Village Candle Nutcracker is or rather was a part of the Holiday Limited Edition collection. I’m not a huge fan of cranberry scents but I do prefer this to many of the sweet cranberry stuff that Yankee does. This is also a good transition scent from Fall to Holiday, since cranberry and spice work for either season.
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The official scent notes in Village Candle Nutcracker are: tart cranberry.
Village Candle Nutcracker I smell the tart cranberry that is a tad on the fake side but not as much as sweet cranberry scents can be. I also get quite a bit of cinnamon. It’s a cinnamon stick type of scent, not the bakery cinnamon, so it works well with the tartness of the dominating note.
It’s pretty much what I expected from the description. I’d like it more without the cinnamon and maybe with a citrus thrown in to amp up the tartness. By the time I got to November and December I was over spice in general and cinnamon in particular so a zesty little twist on the cranberry would be preferred, but this wasn’t bad at all. I did pair it with a lime candle but the cinnamon and the lime didn’t work.
The scent throw on a medium jar of this is a medium 7. It pooled in about 45 minutes and scented most of my large living room.