Thursday, 7 July 2011

First Yankee Candle Haul!! :)

Hey everyone :)

I have been wanting Yankee Candles for so long but I could never find anywhere in Singapore that sold them. Recently I have been searching online for candles, and I found a website called and it sells Yankee Candles and other candles like Price candles! I saw that they had the candles in different scenters throughout Singapore. Seeing as I was already going into Orchard Road I thought I would investigate the Takashimaya section, (Basement 1, Bed & Bath Department) and I found Yankee Candles! YAY :)

So right now because we are in the GSS (Great Singapore Sale) there was an offer on 3 votives for $9.90 (original price $4.90 each). A votive/sampler candle is supposed to burn for  15 hours, however I don't think they will actually burn for that long.

Here are the ones I picked out:

L-R Beach Walk, Clean Cotton and Island Spa 

On the website Beach Walk is described as being "refreshing salt water and sea musk warmed with sunny notes of tangerine and orange blossom." Occasion: Summer and Fragrance: Fresh. 

Clean Cotton: "sun-dried cotton combined with green notes, white flowers and a hint of lemon." Fragrance: Fresh.

Island Spa: " a revitalizing escape with the sunny citrus aroma of crisp juicy mandarins and vibrant lemon verbena." Fragrance: Fresh.

Beach Walk smells quite relaxing and refreshing and quite clean and fruity. Clean Cotton smells just like the name, just like a freshly cleaned shirt with a refreshing hint of lemon. It is a very homely scent. Island Spa is extremely strong lemon scent, I don't know what lemon verbena is but it is so strong, luckily I like lemon so it is okay, however if you don't like lemon I wouldn't go for this scent.

L-R Lemon Lavender, Sun & Sand and Garden Sweet Pea

Lemon Lavender is described as "clean and inviting...a powdery fresh blend of tangy lemon citrus and sweet lavender flowers" Fragrance: Fresh

Sun & Sand: "a tropical breeze of sweet orange flower, lemony citrus, fresh lavender and powdery musk." Occasion: Summer Fragrance: Fresh

Garden Sweet Pea: "the sweet perfume of delicate blooms accented with hints of pear, peach, freesia and rosewood. Occasion: Spring Fragrance: Floral

Lemon Lavender lies more heavily on the lavender side, but has a sweet mellow lemon tone to it. I don't particularly like lavender because it gives me a headache, however I do find it relaxing so I can bear it in a candle. The lavender scent is very fresh and not artificial at all. Sun & Sand is very sweet and citrus-y but the lavender and musk is still noticeable. Garden Sweet Pea, I thought that I wouldn't really like this one because it is a floral and I hate floral scents because they give me a headache, however this scent is very nice. It is a soft scent with sweet floral and a hint of fruity, very spring like :)

L-R: Vanilla Lime, Bahama Breeze and Pink Sands

Vanilla Lime is described as: "smooth and refreshing, the creamy richness  of vanilla with sweet cane sugar and a zesty lime twist."

Bahama Breeze: "there's  cool summer refreshment in this tropical blend of pineapple, grapefruit and mango." Occasion: Spring, Summer Fragrance: Fruit, Seasonal

Pink Sands: "It's an exotic island escape in the beautiful mix of bright citrus, sweet florals and spicy vanilla." Occasion: Spring, Summer. Fragrance: Fresh, Seasonal.

I burned Vanilla Lime first. It smells strongly of lime in the plastic but when it is burning there is a sweet vanilla scent the tones down the lime. I think Bahama Breeze is my favourite so far, it is fruity and sweet and tangy, it is great for summer! Pink Sands is a nice, clean, sweet fragrance that is nice for any mood.

L-R: Orange Dreamsicle, Country Lemonade and Midnight Oasis
Orange Dreamsicle: "a favourite childhood summer treat you never outgrow. A cool blend of orange and vanilla ice cream." Occasion: Spring, Summer. Fragrance: Food, Seasonal.

Country Lemonade: "The perfect summer refresher with it's bright lemony aroma and just the right touch of sweetness." Occasion: Spring, Summer. Fragrance: Fruit, Seasonal.

Midnight Oasis: "Across quiet sands, a midnight breeze mixes with island citrus and warm sandalwood." Occasion: Spring, Summer. Fragrance: Fresh, Seasonal.

Orange Dreamsicle, like Vanilla Lime, smells pretty strongly of orange in the plastic but after burning it, it smelt just like an ice cream and I wanted to eat it haha! Country Lemonade smells very strongly of sharp lemons, so if you don't like lemons, I would not recommend this scent. Midnight Oasis surprised me, because I knew I would like the citrus part of it, but I had no idea what sandalwood smells like, but whatever it is I like it. In the plastic it smells like quite a unisex scent.

I had to find some place to burn the votive so me and my mum were looking in Daiso ($2 shop) and I found this candle holder, it is blue with white lace.

I also brought a book by the same author of Wicked! It looks interesting:

SGD$18.14 from Kinokuniya

Have you guys tried any Yankee Candles? Any recommendations?

See you next time!


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