Product Type: Yankee Candle household products
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The sweet smell of....digestive biscuits?
Yankee Candle Be Thankful
Member Name: pink_glitter
Yankee Candle Be Thankful
Advantages: none really
Disadvantages: plain scent, too weak
I actually got Yankee Candle's Be Thankful wax tart as a freebie when I bought some other Yankee scents online. 'Be Thankful' to me sounded a little bit of an odd name for a candle and although I'd seen this fragrance I had never really paid much attention to it as it wasn't a name that particularly struck me. I found out recently however, that it is actually a Thanksgiving fragrance and as soon as I realised that it suddenly all made sense!
Be Thankful is red in colour and the label depicts a table laden with food - vegetables, a lattice topped pie and bread, which lets you know that this will be a foody sort of fragrance before you even sniff it. When I unwrapped it, I wasn't really sure what to make of the scent. I thought it smelled very biscuity - like crushed up digestives - but there was also a hint of fruit in there too. At that point I couldn't really make up my mind on whether I liked it or not.
I had this in the form of a wax tart, which is a disc of scented wax you melt in an oil burner. Like all Yankee fragrances however, you can also buy this in the form of a votive, tea lights or glass jars filled with wax.
When burning, the main problem I found with this candle, was that I could only smell this in the immediate area where it was burning. The scent was very gentle and nowhere near enough to fill the whole room. Even when I was sitting reasonably near to the candle, I found that I could only detect a very mild biscuit scent (with what I think was a tiny hint of spice). It was all rather disappointing really and not the quality I have come to expect from Yankee Candle at all.
The suggested burn time for a wax tart is eight hours, after which time it loses its fragrance. To be honest, I feel that due to the subtleness of the scent, it seemed to fade a bit sooner than this and would say six hours was probably a more accurate estimate.
Prices will vary depending where you shop, but I have given approximate prices and burn times below:
Wax Tarts - Burn time 8 hours - £1.10
Votives - Burn time up to 15 hours - £1.60
Tea Lights (pack of 16) - Burn time 4-6 hours each -£5.99
Small Jar - Burn time 25-40 hours - £7.45
Medium Jar - Burn time 65-60 hours - £15.45
Large Jar - Burn time 110-150 hours - £18.45
Small tumbler - Burn time 35-40 hours - £9.25
Medium tumbler - Burn time 45-50 hours -£14.49
Large tumbler - Burn time 70-90 hours -£17.99
I tend to get mine from Clinton's Cards or Collectables on the High Street. Online, try Yankee.co.uk or yankeedoodle.co.uk
As I'm sure you can guess, the Be Thankful fragrance is not one that I would recommend at all. The candle was too gentle for me to be able to smell it unless I was sitting right next to it, and the scent itself was too plain and boring. One to avoid I think.
Summary: A huge let down in every way