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Brand: Yankee Candle / Type: Candle / Category: Home Fragrance

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      06.02.2014 21:33
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      Yankee Cherry Lemonade Wax Tart

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      I have been reviewing quite a lot of Yankee wax tarts recently so apologies for this. I know the USA have different Yankee scents to what we have and I wanted to see if I could get hold of any so I searched on the internet. It didn't take me long before I found a website selling different Yankee wax tarts to what we have in the UK. I went a bit mad and purchased at least 10 or more different wax tarts that I have never heard of before, one of them being this scent which is Cherry Lemonade. This wax tart has a cool refreshing sparkle of luscious cherries and just-squeezed lemons. I thought this scent sounded delicious and I was looking forwards to trying this one more so than some of the others I purchased. The wax tart is shaped exactly like the other Yankee wax tarts which are round with a scalloped edge. This wax tart is a light pink colour and the picture on the front is of two glasses with a jug next to it filled with pink liquid, lemons and a cherry on the top. It also states the name of the scent on the top of the wax tart as well. On the bottom of the wax tart it has warning information and how to use the wax tart unlike the tarts here where there are pictures which show you how to and not to use the wax tart. The wax tart will burn for approximately 8hrs. Using some scissors I snipped a cut in the cellophane that the wax tart is wrapped in and then peeled the plastic of carefully. When removing the wax tart from the wrapper it has a definite lemon scent to it which really smells of actual lemonade.

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      I purchased the wax tart from www.yankeescents4u.com for £1.75. This is a little more expensive than the wax tarts from Yankee Direct which are around £1.20 but I didn't mind paying a little extra for this wax tart. You may also be able to find this wax tart on eBay as well; how-ever prices may vary. You can also purchase a sampler in this scent for £1.75 and a box of 12 tea lights for £8.99.

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      Using the Wax Tart
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      I placed the wax tart into the top of the burner and then placed a lit tea light in the bottom. It took around or just under 5mins for the wax tart to melt, which is when it started to release any real scent to the wax tart. The scent from the tart started off as a light lemonade scent which was nice and refreshing. I'm actually not a huge fan of lemon scented things but I actually rather quite liked the scent of the wax tart. The scent did gradually get a little stronger and filled my room with a lemonade scent. I couldn't personally smell much hint of the cherries so this scent is obviously very weak in the tart and the lemon scent obviously overpowers the cherry. Although the scent from the wax tart filled my room it didn't drift out of my room onto the landing. The lemon scent was obvious when walking into my room though. This scent definitely isn't one of Yankee's strongest scents and at times I did think it became a little weak. I had the tea light burning for a few hours and the wax tart didn't seem to become much stronger. After blowing out the tea light the scent from the wax tart disappeared rather quickly and didn't seem to linger much at all. I think this is probably because the scent is a lot weaker than some other Yankee wax tarts I have used before.

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      I am really glad that I found a website where I could purchase some different Yankee wax tarts and one's that they have in the USA but don't have here. I loved the sound of the wax tart and thought it would be a gorgeous scent that would also smell refreshing. I like the light pink colour of this wax tart which looks very pretty once it has melted. Once the wax tart had melted it gave off a really nice scent that did actually smell of lemonade. Although the scent was quite weak at first it gradually got slightly stronger and filled my room with quite a nice scent. I was a bit disappointed that I couldn't really smell any hint of the cherry in amongst the lemonade as I think this would have made it smell delicious. In terms of value I think the wax tart was reasonable value and I didn't mind paying a little more for it as this scent isn't easy to buy here in the UK. The only disappointing thing about the wax tart is that there were times when the scent became very weak and I couldn't really smell much at all. Due to this I probably wouldn't purchase the wax tart again, but I am glad I gave it a go.




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        07.01.2013 09:10
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        Nice

        I love Yankee Candles and have tried many different fragrances. I tend to go for the wax tarts as I find these long lasting and they retail for a very reasonable price allowing me to try out lots of different scents. On 23rd December my Dad decided he must buy something else for my Mum for Christmas but of course he won't go shopping in person so it was left to me and my sister to track down the exact thing he wanted and order it to be delivered next day! My sister was with my Mum so the responsibility lay on me. I managed to get the watch he wanted from Very and I had come across a voucher code online a couple of days prior for this for a free Yankee Candle. I ordered the watch and it all arrived next day thank goodness. My Dad wrapped both up for Mum as it was Christmas Eve so he couldn't get anyone else to do it (must be the first wrapping he's done since having kids old enough to do it for him!).

        Mum isn't allowed candles as she once managed to get smoke stains all up the bathroom wall so of course on Christmas Day both me and my sister had our eyes on it! Dad did say she could keep it but I think she is overly cautious now. However as me and my sister were both after it on Christmas Day she kept it. However, our elderly cat is very poorly at the moment and last week I spent pretty much most of the week running around getting him different foods etc. We thought that his vets visit on Friday would result in him being put to sleep so my Mum told me Thomas had got me something to say thank you and she handed me this. Luckily Thomas returned home :)

        My candle is the small sized glass jar candle. The scent is one that I hadn't actually seen prior to getting this candle and it is definitely one that I would have chosen myself as I do like the more fruity fragrances. The wax is a nice pink colour and it does look very appealing. The usual selling price for the small glass jar candle is around £8, the candle has a burning time of approx 25-40 hours. The jar is approx 4 inches tall and around 3 inches round at its largest point. The wax itself is about 3 inches tall.

        To burn the candle you will need to remove the glass lid and light the good sized wick. The wick lit first try and I found it simple to light however once the candle gets lower and towards the bottom of the jar I imagine it will become more difficult however long matches would probably work just fine rather than a lighter.

        I had the candle burning for at least 4 hours less than a metre away from myself. The scent was mild. I was expecting quite a zingy fragrance but it was much more mild than the cherry or lemon I was expecting. The scent did smell of cherries and lemons but it was quite a muted scent and I found that to really smell it I either had to position myself above the candle or really sniff. However it did freshen up the air in my home and provide a gentle fruity fragrance.

        In the 4 or so hours I was burning the candle around half a cm at the top turned to liquid wax. This formed back to solid wax very quickly and the candle looks full still so not much of it has been used at all.

        I do like this scent but it is more muted than I had expected. It has a nice subtle fresh fruity fragrance and it did scent the room but the next morning the scent was long gone. The jar itself looks really cute and I would buy a jar again as for around £8 I think it is really reasonable and when you have 2 curious kittens in the house I think that it is that tiny bit safer than the hot wax tarts or a candle on a holder.

        A nice, more subtle scent that freshens. Thank you Thomas <3

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          18.08.2011 09:05
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          Worth every penny

          I recently wrote a review on the Yankee Candle Black Cherry Tart, which I must say again-is my favourite! I'm new to the Yankee Candle scene and the Black Cherry Tart was the first I tried because I love cherry scented and flavoured things. It's going to take a lot to beat that to be honest, but this tart-Cherry Lemonade is a VERY close second place. And trust me, that is nothing to be sniffed at!

          I bought this tart online, literally because it's a cherry variety so I thought I would give it a go. The fact it's pink was an added bonus! When I recieved this tart it came as all Yankee Candle Tarts come in plastic wrapping with a label on the front. The label was very cute to match the soft pink shade of the tart itself. It shows a picture of a glass of pink lemonade (I assume cherry lemonade) with gold trim. This felt very girlie which I liked, I always like to indulge my pink girlie side! The plastic wrapping was tight and although the smell was traceable before I removed this, it wasn't very strong. This is never a good indication of the strength of scent when burning, it's just a general observation. The scent I could smell while still wrapped was a pleasant sweet smell, but not of cherry in particular. Still very pleasant though.

          I paid £1.50 for this tart plus 90p postage from ebay so altogether £2.40 which is quite steep for one Yankee Tart considering they only have approximately 8 hours of scent. However I really liked the idea of a cherry lemonade scented house so I didn't mind paying that. The reason it's more than the usual 80p-£1.20 is because apparantly it's a retired scent over here in the UK. I know it's been re-released in the USA, but here they aren't as easy to get hold of. This is another reason I was happy to pay a bit more.

          When I removed the wrapper, that lovely sweet smell became stronger and was a little more cherry like. When I lit the candle in my tart burner it didn't take long for the tart to start to melt and the scent increased 10 fold very quickly. The colour as the wax melts goes another shade of pink and was lovely to look at as well as smell! Within about 20 minutes I could smell what I would describe as a fizzy cherry smell! It was lovely! I can't describe what fizzy smells like but this tart adds that scent to a light and sweet cherry scent. It's absolutely lovely! A real pleasure to be surrounded by! The scent also filled the room very evenly, and unlike other tarts there was no sudden burst of scent's with different traces. I prefer this because it's means there is just a steady increase in smell so it doesn't overwhelm you. After a few hours I was really pleased when my other half came home and commented on the smell, he said it's the best one we've tried so far! And for him to say that I knew it must be good!

          My whole house smelt lovely after a couple of hours burning time. It wasn't as strong in other rooms as the room where I was burning it, but then again I've rarely tried a tart that has the power to do this. Still, it was traceable upstairs and through the corridor to our front door at what I would describe as a medium/high level of scent.

          I was disappointed to notice that the fizzy part of the scent didn't last long, perhaps 2 or maybe 3 hours as a maximum. After that it was just the lovely cherry scent-more like flat cherry lemonade I guess! Again, still a lovely scent to be surrounded with.

          I've had this particular tart burning for about 8 hours now on and off over the course of a few days. I do find that unless you burn the tarts consistantly for 8 solid hours then you don't get the full 8 hours of scent if you are using the same one for a few hours a day over a few days. I would say that by the end of my bruning session today, I won't really be able to smell the tart unless I got close to it. But it has been a very nice smell around the house!

          I would give this tart 5 stars because although it lost the fizzy side of the scent quickly it was still such a lovely, girlie and pretty scent which I loved. Again although it cost more than my usual tarts I have already purchased my next one of these for the same price as I fully intend to burn this on a regular basis! If I could track down a large jar of this particular scent then I may even invest in my first large Yankee Candle! Thats how much I love it!

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            12.05.2010 08:44
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            Really disappointing

            I'm still ploughing through the big box of Yankee Candles I ordered last month, and the latest one I've tried is the cherry lemonade sampler. There were two things that appealed to me about this before I'd even received it - firstly the name Cherry Lemonade sounds so yummy, and secondly it's pink!

            Yankee Candle are a company that produce a huge range of high quality candles in a variety of different scents. The large candles can be quite expensive - and tend to range from around £8 -£18 depending on the size you purchase. That's why these sampler candles are so great. They are basically a very small votive candle, that give you an opportunity to sample the fragrance and see if you like it before splashing out on the full size.

            The candle is a couple of inches in height and a bold pink colour which makes it look quite feminine. You need to buy a holder to burn these in, and Yankee Candle sell a large range starting at just £1 for a plain glass one.

            The main selling point of Yankee Candles for me, is the fragrances. They are all beautiful and this is no exception. Obviously the name 'Cherry Lemonade' gives a big clue as to what to expect, but this is not as I feared, a strong, synthetic smelling cherryade scent. It smells mainly like lemonade - not just lemons, but actual lemonade - it's amazing how accurate Yankee can get their scents to be. The cherry is definitely there, but it is more of a background scent, and the fizzy lemony scent is the more dominant one.

            Most Yankee Candles have a strong fragrance and even the wax tarts and small sampler candles like these tend to fill the room with fragrance. Unfortunately that wasn't the case with this one, which was very disappointing. I thought at first it might just take some time before I began to notice the scent, but even after around 45 minutes of burning, I could only really smell the fragrance up close and even then it was not very strong. I actually seem to get the strongest fragrance when I blow the candle out and the smoke that comes from it has a slight lemonade scent.

            A weak fragrance wasn't the only issue I had with this candle. One of the things that makes me prepared to spend extra on Yankee Candles is that they are great quality and have a long burn time. Even these little samplers are supposed to give up to 15 hours of fragrance. Most other Yankee Candles - in fact every other Yankee Candle I have tried - has burned evenly. This one however, seemed to burn very quickly and tunnelled, meaning it burned right down the middle leaving me with a ring of wax.

            I thought this burned much quicker than expected. Obviously I didn't sit there with a stopwatch but it my opinion there is no way I got 15 hours burn time from this. it burned down really fast and I would say I got 2-3 hours a time over three days, so that would be about nine hours absolute maximum.

            I got mine from www.yankeedoodle.com and these samplers cost £1.60 each.

            Overall I was pretty gutted with this candle if I'm honest. I thought the cherry lemonade scent sounded lovely, it was a pretty pink colour and it did smell nice in the wrapper, but it turned out to be the worst Yankee Candle I've ever used! It didn't burn evenly so didn't have the quality I've come to expect from Yankee Candle and crucially I couldn't actually smell it, so it was pretty much a waste of money, and I wouldn't recommend it.

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              28.02.2010 18:02
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              I have one of these in my pink kitchen with an accompanying shade and tray and it is by far one of the nicest Yankee Candles I have ever used or had a sniff of!!!

              It is a retired scent so I am trying to make it last as long as I possibly can - however it is available from such online retailers as eBay, that is probably the best place to get it from, not seen it for sale anywhere else for ages. It is a real shame because this particular fragrance is fantastic!!

              As all Yankee candles it came in several different sizes, including sampler sizes, tart for oil burners, and then the iconic housewarmer candles in the thick jars with sealed lids, mine is a small housewarmer one.

              The pink colour is just perfect, a very lovely rose pink. The scent is that of juicy cherries and sparkling lemons and is simply luscious, does not sound a very special combination but it really is, girly but not sickly or too sweet, a great all round scent that I think everyone would love.

              The burning of these candles is absolutely second to none, no other candle brand can compare for burnability, if that is even a word, the long wick catches light very easily and the candle slow burns all the way around, unlike the tunneling effect you get on cheap candles whereby it doesn't use all the wax to the outer edges well Yankee ones certainly do making them even better value for money as there is little to no wastage, and the wick doesn't get too hard and break off when not in use.

              It stays fresh because of the thick glass lid which seals in the fragrance, and I have had my candle a couple of years because it looks so lovey I hate to burn it!

              The scent really does fill a lot of house space and is noticeable for ages around it, leaving the house scented and fresh, it does not take long to get the scent going, after 5 or 10 minutes it gets a lot more potent.

              Yankee Candles are an expensive brand but represent value for money with the wax being burnt up properly and the amount of fragrance they give off, they make a wonderful present for yourself or someone else and I just think they are fab!! hope they bring this scent back. Full marks.

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                23.02.2010 20:18
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                Well worth trying

                Yankee Candle Cherry Lemonade Small Housewarmer Jar

                Description: Manufacturer: Yankee Candle / Type: Candles.

                22 oz, 110-150 hours burning time.


                I was recently given this Yankee Candles for Christmas from a friend who brought me it back from a recent trip to America. Since then, I have looked for it locally and online and not been able to find the fragrance so if you see it for sale, snap them up because they are gorgeous and well worth buying.

                Yankee Candles are not the cheapest products on the market, (a large jar will cost you around £18 but will give you a burning time of 110 to 150 hours) but they do last for absolutely ages which makes them really good value for money. They also retain their scent right until the end, unlike some scented candles which only work the first time that they are lit.

                I also find that the smell of the Yankee Candles remains in the room for hours after the candle has been extinguished, so they are a much better option than air fresheners too. The scents are delicious and there is a wide range meaning that you are sure to find something that you like.

                This candle is a lovely pink colour and smells like cherry drops or cherry soft drinks. Okay I know that they are actually named after a cherry drink but the title is surprisingly descriptive and these are mouth wateringly good! The fragrance is very sweet, much sweeter than some other Yankee Candles but it isn't sickly and has a lovely summery aroma which fills the room.

                This is quite a feminine fragrance and I like to use it in all of my rooms, the combination of candlelight and the sweet cherry scent is relaxing and uplifting and leaves me feeling chilled out while my home smells fab.

                This is definitely a fragrance to watch out for, your home will smell gorgeous for hours and the candle lasts for ages. I have wasted money buying cheaper brands but none of them last as well as Yankee Candles and most lose their scent soon after lighting. These continue to smell delicious right to the end and the aromas are fab, well worth buying!

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                  17.02.2010 15:45
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                  My review is covering the small housewarmer jar from Yankee Candles in the Cherry Lemonade scent.

                  ~~ Yankee Candles ~~
                  Yankee candles have become a bit of an indulgence of mine just recently, and after buying some a while back it is hard to see new scents and not buy them so inevitably I do.
                  In my opinion Yankee have three main categories of candles which are - food, fresh and floral. Fresh being my favourite however Cherry Lemonade should probably come under food but it does have a really clean smell. These candles are quite expensive, but in my opinion you do get what you pay for when it comes to scented candles.

                  ~~ Cherry Lemonade my opinion ~~
                  Sweet cherries combined with a hint of fresh lemons, this candle really does have a fizzy scent, it is so fresh and uplifting, this really is one of my favourites it is clean and crisp and not heady or overwhelming. Costing £7.50 this jar has approximately 25-40 hours of burn time.


                  ~~ Available in ~~
                  Yankee candle offer a small range of each scent to suit most pockets,
                  Wax tarts with an rrp of about £0.70 - £1.10
                  Votives (samplers) with an rrp of about £1.60
                  Small jars with an rrp of about £7.49
                  medium jars with an rrp of about £14.99
                  Large jars with an rrp of about £17.99
                  some of the most common scents are even available in car jars, reeds, plug ins and room sprays as well.

                  ~~ Where can you buy them ~~
                  Yankee candles are widely available online with one of my favourite sites being yankeedoodle.co.uk, or you can email yankeedoodle.co.uk with your postcode and they will tell you where your nearest stockist is. You can sometimes find them in garden centres and I believe some of the larger Debenhams stores now stock Yankee Candles.

                  ~~ To summarise ~~
                  I know these candle jars can seem an expensive buy but my small jar will last days and days, they are so decorative, make fantastic gifts and smell gorgeous.

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