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Yankee Candle: Pink Sands Candle Review

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Pink Sands, Yankee Candle Company
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Sweet, summery, and fantastic! Pink Sands from Yankee Candle Company.


  • Found at Walmart stores
  • Fun, fruity scent
  • Long lasting


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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in April 2017. It has been updated in January 2020 as part of our rebranding process. The content of the review has remained essentially the same, with updated information from the industry when applicable. The author is no longer affiliated with Candlefind.

Intro To Pink Sands Candle Review

So, I have some exciting news! You can now purchase Yankee Candle scents in their large jars at your local Walmart Superstore! How convenient is that? Especially for those of us who don’t have a Yankee store near us. That be me!! I love the idea of smelling fragrances before purchasing and another bonus… Walmart will be selling these large candles for a generally cheaper price than found in actual Yankee Candle stores or online. SWEET!!!!

pink sands yankee candle large apothecary jar

Pink Sands happens to be one of the scents Walmart carries and after reading the scent description, I couldn’t wait to review it. The moment I smelled the wax… LOVED!! The aroma smelled fresh and sweet, a perfect spring/summer scent.

It’s an exotic island escape in the beautiful mix of bright citrus, sweet florals and spicy vanilla.

Fragrance Notes:

Top: Citrus, Melon, Berry
Mid: Osmanthus
Base: Spicy Vanilla, Musk, Woody Notes

Yankee Candle Company

First Impressions of Yankee Candle Pink Sands 

First impression… I smelled the top notes the most… citrus, melon and berry with hints of floral. I didn’t really detect any spicy vanilla, musk or woody notes. The overall scents just based off cold sniff smelled like a fresh and fruity citrus with sweet melon. I loved it and couldn’t wait to light this candle up.

Yankee candles are generally on the lighter side for me so I like to burn this brand in small bathrooms – which is where this candle went, my small powder room. Once the wick was lit, it took a good hour or more to reach a full melt pool but… I started smelling the aroma within 10 minutes of lighting the wick which means, this candle gave a pretty decent scent throw.

The aroma… just as it smelled when I first popped off the lid – a fresh and vibrant citrus/melon with lots of sugar. The floral tapers off which I was perfectly fine with leaving a fresh and tart melon aroma I found very bright. I loved it!

Strength – on a scale of 1 to 10, I would rate this candle an 8 in a small room. Maybe a 5 in a medium size room. Basically, it’s worth a try in any room you want to burn it in to start and then go from there.

watermelon slices on plate

How Did My Pink Sands Candle Perform?

This candle burned perfectly. No wick issues. Clean burning from start to finish. I just had to trim the wick before each lighting. Easy peasy.

Closing To My Pink Sands Candle Review
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What a great fragrance Pink Sands turned out to be and I can’t believe how long it took me to try this fragrance. I love sweet melon scents so it’s no wonder I enjoyed every second of this one. Yankee’s large jars burn slowly so I was able to enjoy this candle a good two weeks solid. You definitely get your money’s worth buying their large jars, that’s for sure.

About Yankee Candle Company

Yankee Candle is a major American candle company that was founded in 1969 by Michael Kittredge. Kittredge made his first scented candle by melting crayon wax in his family’s kitchen. They are currently headquartered in South Deerfield, Massachusetts, and manufacture candles, wax melts, room sprays, car air fresheners, and more. 

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About the Author


Hi, I’m Cynthia, the current owner & Candle Lover in Chief here at Candlefind. I have a sincere passion for candles, being mesmerized from the moment I saw my first flickering flame. I love luxury candles (who wouldn’t?) and unique scent combinations. When I’m not scenting, I love reading and playing with my wild & crazy pup, Holly Berry.

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