=Yankee Candle Cherries on Snow=
I received this as a gift in my Christmas stocking, (even at my age!!) my Christmas stocking is about the only part of the Christmas present shopping that I don't do, so it is always a nice surprise.
=More Appropriate for me=
As my daughter and I had just returned from Lapland the day before Christmas Eve, and it was so nice to be reminded of the snow and the log fires.
=Price and Availability=
Generally tarts retail between £1 and £1.50 and are available from many retailers.
The tart is wrapped in a shrink wrapped plastic and has stickers on the front which tell us this is a Yankee Candle and The fragrance name "Cherries on Snow", with a picture representing the fragrance, on the reverse is the burning instructions as well as the contact details.
The tart is visually stunning with the cherry red colour, and I also felt that I did not want to use it, all for about 30 seconds!
Straight after eating, this tart went on the burner, I always break my tart into 2 so I get double the benefit of it.
Yankee say that the tart has an average of 8 hours burn time (smelling the aroma) but I was very pleased to say that I got about 10 hours fragrance of burning from this.
Not just by the name but this is a fruity fragrance, and it the aroma is that of cherries, it is a clean and clear smell, there is no guessing as to what else there is in the background.
=Bit slow off the start=
Whereas some of the tarts release the aroma as soon as the wax starts to melt, with this it took about 15 minutes to get going, but there is no regrets, there air is delicious of cherries, and it reminds me of the holiday, of snow, log fires, the gorgeous berry juice, (but I did not miss the snowsuits, the thermals or the minus 35C!).
The burner was on for about 4 hours and the aroma was lovely, even after we had blown the tea light out, for the rest of the evening we could smell the cherries, even next morning there was still a slight hint of cherries in the air.
=Boxing Day night=
Again after tea out comes the tea light, and this time we changed the tea light, didn't even realise that 6 hours had passed and still the aroma was strong as we first lit it, this was going to be a long stay aroma and certainly exceeded the 8 hours average.
We got about an hour of strong fragrance, then it was mild, but I was being cheeky pushing it out to the 3rd night, but again it was beautiful
To me this is defiantly a Winter fragrance, the name alone conjures up open fires, snow filled mountains, and wanting to be relaxed with this candle.
=Would I recommend=
I would highly recommend this fragrance, so much that I broke my golden rule (just stick to tarts) as I have brought the large glass jar ready for next winter, as it be the nearest I will be getting to Lapland!
This is a full 5/5 from me.
I received a Cherries on Snow wax tart as part of a gorgeous Secret Santa gift for Christmas, I only got around to melting it last weekend thanks to a backlog of tarts which need using up before I have my next splurge - but considering the wintery weather we're having at the moment this seems an ideal fragrance to fill the house with!
It's absolutely stunning, my Secret Santa obviously knowing me very well as cherry is one of my absolute favourite fragrances whether it's for around the house or when included in body products. I'm sure most of you know that Yankee Candle wax tarts aren't exactly candles, they're a kind of wickless candle which you need to pop into a burner and use in conjunction with a tealight. You simply light the tealight and wait for the wax to start melting, at which point (providing you've picked a 'good' tart to begin with) you should start to smell the wonderful Yankee Candle fragrance. Each wax tart is said, by Yankee Candle, to last for eight hours and in my experience this is pretty much spot on - although Cherries on Snow has actually lasted for longer than this already and there's still a reasonably good level of fragrance left.
Cherries on Snow, as I'm sure you've already guessed, is one of Yankee Candle's fruity fragrances. It's absolutely gorgeous with a rich cherry scent which fills the entire downstairs of the house and can also be detected pretty strongly upstairs - since moving into a three storey house I find myself gauging the strength of my Yankee tarts by whether I can smell the fragrance at the very top of the house, and although Cherries on Snow isn't strong enough to permeate the air in the top bedrooms there's a delicious fruit tinged freshness up there after I've had the tart going for a couple of hours. This one takes a little while to get going and I only begin to really notice the fragrance half an hour or so after lighting the tealight, this isn't a problem for me to be honest as the gorgeous cherry smell lingers for at least an hour after the tealight has gone out so it evens out nicely.
Mixed in with the cherry fragrance is a lovely soapy undertone which gives the tart a nice clean scent, this doesn't disturb the smell of cherries in any way but adds an extra dimension which I welcome as otherwise this would be a completely one-note fragrance to my nose. I'd describe the overall Cherries on Snow experience as slightly sparkling, this pretty fizziness is really only apparent in the room where my burner is located but I think it's absolutely beautiful and love to sit and read my magazine while enveloped in this gorgeous home fragrance.
I think it's pretty apparent that I like this one and I'd actually recommend it to anyone, except for those of you who don't like the smell of cherries. It's a very inoffensive fragrance which I'm sure most people would love, I adore the prettiness of it and also the fact that the fragrance is long lasting despite the fact that it's by no means the strongest Yankee Candle tart I've ever used. I'm guesstimating I get at least ten hours of useful fragrance from each tart, which is impressive considering this fragrance can be purchased for as little as £1.10 - Cherries on Snow is also available as a jar candle but personally I'll be sticking to the tart format as I like to swap and change between fragrances more often than the candles allow, and also prefer my tart burner to having glass jars on display around the house.
I got introduced to Yankee Candles when I received a few of the miniature 'tea light' size from my mum in my stocking. I received the 'vanilla cupcake' one which contained six small candles. When I unwrapped the box I could smell the sweet scent of icing and my mouth watered. I was shocked at not only the likeliness of the smell but how it smelt when it was burning- a real nice treat. Though, due to their size they didnt last long. This started my candle addiction.
From then on I bought the 'small' jars. I went into Clinton cards (my closest retailer who sells it as Yankee candle stores are scarce) and had a thorough smell through what they had to offer which ranged from 'sort towels' to 'pink grapefruit' and many more weird and wonderful smells. I picked my favourite from the selection "strawberry buttercream". The smell was to die for and they last between 25 and 40 hours.
Toward the Christmas period I was having a general look when I stumbled across this. I needed a little change and therefore purchased it. There was 25% off at the time but the normal price is £19.99. Pretty expensive for a candle but considering it burns for up to 140 hours, looks nice and smells delicious it was well worth it. I am also to believe offers are regular for these items throughout the sizes.
Upon smelling this item I was enticed and also confused how the Yankee candle company could create an identical smell. It actually smells like cold cherries! It's incredible. When lit the scent fills the room pretty much instantly, and lasts for a long time. I only need to light it for half an hour and you can smell it for hours after that and a faint smell stays for ages afterwards.
They use natural products and pure plant extracts to create these mouth watering smells so although they could be considered 'pricy' you're paying for good materials. The glass is quite sustainable and for a large jar it weighs 623g and is made in America.
I get loads of compliments from people as I now have an array of them, one of them called beach flowers which is a beautiful smell. I would recommend this to any candle lover, a good little present or Mother's Day gift. There are many to choose from and all a pretty accurate representation of their description.
The Yankee candle website shows all the range of candles they sell all in categories, such as festive or food and spice.
I have always been a big Yankee Candles fan. I buy them all the time and have never been disappointed with them.
While in a local store I saw this Cherries on Snow candle and since it was a mix of my two favourite things (cherry and candles) I was instantly drawn to it. When I opened the lid to try it I thought it smelled good enough to eat and I was sold. At £15.99 for a medium sized jar it is by no means cheap, but I have always found them to have a decent burn time with a nice long lasting scent and decided that the price tag was worth it.
Initially when it was lit I found the scent of the candle to be subtle and pleasant. It reminded me of cherry drop sweets. However as time went on I felt the smell became overpowering and almost too sweet and sickly, in fact the scent became so strong that it began to make me sneeze and make my head hurt so I quickly extinguished the candle and put the lid back on.
As with all Yankie candles the smell did linger in the air for quite a while after it was blown out (a definite positive if it is a smell you are enjoying) it just wasn't my cup of tea and one I won't be buying again.
I have loved Yankee Candles for a couple of years now but have mainly stuck to the little sampler candles as the jars are a little bit rich for my purse. Luckily my lovely Hubbie bought me a gorgeous wax tart burner for Christmas with a selection of tarts to try with it. He knows he prefers citrus and fruity scents and one of the tarts was Cherries on Snow, which I also got in a small jar. This review will mainly about the wax tart as this was the first one I had ever tried
The tart is deep red in colour and present in clear packaging with a picture of a cherry on some snow on the top. On the Yankee Candle website the scent is described as 'An enchanted, sparkling blend of bright, juicy cherries with sweet almonds and an Icy freshness' so from this I was expecting it to smell like a cherry bakewell. When the tart is melted I didn't really pick up any scent of almonds at all. The main note for me was of an icy sweetness, with a cherry undertone. However I found the lovely cherry scent lingered for ages afterwards. However when I burnt the jar I found the cherry was the dominant scent, but the overall smell was not as strong as the tart.
I burnt the tart whole (they can be broken up if you have a smaller burner or want to eek them out), and got over 10 hours of decent scent out of the wax tart, which is over the 8 hours recommended time from Yankee. As this was my first tart melting experience I had no idea that they don't actually melt!! I burnt mine for about a week before I twigged that there was hardly any scent coming of it and turned to Google - I'm not the sharpest knife in the drawer!! However, I have found that if you stop burning them after about 10 hours while there is still enough scent in the reformed tart they make lovely drawer fragrances - just pop them in and you have lovely scented clothes! I have not burned through the jar yet, but it is about ¼ through after about 8 hours burning.
Despite my confusion over the melting I have become a real wax tart convert - they are economical and really fragrance the house nicely. Cherries on Snow is definitely one of the nicest ones I have tried so far, and I have stocked up on a stash of these post Christmas as they are part of the winter range although are still widely available online! The wax tarts retail at £1.25 each and the small jars at £7.99 - I normally buy mine from the local garden centre which has regular promotions and a huge range or online at www.yankeedoodle.co.uk.
===THIS REVIEW IS FOR THE WAX TART===
===Why I Bought This===
Over Christmas I hvae been buying a few new armas of Yanke Tarts to see if there are any that will becaome by new favourites.
===THIS REVIEW IS FOR THE WAX TART===
The tarts are made by Yankee Candles who have been producing candles for over 40 years.
Disc of deep red wax shrink wrapped in cellophane.
Called 'Cherries on Snow'.
Made with pure natural plant extracts.
Image of white snow with four juicy red cherries resting on it.
Product of USA.
The back has a round sticky label which details lots of basic safety advice.
£1.20 generally but I managed to get this half price from Clinton's Cards.
Yankee Tarts are available from many outlets and also online.
The Yankee website say 'Cherries on Snow' is: 'An enchanted, sparkling blend of bright, juicy cherries with sweet almonds and an icy freshness'.
This is a lovely deep red coloured wax and melts really quickly in my tart burner once the tea light is lit underneath.
I am not really sure what 'Cherries on Snow' is supposed to smell like and it is one of their seasonal tarts.
This wax tart does smell quite cherry like even before it is melted. Once the wax becomes liquid the room is soon filled with a cherry sort of smell. It is quite hard to describe really - I would not say it was wintery or seasonal - the predominant aroma for me was cherries - but in a way that reminded me either the cough sweets called Tunes or some half-forgotten cherry cough mixture. It also has another tinge to the smell but I cannot pin that down at all - Yankee say that it is 'sweet almonds and icy freshness' but I do not detect almonds myself. This is more a fruity sort of smell but with another layer to it.
However my son and his girlfriend did not recognise the cherry part at all - as my son hates cherries and did not notice it with this tart - so there you go - but to me the cherry is quite dominant.
A pleasant enough smell and one I have used mostly in my kitchen - not one that will ever be my favourite and while someone who loves cherry fragrances may like this - I will not be wanting to buy this fragrance again.
The fragrance fills the room quite quickly and remains for some time even after the candle underneath is blown out - it is quite strong but not sickly or too overpowering.
I use half a tart at a time and find it lasts for longer than the 8 hours which Yankee say the tarts should last for.
I normally am really keen on all fruity fragrances so it may be whatever is mixed with the cherry that is not to my liking - though I am not too keen on the cherry part either really.
They were raving about this fragrance on the QVC shopping channel so it just goes to show how individual smells are and you really have to try them for yourself.
3 Stars - an OK aroma but not one I would bother buying again.
===Would I Recommend?===
Yes - but only if someone really liked cherries.
Just recently I have been to Weston Super Pier which is very close to where I live and I stocked up from a little shop there with some Yankee Candle Wax Tarts. I love Yankee and at the moment they are the only home fragrancing product I use and I prefer the wax tarts from Yankee opposed to the candles due to price and quality but also I like to experiement as well with all the lovely fragrances available from Yankee and this is a way of getting 8 hours of home fragrance without spending an absolute fortune.
I love cherry fragrances and when I sniffed this one instore I simply had to give it a go!
The Yankee Candle Wax Tart comes in a see through and easy to remove plastic wrapper and on the top of it we are told what it is and who it is by along with a picture of cherries and snow and then on the base of the tart other information listed includes do's and dont's shown in diagramn form, the size is stated which is 22g and contact details for the The Yankee Candle Company are given.
The Tart Itself:
The tart itself is a deep, rich red colour, round in shape and rather thick with fluted edges to it. You can snap this in half for smaller burners or use the whole lot in one go in larger ones.
This smells almost immedietley when a tealight is lit under it. The fragrance of this is super fruity and one of natural, sweet cherries with an almond top note to it.
This tart lasted me about 9 hours of burn time which is longer than Yankee says it should and they give it about 8 hours so I was pleased with that and this fragrance fragranced my whole flat beautifully and strongly and in a none harsh way and even once I had distinguished the flame of the tealight this scent lingered on for a good couple of hours too.
This to me is a very festive kind of warming, homely fragrance and I love it. The quality is super as always from this brilliant company and although strong it is a really natural, sweet scent that reminds me somewhat of Bakewell Tart!
Big thumbs up for this and this is also available in candle format and other home fragrancing products and is readily available from Clinton Cards, Amazon and of course the Yankee Candle Company themselves!
This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.
**Please note that this is the wax tart format I am reviewing**
When I met my (now) husband 18 years ago he had only just recently moved into the home we both share now and after a year together I moved in with him. His 'bachelor pad' was soon introduced to a more feminine look of cushions and candles and as our cottage is over 150 years old I soon switched from regular pillar candles to the scented variety to help take away that 'musty' aroma. Back then I wasn't brand loyal at all but since last year when I discovered the delights of Yankee candles I've been buying them almost exclusively ever since.
I've sampled both the votives and wax tarts since being introduced to them through the many positive reviews on sites such as this, and have found that the wax tart format suits my needs the most and so have been sticking to purchasing this variety on a regular basis. This review focuses on one of my all time favourites which is called 'Cherries On Snow'..
"...An enchanted, sparkling blend of bright, juicy cherries with sweet almonds and an icy freshness.."
I love my home to have a inviting and comforting aroma but I'm not keen on the artificial scents created by air freshener sprays as such so I tend to avoid them and opt for a more 'natural' aroma. During the summer months I have my windows open as much as possible to let the fresh air clear away the cobwebs so to speak but in the more recent damper climate this hasn't been possible and so avoid that 'musty' aroma resurfacing I have been burning wax tarts on quite a regular basis. My husband isn't a fan of air fresheners but doesn't mind me burning candles or wax tarts so this is a perfect excuse for me to buy any when out and about shopping.
I came across Cherries On Snow when I was bought it by a friend last year. I'd just ordered my wax burner and was discussing with a friend on the phone which ones she recommended being an avid Yankee candle fan and a few days later I received 4 different varieties from her through the post, which was very thoughtful, with this particular fragrance being one of them. Out of the four I received Cherries On Snow immediately stood out the most, primarily as it had a real Christmassy appearance and as it was late November at the time I thought it apt to try it first.
The 22g wax tart is packaged in the same way as other fragranced wax tarts being presented in a transparent sealed cellophane style wrapper with a picture on the top depicting an image familiar with whichever scent it represents. In this case the image is that of cherries and snow unsurprisingly and matches the rich ripe redness of the tart itself which can be clearly viewed through the packaging.
As soon as I picked this wax tart up I was greeted with a beautiful cherry aroma and being a fan of anything cherry scented/ flavoured I knew this would become a firm favourite despite not even removing it from it's wrapper at this point. Having freed the wax tart from the tightly sealed wrapper I found the fragrance to be slightly stronger and wasted no time in placing it in the pot of my burner and placing a lighted tea light underneath.
As soon as the wax started to melt and pool slightly in the centre I started to detect more than just the rich cherry aroma with the delicate sweet aroma of the almonds making an appearance, which up until now the fragrance had been dominated by simply cherry. The sweet nutty essence of the almond added a perfect balance to the ripe fruity cherry fragrance and I was really impressed with how 'festive' it made my home smell. After around one hour of burning I noticed after the initial cherry aroma had started to wane and gave way to a more fresher aroma which I can only liken to a minty fragrance.
I really liked how this wax tart changed in fragrance the longer I burned it for and found that despite it becoming more fresher over time it still retained it's rich and fruity aroma throughout. Cherries On Snow is designed to give at least 8 hours worth of burning time and I would say I've had at least 10 hours each time over a period of different hours.
I am currently on to my 6th version of this tart and it's fast becoming a firm favourite in my household with my family and even guests remarking on it's unique fragrance. After the tea light is diminished the aroma lingers in the air for up to one hour although the longer it has been burned for the more the scent obviously starts to fade.
I tend to place my burner in my kitchen, being the most central room in my small cottage, and I have found that this wax tart's aroma filters through evenly to all of my other rooms and delicately scenting my home. The fragrance isn't too overpowering and unlike some wax tart's this particular one doesn't induce a headache or become too strong once burning. The balance of the cherries, almonds and the blast of icy freshness all create a wonderful ambience in my home and I am so glad my friend introduced me to this fragrance.
I would highly recommend this particular fragrance and if interested it can be purchased either through official Yankee outlets, through online stores such as Ebay or picked up in card shops to mention a few with prices ranging from £1 - £1.30 depending on where you choose to shop.
~ Yankee Candle Cherries on Snow ~
** Apologies for another Yankee review I couldn't resist **
After reading lots of reviews on Yankee Candles I gave in and bought a load of tarts to try and I was very impressed so I then thought I would get my mum bang on trend too with air fresheners too and decided that included in her Christmas hamper of presents I would include an oil/tart burner along with a few nice tarts. I was browsing on Amazon and noticed a lot of Christmasy type tarts and it was there that I came across this particular scent - Cherries on Snow.
I instantly liked the sound of it and popped two in my basket along with a few other scented tarts. Originally I was meant to put one of these away for my mum but when the parcel came I liked it so much I decided to keep the two for myself and order a few more, which I did do!
Yankee Candle is a brand that offers a brilliant range of scented room products, these include candles of different sizes, wax tarts, accessories, reed diffusers, plug-in units, car fresheners, room sprays and more.
My review will be based on the Wax Tart version of this scent.
A wax tart is very simply that, it is a small wax disc which has fluted edges, it is approximately the same size as a Bakewell Tart but a little thinner. The tart is scented with whatever fragrance it is you have chosen, this being Cherries on Snow. The tart comes shrink wrapped in a plastic wrapper, on top of which is a sticker giving the relevant information and a nice little picture, this one holds a picture of snow and cherries. The colour of this tart is a nice vibrant red, once unwrapped you will see that the tart has been stamped with the Yankee Candle logo.
To use my tarts I usually just break them in half meaning the tart lasts twice as long ... Good thinking hey! I place it in my oil burner with a tealight underneath and let the candle melt the wax into a pool of red liquid. Almost instantly the scent becomes apparent and I must say that this is a beautiful scent. It is one of my favourites by far.
I generally love cherry scents anyway but this has a nice crispness about it which make it smell so very clean and fresh.
Yankee describe this as - An enchanted, sparkling blend of bright, juicy cherries with sweet almonds and an icy freshness.
And it really does describe the scent perfectly. The juicy cherries really come through, but the smell is so clean and fresh. I think it is perfect!
A whole tart offers approximately 8 hours of freshness, but by breaking them in half I do feel that I am getting well over 12 - 14 hours.
With this particular scent I don't feel that I have to keep it burning for very long for the scent to stay. The scent seems to linger around for 2 - 3 hours even after putting out the tealight.
I really would recommend this scent, it isn't just suitable for the winter months, it's suitable for any season. I have been burning it on and off through out the year and it just offers a nice freshness. I find it instantly uplifting.
And another plus about this scent is that my mum really loved it too!
You can find this scent on Amazon or Ebay, or also at other online Yankee retailers. I have taken prices from www.yankeedoodle.co.uk.
Wax Tart - £1.20
Sampler - £1.75
Tealights - £6.49
Small Tumbler - £9.49
Medium Tumbler - £14.99
Large Tumbler - £18.65
Small Jar - £7.99
Medium Jar - £16.49
Large Jar - £19.49
Thanks for reading :o) x
I am a huge fan of Yankee Candles and have tried a large number of their fragrances over the years. The Black Cherry fragrance has always remained my favorite so I was very excited to try the Cherries On Snow fragrance that was released for Christmas in 2011. The wax is a lighter shade of red than the Black Cherry one but still looks like a color that reminds you of fresh cherries.
The design on the label is bright and eye catching, whilst artistically displaying the inspiration for the scent. As with all Yankee Candles, they are available in a range of sizes and prices so there is something for everyone. I first bought the votive sampler candle to use before returning to buy the small jar.
The scent has a fruity sour note in it that is not present in the Black Cherry fragrance, and you can certainly tell the difference between the two. In its product description Yankee claims that this one is "An enchanted, sparkling blend of bright, juicy cherries with sweet almonds and an icy freshness" and it does not fail to live up to it's hype. As soon as I removed the sampler from the packaging I could smell the lovely fresh cherry smell. The scent became even more noticeable a few moments after I lit the candle, as the lovely cherry fragrance began to fill the room. The tangy scent was strong enough to be noticed without being overpowering. As with many of the Yankee Candles, the scent lingered for quite some time even after I had distinguished the flame.
I purchase my Yankee Candles either in my local Clintons store, where they often have offers on certain fragrances or online, where there are a number of companies offering very competitive prices. I purchased both of my Cherries On Snow candles in Clintons. The sampler, which I purchased in the run up to Christmas was £1.75, and I purchased the small jar after Christmas as it was reduced to the amazing price of £3.99. Due to the seasonal nature of this fragrance, it may be difficult to find unless it is re-released for another Christmas. I would certainly stock up in this fragrance though if it did return.
Yankee Candle originated in the USA and offers a wide range of indulgent, scented treats for your home.
~Cherries On Snow~
Cherries On Snow is part of the festive range of fragrances that Yankee Candle offer. Depending on when and where you purchase, it can be found in the form of housewarmer jars, tea lights, tumblers and wax tarts.
This particular wax tart is bright red in colour. A wax tart for those unfamiliar with Yankee Candle, is a disc of solid wax which is highly scented with fragrance oils. It should be melted in a tart or oil burner and contains at least 8 hours of fragrance. This tart is shrink wrapped to keep it fresh. It can be identified by the image label showing fresh cherries on a white, snowy background. Each tart weighs 22g.
The official Yankee description for Cherries On Snow is..
'an enchanted, sparkling blend of bright, juicy cherries and sweet almonds and an icy freshness'.
Local shops won't stock this at the moment but it can be found online.
*www.yankeescents4.com - £6.99 (small jar) and £16.49 (large tumbler)
*Amazon UK -£1.35 (tart), £1.75 (votive), £6.44 (tea lights) and from £7.99 (jars and tumblers)
Cherries On Snow was a Yankee scent I kept meaning to buy before Christmas but then other scents would take my fancy. After Christmas though, I read some enthusastic reviews about this particular scent and couldn't resist any longer so I ordered one online. I love the Yankee festive range but to be honest, I never did quite associate cherries with Christmas!
As soon as the tart was unwrapped, I was addicted! I do like cherry scents but wasn't a massive fan of the Black Cherry scent that Yankee offer. My fiance is a big fan of the way cherries smell so I knew this would be a hit with him. The naked tart smells divine and has a rich cherry scent which is deliciously sweet. I popped it in the burner bowl and within 5 minutes of it beginning to melt, the scent was very powerful. The tart melts to form a pool of bright red wax which glistens.
The difference between Cherries On Snow and Black Cherry is very evident to me. Cherries On Snow is incredibly invigorating and offers a blast of freshness as it filters around the room - I can see where the 'icy freshness' comes into play and this is noticeable for the duration of the tart melting. The freshness is merely a background feel though and doesn't detract from the tempting aroma from the body of the scent.
Cherries On Snow is the perfect day time scent due to the fresh feeling it offers. It is strong enough to eliminate household odours and could be witnessed around our full flat but of course appreciated more in the immediate living area. It is a bright, welcoming scent which is pleasantly cool and relaxed. It is quite a layered scent and I loved walking back into the living room and catching the different aromas.
Cherries On Snow is predominately sweet and almost a bit 'fizzy' so it reminds me of cherryade but it a little less artificial. The cherry element is very fresh, natural and incredibly juicy. I love the rounded sweetness of the scent and it makes it all the more mouthwatering and flavoursome. I will admit that I am not a big fan of almond but it has been introduced to the cherry in such a way where it simply adds depth and substance to a potentionally light scent. The almond is noticeable and does compliment the cherry perfectly.
I cannot fault Cherries On Snow. It is enchanting, full of character and has a pleasant blend of fragrance notes. The overall scent is extremely natural and if it wasn't for the icy freshness edging some of the sweetness away, it would make me think of a cherry Bakewell tart. I prefer this one to Black Cherry as I found Black Cherry to be too powerful and this is a light, fragrant alternative.
I burned my tart for a few hours each day for several days and the scent remained consistency and noticeable each day. I would say I managed to get around 11 hours of scent and that is excluding the hour or so the scent chose to hang around in the air after the tea light had went out. Going going and excellent value for money. This scent will only appeal if you like cherry flavoured scents and is definitely an acquired scent in my opinion.
Thanks for reading :)
Originally posted on ciao April 2012
I have recently enjoyed experimenting with some of the candles from the well known "Yankee Candle" range which seems to be getting more popular every year. There is a wide range of fragranced candles to purchase in the range - I believe there are actually over 175 fragrances and scents to choose from, so there is bound to be something in the range to suit most peoples own tastes.
The candles can be purchased from a variety of retailers, both in-store and online, although I tend to purchase my own candles 'in person' so I can take my time smelling the assortment of fragrances to make my selection. I will purchase my favourites online too, but usually only after I have had the opportunity to try them for myself. I usually purchase my own candles in branches of Clinton Cards, or the 'Hallmark Cards' shop, and make repeat purchases online at www.ebay.co.uk or at www.amazon.co.uk.
Yankee Candles are available to buy in a variety of formats, so you can choose the one that suits your needs best. The candle shown in the picture at the top of the Dooyoo page here is a candle 'Tumbler', but you can also buy the candles in varying sizes of glass jar as well as in tea lights and wax tarts. The tarts are small 'cake' shaped blocks of wax which, in my experience, seem to have a slightly stronger fragrance than some of the larger candles. The Wax tarts do not contain a wick in the way that other candles do, and they need to be placed in a burner with a tea light underneath them to allow the wax tart to melt and the fragrance contained within can then escape. Wax tarts generally cost around £1.20 - £2, depending on where you buy them, and their burn time is around 8 hours.
For me personally, I prefer to purchase my candles in glass jars, which are much more expensive to buy but I much prefer the look of the small glass jars to the individual tarts and tumbler candles. The Yankee Candle Jars come in a variety of sizes:
Small Glass Jar - Burn time up to 25 - 40 hours (Prices around £7.50 - £8)
Medium Glass Jar - Burn time up to 65 - 90 hours (Prices around £15 - £17)
Large Glass Jar - Burn time up to 110 - 150 hours (Prices around £18 - £20)
(Info courtesy of www.yankee.co.uk, correct as @ March 2012).
At Christmas time last year, I received two Small Glass Jar Candles from a friend of mine who had thoughtfully purchased them for me after hearing me mentioning my new-found love of Yankee Candles. One of the fragrances was the "Cherries On Snow" Candle which I believe is a 'Christmas-themed' fragrance released from the Yankee brand in 2011.
The "Small Glass Jar" is made of sturdy, thick glass which seems fairly robust, although I believe the slightly 'tapered' edges and rim of the glass at the top are not as thick as the rest of the jar and will shatter and break if the candle is dropped. The jar can of course become quite warm after your candle has been burning for a significant period of time, so care should be taken when extinguishing the flame. There is a sturdy lid on the top of the jar which has a sort of 'stopper' design, by way of a rubber seal and I find that this acts very well at holding the precious fragrances in my Yankee Candle Jars. I believe that some people use the upturned lid as an extinguisher 'tool' to put out the flame on the candle, but I have never done this myself as I believe it would make the glass turn black. The jars themselves, incidentally, never suffer from black staining as a result of the candles being burned within them.
All the candles from the Yankee range have an attractive-looking label attached to the packaging, either stuck onto the glass jar or on the plastic cellophane wrapper, and the Cherries On Snow Jar is no exception to this, with the label showing an attractive image of a gorgeous ripe-looking cherry on some ice or indeed, it may be snow. Yankee usually colour their candles to correspond with their respective fragrances, and in the case of this particular candle the wax is a lovely bright red shade which co-ordinates perfectly with the name and image of the product.
I will admit to being slightly concerned about the fragrance of the product before it had been lit. Smelling the colourful wax led me to believe that the candle may contain vanilla or something vanilla-based which would have been a definite no-no for me as I really don't like the smell. Lighting the candle however, this concern was soon banished, and the fruity aroma has become a firm favourite of mine in recent months.
When the candle is first lit, I find that the initial fragrance is pure cherry, which is fairly strong and quite perfumed, without it being too 'heady' or over-powering. After a short time however, I find that this initial 'fruity' fragrance subsides slightly and is met with something extremely sweet, which reminds me of almond or marzipan. This gives the overall aroma a very 'warming' feel and I can understand exactly why Yankee have chosen the combination of scents for their Christmas Range.
The fragrance has quite a sweet edge to it, but I find it difficult to detect if this is coming from the almond-like notes or the fruity cherry notes. Either way, it is not so sweet as to overpower the other elements of the fragrance which would perhaps make it become quite sickly. I personally don't find that the Cherries On Snow Candle becomes at all over-powering, contrary to several reviews that I have read about the product online.
It is true to say that the cherry fragrance is not as 'full-bodied' as other cherry-scented candles in the Yankee range, in particular the "Black Cherry" Candle has a much richer, fruitier scent to its essence, whereas the Cherries On Snow candle in comparison, feels much lighter and slightly more feminine than something that is purely fruit-based. This is not a criticism at all, just an observation and the overall fragrance is one that I really enjoy.
The Cherries On Snow fragrance is one that I find lasts for quite a long time once the candle has been extinguished. Several other varieties of Yankee Candle that I have tried out have disappointed me in their fragrances' longevity, but in the case of this particular candle, I find that the scent lingers in the room for several hours after it has been put out which pleases me as it makes the candle seem worth its slightly high price tag. I think when it comes to scented candles, you get what you pay for, and in the case of the Yankee Candles, I have found that whilst they may cost more than their rivals, the quality of their perfumes, and the longevity of the good-quality wax in their make up more than justifies their price tag.
I would recommend the Cherries On Snow Glass Jar from the Yankee Candle range, and it is a fragrance that I would buy again in the future as I really like its gorgeous scent and think it is suited to any time of the year, not just in the winter time!
Yankee Candle's Cherries on Snow Wax Tart
I recently wrote a review on one of my favourite Yankee scents, Black Cherry and at the time mentioned that it was one that I make repeat purchases of to due to its delicious and truly authentic fragrance. A fellow review writer contacted me after reading that review to ask me if I'd tried Cherries on Snow, a 2011 Winter release from Yankee as they suspected I would enjoy it given my obvious enthusiasm for the other Cherry-based fragrance, at that time I hadn't even though I was vaguely aware that it existed having read a couple of reviews about it and keen to try out the suggestion for myself I ended up buying a couple of the wax tarts just to see what they were like.
Wax tarts and why I buy them
By now I'm sure everyone who reads this review will know what a wax tart is but incase anyone doesn't I'll quickly explain that a wax tart from Yankee Candles is a fragrance-infused tart-shaped piece of solid wax. They are designed to be melted in the well of a tart burner by means of a lit tea light which sits in place underneath and once the wax is in a liquid state it gives off an aroma which can freshen and fragrance the air surrounding the burner. I use them at home instead of proprietary air fresheners as I am a smoker who doesn't like the smell of stale cigarette smoke and found since discovering Yankee's range of scented candles and wax tarts for myself that they can eliminate any bad odours from my home. I like the atmosphere they create, Yankee have a wide range of fragrances available and over the past couple of years I have become quite addicted to trying out the various scents on offer and as my past reviews will testify I have worked my way through literally dozens of candles and wax tarts. At around a pound each I think a wax tart offers exceptional value for money, they have a fragrance lifespan of around 8 hours but this is dependant on what you choose with some offering more and others less but generally I have found that they've all been money well spent. During the time I've been buying Yankee's wax tarts I've identified a few which are my favourites and regularly buy these as ones to return back to and as already mentioned Black Cherry is probably my most favourite of them all so Cherries on Snow had a lot to live up to when I unwrapped it from its plastic confines and began to melt it.
Cherries on Snow
As shown in the supplied picture, Cherries on Snow is red in colour (the wax tart is not quite as vibrant as the picture here would have you believe) and is packaged in tight plastic with an attractively illustrated sticker. In its product description Yankee claims that this one is "An enchanted, sparkling blend of bright, juicy cherries with sweet almonds and an icy freshness" and once unwrapped the unmistakeable aroma of sweet Cherries was immediately noticeable. Sometimes a wax tart has little fragrance when its in its solid state but this one was fragrance-packed from the start and I knew that this was going to pack a bit of a punch before I even melted it and within only a couple of minutes I began to detect swirls of fragrance emanating from my tart burner. It's no exaggeration to say that Cherries on Snow is bursting with 'flavour' and whilst it is extremely similar to Black Cherry (which is obvious really, they are supposed to represent the same fruit after all) I found this one to be brighter and sweeter and it is a fragrance best described as "delicious". Whilst it may be a strange comparison to make I was reminded of Cherry Tunes (the medicated fruit sweet you buy when you have a sore throat) whilst this one was melting as it is a lot sweeter in its molten state than Black Cherry and whilst the other Cherry fragrance is deeper and can often be bittersweet in fragrance I found Cherries on Snow to have a brighter edge which definitely appealed to me.
I picked the perfect time to melt mine as it had been a bad weekend weather-wise as it had been snowing where I live and this fragrance seemed to fit with the Wintry weather and I can understand why it has been given its name. It definitely suits the colder months of the year and anyone familiar with Yankee's other seasonal fragrances should recognise the icy brightness in this one that befits the colder weather, it's not as warming as Black Cherry and it isn't as deep, Cherries on Snow is a vibrant and light fragrance that provides wave after wave of authentically juicy Cherry fragrance that adds a lot of interest to a room and is most certainly one of the strongest smelling products I've had from Yankee in quite some time. I easily exceeded 8 hours worth of fragrance from one of my wax tarts, I had mine melting in my living room and went through at least 4 tea lights over the course of a couple of days before it lost its fragrance so would estimate that I got at least 10 hours of fragrance from mine. This puts Cherries on Snow as being one of the best value for money wax tarts I've had and its now a newly-found favourite of mine that I'm going to stock up on as I don't think it's going to be around throughout the year because of its name and seasonal connection.
I would say it's a versatile enough fragrance to have in any room of a home, it would suit a kitchen due to it's fruity notes but wouldn't feel out of place in a living room or conservatory if you're a fan of the sweeter fragrances that Yankee produce. It's not quite as sweet as some of Yankee's vanilla-heavy baking fragrances but I thought it was delicious all the same and would have no hesitation in giving this one a full five star rating here. My only concern with this one comes down to its long term availability as I doubt it's going to be around once the warmer weather comes in although I suspect that online retaillers and Ebay will be the best places to find this one once its no longer available on the high street. At the moment you'll be able to find this everywhere as it is a new Winter fragrance, prices will vary depending on where you buy it from but as a rule wax tarts ususally cost around a pound and I wholeheartedly recommend Cherries on Snow to other Yankee fans out there.
Five stars from me, thanks for reading my review.
If you read my reviews regularly you will know that I am a Yankee Candle addict! I absolutely love trying new scents out and then writing about them. However after I recieved this Cherries on Snow scent in Glass Jar style I haven't been experementing very much as I've only been burning this!
The Cherries on Snow scent was released as one of the festive scents for last year and I first encountered it when I bought it in tart variety. For those of you who don't know what a tart is, it's a product that Yankee Candle introduced. A tart is like a tiny wickless candle which you burn in a tea-light burner. Much like when you burn oil, you place the tart in the top and heat it up with a normal tea light and it melts, releasing the scent. I am a huge fan of the tarts because usually they cost between 80p and £1.40 and you can get anything from 8 hours to 20 hours scent time from one. So for me this means I get to try lots for the equivilant of splashing out on one of the more expensive glass jar sizes and only having one scent.
With that said I did ask for this particular scent in Glass jar size for Christmas. My all time favourite Yankee Candle scent is Black Cherry and after I saw this one become available I quickly ordered the tart and knew I wanted the bigger variety!
When the tart arrived I could smell the beautiful cherry scent through the packaging! It was divine! As I always recommend with tarts you will need to remove the plastic packaging with scissors over the sink or bin. This is because when you remove the tart it will often shed wax pieces which are a little difficult to remove from work surfaces etc. As I removed my tart the initial scent became much stronger which I was pleased about as I was really enjoying the scent already!
When I placed the tart in the burner it didn't take long to begin to melt and after approximately half an hour it was fully melted. However I didn't have to wait half an hour to begin getting the first sniffs of the proper scent. As soon as it began to melt I could smell that beautiful cherry scent from the beginning but also a lot sweeter than the normal Black Cherry variety. It smelt fresh and sweet, very sweet! It was absolutely delicious to be around!
The scent itself was strong but not overwhelming and it didn't have that sickly element that some of the other sweeter varieties have where it sticks in the back of your throat. It also very evenly filled the kitchen where it was burning and within no time at all it was scenting the whole house which I like as it really gives the tarts that extra value for money!
The rooms in my house all retained the scent for a little while too and although it was no way near as strong in the other rooms it was still traceable and seeing as I was loving the scent I tried hard to allow the scent to move through the house by leaving all the doors open etc! I must say that after I burnt it, I popped out and when I came home I could smell the scent before I opened the front door (we live in a flat)! Walking through the door was like stepping in to a cherry wave!
It is recommended that you burn the tarts consistantly until the scent disappears in order to get the best affects however I don't find this to be practical. It is true that the scent levels will decrease on some level each time you allow the wax to re-set and then you melt it again. Most of the time the first couple of times it's not hugely noticeable but by the third onwards time you probably won't be able to experience much of the scent. With the Cherries on Snow scent it was strong from the beginning and so even though I did have to allow it to set a few times I managed to get use out of it for four days and about 14 hours of scent at a strong to medium level too. So for 89p I was very pleased with this!
Because of how much I enjoyed being around this scent and it's ability to scent the whole house I knew I would buy it again. I love berry scents so on the Christmas list it went!
I received the medium Glass Jar size which cost £15.99 before Christmas but was reduced to £9 afterwards in Clintons cards-bargain! As explained many times I find the most cost effective place to buy the tarts is ebay. High street stores never seem to charge less than £1.20 per tart but on ebay you can get 10 for £8.95 including postage making each tart 89p which the high street can't come close too! You also get far more variety on ebay too!
With regards to the length of scent time I've had from my glass jar I've used it almost every day for some duration since Christmas and still I am only on my first one and I have more to go! Yankee say that the glass jar varieties are better for scenting because they feature a higher percentage of fragrence oil which now I have had my first glass jar variety I can agree with because the scent is the same but it scents the whole house to same level now, not just mainly one room and slightly the others. It's a lot more powerful.
Overall I give this scent five stars because it's so beautiful! It's very sweet so if you prefer floral scents or scents that aren't overwhelmingly sweet then this might not be for you. However I love Cherry as a taste and scent so it's perfect for my tastes. When I finally run out I will deffinately re-invest in this scent! Am I converted to Glass Jars? Because of the cost I won't be buying many but I will say I'm very pleasantly suprised at it's power and when I find other scents I love as much as this I will happily invest in the larger varieties! But because I like variety I'm still a tart lover over here!
Please note that whilst this product is available in several different formats, Dooyoo list only one format per fragrance.
I'm a huge fan of scented candles and tend to alternate between Yankee Candle and Shearers; both of which are high quality brands. Despite vowing not to make any new purchases until my existing stock is exhausted I found myself being rather tempted during the post-Christmas sales, particularly as the festive ranges were heavily discounted. Consequently, several purchases of candle tarts were made with this review discussing the delightful Cherries on Snow.
I hadn't previously been aware of this fragrance and learned that it had been newly launched for Christmas 2011. Cherries on Snow consists of a deep red coloured wax and if you are familiar with the 22g tarts you will be aware of the appealing fluted design. The colourful label is considerably eye-catching with images of snow and ice adorned with several thirst-quenching bright red cherries. We are informed that the wax contains pure and natural plant extracts.
To enable my candle tarts to last a little longer I always break them in half and store the remaining piece of wax in a small polythene food bag for a later date. Within a few moments of placing the portion of wax into my oil burner and lighting the tea light the wax gently begins to melt and a couple of minutes later I am able to witness the most charming and authentic aroma of juicy cherries. The fragrance is captivating with its rich and fruity tones and is shortly accompanied with the slight sweetness of almonds, which gently sits in the background. The two fragrances work well in harmony to produce a comforting and relaxing aroma, which is perfect on a cold winter's evening.
The strength is fairly powerful and is evident for the entire burning time as well as being noticeable for a good couple of hours after the tea light has been extinguished. Whilst the fragrance is marketed as a festive aroma it is something I will use throughout the year, particularly as it delivers such a comforting and relaxing ambience. Yankee Candle claims their 22g candle tarts offer up to 8 hours of burning time and I have to agree with this statement. However, with me breaking mine in half I am able to obtain up to 16 hours from each tart, which makes them excellent value for money.
I like to experiment with different fragrances and will often use a quarter of one tart with a quarter of another and whilst I have experienced a number of disastrous pongs I have also created some gorgeous and unique aromas. Yankee Candle Cherries on Snow comes with my full recommendation and I am so pleased that I trusted the instincts of my nose when I saw the tart in Clintons as I purchased half a dozen. The candle tart was in the Christmas discounted range where I paid 59p as opposed to the original price of £1.19. Yankee Candles are available in a range of formats with the lowest price being the candle tart.
I hope you found my review useful and thanks for reading.