Monday, 22 June 2015

Yankee Candle // Out Of Africa Votive Happiness Boxes

I've been on the lookout for some summer candle scents to have around the house and the brand new Out of Africa collection from Yankee Candle seems to fit the bill perfectly! The official launch for this range isn't until July 2015 so I'm super excited to share the 'Votive Happiness' box* with you today which contains one of each of the new scents in votive size.

The collection consists of four exotic fragrances that evoke the imaginations and spirit of the African continent. They are all absolutely delicious! Scents of musk, orchid and amber are ever so prominent, just right for warm summer or early autumn days. 

Here's a brief overview of the fragrances:

Serengeti Sunset 
Celebrating the haunting beauty of the African sky, Serengeti Sunset is an inviting blend of fruit, citrus, lotus flower and amber scents.

Kilimanjaro Stars 
Kilimanjaro Stars depicts nightfall on the ice-covered peak of Africa’s famous mountain and alludes to crisp, clear mountain air laced with cool mint and earthy patchouli.

Madagascan Orchid 
Beguiling and alluring, Madagascan Orchid offers a nod to the exotic perfume of this rare African orchid

Egyptian Musk 
Egyptian Musk is a captivating musk enriched with hints of vanilla bean and cedarwood. 

I'm a real fan of the Egyptian Musk, I'd definitely say that it is my favourite from the collection. It's a scent that's probably a little bit out of my comfort zone when it comes to candles but I really enjoyed burning it. It has a superb throw and the fragrance is completely irresistible! 
Kilimanjaro Stars comes a close second too as anything containing patchouli always gets a thumbs up from me. They really are all beautiful though and I'd love to have a go at lighting some of the scents together. I imagine that Madagascan Orchid and Serengeti Sunset would burn perfectly alongside each other!   

I'm a huge fan of Yankee Candle votive candles as they are the perfect way to sample new fragrances before committing to a more expensive full size product. They are also amazing to burn if you don't have heaps of time and want that instant burst of fragrance! I like to light mine on their own but you can also use them for fragrance layering by burning different scents at the same time. 

The Out of Africa Votive Happiness boxes are available to buy exclusively from the Yankee Candle website and retail for £6.99 per box. As they are available in a limited number, grab yours quick before they disappear! 

What Yankee Candle scents have you been burning recently? 

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


  1. Kilimanjaro stars sounds divine! xx

  2. I haven't treated myself to a Yankee Candle in so long. I love the votives too as they're perfect for lighting on an evening.


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