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    Default Opinions of Yankee Candle

    I love burning them in my home.

    What are you opinions on this scent company.
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    I absolutely <3 Yankee Candle. My favorites are Midnight Jasmine, Dune Grass, Beach flowers, and Beach walk. They really make the room smell great, they last a long time, and they are worth the price. BTW, Midsummer's Night was obviously inspired by Drakkar Noir. The first time I smelled it I thought it smelled like a man, but I had never smelled Drakkar before that. Now I know why.
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    I think they are wonderful. I especially like the ones based around different fruits.

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    I love them also.

    Black Cherry, Vanilla Lime, and Midsummer's Night are my three favourites.

    The reed diffusers are also very good.

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    Agreed. Their burning hours are really what do it for me. They seem to last twice as long as most other candles for about $5 or so more. It's definitely worth it, I've found.

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    Macintosh and Honeydew melon are among my faves. Their long burn time is the best attraction for me
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    Very good products, and one of the few home fragrance companies with a leather candle!
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    The Yankee Candle Company is the largest U.S. manufacturer of scented candles.[1] The company is located in South Deerfield, Massachusetts.

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    I haven't yet found a scent that I like. I wish I could--they are so widely available.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chauchat View Post
    I haven't yet found a scent that I like. I wish I could--they are so widely available.
    Interesting because their scents are so varied and run the entire gamut.

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    Midsummers Nights is definitely my favorite as well.....

    for other good candles try Bath and Body Works Candles they're by Slatkin

    The aromatherapy candles are great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frostyicy View Post
    Midsummers Nights is definitely my favorite as well.....
    Just smelled this one recently in one of their stores. Wow! Very nice.

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    I love them also, My fave is Green Grass (smells like freshly mown lawn).

    I love the combo of Green Grass, Clean Cotton, and Juicy Watermelon. Reminds me of summertime....

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    I love Yankee Candle, the main store in Deerfield Mass. is so cool!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brenster View Post
    I love Yankee Candle, the main store in Deerfield Mass. is so cool!
    Do you get any special deals there as it's the flagship store? Also, are there things that are only available there? Just wondering.

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    I have one in 'Fresh cut Roses', it smells very strong, sweet and synthetic. I have yet to try any others

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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Do you get any special deals there as it's the flagship store? Also, are there things that are only available there? Just wondering.
    I'm not sure, but they have deals on candles all the time. Pretty neat place to check out if you're ever in the area.

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    Not a huge fan of them. I much prefer the Slatkin candles over at BBW.

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    They have some crazy new manly scents now. They are in the gift shop where I work, so I got to sniff them in the jars. I don't see them on the website.

    First Down is a football themed scent?? It's a fresh leathery scent, with something more.....grass or dirt or something? It was my favorite of the 3.

    I can't remember the names of the other 2. One is like a woodshop but I didn't like it. The other is Man Cave or something. Seriously. And it has kind of a generic man's cologne smell with other notes.
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    A few years ago I didn't mind Yankee Candles but prefer candles from other makers mostly L'Artisan Parfumeur and Diptyque and a few others. However I noticed a change in Yankee Candles a couple of years ago, their wicks changed and this caused a lot of guttering and smoking with their new candles.

    I've been burning candles daily for years and now how to treat them properly. I have wick cutters, candle snuffers and other tools to get the best out of my candles without waste or mess. However not matter what I try with today's Yankee Candles they burn down too fast leaving a huge wick and a "tunnel" in the wax.

    Sadly I no longer buy from Yankee Candles, I think they cost corners to cut costs and make more money which has had a detrimental effect on the longevity and over all quality of their candles. There new fragrances are also not to my liking either.

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    Never tried the candles but purchased a few melts some time ago.
    Same difference I guess.
    The scents were overpowering and didn't agree with me at all.
    I don't know if it's the particular fragrances selected but oh no no no ...

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    I must admit, I was never a big fan of Yankee Candle. Every time I stop by the store, I am hit by a major overload of different fragrances. it actually gives me a headache. I have to hand it to their staff, they must really like their jobs to work there, I don't think I could last very long. although I suppose my nose might get tired of it after a while, I don't know...

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    I looked again. The other 2 I couldn't remember before:

    2X4 (yes, that is the name of it)......powdery woods, not sharp like cedar, not like a hamster cage, more like fuzzy sawdust.

    Man Town.....reminds me of Eternity for Men, or like someone wearing Eternity just left the room.
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    Quote Originally Posted by My_pep_pep View Post
    I looked again. The other 2 I couldn't remember before:

    2X4 (yes, that is the name of it)......powdery woods, not sharp like cedar, not like a hamster cage, more like fuzzy sawdust.

    Man Town.....reminds me of Eternity for Men, or like someone wearing Eternity just left the room.
    Maybe I'd be better off trying these from the catalog instead of in the store. I love Eternity for men! I'll have to see if I can find Man Town now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JanFume View Post
    Maybe I'd be better off trying these from the catalog instead of in the store. I love Eternity for men! I'll have to see if I can find Man Town now.
    I sniffed it again today, this time it reminded me of Hugo. It's been a long time since I've worn Eternity so YMMV.
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    Quote Originally Posted by My_pep_pep View Post
    First Down is a football themed scent?? It's a fresh leathery scent, with something more.....grass or dirt or something? It was my favorite of the 3.
    Now that sounds unique! Got to give that one a smell.

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    I like the company but think the candles are a little pricey

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    I find the strength and throw weak.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Do you get any special deals there as it's the flagship store? Also, are there things that are only available there? Just wondering.
    20 years ago when I was attending UMASS Amherst, I had a part-time job at a restaurant in South Deerfield. For the week between Christmas and New Year's, everything in the flagship store was 50%. Place was bonkers. I doubt that is still the case, though. Might wanna check for an outlet if there's an outlet mall in your neck of the woods.

    I, too, really like Yankees; however, I gotta give the edge to Bath & Body Works 3-wick candles. Great scents, excellent throw, and never any tunneling. (Which brings me to this: If you want an even burn from a Yankee jar, it is imperative that you use a topper. $10 well spent.)
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    Overrated but kinda nice, I think I smelled a lilac one I liked.
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