Thursday, October 31, 2019

Goose Creek Review: Peanut Butter Sugar



My Review for:   Goose Creek- Peanut Butter Sugar

                 
Yankee Description: "Enjoy the authentic aroma of a tasty vanilla-dipped waffle cone filled to the brim with rich peanut butter ice cream with the premium Peanut Butter Sugar candle."
                                        
Fragrance Notes: 
Top:   Fluffy Marshmallow, Peanut Butter Blend
Mid:   Vanilla Bean, Warm Butter
Base: Vanilla Dipped Waffle Cone

Quite Authentic...

  • I hadn't read what the notes were to this candle, until AFTER I wrote my review. I don't want to spoil anything, but my search for the perfect Peanut Butter candle continues. That doesn't mean I'm not going to burn this candle. I've found a lot names (and notes) don't fit the fragrance. Though it lacks Peanut Butter, the scent is delightfully sweet & surprisingly versatile.

  • Cold Sniff: It's sweet & almost smokey. As mentioned before, I don't get any peanut, just a buttery, marshmallow-like scent. I expected sugar & this did not disappoint. The smoky marshmallow blends in well. This is what I imagine Bath & Body Works Marshmallow Fireside to smell like. It's richer than Bedtime Stories because of the warm butter note. I don't have much else to compare it to besides Butter Cookie, and I've been saving that one. I haven't burned it yet.

  • Upon burning, the smokey note turns into a toasted one. Beside the buttered, sugary maarshmallow sweetness, there is an extra that keeps this scent from getting sickeningly sweet. I pick up almost a waffle cone & vanilla warmness that only comes out upon burning. The throw fills my living room, and drifts into the hallway. Peanut Butter Sugar has depth & a lot of possibilities. I plan to keep burning it on it's own, as well as mixing it w/ my B&BW Hot Fudge Sundae candle. I think I'll get a Peanut Butter & Chocolate Wafflecone, and I'm SO ready for that!


    -Fragrance:  9/10   (misleading name. loses a point)
    -Throw:        8/10   (perfect for my mid sized living room!)
    -Overall:       B+

    I'd buy it again.


    Until Next Time, my Illuminating Subjects!

    ๐Ÿ’—The Candle Queen


    The Candle Queen

    Thursday, June 13, 2019

    Village Candles RETIRING Scented Candles 2019


      VILLAGE CANDLE Retiring Scents 2019
    • African Safari - (South African plains inspired w/ cedarwood, citrus, frankincense & musk)
    • Amber Woods - (serenity of an autumn stroll w/ amber, bergamot, oud wood & patchouli)
    • Apples & Cinnamon - (deliciously warm & irresistible apples, cinnamon, nutmeg, sugar)
    • Autumn Colors - (orange blossom, crisp pear, mint, sage leaves)
    • Autumn Comfort - (warmth of the harvest season w/ pumpkin, nutmeg, sandalwood, maple)
    • Beach Party - (a summery beach scent w/ orange blossoms & white musk)
    •  Caramel Kettle Corn
    •  Christmas on the Beach - (pineapple, sweet coconut milk, apple, holly & evergreen)
    • Citrus and Sage - (openness & new beginnings w/ fresh sage, citrus & hint of lavender)
    • Cranberry Grapefruit - (make a juicy spark  w/  tangy cranberry & tropical grapefruit)
    • Dahlia - (a daily dose of cheer starts with dahlia, jasmine, honeysuckle & lilac)
    •  Eternal - (a sensual & masculine mix of patchouli, sage, vanilla, watery essence)
    •  Fall Fun - (crisp air & an afternoon sunset w/ fallen leaves, fresh air & pine needles)
    •  Festive Cranberry - (compliment your holiday toast w/ cinnamon, nutmeg & tart cranberry)
    • Fields of Clover (be awakened by a soft summer breeze of citrus, clover & sweet pea)
    • First Frost - (dream of winter with notes of citron, lemon leaves, sugar cane & jasmine)
    •  Frozen Margarita - (a refreshing, intoxicating blend of lime zest, citrus, tequila & sea salt)
    • Fun in the Sun - (freedom & fun of a long day at the beach w/ orange flower & white musk)
    • Gingerbread House - (holiday delight w/ brown sugar, festive ginger & orange zest)
    • Hard Cider - (a classic beverage w/ the surprising twist of tart apple, clove & vanilla)
    • Ice Castle - (brisk as a winter wonderland w/ balsam, citrus, fresh air & lily)
    •  Jingle Bells - (holiday scent of lemon sugar, persimmon, pomander, clove & cinnamon)
    • Lemon Pistachio - (a decadent mixture of chopped pistachios, lemon & mandarin zest)
    • Lily of the Valley - (delicate, dreamy experiences of lily of the valley, rose & sweet pea)
    • Patchouli Peppercorn - (go back in time w/ patchouli, cedarwood & peppercorn)
    • Peppermint Stick - (classic sugary smell of peppermint, vanilla sugar & warm honey)
    • Raspberry Rose Tea - (every tea lover's mix of loose leaf raspberry tea, herbs & musk)
    • Village Candle Rio Carnival - (an ocean-side carnival of sea spray, lily, rose & sandalwood)
    • Village Candle Smoked Birch -
    • Village Candle Soft Linen
    • Village Candle Tea Time
    • Village Candle Wild Rose
    • Village Candle Winter Wonderland
    -Get em' before they're gone! My sources say, MAY is the time to buy what's left in bulk.

    * This list was compiled by Best of Candles

    *** I will be adding links & descriptions as time permits. Please check back!

    Until next time,


    Yankee Candle retiring scents 2019

    ๐Ÿ’—The Candle Queen 

    Wednesday, May 22, 2019

    Yankee Candle Review: LILAC BLOSSOMS



    My Review for:   Yankee Candle- Lilac Blossoms

                     
    Yankee Description: "An alluring grove of lavender, white and deep purple lilacs."
                                            
    Fragrance Notes: 
    Top:   Dewy Greens, Water Lily, Bergamot
    Mid:   Lilac Petals, Hyacinth, Tulip Bulbs
    Base: Cedarleaf, Vetiver, Moss

    Quite Authentic...

    • I grew up with a lilac bush right outside my front door. To me, Lilac's represent growing up in the country, getting ready for sunshine and warmer days.The one thing that's unfortunate about lilacs: the bees. They used to swarm all over our lilac bush, and would sometimes make their way into the house. Not fun. I'm hoping, with this candle, I'll get all of the lilac's beautiful smell, without fear of getting stung.
    lilacs and bees
    • This is a sweet floral w/ a hint of earthy green in the base notes. There are many more flowers that make up this fragrance, but the lilac is the dominant note.On cold sniff, I can't smell Lily, Hyacinth or Tulips. I think they add body to the fragrance without overpowering the Lilac. I can smell the candle just from taking the lid off the jar. It's heavenly. Lets see what happens when I Light It Up.

    •  An authentic lilac fragrance has to smell like the bushes AND the blossoms themselves, otherwise I think of old lady perfume. Thankfully, this candle doesn't go old lady at all due to the dewy green top notes. They are very subtle and mostly blend with the floral notes, toning down the sweetness. I pick up on the earthy moss, and not so much the Bergamot, Cedarleaf & Vetiver, which tend to lean masculine. All together, these notes balance each other perfectly. They add a freshness that REALLY makes this candle smell like lilac! 
    • The smell travels well. I'd rate the throw around a 7 for a medium sized room. It won't overpower those with sensitivities to floral notes. Though I rate the throw at a 7, my boyfriend has trouble smelling this candle. He knows there is a candle burning, and he can smell something, he just can't smell the lilac. So the fragrance itself is on the lighter side, which is a good thing when it has so many floral-heavy mid notes.
    • I think Yankee Candle's Lilac Blossoms smells amazing on it's own, but I suppose you could mix it with other florals. I'd stick with the floral notes listed to avoid clashing with or drowning out the sweet, soft lilac. This candle is perfect for what I wanted, and I will be reordering when it's all gone. This is one of the first Yankee Candles, I know for a fact, I want on-hand at all times. This will be a floral go-to for me. I would recommend it to anyone & everyone who appreciates the smell of fresh, green, flowering lilac bushes.



      -Fragrance:  10/10   
      -Throw:        7/10   
      -Overall:       A


      Until Next Time, my Illuminating Subjects!

      ๐Ÿ’—The Candle Queen


      The Candle Queen

      Friday, May 17, 2019

      Bath & Body Works Review: CASHMERE GLOW

      Bath & Body Works Cashmere Glow review


      Bath & Body Works Review: Cashmere Glow Ultra Shea Body Cream


      Bath & Body Works Description:  "Wrap yourself in Cashmere! Cashmere Glow envelops you in the warmth of vanilla & golden peach layered with luxurious cashmere musk."
      Fragrance Notes: Vanilla, Golden Peach, Cashmere Musk

      On cold sniff, this is nice. I'm not really sure what I'm smelling. Without looking at the fragrance notes, I smell musk, vanilla, light fruit & possibly a green floral note.

      Upon application:  I can no longer smell the vanilla. It's ALL fruit & musk, This oddly reminds me of perfumes like TM Angel, which smells terrible on me. So many people love this type of fragrance but anything with "musk" in it can and will smell different on you, based on body chemistry. When I wear this, the musk turns into a new, sour soap smell, which is NOT what it smelled like on cold sniff. The vanilla is practically non-existant and the green note I thought I smelled on cold sniff is quite piercing. It's abrasive to my nose. I bought this based on it's 4.6/5 star review. Lots of people love it. Unfortunately, like Angel, this just doesn't smell good on me. I got 2 bottles because of the great reviews. I gave my extra one to my Aunt for Easter. I know it will smell good on HER. It just doesn't work on me. Still an excellent product that moisturizes well, goes on smooth, and absorbs into my skin quickly. IF the scent works with your body chemistry, it will last for approx 2 hours, or until you wash your hands again.

      Fragrance    C  (on me... cold sniff gets a better grade but it changes too much on me๐Ÿ˜ž)
      Cream      A 

      Until Next Time, my Illuminating Subjects!

      ๐Ÿ’—The Candle Queen









      Tuesday, May 14, 2019

      Bath & Body Works Review: SWEET MAGNOLIA & CLEMENTINE



      Bath & Body Works Review: Sweet Magnolia & Clementine Ultra Shea Body Cream


      Bath & Body Works Description:  "Take a stroll through charming tree-lined streets and enjoy a warm breeze on the veranda as you savor our collection of delightful spring fragrances, fit for a beautiful belle."
      Fragrance Notes: Sweet Magnolia, Fresh Clementine, Blooming Gardenia, Spring Sandalwood, Golden Honey

      Cold sniff: I expected a fruity floral based on the fragrance notes listed. This is sweet & fresh. The scent is rather mild compared to the other B&BW creams I own. Going off the initial impression, I like this type of fragrance.

      Do I detect some Vanilla or Amber in the background?

      Based on the notes, I think what I'm smelling is the Sandalwood & Honey. There is an indescriminate floral weaving in and out of the other notes. I DO eventually smell the Clementine. It's not your regular "orange" note. It's much sweeter than your everyday friendly orange. This is more orange peel, or it's orange juice.

      Upon application: The boyfriend says, it smells "pretty", and pretty is a good word for this. There isn't a note here I don't like. It lives up to it's name. The magnolia dominates w/ Clementine shining in the background. I can smell the Honey & Sandalwood after the lotion has had a few minutes to settle. Gardenia lives in the middle notes, combining w/ the Magnolia, completely opening up the fragrance without overpowering any of the other notes. It's a beautiful combination on me. This one's a keeper and I'm so happy I bought it

      Good Job Bath & Body Works... Now please UNRETIRE it, so I can buy the Shower Gel!

      Fragrance    A
      Cream      A

      Until Next Time, my Illuminating Subjects!

      ๐Ÿ’—The Candle Queen








      Sunday, May 12, 2019

      Yanee Candle Review: EDELWEISS Easy Melt Cup


      Yankee Candle Edelweiss

      My Review for:   Yankee Candle- Edelweiss

                       
      Yankee Description: "Experience the unspoiled beauty of an alpine meadow in the refreshing scent of delicate white flowers."
                                              
      Fragrance Notes: 
      Top:   Lily of the Valley, Green Watery
      Mid:   Rose, Muguet
      Base: Musk

      Soft & White, Clean & Bright...

      • There is a strong floral presence upon taking off it's lid. I expected that, since my only real exposure to Edelweiss is the song from The Sound of Music. I knew it was a flower, and it doesn't grow in America. Hence, my curiosity on what it actually smelled like.
      •  This is Yankee's version of Edelweiss. No Edelweiss is listed, but there is Lily of the Valley, Muguet & Rose in the notes. All together, the scent is a lovely, soft floral. No powder! That's so important to me when Rose is listed as a fragrance note. The best way I can describe it: a gentle floral w/ some green & soapy undertones. That's the Watery Green and the Musk. It's a great blend that doesn't lean "bathroom candle". It reminds me of expensive bubble bath or some type of spa-like Masseus's floral. I'd melt this while giving or recieving a massage. It's perfect for that. I can't imagine it offending anyone. It's also comforting & somehow familiar. I can't pinpoint why. Maybe it will come to me later.


      Melting Time!.

      • It's more soapy on cold sniff, but it still reminds me of some type of higher end floral bubble bath. Something I would never buy for myself but would gladly receive as a gift. I wish it had a stronger throw. It's only really noticed w/ a more discerning nose. You know who you are...๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ‘ƒ
      • I've used this a couple of times now. I really like it but my boyfriend's reaction has been consistently indifferent. I put this on the Scenterpiece, he walks in and asks me to light a candle. This has happened every time I've used Edelweiss. Mike doesn't have a sensitive nose, so he can't appreciate it's soft, subtle smell. Unless you have a super sniffer, this melt cup isn't strong enough to hold any sort of presence. 
      •  I wouldn't buy this again, at least not in melt cup form. I am interested in getting the candle. I would get it to mix w/ other floral or spa fragrances. I would just have to be careful the candle I mix it with doesn't drown out this pretty scent. If you have a nose like mine, and like light, clean smelling florals, you will like this. I recommend trying it, or at least, give it a sniff the next time your browsing the Yankee Candle store.

        -Fragrance:  8/10   
        -Throw:        4/10   
        -Overall:       C+


        Until Next Time, my Illuminating Subjects!

        ๐Ÿ’—The Candle Queen


        The Candle Queen

        Saturday, May 11, 2019

        Yankee Candle Review: HONEY CLEMENTINE Easy Melt Cup


        Yankee Candle Honey Clementine

        My Review for:   Yankee Candle- Honey Clementine

                         
        Yankee Description: "Refreshing orange takes a sweet turn in this honey-dipped citrus delight."
                                                
        Fragrance Notes: 
        Top:  Orange Peel 
        Mid:  Clementine
        Base: Honey

        Sensory Overload...

        • Wow. The cold sniff is INTENSE. The citrus goes right up your nose.The fragrance is very strong. This is definitely the strongest melt cup I own, at least on cold sniff. This is not a fragrance I would recommend for people bothered by extreme citrus smells, at least, not in Easy Melt Cup form. Maybe the candle is more palatable.

        • It saddens me I don't like this scent more. I like the idea of all it's notes. It's a direct & uncomplicated fragrance on paper. Citrus Peel, Sweet Orange and Honey. That's it. Unfortunately, the astringent quality to the citrus notes, that's so dominant, overshadows everything positive about this smell. It goes into kitchen degreaser territory, also reminding me of the gritty orange cleaner mechanics use to clean their hands. If you like citrus smells that punch you in the face with their assertiveness, or you have a giant room you need to fill w/ fragrance, this melt cup's for you. 


        Yankee Candle Honey Clementine Easy Melt Cup
        Let's see what happens when we Melt This Baby.


        • It smells less like cleaner, It now takes on the "refreshing" part of it's description. This might be because I've already melted it a couple of times. The scent is less powerful, and I much prefer this version. I can smell this all throughout my living room and down to the bottom of my stairs. That gives you an idea of just how strong this fragrance was when I melted it the first time. 

        • I think the honey base finally comes through when you melt it. It softens the citrus cleaner smell, Coupled with the Clementine, the scent is sweeter, more gentle, and guest friendly. I still don't think I would buy it again, unless I REALLY needed something to clear/freshen the air. It might be good to have on hand for such an occasion.

        -Fragrance: 7/10    
        -Throw:       10/10   
        -Overall:       B


        Update: I burned my White Sage candle with this fragrance, originally thinking Honey Clementine was the type of scent that plays well with others. I can't recommend this mix. The citrus overpowers White Sage's relaxing spa scent. I guess I should have known better because citrus is energizing, while sage is relaxing. I don't know what else I could mix this with where the orange won't completely dominate. If YOU figure out a good mix, please let me know! 





        Until Next Time, my Illuminating Subjects!

        ๐Ÿ’—The Candle Queen


        The Candle Queen

        Thursday, May 9, 2019

        Yankee Candle Review: COCONUT BEACH Easy Melt Cup

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        Yankee Candle Coconut Beach

        My Review for:   Yankee Candle- Coconut Beach

                         
        Yankee Description: "A taste of the tropics—warm coconut blended with pineapple and Tahitian vanilla."
                                                
                       Fragrance Notes: 
        Top:  Salty Air, Pineapple 
        Mid:  Fresh Coconut, Lei Blossom 
        Base: Airy Musk, Tahitian Vanilla

        This Is Not A Scent I Would Choose For Myself...

        • Mike got me this fragrance, back when he bought me my Scenterpiece. Had I smelled it in the store, I wouldn't have gone home with it. Coconut candles are severely lacking in my current stash. Coconut is tricky because I'm  picky. I look for authenticity & freshness. I don't want body care. I abhor candied shaved coconut as food AND fragrance.The notes seem perfect for what I want. FRESH coconut. Pineapple. Vanilla. What could go wrong?
        • Cold Sniff: It's a pleasant & rather mild body care/suntan lotion type of coconut note. Not my favorite, but it's an inoffensive beach scent. It smells more watery coconut than fresh coconut, The coconut note lacks depth & creaminess. I wouldn't cook w/ this coconut. I would wear it to moisturize or prevent sunburn. The musk in the base notes comes through, in what I call, the Aftersniff. THAT is what sends this fragrance into "body care/suntan lotion" territory.

        To be honest, I find this to be a little boring. I've smelled it before, and I've smelled it done better.

        Oh Well...Lets Melt This Sucker!
        Yankee Candle Scenterpiece Melt Cup Owl



        • First off, the throw isn't great. I can barely smell it in my hallway after half an hour. It fills up my mid-sized living room "okay." It's another one of those scents you can get used to after 10 minutes.

        Yankee Candle Coconut Beach Easy Melt Cup
        • Despite all the notes listed, there isn't a lot going on, as far as fragrance complexity. I pick up the musk, which is no longer an Aftersniff. It's front row center. It's so strong, I can't find the vanilla at all. There's nothing there to sweeten it. The musk overpowers everything, especially the pineapple, which I never would have guessed was in there. I think more "swimming pool locker room" than day at the beach.
        • I do seem to pick up a hint of something green, maybe floral. This must be the Lei Blossom peeking through. 
        • When you hover above the melt cup, the floral note is much more prominent. It comes through stronger than the musk. With my nose above the wax, I am reminded of Designer Impostor Perfume. This is more like a Designer Impostor Beach Candle. The closer you are, the less you can smell the coconut. The floral note doesn't carry due to it's weak throw and fragrance strength. My dollar store candle is better than this melt cup.

        • IF the floral note carried, it would have saved the scent, despite lack of pineapple. I'm disappointed by Coconut Beach. If you like musky, coconut tinged suntan lotion, you might like this. Just be aware both the throw & fragrance itself are weak. This will probably NOT fill your room with scent, unless you put it in a small bathroom. Maybe the candle performs better, but I don't like this scent enough to find out.


        -Fragrance: 5/10       (less musk, more floral & pineapple needed!)
        -Throw:       5/10        (good for small rooms)
        -Overall:       C-



        Yankee Candle perfect beach candles coconut pineapple mix
        (My Perfect Beach Combo!)


        Update: I burned my Warm Pineapple Upside Down Cake candle w/ Coconut Beach and the scent was perfect. The musk from Coconut Beach was softened and sweetened by Pineapple and Brown Sugar. Even though both candles have relatively weak fragrance strength, they worked beautifully together. My living room smelled like a bright, playful, blue-skied beach day. If only there was a Coconut, Pineapple & Brown Sugar candle out there... Yankee, get on it!


        Until Next Time, my Illuminating Subjects!

        ๐Ÿ’—The Candle Queen
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        Wednesday, May 8, 2019

        Bath & Body Works Review: Be Enchanted

        Bath & Body Works Be Enchanted Body Cream


        Bath & Body Works Review: Be Enchanted is berries for sure...
        Fragrance Notes: Frosted Florals, Sparkling Sugared Pomegranate

        On cold sniff, I get berries for sure, but I can't make out what berries/fruit I am smelling. It smells very pretty, looks pretty and softens my hands & elbows. I bought a few B&BW body creams and this was one of my favorites. It's a keeper! This is a nice blend, if a little sweet. There is a citrus-tinged floral here that keeps this from just being sweet & fruity. Something warm and feminine but unfortunately B&BW were extremely vague on the actual fragrance notes. What is the "sparkling sugared" part of the pomegranate? What kind of flowers are the "frosted petals?" I can only guess. I would like to know more so I can find more scents like this in the future. Especially since this is listed online as a "retired fragrance", so it could go away at any minute. That would be a shame because I like this. I don't have a lot of fragrances that run this sweet & don't give me a headache. Brittany Spears' Fantasy comes to mind. This is that without the cotton candy/vanilla notes.
        If you like sweet berries w/ a lighter, citrus-leaning mystery floral, you will like this. A++

        Fragrance    A+
        Cream      A

        Until Next Time, my Candle Subjects!

        ๐Ÿ’—The Candle Queen












        Monday, April 29, 2019

        Yankee Candle Review: Cafe Al Fresco Melt Cup

                           
        Yankee Candle Cafe Al Fresco

        My Review for:   Yankee Candle- Cafe Al Fresco

                         
        Yankee Candle Description:  "The warm air of a bustling outdoor cafรฉ kissed with sweet notes of cinnamon, coffee and a dash of caramel."

                                                
        Fragrance Notes:
                                        Top:    Cinnamon Sprinkle, Coffee
                               Mid:   Cappuccino, Frothy Milk
                                                 Base:  Crystallized Sugar, Caramel Drizzle


        Mike's Favorite Scent.

        I'll admit that I'm quite late writing this review, as I have had this melt cup since Valentine's Day, and I'm just now sitting down to write the review. We've used it several times and even bought another one because this is Mike's favorite Yankee Candle scent.

        Cold Sniff:  This definitely reads sweet. I'm getting sugar, cream, and mostly caramel. Not so much the cinnamon & coffee notes I was expecting. I am more reminded of maple syrup than any sort of coffee beans. I'm really hoping the coffee will be brought out when it's cooking in my Scenterpiece.

        Lets Melt!

        Yankee Candle Cafe Al Fresco cat modelIt doesn't take long for the predominately sweet smell to waft throughout my living room. The maple type of sweetness is now more of a confectionery sugar sweetness. Much less powerful than it was on cold sniff. It's a pleasant scent, and not at all overbearing. No maple-induced headaches here. Unfortunately, no roasted coffee bean notes either. This is not a cup of coffee with cream & sugar. Less cup of coffee, more Coffee flavored sugary beverage. Cup of caramel with a dash of coffee.

        It's been almost an hour and Cafe Al Fresco's scent doesn't travel further than my living room doorway.  I occasionally get a vanilla note, wafting in and out of my hallway. The throw was stronger upon it's first use. I could smell it at the bottom of my stairs. Now that we've used half it's life, the throw is about a 6.5. Good for a Medium sized room.

        If you are looking for a Muddy Waters, Downtown Burlington Coffee House smell, sadly this isn't it. It badly needs a roasted coffee bean note to balance out all that sugar. If you enjoy the smell of coffee drinks, like Frappes, Cappuccinos, and Lattes, this is right up your alley. For me, this is dessert. It wouldn't wake me up in the morning. If you know what to expect, and I hope I helped prepare you, you won't be disappointed. This Melt Cup does smell good, and it starts off with phenomenal throw. If you like sweet scents, go for it. You will probably love it.





        -Fragrance:   6.5/10
        -Throw:         9/10
        -Overall:        B


        Until Next Time, my Candle Subjects!

        ๐Ÿ’—The Candle Queen

        Monday, April 22, 2019

        Yankee Candle Review: Blush Bouquet Melt Cup

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        Yankee Candle Blush Bouquet

        My Review for:   Yankee Candle- Blush Bouquet

                         
        Yankee Description: "Welcoming pink peonies, lilies, and citrus blossoms in a bespoke bouquet fit for the center of the table."

                                                
                       Fragrance Notes: 
                         Top:  Cherry Blossoms 
                                  Mid:  Peony, Sweet Pea, Lily 
        Base: Amber


        What A Pleasure

        Cold sniff: My first thought is that this is a light, clean smell that's not super distinct, but really pretty. It's a blend of flowers with no flower overshadowing the other. It reminds me of something... but I can't quite put  my finger on it. Maybe it will reveal itself later.

        Lets Melt This Baby!

        Yankee Candle Owl Scenterpiece Wax Melter
        Upon 30 mins of being in my Scenterpiece, the fragrance itself is still light, but the throw is about a 7 in my medium sized living room. Though it has decent throw, this is a smell your nose gets used to after a few minutes. The florals have intensified a bit, but I have trouble smelling any amber. My guess is the amber gives the fragrance a little warmth, a little depth that softens and mutes the explosion of florals. There's a sweetness to it, but it reads CLEAN, not cloying. This makes it tolerable to people with floral overload sensitivities, and/or allergies.


         I am reminded of a perfume I used to smell on a daily basis, so there's nostalgia there. In the early Aughts, I worked for Estee Lauder. I'm extremely familure with all their fragrances from that time period. Blush Bouquet very much reminds me of Estee Lauder's Pleasures. I wore it quite a bit while I was working. It was one of their younger, lighter, prettier scents, and it smelled good on almost anyone.
        Estee Lauder Pleasures Perfume w/ bottlePicture a young girl of 17, wearing a white sundress and flowers in her hair. She's walking barefoot through a field of wildflowers, while the wind blows both her hair and the all the various floral smells mingle with each blowing tendril. Take a deep breath.... that's what this smells like. Floral Beauty & Youth. Like Pleasures, it's a soft, sweet, inoffensive & well blended floral that will be IDEAL for mixing, since the fragrance strength is rather mild.

        Throw this melt cup on while burning any other floral candle and you can't go wrong. I burned a Gardenia candle, while Blush Bouquet was melting, and it punched up the scent considerably. It was such a fantastic blend, I am now looking for a candle that includes: Cherry Blossoms, Peony, Sweet Pea, Lily & Gardenia. I'd like to be able to smell this blend, whenever I want, at the flick of a Bic. I'm not sure if I would purchase a full size of this candle, just for mixing purposes. I wish the fragrance strength on it's own was enough without having to add a heavier floral to punch it up. Maybe Amber wasn't the right way to go with the base note. I feel like that is the reason the fragrance is muted. They could have gone with a non-foody, floral vanilla, and I think they would have had an absolute winner. As it is, this is still a nice candle for a smaller room, if you want to burn it on it's own. If you are sensitive to strong floral notes, this is a good candle/melt cup for you. I also recommend it to the older Millennials who have fond memories of wearing/smelling this perfume in the early 2000's. Now if I could just find a candle that smells like Vanilla Fields.....



        -Fragrance: 7/10       (fragrance is lovely but it could be stronger!)
        -Throw:       7/10        (good for smaller rooms)
        -Overall:       B

        Until Next Time, my Candle Subjects!

        ๐Ÿ’—The Candle Queen