Product Type: Yankee Candle car accessories
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Cherries for the Car.
Yankee Candle Black Cherry Car Jar
Member Name: Drewster_Rooster
Yankee Candle Black Cherry Car Jar
Advantages: Nice shape, Fragrance infused, Familiar scent if you already know what to expect,
Disadvantages: Average longevity, expensive at full price
A while ago I bought and wrote a review on a pack of Gel Air Fresheners from Yankee candles that were designed to hang from a rear view mirror of a car to provide freshness and a pleasant aroma. In that review I mentioned that they were quite a pricey option costing over £6.00 for a triple pack and that whilst I couldn't fault them for what they offered I doubted I'd buy them again. On the look-out for something more reasonable in price but still from the Yankee range saw me recently purchase the subject of this review, the Black Cherry Air Freshener 3 pack at a bargain price of £2.50 from Halfords.
Unlike the other Gel car Air Fresheners in Yankee's range these are the more 'traditional' fragrance-infused shaped pieces of cardboard much akin to the Magic Tree range of similar items. If anyone has ever used the Magic Tree fresheners before you'll be aware that they can be incredibly strong when they are first removed from their plastic packaging and that you should only reveal a little of the cardboard at a time otherwise they're likely to overpower. Figuring these from Yankee were going to be the same I tentatively unwrapped the first one from its plastic packaging but was relieved to find that whilst I immediately recognised the scent of Black Cherry from the numerous candles I've had in the past in the same fragrance it wasn't nose-achingly strong and that I could hang it from my rear view mirror in its unwrapped state.
Black Cherry is one of my favourite Yankee fragrances and I would say that they've managed to replicate it here pretty well. It's not quite the same as it is in wax format but it's close enough to be a rich, fruity scent that really appealed to me. The air freshener is shaped to resemble one of Yankee's famous glass jarred candles and comes attached to a piece of elastic that stretched easily over my rear view mirror, I had issues with the Gel pack's string as it was quite tight but on these they are of decent length that they shouldn't snap. The freshener hangs from a rear view mirror quite unobtrusively although do be careful that it doesn't obscure your view through your windscreen and once in place it simply hangs moving backwards and forwards with the motion of your car.
For the first few days I could immediately smell its aroma as soon as I opened my drivers side car door and although I would say it is quite a strong scent at first it does soon settle down to be more of a background scent than anything too overpowering. I did find that it lacked the staying power of the Gel equivalents which probably explains why they're a little bit cheaper in price and after 10 days or so its fragrance had all but disappeared to me although other people said that could still smell it when they were in my car. Because I used to smoke in my car (I don't anymore since our new arrival) I found its interior to be a bit fusty and this helped to eliminate lingering tobacco smells and old doggy smells that were still in there and these combined with plenty of fresh air through my windows have made my car's interior a much more pleasant place to be. It's not a miracle product, it doesn't put your car back to showroom condition or brings back that new-car smell but they do, for a short while at least, add a little interest and fruity aroma which should definitely appeal.
Overall I was happy with my purchase but felt a little let down with their longevity, compared to Magic Tree air fresheners these are much better and not as pungent or artificial-smelling and Yankee have done a good job in replicating their Black Cherry fragrance in these air fresheners. A 3 pack of these lasted a good 4-6 weeks which isn't too terrible when you consider they only cost me £2.50 and I would buy them again if they're still on offer in Halfords the next time I pay them a visit. Usually they retail for around £4.99 for a pack of 3 which makes them a little on the expensive side I think but I like their design and shape and think that they do fit nicely within the Yankee range of products.
3 stars as a rating seems a bit mean and 4 stars a little too generous I think but for the sake of this review I will round them up to 4 stars as I would buy them again if on offer and I do think they are a lot better than other air fresheners that are available. Recommended but only just, thanks for reading my review.
Summary: Car air fresheners from Yankee Candles.
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