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Yankee Candle Christmas Cookie
Member Name: Elaineee
Yankee Candle Christmas Cookie
Date: 09/03/13, updated on 10/03/13 (63 review reads)
Advantages: The fragrance
Disadvantages: Wax hasn't lasted very long in a deep burner
I was in LLandudno and called in a gift shop whilst I was there because I'd noticed Yankee Candles in their window on sale. The Yankee Christmas fragrances were all on sale at half price, the retail was around £1.20 but these were only 60p each so got a few different ones to try.
Yankee candle tarts are little fluted disks of wax that are melted in the dish of a burner as they have no wick. The wax tartlet is white and I could smell a vanilla scent through the wrapper, the wrapper isn't the easiest thing to open so I cut the whole tart in half using scissors then removed the wrapper off only one of the halves, so I could use the other half at a later date.
I chose to melt the Cranberry Ice first and am now onto Christmas Cookie. I placed the tart in an oil burner dish and lit a tea light underneath. After 10 mins or so the tart melted down to form a pool of clear yellowish liquid. It doesn't take long for the scent to develop and waft around the downstairs. I find this a medium strength fragrance, which does cover smells and freshens the place up.
Yankee Christmas Cookie doesn't smell like cookies really, nor is it festive. It has a white chocolate and vanilla ice cream scent about it, it's sweet but it has a sort of bathroom cleaner undertone- I do like it though. I find it pleasant and can leave it lit without needing a break from it. Once the tea light is out the Cookie Candle scent lingers faintly for a bit but not like an air freshener.
Having read reviews that suggest cutting the tart in half to get more use/fragrance out of it than the estimated 8 hour burning time, I did so and was surprised that with the Cranberry Ice tart this was the case, although after approx 10 hours of burning time it had hardly any scent left on it but loads of wax left in the dish which had to be then removed. The Christmas Cookie wax doesn't seem to have lasted longer, the tart has actually evaporated away leaving no residue behind after a lot less time. I did notice when I cut it it was easier to get through than the Cranberry Ice tart, and felt creamier so maybe not as dense.
Would I recommend?
Yes and no- yes because this candle smells nice and no because I've found it not to last very long, infact the half has already gone after a couple of hours. I am surprised at this though because other reviewers have had longevity with theirs so maybe I'll use the same oil burner that I used for the Cranberry Ice tart and see if it's shape makes a difference.
I'll give it 3 stars because although the scent's nice, the wax tart itself hasn't been long lasting- for me anyway.
* I put the second half into my more shallow dished oil burner (which I used with the Cranberry Ice tart) 5 hours ago and the Cookie wax is still burning away happily. There is still a fair amount of melted wax left but the scent is now starting to fade- it still hasn't lasted as long as Cranberry Ice did though. So I can conclude that the deep, narrow oil burner which I previously used mustn't be suitable- although I'm not sure why- maybe the wax tart burnt too hot making it evaporate quickly*
*I am now going to up the stars to 4*
Summary: Changing the oil burner that I used first time has prolonged the candle