Product Type: Yankee Candle household products
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Yankee Candle Candied Apple
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Yankee Candle Candied Apple
Advantages: Sweet and Fruity fragrance, Perfect for Autumnal nights, Yankee Quality
Disadvantages: Poor Longevity when compared to some others, Might be a little too sweet for some
"Candied Apple" was a Yankee fragrance I bought in a recent bundle of wax tarts from the Yankeedoodle website, with Summer just about gone and Autumn and Winter fast approaching I chose a selection of scents that I thought would be suitable for the cooler evenings and Candied Apple appealed to me simply because of its name.
As illustrated in the accompanying picture the blood red coloured wax is certainly eye-catching and as usual for me and my obsession with Yankee products I chose to buy this particular fragrance as a wax tart as I think they offer exceptional value for money given that they're designed to release around 8 hours worth of fragrance and cost a little over one pound each.
Candied Apple is available in all wax formats with the wax tart variation being at the cheaper end of the scale and shares the same attributes as every other wax tart in Yankee's collection. It's a flat, fluted-edge piece of fragranced wax which is designed to be melted in a tart burner, the cellophane wrapper is easily removed and once it's had a few minutes to get warm and start melting it begins to release its fragrance. I imagined that this one was going to remind me of Toffee Apples, Yankee describes it as being "From the county fair - crisp red apples coated with a mix of melted sugar, orange, pear and vanilla" and after around 10 to 15 minutes it became obvious that this is what Yankee were trying to replicate with this one.
It's a very sweet fragrance at the start, I've tried a number of Yankee fragrances that feature sugar and often find that its inclusion can be a little harsh as it can dominate a little too much and swamp the other notes but with this one it soon settles to become a supporting fragrance rather than anything too overpowering. Vanilla is a mainstay in a lot of Yankee fragrances so its inclusion here wasn't too much of a surprise as it blends well with the sugar and gives and almost-caramel like fragrance that definitely appealed to me and my sweet tooth. The fruity inclusions of Apple, Orange and Pear are rather jumbled though and I couldn't really detect them as individual fragrances, instead the Apple seemed to be the one that was most noticeable and blended perfectly with the sugary highlights making this an all-round delicious fragrance that became very obvious in my living room.
I do think that this one might be a little too sweet for some, my wax tart was rather strong for the first hour I have to admit but it certainly put me in mind of Autumn when the seasons change and the nights become darker earlier. I do think it's a night time scent rather than one for during the day as it lends itself well to be used whilst the heating is on and you're getting ready for an evening at home and having mine in my living room certainly created a warm and cosy atmosphere over the course of a couple of nights. My only concern with this one is its longevity as it did seem to peak very early and instead of getting over 8 hours worth of fragrance from mine it seemed to lose all of its intensity after 5 hours or so. This is quite disappointing I have to admit as I did like the fragrance it provided but after its rather obvious start it dampened down quite quickly and left me wanting more. I may have just been unlucky with mine, there have been many occasions where I've had a number of wax tarts that have varied in strength and this one might have been either old stock or just a bit of a dud, I'd definitely buy Candied Apple again though as I do think it's worth a second chance to see if it can reach its full potential and it would be a fragrance that I recommend to others especially if they enjoy the sweeter and fruitier fragrances that Yankee have to offer.
Overall I would say it's one to look out for, it's a perfect Autumn fragrance I think and one that should appeal to many Yankee fans. I can't award a five star rating for mine though as I did feel a little let down by its longevity but it's still a fragrance I would buy again so 4 stars as a rating seems fair to me, thanks for reading my review.
Summary: Toffee Apple inspired fragrance from Yankee candles