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*Note that I am reviewing the sampler version of this product - dooyoo only allow for one variation of each Yankee scent to be added to the database though I have used the wax tart too*
~Season of Peace~
Season of Peace was introduced to the Yankee Candle range in 2013 and can be purchased in different formats including tea lights, housewarmer jars and wax tarts. A further format offered by Yankee Candle is a votive sampler and this review discusses my experience of the Season of Peace sampler.
This votive sampler takes form as a small candle with a single wick. This particular sampler is white in colour and the tight packaging around it features a delightful snow scene. Each sampler is designed to offer 15hours of fragrance and has been created using natural extracts. The official Yankee Candle description for Season of Peace is 'reflect on the silently peaceful solitude of winter's snowfall, captured in this cool, enchanting white musk blend'.
~Price and Availability~
Yankee Candle votive samplers are widely available from Yankee stockists on the high street and online retailers including Amazon and www.yankeecandle.co.uk. Expect to pay around £1.80 per sampler.
I love trying out new Yankee Candle scents and initially bought this one in wax tart format. I ended up receiving this votive sampler in my Christmas hamper from my sister and have only just got around to reviewing it. I very rarely go for the samplers as I prefer wax tarts but if received as a gift, I am more than happy to use them. On unwrapping this votive, I was aware of a pleasant yet light aroma coming from the candle. I placed it in to one of my candle holders and found the wick to be easily lit.
As the lit sampler flickered away in my candle holder, it did offer a warm glow which is perfect on a cold day. A small pool of melted wax started to form around the wick and within 25 minutes or so, a faint aroma started to emerge and gradually increased. Unlike the wax tarts, I find the samplers to be a little weaker in strength and Season of Peace is no exception. I found that at its peak, the scent was just right for filling my living room with a consistent and noticeable level of scent but wasn't strong enough to travel any further around my home. Samplers are definitely best reserved for single or smaller rooms for the maximum impact.
I really liked the aroma offered by Season of Peace. It is a really lovely scent which I consider to be bright and quite fresh smelling at first. The scent effectively eliminated odours which had floated in from my kitchen and I find that the scent lingered gracefully in the air without being too strong or overpowering. I liked how delicate the scent is without being a mere whisper - just right in my opinion. As the wick burned down further, the main scent is revealed and is that of white musk. I like musk scents providing they aren't harsh and musty smelling.
Thankfully Yankee Candle have allowed for a smooth, creamy musk with a touch of floral sweetness but I find it hard to pin point particular flowers or sweet aromas as the scent is more blended than layered. I find the aroma to be beautifully natural. It doesn't smell 'Wintery' or 'snowy' but it does create a relaxing ambience and is pleasant to witness whilst chilling in the evening. Whilst there is a floral touch to the scent, I consider Season of Peace to be neither feminine or masculine and therefore appealing to both genders.
Overall I consider this a pleasant scent to experience in the sampler format but prefer the more intense nature of the wax tart. My sampler burned down evenly and I burned it for a few hours at a time for the course of a week or so. It did burn for at least 15hours and the scent was every bit as appealing with each use. At £1.80, it isn't too expensive and would make a nice token gift for a Yankee fan to cheer them up.
Thanks for reading :)