Thursday, February 25, 2010

About Me

Hi, I'm Carolyn and I've worked at the Yankee Candle headquarters for nearly (gulp) 20 years! I'm on the fragrance committee, so I get to smell candles for a living - lucky me :) I work in the retail office and get to visit our stores from coast-to-coast. My husband, daughter, and I live 11 minutes from the world's BIGGEST candle store - the "Scenter" of New England - the Yankee Candle Flagship store in S. Deerfield MA!

I have all the inside scoop about candles and fragrance and LOVE to share my tips of the trade.


  1. I had no idea you had been with YC for so long. You must have a lot of scentimental memories!

  2. Mary, since reading your comment, I've been waxing philosophical about my years here. The time has flown by wick-ed quickly and sometimes I need to scenter myself in reality!Thanks for having pun with me!

  3. I have two Mixology scents I just love that I made.

    "Bad Romance" - Evening Air and Midnight Jasmine
    "Midsummer Storm" - Midsummer Night and Storm Watch

    Everyone loves the scent when they come into my house.

  4. Hi Carolyn!
    My name is Katie. You may have seen me post on the YC site on FB. Im a HUGE YC fan, and my particular type of candle collecting is the Swirl candles :)
    I was wondering if you could help me out with some stuff. I have two questions for you:
    1. I just posted the question on the YC site, but incase you don't see it, do you know what the scents are @ the Deerfield store to make the WaxWorks jar candles? Im going on July, and I kinda want to have an idea of the scents so I can decide on how to layer the candle.
    2. Is it possible to go in to the factory next door? (where the candles are made) or even for a tour? Id LOVE to go, but no one can give me an answer
    If you could help me out, that would be great! Thanks Carolyn! tty soon!