Product Type: Yankee Candle household products
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Fresh and clean smelling Yankee Candle
Yankee Candle Clean Cotton
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Yankee Candle Clean Cotton
Advantages: A nice clean fragrance
Disadvantages: Not as long lasting as other Yankee scents
I purchased a Yankee Candle wax tart burner before Christmas and have been slowly working my way through some of the Yankee scents. When I ordered the wax tart burner I choose a little selection of the wax tarts to try too. One that appealed to me immediately was this "clean cotton" scent, as I love the smell of washing powder and clean clothes.
The "clean cotton" Yankee scent is available in various formats - tea lights, wax tarts and candle jars. As I have mentioned, I bought this in the wax tart form. The Yankee wax tarts are round discs of wax which are melted in an oil or a wax tart burner, using an unscented tea light which sits below the wax tart and melts it. The wax tart comes wrapped tightly in clear plastic which can be a little difficult to open, I usually use a sharp knife to rip a hole in it allowing me to get to the wax tart.
This Yankee wax tart is bright white in colour which I feel goes well with the "clean cotton" name, as it instantly conjures up images of freshly laundered linen. Yankee describe the scent as: "sun-dried cotton combined with green notes, white flowers and a hint of lemon". When I sniffed the wax tart before melting it, it smelt quite strong and immediately reminded me of washing powder and clean clothes. I have to admit I could not smell any lemon off this, but perhaps my sense of smell isn't as good as it could be.
When I melted the wax tart in my burner I was surprised to find that the scent was a lot more subtle than I was expecting. It is a lovely fresh, clean smell that I enjoyed, and it did fill the room but was not as strong as other Yankee scents I have tried. Similarly, after extinguishing the burner I found that the scent disappeared quite quickly and didn't linger as long as I would have liked. Yankee say their wax tarts will give around 8 hours of fragrance, I lit this wax tart for around 4 hours one evening and 4 hours the next, I would say that I only really got about 5-6 hours of proper fragrance from this wax tart. This again confirms for me that it is not as strong or long lasting as other scents in the Yankee range.
All in all, I really like the smell of this Yankee fragrance. I would probably buy it again but was a little disappointed by the weakness of it and the lack of longevity. I give it a 4* rating. Thanks for reading/rating and I hope this review was of some use to you.
Summary: The "clean clothes" smell in a candle