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    • littlereddevil
    • By littlereddevil 15th Jun 17, 8:23 AM
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    yankee candles ....beware of the soot
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    • 15th Jun 17, 8:23 AM
    yankee candles ....beware of the soot 15th Jun 17 at 8:23 AM
    I love yankee candles but have just had to have my house redecorated because the walls and ceiling especially were covered in black soot from my candles! What a mess!
    I almost always use the dark red spicy ones, don't know if this makes any difference.
    Never ever will I use a candle again
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    • donnac2558
    • By donnac2558 15th Jun 17, 8:29 AM
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    • 15th Jun 17, 8:29 AM
    Also you do know you have been breathing it in your lungs too.

    Yankee no matter what they say use cheap wax, the do this and do that it will not funnel. But still does.

    Only ever had them bought for me and consider them rubbish.

    Try brands that use soya wax it burns at a lower temp.
    • molerat
    • By molerat 15th Jun 17, 8:29 AM
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    • 15th Jun 17, 8:29 AM
    Keeping the wick correctly trimmed reduces the smoke, do you maintain them correctly ?
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    • littlereddevil
    • By littlereddevil 15th Jun 17, 9:06 AM
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    • 15th Jun 17, 9:06 AM
    Yes always use a wick trimmer and also have shades. I never had this problem before so I believe something has changed in the " ingredients"
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    • LilElvis
    • By LilElvis 15th Jun 17, 9:25 AM
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    • 15th Jun 17, 9:25 AM
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    • 15th Jun 17, 9:25 AM
    Try the wax tarts - the aroma is more intense and you don't have the minimum burn time to prevent tunneling. My house is large and open plan and these are the only thing I've found that actually fills the place with scent. I did see a new product for smaller rooms the other day - a pot with a vented top containing scented beads - though they only seem to come in the popular scents.
    • molerat
    • By molerat 15th Jun 17, 9:36 AM
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    • 15th Jun 17, 9:36 AM
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    • 15th Jun 17, 9:36 AM
    You can also get halogen lamps that go above the jar and melt the wax.
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    • donnac2558
    • By donnac2558 15th Jun 17, 12:06 PM
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    • 15th Jun 17, 12:06 PM
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    • 15th Jun 17, 12:06 PM
    Loads of complaints online about the low quality of Yankee now. No fragrance when burning etc. Sounds like using cheaper ingredients in the mix now.
    • teddysmum
    • By teddysmum 15th Jun 17, 7:07 PM
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    • 15th Jun 17, 7:07 PM
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    • 15th Jun 17, 7:07 PM
    Having heard so much praise about Yankee, I was very disappointed to find that I could only just about smell some, I had as a gift, by standing over the candle. Then a number of people, on a forum I use, said they had been long time users and thought they were less scented.


    I complained and was sent a large jar , but about half way down this lost its scent.


    I then had some Wax Lyrical , which were poor.


    The best scented I've had are £2/£3 Glade ones, when on offer in Tesco.


    Reed diffusers are disappointing ,too,but I had some gorgeous Wax Lyrical Rose scented ones (smelled like real flowers) from Aldi,.....that is for a couple of weeks after which they developed a horrible artificial chemical scent.


    I now find the best scenting is from oil over a tea light. (Plug ins make one of my dogs and a visiting son,sneeze).
    • meer53
    • By meer53 15th Jun 17, 7:25 PM
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    • 15th Jun 17, 7:25 PM
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    • 15th Jun 17, 7:25 PM
    Jo Malone candles beat all the others hands down. Expensive but worth it.
    • bloss0m
    • By bloss0m 15th Jun 17, 8:49 PM
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    Have to admit in my opinion Yankee candles aint much better than candles I often buy in Home bargains. Had Yankee candles numerous times and I really struggle tell much difference other than price and the numerous varieties.
    • donnac2558
    • By donnac2558 16th Jun 17, 11:59 AM
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    Jo Malone candles beat all the others hands down. Expensive but worth it.
    Originally posted by meer53
    No Diptyque are beyond fantastic. I wait for sales. They still hand pour all their candles and making since the early 60s.
    • KxMx
    • By KxMx 16th Jun 17, 3:46 PM
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    I use the Yankee votives and have no complaints
    • Torry Quine
    • By Torry Quine 16th Jun 17, 5:00 PM
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    Never had a problem and find the smell amazing. Definitely my favourite candles.
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