Reviewed: Yankee Candle Halloween Collection 2017

Halloween is my favourite time of the year, and the witching season is almost upon us!

I’m a massive fan of Halloween. I love the autumnal leaves, snuggling up with a horror movie or book, lighting the candles, and keeping cosy. As today is Friday the 13th, what better opportunity to take a look at Yankee Candle’s Halloween candles?

Each year, Yankee Candle releases a collection of Halloween scents. In the past these have included candy corn, pumpkin spice, and witches’ brew. This year, Witches’ Brew is back alongside last year’s newest Forbidden Apple and a brand new Haunted Hollow. I didn’t purchase the Forbidden Apple scent as its a bit too sweet smelling for my taste, but I’ve invested in the other two.

Witches’ Brew

This is ultimately my favourite Halloween candle. I’ve had it for about five years in a row now, so it’s become my official scent of the season. The first thing you’ll smell is the sweet incense of patchouli, which will instantly transport you to another time, centuries-old.

Not only does the candle contain patchouli, but it’s also got woody undertones to it (think cedarwood and oak) as well as a few spices. I’m not sure if it actually does, but there’s also a faint scent of licorice which definitely amps up the Halloween feel.

Like I say, this is my favourite Halloween scent and I mustn’t be the only one as it seems to be the most reoccurring scent of the collection. However, it can be overpowering so it won’t be for everyone.

Haunted Hollow

This is a new one for 2017 and has been compared to Witches’ Brew, which is what intrigued me enough to give it a try.

Yankee Candle describes this one as a “spicy, spooky adventure through dark piney woods with a ghostly trail of sweet incense”.  Haunted Hollow doesn’t possess as harsh a scent as Witches’ Brew, so it may be the ideal candle for people who aren’t a massive fan of the witchy scent.

It’s got a ‘floral’ scent to it, whilst still keeping to the Halloween aesthetic. It’s a spicy, woody scent that also has some tones of patchouli too. It’s pleasant enough but I probably won’t be buying it again. It just comes across as a weaker, flowery Witches’ Brew to me.

What’s Your Haunted Scent?

The Yankee Candle Halloween Collection candles will be available online and in-store for a limited time, so if you want to grab them you’ll have to be quick. Like I say, there’s also a Forbidden Apple scent in the collection if that appeals to you. The candles come in tea light, votives, wax tarts, and pillars – so you can get your spook on in all kinds of forms!

What’s your go-to Halloween candle? Hit the comments below and let me know. Till next time, happy ghouling!


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