Product Type: Yankee Candle household products
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Yankee Candle Cranberry Chutney
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Yankee Candle Cranberry Chutney
Advantages: fruity and strong fragrance, good value
I had never even heard of Yankee candles until I started reading people's reviews of them on Dooyoo. Like most people I love for my home to smell nice and also have a love of scented candles but I am often left disappointed by the lack of fragrance that actually comes from most of them. The first Yankee candle wax tart that I treated myself to was Christmas Eve which was just wonderful. At the weekend I decided to pop into Clintons Cards and found that they had some Yankee candles on sale so thought I would treat myself to some different fragranced wax tarts. There were a few different fragrances but one that stood out was the Cranberry Chutney and although reminded me of more of a Christmas/wintery fragrance I thought I would give it a try. As soon as I picked it up I could smell the strong, fruity fragrance through the wrapper and couldn't wait to try it.
Yankee candles can be purchased in a variety of different sizes starting with the little wax tarts and going right up to large jars. The current prices on www.yankee.co.uk are as follows:
- Wax tart - £1.20
- Sampler - £1.75
- Tea light (pack of 12) - £6.25
- Small Jar - £7.99
- Medium Jar - £15.99
- Large Jar - £18.99
- Small Tumbler - £9.45
- Medium Tumbler - £14.75
- Large Tumbler - £18.25
- Perfect Pillar- £14.99
The candles can also be purchased from various other websites including eBay and amazon. You can also find them in many department stores and some independent stores. I actually paid just £0.60 for the Cranberry Chutney wax tart in Clintons as they had selected tarts on a half price special offer which I thought was a great bargain.
The Cranberry Chutney wax tart comes packaged in the same way as all the wax tarts do, in a clear plastic wrapper which is wrapped tightly around the fluted disc of wax. There is a sticker both on the front and the back of the wrapper, the front sticker has a picture of a bowl of fresh cranberries on to reflect the fragrance. On the back sticker there are instructions of how to use the tart in pictures and it states that the wax tart has a 8 hour burn time and weighs 22g.
The wax tart is easy to remove from the packaging by using a pair of scissors to snip the plastic open allowing the tart to be taken out. The tart is a deep, dark red colour and is approximately half an inch deep and two inches across. I could actually smell the fruity fragrance of this tart through the wrapper before I had begun to remove it. The fragrance is just wonderfully rich and fruity and reminded me of cranberry sauce and Christmas. As the wax tarts are just discs of wax and do not have a wick like a candle then you need to use a tart burner with a tea light underneath to melt them to allow the fragrance to be released. You can purchase the tart burners from the above websites or from most Yankee stockists.
The Cranberry Chutney tart as I stated before is quite a strong fragrance so almost as soon as the tart begins to melt you can smell the fruity fragrance wafting through the room. Even my husband who is not normally very struck on fragranced candles or room fragrances commented on how nice the tart smelt. Yankee wax tarts are made with natural fruit extracts so do smell quite natural and not overly artificial. I live in an apartment which has quite a large open plan living area and the fragrance from this tart quickly spread throughout the whole room leaving it smelling wonderful. I started to burn this tart last night and this morning I could still lightly smell the fragrance. Although the tart states that the burning time is 8 hours I find that with the stronger fragrances such as this they do last a while longer. Once your tea light goes out or you extinguish it the wax will start to solidify again, I generally burn one tart for around four nights for a few hours until I begin to notice the scent fading, so I find the tarts very good value as well as great smelling.
Summary: another wonderful fragrance from yankee