Y is for Yankee Candle


Finally a chance to share how terribly annoying shop assistants are in American malls. While I was in Portland with my friend January (who btw put me up in her home for a week, too kind) we took a fair few trips to various malls and branches of Target, and almost everywhere we went the were just overwhelmingly friendly and talkative.

I can’t remember whether it was before or after the fiasco in Bath & Body Works but we went into the Yankee Candle store where we ended up spending a good 15 minutes having candle jar lids shoved in our faces. Once the ritual was over we were free to shop and I found it extremely difficult to hold back and not buy 2 or 3 large jar candles. I spent half the holiday kicking myself for not bringing my giant leopard print suitcase and this was definitely one of those times.


Eventually, I settled on the following scents;

Chocolate Layer Cake
I love burning this heavenly chocolate scent alongside my large cherry jar. Hellllooo chocolate gateau.

Vanilla Cupcake
A nice light sweet scent which goes great with my buttercream Yankee tealights and makes me crave all the cake.

Salted Caramel
A favourite I’ve now repurchased in most sizes. I’m a total sucker for the salted caramel trend and I don’t even care who knows it (yes Lindt salted caramel bars you know you my bae.)

Sugar & Spice
Definitely my favourite of the 4 I bought and definitely deserves the space in my Yankee brand glass candle holder. It smells like everything delicious.


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