Boxes, boxes, boxes! Wow have I accumulated a lot of stuff over the years!

Anyways, one of my favorite “get me in the holiday spirit” scents is Yankee Candle’s Gingerbread.

This perennial favorite is a special treat that I grab a few tarts of every year! My one warning (from experience): Gingerbread tarts seem to lost their “throw potential” quicker than others. It has a maximum shelf life of 1 year before it starts to get that weaker, waxy, throw. If you love the scent, invest in a jar or tumbler during the Semi-Annual Sale. The throw on jars has always surpassed the tarts (in my experience).

Also look out for the red colored Gingerbread tumblers that pop up at Homegoods/TJMaxx/Marshalls!

GingerbreadThe Scent: A warm and spicy gingerbread treat. This is a true gingerbread…no extra sweetness, no sugary icing. Just straight up ginger, clove, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Wonderful! And if you miss that sweet note, try burning a tart of French Vanilla alongside it! B+

The Throw: As mentioned above, I find jars have better throws than tarts….but when I get a “fresh” tart of Gingerbread…WOW! Gingerbread has been one of the strongest Yankee Candle throws I’ve ever experienced! This one (~ a year old) was a solid medium that completely filled up my living room. A few years ago, I bought my mother-in-law a large jar of Gingerbread…and it filled her whole house! However, I have had my share of duds. Overall, stellar throw! (Ranges from A+ to C-, in my experience)

Overall, I love this bakery treat, I just wish the throw was more consistent!

Anyone else have this experience with Gingerbread?

-Kari Ann-


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