Product Type: Yankee Candle household products
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A pleasant offering from Yankee
Yankee Candle Blissful Autumn
Member Name: ms_123
Yankee Candle Blissful Autumn
Advantages: pleasant smell, lingers after burning
Disadvantages: not strong enough to go around the whole room
A few weeks ago I received a thankyou gift from O2 for being with them on contract for a year. I had a choice of £10 gift vouchers and one of these included Debenhams. Having recently discovered Yankee candles I decided to head down to my local branch and pick a selection. I tend to burn wax tarts rather than the candles themselves as they are cheaper and mean that I can experiment with the different scents and if I don't like one it's not an expensive loss. One of the ones that I chose was the Blissful Autumn scent, which has been newly released for this year.
If you're not familiar with Yankee candles, wax tarts are basically small circular pieces of wax with a fluted edge, rather like a tart you'd bake in the oven. Unlike conventional candles they have no wick and so have to be placed in a tart burner to melt and release their fragrance. At around £1.20 Wax tarts are much cheaper than full sized candles and allow you to try fragrances without making a commitment. Each wax tart releases around 8 hours of fragrance.
The Blissful Autumn tart is a blue, almost purple colour and has pictures of various orchard fruits on the front. Yankee describe this scent as reminiscent of crisp autumn air with orchard fruit breezes ... blissfully brisk and woody. The tart comes in a clear cellophane wrap. Smelling this through the wrap doesn't give much away - it just smells sweet. I tend to burn tarts for a couple of hours in the evening whilst relaxing in front of the tv. This tart takes around 15 minutes to melt and forms the most beautiful deep blue pool of wax. It does take a while for the scent to carry around the room and about 30 minutes the fragrance started to waft around the room.
The scent is one that I would describe as quite fruity but it has quite a strong tang to it and smells rather like fizzy lemon sherbets. It is really quite lovely. The first time I burnt this I had a friend over for dinner and she commented on how nice it smelled. There is a definite woodiness to the scent which cuts through the sweetness. This is perfect for me as I don't like overly sweet, fruity scents. As lovely as it smells I'm not sure that I would associate this smell with autumn though!
Unfortunately though, the scent just isn't strong enough for my liking. It takes an age to waft around the room and even though I sit only a couple of metres away from the tart burner I struggle to smell much of it. It's only when I get really close to the burner that I can really smell this. It really is a shame as close to the tart burner the smell is really crisp and tangy. It's strange then that once I stop burning the tart that the scent really does intensify. The next morning when I walked into my living room I could definitely smell the sweet fizziness of this scent and even when I came home from work later that evening there was still some of the scent lingering in the air.
Overall I do quite like this recent release from Yankee. The scent is really quite nice, and although I'd like it to be stronger when burning it does intensify over the course of a few hours. It's one that is best suited to burn if I'm spending the day indoors rather than in the evening as I don't really get to enjoy the fragrance. I'd give this a middle of the road 3 stars.
Summary: a pleasant enough scent