is another example of Yankee's impressive range of products.
I think this would suit anyone who likes their scents to be strong rather than subtle, this is a noticeable fragrance which, if overused, could become quite cloying so do take it easy with this one would be my advice. It isn't one that you can light and leave to melt gently in the background as there could be a tendency for this to be overpowering unless you have a large open space for it to fragrance. A hallway would be the perfect place to sit this candle to allow it to reach other adjacent rooms, a kitchen would be the other obvious place to keep it especially if there are the same home-baking associations that I have otherwise placed in a safe corner of a room and allowed to melt would certainly allow this to fragrance your home or surrounding areas.
===Overall & Conclusion===
Cinnamon and Sugar is a firm favourite of mine and is a product from the Yankee range that I would definitely recommend. I got my Housewarmer jar at a great price but would pay £18.00 for it in the future once my jar is used up and I want to buy the fragrance again. i do tend to go through phases of what scents I want around me and for the most part I favour the fruit-smelling wax products that Yankee offer, however this is one that I will return back to time and time again and it's on that basis that I would award a perfect, 5 star rating.
Many of the products in the Yankee range can be found online, yankeedoodle.co.uk in particular is a great site offering plenty of choice at lower than rrp prices a lot of the time so well worth checking them out for any bargains, amazon carry some of the range too and you will be able to find a selection of choices available on the high street in places like Clinton Cards and B&Q. Cinnamon and Sugar is perhaps more suited to the colder weather or the autumnal months rather than Summer as it is quite a heavy scent with warming properties, for me I'd burn it at any time of the year though but others may favour the lighter fragrances when the weather is nice. Looking online for the purpose of this review I noticed that this is still available to buy in all varieties so checking it out for yourself shouldn't prove to be too difficult if you want to see just how authentic and pleasant its aroma is.
Even if the Houswarmer Jar is slightly out of your budget I would recommend this one in a cheaper format, if you don't have a tart burner and can't buy the wax tart variety then do consider the smaller jar or even a votive/sampler, either way it's one to try out if you are a fan of Yankee Candles and especially home-baking and the smells associated with a busy kitchen.
In conclusion then, Cinnamon and Sugar is a Yankee product I would have no problems in recommending, thanks for reading my review. Please note that this also appears on ciao under my username.
Summary: Cinnamon & Sugar from Yankee Candles