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A Gorgeous Scent But A Slow Starter..
Yankee Candle Apple & Pine Needle
Member Name: angelboouk
Yankee Candle Apple & Pine Needle
Advantages: appearance, natural, overall scent, festive
Disadvantages: takes a while tor reach its peak
Yankee Candle release a collection of festive candle scents each year and the 2012 line up includes Snow In Love, Sugared Apple, Cranberry Ice and finally, Apple and Pine Needle. The latter will be the scent being reviewed by myself today.
Apple and Pine Needle can be sampled in various ways depending on your budget. More expensive options include housewarmer jars. If you simply wish to sample the scent without a huge outlay, a votive sampler or wax tart may be more purse-friendly.
A wax tart is a disc of coloured wax which is infused with natural scent extracts. It should be melted in a tart burner and can be re-used until the scent is gone. The tart is melted by a tealight which you will need to purchase separately. Yankee state each tart will offer at least 8 hours of scent.
This particular tart, being a deep green colour, fits perfectly into the festive range. The tart is tightly wrapped and the picture on the plastic is very fitting - apples and pine needles! The official description of this scent is 'popular pine gets a fruity twist as crisp apple notes are combined with pine needle, cypress and cedarwood'.
~Price and Availability~
Expect to pay between £1.00 and £1.25 for a 22g wax tart. This is a new release. It is likely to be in local Yankee stores for the next few months but it is widely available online through stores such as eBay, Amazon and www.yankeescents4.com.
I am a Yankee Candle fanatic - I am also an 'all things festive' fanatic so I jumped at the chance of purchasing all the 2012 festive scents recently released! I always opt for the wax tarts for my initial purchase and then decide whether to splash out on a housewarmer jar depending on how much said tart has impressed me.
Yankee offer a number of pine scents and I recently discussed my experience of Christmas Tree which turned out to be a horrible, chemical like toilet cleaner scent. You may be wondering why I chose to buy another scent which contained pine? Well, the main factor was the apple as I love apple scents and hoped that Apple and Pine Needle would be a much nicer combination than Christmas Tree.
I am happy to have my home smelling Christmassy all year round so have been using the festive wax tarts over the past few weeks. I have been impressed by all four, newly released scents. Out of the four, this is my least favourite but I still really like it. I melt my tarts in my living room area normally but found this one to be perfect for using in my tart burner in the kitchen. It eliminated any cooking smells and filtered into my livingroom which is joined on to my kitchen.
The vibrancy of the green wax is a little deceiving. The scent in solid form wasn't very strong but I could pick up a sweet, fresh smell. Once melted, the scent fails to fill my whole home quickly which I was a little disappointed about. It didn't go any further than my kitchen and livingroom and even in these rooms, the scent didn't seem to be very powerful for the first hour. This definitely let the scent down as it would have made more of an impact had it been a little more concentrated.
When I melted this tart, I found the scent to fill the immediate kitchen area well and it did come across as being quite a bright scent at first. The apple was by far the most prominent scent - juicy, sweet and quite refreshing. The pine needle scent was noticeable as it laced the apple soon after the tart was fully melted. Fortuantely, there was no chemical toilet cleaner smell here. The pine was more natural, light and fresh smelling. The apple and pine combo worked well creating a fresh, airy scent which was beautifully sweet.
I normally melt tarts for a few hours at a time and found the freshness of this tart started to disappear after an hour or so of the tealight being lit. The overall scent held onto the apple and pine but was injected by the cedarwood for a pleasant, woody depth. The layered effect of this scent impressed me as it added substance and body to the overall scent. I was able to witness the woody blend of this scent in my hallway so can only state that the scent takes a while to reach its peak.
The strength of this scent isn't steady as it does take a while to filter around the home in my opinion. I would have expected this to be the perfect day time, refresher scent but it actually is quite a relaxing scent which I found myself wishing to use in the evening. Apple and Pine Needle isn't the strongest of the Yankee festive scents but it is a lovely, welcoming scent to have in the home in my opinion. I doubt I would buy it in jar format but would recommend buying the wax tart to try it out.
I used this over the course of a few days and found the 8 hour statement is about right for this scent.
Thanks for reading :)
Originally written for ciao October 2012.
Summary: perfectly festive!