Lighting a candle is one of life’s simple pleasures. There is nothing like tidying up your space, getting your favourite candle lit and popping your feet up. Yankee Candles are some of the best in the UK as they seem to last forever, and fill any room with whatever heavenly scent you choose.
Yankee Candle uses premium wax and authentic ingredients in all its candles. The fibre cotton wicks are 100% natural and centred for an even, clean burn.
Honestly, we’re obsessed, and when you check our list of the top Yankee Candle scents, we can promise that you will be too. We've rounded up the best candles for any room, season or mood that will freshen up your space.
How many Yankee Candle scents are there?
Yankee Candle has over 200 scents, so even though we’ve made a shortlist of the ones we think you’ll love, there are loads more to try. The brand also has many seasonal options, so you can have special candles just for certain occasions.
What are the most popular Yankee Candle scents?
These are some of the most popular Yankee Candle scents, plus a few of our underrated favourites.
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Best Yankee Candle scents
1. Angel's Wings Large Jar Candle
Editor's pickThis floral and sweet-smelling candle is a must-have in the bedroom for snuggly feels. Sugar, vanilla and petals, what more could you want? Review: "What a gorgeous scented candle. Lovely hint of vanilla tones, absolutely perfect and burns well too. A long-lasting gorgeous scented candle. Just bought another two today they are perfect."
2. Clean Cotton Large Jar Candle
Most popularThis candle will remind you of sleeping in freshly washed sheets, which we all know is heavenly. You'll be getting floral undertones and hints of lemon, so this scent will give off a lovely fresh aroma.Review: "Can't beat a Yankee candle. I use these all of the time as they give a strong clean smell especially the clean cotton. It's by far my favourite, I have the car air fresheners as well. I love the jar it comes in and is perfect for filling up again if you wish to make your own candles. 10/10 great smell, cannot beat it."
3. Fluffy Towels Large Jar Candle
Best fresh scentAnother fresh scent, this candle sells out regularly because it smells THAT good. Imagine getting your new towels out of the washer after using a fruity, floral and lavender laundry detergent. That's what this gorgeous candle smells like.Review: "As always, amazing product. One of my top favourite scents, this candle fills a large room with the most beautiful aroma. Been purchasing Yankee candles for years, in my opinion, no other candles come close."
4. Pink Sands Large Jar Candle
Best citrus scentAnother sell-out scent. This candle has a mix of bright citrus, sweet florals and spicy vanilla that will take you straight to the exotic island of your dreams. A cheap alternative to an actual holiday, right?Review: "One of my favourite Yankee candles. Smells gorgeous and reminds me of being on holiday. The candle scent is very exotic and reminds me of the Mediterranean ud83dude0d"
5. Black Cherry Large Jar Candle
Best fruity scentThis candle smells of rich, ripe black cherries so it smells delicious. It's a mature scent that will make any room a lot cosier. Review: "I can only say it is the best candle ever. Love the smell. Smell is spreading through all the room and it melts all the way down and doesn't leave any wax on jar, so you're actually using all the product you paid for. Perfect for a gift as well. Even the price may seem a bit expensive but it is totally worth for its quality. Highly recommend."
6. Chocolate Easter Truffles Large Jar Candle
Best for chocolate loversPerfect for a chocolate lover during springtime, this scent is super indulgent. A candle that smells like chocolate is basically the dream, but careful it doesn't make you hungry all the time. Review: "Wow if you like chocolate you will love this. Warm sweet chocolate smell suitable for all year round as well as Easter and great for Christmas too. The whole family loves this."
7. Sugared Blossom Large Jar Candle
Best unique sweet scentIf you like sweeter, vanilla-based scents with a fresh edge, then this Is the scent for you. It mixes sweet scents with floral undertones which is great if you find vanilla too sickly. Review: "Love this candle - it smells like the Mugler alien perfume. The scent isn't too strong when you burn it but it gives a nice smell to the room that's not too overpowering."
8. Passion Fruit Martini Large Jar Candle
Best tropical scentThis candle smells like everyone's favourite cocktail. It won't take you to the bar, but you'll love the tropical vibesReview: "A gorgeous, fruity, punchy cocktail of a candle. Deep passionate passion fruit, mixed together with pineapple, oranges and mango. Similar to Tropical Jungle but with a sweeter, sugary edge. A perfect summer fragrance. Perfect for parties."
9. Crisp Campfire Apples Large Jar Candle
Best for autumnGet a blanket, a warm cuppa and light this candle to feel super snuggly. It's a bit woody, with the smell of apple and cinnamon to bring you straight to an autumn evening. Review: "This is a gorgeous scent for the start of autumn. Smoky and spicy, but not overpowering and retaining a definite fruity edge. Wonderful."
10. Dried Lavender & Oak Large Jar Candle
Best for relaxing in the eveningsLight this candle just before you go to bed to fill your bedroom with a truly relaxing scent. Careful where you light it though, as you might doze off.Review: "Really pleased with this candle. Obviously it smells of lavender, but has a deeper almost smokey scent. It smells very strong so probably not a good choice if you like your candles a bit more subtle. Some fade after a couple of uses but this hasn't after a week of use every night. I also leave the lid off during the day as an air freshener."
11. Vanilla Large Jar Candle
Best classic vanilla scentVanilla is a classic for a reason and this candle smells amazing. There's nothing wrong with being vanilla, in our books.Review: "I love this Yankee candle it's one of my favourites. Smells so gorgeous. I would recommend to anyone who loves vanilla."
12. A Calm and Quiet Place Large Jar Candle
Best relaxing scentThe name of this candle alone brings us a sense of peace. You'll be smelling gentle jasmine, patchouli and warm amber musk which all smell amazing and are really calming.Review: "My first ever Yankee candle! I love the smell, seen this trending on TikTok suggesting that it smells like YSL Black Opium and I couldn't agree more !! :) Worth a buy."
13. Midnight Jasmine Large Jar Candle
Best floral scentWater jasmine, sweet honeysuckle, neroli, and mandarin blossom make this scent a lush addition to your bedroom. It's somehow sleepy and seductive all at the same time. Review: "These scented candles are lovely to add that bit of calm into your surroundings. I really found them relaxing and the smell wasn't too overpowering either. Great product as usual from Yankee candle and without hesitation, I give them five stars and recommend them to all homes."
14. Bora Bora Shores Large Jar Candle
Best for summerCraving the beach? Us too. Pretend you're an influencer and use this zesty but sweet scent to take you straight to Bora Bora. It's fragrant and fresh.Review: "Very long-lasting, strong scent."
How long do Yankee Candles last?
A large Yankee Candle jar can last up to 150 hours, depending on how it’s used. That’s hours and hours of stunning scents filling your home which is amazing value for money.
Are Yankee Candles good for mindfulness?
Sometimes getting into the zone is hard, especially if you’re trying to live that WFH life. Lighting a candle can help you chill out and help to clear your head. Yankee Candles are a great pick for mindfulness vibes.