Rainbow Shake, Yankee Candle
Product Name: Rainbow Shake
Product Description: A sophisticated sugar rush—juicy, sparkling fruits blended with sweet vanilla, finished with whipped cream, rainbow sprinkles, and berry drizzle.
Brand: Yankee Candle
Offer price: 29.50
- Scent Strength
- Strength Throw
Rainbow Shake happens to be one of those diamonds in the rough. It was a fun fragrance that smelled like berry candy and taffy.
- Long lasting
- Good throw for Yankee Candle
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in May 2019. It has been updated in February 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.
Intro To My Candle Review
It’s hard finding a strong Yankee Candle, but the second I saw Rainbow Shake on the Yankee Candle website, I wanted it. I loved the name. I also liked the label which showed a water colored illustration of lots of colorful lollipops sticking out of what looked like a strawberry shake. Now that totally sounds like my kind of scent! A fun candied/berry scent that is probably 7000 calories if you actually consumed it!
First Impressions of My Candle
Here is the scent description for Rainbow Shake:
A sophisticated sugar rush—juicy, sparkling fruits blended with sweet vanilla, finished with whipped cream, rainbow sprinkles, and berry drizzle.
Yes, pound cake and vanilla glaze. That’s the reason I ultimately purchased this candle. I’m hoping those two elements balance out the floral. We shall see.
I’m sticking with my assessment… taffy. Now let’s light my candle.
Yankee candles are generally lightly scented for me so Rainbow Shake went into my smallest room. Once the wick was lit, it took a good 10 hours to reach a full melt pool but the aroma was present long before that and oh my goodness did this fragrance surprise me. First I’m happy to report, the strength was wonderful and strong! This candle was filling my powder room with fragrance plus the aroma was moving into my great room as well. This candle could easily fragrance a medium size if not a large room. That is unusual for Yankee Candle so I am beyond happy. Second… I LOVED this scent!! My entire bathroom and living room smelled like a berry candy aroma. It was sweet with a good amount of tartness. These are the notes in the scent description I noticed the most – sparkling fruits along with vanilla and berry drizzle. Taffy all the way.
Strength – I would rate Rainbow Shake a 10 out of 10 in a small room. 7 in a medium and maybe a 5/6 in a large room. Not bad for Yankee Candle. Not bad at all!
How Did My Candle Perform?
This candle burned as expected. Super, super, super slow. I had to occasionally trim the wick and it did burn evenly from beginning to end. The key is to let the candle burn long enough to reach a full melt pool. If you don’t, un-melted wax will remain along the glass wall.
Closing To My Rainbow Shake Candle Review
I know a lot of our readers dislike Yankee candles and every time I do a review of one, I get emails and messages asking why I even bother. Well, I do because Yankee is still the #1 candle company and they do have some great scents. Rainbow Shake happens to be one of those diamonds in the rough. With that said, I thoroughly enjoyed this candle and would absolutely buy it again in a heartbeat. It was a fun fragrance and I was beyond happy with the strength.
I’m so used to Yankee candles burning lightly, so when I run across one that actually gives a decent scent throw, I’m ecstatic. Lol.
Definitely smell this candle next time you’re near a Yankee store. Who knows, maybe Bed Bath & Beyond carries it too. That would make it even easier to sniff and purchase.
Happy candle hunting!
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