Product Type: Yankee Candle household products
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Yankee Candle Christmas Rose - My Grandmother's soap
Yankee Candle Christmas Rose Wax Tart
Member Name: maxwell_star
Yankee Candle Christmas Rose Wax Tart
Advantages: Pleasant smell, good burn time
Disadvantages: The sampler barely diffused the scent at all, a bit too floral and soapy for me
- Why I Bought -
Until recently I wouldn't have said I was particularly into candles, if I was given them as a gift I would happily have used them and I have sometimes bought them as gifts for other people but I had never bought any for myself. That was until I read review after review raving about the amazing Yankee Candle range. I simply had to try them for myself to see what all the fuss was about. I noticed a selection of these candles were half price in Clintons last month so I bought one of every scent available as I am new to the range. As I had just purchased a wax tart burner I would have preferred to buy the wax tarts but only one scent was available in the tart form so I bought this as well as seven sampler size candles. One of these was Christmas Rose.
- Yankee Candles -
The candles come in a large variety of different sizes depending on how much you want to spend and how long you want the candle to burn for. The following information is taken from Yankee.co.uk
Sampler candles - £1.80 per candle, burning for up to 15 hours
Tea Lights - Pack of 12 £6.45, burning for 4-6 hours each
Wax Tarts - £1.25 per tart, burning for up to eight hours
Small Jar - £8.39 per candle, burning for 25-40 hours
Medium Jar - £16.99 per candle, burning for 65-90 hours
Large Jar - £19.99 per candle, burning for 110-150 hours
Small Tumbler - £9.95 per candle, burning for 35-45 hours
Medium Tumbler - £15.49 per candle, burning for 45-50 hours
Large Tumbler - £19.15 per candle, burning for 70-90 hours
Perfect Pillar - £14.99 per candle, burning for up to 95 hours
- Christmas Rose Sampler -
The sampler wouldn't have been my ideal choice as I have read that sometimes they aren't as strong as the wax tarts or jars. Having said that, my first experience of Yankee candles was with the Cinnamon Stick sampler and this had a good strength. I wanted to try all the reduced scents available so I purchased Christmas Rose even though I didn't think it was going to be my kind of scent. The sampler comes packaged in a cellophane wrapper with a label that clearly states the brand, name of the fragrance and has a picture of light pink roses. I was impressed by the strength of the smell through the packaging. This fragrance is described as 'Holiday memories bloom in the authentic perfume of delicate rose petals with a hint of pine'. On first impressions I could smell the floral roses but not the hint of pine. The smell was pleasant but a little too floral and old fashioned for me. It didn't smell particularly Christmassy but that didn't bother me. It reminded me of soap my grandmother uses. The candle is white in colour.
- Burning the Candle -
I decided to light this small sampler candle as I wanted my home to have a welcoming smell as we were having people over for lunch. After leaving the candle to burn for 20 minutes I realised I couldn't smell anything. So as with the equally disappointing Mango Peach Salsa candle, I decided to go to the bathroom and have a good sniff when I came back. Still nothing! So I went closer to the candle and had another sniff. With my nose almost being burnt by the flame I could smell the same soapy, floral, rose smell that I could smell when the candle was still in the cellophane. The scent didn't seem to be diffusing around the room at all. I was disappointed, but this just enforced my opinion that the samplers aren't as good as the wax tarts. Our living room is of average size so there shouldn't have been any problem with the fragrance filling the room. Burning the candle in the bathroom produced only marginally better results. As I could barely smell Christmas Rose I can't comment too much on the scent other than to say that it is floral and smells like soap. It is pleasant enough but not a favourite of mine. I can't quite understand what makes this a Christmas fragrance as I think it would suit any time of year.
The candle probably burned for around 15 hours which does represent good value for money. However, for me the main purpose of the candle is the fragrance and I got very little with this candle. If I were to buy this scent again I would go for the wax tart to get a stronger smell.
- Price and Availability -
The standard price for a sampler is around £1.80. I think this is a very reasonable price but I managed to get mine for 87p in Clintons. A very good price but not worth it if you can't smell it! Still not much money wasted and at least I learnt next time I should go for the wax tart. They are also available from Yankee.co.uk, Yankee Direct, Amazon and Ebay. It is worth shopping around as you definitely don't need to pay the RRP.
- Would I Recommend? -
I would recommend Christmas Rose to anyone who enjoys floral soapy smells as this one is quite pleasant, although not a favourite of mine. I would suggest buying the wax tart rather than the sampler.
Summary: A pleasant floral smell but avoid the sampler