Today I’m really excited to write about the Yankee Candle Pumpkin Patch Candle! This is actually my very first Yankee Candle, so I was pumped like Arnold to try it.
Nearly all of my candle reviews are on Slatkin & Co. ones from Bath & Body Works, so this is a welcomed change of pace. And perhaps this will make my candle addiction even worse. (Hehe, like I need that!) 😉
A very heartfelt thank you goes out to my friend, Carmela of Polished Indulgence. She sent me this (along with a sweet card and caramel goodies) as a pleasant surprise that made my day!
Wow, can you believe that Hallowe’en will be here before we know it? I’m looking forward to it – it’s my favourite holiday of the year.
Yankee Candle Pumpkin Patch Candle Pictures
√ Spiced pumpkin
- Name: Yankee Candle Pumpkin Patch Candle
- Amount: 340 g (12 oz.)
- What I Paid: Nothing! (My friend, Carmela from Polished Indulgence, surprised me with it! :D)
- Where to Buy: Yankee Candle stores (might be different packaging), & maybe on the Yankee Candle Canadian website later on. (They seemed to have just launched, so I’m not sure when they’ll make online shopping available.) Carmela got this from Winners, so you may have a shot at finding it there.
Yankee Candle Pumpkin Patch Candle Review
This smells like fall in a jar to me. Not only do you get some sweet pumpkin like that in pumpkin pie (which I’m crazy about – need to whip up a homemade pumpkin pie again soon), but you get all the heavy spices, too! These spices round out the fragrance and make it smell cozy.
Calling this candle ‘Pumpkin Patch’ is quite odd, though, because it doesn’t smell like fresh pumpkin. It’s more like pumpkin pie. This is a warm, spicy bakery-type scent.
Compared to the moderate-to-strong scent throw of an average Slatkin & Co. candle, I found that Pumpkin Patch by Yankee Candle had a light-to-moderate scent throw in the living room. For this reason, I suggest using this candle in smaller spaces so that you can enjoy the richness of the fragrance much better.
I wonder if the lighter scent throw has to do with the fact that Pumpkin Patch only has 1 wick, whereas the large Slatkin & Co. candles I buy come with 3 wicks. Also, the large Slatkin & Co. candles are 411 g, whereas this Yankee Candle one is 340 g.
Burn, baby, burn! Pumpkin Patch held an extremely strong flame the entire time it was lit. Haha, I actually was a little paranoid because it’s way taller and wider than the flames on my Slatkin & Co. candles. I kept checking up on it because I feared that it might cause a fire! (Don’t worry – there were no accidents…Phew!)
On the label, the instructions say to burn the candle for up to 2 hours at a time. I actually timed it for precisely 2 hours each time I used it.
What I noticed is that even after 6 hours (3 separate times I used it), the wax level hardly went down. This means that my candle will last a long time. 🙂
Now, when you initially burn a candle, you’re supposed to let it burn so that the wax pool reaches from edge to edge. This ensures an even burn so there’s no tunnelling and so that there’s less wasted wax.
However, since I was strictly adhering to the ‘up to 2 hours’ instructions, my wax pool didn’t have enough time to reach the edge. That being said, on each separate occasion I burned the candle, I’ve noticed that there’s less and less ‘canyoning’ as the wax melts outwards to the edges.
The packaging is interesting because it’s housed in a glass jar with a tapered opening. And it comes with a lid that reminds me of the kind people use to hermetically seal jams and other fruit preserves.
I really like the label on the front because it’s crazy. It depicts a farmer holding a pitchfork and holding a jack o’lantern while standing in a patch with other jack o’lanterns. The farmer even has the nerve to put his right foot on the head of one. (Where are your manners, Farmer Joe?) 😉
Then, on the left, there’s an orange silhouette of a haunted mansion and a twisted tree. Love it! There are even bats in the sky.
This is a fall scent, so if you’re able to find it at Winners or elsewhere, snatch it up before it’s gone!
Also, the label says that Pumpkin Patch is a “spiced pumpkin & harvest swirl candle”. When I posted a quick photo of the candle on Instagram and Twitter, one of my readers mentioned that those two scents were her favourites. So, you can get those two fragrances as individual candles, but this one combines them. That’s a pretty neat idea.
Final Verdict: 8/10
What a yummy-smelling candle. If you love sweet scents and the way a pumpkin pie smells like when it comes out of the oven, this is it!
Now that I’ve tried my first Yankee Candle, I’m curious to try more. And one day, I want to visit the Yankee Candle store. Apparently they’ve opened up a few in Canada! It would be neat to see a store full of candles from floor to ceiling in hundreds of different scents. That alone is an experience!
Have you tried any Yankee Candles? Which scents would you recommend to me? (I tend to like sweet bakery scents like cupcakes, caramel, and pumpkin pie.