Early Sunrise – Yankee Candle Review
by Christina Rylan
Brand: Yankee Candle
Type: 14.5oz medium classic candle
Fragrance: Early Sunrise
Scent Strength: Light
What did my Early Sunrise candle smell like?
Let’s start off with the scent description:
“A new day dawns crisp and fresh in this clean lemony citrus scent with hints of ginger and tea.”
First sniff… FRESH! I could easily wake up to this scent every morning… it’s so happy and perky.
To me, this candle smelled like fabric softener but with a nice citrus edge. It was very zesty and bright. I wasn’t sure about the ginger or tea part… if it was there – my nose wasn’t picking up on it yet. Whatever I was smelling… I liked it. Lemon scents always have a way of brightening my mood… it’s my aromatherapy and the moment I smelled this candle, it brought an instant smile.
Yankee candles are usually pretty light for me so I stuck to a small bathroom to burn this candle in. After a few hours of burning, the scent stayed pretty light but what I could smell was wonderful! It was a fresh vibrant and clean lemon, a fresh citrus that had me taking deep breaths every time I walked into the room. What a perfect candle to burn in a bathroom too… it really freshened up the room. I loved it. My only disappointment was the strength. If it would have been a little stronger, it would have been perfect.
Strength – on a scale of 1 to 10, I would rate this one a 4. It wasn’t very strong which surprised me for a citrus scent.
My candle burned pretty good. It took a long time to get a full melt pool but once it did, it burned clean and even all the way to the bottom.
Closing to my review:
I go up and down with Yankee candles… I like them, I don’t… I like them, I don’t. The majority of their scents are trend setters and really good but the quality and strength are not always consistent and that’s where I have issues.
I really liked Early Sunrise and already purchased another one but I’ll definitely be sticking to a small bathroom when I’m ready to burn it. For me, it was very lightly scented. But the scent itself… wonderful!! A fresh vibrant lemony citrus scent that really livened up my bathroom – giving it a fresh and clean feel. I loved it!
Happy candle hunting!
Burn performance: 4/5
Scent throw: 2/5
Overall rating: 3/5
Have you tried Early Sunrise from Yankee Candle? Was it lightly scented for you too? Review it with us. In the comment section below, review and star rate your experience… it’s easy!
The best candle I've ever hadKenzie on 2017-09-06 19:52:21
I am so upset this candle was discontinued because it is the best I've ever had, I've purchased it multiple times. It is lemony and invigorating, and I can't think of anything better. I really wish it was still on the market. Trying to look for an adequate replacement.
One of my favorite scents from YankeeKathy on 2016-06-21 22:21:20
I love this candle. I purchase one every year and hope they never discontinue it.
Samantha on 2016-04-13 21:34:49
I've always been a fan of this scent. What's not to like? it's fresh and bright. Highly recommend.
MaryS on 2016-04-10 21:31:16
I always keep this candle on hand and burn it when I want something fresh flowing in my house. It reminds me of tart lemons.
Morgan on 2016-04-07 14:42:26
Very nice citrus fragrance and strong for me.
Sidney on 2016-04-06 23:23:07
I really like this scent but agree that its pretty light. I still buy it though every summer because its so fresh.
Nicole on 2016-01-27 21:38:04
I agree with your review on this one Christina. I have purchased this scent in the large jar form and thought it smelled wonderful, but it was a light to medium throw. I did enjoy lighting it but I prefer scents that are strong. I may try this again in wax melt form to see if maybe the throw is a bit stronger. It is still a nice scent.