Product Type: Yankee Candle household products
Newest Review: ... paying extra for these. If you cannot get to a store to smell them Amazon and Yankee Candle online do a multipack of tarts and samplers... more
One to recommend!
Yankee Candle Black Cherry
Member Name: jeffjen
Yankee Candle Black Cherry
Advantages: Fragrance and longevity
Whenever I am in town I like to treat myself to a couple of Yankee Candle Wax Tarts. Priced at 99p - £1.25 on average, they are ideally priced to give yourself a little treat if you're a candle lover like me. Buying these wax tarts or the votive sampler candles from the huge Yankee range, also means you are able to try out the different fragrances without paying out a lot of money. I would hate to spend a lot of money on the expensive glass jar candles in the Yankee range only to find I am not keen on the fragrance.
I had noticed this Black Cherry fragrance a while back when treating myself to some wax tarts, but at the time they only had a glass jar available and so I made a mental note to keep looking out for it in wax tart format.
Fortunately for me, I have a kind daughter who often treats me to some wax tarts and also often buys me some to go with birthday, Christmas and Mother's Day gifts too and I was really pleased when on my recent birthday, she surprised me with some wax tarts and one of them was Black Cherry.
You can smell the fragrance of Yankee's wax tarts through their clear cellophane wrapping and this one has a lovely fruity cherry scent, which Yankee describe as a delicious sweetness of rich, ripe black cherries.
I have generally found that the strength of fragrance from a wax tart whilst it is still in its wrapping is a good indicator of how strong the throw from it will be when you are burning it. Usually if the fragrance seems weak, then it doesn't last as long or give off as strong a fragrance when burning as the stronger scented ones. For good longevity I prefer the stronger smelling wax tarts and Black Cherry certainly has a strong scent.
Longevity varies with these wax tarts,with some lasting longer than the approx 8 hours burn time, but I have came across a few others which have fallen somewhat short of it.
As well as the scent of Black Cherry, the tart was also visually appealing with its dark red wax and label depicting cherries. Definitely an aptly named fragrance here and believe me there are some which are not!
These wax tarts can also be used to fragrance drawers and cupboards as an alternative to burning them.
I always burn mine but will place them in one of my drawers prior to burning and use them as drawer scenters.
After placing the tart in the deep well of my oil burner and lighting a tealight underneath, it only took around five minutes for the wax to melt and the scent began to fill the room. It was very strong at first and its lovely fruity aroma was evident throughout the downstairs rooms in my house.
It was slightly weird this one however, as something happened which I have not experienced before when burning wax tarts. The strong scent then began to disappear quite quickly which disappointed me, but then it seemed to reappear again and lasted well!
So overall I was very pleased with the longevity of this wax tart.
Yankee state you can expect to achieve up to eight hours burn time from a wax tart before the fragrance is lost and whilst some wax tarts have fell short of this time and I did think Black Cherry was going to be one of these, it actually ended up being one which exceeded the eight hours. Indeed I found I had around ten hours of fragrance from this wax tart before the fragrance disappeared altogether and not only did it fill the downstairs of my house with its fragrance, I could smell it upstairs too as the scent wafted up the stairs. I also found the fragrance lingered in the air for some time after exinguishing the tealight underneath. When burning this wax tart on an evening then going to bed, I found I could still faintly detect the fragrance the next morning which was nice.
Overall, I really enjoyed the fragrance of Black Cherry and I will be purchasing this one again. In terms of fragrance and longevity it certainly is value for money.
Yankee wax tarts are available to buy from branches of Clinton Cards and Collectables as well as department stores and other card and gift shops, or you can purchase from online Yankee stockists including Amazon.
Summary: Another good quality product from Yankee.