Yankee Candle Reviews: Alfresco Afternoon

Stoney Keeley takes a whiff of Alfresco Afternoon on the latest 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 deep cut summer fragrance, Alfresco Afternoon.

Alfresco Afternoon is an outright enigma to me – a total mystery. I have no recollection of this candle ever existing. I don’t know if this is an example of the Mandela Effect, but it kind of feels like an example of the Mandela Effect. I don’t know if something was broken with the simulation that day or what – nothing seems to really get past me when it comes to Yankee Candle, but lo and behold, Alfresco Afternoon surprised the ever-loving shit out of me when I saw it sitting in a bin at the semi-anny back in January. I knew it was going to be a hit come summertime, and now that summertime is here, I can verify that that is indeed the case.

What makes it so special? Well, it’s the unique blend of freshness and fruitiness. It has that outdoorsy kind of scent that you’ve come to appreciate from the Earthy/grass/forest floor/wet fragrances, with all of the fruity fragrances that make up the backbone of the summer Yankee Candle agenda. It smells like a cocktail – one that is so tasty that you could drink a gallon of it, but so potent that you couldn’t butt chug too much of it without ending up in the hospital. I don’t quite know how to explain it, but Alfresco Afternoon smells like the tipping point between “I am too drunk to taste this chicken” and waking up next to a stranger’s exposed anus. Embrace the chaos – I’m here for it.

Recommended burning: On a warm, breezy summer day after you’ve been day drinking to the point that you can’t control your erection any longer and begin to push the buttons on the elevator with it.


Also, be sure to check out my comprehensive list of the top 100 Yankee Candle fragrances of all time.

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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