“ Brand: Yankee Candle / Subcategory: Home Fragrance / Type: Candles / Category: Home Fragrance „
When shopping in DEBENHAMS we found the YANKEE candles and began buying them however it only took a short number of days to realise it wasn't a brand we as a household could continue with, which is a shame as it started off so well.
We adore candles in our house, tealights of every variety, in any season and YANKEE candle offers a large variety, they vary from store to store but the full range can be viewed on yankeecandle.co.uk and there are a few surprises of styles and seasonal gifts there as well as ceramics
The range of scents are huge but this is a review on the shown product, AMBER GLOW.
The is a calming and soothing scent that I would say is perfect for winter if put these in our existing candle holders. They burn for at least 4-6 hours which is ideal for an evening. They scent up the room wonderfully and adds or enhances the atmosphere.
The only problem was this was so scented that our eyes stung. It took a bit of working out what it was because tealights and particularly scented ones, don't cause reactions to us as a household, but these turned out to be the issue.
The scent also became quite sickly. At first this was lovely but by the third day of using this and other scents it proved too strong to continue.
These can vary online at different prices, they are quite expensive if you go on the website, the one selling aspect here to justify that price is you may not find that product elsewhere. x
If you haven't bought or used a yankee candle then you are missing out. Don't be put off by the price tag compared to other branded or non branded candles as it really is a case of you get what you pay for here. Yankee candle products are far superior both in terms of fragrance and burning power.
The boxes of tealights are lovely as even though small the fragrance they give out is impressive. They come in a whole range of different fragrances so it's often difficult narrowing the choice down. My sister and I tend to purchase a box each of different fragrances and then share half each.
As they come in a robust sturdy little container you can light them as they are or place inside votive holders, your choice really. For small candles they have good burning power on average they seem to burn for at least a couple of hours.
Definitely worth buying
I use Yankee candles a lot to scent my rooms. I really do like Yankee candles and would say my favourite is black cherry which is quite a sweet smell. I tend to buy the tea lights of these so I can place them around different areas, they all last for about 4 hours each which is nice to give a sweet smell in the evenings.
The one thing I don't like about these is the price. They are about £5.99 a set which is quite a lot for some candles. I do try to shop around on amazon rather than in store as you can find cheaper deals but they are all relatively the same price. This annoys me as I can get the same amount of candles for cheaper in other stores but I can't seem to find the same sweet smell that I like.
Other than the price of these candles I would definitely recommend them. I also like the gift sets they do all of different small candles so you can see which ones you like. They are great gifts for birthdays or christmas and I haven't had anyone say anything negative about the ones in my place.
Last Christmas I bought several candle holders that use tea lights. They not only make very pretty little ornaments but its also a great way to fragrance your home as well by using scented tealights in them. I always use Yankee Candles and bought their scented tealights for my tealight holders.
The scented tea lights are made from the same high quality scented wax as all their other candles. Their products are all scented with natural extracts so the fragrances smell real. Yankee claim their tea light burn for 4 to 6 hours, I personally think this is a little bit ambitious. I would say they burn for about 4 hours which is still a good amount of time. The scented tealights come in most of the fragrances that Yankee do. I recently bought a box of Mulled Wine ones. You get a dozen tea lights for approximately £5.70.
Apart from the fragrance the other thing I really like about Yankee tea lights is the little holder. Its not metal like most tea lights its a clear plastic. This looks so much nicer in some tea light holders. Another plus point is that the tea light burns down evenly, using every last bit of wax. Theres nothing more disappointing than when they burn down the middle and leave half the wax unburnt. I have never had this happen with any Yankee product.
My box of scented tea lights came packed in a small box which was mainly dark red in colour and has a picture of a bowl of mulled wine on it. When lit the fragrance didn't take long to creep round the room. Its a mainly a lovely warm cinnamon smell with a hint of cloves. Its very festive and I will certainly be ordering another box in time for Christmas.
I love burning scented tealights at Christmas. As I have an open plan house downstairs I can place my tea lights in the lounge and the kitchen. They create a lovely atmosphere. I also tried them in the garden this summer when we had some friends round for the evening. I wasn't too sure if they would smell much outside but I was really pleased. They made our patio area smell lovely and once again created a lovely atmosphere.
Yankee Candles can be found in some shops but I think you get a better selection on line. I mainly use www.yankeedoodle.co.uk but there are lots of other sited that do them.
I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Yankee Candles, they are , in my opinion, the best!
I am reviewing the Yankee candle Tealights, these have the same strength of fragrance as the larger candles, just in a more compact size.
Let me tell you a little of the story behind Yankee Candles. 40 years ago a 17 year old boy melted his childhood crayons to make a candle to give to his Mother for Christmas. She was overyjoyed and showed a neighbour what he had done. This neighbour asked to buy it and placed orders for further candles and so Yankee Candles was born.
Since then, they have expanded into different types of home fragrancing, moving with the times. The range now includes tarts which fragrance the home so much faster, car fragrances, electric 'plug in's and the most recent addition - the reed diffuser.
The tealights are a lovely addition to your own tealight holders or you could purchase the yankee branded ones from their website (www.yankeecandle.com).
The tealights (reviewed here) are ideal for travel as they take up very little room. I take mine wherever I stay away from home to make it feel more homely and inviting.
Smells evoke memories and there is a scent for everyone's taste.
These are beautifully scented with quality oils and not synthetic frangrance like other candles. The smell lasts for hours, even when the candle has gone out, but I love these as they last so long (approx 4 - 6 hours each).
Expensive but forget the rest and invest in the best.
Yankee Candle Scented Tealight Candles
Description: Brand: Yankee Candle / Home Fragrance / Use multiple tea lights for dramatic style, or alone for a fragrant accent in a small room.
Now that winter is here and Christmas is approaching, I find that I am using more candles than I do at other times of year. There is something so relaxing about candlelight, whether it is in the bathroom (relaxing in a bubble bath) or the living room, or the bedroom (for that extra touch of romance).
My absolute favourite kind of candle has to be the Yankee Candle range because they are the only ones that I have found which not only smell great before lighting, but continue to scent the room when they are lit, and keep working right until the end.
Yes, they are more expensive than most other brands, but they do last quite a long time and they smell so delicious that in my opinion, they are worth every penny.
These candles are stocked by several shops but if you can't find them, then you can also purchase online via their website.
You can buy their tealight candles in most of the delicious fragrances that they sell, and they come in boxes of 12, which are currently selling on their website for £5.99. This makes them cheaper than the big candles so can be a great way to test new scents or a lovely stocking filler gift for someone.
At this time of year, I recommend that you try the Christmas Cookie, Cranberry Chutney or Eggnog ones, because they all have a seasonal scent that makes you think of Christmas - but of course, there are so many delicious and enticing scents to choose from, that it is hard to find a favourite, because every time that you do, you will find a different one that smells even nicer!
A box of 12 of these lovely tealights will make a great gift for someone else, or just for yourself and they are so convenient to use, that you are likely to wish that you had bought 2 boxes rather than just 1. They make the room smell gorgeous and the scents are so natural that you will actually want to taste them to see if they taste as good as they look.
These do cost more than other brands, but if, like me, you have previously been disappointed with scented candles and want something that really fragrances a room, then these are defnitely the ones to buy. I can smell the scent in the room hours after the candles have been extinguished so I really feel like I am getting value for money.
Do I recommend these - I most certainly do, put them on your Christmas list today or pop some into a gift for a loved one, they will certainly thank you for it!
Alot of people have a Yankee Candle in their home, there are many different candles such as scented ones, tea light ones etc. They can be found in bargin shops, and pound shops etc. They range at different prices from £3 to £5 or more depending which size candle you get.
Yankee Candles are out do-able and have been for a few years. they all have there own exclusive scent which are all amazing, you can almost eat them. As the years go by Yankee Candles keep improving there ranges with lots of different versions of candles. The Yankee tea light candles burn for up to 4 - 6 hours on average, they are around £3 to £4 for box of 12 tea light candles.
When purchasing the Yankee candles tea lights, you will have to look for a cube packaging which contains the 12 candles stacked 4 on 4 in the small box, all the candles are the same colour depending on which scent you choose for example, candyfloss is pink, christmas cookie is white etc.
They also come in a little tray like bottom so that the melting wax does not go everywhere.and the wax that does melt hardens back up and then when the candle is burning again it re-burns the wax again. They will burn right down too the very end of the wick and will burn itself out.
I really like the Yankee candles as they all smell gorgous and they come in lots of different sizes. You can buy them from as i said pound shops, bargin shops and there is even a Yankee candle shop in derbyshire close to where i live. you can also buy them online at www.yankeecandle.co.uk and get them deliveried to your door. They are most defanate worth the prices you pay as they burn for a long period of time and they leave your room smelling really nice for hours.
If you are into candles in a big way, scented or otherwise then most people have already found bargain pound shops selling tea light candles. However high street outlets like Habitat and IKEA have made it more cost effective to sell 100 or so unscented "tea light," candles for £5 or more in recent years. Currently I'm using John Lewis unscented tea light candles, of which also cost me £5 and I use them currently in my Yankee Candle tart burner to provide light as well as a heated flame to heat up the solid wax tart which then turns to a fragrant hot oil.
As with most things connected with candles, Yankee Candle themselves will not be outdone and for a few good years alongside their other large, medium and small candle range, have always and exclusively sold scented tea lights for the purpose of being used in their Yankee Candle branded, and limited edition designed tart burner pieces; not that there is anything wrong with using a bog standard tea light - the advantage is that if it's a Yankee Candle one, it comes with a scent too!
Until very recently however Yankee Candle have improved their ranges with yet more different versions of candles and the tealight family are no exception. Only recently for example have Yankee Candle launched unscented tea lights which promise 4-6 hours each on average burning time, and for a pack of 12 candles per box coming in at a hefty retail price of £3 to £4 it doesn't make any sense unless you actually use them. Yankee Candle has launched soya type candles too in reaction to consumers looking to be more environmentally friendly, but with that also comes added cost.
In terms of design and scent available, let's start with the good news;
Comprising of 12 tea lights in a box, Yankee Candles' scented tealight range mirrors most of the scents you would normally find in the rest of the candle range and in cute cubes comprise of 4 tea lights on the top, 4 below and another 4 on the bottom they are all coloured in the same colour as the scent you would recognise instantly if you are a YC purchaser. Retailing at a cost between £5-99 and £8-99 depending on stockists, they're not exactly economical but you are paying here for the fact that they are scented and look slightly different to any other tealight candle on the market. They carry the same amount of burning time on average as the rest of YC's tealight range.
Unlike silver cups where normally the wax would sit however, Yankee Candle use a clear acrylic cup similar to standard tealights with the same look and diameter whilst where the wax sits, the clear plastic gives the candle a cleaner and more unique appearance as it sits in your designated tart burner or simply on its own. Despite being made of thick plastic, I find that they aren't totally heat proof and if the tart burner is on a surface which has the slightest angle, the tea light shell can burn badly at one end. However the appearance of the naked flame shines a lot more brightly on these acrylic cups and they will burn right through to the end evenly unlike some mass produced and pound shop cheapie unscented tea light candles. I like my pound shop candles for the simple reason that you get a lot more than what Yankee Candle are offering here even though scented Pound type candles are just as bad for giving little or no scent; at least you don't feel half robbed when the same kinds of amount would come in for half the cost.
Like the votive range or as Yankee Candle would like to call them, their "Samplers," the scented tealight range from Yankee Candle have the least amount of scent in them, which makes them a bit of a waste of money. Over the years I've sampled a few in different scents such as "Midsummer Night," which mirrors men's cologne and with the candle range and tarts being particularly strong, the tealights have very little scent. "Home Sweet Home", another favourite of mine proved to have very little scent of sweet cinnamon coming off whilst "Fresh cut Roses," and "Clean Cotton," both two very established scents faired badly when my mum bought them. On average there are about 43 to 45 different scents available of scented tealights by Yankee Candle, and this includes special or seasonal scents like their Christmas range. Rather than pad out more info than this review needs, you can check with Yankee Candle's UK website if you are really interested in this type of candle and the scents available.
There is however one trick to these candles that other tealights fail to do; float!
Unlike purpose made floating candles, Yankee Candle's completely sealed cases means that each candle can float on water, so for a slightly understated romantic evening you could well use these candles to provide minimal light, minimal scent and the fun aspect of seeing them float on water!
In short, if you like a different look to scented tea lights, then you may well approve of Yankee Candle's range here but if you buy them purely on the belief that they will scent a room, for all that they carry their title, it cannot be assumed or believed that a heavy additive or amount of scent have been added to the wax candle, well unless you put them on a plate and light all eight at a time. At the price they're going at, you may as well buy a small Yankee Candle jar if you're in the market for a well-scented compact candle and for the simple fact that they can be used like a tealight candle as well as being able to float, they are still quite unique. Thanks for reading. ©Nar2 2008
Use multiple tea lights for dramatic style, or alone for a fragrant accent in a small room.