Product Type: Yankee Candle household products
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Yankee Candle Pink Lady Slipper
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Yankee Candle Pink Lady Slipper
Advantages: good scent strength, lovely colour, high quality candle
Disadvantages: Not really that special in my opinion.
I was sent a small glass jar of this Yankee candle scent as a free gift when I made a large order from yankeedirect last Autumn. I normally buy candles in sampler format to see if I like them first, but when you are getting a freebie, it would be rude to complain. If I had bought this jar, it would have cost me £7.99.
Personally, I am not that knowledgable about flowers. I like to look at them and that is about it. A quick search on google tells me that this plant, commonly known as Pink Lady's Slipper is an endangered wild orchid.
The candle itself is very visually appealing to me in the jar. I love the baby pink colour of the wax, and it is a subtle look compared to the vivid reds, oranges and greens of most of the other scents I own. The sticker on the jar shows me what this rare orchid looks like, and tells me this is a floral scent.
Yankee Direct describe this one as 'A wonderfully soft and sweet spring bouquet, reminiscent of lovely rose petals, jasmine and violets.'
Usually I can smell the scent of sampler candles before I use them through the packaging. This was impossible through the glass jar. Opening the lid however, there is a generous amount of scent impregnated in the wax. I find that florals are unfortunately not my favourite scent in the yankee range.
This one is mostly a rose scent for me, with undertones of powderiness for me. I found that when this was lit the scent was strong enough to scent quite a large area around the jar, but not the whole room. The scent lasted a good few hours after use too, so would be a good one for freshening the home if you have been doing something else like cooking. This scent was not over-sweet and sickly like some, but it was just not something that I would rave about as being a wonderful fragrance. I will burn the candle when I fancy it, but it will take me a while as there are so many more wonderful scents I would turn to first.
It was quite a relaxing scent, and is something that would be ok at pretty much any time of year for me. The candle itself was the usual high quality I have come to expect from yankee. I really did like the glass jar format. It felt a much safer way of using my candle than a candle holder due to putting the lid back on when finished. I knew the flame was not going to relight. It also means that all the scent is then trapped in the jar and I don't get overwhelmed with scent when I come to pick which candle to use next. I will definitely purchase some of my favourite scents in this format when I come to repurchase.
So overall, it is a decent strength of candle for those of you who like the floral scents. I found it ok, but I think I prefer the scent of freshly cut flours or the spicier scented candles. I will use the rest of it, but it is not even close to being added to my favourite scent list for repurchase. I feel this one is very feminine and would probably appeal to the older lady more.
Summary: Rare Orchid in candle format? So rare they decided to make it violets and roses instead.