Monday, 9 December 2013

Christmas Yankee Candles

Yankee Candles in Christmas Cupcake* & Snowflake Cookie* - Scented Candle Shop

If you know me, you'll know I'm a big fan of scented candles. I don't think there is anything better than the scent of a pretty candle wafting through the air, and this time of year is perfect for stocking up on all your favourites. I love nothing more than curling up with a cup of hot chocolate and a good book on these chilly winter nights, lighting a scented candle and feeling all my worries float away. I've tried lots of different scented candle brands in the past, but I've never tried Yankee Candles, perhaps the most famous of them all. 

So, when I was recently scent a couple of gorgeous Christmas Yankee Candles from the Scented Candle Shop, you can imagine my delight. I chose two of the scents I have always lusted after; Christmas Cupcake and a more recent addition, Snowflake Cookie. Yankee is the king of Christmas candles so it felt only right to give these two a whirl! 

I chose both candles in the medium size, and was fully expecting them to be a LOT smaller than they are, but I was delighted when I saw just how big and chunky they are, perfect for getting a lot of use out of. Yankee Candles are available in loads of different shapes and sizes, but my favourites have got to be the jar versions, which come in Small, Medium and Large. The Medium versions are, I think, the perfect in-between size - not too big and not too small, and look so pretty in my bedroom. The scents themselves are absolutely gorgeous - seriously sickly sweet and sugary; my favourite kind of scent. If you're a fan of all things Snow Fairy, or love Lily Flame's Fairy Dust/Parma Violets scents, then these will most definitely be for you. Christmas Cupcake is a super sweet vanilla-esque scent, whilst Snowflake Cookie definitely invokes thoughts of freshly baked, sugary sweet cookies. I absolutely adore them both. 

I am so impressed with these Christmas Yankee Candles and I already have a long list of other scents I want to try! I'd searched high and low for affordable Yankee Candles so I'm really impressed to see an online shop like the Scented Candle Shop stocking them at really great prices - the Medium sizes are all around £15, which I think is great.

Are you a fan of Yankee Candles? Let me know which scents I need to try! 


  1. agh! i so need to try yankee candles :( I haven't tried any! which ones do you recommend for a newbie?

    lovely post!

    Zara xx

  2. I love the Christmas cupcake candle...its smells so good! x

  3. I am obsesssed with Yankee Candles! Merry Marshmallows is lovely too around Christmas time too, and there is a gorgeous one called pink lady slipper for all year round. x

  4. I have snowflake cookie and it's gorgeous !
    Melissa x

  5. Great post, the snowflake cookie one looks so pretty and I love sugary scents :) <3

  6. Christmas cupcake sounds right up my street!

  7. I want to try these so bad, I'm a candle virgin but they're so raved about!

  8. I always resent spending that much on a candle, Saying that they do sound lovely!

  9. Ahh, gotta love Yankee candles :) Definitely a great way to get prepped for the holidays!!

  10. LOVE Yankee Candles. I purchased Vanilla Cupcake expecting it to last until Christmas but I lit it so much it ran out really quickly :( luckily I got a new order in pretty quickly, too ;)

    Terri xoxo

  11. I love Yankee candles these sound so good!

  12. I love both of these scents! Been on such a candle spree recently, I can't justify anymore! xxx

    Grace | Glitter and Carousels

  13. Yankee Candles are great! It's crazy how their scents smell exactly like their names (there's a few candles I've smelled and have thought, "That doesn't smell like flowers!" or something similar).

  14. I love Yankee Candles so much! They're literally the only candles that I own! I like that pink one that you picked out too.


    Shree |

  15. I love yankee candles, I really need to try one of the Christmassy ones!

  16. Oooh, these candles sound gorgeous! I've always wanted to try a Yankee Candle, but they can be very expensive in Australia.
    I've always wanted to try a Yankee Candle Christmas scents.
    Lovely post x

  17. i have purchased the full Christmas set and they all smell great. My favourite is the Christmas Cookie.


  18. Christmas isn't the same without Christmas smelling candles, mmmm xx


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