I’ve been a scented candle fiend for years and years, but it’s only relatively recently that I’ve become a fan of Yankee Candles. My friend Lisa always laughs at the number of Yankees I have around the house, and swears that there are more every time she comes round! Totally not true, of course *ahem*!
Anyway, I thought that for today’s Friday 5 I would share my current top 5 with you.
1. Christmas Cookie
This literally smells good enough to eat. Vanilla and baking and sugar, and all kinds of delicious yumminess. Not particularly evocative of Christmas, for me, but a lovely cosy, wintery scent that makes the house smell all warm and welcoming.
2. Sugared Apple
This was another one from the Christmas range but again, it doesn’t particularly smell of Christmas to me, but has a lovely sweet, fresh scent, which is subtler than a lot of the other Yankees. Nice for daytime.
3. Cranberry Ice
Another good daytime candle, this one is less sweet and is a really good one for freshening up the house from any lingering cooking smells, I’ve found. Sharp and zesty.
4. Midnight Jasmine
This one is my perfect summer’s evening candle. It is rich and decadent and has that heady, deep floral scent that immediately transports me to sitting outside with a glass of something delicious in some gorgeous hot country on a summer’s evening.
5. Waikiki Melon
And I’ve saved the best until last. Heaven in a jar. Honestly. Summer and fruit, and it just makes me smile every time I light it. Almost as good as being in the tropics. *Note to self: Let’s not get carried away here, Caroline, it’s just a candle.*
Anyway, despite my friend Lisa’s claims, it’s a while since I’ve treated myself to a new Yankee. And I’ll definitely need a new one (or two!) for Spring. Do you have a favourite? Recommendations gratefully received.