Saturday, 14 May 2016

Yankee Candle Vs Village Candle

Scented candles are really popular at the moment and one brand i've been liking lately is Yankee Candle. They do a good range of scents in all different types of candle. From large jar candles to samplers, there is something for everyone.

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.

Village Candle

Yankee Candle

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.

Tropical Getaway
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.


  1. I seem to be the only one who doesn't like Yankee Candles... I just have never found a scent that I like!

    However I do love village candles and I have quite a few myself.

    Laura x x x

  2. I've never got candles by Yankee.. I normally buy mine from supermarkets as I like the smells more!

  3. I love Yankee candles and I've seen the village ones around but I avoided them thinking they would be a bad knock off, however I'm going to give them a try after reading this article so thanks for the recommendation :) you had me at Coconut and Pineapple hehe! x

    1. Thats what i thought when i first saw them too. I decided to try them to compare, and i'm really glad i did. The shop in the Queens Arcade that sold them has now closed unfortunately x

  4. I've not heard of village candles before, but am intrigued now. I love my candles!

    1. I hadn't heard of them before either, i'm really glad i tried them x

  5. I'm a huge fan of Yankee Candles! They smell so good!

  6. I'm a serious Yankee collector but any candle that catches my nose makes it into my rotation ... I've got multiples of Village Caramel Swirl and Brownie Delight and they are awesome. Have dusted two of each in short order. (Shout out to Home Goods!)

    The two wicks in Village's are so necessary since I regularly work late and don't always have time to burn the Yankees properly. I'd give an ovary if I could exchange all my Yankees for double wicks!

    This Warm Buttered Bread...oh no I'm going down the candle trail again...

    1. The scents are amazing. I prefer the double wicks too x