I bought a bunch of knock-off duplicates of this throughout the years, always cheap and it's pretty close, but not as rich. They are both very "vanilla candy" scents if you ask me. However, this does have a hot scent throw unlike the cheap ones, and with only two votives burning it did fill my room nicely. I paired two French Vanilla votives with two Sugared Apple votives, I have an Autistic brother who is super sensitive to smells and when he visited he was impressed with the scents and liked them very much.
February 25, 2014
The fragrance was way too light for me. I tried it in a votive and it smells great prior to burning but once it starts burning you can't really smell it at all. It's not a fragrance that I would buy again.
November 2, 2013
For me personally, this scent is average. Nothing about it really made me want to buy it again. The throw is definitely light, so my recommendation is to put it in small spaces like bathrooms and small bedrooms. I would describe it as semi-subtle, sweet, creamy vanilla. Glad I tried it in a votive and not a housewarmer jar.
October 5, 2013
First time customer, Honest reviews.
How I use them: In a tart burner
Thoughts: Couldn't smell it once i burnt it. It smelt great in the store, but there just wasn't anything coming from it.
Smell: Non existant
Likes: Pineapple Cilantro, Macintosh, Patchuli, Cranberry chutney, bahama breeze, sage and citrus, pomegranate cider, Mandarin Cranberry, Apple cider, Farmers Market, Blueberry Scone, Lavender Vanilla
dislikes: balsam and cedar, vineyard, black cherry, vanilla cupcake, vanilla, Grapevine and oak, midnight jasmine, lilac blossom
September 27, 2013
Relaxing, Gentle, & Comforting...
French Vanilla is an EXCELLENT "me time" type of fragrance.
I bought a few of these votives recently for the sole purpose of having a little candle with a softer fragrance to relax to. Once I lit one, I was impressed!
Softer, and more reserved than the "foody" vanilla-oriented fragrances such as Buttercream, Christmas Cookie, Vanilla Cupcake, etc. French Vanilla's fragrance although light has a decent, 'gently caressing' throw that is very conducive for relaxation!
Whereas I normally don't go for the lighter, more subtle fragrances, this no doubt works for French Vanilla and I'll GLADLY make an exception! Yes, it's something special about French Vanilla... I'm guessing it's the pure, simple, uncomplicated scent it gently emits that gives it its edge!
September 24, 2013
It's French Vanilla!
How can you go wrong with YC French Vanilla? It's a staple in my household. Always a strong vanilla scent and excellent throw.
August 24, 2013
Easy Large Jar purchase.
Nice throw. I faintly smell the orchids. I wouldn't layer this one at all.
April 22, 2013
Tried and True classic
So soothing and dreamy but it can make you hungry , it smells that good!
April 18, 2013