The Yankee Candle Promise
A Passion for Fragrance
Season after season, from reliving favorite memories to setting a mood, we share your passion for fragrance®. It’s what drives us to search the world for fresh inspiration in creating evocative, long-lasting scents that will help make your house feel like home.
From humble beginnings …
Christmas 1969. Sixteen-year-old Mike Kittredge, too broke to buy his mother a present, melted some crayons to make her a candle. A neighbor saw it and convinced Mike to sell the candle to her. With that small stake, he bought enough wax to make two candles – one for his mom, and another to sell. That was the birth of Yankee Candle.
To America’s favorite brand of premium scented candles
Yankee Candle has become the #1 most-recognized name in the candle business and the country’s best selling candle brand by sharing our customers’ “passion for fragrance” in every product we bring to market.
Today, with over 150 fragrances, we offer the world’s largest and most compelling selection of candle and home fragrance scents. In addition to our renowned Housewarmer® line of scented candles, we also provide a wide range of seasonal and specialty scented candles, home fragrance products, car fresheners and candle accessories.