Product Type: Yankee Candle household products
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Re-Named As Blueberry Muffin
Yankee Candle Blueberry Scone
Member Name: joshuas-mummy
Yankee Candle Blueberry Scone
Advantages: Sweet Scent very similar to home baking
Disadvantages: Didn't last long and the scent was steady
One of my latest Yankee Candle shopping spree's resulted in a large box of tarts being delivered this week. When I say large, it contained 30 Yankee tarts at least as I went rather mad buying every single one I liked the sound of from one particular website!
The one I tried first was Blueberry Scone which has also been re-released in the UK as Blueberry Muffin. I love to try Yankee's food range scents. They always sound so delicious and I always find it very interesting to see what they smell like, and of course I love to review them afterwards too!
The Blueberry Muffin tart came to me packaged in the same way they all do-with tight plastic which immatates the shape of the tart itself. I made sure I smelt the tart while still in the wrapper and although I could smell something relatively sweet smelling, I couldn't pick up any particular scent at this stage. However I know from experience that this is never an indication of the scent or it's power as many times this stage is very decieving!
As always, I recommend that the wrapping is removed with scissors over the sink or bin. This is because when you remove the tart from the plastic it often sheds tiny pieces of wax which is such a pain to remove from work surfaces or tables etc. I always do it this way but on this occasion was being lazy and of course managed to get lots of tiny pieces of wax all over my kitchen counter top and when I tried to remove it with the sponge (which was damp) it stuck to the top and took ages to remove-so learn from my mistake Yankee lovers!
The tart is a lovely deep blue colour and the label is gold trimmed with a beautiful and tasy looking picture of a blueberry muffin. The wax tart itself smelt very sweet once out of the wrapper and I was interested to note it was like when you actually bake-the mixture you have mixed up smells sweet and yummy but not at all like the baking or finished scent! This tart was like doing my own home baking!
After half an hour or so the tart was fully melted in the burner and was releasing it's scent. My partner was in the room while I was burning this and we weren't sure what to make of it-we have decided it's 'marmite'. I can immagine some people will love it and some will hate it! The smell is exactly as if you are baking blueberry muffins! The tarts scent captures that baking time perfectly as your kitchen fills with the mix of dough baking and the blueberries. At some points it's delicious and mouth watering and at other points it's sickly and breath taking, but not in a good way.
As far as it's strength goes this was a very average tart, it wasn't the best or strongest but it wasn't the weakest either. It filled our kicthen and attached playroom very evenly and strongly and as the time ticked away the scent continued to develop and gain strength but evenly so that it wasn't odd standing in different parts of the room. The scent did drift through the corridoor to the front door and up the stairs but it wasn't traceable in any of the other rooms in the house. Considering some tarts fill my whole house this only meant it gets an 'average' rating for strength from me.
As the time and strength developed I noticed that the scent did morph from the sickly, sticky dough type smell to the yummy home baking blueberry smell. It wasn't hard to be around but it wasn't something I could sit surrounded by all day. All this said I did like the smell as a baker myself I love smelling that scent that comes out of the oven so it really satisfied my inner baker! I was a little disappointed to note though that the blueberry aspect was less dominant than expected and it actually smelt very similar to other 'home baking' Yankee tarts.
Yankee Candle say that you get approximately 8 hours of scent from their tarts. I have found this to vary hugely as some you can get much much more. This tart was very disappointing thoug. I only got one tea-light's worth from it before it stopped giving out any scent level at all. One tea-light has approximately 4 hours worth so this tart severley under performed on that side of things.
This tart cost me 95p when bought online and that is quite normal when buying tarts online. Store retailers sell Yankee tarts for between £1.10 and £1.40 when they are the current range and therefore I only purchase mine online.
Overall I sadly can't give this tart more than 3.5 stars. I wouldn't say I disliked the scent but it wasn't my favourite and I doubt I would buy it again in a hurry. It's cost was quite good but considering it only lasted for 4 hours it doesn't class as good value for money even though it's less than £1. I recommend others try this tart as it's got some really nice elements to it's scent but I personally don't think it had enough of the 'wow' factor for me!
Summary: Worth a try but not top of the list
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