Product Type: Yankee Candle household products
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Christmas Came Early
Yankee Candle Spiced Orange
Member Name: angelboouk
Yankee Candle Spiced Orange
Advantages: lovely, strong scent, price, lasting power
Disadvantages: dodgy wick
Yankee Candles originated in the USA and offers range of scented candles, diffusers and other home fragrance products.
The Spiced Orange scent is infused into wax tarts, votive samplers and various sized jars. This review discusses the votive sampler which claims to offer 15hours burning time. It should be placed in an appropriate holder and burned for a few hours at any time. The Spiced Orange scent is described as being ideal for the festive season as it combines citrus with ginger.
The votive itself is a mini candle which is round at the bottom and thickens near the top. A white wick is present running from the top to a silver disk at the base of the candle. The candle is a deep orange colour, verging on red and is tightly wrapped within a plastic wrapper.
~Availability and Price~
The samplers can be purchased online through sites such as www.yankeedoodle.com or in small, local stores and boutiques. They are priced around £1.60. The wax tarts are around £1.10 with jars starting from £7.50.
I love Yankee Candles as I consider them of a high quality. Whilst I would love to have lots of the jars around my home, I like to change the scent that floats around regularly so the votive samplers are perfect for this purpose. A few months ago, I bought quite a few different scents on ebay for £1.55 each and this is one I picked..Spiced Orange. I love festive type scents as Christmas is my favourite time of year so being able to relive it through one little piece of scented wax is incredibly appealing to me.
I have some pretty Yankee Candle holders and whenever I feel like lighting one, I raid my heavily scented stash. Last week, I decided to try out this Spiced Orange one as I needed cheering up. I only ever light candles when my son is sound asleep in bed or at his Grans but common sense needs to be used..don't put them near flammable objects etc or within reach of precious little hands. I normally light my candles for 2-3hours at a time. I'm getting better at using lighters but this one took ages for the wick to catch light! I used this at the weekend for a few hours, earlier in the week, last night and am using the last remnants up just now..not quite 15hours but nearly enough.
Before unwrapping this votive, the scent is very powerful and offers a heavy sweetness. Some Yankee Candle scents take a while to come into their own..not this one. The wick starts to burn down quite quickly producing a scented puddle of wax around it. The scent is amazingly full bodied, addictive and packs a punch. It fills my livingroom with its heady, distinctive scent and makes the room feel welcoming and festive.
The scent is very concentrated and quickly seeps around my odd shaped livingroom ensuring it leaves no corner unscented. It travels around our flat and can be detected in a lesser concentration in the hall way. The orange makes itself known and is very pure, natural and extremely sweet. There is a hint of spiciness present in the scent constantly but the ginger wafts through every few minutes and is particularly inviting and pleasant. Some may find the spiciness a bit too much and in a smaller room it can be a bit nauseating which I discovered when I had the candle burning in the bathroom.
Spiced Orange is a very rounded scent that never lets up on strength and sweetness. It does evoke fond memories of Christmas and I find it particularly appealing on a cold evening snuggled up and watching my favourite Christmas movies. Whilst it isn't my favourite scent, I intend to purchase it again nearer Christmas to welcome any guests and just give my home that festive feeling.
Comes with my full recommendation, thanks for reading!
Summary: spicy and fruity just the way I like it