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I usually like my home to smell fresher rather than be weighed down with scents but at this time of year I do like it to smell spicy as it always reminds me of Christmas and gets me in the festive spirit. The cinnamon stick fragrance from Yankee is a good one to have at this time of year as it strikes a good balance between being festive and also practical because it isn't just a Christmas fragrance and is ideal for all cold weather thanks to its warming spicy scent.
Like most Yankee candle products you can buy the cinnamon stick fragrance in a variety of different sizes and styles such as wax tarts, large glass jars and tealights. I have the lidded glass tumbler in this particular fragrance only because I wanted something larger than the wax tart as I knew I would burn it a lot in the run up to Christmas but I didn't want to pay the £20 for the large glass candle and this one was £9.99 which seemed a reasonable compromise between size and price.
The lidded tumbler is made from glass with a metal covering it. Inside the candle wax is a very autumnal brownish orange colour and it has a single wick as opposed to some of the larger tumblers which have more than one wick in them. The wick is a decent size for being able to light without burning my fingers and it stays in the middle of the wax without moving around or falling into the softened wax and needing to be scooped out like with what can happen with some cheaper candles.
As I mentioned earlier this is a perfect Christmas fragrance for the house as the smell of cinnamon is just something that I have always associated with Christmas.
As well as cinnamon this also contains the fragrance of cloves which is something that I have never been very fond of but it is quite subtle and actually compliments the fragrance of the cinnamon really well and isn't too medicinal smelling and is more spicy and less overpowering than something like clove oil is.
I have tried a few different Yankee fragrances and I find that they can be a bit hit or miss sometimes but this is definitely one of the better ones and not only is the fragrance true to life and not artificial smelling it is also one of the stronger ones that you can get and burning this for only a short time is enough to completely fill the room with the smell of cinnamon. It also manages to waft throughout the house filing the entire place with the fragrance so I find that this is one of the best value for money candles that you can get because it really doesn't need to be burnt for very long for it to fill the entire house.
The tumbler is supposed to burn for between 35 and 45 hours so even if you take the average and you only burn it for half an hour a day you can get this to last for at least a couple of months which I think is a really realistic time frame as the fragrance lingers for ages so you really don't need to burn it for long periods of time as this is just wasteful when it fills a room so quickly and strongly.
Cinnamon stick is a really heady and warming fragrance that really is suited to colder weather and it immediately makes the house feel warmer which is lovely when it is cold and raining outside. You can really tell the difference between the quality of this one and a cheaper one that you can get in the supermarket. The tumbler costs £9.99 but because of the quality and because you only need to burn it for short periods of time I really think it is worth every penny.
I recently recieved a large selection of Yankee Candle Tarts for christmas, and this cinnamon one was the first one I tried - and I love it!
Tartlets are little flower shaped circles of wax that are made for oil burners, there is no wick so they cannot be used like a candle, but should be melted to release their aroma. They normally cost around £1.20, but can be bought in bulk for cheaper than this off the internet.
The cinnamon stick one is a rich red colour, and smells very strongly even before it is lit. Once it is placed in an oil burner with a candle underneath it takes around 10 minutes for it to melt and start releasing its rich aroma. This one has a particularly strong scent, and I find I have to blow the candle out about 20-25 minutes after lighting it, otherwise the scent is just too strong. This isnt a bad thing however, as the tarts have an average burning time of 8 hours so this one will last me a very long time! Which brings me to my next good thing about these - they can be re-used as many times as necessary until the scent runs out. They are also easily removed from the oil burner, just stick something like a cocktail stick down the side and it pops out - which is great as you can alternate scents without having to waste a tart that hasnt fully been used yet.
Overall I would definitely recommend these, and if you love the smell of cinnamon or want a christmassy smelling home then this is definitely the one for you. its a very rich and strong smelling one and reminds of of christmas as soon as it starts to burn.
Every year is the same: it gets slightly cold and I feel I must compensate for the cold weather by buying lots of lovely scented candles for my living room so I can have at least have a house that smells good, even if it's freezing outside my four walls (and sometimes within it!). Another thing I like to do is stock up different Christmassy scents for the home because they either remind me of Christmases past or set the tone for the kind of Christmas I want to have now, in my present :).
So with this in mind I thought I'd treat myself to some Yankee Candles - the most expensive candles in the world? Probably. But they're also the best quality candles I've found and trust me, I've bought a lot of cheap, nasty candles to know that! So I went along to a Yummy Mummy owned local boutique where they sell over priced jewel encrusted hand bags and Yankee Candle products. If you're into trinkets, bling and candles like me then you'd appreciate my feeling of being in a treasure trove every time I visit this one particular shop.
On the day I went to browse I realised they had a 20% off sale on certain Yankee Candle products so to say I was pleased might be an understatement ;). Like I said; these products do not come cheap. The Yankee Candle website offer free delivery on all orders over £75 and it wouldn't be hard to spend £75 on their site to take advantage of this offer. For a large jar candle it will set you back £19.99 (for 110-150 of burning time) so those with lower incomes might not be in the market for that kind of luxury...however I think it's important to treat yourself now and then and I may yet convince myself that I will buy one of the larger candles some day!
Another way round buying expensive candles is opting for the Yankee Candle 'tarts.' Wick-free lumps of scented wax that are put on a burner to release the scent of the tart. They cost about £1.20 (or 90p with 20% off) each and burn for absolutely ages (translation: I've been burning one tart all week, every evening and some mornings.) The first tart I ever bought was the cinnamon stick variety which I LOVE! It smells very strongly in-store but when burned it gives off a very subtle cinnamon scent that finds its way all round house. At this time of year, it's lovely to have a Christmas smell around the place to get us geared up for December :).
Luckily my husband enjoys scents just as well as I do so there are no arguments about scented candles around here ;). Though I know my dad doesn't enjoy scented candles, aromatherapy oils or air fresheners so it's a case of personal taste - the upside is that I don't live with my parents but it might be worth taking into consideration if you're going to buy these.
This scent is available in large, medium and small jars from Yankee Candle as well as the tarts that I mentioned above. Various prices depending on which you go for but I suggest starting with the tarts so you can get a smell for the variety you like most. With Christmas coming up in a matter of weeks I'd also suggest this scent for your home - or as a Christmas gift and they come highly recommended by me!
One of my Chrimbo pressies last year was a Yankee Candle Cinnamon Stick large jar, my mum bought it knowing how much I love Yankee Candle and anything that smells or tastes of cinnamon. I couldn't wait to light it, I knew exactly what it was even through the wrapper as I could smell the unique Yankee Candle aroma and the room around the unlit candle even developed a gorgeous cinnamon aroma so I knew it was going to be good.
The large jar is 22oz in weight with a burn time of approximately 120 hours. Cinnamon Stick as a fragrance is also available in wax tart and tealight form, as well as in a medium and small jar. I've used the Cinnamon Stick wax tart several times and loved it, I've always been impressed with the strength of the fragrance so was chuffed to bits to find that the jar is even stronger.
The scent takes a while to start coming through, at first I thought I'd got a dud candle but after half an hour the rich cinnamon fragrance was beginning to become noticeable around the house. This candle is beautifully spicy, I'd say it was a festive candle but I honestly think this would be just as perfect to burn through the summer despite the fact that we usually associate cinnamon with Christmas. The fragrance is rich but without being heavy in the air, it lingers strongly in the room where you're burning the candle and the scent travels smoothly through our entire house - I can detect it to differing degrees in every single room and Mark could even smell it in the loft last night when he was putting some stuff away! Very impressive.
It's not just cinnamon in the candle, according to Yankee Candle it's cinnamon (pretentiously) 'bundled with cloves'. That makes sense to my nose, I can't specifically pick the scent of cloves out but the fragrance does have a bittersweet side which is exactly how I'd imagine clove to react with cinnamon. The main thing I can smell at all times is a cinnamon that doesn't seem to have been messed with too much; it's not sickly sweet as some Christmas cinnamon infused candles are, and doesn't have nutty undertones which is something that has put me off Glade cinnamon Chrimbo edition candles in the past. It's pure (pretty much) unadulterated cinnamon. And is bloody lovely!
Physically, there are a couple of niggles with the candle. When brand new the wick was much too long, I trimmed it down before lighting and thought that was that - the problem is that every time I light the candle I have to trim the wick. It burns really strangely; rather than the wick burning up completely it turns to a crumbly charcoal, this means when I trim it next time little bits of black ash drop onto the surface of the candle which can't always be coaxed out by shaking it. Also, every time I light the candle the flame is huge for a few seconds before dying down to a more manageable (and normal!) size - this is not good as the flame is honestly so big that I have to stand next to the candle until it shrinks back down, it comes up higher than the top of the jar and could theoretically set something alight. I'd guess it's something to do with the weird charcoal wick, although when that's trimmed as short as possible I can't see why it would cause such a massive flame?!
Then there's the soot. OMG. The photo frame we have on the wall behind this candle looks like it's been salvaged from a house fire! It's a wooden frame and I don't think it's going to come clean, I wiped my finger across the glass and my skin had a black layer on it - very annoying as I wouldn't expect it from such a pricey candle! I've burned the candle for roughly ten hours so over almost two weeks that's not a hell of a long period, to have to clean up after it already is mildly frustrating.
I can stand this only because I love the fragrance this candle swirls around my home, it's the one Yankee Candle variety we all like in the house too. No arguments at all, everyone is in complete agreement that it's gorgeous - Hollie said it makes the house smell like it's Christmas already and I absolutely love that description, I don't think I'll ever get bored of it and would be happy to have Cinnamon Stick as my signature Yankee Candle scent. I'm also highly impressed by how long the fragrance lingers after I've blown the candle out; I've been burning it for two or three hours at a time and the cinnamon is still detectable an hour or even two hours after the candle is out, there's no need to kill the candle with ten hour burning sessions as you'll get the freshening and very warm fragrance regardless.
I can tell I'll get my (mums) moneys worth out of this gorgeous candle. The wax melts and sets evenly, as it melts the entire top of the candle liquifies and it's once this has happened that the scent starts coming through - after I've blown the candle out I've noticed it takes quite a while for this to solidify again, the glass isn't the most easy material to hold onto (especially if even a bit warm!) so I definitely wouldn't advise moving the surprisingly heavy candle when lit or still in sloppy liquid form. The only thing I can think of that might spoil my enjoyment of the Cinnamon Stick candle is if the sooty deposit carries on as the wax goes down - eventually it'll start marking the glass jar and as half of the fun of a Yankee candle is the gorgeous sparkly jar, well, it'll just be ruined!
The large Cinnamon Stick jar prices fluctuate so much that me telling you my jar was £17.99 isn't particularly helpful. You can buy from Yankee Candle stockists or check on Ebay and Amazon for a bargain - for a cinnamon nut like me it's worth every penny of the £20 one seller had it up for, but do shop around.
- Why I Bought -
I wouldn't say I am particularly into candles, if I am given them as a gift I will happily use them and I have sometimes bought them as gifts for other people but I have 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. The first candle I purchased was a Cinnamon Stick Sampler.
- 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
- The Cinnamon Stick Sampler -
I chose the sampler size for my first purchase as I wasn't sure if I was going to like it. I chose the Cinnamon Stick fragrance mainly because it was half price but I do actually really like cinnamon as a cooking ingredient, particularly cinnamon and apple crumble. The candle comes packaged in a cellophane wrapper with a label that clearly states the brand, name of the fragrance and has a picture of cinnamon sticks. I was instantly impressed with the strong scent I could smell through the packaging. The candle is a deep orange colour which nicely matches the scent.
- Burning the Candle -
At home I placed the candle, still in its packaging on a coffee table in the living room. Every time I went near the table I smelt a gorgeous waft of cinnamon and this was before I had even lit it! Once I did light it I expected a very strong cinnamon fragrance to fill the room. Initially I thought it was a little too subtle for me as I could barely smell it unless I was stood right next to the candle. However, once I left the room and then returned to it I could instantly tell the dramatic difference between the two rooms. It made the rest of my house smell so bland and boring in comparison and had me wishing I had bought one for every room of the house! I think the smell is really authentic and it certainly does smell of cinnamon. It is quite a strong scent which may not suit some people but I found it ideal for covering the smell of a dirty nappy! I would describe it as rich, warm, sweet and spicy. It reminds me of winter and being cosy by the fire so I think it would definitely be very well suited to that time of year. But let's face it, I live in England and as I burnt this candle it was raining and rather chilly even though it way May. It made my house feel really homely and cosy, allowing me to forget about the terrible weather outside. I found the candle to be very relaxing.
I burnt this candle over about six evenings for at least two hours at a time so it certainly does last around 15 hours. This is impressive but what impressed me most was that I could still smell the gorgeous cinnamon scent the following day after burning it. The smell lingers four hours and hours after burning which indicates to me that it is of a very high quality. It did occur to me that if I hadn't liked the scent I may have been stuck with it for a few hours!
- Price and Availability -
The standard price for a sampler size is £1.80. I bought mine for 87p in Clintons as it was half price. 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 definitely recommend the Cinnamon Stick fragrance Yankee Candles. I loved the smell and the quality of the candle and burn time was great. It is especially nice when the weather isn't so nice, which in England is most of the year unfortunately!
I have recently enjoyed experimenting with some of the candles from the well known "Yankee Candle" range which seems to be getting more popular every year. There is a wide range of fragranced candles to purchase in the range - I believe there are actually over 175 fragrances and scents to choose from, so there is bound to be something in the range to suit most peoples own tastes.
The candles can be purchased from a variety of retailers, both in-store and online, although I tend to purchase my own candles 'in person' so I can take my time smelling the assortment of fragrances to make my selection. I will purchase my favourites online too, but usually only after I have had the opportunity to try them for myself. I usually purchase my own candles in branches of Clinton Cards, or the 'Hallmark Cards' shop, and make repeat purchases online at www.ebay.co.uk or at www.amazon.co.uk.
Most of the fragranced Yankee Candles come in a variety of formats and sizes so you can choose the one which suits your needs best. There are "Wax Tarts" available which are small 'cake' shaped blocks of wax which, in my experience, seem to have a slightly stronger fragrance than some of the larger candles. The Wax tarts - which are the same as the one shown in the picture at the top of the Dooyoo Page here - do not contain a wick in the way that other candles do, and they need to be placed in a burner with a tea light underneath them to allow the Wax Tart to melt and the fragrance contained within can then escape. Wax Tarts generally cost around £1.20 - £2, depending on where you buy them, and their burn time is around 8 hours.
The other formats that I have tried out are all candles, which come in a variety of sizes:
Small "Sampler" Candles - Burn time up to 15 hours
Small Glass Jar - Burn time up to 25 - 40 hours (Prices around £7.50 - £8)
Medium Glass Jar - Burn time up to 65 - 90 hours (Prices around £15 - £17)
Large Glass Jar - Burn time up to 110 - 150 hours (Prices around £18 - £20)
(Info courtesy of www.yankee.co.uk, correct as @ April 2012).
My personal preference is to purchase Yankee candles in the 'Small Glass Jar' format, as I prefer the style and high quality provided by the jars. That said however, I will often purchase Yankee candles in the Wax Tart format if I am unsure of their fragrance, as they offer a cheap-and-cheerful option for sampling the assorted fragrances without spending a considerable amount of the individual jars.
During a recent shopping trip in a local branch of Clinton Cards, I noticed that they had a variety of the Wax Tarts available at a reduced price. I was delighted to be able to choose from e a selection of Tarts priced at around 60 pence each, one of which was the well-known "Cinnamon Stick" fragrance.
Immediately able to detect the powerful spicy aroma of the Tart through its cellophane wrapper, I was impressed by the strength of the scent, but also by its authenticity as it smelled exactly of fresh cinnamon. First impressions were certainly very good and I was fairly sure the fragranced Tart was going to be a success. Based on this theory, I purchased the last three Tarts in stock.
All the candles from the Yankee range have an attractive-looking label attached to the packaging, either stuck onto the glass jar or on the plastic cellophane wrapper, and the Cinnamon Stick Tart is no exception to this, with the label showing an attractive image of some cinnamon sticks arranged in a decorative position. Yankee usually colour their candles to correspond with their respective scents and fragrances, and in the case of the Cinnamon Stick, the tart is a gorgeous burnt orange type shade which ties in with the product perfectly.
The first time that the Wax Tart was used, I placed it in the bowl of my burner as I usually would and lit a tea light candle underneath. After only a few minutes, I was able to detect the strong spicy aroma of cinnamon and spice which filled the room as the fragrance was allowed to develop. After ten minutes or so, I could see little droplets of oil appear on the surface of the smooth wax. As this essence was allowed to escape from the enclosed tart, the aroma really felt as though it was taking hold and it developed a richness within its scent that had a wonderfully warming feel to it.
The spicy scent seemed to really 'hang' in the room whilst the Tart was burning, and this seemed to develop more and more whilst the spicy aroma was allowed to 'build' in the air. This meant that after the Tart had been burning for an hour or two the scent was extremely strong, and I think it might prove to be too much for some tastes due to it's rather 'heady' richness. For my taste however, I really enjoyed the powerful spice in the Tart's aroma and it wasn't too over-powering for my liking.
After an hour or two of burning time, I extinguished the candle underneath the Tart and was impressed to note that the strong scent remained in the room for several hours afterwards. In actual fact I was still able to detect the spice of the Cinnamon Tart the following day, such was its thick, heavily-spiced accents. I was extremely impressed at the longevity of the Cinnamon Stick Wax Tart as a result, and it has proven to be one of the Yankee products that has exceeded expectations in this regard. I have not been at all disappointed in the Tart's scent or its longevity, and I would consider buying the full-sized Candle Jar as I have thoroughly enjoyed the fragrance when it has been burned in my home.
Being perfectly suited to the cold winter months thanks to its warming spicy aroma, I have found the fragrance is quite comforting and relaxing, however I do think it is a scent that could be used successfully throughout the year, particularly if the user wanted to try and 'mask' some unpleasant odours such as tobacco or cooking smells. I do not doubt for a second that the strength of this product's scent would overtake any nasty, lingering aromas whilst providing a much more pleasant fragrance to envelop the room in question.
I have absolutely nothing negative to report about the Cinnamon Stick Wax Tart and would recommend it very highly - it has proven to be quite a favourite of mine in recent months and I can only award it top marks as a result.
I had so far not tried any fragranced Yankee candles before as I had only been introduced to them by recently joining the reviewing community and reading so many wonderful reviews on how fantastic they were, so thank you to those who inspired me to try these candles by writing such good reviews that made me actively want to go out and buy them, as a massive fan of candles and generally all things smelly and lovely I looked forward to sampling these delights for myself.
I was enjoying a very recent shopping trip in my local town armed with a list of products I wanted to try from recommendations I had read on the reviewing community, I ventured into Clintons cards to buy a birthday card and noticed to my surprise they sold the Yankee branded candles, luckily for me they were on a sale stand, never one to refuse a bargain I spent a good 10 minutes choosing which candles I wanted to purchase, then ended up buying one of each fragrance as they all smelt so good.
One which caught me eye and my sense of smell straight away was this one 'Cinnamon Stick' the scent was really strong and instantly drew me to it, I bought a medium 14.5 oz jar half price at £7.99 the usual price being typically around £15.99 I thought that was a good deal, the jar is circular and made of thick glass with a thick circular glass lid that has a rubber seal around it and the Yankee Candle Company logo embossed on the top of the lid.
The colour of the wax is a deep burnt orange colour, the colour of autumn trees and of course cinnamon sticks, there is a label on the front of the jar with a picture of a bunch of cinnamon sticks and a short description stating 'made with pure and natural spice extracts'. I thought the jar looked very attractive and definitely looks a premium quality expensive candle.
The smell blew me away, even before it was tried and tested at home by being lit, I was compelled to keep smelling it all the way home it was so good, slightly sweet, spicy and strong, I loved it, it reminded me of a boiled sweet when as a little girl my grandma used to buy me regularly called Dobson's Voice Tablets, these smelly exactly the same only stronger.
Once home I lit the candle straight away exited to fill my whole house with this glorious scent, I found the candle easy to light, the wick caught alight straight away and the wax started to melt, it did take a while for it to get going and I would say it was around 15-20 minutes before I noticed the Cinnamon Scent float around the house.
A jar of this size has a burn time of around 65-90 hours which is excellent value for money, I initially let mine burn for around 2-3 hours before extinguishing, the scent lasted a good few hours though and I noticed it still lingered the following day too after waking.
Yankee is Americas favourite brand of scented candles and I can see why, it seems this is being mirrored in Britain too and with such an outstanding reputation as well as a huge array of over 100 fragrances to choose from it is easy to see why so many people fall in love with these gorgeous candles as I now have.
The Fragranced candles are available in various sizes and prices...
A large 22 oz jar with a burn time of 110-150 hours is from £18.49
A medium 14.5 oz jar with a burn time of 65-90 hours is from £15.49
A small 3.7 oz jar with a burn time of 25-40 hours is from £7.49
The same fragrances are also available in other various formats such as tumbler sized small, medium and large jars varying in prices from £8.99, a small sampler form is also available which claim to burn for up to 15 hours, these are small and wrapped individually in plastic and cost from £1.65 each, you can also buy the fragrances in Tea light form in packs of 12, each with a burn time of 4-6 hours and are priced from £6.29, a wax tart variety are also available and these are used in burners which are melted to release their fragrance, these have a burn time of up to 8 hours and are thought to be the most potent of the varieties that are sold, these are priced from £1 each.
==MY FINAL THOUGHTS==
I think this fragrance of Cinnamon stick is intended to be a seasonal fragrance which is probably why I got this particular one in the sale as it is very spicy and Christmassy, but I have to admit I would love to use this all year round as its scent is not one I only associate with Christmas, it evokes fond childhood memories of my Grandma and Gramps before they passed.
I can honestly say I love this Yankee candle in particular and I will definitely be re-purchasing when I get the opportunity, I look forward to trying other fragrances from Yankee but based on just this one I think I have found another favourite brand of lovely smelly products.
It surprised me just how strong the fragrance were and how it lingered, the wax in the jar hardly seems to have moved at all, the overall quality of the candle and its packaging is excellent, I have tried to find just one fault or disadvantage for this product and I honestly cannot find any, I cannot stress enough how lovely these are.
Value for money wise I think these products seem initially expensive but when you compare to other household fragrances such as plug-ins and the like, the hours and quality of lingering fragrance as well as the lack of using electricity to operate effectively these Yankee candles far outweigh the other options available on the market and do actually work out cheaper in the long run to use, another up side to using these candles is that they also look decorative and can be placed anywhere to complement your deco and style or be used to create an aromatic atmosphere for those special occasions.
Simply Encahnting and Beauitful.
I highly recommend this Cinnamon stick Yankee Candle.
I have rated a fantastic full house 5 out of 5
Thank You for reading
**Why I bought this**
My Mum purchased this Yankee Candle (in a jar) for us for our wedding anniversary. She mainly purchased it because it was orange and would fit in nicely with the decor in our living room! We were very pleased with it and then found out the scent was Cinnamon which I really love. I had not had any Yankee Candles before, mainly due to the price of them and I am always a bit wary of candles because I have a tendency to forget to blow them out before going to bed! I was wary of Yankee candles as I read a story about someone who had one and black smoke came off the candle and up their wall and damaged it, so firstly, I always keep it away from the wall. Secondly, the wax apparently exploded all over someone else's living room (I saw the pictures), so needless to say, whilst I was pleased with our present, I was also a bit wary.
The smell of cinnamon from the candle is lovely. I can see why the candles are so expensive, they do not throw out disgusting, cheap smells, they give off a beautiful scent which is exactly how it should be. The cinnamon is quite strong but I do like strong smells rather than feeble, cheap attempts to imitate a scent.
Many people comment on the scent and say that they really like it. I think the whole house ends up smelling of cinnamon which is really nice. I read another review which suggests you can use it to mask cooking smells, which is a good idea because last week our house smelled of curry for three days! = should have used the candle!!! The smell is very festive but I still use it year round. It is one of my favourites.
**Value for Money**
This candle burnt all of Christmas day, all of Boxing Day and a couple of hours every night in December so that we could get a bit of a festive scent in the air. We still have 1/3 of the jar left. I can't comment on the wax tart or how long that lasts but I like the jar as it isn't messy and when you have finished, you put the lid back on and it still looks nice and you don't have to look at a sad, burnt wick and there is no tart burner to clean out. Jars all the way for me. There are a lot of burn hours in it, so I do think that it is good value for money but £16 for a jar candle is also a lot of money to spend out just for a candle. I only buy them why I see them cheap now! This one cost £8 which has been excellent value.
**Would I buy it again?**
Yes, in fact, I have another one waiting in the wings to replace this wonderful candle when it does eventually give up the ghost and flicker the last flame. Give it a go.
After many months of reading gorgeous reviews of yankee candles, I have been drawn over to the dark side, and found myself wanting to see what all the fuss was about. After all, if so many people rave about them, they have to be good. Right?
I took some advice from Nar about the best place to purchase from, and ended up at yankee direct uk's website, where I started lusting over all the gorgeous colours and scents on offer. I selected myself 10 different votive candles at £1.60 each, on offer at 10 for the price of 8. I added on a holder, and some christmas presents, and waited excitedly for my order to reach me.
A few days later, I was excited to see my parcel arrive. On opening the first box, I was overwhelmed with the scent of the cinnamon sticks candle. I could only really smell that coming from the box before I unwrapped all the packaging, and I decided that this was the first candle I should try from my range.
The candle is quite orange in its appearance. A sort of burnt sienna type colour, which is a dull dark orange. The scent is released without any burning of the candle. The first time I burned it, it was only on for about 10 minutes before we blew it out, and we were overwhelmed by the smell.
I had been cooking sausages for tea that night, and you could not even smell the casserole I had cooked for the smell of the candle. It confused my husband totally when he walked in and wondered what was for tea.
The smell also really reminds me of the smell of Kola cube sweets. When I was working as a science teacher, I used to do a rock weathering experiment where we put kola cubes and sugar cubes in a jam jar and then shook them to see what happened to the 'rocks.' The smell of this candle takes me back to that completely, the smell as you opened the jar to weigh the contents and see what had happened.
I quite like this smell, but I can see that it might be too overpowering for some. It is a scent that lingers too. I have not burned the candle for a good few days, but we can still smell it all the time in the downstairs of the house. I see that as good value as this little candle packs a powerful punch for the price, but it depends how much you like cinnamon. I personally find it a lovely scent, particularly for the time of year, and I am so glad that I decided to take the plunge and become a Yankee fan. I'll have to put this in another room so I can try out some of the other fragrances that I bought. The kids keep egging me on to try the Christmas Eve and Cream Caramel ones, and I won't let them wait too long.
I recently wanted to tackle a stinky pet smell in my living room and found that burning highly scented candles seemed to do the trick. I've read a lot of great reviews online about Yankee candles over the past few years which make me think they must be the best candle available on the market. It's for this reason I purchased this Cinnamon Stick candle.
I purchased the small 'sampler' or Votive candle in this variety as the sqautty little 'tart' candles (Yankee's smallest candle) look like they wouldn't last long. The Votive candles are the next size up to the tartlet and are a couple of inches tall - you can easily fnd sturdy candle holders to fit their shape.
The Cinnamon stick candle comes tightly wrapped in a thick plastic film. There is a picture of what I imagine is cinnamon on the front label. It looks like dry, woody curls, almost like a pile of chocolate flakes. There is a label on the bottom of the candle which provides warnings associated with burning candles. These are in diagram form but are easy to understand.
The candle itself is a mottled brown colour. It looks like a fawn brown dashed with pieces of bloody brown marks. It's not the prettiest candle I've ever seen. It looked almost like a tribal torch light when I first set it alight in my room which has brown and red hues in the decor. The candle actually transforms a little bit after the wax has melted. The oils seem to blend together a little more and the overall appearance is one of a toffee brown, a caramel colour.
I thought the scent of the candle was very strong when I first bought it. Infact it was so strong that whenever I had a whiff of the candle I coughed! It smelled very sharp, spicy and smoky. This scent is not as strong when the candle burns. It's a much more subtle fragrance of cinnamon, smoke and burning wood. It's a warm, homely scent and definitely one I'd associate with the colder months and in particular Christmas time. I think this would be a wonderful candle to use at an evening Christmas meal.
The fragrance of the candle drifts well around my living space and successfully reduces the horrible smell of damp dog. It is also a joy to be sitting in your living room and to suddenly get enveloped by this amazingly authentic cinnamon scent. I say authentic because Yankee use "pure, natural spice extracts" in this candle. I thought cinnamon scents would remind me of food and cooking but this makes me think of cosy fires and log cabins.
The candle offers up to 15 hours of burn time so the price of £1.49 I paid was pretty decent. I would reccomend the range. You can also 'layer' your candles if you buy more than one candle and a different scent. I have not tried this yet but it sounds like you can create a wonderful recipe of fragrances for your home.
I've been using Yankee Candles for years. I used them when I lived in the states and was absolutely thrilled when I realised I could get them here in the UK. I've seen them in a number of shops when out and about, including B&Q (which was rather a surprise!). The main problem that I've seen, however, is that most shops have a very limited supply of "candle flavours" on hand. They usually seem to stock a few different types in all forms (varying size jars, wax tarts, car fresheners). I've found the best way to purchase them is online, where I can browse the different types available at my leisure. The main problem with this, of course, is that if you are not familiar with the different scents available, you don't know what it is you're buying. And it is, after all, the scent that makes the candle, in my opinion. I do check out displays whenever I run across them, if nothing else to see if there are any new scents there. So I imagine once you've seen a number of displays with varying scents, you'd be able to choose online without worry of which scent to select.
The cinnamon scented candles are wonderful!! My absolute favourite! I will admit to being a bit of a nut about Christmas, and this candle really seems to smell like the holidays! It reminds me of baking at Christmas, giving out a very warm spicy fragrance.
We use the wax tarts mostly. They are listed as having 8 hours of burn time, but to be honest we use them far more than that before they lose their scent. The wax tarts are basically wax and scented oils and are placed in a tart burner, generally with a tealight in the bottom and the wax tart on the top basin. You can choose one of any number of lovely different tart burners from Yankee Candle, or purchase one elsewhere relatively cheaply as well. It's recommended that you keep the tart burner well out of reach of small children and pets though, as not only will it have the lit tealight, but the wax tart melts in the top basin, so obviously there's a risk of children bumping it and spilling hot wax/oil on someone which could cause a serious injury. We keep ours on a shelf high enough to be out of reach of both our children and our dog. When you're done using the wax tart (generally when the tealight burns out), let the wax tart cool in the burner. You can use a butter knife and just pop it out once it's cool. I then put it in a sandwich bag or small sealable container and then when I'm ready to use it again, I just pop it back into the basin of the tart burner and add another tealight to the bottom. I've reused wax tarts time and time again this way - much longer than the 8 hours listed for use. To my way of thinking, this makes them very economical - especially if you buy your tealights at poundland, and your tart burner somewhere inexpensive as well. We have a couple tart burners - one from Sainsburys and one from Yankee Candle.
The jarred candles are also lovely - the fragrance seems to be equally strong in both the candles and the wax tarts. I couldn't really recommend the scented tealights or the votive candles. For some reason, they just do not seem to carry the same level of scent that the other products have. You could use the scented tealights in the tart burner, but realistically it's an added expense that is just not necessary when you can buy cheap unscented tealights from poundland and such.
While I like the jarred candles, it's my own personal foible that it drives me nuts to have that small bit of candle in the bottom of the jar that you end up not using. The wax tart gets used - all of it. But the jars are very pretty with a cover with a good seal, which you can then reuse after the candle has been used.
If there is one Yankee Candle scent that first got me into their brand, it has to be the spicy "Cinnamon Stick." Known latterly simply as "Cinnamon," Yankee Candle produced this scent when Yankee Candle first appeared in the UK. It is therefore a classic "love or loathe" scent that fans and other buyers either try or avoid.
If you love scented candles in general then you may well have heard of Yankee Candle, by now - they are America's mainline premium scented candle company who have been producing candles since the late 1960's and only arrived in the U.K 10 to 15 years ago with product names of the products that usually deliver what they suggest even though prices can be expensive, there's very little that rips the consumer off because of the long lasting and strong power that the scented candles give off. I usually buy the candles in wax tart forms, which needs an additional hot oil/potpourri burner to use this solid non-wick fitted wax tart and a tealight candle. Tarts cost around £1-05 to £1-15 dependent on seller and you get value for money as each tart lasts up to 8 hours of fragrance before it dies out, and in some cases I find some scents are much stronger than others which last three times more than the average burning time suggests. I have also purchased the candle in "housewarmer" glass jar format, which priced from £7-99 to £14-97 upon average. These have far longer burn times but the jars are all glass with heat insulated bases, strong & thick glass tops with a rubber seal that seals the scent in - and after use make the most fantastic clear storage jars suitable for food prep and various other things. The jars can also be kept up to a year with the scented wax in it but it has to be kept in a very dark area because sunlight and even bright room light can affect the wax and taint the scent.
Cinnamon Stick isn't like one of my other favourite scents, "Home Sweet Home," which has a shot of cinnamon, apple and burnt sugar - but it is similar on promise. Instead you get the burning spiciness of cinnamon right at its core, putting out a heavy spicy tone of warming nutmeg combined with a brown sugar tone in the base and cinnamon at the top. It has taken me some time to identify what is in this candle though as it doesn't just smell of cinnamon, which by its own usually smells quite dry and brittle matched by its tactile physicality when handled. This candle scent starts ever so slowly, much unlike the quicker "Home Sweet Home," and almost broods until after an hour in jar form, when the woody scent starts to lift off the jar and into the air. Cinnamon is apt to burn at special events like Halloween or Christmas and the scent usually appears mid season towards the colder months in the UK with good reason. I also like to burn it quite frequently when days are overcast, cloudy or constantly rainy and darker. It relaxes me and the smell of the scent conjures up baking days as well as being able to feel quite cosseted around. It is however not a scent that I've chosen in warm temperatures as the brown sugar content can get too sugary.
Amidst this spicy scent however there is the tinniest hint of cloves that gives this candle a lot more strength. I identified it one day when the kitchen door was open and one of my mum's friend who had popped in for a chat identified the smell of cloves in the air. She did however not start coughing which she was really taken aback with, as the scent usually has to make her leave churches etc if the smell of real burning cloves is in the air. When it comes to masking odours then, "Cinnamon Stick," isn't afraid to sit back and let other odours take over. This is an idea candle for smokers as well as fans of spices that love the smell of cinnamon roasted over a fire. The best aspect of "Cinnamon Stick," is that it is also a versatile candle depending on the format you buy; one of the most rarest formats are the scented sachet powders that smell fantastic in a dust bag in a vacuum cleaner (unless you're unlucky enough to own a Dyson or a vacuum with a HEPA filter) or if the sachet is left in the boot of a car or just below the windscreen where the air demisters are. The scent of Yankee Candle cinnamon in spray or sachet format is also a good fragrance that masks the smell of an old car, particularly if the car has been used to shift bags of garden waste or a Dog Express car!
If purchased in wax tart form, this is the candle that has no wick but made entirely out of a wax and oil solid form. You'll need an additional burner to use and avoid using around inquisitive children or pets. The wax tart looks like an edible tart, hence the name and has a fluted edge with quite a deep depth. Removing wrappers are easy to use the candle but you'll also need a hot oil or potpourri burner with a suitable deep concave to hold the tart in and by placing the wax tart still in its wrapper on the top of the burner is a good indication of whether your burner is going to be suitable. If the tart sits above, then the burner isn't deep enough, or if you are still persisting to use it with its shallow edge, you must slice the wax tart and use one half only. When the wrapper is disregarded (simply slide a knife under the wrapper's plastic sticker on the base and pull upwards, usually tears the plastic film in two), and the tart placed on top, a tealight candle will have to be used to get the solid wax melting into a hot oil. Even with this novel way of using hot wax, you have to maintain safety and logic at all times - and you may find that the oil burner gets hot on the base as well as the top making it unsuitable to be moved around.
Avoid the votive and scented tealights - they don't smell very strong and the prices for each are particularly expensive.
The beauty of the wax tart in "Cinnamon Stick" form is that it lasts for ages - usually double or triple the strength of its full 8 hour strength and if burnt for 2 to 3 hours a day. Of course by the fourth or fifth day, the scent will naturally begin to weaken but the best way of checking if all scent has been used up is also the best way of removing the tart. Wait for the burner to cool down completely, usually judged by an oil that has now hardened, take out tealight candle and place the burner in a fridge or freezer for a minimum of 15 to 20 minutes. After which, take out the burner, tap the top gently and turn the burner over so that the concave tart is facing the worktop. Usually a gentle tap is all that is required for the now solid wax tart to slip out. Give the base of the wax tart a sniff and if you can still smell cinnamon, then the wax tart still has life to give!
Prices are given on average without a 25% "season of the month" discount:
Wax Tart (22 grams, 8 hour duration, 90p/£1.05 each.)
Scented Powder Sachet (28grams, 3-4 week duration, £2-99)
Votive candle (1.75 oz 15 hour duration, average price £1-75 to £2)
Small housewarmer jar candle (7 oz 25-40 hours duration, £5-99 to £7-99)
Medium housewarmer jar candle (14.05oz 60-75 hours duration, £13-99)
Medium 2 wick tumbler (12.5 oz 45-50 hours duration, £12-99)
Large housewarmer jar candle (22 oz 100-150 hours duration, £17-99)
Large 2 wick tumbler (22.7 oz 70-90 hours duration, £16-99)
Lidded glass tumbler (7oz 35-45 hours duration, £8-99)
Car tab housewarmer jar cardboard freshener (6-8 weeks duration, £1-99)
Car air vent gel pack (4-6 weeks duration £2-85, 3 pack additional at £5-98)
Car Pump 'n' Go clip on air vent freshener (4-6 weeks, £7-20)
Tea light scented candles (240 grams, 4-6 hours per candle, 12 in a box £5-99)
Aerosol Room Fragrance Spray (1.5oz, 400 spray limit £4-69 to £5-99)
On-The-Go Travel scented air freshener pen (limited edition) (£5-99, 65 sprays duration, contains odour eliminator additive.)
Plug In Scent (£5-99 4-6 weeks duration, 2 capsules per box, also fits old Air Wick plugs.)
Plug In Plug and "free" scent starter (£14-99, 4-6 weeks duration, also fits old Air Wick plugs.)
Reed Diffuser (limited edition) (£13-99/£15-99 8fl. oz, 12 reeds 4-6 weeks duration.) - this is no longer available but instead "Sparkling Cinnamon," is available.
Where it comes to additional versatility, one of my friends from the YC Candle Club uses "Cinnamon Stick," to cover up paint odour -something I wouldn't do myself as usually a sliced onion does the trick for that purpose and wouldn't dream of using this scent on something so practical. However, I do realise that spicy candles aren't for everyone and she did use this scent as a tester to see how it would fare before buying it and putting it down as one of her favourites. A unique test however for one of Yankee Candle's best and well loved/loathed scents, "Cinnamon Stick," yields a high strength factor that won't suit sensitive noses. If however you love all things spice, "Cinnamon Stick," is more than just nice. Thanks for reading. ©Nar2 2011
A short while before Christmas my friend purchased a Yankee Candle tart burner and I was so keen on it that she bought me one for Christmas along with a range of the small wax tarts. One of the tarts in the package was the Cinnamon Stick flavour which is the one I will be reviewing today.
What is a wax tart? Well when I first saw the tarts on sale I thought they were just simple candles such as a tea light and it was only since seeing my friends tart burner that I realised they are a circular wickless candle. The tart is placed in the ceramic bowl of the burner and once melted will give off the fragrance for up to approximately eight hours. Each wax tart comes tightly sealed in a plastic wrapper, though you are still able to smell the fragrance through the packaging with most varieties. On the top of the tart you will find a sticker showing the Yankee Candle name along with a picture of some cinnamon sticks and the name of the tart.
Opening the tart isn't really the easiest thing as they are quite tightly wrapped so its a good idea to have some scissors to hand when you want to use the tart for the first time - not like me using my teeth! Even before removing the plastic wrapper the smell of cinnamon is quite strong but once opened it is very strong!
Once the tart begins to melt the scent literally fills the room and within just a few minutes it is detectable in most rooms in the house. When I have been using this particular tart I have found that it only needs to be burning for a short period of time as it is such a strong fragrance and it lasts for quite a long time. I absolutely adore the smell of this wax tart and it is the only one I tend to use now as others I have used don't seem to smell as strong or nice as the cinnamon stick. As it is such a strong scent if you aren't overly keen on the smell of cinnamon then this definately isn't the wax tart for you, it gives my mum headache within just a few moments of being in my house when I have had this burning!
Yankee Candle wax tarts retail for around the pound mark, and can be found for as little as 90p up to £1.10 which I think is a really good price range for something that lasts as long as it does. I would say that this tart does last longer than the estimated eight hours burning time as I do use it a lot and have only had to replace once since Christmas. This particular smell does remind me a lot of Christmas, maybe as that is when I first used it, or because of the spiced apple scents that seem to be around at that time. I recommend the cinnamon stick wax tart really highly and as yet it is the nicest I have come across.
Thank you for reading my review.
A couple of months before Christmas last year I decided to purchase a yankee candle wax tart burner after reading so many reviews raving about the wax tarts that were available to buy. When my burner arrived I loved it so much that I also bought them as gifts for four of my friends and family for Christmas. As I was buying them burners I felt it would complete the gift if I bought them a few wax tarts too but of course if I was buying wax tarts for them I would have to treat myself to some new ones too! This was how I came to own the cinnamon stick variety.
Wax tarts are a wickless candle which is designed to be burned in a tart burner and will give approximately eight hours of fragrance once it is melted. What is nice with wax tarts is that as they only cost around £1.05 from some greetings card shops and online is that they can provide an inexpensive way of fragrancing your home whilst also allowing you to try new fragrances quite regularly.
The cinnamon stick wax tart comes packaged tightly in a plastic wrapper. On the front of the wrapper there is the yankee candle name, the fragrance name and a picture of some sticks of cinnamon. Even before opening the wrapper which contains the wax tart I can smell a strong cinnamon smell. Now I quite like the smell of cinnamon but obviously if you don't like the smell you will not like this variety of wax tart.
As the wax tart begins to melt in the burner the warm cinnamon smell fills the room. As it continues to burn the smell spreads throughout the house. With this particular wax tart I find that I cannot leave the door of the lounge closed when it is burning as the fragrance becomes a bit too strong otherwise and it can become a bit overwhelming to be honest. Tarts are meant to give around eight hours of fragrance and in my experience some last less than this and some last more than this. In this case the tart still continues to give off a cinnamon fragrance for quite some time after the eight hours although the fragrance is much less strong.
I think this wax tart is perfect for the cold winter nights in the run up to Christmas as the warm cinnamon fragrance just reminds me of that time of year and evokes memories of nights sat in front of a warm fire for some reason. I do like this particular wax tart but I would advise that the cinnamon scent is very strong and certainly one of the most fragrant of the yankee candles I have tried so far and so it may not be necessarily liked by all. I would say that I personally think it is a good product though and worth four stars!
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In the run up to Christmas everyone wants to feel festive, enjoy the sights, sounds and smells that come with the festive period and feel warm and cosy. On a recent trip to London, I discovered a range of candle products by a company called Yankee Candles. After much research, hunting around and sniffing of their candles, I decided to make my first purchase in the form of these "Yankee Candle Cinnamon Stick Tea lights". Out of all the available scents, I plumped for the cinnamon fragrance as cinnamon is my most favourite smell and flavour in the entire world. This week whilst putting up my Christmas tree, I decided to light one of the cinnamon tea lights for the first time to add to the festive mood. I was pleasantly surprised and delighted at how delicious and wonderful these "Yankee Candle Cinnamon Stick Tea lights" really are!
Each box of "Yankee Candle Cinnamon Stick Tea lights" contains 12 individual tea light candles and will cost you £5.99. This works out at just under 50p per tea light. Although this may seem rather expensive compared to other tea lights, you are paying for the quality, luxurious scent and exceptional burn time that comes attached to these candles. "Yankee Candle Cinnamon Stick Tea lights" are costly in comparison to other plain tea lights, but they are worth every penny if you want long lasting, quality burning and deliciously scented candles!
You can purchase "Yankee Candle Cinnamon Stick Tea lights" from the high street store Clintons Cards (only a small selection of products available), department stores such as Selfridges, Harvey Nichols and Harrods, and also online from a variety of different websites. One of the best websites I have come across for purchasing Yankee Candles in the UK is www.yankeedoodle.co.uk - they have a whole host of products to suit everyone's taste.
To look at, these "Yankee Candle Cinnamon Stick Tea lights" look like any other tea light, aside from the fact they are a lovely bright orange in colour. The wicks are white in colour and run directly through the middle of each tea light. The 12 individual tea lights come stacked and boxed inside a cardboard outer shell which features an all over print image of cinnamon sticks, and the product name emblazoned across the middle.
Without even lighting these "Yankee Candle Cinnamon Stick Tea lights", you can immediately smell the fragrance emanating from the candles as soon as you open the packaging. You don't need to light the tea lights to bask in their cinnamon scented glory, as simply having one in your kitchen or on your office desk unlit is enough to give you a delicious cinnamon whiff whenever you pass by. That said, a lit "Yankee Candle Cinnamon Stick Tea light" is to die for! Once lit, the tea lights instantly begin to release the delicious spicy cinnamon scent. The aroma isn't so strong that it is off putting, but is strong enough to fill your entire house with a hint of warm festive yumminess.
These tea lights are definitely a cinnamon lovers dream, filled with all the delicious scent of sweet buns and cakes baking freshly in the oven, Christmas markets and mince pies. There is something so wonderfully warming and cheerful in the spicy, rich cinnamon scent that definitely gives a house that 'homely' feel. The cinnamon scent lasts for quite a few hours after the candle has burned out/been blown out and does a wonderful job of making the house feel welcoming and warm. If you are a fan of cinnamon, then these "Yankee Candle Cinnamon Stick Tea lights" are certainly one to get your hands on and try out.
In my opinion these "Yankee Candle Cinnamon Stick Tea lights" are absolutely divine. The 'cinnamon stick' scent was the first Yankee Candle product I ever tried, and in the run up to Christmas I figured there was no better scent to have lingering in the house than that of spicy, warming, delicious cinnamon. The smell is definitely one that everyone will enjoy (unless, of course, you hate cinnamon!). Cinnamon is my favourite scent and flavour, so these candles are like a world of joy filling my house whilst they burn. The scent is simply 'Christmas'. Why wouldn't you want the smell of freshly baking cakes, pastries, rolls and sweet buns lingering through your house? I know I certainly do! The burn time on these tea lights is rather substantial in comparison to your every day, run of the mill tea light - 4 to 6 hours is enough time to fill your evening with delicious cinnamon goodness. In comparison to regular run of the mill tea lights, these Yankee Candle ones are the best! The scent lasts for an age - both unlit and lit - and the quality of the fragrance outdoes all those cheap smelling, pungent, ghastly stores-own candles.
The only downside to these tea lights for me is that the smell makes me hungry, or gives me the urge to leap out of my seat and bake up a batch of cinnamon rolls to cover in frosting and wolf down whilst still warm. Mmm yes! These "Yankee Candle Cinnamon Stick Tea lights" hit the spot!
The spice of life .. / there's a comforting sense of home in the savory aroma of cinnamon.