Autumn with Yankee Candle

When someone says the word ‘Autumn’, what do you think of? For me, it’s crisp air and cold mornings. Crunchy leaves beneath boots in tones of oranges, greens and browns. Nights that draw in quickly and are spent mostly on comfortable seating, fingers curled around mugs of warm drinks and let’s be honest, the best TV is on in the Autumn. I don’t know about you, but I’m currently loving Ordinary Lies, The Missing and Black Mirror. One thing that is never missing from my house throughout Autumn and Winter though is a good candle. For me, they add a real ambience and just complete a setting. Add a candle or two to any room and things are instantly a whole lot cosier.
So when Yankee Candle got in touch to show me their Harvest Time* collection, it’s safe to say I was thrilled. They have such a wide range of delicious options and the lasting time is well worth the money. I’m known for having a Yankee Candle drawer at home (sorry Matt…), stuffed full of my favourites. Still, what harm is a few more…?

Ebony and Oak
After our woodland stay last month (you can read about it here), I found myself missing the forest and the smells that came with it. So to my rescue came Ebony and Oak! There’s a bit of everything here, as well as Ebony and Oak (obviously!), there is Pine Bough, Cedarwood and Eucalyptus too. After five minutes, with the scent drifting around our living room, I instantly felt transported back to Houghton Wood where we enjoyed a campfire in the evening. There is nothing damp or over the top woody with this candle, in fact it’s actually quite elegant and floral. I could imagine myself going: “Oh that? It’s Ebony and Oak darling!” while sprawling on a chaise lounge in a long dress… I wish. I’ll be the first to admit that this was one of those type of candles that I wouldn’t have naturally picked up but now I’ve had the joy of burning it, it’s definitely taught me to not judge a scent by its name.

Honey Clementine
Weird fact about me, I don’t actually like oranges. Don’t get me wrong, orange squash or a Terry’s Chocolate Orange and I’m there. But the fruit? No. No thank you! And because I hate them to eat, the scent also unsettles me ever so slightly. Which was why I was apprehensive about this particular candle, Honey Clementine. The top and mid notes (so the initial impression and then the main body) are Orange Peel and Clementine so you do get a strong citrus vibe. Surprisingly, I do actually like it. It’s more Clementine than Orange and not as sharp as the smell of the fruit, which is the aspect that I dislike the most. The candle feels a lot more refreshing and while you can definitely detect the honey, it’s not too strong which I think is good as otherwise it would be very sickly.
rhubarb_crumble Rhubarb Crumble

I cannot think of a more autumnal dessert than a Crumble can you? On a cold evening you want something to warm your from the insides and a Rhubarb Crumble is going to do just the job. It’s such an identifiable smell that I knew exactly what to expect and Yankee certainly delivered. For me, it’s the Rhubarb and the Brown Sugar that I associate with the smell and with both of these being notes in the candle, you are definitely getting that straight out of the oven smell. I enjoyed the vanilla scent too and you even get the ‘warmth’ of the hot pudding from the candle flame itself so you’re getting the whole package. And just think, you can even bypass the calories for your crumble fix…

Autumn Night
This was probably the one candle that I was most intrigued by. How can you possibly create a scent for an Autumn Night? Similarly to Ebony and Oak, Autumn Night is quite a woody smell which you get from the base note of Oak and mid note of Maple Lead. There is also Vetiver in there too, which is a tropical grass and has a real smoky, earthiness to it. I can see completely where they are going with the scent: for me, it conjures up the image of a dark, crisp night, most likely in a forest. There’s a touch of lavender too which doesn’t make too much sense to me but definitely adds a little sweetness to the scent.

So there you have it, four very different and unique offerings from Yankee Candle’s new Harvest Time collection. Popping one of these in your living room will help you bring Autumn into the warmth of your home and they make great gifts for candle lovers if you’re thinking ahead for Christmas! I hope you’ve enjoyed this post and if you’re a fan of Yankee Candles, I’d love to know your favourite scent in the comments below!


*Post contains samples sent to me for a review, all opinions are 100% my own.

Emily x

  • I love Yankee candles! The orange one sounds interesting (honey/clemintine)! x

    LAURA ­| Laura Thinks About

  • I love Yankee candles, I especially like the sound of Ebony & Oak, it definitely sounds perfect for Autumn x

  • I totally love Yankee Candle, I have one burning right now ( It's the Strawberry Cheesecake) !
    I love your selection too .

  • Oh yessss!

    Federica Di Nardo

  • The Honey Clementine one sounds my kind of scent! I love the refreshing note of clementine (similar with orange)!
    And I agree with your statement, I believe that the best TV is on autumn! So many great shows to watch!


  • I love Yankee Candles, every scent is amazing!

    Parie x

  • My favourite scent is their fireside treats candle!

    Lauren x |

  • Their candles always smell so good! x

    Pink Frenzy

  • Ebony and Oak sounds really interesting. I havent got my hands on any seasonal candles yet but I mean to soon!

    Abigail Alice x

  • They all sound interesting but I definitely need to try the Honey Clementine– it's just sounds right up my alley xX mm candles are such a fun part of the holidays aren't they?? love this post!xX

  • Yankee candles have such delicious scents. I love their season ones, especially in autumn and fall.

    xx Yasmin

  • Ah I love Yankee candles, especially in autumn! x
    A Blushing Beauty Blog x

  • Ahhh Yankee is just the highlight of winter. Nothing better that lighting your fav scent on a cosy evening!!
    a life of a charlotte

  • Oooo the ebony and oak one sounds the most up my alley. I love scents like that! How awesome Yankee Candle wanted to work with you. I love their candles too, however I can't go in to their store because it gives me a headache every damn time haha. Great post and enjoy all those candles! 😉


  • Thank you so much for this review and it came at the perfect time as I', looking for a new candle to buy. Autumn Night sounds perfect for what I'm looking for.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  • I'm stuck between Autumn Night and Ebony and Oak. Both sound like something I'll enjoy. As for what scents I gravitate towards the most, I'm a vanilla type of girl. Something simple, but sweet.

    Kathlyn | Kathlyn's Korner

  • i have tried the honey and its sooo good!

  • I love YC, the candles are by far the best and don't get me started on the scents, ah they last for what seems like forever. Have a lovely week 🙂

  • Yankee candles sound lovely, especially on the colder weather!

    xx, Richel Goes Places

  • I love candles, especially in fall.
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  • I love the colour and idea of Autumn night, it sounds lovely.

  • Kay

    Oh my goodness, YES, a Yankee Candles post!!! 😀 I am seriously living for Yankee Candles, especially lately!!! Personally, I enjoy their 'edible' scents the most (like Vanilla Cupcake, yes please…), but I do like some of the more natural-smelling ones, as well. Black Coconut would probably be my all time favourite!! Anyways, this new range sounds superb and I can't wait to get my hands on it. Honey Clementine sounds right up my alley! 🙂 <3 Also, I really need to get into Black Mirror… Heard some really good things about it! Thanks for sharing yet another fab post, love! xoxo


  • I've heard quite a bit about Rhubarb & Crumble as a gorgeous scent to transition from autumn to winter, so it's great to hear you love it too Emily! 🙂

  • I love Yankee candles. My favorite still is salted caramel. TFS!

  • I love candles! They sure bring some calmness to a room. I have seen yankee candles in shops but, haven't tried them before. I might try em soon.

  • YES. CANDLES. This is my fort. I actually haven't tried any Yankee Candle because the price is just ridiculous here in Lithuania. It's like 20 euros or something. Baffles me. But all of these sound so lovely! I might have to get one no matter how pricey they are, haha. 🙂

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

  • What a wonderful collection! My mum LOVES rubarb crumble so I think it would be a ideal Christmas present for her so I'm definitely going to pick them up !

    lots of love, Marianne xxx

  • Oh i wish i could smell them all. I didn't know yankee candles before, They sound really lovely. Thanks for sharing Emily 🙂
    Sauniya | Find Your Bliss ♡

  • Crisp air, cold mornings and cosy nights are the perfect way to describe autumn! Once I'm at home, lighting up candles is one of the things that I do. I love the smell and warmness candles give. Rhubarb&Crumble… I love eating it and I'm sure I'd love the smell as well!

    Ela BellaWorld

  • Omg, they all sound so good but actually I really have enough yankee candles to burn at home 😉
    Nati xx

  • I love burning candles in autumn, it's so cosy!

    Emma ||

  • awesome, I really need to get my hands on some of these ready for the season!

  • I am a big fan of Yankee Candles. They always smell divine. I love that they come up with new scents each season. These are absolutely delightful.

  • I've been hearing such great things about these candles. I really need to take a close look, well I should say sniff at them next time I come across them. I love candles so it sounds like I will like these ones.

    Face to Curls |

  • I love Yankee Candle, my favourite scents are always their more vanilla or cinnamon scents 🙂

    Rosy | Sparkles of Light Blog

  • I haven't tried Yankee Candles before but they sound great I am a huge candle lover!

    Nicole xx |

  • These are really making me want to buy some myself! x

  • Yankee candles are such good quality and lovely smelling products! I've always been a huge fan, the Rhubarb crumble sounds delicious!

    My Lovelier Days

  • ruby

    I love Yankee Candles too!

  • I haven't tried Yankee Candles but I so want them. Would love to get every one of them. Lovely photography! 🙂

    Chaste & Beautiful