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Nice fragrance.... but won't make you think of a walk on the beach...
Yankee Candle Beach Walk
Member Name: jeffjen
Yankee Candle Beach Walk
Date: 02/09/11, updated on 02/09/11 (128 review reads)
Advantages: Nice fragrance, good longevity.
Disadvantages: Doesn't remind me of a beach walk.
I bought this Yankee 'Beach Walk' wax tart after spotting it was reduced to half-price in my local branch of Clinton Cards a couple of weeks ago. Priced at just 55p it was indeed a bargain and one which I could not pass up on, being quite a fan of Yankee products and scented candles in general.
Having bought or been given quite a few of the different Yankee scented products over the last year, the one thing that I have noticed is that often the name given to the fragrance of the scented wax bears little resemblance to the actual scent, or the name is something ridiculous like 'Beach Towel' for example which I recently purchased.
Here 'Beach Walk' conjures up images of a marine fragrance, therefore I was surprised to see that tangerine and orange blossom make up this fragrance along with 'sea musk'.
Okay, so the wax is blue like the sea and on the photograph stuck on the wrapping there is a nice scene of a long pathway which presumably leads down to a beach, but that is where the beach or ocean theme ends for me, as I found there is little in the fragrance of the wax to suggest beaches, salty-air or marine-like scent.
Indeed the presence of the orange blossom and tangerine suggest to me that this wax tart should have a different name and be orange coloured!
Despite this, I like the fragrance quite a lot, but I am quite a fan of orange or citrus scented products as well as enjoying musky fragrances and there is a musky, woody scent mingling in with the orange scent here. The musky fragrance is quite strong and therefore gives the wax an overall masculine scent in my opinion, which again is fine by me, but if floral feminine scents are what you are looking for then 'Beach Walk' is not for you.
When burning Yankee wax tarts I have found the longevity of the scent released varies from fragrance to fragrance. Yankee state you can expect up to 8 hours of scent from a wax tart, but I have found that often it has been more than this and sometimes even less.
'Beach Walk' I found gave me the 8 hours average scent and then quickly diminished after this. From lighting a tealight and placing it underneath the wax tart which I had set in the well of my oil burner, it took around a minute to be able to detect the fragrance slowly being released from the melting wax.
A few minutes later and the room was filled with the 'Beach Walk' scent and whilst the fragrance didn't quite float up the stairs as some of the other scents that I've experienced have done, I was pleased with the amount of fragrance overall from this wax tart.
I personally light a tealight on an evening and after placing it underneath the tart in my burner I allow the tealight to burn out which can be up to three hours. The fragrance I found hung in the air for around three hours after the tealight had burned out. By melting the wax for three hours each evening I found that my 'Beach Walk' wax tart lasted three evenings before the fragrance disappeared.
As an alternative to burning these wax tarts you can also use them to fragrance drawers or cupboards, as even in their wrapping, they smell quite strong. If you are melting them however, you must ensure your oil burner has a deep enough well to contain the melted wax. If not, then you may find you have to cut the wax tart in half.
After the fragrance has disappeared from the wax tart I find it is easy to scoop the wax from the well of my burner with a kitchen towel once it has cooled down and before it hardens completely. It comes out in one piece and there is no mess.
Buying a wax tart or a votive is an ideal way to sample the frargance before buying the more expensive, longer-lasting wax filled jars. The usual price of a wax tart is around 99p - £1.20 and they are available from various online outlets as well as Yankee retail outlets, branches of Clinton Cards and other card and gift shops.
I like the fragrance of Beach Walk and am happy with the longevity of this one, but once again I think this is another Yankee Candle which does not actually smell like its name would suggest.
Summary: Another good quality product from Yankee, just a shame the fragrance isn't like its name suggests.
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