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I love the Yankee candle tarts and although I haven't bought a huge amount of them, the ones I have bought I have found to be very nice ones for a nice smell around my home. I find they smell gorgeous and the tarts are really cheap to buy too. I bought this fragrance recently because I hadn't bought it before so thought it would be worth a go.
It comes in a transparent wrapper with the name clearly on the front so can easily be spotted on a shelf. I spotted it in a basket at the shop which has a few odds and ends of wax tarts and candles inside it. On digging around in the basket I gave this one a quick sniff and liked the scent to decided to buy it.
The tarts is circular in shape and all you need to do is place the tart on top of an oil burner and light a tealight which is place under the tart which sits on the top of the burner. The tart begins to melt perfectly and slowly melts into a pool of oily liquid. The liquid will become extremely hot when it begins to melt so the burner does need to be placed onto a flat safe surface and one which is sturdy so if it does accidentally tip over it won't ruin the surface.
As it melts the fragrance seeps into the room slowly but surely and almost immediately, and this fragrance has a really nice smell to it being a fresh kind of scent and in my opinion it smells like fresh laundry is the best way I can describe it. The scent is fairly strong but not quite as strong as some other fragrances I have tried from this range. this one isn't overpowering but it really gives a lovely smell to my rooms. When I first melted the tart I placed the burner in my lounge and although my lounge is fair large I could still smell the fragrance of this tart when I left and re entered some time later but it wasn't very strong in one of my larger rooms in my home.
I first allowed it to melt for a couple of hours and then when the wax became solid again I then placed it into my dining room which is a smaller room than my lounge and I found the scent appears far stronger because of the room size. This kind of scent suits my dining room a little more than my lounge because the scent tended to stand out more and appeared far stronger. I would say this fragrance suits a smaller room unless you maybe are burning 2 tarts on 2 oil burners, then I would say it would give a stronger scent using the 2 in a larger room.
The tart is designed to burn up to 8 hours and I would say it comes pretty close to this amount of hours.
This fragrance is quite relaxing because it smells fresh and gives the impression you have just given your home a really good clean and it smells really fresh from cleaning the home. That's my opinion of how I feel about this tart's fragrance. I like the scent for when I am ironing in my dining room and it just smells fresh while I iron away for a while.
It doesn't smell of the sea as I thought it may being coastal waters name for it. I wouldn't say it smells like the sea but does slightly smell of a sea breeze but again that's my opinion.
It helps my home smell nice from pet smells, I have an elderly cat who is indoors more days than outdoors these days and the scent just helps my home smell fresh and especially so when I am expecting visitors.
I do like the smell of it quite a lot and for the price of just £1.20 which I paid for it, I do think it is a good value priced tart and well worth the money. The amount of burning hours is simply super for this cheap price. The quality is super too.
I will buy this fragrance again in the future because it is a nice subtle scent and one I quite like for my dining room. This room size is more than suitable for this tart's scent.
I recommend it to anyone wanting to buy a subtle smelling tart. I like it quite a lot because sometimes I just like a subtle scent and not a very strong scent, I like scents which suit my mood and occasions and I am sure anyone who loves Yankee candle tarts will like this one too.
I give this one 5 stars.
Thank you for reading my review and I hope it has been of some help.
* Please note that I am reviewing the 'Glass Tumbler' version of this Yankee Candle scent - Dooyoo only add one listing per Yankee scent. *
I really enjoy 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 180 fragrances and scents to choose from, so there is bound to be something in the range to suit most peoples' 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, Hallmark Cards, or from my local Yankee Candle stall, and then make repeat purchases of my favourite scents 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 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 @ July 2013).
It is my own preference to purchase my Yankee Candles in the Small Glass Jar format, as I find these suit my own tastes down to the ground, and I find their style suits my home. It was whilst I was seeking out some small glass jars in a 'Hallmark Cards' outlet store that I noticed some 'tumbler' candles were reduced in price, however, so decided to take advantage of the bargains on offer, and purchased some of the 'medium' sized tumblers for around £5 - £6 each. The usual price is £10 - £11, so I was very pleased at this saving. One such tumbler purchased at this time was the "Coastal Waters" scent, which I had not tried out before.
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 Coastal Waters tumbler is no exception to this rule, with the attractive label on the glass tumbler showing some ocean waves lapping at a rocky coastline. In addition, Yankee usually colour their wax tarts and candles to correspond with their respective scents and fragrances, and in the case of Coastal Waters, the candle is an attractive sky blue type shade, but with a subtle 'lilac' hue to it which I think ties in with the product and its pretty name perfectly.
The first time that I tried out the Coastal Waters Tumbler, I noticed that the enclosed scent didn't take long to develop, with its refreshing, 'marine' like scent wafting out easily into the air around me. This felt extremely pleasant and with a sort of clean 'crispness' to it that I really liked. Even though I felt the scent felt a little 'quiet' and rather subdued, I have found that it is often the case that some of the Yankee scents take on a lot more 'body' after they have been allowed to develop, so I settled down to read a book and let the tumbler's wick work its magic, as the candle's crisp aroma settled in the air around me.
During this time, I found the Coastal Waters scent revealed a soft, floral-type 'edge' that I quite liked. Whilst not overly 'heady' or heavily-perfumed, I found this element in the scent offered a little balance to the 'marine' type scent that was already present, as this was just on the verge of becoming slightly masculine by itself. Instead of the resulting fragrance meeting this unfortunate fate however, the introduction of the gentle floral in the overall scent offers a delicate balance, with this culmination of scents feeling slightly more feminine than first anticipated. This allowed the scent to remain as refreshing as it had at first, but with a slightly more 'grown up' feel to it that I hadn't expected.
Whilst the overall scent of the Coastal Waters Tumbler felt extremely pleasant, and I found its crisp, clean 'edge' offered a pleasantly uplifting feel, I couldn't help but feel disappointed at the lack of 'oomph' in the aroma. Whilst many Yankee scents will gain in strength over time, allowing their fragrances to become more 'robust', I felt the Coastal Waters scent was distinctly lacking in this regard, with its scent failing to reach out into the whole room, whispering in only one side of it instead. This result was a bit disappointing, so I do feel it necessary to deduct one star from the product rating score to reflect this.
In terms of the longevity of the product's fragrance, I did feel that the product fared reasonably well, but I couldn't say that I was blown away by the results, and I have found other scents from elsewhere in the Yankee range have performed much better in this regard. I found that the Coastal Waters scent hung in the air for a couple of hours after the candle had been extinguished but then it seemed to disappear quite quickly, and without a trace. Additionally, I could detect no hint of the refreshing aroma hanging in the room the following day which is a bit of a shame.
Whilst I found the Coastal Waters scent to be pleasant and refreshing, and perfectly suited to the summer months as a result of its 'clean', fresh aroma, I can't say that this particular scent is among my favourites from the Yankee Candle brand. To be fair, I have nothing overly negative to report about the scent, but I can't say that I would go out of my way to purchase it again in the future, either. Whilst not off-putting or offensive in any way, I think the Coastal Waters scent is without any real 'wow' factor, which is a bit of a shame.
=Yankee Candle Coastal Waters Wax Tart=
As you may of guessed by now I love Yankee Candle Wax Tarts, although I have seen them around for a few years it was only about 2 years ago that I brought my 1st candle, and now I have a nice collection of halves of tarts and am always buying one when I see a new flavour.
=What I most like=
Is there affordable for everyone, as whether you start at a wax tart, which is around £1, to £1.50, up to £20 for a jar, there is something for everyone.
When I open a wax tart, I always break it in half, so that I get twice the value of money from them.
This was released in 2012 by Yankee candles, the tart itself weighs 22 grams, it is a round disc with a fluted edge.
The colour of this tart is a pale blue, it has almost like a wave like appearance in the tart, like a rippled colour effect in it.
The tart is wrapped in a shrink wrapped plastic, and the tarts has a sticker on the front which tells us it is a Yankee candle and the fragrance, "Costal Tart", with a picture related to the smell, whilst on the back the sticker has the to use instructions, as well as contact details for Yankee.
=Price and Availability=
I paid around £1 for this tart, it can be purchased from online retailers such as Yankee Candles, eBay, Amazon, on in store from Clinton Cards, John Lewis, most retailers now are stocking Yankee Candles
I wasn't quite sure what to expect in the terms of the fragrance from this candle, but it had a light fragrance, and had a water based fragrance, almost like being at the sea but not so salty, combined with a floral background.
I would say I much prefer a stronger fragrance, but this was pleasant enough, and I was glad that I tried it, but I wouldn't necessary buy it again, if I received it as a gift, I would use, it, but wouldn't go out of my way.
I must look mad when I go shopping as I have a spare Address Book and it that I list the fragrances of the Yankee candles with a yes or no by them so I know not to buy a fragrance that I have not really got on with in the past.
They are addictive.
Yankee say that the tarts should have about 8 hour fragrance, but with this I found it was about 6 hours, whether that was because it was a less strong fragrance, that I lost the smell of it, I don't know.
Generally I burn the oil for about 2 hours in an evening and use that oil for 4 nights, and by then the fragrance has come to the end of its life, but with this I found it to be at the end of its life on the 3rd night.
=if you like a light smell then this candle is for you, if you like something stronger, walk past and sniff another=
Wax Tarts - 22grams burn time of 8 hours around £1 to £1.50
Sampler Candle - 32 grams - burn time 12/15 hours £1.30 to £2.00
Small Glass Jar, - 3.7oz (140 grams) - burn time of 25/40 hours around £10
Medium Glass Jar - 14.5oz (411 grams) burn time of 65/90 hours around £15
Large Glass Jar - 22oz (630grams ) burn time of 110/150 hours - around £20
My sister bought me a Yankee Candle Coastal Waters wax tart for Christmas. I'm not sure how but I had previously overlooked this fragrance. I think it might be because there are a lot of seaside or ocean type fragrances available from Yankee and as I try a lot of the fragrances I sometimes get confused as to which is which! I'm glad I finally got the chance to use this one though, as it would have been a real shame to have missed out on it.
Coastal Waters is a sort of cornflower blue colour with a picture of waves crashing against rocks. I have seen that in some places online the candle appears a much brighter blue than the one I have and this can happen sometimes because of the natural ingredients used.
The official description of this scent is as follows: 'Clean and bracing. . . the rush of cool ocean spray from the breaking surf clears the mind and refreshes the soul.'
I was expecting a sort of fresh 'ocean' scent from this, but my first impression was that it had more of a clean laundry fragrance than anything else. My all time favourite Yankee Candle was Sunwashed Linen (that is going back quite a number of years now!) and this fragrance reminded me a lot of that. I'd describe it as being a stronger version of Yankee's Clean Cotton scent with a hint of green leafy notes. That said it also has a hint of a 'sea like' fragrance to it and I can see where the coastal waters name comes from. I'm not sure if my description here has been much help - as you might notice I'm struggling to describe the scent! On the whole though, a lovely fresh scent, perfect for the spring/summer months.
As mentioned I have this as a wax tart. For those not familiar, a tart is a disc of fragranced wax which should be melted in a burner under the flame of a tea light to release the fragrance. If you prefer a 'proper' candle, you can also buy tea lights, votives, tumblers and glass jars in the same fragrance.
The scent is quite subtle so takes a while to filter around the room. Once it does, I feel the fragrance gives the room the fragrance of freshly washed washing drying. It's absolutely beautiful, but as it is quite subtle, it's not one for those who like heavy scents - it's more a gentle background fragrance. I think that's nice to have some times, rather than a prominent fragrance, it just makes the room smell lovely without it even being obvious that you have a candle burning.
Prices vary depending where you shop. Yankee Candles are available from Clinton's Cards and online at www.yankee.co.uk. These following prices/burn times are approximate.
Wax Tarts - Burn time 8 hours - £1.25
Votives - Burn time up to 15 hours - £1.80
Tea Lights (pack of 12) - Burn time 4-6 hours each -£6.75
Small Jar - Burn time 25-40 hours - £8.39
Medium Jar - Burn time 65-60 hours - £16.99
Large Jar - Burn time 110-150 hours - £19.99
Small tumbler - Burn time 35-40 hours - £9.95
Medium tumbler (two wick) - Burn time 45-50 hours -£15.49
Overall, I really love this scent and it's high on my list of favourite Yankee Candles. It's such a subtle fragrance it probably won't be for everyone, but I love it and if you like the 'Clean' scents that Yankee do, I would recommend it.
I received this Coastal Waters wax tart from a reviewing friend, a fellow Yankee Candle fan who has sent me tarts in the past and has got it soooo right every time. Coastal Waters isn't the sort of fragrance I'd buy for myself, I tend to go for the sweeter or fruitier fragrances but the scent through the wrapper intrigued me so I popped it in the tart burner pretty much straightaway.
Coastal Waters is a blue tart; I always take note of the pretty labels on the tarts before unwrapping and this one features a stark cliff scene, it matches so beautifully with the colour of the wax and immediately makes me think this is going to be a seaside-y outdoors kind of fragrance. Through the wrapper it doesn't really have a particularly 'different' fragrance and smells like any other tart of this type, I can detect a mildly floral fragrance but other than that found it pretty much impossible to distinguish other notes before lighting the burner.
It doesn't take long for the fragrance to come through once I've lit the tealight beneath the burner, within around fifteen minutes I can smell it in the room and fifteen minutes after that it's travelled throughout the whole downstairs of the house. It's pretty pungent if you're sitting near the burner but although our house is open plan Coastal Waters doesn't drift upstairs at all, which is quite surprising as it smells so strongly downstairs.
The fragrance is really awkward to describe as it doesn't actually smell of anything in particular, I can't put a name of any of the notes within the perfume which lingers so wonderfully in the air. It's a clean smell, not overly crisp due to the addition of a light floral undertone - I suspect this is lilac but can't be certain as its blended to within an inch of its life (in the nicest possible way!). Coastal Waters reminds me of washing powder in a way; it has a soapy fragrance which I really like, I don't think it specifically smells of the sea despite the proclamations of Yankee Candle but it's certainly freshening and makes the house smell welcoming and freshly cleaned.
The fragrance is reasonably strong, perfect in my opinion for the type of perfume produced. It has the capability of lingering for a good few hours after the tealight goes out, which surprised me as Coastal Waters is subtle in its own way and I thought it would quickly fade away - not so. This morning I burned the tart and went shopping after the tealight had gone out, I didn't get home until two hours had passed and as I walked in the door a wave of this wonderfully clean, soapy fragrance hit me. Still it wasn't apparent upstairs however, it's like there's invisible partition just above the second stair that is impenetrable to Coastal Waters!
The estimated burn time is eight hours and I think that's about right, it fragrances nicely through three tealights and doesn't really weaken off too much as I get to the end of the usefulness of the tart. I currently have it burning in the dining room, or rather I did last night, and love the fact that I get a fairly strong waft of the clean fragrance as I walk past the unlit burner - it's nicely positioned near the doorway that leads into the living room so I pass it often over the course of the day, it's like a little personal burst of air freshener as I stroll past. Gorgeously uplifting.
I've bought Coastal Waters since in the same tart format. It's one of those fragrances that is nice when you're in a certain sort of mood, although more often I'll choose something else to burn simply because I favour other types of fragrance with more identifiable notes. The freshness of this one appeals to me though and I find it the perfect tart to burn on the rare occasions that I find time to deep clean the house, the fragrance really accentuating the spotlessly clean atmosphere in whichever room I've decided to tackle. I've never been tempted by the jars of Coastal Waters, feeling that I wouldn't like to be tied down to it for 40 - 150 hours (depending on jar size) - in this instance the wax tart is perfect for me and the tiny price of £1.30 makes it practically unnoticeable in my household budget.
Ever since I discovered yankee candle wax tarts through reading numerous reviews on them I have loved them. I have my favourite fragrances of course but I am always excited to pick up new ones to try too. One of the ones I picked up from my local card and gift shop recently was the coastal waters fragrance and this is my review.
I am sure many people are familiar with wax tarts and what they are but for those of us who are not it is basically a wickless disc of fragranced wax which is designed to be melted in a burner using the heat from a tea light candle. The wax tarts come in many fragrances and seem to change quite frequently too adapting as the seasons change or so I have found anyway.
The wax tart comes wrapped tightly in a clear plastic wrapper which I find I always need to attack with scissors or a knife before I can get to the wax tart. The coastal waters packaging features a picture of a sea scene with waves lapping on the beach which I think gives a good idea of how the fragrance is going to be and for me I anticipated it would be quite fresh and somewhat calming somehow.
The blue wax tart fits nicely in the top of my burner and begins to melt quite quickly whilst releasing the fragrance as it turns in to a liquid wax. The scent from this wax tart is very fresh and clean smelling and almost reminds me of a fabric conditioner in a way! I find that the scent is really refreshing and I think it helps to clear my head as well when I am going about doing my jobs at home in the morning. Whilst the tart is meant to replicate the smell of the ocean spray and I am not entirely sure it does that for me it does give a refreshing, sweet fragrance which I think is very nice and so I am more than happy to burn this one in my home.
What I like about this fragrance is that it is a quite strong one as it burns and for me this is a good thing as it masks any dog smells that may be lingering around from my old collie. The burner is placed at the bottom of my stairs on a book case but it fills upstairs with fragrance too which is nice. The tart gives around eight hours of fragrance which is average for a wax tart and so I cannot complain there.
A wax tart costs between £1 and £1.20 from what I have seen and I think in this case that it is money well spent as it offers a high quality and fresh fragrance.
Thank you for reading my review!
The Yankee Tart in Coastal Waters scent was the third tart for me to test in my burner. This particular tart was one I recieved in a pack from Amazon and didn't get a choice in which scents I wanted which to me is ok, as I am beginning to find I am liking the scents I wouldn't otherwise normally pick.
Coastal waters would be a good example of one I would not normally go near unless the smell stood out to me - I like fruity and sweet smells.
However this tart exceeded my expectations as I will tell you about further in this review!
The tarts are wrapped in transparant plastic which can easily be opened using your finger nails or snipping with a pair of scissors.
About the tart
The tart is blue in colour with freckles of white/light blue throughout - to be in keeping with the scent theme? It is made from wax and is round with ridged edges like all the tarts in the Yankee range. The Yankee Candle Co logo is also stamped into the tart.
The front label states the tart is from the Yankee Candle range, in the background it then has the image of a water and some rocks. It then advises you that the tart is made from pure natural plant extracts.
The back label then gives you your usual warning symbols for what not to do with this product ie . keep out of reach of children ect.
The label also confirms the tart weight is 22g and total burning time is 8 hours.
How to use
You literally pop the tart on the top of your burner, light your candle and put underneith and it starts to melt within 5 minutes and you get the first wafts of scent from the tart. Within 20 minutes it is melted completly and the smell fills the room.
As well as melting a tart on its own, I have read you can mix tart scents to create more unique smells - you simply break off smaller bits of tart and melt together. More information on mixing and ideas can be found on the Yankee website.
First impression on the scent when you have removed the plastic would be, to me there was barely a scent. However when you start melting the tart that changes. I couldn't tell you what it smells like other than its fresh and breezy just like water. Its not overpowering but you do notice the smell in different parts of the house opposite to where you are using the burner so the scent is quite strong in that sense.
I personally love this one, very relaxing and I could happily sit and smell it all day long!
Price & Availability
You can buy this tart in Clintons outlets, Amazon or Yankee candle stockists. You can also buy different sized candles if you like a particular tart. The following are sizes, burn times and guide prices:
Wax Tarts - 8 hours - £1.20
Votives - 15 hours - £1.60
Small Jar - 40 hours - £7.45
Medium Jar - 60 hours - £15.45
Large Jar - 150 hours - £18.45
Whenever I am in town I like to treat myself to a couple of Yankee Candle Wax Tarts. Priced at 99p - £1.20 they are ideally priced to give yourself a little treat if you're a candle lover like me and also by buying a wax tart or votive sampler candle, you are able to try out the many scented candles Yankee have to offer without paying out a lot of money for their more expensive glass jars only to find you are not keen on the fragrance.
Just lately I have managed to grab a few bargain priced wax tarts in the sale at Clintons, but have still purchased a couple of full-price tarts also, as I can't resist if I really like the smell.
Indeed this is what led me to buy a Coastal Waters wax tart recently. You can smell the fragrance of Yankee's wax tarts through their clear cellophane wrapping and I happened to pick this one up as I had never seen it before, whilst buying a few in the sale at Clintons. Although Coastal Waters was not reduced, the fragrance appealed to me so much I had to purchase one.
Yankee state the 'Coastal Waters' fragrance is "Clean and bracing. . . the rush of cool ocean spray from the breaking surf clears the mind and refreshes the soul"
This, coupled with the scenic photograph on the label of a rocky shore and gentle breaking waves and also the blue coloured wax, does indeed match the name perfectly. The fragrance however, I find more difficult to describe and although I would say it is what I would describe as a 'marine' or 'fresh' scent, it is hard to pick out any individual distinctive notes. The fragrance is quite strong and also seems a little synthetic, but it is one I really liked as I held it to my nose in the shop and when I came to use it I was not disappointed. I do think it has some musky notes which always goes down well with me as I love musk fragrances.
These wax tarts can also be used to fragrance drawers and cupboards as an alternative to burning them.
I chose to burn mine and after placing it in my oil burner and lighting a tealight underneath, it only took around four or five minutes for the wax to melt and then the scent began to fill the room.
You must use a burner with a well deep enough to hold the tart, unless you break it up into smaller pieces. Yankee also suggest mixing this tart with others to create a unique scent and this is something I do keep meaning to try sometime.
Yankee state you can expect to achieve up to eight hours burn time from a wax tart before the fragrance is lost and whilst I have experienced some wax tarts which have fell short of this time, it doesn't happen very often and 'Coastal Waters' is one that I am pleased to say slightly exceeded the eight hours. Indeed I found I had around nine hours of fragrance from this wax tart before the fragrance disappeared altogether and it filled the downstairs of my house with its fragrance. I did find the fragrance, although strong at first, did seem to weaken faster than some tarts I have experienced, but as the scent was still evident albeit in a weaker form for the 8 hours stated by Yankee, I cannot complain. I also found the fragrance lingered in the air for some time after exinguishing the tealight underneath.
There have been some fragrances which have filled the entire house with the their throw and indeed some have still been evident the next day. Whilst I did not experience this with Coastal Waters, I was still happy with the fragrance release from this one and would buy it again. In terms of fragrance and longevity it certainly is value for money.
Yankee wax tarts are available to buy from branches of Clinton Cards and Collectables as well as other card and gift shops, or you can purchase from online Yankee stockists as well as Amazon.