First off, Yankee Candle has 5 new fall fragrances
. Most of which don't have anything to do with Halloween ("Kitchen Spice," "Nature's Paintbrush", "Over the River," and "Vanilla Satan"). The exception is "Pumpkin Buttercream
," which is pretty nice. Smells like a frosted pumpkin cake.
For Halloween specific candles
, the scents are familiar ones they've offered before. "Candy Corn," "Pumpkin Patch" (which is a combo of "Pumpkin Spice" and "Harvest"), and "Witches' Brew" (a spicy patchouli).
They have a lot of decorative items too. If you like your autumn decor to be non-scary and of the religiously-safe "harvest" theme, they have the Scarecrow
and Harvest Babies
collection. But I say, save these for grandma, I want the skeletons!
Speaking of skeletons, Yankee Candle is back with more of their Boney Bunch
collection. Dapper skeleton men (and a few women) sometimes in Grim Reaper attire. There are a ton of them, which you can browse on their site.
But my favorite is probably this guy, carving a pumpkin neatly with his chainsaw.
Even cooler than the cutesy Boney Bunch (in my opinion) is the Skeleton Crew
set. More realistic skulls and boney fingers to grip your candles. Maybe you'd like a "See/Hear/Speak no Evil" votive holder
or a candle jar topper with a skull
whose eyes light up?
What caught my eye was this big skeleton hand, designed to cup the jar sized candles. Monstrous.
And rounding out the Halloween line is the Creepy Crawlies
collection. Some pretty classy items here, like black glass bottles with creative designs printed on, as well as some other candle holders and shades, many with spider web designs.
I might go back for some Creepy Crawlies, but for now, this is what I left the store with. Pumpkin Buttercream and Pumpkin Patch candles, and a Skeleton Crew hand. Ah... smells like October in here already.