Have you ever wondered just how Yankee Candle captures such authentic and true-to-life fragrances in our candles? Yesterday I had the privilege and pleasure to listen to some of members of our Fragrance Committee as they talked about the components of fragrance and just how different notes and accords are combined in the perfect recipe to achieve those distinctive scents. As I sat there I wished every Yankee Candle fan could be privy to the discussion and learn all about the science and art of crafting our candles. Good News! We are excited to announce our first-ever Flagship Festival at Yankee Candle South Deerfield MA and Yankee Candle Williamsburg VA. Visit our flagship stores on the weekend of September 25-26 and you can spend time with members of our Fragrance Committee and others who light the fire of our imaginations! In both stores there are opportunities for our facebook fans to get to know one another and mingle with other passionate candle connoisseurs. We'll have some exclusive special edition jar candles and you can even express your affection for Yankee Candle on video! Make plans now for our First Ever Flagship Festivals - I'm sure you'll have a wick-ed good time!