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Yankee Candle Buttercream
Member Name: angelboouk
Yankee Candle Buttercream
Advantages: gorgeous smell, quality, strength, welcoming
~Yankee Candle Buttercream~
'Fresh churned butter creamed with confectioner's sugar and vanilla bean'.
Buttercream is a USA exclusive scent offered by Yankee Candle. Within the UK, it can be bought in the wax tart format. A wax tart is a solid disc of wax which has been created using natural extracts. It should be melted in an appropriate tart burner and can be reused. Each 22g wax tart is said to offer at least 8 hours of scent.
This particular wax tart is a cream colour. It is neatly presented in a tight, plastic wrapper. The label on the front illustrates delicious looking buttercream.
~Price and Availability~
Buttercream wax tart is available from www.yankeescents4.com and eBay UK priced around the £1.75 mark.
I am an avid Yankee Candle fan and often have a splurge of the rarer or USA scents. On my last splurge, I made a purchase of Buttercream. I absolutely love sweet scents so the description of this wax tart had my mouth watering - I just couldn't resist buying it. I own two wax tart burners and enjoy melting the tarts as way of leaving my home smelling gorgeous. I opted to melt this tart in my livingroom burner in the evening.
On unwrapping this wax tart, a beautiful, creamy sweet aroma is evident. The tart melts quickly and forms a pool of clear liquid. Buttercream takes a short while to become really noticeable. For the first 20 minutes or so, I could only detect a faint sweetness whilst standing near to my tart burner. After 30 minutes, the scent was much stronger and filtered well around my large livingroom and into the kitchen and hallway. Our flat is all on the one level so it is nice to be able to appreciate the scent in different rooms. This tart offered enough strength to take over any cooking or other homely odours.
Buttercream is definitely aimed at those who like sweet scents. Whilst it doesn't ever become sickly or overpowering like some other sweet scents, it is far from being subtle. There are distinct similarities between this scent and other, more readily available (in the UK) scents such as Christmas Cookie and Christmas Cupcake. Both of the mentioned scents are particular favourites of mine so I was pleased with the resemblence.
This wax tart is a true treat to melt. I found it offered a homely, baking aroma which is comforting and very welcoming to any guests. The scent smells incredbily natural and is very much like a freshly made batch of rich, sweet buttercream which would be perfect on a freshly baked cupcake - mmmmm! Whilst melting this tart, the vanilla element isn't too heavy. It bursts through occasionally and adds a touch of additional sweetness to the creamy, buttery aroma. The complete scent is beautifully simple yet addictive.
Buttercream is a gorgeous, foody aroma which comes across as being very warm and would entice guests into asking what treats are baking in the kitchen. I love the way the scent hangs in the air and even when the tealight has gone out, the scent is still noticeable for a short while. I melted this tart over the course of a few evenings and experienced around 10 hours of absolutely delicious, heavenly sweetness. I was disappointed when the scent had started to weaken so have ordered some more Buttercream wax tarts!
Whilst Buttercream does have a resemblence to other scents, there is enough of a difference between them for me to happily pay the extra 50p for this version. It is simply divine and comes highly recommended by me if you like sweet scents.
Thanks for reading :)
Summary: a beautiful, creamy scent