Is it just me, or do chocolate-based candle scents smell weird? I love chocolate cake… but it always seems as if the candle translation is an artificial mess. Anyways, here is my review of Yankee Candle’s Chocolate Layer Cake.
The Scent: The chocolate is artificial. There is just something I find off-putting and unpleasant. There are a few redeeming qualities – there are moments of warm cocoa and creamy vanilla that add a decadent richness. But there is just something about the chocolate notes I cannot stand. I may be in the minority, but Chocolate Layer Cake is not my idea of a good chocolate scent. C-
The Throw: The throw was perfectly fine – maybe a medium. It filled up my living room with what I’d say is a perfectly satisfactory presence. My only complaint is the length of that decent throw could have lasted longer. B+
Overall, I just cannot get into this chocolate-based scent. It just lacks that authentic gooey, fresh-baked chocolate cake quality. I may be alone in this, since the scent does have good reviews! Oh well.