I have recently rediscovered my love of burning candles! During the month of June, Yankee Candle did a semi annual clearance sale and like a good little lemming, I went and picked up quite a few. I used to like sweet scents but lately it has been more of a fresh/fruit scent I have been liking. Don't get me wrong, I still love Vanilla scents, but I think maybe more in the cooler months. Since the temperature has been in the 30°C for the past month my AC has been on a lot. I find that when the house is closed up so much the air starts to smell a little stale, so I resort to burning candles. I have tried the plug in scents from Bath & Body and I do like them but they are a bit strong. With candles I can somewhat control how much scent I am getting.
The jar candles -
The small tumbler candles are supposed to burn for 35-45 hours and the large 2 wick tumbler around 75-110 hours, thats a long time! You really want to make sure you like the scent before picking up one of these ones! I managed to get the 3 small tumblers during a buy one get 2 free sale. So I managed to get all 3 for $15.99 CAD plus tax. The large 2 wick tumbler was free with a $20 spend, I think.
- Catching Rays - Sharp orange and golden amber bring that great beach feeling of being warmed all the way through by a perfect summer sun. This smells so fresh and clean to me, not to strong but you can smell it throughout the room and slightly beyond.
- Pink Sands - It's an exotic island escape in the beautiful mix of bright citrus, sweet florals and spicy vanilla. The perfect amount of fresh and sweet for summer!
- Summer Storm - Like a storm front moving through a forest, this scent tingles with the subtle freshness of eucalyptus grounded with a hint of patchouli. Smells very fresh, and yes you can smell the patchouli! A little bit stronger of a scent but nice if the house has been closed up.
- Sunset Breeze - Take an evening stroll on a beach, with scents of tropical fruits moving on the breeze, back and forth just like the surf. This one is a bit more fruity smelling than the other ones, but not to sweet.
- Catching Rays Vent Clip - Smells just like the candles! I picked this up as we just went back up to 2 cars, and I got the old one! It needed some freshening up in there! I find that the car smells sort of like fresh laundry when I get in it now!
The votives -
The votives are supposed to burn for up to 15 hours each. I can usually get 3 days burn time out of a votive, I usually only burn them when I get home from work or on the weekend. To me that's a great amount of time, it is enough to find out if you like the scent but not to much that you are sick of it by the time it is done. I tend to stick to this size the most for that reason alone. I get tired of smelling the same thing all the time! For me votives are just a great size, you can switch up the scents so much quicker and I don't usually get sick of the scent by the time the votive is done. Not to mention that votives are a great size to store as well! The regular price for a votive is $1.99 CAD but I picked all these up for .50 cents each!
- Pink Sands x1- It's an exotic island escape in the beautiful mix of bright citrus, sweet florals and spicy vanilla. I only picked up 1 of the votives because I already had a tumbler.
- Golden Sands x5- Your private beach awaits, where time pauses in soft breezes of soothing sandalwood, luminous orange flower and warm tonka beans. I really like this one, when I had picked up the tumblers they didn't have this scent so I picked up a few!
- Sunset Breeze x2- Take an evening stroll on a beach, with scents of tropical fruits moving on the breeze, back and forth just like the surf. Again I had a big one of this!
- Catching Rays x1- Sharp orange and golden amber bring that great beach feeling of being warmed all the way through by a perfect summer sun. I thought I had picked up more of this scent, I do like it though!
- Dreamy Summer Night x1- A relaxing blend of vanilla bean, heliotrope and a hint of woodiness—it spreads the subtle magic of a warm night in soft bloom. This was the only one of this scent I could find, if I could of found more I probably would have picked up more.
- Windblown x2- A pleasant concoction of earthy lemon zest, white lotus, and invigorating musk, this fragrance is sure to compliment any decor. Again, the only 2 of this scent that they had at the time, I already know I like it as I have burned a small tumbler of it.
- Line-Dried Cotton x2- A clean laundered fragrance mixed with a note of dewiness and a light floral breeze—the fresh scent of cotton drying in the sunlight. This one seemed like a nice light scent, I haven't burned it yet though.
- Vanilla Lime x3- Smooth and refreshing … the creamy richness of vanilla with sweet cane sugar and a zesty lime twist. Fresh and sweet! Great blend of fresh lime and vanilla, not to sweet.
- Bahama Breeze x4- There's cool summer refreshment in this tropical blend of pineapple, grapefruit and mango. I loved this scent last year and had a large tumbler as well as some tea lights so of course I had to pick up a couple more!
- Turquoise Sky x3- Calm, salty air with hints of sea grass and musk, floats gently on ocean waves…off on an adventure beneath a bright blue sky. This smelled fresh in the store, but I am wondering if my nose wasn't overpowered by the time I smelled it? It smells a little stronger now, I will let you know after I have burned it!
I do usually wait until there is a good sale at Yankee Candle before I go a little overboard like I had done this time. And I did spread it out over a few trips, I actually didn't realize I had picked up quite so many until I was getting them together to write this post...oops.
Do you like to burn candles in the summertime? Or mostly in the cooler months?