Home Sweet Home®
Not like it used to be
This has been my favorite scent since Yankee Candle first came out with it. But how it has changed! I used to just open the jar and the house was blissful.
With spices, (and they are my favorite), I love an impressive aroma. When I lit the original candles, I'd burn one for an hour and the entire (large) house was filled for the day, what a memory!
Now? The cold candle is "ok" and the throw is almost absent.
It is the same with the oils... I'd buy an oil and infuse a few drops, and the house was filled for a couple days... glorious....
Now? I can empty the entire bottle of oil in a bowl of potpourri or diffuse a good amount and you can smell it in ONE room for a couple hours and it is very light.
This fragrance was has long been a favorite, but now it's so lacking.
What is sad is that many of the reviews for the fragrances refer to the fact that the aroma has now become very light with little throw.
I ask in the stores and they say nothing has changed over the years... yes it has.
So, I do buy, however, I buy much less, and only on sale, even though Yankee Candle has been my favorite over the years. I find I'm going without it more and more. And that is sad because it's been a part of my household signature.
All in all, if you like it, buy it, I will recommend it only as a light scent.
Dear Yankee, could you at least make Home Sweet Home like you did originally, others could be light. Please go back to the original scent and strength with Home Sweet Home. ( Cinnamon Stick, another favorite, was stronger too... )
February 16, 2014
This is an amazing scent, perfect for fall, winter into early spring. Leaves that fresh baked scent. The votive just did not have a lot of throw, however.
December 7, 2013
Deceptively weak aroma
Give this candle a cold sniff and you're greeted with a strong cinnamon aroma, I expected the burn to result in a strong, cloying aroma. Not so in this case.
The overall throw is very weak, though what IS there is quite pleasant, warm cinnamon with sweet notes.
The cold vs. burning strengths very much surprised me.
Recommended only for those looking for a subdued scent.
December 3, 2013
This candle has a wonderful scent of cinnamon that you can smell throughout the house. With having family members with asthma, I have to be very careful when using anything with cinnamon in it because it tends to be too strong for them. The Home Sweet Home was perfect for them with just the right amount of fragrance and everyone loved it.
November 23, 2013
Absolutely wonderful scent
I love this scent (Home Sweet Home) and the candle is very long lasting. I constantly have at least one Yankee Candle burning in every room all day long. The house smells wonderful.
September 20, 2013
My go-to candle for feeling great.
This has been my favorite candle for all seasons - and second to none except in summer. Your "Summer Scoop" has taken the lead for the summer months! Thanks for great products.I can always trust Yankee for the very best products and service.
Incidentally, your new SantaRosa CA Retail store has fantastic staff as well - though I bought my very first Yankee candles in Freeport, Maine.
September 16, 2013
Just like Grand Ma's house
I love the candles that are so realistic to home cooking.
April 21, 2013
I bought this votive the other day and I'm so happy I did. Very pleasant scent and nice throw. My cat keeps trying to put her nose in it while it's burning so I know she likes it also. Have to watch her with this one or she won't have any whiskers left! Will definitely be buying jars and tealights of this fragrance.
February 25, 2013