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Yankee Candle employee explains why some jars have 'Home Inspiration' on label

Jess Hardiman

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Yankee Candle employee explains why some jars have 'Home Inspiration' on label

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A Yankee Candle employee has explained why some jars have the term ‘Home Inspiration’ on the label, saying it’s a question she gets asked regularly.

The Yankee Candle craze clearly isn’t going anywhere, with many people on a mission to work through as many scents as possible, be it neutral vibes like Clean Cotton or Cherry Blossom, or seasonal favourites such as Christmas Cookie or Spicy Pepperberry and Spruce.

Which one's your favourite? Credit: Yulia Ilina/Alamy Stock Photo
Which one's your favourite? Credit: Yulia Ilina/Alamy Stock Photo

While out hunting for them in the shops, you may have noticed that some come with the words 'Home Inspiration' on the label – something that’s left fans scratching their heads.

Are these a true Yankee Candle? What’s the difference? What does it MEAN?

Well, an employee for the brand has revealed that there’s a pretty simple explanation.

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In short, yes, they are still Yankee Candles, but they’re not part of the original brand.

TikTok user Ash Reid had posted a video on the platform to reveal that the candles were being sold at Home Bargains for just £4.99, holding up a Warm Vanilla Home Inspirations product to the camera, and then also Sunny Cotton candle.

“This is your sign to run to Home Bargains,” she said.

TikToker Ash Reid revealed the candles are currently in Home Bargains for £4.99 a pop. Credit: TikTok/ashreid_
TikToker Ash Reid revealed the candles are currently in Home Bargains for £4.99 a pop. Credit: TikTok/ashreid_

In the comments, an employee for the company pointed out what the ‘Home Inspirations’ line actually was.

“Home Inspiration are not the original Yankee Candles,” she wrote, adding: “I work for Yankee Candles and get asked this question regularly, it's a cheaper version.”

Indeed, Home Bargains explains on its website: "Make your home the place everyone wants to be! Home Inspiration® from Yankee Candle® is here with scents for every occasion.

"Treat yourself or find the ultimate crowd-pleasing gift that says you truly care."

Others joined in on the conversation online, with one saying the ‘cheaper’ candles ‘don’t smell as strong at all’.

“I second that they don’t smell nowhere near as strong as original Yankees,” another agreed.

But many were just happy to get their favourite candles at a lower cost, with someone else writing: “Yet again, they're still Yankee so who cares.”

The Home Inspirations candles are a cheaper offshoot of the main brand. Credit: TikTok/ashreid_
The Home Inspirations candles are a cheaper offshoot of the main brand. Credit: TikTok/ashreid_

One other said: “They're still Yankee Candles though and they tend to have nicer scents.”

I mean, at £4.99, I think I'm inclined to agree that whether they're the cheaper version or not, that's still a pretty irresistible bargain.

The employee also shared some more insider knowledge about the candles, after another TikToker asked why trimming the wick ‘doesn’t stop the jar going black’.

She replied: “Avoid placing your candle in a draft if the sorter wick hasn't sorted it as a flickering wick causes soot build up."

Topics: Home, Shopping

Jess Hardiman
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