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Wednesday, 3 December 2014

A Cautionary Tale: Yankee Candle Pillar Candles

Yankee Candle Large Vanilla Pillar Candle

As much as blogging is about finding great new products to try, I also think it's about letting people know what products aren't so hot before they spend their hard-earned money and purchase them. In this case, it's the Yankee Candle pillar candles. Don't get me wrong - I'm a huge Yankee Candle fan - but this particular range ended up costing me far, far more than their retail price of up to £18.99.

Last year I bought two pillar candles (one medium, one large), trimmed their wicks, followed all of the 'candle care' guides and yet I still noticed that their flames were alarmingly sooty. I ignored it, thinking 'What's the worst that could happen?', and continued to trim the wicks before I burned them.

Fast forward 6 months, when it's the end of my second year at university and I'm packing up and leaving my rented accommodation. I start taking off the many, many photos on my wall and behind every one - to my horror - is a little, bright white box. Without me realising it, my entire wall colour had changed from an off-white to dull grey! I understandably didn't get my deposit back (goodbye forever, sweet £200) as my walls looked like they had contracted some sort of disease.

So there you go.. Even if you follow all the guidelines to burning candles sensibly, if you continue to see a sooty flame, I'd blow it out and say you and that candle were never meant to be - especially if you live in rented accommodation. I really think the tall, thin shape of these candles is their biggest problem, as the large candle was the worst culprit of the two. 

Have you tried these candles? Have you had any candle horror stories of your own?



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Wednesday, 3 December 2014

A Cautionary Tale: Yankee Candle Pillar Candles

Yankee Candle Large Vanilla Pillar Candle

As much as blogging is about finding great new products to try, I also think it's about letting people know what products aren't so hot before they spend their hard-earned money and purchase them. In this case, it's the Yankee Candle pillar candles. Don't get me wrong - I'm a huge Yankee Candle fan - but this particular range ended up costing me far, far more than their retail price of up to £18.99.

Last year I bought two pillar candles (one medium, one large), trimmed their wicks, followed all of the 'candle care' guides and yet I still noticed that their flames were alarmingly sooty. I ignored it, thinking 'What's the worst that could happen?', and continued to trim the wicks before I burned them.

Fast forward 6 months, when it's the end of my second year at university and I'm packing up and leaving my rented accommodation. I start taking off the many, many photos on my wall and behind every one - to my horror - is a little, bright white box. Without me realising it, my entire wall colour had changed from an off-white to dull grey! I understandably didn't get my deposit back (goodbye forever, sweet £200) as my walls looked like they had contracted some sort of disease.

So there you go.. Even if you follow all the guidelines to burning candles sensibly, if you continue to see a sooty flame, I'd blow it out and say you and that candle were never meant to be - especially if you live in rented accommodation. I really think the tall, thin shape of these candles is their biggest problem, as the large candle was the worst culprit of the two. 

Have you tried these candles? Have you had any candle horror stories of your own?



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