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.