Product Type: Yankee Candle household products
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A Night-time Fragrance
Yankee Candle Midnight Jasmine
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Yankee Candle Midnight Jasmine
Advantages: Deep Floral fragrance, Subtle in this format, Widely available to buy, Good burn time
Disadvantages: Not very strong, Fragrance longevity is quite short
Yankee Candle's Midnight Jasmine Sampler was included in a recent order I made online, I vaguely remembered the name having melted the wax tart variant some time ago but couldn't recall how it smelt so didn't really know what to expect from this one when I recently got round to burning it. White in colour and featuring an attractively designed sticker on the cellophane wrapper the sampler candle weighs the standard 49 grams and has a single wick which runs through the middle of the wax and is held in place by a silver disc at the base of the candle. Samplers have a burn time of around 15 hours but as I always mention in my Yankee sampler reviews, they don't give off anywhere near that amount of fragrance. Generally speaking a sampler candle will provide 5 or 6 hours of fragrance if you're lucky and are probably the weakest format you can experience a Yankee fragrance from, the wax is always of good quality though and you should find that any sampler from the Yankee range will burn evenly without waste.
Midnight Jasmine is quite a deep fragrance with a musky undertone that could be quite heavy if it wasn't for some bright floral notes to add some needed lightness, it's quite a sensual fragrance which I found surprising for a white candle as I expected something a little lighter and breezier when I had mine burning. It's an obvious floral aroma although not quite as cloying as some of the 'Flower' fragrances that Yankee produce and whilst there are Jasmine and Honeysuckle inclusions which give it it's floral scent for me it made for an interesting fragrance that was noticeable but not overpowering. Perhaps somewhat dampened by the format in which it is produced, the sampler variation of Midnight Jasmine is quite subtle even though it is a deep fragrance and for me this made it one of the better floral fragrances that I've tried from Yankee. I don't usually like anything that is artificially 'flowery' as they can often be quite powdery and hang too obviously in the air I find and as I'm prone to headaches from really strong perfumes I tend to avoid buying too many floral fragrances from Yankee as I prefer the sweeter or fruity fragrances that they produce. Midnight Jasmine made for a nice change though, probably more suitable for ladies and best suited to a bedroom rather than kitchen or bathroom, I would say that this could make a mood-setting ambience which would suit a couple's or ladies bedroom.
It's not a versatile fragrance I don't think and is probably best suited for burning at night time which is perhaps why Yankee give it the name they have, it wouldn't be one that I would want burning through the day as it is a little too deep but in the right setting for the right person then I think it would be one that many would enjoy. It isn't a favourite of mine I must admit, floral fragrances never are though and as this one was included in an order I made online I didn't select it for myself. I got around 5 hours worth of fragrance from my single sampler although after 3 or so hours it had all but faded into the background so would suggest that it's burned for a couple of hours at a time if you're really wanting to get the most out of it.
Midnight Jasmine wouldn't be a fragrance I'd be in a rush to buy again although I can see its appeal and I do think that it would suit anyone who likes the floral fragrances that Yankee produce. The sampler isn't really the best option to make should you be wanting to get a room-filling, strong fragrance though and personally I would recommend the wax tart over this one to anyone looking to get the most for their money as the £1.60 this costs to buy doesn't represent all that good value for money when you consider that wax tarts are cheaper and produce more fragrance. As far as the candle itself goes then this one was the same as all the other samplers I've had before, it burned evenly and left behind no residue wax and all I was left with was the silver disc at the bottom of my votive holder and a short piece of wick. The clean up time only takes me a few seconds to retrieve and dispose of the disc and anyone who buys candles for the flickering flame and atmosphere they create should find nothing to complain about with how this one performs.
Overall I'm happy to award a 3 star rating for the Midnight Jasmine sampler candle, the fragrance wasn't really suited to me but it made a nice change and wasn't too strong to be overpowering. It should appeal to those who like deeper, floral fragrances that Yankee are so good at replicating and for the right person this would be one that they would enjoy. It's still a current release with it being available in all formats across the Yankee range and is available to buy both online and from high street Yankee stockists. Thanks for reading my review.
Summary: An Ok Sampler from Yankee