“ Brand: Yankee Candle / Type: Candle / Category: Home Fragrance „
Unfortunately, this scent (Almond Cookie) was retired by Yankee in spring this year. However, it's still easily available on EBay. My wife and I have a massive box of various Yankee tarts that we are desperately trying to get through before Christmas, when we hope to get spoiled rotten with a load of Christmas scented Yankee tarts and candles.
In our house, we split the tarts up into food scents which get melted in the kitchen and more floral / homely scents which are for the front room. I prefer this tart in the kitchen, it just makes my mouth water when I'm in the front room which is no good as there's no fridge for me to raid.
The natural almond extract combined with the sugariness of the cookie scent makes for an extremely tasty effect when being melted. I think Yankee should start making flavoured sweets - they would earn a fortune (more so than they already do!) Like most Yankee tarts, the Almond Cookie tart still releases a noticeable scent for longer than the eight hours which Yankee suggests - we were still getting cravings to make a brew in which to dunk an almond cookie up to about 12 hours of melting time.
I think the smell this tart gives off would grace any kitchen, and could also be used in some sort of psychological mind control warfare should you ever try to sell your house - I read an article somewhere that the smell of certain things (baking, roasted coffee etc) makes a house more appealing to potential buyers.
As I said earlier, you should be able to find these tarts on EBay, until the day that Yankee decide to remake this scent. I hope they do. I would recommend these tarts to anyone who likes an unusual scent of air freshener in their home, or who likes scented candles / wax tarts etc. Five stars from me, another mouth-watering Yankee scent.
This is my first review in a while, sorry guys but I've been really quite ill, am fine now though so all's good! This morning I will be reviewing one of my favourite Yankee Candle tarts - Almond Cookie!
I have a major sweet tooth, actually a full set of sugary loving gnashers so what's second best to wolfing down freshly baked cookies? Having a house that smells of them!
Yankee Candle tarts are available for around £1.10 and are sold in quite a few stores, I buy mine from Bratts. The Almond Cookie is a pale peachy pink colour with a picture of cookies on the front, yum!
This one smells like vanilla and you get the almond coming through, it smells just like baking cookies, I don't know how they manage such true to life scents. Obviously this will not be to everyone's tastes as not everyone likes vanilla but if you adore the smell of cookies or cakes then you will go crackers over this! One word sums this tart up - delicious! It smells so yummy. Once the wax has melted you'll have the lovely aroma of baking spread throughout your house, these tarts are only small but they release their fragrance for up to 8 hours, well worth £1.10 in my book!
One of my favourites from Yankee but I love anything vanilla, if you're more a fan of floral or clean smells like Yankee's Clean Cotton then I'd stay clear of this. Or you could just do what I do and pop to your local store and have a sniff at each one, then you'll know whether it's the right fragrance for you.
Yankee Candle Almond Cookie Wax Potpourri Tart
Description: Manufacturer: Yankee Candle / Type: Candles
Anyone reading my earlier reviews (please accept my thanks, I am really grateful for all reads, rates and comments!) will already know my thoughts on the Yankee Candle company. They are perhaps my favourite manufacturer of scented candles and I often buy them or receive them as gifts from friends and family who know how much I like them.
The Yankee Candle company sell the most amazingly fragranced candles to gently scent your home. These candles last really well and continue to smell great right until the end, unlike some scented candles which only smell the first time that they are lit.
In case you are unsure what these wax tarts actually are, they are little tart shaped pieces of scented wax. They are then used with the specially designed wax tart burner which uses a tealight to melt the wax, releasing the delicious fragrance into your home. You can also break them up and use them in an ordinary oil burner if you don't have the wax tart burner which is handy.
These wax tarts cost around £1.05 so are much cheaper than the big glass candle jars, meaning that this can be a good way to try different scents without spending a lot. Unfortunately, Yankee Candles do tend to be a little more expensive than some brands, but because they last so long and smell so great, I do believe that they are worth the extra money. If you are new to the company and want to try different aromas before buying the large candles then the wax tarts or their scented tealights are a great way to try the scents and find your favourites.
The almond cookie fragrance is deliciously sweet and definitely smells of almonds, if you imagine a marzipan type fragrance then you will get the idea. There are also undertones of vanilla and cocoa which leave your rooms smelling delicious for hours after using.
This aroma reminds me of home baking and as a fan of marzipan, I love that these tarts fill my rooms with the scent. It is sweet without being sickly and lasts for hours so a much better option than other air fresheners and fragrancing products. If you haven't tried this scent yet but like sweet sugary fragrances, then this is definitely one to watch out for!
Another scent in the Yankee candle range for me to try that I hadn't already was this one - the name of it alone suggested it would be a wonderful scent to have wafting around the home and so after a recent bout of redecorating I couldn't wait to finally get some real cleaning done and then try my new wax tart!
What is it?
This Yankee candle is actually a 'potpourri wax tart' which is in effect not really a candle as such but, a small flat round piece of wax that you heat up and allow to melt, usually in an oil burner of some kind. Once the wax starts to melt it gives off the gorgeous scent of the candle or as it is aptly named, the potpourri as it does the same job as what a tub of potpourri would do!
This scent was another my mum had recently picked up for me on one of her days out with my dad. Every time she spots some of these wax tarts now in the Yankee candle range she buys one or two for me! This one sounded divine and even upon a quick sniff whilst it was still in the wrap it smelt almost good enough to eat.
After unwrapping the plastic wrap I took a deep sniff and I could certainly smell almond. I put it on in my living room and left the tart to heat up and start melting whilst I went off to clean another room. After about 5 minutes I came back into the living room and the scent was already really strong - I could see the actual heat coming off the wax in the top of the oil burner carrying the scent around the room. It smelt very nice indeed and reminded me of a bakery type smell. The almond was very obvious and it was very pleasing to smell every time I came into the room. I also found because it was a fairly strong scent that even after the tea light had burnt out in the oil burner and the tart itself was no longer giving off scent itself, the room still smelt of it so it did linger for some time which of course means it is even better.
This set my mum back by 99p which is about average for shop bought Yankee wax tarts although you can pick up plenty online for around 60-70p per tart. These work out at very good value when compared with other similar candles that melt into a wax form as they cool and set once the tea light in the oil burner ends and then when you heat them up again they give off scent again although you'll find you'll lose strength each time it sets and then gets reheated again.
I really love this scent - up to now I don't think I have tried one I don't like but, this is very nice to have wafting around I have found during this cold weather as it has a cosy, warm aroma to it. I like that it has a strong kick to it as then it is instantly noticeable when you enter a room even for some time after the tea light has gone out in the oil burner and the wax has started to cool - I think this will become one of my staple scent to pick up in the range!