I can’t believe how close it is to Christmas now – less than a week to go!
Recently I have been going a bit candle crazy. There’s so many delicious smelling candles at this time of year and so I have stocked up!
Most of the candles I bought are Yankee candles. My mum has always loved Yankee candles but I never really got what the fuss was about when I was younger. Now, however, it’s a different story! I also got a Lily-Flame candle as a gift from my dad and a Colony candle (a brand which I had not previously heard of before).
First up, here are the Yankee candles I bought! I stuck to the Sampler size candles this year as I do get quite bored of scents if I use them for too long, so this was the perfect choice for me.
Merry Marshmallow looks so cute and smells really sweet and lovely! It’s described on the Yankee Candle website as “a creamy soft concoction of marshmallow and vanilla” mmm! I am not too keen on spicy scents (as you will probably be able to tell from this blogpost) and so this was the perfect sweet scent for me.
Snowflake Cookie has been a popular one among the bloggers this year – and I can totally understand why! Again, Snowflake Cookie is a rather sweet (and oh-so-pleasant) smell, described on the Yankee Candle website as “perfectly pretty holiday cookies , deliciously decorated with sugary pink icing”. It really does smell yummy and I cannot wait to burn these!
One word – YUM! Christmas Cookie does smell very similar to both Merry Marshmallow and (especially) Snowflake Cookie – after all, they are all sweet scents with a vanilla-ish scent. However, this has probably got to be my favourite out of the three (if I really really had to pick just one!) The Yankee Candle website describes Christmas Cookie as “buttery rich, vanilla scented, holiday sugar cookies”. I can’t wait to have my room smell of these!
While I was out looking at the Yankee Candle section in the shop I came across this really cute candle holder! I think it will look really pretty in my room, and the hearts look great with my bed sheets!
My little candle obsession seems to have been noticed by my dad too, as he surprised me with this Lily-Flame candle when he got home from a trip!
Lily-Flame Candle Silent Night
I have always loved Lily-Flame candles (Fairy Dust- mmmm!) so I was really excited to receive this! Silent Night smells gorgeous, however it is such a difficult scent to describe! I guess the best I could say is that it’s rather sweet, fruity, slightly musky, but not too overwhelming – it’s quite a relaxing scent. The Lily-Flame website describes this as “very sweet”, however when it’s lit the website claims “the effect is quite different; the scent of the evening fields at harvest time”. Now I don’t really know what that means, however what I do is that is smells absolutely gorgeous and not as sweet as the Yankee Candles I picked out. I can’t wait to try this out.
Colony Mulberry Candle
I hadn’t previously heard of the Colony brand, and only discovered them whilst browsing the aisles at the supermarket as I thought they had Yankee candles in stock! However, I gave these a sniff anyway and was very pleasantly surprised. The candles I smelt are all very, very scented and Mulberry in particular caught my eye (or nose?). It’s a very fruity scent – I don’t think you can get any more fruity than this! It’s also suitably wintery and smells delicious!
I hope you enjoyed my candle haul! What brands/scents are you loving this winter?
Let me know in the comments below!