Yankee Candle has released some new scents for Spring 2017, and I couldn’t be happier! The two new collections are called ‘Pure Essence’ and ‘Coastal Living’: Pure Essence was released after Christmas to bridge and gap and Coastal Living was released in March to get you in the mood for Spring. I have bought the sample sized candles which are called votives, they have a burning time of approximately 15 hours.
There are 3 fragrances in the Pure Essence collection: Cherry Blossom, Linden Tree and Wild Mint. I like the name of this collection because these fragrances are very pure and natural as they are all found in nature.
“An enchanting armful of Spring’s freshest blooms that turns any room pink and happy.”
For some reason, I thought I wasn’t going to like this scent but I love it: it smells very sweet and floral at the same time. I have already used this candle, I can confirm it lets off enough fragrance to fill the room: it smells just like a summer breeze.
“Fresh blooming Linden enjoyed through the green leafy sunlight of a quiet day.”
I haven’t heard of Linden trees before, but they must smell very nice if this candle is anything to go by. It smells of a tree in blossom but it also smells slightly citrus as well- it’s a very intriguing and complex fragrance.
“Just-picked Wild Mint leaves – fresh, crisp, cool, bracing.”
I’m not a fan of mint scents because they remind me too much of toothpaste. However, this wild mint scent is different, it just smells fresh and clean. I like it but think the fragrance release would be too subtle for me.
There are four fragrances in the Coastal Living collection: Garden By The Sea, Driftwood, Coastal Living and Sea Air. I love the concept of having a coastal themed collection as these fragrances really get you in the mood for summer, and make you wish you were at the beach!
Garden By The Sea
“A delicate floral scent with oceanside blooms and bright bundles of sea thrift.”
This is obviously a floral scent, it smells a bit musky as well. The floral scent isn’t too overpowering, it’s a mixture of different flowers. I like this candle, I can imagine having the windows open with this candle burning to create a welcoming atmosphere.
“Like a salty favourite plucked from the beach sand, woody and sun weathered.”
This is my favourite from the Coastal Living collection, I would buy a full-sized jar of this. I love fragrances which are fresh and a bit masculine like this and it definitely smells woody like the name suggests.
“An intriguing mix of salty and sweet – coastal flowers carried on a warm ocean breeze.”
This is very fresh scent with a floral undertone: the fragrance is very reminiscent of family holidays at the beach. I do like this fragrance but you can’t smell it much whilst it is burning, shame.
“The refreshing air at water’s edge, laced with sea salt, cyclamen and rose.”
I don’t dislike this fragrance, but it is my least favourite out of the four: to me, it smells quite similar to Coastal Living. It would be a nice candle to burn in the bathroom, but I’m not wowed by this fragrance.
To summarise: I would buy a large jar of Cherry Blossom and Driftwood’, as they are my favourite two. I would also consider buying Garden By The Sea, Coastal Living and Linden Tree if I could pick them up on offer. Overall, I am very pleased with both collections. I am looking forward to the summer collection release in May, I will be reviewing them as well I’m sure!
What is your favourite Yankee Candle fragrance of all time? I would love to know!
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