My favourite Yankee Candle scent is actually a limited edition Golden Sandalwood candle. I am always drawn to deep, musky, spicy scents which is why I love ouds and bakhoor fragrances. When I received this candle in a staff thank you box, it was exactly my kind of scent.


Notes guide

  • Top notes: Spices, Bergamot, Lemon
  • Middle notes: Clove, Magnolia, Jasmine
  • Base notes: Sandalwood, Patchouli, Amber, Cedar Wood

This candle is a medium jar size and the Yankee Candle medium jars have a quoted 65-90 hour burn time. I got approximately 80 hours burn time on this candle. I usually light it up and let it burn for around 3-4 hours at a time, and have used this weekly since last October, and it’s only just run down to a sliver of wax a week or so ago.

What I love most about this candle is that the oudy, woody, amber and patchouli notes don’t clash with my Monday bakhoor ritual. Bakhoor really lingers in the air and in the fabrics and upholstery for a few days after burning. This candle complements the scent of my favourite bakhoor from Saudi, Turathna Bakhour from Al-Musbah Perfume.


Here’s a sneak peek into the rest of my staff thank you box.

It’s safe to say that I am now a reverted candle lover.