Product Type: Yankee Candle household products
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Yankee Candle Black Coconut
Member Name: jeffjen
Yankee Candle Black Coconut
Advantages: Unique fragrance, value for money.
Disadvantages: Initial strength of fragrance faded sooner than expected.
Yankee Candle's Black Coconut wax tart was one of a few wax tarts I bought in Debenhams a few weeks back when they had a promotion offering 20% off on items throughout the store. It turned out to be great opportunity to stock up on wax tarts as there were also a few half-price bargains to be had too. I am something of a Yankee addict and use many wax tarts throughout the year, so any opportunity to stock up when they are bargain prices is welcomed by me!
Black Coconut was not one of my half-price purchases as this fragrance is one of the newer ones in the huge range that Yankee offers. However, the promotion in store meant that most full price wax tarts were only £1.00 each after the discount was applied. The usual price is £1.20 - £1.30 per tart and so whilst not as big a bargain as some other wax tarts I purchased, I was still happy to have the opportunity to try some new fragrances at a slightly reduced price.
Yankee's description of Black Coconut is "Sunset in paradise... rich coconut, cedarwood and island blossoms promise an evening of luxurious tranquility".
Not only is the description appealing, but the black coloured wax and label depicting an exotic island paradise with palm trees, really makes this particular wax tart stand out amongst the others and it was actually the first one to catch my eye as I began browsing the shelves.
As I held it up to my nose in store, I could certainly smell coconut but it was blended with a woody scent to create a unique fragrance. I also thought I could detect a slightly citrus fruity scent too and looked forward to trying it. Indeed my Black Coconut tart was the first one I chose to melt in my burner when I got home.
As the tart began to melt in my burner after I lit a tealight, it was only a couple of minutes before a coconut scent began to appear. I do like coconut, but am not a fan of overly strong predominant coconut scents which I find can be quite sickly and so I welcomed the blend here of cedarwood, which mellowed the coconut and provided the woody notes which makes this so much more than just a coconut fragrance. Once again I could detect some fruity scents too and overall this fragrance provided a sweet yet also woody scent, which was very pleasant without being overpowering.
The scent filled the room and wafted out into the hallway creating an exotic fragrance through the house whilst the tealight burned underneath the melted wax. Once the tealight had burned out, the scent also hung in the air for quite some time afterwards.
Yankee state you can expect to achieve 8 hours of fragrance from their wax tarts and I personally find that most of the time I find the 8 hours can be exceeded and I manage to eke out a few more hours of fragrance from a tart, as even though the scent weakens, it is usually still enough to create a subtle aroma around the room before it disappears altogether.
Black Coconut was another one which exceeded the 8 hours and I eked out around 9- 10 hours of decent fragrance, although I did not notice the fragrance weaken after around 4-5 hours which surprised me, as I thought it was then going to fade quickly. However, despite the fragrance fading a little, it then seemed to give off a stable scent lasting the remaining hours without any further weakening. Therefore my initial worry that this was going to be a fragrance which disappeared too quickly was unfounded.
Black Coconut is definitely one of the more unique fragrances from Yankee and its blend of coconut and cedarwood works perfectly for me and therefore this will be one I will purchase again. If I had one niggle it would be that I would like it to hold its initial stronger scent for longer than it does, but as I still achieved over 8 hours of fragrance I can't really complain.
I purchased this wax tart from a branch of Debenhams, but you can also find Yankee candles in branches of Clintons and Collectables as well as other department stores. You can also purchase online from Yankee stockists such as www.yankee.co.uk and Amazon.
Summary: A unique fragrance from Yankee which I will be buying again.
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