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salsmum Mon 03-Feb-14 01:36:06

Should all be equally smelly? I have brought several Yankee candles from Asda's recently for £9 and £12 each, they were the 'jar' type.. I got a variety of different scents but found that each one of them didn't really smell only if you were really close until your nose was almost singed by the wick My DIL bought me a Yankee candle from a garden centre which was a large pillar type in glass, it really has a strong AIBU to think that all the Yankee candles should be of the same quality and same smell strength irrespective of if you buy it in a supermarket or Yankee shop/garden centre (who have a bigger range?)...The supermarket ones really didn't smell at all no matter which scent I chose (4 in all).

MissBetseyTrotwood Mon 03-Feb-14 13:34:05

Ah, I take it all back what I said about Yankee Candles then. Now I wants me that bunny one. They have lots at b and q but unfortunately Dh has taken the car to work with him today. Just as well as he'd probably have come home to the house looking like the Like a Prayer video (and smelling GREAT)!

KatoPotato Mon 03-Feb-14 13:38:01

They are not actually a rip off either. They last FOREVER!

squoosh Mon 03-Feb-14 13:38:42

They come in horrible tacky jars too.

KatoPotato Mon 03-Feb-14 13:39:33

Haha! betsy I'm going for the boyzone 'love me for a reason' look!

OpalQuartz Mon 03-Feb-14 14:24:54

SadFreak You sound like you should join the "Yankee Candle Fans" group on Facebook. (If you are on Facebook.) Some of the people on there have hundreds of them and people actually buy ex shop Yankee display cabinets to display their candles. grin It's a nice friendly group though.

LyingWitchInTheWardrobe Mon 03-Feb-14 14:50:48

<has hundreds... blush>

I couldn't live log enough to burn them all. That's what made me stop buying them... apart from Pink Dragonfruit the other day...

I also bought from Tesco - Bayliss & Harding Black Pepper and Ginseng. I don't know why I did that?

Edendance Mon 03-Feb-14 15:01:08

SadFreak- where did you get balsam and cedar, that's my favourite and I can never find it!

TheWildOnes Mon 03-Feb-14 15:52:09

I use the yankee tarts in a plug in Yankee burner, the tarts last 10x longer than the regular candles and are normally only a pound!

KatoPotato Mon 03-Feb-14 16:23:02

Thats very interesting thewildones I have seen these tarts and neve known what they were for...

Tulip26 Mon 03-Feb-14 17:07:36

I got loads for Christmas. I couldn't decide which of my presents to burn first!

AwfulMaureen Mon 03-Feb-14 17:44:28

They go well with twigs and pebbly shit.

HeadFullofSteam Mon 03-Feb-14 17:59:10

My scents of choice - once I move away from the christmassy ones (in about june) are Midnight Jasmine, Fresh Cut Roses and Pink Lady Slipper. They are all lovely florals.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Mon 03-Feb-14 18:10:08

Midnight Jasmine is gorgeous!

LaurieFairyCake Mon 03-Feb-14 18:33:10

The wax tarts are by far the best value and they don't ruin your decor by putting dirty paraffin into the atmosphere.

Can I prompt you to consider making your own with soy wax, stupidly easy - no dirt in the decor.

OpalQuartz Mon 03-Feb-14 18:36:09

I want to get an electric burner. How do you know when to throw away the used melt? Is it when it doesn't smell any more?

OpalQuartz Mon 03-Feb-14 18:37:35

Fluffy towels is my favourite. Have ordered True Rose and Tulips. Looking forward to trying them.

SadFreak Mon 03-Feb-14 20:03:09

Edendance - I am pretty sure I bought it at the Yankee Candle Outlet at the end of November.

I also saw the small jars of it at Ross Labels by the M50 (Ross on Wye) about 2 weeks ago. Not sure if this is anywhere near you? We were on a loo stop when I saw they had a Yankee Candle display. All the christmassey ones were reduced.

I only have a small jar of it and love it so much, am after a bigger one but like you say they are not easy to find.

AnnaLegovah Mon 03-Feb-14 20:06:29

Sadfreak - lavender lemon is a gorgeous smell smile

SadFreak Mon 03-Feb-14 20:15:44


If the price of thr Balsam and Cedar on Amazon is an indication of how "rare" it is or how difficult to find then I dont think I will be finding it so easily again.


GlitzAndGiggles Mon 03-Feb-14 20:29:57

Imo Yankee candles are overrated. My cousin spends a fortune on them and the car air fresheners. I much prefer Glade candles I can smell them all around the flat

kukeslala Mon 03-Feb-14 21:05:39

How do you make your own? Do you have a good website to point me in the direction of?

kukeslala Mon 03-Feb-14 21:06:15

Thanks! forgot my manners in my excitement.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Mon 03-Feb-14 21:11:31

Glade candles smell really perfumery and synthetic to me.

Comessyouare14 Mon 03-Feb-14 21:19:50

Yankee candles are delicious - we've still got Christmas scented ones burning.

I definitely go for a seasonal outlook and adore fresh cut roses throughout the summer, replaced by autumnal fragrances then Christmas which usually lasts until spring, when the fresh scents of lavender and lemon enter our home smile

DS' room smells awful (feet) and he shouts at me whenever I put one in! grin

salsmum Tue 11-Feb-14 01:38:55

WOW! no more Asda's skankie'Yankee' candles for me now..I'll order direct from the Yankie web site, I've almost finished my 'Garden Hideaway' candle and it's lovely although 'fresh cut roses' sounds fab! Thank you all for all the tips I think I could quite easily get addicted grin.

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