Wednesday, August 3, 2016

[REVIEW] Yankee Candle Votive Sampler

Yankee Candle // Sunway Pyramid Outlet
There's just something about candles that relaxes the body in a very mystical way, like yknow when you're in bed and there's just one small flame releasing scents that de-stresses the body. You get the idea right?  Well, I found out that Yankee Candle offers the world's largest and most compelling selection of scented candles and other home fragrance products. FYI, Yankee Candle has a cute story of how it was found. 17-year-old Mike Kittredge was too broke to buy his mother a present, so he melted some crayons to make her a candle. A neighbour saw it and convinced Mike to sell the candle to her, so he bought enough wax to make two candles, one for his mom, and another to sell. And that you guys, was the birth of Yankee Candle!

In all kind of type and sizes
Yankee Candle was introduced to Malaysia in 2014 by Ultimate Senses Malaysia Sdn Bhd, the sole distributor of Yankee Candle in Malaysia and as of 2016, they have already 5 stores in Malaysia (Great Eastern Mall, Sunway Pyramid, One Utama, The Gardens mall and IOI Putrajaya). And since I was already at the Sunway Pyramid store, the previous photos that you've seen are some sneak peaks on how the store looks. And psst, a little bird also told me that they'll be relocating to a new store in Sunway Pyramid soon! YAY

My picks of Yankee Candle Votive Samplers
So since I was there, i just had to bring some back! The store definitely smells amazing with all these candles everywhere. I decided to bring back the sampler votive home and here are some things that you need to know about it. The Sampler Votive is produced by pressure, not pouring, which is produced by spraying wax to the air that's then dried by the cool air to make the wax look like beads. These beads are then pressured to shape the wax.


Here are my top 3 picks!
The Votive Samplers were on sale when i was there, where it's priced at RM24.90 for any 3 scents of your choice saving you up to 40% of discounts. Not too bad, and I say why not! I got a few sniffs from the collection, and I found myself falling for Sun & Sand, Pink Sands, and Sage & Citrus. The Sun & sand and Pink Sands smells like the beach (cause I'm a beach girl) while the Sage & Citrus is more therapeutic when it comes to the scent. If you're a first timer purchasing Yankee Candles like me, Votive Samplers are the way to go as it contains the same great Yankee candle fragrance as found in their large jars, and it's a perfect way to sample a new fragrance before going BIG. hehe.


Cut at least half of the current length of the wick before burning. 
Since each Votive Samplers are individually packed without any instructions, the staff at the store was nice enough to share with me on how to use the candle. First you may need to remove the plastic wrap that's locking in the scent so that its fresh each time you use it, then you may need to cut at least half of the cotton wicks to prevent the flame from growing bigger than it should (refer to image above). Place the Votive Sampler candle in a candle holder, and burn the Premium self-extinguishing wicks, and you're good for an enjoyable fragrance filling up the entire room.


Currently burning the Yankee Candle // Sun & Sand
And tadaa! Here's how it looks like when its burnt, i placed this in an air-conditioned living room,and the smell just went around the room smelling line the beach. If you're a beach girl like me, give this scent ago. My living room isn't that big, so I'd say that this candle would do justice for small rooms. Psst, here's a cheat for you guys ; To make the candle last longer, put 2 drops of water inside the votive holder to moist the glass so that the candle can be easily taken out. Each Votive Sampler would last up to 12-15 hours, but in my case, I'm burning it only when i need it to make sure it last longer than it should. hehe.

For my readers*

Tons of options to choose from
So if i got you tempted to getting a candle for yourself, well good news cause I have a discount code for you. This discount code is only available for online purchases and each reader will receive 1 Votive Sampler with any purchase. So let's say you decide to buy 1 Votive Sampler, you'll be eligible to get another Votive Sampler for the price of one! So why not head on over to to make your online purchase today!

DISCOUNT CODE: seeties_aliza


Car fresheners // RM27
Decorative holders are available at Yankee Candle too!
The price ranges of Yankee Candle's would start from RM13.90 for votive samplers to RM124 for large jar candles. There's also car fresheners, which are priced at RM27 for one month usage. Not too bad ey? Currently available in 1 Utama, Sunway Pyramid, IOI City Mall, The Gardens Mall and Great Eastern Mall, or if you want more details and updated, head on over to their facebook at or their Instagram at Thanks for dropping by, do not hesitate to leave a comment below if you have any other inquiries.

Sara xx


  1. The candle quite affordable ..I haven't using this kind of candle before ~ Will go and take a look when i go the Gardens Mall

  2. Yankee candles are too good and love to buy them during christmas time they got some wonderful fragrances.

  3. I so totally missed this event and my chance to get some of these votives because I had another event on... huhuhu

  4. I used to love scented candles until a friend of mine accidentally knocked it over and almost burnt my study table. Haha. Terus trauma.

  5. I been using the White Jasmine & Mint Scented Candle from Jo Malone but its almost half way empty. So i think I'd definitely would try Sun & Sand :D

  6. i've passed the store a few times.. i love the decorative holders! they're so pretty!!

  7. I was wondering where to get a good scented I have an idea where to get it :)

  8. I was just at the stall the other day looking at their candles!
    Too bad I have pets, if not I would love to have these. i would be too nervous that they will topple it over to light them up in the house.
    Ohhh. maybe I can get some for the toilets.

  9. Yankee Candle looks interesting and best to put at my bedroom. Will use the code to purchase it later.

  10. I like their candles too! Didn't know I have to cut the thread by half first :×

  11. Pink Sand was my favorite!! Smell super calm and nice =D

  12. candle is good gift. i was thinking to get them as gifts.

  13. I like the car freshener, their smell is good!!

  14. It quite expensive candle. I saw it when I shopping at e-curve. The candle smell nice and can buy as a present.

  15. I rarely use these candles but don't mind trying once in a while. These look affordable - I would like to try them out.

  16. It must be having great fragrance to soothe your senses. They look very classy.

  17. Yankee Candle is nice. I have 2 of them at home :)

  18. Didn't know we have Yankee Candle here in Malaysia! I love to buy candles back in the United States. Thanks for sharing.

  19. must let my friend know who is an avid candle collector, she would have a altar full of it

  20. I just got attracted by how colorful they are. I hope the smell is as good as how they look

  21. I plan to buy something similar for my friend's birthday, this seems like a good suggestion :)

  22. Yes I like their candles too, bought a few during their last sales.