Sunday, May 20, 2012

Yankee Candles

I'm sitting in the kitchen thinking that I really should blog about something that doesn't bring up negative connotations about living in Sydney.  I could totally fill this blog with stupid stuff like that.  Mainly because I'm a spoiled brat American who's (apparently) always had too much choice and who's now stuck in her ways and having trouble acclimating.

But enough of that... I'm staring into one of the numerous Yankee Candles I brought from the US.  The one I am burning is Blue Hydrangea.  It smells heavenly.  Of course, if you've ever had a Yankee Candle, you know exactly what I mean.  I've never smelled better candles.  They burn evenly, efficiently and are ALWAYS highly fragrant.  I'm wondering if there is truly an equivalent here in Australia?  I wonder what the secret is?



  1. There are many. Scented candles have become quite popular in Australia over the last 5 years.

    My favourite is Glasshouse

    Established by a lady from NYC who settled in Sydney a few years ago. The fragrances are beautiful

    To find others just do a google search on scented candles sydney, or something similar

    Yankee candles also distribute in Australia

    Or just spend some time going through many of the the little boutique home-ware stores which you will find in many inner Sydney suburbs such as Paddington, Surry Hills, Glebe, Newtown, Balmain etc... They usually always have a shelf of scented candles.

    1. Just discovered that someone sells Glasshouse candles in my neighborhood... thanks!

    2. No problem.

      I actually know the owner.

      She built the business from nothing but an idea - and just look at it now!