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I wouldn't recommend a visit to this Lodge
Yankee Candle Mountain Lodge
Member Name: Drewster_Rooster
Yankee Candle Mountain Lodge
Advantages: Nice Jar. Good quality glass and stopper.
Disadvantages: The lack of fragrance.
The small Mountain Lodge Housewarmer jar from Yankee Candles was available in store at Clinton Cards for a reduced price not so long ago, at just £3.49 it seemed a great price and I snapped one up without giving much thought to the matter. Usually the glass jarred candles from Yankee can cost in excess of £7.00 even for the smallest variety so I was rather chuffed with myself with this apparent bargain and figured it would be a nice fragrance to have burning in my home. The small jars that Yankee produce have a burn time of up to 40 hours and as usual it's a combination of fragranced wax and essential oils that make up its composition. Yankee evocatively claim that Mountain Lodge is " A luxurious retreat in front of a cosy hearth, warm with the aroma of cedar wood and sage." and as I tend to like the deeper, woody fragrances that Yankee produce as well as fruity and sweet ones I was eager to see how this matched up to its description.
The small jar is made from thick glass and has a chunky stopper which fits snugly over the wax, a single wick runs through the brown mottled wax and once lit and allowed to melt for a while the fragrances usually become apparent and generally they make for a room-filling fragrance that create a nice atmosphere and environment to live in. I say "generally" because this time with Mountain Lodge I ended up feeling quite disappointed with both the fragrance it had to offer and its intensity and rather than experiencing something warm and woody I was disappointed to discover that it failed to deliver the usual quality results that I've come to expect from Yankee.
Simply put the fragrance in this one is weak, it's not deep and it's certainly not woody, the Cedar wood inclusion is lacklustre and I couldn't detect any sage whatsoever during any of the times I've had mine burning for and rather than fill a room with a strong recognisable scent this one seemed to linger faintly in the background. It's actually quite difficult to describe the fragrance of Mountain Lodge as to my nose it seems to be a rather fresh scent which isn't what I would expect a 'warm' fragrance to be and I think had this one been called 'Mountain Air' rather than 'Lodge' then it would more accurately named and my expectations would have been different.
Contradicting the description Yankee give for this one I would say it's much lighter than described and it isn't a warm or cosy fragrance, it's bright and airy with a slightly woody-bordering-on-nutty base which is rather Spring-like and would suit this time of the year had it been just a little bit stronger. It's far too subtle for my tastes though and certainly lacks the intensity I would normally go for although I would imagine that anyone who favours the lighter, subtle Yankee fragrances could find this one to be suited to them.
There's nothing terribly wrong with it in all honesty but it's not what I was expecting and thought it was far too weak for me and even though I expect to get plenty of burn time from my candle it's not one that I have on the go for many hours at a time and I've ended up putting mine in my bathroom now and have it burning for a couple of hours during the daytime just to freshen the air up in there. It's not a living room scent I don't think, others may disagree of course but for me I would say it's probably best suited to smaller rooms as it's more noticeable in a smaller space.
It could also be the format that lets this one down though and maybe Mountain Lodge would be a better choice in wax tart form as they tend to be a little stronger than the housewarmer jars but I don't think I'd bother rebuying it again in any other format as it just doesn't provoke much of a reaction from me. I've had my candle burning next to me on my desk whilst typing this review to see if I could pinpoint the different notes that are usually noticeable but in the hour or so it's been burning it hasn't released anything other than a light, breezy fragrance that has a slight woody edge to it but nothing more.
To conclude, I have to admit to being very disappointed with Mountain Lodge, it's not a fragrance I'd buy again and I'm relieved that I managed to get this for half price as I would have been gutted if I'd spent the £7.00 it should have cost. I can't recommend it to other people and my 2 star rating here is more for the burn time and quality of the glass jar rather than the actual fragrance itself, it's flickering flame is the best part of this candle for me but overall I'm not very impressed with this one at all.
Thanks for reading my review.
Summary: Disappointing product from Yankee candles