Illumunating (Christmas) Fragrance: Yankee Candle Balsam and Cedar

Yankee Candle Balsam and Cedar

Yes, I am reviewing a Christmas Candle in July… the hottest July for some time.

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So, let me explain.   It is really hot at the moment, but I am still enjoying candles.  However, it is too hot for anything heady and   I really cannot face a white floral.  So, I was digging  around in the beauty cupboard for something to cut the heat and I came across this Yankee Candle Balsam and Cedar humungous  jar of evergreen green-ness PatentPurpleLife Balsam and Cedar 1

Firstly the jar is ginormous. Housewarmer jars have eighty five hours of burntime.   When you find a fragrance you are a fan of, a Yankee candle it is definitely worth the purchase because you will be able to enjoy it for many many hours.  This is a double wick candle and the colour is the deepest green. With a slightly marbled effect so it kind of draws you in.  The lid has a rubber seal so it completely seals the container meaning you can use the candle then put it away for a while and come back to it in the knowledge that the fragrance has not diminished at all.  Big bonus.

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The smell – It smells like woodland, not enough eucalyptus/camphor in the blend to make is smell like Christmas trees but it has a woody greenness in the scent which actually makes it a perfect summer candle as it is a bold fragrance but not heady.  I have been able to burn this for hours at a time without getting a headache.    It is not floral at all but there is a sweet element.  As it is a bold fragrance I have not considered cocktailing it with any other candles.  It is enough by itself.  I can almost imagine a cool breeze…. can you?


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