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Yankee Candle Black Cherry
Member Name: cyberem78
Yankee Candle Black Cherry
Advantages: Smells fruity and fresh. Powerful enough to create a new atmosphere.
On a recent trip to my local Yankee candle outlet store I picked up one of these Black Cherry scented candles. I have used many different Yankee candles before but had never yet tried this one. I chose it because it was a lovely deep red colour which matched my living room decor. I also liked it's sweet fragrance and was hoping it would help to control nasty odours in my house, particularly those of my pets.
Although you can get Yankee candles in a variety of sizes I always chose the Sampler sized candle (also referred to as Votive candles). These are the second smallest Yankee candle and measure up at about two inches tall. They have a slightly bigger top end than their base and you need a candle holder to place them in as the melting wax tends to melt and spill outward rather than burn up quickly. You are able to purchase Yankee candle holders but other brand holders are just as effective.
The Black Cherry candle comes in a strong plastic wrapper on which is a picture which demonstrates what the fragrance will replicate. In this case there is a picture of a basket of ripe red cherries, freshly picked, shiny and bursting with delicious juices. The image is very appealling and so is the intense red colour of the candle wax. The red is slightly deeper and richer than I'd say a cherry was - it reminds me of pomegranites and blood.
The candle has a long, waxed wick on the end which has a central cord through the candle and ends in a metal base. The wick can be quite long but I've never needed to trim a wick on a Yankee candle before. When this candle burns the wax melts around the wick and it looks like a cauldron of exotic fruit juices.
The fragrance of the candle is sweet and fruity but it is also quite subtle so that the playfulness of the scent is not too much and it seems like a 'grown up' scent. I am happy to say that when I have the Black Cherry candle burning I can smell it all over the house, not just the front room. The fragrance works its way around the home in draughts and I frequently catch the scent as I pass from one room to the next. This is a pleasing fragrance that makes me feel happy and alert. Although this candle is meant to smell of fresh cherries there is a hint of apple in the mix which makes me imagine a harvest of fresh fruit. Delicious and a pleasing, natural smell.
The candle is effective in helping to generate a new, fresh fragrance in my home and to reduce the smell of doggies and cooking which too often linger in my front room. One candle is certainly more than enough to burn in a medium sized room to get a good effect. I think the perfect rooms for this candle are living room and bedroom. It's quite a lively fragrance though so not one I'd burn if I was hoping to use the scents to help me relax.
Yankee can offer some very odd fragrances in their range and some of the candles I've used before have too weak a fragrance or are just plain horrible smelling. This Black Cherry one is perfect though and is exactly what scented candles are supposed to be like in my opinion. It is very helpful in making my home smell a lot more pleasant! I would certainly buy this one again and fully recommend trying it. You can buy these Sampler sized candles at a cost of about £1.59 but the price will vary depending on where you go.
Summary: Great candle by Yankee.