Yankee Candle Riviera Collection Review

08/07/2016
Yankee Candle Riviera Collection Review
I do love a good scented candle and out of all of them that I’ve tried Yankee Candle is definitely my favourite; they have a long burning time, burn evenly and come in a huge variety of amazing scents.  I have even converted one of my friends to Yankee Candle as she said that they last so much longer than the cheaper ones you can buy in the shops.
Lighting a scented candle in the evening is one way that I unwind after a long day at work, I find it relaxing watching the glow of the candlelight in the room as well as the scent filling the air.  Just as I change my decor to the season, I love to change the scent to match whichever season it is; a spicy Apple scent for Autumn and a sweet festive one at Christmas time.  For the Summer months Yankee Candle have the Riviera Collection out, a range of fresh Summery fragrances with a touch of the Mediterranean.

Yankee Candle Riviera Collection Review

The Riviera Escape 6 Votive House Gift Set £10.99 from Love Aroma is a pretty gift set, ideal either for a gift for a Yankee Candle lover or for yourself so you can sample each fragrance to see which one you like before purchasing a candle jar.  As the name suggests it contains 6 votives containing the Summer scents; Riviera Escape, Summer Peach, Sicilian Lemon, Olive & Thyme, Sea Salt & Sage and Lavender.  I tried each one and this is what I thought of the scents.

Riviera Escape
Is a fresh Oceanic scent which I love during the Summer months as it makes me think of clear blue seas and white sands, even when the weather in the UK is grey skies and chucking down with rain.  This was one of my favourites, it would also be an ideal scent to use in your bathroom all year round.

Yankee Candle Riviera Collection Review

Summer Peach
This is a fruity scent and it reminded me on being sixteen and dousing myself in the Body Shop’s Fuzzy Peach perfume, as you do at that age. I did find it quite overpowering when burning and not a fragrance I particularly enjoyed.

Yankee Candle Riviera Collection Review

Sicilian Lemon
Another fruity scent that when sniffing it cold smells like Lemon Starburst sweets  (or Opal Fruits as I still sometimes call them) but on burning didn’t throw off any scent at all.  I even changed the room it was burning in but sadly still never got that lemony scent when walking into the room.

Yankee Candle Riviera Collection

Olive & Thyme
Although this sounds a weird combination it does actually work, it smells of herbs with a hint of citrus and has a nice earthy aroma to it.  It made me think on how a rustic Italian kitchen might smell like.

Yankee Candle Riviera Collection Review

Sea Salt & Sage
This was another lovely scent and had a more masculine fragrance to it as it smelled slightly of aftershave.  It had a sea salt aroma along with a slight citrus hint to it, if you know a male that loves candles then this scent would make a lovely gift for them (or even for yourself).

Yankee Candle Riviera Collection Review

Lavender
As the name would suggest the scent it gives off is Lavender, I’m not a huge fan of Lavender scented things but it is a perfect votive for burning in your bedroom as it does fill the air with a lavender aroma ready to relax you before bed.

Yankee Candle Riviera Collection Review

What’s your favourite Yankee Candle scent?  Have you tried any of the above fragrances?
Also if you fancy buying a Yankee a Candle or two head to Love Aroma and use the code LIFEOFDEE at the checkout before 31 August 2016 and receive 20% off
I was sent these votives to review by Love Aroma but all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.

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