Friday, 5 September 2014

Yankee Candle "Witches' Brew"

It's that time of year when we say hello to crisp air, golden leaves, boots and coats, dark rainy mornings, pumpkin spice lattes and warm blankets. The beginning of September heralds the start to my favourite season and it also means that Halloween is just around the corner once again!

Yankee Candle's "Witches' Brew"* has long been a favourite autumn fragrance of mine, it's one of those candles only available in the UK for a limited time before it disappears again for another year. It's a really special candle and the ever changing Halloween jar designs always have me coming back for more.

This year the design has been tweaked and improved and i'm really loving the full-on Halloween silhouette landscape wrap complete with cute little pumpkins, spiders, toads and bats. The design is a little more fussy than previous years but it really does work, I can safely say that it is my favourite so far!

The scent of Witches' Brew is absolutely amazing. I'm guilty of lid sniffing this scent when I don't have it lit.... it is ridiculously good and I just can't get enough but i'll say this now, it won't be a scent for everyone. As soon as you lift the lid from the jar you are struck by the intoxicating spicy sweet aroma of exotic patchouli. It's a really lovely dark, earthy scent with just the right twist of sticky sweet black licorice and a hint of clove.  
The scent immediately conjures up images of damp soil, dark October nights and sticky sweet Halloween treats. It is truly delicious!

On a personal level this scent reminds me intensely of our Halloween honeymoon in Disneyland Resort Paris. During our time there it rained, it was cold, pumpkins, ghosts and intense golden red colours adorned the parks. We ate toffee apples and sweets as we stayed up late to watch fireworks and night parades...... it was the best holiday ever and this candle takes me back there instantly. Perfectly. It's crazy, I just don't know how Yankee Candle do it!

As always, Witches' Brew will only be available for a limited and will be joined this year by another customer favourite "Candy Corn", brand new fragrance "Ghostly Treats" and a range of spooky accessories....

Candy Corn
"The familiar, sweet scent is a fond reminder of Halloween fun and treats."

Ghostly Treats
"The scent of gooey toasted marshmallows is a haunting reminder of sharing spooky tales around a Halloween bonfire."

These scents are all available in medium jar, wax melt, votive and tealight formats and are available to order from so snap now them up before they sell out! 

What Yankee Candle scents have you been burning recently?

* I was sent this product to review but all words are my own!


  1. Oh wow, looks amazing and I bet it smells gorgeous. X

  2. I love Witches Brew (the candle obv!) its such a great scent for Autumn and the packaging is great for the season.