Wax Melt Review: Hot Buttered Rum, Yankee Candle Company

Yankee Candle, Hot Buttered Rum
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  • Rated 4.5 stars
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Review Summary:

Rating Breakdown:

  • Packaging/Presentation: This was the YC scallop wax melt in shrink wrap (bleh). The label showed a couple of tall glasses of (presumably) hot buttered rum with a cinnamon stick in each. The wax melt was a pale brown color. 4/5
  • Scent: This was a deep, rich, buttery scent. It was very warm and cozy. It smelled similar to butterscotch candy drenched in rum. If thinking butterscotch and sticky sweet - don't. This is more buttery and rich, heavy - less sweet. I loved it and found it different from other hot buttered rum scents. 4.5/5
  • Scent Throw: Excellent scent throw. It filled the room it was in and I could smell it beyond the closed door. Not overpowering or "too strong," but a definite room filler. 4/5
  • Longevity: This scent lasted a very long time in my bulb melter. I kept it in the melter the majority of the day non-stop and it did not lose its power. 5/5
  • Customer Service (if applicable): I did not have any problems with this order. 5/5
  • Overall rating: 4.5/5

Hot Buttered Rum, Yankee Candle Company


Nothing beats winter’s chill like the cozy, warming aroma of hot rum and buttery vanilla.


Melt Size: 0.8 ounces

Melt Type: Scallop wax melt. Paraffin.

Where Melted: Room size 8′ x 9′

How Melted: Bulb melter (with 40W bulb)

Great For: Winter/Fall; Holidays; Christmas; Cuddling up by the fire

Would I repurchase? Yes

Disclosures: None. I purchased this product myself.

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Happy candle burning ~



  • Great scent throw
  • Lasts a long time


  • Shrink wrap packaging

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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