3 Aug 2014

Yankee Candle Indian Summer Fall 2014 Collection

 There's no doubt Christmas time is one of most exciting season with over 10 new and old scents from Yankee Candle. But Fall always brings a prelude with ''out of the box'' scents. Having some spare time, I've decided to make some pictures for you to get an idea and maybe review scents a bit more in-depth. Indian Summer is the entire theme for Fall 2014 so scents are mostly based on spices, honey and fruit. Usually fall scents include mostly warm, food and spice scents but this time we're witnessing three fresh and one fruit scent with addition of Cranberry Pear, which is a special limited edition scent.

Yankee Candle vsekakor navduši v času božiča z več kot 10 božičnimi vonji, ki so ekskluzivni le za ta čas. So pa jesenske kolekcije vedno tiste, ki presenetijo in predstavijo vonje, katere je skoraj nemogoče ujeti v majhni steklenički. Že pred letom je navduševal November Rain, letos pa je na vrsti pridih podaljšanega poletja, kar smo dejansko letos tudi doživeli. Indian Summer ali indijansko poletje je glavna tema za Jesen 2014, ki zajema toplino zadnjih žarkov sonca, mediteranske sadeže in ščepec začimb. Kolekcija se seveda ne vrti le okoli hrane in začimb, ampak so dodane note, ki naredijo sveče primerne za vsakodnevno uporabo. V kolekciji so tako 3 sveži vonji in 2 sadne vonjave, vključno z omejeno izdajo Cranberry Pear.


My absolute favorite is Cranberry Pear (LE, exclusive in some countries), which has the most boring name on the planet but scent will actually surprise you. I didn't expect anything great since I actually hate pear and cranberry scent (due to some sickness in the past) but this candle is absolutely delicious! You can spot hints of pear in the background but the main notes remind me on apple/pear bubblegum. I can also detect plum and fig notes at the same time. Yes, I wish plums would smell exactly like this. It smells like some kind of cranberry/plum/fig ganache (without chocolate, I just like the word) and pear bits on the side. Picture is actually perfect but I would expect Yankee Candle to be more original at name picking.

Najljubša vonjava iz jesenske kolekcije je vsekakor Cranberry Pear, ki bo nedvomno presenetila. Ime ima sicer preprosto in skoraj predolgočasno, da bi lahko pojasnilo sam vonj. Tisti, ki ne marate hrušk in brusnic vam vsekakor priporočam, da povonjate preden sodite. Vonj je naravnost slasten in dvomim, da ne bi dišal skoraj vsem. Vsekakor se zazna hruška v ozadju, vendar je glavna nota podobna jabolčnemu žvečilnemu gumiju. Zazna se sliva in figa, ki podajo vonju lastnost tople sadne polivke. Kar nekaj komentarjev glede vonja je vključilo tudi divje, aromatično črno grozdje, kar je na nek način res možno zaznati. Le ime bi lahko boljše predstavilo kompleksnost sadnih not v tej sveči.

Ginger Dusk is a blend of citrus with ginger notes. It's actually pretty mild ginger scent, I would have expected they would rise ginger notes on almost overbearing intensity. But it's a truly refreshing toned-down citrus scent with ginger in minority. So it's not scary as it sounds. It's lemony enough to be refreshing yet it's warm enough for colder days. A toned down version of Sicilian Lemon and with extra spice notes and warmth.

Ginger Dusk je mešanica citrusov in ingverja, kar lahko na prvi pogled deluje kot zelo agresiven vonj. Sveča je čudovito uravnotežena z dokaj milim ingverjem in sladkimi citrusi. Ingver se zazna le v manjšini, kar pa poda toplino jesenskemu vonju. Zelo podoben je Sicilian Lemon, vendar z dodatkom začimb in topline. 

Honey Glow is definitely really amber-ish, almost musky but with honey sweetness. It's definitely a grown up honey scent, almost like a man's cologne. I don't know, I have mixed feeling about this one. I can imagine it smelling gorgeous when lighten but I'm a sweet, fruity kind of gal. It's pretty similar to one of older scents Honey&Spice but with almost no spices and with black tea side notes. It's a ''make it or break it'' kind of scent - you'll instantly know if you like it or not. I wish they would make a true honey scent with some sweetness and fruity notes in the future, something like L'occitane would make.

Honey Glow je vsekakor temačnejši, globlji člen same kolekcije. Jantar, mošus in sladek med naredijo ta vonj mističen in skrivnosten. V celoti je dišava zelo odrasla, precej podobna začimbni mešanici moške kolonjske vodice. Vendar ni vse tako strašljivo, saj omili med podtone z trpkim in sladkim tonom. Sveča verjetno diši božansko, ko se enkrat prižge in porazdeli enakomerno po prostoru. Najlažja primerjava bi bila z Honey&Spice, vendar z manj cimeta in dodatkom črnega čaja. Pri tej sveči sicer ni kompromisov - ali ti je neznansko všeč ali jo sovražiš. 

Wild Fig, my second favorite. Fig haters can just back off due to true fig scent. No particular undertones, just a true fig scent with green freshness of their leaves. However I do detect smokiness to it. It's warmer than you would expected from a fruit scent, almost as if they were able to capture sun rays with the fig. Interesting. 

Wild Fig je druga najbolj izstopajoča dišava v kolekciji. Na žalost (ali veselje) je glavna sestavina tukaj figa. Brez sopomenk ali skritih tonov, je sveča nedvomno usmerjena v figo. Na tem mestu se pojavi velik AMPAK, saj se zazna poleg fige tudi svežina zelenih listov ter dim. Dimljena figa vsekakor doprinese določeno toplino in spominja na čas ob kaminu ali dozorevanje fig na vročem mediteranskem soncu. Zelo zanimiva kombinacija, vredna ogleda.

There's also another scent in this collection that didn't make it on picture - Amber Moon. I didn't actually expect to like it but it's truly a fresh, amber scent that's quite comforting. Notes are supposedly golden amber, patchouli and sandalwood. Reminds me a bit on some old sugary, orange candy but I can't pin point it exactly. I actually connect this scent with my childhood. There's no heaviness or sickly fragrance to it.

Amber Moon se vrti okoli jantarja, vendar je tudi presenetljivo sadna. Jantar potolaži, medtem ko sadje osveži. Ne samo sadje, ampak bolj specifična sladka pomaranča. Glavne note naj bi bile zlat jantar, patčuli in sandalovina. Sam vonj na hitro spominja na 505 sadne bonbone, kar vzbudi spomine na otroštvo. Amber Moon nikakor ni težek ali presladek vonj za vsak dan.

You can get Yankee candles all over the world, online or in particular stores.
Yankee Candles Slovenia has also online shop here
Small 105g candles (pictured) are 11,90€, 411g are 20,90€ and 623g are 24,90€. 

Yankee Candle sveče se lahko naročijo na spletu (tukaj) ali prevohajo v Yankee Candle trgovini na Nazorjevi 12 v Ljubljani. Prav tako so Yankee Candle na voljo v Vonj Narave v Celju (Gubčeva 4 ali Citycenter Celje) ter v Ljubljani v Cityparku in Prečni ulici 2. Majhne sveče (105g) stanejo 11,90€, srednje (411g) 20,90€ in velike (623g) 24,90€. Vsak mesec je tudi izbran Vonj meseca, ki je znižan za dodatnih 25% na vrednost.

12 comments:

  1. I Love Yankee Candles <3 My Favorite Scent ist Midnight Yasmine <3333

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    1. yeah, jasmine is so sensual :) nice pick and so happy you stopped by :)

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  2. I love Yankee Candles but I always get the wax tarts, do these jars smell as strong as the wax tarts? Thanks for the great recommendations!

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    1. Actually yes, I honestly think candles are better, although I do use both. However wax tarts are a great way to get your money's worth and to really see if you love particular scents :) But they're pretty specialized in candles so that's their true strenght ;)

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  3. Ohhhh... nujno rabim ene par novih vonjev, pa po možnosti v teh ta večjih kozarcih. :D

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    1. Pa če ti je dišal vosek Summer Scoop- ta vonj je avgusta -25% ;))

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  4. Ohjoj, vsi ti vonji me tako zelo mikajo! Sploh figa, ker obožujem take vonje :)

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    1. ja, figa je odlična. Jo primerjajo z Diptique :D

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  5. I love yankee candle!!! I'm excited for the new scents. I tend to stick with the wax tarts only because I have a cat who likes flickering candles--but I definitely stick with the candles in my office! Thanks for sharing these!

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  6. The best, moram v kratkem v Celje na izlet. :D Sploh figa se sliši super. :)
    Jaz samo pogrešam en tak pravi čokolada vonj! :)) Mogoče sem ga pa vedno spregledala? Za veliko noč mislim, da je bilo nekaj, pa sem zamudila. :(

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    1. Ja, zaenkrat je bil samo za veliko noč. Je pa drugače cupcake vonj če te tudi to zanima :D

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