This smells SO MUCH better than it sounds like from the description. I have been using Yankee Candles for years and I really think this is my absolute favorite scent out of all I have tried. Before lighting the candle it does smell like a brand new football or basketball. Once it has been lit, it has a nice, subtle smell that is very pleasant, and a bit neutral. It smells faintly like men's cologne, but more like like new leather. It smells much better than the description on the website or how I have described it. The thing I liked about it was the scent was rather gender neutral - it makes your house smell good without smelling too girly or too much like men's cologne. The only way to improve this scent would be to make it stronger. Next time I will order multiple of these and have them burning at the same time in the house.
February 13, 2014
My new favorite
I love masculine scents - Midsummer is one of my all time favorites - However I like First Down just as much.
I was really surprised by some of the reviews -
February 3, 2014
First Down Candle
This product is perfect for my husband's Man-Cave. It helps him to better understand my Yankee Candle obsession. It fits in with his exercise equipment, golf clubs, tennis rackets, table tennis rackets, recliner, Redskins stuff..well, you get the picture.
January 9, 2014
Of all the Yankee candles I have bought, this one I would not purchase again.
June 19, 2013
Great Father's Day gift
I bought this for my dad (a big football fan) for Father's Day for his man cave. It smells a lot like the Leather candles. It is a subtle scent but in this case that's a good thing, as my dad doesn't like very strongly scented candles.
June 7, 2013
Quaint and subtle
I do have to agree with the people who have already reviewed First Down, it certainly doesn't waft through an entire room like some other YC products do. But the scent is very accurate, and when used in a smaller room, it can really add to any gameday atmosphere. I'll be burning a First Down candle in my room every Sunday this football season!
May 31, 2013
Not what I hoped for
I loved the smell of this candle in the stores so I was happy to have bought it with a coupon. I lit it and the smell just does not travel through the house like other scents I have purchased. I was hoping for a good strong smell like from Pink Sands or Sun and Sand. Hopefully it will work better in our camper this summer.
April 15, 2013
smells like nothing at all
I have at least 100 candles; over 100 tarts; over 100 votives and 16 oils. I don't usually complain. This is my first bad review. Some candles are not strong for the money they cost. I prefer strong scents but this man candle has no scent at all when burning. Cold sniff has a very faint smell. I have never returned an item but this should definitely go back. Maybe I just got a lemon.
March 9, 2013