Product Type: Yankee Candle household products
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Yankee Candle Cherries on Snow
Member Name: supersonic75
Yankee Candle Cherries on Snow
Advantages: Smells divine
**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.
Summary: A really lovely cherry scented product.