Energizing, pleasant scent
I love the citrus blends in this one. I was expecting something more tropical from the name and the picture but I did enjoy the easy, fun fragrance here.
April 13, 2014
This candle makes me SNEEZE!
Fist of all, this candle is not turquoise blue as shown of the photo above, but a bit darker and closer to seagrass green color. Second, the scent of lemon verbena in my opinion overpowers other ingredients and makes the candle smell much more citrus-ish than any other candle in YC catalog. And third (this may sound funny), there's something in it which makes me SNEEZE like a kitten! I have no idea what is causing this since I've never had such problem with any other YC product whatsoever, other than this particular candle (I bought 2 large jars within 2 years and had to forward both of them to my friends because after 15 minutes of burning the inside of my nose felt sore and I began to sneeze). What makes the situation even weirder is the fact that I don't have any known allergies + I burn Island Spa wax tarts on regular basis and I've never has such reaction to it. Other than that, the candle has medium to strong throw (I'd say 3.5/5) and if you like strong fresh citrus-ish scents you should definitely give it a try!
March 28, 2014
Great burn but....
My new Island Spa candles are filled to the top of the jar and the burn is superb. I always use an Illuma-Lid when I first light my candles and my new Island Spa candles develop a full wax pool within 15 minutes, burn cleanly and are low mainteneance. I then take the Illuma-lid off to allow the fragrance to permeate the area. Sadly, it doesn't. During the past couple of years when most of the YC scents were weak to non-existent, Island Spa was one of my few staples; the throw remained consistently strong. Many of the YC scents have made a comeback to the quality that we so fondly remembered from years past. Island Spa, unfortunately, has gone in the other direction. The throw is now very light, almost non-existent. Hopefully I got duds and this isn't indicative of the future of Island Spa!
February 23, 2014
Lemony tea...fresh and soft
FRESH AND SOFT LEMONY TEA SCENT, that is what I get from Island Spa. It is refreshing and pleasant but I must be close to the candle or wait at least four hrs of burning to scent it few feet from the candle. Maybe is my open concept living/dinning with vaulted ceiling that just really works with strong scented candles...otherwise I must burn two at a time in strategic places in the room.
I wish Yankee had a list in stores or online that would guide you on scent strenght within determined categories.
If YC or anyone candle lover like me, could give me ideas on strong fresh scented candles (not floral ones) I'd very much appreciate it!!!
February 4, 2014
Clean and Tropical
I bought this candle at the flagship store during a great sale and cannot wait to burn it! It smells tropical and clean without being overwhelming. Smelling it makes me dream of warmer weather!
January 9, 2014
Feel like I am on vacation
Makes you want to take a walk on the beach taking in the fresh clean smell
November 22, 2013
Island Spa is one of my favorites, it truly reminds you of a day at the spa. Relaxing, refreshing and comforting. Yankee Candle truly delivers!!!
November 21, 2013
OOOOOWHHEEEEEEEEEEE this candle smells good!! I love lemon verbena and this candle is awesome. I am concerned because it appears that is may be going into retirement as only a few size jars are still available. I am so glad I got my horde on during the last semi annual sale. Please Yankee, offer these in all sizes including car jars!
November 7, 2013