Monday, 21 October 2013

Yankee Candle Scents

Of course I am an all year round fan of Yankee Candles with the amount of different scents they have each season. But Autumn and Christmas scents are always the best so here's a few with a review from myself :)

Baby Powder
This is a scent that is available throughout the year form Yankee Candles. It's a very simple smell and isn't too strong when you walk into the room. I wouldn't say the scent is very sweet but it's more towards sweet than a spiced scent. The thing that attracted me to purchasing the candle is that I love the smell of actual baby power, although I wouldn't say that it exactly smells like the real thing. Don't let that put you off though, it's a nice calm and relaxing scent.

Cinnamon Stick
I'm not going to lie, I love everything cinnamon. Cinnamon flavored foods and scents. But for some reason, I really don't like this particular smell! It's so overpowering and I think it smells more wood like than cinnamon. I'd definitely recommend buying a small jar to test out before purchasing the real thing!

Fireside Treats
This is my most recent purchase from Yankee Candle as it was 25% off in my local store. It is by far my favorite scent from Yankee! It is a very sweet marshmallow type smell which I love. It may be quite strong for those of you who don't like sweet smells as it fills the room easily, but also that means not having to burn the candle for hours before getting a decent smell from it. I would recommend this to anyone who wants a new autumny smell that can also lead into Christmas without the cost.


The last thing I would say about these candles is when shopping in store, opening the lids and sampling the smell is not always accurate to what the scent is when burning. I have had this problem both ways either liking the scent from in store to then not liking how it smelt at home, or not being sure in store and loving it once I've bought it. This is why it is great that Yankee Candles do all sorts of different sized products which makes it easier to try a scent at home before making the purchase for a large jar!

Let me know what scent you're loving this season! 



Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Hello October!

Hello lovely's

It's that time of year again, Autumn! In my opinion Autumn and Winter are the best seasons and here's some reasons why :)

There's nothing better than an autumn candle! When it's miserable weather and dark outside it's always nice to dot candles around but also because of the variety of fragrances that come out around the season. My favorite is Yankee candles because of the amount of smells they do (although very pricey!). Or you can always buy some none scented candles and buy fancy holders to decorate your home.

Fireworks/bonfire night
Guy fawkes/firework/bonfire night is the ultimate autumn event. People usually celebrate on the 5th November at home with friends or go to a local event being held. In my town, the night is held in a large field area and consists of fun fare games and rides, stage/band performances, food, bonfire presentation and of course the firework display. I love getting all layered up in warm clothes hat/scarf and setting out with my friends for the night.

The food!
Of course there's no denying that in the colder months everyone eats a lot more 'comforting' food like hot meals for lunch and soups/slow cooked meal (maybe it's a british thing). I usually take a lot of time to plan meals ahead when I'm busy so it's easy to grab a nice soup with some granary bread for lunch. There's obviously the naughty foods too like dark chocolates and desserts that everyone eats more of!

There's something so easy after a summer of indecisive outfit building of grabbing a jumper, scarf and coat and heading out the door. This autumn burgundy's and leather seem to have made a huge appearance and I love it! Layering is the most important thing when dressing for a day out in autumn and it's good because it means not having to ditch all your t-shirts from summer. With layering, a t-shirt, cardigan, scarf, jacket, coat make a great combination with still looking on trend!  

Whats your favorite part about autumn? Let me know any ideas for autumn-y posts!


(All images used from Google Images)