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Old 04-08-2013, 09:46
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Hi all,

I wanted to buy some candles that make the room smell nice (sick of plug in air freshener etc..)

I have had Yankee candles recommended to me but they are so expensive?

Any alternatives or are they the best?

TIA
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Old 04-08-2013, 09:47
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Open the windows and but some flowers instead ?
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Old 04-08-2013, 10:12
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The problem is, you get what you pay for when it comes to scented candles. The cheap ones tend to smell really artificial and sickly, I find. Yankee candles are expensive, yes, but they last absolutely ages, and they smell divine. I've got a big Black Cherry Yankee that I bought last November that is still not even halfway gone, and we light it often - every night over the Christmas period. It's false economy to go for the cheap ones that burn out after a very short time, and don't smell very nice anyway.
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Old 04-08-2013, 10:14
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Candles + Toddlers = Bad Idea.
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Old 04-08-2013, 10:19
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Thankfully baby isn't quite toddling yet!

I may treat myself to a Yankee candle, I get so paranoid the house smells of baby poo
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Old 04-08-2013, 10:25
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That particular smell is likely just to be up your own nostrils. Houses with babies smell of houses with babies.
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Old 04-08-2013, 10:32
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Night scented stock are cheap and in most supermarkets. They freshen a room up.

Houses with babies don't smell any different than other houses.

I have not noticed any nasty smells when visiting people who have babies.
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Old 04-08-2013, 10:32
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Get a oil burner with some fragrance oils.
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Old 04-08-2013, 10:36
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Old 04-08-2013, 10:44
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I must admit I used to get the cheaper varieties but now get Yankee candles. You DEFINITELY can tell the difference and you don't even have to light them for the scent to waft through the house. The smell lasts longer and so do the candles.

And their baby powder smells SOOOO lovely! It's like Johnsons baby powder in candle form.

There's a couple of online places I get them. This site does REALLY good cheap deals (someones 75% off) http://www.yankeedoodle.co.uk/ (and their delivery is like next day most times)

And QVC (you can get them on easy pay sometimes to help spread the costs) .
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Old 04-08-2013, 11:21
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Thankfully baby isn't quite toddling yet!

I may treat myself to a Yankee candle, I get so paranoid the house smells of baby poo
It's actually "the baby" or "my baby", not just baby.

I don't think you can get scented candles that don't make your house smell of chav prostitute.

Get some flowers, crack a window and clean up more.
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Old 04-08-2013, 11:24
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It's actually "the baby" or "my baby", not just baby.

I don't think you can get scented candles that don't make your house smell of chav prostitute.

Get some flowers, crack a window and clean up more.
Grumpy Glowbot.
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Old 04-08-2013, 11:45
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It's actually "the baby" or "my baby", not just baby.

I don't think you can get scented candles that don't make your house smell of chav prostitute.

Get some flowers, crack a window and clean up more.
Oh dear did someone snuff out your Glow ............
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Old 04-08-2013, 11:52
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It's actually "the baby" or "my baby", not just baby.

I don't think you can get scented candles that don't make your house smell of chav prostitute.

Get some flowers, crack a window and clean up more.
No need to be a grammar grump. And you CAN get very nice scented candles, you just need to get the right make, maybe pop along to a shop that sells jankee candles and have a sniff, you get loads of different scents these days. Open your mind to the yummy yankee candle goodness!

Maybe they have a nice CLEAN house and open the windows. Also flowers can cause issues if you are allergic to the pollen.
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Old 04-08-2013, 12:00
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Candles + Toddlers = Bad Idea.
Candles + Children (of any age) = Bad Idea.

Nephew is a firefighter, and you wouldn't believe the number of house fires he's been called to because of candles.

In one case, a 3 year old and a 7 month old died with smoke inhalation after a candle dropped on the floor and set fire to a rug. It's though that the family dog may have knocked it over.

In another, it was a 30 year old women in the bath - the bathroom was littered with candles - one had fallen on the floor and set towels alight. She was found with her Ipod headphones plugged in - they assumed she was partially asleep, then the smoke overpowered her and that, as they say,was that.
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Old 04-08-2013, 12:10
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Get a lavender plant.
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Old 04-08-2013, 12:11
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Wilkinsons and Sainsburies both do cheap and nice smelly ones.
But I agree on the yankee. Worth the extra money as a one off, they seem to last longer
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Old 04-08-2013, 12:12
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No need to be a grammar grump. And you CAN get very nice scented candles, you just need to get the right make, maybe pop along to a shop that sells jankee candles and have a sniff, you get loads of different scents these days. Open your mind to the yummy yankee candle goodness!

Maybe they have a nice CLEAN house and open the windows. Also flowers can cause issues if you are allergic to the pollen.
I try to avoid shops that smell of disgusting chemicals.
Especially that LUSH shop, that's just noxious.

I think that people need to be aware that people visiting their house think their candles smell revolting and they aren't fooled that you are clean.
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Old 04-08-2013, 12:18
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Another fan of Yankee Candles. They're worth paying more for - they last for ages and aren't as cloying as cheap ones. My favourite is Midsummer's Night. Black Coconut and Sandalwood are nice too, and the Christmas ones are lovely and festive.
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Old 04-08-2013, 12:20
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In another, it was a 30 year old women in the bath - the bathroom was littered with candles - one had fallen on the floor and set towels alight. She was found with her Ipod headphones plugged in - they assumed she was partially asleep, then the smoke overpowered her and that, as they say,was that.
Blimey.
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Old 04-08-2013, 12:35
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It's actually "the baby" or "my baby", not just baby.

I don't think you can get scented candles that don't make your house smell of chav prostitute.

Get some flowers, crack a window and clean up more.
House is clean enough, think poo smell is up my nose! I suppose that's part of being a Mummy.

Thanks for your very insightful post though.

It made me remember why I usually don't ask for advice here...

Just to clarify I am not planning to burn candles endlessly, just wanted an alternative to plug-in air fresheners (they really don't mix well with toddlers)

Also flowers are a no-no as cat eats them and open windows in London isn't going to blow a lovely smell around the house.
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Old 04-08-2013, 12:40
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Fab candles I have several


http://www.woodwickcandleshop.co.uk/
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Old 04-08-2013, 13:33
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House is clean enough, think poo smell is up my nose! I suppose that's part of being a Mummy.

Thanks for your very insightful post though.

It made me remember why I usually don't ask for advice here...

Just to clarify I am not planning to burn candles endlessly, just wanted an alternative to plug-in air fresheners (they really don't mix well with toddlers)

Also flowers are a no-no as cat eats them and open windows in London isn't going to blow a lovely smell around the house.
capital letter Mummy eh?
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Old 04-08-2013, 13:40
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capital letter Mummy eh?
Hahaha. Funny one.
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Old 04-08-2013, 13:52
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I try to avoid shops that smell of disgusting chemicals.
Especially that LUSH shop, that's just noxious.

I think that people need to be aware that people visiting their house think their candles smell revolting and they aren't fooled that you are clean.
LUSH don't use chemicals, they use all natural ingredients.

I think you speak for yourself when it's comes to "visiting other peoples houses" and the smell of candles. I like the smell from most scented candles as do many of my friends.
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