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 (opens in new tab)—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 (opens in new tab))

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 is a writer for woman&home and My Imperfect Life, covering all-things news, lifestyle and entertainment. 


The heart of her time at Future has been devoted to My Imperfect Life, where she's been attuned to the cosmos and honed in on astrology coverage within the Life vertical. She's partial to writing pieces about the next big TV obsession—anyone else impatiently waiting for "Conversations with Friends"—and keeping you up to date on new trends like the latest must-have from Zara. 


Before her time at Future, Danielle was the editor of Time Out New York Kids and a news editor at Elite Daily. Her work has also appeared in Domino, Chowhound, amNewYork and Newsday, among other outlets. 


When Danielle is not working, you can usually find her reading a new book, coffee at hand, or attempting a new recipe. (Recommendations always welcome!)