Christmas with Yankee Candle 2018

It's no secret that Yankee Candle is my favourite candle brand, their one of those brands that once they're in your life, they never really leave. You know their reliable, last ages and always have a huge variety of scents to chose from. Yankee Candle releases several collections throughout the year but the Christmas range is always my favourite. If you missed last years collection be sure to stop by the post. This year I was gifted 2 of the candles and an advent calendar so I thought I'd share my thoughts with you on those and if there are any other brands of candles/wax melts you'd like for me to review, do let me know in the comments and I'll try to do so. 

Yankee Candle has a variety of sized candles, the large jars which are featured in this post are £23.99 and they have over 110 hours of burning time, the medium jars costing £19.99 and having around 65-70 hours and the small jars which cost £8.99 and have a burn time of 20-30 hours. They also have wax melts and votive candles. As someone who likes to have a variety of scents on the go, I do usually buy one of the large candles for my favourite scent and then a huge variety of the melts as I feel like they smell the strongest for the longest amount of time and cost £1.79. Plus it's a great way to try out new fragrances and great for creating presents for friends with, as you can pick a variety of scents to allow them to chose from. So this year the two scents I am going to be reviewing are Winter Wonder and Frosty Gingerbread and hopefully, you find these reviews useful as I am rubbish at explaining scents.

Frosty Gingerbread

Frosty Gingerbread:
Frosty Gingerbread reminds me of my first Yankee Candle, I don't even remember the name of it, I just remember that smelled so strongly of ginger and other winter spices and filled my room with that 'true' Christmas scent. Frosty Gingerbread fills any room with that true homely smell and makes you feel instantly relaxed. The smell to me honestly just smells like when you've baked gingerbread biscuits and the smell takes over the whole house and it's just lush. 

Yankee Candle state the following about the fragrance notes:
Top: Cinnamon, Vanilla frosting, Nutmeg
Mid: Ginger, Clove
Base: Gingerbread, Sugar.

The first scent that I notice when I smell the candle is ginger, followed by a sweet sugary scent. I think for some people, it could be a scent that isn't their cup of tea as it is strong and could be overpowering. I know not everyone loves the winter spiced candles, but I find it delightful. The colour of the candle is a deep red and the biscuits on the front make me want to make my own too. If you love ginger you're in for a real treat, let me tell ya. 

Winter Wonder Candle

Winter Wonder: 
Have you ever just smelt a candle and known it was one you needed to purchase? This candle is that one for me. To me, at first, I thought this smelt like a mix of white chocolate and peppermint. It's super sweet scent and totally different to Frosty Gingerbread. It smells so lush and it's one of those candles that aren't overpowering but are a nice background scent. 

The fragrance notes for this candle as advised by Yankee Candle are:
Top: Frozen Lemon, Frost Air
Mid: Champagne Accord, Silver Balsam
Base: Vanilla, Sheer Musk

If you're looking for a sweet scent this Christmas I'd totally recommend this one, it is one of my favourite ever candles alongside Fireside Treats. It's one of those candles that are a safe bet for a family or a friend too in my opinion as it's just such a loveable and relaxing scent.  

Yankee Candle Advent Calender 2018

Advent Calendar 2018 (Contains Spoilers): 
Last year throughout December I loved opening each of the tea light candles and trying out the fragrances which were within. The candles are the perfect size for an evening of burning and for the size, they pack a punch for sure. 

The scents in this year's calendar are: Glittering Star, Winter Glow, Icy Blue Spruce, Crackling Woodfire, Sparkling Cinamon, The Perfect Tree, Snowflake Cookie and All Is Bright. Which is a large variety compared to last year, as I felt there were a lot fewer scents to chose from. I am excited to try out some of these scents and it's a great way to decide if to buy a full-sized version of the candle. 

Overall I'd say the Christmas collection this year has a lot more choice and the scents are a little more like me. Full speed ahead to December

What are your favourite Christmas scents? 


  1. These scents sound amazing! I'm a HUGE Yankee Candle fan!


  2. I absolutely love a good Yankee Candle - there is nothing like lighting one on a cold winters night and I always try and get a Christmas one. I have to admit I had a few left over from last year as I took advantage of their sales and I already have one burning from that collection.

  3. These sound lovely, I am all for seasonal scents and the frosty gingerbread sounds especially up my street. Yankee Candle is always a winner :)

  4. I love candles, but I've only ever had a few Yankee Candles! I know how good they are though! I can't believe they have an advent calendar too, that's so awesome!

  5. I bought the Yankee Candle calendar for my parents last year and they loved it! Frosty gingerbread is definitely my type of Christmas scent and pretty much what I burn all throughout Winter x

  6. I love the sound of the winter wonderland peppermint scents scream Christmas. I think I would be very happy chilling at home with this scent going round the house

  7. Oh you lucky thing, I love Yankee Candle and their Christmas range is always so dreamy! I LIVE for the Candy cane one, which REMINDER - I need a replacement for this year and a Christmas cookie one too!

  8. Ooh, thanks for reminding me that I need to buy Christmas candles for this year! I love Yankee Candles, especially the Christmas scents - can't wait to go shopping now!

  9. I love christmas candles. The Yankee scents are always intruiging. Peppermint scents are my favourite <3

  10. I love burning candles at this time of the year, I find they create the perfect cosy vibe and these Christmas scents sound amazing! X