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.
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 ~