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I am quite new to the YC craze, I remember seeing them in Clinton cards and I thought the price was madness, until I got given one and now I am hooked!
YC does a massive range of scented candles and baby powder is part of that range. Baby powder is available in tarts, tea lights, votives, small, medium and large jars. YC are stocked in Debenhams, Clinton Cards, House of Fraser and online via Amazon or EBay. I like to smell my YC before buying and I have been able to smell this one in several places, not all sizes are stocked but if you are able to smell it first and like it then you should be able to buy it in the size you want online. Price wise expect to pay around £1.50 for a single wax tart, £8 for a box of 12 tea lights, £3 for a votive, £8 for a small jar, £13 for a medium jar and £20 for a large jar, prices will vary on seller and it is possible to get discount codes or other offers. YC jars are packaged in a glass jar with lid, each have labels on describing what scent they are, votives and wax tarts are not in glass jars and are recommended to be added to a holder to avoid ruining furniture.
The scent is as described it smells of baby powder and it is lovely! YC are most definitely the ones for natural scents, baby powder has a really fresh, natural scent and although it is strong it's not sickly or overpowering. I got given a large jar for Xmas which I lit Boxing Day and it filled the whole flat with an aroma of baby powder, it's a really relaxing scent to have on cold evenings. Once it's blown out I do find baby powder scent lingers long after.
YC although are expensive really do last. I got given a large jar several months ago and with regular use it's still got about 1/4 left. The large jars last 115-150 hours, medium 65-90 hours, small 25-40 hours, votives up to 15 hours, wax tart up to 8 hours and tea lights 4-6 hours. I burn my large jars most evenings and they really do last a long time, cost effective wise if you like scented candles it really does make sense to buy these.
This is for me my favourite scent, it's a lovely relaxing smell to enjoy in the evenings, especially with a hot bath. If you love baby powder scents then this is for you
I will be honest here and say that Baby Powder really is not something that I would want my house to be filled with.
Having been a Yankee fan for years, the name that crops up a lot about peoples favourite smell is baby powder. What I cannot understand is why something like baby powder is so popular? Maybe its a smell that takes people back to happy times?
My wife suggested I get a tart with the smell because she heard good things about it. She, I guess also likes the smell of actual baby powder.
The tart, which costs around £1 comes sealed, so its very difficult to smell the product. Best to actually smell the candle first before deciding on the purchase. But at £1 then it does not matter too much if you do not like it.
Upon opening the wrapper, you get a smell instantly of the baby powder and I have to say, that its not a bad smell. Its pleasing on the nose and my perceptions of it disappeared.
Just placed straight onto a burner, the whole tart (I don't mess around) and waited for it to burn down. The fragrance fills the room very quickly. I don't need to go into the smell, as Baby Powder says it all, but it fills the room with a fragrance that is not over the top.
I can see now the hype. The tart is pretty long lasting aswell. Most tarts stop after about 8hrs burning. But I have now burnt it for over 10hrs and can still smell the scent. Much more longer lasting than other scents.
It is not my favourite scent. Its fine as a tart, but would not purchase it as a candle. With so many to choose from, you are always going to have your favourite.
I started buying the yankee wax tarts around 6 months ago, I've now tried about 20 different fragrances and so far this one is my favourite.
It was the first one I ever tried, I knew I would like it as I love the smell of baby powder!
The wax tart is white and comes wrapped in cellophane, it has the name of the scent and a picture of it on the front of the packaging.
You can smell the fragrance of this wax tart very strongly through the packaging, and once you open it the scent is even stronger!
I always break the wax tarts into 4 bits, and find each bit lasts for around 6-8 hours. I've found this tart lasts the longest, at least 8 hours of fragrance, and I can always smell it around my house for ages after the candle has gone out.
The smell of this tart is really lovely, I think it smells exactly like baby powder.
It reminds me of when I was younger, my mum used to cover us in baby powder after a bath!
Although this tart has a strong fragrance I don't find it over powering at all, it has a very clean & fresh smell, i love it!
*Please note that this review is not implying that the Yankee Candle Products we believe to be faulty are the fault of the Yankee Candle company, and that we do enjoy their cast range of products still.*
My mum and i absolutely love Yankee candle products, to the point that when we wen't to a Yankee Candle store in America we were in heaven. You see my mum likes the clean and floral smells, whereas i prefer the fruity and spicy smells. So much so that when you walk into our house downstairs always smells floral and clean, but as soon as you go upstairs you get hit by fruity and cinnamony smells. It's a good mix for if you want to be awake you go downstairs but if you want sleepy comfort you go upstairs, as it should be. You can imagine how much Yankee Candle stuff we brought back with us.
Unfortunately not everything always lasts, and last week we had to replenish our Yankee candle stock. Luckily we have a shop that sells them 20 minutes down the road. Now as you all probably know already, Yankee Candles are available in a variety of different sized candles, as room sprays and as wax tarts, all priced accordingly. One of my mum's favourite scents from there is the baby powder range. She likes it as it's a nice fresh scent with just a subtle sweetness to it, so she bought four baby powder tarts at £2.99 a peice (which is the English rrp of these tarts) along with large jar candle of the lilac blossoms range- which, i have to say, normally smells beautiful- not too overpowering but nice enough to create a pleasantly clean floral scent around the house- at £19.99 (again the rrp for this particular product.)
Me on the other hand, being rather low on funds, settled with a medium jar candle from the home sweet home range- a scent which comes second in my favourite Yankee Candle scents to 'cinnamon stick.' I like the Home sweet home smell for it usually fills the entirety of upstairs with a beautiful cinnamon scent with hints of vanilla and apple. Thus allows for a really relaxing feel to upstairs. I paid £16.99 for this candle- again the rrp.
So, rather happy with our Yankee Candle splurge we went home and proceeded to light our lovely candles. At first all was fine. All we really noticed was that the flame on the candles was a bit higher than normal- normally it just rises a bit above the top of the jar at first lighting, then stays in the jar as the candle burns down. This particular flame was about 2cm above the jar top and thus i had to move my candle to a slightly less risky place. But the smell was still lovely and filled upstairs like it always does, along with mum's candle dowstairs.
It wasn't until we blew our candles out that we noticed there was an oddity with the wicks of our candles- they were poofing up at the top and resembling a tiny black flower. We thought that was a bit odd, but thought it might just be something to do with it's first burning, and so just trimmed the flower like bit off and left it until the next day.
So when we re lit them the flame was still ridiculously high, and the smell of the candles started to resemble the smell of a bonfire rather than the nice scents we had paid for. Upon blowing the candles out we noticed that the candles were going down rather quickly, most likely due to the largeness of the flame, and the flower effect on the wick was still happening, to the point where mum's wick had bent, suggesting that the flame was not burning the candle equally.
So i proceeded to trim the wick even further to try and minimise the flame height, and lit the candle again. The flame wasn't affected by the wick trimming, and the flower effect happened more quickly. When i blew the candle out a lot of smoke emitted from the candle, to the point that when i woke up the next morning and blew my nose, the produce was black- as if i'd suffered smoke inhalation from a house fire. Having used Yankee candle products for quite a few years and never experiencing that kind of thing before started to make me think that these particular products were counterfeit item being sold for the full price.
Of course the thing that really confirmed this suspicion was that mum's baby powder tarts were, although still smelling really nice, actually smoking from the oil the tart produces. I've used many Yankee candle wax tarts and not once has the oil produced smoke. I still had one tart i brought back with me and had to light that just to make sure i hadn't just not noticed that the tart produces smoke, and the American tart didn't produce smoke. These items were clearly counterfeit.
Now i could understand these particular issues if we had bought them in some sort of clearance sale or cheaply online, but the fact that we paid full price in a mainstream store fir them suggests to me that shops are buying these counterfeit items, selling them at full price and allowing customers to suffer these awful knock off items in an attempt to gain a little extra profit. Now i won't name the store in question just in case my assumptions are wrong and this was a one off- but the fact that this happened over three different products causes me concern- especially when you consider the health and safety risk of smoke inhalation that i appear to have suffered.
So be aware of these counterfeit items. If any of the symptoms displayed above appear in your products i highly suggest you take them back to your nearest store immediately and demand a refund, ad my mum and i will be doing also.
If you have read my recent reviews, you know I adore Yankee candles, I think they smell much better than air fresheners. I don't think you get all the chemicals but you do not lose the smell.
Yankee make a whole range of lovely smelling candles and scents. There are possibly 2 smells that I actually hate but behind the spicy scents, this baby powder one is a good favourite.
Why I wanted this...
After trying and testing a lot of the Yankee range I bought this one for my fiancé, he said it was by far his favourite. I had never smelt it, so I bought it for our room.
As all other Yankee tarts, it comes wrapped in cellophane with the name of the scent on the front, and on the back is a sticker telling you how to use the product and health and safety precautions.
The tart itself...
The tart is quite bigger than a tea light but without a wick. It is not a circle shape but with a wavy pattern on the outside. The tart is white in colour, it reminds me of the colour of a cloud!
I love the smell of babies and anything to do with children, I adore the smell of baby powder but I can't go around throwing baby powder to make the room smell nice. I love the romance linked with candles as well as the scent itself. It has a remarkable smell of baby powder, it's a very innocent clean pure smell that lasts for hours and fills the room.
How long does it last....
Yankee say these wax tarts last around 8 hours each.
How to use....
Don't use these like a traditional tea light. You have to use a wax burner, place the wax tart above a tea light in your wax burner, and fill the room with amazing smells.
Yankee also say.....
Yankee also say that it is your perogative how to use these, you can out them in a drawer as a freshened or you can even mix a couple of tarts to make your own individual scent.
You can buy these in stores such as Hallmark and Past times as well as from Yankee themselves. And it goes without saying you can buy them online.
They are around £1.20 in stores and online.
The price is great, it's more than 20 tea lights but you get great benefits from one wax tart.
Yankee never fail to deliver on different scents, but this one is very clean I love the smell.
I don't think this wax tart has any at all.
Would I recommend?
Without a doubt.
Yankee Candles have become somewhat of an obsession of mine over the past 6 months. With scented candles I usually like to opt for fruity fragrances, especially berry type scents but the availability of the wax tarts has made me branch out into a variety of different aromas. One scent that I kept reading good reviews on was the Baby Powder scent. Therefore when browsing ebay the other day and coming across a mixed pack including this scent I placed a bid and luckily I won!
I paid around £1-£1.20 for this tart as part of a mixed pack. This is a standard price for a Yankee tart which I believe to be very reasonable as they burn for around 8 hours and allow you to try out a number of different fragrances. As these are wax tarts you will need a special burner for them, where a lit tealight is placed underneath to melt the wax and release the fragrance. These can be found at extremely reasonable prices and I saw on ebay the other day that official Yankee burners were being offered at less than £5.
The tart is wrapped in shrink wrap and there is a large label on the front showing a spilt tub of white powder which I assume is baby powder and there are other baby grooming products such as a soft hairbrush etc. The tart is a round disc shape and approx 4cm round and 1cm tall. It has a scalloped edge and has the Yankee logo indented on the top. It is pure white in colour.
As soon as I opened the wrapper I was hit with the comforting smell of baby powder. It was a lovely scent and although quite strong because of the subtlety of the aroma it wasn't overpowering. I was really impressed by how much I could smell the scent because as baby powder is a subtle scent I was concerned that it may be too delicate and therefore not provide a strong aroma that would fragrance my home.
The tart melted well and the aroma that was released was again a strong smell of baby powder. It is a lovely clean smell and is not at all overbearing. It really fragranced my whole room and gave a lovely fresh scent. Even the following morning I could still detect very delicate scents of the tart which provide a lovely fresh smell. My partner did actually have a curry for dinner one night and after burning this there was no curry smell left like there usually would be.
I really like this tart and will definitely buy it again. I think it is perfect for all occasions and seasons and although I tend to burn my tarts in the evenings it could definitely be used for a daytime fragrance too. The scent is lovely and clean and it really helps to freshen up the room. This would be a brilliant tart to cover cooking odours or just to give your home a bit of a freshen up.
After reading countless reviews, I decided that it was about time to Yankee Candles a go. I was out at a local garden centre yesterday and discovered a colourful section filled with all manner of Yankee Candle products. I found the candles a little pricy so opted to buy a few of the tarts. They cost me about £1.45 each. I had ordered some at Amazon for around the same price, but patience is not my strong point and could not wait for their arrival.
Decisions, decisions, there were so many scent options I had trouble selecting which ones for me. I bought four different ones. When we returned home, we picked the baby powder scented one to burn first. I had decided not to buy a tart burner as I have many oil burners and thought they would work fine, and I was right. I opened the plastic packaging and could immediately get the strong scent wafting around...lovely!
I placed the tart in the burner and lit an unscented tea light and placed it underneath the tart. After only a few minutes there was a beautiful aroma, pleasantly strong but not over powering. I personally didn't think this smelt particularly of baby powder, but baby powder is so subtly scented that the scent may have just enhanced to work better as a candle. It was a fresh, sweet smell but not too sweet. I burned mine in the living room so that I could keep an eye on the candle and the smell drifted around the whole house, it was lovely. Having animals these are ideal for when you come in after taking the dog out in the wet and there is that wet dog smell in the house. Not pleasant!
I burned it from about lunch time until around eleven at night and the aroma was still as strong as it was when I first started to burn it. The wax disc for want of a better description melts and realises its smell, and when not being burned hardens and still to a much lesser extent releases a subtle scent. They are supposed to have eight hours of burning time however I have burned it for around ten am still receiving the same amount of scent. It is amazing value for money.
You can purchase special burners for them, they come in many styles from simple glass to elaborate glass mosaic, but I thought they were rather pricey and decided as I said to simply make-do.
The obvious precautions apply when burning candles, keep away from curtains any other flammable fabrics, also I would be extra cautious when burning around children as not only is the tea light a danger but the wax gets incredibly hot.
The tarts are about one and half inches in diameter with a pretty fluted edge and weight 22g. They are produced in the USA. The baby powder option is white, but there are countless options, there is bound to be one to suit any taste.
Now I can't wait to try all the other scents, particularly the Christmas ones. I would recommend to anybody and have started stocking up to add to Christmas presents as a little extra for friends and family. I'm sure they will love them and become addicted like me.
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Telephone number: 01454 454 500
One of the things I miss most about my kids being babies is the smell. So when I discovered Yankee baby powder I had to buy it and it is one of the few that I buy in the more expensive housewarmer candles instead of the cheaper tarts.
You can buy the housewarmer in small, medium and large and I usually end up getting the large one as it lasts the longest and is only a few pounds more than the medium. The prices for the housewarmers are around about £8.00 for the small, £16.00 for the medium and £19 for the large.
The large has a burn time of approximately 150 hours so it works out at quite good value if you only burn it for a couple of hours a day.
The smell of this candle has to be one of the freshest and cleanest smelling of any candle out there. It really does smell exactly like a newborn and is a mix of baby powder and fresh laundry to my nose. I can't imagine anyone disliking this smell as it is just so pleasant and fresh.
It isn't too overpowering but for quite a subtle smell it does a really good job of freshening up the house and hiding other not so pleasant smells. I can burn this in the living room and smell it from the kitchen as it really does permeate the entire house with its fragrance.
When I blow the candle out the smell lingers around the house for hours. There is something really relaxing and comforting about the smell and I always get reminiscent about the time my kids were babies as it really does take me back to that time in my life.
This is the candle that I choose to burn when I have people coming round to the house as it isn't the sort of fragrance that is offensive and as it isn't too strong and overpowering I am not concerned that someone might come in and find it too overpowering for them like has happened with some of the other Yankee candles that I have burnt.
Yankee Candle is by far my most favourite home fragrancing products. I usually buy the tarts as they cheap at about £1.25 a tart and are fabulous quality, give about 8 hours of burn time each and by buying tarts it means that I can swap and change my fragrances as often as I like depending on my mood!
The tarts as do the same fragrance in this range of products i.e candles, comes in a see through plastic wrapper and we are told what it is and that the fragrance is of course Baby Powder and there is a picture depicted of baby powder on there then on the back we are shown diagrams of do's and dont's and told to expect 8 hours of burn time from a wax tart and contact details for the Yankee Candle Company are given.
What you do with the round, fluted to the edge tarts is to pop them in an oil burner and to light a tea light underneath and the wax turns into a transparent liquid within minutes and releases the aroma. The scent of this one is lovely, comforting and smells really like Johnsons baby powder. It isn't a harsh fragrance and is slightly sweet and strong but not overpowering and in my large flat I was burning this one in my living room and it cleanly scented my whole flat making the place smell really wonderful. I did get about 9 hours of scent from this one which I thought was great and once I put the candle out the scent did linger for a bout half an hour afterwards which was nice.
All in all I love this scent, its just really freshly fragranced.
Available in places like Clinton cards and from Amazon these ones are a great buy and this scent is also available in different sized candles too!
This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.
~ Yankee Candle Baby Powder ~
Okay I am going totally against the grain now with this review and I am going to come right out and say it ... I do not like this particular Yankee scent! Shock! Horror!
I really thought I would adore this scent, and I really wanted to love it because I do adore the scent of baby powder. My little one often smells of baby powder and it's such a nice comforting scent. I really did think this Yankee scent would be the one for me, alas it was not to be. I bought it in the tart version. A tart is well, no not some done up woman looking like mutton dressed as lamb! A Yankee tart is a simple wax piece in a circular shape, the edges are fluted and it comes wrapped in a plastic shrink wrap. This is quite easy to get into with the help of the point of a sharp knife.
Yankee candles come with a lovely little picture on the top of the wrapper, this particular one has some spilled white powder and a baby brush.
I don't know whether it is because I tried the tart version but I just found this scent way too strong, it smelt really powdery and kinda got right up my nose, I was sneezing away like a trooper! I broke the tart in half and put the smaller half into the burner, quite quickly the scent filled the room and I will say that I was very impressed with how quickly the scent traveled through the downstairs of my home, it was pretty much straight away. The white wax melted to a clear liquid in the burner and gave off a strong scent. I usually opt for stronger scents that make their way through the house but this one was just way too strong. I still have the half in the wrapper and the now solidified block in a tin in the drawer. I just cannot bring myself to burn it again as I really didn't like how the scent seemed to stick in my nose.
I have seen how much people adore this scent and I really thought I would too but I was sadly disappointed. I may however try it in a votive and see if that will give off a more subtle scent as I really do want to like this scent!
For the time being however I will be sticking with my original opinion of not liking it very much but will be sure to update if I do ever get around to buying the votive.
Thanks for reading :o) x
Baby Powder is a 'regular' scent that USA company Yankee Candle offer. Depending on your budget, you can experience this scent is many ways. The most expensive way is by purchasing a Housewarmer jar or tumbler. Cheaper options include tea lights, sampler votives and wax tarts.
For this purpose of my review, I am discussing the wax tart in the Baby Powder scent. A wax tart is a disc of solid, scented wax which should melted in a tart burner. This tart is pure white in colour and is presented with a tight plastic wrapper around it. The label adorning the wrapper shows some baby powder.
The official Yankee descrption of Baby Powder is..
'Soft and soothing, Baby Powder encapsulates the warmth of a new born baby - the gentle scent of calming powder and the soft glow of happiness.'
~Price and Availability~
Baby Powder is readily available. A 22g wax tart offers at least 8 hours of scent and the average price is around the £1.20 mark. The most expensive option is the large jar which is pennies short of £20.00. Stockists include eBay, Amazon, www.yankeedoodle.com and local Yankee stockists.
When it comes to Yankee Candles, I tend to try the more hard to find scents rather than those readily available in my local shop stocking Yankee. I recently decided to try out some of the 'classic' scents that have stood the test of time and have been well appreciated by those who are loyal to Yankee. As always, I like to spend a small amount and sample a wax tart before adding to my 'to buy or not to buy' jar list! I bought this particular tart from my local shop for £1.20 which I feel is a fair price. It came after a recommendation on here and I am glad I did make a purchase.
Being a Mum to one gorgeous little toddler, I have had experience of just about every 'baby' related scent imaginable! Baby powder in general, is a scent which can be a hit or a miss as it has to be at the right level to avoid being overpowering or cloying. Unwrapping this tart, I could detect a subtle powdery aroma. Within 15 minutes, the tart had melted in my burner bowl and I began to appreciate how addictive this scent actually is.
If you are expecting a powerful scent which fills your whole home, then try another Yankee scent. Baby Powder is strong enough to be noticeable in my living room whilst retaining a delicate ambience. Baby Powder is a very relaxed, simple scent but has a lot going for it. I am always broody and this scent enhances my general feeling and mood towards having another baby!
Yankee Candle have described this scent perfectly. It is of a high quality and smells exactly like Johnson's baby powder. It isn't too heavy but you can definitely pick out the powdery tones. The is a gentle flow of floral accents within the scent but nothing OTT and they do not detract from the main powdery scent - they simply compliment it and add an extra 'layer' to overall scent. I find that Baby Powder has a calming effect on me and it simply lingers pleasantly in the air.
Whilst this isn't a complex, home filling scent, it is definitely appealing. The general baby powder scent is presented in such a way that is basic yet special and simply reminds me of that gorgeous clean, new baby smell. Simply divine and one which I feel I will be buying on a regular basis. The actual powdery scent lasted through a few melting sessions and remained consistent. The floral notes started to fade after 7 or 8 hours and this changed the scent for the remaining few hours.
Thanks for reading x
Originally posted on ciao May 2012 x
Yankee Candle are an American company who make high quality scented candles. My experience of the brand is that I own about 20 of these votive candles. I got them round about Christmas time, taking advantage of a special offer on yankeedirect.com where you could buy 10 votives or sampler candles for the price of 8, so I happily selected a variety of candles at the price of £1.60 each to try out.
Buying online is a bit more tricky than buying in a shop for something as personal as a scent based product. What appeals to one person might be awful for someone else, so I tried to go based on scents I had read good reviews about, but I also read the scent descriptions and tried to choose ones I thought would appeal to me. This has worked pretty well for me as I have liked most of the candle scents I have tried.
The votive candles are a 49g candle which is the same sort of diameter as a tea light candle, but it is a couple of inches tall. I find that it is essential to burn these in some sort of holder, as if you burn them for a long time, there is a risk of wax melting down the side of the candle. I use a Yankee candle votive holder, and I then stand this on a heat proof table mat so there is no damage to my wooden table.
I mainly burn these candles in the evening when my children are in bed, but if I use these in the day I take great care to make sure I burn them out of their reach and remind them not to touch it.
This particular candle looked very pleasing to me before I removed the outer packaging. All votives come in shrink wrapped plastic packaging which protects the candle before first use. This one is a crisp white like fresh snow. The label on the packaging showed a range of baby items such as a little hairbrush and a mirror, a folded towel and a pot of talc which has fallen over spilling its contents.
Once I removed the plastic I could smell the lovely smell you get when using baby powder (talc.) The smell was a little sweet to me, and just reminded me of my own children being babies when you would bath them and then they would smell of the lovely gentle toiletries you use on delicate skin. I never really used talc very often on them as it was not really advised to anymore, but I did have some occasionally to deal with the excess moisture after bath time.
The scent is described as 'A soothing, fresh scent that gently cleanses the spirit and gives it a soft touch of innocence.' I would say it is the scent of babies to me.
The candle smelt just as good when I lit it as it had just out of the package. The scent remained constant when burning, and the candle burnt evenly for about an hour before I found that the scent was starting to get a bit too sweet and sickly for me.
After putting out the candle, the wax solidified very quickly, and the scent lingered around for a few hours after until I cooked and the food smells began to have more impact.
This scent was a relaxing scent. I think I would prefer to use this one in the bathroom as it is a lovely smell that is definitely a clean and fresh scent to me, and I would be very relaxed bathing while smelling this.
Overall, I would recommend this scent in short bursts. The strength of the fragrance is just right, and it is a pleasant smell that my husband enjoyed too, but the kids were not quite so appreciative of it today. They prefer the food type scents more.
I started using Yankee Candles last year but had only tried a few from the wide range and so for Christmas I asked for a selection from the brand. I love all the different colours and scents and love standing in the shops smelling then for ages to select the right ones.
In 1969 Mike Kittredge was trying to make his mother a gift and so he tried to melt down some crayons, somebody saw what he had made his mother and requested they buy the item from him, he allowed them to buy it and made more from supplies bought with the money and the Yankee Candle was born.
We have a small shop in our village that sells lots of decorative items and she carries some of the range and I was surprised to find these in our Local Asda Living store, my Mam sent away for a selection for me from the yankee shop but there are a huge number of online retailers the only drawback of course being that you cannot have a smell of them before your purchase although if you know what it is you want you can buy them cheaper if you are prepared to buy a few.
Yankee candles come in many different shapes and sizes which all carry relevant price tags, there are over 100 different fragrances and new ones are released throughout the year for different occasions such as christmas and even halloween.
Wax Tartlets - £1.20 - 8 hours burning time
Tea Lights - £6.45 for 12 - 4-6 hours burning time
Sampler - £1.75 - 15 hours burning time
Small Jars - £7.99 - 25-40 hours burning time
Medium Jars - £15.99 - 65-90 hours burning time
Large Jars - £18.99 - 110-150 hours burning time
Small Tumbler - £9.45 - 35-45 hours burning time
Medium Tumbler - £14.75 - 45-50 hours burning time
Large Tumbler - £18.25 - 70-90 hours burning time
I like to stick to the wax tartlets as it allows me to change my fragrance frequently.
The description on the yankee candle site is "A soothing, fresh scent that gently cleanses the spirit and gives it a soft touch of innocence"
The tartlet is the usual circular shape with fluted edges like a pastry case on a jam tart, the tart is white in colour but has a shiny look to it. The sticker on the front of the tart is quite cute it displays a little silver mirror and soft baby brush with a tin of talcum powder spilling out onto the table, I like how much detail goes into the little stickers on the front. On the back of the tart there is a further sticker and as the tartlet is so small you have some warnings but instead of being in words they are in picture form,
Do not add water
Don't melt in a frying pan - who is really that stupid?
The tart is 22g and will burn for 8 hours - I believe some of these burn for more than 8 hours and some lose their smell before the 8 hours is up.
Do not use with electric
Do not leave unattended
Do not use near curtains
Keep 10cm between candles
Keep away from children
You can smell the scent of the candle through the wrapper and so if you are buying any of them in person you do have a good idea what the candle is going to smell like once it is burning. This tart smells just like baby powder mixed with that new baby smell which is hard to recreate, I really like this one and find that the smell is nice and light and lingers in the room for quite some time, I love coming downstairs the morning after burning this and still being able to smell it. I think I would say that this is probably one of my favourite smells of the yankee collection that I have tried so far however there are so many of them that the more I try the more my favourites change.
For the last 2-3 years I have been trying out different Yankee Candles, for scented candles, in my opinion, no other brand comes close. Yankee Candle offer over 175 fragrances across their products which also include wax tarts, diffusers, car fresheners etc. The diffusers are a particularly nice product, I have one in the hall so the smell greets you as you enter the front door.
The candles can be purchased from a number of retailers, both on the high street and online, and I tend to purchase mine either in Clinton Cards, www.ebay.co.uk or www.amazon.co.uk. They are also sold in my local independent card shop so I like to go in there to smell the fragrances before purchasing elsewhere online a lot cheaper! You do have to remember though that they smell different as they burn so do not go by the initial scent only. It's a good idea to check all the sites listed above and simply type into google as the websites often have different discounts and offers at different times.
Some of the fragrances are available in just one product i.e the candles but some of the more popular fragrances are available in all different products as mentioned above. The product pictured above this review is the Baby Powder wax tart, this needs to be placed in a tart burner with a tea light underneath and melts into an oil consistency then hardens again once cooled. These can range from £1.50-£2 depending where you buy and will burn up to 8 hours, this is nice if you like to chop and change your fragrances regularly as it's an inexpensive way to do so and try out lots of different scents.
This review is for the Baby Powder candle which I have had in both tea lights, and medium jar.
You can of course get them on offer, I have previously bought a set of two medium jars for £18 from Play.com and a large jar for £14.50 from Clintons but the medium jars usually cost around £15 and the large around £18
One fragrance that is a firm favourite of mine is this one, Baby Powder. The scent is just like a mixture of talcum powder and baby moisturiser, it's fresh and comforting whilst being warm and homely at the same time. If you like the smell of baby products then you are bound to like this scent.
The medium glass jar that I have is a good strong, thick glass. There is a heavier lid on the top of the jar which has a sort of 'stopper' lid with a rubber seal and I find that this acts very well at holding the life of the fragrances in my Yankee Candle Jars.
Yankee candles are coloured according to the fragrance they are portraying, for example, Baby Powder is a our White wax which I think is very fitting. The label is also White with pictures of baby items such as a babies hairbrush, a little mirror and a pot of talcum powder.
The fragrance of the candle, like all Yankee candles, is very prominent as soon as you take the lid off. It's an absolutely gorgeous smell and like I mentioned above, adds a really nice soft fragrance to the home without being too overpowering and I find it leaves a lovely scent in the house even a few hours after extinguishing. As I have two dogs in our house I like to burn a Yankee candle each evening to freshen up the house and Baby Powder is a firm favourite for this and my boyfriend also likes it. If we have visitors they often comment on the scent also saying how true to talcum powder it is!
I would recommend Yankee Candles to anyone and often buy them as gifts and receive them often as people know how much I like them. Before I owned one I used to think that they were overpriced but now after experiencing them first hand I believe that they are worth every penny as the lower you get down the candle, the scent does not diminish in the slightest which is what I imagined would happen. I believe the quality and the longevity of the candles are worth the above average price tag for candles. I'd rather pay more for a Yankee than pay half for another brand and be disappointed. I'll continue to try out the different Yankee Candle scents as I am yet to be disappointed by them!
Thank you for reading and I urge you to try this scent if you like the smell of talcum powder and babies!
I have recently enjoyed experimenting with some of the candles from the well known "Yankee Candle" range which seems to be getting more popular every year. There is a wide range of fragranced candles to purchase in the range - I believe there are actually over 175 fragrances and scents to choose from, so there is bound to be something in the range to suit most peoples own tastes.
The candles can be purchased from a variety of retailers, both in-store and online, and I tend to purchase mine either in branches of Clinton Cards, or online at www.ebay.co.uk or at www.amazon.co.uk. I usually prefer to peruse the display of candles in my local branch of Clintons before deciding which one to buy, as I like to smell the assorted fragrances beforehand when possible.
Most of the fragranced Yankee Candles come in a variety of formats and sizes so you can choose the one which suits your needs best. There are "Wax Tarts" available which are small 'cake' shaped blocks of wax which, in my experience, seem to have a slightly stronger fragrance than some of the larger candles. The Wax tarts - which are the same as the ones shown in the picture at the top of the Dooyoo Page here - do not contain a wick in the way that other candles do, and they need to be placed in a burner with a tea light underneath them to allow the wax tart to melt and the fragrance contained within can then escape. Wax tarts generally cost around £1.20 - £2, depending on where you buy them, and their burn time is around 8 hours.
The other formats that I have tried out are all candles, which come in a variety of sizes:
Small "Sampler" Candles - Burn time up to 15 hours
Small Glass Jar - Burn time up to 25 - 40 hours (Prices around £7.50 - £8)
Medium Glass Jar - Burn time up to 65 - 90 hours (Prices around £15 - £17)
Large Glass Jar - Burn time up to 110 - 150 hours (Prices around £18 - £20)
(Info courtesy of www.yankee.co.uk, correct as @ February 2012).
One fragrance from the Yankee Candle range that I have purchased a few times now is the "Baby Powder" candle. I have only ever bought this fragrance in the Small Glass Jar, paying around £7.50 each time, but it is available in many other formats such as individual tea-lights, wax tarts and 'tumblers' (which are glass containers), as well as those listed above.
The "Small Glass Jar" is made of sturdy, thick glass which seems fairly robust, although I believe the slightly 'tapered' edges and rim of the glass at the top are not as thick as the rest of the jar and will shatter and break if the candle is dropped. The jar can of course become quite warm after your candle has been burning for a significant period of time, so care should be taken when extinguishing the flame. There is a sturdy lid on the top of the jar which has a sort of 'stopper' design, by way of a rubber seal and I find that this acts very well at holding the precious fragrances in my Yankee Candle Jars. I believe that some people use the upturned lid as an extinguisher 'tool' to put out the flame on the candle, but I have never done this myself as I believe it would make the glass turn black. The jars themselves, incidentally, never suffer from black staining as a result of the candles being burned within them.
There is usually an attractive-looking label attached to the front of the glass jar, and in the case of the Baby Powder candle, this depicts some images of items relating to baby care, such as a soft hairbrush and a decorative mirror. Yankee usually colour their candles to be co-ordinated with their respective fragrances, and in the case of the Baby Powder candle, this is a perfectly crisp white colour.
The fragrance of the candle is quite strong, and I find it is evident before it has even been burned. This gorgeous aroma is what led me to try out this particular candle in the first place as I thought it was such an endearing fragrance and I just had to have it in my home.
Once lit, the candle's fragrance continues to envelop the room in its powdery aroma, which is so similar to a baby lotion or baby talcum product that you could be forgiven for thinking that there was one nearby. Reminding me of my gorgeous nephew and his delicately-soft skin, I find this fragrance immediately uplifting and cheering, and it has really become a firm favourite of mine, often being my first choice when I reach for my collection of scented candles most evenings.
The scent is one that I find quite sweet, although I do not find it is sickly or at all over-powering, contrary to many opinions about this particular candle that I have read online. In actual fact, I find that the level of fragrance produced by this particular candle remains quite steady throughout the duration that it is being burned, without it 'accumulating' too much and becoming 'heady' or overly fragrant. I find too that the scent has a delicate undertone of something quite floral in its make-up which contributes to the overall sweetness and warming aroma that is produced when it is burning.
The fragrance is one that I find lasts for quite a long time once the candle has been extinguished. Several other varieties of Yankee Candle that I have tried out have disappointed me in their fragrances' longevity, but in the case of the Baby Powder candle, I find that the scent lingers in the room for several hours after it has been put out which pleases me as it makes the candle seem worth its slightly high price tag. I think when it comes to scented candles, you get what you pay for, and in the case of the Yankee Candles, I have found that whilst they may cost more than their rivals, the quality of their perfumes, and the longevity of the good-quality wax in their make up more than justifies their 'higher than average' price tag.
I would wholeheartedly recommend the Baby Powder candle from the well-known Yankee range, and it has become a firm favourite of mine in recent months.