Yankee Candle Reviews: Sakura Blossom Festival

Stoney Keeley takes a whiff of Sakura Blossom Festival on a brand new edition 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 the brand new spring release, Sakura Blossom Festival.

It’s a time-honored tradition unlike any other – checking out, with eager anticipation, the new fragrances from Yankee Candle each and every season. The chill of winter seems to have thawed for good now, as we sit here in April, and the floral spring candles are burning regularly in my household. Before you know it, summer will be here, and we will continue to feel like time is out of control and we are just prisoners floating down the river without a paddle within it. Sorry, that took a turn. I didn’t mean for that to bleed through in a Yankee Candle review.

Point is, it’s not too late for you to enjoy Sakura Blossom Festival, one of Yankee’s latest releases. In fact, I feel like this candle was tailor made for late spring/early summer. It has a strong straightforward fragrance of cherry blossoms, which I love during the spring…just that head-on floral scent blast in my face. But, there’s an undertow of something musky that I can’t quite put my finger on. It’s in the same vein as Midsummer’s Night and Summer Storm. So, it threw my Yankee GPS for a loop. You have an abundance of rich, floral cherry blossom, with a hint of some deep and Earthy summer fragrance. That combination, while deeply conflicting (that could be a sign of OCD), is what makes this one perfect to burn as the flowers blossom and the world transforms to summer.

Recommended Burning: On an early spring’s eve, when the warmth of the day subsides to a cool breeze. Stay up until midnight. Light this candle. Do some yoga. Contemplate the totality of human existence. Embrace the chaos.


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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