Lavender is not my favorite scent note at all. I’m super fussy with my lavender scents, I dislike straight up lavender and I dislike most “night” fragrances that tend to have lavender because I don’t enjoy heavy lavender based blends.
Lavender I don’t mind as much needs to have sweetness added, be it from either honey, fruit or vanilla, so it doesn’t smell dry and overly herbal. I like the sweetened and fresh lavender, it has to be fresh and on the green side as opposed to dry, herbal, moth ball-y versions.
Layering scents, I like green tea and lavender mixtures or jasmine tea and lavender. I recently enjoyed a Yankee Candle Chamomile Tea and Country Candle Country Lavender mixture.
Country Candle Country Lavender is my favorite pure lavender candle and while I don’t care for it alone, it works very well for layering.
Top 13 Lavender Scented Candles
- Yankee Candle Peach and Lavender
- Yankee Candle Lemon Lavender
- Yankee Candle Honey Lavender Gelato
- Goose Creek Citrus Lavender
- Village Candle Rosemary Lavender
- Kringle Candle Vanilla Lavender
- Country Candle Lamon Lavender
- Yankee Candle Lavender Sunset
- Better Homes and Gardens Sugared Lavender Twist
- Yankee Candle French Lavender
- Yankee Candle Lavender
- Revere House Lavender Vanilla
- Village Candle Change of Season
The scent notes Village Candle Change of Season are muguet flower and lavender, misty musk, cedar.
Burning Village Candle Change of Season I should say upfront I honestly dislike this scent. It has so much going on and the notes don’t appeal to me individually and really don’t work in this mixture.
Based on the notes I figured it would be a musky floral, but…gah it’s so much more. What went wrong here for me is the combination of the notes. First, the muguet note or rather the lily of the valley note is the one floral that is guaranteed to give me a headache. I just can’t deal with lily scents. It’s super potent and here it gets thrown in with lavender. Lavender is herbal and intense and is rarely mixed with other florals for a reason. Then the cedar just makes the scent even heavier with nothing in there to lift it up. And then because the notes don’t really blend they had to go heavy on a blender scent and they picked musk. So now we have a heavy floral with a herbal middle and heavy wood base mixed together in loads of musk. It’s just too much, too heavy for me.
I just hauled a bunch of Revere House candles and Revere House Lavender Vanilla was the first one I started to burn because it was my favorite on cold sniff. The Revere House jar candles just popped up one day at my local store and I’ve been sniffing them for a while before finally breaking down and buying a few.
Revere House Lavender Vanilla scented candle comes in a large 23-ounce jar that looks like the large Yankee Candle jar. It cost 18 EUR at the store.
The wax color is a nice lavender purple and you can see the oil pockets. On cold sniff its medium strong and it comes with two wicks.
When burning Revere House Lavender Vanilla I get a nice wax pool going in about 45 minutes thanks to the two wicks.
The scent throw is strong and the candle burns evenly in my luminary without the illumalid.
I couldn’t find the official description of the notes but I get a soft flowery lavender with a lot of vanilla. The vanilla isn’t very sweet or bakery but it’s rather the floral vanilla type of scent. It’s a pretty basic scent, no citrus or other green or floral notes added.
I burned this in the evenings because that’s when I normally feel like lavender scented candles but since the lavender is so soft I could burn it throughout the day. I keep it in my main living room and the scent fills the space in about an hour.
I have never actually bought a lavender scented candle for myself because throughout my childhood my Mum had these lavender scented mothballs in our storage space so all of the stuff we had stored had this lavender mothball scent to them and I can’t even begin to describe my subsequent dislike of lavender.
However, my best friend is missing this particular childhood scent scar and absolutely loves lavender scents and I’ve bought her a lot of lavender scented candles over the years.
I packed the kids up today and went over to her house for tea, we started talking about the blog and she said it’ll be missing all the lavender reviews. Couldn’t have that, naturally, so we made a day of it and burned her lavender scented candles and I was a good little candle nerd and made notes while chasing the kids who’d stolen the cookie tin and held it hostage together with Mia the dog. Good times were had all around, I think.
The official notes in Yankee Candle Lavender are powdered lavender bundles tied with heather.
Burning Yankee Candle Lavender, I get strong dried lavender and an undertone of heather. Because it’s the dried lavender note as opposed to the fresh kind it’s got a more herbal feeling than floral but the heather ups the floral feeling of the fragrance. I’ve been to Provence many times, it’s one of my favorite holiday destinations, and there’s all things lavender there, so I’ve smelled a lot of it, and Yankee Candle Lavender is quite true to life.
Since Yankee Candle Lavender is not my candle I’ve only seen it burn one time but it’s past the halfway point and there’s no residue on the jar. My friend said she had to foil it once because it didn’t want to burn evenly but other than that one time she hasn’t had any problems with it. We got a nice wax pool after about three hours and the scent throw on the large jar was a strong 8.
In connection to my Yankee Candle Lavender Review post I’ve also been hanging around Yankee Candle French Lavender today.
The official notes in Yankee Candle French Lavender are: aromatic lavender.
Burning Yankee Candle French Lavender, I get a straight up fresh, growing lavender. It’s fresher and therefore less powdery and less herbal than Yankee Candle Lavender but there are no other notes mixed in, you just get a field of lavender.
Since Yankee Candle French Lavender is not my candle I can’t comment on the performance and burning but the scent throw on this was a solid 8 and the fragrance filled a medium sized room in about an hour.
Related to my Yankee Candle Lavender Review post and my Yankee Candle French Lavender Review post my friend and I also burned her Yankee Candle Lemon Lavender scented candle today.
The official notes in Yankee Candle Lemon Lavender are: Soothing and sweet lavender come together with tangy lemon citrus to create a powdery fresh blend that’s clean and inviting.
Burning Yankee Candle Lemon Lavender, I got a very sweet lemon note. The sweetness was intense, like a lemon candy scent. The lavender is a secondary note and it’s the floral type of lavender, very fresh. It’s not what I was expecting at all because I thought the lemon note will be zesty but since is so sweetened the overall fragrance comes off as very sweet and floral.
My friend reported zero issues with the burning performance of Yankee Candle Lemon Lavender and she always burns it in a luminary. We burned Yankee Candle Lemon Lavender in her smallish guest bathroom and it was way too strong for that room but we had other candles going in other rooms and we didn’t want to mix the scents so that I could review each individual candle. Ah, the sacrifices. Anyway, I’d say the scent throw of Yankee Candle Lemon Lavender is an 8. It was crazy strong in the bathroom but taking the room size into consideration I’d say an 8.
I got some wax melts from the US last week. Some of the new scents from Better Homes and Gardens and Scentsationals are getting a lot of hype in the wax community and I wanted to sniff them for myself. I’ve been melting 2 cubes at a time in my medium sized office and pretty much all of the tested scents could fill a much larger room. For the price, these give out a lot of scent so if you’re someone who loves strong home fragrance you’ll be very happy with these but I still feel that the quality of the fragrances is reflected in the price tag as the majority does smell like a nice scent you picked up at the supermarket as opposed to a high-end fragrance.
The first wax I melted was Better Homes and Gardens Sugared Lavender Twist that was my least favorite of the bunch on cold sniff. I’m not big on super sweet scents and this was an instant headache for me due to all the sugar so off to my sister’s it went.
Better Homes and Gardens Sugared Lavender Twist smells like cotton candy with added caramel and some raspberry and vanilla. All fine but really super sweet. But then I get the herbal lavender note and it’s just such an odd combination with all the rest of the notes and it doesn’t work for me.
It’s said that it smells like the Aquolina Pink Sugar perfume and I’d say that the mix of the cotton candy and raspberry is the same as the Pink Sugar base but the lavender – even though it’s not dominant in any way – throws it off.
The scent throw on 2 cubes was a solid 9 and it lasted about 4 hours.
Yankee Candle Lavender Sunset is new for this summer. It started off as online exclusive but I’ve heard some people have been getting it from various stores as well. It’s in the same broad theme as the rest of the new summer scents, meaning that it’s quite heavy and evening/night appropriate. Since they have a lot of scents in their core line that work as a summer day fragrance it makes sense that they went this way with their limited editions but since these type of scents are not something I generally enjoy, I only tested them out and then found them new homes.
This one I actually got in a large jar and gave it as a present to my friend who loves all things lavender. She gave it a burn right away while we chatted and worked on demolishing my famous lavender frosting cupcakes. The candle was fine but you must really like lavender. The cupcakes were better though.
The official scent notes in Yankee Candle Lavender Sunset are lavender and rich vanilla combine with woody notes.
It smells a lot like Lavender Vanilla. You get the herbal lavender note, sweetened and mellowed by vanilla. The cedarwood darkens it up a bit but it’s not strong enough to make it a woodsy fragrance. I get some iris and if that note were stronger, it would be a really different take on a Yankee lavender fragrance but it’s really faint so it doesn’t really have an impact.
The throw on the large jar was a 7. It works for a medium to large room and I do think it’s an evening or even fall/autumnal fragrance.
I was really excited about this one since it sounded interesting and unique.
Yankee Candle Honey Lavender Gelato smells so interesting. It’s quite complex and while I smell things in here I’d never think would work together, it actually smells quite lovely but at the same time quite different from the usual Spring Yankee scents.
The first thing you smell is the lavender and lime mix. The lavender is not super dry and herbal and since is sweetened by the thick honey note it avoids being soapy as well. It’s a very good take on a lavender note. Think the classic lemon and lavender mixes but this is so much more elevated. First of all, the lime instead of the lemon really does make a difference in making it less floor cleaner smelling and foodier. The honey note takes it further into the food territory and then there’s the berry mix undertone that links all of those notes together.
I don’t get much creaminess from this apart from what the honey note brings so it’s not heavy or thick. It is sort of foody but stays light.
Yankee Candle Peach and Lavender is now available in large jars as a returning treasure. I picked up a few jars because I’ve had this before and I really enjoy burning it in the late summer. It’s a very nice scent to have if you’re into fragrance layering as well, since it mixes well with vanilla and citrus scents, making it a good base that you can either sweeten or brighten up.
In terms of scent throw, my new jar is a decent 7 which I think is quite enough for a lavender scent.
Yankee Candle Peach and Lavender smells like a fresh peach. It’s not an overripe peach scent, and it doesn’t lean into the candy territory. It’s just a very natural peach note. Added to the dominant peach is a very fresh lavender note. This is not dry lavender or sweetened vanillary lavender. Again, it’s a natural, fresh take on the note. While the peach is more dominant, lavender is a much more intense note, so you definitely don’t lose it in this fragrance.
As I mentioned, I like having a jar of this around at the beginning of September to use as a base and then I mix it up with tarts and votives in other scents, specifically Yankee Summer Peach, Yankee Sicilian Lemon, Yankee Vanilla and Yankee Lemon Lavender.