Product Type: Yankee Candle household products
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Yankee Candle Christmas Cupcake Tart.
Christmas Cupcake Wax Tart
Member Name: ladyofcampfires
Christmas Cupcake Wax Tart
Advantages: Lovely scent although reminds me more of cookies than cupcakes!
Disadvantages: Shorter burn time than others I have tried, scent doesn't really linger in the room after burning..
I've been working my way through my ten randomly selected Yankee Candle wax tarts over the past couple of weeks and Christmas Cupcake is the third one I have tried.
Yankee Candle's wax tarts come in a very wide range of scents from fresh and floral scents to food and festive scents - there is something to suit everybody I reckon. The tarts are circular chunks of wax which have no wick, to burn these you pop them into a tart or oil burner and light a tea light underneath. As the flame from the tea light starts to melt the wax tart a fragrance is released to scent your home. These are a great way of trying a fragrance before splashing out on a much larger candle but the fact these are not burnt directly means the scent is much stronger and fresher which I like. Each tart has a burn time of eight hours but I've so far found the scent lingers in the room for a much longer than that meaning the usual price of around £1.20 for one of these is a pretty good deal in my opinion. I bought mine from Ebay where I got ten for £9.50 making them a little cheaper.
The Christmas Cupcake scent is available in a number of formats including large, medium and small jars and tumblers, tea lights, sampler candles and the wax tart which I shall be reviewing.
The tart comes tightly wrapped in plastic which shows a picture on the front of cupcakes decorated with Christmas themes. The scent name and the Yankee Candle logo can also be found on this sticker. The tart is white in colour and smells beautiful. I do think it has more a cookie scent than a cupcake one but sniffing this before I burned it instantly made me think of freshly baked sweet treats which was rather mouth watering!
I decided to burn this one after falling in love with the Red Velvet scented tart which has a similar rich and sweet scent and is perfect for these cold winter nights. After giving it a quick sniff I knew that if I were going to love any of my tarts as much as I loved the Red Velvet one then it was going to be this Christmas Cupcake one. I snapped mine in half (I find they last a little longer this way) and placed one half into my oil burner and popped an unscented tea light underneath. Then I just had to play the waiting game.
This particular waiting game was a rather short one as after just five minutes I could already detect this gorgeous scent being carried around my room. When being burned I still think this smells far more like cookies than it does cake but it's a beautiful scent all the same. It's sugary and sweet without being overbearing and headache inducing. It's quite a rich scent but again, not so much so that it ever becomes unpleasant and there's a lovely aroma of warm vanilla which is released too. It's a very homey feel, not one I would associate with Christmas myself but definitely a winter fragrance.
Whilst I find this one to be strong enough when being burned I don't find it lasts as long as some of the other tarts I have tried in different scents. Once the tea light has been out for about an hour I find all traces of this scent have vanished, even in my small bedroom whereas some I have tried I have burned in the evening and still woken up to the scent they released. I don't find this one has as long of a burn time as some of the others either. I tend to snap mine in half and I usually get two tea lights worth of burning from each half. Burning a second tea light under half of this however doesn't release much of a scent at all and I only bothered to burn one tea light under my second half of the tart.
This tart is beautiful when actually being burned but once the tea lights have gone it's nothing special. A longer burn time would be nice too but I'll give this one four stars purely because the scent of it is so lovely!
Summary: A beautiful scented tart, unfortunately it's very short lived!
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