Product Type: Yankee Candle household products
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Yankee Candle Wedding Day
Member Name: kat1234
Yankee Candle Wedding Day
Advantages: lovely gift to receive, subtle scent
Disadvantages: scent does not last
When I got married two years ago, my work colleagues were kind enough to buy me a few gifts and, amongst them, I received two Yankee Candle Wedding Day sampler candles. I guess you could say these candles were a niche market, I had not seen them before, but then I had not had cause to look at 'wedding' candles. They were, however, a lovely thoughtful gift to receive.
The candles are, in keeping with wedding tradition, white in colour. They came wrapped in a tight plastic covering with a sticker on the front which had cream coloured roses and the 'Wedding Day' labelling. On removing the wrapper, I was not hit by an overwhelming burst of aroma like I usually am with the Yankee candle samplers. I would definitely say that this was one of the more subtle fragrances of theirs that I have come across. The Yankee Candle website says that the wedding day variety is 'sophisticated and soothing blend of florals and subtle fruits', which - to me - sounds lovely and just what you want for your wedding day.
I started to burn these on the morning of my wedding day, whilst getting ready. The fragrance was definitely very gentle but it did fill the room none-the-less. I had the two samplers burning together and the room wasn't very big so I would say that one candle in a slightly larger room probably would not fragrance it very well. The aroma was very floral, I could not detect any fruitiness to it at all. To me it smelt predominantly of roses, a nice scent but not one of my favourites. It was definitely more of a background scent than one that hits you when you enter the room.
The candles have a burning time of 15 hours but I burned mine for about three on my wedding day and haven't burned them since. That's the thing with occasion candles like this, it feels wrong to burn them at any time other than when they are meant for. The scent did not hold for long in the room once the candles were out and, as such, I wouldn't recommend these as a room scenter.
Overall, I was disappointed in the candles and did not feel that they lived up to the usual high standards that I have come to expect from Yankee Candles. For me, these are all about the sentiment and, at around £1.50 a candle they do make a cheap, thoughtful small gift for anyone on their wedding day. I much prefer fruity scent to floral anyway so this is, in part, just personal taste but I believe that even if floral was more my thing, it would just be too subtle for me.
Summary: Wedding Day Candle