Product Type: Yankee Candle household products
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A refreshing vanilla & floral scent.
Yankee Candle Vanilla Satin
Member Name: kiss_me2070
Yankee Candle Vanilla Satin
Advantages: pleasant smell, not too strong, fresh smelling, nice range of products with this scent
Disadvantages: smell doesn't linger, not as strong as others,
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I wanted to treat myself to a few new scented candles and although I like the jar candle, I prefer to purchase a sampler candle to see what the scent is like first and then if I like the scent I may purchase a glass tumbler at a later stage. The Samplers are small candles which simply come wrapped in plastic, which dies mean you need a plate or something to put the sampler in. I actually purchase a glass votive holder from Yankee Direct which holds the samplers nicely. My favourite scent is vanilla, and I tend to choose vanilla scented products a lot due to me liking the smell too much. Although I do like the scent of vanilla I don't like it too strong or overpowering. This fragrance has a smooth blend of rich vanilla, romantic flowers and sensuous sandalwood, so I presumed the scent of vanilla wasn't going to be too strong. Each sampler has a total of 15hours burn time. The sampler comes individually wrapped in plastic which has a label on the front. This states the name of the product and also has a picture which refers to the scent of the sampler. The picture on this sampler is satin looking flowers on a white bed. On the bottom of the candle is a round label which gives you some diagrams on how to use the sampler and where it should/shouldn't be placed. Obviously don't place the sampler near a draft or any electrical items. I have a small table in my bedroom so I place the sampler in the votive holder on the table.
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I purchased the Sampler from www.yankeedirect.com. A lot of the samplers currently come under their offer which is 10 for the price of 8. They have lots of other items in this range including the following:
* Large Jar - £19.49
* Large Tumbler - £18.65
* Medium Jar - £15.49
* Medium Tumbler - £14.99
* Regular Tumbler - £9.49
* Small Jar - £7.99
* Sampler Candle - £1.75
* Car Freshener Jar - £1.99
* Room Spray - £5.49
* Reed Diffuser - £13.45
* Tea Lights - £6.49
* Wax Tart - £1.20
Prices taken from the Yankee direct website. Please note that prices may change and you can also purchase these items from various other websites and garden centres.
Using the Product
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Before lighting the sampler I smelt it to see what the smell of it was like. Although there was a nice hint of vanilla I could smell a lovely light floral scent and a slight smell of sandalwood. I was hoping that this would smell as good when lit. I lit the candle and placed it in a Votive holder which I also purchased from the Yankee Direct website. I then placed the holder on a table in my room away from any draughts or electrical items. The sampler had been lit for at least 10 minutes and there wasn't as strong as smell as I expected. I could smell a very light floral smell but this wasn't that strong and was in fact very weak considering the sampler had been lit for a good 10 minutes. The sampler had now been list for approximately 45mins and I could now smell more of the vanilla smell mixed in with the floral smell. When leaving the room and coming back in, the scent of vanilla was quite obvious. I also got occasional whiffs of the floral scent which was very pleasant. The smell of the sampler didn't really go anywhere else beyond my bedroom. I blew the sampler out after approximately 2 hours of it burning. The scent of the sampler lingered for a while but this gradually weakened and by the morning there was no scent of the sampler left at all.
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I loved the sound of this sampler and being a fan of vanilla scents I couldn't wait to try it. I loved the fact that the scent of the sampler smelt floral as well as vanilla. The vanilla scent was quite light but complimented the light scent of the floral tones in it. It took a while for the smell to become quite strong, how-ever when the scent did become stronger it smelt lovely and filled most of the room with a very refreshing and pleasant fragrance. In terms of value I think the sampler is very reasonable. I only purchased the sampler so I could see what it was like before purchasing a larger sized candle of this particular product. As they do a lot of products in this range this must be a popular scent and one that I would purchase again. I would also consider purchasing the room spray or reed diffuser as I think the scent of this is very refreshing and light. The smell isn't too overpowering and doesn't get right up your nose like others. Although it takes a while for the smell to properly come out and the smell doesn't linger once the candle has been blown out I would recommend this one to others.
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Summary: Yankee Vanilla Satin Sampler