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Yee-haw! Yankee Candle.

Oct 7, 2014 | lifestyle design

I love things that smell good.

When I was a kid, I used to go crazy over scratch-n-sniff stickers, erasers, pens… I’d take a whiff of them all. I’d be that student at the bookshop, busy sniffing stationery rather than trying them out for functionality.

This habit hasn’t changed. I still love sniffing things. Thankfully, this does not extend to anything living.

Enter Yankee Candle, “America’s best loved candle”.

I used to be such a little skeptic when it came to such things. Who needs candles? Burn them down and they’re done for. It’s practically burning money.

While there’s some truth to that statement, I realised very quickly upon using up a sample that a friend gave me, that burning a scented candle can be very relaxing. Especially while you  read a book or put on a face mask. Pamper nights. I don’t do enough of those.

I lean towards scents that remind me of a beach holiday. I am all over Island Spa, Seaglass and Sun & Sand. I have the latter two, but have yet to part with my money for Island Spa. It’s the one scent I keep smelling when I return to the store.

I haven’t tried any other brands yet, but I might once I finish one or two of these.

Now if you’ll excuse me… I’m off to relax.

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