Product Type: Yankee Candle household products
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Yankee Candle Sun and Sand
Member Name: suziedre
Yankee Candle Sun and Sand
Advantages: Fresh floral smell; Yankee candle quality
Disadvantages: Smell is not what I hoped for
My sister, mum and I all love scented candles, particularly Yankee Candles, and so when it was my birthday recently, my sister bought me one. I was really pleased to get one as they can be on the pricey side, and sadly my budget hasn't been able to stretch to more expensive brands like Yankee recently.
The scent that the candle my sister got me was Sun and Sand. This is one I had seen before myself, but never purchased because generally I only ever buy scents from the Fruit range such as Black Cherry and Sparkling Lemon. Therefore it was nice to receive something different that I had never burnt before.
ITEMS AVAILABLE IN THIS SCENT
Sun and Sand comes in:
- Small, medium and large housewarmer jars;
- Wax tarts;
- Votive samplers;
- Car jars;
- Room spray;
- Scented glass tumblers;
- Multi-wick tumblers;
- Small, medium and large lidded tumblers;
- Pillar candle;
- Reed diffuser;
- Car vent sticks (something I have never seen or heard of myself until now!)
Therefore Yankee Candle offer this scent in many different types of candle, sprays and scented items. However the version I have is the medium housewarmer jar.
I like the medium sized jars because the large jars take a long time to use and sometimes you can get bored with the smell by the time it actually burns down to the bottom. Medium jars have an average burning time of around 90 hours. As I am only at home in the evenings, medium jars tend to last me for longer than a month as I wouldn't tend to burn them every single night.
Housewarmer jars are my favourite way to enjoy Yankee Candles, as I feel they look the nicest; coming in a curvy, heavy glass jar with a rounded lid that you put back onto the candle when you want to extinguish it. I think they look very simple but stylish and somewhat homely.
The Sun and Sand range features a picture of a hammock against a backdrop of a turquoise sky and a tropical-looking beach. The wax itself is a mid-beige shade... similar to sand I suppose!
I had never read about what this scent actually was, so when my sister gave it to me and I saw the name of it, I immediately imagined that it would smell coconutty, or resemble sun tan lotion. That, to me, is what springs to mind when I read the words 'sun and sand'. However, that was not the case whatsoever.
Yankee describe Sun and Sand as 'tropical beach breeze of sweet orange flower, lemony citrus, fresh lavender and powdery musk'. Maybe I lack imagination, but I cannot pick up any of those scents aside from perhaps the musk. To me it just smells floral; like generic room air freshener. Don't get me wrong, it is a NICE smell - just not what I expected at all. I am glad that the lavender does not come through as I hate the smell of lavender, but I am disappointed the citrus doesn't come through.
I have found that this is quite a subtle scent once I start burning it, and it does take about half an hour before it begins to filter around the room. Once it gets going, you can smell it well, but with some of Yankee Candles scents, I have gone into my living room the following morning after burning a candle, and still been able to smell it. Not so with this Sun and Sand candle, unfortunately. It isn't strong enough for my tastes and I tend to burn it for longer than normal, which means I am using it up quicker.
As I said, I did not buy this, but medium housewarmer jars generally sell for around the £12.99 mark for a 14.5oz jar. Yankee Candles are expensive but there are plenty of websites which seem to do offers, and even if you do pay full price, you do get a high quality product.
WOULD I BUY THIS MYSELF?
I wouldn't buy this myself as the scent didn't blow me away, and as mentioned before, I normally buy fruitier scents. However, I would happily accept this as a gift again, as while the smell is not what I wanted or expected, it is still pleasant and keeps my home smelling fresh.
I would like to give this 3.5 stars as I feel 3 stars would be too low. Therefore I am awarding this 4 stars.
Summary: A floral smelling candle that doesn't conjure up images of sun and sand