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11 July 2014

Yankee Candle Indian Summer Collection *WIN*

It's so lovely returning home after a long day out to the inviting scent of candles. Not only can the aroma be really relaxing and help you to chill after a stressful shift, but they also hide any smells from pets and cooking which is always handy, especially when guests call by.

Yankee Candle are soon to launch their 'Indian Summer: Votive Happiness' boxes which contain 4 votive candles, and being obsessed with their Vanilla Cupcake candle already I was keen to give these a go before their release. They also bring a little of summer into your home even when the weather isn't on your side which certainly cheers me up!





The new Indian Summer fragrances include Wild Fig, Amber Moon, Ginger Dusk and Honey Glow and the set of 4 sampler candles arrive in a pretty presentation box, making them a great gift solution.
Being smaller in size and really affordable, at just £6.99, it allows you to try the new scents before opting for a favourite and purchasing larger jars which I really appreciate. I'm a big fan of candles at home but it's nice to properly try before you invest in something bigger and more expensive.

Each votive is well labelled although the scents are incredibly strong so they are easy to identify. They burn for around 15 hours each and they are pretty enough in appearance with their warm shades to have as decorative items around your home too if you wish. You could easily coordinate them to your decor and they would sit nicely on a shelf or table for some colour.




  • Honey Glow - 'The soft, captivating radiance of this sweet perfume creates an invitingly warm, peaceful mood.'
  • Ginger Dusk - 'The brisk feeling of twilight air comes to life with the energy of sharp, bracing spice and a hint of sweet citrus.'
  • Amber Moon - 'The enchanting allure of warm golden amber in the evening breeze with the added intrigue of patchouli and sandalwood.'
  • Wild Fig - 'A luxurious indulgence … the lusciously rich, fruity aroma of wild figs carefully picked at the peak of perfection.'

My favourite was the Wild Fig as I do like fruity and sweet scents whereas the Mini Mes really liked the Ginger Dusk as it reminded them of baking gingerbread men! All of the fragrances match their description well which I was pleased with. 

They are nice on the patio table in the evening while enjoying a glass of wine or to unwind with in the bath.





*** WIN ***

For your chance to win 4 large Indian Summer Yankee Candle jars (worth almost £80!) you can enter via the Gleam entry form below.
The giveaway closes at 11.59pm (GMT) on 8th August 2014.
Leaving a comment is mandatory but the other options will provide bonus entries for you.

Good luck!



Yankee Candle

You can visit the Yankee Candle website for more information
They currently have a £5000 holiday giveaway which you may wish to enter!

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235 comments

  1. I would love a sweetpea scented candle as I adore those flowers! I would also love a candle that smells of newborn baby - you know that smell I mean don't you?!

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    1. Mmmm newborn baby smelling candles might make me broody again though! Oh dear! lol!

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    2. Yankee do a sweet pea candle and also baby powder, both of which are divine :)

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  2. I love the sound of Honey Glow xxx

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  3. Honey Glow seems popular! I would pick that too!

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  4. Mandy Clinch11/07/2014, 15:06

    I want an Eternity For Men candle. Yum!

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  5. Great prize adore all yankee candles.

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  6. I love the sound of wild fig. It's a bit different x

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  7. Paula Readings11/07/2014, 15:37

    So many to choose, I couldn't decide.

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  8. well i was thinking sweetpea too but freesia is nice too

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  9. i'd love to mix xmas and summer together,,, cinnamon and apple!?

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  10. ooo I would love one that smells like my favourite perfume x

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  11. blueberry and vanilla sounds lovely

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  12. Renee Armstrong11/07/2014, 17:48

    Wild Fig x

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  13. The wild fig sounds amazing!

    Ashleigh

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  14. honey glow sounds lovely

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  15. Mine would definitely be a campfire smelling candle, I just love the smell of woodsmoke.

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  16. sara yarnell11/07/2014, 20:30

    Oooh i love the sound of all of these but id love to try Amber Moon

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  17. I would love to try a lemon scented one as I love the smell but the fig one sounds really nice too :)

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  18. I would like an Apple pie and Custard candle because it would remind me of my childhood when I was around 7 years old. She used to make apple pie and I would help her. Its the memory of this time that makes it a very precious moment for me...oh and it tasted fantastic too!

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  19. I love the scent of Jasmine

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  20. I would love to have a baby shampoo frangrance candle (ya know... the johnsons variety!?) but at the moment my favourite frangrance is pineapple cilantro.

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  21. would love to know what the wild fig smells like!

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  22. They all sound wonderful and it would be hard to choose, but I like the smell of lilly of the valley flowers think that would be a great candle scent

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  23. Freshly cut grass... I love that smell xx

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  24. Love the smell of jasmine and honeysuckle together - reminds me of my old garden

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  25. I'd love a salted popcorn scented candle.

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  26. Ginger dusk sounds beautiful. I would love baby powder candle

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  27. I love the smell of Cinnamon, the ginger spice appeals to me the most

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  28. christine shelley12/07/2014, 14:28

    Love the sound of amber moon

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  29. I love the smell of vanilla so anything like lemon, strawberry or raspberry with vanilla would be gorgeous.

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  30. Wild Fig sounds interesting...

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  31. A Pina Colada candle would be amazing!!

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  32. Amber moom sounds great I have no idea what I would make but something fresh and minty would be good.

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  33. I love the smell of the sea shore - that would make a great candle

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  34. Tricia: Ginger Dusk - this sounds evocative of being abroad on a hot summer's night with cocktails.

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  35. I'd love to have a candle combining vanilla and coconut for a truly summery fragrance

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  36. the smell of fresh bread

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  37. I love the sound of Ginger Dusk.

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  38. Eleanor Barley12/07/2014, 15:56

    The smell of freshly cut grass

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  39. I would like a chocolate & banana scented candle :) x

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  40. somrthing with cinnamon and coconut

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  41. Ooo the sound of Wild Fig sounds fine. x ;-) but then again so does the others.

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  42. honey glow for me

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  43. Turkish delight in candle form would do it for me!

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  44. Ginger dusk sounds great

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  45. Ginger Dusk description sounds fabulous

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  46. I would like pineapple and coconut - very tropical

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  48. Wild fig sounds interesting.

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  49. lemon and lime fragrance

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  50. A pure lavender scent would be my favourite :)

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  51. Ginger Dusk is the one I most want to try - it just sounds so heavenly :)

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  52. I love the sound of the Amber Moon candle.

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  53. They all sound gorgeous lets hope for a win !

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  54. A bacon scent candle would be very nice!

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  55. The wild fig sounds delicious

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  56. Raspberries, I love the smell of them

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  57. Summer Rain on hot tarmac

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  58. Amber Moon, I love patchouli xx

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  59. I like the sound of wild fig

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  60. Amber Moon. Any name with moon in it has my vote.

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  61. I like the sound of Honey Glow

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  62. I love the smell of freshly baked bread but I'm not sure how that would replicate in candle form! All of the ones above sound absolutely delightful particularly the fig one <3

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  63. I would love a candle that smelled of freshly baked apple and cinnamon pie.

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  64. I'd love a candle that has a smell of Parma Violets x

    Laura

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  65. I'd love a candle that smells of Parma Violets

    Laura x

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  66. I agree with the above. A palma violets candle would be lovely!

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  67. Love the sound of wild fig

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  68. Amber moon sounds lovely

    @rachiegr

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  69. I'd create a fragrance that reminds me of being on holiday - the summer breeze, the sea, with a hint of coconut - summer dreams

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  70. A freshly made croissant scent

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  71. I'd love a lime, coconut and banana one!

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  72. I would create a hot doughnut fragranced candle felicity kelly

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  73. I'd love a vanilla and spearmint aroma

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  74. I like the idea of Ginger Dusk

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  75. the wild fig sounds amazing

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  76. ginger dusk

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  77. I like the sound of the amber moon one.

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  78. laura jayne bates14/07/2014, 20:44

    vanillaberry

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  79. I like the thought of wild fig.

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  80. I love cinnamon and orange scented candles

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  81. I'd love a freshly baked bread candle - absolutely love that smell

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  82. These are just lovely. I would love a suntan lotion scented candle - weird I know, but I just love the scent!

    #Tried/Tested

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  83. The honey glow sounds lovely :)

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  84. Wild fig sounds different - would like to try that

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  85. I would love the scent of my perfume in a candle, ralph lauren - romance x

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  86. Honey Glow. Lovely

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  87. I know it sounds really weird but I would create a new magazine or new book smelling candle. :O

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  88. tea tree would be my favourite candle scent. i love it!

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  89. LOVE Yankee candles so much, never found one that I don't like the smell of :)
    x x

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  90. Wild Fig! @Amezeylady

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  91. Vanilla & Cinnamon would be my dream fragrance! The Ginger Dusk sounds gorgeous too :)

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  92. Would love to try wild fig, sounds lovely and fruity! Thanks for linking up with #TriedTested

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  93. My dream fragrance would be freshly baked bread. I love the sound of Wild Fig!

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  94. almond oil would be a lovely fragrance

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  95. if i could make my own scented candle it would be rose petal & lemon :)

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  96. I like the sound of Honey Glow :)

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  97. I would make a freshly cut grass scented candle!

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  99. The honey glow scent would be great a calm peaceful mood sounds appealing .

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  100. I fancy orange and cinnamon together

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  101. I would like one to smell like the sweet pea flower

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  102. love the sound of the Wild Fig fragrance

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  103. love the sound of the wild fig one

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  104. Wild Fig brings back wonderful thoughts of picking figs in Croatia on holiday

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  105. I love the sound of Amber Moon. You cant beat Yankee Candles x

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  106. I love the sound of the Wild Fig!

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  107. faye huntington23/07/2014, 20:32

    honey glow sounds lovely! faye x

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  108. I love Yankee Candles and I've been loving the sound of Ginger Dusk since I first heard of it, I think it will be the next one I buy. And I must say, What a fantastic giveaway this is, thankyou so much for the chance of winning, I would be over the moon if I did x

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  109. I actually smelt these candles at my local garden centre. My favourite of the 4 was Wild Fig...
    I love fruity fragrances in Yankee. My favourite of all time is Vineyard, it has such a strong lasting scent throw.
    Very grateful for the entry to this fabulous competition.
    Thank you,
    Jenny

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  110. I love the smell of coconut. Possibly with Pineapple.

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  111. I like the sound of Amber Moon

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  112. Holly Hudson29/07/2014, 12:01

    Yankee Candles are amazing. They last a really long time too! Good Luck everyone.

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  113. Lavender, Rose & Jasmine in the summer, and cinnamon & vanilla for winter would be my creations - though Yankee Candles are all lovely and ideally I'd have a huge cupboard filled with all sort of Yankee Candles, like a mini shop. Fingers crossed hoping for a little bit of luck now.

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    1. Honey Glow sounds lovely

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  114. I would love a Forget-me-not fragrance candle

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  115. danielle baczewski29/07/2014, 22:45

    I would make a candle that smelt like my boyfriend so I could smell him around me all the time

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  116. Paula Readings29/07/2014, 23:21

    I would have a 'holiday' scented candle!

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  117. love the sound of wild fig

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  118. Sapphire Smith01/08/2014, 23:09

    I'd love the ginger dusk one!

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  119. Wild fig appeals to me most..love fig!

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  120. The wild fig sounds very nice x

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  121. Honey glow sounds really comforting.

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  122. Honey Glow sounds lovely!

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  123. Honey Glow ( Melanie M )

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  124. Love the sound of 'Ginger Dusk' as I am a big fan of spicy scents

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  125. Wild fig sounds lovely

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  126. The smell of cakes cooking in the oven mmm

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  127. I like the sound of Ginger Dusk - would really love a fragrance of honeysuckle on a warm evening after some light rain if that was possible? ;))

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  128. I love the floral scents

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  129. Honey Rose
    caroline chalk

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  130. I think the Wild Fig would be gorgeous

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  131. I think the Wild Fig would be gorgeous

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  132. coconut,and will be looking out for the sweet pea and baby candles

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  133. Suncream to remind you of holidays

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  134. Amber Moon really appeals to me, it looks like a chilled sunset over a lake!

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  135. Slightly odd choice,but I'd like a Metholyptus scented candle

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  136. I'd like a private blossom candle as it's my dads favorite scent, and whenever I smell it it takes me back to my childhood & picking bunches of it on the walk home from school for him.

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  137. Honey Glow

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  138. I'd like the scent of my summer holiday captured and made into a candle!

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  139. Fig sounds different and very appealing

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  140. Marshmallow and lavender as they are two of my favourite scents and I think they would work great together

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  141. Amber Moon is appealing to me

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  142. Cinammon and Bergamot with a touch of Ylangylang - I do it with the oil burner and it's divine :)

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  143. I'd like orange, clove and ginger

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  144. Amber moon sounds lovely

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  145. honey glow sounds nice to me xx

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  146. Ooh these sound amazing, especially the wild fig.

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  147. I like the sound of the Honey Glow sounds homely and welcoming

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  148. Georgia McAllister07/08/2014, 01:21

    Honey Glow sounds lovely.

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