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Yankee Candle

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Listing created by liyanahayat on February 15, 2014    

Yankee Candle originates from United States of America and founded by a Mike Kittredge in 1969. It has since taken America by storm and slowly extending its line of air fresheners and candles to all around the world. With its first store opened at Great World City Singapore, Yankee Candle has stayed in the hearts of all candle lovers here. 

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overrated and overpriced

I’ve always found candles a huge waste of money - why pay over 20 dollars for something that only lasts 3 days max? Of all the scented candles, the most prominent brand is Yankee Candle, ‘America’s best loved candle’. I visited their outlet at One KM mall, and the fragrance in the store itself was promising. I was recommended the Midsummer’s Night, Clean Cotton and Lemon Lavender, all of which i purchased in the votive candle form ($4.90/candle). The small and large jars were $21.90 and $41.90 respectively, which were way too steep for me.

I lit the Clean Cotton one right before I slept, since I sometimes have problems falling asleep. I could barely even smell the candle unless it was really close to me, and it had little effect on my sleep. I tried the Lemon Lavender next, and this time the scent was very soap-like and not at all pleasant. The Midsummer’s Night was bearable, smelling a little of men’s cologne but overall my favourite of the lot.

Still don’t understand what the hype is all about, maybe I chose the wrong scents? Candles are great to add a little ambience and sometimes have nice fragrances, but using it on a daily basis? I pass.

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