What’s your favourite Yankee fragrance combination?


Craig with Sweet Strawberry & Sparkling Lemon Hi there!

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I love Yankee Candles – them smell wonderful when you burn them, but what I REALLY like to do is make my very own 'Yankee cocktails'! Here's my top five combinations, and I'd love to know what yours are. Also, drop me a comment if there are any fragrances you'd love to see Yankee make.

The Top 5

1. Vanilla Lime and Cinnamon Stick - this is my all time favourite fragrance combination. I adore the richness of the vanilla with the zesty twist of lime and the delicious warmth of cinnamon. It's the perfect cocktail ANY time of the year.

Lavender Vanilla & Sweet Violet2. Lavender Vanilla and Sweet Violet - this is the perfect evening blend to help you wind down after a hard day. The sweetness of the vanilla balances the summery floral notes of the lavender and violet. It reminds me of being in a summer garden, eating a bowl of the most wonderful vanilla ice cream imaginable!

3. Sweet Strawberry and Sparkling Lemon - this is the perfect summer refresher for your senses. I'm burning this combination a lot at the moment (you can see me above with them both in my kitchen!). With the warm evenings I'm finding it very reviving – I love it!

Fresh Cut Roses & Willow Breeze 4. Willow Breeze and Fresh Cut Roses - this combination makes it summer any time of the year. I've recently got back from a break in France and had the holiday blues, and I found these two burnt together really lifted my spirits. The notes of sandalwood, lemon and moss in Willow Breeze take me somewhere exotic, while the rose scent of Fresh Cut Roses is the quintessential English fragrance. I think this is the most elegant combination of all!

5. Cafe au Lait and Blueberry Scone – well, if you know me at all, you'll know I have a rather sweet tooth! This blend of fragrances is great for a morning at home, a bit like a coffee morning without the baking! It's a wonderful calorie-free way to enjoy the creamy scent of Cafe au Lait (reminds me of the Mellow Birds my nan used to give me when I was little!) and yummy scones. My mouth's watering already!

I can't wait to get my hands on the new TSV and start creating more cocktails – next time I think it'll be my top ten! And don't forget to let me know your favourite mixtures too!

Craig. xx


  1. Val Martin July 6, 2009 at 8:28 am -  Reply

    Hi Craig,
    Could you please ask YC to bring the “twisted” fragrances to QVC. I saw this range in the US last year and bought the one that contained Sweet Strawberry and Buttercream mixed together. Was gorgeous.
    I have ordered the Fresh collection today as I love Willow Breeze and have wanted to try Island Spa.
    Val Martin

  2. Kathryn July 6, 2009 at 11:22 am -  Reply

    Wow – Love your cocktails Craig! My new favourite combination for summer is Island Guava and Kiwi Berries. I also like Maslasian Palm and with Dune Grass. I might try your combination of Willow Breeze with Fresh Cut Roses next, sounds lovely! xxx

  3. Darren Noble July 6, 2009 at 10:47 pm -  Reply

    HI Craig, wow you have certainly been busy with your Yankee cocktails!! I am an avid Yankee collector and have been for 5 years now, and have watched so many fragrances come and go, on of the most amazing combinations is Black Cherry with Vanilla Cupcake, just delish, especially with your sweet tooth!! Today am burning Sparkling Vanilla and Farmers Market (new for autmn), smells lovely with the right amount of spice. I especially like the 2-wick candles as the burn smoother and emit much more fragrance, with NO tunneling. NOticed that you like Cafe Au Lait and Bluberry Scone, hope you know that these have now been retired, you just get used to some and they vanish!! Good advice is an electric tart burner, then you can really go to town on the mixtures, and no danger of setting anything alight!
    Lovely to watch you on QVC with your cheeky smile.
    Have a great July.

  4. deb lewis July 7, 2009 at 9:19 am -  Reply

    Thanks for the tips, try sicilian orange (my favourite) with sparkling lemon in summer, or cinnamon stick at Xmas. Baby powder and the new cherry blossom is also fab. Last one, delicious new island Guava with Island Spa, transports you far away.Going to try all the new blends recommended here,im addicted! Deb xxx

  5. craig rowe July 9, 2009 at 8:13 am -  Reply

    Hi Val, Kathryn, Darren and Deb!
    So wonderful to hear from you and thank you for your fabulous fragrance cocktail suggestions and I thought I was adventurous!!!
    Love them all, in particular Darren love your Black Cherry and Vanilla Cupcake suggestion – that sounds to die for!
    I really hope we get some of the new fragrances on QVC soon, I need to feed my habit!
    Hope you are all well and speak soon,

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