When I was a kid, I grew up in the country. Fletcher, Vermont to be specific. I have some of my most vivid memories, attached to scent, growing up there. My childhood wasn't perfect, but until I was 10, it was pretty damn good.My parent's, my older brother, and I grew up in a 3 story converted farmhouse with more acres of woods than I can even fathom owning now. In the winter, our backyard was an Evergreen lover's paradise. We had towering and majestic, 100+ year old trees all over our property. My winters' smelled like fresh snow, pine cones, pine needles, and wood stoves. To this day, whenever I smell someone's wood stove, I breathe it in as deeply as I can. Mmmmm....childhood.
Mike and I have only had one real tree in nearly seven years together. My old apartment had an open floor plan and high ceilings, perfect spacing for a Christmas Tree. I'll never forget how Mike decorated our beautiful tree with Jason Varitek baseball cards. Jason Varitek was the captain of the Red Sox, and I always lusted after him. Maybe it was the beard.... ANYWAY, obviously I have amazing memories tied to the smell of REAL Christmas Trees. Sadly, our current apartment just doesn't have room to house one. I read nearly all the reviews for "Christmas tree" scented candles on Yankee Candle's website. They all sounded similar, with just a few notes different. Many reviewers said the same thing: "this smells like REAL Christmas tree!". It's hard to choose ONE scent out of the many, many offered.I finally settled on Magical Frosted Forrest because the name reminded me of the winter woods, out in the country. Could it really smell like Fletcher?
On cold sniff, I smelled almost a minty top note, along with a fairly authentic pine/pine cone middle. Then the fragrance is easily overwhelmed with Eucalyptus, tickling your nose and getting caught in your throat like Vick's Vapo-Rub. Finally, there was just a hint of a clean, soapy fragrance, almost undetectable, but definitely there.
My immediate concern was whether this candle smelled like trees in a forrest . I can confirm that this candle smells just like that. Less a "Christmas Tree" scent and more of a "surrounded by pine trees, walking in the forrest, LOOKING for the perfect tree" experience. I hope that makes some kind of sense to you but I know not everyone grew up in New England. When the candle is burning, you smell much less of the Eucalyptus, and MORE of the softer pine/woods/snowy notes. If you are looking for something that smells like the tree itself, I would recommend checking out one of their other MANY scents, listed on the website. HOWEVER, if you want to smell what it feels like to slide down a hill with the other neighborhood kids in the country at Pat Root's house, with fresh snow and Pine Trees all around you, stock up on this candle! This is a seasonal scent, so supply is limited now, but I will DEFINITELY be repurchasing next fall/winter. The throw is very good, filling my living room, but not overwhelming. This particular scent is perfect for gift giving too, as I can't imagine many people would dislike the scent of a Magical Frosted Forrest!
EDIT: This is the only candle where I had some tunneling. I trimmed the wicks and it burned fine until it got a little below halfway. One of my wicks has drowned in wax and I can't get to it! The other one is fine, but now my candle burns unevenly, which is very sad because I REALLY love this scent!
Until Next Time,
💗The Candle Queen
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