This is a review of Yankee Candle Holiday/Christmas 2020 wax melts from the Yankee Candle store, including the new Yankee Wax Melt Singles.
I believe that Yankee Candle will be doing away with their 6-cube oval-shaped wax packaging, and switching to the new .8 oz. wax melt singles which cost $2.00. The Yankee wax melt singles are meant for one-time use; although you "can" cut them in two, they crumble, and there's no way to save the other half since the top of the packaging peels off. $2.00 for a one-time use wax melt is equivalent to $12 for a regular 2.5 oz. wax melt from Walmart. Needless to say, I will not be purchasing the new Yankee Candle wax melt singles.
Top: Creme de Menthe, Cool Spearmint, Irish Cream; Mid: Spiced Rum, Dark Chocolate Syrup; Base: Vanilla Bean, Almond Extract
A creamy celebration of fresh mint, dark chocolate, almond, and sweet vanilla
On cold sniff, this super yummy scent smells like a peppermint patty, with icy peppermint, sweet milky vanilla and a hint of rich chocolate. But it's more minty, with the addition of a bit of spearmint. When melted, however, the mintiness dissipates and it becomes more of a milky whipped cream scent with a chocolate note and a hint of mint. Smells great!
Top: Pomegranate, Orange Blossom, White Pine Needles; Mid: Blackberry, Juniper Berry, Rosemary; Base: Birch Leaf, Red Maple Leaf, Dried Persimmon Tree Leaves
A vibrant medley of birch and maple leaves with pomegranate, juniper berry and orange blossom.
This scent definitely smells like fall. It's wood and pine with a barely detectable smidgen of a fruit that I think might be cranberry. It has a tiny bit of a sour note, but it's still a great scent. I think it's similar to Better Homes & Gardens Crisp Fall Leaves. Looking at the notes, I don't detect orange blossom or any sweet or floral notes at all.
Traditional holiday scents of a warm hearth, sugared plums and candied fruits.
A happy scent that smells like a combination of maraschino cherry, cranberry and orange, with a hint of Ginger Ale without the fizziness, and a smidgen of vanilla as it has a little bit of a candy note although it's not overly sweet. Looking at the notes, the Ginger Ale note is probably the lime, although I don't smell lemon or lime per se. Almond and cinnamon? Possibly a smidgen, but only because I know they're there. The description doesn't really match the notes, as a warm hearth makes me think of a smoky note (which this doesn't have), and there are no plum notes in this scent.
The ultimate autumn harvest treat… freshly pressed apples, lightly spiced and ready to sip.
Ooh this smells incredible, like apple crumble a la mode, although it's much sweeter, with a powdered sugar note. Not actually apple pie, as this scent doesn't have as much of the bakery note. And what differentiates this from other similar scents is that I can actually smell sweet, rich, milky vanilla ice cream and/or whipped cream! It's unbelievably yummy!! Looking at the notes, the extra sweetness is the honey, but I'm not sure I detect honey. And I'm surprised I don't see more "ice creamy" notes.
Awaken to the delight of Christmas morning with a cheerful fragrance bursting with bright berries, evergreens, and a touch of caramel.
This smells like cranberry soda, with a tiny bit of an effervescent note. I think I also detect a smidgen of pine way in the background. It's sweet, with a fair amount of tartness, and the fizzy note gives it a tiny bit of bitterness. It's kind of nice.
Magical Frosted Forest
Top: Icy Eucalyptus, Frozen Strawberry Leaf, Raspberry Ice; Mid: Pine Needles, Balsam Fir, Crushed Pineapple; Base: White Cedar, Tonka Bean, Golden Amber
An enchanted place where icy breezes playfully dance through tall, snow-coated pines.
A nice pine scent with subtle woodsy and black pepper notes. On cold sniff there's also a smidgen of soapiness, and just a barely detectable smidgen of sweetness way in the background (maybe something fruity?), but I don't smell any sweet or fruity notes when melting. Looking at the notes, the fruit is strawberry, raspberry and pineapple, although I don't actually detect those per se.
A treat worthy of Santa’s attention: Freshly baked vanilla sugar cookies with a dash of spice.
It smells like molasses, maple, cloves, subtle cinnamon, vanilla and butter, and I do smell the cardamom (which smells a little like a nutty, buttery version of cloves, but with a smidgen of fennel and herbal undertones). Scrumptious! This is a different scent from Santa's Treats.
Top: Mandarin, Eucalyptus; Mid: Fir Needle, Juniper, Clove; Base: Blackberry, Cedarwood, Pine
A harmonious combination of fruit, evergreen, and spice notes that create an inspiring Christmas melody.
A wonderful pine scent with a bit of a sweet, slightly tart fruity note which I assume is cranberry, but maybe also a hint of orange as well? It's primarily a pine scent though. Looking at the notes, mandarin is orange, and the combination of blackberry and clove (even though I don't detect clove, per se) is probably what I think is cranberry. The pine is a little biting because of the eucalyptus. I love this one!