I have been wanting Yankee Candles for so long but I could never find anywhere in Singapore that sold them. Recently I have been searching online for candles, and I found a website called www.puresenses.com.sg and it sells Yankee Candles and other candles like Price candles! I saw that they had the candles in different scenters throughout Singapore. Seeing as I was already going into Orchard Road I thought I would investigate the Takashimaya section, (Basement 1, Bed & Bath Department) and I found Yankee Candles! YAY :)
So right now because we are in the GSS (Great Singapore Sale) there was an offer on 3 votives for $9.90 (original price $4.90 each). A votive/sampler candle is supposed to burn for 15 hours, however I don't think they will actually burn for that long.
Here are the ones I picked out:
|L-R Beach Walk, Clean Cotton and Island Spa|
On the website Beach Walk is described as being "refreshing salt water and sea musk warmed with sunny notes of tangerine and orange blossom." Occasion: Summer and Fragrance: Fresh.
Clean Cotton: "sun-dried cotton combined with green notes, white flowers and a hint of lemon." Fragrance: Fresh.
Island Spa: " a revitalizing escape with the sunny citrus aroma of crisp juicy mandarins and vibrant lemon verbena." Fragrance: Fresh.
Beach Walk smells quite relaxing and refreshing and quite clean and fruity. Clean Cotton smells just like the name, just like a freshly cleaned shirt with a refreshing hint of lemon. It is a very homely scent. Island Spa is extremely strong lemon scent, I don't know what lemon verbena is but it is so strong, luckily I like lemon so it is okay, however if you don't like lemon I wouldn't go for this scent.
Orange Dreamsicle: "a favourite childhood summer treat you never outgrow. A cool blend of orange and vanilla ice cream." Occasion: Spring, Summer. Fragrance: Food, Seasonal.
Country Lemonade: "The perfect summer refresher with it's bright lemony aroma and just the right touch of sweetness." Occasion: Spring, Summer. Fragrance: Fruit, Seasonal.
Midnight Oasis: "Across quiet sands, a midnight breeze mixes with island citrus and warm sandalwood." Occasion: Spring, Summer. Fragrance: Fresh, Seasonal.
Orange Dreamsicle, like Vanilla Lime, smells pretty strongly of orange in the plastic but after burning it, it smelt just like an ice cream and I wanted to eat it haha! Country Lemonade smells very strongly of sharp lemons, so if you don't like lemons, I would not recommend this scent. Midnight Oasis surprised me, because I knew I would like the citrus part of it, but I had no idea what sandalwood smells like, but whatever it is I like it. In the plastic it smells like quite a unisex scent.
I had to find some place to burn the votive so me and my mum were looking in Daiso ($2 shop) and I found this candle holder, it is blue with white lace.
I also brought a book by the same author of Wicked! It looks interesting:
|SGD$18.14 from Kinokuniya|
Have you guys tried any Yankee Candles? Any recommendations?
See you next time!