Yankee Candle Halloween Box Set Review and Giveaway

Well, guys, Halloween is just around the corner. And, as usual, I’m super excited! The shelves of my favourite stores are already chock-full of seasonal goodies. And I may have already done a spot of Halloween themed shopping ready for the big day. Eek!

One thing I always look forward to around this time of year is all the autumn candles that come out. And recently I was lucky enough to be sent a brand new Yankee Candle Halloween Box Set to try out. How cool is that?!

Yankee Candle Halloween Box Set with Pumpkin Votive Holder and Two Samplers

The set includes two limited edition sample-sized votive candles in the scents ‘Witches Brew’ and ‘Forbidden Apple’. And a small but suitably spooky looking ceramic votive holder in the shape of a pumpkin head. The set comes packaged in a black box with metallic orange cobwebs and spiders printed on the outside of it. And, of course, it also includes the Yankee branding. I think it looks fab!

Yankee Candle Pumpkin Head Votive Holder and Two Samplers

Yankee Candle Samplers in Witches Brew and Forbidden Apple

Each sample sized-votive is said to burn for around 15 hours, and I love how cute and dinky they are. I decided to burn ‘Witches Brew’ first, as I’ve bought this in a medium-sized jar in the past and absolutely loved the scent. It has top notes of wood, clove and cinnamon. Middle notes of jasmine, cedar and balsam. And base notes of patchouli and vanilla.

Once lit, I noticed you have to set the sampler down close to where you’re sitting to be able to smell it. I have to admit, I found this slightly disappointing as I’m used to buying the jars which always fill the room with fragrance. Nevertheless, it smelt lovely, and just as I remembered it. I reckon it will remain a firm favourite for many years to come.

Yankee Candle Witches Brew Sampler and Pumpkin Head Votive Holder

Next, I lit ‘Forbidden Apple’, and I was really excited to try this as it’s not a scent I’d come across before. It has top notes of bergamot, rich pear nectar, candied quince and raw sugar. Middle notes of red apple, MacIntosh, black oak and midnight freesia. And base notes of dark patchouli, tonka bean, vanilla noir and cedarwood.

I’ve found that ‘Forbidden Apple’ gives off a much stronger scent than ‘Witches Brew’ does, which I’m really pleased about. It means I can put it up on a high shelf away from the little ones, but still enjoy the smell myself. The sampler fills the whole room with the scent of juicy apples, and I find you can smell it long after the candle has been extinguished. I’m always happy when candle scents linger as I think it offers good value for money.

Yankee Candle Forbidden Apple Sampler and Pumpkin Head Votive Holder

Overall, I really like this gift set and I would most definitely repurchase it. I love how the Pumpkin Head Votive Holder lights up when it has one of the samplers inside. It even looks a little spooky when you have it lit in a dark room! The only downside I’ve found with the set as a whole is that the bottoms of the samplers aren’t very flat, so they tend to lean to one side when they’re sitting inside the holder. The wax then drips inside, making a bit of a mess. I think it would be better suited to housing tea lights rather than votives. It’s not a massive issue though.

Yankee Candle Forbidden Apple Sampler Inside A Pumpkin Head Votive Holder

If you like the look of this particular Yankee Candle Set, then it’s worth noting that there’s a competition running over at Wow Free Stuff right now where you can win one for yourself! To be in with a chance of winning, all you have to do is give their official Facebook page a ‘like’ and fill in your name and e-mail address on the entry form. Simple!

Yankee Candle Halloween Box Set with Pumpkin Votive Holder and Two Samplers
The competition is open to residents of the UK age 18 and over and closes on October 24th. Please note that by entering you’re agreeing to sign up to the Wow Free Stuff Newsletter. The prize is for one Yankee Candle Halloween Box Set, which includes one ceramic votive holder in the shape of a pumpkin head and two rare samplers: Witches Brew and Forbidden Apple.
Yankee Candle Halloween Box Set with Pumpkin Votive Holder and Two Samplers

Yankee Candle Halloween Pumpkin Head Votive Holder Box Set – £11.99 ||link||

Have you ever tried any of the Halloween scents from Yankee Candle before?
Let me know in the comments below.
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  1. 08/10/2018 / 12:30 pm

    Oh this looks fantastic! I’ve just headed over to their page and filled out the entry form 🙂

  2. 08/10/2018 / 2:33 pm

    Oh my goodness, I am such an addict of Yankee Candles! These look Spooktacular!

  3. 08/10/2018 / 7:10 pm

    While I’m not one to decorate for Halloween, I think this candle holder is adorable! It’s simple and I think it would bring a little festive fun into the corner of my kitchen. Great find!

  4. 08/10/2018 / 9:47 pm

    Oh I love this! Huge Yankee Candle fan here, I need to try this!

  5. 08/10/2018 / 10:07 pm

    Nothing brings about the cheer of the season quite like a Yankee candle. Regardless of the holiday or month, they always have something perfect to celebrate. I’ve never tried either of the candles included in this pack but I’ll definitely be adding that Witches’ Brew to my list- the scent profile sounds so warming!

  6. 08/10/2018 / 10:23 pm

    Oh I do love my candles especially the limited editions with a holiday scent!

  7. 08/10/2018 / 10:34 pm

    Oh you lucky thing – I love that!! I look forward to the festive candles (any time now!)

  8. Margaret GALLAGHER
    08/10/2018 / 11:31 pm

    LOVE Yankee candles – but haven’t tried the Halloween ones YET @! HOPE to soon

  9. 09/10/2018 / 12:02 am

    How fun! I didn’t know Yankee Candle had themed sets like this for various holidays. Witches’ Brew sounds like the scent is right up my alley; cloves and spicy scents vice too floral. I shall keep my eyes peeled while shopping; no pun intended LOL

  10. 09/10/2018 / 1:26 am

    I really like that candle holder, it’s so cute! I would definitely try the Forbidden Apple candle because apple scent is one of my favorites.

  11. 09/10/2018 / 5:09 am

    I love the holder! It’s adorable. I totally could see my friend loving this, she enjoys everything halloween related!

  12. 09/10/2018 / 9:26 am

    Ooo what a fab little giveaway. I love Yankee candle and their Halloween collection looks amazing. Loving the colours too x

  13. Reesa Lewandowski
    09/10/2018 / 11:32 am

    This is so cute for Halloween! I need to go to Yankee Candle and get one!

  14. 09/10/2018 / 11:55 am

    I can imagine how wonderful these must smell like all the other Yankee candles.

  15. Chelf
    09/10/2018 / 2:39 pm

    Oh I wish I was in the UK! I’m so jealous! These look perfect for autumn, very festive for halloween!

  16. 09/10/2018 / 3:09 pm

    I love Yankee Candles and really want this set – perfect for Halloween

  17. 09/10/2018 / 3:39 pm

    I absolutely LOVE Yankee candle but I completely forgot that they had a Halloween selection! These look gorgeous.

  18. 09/10/2018 / 10:48 pm

    I love Yankee candles! Especially anything with cinnamon in!

  19. 10/10/2018 / 12:39 pm

    Oh my goodness – how stinkin’ adorable. I love super cute sets like that for gifts. But the problem would be that I’d have to buy one for myself also. haha

  20. 10/10/2018 / 7:15 pm

    That’s a beautiful candle set. I have bought a lot of Yankee candles, they smell amazing, but never something from the Halloween collection.

  21. 10/10/2018 / 8:45 pm

    I’m a big fan of Yankee Candles, they always smell so good – I’ll have to give these scents a try. For some reason I always think apple scents fill a room better!

  22. Lindsay Joseph
    11/10/2018 / 1:42 am

    What a cute idea! I love Yankee candle and they’re like the ONLY gift I can give my mom that she will use. She would love this.

  23. 11/10/2018 / 8:40 am

    The candle holder is adorable! I love a more tasteful Halloween decoration!

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