French Vanilla

French Vanilla is one of Yankee Candle’s classic scents. In fact, most candles companies have a “classic” vanilla scent in their mix!

I had thought, via hype and rumor, that French Vanilla was retiring from Yankee Candle, but it is currently on sale, in all sizes at full price, on the Yankee Candle Website! I’m happy about this since Yankee Candle’s French Vanilla is one of the few vanilla candle scents that I actually like. While other versions of French Vanilla come off as waxy or fake, Yankee Candle nails it!

French VanillaThe Scent: A delicious creamy French vanilla! It smells just like the off white, custard-like, ice cream from Coldstone Creamery. It’s wonderful. Although I’ve heard some describe it as bland, I love French Vanilla alone, or mixed with almost any other scent! Seriously….almost any fruit, floral, or food scent can be melted/burned alongside this scent with wonderful results! B

The Throw:  In my opinion, the throw for French Vanilla is just average. It has a light-medium throw that fill only a small room. It does create a warm environment, but it’s just not strong enough to make a statement or be used in a large room. It’s too bad! C-

Overall, I do really like French Vanilla….and I’ve had better luck on the throw with tarts!


As a side note, this jar has special meaning to me. My husband won it at Yankee Candle Village in Deerfield, MA last year during their big birthday celebration! The picture below is him winning the candle!

Mike YC

-Kari Ann-


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