I really love candles, and will quite often have one or two lit when I’m at home. I find them so relaxing, especially in the evening, and I love to walk into a room and have it smelling lovely. It’s become a bit of an addiction over the last couple of years, and I’ve built up a really nice collection of lovely candles.
I’ve been a fan of Yankee Candles for years – they last a long time, have a wide range of scents, and are a good price for the size of them. There are lots of scents I don’t really like – I’m not a fan of really sweet scents, but I know lots of people love them.
I was asked if I would like to try some Yankee Candles from Love Aroma – I got the ‘Riviera Escape six candle votive gift set’ which includes Riviera Escape, Olive & Thyme, Sea Salt & Sage, Summer Peach, Sicilian Lemon and Lavender. I was also sent the Mango Peach Salsa Jar.
I’ll be honest – I was a little worried that I wouldn’t like most of the scents with me being so picky – but I actually like all of them. This set is perfect for my tastes; the fragrances in the set are fresh and clean, or fruity, without any sickly sweetness. I think my favourites from the set are probably Sea Salt and Sage, and Summer Peach, but like I said, I like every single one.
I adore the Mango Peach Salsa jar that I have, and can’t stop sniffing it, even when it’s not lit. It reminds me of a candle I had when I was a teenager, so it really takes me back, and I absolutely love the gorgeous fruity mango scent.
When it comes to the packaging with Yankee Candles I feel like they are what they are, if that makes sense? They are not the most beautiful looking candles in my opinion, but they are synonymous with the brand and very recognisable, and they are a good solid candle. They last amazingly well – I leave them on for hours at a time, and burn them over and over again. The votives are said to burn for around 15 hours which is amazing for such a small candle.
I had never come across the Love Aroma site before I was contacted by them, but they have a great site with lots of different home fragrance brands available, including Lily-Flame and Woodwick, and they are the largest independent retailer of Yankee Candle offering over sixty fragrances. They started off as a shop in Derbyshire selling just Yankee Candle, but have expanded the business online to make their products more easily available. Love Aroma do free delivery over £30 which I think is great, and for orders under £30, delivery is £2.99 which I think is reasonable for something that is likely to be pretty heavy!
Love Aroma have offered my readers a brilliant 20% off online using the code ‘BIRDSANDLILIES’. The code is valid until the end of October. So it’s the perfect time to stock up on your favourite scents or start getting that (dare I say it) Christmas shopping.
I was sent some Yankee Candle products to review, but all thoughts and opinions are my own.