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WHAT IS IT? A wax tart from Yankee Candle that is called Early Sunrise. THE FRAGRANCE Early Sunrise has got a very fresh fragrance that I like very much. It has not got a strong smell but I like how fresh it makes my home smell, I can smell it around quite a lot of my home but it does not fill the air like Yankee Candles usually do. It doesn't smell of anything specifical that I can tell but I think it has got a citrus fragrance and it is a little bit spicy also. WHAT I THINK I like Early Sunrise very much and I like to burn it during the daytime because of the light fragrance. I do not like very strong smells in the day so this wax tart is one that I prefer and I light a stronger one at the evening. I think the fragrance lasts very well and my home still smells fresh over one hour after the small candle in my wax tart burner has gone out. I can smell the fragrance all the time when the wax is melted and when it goes hard again even then there are pockets of fragrance in my lounge and up the stairs also. The citrus is not there in the fragrance all of the time but it has got a fruity base that is not very sweet and it is tangy instead but not too much. It is supposed to last for 8 hours like all of the Yankee Candle wax tarts but mine only have lasted for about 6 hours and then the smell gets too weak. I have had Early Sunrise in a jar before and that was very nice, the smell is a little bit stronger and the medium jar lasted me for the whole of last summer when I burned it for 2 hours each time. ANYTHING ELSE Early Sunrise wax tarts cost £1 where I buy them in an outlet village. 4 Dooyoo Stars.
I started using Yankee Candles last year but had only tried a few from the wide range and so for Christmas I asked for a selection from the brand. We have a small shop in our village that sells lots of decorative items and she carries some of the range and I was surprised to find these in our Local Asda Living store, my Mam sent away for a selection for me from the yankee shop but there are a huge number of online retailers the only drawback of course being that you cannot have a smell of them before your purchase although if you know what it is you want you can buy them cheaper if you are prepared to buy a few, I personally do prefer to smell them and enjoy smelling all the different fragrances and making my selection. In 1969 Mike Kittredge was trying to make his mother a gift and so he tried to melt down some crayons, somebody saw what he had made his mother and requested they buy the item from him, he allowed them to buy it and made more from supplies bought with the money and the Yankee Candle was born. Yankee candles come in many different shapes and sizes which all carry relevant price tags, there are over 100 different fragrances and new ones are released throughout the year for different occasions, my guess is valentines day will be the next target. Wax Tartlets - £1.20 - 8 hours burning time Tea Lights - £6.45 for 12 - 4-6 hours burning time Sampler - £1.75 - 15 hours burning time Small Jars - £7.99 - 25-40 hours burning time Medium Jars - £15.99 - 65-90 hours burning time Large Jars - £18.99 - 110-150 hours burning time Small Tumbler - £9.45 - 35-45 hours burning time Medium Tumbler - £14.75 - 45-50 hours burning time Large Tumbler - £18.25 - 70-90 hours burning time I like to stick to the wax tartlets as it allows me to change my fragrance frequently. Not all fragrances come in all of the different size options I think it depends how popular a fragrance is. Description from Yankee Candle "A new day dawns crisp and fresh in this clean lemony citrus scent with hints of ginger and tea" The tartlet is just like a tart as the name does suggest, it is a circular shape and has fluted edges like a tarts pastry case, this tartlet is a very pale mint green in colour and if I hadn't been bought this I probably wouldn't have bought it myself as it tends to be the brighter coloured tarts I go for. On the front of the tart is a picture of a sunrise with green fields in the shadows just as the sun is peeping up and lighting a little area, on the back there is a further sticker and as the tartlet is so small you have some warnings but instead of being in words they are in picture form, Do not add water Don't melt in a frying pan - who is really that stupid? The tart is 22g and will burn for 8 hours - I believe some of these burn for more than 8 hours and some lose their smell before the 8 hours is up. Do not use with electric Do not leave unattended Do not use near curtains Keep 10cm between candles Keep away from children You can smell the scent of the candle through the wrapper and so if you are buying any of them in person you do have a good idea what the candle is going to smell like once it is burning. When the tart was in it's packaging I could smell the ginger in it and as ginger is not a fragrance I am overly keen on I didn't think I would like this one, once I had lit the burner and the smell began to slowly drift around the room I could smell more of a citrus scent and think that is a much nicer smell than when in it's wrapper. I was surprised that something with ginger in it didn't smell more strongly and was disappointed that it didn't linger for long after burning. I don't think this is one that I will buy again simply as there are so many more to try.
I bought a wax tart in Yankee Candle's Early Sunrise fragrance simply because they were on a special offer of 77p in Boundary Mill, an outlet store not far from where we live. I did of course, have a sniff of it and liked the fragrance, but I didn't think it was a stand out scent and not one I would have gone out of my way to purchase had it not been for the price reduction. For those of you not familiar with Yankee Candle, I should explain that they produce candles in an array of fragrances. You can buy wax filled jars or tumblers in a selection of scents, as well as tealights, votive candles and the wax tarts which is what I purchased. The wax tarts should be melted in a tart burner under the flame of a tealight, which can be purchased from Yankee and tend to cost from £5 upwards. The Early Sunrise fragrance is a pale blue in colour with a landscape scene on the label. The official description of this scent is 'A new day dawns crisp and fresh in this clean lemony citrus scent with hints of ginger and tea.' When unwrapping the tart I was surprised at how citrusy it smelled, as this wasn't really something I had picked up on when the tart was in the wrapper. There was a very distinctive lemon scent, with a hint of orange. After lighting the tealight I found that it took quite some time before the scent of this tart started to filter around the room, which was surprising, given the intensity of it before the tea light was lit. The smell was very fresh and summery and reminded me of another Yankee Candle fragrance, Island Spa. In my opinion there is something quite 'sea-side' about the scent, which reminds me of the beach. The lemon really comes out, but it's a really nice lemony fragrance and doesn't smell anything at all like a cleaning product as some lemon fragranced products can. Each tart is designed to last 8 hours and I felt that this estimate was about right. As mentioned. I paid just 77p for this in the sale, but a list of RRP's and burn times is below: Wax Tarts - Burn time 8 hours - £1.10 Votives - Burn time up to 15 hours - £1.60 Small Jar - Burn time 25-40 hours - £7.45 Medium Jar - Burn time 65-60 hours - £15.45 Large Jar - Burn time 110-150 hours - £18.45 I buy mine from Collectables, Boundary Mill, Clinton's Cards or online at www.yankeedoodle.co.uk To conclude, I was surprised at just how much I loved this candle. I wasn't overly taken with the scent whilst in the wrapper, but once unwrapped and burning I absolutely loved it. If you're looking for a fresh, summery candle with strong citrus tones, then I would definitely recommend giving Early Sunrise a try.
Yankee Candle specialise in various scented candle and home fragrance goodies. ~Early Sunrise~ Early Sunrise is one of the scents available from Yankee. It is available in various forms including candle jars, tealights and votive samplers. The cheapest way to experience Early Sunrise is in the form of a wax tart. For those who haven't read my previous reviews, it is worth mentioning that a wax tart is a piece of wax which is infused with essential oils. It should be placed into an oil burner with a tealight underneath and as it melts, it will release its scent into the air. Each tart should offer at least 8 hours of fragrance. Early Sunrise is part of the "Fresh" category of scents available from Yankee Candle. It claims to be capture "a new day" and contains a citrus lemon scent blended with ginger and tea. ~Price~ This small wax tart is available online and through local stores. It will be priced around £1.00. The votives are around £1.60 whilst jars start from around £7.00. www.yankeedoodle.co.uk, www.yankeecandle.co.uk and Amazon stock this scent. ~My Thoughts~ I love Yankee Candles and want to try every scent they offer so expect lots more reviews! I used to purchase only the votives but have since moved on to slightly favour the wax tarts as the scent is generally stronger with many of the scents. I first became away of Early Sunrise when I purchased it on sale in votive form. I then received the tart from another Yankee lover who reviews them on here too. I decided to offload the votive to my sister and kept the tart for my own pleasure! Throughout today, I have been burning this tart on and off. This tart is a gorgeous, calm blue shade and has an equally calming image on the plastic wrapper. Whilst wrapped up, it doesn't offer much scent but naked, it is more noticeable though certainly not the strongest of scents. My nose was deceiving me though as I placed the full tart into my Yankee burner and lit that litte tealight. Little did I know, my home was going to be experience a truly refreshing scent from this piece of wax. It melted quickly into a fragrant pool of gorgeous, light blue wax and looked very pretty. ~What A Beautiful Sunrise~ I suppose the name of the scent alone doesn't give much away. What does a sunrise actually smell like? I can't say I am often up at sunrise but on an overnight boat trip a few years ago, myself and some friends had set our alarms to be up to see that sunrise. It was a memory I couldn't forget and I could distinctly remember a fresh, crisp, unpolluted scent and feel this was captured perfectly in this piece of wax with a few additions of course! At first, the scent lingered around my living room and began to filter around my home. I started burning this early morning and found it to be the perfect scent to burn whilst doing my housework. It is very clean and fresh and swiftly eliminates any cooking or cleaning product aromas. I have a dodgy smell in my cupboard and at one point, moved my burner into the kitchen and the crisp aroma from Early Sunrise eliminated this smell restoring a natural, fresh aroma to my kitchen. Early Sunrise is very much a day time scent and is very invigorating and refreshing. I burned it in a few different rooms throughout the day and allowed it to burn for around an hour and a half at any one time. It cleansed each room and each time I walked past the burner, I could feel my spirits and senses being uplifted allowing me to feel happy despite the little sleep I experienced last night. From a distance, Early Sunrise offers a subtle but lingering freshness with little hints of citrus and is very smooth and enticing. Every time I became close to my burner, the experience changed and a powerful wave of stunning scent greeted me. It is certainly an unusual combination of scents but the lemon, ginger and tea worked incredibly well to produce a tantalising aroma. The lemon becomes more noticeable and is incredibly appealing as its light and sweet and not all chemical smelling. The ginger and tea blend together and linger in the background adding a gentle, slightly spicy and grass like undertone. It really does add a tempting kick to the scent and gives it an edge which I love. ~Keeping My Home Fresh~ This tart is packed full of scent and I have burned it for 8 hours in total today and every time it has solidified, it has kept its scent consistent. I still have a small amount of solid wax left that remains heavily scented. After the tealight had been blown out, the ginger and tea scent began to fade quickly though the lemon freshness lingered in the air for a short while before evaporating. ~Conclusion~ I wasn't sure if I would like Early Sunrise but the crisp, fresh aroma compliments my home and smells absolutely perfect. It is understated compared to many of the scents but it does need to be given more credit. I plan on purchasing a few more tarts to burn on a Saturday morning when I want to have a pretty scent to burn whilst doing my big house clean. The wax tart is very much worth the cost in my opinion. Thanks for reading :) PS I originally posted this on ciao on the day I actually burned it around 2weeks ago!
==Yankee Candle Early Sunrise== I finally gave in and bought myself a proper Yankee Candle Burner for the wax tarts to fit into. This meant that I had to buy a range of new tarts to try out and one of them was this Early Sunrise fragrance. I bought it from my local jewellers which stocks a really good range of the tarts and the candles which meant I was able to get quite a few that I hadn't already tried. This fragrance of tart is priced very reasonably at 90 pence which is the cheapest I have found as they usually retail for around the £1.05p to £1.10p price range. The tarts are basically a wax disc shaped like a flower and about half and inch thick if not a little more. They have a burn time of roughly 8 hours and in that time the tart melts down and evaporates whilst letting the pure, natural extracts of essential oils be released into the air. The tarts are far better to use than a boring old air freshener and give a nice smell through out the home whilst being somewhat of a little treat. The name of this wax tart really appealed to me and having a sniff of the product through the thin plastic wrapping smelt really nice as well. The picture on the front of the packaging is of green fields with the sun rising up behind it which looks really serene and peaceful which made me think that the fragrance of the tart would be relaxing and soothing. To use the tart you do exactly as you would do with any other and that is to take off the plastic wrapping and put the tart in the bowl area of an oil burner with a lit tea light underneath. The wax tart soon melts down to liquid and lets out the aroma of the essential oils that the wax is infused with. This early sunrise fragrance is a very light aqua colour and is bordering on being white when solid however once melted any colour that the tart did seem to have disappears to look like a bowl of clear liquid. The smell that comes from this wax tart when its in the sold form is very noticeable and fresh although once I had it in the burner and it was in its liquid form I can't say that the same strong smell was there and to be really honest I couldn't really notice that it was burning. The aroma was there but it was so faint I may as well have had a bowl of pot pourri on the side. The aroma itself is fairly non de script and although slightly fresh and having a morning dew type of feel to it, it didn't give me that much more. There was a citrus hint to give it that little bit of freshness but again this is very mild and more of a background smell that I feel still just lacks that little extra something. This is probably the least smelling Yankee candle that I have tried to date and I really wasn't impressed with it one bit because of this fact. However that said for those who perhaps don't like a really strong aroma would find this perfect for them as the fragrance that is slightly noticeable is really quite pleasing. All in all although not the strongest smelling wax tart the smell is still fresh and clean and perhaps were it a good deal stronger I may have been more taken to it. As it stands however this is one Yankee Tart that has let me down and I won't be buying this fragrance again. I'm hardly put off though as there are so many more for me to try out! I think a fairly average score of 3 out of 5 stars is in order for this fragrance. It's just a shame it wasn't a bit stronger. I do hope that this has been of some help/interest to you many thanks for taking the time to read.
Pastel coloured candles are all the rage at the moment. I first noticed it a couple of weeks ago whilst shopping around my favourite store, John Lewis for stationery and where luckily enough, I could spy candles from afar. The dark wintery red candles have been reduced in price and pastel colours that herald the new spring season have replaced the old and depressing dark. When it comes to scented candles, Yankee Candle are one of the best companies around for premium scent and even their summer season candles are lighter in colour to match the promise of warm sunny days and cosy, friendly evenings. Most of the days I recall in the morning are times when you can watch the sky change colour, or when the sun starts to rise...even if the story realistically doesn't always match the wish where the Scottish weather is concerned. "Early Sunrise," is a bit of a strange candle supposedly marketed to "wake you up in the morning," but without mint like my favourite strong minty Original Source shower gel that instantly gets my eyes opened, I'm not the type to wake up to the smell of brewing tea, ginger and lemons. Maybe it's an American thing- maybe if it was the smell of coffee, I would arise from my bed in an instant (and Yankee Candle make such a scented candle but it doesn't have that filter coffee smell). However this isn't Yankee Candle's first foray into tea scented candles. Like Yankee Candle's other fragrance "Tea with Honey," the only difference here is that the scented oils or natural additives have been played about with and appear with a different twist as well as different colours of wax in each scent. Whereas the dark brown coloured wax candle "Tea with Honey" reeks of Earl Grey tea and sweet honey, "Early Sunrise" throws out the honey smell and replaces it with lemons and ginger. Still retaining the tea scent factor, I was more than hooked to just keep sampling the candle in the shop and decided to buy a few of the wax tarts. After all, it isn't as if this is a totally sweet candle on offer, or completely spicy but something in between which got me intrigued. At a cost of 90p to £1-05 each, the wax tart formats are far cheaper to buy than then twice priced votive candle that has less scent but doesn't need an additional pot pourri/hot oil burner to use with this type of wax melt or an additional tealight candle to get the wax melting. It goes without saying that even without a wick and the use of a hot oil/potpourri burner, caution and safety must be used in equal amounts. The holder gets very hot after a long time and can only be successfully burnt when placed on a heat proof stable and balanced surface. You'll also need a tealight candle to get the wax on top burning and a deep concave to ensure all of the tart burns down, otherwise a shallow concave means the wax will spill over - unless you cut it in half. After burning, wait for the potpourri burner to cool down, take out the tealight candle and place in a freezer for a minimum of 15 minutes. Take out, turn over and the hard wax candle can fall out, creating very little mess and far easier than trying to avoid skinning yourself with a knife. In use and in wax tart format, the candle has been surprising to say the least. Out of the wrapper, it doesn't take long for the pale blue pastel to turn into a clear blue tinted hot steaming oil and after the total of 8 hours burning time is up, the room strongly reeks of what this candle has to offer. The only problem is that the top scent of lemons is very heavy, burning for most of the hours of the day until the middle scent of ginger finally comes along and the base tone of light Earl grey like tea barely makes it through all the peppery lemon and spicy ginger. For a candle that has tea in it, you'd be hard pushed to tell! It is certainly no match for the stronger and darker, winter marketed "Tea with Honey," candle. If Yankee Candle thinks they can pull the wool over this fan's eyes, then they are very much mistaken and if they think I could waken to the smell of lemons alone with very few other hints, then Early Sunrise could well be termed Early Disappointment. Now you'd probably think that perhaps in this instance, it is just the wax tart at fault. The problem with "Early Sunrise," is that it is had been produced with an ultra smooth layer that, like a lot of recent candle scents I've purchased, seems to have no extra strength built in. I initially thought I had purchased a bad lot of candles and upon returning to the shop, the owner confessed that she also found "Early Sunrise" to be too understated in glass jar format - the type of proper candle-with-a-wick that is supposed to be stronger than the wax tart melts when lit over a long burning time. For some buyers, an ultra smooth candle may well be welcomed and for that purpose I can rely on what I know from scents like "Midnight Jasmine," that has a creamier and more reliable staying power. This isn't a candle that suits a particular lifestyle other than relaxing with, as opposed to waking up with. In both cases where the scent is either produced for a limited time to a longer time, "Early Sunrise," should be stronger to maintain Yankee Candle's reputation for staying power and when I burnt the tarts in succession of each other, they don't mask pongs very well, offering up a light and wavy scent here against "Sparkling Lemon," which is creamier and a lot longer lasting. The other problem is that unlike a lot of the other scented wax tarts that YC sell, "Early Sunrise," doesn't have much of a long staying power either. Well after the initial loud hit of lemons has burnt out, you'll be left with slight ginger after scents and little else. As with other scented candles that Yankee Candle produce, there are many formats of this candle available but not in all varieties like the Classic fragrance range that Yankee Candle sell. Prices are upon average with burning times: Wax Tart (22 grams, 8 hour duration, 90p/£1.05 each.) Votive candle (1.75 oz 15 hour duration, average price £1-75 to £2) Small housewarmer jar candle (7 oz 25-40 hours duration, £7-99) Medium housewarmer jar candle (14.05oz 60-75 hours duration, £13-99) Medium 2 wick tumbler (12.5 oz 45-50 hours duration, £12-99) Large housewarmer jar candle (22 oz 100-150 hours duration, £17-99) Large 2 wick tumbler (22.7 oz 70-90 hours duration, £16-99) Lidded glass tumbler (7oz 35-45 hours duration, £8-99) Car tab housewarmer jar cardboard freshener (6-8 weeks duration, £1-99) Car air vent gel pack (4-6 weeks duration £2-85, 3 pack additional at £5-98) Car Pump 'n' Go clip on air vent freshener (4-6 weeks, £7-20) Tea light scented candles (240 grams, 4-6 hours per candle, 12 in a box £5-99) Aerosol Room Fragrance Spray (1.5oz, 400 spray limit £4-69 to £5-99) On-The-Go Travel scented air freshener pen (limited edition) (£5-99, 65 sprays duration, contains odour eliminator.) Plug In Scent (£5-99 4-6 weeks duration, 2 capsules per box, also fits old Air Wick plugs.) Plug In Plug and "free" scent starter (£14-99, 4-6 weeks duration, also fits old Air Wick plugs.) At the end of the day, there are very few scents by Yankee Candle that I avoid. Some are too flowery, some may prove to be too sweet or spicy, but at certain times in the year I tend to find myself giving these scented candles a second chance, particularly if they are known to be stronger and longer lasting. Ideal as gifts because of their very size and ability to be mixed with other scents to custom build your own fragrances for the home, Yankee Candle are generally good when it comes to their promises, but in this case Early Sunrise doesn't have enough power to lift my interest. Too many lemons and not enough middle or base tones means this candle scent isn't one I'd recommend - not when there are other lemon candles in the Yankee Candle family that are far more rewarding and have a better scent. Thanks for reading. ©Nar2 2011 www.yankeecandle.co.uk