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Yankee Candle A Child's Wish
Member Name: jeffjen
Yankee Candle A Child's Wish
Advantages: Lovely fragrance.
Disadvantages: Wish it was a little stronger.
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.
Summary: Another appealing new fragrance from Yankee Candle.