Product Type: Yankee Candle household products
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A soft, soothing and summery scent!
Yankee Candle Ocean Blossom
Member Name: LillyAnnJones
Yankee Candle Ocean Blossom
Advantages: Floral, fresh, very summery
Disadvantages: None for me, but if you're looking for a very strong scent then I wouldn't recommend this one
I received a Yankee Candle jar (size small) in Ocean Blossom as a gift. I had never tried Yankee Candles before but had sniffed them in the shops and watched them being sold on QVC.... I did want to try one but couldn't really justify spending extra money on a scented candle just for having the Yankee Candle name to it.
The small jar is 104 grams. The candle is a nice light blue colour in a glass jar with a removable glass lid on top. There's a plastic sticker on the front of the jar with a picture of a pink flower on a blue background. It also has 'YANKEE CANDLE' printed along the front. There is a small gold label saying 'floral' which I think is useful as it shows the customer what the general scent is, I think this is a good feature for people buying as a gift who have an idea of which smells the receiver likes, for example they might not like florals. Even though the small jar is compact, it is a good size and perfectly adequate, it could be a fair bit smaller and still be a fair size.
When I take the lid off and smell the unlit candle, the scent is very fresh and floral but soft. It isn't sickly at all and although it is floral, it isn't old fashioned. Looking at the wax, it is different to other candles I have seen, it isn't a block colour. When you look closely it is actually made up of lighter and darker shades. The wax looks like it's made differently than the other candles I have had, a different consistency.
Now, for the important part. The lit candle has a scent which I find comforting. It's soft and subtle but can still make a room smell lovely, it isn't overpowering though. If you're looking for a candle to mask kitchen smells or to release a strong smell throughout the house then I'd choose another scent by Yankee Candle. This candle can be both relaxing and soothing or uplifting. The freshness of the floral scents sets this candle apart from traditional floral scented candles. There are definitely notes of sea salt although they are very soft. I suppose the best way to describe the scent would be a floral garden near a beach. The floral notes are stronger than the ocean notes but this is supposed to be a floral candle anyway. The actual flower which it smells of is water lily which fits nicely with the ocean scents.
I would definitely call this a summer scent, even though the ocean notes aren't that strong, the smell is 100% summery. I would really recommend this candle because the scent is lovely, floral, fresh and it always reminds me of a summers evening, when the sun is going down. It isn't overpowering and it isn't what I'd call energizing but it's definitely an enjoyable candle.
Summary: A soft, soothing and summery scent!