“ Brand: Yankee Candle / Type: Candle / Category: Home Fragrance „
As per a previous review of Fruit Fusion and now that the heating is on, its time to wheel out the large candles. Evenings are getting darker quicker and colder. Candles always seem to make a room abit more cosy.
I was unsure what my next fragrance was going to be. A food fragrance or a fruit one, I had no idea. So I was on ebay just looking at what was available and came across Chocolate Bunnies. This scent is actually pretty new so I was amazed to see what the price was (£15.99 + free postage). For a new fragrance, that is actually not a bad price.
Official description: Every Easter basket needs a bunny! This pure, creamy rich chocolate will bring back sweet memories!
The yankee candle arrived whilst I was at work, but my wife opened it and placed it into the living room. Upon my return and entering the living room, I could straight away smell a creamy chocolate smell. I noticed the candle by the fireplace but it was not lit! The smell was coming from the unlit candle. Impressive!
Large Yankee Candle:
They are meant to last between 110-150hrs. Make sure you keep the wick trimmed to 1/4 of an inch at all times. When you first light it then let it burn for at least 3hrs to allow the wax to burn across the top all the way. If you notice black smoke coming from the flame then blow it out, trim and relight.
So we come to light it and wow! Ok it takes a good 30-45mins to get the wax to pool but I fell asleep for an hour and when I woke up, I could really smell the chocolate. I had lit it in a bedroom and went to sleep in another and woke to the wonderful fragrance. The chocolate is very creamy in smelling. Now I know what it must have been like for Willy Wonka! I am going to put it out there, but I actually think this is the best yankee candle that I have owned.
If you do like the smell of chocolate then get this candle. Maybe obtain the wax tart first if you want to test it first. You will not be disappointed though.
My fiancé knows that I like Yankee candles and he often sees me scouring the website for new and interesting scents so I actually wasn't that surprised when he gave me a large jar of the chocolate bunnies fragrance just before Easter.
Having only tried a couple of the more 'foodie' scents I was completely mesmerised when he gave it to me because I had no idea that there was a chocolate flavoured Yankee scent! I was actually a bit skeptical and I wasn't sure how realistic it would smell but as soon as I lifted the lid off I was in heaven!
I didn't actually want to burn it, I just wanted to keep it on the kitchen side and sniff it whenever I craved chocolate haha. In the end though I did burn it and it smells just as good whafting through the air. It completely fills the room with the smell of chocolate but one thing I've noticed is that it doesn't really travel through the rooms like other scents do, and it isn't as strong smelling which in my opinion is good because if it was any stronger it would be sickly and it'd ruin the fragrance.
Yankee candle describe the fragrance of Chocolate Bunnies as being pure, rich and creamy. I was expecting a very overpoweringly sweet and chocolatey scent but although the smell is sweet it is quite subtle (but I think people who aren't used to or aren't keen on sweet fragrances could find it a little sickly) and it kind of smells like a chocolate cake does while its baking in the oven (think chocolate devil's cake or chocolate brownies).
It is mouthwateringly good and I really wish I had the money to buy a million more jars of it! The smell doesn't linger for a huge amount of time like some of the different Yankee candle fragrances do, and it is usually undetectable within an hour of putting the candle out. A large jar of this retails at £20 which is so expensive, but it is worth it. After over two months of burning it regularly for an hour or so a day the jar is just under 1/4 full.
I don't burn this as much as I do the fresher fragrances mainly because I prefer to light this when I have guests over as they always comment on how nice the smell is and it makes my home smell really cosy. It is the perfect scent to burn whilst relaxing in front of a movie and my fiancé loves the smell just as much as I do!
Five out of five stars- I love it!