Honey scented candles tend to come out for Fall season. I really enjoy burning them during the cold January and February evenings though. I feel like they are the right mixture of a relaxing and warming scented candles for this part of the year.
They pair well with tea-scented candles which is a mixture I enjoy in the mornings. They also layer really well with either citrus scents and even body care scents for the spa-like vibe.
Yankee Candle Honey and Spice
The official notes in Yankee Candle Honey and Spice are golden nectar, sugar cane, cinnamon stick, cocoa.
Yankee Candle Honey and Spice scented candle smells nothing like I expected it to. I thought it will be a heavy, warm fragrance but it’s actually a very perfumey scent. It actually reminds me of the Thierry Mugler’s Angel perfume a bit. I get a lot of honey and a bit of the cinnamon and some nutmeg. It’s very light on spice and just a very sweet honey scent. I don’t get any cocoa at all.
I’ve tried this scent in tart form and I’ve smelled it when a medium jar of Yankee Candle Honey and Spice was burning. It’s not a scent I’d buy again, I’m not a fan of perfumey home fragrance and also not a big fan of the smell of honey but if you like honey then this is a good honey scented candle. The throw on the medium jar was a 7 and the throw on half a tart is a solid 8. I’d burn this in my living room or my main hall since I don’t find it food-y enough to fit in the kitchen.
Bath and Body Works Honey collection has a few new honey-based scents. The BBW take on the honey note is very caramel-like so all these smell sort of like super sweet toffee mixed with other stuff to me. Except Coco Shea Honey where I can’t smell the honey at all.
Bath and Body Works Coco Shea Honey smells like coco shea butter
Bath and Body Works Cinnamon Honey Apple smells like baked apple cinnamon
Bath and Body Works Warm Vanilla Honey
Bath and Body Works Smoked Honey Woods
Bath and Body Works Sweet Honey Bee
Yankee Candle Honeycrisp Apple Cider was a new apple scent that is a part of a Fall USA collection.
In Yankee Candle Honeycrisp Apple Cider candle the apple note is by far the most dominate one. This is not an apple cider scent. It’s not a drink scent. It’s a fruit scent that has some notes added to make it lean more seasonal and make it more interesting than just a plain apple candle.
Burning this, I get a strong apple note, not the freshest apple and not an apple compote but an older apple that’s lost some of the crispness and gained some sweetness.
Underneath all that apple, I smell some cider spices like clove and cinnamon and there’s a bit of honey sweetness added. All these additional notes come out more when you’ve been burning the candle for an hour or so and the scent really gets a chance to fully develop.
It’s a lovely take on an apple fragrance and it does feel like early autumn without hitting you over the head with spice.
Yankee Candle Spiced Honey and Oak
Yankee put out a new collection of candles, called Wine Pairings collection. The point of it is, that the fragrance of a specific candle pair with a specific wine, so when you drink the wine and sniff the candle, you get a fuller, better experience of both.
My husband comes from the wine country and his parents still own acres of vineyards. Me, I only drink one specific type of red wine and even that only happens about once a year. I’ve tried so many wines over the years and eventually had to accept that they just aren’t my thing. So I’m more or less banned from all wine talk when my husband and his family get together, which is really fine by me as well.
I won’t be doing the candle plus wine thing, is what I’m saying. I might get the hubs to try it, but I’m not sure it’s worth the eye rolls I’ll be getting during the exercise.
My store is not getting this collection so I ordered the tealights. The jars are different, they are vase-shaped, colored glass and no lids.
Official scent notes in Yankee Candle Spiced Honey and Oak are woody oak with sweet honey and vanilla.
Burning Yankee Candle Spiced Honey and Oak – I burn 3 tea lights at a time to get a nice scent throw – I smell a soft spice mix, swimming in a lovely honey scent. It’s all sweetened and softened by loads of vanilla and I get a nice vanilla sweetened oak at the bottom.
It’s a great, complex scent that works really well for the early fall season. The spiced honey note in this is exactly the note that was missing from Honey Clementine, so I brought that baby out and lit it up and the mix is amazing. Also works great layered with Wild Fig and Spiced Pear. I imagine it will work for layering with all fall apple scents and all woody ones as well. I’ll try it with Ebony and Oak next.
I hope you enjoyed my Yankee Candle Spiced Honey and Oak scented candle Review and I’ll talk to you soon!
Village Candle Honey Creme
Village Candle Honey Creme is currently 20% off because it’s being promoted as their scent of the month. It’s a new scent for this autumn season. This does not smell like you’d expect from the name or the picture. In fact, it reminds me of Village Candle’s Caramel Kettle Corn fragrance, so if you liked that, you’ll enjoy this as well.
The official scent notes in Village Candle Honey Creme are vanilla, honey, and sweet cream.
Village Candle Honey Creme smells predominately like roasted almonds to me. I get loads of roasted almond, followed by a salted butter note, some honeyed sweetness, and a faint popcorn note. It’s not an overly creamy scent to my nose and the honey is there but it just adds sweetness and some thickness to the overall fragrance.
I’m on the fence about this fragrance. While I like the almond part, I don’t think it goes that well with the butter and popcorn notes. It’s a strange mix to my nose. I tried it with a foody vanilla scent to see if that rounds it up better but ended up disliking the mix.
The scent throw on a quarter of a votive was a decent 7.
Yankee Candle Honey Clementine
Yankee Candle Honey Clementine is a new scent for fall and a part of both EU and USA collection, which is rare. I really enjoy Yankee’s orange scents so I had high expectations for this one.
The official scent notes in Yankee Candle Honey Clementine are citrus, honey.
The idea of sweetened, warmed clementine orange is great, but this fragrance is missing the honey component. It’s a nice orange fragrance but there’s no dimension to it, nothing is warm or sweetened in here.
Compared to Orange Splash and Serengeti Sunset from Yankee, this is a bit fresher than orange splash and far less complex than Serengeti Sunset. That was so perfect for late summer and beginning of fall. I will be busting it out again for sure since Honey Clementine just doesn’t do much for me.
All my Yankee fragrances that officially should have a “honey” note in them pull very perfumey, so I decided to mix Honey Clementine with Yankee Candle Chamomile Tea that I feel has a very prominent honey note. It worked OK but nothing spectacular. I’ll be on a lookout for a true to life honey scent to see if I can get this fragrance to what it was supposed to be.
The scent throw of Yankee Candle Honey Clementine is a medium 6.
Yankee Candle Honey Glow
Yankee Candle Honey Glow was a part of the UK Indian Summer collection and it’s still available at my local Yankee Candle store. It’s also a scent that my sister enjoys burning at her boutique because it’s a very high-end perfume type of fragrance.
The notes in Yankee Candle Honey Glow: sweet perfume.
Again this is one of those scented candles that gives you no idea of what you’re about to smell based on the description. I need actual scent notes candle people! I don’t smell any honey or amber or spice which is what I expected based on the label and name. It’s just a sweet but not honey sweet woman’s perfume scent. Very strong and expensive smelling. It’s like Yankee Candle Champaca Blossom in that aspect except much stronger.
My medium jar version of Yankee Candle Honey Glow burns clean and even in my luminary, I get a nice wax pool after about two hours and the throw is about 9.
I burn this outside on my deck during summer and autumn evenings due to the strength of the fragrance but as I said, my sister uses the large jar versions of Honey Glow in her boutique and loves it.