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A beautiful gift for Yankee fans.
Yankee Christmas Memories 12 Votive Samplers
Member Name: jeffjen
Yankee Christmas Memories 12 Votive Samplers
Advantages: Beautiful set, lovely fragranced candles.
As both of my daughters know how much I love Yankee's scented candle range, they have made sure that I will be well stocked up with candles for a while, as they both bought me some for Christmas. I received a selection of wax tarts from my youngest daughter, whilst my eldest bought me this 'Christmas Memories' gift set.
This set holds 12 of Yankee's votive sampler candles from their festive range and is attractively presented in a gift box designed to look like a book. Indeed the box itself is as appealing as the candles it contains inside.
The box opens like a book, with the cover stuck down with a red ribbon which ties at the side, with the sides of the box designed to look like pages. As you open the cover, you will find 12 votive candles neatly packaged underneath.
As mentioned, the votives are all from Yankee's festive range and those included are as follows :-
Red Berry & Cedar
Mistletoe & Fig
Holiday Home Sweet Home
As well as the festive red box, the festive theme continues as the candles themselves are either red, white or green coloured wax and all have festive names to match the fragrances. The predominant scents here are those of pine, spice, cinnamon and berries and the twelve candles are meant to represent the twelve days of Christmas. The fragrance of each candle is described individually inside the box.
I had only actually tried four of these twelve fragrances prior to receiving this set and therefore was looking forward to trying out eight new fragrances, but I was pleased to notice the inclusion of one of my favourites, 'Christmas Eve'.
This set looks so pretty that it is almost a shame to open it. Inside, the votives are all individually shrink-wrapped with an attractive photograph on the label, just as they are when you buy them individually from Yankee stockists.
Once opened, you must place the votive into a suitable holder. It is important to use a suitable holder for these votives and never use them freestanding. After lighting the wick, it isn't too long before you notice the fragrance begin to appear.
In my experience I find that the strength of fragrance varies from candle to candle, although I must say that all of these votives included in this set produce a decent amount of fragrance and there have been none that I have been disappointed with.
Of course I have my preferences when it comes to the scent and apart from 'Christmas Eve', I have found that I particularly enjoyed 'Red Berry & Cedar' and 'Mulled Wine', which is probably because of my love of spicy fragrance.
Overall I preferred the spicy, fruity scents here over the pine fragranced scents, but have enjoyed every fragrance thus far. The only ones I have left to use are those which I have previous experience of, so I know I will enjoy them too.
What has impressed me the most about Yankee's votive candles and perhaps is another example of 'you get what you pay for' is the fact that the wax burns evenly and you are not left with a well in the centre of the candle. Because of this, you can expect to achieve the 15 hours approx burn time that Yankee state you will achieve when using these votives.
After burning my votives, I have been left with a tiny amount of wax left in the bottom of the holder. With most votives I have used previously other than Yankee, I have been left with much more wax in the holder and have found the wax did not burn evenly. Therefore you are assured of quality when it comes to Yankee.
I am not sure where my daughter purchased this set from but they are available from Yankee stockists as well as Amazon, where you can buy it at a reduced price of £14.99 right now (previously priced at £20).
As the votives retail individually at an average price of around £1.35-£1.75 each depending on where you buy them from, this set is a bargain buy at the moment, either to put away as a gift or use yourself, as there are still a number of winter nights ahead of us yet and these fragrances are ideal 'warm' scents to burn on dark, cosy evenings.
I love this set, it was a lovely gift from my daughter and one which any Yankee fan would surely appreciate.
Summary: A perfect gift for any candle lover!