Yankee Candle Rainbow Cookie is now available everywhere as a new Ester and spring 2018 scented candle.
First of all, the candle looks awesome and super seasonal and the name is adorable but it has nothing to do with the scent. I really dislike when the scent and the name and label don’t match at all but it’s not the end of the world if the scent is really great. This candle however did not impress me at all.
Yankee Candle Rainbow Cookie should smell like cookies filled with citrus and peach and sweet vanilla frosting.
Burning Yankee Candle Rainbow Cookie, I smell tart fruit candy. Really quite generic, almost cheap fruit candy. As for the fruit notes, I get orange, peach, coconut, passion fruit, but they are all super fake, candy aromas, nothing to do with actual fruit. They do smell like the cheap baking aromas you buy, but with that candy sweetness added. At the base of the fragrance I do smell a rather faint buttercream, sugar and vanilla mix but it’s all far too weak to get the overall scent from “candy” to “cookie”. First, there’s no bakery note here. But we could let that go and pretend that the sugar and vanilla mix alone is enough to gives us the “cookie” vibe. Unfortunately the “cookie mix” gets buried under the sugary, fruity top notes and it takes a while before you can smell it at all.
So yeah, this didn’t work for me. I mixed it with Christmas Cookie to get it to where I wanted it but honestly, the top notes smell so generic and meh to me, I didn’t really enjoy the fragrance even with the cookie part amped up.
I hope you enjoyed my Yankee Candle Rainbow Cookie.