Product Type: Yankee Candle household products
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Yankee Candle Midsummers Night
Member Name: happybunny2204
Yankee Candle Midsummers Night
Advantages: cost, scent, availability
For my birthday I was lucky enough to be given a gift set of Yankee Candle wax tarts that a friend had complied for me, filled with some of my favorites, and some that I had never tried before. I was excited to try all of the scents that I had never tried before, and to see how they compared to my favorites.
I had seen this scent for sale in a variety of shops but I had always shied away from it as the dark black color is so different from all of the other candles. Upon smelling the tart, the distinct masculine fragrance was immediately noticeable. My first thought was that it smells very similar to the Lynx body sprays. Although it is not unpleasant, it was not what I was expecting.
I removed the wax tart from the packaging and placed in on the top of the wax burner. I lit a regular unscented tea light underneath and settled down to watch a DVD. After around 10 minutes, I began to smell the fragrance of the wax tart. It was not as obvious as it had been in the packaging, and had an obvious masculine scent that was not at all unpleasant.
The wax tart is a deep blue/black and stands out in contrast to all other Yankee Candles. There is no mistaking this one. Whilst it certainly catches your eye amid all of the other brightly colored candles, it is also a stand out fragrance. My wax burner is clear so the wax can be seen whilst I am using it, and it did catch my eye a few times, but it was not off putting enough to stop me from using it again.
The wax tarts, as well as being very affordable, also have the added ability to be mixed with other wax tarts to create fragrances that cannot be bought in stores. I have not tried to mix this one with any yet, but I think that it could work great with one of the 'fresh' scents like clean cotton. The small size of them also means that they can be easily stored. The jars look great on display, but the wax tarts do not look as good.
I was able to get around 8 hours of fragrance from this wax tart, which is the time stated on the packaging, so I am pleased with that. The fragrance lingered a little too, which was very pleasant as I moved in and out of the room.
The Yankee Candle price range is from £1.20 to £19.99, and the wax tarts are the cheapest. There are many retailers however, that do special offers on certain fragrances where you can get 25% off the 'fragrance of the month' and they change each month. Many websites have this or a similar offer, and I know that on the high street, Clintons also has this offer. It is great to stock up when you see that your favorite scent is 25% off as it really does make them super affordable.
Overall I am really impressed with this fragrance. It was a big change from the fruity scents that I usually burn and made a nice change. I think that this scent would most appeal to people who are not a fan of floral candles and who want a change from the usual fruity ones that they usually burn. It would also be great to introduce a man to Yankee Candles as many men think of bright colors and flowery scents when they think of candles, so this one might win them round.
Summary: A great, unique candle