The Yankee Candle Scent of the Year is the fresh start you need this spring

We love a good Yankee Candle, but the 2022 top hit is about more than just a sweet-smelling aroma

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A new season calls for a new Yankee Candle. (We don't make the rules, we simply abide by them.) 

Just in time for spring, the 2022 Yankee Candle Scent of the Year, "Inspire," will hit shelves and join the best Yankee Candle scents canon. (Not to play favorites, but "Midnight Jasmine" will always be near and dear to our hearts.)

A citrusy aroma with hints of cedar, seaside driftwood and rainforest lime (to name a few), "Inspire" is meant to evoke a much-needed sense of optimism. Though it will be released on Monday, March 21 in honor of International Fragrance Day, we can't help but point out the coincidental timing: Aries season, a new astrological year and the start of spring. 

Aries' light, hopeful energy—a celestial reset, according to astrologer Renée Watt—is the perfect time to take in all things encouraging, especially after such a tumultuous two years. "Inspire" couldn't be a more appropriate fit. 

Make sure to read our tips for how to make candles last longer because the 60-100 hours burn time for "Inspire" might not be enough, even if you decide to buy multiple jars. 

Shop the Yankee Candle Scent of the Year:

Although shoppers aren't able to snag one (or five) until March 21, Fragrance Family Rewards members are able to cash in on the fun early. Shopping spree incoming!

Yankee Candle, 2022 Scent of the Year: "Inspire" ($31)

Yankee Candle, 2022 Scent of the Year: "Inspire" ($31)

In addition to this sweet, uplifting decor item, be sure to check out our favorite TikTok home hacks while working on your spring cleaning to-do list. From towel tricks to glass jar how-to's, this plethora of handy workarounds will help you embrace the season ahead. 

Is anyone feeling "Inspired"? We are, too!

Danielle Valente
Digital News Writer

Need a TV show recommendation? Maybe a few decor tips? Danielle, a digital news writer at Future, has you covered. Her work appears throughout the company’s lifestyle brands, including My Imperfect Life, Real Homes, and woman&home. Mainly, her time is spent at My Imperfect Life, where she’s attuned to the latest entertainment trends and dating advice for Gen Z.

Before her time at Future, Danielle was the editor of Time Out New York Kids, where she got to experience the best of the city from the point of view of its littlest residents. Before that, she was a news editor at Elite Daily. Her work has also appeared in Domino, Chowhound, and amNewYork, to name a few. 

When Danielle’s not writing, you can find her testing out a new recipe, reading a book (suggestions always welcome), or rearranging the furniture in her apartment…again.