Product Type: Yankee Candle household products
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Walking in a winter wonderland
Yankee Candle Winter Wonderland
Member Name: pink_glitter
Yankee Candle Winter Wonderland
Advantages: pleasant scent, burns evenly, votives are reasonably priced
Disadvantages: I don't think it was the most special Yankee Candle I've used
I couldn't resist buying a couple of Christmas/Winter themed Yankee Candles a few weeks ago when I was out shopping, despite the fact I have drawers full of wax tarts at home already. One that I purchased was Winter Wonderland which I really liked the smell of in the shop.
This particular Yankee Candle is white in colour so is quite neutral to look at and should fit in with any colour scheme.
Winter Wonderland is a little ambiguous a name for a fragrance really, and it's hard to know what you're getting just from the name. Yankee Candle simply describe this on their website as 'so real you can almost hear sleigh bells, the tingle of a frosty breeze blowing through icy pines.' Again, not a huge indicator of what the candle will smell like, other than the fact pine is mentioned. In fact, the candle does smell like pine, and it does remind me of Christmas trees. I think there's also a hint of something sharp and citrussy in there too which gives a little kick to the fragrance.
When I think of pine I often think of cleaning products or disinfectant but I don't make that association with this candle. It's definitely a pleasant fragrance and it's a very fresh, crisp scent.
As with all Yankee Candles you can get this in many forms. The most recognisable are the glass house warmer jars, but you can also get tumblers, tea lights, small votive candles and wax tarts. I bought this in the form of a votive, which is also known as a sampler because it is a small candle that lets you sample the fragrance before buying it in a larger, therefore more expensive format.
In the past I have found that the scent I get from the votives can be quite weak compared to say the tarts or jars and take a while to filter around the room. This one filled my sitting room with a strong, yet in no way overpowering fragrance within about 10 minutes of lighting it, which I was really pleased about.
The scent subtly lingers in the background with this candle. It isn't sickly as I've found with one or two other Yankee scents. I found that the scent lasted for the entire duration that the candle burned, which was around 15 hours, which is the estimation that Yankee Candle give.
The candle burns evenly too, and you don't get 'tunnelling' where the candle burns straight down the middle, leaving a ring of wax as can happen with cheaper candles.
The votives cost £1.60 each, and can be bought from www.yankeedoodle.co.uk. They are not widely available on the high street although I seem to see them more and more lately, especially in card shops.
Overall, I would say that this was a nice candle, but not one of my favourites, just because there are other scents I prefer to this one. Still, it creates a subtle pine scent which does have a slightly Christmassy vibe to it, and it's a good scent to choose if you simply want a fresh, background scent for your home.
*review first posted on Ciao
Summary: A lovely winter candle