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Yankee Candle Biscotti

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Brand: Yankee Candle / Type: Scented Candle / Category: Home Fragrance

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      21.05.2012 11:03
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      gorgeous but rare scent..

      Yankee Candle originated in the USA. The company offers a huge range of scented products for the home.

      ~Biscotti~

      Biscotti is a USA exclusive scent that Yankee offers. Within the UK, this scent is available in a tart and a jar. A wax tart is a disc of scented wax which should be melted in a tart burner. This particular tart is a golden colour and is contained within a plastic wrapper. There is label confirming the fragrance name and a picture of biscotti. This tart should give at least 8 hours of fragrance.

      Yankee Candle describe Biscotti as..

      'A Tuscan treat of figs, sweet fennel, vanilla, caramel, raisins, star anise and warm bread accords'

      ~Price and Availability~

      Each wax tart is 22g in weight. Biscotti is available from www.yankeescents4.com priced at £1.65 (tart) and £25.99 (large jar). The tart can also be purchased from eBay UK priced at £1.55.

      ~My Thoughts~

      I'm sure you are all aware of my addiction to Yankee wax tarts. I chose this Biscotti wax tart during a Yankee splurge online. I had a look at the description of the scent and it immediately appealed to me. It looks lovely as well and smells absolutely delicious when the plastic has been removed.

      My tart burner sits within my alcove in my living room and this is the optimum place for the scent to filter into the room and further should it choose to. Biscotti melts quickly and forms a golden puddle of glistening wax. The scent of Biscotti takes very little time to come together and the richness of the scent is evident in my living room within 15 minutes of lighting the tea light. Within half an hour or so, the scent filters out into the hallway and through to the kitchen but I prefer to appreciate it whilst relaxing in my living room.

      I can't say I have ever tasted biscotti (well except the baby biscuits with the same name!) but this may be down to the fact that I am not keen on nutty foods as traditional biscotti is said to contain almonds. Biscotti smells very natural and fills my home with a fresh baked smell. It isn't completely sweet as there is a slight, savoury edge to the scent which is noticeable but doesn't overpower. The main aroma is something sweet and rather divine!

      Once the tart has fully melted, the scent filtering from the tart bowl is absolutely amazing. The scent appears to be layered with lots of lovely aromas whispering through at different times. The main scent combination that I notice is a gorgeous blend of vanilla, fig, raisins and sweet, heavenly caramel with bread-like undertones. The smell lingers and reminds me of fruit loaf cooking in my bread maker - sweet, warm and with a slight fruity undertone.

      The star anise adds depth to the overall scent and offers a savoury, spicy undertone. I appreciate the different layers to the scent as it gives the scent the perfect intensity and keeps it interesting. I melted this tart for 3 hours or so at a time and after blowing out the tea light, the freshly baked aroma was detectable in my living room for an hour or so.

      ~Conclusion~

      I can highly recommend Biscotti in wax tart form. It smells absolutely amazing and is a really cosy, welcoming aroma. It eliminates homely odours whilst creating a relaxing and pleasant atmosphere in my home. It also gives off a smell which convinces visitors that I have been baking and that is always a good thing! I got around 9 hours of consistent strength from this tart so I am pleased with that.

      Thanks for reading ;)

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