Product Type: Yankee Candle household products
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Yankee Candle Cinnamon Stick
Member Name: Mama-Q
Yankee Candle Cinnamon Stick
Advantages: smells lovely, lovely as part of a gift, is in range of products, premium quality, burns for hours.
Disadvantages: a little on the pricey side.
Every year is the same: it gets slightly cold and I feel I must compensate for the cold weather by buying lots of lovely scented candles for my living room so I can have at least have a house that smells good, even if it's freezing outside my four walls (and sometimes within it!). Another thing I like to do is stock up different Christmassy scents for the home because they either remind me of Christmases past or set the tone for the kind of Christmas I want to have now, in my present :).
So with this in mind I thought I'd treat myself to some Yankee Candles - the most expensive candles in the world? Probably. But they're also the best quality candles I've found and trust me, I've bought a lot of cheap, nasty candles to know that! So I went along to a Yummy Mummy owned local boutique where they sell over priced jewel encrusted hand bags and Yankee Candle products. If you're into trinkets, bling and candles like me then you'd appreciate my feeling of being in a treasure trove every time I visit this one particular shop.
On the day I went to browse I realised they had a 20% off sale on certain Yankee Candle products so to say I was pleased might be an understatement ;). Like I said; these products do not come cheap. The Yankee Candle website offer free delivery on all orders over £75 and it wouldn't be hard to spend £75 on their site to take advantage of this offer. For a large jar candle it will set you back £19.99 (for 110-150 of burning time) so those with lower incomes might not be in the market for that kind of luxury...however I think it's important to treat yourself now and then and I may yet convince myself that I will buy one of the larger candles some day!
Another way round buying expensive candles is opting for the Yankee Candle 'tarts.' Wick-free lumps of scented wax that are put on a burner to release the scent of the tart. They cost about £1.20 (or 90p with 20% off) each and burn for absolutely ages (translation: I've been burning one tart all week, every evening and some mornings.) The first tart I ever bought was the cinnamon stick variety which I LOVE! It smells very strongly in-store but when burned it gives off a very subtle cinnamon scent that finds its way all round house. At this time of year, it's lovely to have a Christmas smell around the place to get us geared up for December :).
Luckily my husband enjoys scents just as well as I do so there are no arguments about scented candles around here ;). Though I know my dad doesn't enjoy scented candles, aromatherapy oils or air fresheners so it's a case of personal taste - the upside is that I don't live with my parents but it might be worth taking into consideration if you're going to buy these.
This scent is available in large, medium and small jars from Yankee Candle as well as the tarts that I mentioned above. Various prices depending on which you go for but I suggest starting with the tarts so you can get a smell for the variety you like most. With Christmas coming up in a matter of weeks I'd also suggest this scent for your home - or as a Christmas gift and they come highly recommended by me!