Wax Melt Review: Holiday Bayberry, Yankee Candle Company

Yankee Candle, Holiday Bayberry
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Review Summary:

A fresh, clean scent that is perfect for the holidays.

Holiday Bayberry is one of the returning holiday fragrances at Yankee Candle Company. I recently unearthed one of these gems at my house and decided to give it a go. There was no noticeable difference in appearance from this older wax melt to the ones currently being sold. The label of the scallop melt had a cluster of bayberry decorated with ribbon and small gold ornaments. It was an earthy green color.

Tradition says that lighting a bayberry candle on Christmas Eve (or New Year’s Eve) brings good fortune to your home. This inspired blend of pine, fir, and laurel. . . softened with the clean scent of bayberry, frankincense, and myrrh. . . will certainly bring good fragrance to your home. And perhaps the start of your own new holiday tradition.

The cold sniff was fresh and clean. I melted this one in a bulb melter (with a 40W bulb) in a  medium sized room. I began to notice the scent within 10 minutes of plunking it down. It was incredibly fresh and beautiful – soft but with a great scent throw. The pine was not a harsh scent, so even those who don’t like typical “Christmas tree scents” might enjoy this one. yankee-candle-holiday-bayberry-wax-melt-candleThis scent tickled my nose for several hours and I even left it going overnight. Very refreshing! I could see this scent as perfect for holiday gatherings when you want something festive but not in-your-face.

This is a scent I would repurchase. I am looking forward to trying it in a candle.

Have you tried Holiday Bayberry from Yankee Candle?

Happy candle burning ~


Author: Andrea

Andrea is the voice behind Candle Scoop. She is a long-standing member of Candlefind and loves all things scented. While she enjoys scents across the spectrum, she is a die-hard bakery and fresh-scent fan. She enjoys rooting out bargains and candle discounts, but she won't hesitate to pamper herself with a luxury brand. When not writing or talking about candles, she enjoys spectator sports and playing with her pups. Andrea would love to hear from you, so don't hesitate to contact!

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  1. Over this past weekend I melted my “Bayberry” tart from Yankee Candle as well! I really liked this one. I agree it’s really not a pine scent, but has some woodsy undertones to it. At the same time it is fresh and clean. The scent throw was fantastic!! I too would purchase this one again!!

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