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Yankee Candle Creamy Caramel
Member Name: l500589
Yankee Candle Creamy Caramel
Date: 02/10/12, updated on 15/04/13 (150 review reads)
Advantages: Strong sweet and lasting scent
Disadvantages: As usual these are Not cheap
Having been a member of the Dooyoo community for over three years now, I have probably read hundreds and hundreds of reviews about Yankee candles, but up until March this year I had never tried one for myself.
Back in March however we moved into a new house, and received our first Yankee candle as a house-warming present from my wife's parents.
I suspect that almost everyone knows about Yankee candles, what they are, what they offer etc, but this is just a quick bit of info for anyone who may be new to Yankee Candles.
The Yankee Candle Company was started in South Hadley, Massachusetts when (a moneyless) Michael Kittredge, created his first scented candle during Christmas 1969 from melted crayons as a gift for his mother. From there the company set off and continually grew to what it is today.
The Yankee Candle Company now markets an array of products, including candles of various scents and sizes, scented wax tarts, candle accessories, votive candles (Samplers), votive candle holders, tart warmers, jar toppers (for use with the House-warmer line of candles), reed diffusers, Electric Home Fragrance units (scented wall plug-ins), car scents, room sprays, Good Air products - the list goes on and on!
The candle that we received for our house-warming present was a Creamy Caramel scented candle in a large glass jar.
There are said to be over 175 different scents available today, with generally 4 different sizes of candle that are most commonly used and these are:
Sampler candles priced around £2 with a 15 hour burn time
Small glass Jar priced around £8 with a 25 - 40 hour burn time
Medium glass jar priced around £15 with a 65 - 90 hour burn time
Large glass jar priced around £22 with a 110 - 140 hour burn time.
Before receiving this as a gift I would not have dreamed of spending this sort of money on a candle, but once I had experienced this candle I was completely sold on them, and have since purchased dozens of different Yankee candles of various sizes and scents.
The Creamy Caramel was my first, and so far remains my favourite out of the ones I have tried.
The jar has a little picture of several soft, golden and succulent looking caramel pieces on the front of it, and inside the glass the golden brown wax candle can be easily viewed, which almost looks like a jar of honey at first.
Upon removing the lid there is a lovely sweet smell very sugary and the caramel scent is strong. It almost smells good enough to eat (although I certainly would not advise this). Once the candle is burning, the scent is even stronger, and this is fantastic to freshen up the room, or mask any odours that might be present from cooking etc.
Our Creamy Caramel candle lasted us for over three months before it burnt to the bottom of the jar, and was no longer possible to use. I have not timed the total burning time from the candle, but I am confident that it would certainly be in the region of the 110 - 140 hours that Yankee specify for this size, and I wouldn't be too surprised if it exceeded this somewhat. Often we would light our candle at dusk, and let it burn for 2-3 hours each night as we watched TV, and so as you can imagine this small amount of time each evening means that the candle will last for well over a month even if it is used every night.
The glow from the candle is lovely, and obviously the heat that it generates also helps to warm up the warm a little bit.
As mentioned earlier this is my favourite scent from Yankee candles so far, although I realise I have hundreds to try yet! I find it a nice sweet smell, which has a luxurious and smooth feel to it. It is great for almost any season of the year, and is nice and sweet but without being too sickly.
Thanks for reading.
© L500589 2012
Summary: My favourite scent to date