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Two types of people exist in this world: those who are diehard Bath & Body Works candles fans and those who live for Yankee Candle and their slew of scents squeezed into oversized, glass candles. For those who identify as the latter, we don’t blame you. Yankee Candle has, for decades, introduced a variety of irresistible scents, from sweet and savory scents that get your stomach rumblin’ to fresh and festive scents perfect for the holiday season. But with so many scents from which to choose, where does a Yankee Candle novice even start? That’s where this ultimate ranking of the best Yankee Candles comes into play.
Hailing from Massachusetts, Yankee Candle has well-established itself as a go-to source for nearly every scent imaginable. Hell, the brand boasts more than 600 fragrances to date — so, yes, you’d be hard-pressed not to find the perfect one for you and your home and/or car. Whether you’re in search of more unique fragrances, like bayberry or blueberry scone, or love to stock up on classic scents, like French vanilla or clean cotton, Yankee Candle has it all. But when you want the best of the best, we know exactly which candles to start with.
Using online reviews and ratings, we’ve ranked the best Yankee Candle scents, ahead.
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White Spruce & Grapefruit
One of Yankee Candle’s increasingly popular scents, White Spruce & Grapefruit is a refreshing scent — splashed with a touch of citrus — that’ll simultaneously relax and invigorate you.
Home Sweet Home
Boasting a slew of spices, like cinnamon, and a touch of freshly brewed tea, it’s no wonder Yankee Candle named this scent Home Sweet Home. It’s practically fall in a tall glass candle.
Sage & Citrus
Featuring notes of earthy sage, lemon and lime, Sage & Citrus is a fresh, clean scent that deserves hours of burn time in every home.
Among Yankee Candle’s top scents? French Vanilla — and rightfully so. Sure, it’s a favorite scent among many, but Yankee Candle’s is downright dangerously delicious.
Who doesn’t love a long-lasting candle that smells of intoxicating cologne? Yankee Candle’s Midsummer’s Night is exactly that, thanks to its irresistible blend of musk, patchouli, sage, and mahogany cologne.
It should come as no surprise this Yankee Candle has more than 30,000 mostly positive reviews: Clean Cotton is a fresh, soft fragrance that’ll have any home smelling, well, clean — thanks to the candle’s combo of sun-dried cotton, lemon, and white flowers.
A classic scent perfect to burn on light, bright spring days, Macintosh boasts notes of, well, juicy Macintosh apples, as well as fruit peels and crisp greens.
Speaking of spring, Yankee Candle’s Lilac Blossoms will transport you smack-dab in the center of a field of deep-purple lilacs.
What do nearly 37,000 Amazon shoppers love about Lemon Lavender? Probably the candle’s fresh, inviting scent that blenders lemon citrus with sweet lavender.
Red Apple Wreath
There’s no better time to light candles than during the holidays, and Red Apple Wreath is the perfect scent to kick it all off — thanks to its festive blend of sweet apples, cinnamon, walnuts, and maple.
Balsam & Cedar
As fall turns to winter, our candles begin to embrace more earthy aromatics, especially those of balsam, cedar wood and juniper berry.
What do the more than 37,000 Amazon shoppers love about Pink Sands? It transports you to the beach vacation of your dreams, thanks to its mix of citrus, sweet florals, and spicy vanilla.
And finally, Yankee Candle’s most popular scent: Christmas Cookie. And why wouldn’t it be? The nearly 50,000 Amazon shoppers agree that this candle’s blend of vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, butter, and sugar is too delicious to pass up, especially over the holidays.
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