People are just realising what label means on Yankee Candles – and it's bad news for shoppers who love a bargain | The Sun

YOU'D be hard pushed to find someone who doesn't love Yankee Candles.

But the designer homewares brand's luxury candles can be a little pricey, with large jars costing £27.99.

So it's no surprise that shoppers rush to buy them in supermarkets and budget stores if they spy an offer.

Recently, one mum spotted some scent's on sale for £4.99 and told TikTok fans "this is your sign to run to Home Bargains".

Many candle fans insisted a "trip to the store" was needed after seeing the Yankee Candle Home Inspiration jars in sunny cotton and warm vanilla.

But others took to the comments section to moan about the quality of the cheaper item.

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One said: "They don't smell nowhere near as strong as original Yankees."

"Don't be fooled by Home Inspirations."

A second wrote: "Got these and it's got zero scent. Cheaper but cheaper for a reason."

Meanwhile a third asked: "Does anyone think Yankee aren't as good as they used to be?"

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Only some Yankee Candles have the 'Home Inspiration' label below the company's logo.

And a former employee has claimed it means the quality of the scent is not as good.

Posting on TikTok, she said: "Home Inspiration are not the original Yankee Candles.

"I work for Yankee Candles and get asked this question regularly. It's a cheaper version."

Elsewhere,  a former Yankee Candle employee has shared a video revealing a secret that can get you a brand new candle for free.

Ashley Lester explained that Yankee Candle has a "jar for jar" policy.

So you can stop scraping the wax out of the bottom of your used candles.

And you don't need to go mad making your own fragrance to save money, either.

Ashley said: "You can take in your candle and exchange it out for another one," she said.

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The former employee said that it doesn't matter how much of the candle you've already burned.

Customers can bring back a full candle that was hardly ever lit or even one that was burned down to the bottom of the jar.

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