* Prices may differ from that shownMore Offers
So I finally come to reviewing Yankee Candles for their Fluffy Towels offering. An odd scenario.
Before popping my Yankee cherry (which wasn't cherry at all but Bahama Brezze, if you must know), I recall saying somewhat mockingly, "What the hell are fluffy towels meant to smell like, anyway?!". Ah, what little I knew. I tried my first Yankee tart and now we're overrun with the things. Admit it, you know you are too.
But I still felt wary of this Fluffy Towels nonsense. Fluffy is a sense of touch job, not a candle. I could surely just set fire to a bottle of Comfort if I wanted to, which I didn't. Right?
Basically, I still loved an opportunity for sarcasm more than I did Yankee. I'm pretty sure there's one called Pink Sand, for example. What does Pink even smell of? These candles are getting above their station. British rant, etc.
Then Mr Rarr introduced me to the effective mother-in-law, who is just as obsessed with these scented wonders as me - and fast forward a good few months when I am basically an accepted fixture in the family and I happily unwrapped a pack of the smaller jar candles this Christmas - one of which was Fluffy Towels. My nemesis and I had finally met.
***A PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT***
For all of you out there who have been dragging out your best towels when you have guests around, and practising acts of pyromancy on them, you can now stop. Just get this candle instead.
Equally, those of you who don't know how your towels should smell, get one of these and educate thyselves.
Apparently this blend has notes of apple, lavender, lemon and lilly. Lavender is normally the boss out of any scent combination, but it has been reined in here and I suspect that if I can identify any of those scents then it would be the lilly. To be honest, before I looked it up, I had no idea what was in this blend, but it certainly has its place.
First of all, it's pleasant, clean, pretty universal and would be good for meeting rooms, dinner parties, anything in which you want a smooth background scent which doesn't clash with anything. There is a touch of freshness to which I would tip the nod for the apple, but again I would never have guessed that without researching the notes.
Basically, I'm currently marketing my home for sale, and this is what I burn for half an hour every time we have a viewing. Well, there's actually a strategy that goes a bit deeper (slow cooker in the kitchen, Black Cherry in the living room, Fluffy Towels actually scents the main bedroom). And I think that says all you need to know - this is a scent which isn't going to offend anyone, it's a soft background. That said, the candle itself is pungent - I find that I can burn it in periods of one hour, and I'd burn it for less than that were it not for tunnelling the candle. It lingers nicely after that, neutralising any stale air or mustiness when it's chucking it down outside, and generally just makes things all smell very nice and agreeable.
Is it my favourite scent? No. But I am first and foremost a hedonist and love the fruity Yankees in summer and the spicy ones in winter. If I can't have them I want the smell of a roast dinner or pie wafting from the kitchen, or bonfires outside in autumn. But if I want things to feel clean, soft and welcoming to guests, Fluffy Towels certainly has it's place. It's a very well balanced mix of four very strong characters, because none truly dominate, but it is basically the Yankee equivalent of a palette cleanser. Not a detrimental comment, it has undeniable value, if not a huge amount of character.
**Introduction and reason for purchase**
I've become a fan of the Yankee Candle Co after reading so many positive reviews about their products and in particular have a slight 'obsession' with their wax tarts. I've been using scented candles, oils and even incense sticks for many years but it is only in the past year or two that I have been buying Yankee branded products as the sound of their wax tarts greatly appealed due to the format. Since buying my wax burner I've been experimenting almost exclusively with just wax tarts so when I was given 4 votive candles as a Christmas present by a good friend I was intrigued to see how they would fare in the fragrance stakes when burned.
This review focuses on the homely sounding scent entitled 'Fluffy Towels'.
**How Yankee describe this**
"...the fresh scent of clean towels warm from the dryer with notes of lemon, apple, lavender and lily..."
**my experience of using this**
The format I was bought in this fragrance was the votive sampler which is basically a 'mini candle' that is small enough to sample the fragrance (hence it's title). I've never really bothered with samplers, preferring wax tarts as I feel for the money they offer a stronger and more concentrated aroma and give a good indication of how true the fragrance is if thinking of choosing to buy a large glass house warmer jar for example.
The sampler is a classic 'candle shape' being a stubby cylinder shaped object which is 49g in weight and sells for anything between £1 to £2 depending on where you choose to shop with the average RRP being realistically around £1.50/ £1.80, but again this greatly depends on where you buy your candles from as I've seen large differences in the pricing but the cheapest I've seen is from official Yankee sellers online from eBay stores at £1.50 each.
On opening the bright white sampler from it's shrink wrapped transparent wrapping I was instantly greeted with a very sweet and fresh aroma that took me by surprise. For some reason I had it in my head that this would be a very subtle scent but I was pleasantly surprised by it's strength and wasted no time at all in burning it that same day. The wick is quite large and needs to be trimmed so I snipped a small amount off before placing on a glass plate candle holder I have and lit the wick accordingly. The first real hit of aroma came around 10 minutes into burning the candle once the wick had started to burn down into the wax and making it pool into a hollow.
Yankee state that this candle contains lemon, apple, lily and lavender. Whilst still encased in it's plastic wrapper before using I could instantly smell a sweet floral scent which I presume to be the lily and I could detect a calming aroma which very probable was the lavender though I had no idea what this was supposed to smell like at the time I received it as how do you describe the scent of a fluffy towel apart from being 'clean and fresh?' The picture on the wrapper suggests a floral element as it depicts neat white folded towels with flowers placed on top so the fact it's 'flowery' isn't too much of a surprise.
Once the candle started burning down the scent started to take hold and wafted gently through each room. When I burn wax tarts I tend to place my burner in the safest position in my most central room which is my kitchen on my window sill. I live in a small cottage with only 6 rooms and it is all on one level and because it's quite open plan a scented candle/ wax tart or even spraying air freshener tends to make it's way through to each room fairly quickly and Fluffy Towels was no different.
Once the scent started to make itself known I could really smell the beautiful floral element of the lily and whilst I'm not normally a floral fan of anything I couldn't help but like this as the addition of the lavender added a calming soothing note in the background. What I really did like with Fluffy Towels was the fresh and clean aroma it emitted with the apple adding a crispness and the lemon giving it a slight uplifting feel - all in all this shouldn't work with the sharpness of the apple and lemon and the more calming lavender and lily but somehow it does and it smells simply divine.
This votive offers 15 hours of burning time according the label though I would say it lasted on average 12 hours in total as I burned the candle each night for around two hours for just under a week. I found that approximately 2 hours of burning were sufficient to create a calming ambience and even when the flame had been extinguished the beautiful aroma continued to permeate the air for a good hour afterwards.
This is not a candle fragrance I would have automatically chosen myself but I've been very impressed with it's fresh and clean aroma and I have already placed an order for the wax tart variety which I'm looking forward to receiving. I would say if you are a fan of clean floral scents then this will automatically appeal but then again I'm not and I've been captivated by it's fragrance so it's worth sampling even if it's not normally your preference. The wax of the candle isn't too messy either which I was pleased about as I'd placed it on a flat circular glass candle disc and I was starting to regret this once the candle was burning as I had visions of wax cascading down the side of the candle onto my window sill but instead it melted inwards creating a hollow where it pooled inside each time.
I've been very impressed with this and even though I do prefer wax tarts still I will start venturing into using votives more even if they are merely for decoration purposes as you can't beat a flickering candle flame on a cold winter's night to add an air of comfort.
5/5 from me.
I recently purchased the Yankee Candle Fluffy Towels Small Jar. The first thing I'd like to say about the candles is that because they are a very popular brand and have such a large range, they can be very pricey. Never buy these at full price!! There are lots of outlet shops dotted around the country and websites too that offer good discounts. I got mine from a candle shop on the high street that offered a smaller range of candles but at greatly reduced prices. I think that mine was about £4.
I decided to go for a Yankee Candle for a few reasons. Firstly, they have a lengthy burn time (about 30 hours even for the small jar) and come with a booklet that tells you how to get the most out of your candle. Also, I like the design of the jars...they are never over the top and can look nice on display rather than being something you just bring out when you want to light it.
My main reason though for purchasing this candle is the smell. I wanted something to take any whiffs out of the bathroom as I hate those squirty bathroom air fresheners. The 'fluffy towels' scent smells really fresh - although I was torn between this one and the 'Clean Cotton' scent. It smells nice for ages and definitely isn't overwhelming. If you pop the lid back onto the jar for a few days and then take it off again you'll be able to smell it again if you've begun to get used to the smell.
I'll probably use this candle more as an air freshener, but may have an indulgent bath with it glowing away in the corner.
Fluffy Towels is one of the first fragrances I tried when I purchased my Yankee Candle wax burner last year. Having read so many wonderful reviews of the Yankee range, it took me a while to jump on the bandwagon, but now I am converted and am working my way through the wax tarts I bought alongside my burner.
Without wishing to preach to the converted, a wax tart is a disc which melts in the top of a wax burner to release the fragrance. They tend to be better value than candles and allow you to try the fragrance before investing in one of the more expensive items such as a glass jar candle. I find them incredibly convenient to use, as you simply pop the tart in the burner, light a tealight beneath the burner, and wait for the lovely fragrance to fill your room as the wax tart melts.
I am lucky enough to have an official Yankee shop near where I work, so I could smell the tarts before purchasing. This makes it less of a lucky dip than buying online. The tart came in the usual plastic sealed packaging, which required a knife to remove, and the front has a picture representing the fragrance within, i.e. white fluffy towels.
This is one of my favourite fragrances so far, and I use it regularly to freshen up our living room. The fragrance doesn't take long to start permeating the room, usually within around ten minutes, and it is an incredibly fresh and uplifting fragrance. The best way to describe it is that it reminds me of the smell of laundry, and sometimes I forget it's coming from the burner and think it's the laundry drying on the radiators which is giving off the lovely smell. There's something very comforting about this smell, and it definitely cheers me up, especially as it is such a natural fragrance.
We have a house cat who sleeps in the dining room and although I clean his bedding regularly sometimes I find the room can become a bit musty smelling and reminds me of a teenage boy's bedroom*. I like to use this fragrance to neutralise the smell, and make it feel a bit more inviting. On these occasions, I put the wax burner in the dining room, and open the double doors to the living room. The fragrance wafts through both rooms and the hall, so it makes the entrance to the house much more inviting.
The general guidance is that the wax tarts should last for 8 hours, and I would say this is about right because I split mine into three when I bought it, and have got a couple of evenings use out of each segment. I find if it's left burning all evening it can get a little overwhelming, but this is fine because once you blow out the tealight the tart hardens again, and you can re-use it until it stops giving off any fragrance. I find the smell lasts until the following morning too, so this is a good alternative to using air fresheners as it smells so much more natural.
I paid around £1.20 for this wax tart, which I believe is around the standard price for these. As this is my favourite Yankee Candle fragrance so far, I will definitely be buying this one next time I stock up.
*I would like to add a disclaimer here, by pointing out I don't spend much time in teenage boys' bedrooms, but am simply commenting from experience after growing up with a brother.
(Review also on Ciao under the username Gingerkitty)
Yankee Candle offer a huge range of beautiful smelling candles and other treats for the home. Fluffy Towels is a scent which Yankee offer as part of their regular range of scents and can be experienced in different formats. The more expensive options are the candle jars and tumblers whilst those who simply want to sample a scent would be best to opt for the votives or wax tarts.
A wax tart is a disc of solid wax which is infused with pure and natural scent extracts. The tart (or part of the tart) should be placed in the bowl of a tart burner with a small tealight underneath. Once melted, Yankee state that there will be at least 8 hours of scent from each 22g tart and it can be re-used until the scent is completely gone.
The Fluffy Towels wax tart is white in colour and very clean looking. It is tightly wrapped and features a label illustrating white towels and some flowers. Yankee describe this scent as 'the fresh scent of clean towels warm from the dryer with notes of lemon, apple, lavender and lily'.
Fluffy Towels wax tart can be bought from local Yankee stockists and online from stores such as www.yankeescents4.com, Amazon and www.yankeedoodle.co.uk. Expect to pay between £1.00 and £1.25 per 22g tart.
Despite being a self-confessed Yankee Candle addict, I have only recently gotten around to sampling the more popular scents that they offer. I bought my Fluffy Towels wax tart as part of a lot of tarts and was quite looking forward to trying it out. I always buy a wax tart before splashing out on the expensive jars as they can work out costly if you don't really like the scent.
This beautifully presented wax tart in solid form is quite strongly scented and very fresh smelling. I like to place a full tart in the deep bowl of my burner to experience the full scent that a tart has to offer and this one is no exception. It is perfectly suitable for melting in a kitchen, bathroom, hallway or livingroom and I choose the latter. The tarted melted quickly and within 10 minutes, a subtle scent began to filter around. Within 25 minutes, a much more prominent scent had filled my livingroom and could be witnessed in other areas of my home. It never overpowered but was noticeable.
Fluffy Towels is a gorgeous scent which is suitable for using all year around. I personally chose to use this one during the day as it is quite a bright, refreshing scent which seemed too uplifting for a relaxing evening. I prefer warmer scents in the evening anyway. Fluffy Towels lingers at a pleasant level of strength and masks any homely odours. It is perfect for melting whilst cleaning my home as it enhances the clean, fresh feeling and takes over any cleaning fluid smells which I appreciate.
The scent of Fluffy Towels differs to the Clean Cotton scent that Yankee offers. The fresh and clean scent which flows from the tart burner perfectly reflects this scents title - it literally smells like soft, slightly warm towels which are just out the tumble drier. The effect wouldn't be the same had the towels been dried outside. There is something quite comforting about this scent which I really like. It is completely natural smelling and rather delicate.
The undertones of Fluffy Towels reminds me of a soft scented fabric conditioner. I could imagine wrapping myself in a large bath sheet, freshly laundered and dried. The delicate undertones offer a beautiful backdrop the clean towel scent. I can detect subtle floral notes which have a calming influence thanks to the lavender included. The lavender note isn't very strong but surges through occasionally taking a slight edge of the freshness.
Fluffy Towels is a lot more appealing that I originally thought it would be. It is a well balanced scent which lingers in the air for a good half hour after the tealight has gone out. At times, this scent reminds me of freshly dried bedding which has been washed with Comfort Pure fabric conditioner. I would say I experienced 10 hours of scent from one tart which is excellent. Overall I can highly recommend the Fluffy Towels wax tart.
My Yankee obsession is getting worse, I am not looking forward to the run up to Christmas as I will need to try out all the festive scents! However, one way of working your way through the Yankee range without having to part with too much cash is by exploring the wax tart range.
Wax tarts are not a candle. Instead they are discs of scented wax. You burn this in a tart/oil burner and then as the tart turns to liquid it releases the scent.
One new scent that I decided I must try before even making a dent in my collection in the cupboard (ssssh, don't tell my partner) was Fluffy Towels. I ordered it last week and it arrived before the weekend. Since then I have burned it three times and now it is time to review!
The wax tart is white in colour and on the shrink wrap there is a picture of some gorgeous looking cosy towels. I love a fresh towel and I had heard good things about this scent so I had quite high expectations.
Initially I was underwhelmed. I could detect a slight sort of clean smell but that was all. However, I went out and when I came back even though the tart had been extinguished for some time I was greeted by a lovely warm, clean and homely scent. Think when you were little and your mum used to warm your towel on the radiator or in the airing cupboard whilst you had a bath, the scent is very similar to when you are wrapped in the warm, soft and clean towel and it makes my home feel really homely.
I like the scent and I'm unsure why I couldn't smell it to begin with because I had burned it for over 2 hours! I have been experiencing a stuffy nose the past couple of weeks so maybe that's why.
I think this scent will be perfect for those cold winter nights that are now on their way. I bet it would be lovely to have burning whilst having a long hot bubble bath with a good book.
I have burned my tart for about 6 hours so far. The lifetime of a tart is supposed to be 8 hours but I still have about half of mine left so I am confident I will get another 4 or 5 hours out of it though then the scent will begin to dwindle.
I like this tart and love the gorgeous homely scent it gives off. It reminds me of childhood and makes me feel all snug and secure. I will definitely buy this one again.
WHAT IS IT?
A Yankee Candle fragrance that you can buy in jars or as wax tarts. I have had both but usually purchase the wax tart version because I like how I can control the fragrance better.
Fluffy Towels smells like washing powder, it has got a freshly laundered fragrance that makes my home smell very fresh and clean. There isn't much of a soapy fragrance but to me it smells of freshly washed bedclothes. Each wax tart will last for eight hours and the fragrance is quite strong so it freshens more than just the room it's located in. The only thing I dislike is that when the tealight goes out the fragrance doesn't stay in the air for very long so if I want to keep the Fluffy Towels fragrance I have to light another candle and then the tart is used up very quickly.
WHAT I THINK
I have used lots of different Yankee Candle tarts and this one is my favourite. It has a powdery smell that makes my four month old daughter sneeze if I am burning it when she is in the room. I like how it starts off quite soft but builds in intensity because that makes it more noticeable even after I've been burning it for a few hours.
It doesn't remind me of any specific detergent but has got a smooth fragrance with no harsh side at all. I think it's a daytime fragrance because it makes my home smell beautiful and fresh but at night I like using something with a heavier perfume that lingers better. I was burning this wax tart when my husbands manager came for dinner recently and he said how beautiful it was and asked me to write down the name so he could buy some for himself. I have had several people compliment me on the fragrance when visiting.
5 Dooyoo Stars.
For my birthday this year one of my friends bought me a basket full of wonderfully smelling things for me to use. Amongst all of the bath and body products she had purchased a few Yankee candle wax tarts for me to use. Included in the wax tarts she had bought me was one called fluffy towels and this is my review of the product.
For those who have had no experience of Yankee candle products before they offer a range of large, medium and small jar candles as well as tea lights, samplers and wax tarts in a vast amount of fragrances which seem to change with the seasons. I tend to use wax tarts most often as they are relatively inexpensive at around £1 to £1.20 and offer a good solution to creating a nice fragrance in your home which can be regularly changed if you so wish. A wax tart is basically a disc shaped piece of wax which doesn't have a wick as it is designed to be melted in a tart burner over the heat of a tea light candle.
The fluffy towels wax tart is tightly wrapped in a plastic wrapper which I find is best removed by snipping it with some scissors or a knife before peeling it off. I find it is always best to take the packaging off quite carefully as there always seems to be little bits of wax which fall out if you just rip it off. The tart is a white colour which immediately makes me think it must be quite a pure scent. The packaging has a label which has the Yankee candle name as well as the product name and a picture of a pile of freshly washed towels.
Yankee candle describe this product as "The fresh scent of fluffy warm towels straight from the dryer, with hints of lemon, apple, lily & lavender. Wonderful!" When I opened the wax tart prior to using it for the first time I noted that it smelled much like when I have washed clothes drying on the radiators that have been washed with a fabric conditioner such as comfort pure! I have to say I was really looking forward to seeing if this scent would be as strong and fresh smelling once it was melting because I have found sometimes I can like the smell of a tart when it is in solid wax form but be let down when it melts.
The fluffy towels wax tart took around five minutes or so before it started releasing the wonderfully fresh and clean scent in to the air and I was really impressed as it smelled just like it did when in solid wax form and was just as strong. As I went about my jobs around the house I found the scent of the wax tart really was noticeable all the way through the downstairs of my house which was really pleasing. As I became more accustomed to the scent I have to say it reminded me more and more of Comfort pure fabric conditioner and this is a scent that I really love as I have used this product on and off since my son was a baby. The scent really is one that is fresh, clean and pure and I don't think there would be many people out there that wouldn't enjoy the smell of this one in their homes.
Although Yankee candle advice a tart will give around eight hours of fragrance I found that this one gave me around twelve hours and although the scent was weaker the last couple of times I used the tart it was certainly still noticeable and pleasant. I think this is a candle I would like to purchase in a large jar form and that isn't something I want to do with many scents and so I am sure you can tell I would award this one five stars.
Thank you for reading my review!
""The Yankee Candle Company""
Firstly I would like to tell you a little about the company who makes these Candles. Yankee Candle is one of the world largest candle company's. It all started with a teenage boy called Mike Kittredge in a town called South Hadley, Massachusetts USA. Mike made is first candle for his mother for Christmas 1969 out of melted crayons. His neighbours saw his candle and brought some so he made more and began producing them in higher amounts. He had help from different sources to find the growth of Yankee Candle. The company slowly expanded and moved to South Deerfield in 1983.
Yankee Candle has grown and now has Many shops and factories throughout Europe, the Uk is a big seller of the Candles.
Yankee Candy doesn't just sell candles, they sell many different fragranced products like Room Sprays, Car Fresheners, Hand sanitizers, Diffusers, Tart Burners, Candle Stands, Plug-ins.
""Where can you buy Yankee Candle products from:""
You can purchase Yankee Candles in my area from the following stores:
Yankee Candle Shop in Chapelfields Norwich.
Private Card Shop on my local high street.
House of fraser Noriwch.
You can also buy online at: http://www.yankeecandle.co.uk/
Also we had a Yankee candle party with a consultant from the local area, a lady came to our house and you invite friends and family and you all can look at the products and buy. The host of the party gets lots of free gifts and money off their sales. Do a Google search of Yankee candle party consultants in your area. These are a great way to look at and smell at your pace with great offers.
""My Personal Experience with Yankee Candle:""
I have been buying Yankee Candle products for over 3 years now, someone brought me one as a gift and i was amazed at the strong and lasting area of the candle. I then started buying these candles myself using the smaller samplers to check if i liked the smell before purchasing larger jars. I have tried many different fragrances and have many personal likes as well as some i will not use again.
This candle i brought off line as the idea of my house smelling fresh and clean like fluffy towels apealed to me.
I brought the small jar off line on ebay and was priced at £7.49, the price can vary from store to store and online. They also do the larger size of the jars and the smaller wax tarts and samplers in this aroma. The overall burning time for a small jar is between 25-40 hours.
Small Jar Size and Weight:
60(w) x 87(h) x 60(d)
When i recieved this jar i was really surprised at how strong the smell was even just by opening the package. I lit the candle and after about 5 minutes my house smelt like i had just been washing towels, not sure if thats a good or bad thing but personally to me i like the idea. You really get a mix of aromas and i find this a hard Candle to pick out the different aromas/ingrediants, which are lemon, apple, lavender and lily. The let down on this is that when you blow out the candle the aromas disappear too quick.
""My Overall Rating:""
8/10 - I really like to aroma and will buy again but doesnt make my top ten of yankee candles. The only let down is the aroma not lasting long.
""My Yankee Candle Tips""
Do you wonder what to do with the very bottom of the candles that dont burn all the way to the bottom? I break up the bits and put into a jar and leave them on my shelf in the hall, you can mix all the bits together from different smells. The aroma just from the wax sitting in the jar really hits you when you walk through the door and always makes my hall smell lovely. I always get lots of lovely comments from visitors.
Why not put the bits in to a Yankee Candle tart burning so you really do use up every last bit.
After trying my first even Yankee Candle - Cherry Blossom, I couldn't wait to try another, I loved the Cherry Blossom so much as soon as I got halfway through it I thought I'd get another one on ready. I loved the range of fragrances they offered and the natural fragrances they all were. The presentation of then in jars and tumblers also appealed as our lounge, dining room and bedroom are all muted pale tones with silver and glass ornaments etc, so the Yankee Candles fitted in with the décor beautifully. They look so simple and elegant in the tumblers and jars and looked great in our rooms. Also for the price of them and how long they last they are well worth the money. I picked the 'Fluffy Towels' scent as I love the smell of freshly washed towels and linen, it's a comforting and fresh fragrance that's great for Spring/Summer.
The Yankee Candle idea began in 1969 when a young Mike Kittredge melted down some crayons to make his mother a Christmas Candle. The Candle was so impressive a neighbour asked to buy the candle, so Mike Kittredge agreed and made another. From then on the Yankee Candle has become synonymous in the fragrance candle market and now has over 150 fragrances to its name.
The Yankee Candle range can be quite expensive when you first look at them. They have 4 main candle types:-
The most well know range is the Jars, which come in several sizes and styles:-
Large, Medium and Small Jars
Large, Medium and Regular Tumblers
It was a Medium Tumbler I decided to buy as they looked a good size for the money.
Presentation, Packaging and Price
After buying the Cherry Blossom Candle and loving it so much I decided to go back to the same website - yankee-direct.com. On this site the regular tumbler were very reasonable priced between £7 and £10 each. I had seen the 'Fluffy Towles' candle when I was searching the last time so for my second purchase I decided to buy that one! I love the smell of fresh washing after it been hung outside and on another review the 'Fluffy Towels' was said to smell just like this!
The Yankee Candle I bought was a Regular size costing £7.09 with free delivery. When delivery - 2 days after ordering - it arrived in a brown cardboard box. On this box was the Yankee Direct information along with the words "Ohhh it's arrived". This was a nice touch I though and I couldn't wait to tear into it. I opened the box and nestled inside surround by poly pieces was my beautiful Yankee candle.
The Regular Tumblers are a good sized candle presented in a glass jar with a brushed metal lid. On the front there is an image of Towels. The Glass Jar is very classy and can be used again if so wished. It is a strong glass and the design is simple but gorgeous. On the lid the 'Yankee Candle' name is embossed on the top. The whole design is very simple but still looks stylish and luxurious.
The Candle fills the glass jar about 3/4 of the way up the jar. The Fresh Towels Candle is white was and the smell of freshly washed towels instantly fills your senses when you remove the lid. As the glass jar is clear you can see the white colour of the candle all the way to the bottom which is a nice touch and means you could colour coordinate the candles to your home decor. The regular tumblers are said to have a burning time of 35-45 hours which when you put in perspective of the price means the pricing it more reasonable than you may first think.
When lit the fragrance seems to fill your room much quicker than the previous Cherry Blossom candle I tried. The 'Fluffy Towels' seem to emit it fragrance quickly. The fragrance is exactly like the smell of freshly washed linen or towels that have been dried on the line in the summer. It is a fresh and a fabric conditioned type aroma which is very nice. The candle emits this aroma throughout you room, but the fragrance still remains light and fresh, it is not overpowering or has that slight chemical smell some other fragrance candles emit. With both Yankee Candles I have tried including this one the fragrances really do smell natural and light, which is great for out home.
Another Yankee Candle I will be buying again!
Me and my mum are Yankee Candle fanatics and we have truly sampled an absolute ton of their fragrances, most recently my mum received a huge variety of different tarts for Christmas and one of those happened to be Fluffy Towels.
As the title of this particular scent would suggest, this fragrance is reminiscent of freshly laundered linen, it smells to me just like a high end soap powder, very clean and fresh. The scent is strong and perfumed and I can also detect a slight sweet and flowery undertone. If I had to sum up the whole fragrance I would say it is exactly like if you were to stick your nose in a freshly washed bath towel, straight out of the tumble dryer.
The scent is light, delicate yet strong, it is one that upon burning will quickly fill the air with a glorious soapy smell that I personally adore! Fluffy Towels is a fragrance very similar to Clean Cotton, Baby Powder and various other fresh and clean scents, I think it's wonderful now that winter is coming to an end to swap from the rich, fruity fragrances to something a bit lighter and fresher.
I personally prefer the tarts rather than the big candles and generally they can be picked up for the price of around £1.20 from various shops on the highstreet such as Bratts and also many online stores.
When it comes to candles and the likes I love them however up until the other day I had read plenty of reviews online about Yankee Candles but never treated myself or been treated to one!
That all changed when I was out about an about all day in a huge shop with a huge variety of them within in it and after actually getting the opportunity to sniff them and I decided to get some at long last! I decided as it was the first time I was going to buy some that I'd start off with the cheapest options and get some wax tarts which are designed to be melted in an oil burner to try out.
This was the first candle I bought and used and I have to say, wow I was impressed by this one big time. Yankee Candles come in lots of different sizes with burning times ranging from 4 - 15hours (candles) depending on its size and or course come in different sizes from tea lights to large 2 wick tumblers. The company also do air fresheners for cars plus accessories and things!
Like I said I bought a small wax tart in this fragrance just to see if I liked them really.
Well the tart comes in a see-through plastic wrapper so you can see the wax tart through it and on the front of it we are told that it is Yankee Candle 'Fluffy Towels' and that it contains pure, natural extracts. On the bottom of the candle wrapper we are told again what fragrance it is and then there are do's and dont's shown on there an contact details for Yankee Candles are given.
The Tart Itself:
The white coloured tart is of course made from wax and it is quite large and thick and fluted at the edges and all you do is pop it in an oil burner (you can use any oil burner you want to) and of course you light a tea light under it and within a few minutes it melts and releases the fragrance.
These are meant to burn for 8 hours, I found that I got more like 9 hours from this one whihc was very pleasing!
The fragrance of this is simply wonderful and I love it. Sweet, fresh and clean, to me the fragrance of this is like a nice washing powder fragrance....whatever it is simply wonderful and a really relaxing fragrance and not too heavy at all but simply really well blended!
This made the room I was freshening up relaxing and highly fragrant without being one bit harsh, in fact the fragrance of this wafted all the way through my flat and lingered in the air for hours even when I put the wax tart out and once it had been used it was easy to leave it to set once cold and remove it ready to replace with another tart!
No more oils and the likes for me, these at about £1.30 a tart offer not only a superb fragrance that is made of natural extracts they are simple to use and just amazing quality. Am I Yankee Candle fan?.......you bet your life on it these are just a marvel and I can now see what all the fuss is about!
My fiancé has gotten into a habit of buying me Yankee Candle tarts as he knows I love them and one he bought me some time ago, but I never quite got round to using, was the Fluffy Towels variety. Released in Spring 2011, Fluffy Towels is one of the 'clean' scents Yankee tend to make, such as their best seller, 'Clean Cotton' and 'Soft Blanket' which is another of their newer additions. One has to wonder what exactly they'll come up with next - Aromatic Pillowcase?
Having recently used the rather strong and masculine Natures Paintbrush Yankee Candle, I decided that a change was in order and looked for something a little gentler. Fluffy Towels seemed to fit the bill with its subtle, clean fragrance.
The first thing that springs to mind when I smell Fluffy Towels is simply that it smells like fabric conditioner. It's certainly a very clean, fresh scent and whilst relatively subtle in strength, I found it to be stronger than some of the other 'clean' Yankee fragrances such as the Clean Cotton one I previously mentioned. I also felt that it was slightly more perfumed than Clean Cotton, with a slightly floral hint to the fragrance.
I got this candle in wax tart form, but you can also buy it in the form of votive candles, tea lights or wax filled jars. I like the wax tarts as I find they're a good way of trying out a wide range of fragrances. If you're not familiar with wax tarts, they are discs of wax with a fluted edge (so they sort of look like a jam tart, hence the name), which rather than burning via a wick as you would with a 'normal' candle, you melt in a tart burner. These tart burners are available from Yankee from around £5 upwards and are similar to an oil burner. When the candle melts it releases the fragrance into the room, often giving a cleaner, sharper fragrance than when burning a candle.
Fluffy Towels is a neutral white colour, therefore making it ideal to give as a gift, and I'm sure it will come as no surprise to you that the picture on the label depicts a pile of fluffy towels.
I placed my tart in the burner and lit the candle underneath. I'd say it took around twenty minutes before I could detect the fragrance in the room. The scent is rather gentle, but still noticeable and I found the fresh, fabric softener type fragrance was actually very comforting. It reminded me of climbing into a bed with newly washed sheets.
If you have ever tried Yankee Candles you may be aware that some of the scents can be very intense to the point of sickly at times. Fluffy Towels, rather than being a fragrance that suddenly hits you as you enter a room, subtly lingers in the background, making the room smell fresh and clean.
Each wax tart is designed to give eight hours of fragrance. Due to the subtlety of the fragrance I found that after around six hours the scent of the tart had become barely detectable.
The following list of burn times and prices is approximate and will vary depending on where you shop:
Wax Tarts - Burn time 8 hours - £1.10
Votives - Burn time up to 15 hours - £1.60
Small Jar - Burn time 25-40 hours - £7.45
Medium Jar - Burn time 65-60 hours - £15.45
Large Jar - Burn time 110-150 hours - £18.45
I tend to buy mine from Collectables or www.yankeedoodle.co.uk if buying online. You can also buy Yankee Candles from Clinton Cards on the high street.
Overall, I did like Fluffy Towels but wasn't particularly wowed by it. I felt it was better than Clean Cotton, but there have been other (now retired) 'clean' fragrances such as Sunwashed Linen and Egyptian Cotton, which have been much better, so whilst I would purchase this again, I do think Yankee Candle could do better if they tried.
I love candles and have a full drawer dedicated to the passion. I have always looked longingly at Yankee but never actually purchased any until recently when I was introduced to a sale where they were selling wax tarts and votive candles for silly cheap prices and I bought this one which I will be reviewing today. I finally burned it a couple of night ago so in a position to comment on it.
*~* Cost And Availibilty *~*
I found this particular scent both instore and online in a variety of forms:
Wax Tart (8 hour duration, 90p/£1.05 each)
Votive candle (15 hour duration, average price £1.75)
Lidded glass tumbler (35-45 hours duration, £8.99)
Small housewarmer jar candle (25-40 hours duration, £7.99)
Medium housewarmer jar candle (60-75 hours duration, £13.99)
Large housewarmer jar candle (100-150 hours duration, £17.99)
These prices are standard but during sales these can be found much cheaper. I paid just 60p for my votive candle. There are also a couple of websites you can purchase from, both www.yankee.co.uk and also www.yankeedoodle.co.uk have them available. As well as various stores, I personally have seen them in Clintons Cards and also The actual Yankee store, so plenty of options.
*~* Packaging *~*
The votive candle comes packaged in a transparent film with a small square sticker that shows the name of the candle. Whilst instore I seen that the jar comes in glass with a thick glass lid and a larger sticker than what I had stuck on mine.
*~* The Candle Itself *~*
This has a very plain, white, clean look to it. Once the film is removed there really isn't anything to distinguish it from the other white candles Yankee offers. I did find that there was a large wick, almost double the size of what I have found with say Glade.
It is around 3 inches in height (this is just an estimate I never broke out the ruler to check) and it really doesn't look like it will last very long at all. I was very suprised to find that after a full night of burning this I was barely into the main body of the candle. After a further night (by night I mean around 4-5 hours) I still have half left.
The thing I like about the tarts is that they can be blended together with other fragrances to make your own aroma which is definately a positive.
*~* The Smell *~*
I found that even just placing the candle within the room and not burning it there was a very strong clean scent. It has the smell of fresh clean washing, a scent that personally I can't get enough of meaning this is perfect for me. This has notes of Lemon, Lavander, Lily and Apple. These are blended very well together and I found it very difficult to pick out the individual notes.
I was very suprised to find that this fragranced my home very well and rather strongly. It is not sweet or sickly more very fresh and summery feeling. I feel that this would be perfect in the winter when you crave the outdoors but it is just not possible to get out there in the sunshine.
I definately noticed that the smell lasted a decent amount of time even after the candle was out which again is a plus.
This is definately one of my favourite scents. I would definately recommend this to people who enjoy fresh spring and summery scents.
I'm not sure why they choose towels out of anything else but then I can't see Fluffy Pants being popular.
*~* My Overall Opinion *~*
I love this candle, it is definately one of my favourites. It has a long burn time and really is pretty cheap. It is a well known brand that I know personally I can trust. These are widely available and the best thing about this is that when you purchase from Yankee online you earn decent loyalty points to spend on items of your choice!
I have a friend who adores the scent of washing powder and very little else. Many years ago I tried to get her into Yankee Candle but she was having none of it until I gave her a "Clean Cotton" candle one year and she is forever and eternally hooked. With her birthday coming up, I went online to see if I could get a limited edition "Clean Cotton" hand cream as I had done myself just before Christmas. Scouring through so many different Internet sites brought up a continuous fragrance name I had not heard before though; "Fluffy Towels." Both candles, "Clean Cotton," and "Fluffy Towels," respectively, are white in colour and it wouldn't be the first time Yankee Candle have replaced a classic scent with something similar. Further research reveals that "Fluffy Towels" is the latest scent from Yankee Candle which is supposedly the "new age Clean Cotton," as the previous scent is about to retire. It isn't without time that "Clean Cotton" should stop production - so many other rival companies have copied Yankee Candle with similar names over the years, it is hard to keep up - unless like me, you're a big fan of Yankee Candle products - and you know what you are getting. Fear not however if you are a fan of the latter scent - "Clean Cotton" will be available to buy for at least a year in the UK as Yankee Candle being the American company they are seem to have scents that we Brits don't get a chance to sample and the markets YC sell in are different to their home brand.
I was not disappointed when I received my shipment of Yankee Candle "Fluffy Towels" though and I am waiting for a medium jar, which I have just placed another order of; if there's one clean linen scent you are thinking of buying from Yankee Candle, it just has to be "Fluffy Towels". Like the whole range of wax melt tarts from Yankee Candle, each tart has a burning duration of 8 hours and for the price you may think that this is a bit stingy. However, once it is lit up in a hot oil burner the candle only takes a couple of minutes for the most glorious smell of just washed clothing hitting the air! I'm now on my second wax tart after the first one lasted for four days burnt for 4 to 6 hours therefore staying longer than its 8 hour duration suggests. I'm over the moon though - the scent of this candle has a wonderful heady mix of fabric conditioner - a bit like Bold or Comfort original - but with a long lasting staying power that seems to provide enough scent but doesn't overpower me. What makes it different from "Clean Cotton," is that it lacks the dry like iron starch spray smell that "Clean Cotton" gives off thanks to the lemon content, replaced by light apple lily on the top tone of this candle, Lily makes an appearance again in the middle and a warm and welcoming aspect that very much mirrors actual warm towels just taken out of a tumble dryer; clearly the base tone having the fabric conditioner tone. All in all, this scent is a wonderful accompaniment for "Clean Cotton," and a great alternative, though it is not as many forums in the U.S suggest, an ideal replacement.
It is however interesting that Yankee Candle should come up with this product. When I look back at my "Clean Cotton" review, I previously said:
"...The first tone that comes off the candle is that of washing powder, the middle tone has a fragrant reminder of white Lillies whilst the base tone of lemons makes the fragrance long lasting and refreshing. Without the white flowers, the fragrance wouldn't be as fresh whilst the added citrus makes the scent balanced without coming across as too soapy..."
Here, the apple that Yankee Candle claim they have added, isn't like "Mackintosh" Yankee Candle or "Granny Smith," another favourite scent of mine that is sadly a retired scent - though still available to buy online. I still stand by what I say though - the apple content lends a creamier edge to "Fluffy Towels," and gives it an almost enticing hunger pang quality to the scent when the candle is lit. Unlike "Clean Cotton," which is still a favourite of mine and always says "washing powder," "Fluffy Towels" moves the similar analogy on but does it with a different mix that is both enlightening and easy to fall asleep to.
If you have never used or purchase YC wax tarts before - they are made entirely of wax with the same kind of depth as a small edible tart (hence the name) with a fluted edge and you'll need a deep concave based hot oil or potpourri burner supported by a tealight candle or an electric burner to melt the candle. The candle melts into a steaming oil, so it is the kind of product that should always be used with caution and definitely not around pets or children incase they get inquisitive. Once the candle scent starts to die down - depending on how long you burn it, the wax oil can safely be disposed of if you remove the tealight candle and wait for the burner to cool down. Place the entire burner into a freezer for a minimum of 15 minutes. When taken out, turn the burner over and the now-solid wax tart should fall out easily. Sniff the base of the wax tart - if there's still scent there - then it means it can be kept for next time. Avoid pouring hot oil down kitchen drains as the wax can harden and block the tubes.
One of the greater aspects that I've so far discovered about "Fluffy Towels" is that it is a very strong and potent fragrance that sits well for up to two rooms. It is extremely detectable and eliminates tobacco scent very well, whilst giving off a slight creaminess factor that almost appears as if the fragrance isn't bothered by negative odours and just brushes it off whilst offering the pleasing smell of just dried clothing. Yankee Candle has really experimented with this new scent well bringing a concoction of unusual flavours that really do smell like the actual clothing quality, either when just taken off a washing line or tumble dryer. I can't wait to receive my medium jar and by chance I was lucky enough to find another seller with the Clean Cotton hand cream! 2 stars and a wish here then - the wish being that I'm definitely considering the aerosol spray the next time I either shop online or visit my local stockist shop. I'd love to be able to spray the product at work and for the moment a great pity there is no "On-the-Go" variation scented pen at my local stockist.
Therefore the downside to this product so far has been limited varieties. Being a scent alongside "Pink Lady Slipper," and "Pink Sands," that forms lots of other scents from the 2011 Yankee Candle range, there are only a few other versions available. Prices are given on average:
Wax Tart (22 grams, 8 hour duration, 90p/£1.05 each.)
Votive candle (1.75 oz 15 hour duration, average price £1-75 to £2)
Small housewarmer jar candle (7 oz 25-40 hours duration, £5-99 to £7-99)
Medium housewarmer jar candle (14.05oz 60-75 hours duration, £13-99)
Medium 2 wick tumbler (12.5 oz 45-50 hours duration, £12-99)
Large housewarmer jar candle (22 oz 100-150 hours duration, £17-99)
Large 2 wick tumbler (22.7 oz 70-90 hours duration, £16-99)
Lidded glass tumbler (7oz 35-45 hours duration, £8-99)
Car tab housewarmer jar cardboard freshener (6-8 weeks duration, £1-99)
Tea light scented candles (240 grams, 4-6 hours per candle, 12 in a box £5-99)
Aerosol Room Fragrance Spray (1.5oz, 400 spray limit £4-69 to £5-99)
"Fluffy Towels," is a wonderful scent from Yankee Candle and is a must for washing powder fans or buyers who love candles like "Clean Cotton," "Willow Breeze," "Sunwashed Linen," (retired) and "Country Linen," (its successor). I hope "Fluffy Towels," is here to stay though and likewise I do hope Yankee Candle change their minds to stopping "Clean Cotton" as both fragrances compliment each other perfectly. From the effects of clothing that have just been washed to the fresh and appealing smell of clothing once it has been dried and given the chance to air, "Fluffy Towels," in my opinion is without doubt one of the best scents Yankee Candle have done so far - and you don't have to keep burning it to get that pervading smell of just warmed up clean clothing from a tumble dryer wafting through the home, either . Thanks for reading! ©Nar2 2011