The closest I’m getting to the ocean this summer is a visit to a water-park. So, in an attempt to bring the sea to me, I’m melting beachy, seaside scents this month. Deep Sea is a bright cobalt blue candle from Yankee’s Summer 2014 Pure Radiance line. It appealed to me because it offered a fresh ocean scent without the masculine note that’s so often in watery fragrances.
This lantern is one of my favorite Yankee Candle accessories. I watched and waited until it was reduced to $15 during last year’s SAS. I usually keep it on the floor in a corner, because I like the patterns of light that the metal cut-outs throw upon the walls. It’s rather large, but it does make a pretty decorative impact on the tabletop.
Fragrance: This morning, I lit this up for the first time and headed outside. After doing yard work in the hot sun for a couple of hours, I hoped to walk inside to a cool, watery atmosphere from the Deep Sea candle. What I didn’t expect was to be greeted by a rose garden! I’ve never been scuba diving, so maybe that’s what the deep sea smells like, but it was not what I expected. Fragrance notes: top-Ozone, rosewater, palm leaf middle– Waterlily, rose bottom– Amber, mahogany wood. The rosewater was the most prevalent, with a tropical waterfall undertone.
Performance: It had some problems. It liquefied quickly; however, after three hours of burning the throw was minimal to light. Absolutely the lightest throw from a Pure Radiance candle I’ve tried. Another issue was the wood wick started drifting from the center after the wax pool reached about an inch deep. I’ve heard of Yankee having a wick drifting issue with the softer soy-blend wax, but hadn’t experienced it before now.
Recommendation: A rose garden is probably a bit extreme, but Deep Sea is much more of a green floral than a marine fragrance. It was subtle, but did create a tranquil ambience in the room. It’s a pleasant scent profile for a bathroom, but I wouldn’t get it again.
I would recommend Yankee’s new fall accessory line. I missed this gorgeous Twilight Silhouettes tealight holder last year because it sold out. This year it WILL be mine. The only obstacle is whether or not I can hold off purchasing until the end of my No Buy July challenge, or have a friend buy it for me. (totally cheating, I know!) Let’s put it this way, I’m monitoring the online inventory daily;)
If you have any beachy, ocean inspired scent recommendations, or fall purchases you’re looking forward to, feel free to share in the comments!