Product Type: Yankee Candle household products
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Yankee Candle Cherries on Snow
Member Name: Wee_Jackie_163
Yankee Candle Cherries on Snow
Advantages: Gorgeous aroma - Fragrance lasts well - Attractive jar...
Disadvantages: None for me!
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!
Summary: A gorgeous cherry scented candle that I highly recommend..!
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