The Yankee Candle idea began in 1969 when a young Mike Kittredge melted down some crayons to make his mother a Christmas Candle. The Candle was so impressive a neighbour asked to buy the candle, so Mike Kittredge agreed and made another. From then on the Yankee Candle has become synonymous in the fragrance candle market and now has over 150 fragrances to its name.
The Yankee Candle range can be quite expensive when you first look at them. They have 4 main candle types:-
(They also create car fresheners and aromatherapy scents).
The most well know range is the Jars, which come in several sizes and styles:-
Large, Medium and Small Jars
Large, Medium and Regular Tumblers
Presentation, Packaging and Price
I purchased my Sparkling Snow candle last Christmas as a tart and loved it so much I got the large jar afterwards. The large jar was £15.99 from Ebay at the time but for up to 150 hours of burning time I feel this is good value!
The Sparking Snow is a blend of pine and fresh tones and does seem quote Christmassy with the wafts of pine coming through. The Large Jars are huge!!!. They are in an enormous glass jar which holds 22oz of candle. On the front there is an image of a snow. The Glass Jar is very classy and can be used again if so wished. It is a strong glass and the the design is simple but gorgeous. The large jars are very luxurious and are a real treat!
When you light the candle the fragrance soon fills your whole room and is warming and inviting. Unlike other brands of candle this fragrance doesn’t fade into the background but remains strong, but not overpowering to the last drop!
The large jars have a burning time of 110 to 150 hours so for the price tag are well worth the money.