Product Type: Yankee Candle household products
Newest Review: ... tart is the match between its name and the scent - if you could bottle the smell of an idealistic Christmas Eve with spicy mulled wine sim... more
A tart called Eve
Yankee Candle Christmas Eve
Member Name: Stewwydablue
Yankee Candle Christmas Eve
Advantages: The smell of an idealistic Christmas Eve
Disadvantages: I never did get that mistletoe snog with Nigella Lawson
I've really got the Yankee bug now - after falling in love with my first tart (not you Mrs Dablue) I've since bought and been given quite a collection. My wife gave me one small Christmas present to open on Christmas Eve and rather aptly it was the Yankee Christmas Eve tart. So, with a hot tart melting in the burner on the fireplace, we enjoyed the smell whilst doing some last minute present wrapping and forcing ourselves to gnaw the ends of carrots to trick our children into thinking that the big man and his reindeer had been.
The tart is the usual size and scallop / petal shape of a Yankee tart, with its customary "hard to open without crumbling the tart inside" wrapper. Top tip - we use a nail file to get through the wrapper and then subsequently to break bits of the tart off with if we are using our non-Yankee burner, which doesn't have a large enough well to hold a full tart so we can't just pop a full tart in all in one go. The image on the front of the wrapper is of Father Christmas flying his sleigh behind a couple of reindeers. The tart is a very Christmassy bright red which looks like a molten ruby when melted and pooled in the well of the burner.
The best thing for me about this tart is the match between its name and the scent - if you could bottle the smell of an idealistic Christmas Eve with spicy mulled wine simmering in the kitchen, fruity mince pies baking in the oven and sweet treats on platters in the front room for guests then this would be it. The only smell missing for me is whatever perfume Nigella Lawson is wearing as she asks me for a kiss under the mistletoe - wake up, and I'm back in the room. It's such a sweet smell that is light and seems to move around the room well without being held back by the Christmas staples of cinnamon and cloves which can be thick, heavy smells on their own. It also reminds me of dolly mixtures, but the sort you would expect to find in a bowl of the receptionists desk at Willy Wonka's Factory. A bit of a strecth of the imagination I know, but for this tart think christmas cooking smells versus Willy Wonka. This mixture gives our living room a strong sense of Christmas do-it-yourself-ness, although the reality is that none of us like mulled wine and we don't often make our own mince pies as it's cheaper to buy ready made ones!
The offical Yankee description for the tart's scent is "Traditional holiday scents of a warm hearth, sugared plums, and candied fruits" (from their UK website). Have a sniff and you'll agree, it's definitely fruity although I'm not sure about the warm hearth but that's a matter of personal opinion.
As I've noticed with other Yankee tarts, the manufacturer's claim that a 22g tart will last for 8 hours is over cautious - we still noticed the scent when being melted upto nearly 20 hours of melting time. I wonder if this is because we don't always use the tarts in our correctly sized Yankee burner, so instead break bits off at a time into a smaller burner?
This particular tart cost my wife £1.25 plus 99p postage and packaging from the Yankee store on the Amazon website. At the time of writing, the UK Yankee site is selling them for 90p each or 10 for the price of 8 if you buy in bulk. If any fellow Dooyooers know of the cheapest place to get all things Yankee from then I'd love to hear from you. I think I'm going to buy some more of this scent of tart to burn in July during our one week of annual good weather, just to get a big fat hit of that Christmassy feeling!
I can see that this new Yankee addiction of mine is going to hammer those Amazon vouchers that I earn on here! I can't give this tart any less than the full five stars - for cost versus scent versus burning time it's top notch. Thanks for reading.
Summary: Another tart from Yankee which smells exactly as promised
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