Product Type: Yankee Candle household products
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A sophisticated vanilla candle
Yankee Candle Vanilla Satin
Member Name: zombieflesh
Yankee Candle Vanilla Satin
Advantages: lovely 'grown-up' fragrance, good level of scent, long lasting for such a small sized candle
I love candles and have tons of holders scattered around my house so I can create the perfect romantic or haunting lighting effects. I particularly like fragranced candles as they create a lovely atmosphere, especially during the evenings when you want to feel all cosy. The Yankee Candle brand has a big fan following here on Dooyoo, and I am a relatively new recruit to the Yankee Candle fan club. I purchased a sampler set of votive candles in all sorts of different fragrances to get a good overview of the brand, and the one I've tried most recently is the Vanilla Satin candle.
Product description: "Sophisticated. Classic. A smooth blend of rich vanilla, romantic flowers and sensuous sandalwood."
The RRP for Yankee Candle sampler votives is around £1.75. I purchased my sampler set from yankeedoodle.co.uk, and the individual candles can also be found at many different high street retailers. Each fragrance is available in a variety of different forms: wax tart, sampler votive, tea lights, small jar, medium jar and large jar. The label design for Vanilla Satin is a simple, elegant looking picture of satin roses in pale creamy tones to match the candle. The candle itself is made of a pale cream coloured wax which fits in with the fragrance and theme of the candle.
I couldn't detect much of the fragrance while the candle was still in its wrapper, so I had imagined that it may be a little weaker than some of the other candles I have tried before that have a strong level of fragrance that manages to work its way through the packaging. Upon lighting the candle it took a short while for the wax to start melting and release the fragrance into the room. It is a sensual and slightly subtle fragrance that still provides a powerful effect when left to fill up a room. I adore food scented products and this candle has a different take on the vanilla theme. The fragrance is primarily a strong, creamy vanilla which has a rich, warm tone to it. The fragrance comes across as being more mature with musky undertones to balance out the sweetness of the vanilla. The description claims that the Vanilla Satin fragrance includes florals and sandalwood, although I could not pick out these scents individually, but they blend together beautifully to give a indulgent, inviting fragrance that is both sophisticated and relaxing.The candle gives off a good level of fragrance and I find that after around an hour or so of being lit it has scented the whole room.
I would strongly recommend purchasing a specific votive sized candle holder if you intend on using Yankee Candles' sampler sized candles. I have tried one previously in an ordinary, larger candle holder and the sampler completely lost its shape and puddled away into an un-useable mess. Having a votive holder means that the sampler candle slips in and sits close to the sides which helps it to maintain its structural integrity while burning.
The sampler votives are rather small and measure in at about 2" tall, but despite their size they still claim to give around 15-20 hours of burning time. When using this candle I kept it burning for about 3 hours at a time so that the wax melted evenly and I'm not left with wasted leftover bits that get stuck against the edges of the glass holder and won't melt down. I got around 14-15 hours of use from this candle which puts it at the lower end of the expected burn time, but this still a pretty good performance.
This is a lovely vanilla fragrance with effective undertones that give off a well rounded and developed scent. I would happily recommend this to other fans of vanilla scents, or even to people that find standard straight sweet vanilla scents too sickly, as this one has an edge that provides a more sophisticated, mature fragrance.
Summary: A grown-up vanilla scent