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PRODUCT: This scent contains a warm breeze of soft flowers and fresh green fields which capture the innocence of childhood days playing in the backyard. When I was a child I used to play in the backyard all the time with my sister as we had a sandpit out there and during the summer we had a paddling pool as well. We used to spend as much time out there as we could and we really used to enjoy ourselves. The wax tart is a light green colour and although round it has a pretty scalloped edge to it and Yankee Candle Co is engraved into the top of the wax tart. Like all other wax tarts this one is wrapped in clear plastic and has a picture and the name of the scent on the top. The picture for this scent is a child in a field amongst tall green grass and flowers. The plastic is easy to remove from the wax tart simply by cutting it off. I tend to do this over the burner I am going to place it in or over a bin as sometimes the tarts can be a little crumbly.
PRICE: I purchased the wax tart from www.yankeedirect.com for £1.45 which I think was reasonable.
IN USE: I placed the tart into the top of the burner and placed and unscented tea light into the bottom. I find that the wax tarts from Yankee take a good 6-10mins to melt completely releasing the scent. With some of the wax tarts you can smell traces of the scent even before it has melted completely. To be honest with this particular scent I couldn't really smell as great deal until the tart had completely melted and then I was able to smell the lovely scent coming from the product. The main scent I could smell was again that grassy like scent which was nice as it was light and not too over-powering. This reminded me of freshly cut grass in the summer that I used to be able to smell in the garden whenever my dad cut the grass or a neighbour cut their grass.
In the grassy scent I did occasionally get wafts of a slightly sweeter scent which I can only assume is the soft flower scent that Yankee mentions. This scent was nice as it wasn't too strong, but it did smell sweet and floral reminding me of lovely summer days spent in the garden. I had the tea light in the bottom of the burner for a good hour and by this time the scent had built up a little more. This particular scent didn't seem all that strong although it could be smelt when entering my bedroom and I could smell it over the other side of my room as well. After blowing the tea light out the scent didn't really linger that much afterwards.
OVERALL: A gorgeous scent that reminds me of summer.
I love scented candles and on having a sort out recently, I found a couple in a drawer which I'd completely forgotten about. One of those was 'A Child's Wish' by Yankee Candle. My husband bought this for me when it was first released, which I'm guessing was probably a year ago, maybe even longer.
Usually with candles I prefer to know what I'm getting with the name. A candle called 'cranberry' or 'coconut' tells me straight away, but when they are given names like 'A child's wish' I think it's hard to know what to expect and so I don't find myself as drawn to the fragrance as I would be to others. For the record, the Yankee candle website describes this as 'A warm breeze of soft flowers and fresh green fields captures the sweet innocence of childhood days playing in the backyard.' Each Yankee Candle is split into fragrance families and this one is from the floral range. The label features a child blowing a dandelion clock.
I have this in a wax tart, but like all Yankee Candles it is available in the form of a votive, tea lights, glass jars or glass tumblers. Since I am reviewing the wax tart, I should explain that the idea of a wax tart is that it is just a disc of wax (it doesn't have a wick) which you melt in a burner to release the fragrance into the room. You can use it multiple times until the scent runs out and these wax tarts are the most affordable way of buying Yankee Candles.
I was surprised by the scent of A Child's Wish when I opened it. It smelled much nicer out of the wrapper than in it. It has a very fresh, floral fragrance which is incredibly green and summery. It vaguely reminded me of one of my favourite perfumes which is the L'Occitane Cherry Blossom too, which was a welcome surprise.
It took a little while for the smell of this to come out after I started burning it. When the smell did become apparent, it quickly filled the room. I really liked the scent of this one, I often find the floral scented candles can be quite heady, but this one was a nice intensity (strong enough to smell clearly, but not overpowering) and it smelled very fresh and summery. I think I'd liken it to freshly cut grass on a warm day.
A wax tart gives approximately eight hours burn time. I didn't really time it, but I'd say that's probably quite accurate in this case.
The following prices are approx and vary depending on where you shop. These are from yankeecandle.co.uk you can also buy Yankee Candle at various places on the high street - Boots stock them now - but mostly independent card shops tend to be the best place.
Wax Tart - £1.25
Votive - £1.80
Small jar - £8.39
Medium jar - £16.99
Large jar - £19.99
Tea lights (box of 12) - £6.75
Overall I was pleased with this particular fragrance and it is one I would buy again. I don't think it is the most special of the fragrances I have used, but it is a nice scent for spring/summer. The intensity is good as is the longevity and if you like clean, floral, grassy sort of scents, then I'd recommend it.
"A Child's Wish", the rather ambiguously named new-for-2013 Yankee fragrance has sat in my stash of candles since I bought it earlier in the year. I like to try the new releases when they come available and as Yankee tend to release fragrances every 3 or 4 months there's always plenty of choice. This particular one didn't appeal to me to be honest, the sentiment behind the name was rather off-putting I thought but finally getting round to burning mine earlier in the week I have to admit that it's not half bad after all.
I'm rather straight-forward when it comes to selecting what fragrances I want to burn in my home and prefer to buy either the fruity or sweet products that Yankee produce as that way I pretty much know what I'm going to get with them. A Child's Wish gives no indication as to what it's going to be from it's name though it's green colouring and illustration of a small child blowing a dandelion clock did make me assume that this was going to be one of the lighter 'grassy' or natural scents that Yankee like to produce every now and again and removing mine from its plastic confines revealed a lightly floral fragrance that confirmed by suspicions.
A wax tart as many readers will now know is a flat piece of fragrance infused wax, they're designed to be melted on a tart burner by means of a lit tea light that gently heats from underneath and as the wax turns to liquid the fragrances and essential oils contained within the wax are released into the air around your home. Generally you can expect to get around 8 hours of fragrance from a single wax tart though this is dependent on what you buy as some of the weaker fragrances don't last that long and some stronger ones can last well over 10 hours if you're lucky. In my experience with Yankee fragrances the fruity or sweet ones tend to last the longest when compared to florals and nature-inspired and "A Child's Wish", whilst nice, doesn't have the longevity of the stronger scents that are available to buy.
To my mind "A Child's Wish" is Yankee's attempt to replicate the feelings and sensations of a breezy Summer's day. It's a light, gentle floral fragrance which is rather subtle at first but makes its presence known after 10 or 15 minutes. It's certainly not as strong as some floral scents which can be nose-achingly obvious but instead gently freshened the air in my living room and sat rather subtly in the background. It's definitely a Spring/Summer scent, probably best experienced when it's a warm day outside and is a rather nice attempt at bringing the outside indoors and whilst not one that I would immediately choose to buy again I did think that overall it was rather pleasant.
I got around 6 hours worth of fragrance from my wax tart which is average really, it's not a complex scent that builds interest as it develops but would be perfectly pleasant for having in a home on a warm day when you've got the windows open. It's not a fragrance that masks other smells in a home so not really suited to a kitchen but for a living room or conservatory I think it would be rather nice and whilst I wouldn't be in a rush to buy this one again I do think it made a nice change for me away from my usual choices that I tend to buy. It doesn't provoke a strong reaction so should have wide ranging appeal so from me A Child's Wish gets a good average rating of 3 stars along with my recommendation to give it a try if you see it available for sale.
Being a new 2013 release it will be in all Yankee stockists where the wax tart variation should retail for around £1.25, thanks for reading my review.
Even after Christmas time I find I am still finding late Christmas gifts being given to me from friends who are in a similar position of living without a family member this year. Tentatively I only gave scented candles and associated products this year as Christmas gifts not expecting to get anything in return. One of my long standing candle friends loves the unscented types from Habitat and as such just before Christmas I made a bargain beeline for the products currently on sale at Argos that are from Habitat but don't sell in store. She knew that I was into Kringle now rather than Yankee Candle, but it didn't stop her from giving me a few tarts from Yankee Candle's new season collection for 2013 and this is how "A Child's Wish," has arrived in my home.
About "A Child's Wish," & Ranges
There are actually five new scents available from Yankee Candle this year and including "A Child's Wish," consisting of:
* Waikiki Melon.
* Black Coconut.
* Paradise Spice.
* Turquoise Sky.
The following prices are upon average although Yankee Candle UK don't appear to be selling the tealight candles of this scent as yet or the Car Tab hanging Housewarmer cardboard tab for cars (I also buy them from time to time if I am travelling and add them in the case since Yankee Candle's sachet granule fresheners can be hard to find now.) However, I always find the wax tarts are far better value even if you need to use a hot oil/potpourri burner in tandem as the wax discs lack a wick.
* Wax Tart (22 grams, 8 hour duration, 90p to £1-25 each).
* Votive candle (1.75 oz 15 hour duration, average price £1-75 to £2).
* Small Housewarmer jar candle (7 oz 25-40 hours duration, £5-99 to £7-99).
* Medium Housewarmer jar candle (12.5 oz 65-90 hours, £15-49 to £16-99.
* Medium 2-wick tumbler (12.5 oz 45-50 hours duration, £12-99).
* Large Housewarmer jar candle (22 oz 100-150 hours duration, £17-99).
* Large 2-wick tumbler (22.7 oz 70-90 hours duration, £16-99).
* Lidded glass tumbler (7oz 35-45 hours duration, £8-99).
* Car tab Housewarmer cardboard freshener (6-8 weeks duration, £1-99/£2-99).
* Tea light scented candles (240 grams, 4-6 hours per candle, 12 in a box £5-99 to £6-99).
The Product, The Price & The Promise
I was delighted to receive two tarts from two of the scents available for 2013 and found that they cost £1-20 each. But to be honest, I was given so many candles this year that Yankee Candle products are sitting on the sidelines as I get through my Shearer candles, The White Company and Kringle products. I didn't think that I would be that taken with "A Child's Wish," as Yankee Candle have either been overdoing the marketing spin or have been burning something strange in their marketing department when it came to applying a claim to this product! For example, Yankee Candle claim that this scent in particular conjures up:
"...A warm breeze of soft flowers and fresh green fields captures the sweet innocence of childhood days playing in the backyard..."
Just as I have been unwrapping late Xmas gifts from friends and receiving more of my favourite "Wild Mint," scented products by The White Company, "A Child's Wish," is certainly quite green and minty just sniffing the base of the acrylic sleeve before burning the wax tart - and as an accompanying tone in my home to the mint that is currently filtering out the home, "A Child's Wish," does feel like a great partner.
Safety & Maintenance & General Impressions
When unwrapped and placing this wickless solid wax tart into a hot oil potpourri burner supported either electrically or by a tealight candle underneath, burner, Yankee Candle "A Child's Wish" wax melt melts into a light lime green tinged clear steaming oil. The whole aspect of the wax tart format requires safety and logic as the burner will get too hot to the touch and is not suitable for inquisitive pets or children. After the candle dies out of scent, remove the tealight candle and wait for the burner to cool before transferring to a fridge or freezer for a minimum of 15 minutes. By which time after removal and turning the burner over, the hardened wax disc can now be disposed of safely rather than knocking it down your drain and blocking it or dangerously pouring the hot wax into a kitchen towel.
What Does It Smell Of?
The scent that comes off can be quite strong as soon as the wax tart has had an hour to settle, but it takes up to five minutes before the scent truly pervades my room. It seems to be a lot slower than previous tart scents I've purchased and already I was beginning to feel I had bought a dud candle.
Impatience is one thing however but soon I began to feel reassured as the first tones of herby green grass starts to come off, mixed with a little of cool wild mint or thyme and what I thought was initially green apple! This wax tart isn't afraid to put out a strong and herby promise of what seems to be green grass overtones with just a little spiciness added that enriches its flowery promise. I initially thought spiced apple was the key to the final base tone of this candle scent but it didn't take me long to discover the actual flowery scent that has been added here.
Fear not, there is not an abundance of red roses here, but there is a tiny hint of White Lily and Jasmine that has been created here, obviously giving off a little perfume aspect to conjure up days of summer and sunshine. Perhaps then, Yankee Candle have been a little early in producing a candle here that won't sit well with our current weather chart! Still, its nice to have something that has been produced that sits closely with The White Company's decision to release its "Wild Mint," in the high street shops now as opposed to being an exclusive range that was previously only available to buy online. Evidently Yankee Candle has done their homework in some aspects trying to snatch would-be customers for the White Company's Wild Mint candle fans like me!
Strength, Delivery & Downsides
In terms of strength and delivery, I have so far found that one of these "A Child's Wish" tarts can last up to its 8 hours claim individually, more so to three days value if burnt for a couple of hours at a time. However, it soon dies down into its flowery tones and less of the mint and green grass, leaving behind a strong overtone of unscented candle wax - and to the most sensitive of noses, just a little paraffin that can be disappointing for those who can't abide the scent. After use, the candle and burner has to be touch cool and with the tealight candle taken out before putting it into a fridge or freezer for a minimum of 15 minutes. Thereafter, the whole candle can slip out as a returning solid wax disc that can be disposed of. This method is far safer, quicker and easier without clogging up a kitchen drain or making a mess, although the wax is water soluble and removing it is easy with a hot, damp cloth.
Overall, it isn't going to be a scent that will appeal to everyone, and certainly if I wanted freshness in the home at the moment Id be burning a washing powder scent such as "Clean Cotton," or even "Fluffy Towels," to filter the air rather than a memory of green fields and herbs. As such, "A Child's Wish," is more of a potent and understated scent that can line a room with fragrance, but as opposed to "Clean Cotton," or other heavier laden scents, this is a fairly light and understated scent that sits well for the purposes of relaxing with whilst the scent pervades; it is a pity though that the scent only seems to travel up to two rooms maximum without ventilation and thrives in centrally heated rooms as opposed to no heat at all. Although it is herby, my room is strongly scented with a light air of cool minty freshness but more so with a good depth of the green grass scent that is light and peppery, rather than an explosion of freshness.
Although it is strange to dream of summer so early on at the start of the year, Yankee Candle's "A Child's Wish," is strangely titled. Yes whilst it may conjure up some childhood memories of running wild in a field, my memories are less than the sum of the scent on offer here, and whilst it doesn't remind me of my own happy child hood memories, the green grass herby, peppery floral mix is one of those scents that can grow on you if you allow it to. Would I buy it? I'd probably buy one of the glass jar formats if money was no object. However, thanks to the value of its low pricing for the wax tart format, "A Child's Wish," has certainly been added to my list of favourite Yankee Candle scents, but it remains to be seen just how long this scent will be available to buy before it disappears off the market. Fresh and clean and yet with a warming undertone of understated green grass overtones, it isn't a scent that may appeal to everyone - but at least it is different to what Yankee Candle have produced before - and to those who are fans of minty candles, "A Child's Wish," may well appeal! Thanks for reading. ©Nar2 2013.
Just recently I stumbled across a few Yankee candle wax tarts that I hadn't seen or even heard of before so when I spotted this one with such a lovely name I decided to buy it as I love my home to smell as nice as it can of course!
Well the packaging of this is simple and on the front of the light green lump of rounded tart wax (with fluted edges to it) has a picture of a child on there blowing a flower and we are clearly told what it is and who it is by then on the base of the tart do's and don't are shown to us in diagram form, we are told that this should burn for 8 hours, weighs 32g and contact details for Yankee are clearly stated.
To use a wax tart all you do is snap it in half should you want to or melt the whole thing on its own in an oil burner with a tealight lit underneath it. This wax tart burns quickly and melts into a hot pool of liquid and you can burn this for as little or as long as you want to and if you choose to put it out the wax hardens back up to use next time.
The scent this gives off is subtle and to me smells very gently and naturally of grassy fields really with a hint of a floral fragrance to it too which is undistinctive to me to be homest and just really nice and pleasant. Yankee describe this scent as innocent and I have to admit that, that is an apt description because its a light, unfussy scent. However although I like this scent and found that I got 9 hours burn time from it and it was pleasant and heartwarming it wasn't scented quite strong enough for me and only scented the room I was in whilst lit then the fragrance pretty much vanished completely.
I can't quibble with the quality of this one and the scent when its burning is perfectly nice but this isn't one for me sadly due to it's lack of strength!
Available in Clinton Cars, Homebase, Amazon.com and Yankeecandle.com though do Google for the best prices and this scent is also available in different sized candles too.
This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.
After hearing lots of good things about yankee candles, I decided to give them a try. I have been using them for about 6 months now & have to say I've become a bit obsessed with them!
I decided to get the wax tarts as I think they are the best value for money, I get them on Ebay for around £10 for 10. I normally break each tart into 4 pieces so I get a lot of use out of them!
I noticed there were a few new fragrances out so i decided to try this one- 'A Child's Wish.'
The scent is described as:
"A warm breeze of soft flowers and fresh green fields captures the sweet innocence of childhood days playing in the backyard."
As with all the yankee wax tarts this came tightly wrapped in cellophane, with the name & a picture of the fragrance. The actual tart is a light green colour.
I found this tart didn't smell that strong through the packaging, just had a nice subtle scent which I liked.
I put it in my oil burner & it took a while to get going, but once it did I thought it was a very pleasant smell. It's very light and fresh, and definitely not as strong as some of the other yankee wax tarts, but I really like it.
The smell reminds me a bit of freshly cut grass, & it smells a bit floral too, although I have no idea what type of flowers! I'm sure I can smell a hint of apple aswell.
I found the scent of this tart didn't last as long as I would have hoped, maybe only 2 or 3 hours, and didnt linger like some of the others do.
Whilst shopping recently in my local Debenhams they had an offer of 20% off throughout the store and so I took this opportunity to stock up on a few Yankee wax tarts. With the 20% being deducted at the till it meant I was paying £1.00 each for my wax tarts. A small saving maybe, but still welcomed by me.
Whilst buying one or two favourites, I also took the opportunity to try some of the new fragrances released for 2013 and this one, 'A Child's Wish' was one I decided to try. Although it didn't smell very strong when I held it up to my nose in store, it was appealing nonetheless. I also liked the label depicting a small child blowing a dandelion clock, an image most of us would recall from our childhood and matching this fragrance's name perfectly in my opinion.
The green coloured wax also matches the description of the fragrance, bringing to mind grassy fields with its woody and soft floral notes. Yankee describe A Child's Wish as a warm breeze of soft flowers and fresh green fields capturing the sweet innocence of childhood days playing in the backyard.
Indeed the name, scent, colour and label of A Child's Wish all fit together well to match the description and this isn't always the case with Yankee candles I have found, but they have got it spot on with this one.
As I began to melt my wax tart in my burner, I didn't expect it to be strong smelling and I was right. A Child's Wish does however, give off enough fragrance to provide a constant subtle scent in your room which is always evident whilst your tealight is burning underneath, however, I noticed the scent did not hang in the air for very long once the tealight had burned out or been extinguished.
The scent, although subtle, is really nice, with grassy, woody notes blending with a slight floral scent to provide a fragrance which brought to my mind Spring days and the anticipation of summer. Indeed the scent may well remind you of long sunny days as a child, but I think it was the image on the label which was instilling this in my mind rather than the fragrance itself, although I did find myself thinking back to long days playing outside when I was very young, which was nice to recall.
Yankee state you can expect to achieve around 8 hours of fragrance from their wax tarts. I generally find you can expect to achieve more than 8 hours of fragrance and I am pleased to report that this one performed well, however, I did find after around 9 hours the fragrance rapidly began to disappear. Often it can be a gradual weakening of fragrance and you can manage to eke out a few more hours until it has totally disappeared, but on this occasion the scent rapidly disappeared after 9 hours and by 10 hours I could no longer smell any fragrance at all coming from my burner. There are Yankee wax tarts which provide greater longevity than this one, but it did exceed the stated 8 hours and so there can't be any complaints, it is just simply that when compared to some others it was not as long-lasting.
Overall I liked A Child's Wish and despite it not being as strong a fragrance as some other Yankee fragrances, it still performed reasonably well and delivered a lovely fragrance whilst in use which I enjoyed. I would have preferred it to be a little stronger, but I still liked it enough to buy this one again and am happy to recommend it.
I purchased my wax tart from Debenhams, but they are also available from other department stores as well as branches of Collectables, Clintons and other card and gift shops. You can also purchase Yankee candles online from Yankee stockists such as www.yankeecandle.co.uk, www.yankeedoodle.co.uk and Amazon.
Keeping my home smelling nice is very important to me, and my favourite way to do this is by using scented candles or wax tarts. I love the way the atmosphere can be changed depending on the fragrance of scented wax. It can create a bright fresh clean feel to a room or a warm cosy romantic atmosphere.
I have recently been trying some of new fragrances from Yankee, one of which is A Childs Wish, it sounded different to any other Yankee Wax Tart so I decided to give it a try. I usually opt for the floral scents but this sounded so nice and had a sweet picture on the front of it so I was tempted, after all if I hated it I wasn't wasting a huge amount of money.
Wax Tarts are simple little discs of oily wax without a wick, I always think they feel slightly oily rather than waxy, they measure approximately 6cm's x 1.5cm's and cost round about £1.00 - £1.20 depending on where you buy them from. They have a fluted edge and do look just like a little tart. In my opinion Yankee make the best wax tarts and these are the ones I always use.
The tart comes wrapped tightly in clear cellophane allowing you to see the mottled green wax, the wax tart has a label stuck to the front which shows a small picture that usually depicts the fragrance of the wax, A Childs Wish shows a small child blowing the seeds from a dandelion head, something most of us have done at some point in our childhood. The picture didn't really give any hint of the fragrance at all.
You can usually get a good idea of what the wax tart is going to smell by just by smelling the wrapper, handy of you are in a shop and not too sure if you like the sound if it.
Yankees official description of this is:-
"A warm breeze of soft flowers and fresh green fields captures the sweet innocence of childhood days playing in the backyard.".
To use a wax tart you do need an oil burner and an unscented tea light, its just a case of popping the unwrapped wax tart into the burner and lighting the tea light below it so it melts the wax tart. Once lit it doesn't take long before the oily wax is starting to melt and the fragrance filters around the room.
Once the mottled green coloured wax melted I could smell a delicate sweet herb fragrance creeping around my room it was totally different to any other Yankee wax tart I had tried before. Its very hard to describe the fragrance of A Childs Wish, its not strictly floral although there is a little flowery element to it and its certainly not fruity. Its an unusual scent but its quite warm and relaxing, I think Yankees description of soft flowers and fresh green fields fits this perfectly.
I always melt my wax tarts for a couple of hours at a time, I find the fragrance lingers for a long while after the wax has solidified and this in my opinion is the best way to get the best value from the tart, we could still smell this after the burner had gone out.
Yankee state their wax tarts will give you up to 8 hours fragrance and I agree. I just leave the set wax in the burner dish ready to re melt the next day. Once the wax has run out of fragrance I leave it to set then remove the wax from the dish.
You can melt the wax tarts whole, break them in half or even mix them to create your own fragrances. Personally I don't mix mine I just melt the tart whole without mixing fragrances, in my opinion Yankee mix the fragrances perfectly well. Yankee use only natural ingredients in their scented wax and their fragrances do really smell genuine.
Yankee wax tarts can be found in many independent shops and also some major department stores as well as many online stores such as Amazon UK and Yankee Direct. They are great value for money and a lovely way to fragrance your home for a small amount of money, also a good way to try different fragrances before you spend more on a larger candle.
I liked A Childs Wish although its not as strong as a lot of wax tarts I've tried it was strong enough to fragrance several rooms downstairs in my home, personally I would use this in the daytime rather than the evenings.
If you like using scented wax and want to try something a little different then I would recommend A Childs Wish.
~A Child's Wish~
'A warm breeze of soft flowers and fresh green fields captures the sweet innocence of childhood days playing the backyard'.
A Child's Wish is a new addition to the Yankee Candle range. It was released alongside a collection of four other scents and is available in different formats including samplers and housewarmer jars. The cheapest way of experiencing this scent is by purchasing a wax tart. For those who are unfamiliar with Yankee Candle, a wax tart is a disc of solid wax which contains natural extracts. The tart should be melted in a burner and can be re-used. Each 22g tart is said to offer at least 8 hours of fragrance.
A Child's Wish wax tart is a pale green colour. The tart itself is neatly presented within tightly wrapped plastic. The label on the front illustrates a child with a dandelion. A very fitting picture given the name of the scent.
~Price and Availability~
As this is a new release, this wax tart will be available from your local Yankee Candle stockist. It is also available online from eBay, Amazon and www.yankeescents4u.com. Expect to pay around £1.25 per tart.
I was excited at the prospect of trying all the newly released Yankee scents. I am a huge fan of Yankee Candle and regularly bulk buy the wax tarts at a reduced price. I personally favour wax tarts for my initial purchase as I find they are an inexpensive way to sample the delightful scents that Yankee have to offer before commiting to a housewarmer jar. I like to keep my home smelling clean and fragrant. Whilst this includes thoroughly cleaning my home, I do enjoy melting wax tarts on a daily basis.
I will admit that I wasn't sure what to expect of A Child's Wish as I didn't read the description of the scent before making my purchase. A sniff of the solid wax had be perplexed and intrigued. The scent was so familiar but I just couldn't put my finger on what it actually was. I opted to melt this tart in my regular tart burner which has pride of place in the alcove of my livingroom. The tart melted neatly to reveal a pool of lime green liquid. I found the scent of A Child's Wish to come through quite quickly and it filled my livingroom and travelled a little further in to my hallway and kitchen at a steady pace. I lit the tealight and went to clean the bathroom and on my return, I discovered a pleasant, fragrant aroma in my livingroom.
I was pleased at how strong this wax tart actually was when melted. It had the perfect strength given the type of scent that it carried. The scent was strong enough to eliminate any other odours including foody smells from my kitchen. I found it pleasant to use during the day after going about my daily chores. It is very fresh and cleaning smelling. That being said, I also consider this to be a rather relaxing and comforting so equally as pleasant to experience in the evening.
A Child's Wish won't appeal to all but I absolutely love it. The main note that comes through is a green, herby note. This might not sound very appealing but there is something very fresh and comforting about it. Other notes surround and enhance the refreshing, green feel of the scent. This is a very unique scent in my opinion as it is completely different to any other Yankee Candle scent I have used before. I was able to witness a wave of warm spiciness and a touch delicate flowers which added depth to the scent. At times, I was sure there was a sweet or fruity burst evident but this wasn't a constant scent - just short bursts. This allowed the scent to be even more interesting and kept alive beautifully. I wouldn't have considered this blend of notes/extracts to work together but it certainly does.
The main appeal of this scent to me personally is the way it relaxes me. The name of 'A Child's Wish' is very apt given the scent. At times I was able to remember playing out in my garden as a young child - no worries or stress. The green note is of course the grass whilst that unusual sweetness makes me think of laundry hanging on the washing line. My Mum always did (and still does) use a very fragrant and beautiful smelling fabric softener. It is weird that a wax tart can evoke such memories but it does make me think of running about in amongst the drying towels or bed sheets on a warm Spring day. It is very theraputic and calming.
Before I ramble on about my childhood memories, I will conclude my review here. I love everything about this wax tart from the way it flows through my home to the actual scent and the memories that it offers. It is truely special and unique. I tend to melt a full tart at a time and experienced around 12 hours of consistent, stunning scent from this wax tart.
All in all, I can highly recommend this wax tart. The blend of green notes, flowers, spiciness and that hint of sweetness blend together perfectly and I can highly recommend A Child's Wish.
Thanks for reading :)
I was in my element a couple of weeks ago whilst scanning the Yankee Candle aisles in the House of Fraser store, particularly as I discovered quite a few fragrances that I hadn't previously tried. As I adore burning candles in my home I could not resist making some purchases; one of which was A Child's Wish, which was introduced to the Yankee Candle range for Spring 2013 with this review discussing my experience.
Whilst it is the appearance of the labels contained on the upper section of the 22g circular candle tarts, which initially capture my attention, it was the endearing name that tempted me with this one. Yankee Candle's description of A Child's Wish is so adorable with the label displaying the text "a warm breeze of soft flowers and fresh green fields captures the sweet innocence of childhood days playing in the backyard". In addition to the appealing name, the label displays a colourful image of a little girl who is about to gently blow against a dandelion clock.
Prior to making my purchases, I normally take a sniff of the 5½ cm in diameter cellophane wrapped candle tarts in store, but I was barely able to witness any aroma. As a result, my purchase was made solely on both the tart's appearance and name. It was only when I removed the packaging that I was able to witness the aroma of the pale lime wax, which offered a slight and unique scent of herb and I must admit that I initially turned up my nose. However, determined to try it out, I snapped the tart in half, as I feel it rather wasteful to burn them whole and popped one piece into the bowl of my oil burner and waited whilst the burning tea light situated below transformed the solid wax into a pool of brightly coloured liquid.
It was during this process that the scent of A Child's Wish became evident with its initial fresh grass and herby aroma combined with a delicate spiciness, which rapidly swirled around my living room. Whilst I can frequently liken one Yankee Candle fragrance to another, I cannot admit to having previously witnessed a similar aroma, as A Child's Wish is totally unique with my initial and rather negative thoughts soon disappearing.
Following the opening grass and herb scent, subtle floral tones became evident although I was unable to pick out any specific fragrance. However, Yankee Candle's description of soft flowers perfectly matches the aroma that greeted me, as whilst gentle, it is very favourable and can be described as dreamy and innocent. Whilst some floral fragrances can be described as intense and overpowering, the level of strength is spot on with A Child's Wish and I found the overall fragrance quite powerful and very relaxing. Both the name and aroma transported me back to my childhood years, which were happy and carefree.
Yankee Candle claim that their candle tarts offer up to eight hours of fragrance and I would have to agree, as A Child's Wish offers superb longevity, so I felt that I was definitely receiving my money's worth. I tend to burn my candle tarts for periods of approximately two hours and as I snap my tarts into two pieces I can generally achieve sixteen hours of fragrance. The beautiful aroma lingered in my living room for an hour or so following use and when opening the door when walking downstairs the following morning I was able to detect the delicate spiciness together with the beautiful floral aroma.
I can highly recommend a Child's Wish and it is a fragrance that I will be repurchasing again. Whilst it is available in a variety of formats such as different sizes of glass jars and votives, the most affordable way to try it is by purchasing one of the candle tarts, which tend to retail at £1.25 from all good Yankee Candle stockists. Due to my positive experience, I can award nothing less than five stars.
I hope you found my review useful and thanks for reading.