Happy New Year! I'm scheduling posts ahead of time as I'm ~not really here~ - I'm away in Derbyshire with family!
Anyway I thought I'd show you my Yankee Candle advent calendar which I bought in November ready for advent. I love scented candles and always have, but in recent years I just haven't used them. I hadn't ever bought from Yankee Candle before though for myself as I think the prices can be high. I've had a couple as presents but the scents have been strange - I'm quite particular about which scents I like.
Anyway in October a friend and I were in Peter Jones smelling all the seasonal scents from Yankee Candle so I got a gift set to split up between 3 people, and I realised that I liked all of the Christmas scents, so when I saw the advent calendar I decided to go for it. I bought it directly from Yankee Candle and it was £24.99 plus P&P.
There are 23 little tealight candles, and one bigger votive candle for the 24th which is the scent called Christmas Eve. So they are basically £1 each which suits me fine! The scents included are:
Candy Cane Lane
Christmas Eve (the votive)
Now, apart from Spiced Orange, I can't definitively tell you which is which. There's one which I suppose smells like apples and one which might be Christmas Garland as it's a bit piney, but the rest are just differing flavours of 'sweet' to me. Not that I find that a problem, it's just that I can't share the knowledge with you!
I've been burning at least one every day, for several hours. In my picture, the ones that are low have been burnt three times for 3-4 hours each. So I'd say out of every tealight, the burn time is about 12 hours. I think that's really good.
I will definitely be buying this advent calendar next year as it's been really lovely and has made my house smell delicious!