Product Type: Yankee Candle household products
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Bringing a bit of Summertime to a cold, Winters evening
Yankee Candle Dune Grass
Member Name: Drewster_Rooster
Yankee Candle Dune Grass
Advantages: Light, Fresh and Subtle Fragrance, Cheap, Excellent Quality
Disadvantages: None for me
**Please be aware that this review is for Dune Grass in Sampler format. Dooyoo only add 1 entry per fragrance to their catalogue**
I buy a lot of my Yankee products online from Yankeedoodle's website and often take advantage of the 'megapack' collections they occasionally offer where they bundle together various Yankee scents in a range of different formats. You never really know what you're going to get with a megapack as they tend to be end of season fragrances or old stock but as the collections are always exceptional value for money and represent a considerable saving against Yankee's own and other retailers rrp's I don't mind buying them as they stock up my supply of candles and wax tarts and always get used in the course of time.
My Dune Grass sampler was included in a megapack order I placed last year and has been kept stashed away since I received it, I wouldn't have gone out of my way to buy this one on its own in a shop as its name is uninspiring and doesn't really appeal to me and as I tend to favour sweet or fruity fragrances this would have been one that I would have usually overlooked. Finding myself at the end of my current batch of candles and tarts now and waiting for a new order to come through the post I've got the my 'reserve' pile of fragrances to start burning so I decided a few nights ago to finally unwrap Dune Grass to see what it was like.
Dune Grass Sampler
Sampler candles or Votives as they are also known are small, wicked candles that Yankee offer as part of their range of wax products. They each come tightly wrapped in cellophane and all share the same characteristics, they weigh roughly 60 grams, have a burn time of around 15 hours and are all fragrance and essential oil infused scented wax candles. Yankee are renowned for their authentic, true to life fragrances and as many readers of my past reviews will know I and many of my fellow review writers are big fans of the company and the products they produce. Samplers are one of the cheapest ways to become familiar with the fragrances on offer from Yankee and are a good starting point for newcomers to begin from as you don't need anything other than a candle holder and a match or lighter to be able to try them out for yourself. Whilst sampler candles aren't generally the strongest format to buy they do hold enough fragrance to be noticeable and depending on which one you choose you should easily be able to determine whether the fragrance is one that appeals to your own tastes. They generally cost around £1.50 and unlike cheaper candles that are available you should find that there is no waste with these, the wax burns evenly down the candle and once fully melted you are left with a small round disc at the bottom of your candle holder so there is very little hassle with disposing of what's left.
Dune Grass is green in colour and as shown in my picture is quite simply presented with an illustrative sticker on the trunk of the cellophane wrapper. Yankee describe the scent of this one as being a "A fresh, green coastal breeze of bamboo leaf, bergamot and lemon verbena with hints of white orchid" and once lit and allowing a little time for the wax to start melting I could detect a gentle fragrance begin to emanate from the molten wax. It's a gentle scent, Dune Grass, quite 'green' in fragrance with noticeable hints of citrusy lemongrass which seem to highlight a deeper, almost grassy smell. It's not quite a freshly mown lawn aroma but does remind me of a summers day when you're out and about in a park or field and there are elements of this which bring to mind a warm day when you're outside and nature is all around you. It's certainly a lot fresher than I thought it was going to be and appealed far more than I expected it to in all honesty as I wasn't expecting that much from this one and deliberately ignored it for a few months. I would definitely say that this is far more suitable as being a hallway or conservatory fragrance than a living room or bedroom one as I don't think it would be quite right in a room where you'd be sat in, it's a fragrance that gently freshens its surrounding area and adds a little bit of interest rather than being a mouth-watering or relaxing scent and overall I was rather impressed with this from Yankee. It is quite subtle this one, it's not a strong fragrance but given what it's supposed to be I don't think it would have worked as well as it does had it been any stronger and for me it gently reminded me of a Summers day when it's warm outside and you have your living room or kitchen windows open and you can smell the garden from outside.
I do think its best suited in this format rather than a longer burning glass jarred candle as its a fragrance that could become quite flat if left burning for too long. Whilst it does have a few highlights of different notes it could become a little boring if I'm being honest and I do think it lacks the interest of other fragrances that Yankee produce which is why I think it's probably best suited to a room where you don't spend a lot of time in. As far as value for money goes I do think that this is one of the better Samplers I've had from Yankee as it produced a consistent amount of fragrance throughout its burning time and I easily got a good 12-15 hours worth of aroma from mine. This is excellent when you consider how much it cost and even better if you can find it on offer for less than it's recommended price. Overall I'm pretty impressed with Dune Grass and although it is a departure for me from the usual scents that I buy I'm more than happy to recommend this one to other Yankee enthusiasts.
I don't often award 5 stars as a rating for Yankee's samplers as they often disappoint me as a lot of the time they are too subtle to be noticeable but Dune Grass benefits from being a gentle and light fragrance and I do think that this one deserves a five star rating. Definitely recommended, especially as a Sampler, thanks for reading my review.
Summary: Yankee Candle's Dune Grass sampler. A summertime scent which is light, bright and airy.