Product Type: Yankee Candle household products
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Yankee Candle Country Lemonade
Member Name: Wee_Jackie_163
Yankee Candle Country Lemonade
Advantages: Gorgeous aroma - Fragrance lasts well - Attractive jar...
Disadvantages: None for me!!
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 smell 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 ones 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 @ March 2012). *
A fragranced candle that I purchased recently is the " Country Lemonade" in the Small Glass Jar format. I managed to get the candle discounted in a local (independent) gift shop, and paid only £5.50 for the candle which I thought was a great value price. The candle is of course available to buy in different formats such as tea lights and tumblers, as well as wax tarts and candle jars such as those listed above.
The "Small Glass Jar" is made of sturdy, thick glass which seems fairly robust, although I believe the slightly 'tapered' edges and rim of the glass at the top are not as thick as the rest of the jar and will shatter and break if the candle is dropped. The jar can of course become quite warm after your candle has been burning for a significant period of time, so care should be taken when extinguishing the flame. There is a sturdy lid on the top of the jar which has a sort of 'stopper' design, by way of a rubber seal and I find that this acts very well at holding the precious fragrances in my Yankee Candle Jars. I believe that some people use the upturned lid as an extinguisher 'tool' to put out the flame on the candle, but I have never done this myself as I believe it would make the glass turn black. The jars themselves, incidentally, never suffer from black staining as a result of the candles being burned within them.
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 Country Lemonade Jar is no exception to this, with the label showing an attractive image of what appears to be home-made lemonade in a glass jar with a glass of lemon-coloured lemonade appearing in the front. Yankee usually colour their candles to correspond with their respective scents and fragrances, and in the case of the Country Lemonade Jar, the candle is a gorgeous pale lemon shade which ties in with the product perfectly.
Before the candle has even been lit, I can smell the strong aroma of lemon which is not at all bitter or sour in the way I had expected it to be. I was slightly worried that this particular candle from the Yankee range would be too over-powering for my own tastes, but this has not turned out to be the case at all.
When the candle is lit, the initial fragrance allowed to escape is quite strong, and the scent is really just pure lemon. I don't find it is over-powering as I said, although I think the initial fragrance does subside slightly once the candle has been lit for a short time. What meets this slightly 'tart' and 'acidic' lemon aroma is something much sweeter, and the two notes match each other perfectly, without one overtaking the other. The end result is a sweetly-scented lemon aroma that actually has a very delicate edge, and is not at all 'heady' or so dense that it hangs in the air and feels sickly. I find that the fragrance actually reminds me of those well known sweets "Sherbet Lemons" and the aroma feels quite nostalgic as a result.
The Country Lemonade candle is one that I find quite uplifting and slightly revitalising, without feeling it is shrieking in my ear or pounding on my head. During the cold, dark winter months in particular, I have found that this particular candle has felt quite therapeutic when used, creating a warming glow and light, summery aroma that is sure to lift anyone's spirits with its soothing scent.
The fragrance is one that I find lasts for quite a long time once the candle has been extinguished. Several other varieties of Yankee Candle that I have tried out have disappointed me in their fragrances' longevity, but in the case of the Country Lemonade candle, I find that the scent lingers in the room for several hours after it has been put out which pleases me as it makes the candle seem worth its slightly high price tag. I think when it comes to scented candles, you get what you pay for, and in the case of the Yankee Candles, I have found that whilst they may cost more than their rivals, the quality of their perfumes, and the longevity of the good-quality wax in their make up more than justifies their price tag.
I am delighted with the Country Lemonade Yankee Candle and it is one that I would definitely purchase again. Highly recommended from me!
Summary: A gorgeous summery scented candle that I highly recommend!
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