Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Each year the chandlers in the candlemaking museum of our South Deerfield MA flagship store dip thousands of bayberry candles by hand, just the way it used to be done in colonial America. Our state-of-the-art manufacturing facility just down the road apiece uses our decades of candlemaking expertise to craft not only Bayberry tapers but also our best-selling Holiday Bayberry™ scented candle line. Those candles are our beacons of light, welcoming the new year with hope, anticipation, and glowing wishes for all!
Happy New Year!
Friday, December 17, 2010
1. A Festive Yankee Candle® jar candle - Whether you are looking for something that smells like a freshly cut Christmas Tree, the magic of the North Pole™, or like you've been baking Christmas Cookies™ all day, Yankee Candle has that "smells just like the holidays" scent!
2. New 2011 Yankee Candle® jar candle - Searching for something someone can use long after the decorations are put away? Pick up one of the new 2011 scents like Fluffy Towels™, Bahama Breeze or Orange Dreamsicle!
3. Yankee Candle® gift set - No time to wrap? Yankee Candle has gift sets in every price point!
4. Candle accessories - For the best-dressed candles in town, choose candle accessories in glass, ceramic, or metal!
5. Fragranced reed diffusers - Know someone who can't light a candle? Yankee Candle fragranced reed diffusers are the perfect flame-free solution!
6. Tarts® wax potpourri - Want something truly unique? Select Tarts® in several different scents so that the recipient can create their own custom mix!
7. Bayberry Tapers - New Year's Eve tradition says that "Burning a bayberry candle from tip to socket puts luck in the home and gold in the pocket"!
8. Candle tools - For the true candle connoisseur, put together a package of useful tools like wick snips, candle snuffers, and a butane candle lighter.
9. Samplers® votive candles - No fragrance lover's stocking is completely filled until there is a votive candle in the toe!
10. Scented Gift Card - When all else fails, let them choose their own gift with a scented Yankee Candle gift card in any denomination!
Friday, December 10, 2010
For the teacher, I chose
A Gingerbread candle;
For my husband, of course
So from my blog to your home,
I hope my wishes are clear
For a scent-sational holiday
Thursday, December 2, 2010
Your favorite Yankee Candle fragrances are found in Yankee Candle Company retail stores and gift shops nationwide.
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Friday, November 12, 2010
Think about your own favorite holiday traditions: a big holiday meal, a day to bake your favorite treats, a hike in the woods to collect pinecones and boughs? Experiment with two or three different Yankee Candle scents to produce an aroma that reminds you of this special time. If you use Tarts® wax potpourri, you can break them into pieces and add a little of each into the bowl of the warmer until you get the aroma that you like. (Be careful not to add too many pieces, you don’t want melted wax to drip out of the warmer!) If you use Samplers® votive candles, you can either use several holders throughout your entertaining space or you can buy a unique clover shaped holder for just $7.99 at www.yankeecandle.com that will allow you to burn 3 votives together. Once you're a master mixologist, you could even try blending scents with non-candle forms such as warming oils, or even using a candle in one fragrance and a reed in another. The scents will mix as they waft through the air.
Here are a few ideas to get you started:
- Frosty Air™ + Early Sunrise™ = Winter Solstice
- Winter Wonderland + Buttercream® + Christmas Cupcake = Marshmallow World
- Christmas At The Beach™ + Sun & Sand + Vanilla Lime® = Christmas in Key West
You can see that the possibilities are endless – truly limited only by your own imagination. Have fun and let me know what custom scent you create for the holiday season!
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Thursday, October 14, 2010
It was in this spirit that the Yankee Candle Company first introduced Spiced Pumpkin candles 24 years ago. A favorite seasonal treat, its authentic, true-to-life fragrance of pumpkins baked in simmering spices of clove, nutmeg, cinnamon and sweetened with brown sugar, brings back warm, inviting autumn memories.
Today, Yankee Candle's pumpkin collection includes such yummy scents as Pumpkin Pie, Vanilla Pumpkin, and Frosted Pumpkin. But it is the original, Spiced Pumpkin, that is my personal favorite. It reminds me of Thanksgiving at my grandmother's house, the air filled with fragrance, laughter, and love. Today it's my choice for celebrating autumn traditions and building future memories with my own family.
Friday, October 8, 2010
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
MacIntosh & Sage & Citrus – When introduced in 1998, MacIntosh and Sage & Citrus were enormously popular right from the first sniff. We’d had other scents that struck chords with our fans over the years, but these two were so uniquely wonderful that they led the way for other signature scents like Midsummer’s Night®, Clean Cotton®, and Mistletoe™.
Car Jars® - It’s been a decade since the launch of our candle-shaped auto fragrancers and boy has the Yankee Candle fan’s life changed since. This was our first non-candle product and since then fragrance fanatics the world over have been able to enjoy Yankee Candle scents in room sprays, potpourri, reeds, and even lip balm and anti-bac soap!
Fan Feedback – If there is one thing that changes the dynamic of everything we do, it’s hearing from and listening to all of the people who use our products. Whether we’re talking to customers face-to-face in our stores, reading what they write on facebook, or analyzing sales, our fans speak to us loud and clear!
Rhubarb Plum & Gooseberry Jam – These are two recent examples of when some scents can be a little too true-to-life!
Fragrant Shades of White – This out-of-the-box concept was developed on the notion that people may buy a candle if only its color didn’t clash with home décor. We poured all our best-selling fragrances in colorless wax so that if you wanted MacIntosh but detest the color red you could still enjoy the scent. Interest in these Fragrant Shades quickly faded away!
Discontinuing Storm Watch® & Fireside™ – And, I could add such other fan favorites as Eucalyptus and Patchouli. You all spoke loud and clear when these scents went away and we certainly learned an important lesson. We welcomed these favorites back into the line and you’ve welcomed them back into your homes!
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
To create your custom scent, think of it in terms of taste - what flavors go well together? If you have a little sour, you probably need a little sweet to balance it. The headiness of a floral might be tempered nicely by a fresh scent. Once you've thought about what might make a nice blend, it's time to shop for the fragrances! Narrow down your choice to 2 or 3 scents that sound like they’ll go well together and you can have fun experimenting. If you use Tarts® wax potpourri, you can break them into pieces and add a little of each into the bowl of the warmer until you get the aroma that you like. (Be careful not to add too many pieces, you don’t want melted wax to drip out of the warmer!) If you use Samplers® votive candles, you can either use several holders throughout your entertaining space or you can buy a unique clover shaped holder at www.yankeecandle.com that will allow you to burn 3 votives together. Once you're a master mixologist, you could even try blending scents with non-candle forms such as warming oils, or even using a candle in one fragrance and a reed in another. The scents will mix as they waft through the air.
Here are a few ideas to get you started:
- Spiced Orange + Cranberry Chutney + Vineyard® = Autumn Harvest
- Creamy Caramel + Buttercream® + Fireside™ = Campfire Marshmallow
- Patchouli + Spiced Pumpkin = Witches' Parlor
You can see that the possibilities are endless – truly limited only by your own imagination. Have fun and let me know what custom scent you create!
Thursday, September 16, 2010
My home feels so warm and inviting even when the house has been empty because these darling little figurines are working overtime!
Monday, September 13, 2010
Whether you are in a cooler climate or whether your seasonality is a bit more subtle, Yankee Candle helps to transform your home to a quaint New England autumn inn just by lighting a candle!
Thursday, September 2, 2010
Friday, August 27, 2010
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Friday, August 20, 2010
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Friday, August 13, 2010
Every August shortly after unveiling our Halloween collection in the stores and on the website, our corporate offices host the retail sales team in a 3-day conference to pump everyone up for the holiday season. District Sales Managers and Store Managers travel from all across the country to South Deerfield MA in order to learn everything they can about the new candles and accessories they'll be selling during the busiest time of the year. For this year's meeting, we added a different element: team building for charity. About 100 Yankee Candle employees from several different departments joined together in what they believed to be a standard team building activity. What they didn't know was that their teamwork would have a lasting impact on them and on families in the neighboring community.
Through the help of a company called TeamBonding, Yankee Candle partnered with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Franklin County in
Thursday, August 5, 2010
Friday, July 23, 2010
Boney Bunch 2010
August 7, 2010
Coming to a Yankee Candle Company store near you!
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Thursday, July 15, 2010
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Thursday, July 8, 2010
New Englandin the month of July? Be sure to visit the Yankee Candle Flagship Store from July 21-24 to be part of a very special event. The store will be taping a video and including as many candle fans as possible. Show up any of those mornings between 8-8:30 a.m. to participate in the video and receive a complimentary shopping discount for the store.
For more information, follow this link:
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
1. Keep lit candle away from flammable material such as foliage and grass.
2. A shade or Illuma-lid® jar topper will help keep the candle from blowing out if it's windy.
3. Extinguish the flame when you are no longer outside to observe the candle.
4. Bring your candle in or replace its lid to prevent water from getting on the wick or in the wax.
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
"The Yankee Candle® Fund-Raiser was the most effortless and profitable fund-raiser we have had and we look forward to our next Yankee Candle® sale scheduled for this fall."
– South Boston, MA
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Friday, June 11, 2010
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Thursday, June 3, 2010
Fragrance mixologist extraordinaire Leigh Silas Hanrihan catalogued all of the recipes tried in the test kitchens of Yankee Candle® fans around the world and posted them on this website:
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Thursday, May 27, 2010
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Thursday, May 20, 2010
This year, I will be proud to add a special edition Stars & Stripes™ Yankee® candle as part of my celebration. Appropriately fragranced with our famous Home Sweet Home® scent, the candle has a beautiful image of the waving flag.
Celebrating America is nothing new for our Massachusetts-based company. From annual gifts within our community, helping schools and non-profits raise needed funds through Yankee Candle® Fund-raising, and supporting our troops with exclusive products sold in all military exchanges including the Coast Guard, Marines and Veterans Canteen Services, Yankee Candle believes in being good corporate citizens. In 2009 we joined forces with AAFES in an event that touched many of our hearts. To commemorate the opening of bases in Germany and Korea we created “Send Me Home For the Holidays”, a campaign during which we were able to reunite two soldiers with their families at Christmas. It was deeply moving and we are eager to duplicate our efforts again this year.
Whether you plan to watch a parade, gather with family, or shop ‘til you drop, I hope your Memorial Day Weekend kicks off a summer filled with scent-sational memories!
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Friday, May 7, 2010
Well, I’ve just stumbled on a report that’s made my day a whole lot better. According to a report in the Science Journal, the scent of roses can help us learn and remember! The key is to smell roses while learning something and then smell the same scent while sleeping. Doing so locks in or reinforces memory and learning. Now I know that if I burn a Fresh Cut Roses candle as I’m updating my calendar and then fall asleep while that scent is still lingering in the air, I’ll remember where I’m supposed to be the next day.
If I can only figure out how to get some sleep …