Lemon Mint Leaf

My apologies to my readers…..I have a very large amount of lemon/citrus scented candles left over from my wedding…..so I will be reviewing quite a few citrus candles over the coming months!

Basically, I started to collected yellow, orange, and pink candles from Bath & Body Works and Yankee Candle….but it was getting way too $$$ (I had 18 tables) and the various sizes and shapes were not making my “vision” come to life. I eventually switched entirely to Ashland Candles (they were 3/$10 on sale and have decent quality for that price!).

Anyways, one of the candles I bought last year was B&BW’s Lemon Mint Leaf.

lemon mint leaf 1

The Scent: Okay, I love this scent. I’ve heard mixed options…. it’s one of those candles you either love or hate. Some think it’s smells like Pinesol mixed with Pledge…but not me! I think it’s the perfect blend of “freshness.” The crisp mint scent pairs refreshingly nice with the tart and sweet lemon. I really like this scent…..it sits on the border of being a fruit scent and a fresh scent. B+

The Throw: I think this picture will answer this…

lemon mint leaf

This candle is a nightmare! The wicks keep on ashing, so they are always too short. And that unlit wick………it just will not stay lit, no matter how much surgery I give it! I tried foiling it, but the wicks are so puny, they drown almost right away.

So…the throw for this poor excuse of a tumbler is light-medium. The lemon notes punch through to my nose every once and a while….but there is never a good enough wax pool to create a throw. If this was a non-tunneling candle, my gut says it would have a stellar throw…..but for now…this candle is getting the dreaded F+

-Kari Ann-



  1. How disappointing! The 2 most recent 3-wick B&BW jars I’ve bought (Summertime S’mores and London Calling) have both done fine with foil, but the minis I got tunneled badly even with foil! I’m planning to scoop them out to use in a tart burner.

    • I’m glad your tumblers are burning well (gives me hope!)

      I heard a rumor that the summer 2012 candles had wick problems…I have one more tumbler from 2012 to test this theory! πŸ™‚

      London Calling is a favorite…but how was Summertime S’mores?

  2. SAD!!! This is a nice scent for the most part. I have a lemon mint leaf from this year that burns very well. You should take this back and exchange it for sure!

  3. I keep seeing your comments about ‘throw’ or ‘thrown. As a really new candle addict (I’ve amassed almost 400 yankee candle fragrances in less than 2 months) can you explain what you mean. I mostly have samplers and tarts but I love the jar shape in the Simply Home range so have about 6 of them now plus a large 2 wick vanilla shimmer and a few of the small jars. Am I officially an addict yet?

    • I think you can call yourself an addict (which is a huge compliment by the way! πŸ™‚ ) 400 scents! You have a lot of burning to do!

      A throw is how well you can smell a candle’s scent as it’s burning. A candle with a good throw means that you can smell it all around the room it’s lit in and bad means it’s as if no candle is even lit!

      I hope all of yours have good throws so you can enjoy the scents! πŸ™‚

      • What makes it worse is that I’m in Scotland so we don’t have a lot of retail choice for buying YC and the prices can be pretty hard to swallow especially for some of the older fragrances on ebay … but I’m having fun, and the house smells heavenly. Currant favorite is a really nice Home Classics sampler of Island Lily which is on my ‘get more’ list πŸ™‚ Pretty label too.

      • πŸ™‚ Scotland! Wow! I wish you luck in hunting (I hear that finding scents across the pond can be hard!)

        I haven’t tried Island Lily..I’ll have to keep my eye out for it πŸ™‚

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