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06 September 2008 @ 01:56 pm
Because I am le dork: Candle flavors  

Yes, I am a dork! Also I'm having a nice day, and feel like posting fluff.

Here be ye fluff: candles I have out for autumn. All of these were purchased over the last year except the Walgreens ones...

Buttercream housewarmer
Two votives, Autumn Leaves and Fall Festival.

Living room (biggest room):
Sage & Cinnamon housewarmer on the computer desk
Autumn Wreath housewarmer by the couch
Autumn Wreath (it's my favorite) and Harvest tea lights -- Yankee just came out with a swirl candle that is a mixture of these two scents, and it leers at me every time I come into the store.
Votives in autumn candle holders: Harvest, Fireside, and Cinnamon & Frankincense
Coffee table: off-brand pillars from Walgreens. I have a Pumpkin Spice pillar in a mosaic hurricane, and a Mountain Cabin pillar on a stone stand (I got on sale in Little Five Points, months ago). Both very pretty.
I also keep my incense burners in here.

Dining/kitty room:
Ginger Citrus housewarmer on the standing freezer
Farmhouse Apple votive

Off-brand Apple Cinnamon housewarmer from A.C. Moore
White Chocolate Mint votive

Storm Front housewarmer
Vanilla Sandalwood wallflower from Bath & Body Works
(They don't seem to clash.)

Yes, I am the foremost expert at finding out-of-manufacture Yankee Candle flavors. I have one and a half White Chocolate Mint housewarmers left, too. I'm saving them for winter. (Hallmark often has flavors that Yankee has stopped making.)

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elvinborn: Banana Nut Bread is available on the website as a "Returning Treasure" scent!
Current Mood: dorkydorky
Радаdigitalemur on September 6th, 2008 07:13 pm (UTC)
I just use my greenhouse housewarmer until it's the holidays, whence I switch to all my spicy and baked goods smelling stuff. I seem to be a candle minimalist! Which is too bad since the megastore and factory are a half hour drive from me, same exit and same road as my cat's cardiologist.
Wiseacreewin on September 7th, 2008 02:16 am (UTC)
I don't like greenhouse, but I am impressed with the scent, because it really does smell like a greenhouse. :)

I am a candle HAWG. I practically snort them in the stores.
subgirlsubgirl on September 6th, 2008 11:25 pm (UTC)
:( Yankee Candle and Illuminations give me migraines just THINKING about their stores. Same with Bath and Body Works. :(

I do LOVE the candle smells during the autumn, though. I have to have someone else buy them for me or get them somewhere else, if I'm going to have them.

Augh, I need to dig out the fall hand soap for the bathroom! :)
Wiseacreewin on September 7th, 2008 02:15 am (UTC)
Fall hand soap? YOU! Are almost as dorky as I am. ;)
rogue equestrian: House: Sex could kill youelvinborn on September 7th, 2008 02:11 am (UTC)
yay buttercream!
yay white chocolate mint! (how does that burn?)
vanilla sandalwood sounds nice.

yay banana nut bread!!! (mom's response to this news: but not in the stores?) OMG. We will run out of it sometime in a few hurricanes, so we need to restock!

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Wiseacreewin on September 7th, 2008 02:15 am (UTC)
White chocolate mint is the best candle I have EVER gotten from them, and it still makes my brain hurt that they discontinued it. (But why? WHY?) It's so strong, but SO incredibly yummy! Just the votive fills my kitchen, even with the Apple Cinnamon burning.

The vanilla sandalwood wallflower was way too strong for you. *grin* For which I am sorry. You smelled it before once, here.
rogue equestrian: DH:: Gettin the Evil ONelvinborn on September 7th, 2008 02:18 am (UTC)
they discontinue their scents just to toy with us! it's so evil! and wrong! and nogoodverybadmean!!

okay. I believe you. wallflowers are almost always too strong for me.
subgirlsubgirl on September 7th, 2008 06:02 am (UTC)
Dorky? DORKY?
OMG I totally OUT dork you! :)


Only on good days, though. You're much more focused! :) (yes, this is coming from and going to people with AD/HD, I know, I know... but still!)

I think if I lived alone (read: no sloppy boy with all his boy-things and undoing my systems and all his electronics and haptics systems and wires everywhere) I would be of the chart with dorkery.

I had a houseguest in June whom I did not know (she was a friend of a houseguest) staying with us after they both drank too much. I was hiding in the bedroom after introductions (and I was sober, it was a complicated thing) but I overheard the new person exclaim "I understand all this stuff (I'm assuming she gestured at the Hello Kitty explosion that is our living area, along with naked pictures of Bettie Page) but I don't get this... Martha Stewart?! WTF?!"

I had neatened up and had my latest issue square on the coffee table. I wasn't in the room, so I couldn't point out that the neat pile of Power Puff Girls blankets and colour-coordinated sheets were all fancy-folded and clean and that she had Guest Towels (Hello Kitty). Hehe...

Yeah... I'm a dork. :)

Mind you, I would totally be as candle geeky as you are, but I have learned from over-zealous roommates that I just cannot handle lots of smell at once (esp. floral). I do lovelovelove cinnamon and harvest scented ... everything.

And omg if it's halloween, I want it, like, yesterday. :) I just set up a halloween/fall wishlist on bathandbodyworks.com if I could go into their store without heaving and having a migraine afterward. Oh, the wishlist... *sigh* I have some Pumpkin Spice and Frosting lipgloss from last year that I ADORE. I had to have Kyle go in and get it for me. :( The store is just too highly fragranced. It's SUCH A BUMMER! :(
subgirlsubgirl on September 7th, 2008 06:03 am (UTC)
Re: Dorky? DORKY?
off-the-chart with dorkery
subgirlsubgirl on September 7th, 2008 06:04 am (UTC)
OMG have you seen WoodWicks? I just saw them in a catalog yesterday (Victorian Trading Co.) and am totally intrigued:


"The elegant new WoodWick® candle features a natural wick made from organic wood & combines the soothing sound of a crackling fire with premium fragrances for the ultimate candle-burning experience!"

I totally want!
Wiseacreewin on September 7th, 2008 04:45 pm (UTC)
Don't do it!

I got one at Cracker Barrel. Some of the scents are nice, but do you know what the wick actually sounds like? A really incredibly nervous candle. It's not soothing. It's like "crackle crackle fizz OMG burn burn burn gotta burn crackle crackle". :)

It amused me a lot while it lasted, but I won't buy another one. You can't really substitute for the crackle of a real fire, ya know?
subgirlsubgirl on September 7th, 2008 11:44 pm (UTC)
OH! I'm totally glad you told me about it! I don't think I would be able to handle a nervous candle. The concept sounded good (I would doubt that it would replicate a fireplace or anything, but it sounded interesting) but thinking about it, I'm now like, why did early man develop cotton wicking instead of wood strips? Probably the same reason.

But it sounded neat!

And I totally love the imagery of a nervous candle. Makes me think of Tom and Jerry cartoons.