Hi! Today I’m going to be talking about Yankee Candle’s new candles/scents that they have brought out for 2014. Christmas is by far my favourite time of year scents-wise, and Yankee Candle have so much to offer. They bring out new scents every year, and this year they’ve brought out 4 new ones, which I wanted to share with you.
Icicles: Icicles in my opinion is quite a fresh scent with an almost woody but spicy festive undertone – it’s got quite a few different scents thrown in there – it’s not too in-your-face and strong, and I really like that – it’s not super-sweet like most of my Yankee scents! I’d definitely recommend this if you like the fresher scents for Christmas – although the woody, spicy undertones definitely give it that festive touch. It’s also a really pretty colour for Christmas – it would go well as a decoration in a room with a blue/silver/white colour scheme!
Angel’s Wings: I was actually expecting a really fresh scent like Clean Cotton when I first saw this – I don’t know why, it’s just the first scent that came to mind. However, when I actually smelt it, I discovered it is nothing like Clean Cotton – in fact, it’s not even a fresh scent, it’s a sugary sweet scent! It’s quite vanilla-ry and it smells a bit like a sweet shop – it reminds me of a certain sweet, but I can’t think of which one. I’m not sure how I feel about this one if I’m honest, it’s quite an acquired taste – part of me thinks its really nice and part of me thinks it smells really weird – I guess this one is down to personal taste!
Christmas Garland: I spotted this one in Clintons in about October time – this is quite a strong scent. It reminds me a lot of Balsam and Cedar, a scent that I got several times in my Yankee advent calendar last year that I absolutely loved. This one is a mixture of pine and cranberry, so it is very similar to Balsam and Cedar, but slightly different! It’s a very forest-y scent and very woody at times! This one is quite strong and slightly overpowering at times, but as I loved Balsam and Cedar so much I’m sure i’ll love this one too. I don’t think you can actually buy Balsam and Cedar in the UK so I’m very happy that I’ve got a close match to it instead.
Candy Cane Lane: Oh my goodness, definitely my favourite scent! This basically just smells of peppermint candy canes, and it is heavenly. It’s a really sweet scent and is the perfect present for any sweet-smelling candle or candy cane lovers. It is quite minty, but it’s not a really strong mint – it doesn’t smell like toothpaste! The Yankee Candle website says that it’s got cookies and vanilla mixed in as well, so I guess this tones the peppermint down a bit. Either way, I really love it – I’m going to buy these for a couple of people I know!
Hope you’ve enjoyed reading about Yankee Candle’s new 2014 scents. They’re all available online on Yankee Candle ‘s website and in store!