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Mulled wine is a Yankee Candle fragrance that I first decided to buy last Christmas for obvious reasons, and since then I have re-purchased it several times despite it being quite a Christmassy scent. I think the main thing I like about it is the memories from Christmas Day that it brings back whilst it is burning, and it makes me feel all warm and happy inside! Although I mainly burn this fragrance during the colder days when I want my home to smell warm and cosy, I have been burning it more recently too despite the weather being slightly on the warmer side because I love the scent of it. Me and my partner are currently in the process of selling our home and this is usually my scent of choice when we have a viewer as in my opinion it makes the home smell very homely and welcoming and the smell is not too overpowering. It does have quite a festive scent to it and it is not quite as versatile as say kitchen spice which has a slightly similar fragrance but it is not overpoweringly Christmassy or limited to just being burnt during the festive period or anything in my opinion. The smell is spicy, fruity and it has a slight hint of cinnamon. It has quite a strong clove smell to it too (which is quite 'earthy' smelling). The fragrances work well together and non of the fragrances really stand out and overpower the others, they all blend in together and create a really lovely smell. The smell lingers for ages and if I burn this on a night time whilst winding down watching tv or whatever I can often still smell it slightly the next morning. I have this fragrance in wax tart form which I paid £1.25 for each tart, and its also available in other forms such as jars and tumblers which are more expensive but obviously provide a longer burn time. Each wax tart provides eight hours of fragrance so it is very good value. All in all I highly recommend this fragrance.
Mulled wine is a scent from Yankee Candle which was in a gift pack which I received for Christmas. I have this in votive form, which is a small 49g candle which is tealight size in diameter and a couple of inches tall. Burn time for this type of candle is about 15 hours. The candle looked very appealing before I lit it. It was wrapped in shrink wrapped plastic to preserve quality till I used it. There was a label on the front which looked very festive with a punchbowl and some little glass cups with mulled wine in them, all decorated nicely with orange slices. This candle is deep red in colour. I found as I do with all red candles there was a fair bit of colour transfer onto the plastic. Opening the candle I was met with a delcious aroma that was fruity with a bit of a spicy edge to it. Yankee describe this one as 'A seasonal favourite ... the inviting aroma of fruit with a touch of clove and other spices warms the spirit.' This candle lit easily and burned evenly, releasing a reasonable amount of scent, but I find that this one seems to smell better for me when it is not burning. The scent lingered a long time after burning, and was a delicious warming scent. I feel this one is definitely a more full bodied scent suited to the more autumnal and winter evenings around the festive period. I feel it is a bit too heavy for spring and summer, and would be better burned in the evening as it is more soporific than energising for me. Perfect for snuggling up with really. I do like the scent, but I don't feel it is in my list of favourites. It is not powerful enough for me while burning, and it is nice but not special enough for me. Currently this is harder to get hold of with is being a festive scent. Yankeedirect.com have this in small and large jar format. I would buy this one as a votive or wax tart to try it, as it nice, but I am not sure it would have mass appeal to everyone.
For Christmas I received a beautiful box of Yankee votive candles (or samplers as they are also known as) from one of my daughters and I was pleased to see that Mulled Wine was one of the votives included in the box, as I had very much been looking forward to trying this one. I had read reviews of the Mulled Wine candle and all were favourable and also I am a fan of AirWick's Mulled Wine fragrance, so I never doubted I wouldn't like this one. Yankee offer Mulled Wine in various formats: wax tarts (as pictured above) votive candles, tea lights and the more expensive glass jar candles. By purchasing a wax tart or votive for around 99p - £1.75 on average, this is an ideal way to sample the fragrance before purchasing the glass jars. My Mulled Wine votive looked very festive with its deep red wax and festive label and the strong fragrance was evident even before I removed it from its packaging. Yankee describe their Mulled Wine fragrance as an inviting aroma of fruit with a touch of clove and other spices which warm the spirit. Whilst it is a very spicy fragrance and the touch of clove is evident, I am pleased the clove isn't overbearing. Indeed it seems to blend well with the fruit and spice scents and just adds a subtle touch. Many scented candles which include the clove scent I tend to find overwhelming and too strong. Too much clove would make me dislike a particular scent and so I am pleased just the right amount is included for me here. Yankee votives are designed to burn for around 15 hours once lit and placed in a suitable holder. Whilst I do find that all the votives I have had thus far have provided me with the 15 hours stated, the strength of fragrance varies depending on which one it is. As a rule I tend to find that those which smell the strongest whilst still in their packaging, tend to be the ones which give off the stronger fragrance when burning and are therefore longer lasting fragrance-wise. After lighting my Mulled Wine votive I noticed after 3 minutes I could begin to detect the fragrance in the air. It was the clove scent which I noticed first, but this soon blended with the other spices and fruit to create the Mulled Wine scent I am so fond of. Having been a little disappointed in the past with one or two of the votives, I can honestly say that Mulled Wine is the best votive I have experienced to date. It gave off a strong fragrance which filled the room and hung in the air for quite some time after I extinguished the flame. Indeed after burning the votive for three hours one evening, I could still smell the fragrance in the air the following morning. My votive lasted me six days when burning it for 2-3 hours each evening and each time I noticed no weakening of the fragrance. Usually I prefer to buy wax tarts as these tend to offer a better, stronger 'throw' when burning in comparison to their votive counterparts I have found. However, the Mulled Wine votive is just as strong as the wax tarts in my opinion and so offers great value for money. I have actually experienced a small number of votives which don't match up to wax tarts in terms of strength of fragrance, but Mulled Wine is one which I am more than happy to recommend. Another bonus is that the wax burned evenly all the way to the bottom and so I wasn't left with a well in the centre. Therefore the quality is far superior to many candles on the market. Mulled Wine can definitely be described as a festive, winter fragrance, but I am burning another at the moment and don't care what time of year it is, I just love the fragrance. You can purchase these candles from branches of Clintons, Collectables and department stores such as Debenhams, but they are also available online from Yankee stockists such as Yankee Doodle, Amazon and www.yankee.co.uk.
Yankee Candle Mulled Wine Large jar Last year a friend of mine from Australia came over to visit and as she used to live in the USA she stopped there on the way to do some shopping. Strange girl that she is ,she went to Yankee candles and bought, not small wax tarts like you or I might have done but this huge heavy glass jar of Mulled Wine candle. Needless to say when she was packing to go home this very weighty beast was one of the things that she had to leave behind and I was the lucky recipient. It weighs 22 oz just the net candle so with the jar this is a very heavy item and a lot more than you want in a suitcase with a 20kg allowance.I have had this now for about a year and burn it from time to time in the kitchen and still it has plenty left in it. Having said that for the price you pay for these I would expect it to give me some good for hours of scented burning. Had I been buying this myself there is no way I would have bought this huge jar as I tend to go for the little tarts or votives although the small jars are sometimes on sale and tempt me. I have also been lucky enough to have been give a few small jars by my children at various times but if buying them myself the tarts are my usual choice as they are cheap and if you find you are not so keen then you haven't wasted a lot of money. This would have been a scent I would have gone for though as I love mulled wine and Christmassy sort of smells. This jar is big and heavy and glass so I have had to be very careful to keep it out of the reach of the grandchildren even when it isn't lit as it would certainly break if dropped on our tiled floor. It is so heavy that because of its size I need two hands to hold it as my hand cannot fit around the jar with enough grip to be sure I won't drop it! It comes with a good glass stopper with plastic rims to stop the scent escaping when it isn't in use. Yankee Candles the company originated in the USA. But have quickly become a household name over here in the UK.. They offer a huge range of home fragrance products from sprays, reed diffusers through to all kinds of shapes and sizes of scented candles. They are often found in garden centres and gift shops so it is a case of keeping your eyes open. We do actually have a Yankee Candle shop in the Westfield Centre in Derby but I rarely go in there as I find them very expensive so tend to see if I can get bargains elsewhere. It is also worth noting that www.yankeedoodle.co.uk often has them at discounted prices if you want to order a few. Clintons Cards also often have special prices in specific scents which change from time to time so it is a good idea to pop in regularly to check. My candle jar was not wrapped at all and has a lovely big label on the front with the company name and the scent of the candle. The picture shows a silver bowl of mulled wine and several glasses of the mulled wine with cinnamon sticks in them. It looks most appetizing and very appealing. In order to use the candle you just open the lid and light the wick. I do find as the candle gets lower that I need to have a nice long match and a lighter is no use at all as it just burns my fingers as I tip it to get to the wick in the depths of the jar. I do find that I have to regularly trim the wick because when it is too long the candle smokes and I got a nasty black mark on the wall and ceiling above where the candle was burning. It wiped off easily with some cleaning spray but was a bit annoying so I have been more diligent since. The other thing I have discovered it that when you blow out the candle you cannot put the lid on straight away as the smoke makes the glass go black and smutty which is not attractive. Even when I don't put the lid on after burning the glass sometimes gets black looking so I wait till the candle has cooled then use a damp cloth to clean it. A little safety lecture now. All candles are mini fires that can easily spread. Even though this is ina big jar and the wax at the bottom doesn't get hot at all it is ALWAYS sensible to put candles on heat proof surfaces. Heat from candles can damage furniture as I discovered to my cost when I got scorch marks on a wooden table. I now put all my burners and any candles either on the tiled surfaces or on a couple of drink mats that are heat proof just in case. Another thing to be wary of is that you should NOT ever move a candle when lit as the melted wax is very hot and can cause nasty burns on skin or melted wax spilling can also cause wax stain damage or burns on carpets and other furnishings. Always put any burners out of the reach of children and never leave them in rooms unattended as candles can obviously cause fires. Someone I know put a tea light on their TV and left it, it melted the TV top and fell into the inside and set their room on fire so please be VERY careful they are to be treated as mini fires. Having given all the dire warnings I am a big fan of candles and especially the scented ones as they give off lovely fragrances and also add atmosphere to a room with gentle flames flickering in their containers. They are a lovely addition to a room's ambience but just need to be treated with good sense. I have been very pleased with the scent of this candle it is not as cinnamon scented as I thought it would be, it is quite subtle but does penetrate through the room. It has more of a warmed winter fruit compote sort of scent I would say. The fruit and spices are definitely a winter sort of scent but I don't mean that you have to burn it in winter it is just it reminds me of this sort of fruity spicy fruit salads made cinnamon, cloves and ginger. It also smells a bit like those orange pomanders that you put cloves in. I burn this in the kitchen and find it really suits this room and also gets rid of any not so nice cooking smells very quickly. It would also work well ina living room with a nice open fire and a glass or two or something warming. The fact that this is a more mellow scent means that you could burn it while eating meal without it spoiling the flavor of the food although I do know several friends who hate candles burning when they are eating who might disagree. Thank you to my good friend who buys far too much and then gives me half of what she buys and thanks to all the wonderful reviewers on these sites for introducing me to these gorgeous candles. These large jars are one of many scented options that Yankee do and they also sell reed diffusers which I have tried several of and find them excellent. I wouldn't rush to buy another of these huge jars as they are expensive and I am always concerned that it is going to get dropped and broken. I do very much like the little tarts and have also enjoyed quite a few small jars but this is the only large jar I have had and I wouldn't recommend them really as they are far too big and start to look a bit tattty after a while, you have to keep cleaning the glass to keep them looking good. On the whole these are average prices for Yankee options but they do vary quite a lot and it is worth keeping an eye open for special offers. : Wax Tart - lasts 8 hour duration costs 90p to £1-05 each. Tea light scented candles which last about 4-6 hours per candle, you get 12 in a box for about £5-99 Votive candle lasts 15 hour duration costs £1-75 to £2 Small house warmer jar candle lasts about 25-40 hours costs about £7-99 Standard lidded glass tumbler lasts about 35-45 hours and costs about £8-99 Medium house warmer jar candle lasts about 60-75 hours and costs about £13-99 Medium 2 wick tumbler lasts about 45-50 hours and costs about £13-99 Large 2 wick tumbler last about 70-90 hours and costs about £17-50 Large house warmer jar candle which lasts about 100-150 hours and costs about £17-99 This candle is not available on the official UK Yankee candle sit but I have found it in several formats on various other sites so it is still available in the UK market. So thank you Yankee candles but this is a little too big for my personal use but I do love the subtle warming fruity spiced aroma so I will buy the scent again but not these huge expensive jars. Five stars for the scent rather than the format. Thanks for reading. This review may be posted on other sites under my same user name. ©Catsholiday
Since the beginning of November I have been burning a range of festive scented candles belonging to Glade, Shearer and Yankee. I have a few firm favourites that I will repeatedly purchase and one that I enjoyed burning for the last two Christmases belongs to Yankee Candle and is named Mulled Wine. Whilst this fragrance is available in a variety of formats I own the 22 oz glass jar. I was introduced to Yankee Candles approximately 14 years ago and since then I have fallen in love with quite a few fragrances, but unfortunately, Yankee tend to discontinue many of their candles, so I will always stock up on my favourites. After burning Mulled Wine during Christmas 2010 I had placed the jar back into a cupboard in readiness for this year and had forgotten how much I enjoyed the fragrance. The jar is beautifully decorated with a colourful image of a shiny silver punch bowl containing a red liquid adorned with floating orange slices. In combination with the collection of filled glasses the appearance of the jar is very eye-catching and creates the magical illusion of Christmas. As the name would suggest the wax is of a deep red colour and on lifting the glass lid I was greeted with the most stunning aroma, which reminded me why I liked this fragrance so much. The fragrance is very spicy and probably the strongest Christmas Yankee Candle that I've used as my nasal passages are also treated to the delightful and warming aroma of fruit with a delicate hint of clove. I must admit that I am not normally a fan of the aroma of cloves as I often find it a little too strong, but Yankee have perfectly balanced the fragrance. I had previously burned a quarter of my jar, so was pleased that the majority remained for my use during Christmas 2011. The single wick candle enables the wax to start melting within seconds and it doesn't take too long for the fruit and spices to fill my living room. There is something about this fragrance that I find very uplifting as well as comforting and alongside Yankee's Sparkling Snow this is one of my favourites. You need to be a fan of strong fragrances to enjoy Mulled Wine, as some people may find the aroma slightly overpowering, but the intensity of the fragrance is perfect for me and even my husband has stated that he likes this candle. As will the entire range of Yankee Candle jars the wax burns evenly, so there is no waste. Yankee claim that the 22 oz jars will deliver 110 - 150 hours of fragrance although I cannot admit to ever keeping a record. However, my jars seem to last a long period of time especially with me burning them for 2 - 3 hours on each occasion. What I adore about this range of candles is that the scent does not reduce the more the wax is burned, so I am able to enjoy the strong fruity and spicy fragrance until the very end. As the fragrance is so strong it lingers in my living room for a good while after I've distinguished the wick, so it offers great value for money. Mulled Wine can be obtained from all good Yankee retailers although stocks may now be limited as the Christmas range is now generally discounted. I visited the House of Frasier a couple of days ago and spotted a number of formats of Mulled Wine where they were all displayed with a 50% off sticker. At normal price you can expect to pay around £1.10 for a wax tart, £1.75 for a sampler, £7.49 for a 3.7 oz jar, £15.45 for a 14.5 oz jar and £18.45 for a 22 oz jar. However, it is very rare that I pay full price as I always seek out the special offers. This is an adorable fragrance and as a result receives 5 stars from me together with a huge recommendation. I hope you found my review useful and thanks for reading.
**Please be aware that this review is for the Votive version of Mulled Wine, Dooyoo only add 1 entry per fragrance to their catalogue** Introduction Back in November I stocked up on a number of Yankee's Seasonal range of candles, wax tarts and samplers after taking advantage of a number of offers and deals available on Yankeedoodle, the website I make the majority of my Yankee purchases from. I'd already bought a number of Christmas themed candles in the summer months of this year when they were out of season and available at a reduced price so knew which ones I wanted to buy but at the same time I decided to try out a few which were new to me and Mulled Wine was one that I'd not tried before. Samplers The sampler, or votive as it's also known, version of Mulled Wine was available for just 60p from Yankeedoodle, a great price when you consider they normally retail for at least a pound more if you were to buy offline at a Yankee stockist and whilst I often find samplers lack the intensity of fragrance a wax tart usually offers I still thought its purchase price made this an offer too good to miss. Yankee's samplers are uniformally the same size, roughly 2 inches in height, circular in shape and come complete with their own wick. A sampler is a fragrance and essential oil infused scented candle which has a burning time of around 15 hours and is designed to be placed into a votive holder, depending on which fragrance you choose you can expect to receive around 6-10 hours worth of scent from a single candle and as many regular readers of my Yankee reviews will know by now there is a massive choice available to suit anyone's own personal taste. Mulled Wine Deep red in colour, Mulled Wine is a seasonal, winter fragrance definitely suited to this time of the year. It has a combination of different scents which blend together to produce a spicy, warm aroma and from my sampler I could detect individual elements of Orange, Clove and Mixed Spice. I'm not normally a great lover of Clove as I find it can be quite sharp but in Mulled Wine it seems to be tempered by the sweetness of the Orange to dull its intensity a little and rather than overpower it adds a bright highlight to the overall scent. It's not a flat fragrance which sits in the background, instead Mulled Wine is a rather dominating scent that even in Sampler format delivers quite a spicy punch, often I find that Yankee's samplers can be quite disappointing in terms of how much scent they deliver and I have tried out a number of different variations that lacked any intensity and longevity. In my experience the more subtle the fragrance that Yankee produce the weaker they are in sampler form and it's probably worth going for a stronger scent if you're wanting to get something that can fill a room with fragrance. Mulled Wine is a fragrance that works as a sampler and for the 60p I paid for mine I can't complain about its strength, intensity or value for money as I got at least 8 hours worth of fragrance from my single candle and it produced a noticeable amount of aroma which was perfect for the time of year it was used. That said, Mulled Wine isn't a favourite of mine overall, I do prefer the sweeter fragrances that Yankee produce and this was a little too spicy for me in all honesty. I can see its appeal though and I do think that many other people would appreciate the fragrance this one produces and as I always mention in my Yankee reviews I think that this is the best thing about being able to try out the scents available in these cheaper formats. I've discovered that this isn't a scent that I would buy again but only had to pay 60p to find this out for myself, Yankee produce a number of different formats for their fragrances and some glass-jarred candles can cost up to £19.00 which would make some choices a considered purchase. I've made mistakes in the past by assuming I'm going to like a scent and paid over the odds only to be disappointed so would definitely recommend either buying samplers or wax tarts as a way to become familiar with the fragrance on offer before deciding to pay more for something that lasts longer and costs considerably more. Conclusion Mulled Wine should appeal to those who like spicy scents and whilst it wasn't something that I would buy again I would still recommend this particular sampler especially if you can find it on offer at less than a pound. It offers a good deal of fragrance, lasts a good few hours and produces a strong, noticeable aroma and from me gets a very good 4 star rating. Widely available at this time of the year from Yankee stockists online and off it is a Winter fragrance that has plenty going for it. Thanks for reading my review.
I am really trying to try and get hold of as many of the Yankee Candles at the moment as I want to find some firm favourites that once I know which scent my home the best, I can buy and know they will be suitable. It is pretty hard to be honest as so many of them are amazing and so far I have not really narrowed any down as every one I have ever tried, I have loved! However this is another that I have had bought for me and recently used that I instantly liked! What is it? This Yankee candle is actually a 'tart' which is in effect not really a candle as such but, a small flat round piece of wax that you heat up and allow to melt, usually in an oil burner of some kind. Once the wax starts to melt it gives off the gorgeous scent of the candle or as it is aptly named, the potpourri as it does the same job as what a tub of potpourri would do! The tart comes wrapped in a plastic shrink type wrap completely see through apart from the top that has a label stuck on to tell you what scent it is and on the bottom with ingredients printed on. This scent: Whilst it is still in the wrapper, it is actually fairly strong as are most of the Yankee candles. The smell is a scent I would describe as smelling 'spicy'. It has a tang to it and is one of those I want to keep smelling again and again. I guess in a way they have done a really good comparison with this one as it does smell mulled wine in some way. Once the tart is heated up and it starts to waft across the room it is very, very distinctive. It is very strong and it is another in the range of Yankee tarts that I would say is quite heavy in scent and a scent you would also want to put on during cold weather when the fire is on as it gives the impression of being a winter type scent. Of course, this could be psychological because of the name of it though! Either way even though it is very powerful it is still nice to smell. Price: This was priced at 99p which is the same as all the others that I have bought or had bought for me up to now. This is pretty much the average price you can expect to pay for Yankee Candle wax tarts although sometimes you can find them priced between 50p upwards depending on if the particular scent is on offer. A lot of online retailers price them lower but, of course most will then charge you for postage. Overall opinion: I always seem to say I have found another favourite but, this one id definitely another I would buy again and again! I have found because it is such a strong scent it is ideal to burn if maybe you have guests coming and want something that will quickly scent a room and then linger long after it has gone out. I put this on one evening when I had some friends visiting who had a child with them and I was able to blow the candle out before they came to stop any accidents happening but, the scent still lingered for ages and in this way it was certainly ideal. A definite recommendation from me!