Friday, December 23, 2011

Santa Baby for Yankee Candle® Fans

Santa baby, slip a Yankee® under the tree, for me
I've been an awful good girl
Santa baby, and hurry down the chimney tonight
Santa baby, Storm Watch® and Beach Walk jars too, light blue
I'll wait up for you dear
Santa baby, and hurry down the chimney tonight
Think of all the fun I've missed
Think of the other candles that I haven't lit
Next year I could be oh so good
If you'd trim all my candle wicks
Boo doo bee doo
Santa honey, I wanna Tart® and really that's
Just a start
I've been an angel all year
Santa baby, and hurry down the chimney tonight
Santa cutie, there's one thing I really do want, a jaunt
To the big Yankee® store
Santa cutie, and hurry down the chimney tonight
Santa baby, I'm filling my stocking with Car Jars®, and gift cards
Sign your 'X' on the line
Santa baby, and hurry down the chimney tonight
Come and light my Christmas Tree
‘Cause that’s a treat I save just for me
I really do believe in you
Let's see if you believe in me
Boo doo bee doo
Santa baby, forgot to mention one little thing, Fresh “Ming”
Oops I mean "Mint"
Santa baby, and hurry down the chimney tonight
Hurry down the chimney tonight
Hurry down the chimney tonight.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Top 3 Tips for Candle Safety on Halloween

It’s time for ghouls and ghosties, monsters and mayhem! Halloween is a night for fun in the scariest and most spook-tacular way. As you are getting ready to light up the night for your Halloween night festivities, please keep in mind the following important safety tips:

1. Never leave a burning candle unattended! Extinguish all jack-o-lanterns or other spooky candles before leaving your house or going to bed for the evening.

2. Make sure candle holders don’t tip over! Whether using pumpkins, gourds, or luminary bags, make sure the bottom of the holder is heavy enough to withstand the howling winds and bone-chilling breezes.

3. Keep away from flammable objects! Pretty landscape d├ęcor such as cornstalks and mums can ignite easily so keep a safe distance within your display. Also, illuminate a wide path for trick-or-treaters, remembering that they often wear capes, wigs, and other flowing flammable costumes.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

I Need A Little Yankee Candle Christmas!

One of my favorite times to think about the holiday season is just as the weather is starting to change. The days are just a bit shorter, the nights are just a bit cooler, and my mind starts to wander thinking about the days and weeks ahead. Will I have a theme to my decor or will my daughter's hand-made creations be the theme? In addition to our traditional holiday yummies, what new recipes can I try? Of course, on December 24th I'll be burning my personal favorite scent Christmas Eve®, but will I find a new scent to love and add to my family celebration this season?
Before my schedule gets crazy and the hurried pace of life accelerates, I can truly savor the anticipation of this magical time of year and take inspiration from favorite magazines, treasured memories, and this new video from Yankee Candle's fragrance expert Doreen Smith. Hmmm, Cherries on Snow™ sounds like it just might become this year's holiday scent-erpiece!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

New from Yankee Candle: Nature's Paintbrush™ Captures the Perfect Autumn Day!

Driving to work this morning the valley was shrouded in fog as happens so often when the season is in transition with cool nights and warm days. But peeking through the fog in sharp contrast to the whitish gray mist, I saw a little burnt orange glow. The leaves are just beginning to change here in Western Massachusetts. Although I'm not fond of saying goodbye to the hot summer sun, there is something about the change to Autumn that is invigorating. The air is crisp, clear, and cool and the shock of colors is electrifying. From one day to the next the landscape changes, first in subtle tones quietly progressing to the bold rich reds, oranges, and golden yellows when the colors are at their peak. It is this very moment in time that was the inspiration for our new fragrance Nature's Paintbrush™. The scent mimics a perfect autumn day captured in radiant, aromatic strokes of brisk air, spicy woods and warm musk. With this candle you can capture and relive the natural beauty of fall any day of the year.

Find Nature's Paintbrush™ and other favorite fall fragrances in our Yankee Candle retail stores, on our website, and in gift and home stores nationwide!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Yankee Candle® Perfect Pillars Create the Right Scent-iment!

We bought a "new" old house a year ago and have been lovingly restoring it since then. First came the interior paint and furnishing and after the weather grew warm enough we started painting the outside. It is really beginning to feel like our home now rather than "Mrs. Smith's old house" as we'd grown accustomed to saying. (really the previous family name was Smith!) Now it's time to invite some friends in to eat, drink, and bring merriment to the old homestead. Having hashed out the invitation list - not too many, not too few - and honed in on a menu, I settled into a key feature of the evening: its scent. You see I firmly believe that the finishing touch of any room has to be its fragrance as that aroma will leave a lasting memory-evoking impression. I walked through the store, smelled many candles, and read fragrance descriptions before settling on my own unique combination. I chose the classic Autumn Wreath™ combined with new Kitchen Spice™ to bring just the right mix of savory spices and crisp juicy fruits. These scents are warm, comforting, and just a bit sassy which is exactly the right scent-iment for our housewarming party! And they look so stylish in the new Perfect Pillar form - I just may leave this scent-erpiece up year-round!

Find your perfect scent-iment by visiting our Yankee Candle retail stores, browsing our website, and shopping in gift and home stores nationwide! For more information and decorating ideas using our new Perfect Pillars click here!

Friday, July 22, 2011

Beat the Heat With a Refreshing Yankee Candle Scent!

When the heat of the summer gets to you, what do you do to cool off? We turned to our Facebook fans who say that they seek relief in their favorite refreshing fragrance! The Top 5 Cool Scenters according to Yankee Candle Facebook fans are:

1. Ocean Water
2. Sun & Sand
3. Bahama Breeze
4. Juicy Watermelon
5. Beach Walk

Find refreshing scents in our Yankee Candle retail stores, on our website, and in gift and home stores nationwide!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

How Do I Smell My Yankee Candle? Let Me Count The Ways!

As an 18-year veteran of Yankee Candle many people ask me how to smell a candle to get the best idea of the scent. Although there are a variety of tips and techniques, the personal nature of our own sense of smell means that there is no right way or wrong way - just your way and my way!

More often than not, when choosing a candle to buy you’re smelling it unlit in the store. What’s the best way to smell a cold candle? Some say you should smell the inside of a domed Yankee Candle lid in order to get the best idea of how it will smell while burning. While that method has a proven track record, our candlemakers have worked tirelessly on making sure that the candle wax itself offers a strong waft of fragrance, even cold. And, members of our fragrance committee often open the candle slightly to take in the bloom of scent from both the lid and the wax in order to fully appreciate the aroma. We’ve even known some candle connoisseurs to put a Tart® in one scent into a jar lid of another to get an idea of how they’d smell if combined!

It really is all a matter of preference and the number of different techniques makes me think that (to paraphrase a well-known song) there must be fifty ways to smell your candle:

You can smell from the lid, Syd

Sniff from the jar, Star

There's no right way, Kay

Just set your scent free

Light up the wax, Max

Let the scent fill your space, Grace

Just follow your nose, Rose

And set your scent free!

You can set your scent free in our Yankee Candle retail stores, on our website, and in gift and home stores nationwide!

Monday, June 27, 2011

The Love of Yankee Candle is Shared Through Generations

Yankee® candles have become such an integral fiber in the fabric of people’s lives that they often act as a bridge between generations. During a recent company meeting, employee presenters were asked to discuss the first time they became acquainted with our products. While for a very few that first encounter was on their day of hire, the majority told stories of how Yankee® candles had been part of their family traditions for many years. While each story was uniquely different, the theme was similar: when you have a fragrance you love, you want to share that love with others! Recently, a Yankee Candle fan in the Midwest sent this adorable photo of her granddaughter outside their neighborhood YC store. The grandmother writes, “When Shelby was 10 days old, we took her for her first trip to the Dayton Mall. Being a Yankee Candle addict, I wanted her to have her first trip to a Yankee store with me. I took this photo just before we entered the store to commemorate what I hope will be a life long love of your products.”

It seems that little Shelby is the 4th generation of Yankee Candle lovers in this fan’s family. Her great-grandmother always has a Yankee Candle burning at home and her mother burns two at a time! And little Shelby’s grandmother who brought her on that inaugural trip to her favorite store? Well she always has “6 burning on the first floor and three on the lower level”!

Are you the first Yankee Candle lover in your family, or has the addiction been passed through generations of you family tree? You can find all of the fragrances you and your family love in our Yankee Candle retail stores, on our website, and in gift and home stores nationwide!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Secret Sale on Yankee Candle's Conceal®!

Did you know that from 100 feet away mosquitoes can smell your scent, especially the carbon dioxide you exhale? If you talk or even breathe, there’s no hiding from these pesky bugs! Conceal® by Yankee Candle® is fabulous because it blocks your scent leaving you free to have fun, eat great summer food, and be bite free. Here's how it works: mosquitoes are blocked by the inhibitor plume produced by the candle. If you can smell the Garden Fresh Scent produced by the lit candle, you are in the inhibitor plume and hidden from any mosquitoes looking for a tasty meal!

Have you tried Conceal® our mosquito repellent candle? It really helps you enjoy being outside in the summer! And a fantastic Conceal­® promotion was announced by Tory Johnson during Secret Sales on Eyewitness News First at Four PM. Check it out here (details highlighted on 2:11 of video). The promotion is available through 7/31/11 only at all Yankee Candle Company retail stores in the US and on our website when you use the promo code provided in the video.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Yankee Candle's Top 5 Scents for Dad's Day

While some think scented candles are appreciated only by women, I know differently. Growing up, my sisters and I knew that our Dad was waxing nostalgic when he would light all the candles on the porch and turn on the radio to the oldies station. We fondly remember stopping by the Pottery Factory in Virginia and loading the trunk with candles in as many sizes, styles, and scents as we could fit. For our family, candles signified relaxing at the end of a busy week and we delighted in fun summer evenings lit by fireflies and the warm glow of candles. It's no surprise then that while others may think of candles for Mother’s Day, I turn to them just as often for my Dad. So, what is an appropriate candle for a man? Of course it depends on the person and his taste in scents but here are my personal Top 5 Scents for Dad:
  1. Fireside- the scent of a warm, crackling wood fire brings back a flood of backyard cookout memories.
  2. Storm Watch®- a classic scent for a classic dad; reminiscent of the ocean air before a storm.
  3. Midsummer's Night®- the ultimate in masculinity, this is my pick for a new Dad.
  4. Let Freedom Ring™ - part of our 2011 patriotic collection this makes a nice gift for a Navy veteran like my Dad.
  5. Conceal® - Our mosquito-blocking candle is great for anyone who spends time outside.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Be a Princess With A Royal Wedding by Yankee Candle

On a summer day in 1981 my sister and I woke up far earlier than normal. We set our alarm clock and walked bleary eyed downstairs to watch the wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer. Back then we were still young enough to daydream about fairy tales and being a princess. Amazingly, without 24-hour news channels, social media, and cell phones, we joined a global group of 750 million viewers absorbed in the wonder and spectacle that was a royal wedding. It was one of those moments in my life that I will not forget and unlike other 'remember where you were' times this event was about fantasy, fairy tales, and a shared hopefulness about the future. That sentiment was indeed the inspiration for our tribute to William and Catherine: A Royal Wedding by The Yankee Candle Company. This candle conjures up a timeless tale of young love told through a sophisticated and soothing blend of florals and subtle fruits. There's a joyful grandness about the wedding of William and Catherine with an unspoken wish that this is the happily-ever-after we signed up for all those years ago. I've set my DVR for Friday morning, it's a work and school day after all, and I plan to watch the event at my convenience. This time, I'll have my daughter by my side and with A Royal Wedding candle for ambiance we'll daydream about being Catherine just for one day.

The Limited Edition Yankee Candle A Royal Wedding is available at all Yankee Candle Company retail stores, on our website, and at gift and home stores nationwide.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Can Your Favorite Yankee Candle Change Your Appearance?

Driving to work yesterday, I heard the DJ ask the morning's trivia question: According to new research, wearing what can make a Woman appear 10 pounds lighter to Men? The typical responses like "something black" came through rather quickly but the true answer remained elusive until the DJ hinted that it was nothing that could be seen. The invisible slimming devise, it seems, is the right scent! Arriving at work, I searched the Internet for the source of this question and found that according to research conducted at the Smell & Taste Treatment & Research Foundation women who wear spicy floral fragrances appear 5-12 pounds thinner to men. What was really intriguing to me is that on average the men rated the woman wearing the scent as 4-5 pounds under her actual weight, but the men who found the scent pleasing dropped her weight to 12 pounds less! To me it shows that being around a scent you like - or even love! - makes a world of difference!

In a similar study by the same foundation, certain citrus scents were found to leave the impression that the person wearing the aroma was up to 6 years younger! I think I've found another reason to surround myself with my new favorite fragrance, Pink Sands™: a "
mix of bright citrus, sweet florals and spicy vanilla".

Enhance your lifestyle by surrounding yourself with favorite scents from The Yankee Candle Company, available at all Yankee Candle Company retail stores, on our website, and at gift and home stores nationwide.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Yankee Candles - Mom's Best Loved Gift!

Do you remember the first gift you gave your mother? Not something that you made or flowers you picked from the yard, but the first time you took out your allowance money to purchase something for Mom. I distinctly remember the day my father allowed me to buy something on my own to give my mother for Mother's Day. After several minutes I found the most beautiful item my 8-year-old eyes could spy: a tube of fire engine red lipstick! When my mother unwrapped it she squealed with delight, never letting on that her color preference was more in the pastel range. I think about my Mom's reaction now that I have my own 8-year-old whose taste may be a bit different than my own. To thank my mother for being such a good role model, I'm waxing sentimental with a brand new tube of fire engine red lipstick and then something she'll really love: a bouquet of Fresh Cut Roses by Yankee Candle. And, if my daughter shops with me I just may drop a not-so-subtle hint that I would really like Pink Sands™ to go along with the sky blue eye shadow that's already wrapped up for me!

For a limited time only, with each Yankee Candle jar purchase you get a second for half-price in all Yankee Candle Company retail stores and online - give one to Mom & get your favorite too!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Celebrate Your Special Occasion with a Fragrant Keepsake from Yankee Candle!

On the Sunday after Easter my daughter will be celebrating her First Holy Communion. We've been planning for this day all year and my sister just gave me the little lace dress her daughter wore last year. It's the same dress worn by each of my sisters and me when we received the same sacrament so many years ago. After all this time, it still looks as sweet as it did when we wore it and I was delighted that it fit my daughter to a "t" when she tried it on. I curled her hair and posed her with lace gloves and a set of rosary beads, snapping a few pictures of her before I let her change into more comfortable clothes for an afternoon of playing Barbies. In looking at the photo, I realized that I'd really captured a special moment in time - a moment in which my childhood and my daughter's merge into one very special day steeped in tradition. To commemorate this occasion, I'm ordering Candle Expressions™: candles in the scent that I choose with my photograph on the label. It will be a day we'll long remember and this personalized candle will be the perfect keepsake for the event!

Celebrate your special occasion with a fragrant keepsake from Yankee Candle
®. Candle Expressions™ custom photo label candles are available for just a $1 upgrade to the cost of the candle! Visit our website for complete details.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Yankee Candle Announces New Spoonful of Sugar™ Candles

"In ev'ry job that must be done, there is an element of fun" and that is especially true if you have a yummy scent to help you daydream away the time! As every Yankee Candle fan knows, fragrance is an important element of the day that can turn an ordinary one into an extraordinary one. With our new Spoonful of Sugar™ line, you can just add a little sweet goodness to your day and turn the mundane into something really special. Available in five scrumptious confections, Spoonful of Sugar™ is a limited edition candle line that will soon find a home in every fragrance lover's candle pantry until ev'ry task you undertake becomes a piece of cake ... in a most delightful way!

Spoonful of Sugar™ is available at all Yankee Candle Company retail stores, on our website, and at gift and home stores nationwide.

Monday, April 4, 2011

New Limited Edition Beach Collection by Yankee Candle

The sun, the sand, cute flip-flops, salt water taffy, and searching each and every gift shop for the perfect t-shirt to remember your day at the shore … bring back memories? As a little girl I remember visiting my aunt and uncle’s motel in Beach Haven NJ, collecting sea shells, and searching for a souvenir my parents would agree to buy for me. Once we moved to Maine, the frigid waters of the North Atlantic didn’t deter us as my sisters and I vowed that the waves were fun once your legs went numb! And, of course, some of my favorite days were spent at Rocky Point Amusement Park on the Rhode Island Coast where the salt air mixed with the heady scent of clam cakes and chowder coming from the Shore Dinner Hall. While reminiscing with friends recently, it seems that everyone has vivid memories like these. Whether they visited the endless summers of Florida, the wild beauty of the Pacific coast, or a charming lake shore town like Lake George, there’s something about being by the water that makes for a carefree, casual, and fun day to remember. These were the memories that inspired four new Limited Edition beach scents by Yankee Candle: Beach Sun™, Beach Blue™, Beach Escape™, and Beach Garden™. Light one of these candles, close your eyes, and indulge in a day at the shore you won’t soon forget!

The Limited Edition Yankee Candle Beach Collection is available at all Yankee Candle Company retail stores, on our website, and at gift and home stores nationwide.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Yankee Candle Helps Make A House Smell Like a Home

I remember when I was house-hunting I would scour the weekend paper looking for Open Houses in neighborhoods I liked. Walking into someone else's house is always a bit strange and sometimes it can be difficult to imagine living there, but when the house smells like a home it can make all the difference in the world. The houses I really liked inevitably had a warm and comforting scent. Sometimes it was a baking aroma like someone just pulled a batch of cookies from the oven. Other times it was just a fresh, clean scent that made me feel like the house was well-maintained. Though the actual fragrance differed from home to home, I always found the source to be the same: a lit Yankee Candle® jar or Yankee Candle® Electric Air Freshener!

If you look at any "Top 10" list of tips for a successful real estate open house, you'll see that my experience isn't just happenstance. In fact when staging your house for a showing, giving it an appealing scent goes a long way in making it feel more like a home. This added element triggers happy thoughts and memories, ensuring that all senses are engaged in a warm and inviting way.

Yankee Candle products are available at all Yankee Candle Company retail stores, on our website, and at gift and home stores nationwide.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Yankee Candle® Partners With Bed Bath & Beyond® in Sayville NY

If you are a Yankee Candle fan in the Sayville NY area, it is about to get much more convenient for you to pick up your favorite candles! Yankee Candle is partnering with Bed Bath & Beyond to open a store within a store. With more than 65 of our famous fragrances, the shop will have the look, feel, and smell of a real Yankee Candle shop while being tucked inside your favorite house wares store. It’s a real “home scenter”!

Join us at the GRAND OPENING on April 9, 2011 for great prizes and fun giveaways:

  • Free Yankee Candle gifts to the first 500visitors
  • Great prizes given away hourly from 10am to 2pm
  • Consultations with Yankee Candle Fragrance Experts
  • Over 65 Great Yankee Candle Fragrances!

The NEW Yankee Candle Shop at the Sayville Bed Bath & Beyond opens April 9, 2011 at 5131 Sunrise Highway, Bohemia, NY 11716.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Finding Treasure at Rainbow's End™

What is it about a rainbow that is so universally appealing? Is it the promise that the sun will shine again when the rain has passed or is it the elusive pot of gold at the end that makes this band of color so enchanting? Rainbows provide an unpredictable moment of magic that nearly always makes people stop in their tracks in awe and wonder. They make people happy! In fact, I smile whenever I see my daughter's artwork because inevitably there's a half-sun smiling in the corner of the page, a fluffy cloud floating in the sky-blue air, and a beautifully arched rainbow (using all 64 crayons) spanning the scene from one edge to the other.

Recently Yankee Candle's ardent facebook fans lobbied for the return of our own tribute to nature's mysterious beauty, Rainbow's End™. First introduced nearly a decade ago in the fall of 2001, Rainbow's End™ was described in its inaugural catalog as "a calming fragrance that echoes the fresh, clean country air after a storm". In a photo taken by facebook fan Drew Guy, the crowd favorite shows that "its pure sky blue color is just as refreshing as its image-evoking scent".

Whether you are seeking calm after the storm of your busy day or looking for the treasures of life's riches at the end of the rainbow, the fresh scent of Rainbow's End™ will provide you with moments of pure enchantment. And, like a real rainbow, it is available for a limited time!

Rainbow's End is a limited edition Rare Treasure candle that is now available in large jars and Tarts® wax potpourri at all Yankee Candle Company retail stores, and on our website.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Love Your Favorite Yankee Candle? Write a Limerick About It!

March is both Poetry Month and Irish American Month and I thought I'd have fun combining both of those with my love for Yankee Candle® scents. So I set out to write a Limerick about a particular Yankee Candle® fragrance. Getting the rhymes and the rhythm just right turned out to be a lot harder than I thought it would, but I finally came up with something that seemed to flow.

Here is my ode to Midsummer's Night®

If your favorite scent in a candle
Is so manly you call it a man-dle

You may want to light
A Midsummer’s Night
For as much fragrance as you can handle

Okay, Emily Dickinson I am not and I'm sure you can do a lot better. If you're up to the challenge and ready to write a limerick for your favorite Yankee Candle® scent or product, I'd love to read it. Simply "like" The Yankee Candle Company on facebook and join in the limerick discussion.

Here are just a few rules to follow:

1. The subject of your poem must be a Yankee Candle® fragrance or product
2. Following normal limerick guidelines, your poem should be 5 lines following AABBA rhyme scheme
3. No vulgar or off-color limericks please (those will be deleted)

Have fun. Post as many different limericks as you'd like. Who knows, we may select the best of the bunch to be printed in an upcoming catalog!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Break Away from Winter With Spring Days™ by Yankee Candle

If ever there was a winter that made me yearn for spring, this is certainly the one. Some days I keep upbeat by remembering that it's been a tough few months all over the country. Whether it's snow or sleet or ice, we all seem to be going through it together! To while away these last remaining days of winter, my family starts planning for spring. We think of springtime celebrations like Easter and Mother's Day. And we think a lot about flowers. What will we plant in the garden? We even think about just cleaning up the yard after the snow melts - how good the earth will smell once the sun warms it up! To help us get in the mood, we light some of our favorite spring-y scents. This week we're lighting fresh clean Storm Watch® and the new limited edition Spring Days. There is nothing like the scent of spring to refresh the spirit and rejuvenate the soul!

Storm Watch® and Spring Days™ are now available at all Yankee Candle Company retail stores, and on our website.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Yankee Candle's Eucalyptus Turns 25!

The year was 1986. Ronald Reagan was President of the United States, Madonna hit the charts with Papa Don’t Preach, IBM introduced the PC Convertible which was the first laptop, the world was rocked by the explosion of the Space Shuttle Challenger, I joined 7 million Americans who held Hands Across America, and the Yankee Candle Company introduced a new candle fragrance called Eucalyptus. Still in our infancy, Yankee Candle had two years prior moved from the mills of Holyoke MA to our newly constructed then state-of-the-art factory in the South Deerfield MA countryside. That spring we sent a note to the gift shops carrying our products that our newly introduced scent Eucalyptus was a “very stylish sea foam green” with very strong early sales! In the quarter century that has passed, the world has changed considerably - certainly my hair and clothes have changed a lot! - but our fans are still enamored with this true-to-life fragrance that awakens the senses. It’s always timeless, always in season, and always ready to give you a refreshing lift.

Happy 25th birthday to our good friend Eucalyptus!

Eucalyptus is now available at all Yankee Candle Company retail stores, on our website, and at gift and home stores nationwide.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Sweet Honeysuckle Memories

Flowers - nature's own perfumers! Although often small and delicate, flowers pack a powerful fragrance punch. And, the scent provided by a single blossom can evoke a flood of memories! For me, although my taste in fragrance is primarily food and spice, there are two floral Yankee Candles that are my "must haves" especially in February when winter wears out its welcome. One is the classic Lilac Blossoms - heady and strong - and the other is succulent Sweet Honeysuckle. When I was quite young we lived in a development where there was a neighborhood pool. On the walk from our house to the pool we passed a wall covered with Sweet Honeysuckle vines. The fragrance would fill the air and occasionally we'd pluck a blossom to drink the nectar droplets found within. Ah, Sweet Honeysuckle - powerful enough to chase away the winter blues!

Sweet Honeysuckle, and Lilac Blossoms) are now available at all Yankee Candle Company retail stores, on our website, and at gift and home stores nationwide.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Top 10 Yankee Candle Fragrance Recipes for Valentine's Day

Want to set the right mood for Valentine's Day? Create your own custom fragrance with Yankee Candle Fragrance Mixology. Light 2 or 3 Samplers® votive candles in different scents or break apart a few different Tarts® wax potpourri and blend them. The unique fragrance will take on a personality of its own! Here are the Top 10 mixes for romance this Valentine's Day:

1. Sunny Afternoon = Sweet Honeysuckle + Soft Blanket + Early Sunrise
2. Cupid's Arrow = Midnight Oasis + Drift Away
3. Cheek to Cheek = Pink Lady Slipper + MidSummer's Night®
4. Sensual Spa = Pink Lady Slipper + Eucalyptus + Honeydew Melon
5. Seduction = Sun & Sand + MidSummer's Night®
6. Boyfriend's Shirt = Soft Blanket + Mountain Lake®
7. Weekend Getaway = Soft Blanket + Cottage Breeze®
8. Midnight Rendezvous = Midnight Oasis + MidSummer's Night®
9. Breakfast in Bed = Maple Pancakes + Strawberry Buttercream + Sweet Strawberry
10. Honeymoon = Pink Sands + Wedding Day

Monday, February 7, 2011

Lighten the Mood with Yankee Candle

Remember when working full time meant being at work from 9 to 5, Monday through Friday? Evenings and weekends meant free time for you, your home, and your family. In this 24-7 world it seems that for many of us the lines between work life and family life have blurred. If we aren't at work, we are connected to it by email, fax, and phone. Even children have schedules with weekend and evening classes or sporting events! Whether juggling work commitments or trying to keep the family schedule coordinated, you need a way to find down time. Lighting your favorite Yankee Candle is a guilty pleasure you shouldn't feel guilty about. Our scents have a way of providing the comfort and relaxation that you need in your crazy busy world. And, your household benefits as well! So while you are multi-tasking, taking on new roles, and shuffling responsibilities, keep a Yankee Candle glowing nearby. In this high-tech world it's nice to know that a simple candle can not only light the room, but lighten life's sometimes heavy load.

Find your comfort zone wherever Yankee Candle Company products are sold: at all Yankee Candle Company retail stores, on our website, and at gift and home stores nationwide.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Yankee Candle Fresh Mint - Welcome Home Old Friend!

There are some candle fragrances that are slow burners, figuratively speaking. They are those scents that quietly find their niche. They aren't flashy or provocative and they don't follow a fad. Because they keep a low profile, they can sometimes be overlooked and even be left abandoned in favor of newer candle scents. But their spot-on true-to-life nature earns them a spot in the hearts of their ardent fans. Yankee Candle's Fresh Mint is one such fragrance. The aroma is that of garden mint, not sweet candy peppermint. Think freshly snipped mint leaves you might infuse into iced tea or use as garnish on a dessert tray. It is invigorating one moment and provides a calming respite the next. Yet even with all of these accolades, we turned away from Fresh Mint and stopped making it; until a passionate group of supporters took up the Fresh Mint cause and began to lobby for its return. We listened, we smelled, and we understood. With one sniff you can see that Fresh Mint will never disappoint - it will always provide you with a refreshingly clean and cool, peppery zing of green mint leaves fresh from the garden! Welcome home, Fresh Mint!

Back by popular demand, Fresh Mint is now available at all Yankee Candle Company retail stores nationwide and on our website.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Yankee Candle® QuickScent™ - Fast, Affordable, & Worth Every Scent!

I just left wintry Massachusetts and went to Waikiki Beach and it took just a few minutes! In fact, in less time than it took to write this sentence, I smelled the lush Hawaiian scent in the air and in my mind's eye Don Ho was draping a lei around my neck while I sipped a fresh pineapple drink. My trip to paradise came courtesy of new QuickScent™ quick melting candle by Yankee Candle® in scrumptious Pineapple Cilantro!

QuickScent™ is really one of the most exciting products I've seen launched at Yankee Candle. We've taken everyone's most beloved fragrances and put them in a form that can deliver nearly instantaneous gratification. The scent permeates the air almost immediately and then lingers for the duration of the wax which burns for about 3 hours. This is THE product for those of us who need fragrance but have busy lives. I get home from work, light my QuickScent™ and immediately get that warm, homey, true-to-life fragrance that only Yankee Candle can deliver.

Yankee Candle® QuickScent™ is made for my lifestyle - it's fast, affordable, and worth every scent!

QuickScent™ Quick Melting Candles are now available in more than a dozen best-loved fragrances at all Yankee Candle Company retail stores, on our website, and at gift and home stores nationwide.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Yankee Candle Gives Me the Extra for Ordinary Days

My sisters laugh when they hear me describe my little family as a "fourth quarter family" but it really is true. We live our most celebratory days - all our birthdays, our wedding anniversary, and favorite holidays - in the months of November and December. From Halloween through New Year's Day it seems that there is a special occasion nearly every week. We are living in such a fast paced style in those months that January's ordinary days seem to bring us to a crashing halt. That's when I consciously take a moment to breathe and appreciate the little things in life: the clear blue sky against the snow white landscape, the luxury of sipping tea under a snuggly blanket, and a fresh new Yankee Candle scent. You see it's all of these "extra" things that turn an ordinary day into an extraordinary day.

Nine extraordinary new Yankee Candle fragrances (Soft Blanket™, Pink Sands™, Bahama Breeze™, Fluffy Towels™, Pink Lady Slipper, Country Lemonade, Orange Dreamsicle, Garden Hideaway™, and Midnight Oasis™) are now available at all Yankee Candle Company retail stores, on our website, and at gift and home stores nationwide.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Daydreaming with New Orange Dreamsicle by Yankee Candle

What a day for a daydream! Having dug our way out of the 20" of snow that blew in yesterday, I am definitely dreaming of sunnier and warmer days. We New Englanders are made of a hearty stock, but days like yesterday make me truly appreciate the dog days of summer. And nothing says summer quite like a cool frosty treat. Do you remember hearing the music of the ice cream truck when you were growing up? The sound was faint at first and you didn't know whether it was on the street behind yours or if it was just around the corner. With adrenalin pumping, you ran inside to beg for money to buy a treat. Then you stood in line with the other neighborhood kids to see just what tasty treat the money in your fist would buy. Maybe, just maybe, you had enough to buy an Orange Dreamsicle: the perfect combination of effervescent orange and rich creamy vanilla. The fragrant glow of new Orange Dreamsicle by Yankee Candle whisks me away from the frozen landscape outside my window and I can wile away the rest of winter dreaming of warm summer days. Wait, I think I just heard the ice cream truck!

Find Orange Dreamsicle and up to 8 other new Yankee Candle fragrances at all Yankee Candle Company retail stores, on our website, and at gift and home stores nationwide.