Brand: Yankee Candle
Type: Large 22oz candle
Fragrance: Gingerbread Maple
Scent Strength: Light
First impression of Gingerbread Maple:
Gingerbread Maple sounded interesting and a candle I purchased on sale. Truth be told, I’m not a huge fan of spicy gingerbread scents but I was curious what this candle would smell like with the added maple to the mix.
Here is the scent description:
Baking spices and the warm fragrance of cloves, with just a touch of maple, bring back memories of gingerbread cooling on cookie sheets.
Top: Gingerbread, Clove, Cinnamon
Mid: Nutmeg, Cardamom
Base: Vanilla, Maple
So, gingerbread cookies. The picture on the label shows a gingerbread whoopie cookie with marshmallow sandwiched in between the two cookies. Looks yummy, and sounds yummy. What I smelled? A spicy gingerbread mixed with swirls of vanilla. Cookies? Maybe. I didn’t really smell maple though but who knows what fragrances will come to life once the candle is burning.
Let’s find out!
I lit this candle in a small powder room and waited for the magic to begin. It took a good 5 hours to reach a full melt pool and the aroma… light but very nice and that surprised me. I went into this review thinking I would be disappointed, but the scent actually smelled really good. The main part of this aroma was a gingerbread cookie with lots of vanilla. It wasn’t super spicy at all like many gingerbread scents can take on, it was more of a warm bakery with hints of gingerbread. Very nice. The only downside and expected with this brand… the scent was super light.
Strength – I would rate this candle a 6/7 out of 10 in a really small bathroom. That’s decent but not really strong enough to fragrance anything larger than that.
How Did My Candle Burn?
This candle burned fine. No wick issues other than trimming before each lighting. Clean burning from start to finish.
Closing to My Gingerbread Maple Candle Review:
I enjoyed Gingerbread Maple from Yankee. To me, this fragrance was a warm gingerbread cookie that was perfect in a small room. I didn’t really smell maple nor anything too spicy and I was perfectly fine with that. So, if you still shop Yankee, definitely check this candle out next time you’re out and about. It’s definitely worth a sniff.
Happy candle hunting!
Burn Performance: 5/5
Overall Rating: 4/5