You can officially buy Yankee Candle's 2021 Scent of the year for £25.99 – it's perfect for spring

New Discovery fragrance has been revealed as Yankee Candle's scent of the year for 2021 – and it's live on site now

It has been revealed that Yankee Candle's scent of the year for 2021 is called Discovery. Because all of us are longing to discover somewhere new and to leave our homes this year after COVID-19 has kept us all confined inside. And, this vibrant and fruity fragrance can help transport us to wherever we are lusting after – whether that be relaxing in a Riad in Morocco or sitting on a caldera in Greece. This scent, Discovery, is Yankee's third annual Scent of the Year and it's safe to say that we love it. It's fruity yet vibrant – and we're not just talking about the scent when we say vibrant. It's the perfect burn for spring and summer, in fact we have been burning it at home for over a week now and each time we light it we are impressed. The smell floods each and every room in our home...

"Knowing that travel may still be out of reach for many this year, the 2021 Scent of the Year, Discovery, was designed to help people fulfil the universal desire to discover new cultures, make new memories, and embrace new connections from the comforts of their homes" Anna Whitton, VP of Marketing for Yankee

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You can buy the Yankee Candle Scent of the Year 2021 – Discovery now, for £26.99 at Yankee. You'll be one of the first people to get your hands on this scent as it was released on National Fragrance Day on the 21st March. Keep scrolling for more info...

New Yankee Candle Scent of the year 2021

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The scent

What does it smell of? With fruity base notes of starfruit, passion fruit and mango, as well as a vibrant addition of ginger and a subtle vanilla scent for warmth and balance, this candle is uplifting and due to its power, we think it's perfect for lighting in large rooms. In fact, we've been spending the past week lighting it in our home and enjoying every second of it. It has gone from our home office to our bedroom and into our living room.

Buy now: Yankee Candle Scent of the Year 2021 – Discovery, £25.99, Yankee Candle

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The packaging

Poured inside a large glass vessel that features a pink and yellow decoration, this Yankee candle is anything but boring. It's different from their other candles in terms of labelling, and this makes it a unique addition to display in your home. The large size means this candle can burn for up to 110 hours.

Buy now: Yankee Candle Scent of the Year 2021 – Discovery, £25.99, Yankee Candle

Previous Yankee Candle Scents of the Year – for 2020 and 2019

Yankee Scent of the Year for 2020 – Awaken

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Yankee's Scent of the Year for 2020 was named Awaken. It was created to embrace simplicity – hence its subtle yet lovely packaging. What was the scent? Sheer peony, crystal freesia, sage, white amber, patchouli and more. It was nice and fresh yet unique.

Yankee Scent of the Year for 2019 – One Together

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One Together was created to inspire individuality, as well as to encourage connection and to embrace the world around us. It had top notes of mandarin, black pepper and nectarine and base notes of suede blush, sandalwood and amber.

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Will you buy buying and trying Yankee's new scent of the year for 2021?

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Annie Collyer
Deputy Ecommerce Editor

Annie is Ideal Home's Deputy Ecommerce Editor. With four years of eCommerce experience under her belt, you can find her shopping words of wisdom on Real Homes, Gardeningetc, Livingetc, Homes & Gardens and Woman & Home. When she's not planning ahead or curating deals for Amazon Prime Day or Black Friday, you can find Annie testing a range of products in her South London home, from reed diffusers to candles, BBQs, mattresses and even a few vacuum cleaners.