When I was younger, Yankee Candle’s Ocean Water was my favorite scent. It’s now retired, and to be honest, my taste in candle scents has changed! Most “ocean” scents give me a terrible headache and they all smell the same to me.
But for some reason, my childhood love for Ocean Water always prompts me to buy the newer ocean scents at Yankee Candle…and I always hate them!
The Scent: A generic “ocean” water scent. It smells like any other ocean scent by any other candle brand! Why do candle-makers think that ocean spray smells like strong, cologne-like, artificial freshness? D
The Throw: As always, the tart’s throw was decent but gave me a terrible headache! After about 30 minutes, I had to turn it off! I turned it on today, but found the second melt to be pretty weak! D+
So, I am a bad judge at ocean scents. But, in my opinion, Coastal Waters was so generic…you could get an Ashland large jar from Michael’s for a fraction of Yankee Candle’s price and get the same experience.
And of course….that head-ache! So, if you’re sensitive to certain scents like me…beware!