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The Definitive List: Candle Junkies Top 25 Best Yankee Candle Scents Ranked

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10. Spiced Pumpkin

spiced pumpkin yankee candle

spiced pumpkin yankee candle

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Pumpkin lovers unite. You haven’t smelled true pumpkin magic until you’ve smelled this Spiced Pumpkin candle, sitting blissfully in our number 10 spot. It’s true, the pumpkin thing can get overdone when fall rolls around, but we promise that this is one pumpkin flavored treat you won’t want to pass up. It’s amazing! Dare we say that it’s even better than pumpkin spice lattes? Yes, yes we do.

9. Sage & Citrus

sage and citrus yankee candle

sage and citrus yankee candle

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Picture yourself walking in to a high-end spa for a day of personal TLC. Your senses are hit with a beautiful barrage of lemon-lime, sage, and talc. It’s a relaxing, soothing, luxurious smell, and good news, it’s probably this Sage and Citrus candle. Bring the feeling of upscale pampering into your home or office with this indulgent aroma.

This candle is also a near perfect replicate of the Animal Kingdom Lodge Lobby fragrance used at Disney World!

8. Midsummer’s Night

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midsummers night yankee candle

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This candle sits on the more masculine end of Yankee Candle’s scent spectrum, but we think that’s all the more reason to order it! This candle has a near-sensual blend of patchouli, must, sage, and mahogany. Light it in the man cave, office, or really anywhere. Yes, it’s THAT good. This isn’t a scent that other brands can duplicate, it’s definitely a one-of-a-kind smell that you need to add to your collection.

7. Sparkling Cinnamon

sparkling cinnamon yankee candle

sparkling cinnamon yankee candle

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Who says cinnamon candles are just for Christmas? Not us, that’s for sure. Especially this Sparkling Cinnamon large jar candle. It’s like cinnamon candy, and it’s a great year-round scent that will leave you with a warm happy feeling and a great smelling house.


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6. Lilac Blossoms

lilac blossoms yankee candle

lilac blossoms yankee candle

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Lilac is a tricky scent to get right, it’s easy to go from that soft, natural smell to an overpowering fake smell. Fortunately, Yankee Candle has perfected their Lilac Blossom scent. It smells soft and wraps you in a calming veil of delicate blossoms. This scent is a great spring scent that will brighten up your home, whether it’s a quiet Sunday reading, or the perfect bubble bath accompaniment, you will love this candle.

5. Christmas Cookie

christmas cookie yankee candle

christmas cookie yankee candle

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Transport yourself back to Grandma’s kitchen with the scent of vanilla, nutmeg, cinnamon, butter, and sugar. You’ll feel right at home with this scent that perfectly matches festive cookies baking in the oven. This deliciously sweet candle is a crowd pleaser. So grab a blanket, a mug of cocoa, and snuggle up by the fire as you enjoy the aroma of one of the best times of year.

4. Clean Cotton

clean cotton yankee candle

clean cotton yankee candle

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Most candle brands make their attempt at some sort of cotton fragrance, but they usually end up smelling like laundry detergent. Not this one! This is the fresh cotton scent you’ve been looking for. A little cotton mixed with lemon and white flowers makes this a fresh, light smell that you’ll love to burn in your home.

3. Autumn Wreath

autumn wreath yankee candle

autumn wreath yankee candle

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It’s hard to capture the perfect blend of spices that bring that autumn vibe swirling around you, but somehow that’s exactly what Yankee Candle does with Autumn wreath. If you prefer mellow scents compared to sweet scents, this is a great choice for you. It’s just warm enough and perfectly subtle, just like autumn itself.

This candle also made it into our post on the best candles for fall time!

2. Macintosh

macintosh yankee candle

macintosh yankee candle

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Step into fall with a trip to the apple orchard! Macintosh is a crisp combination of apples and fruit peels. This candle is great for people who are looking for a nice, neutral scent. It’s not too girly which means it’s great for shared spaces such as your living room or office.

1. Pink Sands

pink sands yankee candle

pink sands yankee candle

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Bring the delicious smell of floral, citrus, and of course the beach into your home any time of year with Pink Sands. It’s our number one pick for Yankee Candle scents. It’s sweet like a Jolly Rancher but not at all over powering. We promise it will leave you day dreaming of a cold drink in your hand while you bask in sweet summer rays.


Also Read: Our favorite candles for spring 2020!


That covers our favorite Yankee Candle scents. We covered everything from sweet to floral, musky to tropical. Did your favorite one make it onto the list?

If there’s one thing to remember when it comes to candles, it’s that often time cheap candles will smell like fake, cheap scents. The quality of these candles are excellent for the price, and the potency and combinations of the fragrances are even better. It’s time to start building your candle collection with the best of the best from Yankee Candles. And honestly isn’t it just the best when you find an amazing scented candle that burns for up to 150 hours?

Ready to become a true candle junkie? Share this list with your significant other on Facebook to drop a hint, or let everyone know which of our 25 favorites is your number one in the comments below!

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29 Comments

  • Reply Patricia Schwent February 19, 2018 at 5:46 pm

    Why isn’t it that with all of these scents you have never had an Amber scented candle? I look every time I shop where your candles are sold.

    • Reply The Candle Junkies February 21, 2018 at 12:12 am

      Hi Patricia, you may want to check out their Patchouli candle if you see it in stores. It may be similar to what you are looking for!

    • Reply Andrew July 13, 2018 at 4:16 am

      Check their website every now and then, there are none with the amber in the title at the moment. However, within the last couple of years, Amber Glow and Amber Sunset were brought back as “Returning Favorites” both online and in store. I recommend you try Autumn Woods, which is currently in their Returning Favorites lineup. Also, when you are in the store, check out the WoodWick Reserve candles.

  • Reply Brett Golightly March 18, 2018 at 10:12 pm

    This ISN’T from the all time faves i know… simply cause the Fireside isn’t listed which is now only available In their Wood Wick versions.

  • Reply connie March 22, 2018 at 1:36 pm

    looking for tea rose candle and where are you location? what are you prices thank you

  • Reply connie March 22, 2018 at 1:37 pm

    where can l find tea rose candle and what is the price and where are you r area

  • Reply Marie A Pacheco June 11, 2018 at 1:03 pm

    I love Yankee scents. Any free samples you can send would be welcomed.

  • Reply Melissa July 5, 2018 at 4:23 pm

    My favorite is Stormwatch. Yesterday, today & forever 🙂

    • Reply Andrew July 13, 2018 at 4:06 am

      Try Turquoise Sky! It’s very similar.

    • Reply M Lee Kirsch December 18, 2018 at 9:16 pm

      this is my all time favorite too – do you know any site where it may be available??? Lee

      • Reply The Candle Junkies December 19, 2018 at 6:38 am

        You can find it online from the official website or if you use Amazon, it is on there as well!

      • Reply Sandra April 14, 2019 at 9:01 pm

        Candles & Soap
        Waukesha, WI

    • Reply Heather April 30, 2019 at 11:46 pm

      Did you see they brought it back???

      • Reply Jessybell July 25, 2019 at 1:55 am

        Brought what back??

  • Reply patricia July 15, 2018 at 1:58 pm

    I have 2 candle call the holiday shop each have a different picture Do you know anything about them

  • Reply Kat August 18, 2018 at 11:01 am

    Im looking for a scent of an old library or old books.. pls help

  • Reply Pat Benes November 19, 2018 at 6:35 am

    Is there a peppermint fragrance?

  • Reply pat smith December 4, 2018 at 8:57 pm

    Do you still sell the Coriander & pineapple scent .? Really liked that one .

    • Reply Kim McGlen-Bull March 9, 2019 at 2:49 pm

      Pineapple Cilantro is Coriander and pineapple if this helps, Pat Smith.

  • Reply Denise Ann Rager December 4, 2018 at 10:02 pm

    I am looking for fragrance bayberry where do I find it

  • Reply Amyler December 5, 2018 at 9:25 am

    Please no peppermint scent!😕😖😕

  • Reply Al Mockbil April 18, 2019 at 1:35 pm

    You left out coconut vanilla

  • Reply Wendy August 3, 2019 at 8:19 am

    Great list, I’m definitely going to try some of these. You did my personal favorite: Warm Cashmere, a must try!

  • Reply Alhonna Danielle Burns August 13, 2019 at 2:04 am

    Sparkling cinnamon would have my heart and soul if it were just a bit stronger lol

  • Reply Lorraine August 21, 2019 at 7:56 am

    Moonlight Harvest is my favorite. I wish I could find something similar. It is great for the fall.

    • Reply The Candle Junkies August 26, 2019 at 4:25 pm

      I can’t disagree with you that it’s a great candle. It was so hard to try and pick favorites for this list!

  • Reply Alexis Paxson-Morgan October 7, 2019 at 8:53 pm

    If you guys haven’t tried the Chocolate Layer Cake, you HAVE to. I’m very particular in the scents that I like, and I am in LOVE with this candle. The scent stays for HOURS, and it’s easily my favorite of Yankee Candle. My family and I can’t get enough.

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