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Yankee Candle Blissful Autumn
Member Name: alyson29
Yankee Candle Blissful Autumn
Date: 18/01/13, updated on 20/01/13 (131 review reads)
Advantages: Initial aroma through the packaging was desirable
Disadvantages: Smells awful and a very confusing blend of fragrances
I own a ridiculous amount of wax tarts belonging to the American company named Yankee Candle and will burn scents dependent upon my mood, the weather or time of the year. My obsession for this brand began many years ago following an introduction by my sister when I would initially spend a fortune on their glass jars. However, to try and curb my spending I now opt for the wax tarts, which are affordable and enable me to try out a fragrance without parting with too much cash. One of my purchases during the end of last year was named Blissful Autumn with this review discussing my thoughts.
The 22g circular wax tarts, which measure 5½ cm in diameter, are very appealing to the eye with their pretty fluted edges that remind me of the shape created by a pastry cutter used for home made jam tarts. They are always adorned with an eye-catching label to illustrate the fragrance contained within and as the name Blissful Autumn would suggest, we are presented with a colourful image of several fruits. The wax offers a pale shade of blue, which I wouldn't particularly associate with the Autumnal months.
One of the reasons why I am so obsessed with this delightful American brand is due to the authenticity and strength of the scent offered by the majority of their candles. Whilst cheaper brands generally deliver an undesirable artificial fragrance, Yankee Candle always use pure and natural extracts to create a high quality and long lasting aroma. All of the candle tarts are tightly shrink wrapped with a fairly thick transparent plastic and to open, I use the point of a sharp knife. The fragrance of Blissful Autumn is evident the moment the wrapper is removed with the most obvious scent being a delightful blend of warming spices.
Whilst I would previously burn the wax tart in its entirety, I now opt to use only half with the wax being easily snapped and stored in a polythene food bag for a later use. I pop the other piece into the bowl of my oil burner and within just a few minutes the burning tea light situated below has transformed it into a pool of hot liquid. The spices seemed to have taken a background seat, which I found rather disappointing, as the most evident aroma was of pears. Whilst I cannot admit to the aroma being undesirable or artificial, I am not keen on the fragrance of pears, as it reminds me of my school days where a friend of mine would constantly be chomping on pear drops and I've detested the aroma ever since.
I generally find that when in use, Yankee Candle tarts generally represent the identical aroma as witnessed through the packaging, but this one was entirely different. Within a few minutes of burning an overwhelming sweetness became apparent, which I found rather sickly, as it seemed to take over and mask the spices, which were fairly delicate to begin with. In addition, the sweetness, which reminded me of candy floss, was intermingled with the aroma of ginger and whilst I sound like a real old moaner, this is another fragrance that I dislike. It is very rare that I blow out a tea light prior to it burning out naturally, but I could no longer tolerate the aroma delivered by Blissful Autumn.
As a result, I cannot speak of the longevity of the scent although I would hazard a guess that it would meet Yankee Candle's claim of eight hours. As you have probably guessed, I will not be repurchasing Blissful Autumn, as I was really disappointed although the sweetness and ginger may appeal to others. I found the entire scent totally confusing and I still cannot understand how the combination of weird scents can be associated with the Autumn months. You can purchase this wax tart at all good Yankee Candle stockists where it will cost you between 99p and £1.35. Due to the reasons discussed above, I can award only one star.
Summary: An extremely disappointing Autumnal fragrance from Yankee Candle
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