Product Type: Yankee Candle household products
Newest Review: ... I like, I tend to be very happy with my purchase when I come to use it. Dune Grass is described as a fresh, green coastal breeze o... more
One of my favourites!
Yankee Candle Dune Grass
Member Name: jeffjen
Yankee Candle Dune Grass
Advantages: Lovely fragrance which lasts well.
Dune Grass was another Yankee fragrance I discovered half-price recently in Clintons sale. I purchased this scented wax in the wax tart format and paid 55p for it instead of the usual £1.10. The fragrance appealed to me so much when I lifted the wax tart to my nose to smell it whilst in the shop, that I actually bought five of these instead of just one. Usually I like to buy a wax tart and sample the fragrance and longevity of it before buying it again, but I convinced myself I was going to love this one and I was right.
Having tried a number of wax tarts I have came to realise that the strength of fragrance when you smell the tarts in store, are usually a good indicator of how strong the fragrance will be when you actually come use it. Therefore if the fragrance is strong-smelling and a fragrance I like, I tend to be very happy with my purchase when I come to use it.
Dune Grass is described as a fresh, green coastal breeze of bamboo leaf, bergamot and lemon verbena with hints of white orchid. It is a sage green colour with a photograph of dune grass on the label on the packaging. This fragrance is also available in votive, tealight and glass jar formats.
My first impressions were of a musky fragrance with a slight hint of cut grass and lemon. It is certainly a fresh fragrance but also has a hint of musk in my opinion, which is something I particularly like from fragrances.
I placed the wax tart into the well of my burner and lit a tealight underneath. As soon as the wax began to melt, I could detect the fragrance beginning to appear in my living room. As the scent began filling the air I knew I had made a good choice by buying a few of these particular wax tarts, as the fragrance really is lovely. It wafted out into the hallway and up the stairs and also hung in the air for a few hours after the tealight was extinguished. Indeed I could still smell the fragrance the following morning hanging in the air and all my family commented on how nice the scent was and how long it seemed to last.
Yankee state you can expect to achieve around 8 hours of fragrance from a wax tart and past expereince has showed me that sometimes it can be less than 8 hours, but sometimes it is actually more. I am pleased to report that the Dune Grass wax tarts I have used have all exceeded the 8 hours and I have actually experienced around 10-11 hours of fragrance from each tart. Therefore the longevity is really good with this one.
Yankee wax tarts are also ideal to use as drawer-scenters if you don't wish to burn them. Leave them in their packaging and pop one in a drawer to scent underwear etc. This is something I have done and the drawer and contents smell really nice.
Dune Grass is definitely one of the best wax tarts I have used and the fragrance is now one of my favourites. In terms of longevity and fragrance this is one I highly recommend as it is exceptional value for money.
I purchased my wax tarts from Clintons, but they are also available from many other retail outlets, card and gift shops, departments stores and alson online from Yankee stockists and Amazon.
Summary: Dune Grass is a great quality, long-lasting fragrance which has instantly became a favourite with me