Warm and summery, though not great in kitchen
The complexity of Golden Sands unfolds beautifully once the candle has burned for a considerable period (5+ hours). I thought the cold sniff was underwhelming but pleasant; the warmed oil releases a lovely, sweet scent reminiscent of cake batter but less some vanilla and brown sugar. I would recommend this candle for rooms other than the kitchen, because something about the sweetness just doesn't blend well with some kitchen smells. Great throw, warm and sweet but not intrusive. Would have liked to get my hands on "Vanilla Satin" ("like Golden Sands on steroids"). C'mon YC -- bring it back!
July 10, 2014
Very Light Scent
I expected something to do with the beach hence the name Golden Sands. However it does have have a nice clean scent. Very faint, does not last . I tried one tart with a little scent, I have added a 2nd one and still does not even fill one room . You can smell it if you sit right next to it. Would not recommend.
July 8, 2014
Warm and Unique!
Golden Sands is one of those scents that is difficult to describe. All the different notes of the candle blend into each other creating a perfect, unique fragrance. I think the strongest note in the blend is the tonka bean scent. Tonka beans smell very similar to vanilla, but with a slightly fruity quality to the vanilla scent. Next, the sandalwood adds a "grown up" character. It smells warm and smooth. The blend is finished perfectly with the orange flower that lightens the heavier scents of vanilla like tonka bean and sandalwood. Golden Sands is the perfect name for this candle because it does smell "golden" and slightly tropical. Like what you would smell in an old, wooden beach house on an island with vanilla beans and orange blossoms around. I have been burning this through out the summer, but I do think this is the perfect January candle because it does smell so warm and inviting. It would be perfect for chasing the mid-winter blues away. Love it!
July 7, 2014
Perfect summer scent
I love love love this for summer! I have it in my car and in the living room. It is delicious and beachy. It has a good throw and I will be stocking up so I don't run short. It is my new favorite.
July 5, 2014
This is a great addition to my Yankee Candle large jar collection and I was so pleased when Yankee Candle EU brought it across to the European market as otherwise it would have been difficult to enjoy this US Exclusive fragrance! This is summer in a candle with a hint of orange fragrance which offers it a roundness that which enhances the mood and generates a real beach holiday feeling . I find this ideal for burning in the warmer months of the year, but perhaps would also bring some much needed thoughts of sunshine through the winter ones too! Definitely one of my favourite Yankee fragrances.
July 3, 2014
Unique warm scent
I don't know how to describe this scent other than it's warm, comforting, sweet, with a slight hint of amber perhaps. It's the mix of sweet and amber that gives this the unique quality (and I don't even like amber in general). You may want to smell this in store first, as I can see that some may find it a bit cloying even though the scent isn't very strong. Wish the throw were a bit stronger, but I'm OK with burning two at a time if I want a better throw.
June 21, 2014
MY BEST FRAGRANCE EVER!!!!!!!!!!!
OMG. How could it be so fascintng!!!
I fell in love with this fragrance and I've put them all over my house. Fragrance is luxurious. First I bought many samplers and this was among them, but after I tried it, I couldn't think of any other fragrance. Many thanks to your sale promotion, 'cause I could get them a lot!
June 18, 2014
The best there is
It is really a wonderfull smell. He is warm, fresh, relaxing. It is now my number one smell.
June 10, 2014