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2012 Fall Candle Scents at Yankee Candle

Updated on October 18, 2012
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It's that time again...

I love summer as much as the next person, but I do certainly love many aspects of autumn. Halloween costumes and decorations start to appear in stores, leaves fall from the trees, but most of all, the best candle scents emerge. In my opinion, candles for the fall are the very best of all the scented candles. Autumn candles often have a sweet or spicy flair to them. Sometimes you feel like someone is baking in the kitchen just because a candle is burning. Yankee Candle often stocks up on fall candles that give you a sense of warmth and comfort.

2012 is no exception to the rule. Yankee Candle has just rolled out its new fall scents for autumn. The 6 scents that are being highly promoted at this time are: Apple Pumpkin, Season's Blessings, Harvest Welcome, Whoopie Pie, Treehouse Memories, and Caramel Pecan Pie. These scents are being advertised as new scents, although Apple Pumpkin is returning from the past. I have to say, no wonder Apple Pumpkin is returning to Yankee Candle since it is the best of the 6 scents, in my opinion.

Apple Pumpkin

Apple Pumpkin is a warm, wonderful scent (if it is possible for an unlit candle to be warm!) and a great fall color. It is an orange, deep red color. The candle also has apples and pumpkins on the front of it, so it certainly gives it a nice autumn feel.

The scent of the candle has a slight cinnamon touch, with of course, the smell of apples and pumpkin. I would say the apple fragrance is stronger in the candle rather than the pumpkin. It is not that different from an apple cider scented candle, just a little lighter with a touch of pumpkin.

Whoopie Pie!

The next must-have candle on this list is Whoopie Pie!. Whoopie Pie! is an extremely strong chocolate candle. I love chocolate as much as the next person, but you'd better really be in love with it considering the strong scent. Whoopie Pie! is actually so strong it has an exclamation point at the end of the name. Now that is quite a candle!

Harvest Welcome

Harvest Welcome is a good, traditional fall candle. It is orange and the front of the candle is full of pumpkins with a couple of Jack o' Latterns. The candle gives off a spicy pumpkin aroma. When I think of a traditional autumn scent, Harvest Welcome's fragrance comes to mind.

Season's Blessings

In my opinion, Season's Blessings is the most unusual fall candle Yankee Candle is carrying this year. It is a deep purple candle and has a strong fruit odor. Yankee Candle describes the candle as smelling of pears, plums, and grapes. To be honest, I mostly smelled the grape scent.

If you are a fan of wine, this might very well be your favorite fall candle this year. However, if you are like me and not of fan of strong, grape scented products, this might be a candle to pass up.

Treehouse Memories

Treehouse Memories is a candle that is extremely difficult to describe. It is slightly spicy and a little woodsy. Yankee Candle recently released a collection called Man Candles. This is different from the 2 x 4 scented candle, but has a similar quality to it. The front of the candle does have a nice, autumn photo full of leaves changing colors and two children in a tree house.

Caramel Pecan Pie

Normally, I am a huge fan of all things caramel. However, the Caramel Pecan Pie scented candle at Yankee Candle is actually too strong for me. It is extremely sweet, with even a bit of a salty scent to it. I've noticed a trend recently of adding a dash of salt to anything caramel scented or caramel flavored at restaurants, but I prefer my caramel just plain sweet. For that reason, I did have to pass this candle up.

New Yankee Candle candle holder for Halloween 2012.
New Yankee Candle candle holder for Halloween 2012. | Source

More Fall Scents Available in 2012

If you are a fan of Yankee Candle, you are probably a fan of many other fall scents Yankee Candle offers. Have no fear! Some of your favorite classic fall scents are still back in stock at Yankee Candle, too. Some of the many favorite autumn fragrances Yankee Candle is currently carrying are:

  • Autumn Wreath
  • Pumpkin Pie
  • Mountain Lodge
  • Be Thankful
  • Apple Cider
  • Spiced Pumpkin
  • Autumn Leaves
  • Harvest
  • Fireside
  • Farmer's Market
  • Cinnamon Stick

There are even more scents available at Yankee Candles stores and online. Some scents are only available in certain sizes though. For instance, one of my personal favorite fragrances, Maple Pancakes, is now only being sold as tarts in my local Yankee Candle.

Before you decide to visit Yankee Candle, make sure to sign up for their email alerts. Yankee Candle oftens emails excellent coupons on a regular basis. One of the most popular coupons they offer is $10 of a purchase of $25, which is a great deal.

Halloween Candles

Each year, Yankee Candle is happy to roll out their Halloween candles in August. This year, the preview party will be on August 4th at many Yankee Candle stores. There are often prizes given throughout part of the day and free food given to guests. You don't want to miss out on the chance to see all the new Boney Bunch accessories for the year. Futhermore, the Halloween Candles are usually wonderful, with scents like Candy Corn and Trick Or Treat.

For 2012, if you go to the Halloween Preview Party in August at Yankee Candle, you can purchase a Boney Bunch Candy Dish for only $10 with a $30 purchase. It looks like a fun time! Make sure to visit your local Yankee Candle to get some great fall scents and maybe even buy some scary Boney Bunch items this year.

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    Jeannie InABottle 5 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    donnah75 - The apple pumpkin candle is so wonderful. I've been burning it already even though obviously it is not fall yet. You must try it out! Thanks for the comment!

    GoForTheJuggler - Yes, candles are great for any occasion. I heard about that show, but did not see that one. Thanks for the vote up!

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    Joshua Patrick 5 years ago from Texas

    Ah, candles! The go-to gift for almost any occasion. Speaking of Yankee Candle, they were on Undercover Boss recently - great company! Voted up and across.

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    Donna Hilbrandt 5 years ago from Upstate New York

    I love fall candles. Ok, I love fall everything. I have never seen the apple pumpkin combo. I will look for that one. Thanks.

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    Jeannie InABottle 5 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    You are so right. The sweet smelling candles remind me of baking and cooking when I was a child. I just wish the cupcake scented candles were even stronger. Thanks for checking out my hub!

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    mrsgray 5 years ago from Maine

    I love candles! I also love the smells of summer but look forward to the warmth in the scents of fall as it gets cooler outside. The smells of each season can easily be associated with memories of ones past.

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    Jeannie InABottle 5 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    cclitgirl - You are so right. While I was writing this hub, I kept sniffing the Apple Pumpkin candle. It is definitely the best of the 6 candles listed above. Thanks for checking out my hub!

    Janine Huldie - Yankee Candle's fall collection always features their best candles. I also enjoy the holiday collection, too. I can't wait for Red Apple Wreath this year! Thanks for the votes and for sharing my hub!!!

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    Janine Huldie 5 years ago from New York, New York

    Love Yankee Candle and totally enjoyed reading about their fall collection. Voted up, shared and pinned for myself too!!

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    Cynthia Calhoun 5 years ago from Western NC

    These look good enough to eat!! YUM! The scents of fall are one of my favorite things about the season. The whole harvest thing, too, is just awesome. Thanks for sharing this! :D