yankee candle fall autumn 2018 collection review

Yankee Candle Fall Autumn 2018 Collection review

With the Yankee Candle Fall Autumn 2018 Collection Yankee Candle is going back to the core line, standard housewarmer jars.

yankee candle fall autumn 2018 collection preview

They had a weird extra line for the summer season but with the fall season coming up in candle and scented wax world, we get a classic Fall 2018 collection.

The new Yankee Candle Fall 2018 collection will introduce a bunch of new scents. During the last couple of years the European and USA collections are pretty much available across all countries as the Americans get the European scents in the outlets and Europeans get the USA scents as “special appearances” at the online stores.

yankee candle fall autumn 2018 collection review

The Yankee Candle UK and Europe Autumn 2018 Collection

Yankee Candle UK and Europe Autumn 2018 Collection will have 5 new scents:

  1. Yankee Candle Sun Kissed Thistle
  2. Yankee Candle Poached Pear Flambe
  3. Yankee Candle Enchanted Moon
  4. Yankee Candle Autumn Pearl
  5. Yankee Candle Tranquil Mist

Yankee Candle Tranquil Mist scented candle review

Yankee Candle Tranquil Mist is a brand new scented candle for Fall 2018 season. The new fall candles are all available now at the stores and online in tumbler form. Yankee Candle Tranquil Mist is the least seasonal from the autumnal scents that are currently out but it’s a very generally pleasing scent, one that is guest friendly and can be used any time of the year.

Yankee Candle Tranquil Mist should smell like: Fresh Air, Rose Water, Lavender, Cashmere Accord, Clean Cotton, White Musk, Sandalwood.

Burning Yankee Candle Tranquil Mist candle, I feel like it’s a spa type candle. People compare it to Sweet Nothings a lot and while it doesn’t smell the same, it’s the same spa type fragrance. Spa candles or rather spa home fragrance is close to what we classify as “laundry smell” or “dryer sheets” smell but while those have a distinct detergent or soap note, spa fragrances usually have a body care smell. It is less soap or fabric softener and more body lotion, but same basic notes of calming florals, cotton and white musk.

Yankee Candle Tranquil Mist smells like amber and cotton with some citrusy florals and warm sandalwood, all wrapped in white musk. It’s hard to pick out specific notes but you get the warmth, the dryer sheets and the vanilla and citrus body lotion all blended together with the musk overlay.

Like I said, nothing about Yankee Candle Tranquil Mist says “autumn”, but you can burn it now or on a rainy August afternoon or a cold February morning and it won’t feel out of place. So if you don’t burn candles a whole lot and you tend to end up with jars half full of those spiced pumpkin scents at the end of November, give this a go and you can burn it throughout the year.

Yankee Candle Autumn Pearl scented candle review

Yankee Candle Autumn Pearl is a conceptual fragrance that should smell like creamy blend of lush orchid, vanilla and delicate freesia.

Burning Yankee Candle Autumn Pearl I would describe it very differently. To me, it smells like fresh apples with a patchouli base and some floral notes thrown in the middle, overlaid with a perfumey scent.

When I see “orchid” as a main note I pretty much know the candle will smell like perfume. Orchid in home fragrance pretty much means it’s going to smell like an exotic floral perfume on the intense side. Yankee Candle Autumn Pearl is really not an intense candle though. Yes, it smells like a floral perfume with apple and patchouli notes but it’s very light. If you remember Madagascan Orchid, this is a about a seventh of that in strength.

I like the apple in here, it fits very well with the jasmine and orchid. The patchouli gives it a darker, more earthy vibe and I’m not a big fan, but again; this is a delicate, light fragrance so it’s not like any of these notes are assaulting you.

I’ve paired it with a vanilla bean candle and really liked the mix.

Yankee Candle Enchanted Moon scented candle review

Yankee Candle Enchanted Moon was added to the Fall 2018 collection and will be available in stores in August.

Burning Yankee Candle Enchanted Moon I have to say first off that it’s not a straight up men’s cologne smell like most “moon” or “night” candles tend to be.  I can smell the peony o rather rose mixed with a bit of jasmine. The base is a mix of dark berry and citrus with a nice smooth teak wood note. I can’t say it’s juniper berry exactly since I feel that has a very distinct scent but there’s definitely a berry note with a herbal undertone. The teak note is similar to sandalwood, maybe a tad less warm and woodier.

Overall, Yankee Candle Enchanted Moon is not exactly autumnal or dark. It is more of a transitional scent in my opinion; I’d burn it late September or early October. It will blend well with more autumnal berry based scents and of course will loads of darker vanilla based fragrances.

Yankee Candle Poached Pear Flambé scented candle Review

Yankee Candle Poached Pear Flambé  is a brand new scented candle for Fall 2018 season. The new fall candles are all available now at the SAS sale.

Yankee Candle Poached Pear Flambé smells like Pear Nectar, Crystalized Sugar, Honey, Caramel, Whipped Vanilla and Fruity Musk.

This is a very good autumnal foody scent. The pear note is a super ripe, compote version of a pear. I get the boozey note pretty strong in here, it’s a brandy, whiskey type. The third note that is very strong is the caramel which is not overly sweet, gooey caramel but a more grown up version. I do get a little bit of the creamy vanilla but mostly it’s a brandy, pear and caramel smell.

Really well done and very close to the Brandy Pear Tart but with a better caramel note (the sweet note in Brandy Pear Tart is just sugary) and better vanilla.

Yankee Candle Sun Kissed Thistle scented candle review

The official notes in Yankee Candle Sun-Kissed Thistle  are: Warm sunshine, pine needles, citrus and apple.

After reading the pine and apple I had a very holiday type fragrance in mind but that’s not how Yankee Candle Sun-Kissed Thistle smells when burning.The actual fragrance matches quite well with the look of the candle.

First of all, I get the “indian summer” vibe from this candle. I get the dry grass, not hay specifically, much less rich, but say a dilluted dry grass scent with a touch of bitterness. Middle of the fragrance is fruity. I get super sweet apple, honey and some lemon. The pine is there but super faint, works well as the base and doesn’t dominate the fragrance at all. It’s not a pine scent. If I had to pick one note I’d say it’s an apple scent but the dry vegetal smell makes it more interesting, masculine and grown up but the bitter undertone bothers me a bit here.

The scent throw on my jar is OK, a solid 7, but keep in mind that I don’t have an open plan home and I do scent one average sized room at a time, so Yankees tend to work well for me.

Personally I’d add the Yankee Candle Warm Desert Wind and Yankee Candle Misty Mountains to the four. These two are a part of the European summer 2018 collection but having smelled, melted and burned both several times, I can safely say they are totally autumnal fragrances and would fit great into the Fall 2018 collection.

The Yankee Candle USA Fall 2018 Collection

The Yankee Candle USA Fall 2018 Collection will also have  new scents:

Yankee Candle Luscious Pumpkin Trifle

Yankee Candle Enchanted Moon

Yankee Candle Sugared Cinnamon Apple

Yankee Candle Poached Pear Flambe

Yankee Candle Tranquil Mist

Yankee Candle Blue Twillight Storm

Since the fall season is the main scented candle burning season for most people, I’m surprised that the collections aren’t bigger but I guess Yankee has enough fall scented hits that come back every fall that they don’t really need to add a bunch of new ones.

I hope you enjoyed my Yankee Candle Fall Autumn 2018 Collection Preview and I’ll talk to you soon!

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