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Going Nuts over Coconut!
Yankee Candle Black Coconut
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Yankee Candle Black Coconut
Advantages: Authentic, Uplifting fragrance, Good longevity
Disadvantages: None for me but it's not as complex as some other scents
Black Coconut is a relatively new fragrance from Yankee candles and became available to buy as one of the Spring '13 releases. It was one I was eager to try having enjoyed other Coconut based fragrances so when I saw it available instore at Clinton's I didn't need much persuading to part with my cash. I tend to buy the wax tarts that Yankee produce rather than the more expensive jar candles as they offer great value for money and they allow me the chance to experience a fragrance over the course of the wax tart's lifespan which tends to be around 8 hours.
A wax tart is simply a solid piece of fragrance-infused wax which when melted on a specialist tart burner releases it's fragrance into the air, Yankee have many fragrances available so finding something to suit shouldn't be too difficult and they tend to be nicely coloured with an illustrated sticker along with the name of the fragrance clearly printed on the label. Black Coconut is made, funnily enough, from black wax and even through the transparent wrapper it's Coconut fragrance is apparent, placing mine into the well of my tart burner and lighting a tea light underneath it didn't take too long for the strong smell of Coconut to become noticeable.
This is quite a simple fragrance, it's obviously Coconut in aroma and unlike some of the more complex scents that Yankee produce what you see is what you get with this one. Coconut is quite an easy fragrance to replicate and whilst it isn't the most inspiring of aromas I do think that Yankee have got it spot on in wax tart format and although it isn't one that develops over time into something else I did find it to be an uplifting scent that had an exotic edge. It's quite a Summery fragrance I think and definitely put me in mind of holidays abroad, maybe the fact that Suntan lotion is often coconut-y in fragrance made me make that connection and obviously a Bounty chocolate bar is a nice treat which this smells like too.
Being a rather strong fragrance I found that my wax tart had great longevity and I easily exceeded 8 hours fragrance life out of mine, it lingers nicely in the air and whilst not overpowering it is noticeable and made a nice contrast to the cold weather outside when I had mine melting. It's one to try out if you like true-life fragrances I think and as usual Yankee have taken something that you'd find in nature and replicated it perfectly, I always think they do 'fruit' and 'Nature' fragrances really well and for me Black Coconut was authentic and not artificial at all. It's not overly strong that it completely dominates but does a fine job of fragrancing a room and I'd definitely buy it again in this format. I don't think it would necessarily suit a large glass jar though as it is a one-note fragrance which could get a bit samey after a while and I don't think it would have the same staying power if it was burned too often so for me my purchase of a wax tart allowed me to get a few bursts of Coconut before it lost its aroma.
Black Coconut should appeal to plenty of people, it's not a complex scent but it is a perfect example of how good Yankee are at capturing recognisable fragrances and turning them into something to add a little bit of interest to a home. At around £1.20 the wax tarts are cheap for how much you can get out of them and they do offer you the chance to try a fragrance before paying out a lot more for one of the more expensive candles. I don't think it's worth 5 stars as a rating as it isn't as interesting as some other fragrances that Yankee produce but it still gets a very good 4 stars from me along with my recommendation.
Thanks for reading my review.
Summary: Black Coconut Wax Tart from Yankee Candles.
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