I’ll admit it…I’m a name chaser. Give a candle a clever, gimmicky or unusual name and I’m sold. The actual scent is secondary at that point. That’s why I knew the minute Yankee Candle Company offered up the candle Turkey & Stuffing that it would be mine. And immediately into my cart it went. Would I really want to burn this candle in my home for 110-150 hours? Well, I didn’t know the answer to that nor did I care. I had to have this candle.
Turkey & Stuffing is part of the 2013 Thanksgiving Collection at Yankee Candle. I ordered the large, 22 ounce jar – their typical apothecary style jar with a single wick. The wax color was a caramelly brown. The candle label showed a huge cooked turkey on a platter with all the trimmings. I could see a dish of dressing and a bowl of gravy in the corners. The cold sniff was light and immediately I thought: sage. I definitely smelled sage and a mix of some other spices. And yeah, it was even a little…well…meaty. Kind of like a broth.
A mouth-watering holiday tradition . . . plump, butter-basted turkey and savory stuffing filled with celery, carrots, and herbs.
I lit this candle and left it in a medium sized room for over an hour before I returned. I did not smell anything initially and I didn’t quite have a full wax melt pool. I went back to check on it after it had been burning for a couple of hours and that’s when I smelled it. This scent was dead on accurate, in my opinion. It smelled like a fresh, warm turkey coming out of the oven and I could even smell the bready cornbread stuffing. The sage was still present…I couldn’t pick out the other individual spices, but the sage was distinct. Also, I had a full wax melt pool going by this point.
The scent throw? Quite light. I was able to tell that this candle was burning – each time I walked into the room, I did get the faint ongoing aroma of turkey and dressing. I think it would have stood a better chance in a much smaller room. The candle burned fine and I still have lots of it left. Great news because I’m going to need it to pair with my Cranberry Sauce and Sweet Potato Pie jars! 😉
Would I purchase this scent again? No, I would not. My curiosity has been satisfied and I’m ready to move on to the next scent adventure!
Have you smelled the Turkey & Stuffing candle? What are your thoughts?
Happy candle burning ~