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A Rich, Sweet Addition To The Yankee Range..
Yankee Candle Black Coconut
Member Name: angelboouk
Yankee Candle Black Coconut
Date: 28/02/13, updated on 03/03/13 (55 review reads)
Advantages: strength, layered scent, absolutely gorgeous, strength and staying power
Disadvantages: not as much coconut as the name would suggest
'Sunset in paradise..rich coconut, cedarwood and island blossoms promise an evening of luxurious tranquility'.
Black Coconut is a new addition to the Yankee Candle range. It was released in 2013 as part of the collection of scents which relate to Faraway shores. My review discusses the wax tart version of this scent but it can also be purchased in the form of housewarmer jars, tealights and votive samplers.
For those who are new to the world of Yankee Candle, a wax tart is a disc of solid wax which is packed full of natural extracts. The tart should be melted in a tart burner to allow the scent to be released. Each tart is said to offer at least 8 hours of scent and can be reused until all the scent is gone.
This particular wax tart looks different to many of the other tarts available. It is pure black in colour and this perfectly reflects its name. The tart is presented with a tight, clear wrapper around it and a label illustrates the a beach with the sunset in the distance. Very pretty indeed.
~Price and Availability~
As Black Coconut is a new release, it will be available from your local Yankee stockist. It can also be purchased online from eBay, www.yankeescents4.com and www.yankeecandle.co.uk. Each 22g tart retails at £1.25.
When I discovered that Yankee Candle had released a new collection of scents this year, I just HAD to buy them. I favour the wax tarts for my initial purchase of any scent as I find them an inexpensive way of sampling a scent before commiting to the higher price of the housewarmer jars. Black Coconut was one which I was most looking forward to trying as I love the smell of coconut.
I melt wax tarts regularly to leave our flat smelling gorgeous. This is probably the darkest coloured wax tart available and I opted to melt it in my regular burner as opposed to my new electric burner. The wax tart melts quickly to form a pool of deep, hypnotic black liquid. I haven't noticed that my cream tart bowl has become stained from using this tart but this may not be the case with every tart burner.
I was very impressed with this tart from the moment I unwrapped it. A sniff of the solid wax revealed a faint fruity smell with a coconut topping - very pleasant. Whilst the tart melted, a fairly strong fragrance started to filter out from my alcove in my livingroom and quickly dominated the airspace in the room. Black Coconut flows beautifully and whilst it was most prominent in my livingroom, it was very noticeable through our entire flat (which is all on the one level). The scent was strong enough to take over any other homely odours including any cleaning fluid smells.
Black Coconut is perfectly suited to melting as the sun is going down and the evening is upon us. There is an element of light freshness evident at first and this is possibly the 'island blossom' note but the scent gradually changes to reveal a deep, dark sweetness. It is beautifully layered and the different notes come through perfectly and it is a well paced, all round natural scent in my opinion. It does make me think of being on holiday and is very comforting in a way. The scent is also quite indulgent due to the rich notes that flow through it.
As the scent hangs in the air, the coconut aroma isn't overpowering or too heavy at all. Given the name of Black Coconut, I did expect this scent the coconut to be very strong but it suits being that little weaker and simply layered in with the other notes. I love the way this scent progresses. I am able to appreciate a rich, tropical sweetness which comes through warm and inviting. The scent is creamy like a coconut based cocktail. At times, the scent gives off hints of what I consider to be chocolate. As you would expect, this is quite mouthwatering and makes me think of a delicious Bounty bar! I can't say that I notice much cedarwood within the scent.
I don't feel as if Black Coconut would appeal to everyone. I personally love this scent as it provokes fond memories and is therefore very comforting for me. I appreciate the strength of this tart is fills my home with its stunning aroma and is true pleasure to have melting in the background whilst relaxing. I find that this scent would be perfect for using all year round as there is warm yet quite Summery at the same time.
Black Coconut has an impressive strength and remains strong in the air whilst the tealight is still burning. After the tealight has gone out, the scent still lingers for up to an hour which I find excellent. I received around 12hours of strong scent from one tart before it weakened and became less powerful. I find this excellent and will be saving my pennies to purchase the large jar as this scent has had a big impact on me.
Highly recommended :)
Summary: a gorgeous, exotic coconut scent