Being a girl and a beauty blogger, my obsession for candles has grown slightly out of control over the past few months - in particular I have been loving Yankee Candles! I've managed to get both my mum and sister completely obsessed as well and we always seem to have some form of Yankee Candle burning in the house. As we're still in the middle of Winter, it's the perfect time of year to be burning candles as they always make the room feel so much cosier and relaxing.
Over the Christmas period I did build up quite a collection of Yankee Candles, many of which I received as gifts and some that I bought myself. I always like to buy their candles when they're on offer, for example Clinton Cards do a deal every month where they take 25% off their scent of the month and places like Hallmark sometimes do 20% off events across all Yankee products - amazing! Of course you can also pick up scents at the end of the season where you can get samplers and wax melts for half price in shops like House of Fraser (trust me, I can smell a Yankee Candle deal a mile off haha!)
So I thought I would split up my Yankee Candles into 2 categories depending on what sort of scents I feel that they fall into. Obviously as it's been Christmas recently I have accumulated quite a lot of Winter scents, so I thought I would start with them!
Christmas Eve Medium Jar | This was the only candle I was burning in the week leading up to Christmas! Even though it's called "Christmas Eve", it's definitely not a scent that can be limited to the Christmas period. It is a sweet fruity scent with a nice warm feel to it, so could be used all throughout Winter!
Fire Side Treats Small Jar | I only have a couple of jars as they are quite expensive, but I usually get them in Clintons when they're 25% off. "Fire Side Treats" smells just like roasted marshmallows so has that warm, sweet scent that's good enough to eat. I find the scent of this one quite delicate, probably because it's in a smaller jar as it definitely doesn't fill up the room as much as "Christmas Eve".
Merry Berry Simply Home Votive | This scent is exactly what it says - a nice fresh mixed berry scent with a slight spicy hint to it. The Simply Home Yankee Candles are just as lovely as the proper version as they still use high quality ingredients, they're just sold at a lower price in places like Asda and Tesco!
Cranberry Ice Votive | I've already burnt one of these this Winter and I had to pick up another in the sale as it's such a fresh, clean and zesty scent that really lifts and fills the room.
Angel's Wings Votive | I recently picked this candle up in the House of Fraser sale. I'm after some fresh scents to use in the weeks leading up to Spring and I thought this one was perfect! It's a very soft scent with floral and vanilla notes to give a relaxing fragrance.
Christmas Cookie Votive | This is probably one of the most popular candles over the Christmas season due to its rich, yummy vanilla scent! I also have this in wax tart version which is what you can see in my wax burner in the photos. I really love this candle as vanilla is such a simple yet lovely scent to have in the home!
Frosted Spruce Simply Home Wax Melt | Before Christmas, I was trying to hunt down the scent "Christmas Tree" as I thought it would be nice to burn in the dinning room where the tree was to give off that gorgeous pine scent. I had no luck finding it and wasn't too sure if it had been discontinued. However, I did receive this wax tart in "Frosted Spruce" which smells just like Christmas trees so I'm going to save this until next Christmas so that I can burn it along side the tree to give off that beautiful scent!
Christmas Treats Simply Home Wax Melt | This is extremely similar to "Christmas Cookie" and has the same rich vanilla scent. I probably won't burn this for a while as my "Christmas Cookie" wax melt has been stuck in my wax burner for weeks, so I feel like I need to use up some different scents first!
Sunlight On Snow Simply Home Wax Melt | My last Christmas/ Winter scent is this fresh smelling wax melt. Even though it's very fresh, it still has a slight warmth to it so I think the name "Sunlight On Snow" works really well for this scent!
As we're slowly but surely moving towards the Spring months, I've been trying to build up some fresh and fruity scents to start burning in the weeks to come. Some of these I've actually had since my birthday in August, but I was saving them to burn in my new house as I moved very shortly after! The main thing I was saving to use until after I moved was this gorgeous Yankee Candle Vintage Pink Floral Tart Burner! As I'm going for a pink, grey and cream theme in my room, I thought it would make a gorgeous accent piece. I actually found this in a House of Fraser sale for just £3.90 - an absolute bargain!
Vanilla Lime Votive | This is actually a scent my mum introduced me to and I'm completely obsessed! This is what we usually have burning in our living room but I thought I'd pick up a sampler size for my bedroom too. I absolutely love the zesty lime against the rich vanilla scent in this candle and together they work perfectly. Definitely give this one a sniff when you're in your local Yankee Candle shop!
Summer Scoop Votive | This gorgeous scent is one I've been saving since August to use in my new room! This smells just like fresh berry ice cream and is another scent that is just good enough to eat - such a shame you can't though haha!
Soft Cotton Simply Home Votive | "Soft Cotton" is a very simple fresh scent that can be used anytime of the year as it leaves your room smelling clean and fresh. I have a couple of these at it's such a staple scent to have in your collection.
Sweet Pea Simply Home Wax Melt | For Christmas I asked for some fresh candles and this is one that I received. I wouldn't have personally picked it up, but I do actually think it's a lovely fresh scent for the Spring time. Also as it's a wax melt the scent won't be too strong so it will just give the room a lovely light fragrance.
Strawberry Buttercream Wax Melt | The last scent in my collection is the first ever wax melt that I bought back when I found my wax burner! I actually bought 3 of these because they were half price and I found the sweet strawberries and cream scent really lovely! I've only used 1 of these wax melts as I find they last such a long time, even if you burn them constantly, which I think is great value for money considering they're the cheapest way to try Yankee scents.
So these are all of the Yankee Candles that are currently in my collection! I probably don't need to buy any more candles for the rest of the year, but I'm sure I'll find some scents that I need to own. I know this post is quite long, but I thought it would be nice to break up each scent so that if you're looking for a particular one, it's easier to find it! Let me know your thoughts on my Yankee Candle collection and tell me what your favourite scents are in the comments below!
What are your favourite Yankee Candle scents?