Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Yankee Candle's "Scent of Your First Boyfriend" Turns 16!

I just read that actress Kate Walsh is developing a perfume she hopes will remind you of a boyfriend. The article reminded me of a favorite Yankee Candle scent. Officially described as "an intoxicating and masculine blend of musk, patchouli, sage and mahogany cologne" Midsummer's Night® by Yankee Candle is better known to its millions of fans as the "first boyfriend scent". Since its debut in 1994 Midsummer's Night® has been there for first dates and weddings and it often provides soothing comfort for the brokenhearted. It’s one of those candle scents with an unmistakably powerful aroma. I once blogged about candles that become the “scent-track” of your life in the same way that special music can become the soundtrack of your life. Midsummer’s Night® is one of those fragrances. It is the underscore for a new romance and the trigger for memories of an old flame. And like every great romance, once you experience it you will never forget it! Happy 16th birthday Midsummer’s Night®!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Yankee Candle's Spiced Pumpkin Story

The pumpkin has long been a popular symbol for celebrating the harvest in America ... a time to savor the bounty and beauty of nature. It's also a time to be thankful for our good fortune as we share our homes and hearths with family and friends.

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.

Find your tradition at Yankee Candle stores nationwide and online.

Friday, October 8, 2010

My New Home Sweet Home

We bought a new house yesterday! Well, it's not "new" new, it's just new to us. We had the closing in the morning so when I picked up my daughter at school in the afternoon I asked her if she wanted to see our new house. She squealed and jumped up and down with excitement. So the three of us (my husband, daughter, and me) celebrated last night. We picked up a pizza and sat on the floor of our new and empty family room. As we ate, we burned a Home Sweet Home® Yankee Candle jar and let the scent fill the empty spaces with coziness and the promise of warm memories yet to come!

The perennial favorite, and Yankee Candle classic, Home Sweet Home® is on sale now in all Yankee Candle Company retail stores and online.