Wax Melt Review: November Rain, Yankee Candle Company

Yankee Candle, November Rain
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Review Summary:

A strong fresh scent that is ozone-y and is reminiscent of a men's cologne, too.

As we close out the month of November – National Candle Month – I thought it fitting to review Yankee Candle Company’s scent, November Rain. This scent was one of their new fall fragrances for 2013.

The shrink wrapper label (HATE the shrink wrap, Yankee Candle!!!) had a picture of a winding, wet road with an obvious air of mist clouding the ultimate destination. The road was lined by rows of beautiful autumn-struck trees with orange/gold leaves and many of those leaves down by the roadside. I loooooved the color of the wax melt – a pretty, watery blue which is perfect for a rain scent.

A rainy fall day stirs up many emotions, as does this intoxicating, masculine, and moody fragrance with deep watery notes. In it, you’ll discover the quiet interlude of the season reflected in an airy, refreshing mix of watery leaf notes, warm amber and crisp, brisk air. All perfectly suited for cozying up inside and watching the rain from your window.

The cold sniff on this wax melt was strong. Clean, crisp and yes…slightly perfumey. I find that with a lot of the water scents with Yankee Candle, not that it’s necessarily a bad thing. It really just depends on how it all comes together. yankee-candle-november-rain-wax-melt-closeup-candle

Anxious to see how this would all come together, I left this wax melt in a medium sized room in a bulb melter (using a 40W bulb). I closed the door and in half an hour I was amazed. I had not even been back into the melting room, but I smelled the scent coming from behind closed doors. It was very crisp and had an ozony element. Sometimes that ozone element can be too perfumey, but it was not for this particular scent. It was just enough. It also smelled very clean – almost like a laundry detergent, but not that harsh. It had a men’s cologne vibe to it, too, but to me it was complimentary – not distracting or distasteful. There were so many other notes going on that I thought it blended well. While in the room, I noticed this wax melt filled the space easily. This was a strongly scented wax tart, but not overpowering. Perfect!

I’ve been so disappointed with a lot of Yankee Candle products lately, that I was thrilled to be excited about this one. I would repurchase it again. I have this scent in a large candle jar and I can’t wait to see if my excitement lasts.

Have you tried November Rain?

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. Hi Andrea hope you survived Black Friday! I have tried November Rain and liked it a lot! This was just the type of scent that wasn’t a sweet scent or a woman’s perfumey type scent that my husband really loved! I only melted half a tart in my open kitchen that connects to my living room and entrance. And it was super strong. I would totally purchase it again next year if they have it.

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    • Hello, Carolyn. I barely survived – yes!!! I did manage to pick up a *few* candles/melts along the way. 😉 I’m glad you liked the scent. I’m going to burn the jar candle soon.

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  2. Happy to hear this was a good one for you. I hope the jar is just as good as the tart. No I have not tried november rain.

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