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Yankee Candle Bahama Breeze
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Yankee Candle Bahama Breeze
Date: 04/06/11, updated on 04/06/11 (53 review reads)
Advantages: Cheap and great smelling
==Yankee Candle Bahama Breeze== (review of the wax tart)
Being a relatively new member of the Yankee Candle fan club I find myself reading a lot of other reviews on all the different fragrances available in the range yet the reviews are never quite the same as being able to pick up the tart and give it a good sniff. I had read a couple of rave reviews of this particular fragrance from a couple of other dooyoo members but I didn't' realise how lovely this fragrance would be until I actually smelt it for myself.
The wax tarts and the whole of the Yankee Candle range are quite widely available and I purchased my last few from B&Q for £1.10p though I have only just realised that the fancy jewellers down my local town have a really good supply of them priced very competitively at 90 pence per tart! This is quite a saving and I made sure to butter up the owner of the shop and let her know I would be coming back for more (she probably thought I was the last of the big spenders buying only 1 tart!) in the hope that next time if I buy a few she may well cut me a deal.
The tart itself I often though was a floating candle and talking to other people at work about them they too were under this impression but no, the tart is a sold block of wax which melts to liquid and works in an oil burner rather like the more messy oil would do. Once the liquid has cooled off again the remains turns back into hardened wax making it a far better was to use the oil burner as I would often get in a right pickle with the runny oils.
The tarts at 22 grams won't fit in every oil burners well so you have to be careful not to over fill yours and with mine being clearly too shallow to accommodate a full tart I make sure that I cut mine in half and this works about right when the half is fully melted down and doesn't' cause any overspill. There are specially designed Yankee Candle Oil Burners which will perfectly fit a whole wax tart and these are reasonably priced at around £9 depending of course which one you buy.
The packaging on the tarts is very limited and only consists of a coating of plastic cellophane wrapping. Because of this there is very limited information on the pack and other than the picture of the front of two cocktails by the sea, the bar code, weight and a few diagrams of what not to do with it on the back there is no more of a description about the product at all. However the fragrance of the tart really does speak for itself and in my opinion the picture of the cocktails and the sea pretty much sums up the aroma anyway.
The burn time of this tart and every other in the range is a very good 8 hours though I can't say I would ever have a tart burning for that long and after the initial 10 minute warm up time and the melt down of the tart I generally have the burner on for an hour at the most. This time seems to be enough for the aroma to fill the flat and for me not to overdo the fragrance.
The smell is strong and really very summery. Instantly you are reminded of those cocktails on the front as the smell is fresh, fruity and very much different from most of the other Yankee Tarts that I picked up and smelt. On a lovely hot day like today the aroma is perfectly fitting to fill the house. You get a smell of the tangy citrus scents mixed in the a few berries too and possibly a mango and passion fruit whiff all rolled into one. The smell is really very appealing and makes me want to get my cocktail shaker out and mix myself up something similar to drink.
The fresh, fruity and sweet smell really works well at seeping to every corner of my house and it is so enjoyable that I don't' seem to be tiring of it either. Although strong in smell it is not over powering and thick like oils in a burner used to be but a thinner fragrance that is appealing and makes you feel like you really are in the Bahamas. (If only)
All in all I can't find a single negative thing to say about this little wax tart from Yankee Candles. The price is extremely good for what you get and in my opinion buying something like this is far better than buying one of those plug in air fresheners that has a picture of a dead dolphin on the back (well at least a picture with a big X over a dolphin but we all know that its saying its completely toxic!) The eight hour burn time of the tart is really more than enough as it gives you a good few hours each time you light it up. It is clean and mess free and the fragrance is so far the best of the Yankee range that I have tried. It is literally summer all rolled up and placed into one wax tart!
I think a top score of 5 out of 5 stars and an extremely high recommendation is in order for this little tart which smells so great. If you have yet to try a Yankee Candle or a tart make sure this is your first purchase!
I do hope that this has been of some help/interest to you
Many thanks for taking the time to read.
Summary: a great tart