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"Enchanted and Sparkling"
Yankee Candle Cherries on Snow
Member Name: Drewster_Rooster
Yankee Candle Cherries on Snow
Advantages: Bright, Authentically Cherry Fragrance, Value for Money, Availability at the moment
Disadvantages: Long term Availability
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.
Summary: Cherries on Snow, a 2011 Winter Yankee release