Product Type: Yankee Candle household products
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A tropical coconut
Yankee Candle Black Coconut
Member Name: emmad5689
Yankee Candle Black Coconut
Advantages: Smells great, smell lasts ages, great value
I was beginning to come to the end of my collection of Yankee Candles and wanted some more, I find that through the internet you can find a much better selection and price than any of the stores around me however it does mean of course that you are unable to smell them before you buy which is a shame. I decided to be a little cheeky and went into our newly renovated Yankee Candle shop and found that she was running an offer of buy 4 get 1 free so I decided to buy 5 from the shop and this was one of them.
Yankee Candles were created in 1969 when Mike Kittredge melted down some crayons trying to make his mother a gift, after someone saw what he had done they bought it off him and he then bought my wax to make some more and Yankee Candles were born.
There are a great range of different Yankee Candles and a great difference in price and burning time to boot,
Wax Tartlets - £1.20 - 8 hours burning time
Tea Lights - £6.45 for 12 - 4-6 hours burning time
Sampler - £1.75 - 15 hours burning time
Small Jars - £7.99 - 25-40 hours burning time
Medium Jars - £15.99 - 65-90 hours burning time
Large Jars - £18.99 - 110-150 hours burning time
Small Tumbler - £9.45 - 35-45 hours burning time
Medium Tumbler - £14.75 - 45-50 hours burning time
Large Tumbler - £18.25 - 70-90 hours burning time
There are over 100 different fragrance options and I like the fact that they bring out new fragrances for the different occasions through the year and that no matter what your budget you can enjoy the range.
The tartlets come in a simple plastic wrapper which is wrapped tightly around the tart, the tart is like a pastry case narrower at the bottom than the top but not by much and has fluted edges. The tart is black in colour and has a picture on the front of it with the silohette of a palm tree on a lovely tropical night at sunset, I think the picture is lovely and makes you want to visit. You can smell a hint of coconut through the wrapper, I actually hate coconut to taste but really love the smell.
On the underneath of the tart there is a small sticker which has some small pictures on it of warnings to do with the tart, there is,
A sign to say it will burn for more than 8 hours although some lose their smell before the 8 hours is up.
Do not use with electric
Do not leave unattended
Do not use near curtains
Keep 10cm between candles
Keep away from children
Do not use in a frying pan
Do not add water
I burn my tarts one at a time in a tart burner however I have read recently that you can actually break bits off a couple of tarts and burn together to make up your own special tart which I think I may give a go at some point. I found that after about 10 minutes of burning I could smell the coconut drifting around my front room, the smell is pretty sweet but isn't too overpowering infact I think it is a pretty light scent. The smell lasts for ages and I actually tend to blow out the tea light after an hour or so and enjoy the scent like that and of course it means you get more use from one tart that way. The smell can still be detected the follow morning after burning it and it is really nice coming down the stairs to a lovely fragranced downstairs.
I really liked this tart, I got about the recommended 8 hours from the tart and it smells really nice, i did however find the burner was a little harder to wash out than with other tarts but I think this is due to the tart being black which I had never actually seen before. I give this 5 stars as it is one that I will buy again.
Summary: Another Yankee great