First time trying Yankee Candle | Votive
I finally decided to try the famous Yankee Candles. I love scented candles and I have seen a lot of people raving about these but since I thought they where really expensive I never tried them.
When I did some research and saw that they have these small versions called votives or votive samples I couldn’t resist to purchase some online.
I think there are three big stores in the Netherlands that sell them but they are far away from me and it’s hard to buy candles without being able to smell them first. I decided to go for salted caramel, snowflake cookie and cupcake vanille because those sounded the best to me. I also bought a votive holder to put them in.
The candles cost € 2,60 each and the votive holder was € 1,25. I bought them from SensationalHome because they had the cheapest price when you include shipping. They even have free shipping when you order for € 30 or more which is great if you want to order the big jars and don’t want to carry them home when you’re shopping in an actual store.
They shipped out my order really fast and it arrived at my door the next day. I was so excited to try these, specially the snowflake cookie because I love the color of the wax. When I received them upon first smell I liked the vanilla cupcake the best, the other two where a little overwhelming.
Throw (How well can you smell the candle in the room)
When burning them I honestly was a little disappointed. I loved the smell but you could barely smell it. I had to put it close to my nose to even pick up the scent. When googling reviews I saw that some other people have that too but that it’s kind of a hit or miss with these votives. I did find out that if you want to try a scent it’s better to try a wax tart because they have way more scent and are a little cheaper.
One thing that is really impressive for these small candles is the burning time, they get advertised with 15 hours of burning time. I think the 15 hours is an average because my snowflake cookie got almost 20 hours while my vanilla cupcake had around 13 I think.
Scents & Would I purchase these again?
Salted caramel smelled like salted caramel… yea I can’t put it any other way. When it just arrived and wasn’t lit yet it smelled so overwhelming, almost gross. But when I burned it it turned into a sweet caramel scent mixed with salt. A much softer scent then it had when it arrived. I liked it but it didn’t convince me to buy another one of these.
Snowflake cookie smelled like the frosting you put on cookies or cupcakes, it’s really really sweet. I really want to purchase this one again in a wax tart or maybe a small jar.
Vanilla cupcake smelled like just baked cookies right out of the oven. It’s nice but to me it was a bit to much if you burn it for a few hours. I don’t think I will purchase this again.
To finish off this post I want to say that I did love the scents of the Yankee Candles. Sadly the votives where a bit disappointing because you could barely smell them. The next time I will definitely go for a wax tart or small candle instead. And let me say there will definitely be a next time because the scents where amazing. I will probably try to plan a shopping trip with a friend some time soon to go to one of the cities with the actual stores so I can smell them.