Yankee Candle Reviews: Winter Thyme and Citrus

Stoney Keeley takes a whiff of Winter Thyme and Citrus on the latest installment of Yankee Candle Reviews.

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Hello, and welcome in to the latest edition of Yankee Candle Reviews here on SoBros Network. I will be your host – the Fragrance Aficionado of SoBros Network, also the EIC, Stoney Keeley. My passion for Yankee Candle began in 2006, when I strolled into the location in Providence Marketplace in Mount Juliet, Tennessee. I picked up a jar of Autumn Woods, and found it captured the essence of the season perfectly. I’ve been hooked in this…well, you could even call it ‘romantic…’ relationship with Yankee Candle ever since. Today, I’ll be sharing my thoughts on an interesting new wintertime fragrance I discovered at the most recent semi-annual clearance event, Winter Thyme and Citrus.

There is nothing quite like the semi-annual clearance event at Yankee Candle. I just love it – usually, they take place right after Christmas and right around the 4th of July to clear out the season’s inventory. But, because they hack the prices down so much, it’s a great opportunity to try some things that are a little outside of your comfort zone that you might not try if you had to pay full price for the candle.

That’s how I ended up with Winter Thyme and Citrus. My fiancé loved it. It was $5. How could I not bring this little sumbitch home with me?

As for the fragrance itself, it’s an interesting scent for sure – you get a little bit of a tree-esque fragrance that plays well in January and February, in my opinion. But, you have the spice profile of the thyme. The citrus is the part that really rounds it out and gives it a very fresh and clean overtone. I dare say it’s the defining characteristic of this fragrance – it is very much “kitchen that just had the countertops wiped down after we cooked something that had a strong herbal profile to it.

Call me an old curmudgeon, but I like my tradition – I can’t say I’m a big fan of the fruity/citrusy smells at this time of the year. Something about Winter Thyme and Citrus really reminded me of my grandparents’ house for some reason – like….there’s a healthy dose of “old lady” in this candle. Nonetheless, you can never accurately tell someone they WON’T enjoy something – I try to never discourage you guys when expanding your fragrance profile and just because someone else doesn’t like something doesn’t mean you won’t. But, I just don’t think this one’s for me, y’all.

Recommended burning: In your granny’s bathroom after you came to visit, ate a ton of fried food, and then took a massive dump.


Stoney Keeley is the Editor in Chief of The SoBros Network, and a Dogs Playing Poker on velvet connoisseur. He is a strong supporter of Team GSD, #BeBetter, and ‘Minds right, asses tight.’ “Big Natural” covers the Tennessee Titans, Nashville, Yankee Candle, and a whole wealth of nonsense. Follow on Twitter @StoneyKeeley

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