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.