The other month when I was shopping, this other range of candles really caught my eye. At first glance I thought it was Yankee, but turned out to be a completely different brand altogether called Village Candle. They look almost identical, very similar packaging and have designs on the candles too. They do however have their differences and do completely different scents. I decided to try some of their scents out.
Village, like Yankee offer three different sizes of jar candle, samplers, tea lights and even wax melts.
Unlike Yankee, Village candles have two wicks instead of one. At first I was a bit curious about the two wick thing. I've only really used one wick, so two was something different to me. Village also do scents that Yankee don't such as Rio Carnival, Margarita and Warm Buttered Bread.
Not only are the candles different, Village ones seem to be cheaper too as you get more for your money. A small jar candle at Yankee can cost £8.99 and you get 104g. Village's small jar candles are bigger at 701g and are £9.99.
This one is definitely a scent for summer and is scented with coconut and pineapple. It's quite a strong scent and you can sort of smell it not long into burning. The two wicks these candles have create a larger wax pool and make the scent more noticeable. The scent got stronger the longer I burnt it and reminded me a lot of cocktails with Malibu.
Warm Buttered Bread
This one has exactly the described scent - warm buttered bread. It's a really nice warm scent and does actually remind me of taking freshly baked bread out of the oven. It's not a seasonal scent, although this is just the scent you need on a cold, wet day in winter.
Both brands offer a good product range, although after trying these Village Candles, I do sort of prefer them to Yankee. The scents are definitely stronger due to the two wicks and it stays in the room much longer too. I could still smell the scent two days after I burnt the candle. The wax pool goes to the edge of the jar much better with Village. Even after burning a small Yankee candle for hours, you still don't get the pool going completely to the edge.
I still like the scents that Yankee bring out and I will continue to buy their candles. Out of the two I definitely think Village is better.