Yankee Candle Olive and Thyme is another scented candle from the European Summer collection I’m trying out in my wax warmer and this one is the biggest miss of the collection for me.
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The official scent notes in Yankee Candle Olive and Thyme are: olive leaf, citrus and musk
First of all, as with Sea salt and Sage, there is no herbal element to this fragrance. It’s not that I love herbs in home fragrance but if it’s in the name of the candle, you sort of expect to be able to smell it. But what I do get is the olive leaf note and musk with a hint of verbena. The verbena freshens up the musk and adds a bit of interest to the main note that is sort of this green, viscous scent. It’s sort of a non fragrance to me. It doesn’t smell oily or woody, or herbal, or like an actual olive fruit or even like citrus. It just holds nothing interesting at all to my nose.
The scent throw on a quarter of a votive in a melter was a weak 6, barely scenting up a bathroom.