I find that this candle really does have the scent of fresh buttercream icing. The scent smells homemade, with undertones of vanilla and sweet cream. The vanilla is subtle & isn’t too overpowering. I’m not the biggest fan of overly sweet scents and surprisingly the scent isn’t too sweet. This candle burns very well and the scent really fills the room. I have found that my votives of this do tend to lose their scent rather quickly. They also start to turn a brown color on the bottom, but are still burnable. This particular scent is universally popular and makes a great gift.
Official Yankee Candle Scent Description: Fresh churned butter creamed with confectioner’s sugar and vanilla bean.
Online Reviews & Articles for the Yankee Candle Buttercream Candle
Ebay.com named Yankee Buttercream one of their “Top 10 All-Year Yankee Candle Scents” – see list here
YouTube user BodyWorks posted an online video review of the Yankee Buttercream 22oz Jar Candle that can be seen here. The reviewer mentioned that the scent was very sweet and very similar to the Yankee Christmas Cookie Candle. He mentioned that the scent was very heavy on vanilla.
4.1 out of 5 stars
“Of course scent of a candle is totally subjective, but this is by far my favorite. It smells like someone is baking cupcakes all the time. This also has two wicks which really helps increase the scent. I tried a candle with one wick, it smelled good, but needed to be stronger.” – Amazon Review
Bed, Bath & Beyond:
4.8 out of 5 stars
“Buttercream is such a classic. It’s not TOO sweet but still has the ability to make my mouth water every time I smell it! It stays true to that vanilla bakery scent that we all know and love but it’s not boring or a scent to look past. Truely delightful.” – Bed, Bath & Beyond Review