If you’re into home comforts, you’ve probably owned or considered a Yankee Candle during a mooch around a department store. If you love a Yankee, but a cheaper alternative is tempting you, think twice!

These pretty scented candles are slick and stylish, with some unusual and tempting options to choose from. It’s always a good idea to be careful of fads and brands which might not be worth the hype. Sometimes price and quality don’t go hand in hand, we get it. So, when it comes to Yankee Candle, are the colourful candles worth spending a little more on?

What are Yankee Candles?

The family brand started out in 1977 when 16-year-old student Mike Kittredge made a candle at home for his mum’s Christmas present. A neighbour liked the candle and offered to buy it, leaving Mike with enough money to make two more, one for his mum, and one more to sell. The sweet story of Yankee Candle’s startup led to worldwide expansion and the start of a new household name.

What scents are available?

As demand for Yankee’s scented candles grew, so did the brand’s portfolio of scents. From their iconic jar candles to glass pillars, sweet tumblers, and square options, there are plenty of styles to choose from. When it comes to choosing a scent, you might find yourself spoilt for choice.

These some of the bestselling Yankee Candle scents:

  • Clean Cotton
  • Pink Sands
  • Baby Powder
  • Midnight Jasmine
  • Fluffy Towels
  • Vanilla Cupcake
  • Warm Desert Wind
  • Lemon Lavender
  • Dreamy Summer Nights
  • Sea Air

Why do Yankee Candles cost more than some alternatives?

There are a couple of reasons why Yankee Candles are a little more expensive than unbranded options, and most of them come down to quality. First off, Yankees are unique in that they burn down evenly. That’s right, no annoying trail of wasted wax stuck up the side of the glass. When you choose Yankee Candle, every bit of scented goodness gets released into your home. And thanks to their crazily long burn time, you can enjoy your splurge for even longer.

Another reason for the higher price tag is their all-natural ingredients. Suitable for vegans, free from animal testing, and made with paraffin wax, Yankee Candles are a natural alternative to some animal-derived options with chemical scents.

Finally, their smell and the choice of fragrances available makes Yankee Candles a little costlier. Few other candle companies can boast such a vast portfolio of gorgeous scents, even less which are all-natural and of such high quality. And, with new varieties added to the list each year, there’s always something new to discover.

Are they worth the hype?

We say, yes. When it comes to quality and a scented candle that lasts, you can’t beat Yankee!

How to get Yankee Candles for less

If you want all the luxury of a Yankee Candle in your home but can’t quite face the price tag, shop at Fragrance Direct and pick up your favourite for less.

You can save £5 on large jar candles, and there are plenty of great scent options to choose from. From Vanilla Cupcake and Fluffy Towels to Cinnamon Stick and Tropical Jungle, we have a huge choice of Yankees with £5 off. You can also shop Yankee Candle oils and diffusers for less when you come to Fragrance Direct.

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