Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Yummy candles!

My first ever scented candle was a brandless vanilla one. It came in a pretty glass jar and it was massive, but had only one wick, so you can guess what happened: I got to the bottom of the candle but the sides were annoyingly still full of wax! Now, a year on, I've decided to get better candles and pay more attention to these small details! The blogs I read have definitely influenced me to buy candles, so I've also read tonnes of reviews before investing in these!



I got the Yankee candle during the House of Frasier 2 day event of discounts (or something like that!)  so it only cost me around £7. Luckily, I actually prefer this packaging instead of the more expensive one with the glass top! The scent I got was "Honey & Spice" and I love it for this time of year. It smells very warm and cosy. I can't smell the honey if I'm honest! It smells sweet, but not sickening sweet. My husband also like it, which is always a positive because he usually doesn't care about these things! haha The only down side to this is that the scent isn't as strong as I would like it to be. While reading reviews on Yankee candles I noticed many people saying this is a recent change, that they used to be a lot more scented. Oh well!

This Diptyque candle I bought on the Selfridges website. Oh, the alluring Diptyque candles. Is there another brand that has prettier packaging than this?? haha I actually just wanted this to sit pretty on my bed side table! haha These are very expensive, this 70g one cost me £20, but I personally think they're worth it! Because I got it online a obviously couldn't choose it by the smell, so I got it in "Gardenia", which a friend recommended. It smells very nice and the scent is very strong! I think these are better quality than the Yankee ones, but I've been burning my "Honey & Spice" more just because the Diptyque smells so fresh and summery! I would recommend both candles nonetheless!

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36 comments

  1. Ahh these both sound yummy! I love a scented candle especially in winter. I get a lot of mine from TK Maxx as they're always a little bit cheaper :) xx

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  2. These both sound so lovely! I've yet to try out a Diptyque candle but really want too! The Yankee ones sounds delish! x

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  3. Honey & spice sounds so gorgeous and perfect for this season, such a shame it's not the strongest scent! I've not tried a Diptyque candle yet but I keep hearing such amazing things about the whole range, I'll have to have a look soon! <3 xo

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  4. mmm, honey and spice sounds lovely! i love honey scented things!

    -ariel* xoxo
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  5. I love Yankee candles, I love the variety that you can get :)

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  6. I bought the Honey & Spice one today! I love it. I do think all Yankee candles are quite lightly scented though.

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  7. I have three yankee candles at the moment and my collection is growing! Will have to go and have a whiff of honey and spice it sounds good x
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  8. I want to try Yankee candles sooo badly, but we dont have it here, im so jelaus on you right now :DD

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  9. Reading blogs is making me want to buy beautiful candles like these too.
    Great review.

    Xx
    Beautylovebooks.blogspot.com

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  10. I need a Yankee Candle in xmas cookie this year again!
    X

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  11. Diptyque has packaging to die for. I like to spend more on candles as well because their scent really lasts and fills the whole room.
    I ordered some holiday candles not too long ago and I'm eagerly waiting for them x

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  12. I love Yankee Candles!! I really want the Christmas Cookie candle next :)

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  13. Honey and Spice sounds so lovely! I got a cheap 'apple and spice' candle today, I love spicy scents when the weather is colder x

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  14. I need to get some new candles! :)

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  15. Honey and spice sounds sonds so good! And I'm sure smells even better! :)

    xx Karolina

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  16. I try to avoid such amazingly scented candles because I'm always tempted to lick them. However weird that sounds, who can resist an Apple Crumble candle?!

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  17. I love the variety of scents you can get with Yankee candles, but the diptique candles look so luxurious - great review x

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  18. Mmm, love Yankee candles. :)

    Julie
    sweetsaremyweakness.blogspot.co.uk

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  19. I'll have to try yankee cnadles someday! great post! xx
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  20. I want to try Yankee candles :D I love spicey scents!
    x

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    I love scented candles too. Will definitely get new ones for Christmas!

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  22. Thank you for commenting and following my blog! I am your newest follower, and I LOVE candles too! great for fall!

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  23. love candles but sometimes they are so expensive

    xx

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  24. I want to try Yankee candles, The honey and Spice sounds really nice!
    Want to get my hands on them!.
    Lovely Post & blog!
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    Claudia. XX

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  25. So cosy! xo

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  26. Nice post!!! would you like to follow each other?
    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

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  27. Mmm it looks gorgeous!I'd really love to get one of these,I don't know why but reminds me of Christmas!

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    xoxo
    Borislava

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  28. I'd love to try the Diptyque one! I love Jo Malone Red Roses - fills the room with scent and you can still smell it the next day so I reckon I'm a fan of expensive scented candles! x

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