Winter Candle Wishlist

 Hey guys!
 
 As Christmas is only a month away, I thought I’d share the candles I’ve been lusting over from Yankee Candles and Bath & Body Works.
 
I’ll be honest, I’ve never really been that into candles. As a student, I wasn’t allowed candles in my accommodation at uni, and we never really have any at home. However, I keep seeing candles from Yankee Candles and Bath and Body Works mentioned in other blogs, and the scents look so irresistible. When I visited my local shopping centre a few weeks ago, I noticed that a new Yankee Candles shop had opened. Naturally, I had to go in to see what all the fuss is about. Oh my God, the candles smell as amazing as they look! I love all the Christmassy scents!
 
Also, how pretty are the jars?! I love the colours and themed pics on the labels.
Yankee Candles´╗┐

1. Spiced Orange – bright, cheery blend of sunny citrus and snappy ginger
2. Christmas Cookie – buttery rich, vanilla scented, holiday sugar cookies
3. Cinnamon Stick – fragrant mystery of imported cinnamon bundled with cloves
4. Cosy by the Fire – a warm mix of ginger, clove, and orange combines with woody notes to give the snap of a crackling fire and the comfort of a hot and aromatic drink beside it
5. Festive Cocktail – a tart concoction spiked with mountain berries and a sprig of fresh-spinned pine
6. Pain au Raisin – the tantalizing aroma of cognac soaked raisins baked in a buttery vanilla dough and sprinkled with cinnamon
7. Sugared Apple – a perfect recipe of juicy apples sprinkled with sugar and vanilla
8. Vanilla Cupcake – the rich, creamy aroma of vanilla cupcakes with hints of lemon and lots of buttery icing
 
You can buy Yankee Candles directly from the website or from a range of other stores, including Tesco, ASDA and Debenhams. Online shop Yankee Doodle has a huge range of Yankee candles, some of which are usually only found in America. I just love the names of these candles – they
remind me of Christmas and snuggling up by the fire. I also like the mix of sweet and spicy scents – I love anything cinnamon, vanilla or apple flavoured. Browsing the Yankee Candle website is really making me crave pain au raisins and vanilla cupcakes! I haven’t had either for sooo long!
 
Bath & Body Works

 1. Sweater Weather – Fresh Sage, Juniper Berry, Aromatic Eucalyptus, Fresh Woods
2. Salted Caramel – Salted Caramel, Roasted Chestnut, Caramelized Sugar, Dark Molasses
3. Spiced Apple Toddy – Warm Apple Brandy, Spiced Plum, Cranberry, Cinnamon Stick
4. Vanilla Snowflake – Creamy Vanilla, Iced Fir, Wintry Mint, Coconut Flakes
 
 
 Unfortunately, there isn’t a Bath & Body Works shop in the UK, but you can buy their products from eBay and Bath and Body Shop. Like Yankee Candles, Bath & Body Works has a fantastic range of candles that are perfect for winter and Christmas. Some of these are listed above. You could also try Marshmallow Fireside, Spiced Gingerbread and Evergreen.

I can’t believe I don’t have any of these candles already! Please tell me I’m not the only one! But if you have bought any candles from Yankee Candles or Bath & Body Works, let me know which ones are your faves!

Hasta luego!

Serena 

13 Comment

  1. Hannah says: Reply

    Christmas Cookie by Yankee Candle is to die for! Wish I live in America so I could pick up loads of festive candles from bath and body works.

    Hannah | JustMyCouture.blogspot.co.uk

  2. Love the collection! So beautiful

    Claire, http://www.clairetalksbeauty.com/

  3. Yankee Candles are my guilty pleasure and I also LOVE LOVE LOVE Vanilla Cupcake and Spiced Orange. I will defiantly have to head over to the BBW website and check out your recommendations… I defiantly want to add to my collection. Thanks for sharing ­čÖé

  4. I am a HUGE candle nut!!! I totally want all of these haha!! There goes my wallet!!! Burning a candle at night is like the coziest thing ever!

    http://www.everythingandnothin.com

  5. Well my niece started this candle fetish and now my son (teenage son, yes) has taken it all. I secretly do love the christmassy ones too. Thanks for your recommendations.

  6. Christmas Cookie has always been a favorite of mine. I love it so much my husband brought it with to propose- over 10 years ago. Lol

  7. My husband is all about scented candles, which kind of cracks me up! He has his favorite fall and Christmas-y scents but we haven't checked out most of the Yankee candles you mention, I'll have to find them!

  8. Lisa W says: Reply

    Oh my I love the smell of Christmas inspired candles!! Vanilla cupcake and the salted caramel must smell beyond delicious!!

  9. I loveee Bath and Body works candles the most, these are all great choices!

  10. We go through candles so often in our house. I will check some of these out!

  11. Yes please! I love candles – I bought a ton on Black Friday from Yankee Candle!

  12. I will always gladly accept Yankee Candles. (And give them out!)

  13. Christmas candles are my favorite! I love all of 'em, but my go-to is Home for the Holidays from Yankee Candle. Smells SO good.

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