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Yankee Candle's Scent Of The Year 2022 Will Awaken Your Senses

Get ready for a truly refreshing fragrance to fill your space.

There's nothing like taking a relaxing bubble bath surrounded by votives or snuggling up on the couch, taking in the aroma of your favorite scented candle. If lighting up refreshing aromas to fill your home is one of your favorite things, no matter the time of year, you know you have a best friend in Yankee Candle. This iconic candle company plans to inspire with the debut of their fourth annual Scent of the Year®. If you're curious about Yankee Candle's Scent of the Year 2022, you're in for a real treat. Read on to learn how your self-care time is getting a major upgrade with this new scent. And next, be sure to check out The 6 Best Exercises for Strong and Toned Arms in 2022, Trainer Says.

This year's Yankee Candle Scent of the Year is "Inspire"

Yankee Candle Scent 2022, Inspire, with tea, journal
Yankee Candle

Yankee Candle unveiled their 2022 Scent of the Year, which is called "Inspire." According to the brand's official press release, the wonderful scent celebrates Ikigai, which is the philosophy for leading a long, joyful life, and was created to further improve daily moments that fill your heart with happiness.

This particular scent was designed during the COVID-19 pandemic. It's an inspiring, sweet escape, if you will, because even if you're working or spending time at home, you'll feel as though you've been transported to a soft, sandy shore with the sun beating down on you.

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Refreshing notes of rainforest lime, verbena, and ocean breeze accord create the best kind of fragrance

Yankee Candle Scent 2022, Inspire, with tea, journal
Yankee Candle

In 2022, the trend experts discovered a deep desire for seeking more joy in daily life. The welcoming blend of nature-inspired green notes evokes great happiness to its core. Inspire's top notes include verbena, rainforest lime, and ginger. The mid notes are ocean breeze accord, bamboo, and freesia, while the base notes feature seaside driftwood, cedar, and sun musks.

The candle is described as "an intriguing effervescent citrus fragrance" that instantly sparks a sense of happiness while the aromas of a beautiful sea breeze awaken your senses and deliver optimism.

The Inspire candle was inspired by Ikigai's ten rules of happiness

happy family walks on beach on sunny day

Lisa McCarthy, President of the Home Fragrance Business Unit, Newell Brands states in the Yankee Candle press release, "When developing this year's fragrance, we really focused on what people are seeking in 2022 and leaned into a scent that celebrates the small moments of joy that can be found in our everyday lives. Ikigai's ten rules of happiness, which include 'reconnect with nature,' helped inspire this bright and energizing, uplifting and radiant fragrance, reflective of what we are all craving right now."

Some of Ikagai's additional rules of happiness include "give thanks" and "take it slow and live in the moment," which contributed to this lovely, radiant fragrance.

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Here's how you can get your own Inspire candle, and welcome Ikagai's rules of happiness into your life

Yankee Candle Scent 2022, Inspire

If you're excited to welcome your own Inspire candle into your home, we have the scoop. Yankee Candle Rewards members will be able to purchase Inspire during the Yankee Candle Rewards early access event online beginning on Wednesday, March 16. The candle will be available for purchase throughout the U.S. and EMEA starting on National National Fragrance Day, March 21, in Yankee Candle stores, on the Yankee Candle website, and some retailer sites such as,, and

Alexa Mellardo
Alexa is the Mind + Body Deputy Editor of Eat This, Not That!, overseeing the M+B channel and delivering compelling fitness, wellness, and self-care topics to readers. Read more about Alexa
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