Reviewed by Paul Magnan
My mum absolutely loves Yankee Candles, she has amassed an impressive collection of them over the years. I wanted her to be able to have some quality ‘her time’ and so I gave her this large Yankee Candle Dried Lavender & Oak candle from their Farmers’ Market Collection as a special treat (it Is available in small, medium or large) and it made her week. Since it arrived she has been chilling out in the lounge with the candle burning. The fragrance given off is beautiful, but more about that later.
I am tempted to borrow it myself when I chill out at the weekend in a relaxing bath. I love the lilac colour of the candle; I think that it makes you want to relax. I referred to the Yankee Candle website for information about the scent. The scent of this fragrance is bunches of lavender which have been hand tied but there is also that woodsy scent and spices which you would find at an outdoor farmer’s market. Not being an expert on fragrance notes, again I referred to the Yankee Candle website for this; the top notes are white peppercorn, lavender and bergamot. The mid notes are davana, white flowers and moss. The base notes are vanilla, patchouli and cedarwood. According to their website, the first scent you experience is the top note, the middle note is the main body of the scent and what you are left with us the base note.
The large candle has a burn time of 110-150 hours and the wax is manufactured from premium grade paraffin. The aim of this is so that the burn is clear and consistent. Every Yankee Candle I have come across, including this one, has oozed quality. Speaking of quality, the glass is lab-tested with the aim of ensuring the appropriate strength and consistency. The glass is 100% recyclable and accepted by most recycling centres. Yes, it is possible to buy cheaper candles, but with Yankee Candle my view is you are paying a very reasonable price for quality. The wick itself is lead-free and made from natural fibres. The candle’s weight is 623g and the dimensions of the candle are 10.7cm x 16.8cm.
I think that Yankee Candle have got the balance perfect fragrance wise. It is pleasant but not too overpowering. This large candle will last my mum so long.
Because Christmas is coming up, I had a good look at www.yankeecandle.co.uk for Christmas Gift Ideas. I particularly like the gifts section here. The 3 wax melt gift set has an RRP of £4.99 but is currently on sale for just £3.99, this would make an excellent stocking filler or Secret Santa Gift.
There is a sale on at present where you can save 30% on festive fragrances. I quite fancy their personalised candles, which have an RRP of £24.99 and you can choose from over 20 fragrances. So many of the Yankee Candle products would make a fantastic Christmas gift idea too.
With an RRP of £23.99 for the large candle (currently £16.79) in their sale, this is amazing value given the long burn time.
RRP: from £8.99 (small) to £23.99 (large)
For more information or to buy visit www.yankeecandle.co.uk.