I discovered scented candles when we were given Yankee Vanilla candles as a housewarming wedding gift in Dublin. From then on, I was addicted to lighting candles in the evening. I also found that a cheap scented candles do not work, it stinks 😦 . I always thought that there is nothing which can beat Yankee candles in the smell, but I was wrong. Yankee candles are expensive, they are about $ 25 for 22 oz and $ 22 for 14.5 oz. So I usually get them when they were on sale, usually in Home Store and More in Blanchardstown shopping center. Sometime they have them for 50% off and I always stock them up.
My favorite scents in Yankee candles are French Vanilla, Beach walk and Clean Cotton 😀 . I love the Clean Cotton smell, it reminds me of the freshly dried cloths from the sun and I think I am on my 4th jar right now 🙂 . I love lighting candles on special occasions or even on an evening when you just feel like it. I usually light them for about 2 hrs and blow it off. The whole house smells amazing 🙂 .
So there I was thinking nothing beats Yankee candles and if I was going to spend that kind of money, I might as well get the best, right? I then saw bloggers talking about Bath & Body Work candles. They were talking about how good they were, etc, etc. I was still skeptical about it but decided to take a look at it as they are on sale right now for 2 for $ 20. The original price of them are $ 20 for 14.5 oz which is still a lot of money 🙂 .
Anyhoos, I went to the shop and started sniffing all the candles, I did like Moonlight Path but I wanted to smell Twilight woods as all the bloggers rave about this smell. But when I smelled it, I wasn’t that impressed 🙂 . So there I was sniffing all the candles, when my eyes caught this gorgeous green bottled candle. The first sniff and I was hooked, it reminded me of something but I just couldn’t place it and I couldn’t stop smelling it. I decided to buy this one 🙂 . Its called Stress Relief which has Eucalyptus and Spearmint scents in it.
So I was in search for the second candle, when hubby came and he smelled whatever I liked but he wasn’t impressed with any of them. Then the Fireside caught his eye, he liked this smell probably because it was different and more manly 😉 . This had a blend of cedar and sandalwood layered with leather and richness of amber 🙂 . So I decided to go for this as hubby liked it.
I have to say that I am pretty impressed with these candles 😀 . On the first day, I lighted the Fireside and within 10 min, our house smelt like a warm cozy cottage house with fire burning 😀 . I was impressed with the power of smell. Then yesterday, I lighted my Stress Relief and OMG, I loved it 😀 . Hubby finally found what it reminded me of, it’s the cinthol soap or was it Lyril soap from India (remember, the green striped one). I just couldn’t stop breathing the smell 🙂 .
I am so totally impressed by this one that I am going to get a back up 😀 on Dec 27th as they have 50% off on all candles on that day. I think this is going to be my favorite instead of the Clean Cotton from now on 🙂 . I think these candles are totally worth the money. If you are a candle person, then you need to try this brand 🙂 .