Product Type: Yankee Candle household products
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An Evening In With Mr Rarr & A Tart
Yankee Candle Black Cherry
Member Name: missrarr
Yankee Candle Black Cherry
Advantages: Fruity, not overly sweet, bold scent, welcoming and indulgent
Disadvantages: None for me - and even better if you can source a cheaper supplier than retail
Time for a relaxing evening at Rarr Towers, and these days that means one thing - a Yankee tart.
Yes, it is a sickness. A raging addiction in fact, but as far as raging addictions go it seems fairly harmless. So tonight, ladies and gentlemen, our tart of choice is one of my favourites, Black Cherry.
As this one is a Yankee scent with just one component, it has a very simple, true scent as with all the fruit- or spice-based Yankee products (I'm sorry but I can't credit them with creating a candle which smells precisely of warm sands - I recall some from a certain beach in Norfolk that you certainly didn't want to release into your home!). But I have always found that scents from Yankee which claim to be based on one main fruit component are very accurate, and do not smell "fabricated". Black Cherry is no different.
Still listed on the Yankee site, I would imagine that this scent is a staple of their collection. I've been using Yankees for about a year now and probably have had about three of these particular tarts. The official site recommends a retail price of £1.20, but I bought this as part of a "job lot" offer via eBay which a)have all thus far seemed genuine and b)brought the price per unit down to just shy of one whole English pound. Bargainous.
Your tart will be in the usual fluted-edge shape and will have a rich, dark red shade. The scent is evident through the plastic and is bold, deep and very luxurious.
On lighting I find that this one starts of quite subtle but soon grows in intensity - it is another Yankee scent that you think is fairly understated until you come back into the room after waddling off to attend to something else. I find that the scent is precisely reminiscent of cherry - and not as sweet as say, a maraschino - I don't know if that is in relation to a "black" version of the fruit. It is full-bodied, welcoming and not overly sweet, cloying or in any way fake. It's a lovely scent that could be both welcoming and whilst not warming, would not clash with the winter cold; it is festive enough to be used over Christmas (we used one then and I think that it was perfect for Christmas) and at the same time if you like a bolder scent in spring rather than a light citrusy one then this could be for you. It is undeniably fruity, lingers nicely, I find it relaxing and soothing and welcoming and it lasts the suggested eight hours of scenty goodness that Yankee claim you should get.
Yes. I find in autumn this scent is great, and whilst I might stop short of using it in summer - I prefer a light, zippy citrus scent in summer to freshen things up a bit - I think its great at this time of year when you're getting the odd day that smells like spring and at festive times in winter it offers a really indulgent, enjoyable alternative to all the spice-fruit mixes that Yankee offer. You still get a great depth of scent but without either spice or citrus, so if either of those doesn't do it for you then this just might!
Summary: Gorgeous scent with many suitable uses